Camden Motor Speedway
May 17, 2021
--- This past weekend, T.J. Herndon and the Dale’s Recycling team
stuck close to home and traveled to Camden Motor Speedway to compete in
their weekly program. With Dale having previous obligations, Herndon decided
to enter both the CRUSA class as well as testing the waters to see if the
POWERi super stock car could hang with Camden’s Hobby class rules
package. In the CRUSA class, Herndon started last in the heat and won to
start on the pole of the feature. In the feature Herndon pushed his car
to the lead and captured the win over the short field of just seven entries.
Following T.J. under the checkers were Justin Pugh, Hunter Runions, Colby
Brandon, Keaton Downing, Jeran Hudson with the #13 of Matthew Hill unable
to make the start.
In the Hobby class, Herndon would start the 2nd heat alongside
the #9 of R.J. Emison who consistently dominates the Hobby class at Camden.
Herndon managed to pull off the heat win and secured the outside pole starting
position in the final feature of the night. As the Hobby feature got underway,
the Atwood Outlaw capitalized on his front row starting position to grab
the point and lead a handful of opening laps. With track conditions being
as they were, it became apparent early on that Herndon’s POWERi package
had nothing for Emison as he passed Herndon and drove away to a comfortable
lead. At the conclusion of the feature, it would be Emison taking the win
followed by the #1 of the Atwood Outlaw in 2nd. Chasing Herndon to the stripe
would be Devin Bawcum, Marlin Cathey, Sean Norman, Kevin Smith, Eddie Hill,
Curtis Marquez, Thomas Dale with Billy Rushing failing to answer the bell.
For complete results and the latest news associated with Camden Motor Speedway,
log onto www.camdenspeedwaytn.com.
Joe Garrison Memorial
/ Bad Boy 98
10, 2021 --- This past weekend, the Dale’s Recycling
Race Team traveled to Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas
to compete in two separate shows with the POWERi super stock cars. On Friday
night, Herndon managed to make the best of a bad pill draw and 6th place
starting position in the eight-lap heat by finishing 2nd. After a top six
inversion draw, Herndon rolled to the feature green flag occupying the fourth
position. In the following twenty laps, the Atwood Outlaw and his teammate/car
owner, Dale Nelson ran nose to tail while separating themselves from the
rest of the field. At the conclusion of the first night of competition it
would be all #N1 for the win followed closely by teammate T.J. Herndon.
Chasing Herndon to the stripe would be Richie Tosh, Jason Winkle, Kris Lloyd,
William Scruggs, Jeremy Tharp, Justin Jarrett, Carl Murphy with Blake Schmidt
rounding out the top ten.
On Saturday night, Herndon once again had a terrible pill
draw yielding a 7th place starting spot in his qualifier. Unfortunately,
track conditions weren’t conducive for advancement in the heat and
Herndon was able to pass only one car sentencing him to a 11th place starting
spot in the feature event. As the 20 lap feature got underway, the Atwood
Outlaw immediately started his move toward the front. As the laps wound
down, Herndon had methodically worked his way to the front and made the
pass for 2nd just as his teammate crossed the stripe for his second win
in as many nights. Following Dale Nelson under the checkers would be the
Atwood Outlaw, Kris Lloyd, Donnie Miller, Jason Winkle, Chuck Knight, Richie
Tosh, Justin Jarrett, Hunter Duren with Lonnie Duncan rounding out the top
ten. For complete results and the latest news associated with Batesville
Motor Speedway, log onto www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.
You may also choose to watch both nights’ events by subscribing to
CRUSA Street Stock
3, 2021 --- This past weekend, the Dale’s Recycling
Race Team once again supported Camden Motor Speedway in their CRUSA street
stock series program. With ten cars on hand to compete, the class was split
into two heats for qualifying. After the pill draw, both Herndon and Nelson
would start last in their respective heats. Herndon managed to win his heat
and secure the pole starting position for the feature as Nelson made into
second locking him into the 4th starting spot. As the green flag waved over
the feature, the Atwood Outlaw wasted no time in seizing the point while
continuing to hustle the FikeFab chassis around the 3/8 mile clay oval.
At the conclusion of the fifteen lap main event, it would be all Atwood
Outlaw followed to the stripe by his Dale’s Recycling teammate Dale
Nelson in 2nd. Following Nelson under the checkers was Colby Brandon, Justin
Pugh, Hunter Runions, Jeran Hudson with Parker Neblett rounding out the
top seven. Charles Zimmerman failed to finish as Matthew Hill and Joseph
Hamm were unable to start the feature. For complete results and the latest
news associated with Camden Motor Speedway, log onto www.camdenspeedwaytn.com.
Golden Egg Spring
Nationals at Magnolia
26, 2021 --- This past weekend T.J. Herndon and crew traveled
to Magnolia Motor Speedway for the Golden Egg Spring Nationals. Herndon
chose to bring the Dale’s Recycling #N1 car to make sure that it was
on point for his car owner/teammate Dale Nelson. On Friday afternoon, Herndon
qualified fastest out of the 33 drivers on hand for the first night of the
two day event. The Atwood Outlaw went on to win the first of four qualifiers
which would place him on the pole of the main event alongside Alabama’s
Chad Winkles. Herndon wasted little time making his way to the point after
taking the #N1 Dale’s Recycling Special to the low groove. At the
conclusion of night one it would be it would be the Atwood Outlaw sweeping
the night for the $1,000 check after receiving $200 from “Them Minor
Boys” and Ace Portable Buildings for setting fast time as well as
$100 from Statement Racecars for laying down the fastest lap during the
twenty lap, caution free event. Following Herndon to the stripe would be
Mississippi driver Justin McRee. Trailing McCree was Patrick Lyon, Chad
Winkles, Chuck Thorne, Bo Minor, Lee Ray, Shay Knight, Spencer Hughes with
Trey Bright rounding out the top ten.
On Saturday evening, with the series making a decision to
change the qualifying format to group qualifying with a top six redraw,
Herndon qualified 1st in his group during the hot lap time trials but failed
to set overall fast time by .01 of a second. Herndon went on to finish 2nd
in his 8 lap qualifier placing him in the top six redraw to determine the
front three rows of the $3,000 to win 40 lap event. With Herndon planning
to pace himself for the first half of the race, he took the green and sprinted
to 3rd and started to count down laps. The first caution fell on lap twenty
about the time that the team had planned to start turning up the wick. On
the restart, Herndon was surprised when the second place car chose the inside
with the top clearly dominant at the time. As the field took the green,
McCree and Herndon rolled through turns one and two on the cushion and entered
the back straightaway inches off the wall and nose to tail. For some unknown
reason, the #01 car skated up the track making contact with the outside
line and spinning into the infield. The race continued under green for another
lap when the #01 car pulled onto the track bringing out a caution. During
the caution, officials somehow determined that Herndon was responsible for
the #01 spinning into the infield and sent the #N1 to the rear effectively
eliminating him from contention for the win. As laps wound down, the Atwood
Outlaw was feverously working traffic but failed to make it back to the
front before time expired. As the checkers brought the race to a close,
Justin McCree would be taking home the big check with the #01 of Patrick
Lyons finishing second. Lyons was followed to the stripe by Jamie Sudduth,
Spencer Hughes, Trey Bright, Trevor Woodard with T.J. Herndon salvaging
a solid top ten with a 7th place finish. Trailing Herndon was Lee Ray, Bo
Minor and Chuck Thorne rounding out the top ten.
For full results and all the latest news from this past weekend,
check out the website at www.magnoliadirt.com.
You can also watch the event on the following YouTube link; https://youtu.be/rgU70u0pmCM
with special thanks to Dave Chism with KDR Sports Media. You can see the
incident that took Herndon out of contention by pausing, blowing the image
to full screen and viewing frames 3:55, 3:56, 3:57.
CRUSA Street Stock
19, 2021 --- This past weekend, the Dale’s Recycling
Race Team took two cars to Camden Motor Speedway in Camden, TN to compete
in the weekly street stock program. In pill draw qualifying, Herndon would
start the heat in the 4th position out of the eight cars on hand to compete.
Herndon made his way to the point and secured the win while earning the
pole position starting spot for the feature event later in the evening.
In the main event, the Atwood Outlaw would take the point early while streaking
to a comfortable lead which he maintained the remainder of the night. Chasing
the Yeoman powered #1 to the stripe was the #11 of Hunter Runions followed
by Justin Pugh, Colby Brandon with the #N1 of Dale Nelson rounding out the
top five. For complete results, you can train your browser to www.camdenspeedwaytn.com.