Jack Sullivan Again on Top with CCSDS at Hammer Hill
Little Rock, Arkansas (04/15/17) – On Saturday evening, for the second time in 2017 two-time and defending COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil champion, Jack Sullivan topped the tour’s action at I-30 Speedway.
Donning the brand-new Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man orange spoiler, Sullivan padded his advantage atop the series standings after surging from the 8th-starting spot to claim the $2,500 triumph.
New Vision Graphics pole sitter, Hunter Rasdon brought the field to the green flag for the 40-lap affair with B.J. Robinson starting alongside. It was Louisia
na native, Robinson who bolted to the lead. Unfortunately, bad luck would bite him during a lap 3 caution for a Robert Baker spin. The leader would suffer a flat tire and was forced to the tail of the field after a trip to the work area. >>READ MORE
Midwest Sheet Metal Becomes the Leader in COMP Cams Super Dirt Series
Beebe, Arkansas (04/13/17) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is proud to welcome Springfield, Missouri’s Midwest Sheet Metal as a new marketing partner for 2017.
The prominent sheet metal provider will sponsor the newly-created Midwest Sheet Metal Marked Man Award. Via the promotion, Midwest Sheet Metal will provide a neon fluorescent-orange spoiler for the series point leader at each series event. In addition, they will pay a $1,000 bonus to the point’s champion at the end of the year.
Two-time defending CCSDS champ and current point leader, Jack Sullivan will debut the spoiler this Saturday at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).
“Chris [Davis] and the folks at Midwest Sheet Metal really go out of their way to support dirt track racing, and to have them join our tour as a marketing partner is a big honor,” said CCSDS CEO, Chris Ellis. “It’s companies like Midwest Sheet Metal that makes it possible for series like ours to exist. I hope that racers and fans will support them whenever possible.”
For Davis, becoming a sponsor of the CCSDS seemed like a natural fit.
“It’s no secret that I’m a huge race fan, and I just like doing whatever I can to support racing,” Chris Davis noted. “I’ve heard a lot of good things over the past few years about the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, so we made the decision to become involved. I wish all of the racers the best of luck this season, and I can’t wait to see, who is still running that orange spoiler at the end of the year!” >>Read More
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Heads to Hammer Hill this Saturday
Beebe, Arkansas (04/10/17) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil will head to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) for the first time in 2017 this Saturday, April 15.
Heading into this weekend’s events the point’s battle is ultra tight throughout the Top 10 with two-time and defending champion, Jack Sullivan leading the way. Kyle Beard, Zach McMillan, Garrett Alberson, Jon Mitchell, BJ Robinson, Tanner Kellick, Robert Baker, Hunter Rasdon, Brandon Wilson, and Gavin Landers are in close pursuit. The next spots in the point battle are occupied by Joe Gorby, Austin Theiss, David Payne, Chandler Petty, and Jonathan Rowan.
In the Rookie of the Year battle, Zach McMillan holds the top spot over Tanner Kellick and Brandon Wilson.
Saturday’s $2,500-to-win/$400-to-start event at I-30 Speedway comes with great anticipation. The ¼-mile oval saw new clay and a new configuration installed in the off-season, and early in the 2017 season the track has been receiving great reviews from fans and racers alike.
In 2016 Jack Sullivan claimed a pair of series’ wins at the facility, while Garrett Alberson and Kyle Beard each scored a single win. Mother Nature was also victorious on a single occasion.
This Saturday, April 15 will see a complete CCSDS program contested, which will include time trials, heat races, b-mains, and the 40-lap finale. IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks, Factory Stocks and Mod-Lites will also be a part of the program. Adult grandstand admission is $15 with kids (6-12 years-of-age) $1 when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30. For more information on the facility, please visit www.I-30Speedway.com .
Kyle Beard Bests Lone Star Speedway CCSDS Foes
Kilgore, Texas (04/01/17) – For the second night in a row a two-time COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil champion was in Victory Lane. One night after Jack Sullivan topped the series action, Trumann, Arkansas native Kyle Beard found himself in the winner’s circle. The pilot of the #86 Black Diamond Super Late Model claimed the $3,000 triumph as the tour made its debut at Lone Star Speedway.
Beard wired the field from the New Vision Graphics Pole Position n in the 40 lapper, but the first half of the race found the leader having to keep fellow front-row-starter, Jon Mitchell at bay. In the late stages of the event at the 3/8-mile oval Beard would be able to stretch his advantage en route to his 13th career victory with the series. Mitchell, Garrett Alberson, Zach McMillan, and Jack Sullivan completed the Top-5 finishers. >>READ MORE
Cadillac Jack Tops CCSDS Opener at Timberline
Corley, Texas (03/31/17) – Two-time and defending COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil champion started the 2017 season on Friday night with a bang by scoring the $2,000 victory in the opener at Timberline Speedway.
Sullivan surged forward from the 3rd-starting spot in his Central Arkansas Pest Services #18 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine entry to claim the 17th series win of his career in the 35-lap affair. New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter, B.J. Robinson finished in the runner-up position with 2017 Rookie of the Year candidate, Zach McMillan completed the podium. Kyle Beard and Tanner Kellick rounded out the Top-5 finishers.
In preliminary action for the 24-car field B.J. Robinson won Black Diamond Chassis Heat Race #1, while Zach McMillan won Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2. KARR Transportation Heat Race #3 was won by Jack Sullivan. >>READ MORE
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Opens 2017 this Weekend
Beebe, Arkansas (03/28/17) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil launches into the 2017 season this weekend with a Texas two-step.
The lid gets lifted on Friday night at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas). On Saturday evening the tour makes its debut at Sam Hafertepe’s Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas).
Fresh off his second-straight title, Jack Sullivan will lead the series regulars into battle. Off the heartbreak of losing the 2016 CCSDS title in the final event, Hunter Rasdon returns with a new focus on getting his first-series crown.
Other early-season contenders include two-time CCSDS champion, Kyle Beard as well as former CCSDS champion Jon Mitchell. Chandler Petty, Austin Theiss, David Payne, Jonathan Rowan, Garrett Alberson, and BJ Robinson have thrown their names into the hat to start the season as well.
Texas racer, Zack McMillan has voiced an intent to contend for the Rookie of the Year title along with Arkansan Brandon Wilson and Louisiana racer, Tanner Kellick. A handful of other drivers have voiced their intent as well and will have until the third weekend of competition to declare rookie status.
The season opens on Friday, March 31 at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) with a $2,000-to-win/$350-to-start, 30-lap event. Austin Rettig was victorious in the sole visit to the oval in 2016. Factory Stocks, Limited Modifieds, Super Stocks, and FWD 4 Cylinders will also be part of the program. Gates open at 5 pm. with racing action at 8 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults with kids (12-and-under) FREE. Pit admission is $35. For more information on the event, please visit www.TimberlineSpeedway.com .
On Saturday, April 1 the tour enters unfamiliar territory as it sanctions its first-ever event at Lone Star Speedway (Kilgore, Texas). The program will be headlined by a $3,000-to-win/$450-to-start, 40-lap finale at the 3/8-mile oval. All non-qualifiers with the CCSDS will receive $150. Also in action will be Modifieds, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders. Adult grandstand admission is $20 with senior citizens $15 and kids (6-11 years of age) $5. Pit passes are $35. Pit gate opens at 3 p.m. with grandstand gates at 5 p.m. The driver’s meeting is at 6:15 p.m. with hot laps and racing action to follow. For more information on the facility, please visit www.LoneStarSpeedway.com .
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series is excited to welcome several new marketing partners to the tour for 2017. >>Read More
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series News and Notes for 2017
Beebe, Arkansas (02/14/17) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is busily preparing for the 2017 racing season.
As the tour sets its sights on its most ambitious slate to date, officials are finalizing the 2017 rule book. While the final set of specs will be released within the next week or two, several revisions and clarifications have already been released.
Front tires for all races will now be Hoosier 1350. The rear tire rule will remain the same as it was in 2016.
Due to co-sanctioned events with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) point racers and those wishing to participate in the Bad Boy 98 and COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway must meet all Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) requirements.
However, there will be some concessions for racers, who will only run CCSDS stand-alone events in 2017. The following clarifications and rules will apply.
1. Fire suppression systems will be required on all cars, but there will be a three-race weekend grace period allowed for teams to install the systems. In addition, the series will also allow mechanical fire suppression systems. However, the automated system is highly recommended.
2. Nightly inspections of all racecars will allow CCSDS officials to address fuel cells and seats. These will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Again the series will allow a transition period for those who may need it.
3. In regards to the new rules on left-rear suspension and weight, the series will address these issues in pre and post-race inspections on a nightly basis. Series officials will make sure there are not improper components and that they are not exceeding what is allowable by rules. Podium finishers will be checked thoroughly after the feature each night.
4. The CCSDS will continue to test tires as they have in the past and will utilize the sniffer as well.
In other news, long-time engine builder and CCSDS supporter, Jim Kuntz has announced that he is retiring after more than 50 years in the motorsports industry. During this time, he has sponsored the Rookie of the Year award for the MARS Super Late Models during the Mooney Starr era as well as ten years with the CCSDS. To date the Arkansas businessman has spent over $60,000 alone on Rookie of the Year programs.
To honor Kuntz, the CCSDS Rookie of the Year trophy will now be known as the Jim Kuntz Trophy. In addition, the CCSDS event at I-30 Speedway on August 5 will be named the Jim Kuntz Tribute. More details will be released soon.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil recently unveiled the initial edition of their 2017 schedule.
The season opens with a doubleheader on March 31 and April 1 at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas). For more information on the 2017 schedule, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Releases 2017 Working Schedule
Beebe, Arkansas (11/29/16) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is proud to release the working version of their 2017 slate.
"In the 11 years that I’ve been running the series, I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for a season than I am for 2017,” said CCSDS CEO, Chris Ellis. “This schedule that we’ve put together is really exciting. Not only are we returning to our mainstays, but we also will visit some new tracks. Plus, I’m excited to announce that all of our Saturday night shows will pay at least $2,500 to win.”
The 2017 working schedule makes its debut with 27 nights of racing, spanning 24 events at 13 different facilities. The season opens with a doubleheader on March 30 and April 1 at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas).
The April 1 date at LoneStar Speedway will mark the series’ first-ever appearance at the 3/8-mile oval. Another LoneStar Speedway date will bookend the schedule as the series sanctions the annual Topless Turkey Nationals at the facility on November 25.
Other new tracks on the tour in 2016 include Boothill Speedway (Shreveport, Louisiana), which will host dates on July 8 and August 26.
The CCSDS competitors will once again go head-to-head with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) in a pair of events at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas). On April 7-8 the annual Bad Boy 98 will post a $20,000 top prize, while the 25th annual COMP Cams Topless 100 will see racers chasing a $40,000 winner’s check on August 18-19.
“We still have another 3-4 events that will likely be added to the schedule, but we wanted to give racers and fans a glimpse into what we have working so far,” noted Ellis. “I definitely want to thank everyone, who supports our series. Without the fans, the racers, and the sponsors there’s no way we could be preparing for our 11th season. It’s almost hard to believe that we will sanction our 200th event this season.”
Companies, who are interested in becoming a marketing partner with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, are encouraged to please contact Chris Ellis at 870-584-6492.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire South, Kuntz and Co. Racing Engines, New Vision Graphics, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Henryetta Ford, Black Diamond Chassis, Mark Martin Powersports, Arctic Cat, Wilwood, Allen Manufacturing, Boston's Sports Bar and Restaurant, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Woodco, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mid-State Golf Cars, Henryetta Ford, M&M Paint and Construction, Ronald Surrett Contracting, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood, Central Arkansas Pest Services and Keyser Manufacturing.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
2017 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Working Schedule
31 – Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) - $2,000-to-win
1 – Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) - $3,000-to-win
7-8* – Bad Boy 98: Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) - $20,000-to-win
15 – I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) - $2,500-to-win
5 – Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, Arkansas) - $2,000-to-win
6 – Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) - $2,500-to-win
12 – Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) - $2,000-to-win
13 – Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) - $2,500-to-win
2 – TBA
3 – TBA
10 – I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) - $5,000-to-wn
23 – TBA
30 – Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) - $2,000-to-win
1 – Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) - $2,500-to-win
2 – Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi - $2,000-to-win
8 – Boothill Speedway (Shreveport, Louisiana) - $2,500-to-win
28 – Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) - $2,000-to-win
29 – TBA
4 – TBA
5 – I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) - $2,500-to-win
18-19* – COMP Cams Topless 100: Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) - $40,000-to-win
26 – Boothill Speedway (Shreveport, Louisiana) - $2,500-to-win
1 – Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas) - $3,000-to-win
2 – Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) – $2,500-to-win
3 – Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) - $2,500-to-win
9 – TBA
10 – TBA
20-21 – Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana) - TBA
25 – Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas) - $5,000-to-win
*Co-sanctioned with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS)n (MLRA)