Thursday, March 25, 2010

Upcoming Bentonville 200 - Double Points for LM's

As the season winds down at the Cave Speedway the last trophy race of the season is on tap for this Friday, March 26th, when the Late Models take to the track for double points. Racing action starts at 7:00. This race, being double points, could seal the deal on the point standings so everybody needs to bring their A-game! A regular points race for the Pure Stocks will follow the Bentonville 200. See you at "The Cave"!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The 6th Annual Little World 100 A Nail Biter

15 different drivers, 15 different cars, 6 different grooves, 1 common goal, to have your name forever etched side by side with the other winners of The Little World 100. The brainchild of The Cave's owner/operator Rick Williamson the race was first held in 2005 as an unsanctioned, non points race that was eventually won by Matt Williamson. Since then, the race has been a staple on the schedule for many of the east coast's top drivers and the following year the race was added to the inaugural points schedule for The Cave Speedway and has been the scene for the most highly contested racing you'll find with many of the finishes being determined by mere inches. Starting nearly three and a half hours after the racing began, the Late Model portion of the program owned up to its billing with the top ten qualifiers separated by only .190 of a second. When the dust had settled, Junior Cooper edged Alan Sagi by .03 of a second to claim the pole position for the first heat. Starting second in heat number one was Rick Williamson who managed to hang on to the spoiler of the yellow CRC chassis number 1D for most of the heat but would later give way to Brian Massey, the eventual runner up. Heat two saw a tight battle between Sagi and Jimmy McFarland with Sagi guiding his Moonshiner to the line first. Heat number three was mixed bag of obstacles for Mike Nail as he fought off challenges from the father/son duo of Joe and Joey Shifflett and two time Little World 100 winner Tyler Williamson in route to win the third and final heat. Former track champion Mike Parrill Sr was challenged early and often in the D main by Pure Stock feature winner Travis Clark. The elder Parrill held on to the lead long enough to advance to the C main only to see Joe Shifflett climb the ladder to the B main and end any chance of a third Little World for defending track champion Tyler Williamson. B main action once again pitted father against son as Joey Shifflett topped his father Joe and McFarland to win the B. Reminiscent of the first running of The Little World 100, the spectators and drivers alike were treated to a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix live at Woodstock in 1969. After the Guitar God was finished, the field belonged to starter/timekeeper Vickie Seal who dropper the green for The 6th Annual Little World 100. After a few anxious false starts, the third time proved to be the charm as Junior Cooper barely edged Alan Sagi into turn three to take an early lead. Cooper and Sagi swapped leads just once before Joey and Joe Shifflett started putting intense pressure on the leaders that would cause Sagi drop back into the field. Patiently biding his time, darkhorse Mike Nail began reeling in the topside bound leaders and with only one segment to go, found himself in lane one, prime position to mount a late race charge to claim the victory. Track position separated Nail and the elder Shifflett to begin the final segment, and trying to find every bit of untouched racing surface he could, Mike Nail was the first under the checkered flag as Shifflett's last lap banzai move fell by the wayside. Mike Nail of Stephens City became the third native of Virginia to hoist The Globe and the first since 2007. Nail piloted the number 24 Chevy owned and built by third place finisher Junior Cooper. Final Rundown - 1st Mike Nail(CRC), 2nd Joe Shifflett(Moonshiner), 3rd Junior Cooper(CRC), 4th Joey Shifflett(Moonshiner), 5th Alan Sagi(Moonshiner), 6th Jimmy McFarland(MOR)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The feature results will for 6th Annual Little World 100 be posted on Tuesday March 16, at no later than 9:00 P.M. Will Alan Sagi repeat as champion? Will a Williamson be back in Dark Moon Technologies Victory Lane? Will Junior Cooper add the most coveted of all Hardware to his already impressive season? Or will someone else keep the hammer down until the checkered drops? Find out tomorrow.

Clark Gains Momentum Heading Into The World

Travis Clark picked up the victory on Saturday evening in the Pure Stock feature, but more importantly he gained valuable seat time on the track surface that would closely resemble the one he and the other racers would encounter during the Late Model portion of the program. Clark got out of the chute quickly, setting a blazing fast time of 2.42 seconds to secure the pole of the first of two heats. Jimmy McFarland tried to wrestle the lead away from Clark in the first heat, but the all important pole position would allow Clark to stay low enough to fend off any challenges he would encounter. The second heat saw Junior Cooper dodge bullets from a pair of Moonshiners in the form of Alan Sagi and Joe Shifflett to claim the victory. Proving he's not afraid of heights, "The Maryland Outlaw" Bobby Jones climbed the ladder out of the C main and into the B, where he along with Sagi, Shifflett, and McFarland all punched tickets to the feature. To begin the feature, Clark inched by Cooper into turn three and never looked back and the field followed suit with the feature finishing just as it began with Clark leading them to the line. Pure Stock rundown- 1st Travis Clark, 2nd Junior Cooper, 3rd Alan Sagi, 4th Joe Shifflett, 5th Bobby Jones, 6th Jimmy McFarland.

Sagi Strikes First On Saturday

Alan Sagi continued his mastery of The Cave Speedway on Saturday evening, taking home the first feature of the night behind the wheel of the Joe Shifflett owned number 20 Bass Pro Shops sprinter in the Sprint Car feature. It was a clean sweep for "The Shocker" as he narrowly edged his Moonshiner teamate Joey Shifflett to set quick time. During the feature, Sagi showed he wanted to waste no time in setting himself apart from the field, jumping out to an early lead and refusing to relinquish control until the checkered flag fell. Final Rundown-1st Alan Sagi, 2nd Joey Shifflett, 3rd Joe Shifflett, 4th Bobby Jones, 5th Tyler Williamson, 6th Budd Ritenour.

Sagi Nabs Pre World Feature

Alan Sagi of Hagerstown Md got a good chance to size up the competition on Friday night as he took home the checkered flag in a makeup race. He was able to outlast a fearsome foursome of CRC drivers and a lone Termite. In Pure Stock action, Junior Cooper extended his point lead as he out lasted Travis Clark in the final stages of the feature. Late Model Rundown- 1st Alan Sagi(Moonshiner), 2nd Travis Clark(CRC), 3rd Junior Cooper(CRC), 4th Brian Massey(CRC), 5th Rick Williamson(Termite) 6th Mike Nail(CRC). Pure Stock Rundown- 1st Junior Cooper(CRC), 2nd Travis Clark(CRC), 3rd Alan Sagi(Moonshiner) 4th Mike Nail(CRC), 5th Joe Shifflett(Moonshiner), 6th Hip(Moonshiner).

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

"Little World" Weekend Schedule

This weekend, March 12th and 13th, you'll get a double dose of the Cave Speedway's racing action. Friday night, the 12th, features regular points races for Late Models and Pure Stocks. On Saturday, the 13th, the 6th Annual Little World 100 is on tap paying $50 to win. The night will start off with Sprints followed by Pure Stocks and then the 6th Annual Little World 100 featuring the Late Models. Will Alan Sagi be able to repeat or will the hot shoe belong to past Little World winners Steve Welsh or Tyler Williamson or the current leader in points, Junior Cooper? Time will tell! The track opens on Saturday at 4:00 with Sprint qualifying starting promptly at 6:00 sharp. The Pure Stocks will immediately follow the Sprints. The Little World 100 will be the last feature of the night. Come be a part of the most exciting 1:24th scale slot car racing the Cave Speedway.

Sagi Triumphant In Return To The Cave

Alan Sagi of Hagerstown Md. showed he still knows his way around The Cave on Friday night. Sagi, not in his familiar number 8 but the Joe Shifflet owned number 90 out dueled the likes of current points leader Junior Cooper, two time Little World 100 winner Tyler Williamson and reigning Nitemare winner Brian Massey. Full rundown and Pure Stock results to come.

Monday, March 08, 2010


Check out the in-car camera videos Mike has posted on You Tube. There is a link in the Pictures section of the web site or you can go to and search for the Cave Speedway. The videos are pretty cool! Check 'em out!! Thanks, Mike.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Christmas In March?

Just a reminder that the Santa Claus 100 will be on schedule for tonight, March 5th, at the Cave. This trophy race was snowed out twice (how appropriate) and was rescheduled for tonight. Pure Stocks will be running their regular program tonight as well. See you at "The Cave"!

Late Model Points 3/1

Junior Cooper 981
Brian Massey 909
Mike Nail 861
Tyler Williamson 836
Travus Clark 686
Budd Reitnauer 616
Rick Williamson 559
Dwain Welsh 520
Alan Sagi 495
Mike Parrill 460
Matt Williamson 456
Andy Kirby 393
Jimmy Mcfarland 373
Dave Mason 342
Bobby Jones 294
Curtis Bass 246
Joe Saunders 246
Kevin Sine 228
Frenchy Bennington 212
Matt Mason 144
Joey Shifflett 135
Steve Welsh 100
Aaron Seal 98
Branden Breeden 64
Greg Hoard 60
Todd Breeden 60
Richard Messick 44

Tyler Williamson Bids for Repeat Championship

Tyler Williamson has been lurking in the shadows of Junior Cooper looking for that slip up of momentum for him to claim his status as points champion. Friday night may have been that moment. Mike Nail was leading throughout with Tyler and this year's hot shoe Junior in pursuit. Tyler kept inching as Mike's tires slowly went away and Tyler just nosed him at the checker.

In the Pure Stock Junior Cooper held off a strong field to claim that race.

Racing resumes again this Friday night with a regular program.

See ya' all at the Cave