Closes Out 2021 Campaign with $100k DTWC
17, 2021) The #c9 team was in the pit area at Portsmouth
Raceway Park on October 15-16 for the 41st edition of the 'Dirt
Track World Championship.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
grand finale at the Portsmouth, Ohio facility once again boasted
a hefty $100,000 payday. Following a washout of Friday's preliminary
events at PRP, the entire crown jewel spectacular was contested
at the 3/8-mile oval on Saturday. Steve Casebolt timed in fourteenth
fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before placing
fourth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
those finishes were one mere spot away from a coveted transfer position
into the 100-lapper that was ultimately won by Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Complete results from the season-ending DTWC weekend can be obtained
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Continues Winning Ways at Montpelier!!
10, 2021) Richmond, Indiana standout Steve Casebolt elevated
his 2021 win total to four on Saturday night, October 9 in a rare
visit to Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana! Steve
clicked off the fastest lap overall during the Super Late Model
qualifying session for the 'Harvest Spectacular' last night and
later picked up a heat race triumph. After drawing the inside of
the fourth row for the start of the 25-lap main event, Steve was
up to the second position when leader Rusty Schlenk broke and handed
the point to him with a little over a handful of laps remaining.
Steve then went on to lead the rest of the feature distance to pocket
the $2,000 winner's check over a top five that included runner-up
Jerry Bowersock, Jeremy Creech, Casey Noonan, and Ken Hahn! Full
results from last night at MMS can be viewed online at www.racemontpelier.com.
$3,000 for Third Triumph in Atomic Blast!
3, 2021) Steve Casebolt, of Richmond, Indiana, and c9 Enterprises
racked up their third feature win of the 2021 racing season on Saturday
evening, October 2 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! During the
unsanctioned 'Atomic Blast' program, Steve stopped the clock fifth
fastest overall during Super Late Model qualifying before running
second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the
third row in the 25-lap main event, Steve blasted to the front of
the field, overtook leader R.J. Conley for the point on lap 18,
and claimed the $3,000 top prize ahead of Conley, Jared Hawkins,
Rod Conley, and Colten Burdette! Full results from last night at
Atomic Speedway can be viewed online at www.atomicspeedway.net.
Runner-Up in Rescheduled Indiana Icebreaker!
26, 2021) The month of September for the #c9 team wrapped
up with three straight nights of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
action at the legendary Brownstown Speedway from September 23-25.
The tripleheader at the storied Brownstown, Indiana oval kicked
off on Thursday evening with the conclusion of the rescheduled 'Indiana
Icebreaker' from March, which shelled out a $15,000 winner's check.
Steve Casebolt started fifth on the grid in the 50-lapper and blasted
past a trio of competitors on the rough racing surface to nab an
impressive runner-up effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard!
On Friday at the Jackson County fairgrounds facility,
the 'Night Before the Jackson' program was held and a $10,000 top
prize was up for grabs. Steve finished seventh in his stacked heat
race and second in his B-Main prior to blitzing past twelve cars
during the 40-lap main event to land in the eighth finishing position.
In the 42nd Annual 'Jackson 100' at Brownstown on Saturday, which
shelled out a whopping $20,000 payday, Steve ran fifth in his heat
race prior to securing a triumph in his B-Main. The Richmond, Indiana
standout then fought hard for a solid showing in the 100-lap mega-event
after rolling off from the outside of the ninth row, but was forced
to settle for an eighteenth place performance. Complete results
from all three weekend races in the Hoosier State can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Heat Race; Finishes Fourth at Atomic Speedway
19, 2021) The c9 Enterprises team made the trek to Atomic
Speedway in Alma, Ohio on Saturday evening, September 18 for the
TC/Chaney Memorial. The unsanctioned program at the former K-C Raceway
drew a 20 car field to do battle for the $3,099 top prize. Steve
Casebolt stopped the clock second fastest overall during the qualifying
session before securing a victory in his heat race. After starting
the 25-lap headliner from the outside of the front row and quickly
slapping the concrete wall, Steve earned a fourth place performance
behind only victor Jared Hawkins, Colten Burdette, and Rod Conley.
Full results from last night at Atomic Speedway can be viewed online
Enters Double World 100s at Eldora Speedway
12, 2021) Steve Casebolt and his #c9 team invaded the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 8-11
for double 'World 100s.' Each of the double 'World 100s' featured
$10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary events followed by a complete
show headlined by a 100-lap headliner. With right at 80 cars in
attendance at the 1/2-mile, high-banked oval, it was very difficult
just to make the main event during each of the four nights of racing
action. Unfortunately, Steve was unable to make the start in both
of his 25-lap prelims, as well as the $54,000 to win A-Main on Thursday
and the $53,000 to win grand finale on Saturday. Complete results
from the busy weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online
(Todd Healy Photo)
$3,000 at Attica; Breaks While Leading at Eldora
6, 2021) The c9 Enterprises team and driver Steve Casebolt
found victory lane for the second time in 2021 on Friday evening,
September 3 at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio! Steve ran second
in his heat race and later redrew the outside of the front row for
the DIRTcar Super Late Model special. The Richmond, Indiana ace
then dominated the headliner by leading each of the 25 circuits
en route to capturing the $3,000 triumph ahead of a top five that
included runner-up Colin Shipley, Devin Shiels, Mike Bores, and
Following a day off on Saturday, the dirt-slinging
action heated back up on Sunday, September 5 at the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The American Late Model Series once
again presided over the annual running of the 'Baltes Classic' and
a $5,000 payday was on the line. Steve timed in second quickest
in his group during qualifying and won his heat race during preliminary
competition. He then led the first fourteen circuits of the 30-lap
sprint and was out front before a broken left-rear birdcage forced
him to retire from the attrition-filled contest. Steve was officially
placed a disappointing sixteenth in the final rundown of last night's
'Baltes Classic.' Complete results from both Buckeye State ovals
can be viewed online at www.atticaracewaypark.com
Competes in Ike Moler Memorial at MRP
28, 2021) Steve Casebolt, of Richmond, Indiana, and his
#c9 team made their way to Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio
on Friday night, August 27. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series
sanctioned the annual running of the 'Ike Moler Memorial' last night
and a $4,000 payday was up for grabs. Steve placed second in his
heat race and later started the 40-lap feature from the outside
of the second row. Unfortunately, Steve was run over from behind
during the course of the contest and wound up retiring in the twelfth
position. Complete results from last night at MRP can be viewed
online at www.mrpracewaypark.com.
Early Retiree in Boone Coleman Gator 50...
22, 2021) The c9 Enterprises team invaded Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday night, August 21 for the annual
running of the 'Boone Coleman Gator 50.' A $5,000 winner's check
was on the line last night at PRP and Steve Casebolt started off
his evening by laying down the fourteenth fastest lap overall during
qualifying. After a mechanical failure dropped him to tenth in his
loaded heat race, Steve rebounded to grab the third transfer spot
through his B-Main. The Richmond, Indiana ace then started the 50-lap
headliner from the inside of the tenth row, but was an early retiree
in the contest and was relegated to a fifteenth place showing. Complete
results from last night's annual 'Boone Coleman Gator 50' can be
viewed online at www.portsraceway.com.
Steers to Sixth in $10k Hall of Fame Classic
8, 2021) Steve Casebolt, of Richmond, Indiana, trekked
to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday
evening, August 7. The Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series presided
over the annual running of the 'Hall of Fame Classic' and a $10,000
payday was up for grabs. Steve grabbed the fourth and final transfer
spot through his stacked heat race and later started the 50-lap
headliner from the outside of the seventh row. He then steered his
#c9 machine past eight competitors during the 'Hall of Fame Classic'
to leave Brownstown with a strong sixth place effort behind only
race winner Hudson O'Neal, Scott James, Devin Gilpin, Darrell Lanigan,
and Joe Godsey. Full results from last night at Brownstown Speedway
can be viewed online at www.imdirt.net.
(Mark Schaefer Photo)
in Dust Buster 30; Fifth at Circle City!
(August 2, 2021) The c9 Enterprises team headed
to Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio and Circle City Raceway
in Indianapolis, Indiana for a pair of special events from July
30-August 1. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win 'Dust Buster 30'
at MRP, Steve Casebolt placed second in his heat race before driving
to an impressive runner-up performance in the 30-lapper behind only
victor Josh Rice. At Circle City on Sunday in a $5,000 to win contest,
Steve steered to a strong fifth place effort behind only race winner
Tyler Erb, Devin Gilpin, Spencer Hughes, and Joe Godsey. Full results
from both facilities can be viewed online at www.mrpracewaypark.com
Pockets $2,000 for First Win of 2021 Campaign!
25, 2021) Steve Casebolt, of Richmond, Indiana, and his
#c9 team celebrated in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on
Friday night, July 23 at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio!
Steve started the unsanctioned Super Late Model main event from
the outside of the front row and emerged victorious in the contest
to bag the $2,000 winner's check ahead of Trevor Landrum, Austyn
Mills, Avery Taylor, and Jesse Lay. On Saturday evening, July 24,
the action quickly turned to Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville,
Ohio for the annual running of the 'Jim Dunn Memorial,' which boasted
a $10,000 payday. Steve placed third in his heat race, but was unfortunately
an early retiree in the 40-lapper and settled for a sixteenth place
showing. Full results from the last two nights in the Buckeye State
can be viewed online at www.mrpracewaypark.com
Woes Halt Casebolt in Circle City Raceway Visit
15, 2021) The c9 Enterprises team invaded the new Circle
City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday night, July 14.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour rolled into Indy to preside over
a $5,000 to win program. Steve Casebolt stopped the clock fifth
quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to running
second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of
the third row in the 40-lap main event, Steve unfortunately suffered
terminal motor issues early in the contest and was forced to retire
in the twenty-first position. Full results from last night at Circle
City Raceway can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
Breaks Out New Car; Records Top Ten!
4, 2021) Steve Casebolt and his c9 Enterprises team unloaded
a new XR1 Rocket Chassis on Saturday night, July 3 at Muskingum
County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series sanctioned the largest paying show ever at MCS last night
and a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the 'Prime Solutions
50.' Steve grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his
loaded heat race to earn the inside of the seventh row for the start
of the 50-lap headliner. The Richmond, Indiana ace then drove past
six competitors during the contest to leave the Buckeye State oval
with a strong seventh place performance. Full results from last
night can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.