CLOSES OUT SEASON IN LAS VEGAS...
12, 2017) Jeremy Payne wrapped up his version of the
shortened 2017 racing season from November 9-11 at the pristine
Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada with
the annual running of the 'Duel in the Desert.' Wheeling an IMCA
Modified out of Johnny Saathoff's stable, Jeremy finished eighteenth
in Thursday night's 25-lap qualifying feature and third in Friday's
main event. When Saturday rolled around at LVMS, JP had his sights
set on another 'Duel in the Desert' title and the $7,777.77 payday.
Unfortunately, a few wrong adjustments sent his machine backwards
during the 40-lap headliner and relegated Payne to a twenty-fourth
place effort. Full results from Las Vegas can be accessed online
IMCA DESERT DASH FINALE!!
5, 2017) Arizona native Jeremy Payne picked up his first
win of his shortened 2017 racing season on Saturday evening, November
4 at Canyon Speedway Park in Peoria, Arizona! Behind the wheel
of a #21r Modified entry for Ryan Eaden, Jeremy ran second in
his heat race and later led laps 10-30 of the 'IMCA Desert Dash'
finale to score the $1,500 triumph. Earlier in the doubleheader
weekend, JP won his heat race on Friday night and was leading
the $1,500 to win main event before running out of fuel and winding
up third at the checkered flag. Full results from Canyon can be
accessed online at www.canyonspeedwaypark.com.
(Ken Stuecklen Photography)
INVADES SNMS FOR FALL NAT'LS
(October 23, 2017) Jeremy Payne wheeled a #82
entry for Barnett's Harley Davidson from October 20-22 in the
18th edition of the 'USRA Fall Nationals' at Southern New Mexico
Speedway in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Jeremy was unable to transfer
into his qualifying feature on Friday night, while he won his
consolation event and placed eighth in Saturday evening's show.
When Sunday rolled around at SNMS, JP grabbed the twelfth transfer
spot through the B-Main and later started from the outside of
the eleventh row in the $20,000 to win headliner. He was then
making his way forward during the 50-lapper until his nose flew
up - forcing him to retire from the race in the twenty-third position.
Full results from the 'Fall Nationals' weekend can be obtained
online at www.snmspeedway.com.
TO ELEVENTH AT BOONE!
(September 10, 2017) Jeremy Payne was back behind
the wheel of Johnny Saathoff's machine over the weekend at Boone
Speedway in Boone, Iowa during the annual running of the 'Super
Nationals.' Jeremy transferred into the $3,900 to win headliner
on Saturday, September 9 and rolled off from the outside of the
fifteenth row. During the course of the 40-lapper, Jeremy drove
past nineteen competitors en route to posting a respectable eleventh
place performance. Full results from the ultra-busy 'Super Nationals'
week in the Hawkeye State can be accessed online at www.raceboone.com.
TO ACTION AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY
(September 3, 2017) After a couple of months away
from the racetrack, Jeremy Payne wheeled a racecar again on September
1-2 at Tri-State Speedway in Pocola, Oklahoma in the 'USRA Modified
Fall Classic.' After unfortunately failing to finish Friday night's
$1,000 to win feature event, Jeremy had much better luck in Saturday's
weekend finale, which boasted a $2,000 payday. After running second
in his heat race, JP climbed past seven competitors during the
A-Main to bag an impressive runner-up effort behind only victor
Johnny Bone, Jr.! Complete results from the 'USRA Modified Fall
Classic' can be viewed online at www.tri-statespeedway.com.
IN MODIFIED SUPER WEEKEND!
(May 14, 2017) Arizona native Jeremy Payne was
once again behind the wheel of one of Johnny Saathoff's #96jp
IMCA Modifieds on May 12-13 in the inaugural 'Modified Super Weekend'
at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. Jeremy placed third in his
first heat race on Friday night and later finished second in his
final prelim of the evening. After racking up the thirteenth most
passing points, Jeremy won his B-Main on Saturday to transfer
into the huge $50,000 to win headliner. During the course of the
50-lap affair, JP was able to maneuver past seven competitors
en route to a strong sixth place performance in the IMCA biggie
behind only victor Kyle Strickler, Hunter Marriott, Johnny Scott,
Chris Simpson, and Jordan Grabouski! Full results from the 'Modified
Super Weekend' can be accessed online at www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com.
RETURNS TO ACTION AT EAGLE
(April 16, 2017) Jeremy Payne took car owner Johnny
Saathoff up on his offer to pilot a #96jp IMCA Modified on April
14-15 at Eagle Raceway in Eagle, Nebraska. Following a rain-out
of the 'IceBreaker' opener on Friday night, Saturday's $3,000
to win program went off without a hitch. Jeremy won his heat race
in preliminary action and later started the A-Main from the inside
of the fifth row. JP was then able to work his way past a couple
of competitors during the headliner en route to a solid seventh
place showing. Complete results from last night at Eagle Raceway
can be viewed online at www.eagleraceway.com.
#186 TEAM TO FOCUS ON FAMILY
7, 2016) Jeremy Payne Racing announced today that they
plan to suspend their racing operation, as Jeremy Payne turns
attention to his family. While Dirt Late Model and Open Wheel
Modified driver Jeremy Payne does not know if the decision will
be permanent, he states that the timing was right to capitalize
on the sale of equipment. Payne's decision comes on the heels
of his record-setting fifth career 'Duel in the Desert' victory,
which came November 12th when he drove Johnny Saathoff's #96jp
Modified to a $7,777.77 payday at the pristine Dirt Track at Las
Vegas (NV) Motor Speedway!
"It was a tough decision to make for sure, but something
I need to do at this time," commented Payne today via telephone.
"My heart is still in racing and it always will be, but I
want to be at home more with my family now that I have a young
son (Greyson) and explore some other opportunities. I intend to
keep my options open and I'd like to think I'll be back behind
the wheel one day. I've been able to live out my dream for more
than half my life. That's not something many people get to do,
but my priorities have shifted as I've gotten older."
Payne, who began racing at 8 years old, knows it is only with
the support of sponsors that his career has been possible. "I
have to thank so many people for their support of my racing. First
and foremost, BB (Bryan Burch,) who is just as much part of this
team as I am. Additionally, Chad Wheeler and Wheeler Metals, Joe
Garrison at GRT Race Cars, Randy Davidson Trucking, Allgayer,
Inc., Keyser Manufacturing, Lucas Oil Products, as well as Jeff
Taylor and Johnny "Jet" Saathoff and the countless others
who have all been instrumental in my racing career. I also have
to thank my entire family and crew for their help and sacrifice,
as well as all of my loyal fans."
FIFTH DUEL IN THE DESERT WIN!
13, 2016) Jeremy Payne concluded his 2016 racing season
in triumphant fashion from November 10-12 by picking up his fifth
career 'Duel in the Desert' title at the pristine Dirt Track at
Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada! Aboard Johnny Saathoff's
#96jp machine, Jeremy ran fifth in Thursday's qualifying feature
before claiming a third place performance in Friday night's A-qualifier.
After starting tenth in Saturday's 40-lap 'Duel in the Desert'
headliner, JP drove to the front and grabbed the top spot shortly
before the halfway mark. He then went on to dominate the second
half of the race to record the $7,777.77 triumph over Tim Ward,
Johnny Saathoff, Johnny Scott, and Peyton Taylor! Full results
from the season-ending weekend can be accessed online at www.lvms.com.
(Jeff Speer Photo)