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Welcome to the official website of the FUEL Racing Series. The FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Model) Racing Series is a dirt late model organization featuring Chevrolet's CT 525 engine.


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2018 FUEL
 

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Highside Hustle Pays Off For Batten At County Line


(Elm City, NC) Using the outside line to surge to the lead on Lap 5, Michael Batten led the final 35 Laps en route to his second career FUEL Racing Series win and his first of the 2018 season.

In Renegade Race Fuel Time Trials, Robbie Emory prevailed over 28 other drivers and took Fast Time honors with a lap of 14.305 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval. It was Emory’s first pole of the 2018 season and it also broke the previous FUEL qualifying record at County Line Raceway.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1, Emory battled early with Christian Joyner for control of the lead. Emory would hold off Joyner’s challenge to grab the win and pole position for the feature over Joyner and Steve Banal who finished 3rd. FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 featured Ben Watkins and Austin Holcombe dueling early before Watkins would eventually take the lead. Mark Dysart, 5th in FUEL points entering the event, slowed near the end of the heat race with a mechanical problem that would unfortunately end his evening prematurely. Watkins led the rest of the way as was followed to the line by Holcombe and Shaun Harrell. In City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3, Michael Batten seized control while a war for the 3rd position developed between Christian Thomas, Justin Williams and Dustin Mitchell. Batten would capture the heat race victory as Michael Rouse and Thomas rounded out the Top 3.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Robbie Emory and Ben Watkins would lead the field to the green flag. Emory would grab the early lead over Watkins and Batten. When racing restarted after 2 early cautions, 3rd place Michael Batten began to make his move. While Emory favored the inside groove, Batten slid past Watkins and began utilizing the high side to reel in the race leader. Batten’s momentum vaulted him by Emory and into the lead on Lap 5 via the outside lane on the multi-groove surface. While Emory regrouped in hopes of regaining the lead, Dustin Mitchell was clawing his way to the front from his 15th place starting spot. Ben Watkins maintained 3rd and Christian Joyner controlled 4th as the FUEL drivers rewarded the CLR fan base with 38 caution free laps after the Lap 2 caution.

At the end of 40 laps Batten would navigate lap traffic and hold off the field to grab his first victory of the 2018 FUEL season. Emory would earn a runner up finish for the second consecutive event while Watkins, Joyner and Mitchell rounded out the Top 5. The $3000 win gave Batten his 2nd career FUEL Racing Series victory at County Line.

Up next is our June 23rd event at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, visit our website fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series) and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Flag to Flag.

County Line Raceway 6/2/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Michael Batten #D8
2) Robbie Emory #9E
3) Ben Watkins #16
4) Christian Joyner #C9
5) Dustin Mitchell #32
6) Steve Banal #8B
7) Michael Rouse #23R
8) Justin Williams #89
9) Ethan Wilson #18E
10) Shaun Harrell #3
11) Brandon White #26
12) Christian Thomas #11X
13) Matthew Bissette #23B
14) Austin Holcombe #8A
15) Cy Nelms Sr #37
16) Chuck Smith #33
17) Gary Dillon #82
18) Travis Stoner #99
19) Bobby Bottoms #47B
20) Damon Kotke #91
21) Daniel Tucker #0
22) John Eller #5

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Robbie Emory 14.305.

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Robbie Emory

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Ben Watkins

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Michael Batten

FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Race: Brandon White

 

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County Line Raceway Saturday June 2nd Next For FUEL

The FUEL Racing Series will travel to County Line Raceway located in Elm City, North Carolina on Saturday June 2nd for the fourth event of the 2018 FUEL season. The event will be 40 laps paying $3,000 to win along with $300 to start.

County Line Raceway will host a full night of racing Saturday June 2nd as the Raceway will host racing in the FUEL Racing Series, Limited Sportsman, Pure Stock V8, Super Stock 4 Cylinder, and Pure Stock 4 Cylinder. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 6:30 PM with racing to follow.

The FUEL Racing Series moves into County Line Raceway Saturday with a tight battle atop the 2018 point standings. Ben Watkins currently leads the standings with 286 points over Robbie Emory who sits second in the standings with 282 points. Shaun Harrell (280 PTS), Derrick Ramey (270 PTS), and Mark Dysart (244 PTS) round out the top five in the current standings.

Current winners this season with the FUEL Racing Series include Ben Watkins with two wins and Shaun Harrell with one win.

Come join us Saturday June 2nd at the "Little Place Making Big Noise" County Line Raceway and feel the excitement of the FUEL Racing Series. We will see you at the line!

County Line Raceway is located at 6953 Stagecoach Road in Elm City, North Carolina (27822). For further information on County Line Raceway visit the Raceway online at www.countylineracewaync.com .
 

For more information about FUEL you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels)

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, KRC Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, Flag To Flag, Threewide Clothing, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Hicks Waterstoves, & Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Harrell Holds Off Emory For Friendship Victory

(Elkin, NC) Fending off multiple and often relentless challenges from Robbie Emory, Shaun Harrell held his pursuers at bay Saturday night at Friendship Speedway to earn his first win of the season and the second of his FUEL Racing Series career.

23 FUEL Late Models made the call for the 3rd race of the 2018 campaign. In Renegade Race Fuels Time Trials, Steve Banal would set the tone with a 15.747 second lap breaking the old FUEL qualifying record of 15.800. Harrell, Robbie Emory, Derrick Ramey and Adam Yarbrough would round out the Top 5 overall qualifiers.

In Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1, Steve Banal would grab the early lead as Ben Watkins made a charge from the tail of the field after experiencing mechanical problems in qualifying. Banal would fend off a charge from 2016 Series Champion Jonathan Edwards Jr for the win with Watkins, Yarbrough and Daniel Tucker rounding out the Top 5.

In FK Rod Ends Heat Race #2, Shaun Harrell would overcome a penalty on the initial start to charge to the lead after battling with Christian Thomas. Harrell would eventually pull away for the win with Matt Long finishing just behind him. Brandon Haley would finish third followed by Thomas and Michael Alderman.

In City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race #3, Robbie Emory and Derrick Ramey would initiate an intense battle for the lead early on. On a restart with Ramey out front, contact between Ramey and Brandon White would open the door for Emory to take the lead and never look back. Ramey and White would regroup to follow Emory to the finish line with Matthew Nance and Tommy Jones rounding out the Top 5.

In The Direct Racing Industry Virtual Expo Main Event, Banal and Harrell would bring the field to the initial green flag with Harrell grabbing the early lead. Emory would work his way up to the runner-up position and to mount a challenge at Harrell for the race lead. While the battle for the race lead developed, series championship leader Ben Watkins was on the move coming from his 7th starting position and worked his way to 4th in the early stages of the race. Ramey and Edwards would also contend inside the Top 5 for position as Emory and Harrell battled tooth and nail for the lead throughout the majority of the event. A caution with 6 Laps to go would bring the field together one final time and bring some late race intensity into the equation. On the final restart, Harrell finally pulled just far enough away to earn the $3000 victory win while Emory settled for 2nd. Ramey finished 3rd as Edwards Jr and Thomas rounded out the Top 5.

With their 1-2 finish at Friendship, Harrell and Emory have unofficially tightened up the series championship battle. Ben Watkins (286) leads the way through 3 events followed by Emory (282), Harrell (280), Ramey (270), and Mark Dysart (244).

Up next for FUEL is a trip to Elm City, NC for Round 4 at County Line Raceway on Saturday June 2nd. For more information on the FUEL Racing Series, visit our website fuelracingseries.com , find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series) and follow us on Twitter (@FuelLateModels).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include: City Chevrolet Performance, FK Rod Ends, Renegade Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, The DRIVE Racing Expo, Ntense Graphics, and Flag to Flag.

Friendship Motor Speedway 5/5/2018
The DRIVE Main Event Results
(Pending Tire Test Results)

1) Shaun Harrell #3
2) Robbie Emory #9E
3) Derrick Ramey #12
4) Jonathan Edwards #32
5) Christian Thomas #11
6) Matt Long #55
7) Ben Watkins #16
8) Daniel Tucker #0
9) Lance Moss #71
10) Tommy Jones #31
11) Chuck Smith #33
12) Mark Dysart #66
13) Travis Stoner #99
14) Brandon ONeil #65
15) Brandon White #26
16) Brandon Haley #51
17) Michael Alderman #08
18) Gary Wood #35
19) Adam Yarbrough #57
20) Steve Banal #8B
21) Coty Tanquary #26T
22) Matthew Nance #4

Renegade Race Fuels Fast Time Award: Steve Banal 15.747

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 1 Winner: Steve Banal

FK Rod Ends Heat Race 2 Winner: Shaun Harrell

City Chevrolet Performance Heat Race 3 Winner: Robbie Emory

FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Race: Derrick Ramey