Motor Mile Speedway holds Heroes Night

Motor Mile Speedway holds Heroes Night

Saturday night, Motor Mile Speedway held it’s annual HEROES NIGHT, with all first responders and members of the military getting free admission. The Heroes were recognized at the beginning of the event, but the fireworks would be on the track as the full Weekly Racing Series returned to the for the first time since April 23rd due to weather related postponements.

The Late Model Stock Car division (LMSC) had a pair of twin 50 lap races. The top class at the speedway did not disappoint in the first race. Kyle Dudley picked up his 3rd win in a row holding off an exciting challenge near the end from Mike Looney. 3rd place Cory Dunn and 4th Bryan Reedy also kept it exciting challenging the leaders, at times, and being in contention at the end. Good close racing without a major incident for the first race. Then there was the second race. After an inversion of the lineup from race 1 to race 2, the top finishers would have to work their way through a lot of traffic to try and get to the front again. Nobody told them they didn’t need to do it on lap 1. Before even making it back to the front stretch, #14 Bryan Reedy and #7 Blayne Harrison got together. Reedy’s car survived the incident, but Harrison, Kyle Dudley and others were not as fortunate. NASCAR officials would penalize Reedy and send him tail end of the lead lap. A ruling that Reedy would later call a “crap call.” Reedy would also go on to blame 15-year-old Blayne Harrison for the incident on lap 1 saying “that kid stopped in the middle of the turn. If you are gonna stop then you are gonna get hit. I guess it is just a rookie mistake.” Those words were not received well from Harrison’s team who let him know in short order.

When the dust settled, there were only 4 cars at the restart. Soon after, 3. So after about 40 laps of watching 3 cars drive around in order, Mike Looney was the winner followed by Cory Dunn and Bryan Reedy. “That was a boring race after a rough start,” Looney would say from victory lane after the race.

The Sportsman Division also held a pair of twin 30 lap events with Daryn Cockram picking up a win in race 1, and Karl Budzevski winning the second. Doodle Lang was the winner in the Mod 4’s, Daniel Eakin wins for the Super Streets, Cory Thomason for U-Cars, and William Hale wins for Pure 4’s in his first visit to Motor Mile Speedway.

Motor Mile Speedway will be off next weekend, but will open on Thursday, June 16th for a concert. Country Music Superstar Joe Nichols will perform a full concert to kick off the “Summer Concert Series” with opening act Jared Stout. Then on Father’s Day Weekend, Rockin’ and Racin’ with KISS tribute band “Kiss Army” performing in addition to the full NASCAR Weekly Racing Series. The final weekend of June will see 3 full evenings with the Monster Trucks returning to the track. Monster Trucks, racing, backflips and fireworks all weekend! A complete list of all the upcoming events at the Motor Mile Speedway and Rusty Wallace Racing Experience can be found at https://www.motormilespeedway.com/