FUEL Racing Series


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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FUEL Racing Series Technical Bulletin

After thorough review during the off season and as the 2017 Rulebook is being finalized, series officials have determined that the tire rule for the FUEL Racing Series will be as follows and will take effect at the 2017 season opener.

Hoosier HTS 1350
Hoosier Crate Racin' USA D21 (No steer tires)
Hoosier HTS 1600
Hoosier Crate Racin' USA D55
No Grooving and/or Siping allowed



FUEL Racing Series Prepares For 2017 Season

With its 3rd season of competition complete and the recent crowning of 2016 champion Jonathan Edwards still fresh on our minds, the FUEL Racing Series is eyeing the upcoming trade show season as plans for the 2017 season are already well underway. From the season opener at Cherokee Speedway to the finale at County Line Raceway, 2016 delivered several exciting events at multiple venues across the southeast. A healthy blend of different tracks and talented drivers delivered one of the most intriguing seasons in FUEL history. While the series remains committed to reviewing all aspects of its program, this past season has definitely provided a great foundation for growth.

Numerous events have already been booked for 2017 as series officials continue to work with multiple tracks and series in the southeast to deliver an action packed 2017 schedule. “We’ve had great response thus far”, stated Series Director Jason Atkins. “With 3 seasons under our belt, we feel that FUEL has earned a home on the southeast regional touring level. Though a lot of work still remains to complete our 2017 plan, we are very pleased with the response and support that we have received to this point. We have great track partners that host our events and our marketing partners continue to give us the resources necessary to be successful.” While series officials continue to work on their schedule and review their plans for 2017, FUEL will be represented at the Performance Industry Trade Show (December 8th – December 10th) in Indianapolis, IN.

Numerous teams have already expressed their interest to continue with the series next season. In addition, fans will be treated to some new faces as interest continues to grow. Detailed information about the upcoming season will be released throughout the off season. Until then, we thank everyone for their continued support and encourage each of you to visit us online (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (FUEL525SERIES)



Consistency Delivers Edwards FUEL Championship & Rookie of the Year Honors

(Charlotte, NC) When the 2016 FUEL Racing Series scheduled was first released Jonathan Edwards Jr. and his team was torn on whether or not to follow a touring series for the 2016 season. After analyzing the schedule with his father, the South Carolina racer set his sights on the FUEL Racing Series and that commitment was ultimately rewarded with the 2016 FUEL Racing Series Championship.

Edwards kicked his 2016 FUEL campaign with 4 consecutive Top 5 finishes highlighted by a runner-up finish at Friendship Speedway. After misfortune derailed him in the June visit to Fayetteville, Edwards roared back to post back to back runner-up finishes at Modoc Raceway and Carolina Speedway. The 2nd place performance at Carolina may have very well been the defining moment in his championship run. After mechanical woes prevented him from making the call in time trials, Edwards rebounded in the heat race and survived a race filled with attrition to increase his championship lead. “We avoided a huge setback at Carolina”, Edwards recalled. “We were having battery/ignition problems and when we couldn’t get the car started for qualifying, I was afraid that our chance at a championship was beginning to slip away.” Edwards kept his pursuers at bay and maintained his position atop the championship standings through the season finale at County Line Raceway. While Edwards may not have achieved his goal of visiting Victory Lane in FUEL competition, capturing the series championship definitely solidified a season that included multiple weekly event victories as well as the track championship at Carolina Speedway. In addition, Edwards was named the FK Rod Ends Rookie of the Year. “We definitely had some opportunities to get a FUEL victory but we just couldn’t seal the deal. That is disappointing but to have our consistency rewarded with a championship is obviously fulfilling. I would personally like to thank the following people and companies that supported our team this season: My family, Edwards Grading Service, Wesley Page with WP Racing Shocks, Dirtwrap, Schaeffer’s Oil, Vascular Technologies, PFC Brakes, our crew, and everyone that pitched in to help at the shop and track throughout the season.”

Rounding out the Top 5 in the 2016 FUEL Racing Series Championship Standings were series rookie Matt Long (2 wins & 6 Top 5 finishes), Deleware racer Robbie Emory (4 Top 5 finishes), series veteran Steve Banal (1 Win & Top 5 finishes), and rookie Bryan Mullis (1 win & 3 Top 5 finishes). On behalf of the FUEL Racing Series and our marketing partners, we extend our congratulations to these drivers and our appreciation to every track and team that made 2016 a successful season.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series you can visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (@FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include City Chevrolet Performance Parts, Hoosier Racing Tire, Klotz Synthetics, KRC Components, FK Rod Ends, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, Flag To Flag, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Heintz Brothers Performance, Performance Tees, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, To The Point, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, AR Bodies, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Superior Trailers, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.