Reece Wins At Rome, Scores Top-Five’s At Crossville, Tri-County

DALTON, GA (May 28, 2013) – Craig Reece and his No. 74 National Title Pawn stock car celebrated the Memorial Day weekend with a trio of top-five performances.

The highlight of the holiday ‘tripleheader’ was a dominating effort Sunday evening at Rome (GA) Speedway. Reece – the 2012 Crate Late Model Division season champion at the track – picked up where he left off last year winning his heat race before blistering the competition with a start-to-finish victory in the evening’s main event.

“I started fifth and my heat race and I knew right away that our car was really fast,” Reece stated. “It took me until last turn to do it, but I took the lead there and was able to win the heat.

“In the feature, I stated on pole and it was light’s out,” Reece continued. “I led wire-to-wire over a great field of cars. It was a solid victory for us and an awesome win for our new Ford 347SR Crate Engine. I can’t believe how good this engine was all weekend. It never skipped a beat - especially at Rome where it really dominated. The more I race it, the more I really love this Ford engine.”

Reece put a bookend on the Rome victory with a pair of well-earned top-five runs at Crossville (TN) Raceway and Tri-County Race Track.

On Saturday, Reece hit the Crossville 1/3-mile clay high banks and finished fourth in the evening’s main event despite the fact he didn’t race in the Crate Late Model division.

“My partner and one of my sponsors – Cody McCarver – was there and performed a concert as part of our ‘Let’s Get Dirty Tour,’” Reece stated. “We wanted to support him, so we decided to race even though they didn’t have a Crate Late Model division. That meant we had to run in the Super Late Model class. To qualify third and finish fourth again that kind of competition says a lot about our team, car and Ford Crate Engine.”

Reece – ‘the Dalton Bad Boy’ – closed out the weekend with a come from behind fifth-place finish in the Crate Late Model division headliner at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC on Monday.

“Man, I hooked a rut on my qualifying lap and ended up ninth in time trials,” said Reece. “I actually fell back to about 12th when I had to drive around a car that spun out in front of me early in the feature. I was able to work my way back to fifth and, honestly, I think I could have won if the race had been a couple more laps. I believe we had the fastest car there. We just needed some more laps to win.”

Reece and his Reece/McCarver Motorsports team will throttle back to just one race this coming weekend. At press time, Reece is unsure if that event will be at Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway or at Modoc (SC) Speedway.

“We’ve already had our Ford 347SR Crate Engine approved to run at Fort Payne,” said Reece. “We were supposed to race there a couple of weeks ago, but we got rained out. I’d really like to go down there because they have a big Southern Regional Racing Series event there this Saturday.

“Meanwhile, Modoc is supposed to let us know sometime this week if our Ford engine is approve to run there,” continued Reece. “They’ve also got a big show Saturday with a $2,000 to win prize for the Crate Late Model feature winner. It sure would be nice to be able to race for that. If we don’t get approved in time, we’ll head to Fort Payne. We’ll know more about where we’re going to be later I the week, so stay tuned in.”

About Craig Reece
Craig Reece won 10 main events and the Crate Late Model season championships at Dixie (Woodstock, GA) Speedway and Rome (GA) Speedway in 2012. This year, Dalton, GA native and second-generation driver will be looking to better that record at multiple Crate Dirt Late Model racing events throughout the Southeast United States.

For more information about Craig Reece, please log on to www.CraigReeceRacing.com or on Facebook @Craig Reece.

About Reece/McCarver Motorsports
Stock Car racer Craig Reece and Country Music star Cody McCarver have teamed up to create one of the top Crate Dirt Late Model teams in the Southeast United States. Located in Dalton, GA, Reece/McCarver Motorsports will compete in more than 50 races in 2013. The team campaigns a specially designed Capital Race Cars chassis powered by a Ford Crate engine maintained by Jack Cornett.

Reece/McCarver Motorsports enjoys the support of National Title Pawn, Schaeffer's Oil, Fusion Cube Technologies, GW Performance, AFCO Racing Products, All-Star Performance, Hunter Worley Foundation, Sweet Manufacturing, TCN Country Music Network, Airport Auto Sales, ASi Racewear, Hoosier South, Simpson Racing Products, Allstar Performance, FusionCube Graphics and Billy Johnson's AllState Agency.

To find out how you can partner with Reece/McCarver Motorsports, please contact Craig Reece at craigreece74@yahoo.com.

 

 

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