COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Night of Champions Recap
Little Rock, Arkansas (01/30/16) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil hosted their 2015 Night of Champions banquet on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Holiday Inn at the Airport sponsored by Boston’s Restaurant and Pizza.
A packed room of racers, promoters, crews, and fans enjoyed a great night of fun as the top performers from the 2015 CCSDS campaign were recognized for their accomplishments.
Greenbrier, Arkansas competitor, Jack Sullivan, was crowned as the series' champion for the for the first time in his career, while Gavin Landers was recognized as the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year.
The balance of the top ten in the final series standings were recognized, which included Kyle Beard, Gavin Landers, Tommy Surrett, Shannon Scott, David Payne, Clay Fisher, Chandler Petty, Brandon Smith, and BJ Robinson.
Jack Sullivan was presented with the GRT Race Cars Heat Race Award as he won seven heats in 2015, which was more than other driver. Sullivan also claimed the New Vision Graphics Pole Award for earning three pole positions during the course of the season. In addition, he was presented with the COMP Cams Winner’s Circle Award for winning more drivers than any other competitor with three triumphs.
The always charismatic, Sullivan addressed the crowd.
“This is a great bunch of folks to race with, and I’ve had a lot of fun being a part of the series this year,” said Sullivan. “Hopefully we can win even more races next year and grab another title.”
The Mark Martin Automotive Crew Chief of the Year Award was presented to Jarrod Grider, who turned wrenches for Gavin Landers and Double L Motorsports throughout the season.
CCSDS CEO, Chris Ellis addressed the crowd as he recapped an amazing 2015 campaign. He also looked into the future to talk about an even bigger 2016 season.
“We currently have 24 nights of racing scheduled for this season with a couple of additional tracks wanting events,” noted Ellis. “It’s both humbling and exciting to see how many tracks want to support what we doing with this series. I have to thank the sponsors, racers, and fans because without any of you there’s no way we could be growing so nicely.”
Ellis informed attendees that the series is close to obtaining its own transponder system, which would improve event efficiency, while also allowing for flexibility in formats. In an effort to further grow the series, he also mentioned that a greater push for video, photos, and media from events is becoming a primary focus.
The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil recently unveiled the initial edition of their 2016 schedule.
The impressive slate makes its debut with twenty-four dates at thirteen facilities in six states. The lid will be lifted on the ninth season for the southeastern tour on April 1 at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) before sliding up the interstate to I-30 Speedway on Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday, April 2. For more information on the 2016 schedule, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Unveils 2016 Slate
Beebe, Arkansas (11/30/15) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil has unveiled the initial edition of their 2016 schedule.
The impressive slate makes its debut with twenty-two dates at thirteen facilities in six states. The lid will be lifted on the ninth season for the southeastern tour on April 1 at Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) before sliding up the interstate to I-30 Speedway on Little Rock (Arkansas) on Saturday, April 2.
The tour will co-sanction the annual Bad Boy 98 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Arkansas) with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on April 15-16, where a $20,000 top prize will be up for grabs. The spring special will mark the first of two co-sanctions with the LOLMDS in 2016 as the CCSDS racers will again join the national tour in co-sanctioning the 24th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 on August 19-20.
The 6th Annual Rockabilly 45 will be held August 5-6 at I-30 Speedway. The doubleheader includes a $2,000-to-win event on Friday evening, while Saturday night’s victor will be rewarded with a $4,000 check.
The Fourth of July weekend will take the CCSDS to the Magnolia State on July 1-3. The tripleheader includes a first-time trip to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) book-ended with events at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) and Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi).
Another tripleheader will bring the year to a close with the 2nd Annual Triple Crown being held September 2-4 with events at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas), Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), and Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi).
“We couldn’t be any more pleased with our 2016 schedule,” commented CCSDS CEO, Chris Ellis. “While there is a potential to add one or two more races, what we have in place now offers our fans and racers a solid slate of regional competition.”
Ellis concludes by noting, “I want to say a huge thanks to our racers, fans, tracks, and sponsors, who make our series possible. Without any of them we couldn’t do this.”
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
Clay Fisher Takes I-30 Speedway Win; Jack Sullivan Claims CCSDS Title
Little Rock, Arkansas (09/26/15) – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil put a wrap on the 2015 season on Saturday evening with the 9th Annual Midsouth Dirt Track Championship at I-30 Speedway. Dewitt, Arkansas racer,
It would be night of firsts at the ¼ mile oval. Clay Fisher emerged victorious for the first time in his career in CCSDS competition, while Jack Sullivan claimed his first-ever, CCSDS championship.
Danny Zimmerman from Wylie, Texas earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Award for the $3,000-to-win finale with Clay Fisher starting alongside. The drop of the green flag found Zimmerman jumping to the lead, but his time at the front would only last a single lap as Fisher charged to the top spot on the second circuit.
By lap 5 Fisher enjoyed a comfortable lead with Zimmerman, Kyle Beard, Jack Sullivan, and Ronny Adams in pursuit. Over the next several circuits the battle for the runner-up spot was fantastic with a trio of racers contending for the position.
A lap 13 caution for Tommy Surrett, who slowed on the front stretch regrouped the field. Fisher led Zimmerman, Beard, Sullivan, and Adams back to the green flag. Sullivan slipped off the backstretch, causing him to fall to 5th as Adams shot to the 2nd spot ahead of Beard and Zimmerman.
Despite a late-race caution that bunched the field again, Fisher raced away from the field to claim his first win. Sullivan rebounded to finish 2nd with Beard, Adams, and Jon Mitchell completing the top five.
“We’ve been trying for several years to get one of these wins so it feels awesome to finally get over the hump,” said Clay Fisher. “Thanks to my crew, my sponsors, and my fans for their great support.”
Greenbrier, Arkansas racer, Sullivan only had to enter the event to clinch his first-career title with the series.
“Chris Ellis and his staff run a top-notch operation with this series, and it’s an honor to get the championship this season,” said Sullivan. “We had a few ups and downs, but my team and sponsors stood behind me. Without them there’s no way I could’ve won this title.”
Batesville, Arkansas racer, Gavin Landers, claimed the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year title.
Danny Zimmerman won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Clay Fisher winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2.
The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award went to Gavin Landers, who advanced from the 11th starting spot to a 6th place finish. Tommy Surrett was the recipient of the Wilwood Tough Break of the Race Award.
This concludes the 2015 season for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil. The series would like to thank all of the racers, fans, crew members, and tracks for their support this year. Planning is already underway for the 2016 campaign. Keep your browsers pointed to www.COMPDirt.com for the latest news and updates.
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, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, 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, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.
For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series – September 26th, 2015
I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas)
1) Clay Fisher (Dewitt, AR)
2) Jack Sullivan (Greenbrier, AR)
3) Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
4) Ronny Adams (Greenwood, LA)
5) Jon Mitchell (Texarkana, TX)
6) Gavin Landers (Batesville, AR)
7) Danny Zimmerman (Wylie, TX)
8) Austin Rettig (Sikeston, MO)
9) Brandon Smith (Floral, AR)
10) David Payne (Cabot, AR)
11) Kanyan Methvin (Yellville, AR)
12) Joseph Long (Bryant, AR)
13) Hunter Duren (Flippin, AR)
14) Lynsee Provence (North Little Rock, AR)
15) Tommy Surrett (North Little Rock, AR)
16) Eddie Provence (East End, AR)
17) Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR)
GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 Winner: Danny Zimmerman
Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 Winner: Clay Fisher
Boston's Sports Bar & Restaurant B-Main Winners: NA
New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter: Danny Zimmerman
Wilwood Tough Brake of the Race Award: Tommy Surrett
Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger: Gavin Landers (11th-6th)
COMP Cams Top Performer: Clay Fisher
Leaders: Danny Zimmerman (1); Clay Fisher (2-35)
Red Flags: 0