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Races canceled for April 30th. No make up race is scheduled.


 Troy Gray Takes the Victory in Open Wheel Modifieds, John Thomas Victorious in Late Models

By Kevin Neal

Huntsville Speedway’s fastest divisions returned to action Saturday night with exciting duel 50 lap features for both the Open Wheel Modified and Limited Late Model divisions.

In qualifying, fast time awards were claimed by John Thomas (13.624) for the Open Wheel Modifieds, and Alan Callaway (14.107) for the Limited Late Models.

Fast qualifier in the Open Wheel Modified division John Thomas drew a four on the inversion but would better that spot by one to finish third behind Troy Gray who captured his first win of the 2016 season.

The Limited Late Model division returned to action with fast qualifier Alan Callaway drawing a four on the inversion, placing the number 21 of Jason Welch on the pole for the 50 lap feature.

Welch would battle back from the back of the pack after a spin that placed John Thomas in the top spot. Thomas would fend off a tremendous challenge from the pole winner Callaway to capture the feature win.

In the 20 lap Mini Modified feature, Tommy Robinett held off a hard charging Chris Brown to take the win. Butch Minor looked like he might have the car to beat early on, but a broken suspension part sent him careening into the turn 3 wall on lap 18, ending his evening.

Junior Jordan bested an impressive field of Super Stock cars to take the win in a caution filled 30 lap battle that saw some of the best racing of the night between Caleb Thornberry and Todd Cagle deep in the field. The two exchanged positions multiple times and put on a Super Stock driving clinic before taking the checkers behind Jordan.

Jay Harmening captured the win in the 15 lap feature for the Pro Buzz division followed by Austin Thornton. Jacob Barnett took the win in the amateur ranks of the Buzz division feature.

Josh Mack racked up a decisive win in the 15 lap Hot Shot division feature over Jacob Barnett, T.J. Baker, and Josh Barnett.

Huntsville Speedway will return to action next Saturday night with races featuring the SuperTrucks, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Modifieds, Pro Buzz, Buzz, and Hot Shot divisions.

The Pit gates will open at 3PM, front gates at 5PM, with qualifying beginning at 6PM and the first green flag of the evening flying at 7PM.

Limited Late Model Division:

1. John Thomas

2. Alan Callaway

3. Edwin Gurley

4. Jason Welch

5. Larry Autry

6. Terry Myers

7. Bobby Castleberry

8. Brian Malone

9. Keith Rankin

Open Wheel Modified:

1. Troy Gray

2. Chase Oliver

3. John Thomas

4. Michael Halbrooks

5. Blake Ferguson

6. Brian Lambert, Jr.

7. Brad Sands

8. Bradley Carter

9. Garrett Finley

10. Cameron Berry

Mini Modified Division:

1. Tommy Robinett

2. Chris Brown

3. Mark Sabin

4. Jerry Mills

5. Butch Minor

Buzz Division:

1. Jay Harmening

2. Austin Thornton

3. Shane Jones

4. Donna Thornton

5. Jacob Barnett (Amateur Buzz)

Super Stock Division:

1. Junior Jordan

2. David Dean, Jr.

3. Brad Malone

4. Caleb Thornberry

5. Todd Cagle

6. Kenny Morrow

7. Butch Rogers

Hot Shot Division:

1. Josh Mack

2. Jacob Barnett

3. T.J. Baker

4. Josh Barnett


 Daniel Bradford Shines in SuperTrucks, Chaos in Exciting HotShot Finish

By Kevin Neal

Thus far in the still young 2016 racing season at Huntsville Speedway, the SuperTruck division

has been high on action and excitement. Saturday night was no exception with several side by

side battles throughout the field and a first time feature winner.

Qualifying sessions were held for the SuperTruck, Super Stock, and Mini Modified/Rimrunners

divisions with Tommy Robinett (15.195) in Mini Modified, David Gilliland (15.867) in the

Rimrunners, Junior Jordan (15.355) in Super Stock, and Daniel Bradford (14.312) in SuperTrucks

taking the fast time awards.

In the SuperTruck division, polesitter Cameron Berry and Michael Neely race side by side for the

top spot for the fist 6 laps before caution flew for the spinning truck of Jody Anderson. Two laps

later, last race feature winner Cameron Berry would find himself on the wrong side of the luck

when his engine expired entering turn 1 on lap 8. Michael Neely and Daniel Bradford ran side

by side for several grueling laps before Bradford successfully passed for the lead when Neely

slid into the slick upper groove where Cameron Berry’s truck had oiled down the track. Neely

would again drive into the slick stuff at lap 21, this time losing control and spinning, forcing him

to the rear of the field for the restart. Daniel Bradford would hold off all challenges to capture

his first SuperTruck feature of the season.

Tommy Robinett put on a stout performance to win the Mini Modified division with Sean

Frederick taking the honors for the Rimrunners in the 20 lap Mini Modified/Rimrunner

combined feature.

Austin Thornton won his debut race after a hard fought battle with Jay Harmening in the Pro

Buzz division while Jacob Barnett was victorious in the Amateur Buzz division in the combined

class 15 lap feature.

Brad Malone took the win over David Dean, Jr. with a crafty pass with three laps remaining in

the 20 lap Super Stock feature. Byron Westbrooks and Scott Hollis put on a phenomenal show

in the Sportsman division with Westbrooks taking advantage of lapped traffic to make a daring

last lap pass on Hollis to take the victory.

Josh Barnett took the win in the Hot Shot division after a wild three way finish that saw

Matthew Tucker and Ray Tucker flanking the 42 as all three slid sideways across the start/finish

line. Tempers flared briefly between all involved parties before Barnett made his way to Victory

Lane.

In a special exhibition race, the Rimrunners from Highland Rim Speedway put on a 10 lap

shootout won by Josh Brown after an exciting duel with Aaron Ashcroft down the backstretch

with two to go.

Huntsville Speedway will return to action next Saturday night with races featuring the Open

Wheel Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Super Stock, Mini Modifieds, Pro Buzz, Buzz, and Hot

Shot divisions. The Pit gates will open at 3PM, front gates at 5PM, with qualifying beginning at

6PM and the first green flag of the evening flying at 7PM.

Mini Modified Division:

1. Tommy Robinett

2. Jerry Mills

3. Doug Emerson (DNS)

Rimrunner Division:

1. Sean Frederick

2. Aaron Ashcraft

3. Chris Brown

4. David Gilliland

5. Josh Brown

Supertruck Division:

1. Daniel Bradford

2. John Thomas

3. Michael Neely

4. Will Dudley

5. Brandon Thornton

6. Jody Anderson

7. Parker Henegar

8. Cameron Berry

9. Matthew Tucker (DNS)

Buzz Division:

1. Austin Thornton

2. Jay Harmening

3. Shane Jones

4. Courtney Gibbs

Amateur Buzz Division:

5. Jacob Barnett

6. Larry Lang

7. Tobi Vintson

8. David Adams

Super Stock Division:

1. Brad Malone

2. David Dean, Jr.

3. Todd Cagle

4. Kenny Morrow

5. Johnny Goodman

6. Caleb Thornberry

7. Junior Jordan

8. Colby Guthrie (DNS)

Sportsman Division:

1. Byron Westbrooks

2. Scott Hollis

3. Greg Kruse

Hot Shot Division:

1. Josh Barnett

2. Matthew Tucker

3. Ray Tucker

4. Josh Rose

5. Jacob Barnett

6. T.J. Baker

7. Josh Mack


 Double the Thunder with Modifieds and Late Models
April 9, 2016
By Kevin Neal

Two of Huntsville Speedway’s premier divisions took center stage Saturday night on an evening where the racing action was infinitely hotter than the unseasonably cool temperatures.

In qualifying, fast time awards were claimed by a duo of track champions: former Open Wheel Champion John Thomas for the Open Wheel Modifieds, and former Late Model Track Champion Chris Whorton for the Limited Late Models.

Fast qualifier in the Open Wheel Modified division John Thomas drew a five on the inversion putting long time Huntsville Speedway competitor Phillip Price, in his Dixie Derby Girls sponsored machine, on the pole alongside former Super Stock Track Champion Bradley Carter who made his debut in an Open Wheel. Troy Gray brought out the first caution at lap 4 with a spin off of turn 4. Bradley Carter would maintain his lead through the next caution at lap 12 when Brian Lambert, Jr. made contact with the wall braking an upper A-frame on his  machine and ending his evening. Jason Miller would exit the race on the subsequent restart after colliding with the turn 4 wall.  Under the same caution, race leader Chase Oliver had to retire to the pits to repair a broken sway bar. Phillip Price surged back into the lead at the green using the outside groove to surpass Bradley Carter to retake the lead. John Thomas and Phillip Price put on a driving clinic in the next green flag stretch racing side by side until John Thomas took the lead from the high groove on lap 36. Parker Pugh would draw the final caution at lap 46 when he hit the turn 4 wall, giving Phillip Price a final shot at leader Thomas. Price would spin attempting a pass on  Thomas out of turn 2, with John Thomas miraculously holding onto the lead and taking the win over Troy Gray and Chase Oliver.

The Limited Late Model division made its 2016 season debut with a 50 lap feature. Fast qualifier Chris Whorton drew a five which placed the number 27 of veteran driver Edwin Gurley on the pole for the race.  Larry Audry took the lead from Gurley early on when Gurley had to pit with a flat tire. Audry held the lead until he spun exiting turn 2 on lap 23, placing Alan Galloway in the top spot with Chris Whorton in hot pursuit. The duo collided in turns 3 and 4 at lap 23 with Whorton sustaining heavy damage to the nose of his Austin Hinds Motors vehicle. The aftermath put another former late model track champion John Henegar, Jr. in the lead alongside Billy Brock.  Henegar’s advantage was shortlived as Larry Audry of Columbia, TN returned from the back of the pack to claim victory.  In a post-race interview, Audry praised track owner Robbie Edger’s decision to place the late models on an 8” racing tire for the 2016 season. Audry stated, “it’s the only way to put the racing back in the driver’s hands and make it worthwhile to race.”

In the 15 lap Mini Modified feature, the field was shorter on cars this week, but there was ample action after a lap 6 caution when Butch Minor lost his top radiator hose and had to return to the pit area for repairs.  Carl Griffith also had to retire to the pits after a spin on the frontstretch at lap 8 to bring out a second caution. Chris Brown took the lead at lap 9 and didn’t look back to seemingly capture his second consecutive victory. Unfortunately, Brown was disqualified in post-race technical inspection giving the win to Tommy Robinett.

Caleb Thornberry looked like he might have the car to beat in the 20 lap Super Stock feature but issues with his new engine forced him from the race just before halfway giving the lead to the number 15 of Bradley Malone. Malone and his team, who swapped an engine prior to last week’s feature, held on to take the win over Kenny Morrow.

Jay Harmening captured the win in the 15 lap feature for the Pro Buzz division followed by Shane Jones. David Adams took the win in the amateur ranks of the Buzz division feature.

Matthew Tucker captured the victory for the second consecutive week in the 15 lap Hot Shot division finale  over Josh Mack, and Josh Barnett.

Huntsville Speedway will return to action next Saturday night with races featuring the SuperTrucks, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Modifieds, Pro Buzz, Buzz, and Hot Shot divisions.

The Pit gates will open at 3PM, front gates at 5PM, with qualifying beginning at 6PM and the first green flag of the evening flying at 7PM.

Limited Late Model Division:

1. Larry Audry

2. John Henegar, Jr.

3. Brian Malone

4. Jason Welch

5. Billy Brock

6. Alan Galloway

7. Chris Whorton

8. Lonnie Watson

9. Edwin Gurley

Open Wheel Modified:

1. John Thomas

2. Troy Gray

3. Chase Oliver

4. Michael Halbrooks

5. Bradley Carter

6. Phillip Price

7. Jacob Wyatt

8. Parker Pugh

9. Kenny Andrews

10. Jason Miller

11. Brian Lambert, Jr.

Mini Modified Division:

1. Tommy Robinett

2. Butch Minor

3. Carl Griffith

4. Chris Brown (DQ)

Buzz Division:

1. Jay Harmening

2. Shane Jones

3. Donna Thornton

4. Corey Morrow

5. David Adams (Amateur Buzz)

Super Stock Division:

1. Bradley Malone

2. Kenny Morrow

3. Michael Mackay

4. David Dean, Jr.

5. Todd Cagle

6. Junior Jordan

7. Michael Neely

8. Butch Rogers

9. Caleb Thornberry

10. Johnny Goodman

Hot Shot Division:

1. Matthew Tucker

2. Josh Mack

3. Josh Barnett


Huntsville Speedway Roars to Life After Two Year Hiatus

By Kevin Neal

Two years had passed since the sounds of racing engines filled the air at the legendary quarter mile high-banked asphalt track at the foot of Green Mountain. On Saturday night, that changed as a new era began in local racing with new owners Robbie and Karen Edger at the helm.

In the past weeks, Edger had asked for support from the local racing community via social media, radio, and television interviews and the racing community responded in resounding fashion for the inaugural event of the 2016 racing season.

Drivers in the SuperTruck, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Modified, Hot Buzz, Pro Buzz, and Buzz classes christened the track for a spectacular return to action for the track that first hosted racing in the Rocket City back in 1959.

Qualifying sessions were held for the SuperTruck, Sportsman, Super Stock, and Mini Modified divisions with Chris Brown in Mini Modified, Junior Jordan in Super Stock, Byron Westbrooks in Sportsman, and Daniel Bradford in SuperTrucks taking the fast time awards.

The SuperTruck division put on an outstanding show in their 50 lap feature. Caution flew at lap 16 as pole sitter Cameron Berry was holding his own against second place Michael Neely when the field was bunched behind the slower trucks of Parker Henegar and Will Dudley who were fighting to stay on the lead lap. Neely made contact with Berry who spun exiting turn 4. Both Berry and Neely were sent to the rear of the field, per division rules. Fast qualifier Daniel Bradford was the beneficiary of Berry and Neely’s bad luck inheriting the lead via caution, but the luck was fleeting as he lost his drive shaft at lap 30 and was forced to retire from the event.

Michael Neely was battling side by side with Bobby Guthery for the race lead with ten laps remaining when the two made contact down the backstraightaway sending the 41 truck of Guthery careening into the outside wall.  Cameron Berry was the good luck recipient of that caution as it propelled him back to his starting position where he was able to hold on to capture the victory.

Scott Hollis managed to hang on and capture the victory in the Sportsman feature over fast qualifier Byron Westbrooks, Greg Kruse, and Jonathan Campbell.

Chris Brown held off a thrilling last lap challenge from Adam Gunter to capture the win in the 20 lap Mini Modified feature.

David Adams captured the win in the Amateur Buzz division while Shane Jones took the honors in the Buzz division 15 lap feature.

Third generation racer David Dean, Jr. bested division veteran Junior Jordan for the win in a raucous 30 lap Super Stock feature that featured judicious use of the fenders and front nosepieces.

Matthew Tucker captured the victory in the 20 lap Hot Shot division nightcap over Josh Barnett, Josh Mack, T.J. Baker, and Jacob Barnett.

Huntsville Speedway will return to action next Saturday night with races featuring the Open Wheel Modifieds, Limited Late Models, Super Stock, Mini Modifieds, Pro Buzz, Buzz, and Hot Shot divisions. The Pit gates will open at 3PM, front gates at 5PM, with qualifying beginning at 6PM and the first green flag of the evening flying at 7PM.

Mini Modified Division:

1. Chris Brown

2. Adam Gunter

3. Tommy Robinett

4. Butch Minor

5. Jerry Mills

6. Doug Emerson

Sportsman Division:

1. Scott Hollis

2. Byron Westbrooks

3. Greg Kruse

4. Jonathan Campbell

Supertruck Division:

1. Cameron Berry

2. Brandon Thornton

3. Michael Neely

4. Will Dudley

5. Jody Anderson

6. Bobby Guthery

7. Daniel Bradford

8. Parker Henegar

9. John Thomas

10. Matthew Tucker (Did Not Start)

Buzz Division:

1. David Adams

2. Shane Jones

3. Donna Thornton

4. Courtney Gibbs

5. Corey Morrow

Super Stock Division:

1. David Dean, Jr.

2. Junior Jordan

3. Todd Cagle

4. Johnny Goodman

5. Caleb Thornberry

6. Bradley Malone

7. Butch Rogers

Hot Shot Division:

1. Matthew Tucker

2. Josh Barnett

3. Josh Mack

4.  T.J. Baker

5. Jacob Barnett


After 2 years of silence, The Huntsville Speedway will roar back to life on April 2, 2016. Robbie and Karen Edger invite all race fans to attend this weekend to help support racing in the Huntsville area.
 
Race Day Schedule
 
Back gates open at 3:00pm
Practice at 4:00pm
Front gates open at 5:00pm
Drivers meeting at 5:45pm
Qualifying at 6:00pm
Racing starts at 7:00pm
 
Grandstand Tickets
Adult – $10
Children age 7-11 – $5
Children age 6 and under – free
 
Pit Pass
Adults – $30
Kids 12 and under free, parents must sign for that child.
Child must be accompanied with an adult at all times and remain in their pits under race conditions.
 
Entry Fee $20
Sportsman
Super trucks
Super stocks
Mini modified
Pro buzz
Entry Fee $10
Hot shots
Buzz
Driver Registration Fee $50
Reserve Parking $100

NO COOLERS ALLOWED IN GRANDSTANDS OR PITS

 


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Sponsor boards are going up! If you want to sponsor the Huntsville Speedway, please let Karen or Robbie know. Time and space is running out!

 

 

 

 

 


Huntsville Speedway roared back to life on March 5, 2016. The speedway hosted the first practice of the year. We had about 15 cars attend the practice.

The next practice will be March 12, 2016.

Big thanks to Dave Cooper for shooting video from the practice. Here’s a different view of the track. Great job.


Rusty Wallace Racing Experience has canceled the event scheduled for March 20th at Huntsville Speedway.


The new owners of Huntsville Speedway, Robbie and Karen Edger, have been invited on the air today to talk to Thom Abraham about Huntsville Speedway and our plans for the 2016 season. Tune into 103.9 WUMP radio between 2:00 till 6:00 pm to stay on top of what’s happening at the south’s fastest 1/4 mile high banked race track!


2016 Schedule has been posted. The schedule is subject to change.


Tell the EPA to Withdraw Its Proposal to Prohibit the Conversion of Vehicles Into Racecars

The American love affair with automobiles includes watching and participating in motorsports. For decades Americans have converted their street vehicles into racecars, from pre-World War II classics to modern era performance cars. It has brought joy and jobs to millions. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule that would do away with this time honored tradition. It would outlaw the conversion of any type of emissions-certified vehicle into a racecar, and make it illegal to sell any emissions-related parts for those cars. The Clean Air Act prohibits the EPA from regulating racecars. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to remove this provision from the “Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- & Heavy-Duty Engines-Phase 2″ rule.

SAY NO NOW

 


 

Work has begun on the scoreboard!

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The Huntsville Speedway staff would like to thank everyone that attended the rules meetings, we learned a lot from your input. We are reviewing and adjusting the rules, based on your votes, to better each division.

Rules for the lower divisions are posted, and the upper divisions should be posted within the next week.

We had 8-15 representing each class we plan to run. We hope that everyone in attendance will have their car at the track on opening day. Huntsville Speedway’s future is in the hands of the owners/drivers. With your support, we will do everything possible to keep the track open and provide a great venue for you to enjoy racing.

We plan to have our first practice around the first of March and racing stating in April.

Thanks

Robbie & Karen Edger


 

HUNTSVILLE SPEEDWAY RULES MEETING:

SATURDAY JAN. 23 AT THE TRACK

SUPER STOCK at 2:00
MINI MODIFIED at 3:00
BUZZ & PRO-BUZZ at 4:00
HOT SHOT at 5:00

SATURDAY JAN. 30 AT THE TRACK

SUPER TRUCK at 2:00 driver and owner only, we will be voting on rules
LIMITED LATE MODEL at 3:00
SPORTSMAN at 4:00
OPEN WHEEL at 5:00

All division open to everyone except the super trucks.
Hope to see you there. Thank You!


We were just made aware of rumors that the Speedway was not going to open this year. We want to put these rumors to rest. Edger Motorsports, LLC has secured the lease from Martin Pierce until 2035. The track will be open for the 2016 season.
We are very close to finishing up the rules now and will post them soon. Soon after, we will post the schedule. We apologize for not keeping everyone informed on all the behind the scenes details involved to get this track in our name and going.
We would like everyone to realize that we only agreed 90 days ago to take on the adventure, it was not a turn key operation. Due to the track being closed for several years, it is like starting a new business. New license, new accounts, new dealers, new laws, new insurance, new everything.
On the flip side of all of this, we’re very happy about all the volunteer help and positive feedback that we have received from our big racing family. Can’t wait to see a smile on everyone’s face when the first green flag flies for the 2016 season.

We are knocking the dust off a few of the race cars and will be at Village of Providence Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. This is to bring awareness that Huntsville Speedway will be up and running for the 2016 season. Bring the kids by, take their picture in one of the race cars and enjoy the car show while you are there.

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 Thanks to everyone that helped with the clean up. The facility is getting better, but we still have a lot of work to go.

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