FOX Sports Southeast’s EMMY Award-Winning Series DRIVEN Debuts Latest Episode with BK Racing – Slaying the Giant

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (JUNE 28, 2016)  – DRIVEN: BK Racing – Slaying the Giant presented by Toyota debuts Wednesday, June 29, at 10:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports Southeast. This latest episode of the Emmy® Award-winning original programming series DRIVEN will also be available on FOX Sports GO (FOXSportsGo.com), a free app that provides live streaming video of content televised on FOX Sports Southeast through select programming distributors.
BK Racing – Slaying the Giant lends an inside look at how a small, up-and-coming organization, founded in 2012, competes at NASCAR’s highest level, shadowing the team from the shop to the track with unique perspectives on what it takes to put a competitive car on the track week after week.
Said Gene Nead, No. 83 crew chief, “it’s a ‘David vs. Goliath’ story…. so you feel like when you run better you really have slayed Goliath.”
The show’s extensive behind-the-scenes access showcases the key players who are working to bring BK Racing to the next level, including team owner Ron Devine, who has invested heavily to make improvements on and off the track, signing veteran NASCAR driver David Ragan and purchasing a fleet of cars from Michael Waltrip Racing.
“What’s interesting about BK Racing is that we are new and fresh and young and we are scrappy,” noted Devine. “I think that’s one of the reasons to watch us to see if we can pull it off.”
“To be able to create something from where we’re at to be competitive with the monsters of the sports that have a lot more technology than we do,” said BK Racing Director of Research and Development Doug Richert. “We’re driven to go beat those guys with what we’ve got, beat them every week with what we’ve got and then there’s some satisfaction with that.”
DRIVEN – BK Racing: Slaying the Giant 
 
Debut:
Wednesday, June 29
10:30 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Re-airs:
Friday, July 1
11:30 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Monday, July 4
8:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South & FOX Sports GO
Thursday, July 7
7:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Sunday, July 10
1:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South & FOX Sports GO
Tuesday, July 12
4:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Wednesday, July 13
7:30 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South & FOX Sports GO
Thursday, July 14
5:30 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Saturday, July 16
6:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South & FOX Sports GO
Monday, July 18
4:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Friday, July 22
11:30 p.m. ET
FOX Sports Southeast & FOX Sports GO
Thursday, July 28
7:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South & FOX Sports GO
*Subject to territorial restrictions

“Pineapple 50” for Late Models to pay $1200-to-win this Saturday at Mahoning Valley Speedway

(LEHIGHTON, Pa. 6-28-16) This coming Saturday, July 2 at 6:00 pm, Mahoning Valley Speedway presents the 5th Annual George Ramos Jr. “Pineapple 50” for Late Models. The feature race will award the winner $1200.

The Pineapple 50 is run in honor of the late George Ramos Jr., who passed away in 2012. Ramos was a racer who competed at Mahoning Valley and Dorney Park Speedways, but he is most remembered as a huge supporter of both tracks as a car owner.

Thanks to the effort of his son, George Ramos III, who is races in the Street Stock division at Mahoning and ran Late Models and Modifieds over the years, along with Mahoning promoter Floyd Santee, each year since his untimely passing there has been a 50 lap feature run in his honor.

Appropriately it is with the Late Model division which Ramos Jr., always fielded. His first win as an owner actually was with Santee at Dorney Park. Popular Bob Landis won his career first race with Ramos. Other drivers who have been in the seat include Chris Hahn, Jimmy Roth, Charlie Brinkman, Wayne Kerstetter, Hal Resh, Bill Schaefer, Ed Hunsberger, Keith Kidd, Mike Kemmerer and of course George III.

Paul Koehler Jr., was last year’s winner which helped in his bid for a fourth career class championship. He also won the first Pineapple 50 in ’12. In-between the event was won by Earl Paules.

Heading into this year’s edition Mike Sweeney, who has come close in all previous events, leads the points and is focusing on making this race his fourth win of the year at Mahoning Valley.

Also on the card will be Modifieds, Street Stock, Dirt Mods, Pro 4s and Hobby Stocks. At intermission Kids Big Wheel races take place.

Grandstands open at 4:00 pm. Warm-ups will get underway at 4:00. Pit gates will open at 11:30 am for early paid practice which gets underway at 12:30. Adult front gate admission is $18. There is a $2 discount for students, seniors 65+ and active Military. Pits are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Racing begins at 6:00.

For additional information please log onto www.mahoningvalley-speedway.com or on Facebook at Mahoning Valley Speedway. Mahoning Valley Speedway is located on Pa. route 443 just a few miles west of Lehighton.

A reminder that the next Jr. Enduro race will be held on Saturday, July 16 following that evening’s regular divisions of races.

Pineapple George Ramos Jr.

NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour News & Notes: Caraway

Myers Enters Davis Roofing 150 Looking for Third Win

 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the first time in his storied career in the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, Burt Myers has accomplished something unique in 2016.

The 2010 tour champion has always been known as a strong second-half performer, but this season he’s already picked up a pair of wins before July.

Myers will look to add to his resume Friday if he can win the Davis Roofing 150 ay Caraway Speedway in Sophia, North Carolina. If Myers wins he will become the fourth driver in the 11-year history of the tour to win three or more races in a row at Caraway.

The Walnut Cove, North Carolina, veteran won the season opener and went in to the spring break winning at the .455-mile track in April. His wins enabled him to lead the point standings by nine over four-time series champion George Brunnhoelzl III, who also picked up a pair of wins in the spring.

Brunnhoelzl, who already owns the Caraway record for most tour wins with 12, is the defending winner of the July race at Caraway.

Danny Bohn finished third in the spring race and returns driving for Chris and Frank Fleming. He led 36 laps in the most recent race at Caraway after earning the Coors Light Pole Award. Bohn will join defending champion Andy Seuss as another favorite that could leave Caraway Friday with their first win of the season.

Seuss is second in career wins at Caraway with 11. The two-time defending champion and Bruinnhoelzl have won 16 of the last 26 tour races held at the track since 2011.

RACE: Davis Roofing 150

PLACE: Caraway Speedway, Sophia, North Carolina

TIME: 8:30 p.m. ET (approx.)

TRACK LAYOUT: .455-mile asphalt oval

2015 WINNER: George Brunnhoelzl III
2015 POLE SITTER: Andy Seuss

EVENT SCHEDULE: Driver/Crew Chief Meeting: 3:30 p.m.; Practice 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.: Qualifying: 6:45 p.m.

TRACK TWITTER: @carawayspeedway

EVENT HASHTAG: #DavisRoofing150

TRACK CONTACT: Renee Hackett, (336) 629-5803; renee@carawayspeedway.com

Fast Facts

The Race: The Davis Roofing 150 at Caraway Speedway will be the fifth of 11 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour championship events in 2016. This is the tour’s 59th visit to the historic oval, and the third of four races this year at the track.

The Procedure: The maximum starting field is 26 cars, including provisionals. The first 23 cars will qualify through two-lap time trials while the remaining three starting spots will be awarded through the provisional process. The race is scheduled for 150 laps (68.25 miles) and teams have an opportunity to pit and change one tire during the event.

The Track: Caraway is a .455-mile banked asphalt oval located in rural Sophia, North Carolina. The facility opened in 1966 with a dirt racing surface and was paved in 1972. Caraway, which features NASCAR Whelen All-American Series-sanctioned events on Saturday nights throughout the racing season, has played host to more NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour events than any other track in the tour’s history (57).

The Records: Jason Myers set the tour’s track qualifying record on March 15, 2015 with a mark of 15.563 seconds (105.250 mph).

Davis Roofing 150 Notes

Jason Myers Keeps Streak Alive: Jason Myers is the only driver in the history of the tour to start all 58 previous races held at Caraway Speedway. He has one win, 23 top fives and 44 top 10s at the track.

Bohn Joins Former Winners in the Field: Danny Bohn will join Burt Myers, Jason Myers, George Brunnhoelzl, and Andy Seuss as past Caraway winners in the Davis Roofing 150 starting lineup.

Hutchens Expected to Make Second Start of Season: Recent high school graduate Trey Hutchens III, is expected to make his second tour start of the season. The president of his high school senior class won the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors last season.

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