R.J. Conley Transfers into North/South Shootout at Florence Speedway
(August 13, 2017) R.J. Conley and his #71c team invaded the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 10-12 for the 35th Annual 'North/South 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day extended weekend in the Commonwealth of Kentucky kicked off on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 top prize and drew a stout 67 car field. R.J. knocked down the eleventh quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace eventually wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap feature event that ran caution-free for the entire distance.

On Friday evening, the 'North/South 100' officially got underway with a double set of qualifying heat races at the Cincinnati-area facility. R.J. ran third in his first heat race of the night and ninth in his final prelim. He then finished tenth in his B-Main on Saturday, which unfortunately did not transfer him into the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100,' which was won by Tim McCreadie. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley Victorious at Two Southern Ohio Ovals!
(August 6, 2017) Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley both visited victory lane over the August 4-5 weekend at two different venues in southern Ohio! "Hot Rod" Conley won his heat race on Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio to earn the pole position for the unsanctioned feature event. Rod then controlled the field from flag-to-flag to bag the $2,000 winner's check over Steve Casebolt, John Whitney, Jr., Jason Montgomery, and Mike Meyers. On Saturday evening in another $2,000 to win program at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, Rod placed second in both his heat race and the main event - finishing behind only victor Jackie Boggs.

R.J. took his #71c team to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday and proceeded to pick up his third triumph of the 2017 racing season! R.J. won the dash and later led all 25 circuits in the headliner from the pole position to claim the $2,000 payday over his Hall of Fame father Delmas Conley, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Josh Bocook, and Kenny Christy. Delmas - the patriarch of the racing Conley family - ran third in the fast dash before moving up one spot in the weekly Super Late Model A-Main. Full results from all three Buckeye State venues can be viewed online at www.molerracewaypark.com, www.atomicspeedway.net, and www.portsraceway.com. (Steve Alcorn Photo)

Conley's All Land Inside Top Five in Buckeye Dirt Week Finale at Atomic!
(July 30, 2017) After rain-outs earlier in the weekend, the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week wrapped up on Saturday evening, July 29 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. All three Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) drivers were in action at the former K-C Raceway and had their sights set on the $5,000 winner's check. R.J. Conley had the best night representing the Wheelersburg, Ohio race team, as he posted the fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session before running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the third row, R.J. put on a show getting up to second in the running order and battling for the lead before placing an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Tyler Carpenter!

Rod Conley, who was last year's Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Champion, timed in fifth quickest in Group A prior to placing second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the third row next to his brother, "Hot Rod" battled hard for a top five finish and crossed underneath the checkers in the fourth position. Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley family, finished third in heat race action and later started the 40-lapper from the inside of the sixth row. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then blasted past six competitors en route to a steady fifth place performance. Complete results from Atomic Speedway can be accessed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Rod Conley Sixth in Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Opener; Rain Wins Saturday
(July 23, 2017) Rod Conley kicked off Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week on Friday night, July 21 at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio in defense of his 2016 series title. Rod laid down the fastest lap of the 37 entrants during the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later placed third in heat race action. The Wheelersburg, Ohio native then climbed to sixth in the $3,000 to win headliner and trailed only winner Jared Miley, Corey Conley, Tyler Carpenter, Michael Davis, and Devin Moran at the checkered flag.

After Saturday evening's $4,000 to win Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week race at Wayne County Speedway was washed out early in the day, Rod joined Delmas Conley and R.J. Conley in the pit area at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for a weekly Super Late Model program, which was scheduled to pay out $2,000 to the winner. Unfortunately, Mother Nature intervened at PRP as well, as the feature was rained-out and will not be rescheduled. Full results from Friday's showdown at MCS can be accessed online at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

Conley's Strong at Three Different Buckeye State Ovals Over Weekend
(July 17, 2017) Delmas Conley and his son Rod Conley both traveled to area tracks on Saturday evening, July 15 for $2,000 to win weekly programs. At the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Delmas started thirteenth on the feature grid before driving up to second to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Robbie Lewis. Rod was in action at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and unfortunately suffered a flat tire during the headliner, but was still able to salvage a steady sixth place performance.

Rod and his #71r team then headed north to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio on Sunday for an unsanctioned Super Late Model battle, which boasted a $5,000 top prize. "Hot Rod" placed third in his heat race and later started the 30-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace then strolled past six competitors during the A-Main en route to a third place podium showing behind only race winner Rusty Schlenk and runner-up Jared Miley. Complete results from all three Ohio racetracks can be found online at www.portsraceway.com, www.atomicspeedway.net, and www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

Delmas Conley Wins Heat Race; Finishes Fifth at Atomic Speedway
(July 9, 2017) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas Conley was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver in competition on Saturday evening, July 8, as his #71 team was in dirt-slinging action at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $2,000 to win feature event from the inside of the second row. The Wheelersburg, Ohio native then hung around the top five on the rough racing surface during the 25-lapper and eventually wound up fifth in the final finishing order behind only winner Kody Evans, Steve Casebolt, Jackie Boggs, and Billy Gullion. Full results from the former K-C Raceway can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley Both Earn Top Tens with Lucas Oil Series
(July 4, 2017) Brothers Rod and R.J. Conley were busy over the weekend leading up to Independence Day, as one or both of them were in action at four different Ohio facilities from June 30-July 3. The hectic weekend kicked off on Friday night at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, Ohio with a $4,444 to win topless AMRA special. Rod stormed to a stellar fourth place performance in the 44-lapper after crossing the checkers behind only race winner Freddie Carpenter, Zack Dohm, and Michael Davis.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then took center stage in the Buckeye State, as high-profile showdowns were held at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. At PRP on Saturday evening, R.J. pitted for new tires during the $12,000 to win 'Independence 60' and salvaged a seventh place showing, while Rod wound up eleventh in the final rundown of the 60-lap affair. "Hot Rod" was the lone CMI driver in attendance on Sunday in the $10,000 to win tilt at Mansfield and was credited with a fifteenth place effort. In the $12,000 to win weekend finale on Monday at Zanesville, Rod blitzed past fourteen competitors during the 60-lap feature en route to a sixth place finish, while R.J. retired with overheating issues in the twenty-first spot. Complete results from all four weekend races can be found online on the Midway Speedway Facebook page and www.lucasdirt.com.

Delmas Conley Gets Career Win #556 Saturday Night at Portsmouth!
(June 25, 2017) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas Conley emerged victorious on Saturday night, June 24 at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio to notch his 556th career feature win! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the weekly 25-lap main event from the pole position. The Wheelersburg, Ohio patriarch then took the lead for good on the ninth circuit and led the remainder of the feature distance to pocket the $2,000 winner's share over Kenny Christy, Freddy Carpenter, Josh Bocook, and Shannon Thornsberry. His son Rod Conley was also in action at PRP over the weekend, as he placed fifth in his heat race and seventh in the A-Main. Full results from Saturday at Portsmouth Raceway Park can be located online at www.portsraceway.com. (Tyler Carr Photo)

R.J. Conley Nabs Top Five in Boone Coleman Memorial Gator 50 at PRP
(June 18, 2017) Delmas and R.J. Conley were in the pit area on Saturday evening, June 17 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the annual running of the 'Boone Coleman Memorial Gator 50' took center stage on the banks of the Ohio River. The unsanctioned Super Late Model special drew a strong field of cars with all eyes focused on the $5,000 payday. R.J. timed in fourth quickest during qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later placed fourth in the 50-lapper behind only victor Brandon Fouts, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Steve Casebolt. Delmas finished sixth in his stacked heat race and was unfortunately an early retiree in the 'Boone Coleman Memorial Gator 50' - eventually relegated to a fourteenth place performance. Full results from PRP can be obtained online at www.portsraceway.com.

Delmas Conley Claims $2,000 Victory at PRP for #555 Career Win!!!
(June 11, 2017) Delmas Conley racked up win #555 in his illustrious career on Saturday evening, June 10 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Delmas stopped the clock sixth fastest during the qualifying session prior to picking up the victory in the fast dash to earn the pole position for the weekly Super Late Model main event. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer and patriarch of the racing Conley family then took control of the feature field on lap six and steered his XR1 Rocket Chassis to the $2,000 triumph ahead of Ben Adkins, Shannon Thornsberry, Audie Swartz, and Brandon Fouts!

His sons Rod and R.J. Conley ventured to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 to compete in the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' While Rod was unable to put his #71r machine into an A-Main at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, R.J. was able to transfer into both preliminary features. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace won his heat race and finished ninth in the $5,000 to win weekend opener on Thursday, while he retired early in the twenty-fourth position in Friday's $10,000 to win main event. Unfortunately, both drivers missed out on transferring into Saturday night's 'Dirt Late Model Dream' headliner, which once again paid $100,000 to the winner. R.J. ran fourth in his stacked heat race and twenty-sixth in his B-Main, while "Hot Rod" placed ninth in his heat race and fifteenth in his B-Main. Full results from both Buckeye State venues can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com and www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Tyler Carr Photo)

R.J. Conley Gets Second Victory of 2017 Saturday in PRP Opener!
(June 4, 2017) R.J. Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, nabbed his second feature victory of the 2017 season on Saturday evening, June 3 in the season opener at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. swept the racing action on the banks of the Ohio River by earning Fast Time honors, winning his heat race, and leading flag-to-flag in the feature to grab the $2,000 payday. Finishing behind his #71c machine was R.J.'s brother Rod Conley, Kenny Christy, Stephen Breeding, and Kenneth Howell!

"Hot Rod" placed third in his heat race at PRP before advancing up to the runner-up finish in the weekly Super Late Model main event. Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas Conley traveled up to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday night for another $2,000 to win weekly showdown. Delmas gave Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) another podium performance by running third in the A-Main behind only victor Steve Casebolt and runner-up Jason Montgomery. Complete results from both Buckeye State facilities can be viewed by clicking on www.portsraceway.com and www.atomicspeedway.net. (Tyler Carr Photo)

Conley Motorsports, Inc. Advances Three Cars into WOOLMS Showdown
(May 28, 2017) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) invaded Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Friday evening, May 26 for a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootout. Rod Conley enjoyed the best night of the three CMI drivers, as he laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the seventh row, "Hot Rod" was able to maneuver past a handful of competitors on his way to a steady ninth place effort.

R.J. Conley placed third in his loaded heat race and had moved up inside of the top five in the feature event before being taken out by Tyler Erb. The incident left his #71c machine battered and dropped R.J. to a disappointing seventeenth place showing. Delmas Conley - the patriarch of the racing Conley family - also finished third in heat race action before retiring early from the main event in the twenty-third position. Saturday's scheduled 2017 season lid lifter at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio was then unfortunately washed out by Mother Nature. Full results from the Outlaws visit to the former K-C Raceway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

Late Blown Tire Costs Rod Conley in Muskingum County's Season Opener...
(May 21, 2017) Rod Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, and his #71r race team made the trek north to Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio on Saturday evening, May 20. The track's season opener was held last night and a $2,000 winner's check was on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late Model event. Rod had a strong run going in the A-Main and was up to the second spot late in the distance, but unfortunately blew out a right rear tire. Significant right side and deck damage from the blown tire caused "Hot Rod" to retire his XR1 Rocket Chassis from the race and he was unable to be around at the drop of the checkered flag. He was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver in action over the May 19-20 weekend, as Delmas and R.J. Conley both enjoyed the weekend away from the racetrack. Full results from last night at Muskingum County Speedway can be accessed online at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

Hall of Famer Delmas Conley Reaches Victory Lane for First Time in 2017!
(May 14, 2017) The patriarch of the racing Conley family - Delmas Conley - laid claim to his first victory of the 2017 campaign on Saturday evening, May 13 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and later led each and every circuit of the weekly 25-lap Super Late Model show to pocket the $2,000 top prize. The 75-year-old Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer beat son Rod Conley, Steve Casebolt, Jackie Boggs, and Jeremy Berwanger to the checkered flag! Rod placed second in his heat race prior to moving up one position in the feature en route to the strong runner-up performance behind his ageless father.

On Friday night, May 12, brothers Rod and R.J. Conley were both in the pit area at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, Ohio for the unsanctioned 'King of Hillbilly Hill,' which boasted a $5,000 payday. R.J. ran third in his heat race before blasting past seven competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to an impressive runner-up showing behind only race winner Devin Moran. "Hot Rod" also finished third in heat race action, but was collected in a wreck during the headliner that dropped him to thirteenth in the final finishing order. Full results from both Buckeye State venues can be accessed online on the Midway Speedway Facebook page and www.atomicspeedway.net. (Stephen Wright Photo)

Delmas and Rod Conley Tackle Dan Reno Memorial at Atomic Speedway
(May 7, 2017) The father-son duo of Delmas and Rod Conley ventured about an hour north to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening, May 6 for the 9th edition of the 'Dan Reno Memorial.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special boasted a $2,022 winner's check and a myriad of other bonuses. Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and led early in the main event. At the checkers, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer settled for a third place podium showing behind only race winner Jason Montgomery and runner-up Eddie Carrier, Jr. Rod placed second in his heat race prior to knocking down a sixth place effort in the 25-lap headliner. Full results from the annual 'Dan Reno Memorial' can be viewed online by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.

 

 

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