and JRR Venture to Florence Speedway for North/South 100
10, 2014) Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) and driver Brad
Neat invaded the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky
on August 8-9 for the 32nd Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie once again boasted a hefty
$50,000 payday, but featured a brand-new passing points format
instead of the normal qualifying procedure. On Friday night,
Brad finished ninth in his first heat race, while he wound up
tenth in his second prelim of the evening. Instead of starting
deep in one of the B-Mains on Saturday, Brad opted to scratch
from the remainder of the program and therefore did not advance
into the 'North/South 100.' Complete results from Florence Speedway
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Neat Fifth at Ponderosa; Sixth in Attrition-Filled Race at Tazewell
3, 2014) Brad Neat was back behind the wheel of the
#16n for Justin Rattliff Racing (JRR) over the August 1-2 weekend
in a pair of high-profile races at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction
City, Kentucky and Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee.
On Friday in the $3,000 to win 'Hugh “Junebug” Rowland
Memorial' at Ponderosa, Brad ran second in his heat race prior
to placing fifth in the final rundown of the 35-lap feature
behind only winner Dustin Linville, Victor Lee, Justin Rattliff,
and Tim Tungate. At Tazewell on Saturday evening, the Schaeffer
Oil Southern Nationals Series concluded their mini-series with
a $5,300 to win finale. Brad set fast time in qualifying, ran
third in the dash, and led laps 24-29 of the 53-lap headliner.
Unfortunately, the Dunnville, Kentucky ace hit the wall hard
on lap 47 while battling for the lead with Eric Jacobsen and
finished the attrition-filled race in the sixth spot. Complete
results from both events can be accessed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Leads Paul Crockett Memorial at Brownstown; Winds Up Third
(July 27, 2014) Brad Neat and
the JRR team ventured north to the famed Brownstown Speedway
in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday evening, July 26 for the
2nd edition of the 'Paul Crockett Memorial.' The unsanctioned
event - held during the Jackson County Fair - boasted a $2,500
winner's check. Brad laid down the fastest lap in his group
during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat
race action. The Dunnville, Kentucky ace then led laps 12-19
of the feature event before settling for a solid third place
effort behind only race winner Jeremy Hines and runner-up Mark
Barber. Complete results from last night at the 1/4-mile oval
can be viewed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Neat Blasts to Runner-Up Effort at Florence Speedway!
20, 2014) Following a rain-out of the 14th Annual 'Hugh
“Junebug” Rowland Memorial' at Ponderosa (KY) Speedway,
Brad Neat and the JRR team bolted to Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky on Saturday evening, July 19 for a regular weekly Super
Late Model showdown. Brad finished sixth in heat race action
and later started the $1,700 to win headliner from the outside
of the ninth row. The Dunnville, Kentucky ace then got up on
the wheel during the 30-lapper and blasted past sixteen competitors
en route to a stellar runner-up performance. Brad trailed only
victor Jesse James Lay at the checkers at the undersized 1/2-mile
speedplant. Full results from last night at Florence can be
accessed online at www.florencespeedway.com.
and JRR Team Up for High-Profile Shows at Florence & Richmond
(July 13, 2014) The Justin
Rattliff Racing (JRR) team and driver Brad Neat were in attendance
at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky and Richmond Raceway
in Richmond, Kentucky from July 8-12 for a pair of high-profile
events. On Tuesday night at Florence, the UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals tour rolled into town to preside over a $5,000 to
win program. Brad laid down the fastest lap in his group during
qualifying, but unfortunately was involved in a wreck during
his heat race that caused him to scratch for the remainder of
the night. The Dunnville, Kentucky ace was not able to transfer
into the 40-lap feature, which was won by Jason Jameson.
At Richmond on Saturday evening, the annual 'Butterball
Wooldridge Memorial' took place and a $10,000 top prize was
on the line. Brad qualified fifth fastest during time trials
and later scored the win in heat race action. Unfortunately,
Brad was then involved in a couple of different incidents during
the 50-lap headliner and retired early in the nineteenth spot.
Full results from these two shows can be accessed online at
Neat Salvages Fourth Out of Strong Run at "The Taz"
6, 2014) Dunnville, Kentucky native Brad Neat and the
Justin Rattliff Racing team invaded the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway
in Tazewell, Tennessee on Saturday, July 5 for a Southern Nationals
Series Bonus Race. Brad knocked down the second quickest lap
during the qualifying session at "The Taz," which
automatically locked him into the outside of the front row for
the start of the $5,000 to win headliner. He was then battling
for the lead early in the 40-lapper when he was involved in
a wreck with leader Vic Hill on lap 16. Brad was unfortunately
relegated to the tail end of the field for the restart, but
was able to rally back through the field to salvage a fourth
place performance behind only winner Ray Cook, Justin Rattliff,
and Chad Ogle. Full results can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Dominates Scott Sexton Memorial at Bulls Gap for $5,200!
15, 2014) Brad Neat and Justin Rattliff Racing reached
victory lane on Saturday evening, June 14 at the ultra-fast
Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee! Brad laid down the
quickest lap during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS)
qualifying for the 2nd Annual 'Scott Sexton Memorial,' which
earned him the pole position for the 52-lap feature event. The
Dunnville, Kentucky ace then dominated the race - behind the
wheel of his #16n Bloomquist racecar - by leading each and every
circuit to record the $5,200 top prize over Randle Chupp, Todd
Morrow, Aaron Ridley, and Riley Hickman! Full results from last
night's dominating performance at "The Gap" can be
accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.
(Randall Perry Photo)
Neat Hooks Up with Justin Rattliff Racing for DLM Dream!
8, 2014) Brad Neat hooked back up with Justin Rattliff
Racing from June 5-7 to compete in the 20th edition of the 'Dirt
Late Model Dream' at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio. The three-day extravaganza kicked off with a pair of preliminary
Twin 25 programs. On Thursday night at the "Big E,"
Brad grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his
heat race prior to climbing to twelfth in the $2,500 to win
main event. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday
evening, Brad laid down the second quickest lap overall during
qualifying, but unfortunately blew a brand-new Pro Power motor
while doing so. The Dunnville, Kentucky ace was unfortunately
forced to scratch from the remainder of the $5,000 to win show
due to the engine woes.
When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway,
all eyes were fixated on the hefty $100,000 top prize in the
'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Brad wound up finishing tenth in his
heat race, but later received a Fast Time provisional to gain
access into the 100-lap crown jewel feature event. After rolling
off from the outside of the tenth row in the extra-distance
affair, Brad was an early retiree in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream'
and was placed twenty-second in the final finishing order. Full
results from the long weekend at Eldora can be accessed online
and TLR Travel to Florence for Ralph Latham Memorial...
1, 2014) Tim Logan Racing (TLR) and driver Brad Neat
ventured to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky
on Saturday evening, May 31 for the 28th Annual 'Ralph Latham
Memorial.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided
over the $10,000 to win program, which drew a total of 36 entries.
Brad qualified eleventh fastest in Group A during time trials,
but unfortunately spun out of contention in his heat race and
finished eighth. After a tenth place effort in his B-Main, Brad
was unable to make the start in the 50-lap 'Ralph Latham Memorial,'
which was eventually won by Jimmy Owens. Complete results from
Florence Speedway on Saturday night can be viewed online at
Neat Second in Visit to Bulls Gap; Fourth in Guest Ride at Eldora!
(May 26, 2014) Brad Neat enjoyed
a busy Memorial Day holiday weekend, as he competed in a pair
of special events at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee
and Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on May 24-25. On Saturday
night at "The Gap," the Carolina Clash Super Late
Model Series paid a visit to the 4/10-mile speedplant to preside
over a $4,000 to win showdown. Brad, who was aboard the #11
for Tim Logan Racing, qualified third fastest in time trials
prior to finishing an impressive runner-up in the 40-lap feature
behind only victor Chris Ferguson.
At Eldora on Sunday evening, the American Late
Model Series (ALMS) sanctioned the annual 'Johnny Appleseed
Classic,' which boasted a $2,000 payday. Behind the wheel of
the #16 entry for Justin Rattliff Racing, Brad was fast during
qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race behind
only prelim winner Duane Chamberlain. The Dunnville, Kentucky
native then started and finished fourth in the A-Main, as he
crossed underneath the checkers behind only race winner Matt
Miller, Jeep Van Wormer, and Kent Robinson. Complete results
from the action-packed holiday weekend can be viewed online
Runner-Up in Weekend Opener at Ponderosa; Fourth in Pete Abell
4, 2014) Following a weekend off, Brad Neat traveled
to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on May 2-3
for a pair of events at "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring."
On Friday night in a regular weekly program, Brad - who was
piloting a Bloomquist racecar for Justin Rattliff Racing - ran
third in his heat race prior to advancing all the way up to
second in the $1,000 to win feature to finish a strong runner-up
behind only winner Victor Lee. At Ponderosa on Saturday evening,
a $2,500 winner's check was up for grabs in the 17th Annual
'Pete Abell Memorial.' Brad finished second in heat race action
and climbed to as high as second in the 35-lap main event before
settling for a fourth place effort behind only winner Victor
Lee, Mike Marlar, and Michael Asberry. Complete results from
the double-dip at "The Pond" can be viewed by pointing
your web browser to www.ponderosaspeedway.net.
Neat Kicks Off 2014 Campaign with OMG Spring Nationals Double-Dip
20, 2014) After a long off-season, Brad Neat and Tim
Logan Racing (TLR) finally kicked off their 2014 racing season
on April 18-19 with a pair of Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals
showdowns in their home state of Kentucky. On Friday night,
the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky played host
to a $4,000 to win program. Brad laid down the fourth fastest
lap during the qualifying session at "The Pond," which
locked him into the outside of the second row for the start
of the 40-lap feature event. After running towards the front
of the field early, Brad unfortunately went for a spin on lap
32 and was eventually paid for thirteenth at the pay window
following his season lid lifter.
At the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky
on Saturday evening, the 38th version of the 'Spring 50' took
place at the King family complex and a $5,000 top prize was
on the line. Brad qualified well and later won his heat race
to earn the fifth starting position in the 50-lap main event.
The Dunnville, Kentucky ace had a solid run in this year's edition
of the 'Spring 50' and crossed underneath the checkers in the
eighth spot. Complete results from these two weekend battles
can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.