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Miller Bros. Coal/Pepsi Fall Classic the 28th
Bloomquist among others to be there
Saturday night, September 28th Thunder Ridge Raceway in Prestonsburg has a big night in store for dirt racing fans. On the racing program is a $10,000 to win, 50 lap late model feature with a purse that totals over $36,000. Even more cash is up for grabs as Miller Bros., Honda of Prestonsburg, Microtel and Budweiser are sponsoring a $500 bonus to who ever can turn the fastest qualifying time around the 3/8 mile track. But the late models don't have the only high paying event, as bombers are running for $750 to win and the ultra competitive 4 cylinder division has $500 up for  grabs for whoever can get to the checkers first. All 5 classes will be in action that night. For more info on the Miller Bros. Coal/Pepsi Classic and the facility, visit their website at

Carrier & Boggs winners at Thunder Ridge (9-3-02)
Carrier makes gains in points battle
What many call the best series going into the country rolled into Thunder Ridge Raceway this weekend with $3,000 for the winner Friday night and $5 grand going to the top man Saturday night. On Friday Jackie Boggs in the #4B Miller Bros. Coal/ McDonalds Swartz/Cropper Monte Carlo used his familiar high line to take home the big check. Saturday night seen Eddie Carrier Jr turn fast time and win his heat. Scott James, #83 from Lawrenceburg, IN got the second heat win, and Paul Harris, the local veteran got the third heat win. Before the feature it was announced that the Battle of the Bluegrass points fund has been raised, making the stakes for Eddie Carrier, the current points leader and Timmy Yeager, 2nd, even higher to perform. It was also announced that the biggest race the region will see in 2002 will be ran at Thunder Ridge September 28, as the Miller Bros. Coal/Pepsi Shootout takes place paying $10,000 to the winner. In the 40 lap feature, Paul Harris #10 from Prestonsburg looked to be the man to beat as he dominated early, gaining as much as a 1/2 straight lead on second place Scott James. But disaster broke for the East Kentucky dirt track veteran as a spin on lap 23 sent him to the tail and ruined what looked to be a perfect night. James lead for a few laps but Eddie Carrier kept getting stronger and stronger and passed him high coming out of turn 2 for the race lead. Carrier held off a strong charging Mike Hawley and took home his 3rd STARS win this season. Jackie Boggs, Scott James, and Richard Smith ran 3 wide the last lap for the 3rd spot with Boggs taking it, James coming home 4th, and Smith rounding out the top 5. Paul Harris charged back to 7th after his spin. Said Carrier of the possibilility of being the 1st BoB champion, "It's real nice coming to your home track and leading the points. If we could pull it off, it'd be great for our team and bring some recognition to eastern Kentucky." Don't forget race fans that the $10,000 to win Miller Bros. Coal/ Pepsi Shootout will be on September 28. Many of the nations best drivers are expected to be on hand for what many expect to be a very competitive show.

Thunder Ridge to host STARS BoB this weekend 8-26-02
Carrier and Yeager close in points battle
This weekend, August 30 & 31 Thunder Ridge near Prestonsburg, Kentucky is hosting the Kentucky based STARS Battle of the Bluegrass series. Knott Co. native Eddie Carrier Jr is the current points leader, but he's only 40 markers ahead of Harrodsburg, Ky's Timmy Yeager as they enter the final stretch of the 2002 season. Slated for Friday night is a $3,000 to win main event, along with a regular show for super bombers, bombers, and 4 cylinders. Admission prices for the 1st night are $15 for general admission, $7 for children 6 - 12, and $25 for a pitpass. Night 2 will feature a $5,000 to win Battle of the Bluegrass main event, which is the biggest this season, along with the tracks regular classes. Admission for saturday is $20, and a pitpass is $30. Thunder Ridge is located north of Prestonsburg on US 23, then 3 miles east on KY 3. For more information visit Thunder Ridge or Battle of the Bluegrass on the web, or call 606-886 RACE.

Dillow Memorial at PRP this weekend (7-11-02)
The 8th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial will be held at Portsmouth Raceway Park this Sat. $4000.00 Late Models, $1000.00 modifieds, $800.00 street stocks, & $600.00 bombers.  There will also be bonus money throughout each division such as $100.00 and $50.00 in various spots. Admission will be regular price.

Half Mtn. Announces Opening Night Info. (7-3-02)
Friday night, July 5 will be a regular show plus $3,000 for the modified division winner in the 1st annual 30 lap modified shootout. Late models and modified will run time trials, with super streets and bombers drawing for heat starting positions. Saturday, July 6 will be a regular racing night. Admission will be regular price for both events. Gates will open at 4 PM, the draw for qualifying and heat lineups will end at 6:30, with the drivers meeting at 7, hotlaps at 7:30, and heat racing action to take place immediately thereafter. For more information about HMS, from complete rules for all four classes that will compete at HMS this year to directions to the track from several different locations, checkout the website at

Last weekend in the rear view mirror (7-3-02)
Friday 6-28:
The rains resulted in Fleming Co. Speedway cancelling action for the night.
At the Mountain Motor Speedway, Mike Balzano in the #E1 captured the makeup race for the Renegade Dirt Car Series. Anthony Adams in the #8 broke Chris Combs' streak by winning the limited late model feature.
At Willard Speedway in Carter County, Micheal Perkins in the #50 won the modified feature. Josh McGuire won the bomber feature, the B5 of Brian Sammons got the super street win and Greg Anderson #48 won in 4 cylinders.

Saturday 6-29:
At Thunder Ridge Raceway near Prestonsburg, STARS Battle of the Bluegrass points leader Eddie Carrier Jr, #1 got the late model feature. Chris Combs #47 got the limited late model checkers, it was Randy Fouts in #82 winning in modifieds, the #45 car driven by Tim Mason won in the bomber division, and John Henson Jr, in #18kII won the 4 cylinder main event.
201 Speedway saw David Powers in the #97 get his first late model victory of the 2002 season, Jim Lemaster got another super bomber win, Prestonsburg's Clint Shutts in #135 won the modififed division main event, Buck Lemaster won the bomber class feature in the #17 Monte Carlo, Scott Pennington got another road hog feature win and Shane Ellis, in the #31E won the 4 cylinder feature.

Half Mtn. to open July 5-6
Half Mountain Speedway has decided to change their opening night to July 5 to let fans enjoy racing action at both tracks. July 5 will showcase a $3,000 to win race for the modified division, along with a regular show for all other classes. On July 6, HMS will run a regular show paying $2,000 to win for the late models, $1,000 to win for modifieds, $600 up for the super stocks and $400 for the bombers for a total purse of over $15,000. For more information on the 4/10 mile oval, visit

Half Mountain and Thunder Ridge to run July 4 (6/27/02)
The fireworks will not be exclusive to the sky Independence Day, as 2 area tracks are going head to head with special shows. Half Mountain Speedway, located in southern Magoffin County, is having their season opener with a $3,000 to win feature for the open wheel modifieds, and a regular show, which includes a $2,000 to win late model feature. For full payout for the special modified show, look at the Half Mountain Speedway section of the message board. For more info on the track, including full payouts for all classes, visit Thunder Ridge Raceway near Prestonsburg will put up $3,000 to win for the late models, and run a regular show for all other classes. Fore more info on Thunder Ridge's second venture into dirt track racing, visit the Thunder Ridge section on the message board and their website

Another Weekend of Action in the Books (6/24/02)
Friday 6-21:
At Fleming Co. Speedway, the c7 of Kenny Christy won the late model feature, and #20 Jason Perry got his first career modified win.

Mountain Motor Speedway seen the #47 Chris Combs once again take the limited late model feature, Tim Mason got another bomber win in his #45, Willie McIntyre took the 4 cylinder fuel injected class, and Oscar McCowan and Shannon Polly in #32 won the other 4 cylinder features. The Renegade DirtCar Series returns to Isom this Friday, June 28 to makeup the $5,000 to win show that was rained out June 14.

At Willard Speedway in Willard Ky, the 1d of Billy Dement got the modified feature win.

Saturday 6-22:
Thunder Mountain Speedway located at Olive Hill hosted the STARS Battle of the Bluegrass series Saturday night, and hometown driver Jackie Boggs in the #4B Swartz Monte Carlo took home the $3,000 to win prize.

Dr. Marty Minix won the first late model feature at Thunder Ridge this season as the facility has opened the gates back up to dirt track racing. Chris Combs took home his 2nd limited late model win of the weekend, Kevin Hall in the #43k Monte Carlo seen the checkers first in the super bomber class, and Rick Clark in the #12 Lightning car got the modified feature victory.

201 Speedway had $3,000 up for grabs for the late models Saturday, Crosslane West Virginia's Steve Lucas in the #28 dominated the competition and won. Jim Lemaster #42 won the super bomber division feature, Buck Lemaster in the #17 took home $800 from the bomber win, #3 Jim Allen was first in the modifieds, Scott Pennington and John Henson Jr won the road hog and 4 cylinder features.

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