NEW REDNECK RACING SERIES FINDING EARLY SEASON SUCCESS
Car Count Strong and Getting Better After Three of 14 Events Completed
After just three events of a 14-race schedule, the new Redneck Racing Series is going strong and all signs look to the series just getting better. The series, which is based off of similar car-specs from Lowe’s Motor Speedway’s CRASHCar Division, has given racers more chances to compete on different tracks around the Carolinas. The series has also been booked to be a supporting division to the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) South Super Late Models.
The Redneck Racing Series cars are best described as “Street Stocks on steroids.” The cars resemble Street Stocks, but have a couple of unique differences. In addition to the car’s number, each car has a name or a theme. The cars are allowed to have several bars outside of the body and exhaust pipes that come through the hood, much like those on demolition derby cars.
“We wanted to see if this series would work before we announced it and if the first three events tell the tale, the Redneck Racing Series will be very successful because the fans and competitors love them,” said Bob Dillner,
Jim Cook's "Big Shot" won the most recent Redneck Racing Series race at Concord. (51 Photos)
television commentator for SPEED Channel and CRASHCar / Redneck Racing Series competitor. “They look different and are fun to watch. That’s what promoters are looking for these days. We support what the Lowe’s Motor Speedway is doing, but we wanted to give racers some different places to compete and do so without over-excessive bumping and banging. These Street-Stock type cars are what racing used to be combined with the pizzazz of 21st century entertainment.”
After three events, a total of 22 different Redneck Racing Series cars have competed in at least one event. Kirby Allen’s number-44 “Create-A-Scape” car leads the points, on the strength of no finishes of worse than fourth, including a victory at Southern National Raceway Park in Kenly, NC.
Kenneth Deese’s “Big Show,” who was the champion in last year’s CRASHCar Division at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the opening race of the year at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina. Allen then found victory lane last month at Southern National and Jim Cook’s “Big Shot” grabbed the checkers in a photo-finish in last weekend’s race at Concord Motorsport Park.
The new PASS South has tabbed the series as a regular support division to its Super Late Model events. The Redneck Racing Series competed with PASS South at both Hickory and Kenly and will compete with the first-year series seven more times at tracks like Florence Motor Speedway (SC), Orange County Speedway (NC) and Tri-County Speedway (NC).
“The Redneck Racing Series is exactly the type of support series we want to have with PASS South,” said PASS South owner Tom Mayberry. “The guys in the series are a good bunch of people and they really want to race. The cars are very cool and the kids like looking at them with all of the graphics and the stacks coming up
through the hood. That is exactly what we want to do with our PASS South shows are make it more of a family atmosphere and a family event and the Redneck Racing Series fits in there perfectly.”
During the inaugural season, the Redneck Racing Series will visit eight different tracks. Series officials are still looking to add a couple of more events to round out the season.
The 10 best finishes will make up the season-long point standings. The 2006 Redneck Racing Series champion will receive a variety of contingency program awards, including a set of headers from Schoenfeld Headers, a Hero Card Design from 51 Designs and a $250 gift certificate from The Joie of Seating in Concord, NC. All races, with the exception of the event at Concord Motorsport Park on May 27, are $500 to win for the grassroots division.
The Redneck Racing Series will return to action on June 10th with an event at Florence Motor Speedway. They will also have a race the following weekend at Orange County Speedway. Both events are support shows for the PASS South Super Late Model Series.
For more information on the Redneck Racing Series, contact Amy Hayes at DSG by calling (704) 455–2051.
Bob Dillner's "Area 51" #51 races with Ken Deese's #3 "Big Show."