COMPETES AT LAKESIDE; SEES RAIN AT SALINA
23, 2015) Jeremy Payne Racing made their way to Lakeside
Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Friday night, August 21 for
a $3,000 to win USMTS battle. Jeremy Payne wound up ninth in his
heat race, but later stormed up to fifth to his consolation race
to grab the final transfer spot into the 40-lap main event. JP
then retired after only 16 circuits in the headliner and settled
for a twenty-fourth place performance. Saturday's USMTS program
at Salina (OK) Highbanks Speedway was then washed out by Mother
Nature. Full results from Lakeside can be accessed online at www.usmts.com.
BATESVILLE'S TOPLESS 100
16, 2015) Jeremy Payne and his #186 team strolled into
Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on August
14-15 for the 23rd Annual 'COMP Cams Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the roofless crown
jewel spectacular and a whopping $40,000 top prize was on the
line. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jeremy clicked
off the fourth fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later
placed fourth in his stacked heat race. Unfortunately, JP suffered
a hole in his radiator during Saturday's B-Main, which caused
him to retire in the fifteenth position and helped keep him out
of the 100-lap 'Topless 100.' Complete results from BMS can be
obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
USMTS AT HUMBOLDT & WHEATLAND
9, 2015) Following his win on Thursday, Jeremy Payne
and the #186 team entered two more $3,000 to win USMTS showdowns
over the August 7-8 weekend in the states of Kansas and Missouri.
At Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kansas on Friday night, Jeremy
advanced up to fourth in his heat race and later scored the victory
in his B-Main. After starting from the outside of the seventh
row in the 40-lapper, JP was able to move up a couple of spots
on his way to a twelfth place showing.
On Saturday evening at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri, another $3,000 winner's check was on the
line for the USMTS competitors. Jeremy ran second in his heat
race and once again scored the victory in his consolation race.
The Springfield ace then drove past seven competitors during the
40-lap headliner en route to a solid eighth place performance.
Complete results from the weekend can be accessed online at www.usmts.com.
POCKETS $3,000 AT PARK CITY!!!
6, 2015) Jeremy Payne captured his first checkered flag
of the 2015 campaign tonight in USMTS action at 81 Speedway in
Park City, Kansas! Jeremy won his heat race from the fourth starting
spot and later rolled off from the outside of the second row in
the 40-lapper. After grabbing the point on lap 28, JP drove off
from the field to pocket the $3,000 top prize over Stormy Scott,
Jason Hughes, Rodney Sanders, and Brent Larson! Complete results
from tonight at 81 Speedway can be accessed online at www.usmts.com.
(Randy Layne Photo)
TO IOWA WITH MLRA SERIES...
5, 2015) The #186 team invaded Farley Speedway in Farley,
Iowa and West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on August
3-4 for a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series battles, each of which
paid $10,000 to the winner. In the 'Monday Mayhem' showdown at
Farley, Jeremy Payne finished sixth in both his heat race and
the B-Main prior to winding up twenty-third in the final rundown
of the 50-lap main event. At West Liberty in the 'Tornado Tuesday'
program, Jeremy suffered problems in his heat race that led to
a ninth place finish and forced him to scratch from the remainder
of the night. Complete results from both midweek specials in the
Hawkeye State can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
DOLLAR NATIONALS FOR PAYNE
19, 2015) Jeremy Payne Racing roared into I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 17-18 to compete in the fifth edition
of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the mega-event,
which drew sixty Late Model competitors to the 4/10-mile speedplant
to vie for the hefty $32,000 payday. Jeremy Payne ran sixth in
his first heat race on Friday night and wound up a strong second
in his final prelim of the evening. Following a second place effort
in his B-Main on Saturday, Jeremy placed twenty-sixth in the final
rundown of the 80-lap 'Silver Dollar Nationals.'
The Springfield, Missouri star also entered his
Modified in a pair of USMTS shows at I-80 Speedway over the weekend.
On Friday, Jeremy finished second in his heat race prior to climbing
to third in the $3,000 to win main event to finish behind only
victor Rodney Sanders and runner-up Jason Hughes. Behind the wheel
of his Modified on Saturday, Jeremy ran third in his heat race
and led the first eleven circuits of the $3,000 to win A-Main,
but unfortunately retired after only twenty laps and was relegated
to a disappointing twentieth place performance. Full results from
the hectic weekend can be accessed online at www.i-80speedway.com.
TACKLES WHEATLAND BIGGIES
13, 2015) The #186 team invaded the pristine Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 11-12 to compete in the
track's two marquee events, which were both co-sanctioned by the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On
Saturday evening in the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals,'
Jeremy Payne qualified tenth fastest in Group B during time trials
prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race.
After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the $10,000
to win feature event, Jeremy wound up finishing fifteenth in the
final rundown of the 50-lapper.
At Wheatland on Sunday night, the completion of
the 'Show-Me 100' took place and a $30,000 top prize was on the
line in the crown jewel event, which was postponed by rain back
in May. Jeremy ran fifth in his B-Main and second in the Non-Qualifiers
Race. Unfortunately, the Springfield, Missouri native was not
able to find his way into the 100-lap headliner, which was won
by Jonathan Davenport. Full results from the Wheatland double-dip
can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
IN FREEDOM CLASSIC FINALE
5, 2015) Jeremy Payne Racing rolled into Salina Highbanks
Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma on July 3-4 for the 2nd Annual 'Freedom
Classic,' which was co-sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil MLRA Series
and the MARS DIRTcar Series. On Friday evening in the $3,000 to
win opener, Jeremy Payne ran fourth in his heat race and nineteenth
in the 30-lap main event. At Salina on Saturday night, Jeremy
finished third in heat race action prior to nabbing a solid sixth
place effort in the $5,000 to win 'Freedom Classic' finale. The
Springfield, Missouri ace trailed only winner Jesse Stovall, Chad
Simpson, Tony Jackson, Jr., Tommy Weder, Jr., and Jake O'Neil
in the 40-lapper. Full results from both shows can be viewed online
WEEKEND FOR PAYNE...
(June 27, 2015) Jeremy Payne and his #186 team
were forced to skip the 'Ray Houck Liberty 50' tonight at Adams
County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. With heavy damage inflicted
on his only GRT machine last night at I-80, Jeremy had no choice
but to forego tonight's $5,000 to win special, which was tri-sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Corn Belt Clash, and MARS DIRTcar
(June 26, 2015) Next up for Jeremy
Payne Racing was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska
tonight for the annual running of the 'Alphabet Soup Classic,'
which was tri-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Corn Belt
Clash, and MARS DIRTcar Series tours. Jeremy Payne ran third in
heat race action, which lined him up starting the $3,000 to win
feature event from the inside of the sixth row. JP then had a
strong run going in the 35-lapper until he was caught up in a
wreck caused by a spinning R.C. Whitwell, which dropped him to
a twenty-first place performance.
(June 25, 2015) The #186 team kicked
off a huge triple shot of weekend racing action tonight with a
trip to Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South
Dakota. The 'Mark Lloyd Memorial,' which was co-sanctioned by
the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series and the MARS DIRTcar Series,
drew 28 entrants to vie for the $3,000 winner's check. Jeremy
Payne moved up to fourth in his stacked heat race, which locked
him into the inside of the fifth row for the start of the main
event. During the course of the weekend lid lifter, Jeremy slipped
back to an eighteenth place effort due to overheating woes.
OUT WHILE LEADING AT SPRINGFIELD...
21, 2015) Jeremy Payne Racing invaded the nearby Springfield
Raceway in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday evening, June 20
for a MARS DIRTcar Series throwdown. Jeremy Payne won his heat
race in preliminary action and later started the $2,000 to win
main event from the pole position. After leading the first 25
circuits of the 35-lapper, Jeremy was unfortunately taken out
by Shane Essary while trying to navigate lapped traffic. The incident
cost JP a probable win and relegated him to a disappointing sixteenth
place outing. Full results from last night's show at Springfield
can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com.
SIXTH IN MLRA VISIT TO IOWA
(June 14, 2015) Following a rain-out on Thursday
night at Southern Iowa Speedway, Jeremy Payne and the rest of
the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil MLRA Series descended upon
Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday evening for
a $3,000 to win throwdown. Jeremy advanced up to fifth in his
heat race and later started the 40-lap feature event from the
outside of the sixth row. JP then moved past six competitors during
the headliner to bag a solid sixth place performance behind only
victor Jesse Stovall, Jason Utter, Jason Papich, Denny Eckrich,
and Ryan Gustin.
On Saturday, June 13, the #186 team wound up at
the newly reopened Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Missouri
for a weekly Late Model show. Jeremy ran third in heat race action
prior to rolling off from the outside of the third row in the
$1,000 to win main event. The Springfield, Missouri native bolted
to the front of the field and claimed an apparent victory, only
to be disqualified for using an "illegal" tire. The
tire in question was a Lucas Oil equivalent tire, which is the
same exact tire as the UMP tire that the track deems as legal.
Complete results from Friday's program in the Hawkeye State can
be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.