July 2010

Long trades tutu for Trucks

By Raygan Swan, NASCAR.COMJuly 30, 2010{nl}When Johanna Long was a little girl, ballet classes bored her and gymnastics could not hold her attention.{nl}”She would just stand there and pick at her tights and not pay attention to what was going on,” said Haley Long, Johanna’s 21-year-old sister.{nl}And while her sister chose to shop, little Johanna had a different kind of shop in mind.{nl}She wanted to be at her father’s Late Model shop — located in her hometown of Pensacola, Fla.  […]

Vanderly Stands the Test

The smile plastered across D.J. VanderLey’s sweaty mug might as well have been melted there.{nl}With his fifth Pro Late Model victory Friday at Five Flags Speedway, wins are nothing new for the 18-year-old driver who extended his series points lead.{nl}This one was undoubtedly special, though, as VanderLey topped a nine-car field that included a friendly rival that he had never beat to the line. […]

Friday Night Schedule July 30th

  {nl}{nl} {nl} {nl}Friday Night Schedule July 30th{nl}      Pit Gate Opens @ 3:00     Practice Begins@ 5:00(two rounds)       Pro Late Model Practice     Modified Practice     Sportsman Practice     Bomber Practice     Pro Late Model Qualifying     Celebrity Practice     Local Driver’s Meeting @ 7:30     Pre Race Festivities 7:50     Races Begin @ 8:00     Celebrity Race     Modified Heat Race 1 & 2     Sportsman Heat Race 1 & 2     Bomber  Heat Race 1 & 2     Pro Late Model 40 Lap Feature     Modified  25 Lap Feature     Sportsman 20 Lap Feature      Bomber 15 Lap Feature {nl} {nl}Aug 13TH     – Blizzard Race #4 Miller Lite 100, Super Stocks, Sportsman & Bombers {nl}Aug 30th –      TBARA Sprint Cars, […]

The Heat is On

Action returns to the the high banks this Friday Night as the 2010 Racing Season hits the homestretch. The Championship battles in each Division are raging and every lap is important to every driver. D.J. Vanderley is enjoying a dream season in his potent VDL Fuel Systems Ford Fusion Pro Late Model, but cannot yet lay claim to the Title as defending Champ Ronnie Smith and PLM Rookie Tommy Rollins are lurking close by, each a mere 24 points back. Ryan Redman, (Modified) Steve Buttrick,(Sportsman) and Mike Goream(Bomber) lead their respective Divisions going into Friday Night’s event. […]

Local Teen driver Johanna Long climbing ranks

Unlike some other teenagers who have preceded her into NASCAR, Johanna Long seems to be quietly heading toward her series debut.{nl}Long, 18 and a native of Pensacola, Fla., will make her first run in one of NASCAR’s three major touring series on July 23 at O’Reilly Raceway Park. As she prepares for her inaugural Camping World Truck Series outing, it’s worth noting that while Long may be somewhat stealthily making her first foray into NASCAR’s upper tiers, she bears watching.{nl}After all, like others who have moved into NASCAR’s elite ranks, she has been leaving her mark on racing for years. […]

Friday Night Results

D.J. VanderLey is keeping a watchful eye on his biggest competition.{nl}It just so happens that car is his own black No. 2 Pro Late Model. {nl}After his fourth win of the season Friday at Five Flags Speedway padded his series lead, it’s becoming apparent VanderLey’s toughest battle might be complacency.{nl}“I’m just fighting myself right now, more than anything,” the 18-year-old Mobile native said. “I’m my own worst critic. But that’s a good thing. It keeps me humble.” […]

Schedule for Friday’s Races July 16th

{nl}{nl} {nl}Schedule    07/16/10{nl} {nl}5:00PM  Practice Begins (2 rounds each){nl}                 PLM,  Bomber, Sportsman, Super Stock{nl}6:45PM  Bomber Qualifying{nl}                PLM Qualifying{nl}7:30PM  Driver’s Meeting{nl}7:50PM  Pre Race Festivities{nl}8:00PM Racing Begins{nl}               Sportsman Heats 1 & 2{nl}               Super Stock Heats 1 & 2{nl}                Pro Late Model Feature 40 Laps{nl}               Butler’s Bash  Bomber Feature  20 Laps{nl}               Sportsman Feature 20 Laps{nl}               Super Stock Feature 25 Laps […]

20 Lap Butler U-Pull-It Bomber Bash

 {nl}Friday Night will be a special night for the Bombers. TheButler’s U Pull It Bomber Bash will headline the night’s race program. Bomber Division cars will time trial for starting positions in the The 20 Lap Feature. The Top 6 Qualifiers will be subject to an inversion based on a roll of the die.{nl}Division Points will be awarded for both qualifying and racing, and additional prize money will be awarded as well.{nl} {nl}  […]

GCC Points Standing

Gulf Coast Championship{nl}Point Standing{nl}As of June 29, 2010{nl}{nl}1. Chase Elliott, Dawsonville, GA. 835{nl}2. Bubba Pollard, Senoia, GA 785{nl}3. Johanna Long, Pensacola, FL 744 […]