Solid in 48th Annual World 100 at Eldora!
14, 2018) The rain-postponed 'World 100' took center stage
in the Dirt Late Model world on October 12-13 at the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Following yet another rain-out on Friday,
a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s kicked off a hectic day/night
doubleheader at the "Big E" on Saturday afternoon. Kyle
Bronson knocked down the tenth quickest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to running fifth in his loaded heat race. Following
a B-Main triumph, Kyle moved up one spot in the 25-lap daytime affair
to claim a sixteenth place showing.
At night, the sole focus of everyone in the pit area at the hallowed
1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant was on the 48th Annual 'World 100'
and capturing the whopping $51,000 winner's check, along with the
famous globe trophies. Kyle ran a strong second in his stacked heat
race to earn the outside of the sixth row for the start of the 100-lap
crown jewel extravaganza. During the "Biggest Dirt Race in
the World," the Brandon, Florida standout moved up to as high
as tenth in the running order before settling for a thirteenth place
effort. Full results from Eldora Speedway can be found online by
clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Bronson Suffers Mechanical Trouble Early at PPMS
8, 2018) The penultimate Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
event of 2018 took place from October 5-7 at the sprawling Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania, as the 30th
Annual 'Pittsburgher 100' drew 32 entrants to vie for the $20,000
top prize. On Friday night, Kyle Bronson laid down the thirteenth
quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to placing fifth
in his heat race. Following a washout of Saturday's action, Kyle
earned the fifth transfer spot through the B-Main on Sunday afternoon.
The Brandon, Florida ace then started the 100-lap headliner from
the inside of the eleventh row, but a hole in his radiator hose
caused him to pull pitside after only 36 circuits. Kyle was relegated
to a twenty-first place effort at the monster 1/2-mile speedplant
and still sits thirteenth in the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from PPMS can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Battles Bad Luck in Peach State of Georgia...
1, 2018) Kyle Bronson, of Brandon, Florida, was in the
pit area at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia on September 29-30 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series tilts. On Saturday night in the annual 'Dixie
Shootout,' which paid $12,000 to the winner, Kyle unfortunately
missed out on the 50-lap feature event after finishing eighth in
his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main. In the $10,000 to
win 'Rome Showdown' on Sunday evening, Kyle unfortunately suffered
engine troubles prior to hot laps and drove Blake Spencer's backup
#6 machine for the rest of the night. Kyle then placed eighth in
his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and twentieth in the 50-lapper.
Complete results from both weekend races in the Peach State can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bronson Solid in 39th Annual Jackson 100
24, 2018) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season
winding down quickly, the cars and stars of the popular national
touring series rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in
Brownstown, Indiana on September 21-23 for the 39th Annual 'Jackson
100.' On Friday night, Kyle Bronson started his weekend by laying
down the sixth quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session.
After Saturday was washed out due to inclement weather, Kyle earned
the second transfer spot through his heat race on Sunday afternoon.
The Brandon, Florida ace then started the $20,000 to win headliner
from the inside of the fourth row and eventually wound up thirteenth
in the final finishing order after 100 green flag circuits. Full
results from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be accessed online
Earns Top Ten in Knoxville Nationals Prelim!
16, 2018) Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) made their way
to the Hawkeye State on September 13-15 for the 15th Annual 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' at the storied Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa. The action started at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked
speedplant with a pair of preliminary shows - each of which paid
$7,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Kyle Bronson ran fifth
in his heat race and second in the B-Main, but later suffered terminal
motor problems on lap eight and retired in the twenty-third position
of the 25-lap main event. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Kyle placed
fifth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and tenth in the 25-lapper
after passing eleven competitors!
By virtue of racking up the eleventh highest point
total during preliminary competition, Kyle earned the right to the
inside of the sixth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown
jewel extravaganza. Unfortunately, Kyle was caught up in a wreck
shortly following the halfway mark in the $40,000 to win 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' and he was forced to retire
in the twenty-seventh spot. Full results from the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series biggie can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
Weekend at Eldora Speedway for KBM Team...
9, 2018) Kyle Bronson was one of the 101 entrants that
piled into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
6-8 to compete in the 48th edition of the 'World 100.' Things kicked
off on Thursday night - actually the wee hours of Friday morning
after a long rain delay - with a pair of Twin 25 programs, each
of which paid $10,000 to the winner. Kyle knocked down the forty-second
lap overall during qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final
transfer spot through his heat race. KB then picked off three competitors
during the 25-lapper to secure a thirteenth place showing in night
one at the "Big E." Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25s and
Saturday's prestigious 'World 100,' which was scheduled to boast
a $51,000 windfall, both fell victim to the rainy remnants of Tropical
Storm Gordon and have been postponed until October 12-13. Full results
from Thursday's start to the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed
by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Shows Speed Throughout Labor Day Weekend
3, 2018) The #40b team headed to the states of Kentucky,
Ohio, and West Virginia with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
from August 31-September 2 for a trio of pivotal point battles.
At Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on Friday night,
Kyle Bronson earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session
and won his heat race, but later wound up seventeenth in the final
finishing order in the rain-shortened $12,000 to win main event
when his left rear tire blew out just before it started raining.
In the $12,000 to win 'Bob Miller Memorial' at Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, Kyle was the quickest
qualifier in Group B, won his heat race, and led the first 12 circuits
in the 50-lapper before breaking a birdcage on lap 33, which dropped
him to a disappointing sixteenth place performance. On Sunday in
the annual 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne,
West Virginia, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday, Kyle placed
third in his stacked heat race prior to finishing twelfth in the
100-lap affair. Full results from the triple shot of racing action
can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Bronson Bags Top Ten in Dirt Million Duel on Friday
26, 2018) All eyes in the Dirt Late Model world were fixated
on the inaugural running of the 'Dirt Million' on August 24-25 at
Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day spectacular, which started
with a pair of $10,000 to win 'Dirt Million' duels on Friday night.
Kyle Bronson ran fifth in his stacked heat race, but later captured
the victory in his B-Main to gain access into his 30-lap duel. Kyle
then worked his way past eight competitors during the contest to
record a solid tenth place showing.
When Saturday evening rolled around at the pristine
Buckeye State speedplant, Kyle wound up fourth in his heat race
and sixth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Kyle was unable to make
the start in the 100-lap 'Dirt Million,' which paid over $202,000
to winner Earl Pearson, Jr. He still sits fourteenth in the latest
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings exiting Mansfield.
Complete results from the lucrative 'Dirt Million' weekend can be
found online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
Back in Lucas Oil Action in North/South 100 Week
12, 2018) Kyle Bronson and Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM)
spent August 8-11 at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky,
as the Cincinnati-area speedplant played host to a lucrative four-day
stretch of racing action sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series. In Wednesday's $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial,'
Kyle won his heat race and later led the first five circuits of
the rain-shortened feature event before a flat right rear tire helped
relegate him to a twelfth place effort. On Thursday night in the
'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner, Kyle ran
fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twentieth in
At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat
races with combined passing points were held to help set the lineups
for Saturday's $50,000 to win 'North/South 100.' Kyle placed sixth
in his first heat race of the night and third in his final prelim.
Following a B-Main triumph in front of a huge crowd on Saturday,
Kyle rolled off from the outside of the ninth row in the 100-lap
crown jewel main event. The Brandon, Florida ace unfortunately suffered
another flat tire on lap 76 of the headliner and eventually wound
up seventeenth in the final finishing order of the 'North/South
100.' Complete results from the long week at Florence Speedway can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Week in Badger State for Kyle Bronson Motorsports
4, 2018) Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight
in the finale of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake
Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's check had the attention
of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Kyle Bronson
started tenth on the grid in the 100-lap crown jewel main event
and had a solid showing in the extra-distance affair by finishing
in the twelfth spot.
(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action
for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening
at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first
time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of
heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups
for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Kyle Bronson won his
first heat race of the night before placing fifth in his final prelim.
By virtue of accumulating the tenth most passing points, Kyle will
roll off from the outside of the fifth row in tomorrow's 100-lap
(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition
of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made
their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border
for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Kyle Bronson unloaded a
brand-new XR1 Rocket Chassis and promptly qualified sixth fastest
in Group A during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time
trials before running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling
off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap feature event,
Kyle fought hard for a top ten showing before eventually netting
a thirteenth place effort.
(July 30, 2018) A very short turnaround
greeted the #40b team following the big PDC weekend, as they were
in the pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the
action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to gun
for the $10,000 windfall. Kyle Bronson was unfortunately unable
to transfer into the 50-lap main event after running sixth in his
heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
Moves Up Inside of Top Five in PDC; Breaks J-Bar...
29, 2018) Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) made their way
to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois
from July 27-28 for the 29th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday
night, Kyle Bronson toured FALS fifth quickest in Group A during
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and later
placed second in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature behind only
prelim winner Chris Simpson. After drawing the sixth starting spot
for Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Kyle climbed
up inside of the top five early in the 100-lapper and was biding
his time to make a late charge to the front. Unfortunately, a broken
j-bar on lap 64 ended his strong run and dropped him to twenty-fourth
in the final finishing order. Complete results from the PDC weekend
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Week in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska
21, 2018) The 'Silver Dollar Nationals' wrapped up tonight
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska and all eyes were solely
fixated on the whopping $53,000 payday that was on the line in the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie. Kyle Bronson started eighteenth
on the feature grid and had a solid run going in the 80-lapper until
he hooked the berm and got into the wall on lap 67. He wound up
being paid for a twenty-first place performance in the 8th edition
of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.'
(July 20, 2018) Preliminary action
for the 8th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place earlier
tonight at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with two rounds
of heat races providing passing points that set the lineups for
Saturday's main event. Kyle Bronson ran seventh in his first heat
race of the evening before claiming a win in his final prelim over
Chase Junghans, Hudson O'Neal, and Gregg Satterlee. By virtue of
accumulating the eighteenth most combined passing points in heat
race action, Kyle will start tomorrow night's $53,000 to win headliner
from the outside of the ninth row.
(July 19, 2018) A trip to I-80 Speedway
was next for Kyle Bronson, as the first night of the huge racing
weekend leading into the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place tonight
in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned
the 'Malvern Bank Go 50' and all eyes were fixated on the $10,000
paycheck. Kyle was on kill early, as he stopped the clock fourth
quickest in Group A during qualifying before scoring an impressive
win in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of
the second row in the 50-lap main event, Kyle fought hard for a
top ten showing and eventually slipped back to twelfth in the final
(July 18, 2018) Another $10,000 top
prize was up for grabs for Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) tonight
in a first-ever visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.
The pristine Gopher State facility played host to its first Super
Late Model race since 1988 and 24 competitors signed into the pit
area for the 'Sturdevant's Auto Parts 50.' Kyle Bronson posted the
nineteenth fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing
sixth in heat race action. KB then blasted all the way up to fifth
in the running order in the 50-lapper before settling for a strong
sixth place outing behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan
Davenport, Josh Richards, Bobby Pierce, and Brandon Sheppard!
(July 17, 2018) A very busy week
on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series calendar started tonight
at Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The 2nd Annual
'Bullet Sportswear Shootout' took place and the #40b team vied for
the $10,000 winner's check in the Tuesday night special. Kyle Bronson
logged the tenth quickest time overall during the qualifying session
and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting tenth in the 50-lap feature event, Kyle eventually
wound up fifteenth in the final finishing order.
Debuts XR1 Machine at Granite City and Wheatland
15, 2018) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the
Kyle Bronson Motorsports (KBM) team to a pair of venues in the states
of Illinois and Missouri over the July 13-14 weekend for two $12,000
to win throwdowns. On Friday evening in the 'NAPA Know How 50' at
Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Kyle Bronson ran fifth
in his loaded heat race, but later bent a lower control arm on his
new Rocket XR1 machine in the 50-lap feature to finish fourteenth
in the final rundown. At Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
on Saturday night in the annual 'Diamond Nationals,' Kyle placed
fourth in heat race action prior to knocking down a fifteenth place
performance in the 50-lapper. He still finds himself fourteenth
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results
from both weekend battles can be located by pointing your Internet
browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Bronson Back in a XR1 Rocket Chassis Starting Friday!
11, 2018) Following a thirteenth place effort against the
stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the 20th Annual
'Grassy Smith Memorial' last Friday night, July 6 at Cherokee Speedway
in Gaffney, South Carolina, Kyle Bronson and his #40b team made
their way to Shinnston, West Virginia this week to put together
a XR1 Rocket Chassis. Kyle plans to debut the new ride, which will
carry a primarily blue paint scheme similar to the one he had last
year when he drove Rocket cars, this weekend (July 13-14) in the
next two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
Up first will be a trip to Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois on Friday evening for the 'NAPA Know How 50.' The
doubleheader weekend will then wrap up on Saturday at the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri with the 12th edition
of the 'Diamond Nationals.' Both single-day shootouts will pay $12,000
to the winner and $1,000 just to start the 50-lap main event. Kyle
comes into the weekend fourteenth in the latest version of the heated
LOLMDS point standings - only 40 points out of twelfth and only
215 markers out of the top ten. More information on these races
can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.