Conley Motorsports, Inc. to Open Up 2017 Campaign in Buckeye Spring 50
(January 26, 2017) After several months away from the racetrack, the Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams are itching to get back to slinging dirt and starting their respective 2017 campaigns. As it stands now, Delmas, Rod, and R.J. Conley will all kick off their seasons on Friday evening, March 17 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. The 3rd Annual 'Buckeye Spring 50' will be held at the former K-C Raceway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series special will pay $10,000 to the winner. You can view the confirmed schedule dates for the respective #71 teams by clicking on the SCHEDULES page of the website! (Michael Hamilton Photo)

Conley Motorsports, Inc. Closes Out 2016 Season in Florence's Fall 50
(October 23, 2016) Rod Conley closed out the 2016 campaign for the Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams on Saturday evening, October 22 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The annual running of the 'Fall 50' was held at the Cincinnati-area venue and a $5,000 winner's check was on the line. Rod won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 50-lapper from the inside of the second row. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace fought a tight racecar during the 'Fall 50' and eventually wound up ninth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the season-ending trip to Florence Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.

Rod Conley Nabs Top Ten in $100,000 Dirt Track World Championship at PRP!
(October 16, 2016) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) ventured to the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 14-15 for the 36th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and attracted 80 competitors to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's share. The unique format for the crown jewel spectacular started with two sets of heat races on Friday evening. Rod Conley enjoyed the best weekend of the three CMI drivers in attendance, as he won his first heat race prior to winding up fifth in his second prelim. After amassing the eleventh most passing points during preliminary action to automatically transfer into Saturday's 100-lap DTWC, Rod placed tenth in the final rundown of the extra-distance affair.

R.J. Conley finished sixth in his first heat race and second in his final heat race prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main on Saturday night. Unfortunately, his nose folded under early in the 'Dirt Track World Championship' and he was forced to retire in the twenty-sixth position. Delmas Conley - the patriarch of the racing Conley clan - was unable to transfer into the $100,000 to win main event after running eighth in his first heat race, fourth in his second heat race, and eighteenth in his B-Main. Full results from PRP can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Delmas Conley Returns to Atomic Speedway Victory Lane for $4,000 Windfall!!!
(October 9, 2016) Delmas Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, recorded his second straight Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) triumph at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday night, October 8! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the headliner from the pole position. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then paced the stout field for all forty circuits to bag the $4,000 payday over Rod Conley, Eddie Carrier, Jr., R.J. Conley, and Greggie Oliver! Delmas, who is 74 years young, now has five feature wins to his credit during the course of his 2016 campaign!

Rod ran second in his heat race and moved up from the third starting spot to bag the impressive runner-up showing. R.J. experienced transponder issues during qualifying and did not record an official time prior to climbing up to third in his heat race and fourth in the 'Fall 40' feature event. Earlier in the weekend, "Hot Rod" won his heat race on Friday evening at Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio and later posted an eighth place performance in the $3,000 to win 'Harvest 50,' which was also sanctioned by the STARS Series. Complete results from both Buckeye State facilities can be accessed online at www.starslm.com. (Michael Hamilton Photo)

Delmas Conley Capitalizes for $3,000 STARS Win; Rod Conley Atomic Track Champ!
(October 2, 2016) Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) ventured north to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening, October 1 for a Short Track Auto Racing Series (STARS) showdown. Delmas, Rod, and R.J. Conley all showed speed in the single day program, but Delmas was able to come out on top to score the $3,000 windfall. The 74-year-old Hall of Famer ran second in his heat race, but was in position to take the victory in the headliner when his son Rod came up lame on the final turn of the last circuit. Delmas swooped in to steal the win with Rod Conley, Greggie Oliver, Billy Gullion, and Chris Shannon following his famed #71 machine to the checkers!

Rod won his heat race in preliminary action and controlled the field through much of the feature event. A broken yoke on the transmission was his downfall on the final lap, but his runner-up effort secured him the 2016 Track Championship at Atomic Speedway! R.J. clicked off the fastest lap of the 21 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and also won his heat race. The Wheelersburg, Ohio standout was then leading early in the feature distance when he suffered a flat tire, but later charged back into the top five before a broken rim eventually caused him to retire from the attrition-filled contest in the sixth position. Complete results from Saturday at Atomic Speedway can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net. (Michael Hamilton Photo)

R.J. Conley Captures Third Checkered Flag of 2016 Season Saturday at PRP!
(September 25, 2016) R.J. Conley racked up his third feature win of the 2016 racing season on Saturday evening, September 24 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! R.J. timed in second quickest overall during the qualifying session and later picked up the win in the fast dash. After starting the weekly Super Late Model feature from the pole position, R.J. led from flag-to-flag to record the $2,000 triumph over Jackie Boggs, Delmas Conley, Kenny Christy, and Jason Montgomery. Delmas, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, ran second in his heat race prior to advancing up to third to earn the podium effort in the main event.

Rod Conley traveled to Ohio Valley Speedway in Lubeck, West Virginia on Saturday night for the annual running of the 'Gibby's Dirt Track Racing Nation King Championship.' The AMRA Super Late Model special boasted a $5,000 top prize. Rod clicked off the seventh fastest lap overall during time trials before running second in his heat race. "Hot Rod" then enjoyed a top five performance in the 40-lap headliner, as he drove his #71r machine to a solid fourth place showing behind only feature winner Corey Conley, Freddie Carpenter, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. Complete results from both venues can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com and www.ohiovalleyspeedway.com. (Mark Bias Photo)

Delmas Conley Battles Back for Top Ten at PRP; Rod Conley Sees Rain...
(September 18, 2016) Delmas Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, invaded the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, September 17 for a $2,000 to win weekly Super Late Model showdown. Delmas ran third in his heat race before getting involved in an incident during the feature event. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then rallied from the back of the pack to salvage a seventh place effort at PRP. His son Rod Conley unloaded a new XR1 Rocket racecar on Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and promptly set Fast Time in qualifying prior to winning his heat race. Unfortunately, the $1,500 to win headliner at the former K-C Raceway was nixed by inclement weather. Full results from the completed show at PRP can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com.

R.J. Conley Wins Heat Race to Advance into 46th Annual World 100!
(September 11, 2016) The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" took center stage for Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) over the September 8-10 weekend on the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as the 46th version of the 'World 100' drew a healthy 108 car field. The three-day crown jewel showdown at the 1/2-mile, Darke County speedplant started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, R.J. Conley won his heat race prior to winding up twenty-fourth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, R.J. placed third in his heat race and eleventh in the 25-lapper.

When Saturday arrived in the Buckeye State, the stakes were significantly heightened, as each of the competitors were focused on the whopping $49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. R.J. scored an impressive victory in the first heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the third row for the start of the 100-lap headliner. The Wheelersburg, Ohio hotshoe ran amongst the top ten early in the distance before eventually settling for a twenty-first place performance in this year's edition of the 'World 100.' Delmas Conley - the patriarch of the Conley racing clan - was also in action at Eldora, but was unfortunately unable to crack the starting grid for each of his three feature events. Complete results from the extended weekend can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Rod Conley Lands in Top Five of Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble at Portsmouth!
(September 4, 2016) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams were out in full force on Saturday evening, September 3 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series roared into the Buckeye State to preside over the annual running of the 'Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble.' Rod Conley had the best night of the Conley clan, as he wound up inside of the top five in the $12,000 to win program. Rod timed in tenth quickest in Group A prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 60-lap feature event, "Hot Rod" stormed past six competitors en route to a strong fifth place showing behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport, Dennis Erb, Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Earl Pearson, Jr.

R.J. Conley finished seventh in his heat race, but later earned the third and final transfer position through his consolation event. After starting the 'Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble' from the inside of the eleventh row, R.J. blitzed through the talented field to secure a steady ninth place effort. Delmas Conley ran fifth in his heat race before taking the victory in his B-Main. After being involved in an early tangle in the headliner, Delmas wound up retiring with damage and placed twenty-first in the final finishing order. Full results from PRP over the weekend can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Delmas and Rod Conley Land in Top Five in Events at Atomic and PRP
(August 28, 2016) Delmas and Rod Conley ventured to weekly Super Late Model events at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio respectively on Saturday evening, August 27 and both walked away with top five efforts. At PRP, Delmas ran fourth in his heat race prior to moving past four competitors during the $2,000 to win A-Main en route to a solid third place podium performance behind only winner Nick Bocook and runner-up Robbie Lewis. On Saturday at Atomic, Rod placed second in his heat race and fourth in the $1,500 to win headliner behind only victor Jackie Boggs, Jason Montgomery, and Billy Gullion. Complete results from both Buckeye State venues can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com and www.atomicspeedway.net.

Conley Motorsports, Inc. Busy in Weekend Specials at Moler and PRP
(August 22, 2016) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) teams geared up for a pair of unsanctioned Super Late Model specials over the August 19-21 weekend in their home state of Ohio. On Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, brothers Rod and R.J. Conley vied for the $3,500 top prize in the annual running of the 'Ike Moler Memorial.' R.J. won his heat race in preliminary action and later ran sixth in the headliner to finish behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Devin Gilpin, Jackie Boggs, Devin Moran, and Duane Chamberlain. Rod placed second in his heat race before slipping to seventh at the checkers of the 'Ike Moler Memorial.'

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, the 22nd edition of the 'Fred Dillow Memorial' took center stage at PRP starting Sunday afternoon. Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, posted the fifth quickest lap in qualifying prior to running third in the fast dash and fifth in the $5,000 to win main event behind only feature winner Devin Moran, Tyler Carpenter, Jackie Boggs, and Dustin Linville. Rod finished fifth in his stacked heat race and won his B-Main before eventually winding up fourteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper. R.J. placed second in his heat race, but was an early retiree in the 'Fred Dillow Memorial' and was paid for an eighteenth place performance. Complete results from both Moler and PRP can be found online at www.molerracewaypark.com and www.portsraceway.com.

R.J. Conley Tackles Huge $80,000 Weekend at Florence Speedway...
(August 14, 2016) R.J. Conley and his #71c team traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday night, R.J. timed in sixth quickest in Group B during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After starting the $30,000 to win headliner from the outside of the sixth row, R.J. moved forward early in the 75-lapper before eventually winding up right where he started... in the twelfth position.

At Florence on Friday evening, a set of double heat races kicked off the 'North/South 100' portion of the weekend. R.J. placed eighth in his first heat race and second in his final prelim of the night. When Saturday rolled around at the undersized 1/2-mile speedplant, the Wheelersburg, Ohio ace finished fourth in his B-Main and twelfth in the $2,500 to win Non-Qualifiers Race. Unfortunately, R.J. was unable to transfer into the $50,000 to win 'North/South 100,' which was ultimately won by Bobby Pierce. Complete results from the long weekend at Florence can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

Third Feature Win of 2016 for Delmas Conley Comes Saturday at PRP!
(August 7, 2016) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas Conley recorded his third feature victory of the 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, August 6 at the nearby Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action and later came out on top of the weekly Super Late Model feature event to lay claim to the $2,000 payday. Finishing behind his #71 machine at the checkered flag were Nick Bocook, Robbie Lewis, Kenny Christy, and Josh Bocook!

Rod Conley was the only other Conley Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) driver in action over the weekend, as he ventured north to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio for a $1,500 to win weekly program. Rod ran third in his heat race and also placed third in the main event. "Hot Rod" trailed only victor Jason Montgomery and runner-up Mark Frazier when he flashed underneath of the checkers. Complete results from both Buckeye State venues can be viewed online at www.portsraceway.com and www.atomicspeedway.net. (Tyler Carr Photo)

"Hot Rod" Captures STARS Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Championship!
(August 1, 2016) "Hot Rod" Conley captured the 2016 STARS Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Championship recently following a consistent final four races on the miniseries! From July 27-31, Rod racked up a trio of Top Five performances while adding one additional Top Ten effort. The Wheelersburg, Ohio standout ran third on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio behind Jackie Boggs and Devin Moran, seventh on Thursday at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, third again on Saturday at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio behind Jackie Boggs and brother R.J. Conley, and fifth in Sunday's finale at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio. In the seven STARS Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week events held over the past two weeks, Rod never finished out of the Top Ten and parlayed that consistency into winning the series Championship by fifteen markers!

R.J. Conley also posted a couple of strong showings on the miniseries tour, as he set Fast Time, won his heat race, and finished fifth on Wednesday at Atomic (OH) Speedway and led early in the $5,000 to win main event on Saturday at Atomic before claiming the impressive runner-up behind Boggs. Delmas Conley, the patriarch of the racing Conley clan, unfortunately got into an incident in Wednesday's Atomic program and was placed twentieth in the final finishing order. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer was also in action on Saturday evening in a $2,000 to win weekly show at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, but folded his nose under while battling for the lead in the feature and retired in the fifteenth position. Complete results from the action-packed week in the Buckeye State can be found by logging onto www.starslm.com and www.portsraceway.com. (Kristina Dingus Photo)

 

 

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