A Rap Board for Race Fans
Welcome to Race Rap! A Rap Board for Race Fans
Top News
ARCA Remax Series News
Oct 20, 2017 -
Codie Rohrbaugh set to end season ARCA season on high note in Kansas finale

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 20, 2017 - Scott Running
Cory DiMatteo Scores SK Light Championship at Stafford in Rookie Season

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 20, 2017 - Scott Running
Duane Provost Captures 2nd Consecutive Limited Late Model Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 20, 2017 - Scott Running
Johnny Walker Claims 2nd Consecutive DARE Stock Track Championship at Stafford Motor Speedway

South Boston Speedway News
Oct 19, 2017 - Mike Smith
South Boston Speedway Unveils Solid 2018 Racing Schedule

OTHER News
Oct 18, 2017 -
How a Late Model test got Erik Jones discovered by NASCAR's Kyle Busch

OTHER News
Oct 18, 2017 -
Indiana race-car driver plows OVER his rival's vehicle

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Oct 18, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Jessica Dana Confident Heading to Southern National

The Plain Truth News
Oct 18, 2017 -
Today in The Plain Truth

The Plain Truth News
Oct 18, 2017 -
HEADLINES & STORIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

South Boston Speedway News
Oct 16, 2017 - Tony Stevens
MCCASKILL & NASSE VICTORIOUS AT SOUTH BOSTON; BERRY AND ROUSE CROWNED CHAMPS

Danbury Fair RaceArena News
Oct 14, 2017 - Al Robinson
Big Purses, Big Crowds Were The Norm At Danbury Racearena

Danbury Fair RaceArena News
Oct 14, 2017 -
The Danbury Fair Racearena 1981 YOU-tube Video Tribute

Danbury Fair RaceArena News
Oct 14, 2017 - Bob Barney
Bob Barney: I remember Kenny Webb as the greatest racer I ever knew

Danbury Fair RaceArena News
Oct 14, 2017 -
Danbury Racearena: Taking laps around memory lane

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 13, 2017 - Scott Running
Keith Rocco Captures Third Career SK Modified® Championship at Stafford

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 13, 2017 - Scott Running
Glen Reen Wins Stafford Late Model Track Championship

Pass Series Racing News
Oct 13, 2017 - Alan Deitz
Busy Weekend Set For Oxford Plains Heading Into PASS North Finale

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Oct 13, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Brandon Clements Chasing First Southern National Mini Stock Win

South Boston Speedway News
Oct 12, 2017 - Mike Smith
Second Generation Drivers With South Boston Speedway Ties

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Oct 12, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Matt Sever Enjoying Challenge of Competing at Southern National

OTHER News
Oct 6, 2017 -
Chick Returns to Winchester Speedway This Weekend with JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Oct 6, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Casey Roderick Going Bounty Hunting in First SNMP Start

South Boston Speedway News
Oct 6, 2017 - Mike Smith
South Boston Speedway Graduates Give Credit To Historic Track For Successful Racing Careers

South Boston Speedway News
Oct 6, 2017 - Mike Smith
South Boston Speedway Regulars Figure Time Is Right For CARS Tour Debut

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Oct 6, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Emily Day Making Jump to Legends Racing

Advertisement For RaceRap Customer News
Oct 4, 2017 -
VP RACING FUELS APPOINTS BRUCE HENDEL TO VICE PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICA SALES

The Plain Truth News
Oct 2, 2017 -
50+ DEAD AT VEGAS CONCERT MACHINE GUN SNIPER

The Plain Truth News
Oct 2, 2017 -
NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson opens the doors to his luxurious $14million West Village family pad

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 2, 2017 - Scott Running
Rufrano, Saunders, Walker, & Giordano Score Fall Final Saturday Feature Victories At Stafford Speedway

Stafford Motor Speedway News
Oct 2, 2017 - Scott Running
Rocco & Leary Score NAPA Fall Final Wins At Stafford Speedway

Orange County Speedway News
Oct 1, 2017 - Jim Cribbs
Unofficial Results, Orange County Speedway, Saturday, September 30

Southern Modified Race Tour News
Oct 1, 2017 -
BURT MYERS WINS SOUTHERN MODIFIED RACING SERIES FALL SPECTACULAR 75 AT HICKORY

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Sep 29, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Bandolero Champion Ethan Johnson Looks Ahead

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Series News
Sep 28, 2017 - Steve Post
Hickory Motor Speedway To Host Southern Modified Racing Series Saturday

Southern National Motorsports Park News
Sep 28, 2017 - Andy Marquis
Spooktacular Kicks Off Fall Schedule at Southern National

Nascar Nation Wide Series News
Sep 28, 2017 - Mike Smith
Henry County Logo To Be Featured On Hood Of Timothy Peters' Truck In Las Vegas 350 

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series News
Sep 26, 2017 -
Complete Nascar Results..... Martinsville 9/23/17

The Plain Truth News
Sep 26, 2017 -
Ratings tumble: NFL's Sunday Night Football sees an eight percent decline

The Plain Truth News
Sep 26, 2017 -
THE NATIONAL FELONS LEAGUE IS SPITTING ON AMERICA, NOT THE FANS


Please patronize our sponsors!
Advertise on RaceRap


Tamco Paint.Com NOW ONLINE

Legend
  4:18pm   Past Hour
  3:18pm   1-4 hrs old
  12:18pm   4-12 hrs
  4:18am   12-24 hrs
  4:18pm   Over 24 hrs
     Registered Key
     Referred Key
RaceRap News & Messageboard  Page topnews: Viewing Top News Article
   Viewing Top News Article
Driver & Team Press Releases

Driver & Team Press Releases News
Tough ‘March Through Dixie’ Doesn’t Get Josh Richards Down
Apr 1, 2007 - updated Apr 1st, 2007 3:35pm
Web posted by J.R. Racing PR.

--

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:March 28, 2007

Josh Richards was hoping that last weekend’s three-state, three-night 360 OTC World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘March Through Dixie’ would provide him a memorable birthday present.

Alas, things didn’t quite go according to plan for the rising young star known as ‘Kid Rocket,’ who turned 19 on March 22. But even after scoring just one top-10 finish and losing the tour points lead that he carried into the swing, Josh remained upbeat about the remainder of a season that figures to be the busiest of his career.

“It wasn’t a very good weekend for us,” said Josh, who won the 360 OTC WoO LMS Rookie of the Year award in 2005. “It seemed like my Dad and I really weren’t working together on stuff like we should have been, and it made for a rough weekend.

“You’re going to have weekends like that, though. We just have to put everything behind us and get ready for the next races.”

Josh was riding high entering the ‘March Through Dixie,’ which visited Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker, La., on Friday (March 23); Columbus (Miss.) Speedway on Saturday (March 24); and North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on Sunday (March 25). He won the 360 OTC WoO LMS season opener on Feb. 17 at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park and thus sat atop the point standings throughout the tour’s one-month break from action.

The good vibe continued when Josh celebrated his 19th birthday before heading south last Thursday; he ate cake baked by his mother at a family gathering that also included his uncle (dirt Late Model racer Robbie Scott) and aunt (Scott’s wife), both of whom celebrated birthdays last week.

But the party didn’t press on at Baton Rouge Raceway, where Josh fell short of duplicating his sterling performance last month in Florida.

Driving a Mark Richards Racing-owned Seubert Calf Ranches/Ace Metal Works/TSR-Tony Stewart Racing/Petroff Towing/MCB Motorsports Rocket Chassis No. 1 that had not seen action since Josh flipped it on Aug. 4, 2006, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., the Shinnston, W.Va., native struggled to get on track. He timed 24th-fastest in the 40-car qualifying session, then missed transferring to the A-Main through his heat by one spot.

A B-Main victory earned Josh the 18th starting spot for the ‘Battle on the Bayou 50.’ He moved forward in the feature event to finish a respectable eighth, but he had to fight hard to get there.

“We got ourselves behind in qualifying,” said Josh. “We recovered pretty well, but we had a big hole to climb out of.”

Josh maintained a share of the 360 OTC WoO LMS points lead after Baton Rouge, heading out the pit gate for the 350-mile trek to Columbus Speedway tied atop the standings with Clint Smith and Steve Francis.

Columbus, of course, held special promise for Josh, whose second career 360 OTC WoO LMS victory came there on Aug. 26, 2006. But another subpar time-trial effort on Saturday night (33rd among 48 drivers) led to a B-Main qualification, putting him 21st on the grid for the ‘Battle at the Bullring 50.’

The feature was rough going for Josh, who was involved in a turn-two tangle on lap four and pitted during caution periods on laps nine and 11. Perseverance got him into the top 10 as the race wound down, but a flat left-rear tire with two laps to go slowed his pace and left him with a 15th-place finish, one lap down to winner Billy Moyer.

In his first-ever start at North Alabama Speedway on Sunday night, Josh enjoyed his best time-trial effort of the weekend (ninth among 44 cars) and made the cut for the A-Main with a fourth-place finish in the first heat. But things went downhill in the ‘Alabama Assault 40’ headliner, during which Josh never got up to speed en route to a 15th-place finish, one lap down to winner Earl Pearson Jr.

“I hit a uke tire early and the (car’s) nose was dragging the whole race because of it,” said Josh, who also spun in turn two on lap 34 and made a quick pit stop. “It was one of those nights.”

Josh ended the ‘March Through Dixie’ ranked sixth in the 360 OTC WoO LMS point standings, trailing leader Clint Smith by 34 points. He will return to tour action on Fri., April 13, at New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway, followed by visits to Virginia Motor Speedway on Sat., April 14, and Lernerville Speedway on Tues., April 17.

“I didn’t feel as comfortable as I should have in the car all weekend,” said Josh, “so we have to take some time to get back to where we want before the next races.”

Josh’s next competitive action will come this Saturday night (March 31) at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway in the $10,000-to-win ‘Icebreaker,’ which is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.


Home  |  Contact

(c) Copyright 2017 RaceRap, LLC

[ Go To Top of Page ]

Tracksdie Weather


Driver Web Sites - Click Here

Advertisers







Tracks

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

RaceRap News & Photo Page
RaceRap News & Photo Page

Dillon Motor Speedway
Dillon Motor Speedway

Caraway Speedway
Caraway Speedway

Hickory Motor Speedway
Hickory Motor Speedway

Driver & Team Press Releases
Driver & Team Press Releases

Florence Motor Speedway
Florence Motor Speedway

Coastal Plains Raceway Park
Coastal Plains Raceway Park

Richmond International Raceway
Richmond International Raceway

Myrtle Beach Speedway
Myrtle Beach Speedway

Southside Speedway
Southside Speedway

Southern National Motorsports Park
Southern National Motorsports Park

Mountain View Speedway
Mountain View Speedway

Editorial

Lonesome Pine Raceway
Lonesome Pine Raceway

ACE Speedway
ACE Speedway

Wake County Speedway
Wake County Speedway

Carteret County Speedway
Carteret County Speedway



Series

Click Here for entire list of tracks and series

Pass Series Racing
Pass Series Racing

UARA Series
UARA Series

MiniStock Mayhem Series
MiniStock Mayhem Series

South East Limited Late Models Series
South East Limited Late Models Series


RaceRap, LLC

RaceRap