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July 19, 2021 --- After the POWRi Super Stock Series was called due to impending weather on Friday, T.J., Dale and the Dale’s Recycling Race Team made the pull to Camden Motor Speedway on Saturday evening. Herndon chose to compete in the Quicksilver series and Dale ask him to drive his street stock in the CRUSA weekly racing as well. Like always, Herndon was terrible at the pill draw starting last in both the CRUSA heat and the 2nd heat of the Quicksilver Series. In the qualifiers, Herndon advanced to win the CRUSA heat to take the pole starting position in the feature. Herndon also advanced to finish 2nd in the Quicksilver heat to cement a 4th place starting position in the Quicksilver main event.

Come feature time, Herndon continued to dominate the CRUSA event in the #N1 and stretched the lead to a full straightaway at the conclusion. Following the Atwood Outlaw under the checkers would be Justin Pugh, Keaton Downing, David Beall, Tammy McClaren with David Gentry and Hunter Runions retiring early with DNFs.

In the Quicksilver main event, Herndon made his way into 2nd in the early laps but by the time he moved to P-2, the #56 of Gentry had a sizable lead. In the remaining green flag laps, Herndon tried everything but failed to narrow the gap between he and Gentry. As the checkers waved over the field, it would be Gentry with the win followed by T.J. Herndon, Tony Cruse, Dale Nelson, Charles Zimmerman, Cody Hodges, Joe Hamm, Mat Hartman, Darrell Hartman with David Beall rounding out the top ten. For the latest news associated with the Quicksilver Street Stock Performance Series and Camden Motor Speedway log onto www.quicksilverseries.com or www.camdenspeedwaytn.com.


Quicksilver Summer Shootout

July 12, 2021 --- This past weekend, the Dale’s Recycling Race Team made their way to Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, TN to compete in a four day Quicksilver show under the banner of the Quicksilver Summer Shootout. The first night being Wednesday, Herndon qualified 3rd out of the twenty four cars on hand for the event. After taking the win in qualifier #3, Herndon was slated to roll off P3 in the main event of the evening. As the feature got underway, David Gentry assumed the point with the #1 of Herndon not far behind. Unfortunately, in the early laps, Gentry allowed his car to drift up into the front stretch wall a cut his right front tire down ending his night. From that point, the Atwood Outlaw assumed the lead where he would stay the remainder of the caution sprinkled event while taking the win on the first night of the Summer Shootout. Following Herndon to the stripe would be Hunter Blackwell, Tony Cruse, Greg Brown, Aaron Edwards, Cody Hodges, Charles Zimmerman, Bradley McGhee, with the #J3 of Joe Hamm rounding out the top ten.

On Thursday, Herndon buried himself deep in the field by timing in 11th while doing some testing in qualifying. Herndon was still poised for a recovery starting 2nd row outside in the second qualifier until promoters decided to change the format and run a feature only which would force Herndon to start 11th. The team seriously considered not running the feature given the amount of wrecks, cautions and damage that a heavy track at Clarksville is known for. The team ultimately decided to start the feature due to the fact that several fans had traveled over two hours to watch them on a week night. With good intentions of being extra cautious while making an advance, as predicted two cars got together a couple of laps in and blocked the track in the middle of turns three and four. Herndon spun his car to the infield to avoid piling into the melee and was instructed to go to the rear for avoiding the wreck. That decision by the officials helped Herndon make his decision to pit his car and not compete in night two.

On Friday, Surprisingly, Herndon’s car timed in 14th out of the 26 cars on hand. Herndon conveyed to the crew that there was no way that the timing system was right because he had turned enough laps there to know if he was good or not. What Herndon said was proved right in the second qualifier after he started fifth and advanced to 2nd with a couple of laps remaining with the leader being the 2nd fastest qualifier overall. Although the leader had pulled out to a several car length lead, Herndon was closing on the leader at the checkers while turning .2 faster laps. In the 25 lap main event, Herndon rolled to green P5. Herndon advanced to P4 on the initial start only to be nullified by a crash and caution back in the pack before the field could complete a lap. As the race got back underway, Herndon once again started a move toward the front when the #55 of Trent Young came down to thwart Herndon’s advance on the bottom entering turn three. Not having the #1 cleared, the #55 tore the entire nose and both front fenders off Herndon’s machine killing the aero for the remaining 19 laps of the night. As the checkers waved over the field, it would be Clayton Miller taking the win followed by Trent Young, David Gentry, T.J. Herndon, Wyatt Hill, Greg Brown, Tony Cruse, Charles Zimmerman, Tim Wilson with Josh Hartman rounding out the top ten.

On the fourth and final night on Saturday, it was decided to run a feature event only with the top eight starting positions being determined by a redraw between the top eight finishers from the previous night. Herndon drew a 5 and would roll to green occupying P5. As the green flew over the 29 car field there were five cautions inside of the first two completed laps. Unfortunately the #1 of Herndon was collected in the fifth. His car received no damage other than cutting a left rear tire forcing him to pit for another one and start his night from the rear of the field. Herndon stated after the race that he had an exceptionally good car and felt that he could make it back to the front with the laps remaining if he could avoid trouble. Again unfortunately, Herndon had made it back into 11th with ten laps remaining when a black car spun sideways exiting turn four and blocked Herndon’s path as he was committed and turning the 3rd fastest laps on the track while working traffic. The black car, which turned out to be David Gentry in a back-up car, went into body roll by being completely sideways and with Herndon’s car nosing down, the #1 nosed under the #11 causing it to roll over and preventing a hard t-bone crash. Luckily no one was hurt but both drivers were through for the night. As the race concluded it would be Clayton Miller taking the win for the second night in a row. Following Miller under the checkers would be Tony Cruse, Charles Zimmerman, Wyatt Hill, Joe Hamm, Hunter Blackwell, Cody Hodges, Tim Wilson, Jr., Darrell Hartman with Josh Hartman rounding out the top ten. For the latest news associated with the Quicksilver Street Stock Performance Series train your browser to www.quicksilverseries.com. You may also watch all of the aforementioned events by subscribing to www.clarksvillespeedway.tv.


POWERi Super Stock Series

June 21, 2021 --- This past weekend, the Dale’s Recycling Race Team traveled to Batesville Motor Speedway in Batesville, Arkansas to compete in two separate shows as well as a make-up feature with the POWRi super stock cars. On Friday night, with Nelson in Huntsville, Alabama at a men’s conference, Herndon somehow managed to have a decent pill draw putting him on the outside front row of the first qualifier. At the conclusion of the 8-lap heat, the Atwood Outlaw managed to secure the win and lock into the feature. After the inversion draw, Herndon rolled to the feature green flag occupying the fourth position. In the following twenty laps, Herndon managed to advance one position as he continued to chase the handling on his car after making some major changes since his last trip to the Grove. At the conclusion of the first night of competition it would be Richie Tosh taking the win and the big check followed to the stripe by Kris Lloyd, T.J. Herndon, Chuck Knight, Tony Anglin, Johnny Coats, Jeremy Tharp, Tim Pulley, Brian Brown with Taylor Carver rounding out the top ten.

On Saturday evening, after Herndon’s teammate and car owner survived his first private plane ride from Alabama, Dale Nelson abruptly turned his outside pole starting position from the rain-out earlier in the year into a victory to get the night kicked off on a high note. The team once again had an out of the ordinary pill draw landing Herndon on the pole of the first qualifier with Nelson starting alongside. Nelson went on to win the first qualifier with the #1 of Herndon finishing second. After the redraw for the inversion, Herndon would once again start fourth behind his teammate occupying the outside front row. As the 25 lap got underway, Herndon immediately discovered that his steering would lock up when the car went into body roll entering the corner causing a severe push. As Herndon struggled to compensate with an ill-handling race car, he managed to make it into second place shortly after midway. With the laps winding down, Herndon managed to pull up to the bumper of the leader in runs off the corner but due to his steering situation was unable to enter the corners hard enough to initiate a pass without risking contact. As the checkers flew over the field, It would be Kris Lloyd taking the win in the #1x closely followed by the #1 of the Atwood Outlaw. Following Herndon across the stripe would be Dale Nelson, Tim Pulley, Johnny Coats, Tony Anglin, Chuck Knight, Brian Brown, Kyle Hamby with Jeremy Russell rounding out the top ten. The Dale’s Recycling team ended a good weekend with a win, a second and two third place finishes. For complete results and the latest news associated with Batesville Motor Speedway, log onto www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.


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

May 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 www.floracing.com.


CRUSA Street Stock Series

May 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

April 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 Series

April 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.

 

 

 


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