Nabs Top Five in Late Model Knoxville Nationals!
15, 2019) The #40b team made the trek west to the
Hawkeye State of Iowa from September 12-14 for the 16th edition
of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day
crown jewel event drew 55 competitors to the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
Marion County fairgrounds speedplant and action kicked off with
a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night
in the weekend lid lifter, Kyle Bronson ran fifth in his heat race,
third in his B-Main and eighteenth in the 25-lap main event. At
Knoxville on Friday evening in a similar show, Kyle placed fourth
in his heat race and third in his B-Main prior to blasting past
ten competitors during the 25-lapper to land in the thirteenth finishing
By virtue of racking up the twentieth best point night,
Kyle earned the rights to the outside of the tenth row for the start
of Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The Brandon, Florida ace was on the move early and often throughout
the contest and eventually guided his #40b XR1 Rocket Chassis to
a stellar fifth place effort behind only $40,000 victor Jimmy Owens,
Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O'Neal, and Devin Moran. Kyle now finds
himself ninth in the latest version of the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series point standings. You can read more about each of the
three shows from Knoxville Raceway by pointing your web browser
Bronson on Podium in World 100 Prelim at Eldora!
8, 2019) Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) descended
upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
5-7 for the 49th edition of the 'World 100,' which kicked off with
a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday
night in the weekend lid lifter, Kyle Bronson ran fourth in his
heat race, but unfortunately broke a carburetor stud early in the
25-lap sprint and retired in the twenty-fourth position. At the
1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday evening, Kyle finished
second in his heat race and later blasted up to third to land on
the podium in the 25-lapper behind only victor Jonathan Davenport
and runner-up Darrell Lanigan.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E,"
a record crowd was in attendance and all eyes were focused on who
would pick up the whopping $52,000 payday in the 'World 100.' Kyle
nabbed the second transfer spot through his stacked heat race to
earn the inside of the fifth row for the start of the 100-lap crown
jewel headliner. At the end of the feature distance, the Brandon,
Florida ace found himself thirteenth in the final rundown. Complete
results from the most prestigious event in the Dirt Late Model industry
can be located by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
a Solid Seventh at Ponderosa and Portsmouth
2, 2019) The #40b team headed to Ponderosa Speedway
in Junction City, Kentucky, Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio, and Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia from
August 30-September 1 for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
throwdowns. On Friday night in the 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa,
Kyle Bronson ran fourth in his heat race and later climbed to seventh
in the final rundown of the $12,000 to win main event.
Another $12,000 top prize was up for grabs on Saturday
evening in the 'Bob Miller Memorial' at PRP and Kyle finished second
in his loaded heat race prior to slipping back to seventh in the
50-lapper. On Sunday in the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler
County, Kyle placed second in heat race action prior to being paid
for a fifteenth place showing following 100 green flag laps in the
$30,000 to win mega-event. Complete results from the Labor Day weekend
triple shot can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bronson Competes in Lucrative Dirt Million
25, 2019) The 2nd Annual 'Dirt Million' took center
stage in the Dirt Late Model world from August 22-24, as the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the crown jewel spectacular
at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. A pair of $10,000
to win preliminary duels kicked off the three-day weekend in the
Buckeye State and Kyle Bronson fell to sixteenth in Thursday's 30-lap
opener, while he placed seventeenth in the final finishing order
of Friday night's 30-lapper. Gunning for the whopping $101,626 paycheck
in Saturday evening's annual 'Dirt Million,' Kyle unfortunately
could not find a way into the 100-lap headliner after finishing
fifth in his heat race, seventh in his B-Main, and fourteenth in
the Non-Qualifiers Race. Full results from throughout the 'Dirt
Million' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Advances Seven Positions in Topless 100
18, 2019) The next event on the schedule for Kyle
Bronson was the 27th Annual 'Topless 100,' which ran from August
15-17 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. In
the two $5,000 to win preliminary shows, which were sanctioned by
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Kyle unfortunately missed
out on Thursday night's 30-lap feature event and placed twenty-first
in the final finishing order of Friday evening's 30-lapper. After
grabbing the third and final transfer spot through Saturday's consolation
race, Kyle rolled off starting twenty-first on the grid in the 100-lap
headliner. During the course of the $40,000 to win 'Topless 100,'
the Brandon, Florida ace advanced past seven competitors on his
way to a fourteenth place showing in the crown jewel extravaganza.
He still finds himself tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings. Complete results can be located by clicking on
Bronson Busy Over North/South 100 Weekend
11, 2019) Following a couple of idle weekends on
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, the popular national
touring series took the #40b team to Florence Speedway from August
8-10 for the 37th edition of the 'North/South 100.' The three-day
extended weekend in Union, Kentucky drew 53 entrants to the 1/2-mile
speedplant to do battle in the crown jewel extravaganza. On Thursday
night in the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout,' Kyle Bronson
placed fifth in his loaded heat race, but was later forced to take
an emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lap feature
event. During the course of the weekend lid lifter, Kyle worked
his way past eleven competitors en route to a fifteenth place showing.
At Florence on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat
races, Kyle won his first heat race of the night before placing
fourth in his final prelim. After accumulating the eighth most passing
points, Kyle rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in Saturday's
$50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' The Brandon, Florida ace unfortunately
brought out two caution flags during the 100-lap headliner, but
soldiered on to post a sixteenth place effort. Kyle now finds himself
tenth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting
Florence. Full results from the entire weekend in the Commonwealth
of Kentucky can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Tenth in USA Nationals Prelim at Cedar Lake
4, 2019) One of the biggest crown jewel events of
the year - the 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' - was the focus of the
Dirt Late Model world from August 1-3 at the renowned Cedar Lake
Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The lucrative three-day weekend
started on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary event, which drew
45 entrants to the Badger State oval. Kyle Bronson grabbed the fourth
and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to steering
past four competitors during the 30-lap sprint en route to posting
a solid tenth place showing.
In Friday's double set of qualifying heat races, Kyle
ran fourth in his first heat race and fifth in his final prelim
of the evening. After grabbing the second transfer spot through
his B-Main on Saturday, Kyle rolled off from the outside of the
tenth row in the 100-lap crown jewel main event. The Brandon, Florida
ace was then battling hard for a solid finish in the $50,000 to
win 'USA Nationals,' but was unfortunately caught up in a late race
(lap 98) incident and relegated to a seventeenth place effort. Complete
results from each of the three days at Cedar Lake Speedway can be
accessed by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com.
Tire Helps Derail Impressive PDC Run for Bronson
28, 2019) Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) headed to Lincoln
Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in downtown
Fairbury, Illinois from July 25-27. On Thursday night in a return
trip to Lincoln for the final 24 circuits of the rain-postponed
$5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals show, Kyle Bronson unfortunately
went for a wild rollover and was officially placed twelfth in the
final finishing order. At FALS over the weekend in the 30th edition
of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Kyle moved up to grab the fourth
and final transfer spot through his $2,500 to win qualifying feature
on Friday night to earn the outside of the seventh row for the start
of Saturday's 100-lap PDC. The Brandon, Florida star then looked
poised to be a contender for the $30,000 top prize, as he vaulted
up to third in the running order at one point, but a flat tire on
lap 79 helped relegate him to a sixteenth place showing. Full results
from the last three nights can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Continues Lucas Oil Season in Silver Dollar Nat'ls
21, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for the #40b team
was a trip to the Cornhusker State, as the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar
Nationals' from July 18-20 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska.
On Thursday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Malvern Bank Go 50,'
Kyle Bronson placed seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main,
and fourteenth in the 50-lap main event. In Friday's double set
of qualifying heat races, Kyle ran fourth in his first heat race
and fifth in his final prelim of the evening. After grabbing the
second transfer spot through Saturday's consolation event, the Brandon,
Florida ace wound up eighteenth in the final rundown of the $53,000
to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Complete results from the action-packed
weekend at I-80 can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Twelfth in South Dakota; Sees Rain at Jackson...
17, 2019) Prior to tonight's washout at Jackson Motorplex
in Jackson, Minnesota, the Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) team found
themselves in the pit area at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen,
South Dakota on Tuesday night, July 16 for another round of Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. Kyle Bronson won his heat
race in preliminary action and later started the $10,000 to win
headliner from the inside of the second row. At the end of fifty
green flag laps in South Dakota, Kyle found himself in the twelfth
finishing position. Full results from last night's stop at Aberdeen
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bronson Follows Lucas Tour to Granite City & Wheatland
15, 2019) Kyle Bronson followed the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series tour to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from July 11-14 for
four high-profile series events. On Thursday night in the first
of two $12,000 to win programs at Granite City, Kyle ran second
in his heat race, but a broken axle late in the 50-lap feature distance
dropped him to seventeenth in the final finishing order. At Granite
City on Friday in another $12,000 to win show, Kyle placed seventh
in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main before utilizing a series
provisional and moving up to fourteenth in the 50-lapper.
The action quickly shifted west
to Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday evening for night one of the 'CMH
Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a $15,000 payday. Kyle finished
second in heat race action and later slipped back to thirteenth
in the final rundown of the 60-lap headliner. Another $15,000 top
prize was on the line in the final event of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals'
at Wheatland on Sunday. The Brandon, Florida ace ran second in his
heat race, but caught the wall near the halfway mark in the main
event and wound up being paid for a twenty-fifth place performance.
Kyle still finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings exiting last night's contest at Wheatland. Full
results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Closes Out Long Weekend with Sixth Place Showing
(July 8, 2019)
Despite a pair of rain-outs over the long Independence
Day holiday weekend, Kyle Bronson and his #40b team still entered
a trio of races in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Illinois
from July 3-7. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took Kyle Bronson
Motorsports to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Tyler
County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for a pair of $12,000
to win contests. On Thursday in the 'Independence 50' at PRP, Kyle
utilized a provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper, but was
making a charge through the field when a flat tire on lap 45 caused
him to finish seventeenth in the final finishing order. At Tyler
County on Friday in the 'Topless 50,' Kyle placed second in his
loaded heat race prior to winding up thirteenth in the 50-lap headliner.
The hectic weekend then wrapped
up on Sunday evening at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois, as the
DIRTcar Summer Nationals sanctioned a $5,000 to win throwdown. Kyle
earned Fast Time honors in "Hell Tour" qualifying and
later ran second in his heat race. After starting fourth on the
grid in the 40-lap feature, the Brandon, Florida ace slipped back
to sixth at the unfurling of the checkered flag to trail only victor
Mike Marlar, Brian Shirley, Rusty Schlenk, Frank Heckenast, Jr.,
and Bobby Pierce. Full results from each of these events can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com
Bronson Back on Lucas Oil Trail; Sees Rain at Lincoln
1, 2019) The Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) team - fresh
off their exciting victory mid-week in Illinois - returned to the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene in a pair of $12,000 to win
contests on June 28-29 at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
and Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. On Friday night at "The
Taz," Kyle Bronson was forced to utilize a provisional to gain
access into the 50-lapper, unloaded a back-up car, and blasted all
the way up to fourth in the running order before a late flat tire
helped relegate him to a fifteenth place showing. In the annual
'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence on Saturday evening, Kyle earned
Fast Time honors during qualifying prior to finishing seventh in
his stacked heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventeenth in
the 50-lap headliner, which ran caution-free from green to checkers.
A last minute decision then
took the #40b team to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois on Sunday,
June 30 for a DIRTcar Summer Nationals tilt, which boasted a $5,000
payday. Kyle knocked down the fifth fastest lap in his group during
time trials and later advanced up to third in his loaded heat race.
The Brandon, Florida ace then rolled off from the outside of the
fourth row in the 40-lap feature, but heavy rain showers wound up
canceling the race during a lap 16 caution period. There has been
no word yet on a possible outcome or rain date for the "Hell
Tour" battle. Full results from all three nights can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com
Busy on Hell Tour; Wins $7,500 at Granite City!
25, 2019) Kyle Bronson came out on top of a wild night
at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight to emerge
victorious for the first time on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour!
Kyle clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session prior to scoring a dominating heat race triumph. After redrawing
the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the
40-lap feature event, Kyle led a lap or two early in the distance
before an aggressive slidejob by good buddy Tyler Erb caused him
to hit the brakes or get stuffed into the fence. The Brandon, Florida
ace then repeatedly made bids for the lead throughout the rough-and-tumble
contest before gaining ground for what would be a wild white-flag
lap. Kyle got a major run on the pacesetter Erb coming down the
backstretch on the final circuit and returned the favor - from earlier
in the race - with an aggressive slider getting into turn three.
The 29-year-old driver survived the melee to score the $7,500 windfall
ahead of Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard, and Rusty
Schlenk! (Rick Neff Photo)
(June 23, 2019) Yet another rain-out
on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour greeted the #40b KBM team today
at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana. The $5,000 to win program
at the Hoosier State bullring will not be rescheduled.
(June 22, 2019) A $10,000 top prize
was on the line in a "Hell Tour" battle tonight at Fairbury
American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A strong
field of 38 entrants poured into FALS and Kyle Bronson kicked off
the night by laying down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during
qualifying. Following a heat race triumph, Kyle led the first fifteen
circuits of the 50-lap main event. Unfortunately, a bent right rear
wheel caused a severe vibration and the Brandon, Florida ace eventually
retired late in the distance in the seventeenth position.
(June 21, 2019) With grounds already
saturated from strong storms and more rain expected throughout the
day, DIRTcar Summer Nationals officials announced that tonight's
$10,000 to win show at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
has been rained-out, but will be rescheduled for Tuesday, June 25.
(June 20, 2019) With the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series sitting idle this weekend, Kyle Bronson Motorsports
(KBM) will compete against the cars and stars of the DIRTcar Summer
Nationals in several upcoming events. The "Hell Tour"
took the #40b team to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois tonight
and 35 competitors piled into the pit area to do battle for the
$5,000 winner's check. Kyle Bronson timed in third fastest in Group
B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through
his heat race. After starting tenth on the grid in the 40-lapper
and getting caught up in an opening lap tangle, Kyle salvaged an
eleventh place performance at the Land of Lincoln oval.
Bronson Starts Tripleheader with $10,000 Triumph!
15, 2019) The lucrative tripleheader weekend with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series wrapped up tonight in the 'Big Daddy
60' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. Kyle Bronson
finished a strong second in his heat race and later rolled off from
the outside of the third row in the $15,000 to win feature event.
At the completion of the 60-lap affair, Kyle was paid for a sixteenth
place outing at the Volunteer State speedplant.
(June 14, 2019) A day after the big
win last night at Fayetteville, the #40b team rolled into the renowned
Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina tonight to do battle
with the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
for a $12,000 paycheck. Kyle Bronson ran fifth in his stacked heat
race prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through the B-Main.
During the course of the 50-lap feature, Kyle was able to gain five
positions on his way to a fourteenth place showing.
13, 2019) Kyle Bronson picked up his first Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series win of the season and his fifth victory overall
tonight in the 'Wayne Gray Sr. Memorial' at Fayetteville Motor Speedway
in Fayetteville, North Carolina! Kyle laid down the second quickest
lap in Group B during qualifying prior to recording a heat race
triumph. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in
the 50-lap feature event, Kyle survived the rough-and-tumble racing
surface and grabbed the point from Jonathan Davenport on the 31st
circuit. The Brandon, Florida standout led all but one lap after
that to pocket the $10,000 top prize over Brandon Overton, Tyler
Erb, Hudson O'Neal, and Jonathan Davenport!!! (Heath