Week with Outlaws in New York and Pennsylvania
25, 2016) A busy day greeted the #c9 team today at Lernerville
Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as a day/night doubleheader was
held to wrap up the annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. In the rain-postponed
$6,000 to win prelim, Steve Casebolt ran fourth in his heat race
and later started the 30-lap main event from the outside of the
seventh row. At the checkers, Steve had moved up one spot to finish
the race in the thirteenth position.
In the nightcap, a whopping $30,000 winner's check was up for grabs
in the 'Firecracker 100.' Steve once again grabbed the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race, which earned him the
rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap
grind. The Richmond, Indiana standout put forth a solid effort during
the extra-distance affair and eventually claimed a thirteenth place
(June 24, 2016) Following yesterday's rain-out
at Lernerville Speedway, action finally got underway tonight at
the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility, as a $6,000 top prize was on
the line in a 'Firecracker 100' prelim. Steve Casebolt timed in
sixteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing
fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. After starting
the 30-lapper from the outside of the eleventh row, Steve unfortunately
slipped off the backstretch early in the race and eventually wound
up twentieth in the final finishing order.
(June 23, 2016) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'Firecracker
100' weekend opener at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania
was washed out due to heavy rainfall, but has been reset for Saturday
afternoon. Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary program is still on
as scheduled. Saturday's day/night doubleheader will then conclude
with the 'Firecracker 100,' which once again boasts a $30,000 windfall
for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special.
(June 21, 2016) A busy week with the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series kicked off tonight at Weedsport
Speedway in Weedsport, New York, as an $8,000 payday was on the
line in the 'Finger Lakes 40.' Steve Casebolt posted the sixteenth
fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before advancing
up to second in heat race action. After drawing the third starting
position before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Steve
hung around the front before slipping back to sixth in the caution-free
affair behind only winner Josh Richards, Shane Clanton, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Brandon Overton, and Rick Eckert.
Steve Casebolt Fast Throughout
Dream XXII Weekend at Eldora
12, 2016) Tye Twarog Racing made the trek to the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the
22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway
at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary
programs. On Thursday night, Steve Casebolt ran second in his heat
race and later led the first fourteen circuits of the $5,000 to
win main event before unfortunately blowing a right rear tire, which
unfortunately dropped him to twentieth in the final rundown. In
the $10,000 to win show on Friday evening, Steve finished third
in his heat race and thirteenth in the 25-lap sprint.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes
were fixated on the whopping $100,000 winner's check in 'Dream XXII.'
Steve scored an impressive triumph in his heat race and later started
the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the second row. The Richmond,
Indiana standout ran amongst the leaders early in the extra-distance
affair before eventually slipping back to sixteenth at the finish
of the contest. Complete results from the action-packed weekend
in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Casebolt Spends Memorial
Day Weekend at Moler & Tyler Co.
30, 2016) Steve Casebolt and Tye Twarog Racing invaded
the states of Ohio and West Virginia over the hectic Memorial Day
holiday weekend for a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series showdowns from May 27-29. On Friday night at Moler Raceway
Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, Steve finished eighth in his heat race
and ninth in his consolation event. After receiving a series provisional
to gain access into the $10,000 to win main event, Steve wound up
twentieth in the final rundown of the 50-lap affair.
The dirt-slinging action then quickly shifted to Tyler County Speedway
in Middlebourne, West Virginia for the annual running of the 'Jackpot
100.' On Saturday evening, Steve won his heat race prior to blasting
past six competitors during the $8,000 to win feature on his way
to a stellar runner-up effort behind only victor Josh Richards.
In the $10,000 to win weekend finale at Tyler County on Sunday,
the Richmond, Indiana ace once again won his heat race and later
scored a strong sixth place performance in the 60-lapper. Steve
now finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point
standings following the triple shot of racing competition. Full
results can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Steve Casebolt Competes
in Inaugural Buckeye Nationals
15, 2016) The #c9 team trekked to Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza,
which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field
of 49 entrants. Steve Casebolt knocked down the eighth quickest
lap in Group A during Friday's qualifying session and later ran
fifth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the second transfer
spot through his B-Main on Saturday evening, Steve started the 75-lap
headliner from the inside of the eleventh row. The Richmond, Indiana
standout was then unfortunately an early retiree in the 'Buckeye
Nationals' and wound up placed eighteenth in the final finishing
order. Full results from Atomic can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Casebolt Follows WOOLMS
Tour to Ponderosa & Smoky Mtn
8, 2016) Tye Twarog Racing followed the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series trail to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Kentucky and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee
over the May 6-7 weekend for a pair of $10,000 to win programs.
On Friday night at Ponderosa, Steve Casebolt ran eighth in his heat
race and fifth in his B-Main prior to taking a series provisional
and finishing sixteenth in the 50-lap headliner. At Smoky Mountain
on Saturday evening, Steve wound up seventh in his heat race, sixth
in his B-Main, and nineteenth in the caution-free 'Mountain Outlaw
50.' The Richmond, Indiana ace now sits seventh in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from both weekend battles
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Steve Casebolt Eleventh
in Pair of WOOLMS Tarheel State Stops
1, 2016) Steve Casebolt and the #c9 team ventured to the
Tarheel State on April 29-30 for $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series showdowns at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia,
North Carolina and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina. On Friday night at Gastonia, Steve finished seventh
in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main, which forced him to rely
on a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner.
Steve was then able to move up twelve positions during the rough
and tumble A-Main and despite completing only 42 circuits, he was
credited with a respectable eleventh place effort.
At Fayetteville on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize
was on the line in front of a standing-room-only grandstand crowd.
Steve placed seventh in his loaded heat race, but later won his
consolation event to earn the nineteenth starting spot in the 50-lapper.
The Richmond, Indiana standout then drove past eight competitors
during the main event to wind up with another eleventh place showing.
Steve now finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS
point standings exiting the Tarheel State. Full results can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Casebolt Seventh at Moler;
Advances to Podium Finish at "Big E"
(April 17, 2016) The Tye Twarog Racing team and
driver Steve Casebolt headed to the Buckeye State of Ohio on April
15-16 for a pair of Super Late Model special events. On Friday night
at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, the Ultimate Battle
of the Bluegrass Series presided over a $3,000 to win shootout.
Steve ran second in his heat race and later climbed up to fourth
in the headliner before eventually slipping back to ultimately record
a seventh place performance.
At the renowned Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday evening,
the American Late Model Series (ALMS) rolled into town to sanction
a $2,000 to win program. Steve clicked off the fastest lap in ALMS
qualifying to earn Fast Time honors prior to finishing third in
heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth
row in the 25-lap sprint, the Richmond, Indiana star drove towards
the front and was paid for a strong third place podium effort behind
only race winner Duane Chamberlain and runner-up James Rice! Full
results from both venues can be accessed online at www.molerracewaypark.com
Steve Casebolt Seventh
in WOOLMS Points After Duck River
10, 2016) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team followed the
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series trail to the Volunteer
State of Tennessee on Friday, April 8, as Duck River Raceway Park
in Wheel, Tennessee played host to a $10,000 to win showdown. Steve
qualified fourteenth fastest in Group A during time trials prior
to finishing sixth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main. After
receiving a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner,
Steve was able to pick off seven competitors to claim a sixteenth
Saturday's scheduled WOOLMS stop at Tazewell (TN) Speedway was
then canceled due to inclement weather. The Richmond, Indiana ace
now sits seventh in the latest national point standings exiting
Duck River Raceway Park. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Casebolt Flexes Muscle
During Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway
4, 2016) World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series action
heated back up for the #c9 team on April 2-3 at Farmer City Raceway
in Farmer City, Illinois, as the annual running of the 'Illini 100'
took place at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. On Saturday night
in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Steve Casebolt clicked off
the fastest lap overall of the 48 entrants during qualifying prior
to running second in his heat race. After starting seventh on the
grid in the 25-lap main event, Steve was able to move up a couple
of spots on his way to a strong fifth place performance behind only
winner Josh Richards, Ryan Unzicker, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Brandon
At Farmer City on Sunday, the conclusion of the 'Illini 100' was
on tap and a whopping $15,000 winner's check was on the line. Steve
qualified tenth quickest in Group B during time trials and later
grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat
race. The Richmond, Indiana ace then rolled off from the outside
of the eighth row in the 75-lap headliner before driving past six
competitors en route to a steady tenth place effort. Steve has now
moved up to eighth in the latest edition of the WOOLMS point standings.
Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Steve Casebolt Knocked
Out of $5k Florence Special by Flat Tire...
27, 2016) Steve Casebolt and Tye Twarog Racing continued
their 2016 racing season on Saturday evening, March 26 at the venerable
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the undersized 1/2-mile
oval played host to a $5,000 to win, unsanctioned special. Steve
knocked down the fourth quickest lap overall during the time trial
session prior to running third in heat race action. After starting
the 50-lap main event from the outside of the sixth row, Steve was
knocking on the door to the top five until a flat left front tire
took him out of contention on lap 23. The Richmond, Indiana standout
was relegated to a disappointing twenty-first place showing at the
Cincinnati-area speedplant. Complete results from Florence Speedway
can be viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
Casebolt Tackles Atomic
Speedway for Buckeye Spring 50
20, 2016) The #c9 team traveled to Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on Friday evening, March 18 for the 'Buckeye Spring 50.' The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at the Chillicothe area
facility boasted a $10,000 payday and drew a stellar fifty car field.
Steve Casebolt clicked off the fourteenth fastest lap in Group A
during the qualifying session and later finished fourth in both
his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, those efforts were
just shy of transferring Steve into the 50-lap main event, which
was won by Jonathan Davenport. Saturday's scheduled stop to the
legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana was then nixed
by Mother Nature, as the annual running of the 'Indiana Icebreaker'
was postponed until April 9. Full results from Atomic can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Steve Casebolt Survives
Rugged Spring 50 in Fourth Position
13, 2016) Steve Casebolt and the Tye Twarog Racing team
returned to dirt-slinging action on Saturday evening, March 12 at
the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky for the annual
running of the 'Spring 50.' Steve won his heat race in preliminary
competition and later started the 50-lap main event from the inside
of the second row. On an ultra-rough racing surface during the $5,000
to win headliner, Steve unfortunately bounced up into the wall on
the opening circuit, but was able to survive the 'Spring 50' to
finish in the fourth position. The Richmond, Indiana standout trailed
only winner Cody Mahoney, Jason Jameson, and Eddie Carrier, Jr.
at the checkers. Complete results from Florence Speedway can be
viewed online at www.florencespeedway.com.