R.J. Conley Nabs Fifth Career
Fred Dillow Memorial Title at PRP!
17, 2014) Following a rare weekend off for all
four Conley Motorsports, Inc. drivers, things heated back up
on August 15-16 with a pair of special events in southern Ohio.
On Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio,
Rod Conley and J.T. Conley competed in the annual 'Ike Moler
Memorial,' which boasted a $3,000 payday. Rod won his heat race
in preliminary action, but a flat tire early in the 50-lapper
caused him to drop to fifteenth in the final finishing order.
J.T. ran third in his heat race prior to picking off seven competitors
during the headliner en route to a steady eighth place performance.
All four Conley's then made their way to Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening for the 20th edition
of the 'Fred Dillow Memorial.' R.J. Conley qualified well, ran
third in the dash, and later grabbed the lead from polesitter
Steve Casebolt on the eleventh circuit. The Wheelersburg, Ohio
ace then dominated the remainder of the race to score the $5,000
top prize for his fifth event title over Jackie Boggs, Steve
Casebolt, Ben Adkins, and Delmas Conley!
Delmas nabbed the top five effort after winning his heat race
and starting seventh on the grid in the feature. Rod ran second
in his heat race at PRP and later moved past five competitors
during the 'Fred Dillow Memorial' on his way to a strong sixth
place outing. Unfortunately, J.T. was not able to break into
the main event starting grid after digging himself too deep
of a hole during qualifying. Full results from both Moler and
Portsmouth can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
(Roy D. Walker Photo)
R.J. Conley Lands on Podium in
Sunday Trip to 201 Speedway
4, 2014) After Mother Nature scored the win
at area tracks on Saturday evening, R.J. Conley was the lone
Conley Motorsports, Inc. driver in competition over the weekend,
as he headed to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky on Sunday, August
3 for the rain-postponed 'Coal Show 50.' The unsanctioned program
in the Bluegrass State boasted a $5,000 payday. R.J. qualified
well in time trials and later scored the win in heat race action.
The Wheelersburg, Ohio native then started the 50-lap headliner
from the outside of the second row and briefly took the lead
late in the race before settling for a solid third place performance
behind only winner Dustin Linville and runner-up Tim Dohm. Full
results from last night's visit to 201 Speedway can be viewed
online at www.201speedway.net.
R.J. Conley Bags $5,000 in Atomic
Blast at Atomic Speedway!
27, 2014) R.J. Conley found victory lane once
again on Saturday evening, July 26 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe,
Ohio! R.J. timed in eighth fastest in qualifying, won his heat
race, and later started from the outside of the fourth row in
the 40-lap headliner. After blitzing to the front on lap 22
of the 'Atomic Blast,' R.J. led the remainder of the distance
to secure the $5,000 winner's check over Steve Casebolt, Brandon
Kinzer, Dustin Linville, and Jeremy Berwanger!
J.T. Conley was also in action last night with his father at
Atomic and finished fifth in his loaded heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the eighth row in the 'Atomic Blast'
feature, J.T. earned Hard Charger honors for passing eight competitors
en route to a steady eighth place performance. Delmas Conley
stayed closer to home and entered a $2,000 to win weekly event
on Saturday at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio.
The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer encountered all kinds of mechanical
difficulties throughout the night, but managed to improve eight
spots during the A-Main on his way to a fifth place effort.
Full results from both venues can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net
(Tyler Carr Photo)
Conley Clan Tackles Huge Racing
Weekend in Southern Ohio!
(July 19, 2014) The
Conley clan had plans of splitting up and tackling Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe,
Ohio tonight. However, Mother Nature had other ideas, as both
shows were rained-out early in the day.
(July 17, 2014) The
UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took the #71 teams to Brushcreek
Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio tonight for another $5,000
to win battle. Rod Conley ran second in heat race action and
later moved past four competitors during the 40-lap feature
to score a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Mason
Zeigler. R.J. Conley won his heat race in preliminary action
and wound up fourth in the headliner. Delmas Conley finished
third in his heat race, but was an early retiree in the A-Main
and was paid for twenty-first at the pay window. J.T. Conley
once again missed out on the main event by virtue of finishing
sixth in his heat race and seventh in the B-Main.
(July 16, 2014) Conley
Motorsports, Inc. was out in full force tonight at Atomic Speedway
in Chillicothe, Ohio, as the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour
rolled into the Buckeye State to preside over a $5,000 to win
program. R.J. Conley picked up the best finish for the evening,
as he ran second in his heat race and third in the 40-lapper
behind only winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Duane Chamberlain.
Delmas Conley won his heat race in preliminary action, but wound
up eighteenth in the final finishing order of the feature. Rod
Conley received a track provisional to gain access into the
A-Main, but a broken driveshaft on lap 18 of the headliner relegated
"Hot Rod" to a twenty-first place effort. J.T. Conley
unfortunately could not find a way into the main event tonight
at the former K-C Raceway after finishing sixth in his heat
race and fifth in the B-Main.
Delmas Conley Makes Trip to Elkins
Raceway for Pair of Elite 8 Showdowns
13, 2014) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley was the lone Conley Motorsports, Inc. driver in competition
over the July 11-12 weekend, as he made a rare trip to Elkins
Raceway in Kerens, West Virginia for a pair of $5,000 to win
Elite 8 showdowns. On Friday night in the 'Jim Hitt Memorial,'
Delmas qualified well and later finished sixth in the dash,
but mechanical woes early in the 50-lap feature relegated the
Wheelersburg, Ohio standout to a twenty-second place performance.
In the annual 'Richard Skidmore Memorial' at Elkins on Saturday
evening, Delmas won his heat race in preliminary action, but
was the first retiree in the 50-lap main event to wind up twentieth
in the final finishing order. Full results from Elkins Raceway
can be accessed online at www.elkinsraceway.net.
Conley's Converge on Atomic,
Portsmouth, and 201 Over Holiday Weekend
(July 6, 2014) Conley
Motorsports, Inc. converged on Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe,
Ohio, Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, and 201 Speedway
in Sitka, Kentucky over the July 3-5 holiday weekend. On Thursday
night at Atomic, Delmas Conley set fast time during qualifying
and later won his heat race prior to leading the first 38 circuits
of the $5,000 to win feature event. Unfortunately, the Dirt
Late Model Hall of Famer suffered ignition problems with only
2 laps to go and was relegated to a disappointing thirteenth
place effort. Rod Conley ran third in his stacked heat race
and later climbed up to third in the 40-lapper to finish behind
only victor Greggie Oliver and runner-up Jackie Boggs. J.T.
Conley was also in action at the former K-C Raceway last Thursday
and was credited with a ninth place performance in the A-Main
after advancing through his consolation event.
Next up for the Conley clan was a trip to nearby Portsmouth
on Friday evening for a visit by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series. All four drivers advanced into the 50-lap main event,
which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Rod gained twelve spots during
the A-Main to claim a thirteenth place outing, while R.J. was
fifteenth, Delmas was sixteenth, and J.T. was twentieth in the
headliner at PRP.
Only "Hot Rod" continued his holiday weekend on Saturday
with a trip south to 201 for another $10,000 to win Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series battle. Rod timed in fifth fastest in
Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer
spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, the Wheelersburg, Ohio ace
slipped back to thirteenth at the finish. Full results from
the action-packed weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.
Delmas Conley Cashes $3,000 Win
at Southern Ohio Speedway; Runner-Up at PRP!
29, 2014) Delmas Conley claimed his second feature
win of the 2014 campaign on Friday night, June 27 at the nearby
Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio! After clicking
off the second fastest lap during qualifying, Delmas scored
the win in the dash to earn the pole position for the unsanctioned
main event. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then led flag-to-flag
during the 30-lap headliner to cash the $3,000 top prize! Rod
Conley was also up front at SOS last Friday, as he crossed underneath
the checkers fourth behind only his father Delmas Conley, Jackie
Boggs, and Kenny Howell.
On Saturday evening, June 28, all four Conley Motorsports,
Inc. drivers converged on Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio for a regular weekly Super Late Model showdown. Delmas
nearly picked up another win at PRP, but settled for a close
runner-up behind only victor Ben Adkins. R.J. Conley fought
brake issues throughout the entire $2,000 to win feature event
and wound up third in the final finishing order. Rod was credited
with a sixth place effort in the A-Main, while J.T. Conley suffered
overheating problems and retired in the sixteenth position.
Complete results from both Southern Ohio Speedway and Portsmouth
Raceway Park can be viewed online at www.southernohiospeedway.com
Conley Motorsports, Inc. All
in Top Five at Portsmouth Raceway Park!
22, 2014) With R.J. Conley opting to take the
weekend off from racing action, Delmas, Rod, and J.T. Conley
all made their way to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio on Saturday evening, June 21 for a regular weekly show,
which paid $2,000 to the winner. All three Conley Motorsports,
Inc. drivers found their way into the top five at PRP - led
by the patriarch of the Conley clan. Delmas started third on
the grid and climbed to second in the feature to finish an impressive
runner-up behind only race winner Jackie Boggs. Rod came home
in the fourth spot, while J.T. was right behind his uncle in
the fifth position. Complete results from Portsmouth Raceway
Park can be obtained by clicking on www.portsraceway.com.
Conley's Compete in Boone Coleman
Gator 50 at Portsmouth Raceway Park
15, 2014) All four Conley Motorsports, Inc.
drivers made the short tow to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio on Saturday, June 14 for the 'Boone Coleman Gator 50.'
The unsanctioned special event at PRP was held for the third
straight year and once again boasted a $5,000 top prize. R.J.
Conley had the best run of the #71 teams, as he won his heat
race and later started the 50-lapper from the inside of the
fourth row. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace then worked his way past
five competitors en route to a strong runner-up performance
behind only race winner Jackie Boggs.
Delmas Conley also landed in the top five of the 'Boone Coleman
Gator 50,' as he finished second in his heat race and fourth
in the A-Main. Rod Conley ran third in his heat race and ninth
in the 50-lap feature, while J.T. Conley wound up fourth in
his heat race prior to placing eleventh in the final rundown
of the main event. Full results from Portsmouth Raceway Park
can be viewed online at www.portsraceway.com.
Rod Conley Claims Pair of Top
Fives; R.J. Conley Invades Eldora for DLM Dream
(June 8, 2014) R.J.
Conley and his #71c team invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in
Rossburg, Ohio from June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt
Late Model Dream,' which kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs. On Thursday, R.J. finished sixth in his heat ace,
third in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the $2,500 to win main
event. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, R.J. ran
second in heat race action, but later slipped back to twelfth
in the $5,000 to win feature event. The Wheelersburg, Ohio ace
was then eying the $100,000 top prize in the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream' on Saturday night, but a seventh place effort in his
heat race and a sixteenth place performance in his B-Main unfortunately
kept R.J. out of the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular.
Delmas Conley started his weekend out at Eldora on Thursday,
as the patriarch of the racing Conley clan finished sixth in
his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and twentieth in the $2,500
to win feature. The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer then opted
to leave the hallowed Eldora Speedway grounds and competed at
Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday. Delmas
overheated in the weekly main event, which boasted a $2,000
payday, and was relegated to a disappointing eighteenth place
Rod Conley took his #71r machine to Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg,
Ohio and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio over the
June 6-7 weekend. On Friday at Moler, Rod ran second in his
heat race, third in the dash, and fourth in the $1,500 to win
main event behind only winner Kevin Wagner, Chad Stapleton,
and Greg Johnson. At PRP on Saturday, "Hot Rod" debuted
a brand-new Rocket car to a solid fifth place finish in the
$2,000 to win showdown. Full results from the huge weekend of
racing can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com,
Delmas Conley Scores Win in PRP
Kickoff Classic; J.T. Conley Earns Podium Finish!
1, 2014) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Delmas
Conley scored his first feature win of the 2014 campaign on
Saturday night, May 31 in the season opener at the nearby Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Delmas claimed the $2,000
top prize by besting Ben Adkins, Josh Bocook, Paul Davis, and
Lee Logan in the PRP Kickoff Classic. His grandson J.T. Conley
also put his Rocket Chassis on the podium on Saturday at Atomic
Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. After setting fast time in
qualifying and winning his heat race, J.T. wound up third in
the $1,500 to win feature behind only victor Jeremy Berwanger
and runner-up Greggie Oliver.
Rod and R.J. Conley, on the other hand, ventured to the venerable
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday evening for
the 28th edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' R.J. laid down
the quickest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series qualifying and later won his heat race by beating Kent
Robinson, Randy Weaver, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. After starting
from the pole position in the $10,000 to win main event, the
Wheelersburg, Ohio native admittedly missed the setup on his
brand-new Rocket car and wound up twenty-third in the final
finishing order. Rod ran sixth in his heat race, won his consolation
race, and later stormed past ten competitors during the 50-lap
'Ralph Latham Memorial' to record a solid eighth place performance.
Complete results from all three venues can be accessed by clicking
Three Top Fives for Conley's
in Hall of Fame Race at Atomic Speedway!
25, 2014) Delmas, Rod, R.J., and J.T. Conley
all made the trek north to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe,
Ohio on Saturday evening, May 24 for a special Hall of Fame
Night. The unsanctioned program drew a solid field of cars who
were all gunning for the $2,500 winner's check. Delmas, the
patriarch of the Conley clan, won his heat race in preliminary
action and then led a majority of the 30-lap feature event.
After swapping the top spot with Duane Chamberlain on multiple
occasions, the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer retired on lap
25 with battery problems and was relegated to a disappointing
fourteenth place effort.
The other three Conley Motorsports, Inc. drivers found themselves
inside of the top five at the end of the night. R.J. ran a disappointing
fifth in his heat race, but later passed eleven competitors
during the A-Main en route to an impressive runner-up performance
behind only winner Chamberlain. Rod finished third in heat race
action prior to crossing underneath the checkers in the fourth
spot following thirty green flag laps in the feature. Third
generation driver J.T. Conley also nabbed a top five, as he
was paid for fifth at the pay window following the race. Complete
results from Atomic Speedway can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Rod Conley Puts on Impressive
Show During $10k Moonshine Runner 50
17, 2014) The Conley Motorsports, Inc. teams
were out in full force on Friday evening, May 16 at 201 Speedway
in Sitka, Kentucky, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
made their first-ever visit to the eastern Kentucky facility.
A total of 39 entrants piled into the pit area for the 'Moonshine
Runner 50' and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000 top prize.
Rod Conley enjoyed the best night for the Conley clan, as he
timed in thirteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior
to finishing sixth in his stacked heat race and second in his
B-Main. After rolling off from near the tail end of the field
in the 50-lap feature event, "Hot Rod" blasted through
the pack to finish third behind only victor Tim McCreadie and
runner-up Darrell Lanigan.
R.J. Conley also transferred into the 'Moonshine Runner 50'
after qualifying seventh quickest in Group B and running third
in his heat race behind only prelim winner Dustin Linville and
runner-up Tim McCreadie. Unfortunately, R.J. was deemed to be
late to the staging area before the 50-lap main event and was
sent to the tail, so he chose to pull off of the track after
only one circuit and settled for a twenty-fourth place performance.
Delmas Conley was not able to advance into the $10,000 to win
A-Main after finishing seventh in both his heat race and consolation
race, while J.T. Conley also missed out on the feature after
winding up seventh in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
Full results from the WOOLMS visit to 201 Speedway can be accessed
by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com.
Conley's Washed Out in Atomic
Speedway NDRL Doubleheader...
11, 2014) Persistent rain showers over the May
9-10 weekend at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio forced
track and National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) officials to postpone
the pair of high-profile events. The track formerly known as
K-C Raceway was set to host a $5,000 to win 'Atomic Blast' opener
on Friday night and a $15,000 to win finale on Saturday evening.
A rain-date for the lucrative doubleheader has been established
for July 25-26.
Rod Conley Takes Atomic Speedway
Checkers for First Win of 2014 Season!
4, 2014) Following a postponement of Friday
night's $10,000 to win 'Southern 100' at the nearby Southern
Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio, two of the four Conley
Motorsports, Inc. drivers headed north on Saturday, May 3 to
Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Rod Conley stole the show
in the weekly Super Late Model event, as he qualified well,
won his heat race, and led from flag-to-flag in the caution-free
A-Main to lay claim to the $1,500 payday. Delmas Conley also
flexed his muscle throughout the program, as he won his heat
race prior to notching a strong third place performance in the
main event - trailing only his son Rod and runner-up Greggie
Oliver. Full results from Saturday's showdown at Atomic Speedway
can be accessed by clicking on www.atomicspeedway.net.
(Tyler Adams Photography)