Wraps Up 2019 Season in $100k DTWC
20, 2019) Steve Casebolt wrapped up his 2019 campaign on
October 18-19, as the #c9 team traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park
in Portsmouth, Ohio to compete in the 39th Annual 'Dirt Track World
Championship.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned
the crown jewel extravaganza, which drew 66 competitors to the 3/8-mile
oval to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's check. On Friday
night, Steve encountered motor woes during the qualifying session,
but later battled back to finish seventh in his loaded heat race.
After pulling off the racing surface early in Saturday's
consolation event, Steve utilized a track provisional to gain access
into the 100-lap headliner. The Richmond, Indiana ace then rolled
off from the inside of the thirteenth row and moved up inside of
the top ten during the extra distance affair before getting caught
up in a couple of late race skirmishes. Steve eventually called
it quits after 86 circuits and was officially paid for a twentieth
place performance. Full results from the season-ending DTWC weekend
can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Sees Rain Prior to Feature at Moler...
12, 2019) Making his first appearance since breaking his
thumb back on September 21 at Atomic (OH) Speedway, Steve Casebolt
traveled to Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio on Friday night,
October 11 for the track's 'Championship Bash,' which boasted a
$5,000 payday for the Super Late Models. Steve ran second in his
heat race and was scheduled to roll off from the outside of the
third row in the 32-lap main event. Unfortunately, Mother Nature
swooped in prior to the start of the race and rain showers wiped
out the remainder of the unsanctioned contest. More information
on MRP can be located by clicking on www.thenewmrp.com.
Thumb in Wreck at Atomic Speedway...
(September 22, 2019) The c9 Enterprises team rolled
into Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana and Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on September 20-21 for a pair of Super Late Model contests.
On Friday night in a $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
showdown at Kokomo, Steve Casebolt placed sixth in his loaded heat
race and was an early retiree in the attrition-filled 50-lap main
event to wind up nineteenth in the final finishing order. In a weekly
$2,000 to win program on Saturday evening at Atomic, Steve ran second
in his heat race, but rolled under his front bumper in the headliner
and hit the wall - finishing in the twelfth position. His thumb
was unfortunately fractured in the incident, as it was caught in
the steering wheel when he made hard contact with the wall and Steve's
injury will most likely keep him out of racing action for a few
weeks. Full results from both weekend races can be located online
Win Total Bumped to Seven Over Weekend!
15, 2019) Richmond, Indiana ace Steve Casebolt swept the
September 13-14 weekend in the Buckeye State of Ohio to bump his
2019 win total to seven! On Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in
Williamsburg, Ohio, Steve won his heat race in preliminary action
and later led the last ten or so laps of the 25-lap weekly Super
Late Model headliner to pocket the $1,500 top prize over Robby Hensley,
Duane Chamberlain, John Whitney, Jr., and Pete Crum. At Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio on Saturday, the 'Dean Knittel Memorial' was on tap
and a solid regional field piled in the pit area for the unsanctioned
contest. Steve once again picked up a heat race triumph and grabbed
the point late in the 25-lap feature to score the $3,554 payday
ahead of Delmas Conley, Jared Hawkins, Jackie Boggs, and Audie Swartz.
Full results from the weekend sweep can be viewed online at www.thenewmrp.com
Forward in Friday's $10k World 100 Prelim
8, 2019) The #c9 team invaded the hallowed ground of Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 5-7 for the 49th edition
of the fabled 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza
in the Buckeye State started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin
25 preliminary programs. On Thursday evening in the weekend lid
lifter, Steve Casebolt wound up twelfth in his heat race and ninth
in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lap sprint.
At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday night, Steve grabbed
the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later
advanced past six competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a
respectable thirteenth place showing.
A whopping $52,000 top prize was then up for grabs
at the "Big E" on Saturday, as a record crowd gathered
to witness the culmination of the annual 'World 100.' Steve placed
sixth in his stacked heat race and eleventh in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
the Richmond, Indiana ace was unable to transfer into the 100-lap
headliner that was ultimately won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete
results from the action-packed weekend can be viewed by clicking
(Todd Healy Photo)
Sixth at Portsmouth; Tenth in Baltes Classic
(September 2, 2019) The c9 Enterprises team found
themselves at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from August 31-September 1. On Saturday
evening at PRP in the annual 'Bob Miller Memorial,' which was sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Steve Casebolt ran second
in his loaded heat race and was battling for the runner-up spot
in the $12,000 to win feature event when he slipped high and fell
back to a solid sixth place performance in the 50-lap affair. At
Eldora on Sunday night in the $5,000 to win 'Baltes Classic,' Steve
timed in fourth quickest in his group during qualifying, finished
second in his heat race, and later wound up tenth in the final finishing
order of the 30-lap sprint. Complete results from both Labor Day
weekend races can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com
to Eighth in Dirt Million Weekend Opener
25, 2019) The Mansfield Motor Speedway was the epicenter
of the Dirt Late Model world on August 22-24, as the Mansfield,
Ohio speedplant played host to the 2nd edition of the 'Dirt Million.'
The crown jewel showdown in the Buckeye State was once again sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and got underway with a
pair of $10,000 to win duels. Steve Casebolt advanced to eighth
in Thursday's 30-lap opener, while he wound up twelfth in the final
finishing order of Friday night's 30-lapper. The Richmond, Indiana
ace then grabbed the second transfer spot through his loaded heat
race on Saturday evening to earn the rights to the outside of the
ninth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which carried
a whopping $101,626 top prize. Steve fought hard to move forward
on the mostly one-groove racing surface in the headliner and eventually
crossed underneath the checkered flag in the seventeenth position.
Full results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million' weekend can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Sweeps Southern Ohio Specials for Over $12,000!
18, 2019) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team swept a pair
of long-running unsanctioned special events in southern Ohio on
August 16-17 to collect over $12,000 in weekend earnings! On Friday
night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, Steve qualified
fourth quickest in time trials for the 'Ike Moler Memorial' and
later placed third in the fast dash. After starting the 50-lapper
from the inside of the second row, Steve took the lead for good
shortly before the halfway mark and led the remainder of the distance
to pocket the $5,000 paycheck over R.J. Conley, Devin Gilpin, Josh
Rice, and K.C. Burdette!
At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on
Saturday evening, the 25th and final 'Fred Dillow Memorial' was
on tap and Steve started the night by qualifying well and winning
the dash to earn the pole position for the 40-lap headliner. The
Richmond, Indiana ace then controlled the field from flag-to-flag
to secure his fifth feature win over Devin Gilpin, Brandon Fouts,
Rod Conley, and Dustin Linville. With dash money, lap leader money,
and the $6,083 first place prize money, Steve walked away with over
$7,000 in earnings last night at PRP! Full results from the weekend
sweep can be viewed online at www.thenewmrp.com
(Tyler Carr Photo)
North/South Shootout at Florence...
9, 2019) The c9 Enterprises team invaded the venerable
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Thursday night, August 8
for the annual 'North /South Shootout.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series program drew 52 competitors to the 1/2-mile speedplant
to do battle for the $10,000 top prize. Steve Casebolt timed in
fourteenth quickest in Group A during qualifying, but later wound
up ninth in his stacked heat race after pulling into the infield
during the course of the prelim. Following an eleventh place effort
in the B-Main, Steve was forced to watch the 50-lap main event that
was eventually won by Chris Madden. Full results from last night
at Florence can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Rallies Back to Fifth at Brushcreek
(August 4, 2019) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team
entered August 2-3 weekend shows at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex
in Peebles, Ohio and Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. On Friday night
in a $3,000 to win Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series
throwdown at Brushcreek, Steve qualified well, won the fast dash,
and was racing for the lead with R.J. Conley when contact between
the two sent Steve to the tail of the field. The Richmond, Indiana
ace then stormed from the back of the pack to salvage a fifth place
showing behind only victor Tyler Carpenter, Jackie Boggs, Rod Conley,
and Ryan Montgomery. At Atomic in a $2,000 to win weekly show on
Saturday evening, Steve set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat
race, and led the first eighteen circuits of the headliner before
motor issues dropped him to a disappointing thirteenth place effort.
Full results from both weekend battles can be accessed online at
Third Win of 2019 Saturday at Atomic!
28, 2019) Following a disappointing twenty-third place
outing in a $3,000 to win Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Series stop on
Friday night at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, Ohio, Steve Casebolt
rebounded in a big way by capturing his third checkered flag of
2019 on Saturday evening, July 27 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio!
Steve led all but three circuits in the 25-lap feature event to
bag the $2,000 top prize in the weekly Super Late Model program.
Finishing behind the Richmond, Indiana ace at the finish line was
Mark Frazier, Freddie Carpenter, Delmas Conley, and Clint Keenan.
Complete results from these two weekend shows can be accessed online
Cashes In Again at Portsmouth Raceway Park!
21, 2019) Steve Casebolt cashed in his second win of the
2019 racing season on Saturday evening, July 20 at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Steve swept the weekly racing program
last night at PRP, as he laid down the quickest lap overall during
qualifying, won his heat race, and later led every lap in the A-Main
to capture the $2,000 winner's check ahead of Kenny Christy, Shannon
Thornsberry, Delmas Conley, and Kevin Wagner. At Moler Raceway Park
in Williamsburg, Ohio on Friday night, July 19, Steve placed second
in both his heat race and the $1,522 to win headliner, as he trailed
only victor Josh Rice at the waving of the checkered flag. Complete
results from both weekend races can be obtained online at www.thenewmrp.com