BALL MEMORIAL SCHEDULED AT THE GAP!
1, 2016) Volunteer Speedway will honor one of
East Tennessee’s true racing legends on Friday, May 6 with
running of the fifth annual Walter Ball Memorial. “Fast
Friday @ The Gap” will feature Steel Head Late Model (30
laps … $1,200-to-win), Sportsman Late Model (25 laps …
$800-to-win), and Modified Street (20 laps … $500-to-win)
The pit gate will open Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m. and the grandstand
gate opens at 6 p.m. The drivers’ meeting will be held in
the backside pits at 7 p.m., with hot laps tentatively scheduled
to start at 7:30 p.m., to be followed by qualifying and then green
flag racing beginning around 8:45 p.m. More information can be
found at www.volunteerspeedway.com.
COMPETES IN SPRING THAW AT THE GAP
17, 2016) The #1 team was in the pit area over
the April 15-16 weekend at the nearby Volunteer Speedway in Bulls
Gap, Tennessee, as the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour
sanctioned the annual running of the 'Spring Thaw.' On Friday
night in the $4,000 to win opener, Vic Hill qualified second quickest
in Group A during time trials and later started third on the grid
in the 40-lap main event. Vic then got shuffled back during the
headliner and eventually wound up fourteenth in the final finishing
At "The Gap" on Saturday evening, a $10,000
top prize was on the line in the 'Spring Thaw' finale. Vic timed
in third fastest in Group A during qualifying before finishing
sixth in both his heat race and his B-Main. After receiving a
track provisional to gain access into the 60-lap feature event,
the Mosheim, Tennessee ace was able to move up five spots en route
to an eighteenth place effort. Complete results from the doubleheader
weekend can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
BACK TO SMOKY MOUNTAIN SPEEDWAY
3, 2016) Vic Hill Racing (VHR) traveled back to
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday evening,
April 2 for a visit by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. The
'Ultimate Spring Shootout' was on tap at SMS and a $5,000 top
prize was up for grabs. Vic Hill timed in fourth quickest of the
34 competitors during the qualifying session, which locked him
into the outside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap
main event. Unfortunately, the Mosheim, Tennessee native slipped
back out of the top ten during the race and eventually crossed
underneath the checkers in the twelfth position. Full results
from the 'Ultimate Spring Shootout' can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
TACKLES SMOKY MOUNTAIN FOR TN TIPOFF
13, 2016) The #1 VHR team kicked off their version
of the 2016 season over the March 11-12 weekend in the 'Tennessee
Tipoff' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. A
strong 27 car field assembled at the historic 1/2-mile facility
to vie for the $15,000 winner's check in the Old Man's Garage
Spring Nationals Series opener. On Friday night, Vic Hill qualified
seventh fastest in Group A prior to grabbing the fourth and final
transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's
75-lap contest from the inside of the seventh row, Vic was unfortunately
an early retiree and was relegated to a twenty-second place showing.
Complete results from Smoky Mountain Speedway can be viewed online
SHOOTOUT RESULTS FROM USA RACEWAY
10, 2016) Night two of the 'Wild West Shootout'
took place earlier today at USA (AZ) Raceway and Vic Hill was
once again behind the wheel of J.R. Haley's #33 ride. "The
Thrill" ran sixth in both his heat race and his B-Main, but
that was not quite good enough to transfer him into the $5,000
to win A-Main, which was captured by Jonathan Davenport. Vic does
not plan to race any more during the six-race 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries in the desert.
(January 9, 2016)
Vic Hill made a last minute decision to accept
car owner J.R. Haley's offer to drive his #33 Club 29 racecar
today at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Vic, who was out in the
desert assisting all of his engine clients during the 'Wild West
Shootout,' wound up finishing ninth in his heat race and twelfth
in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Mosheim, Tennessee ace was not
able to crack the starting field for the $5,000 to win headliner,
which was won by Don O'Neal.