Unannounced Trip Takes Hughes to Nearby Whynot
7, 2022) With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sitting
idle for one more weekend, Spencer Hughes had plans of enjoying
the August 5-6 weekend away from the racetrack. However, on Saturday
night, the Meridian, Mississippi native couldn't keep himself
away from his hometown Whynot Motorsports Park. In the 604 Crate
Late Model division, Spencer once again piloted Rodney Wing's
#10 machine and set Fast Time in qualifying before running second
in the weekly A-Main behind only victor Casey Haney. Behind the
wheel of a #25 Street Stock, Spencer qualified fourth quickest
in time trials prior to running into trouble in the weekly feature
and placing twenty-first in the final rundown. Complete results
from both classes can be located online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
Trip to Jackson Nets Crate Late Model Win!
31, 2022) After originally planning to enjoy a rare weekend
off at home, Spencer Hughes wound up at Jackson Motor Speedway
near Jackson, Mississippi on Saturday night, July 30. Driving
Rodney Wing's #10 Crate Late Model in the weekly event, Spencer
stopped the clock fifth quickest of the eighteen entrants during
the qualifying session prior to running third in his heat race.
After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 15-lap
feature event, Spencer drove to the lead on lap five, never looked
back, and recorded his third triumph of the 2022 season. The Meridian,
Mississippi ace bested Ryan Colby, Shannon Lee, Eli Thomas, and
Chase Williams to bag the $800 top prize! Complete results from
last night at Jackson Motor Speedway can be found on the track's
Facebook page. (Dirt Track Mafia Photography)
Hughes Kicks Off Busy Week with Huset's Top Ten
25, 2022) The #11 team paid a visit to both Huset's Speedway
in Brandon, South Dakota and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska
from July 19-24. Up first was a trip to Huset's for a $10,000
to win throwdown on Tuesday night and Spencer Hughes started off
the evening by clicking off the sixth fastest time overall during
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying. After finishing third
in his stacked heat race, Spencer drove to a strong tenth place
performance in the 40-lap main event.
At I-80 on Thursday evening in the 'Dirt Track Bank
Go 50,' which boasted a $12,000 top prize, Spencer ran third in
his heat race prior to winding up twenty-first in the final finishing
order of the 50-lapper. In Friday's preliminary action for the
annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals' at I-80 Speedway, Spencer placed
twelfth in his first heat race of the night, while he started
and finished third in his final prelim of the evening. Following
a rain-out on Saturday, the remainder of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals'
was held on Sunday in the Cornhusker state. Spencer grabbed the
third and final transfer spot through his B-Main prior to being
paid for a twentieth place effort in the $53,000 to win crown
jewel spectacular. Complete results from each of these races can
be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)
Top Tens for #11 Team at Granite City & Wheatland
17, 2022) The PCC Motorsports team continued a hectic
month of July with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July
14-16 in a tripleheader at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri,
Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, and Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri. On Thursday night in a first visit to
I-70, Spencer Hughes ran third in his heat race, but unfortunately
dropped a driveshaft on lap 27 of the $10,000 to win headliner,
which relegated him to fourteenth in the final finishing order.
At Granite City on Friday evening with a $12,000 paycheck on the
line, Spencer laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session and won his heat race before leading laps 4-5
of the main event. At the checkers, the Meridian, Mississippi
ace found himself paid for a solid seventh place performance at
the St. Louis-area venue.
The triple shot of racing action then concluded
on Saturday at Wheatland with the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond
Nationals,' which shelled out a $15,000 top prize. Spencer once
again clicked off the fastest time in Group B during Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later won his heat race
in preliminary action. After rolling off from the outside of the
front row in the 50-lap feature, Spencer raced hard to stay inside
of the top ten during the caution-free affair and ultimately placed
ninth in the final rundown at the 3/8-mile oval. The PCC Motorsports
team now finds themselves ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS
point standings following these three races. Complete results
can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)
Hughes Fifth at Davenport; Transfers into Gopher 50
10, 2022) Spencer Hughes and the #11 team followed the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour to Davenport Speedway in
Davenport, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota
from July 6-9. On Wednesday night with a $10,000 top prize up
for grabs on the 1/4-mile Davenport oval, Spencer ran second in
his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the outside of
the third row in the 40-lap feature event. The Meridian, Mississippi
ace then fought valiantly for a top five effort in the contest
and ultimately crossed underneath the checkers in the fifth position
behind only victor Hudson O'Neal, Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar,
and Jimmy Owens!
At Deer Creek, the annual running of the 'Gopher
50' kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs.
After unfortunately missing out on a transfer spot into Thursday's
25-lap feature event, Spencer placed third in his heat race on
Friday prior to advancing up to eleventh in the 25-lapper. He
then grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main
on Saturday evening to transfer into the 'Gopher 50' grand finale,
which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. At the conclusion of
the 75-lap feature distance, Spencer was paid for a twenty-first
place performance and now sits ninth in the latest version of
the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from both tracks
can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Runner-Up in Prelim; Salvages Eighth in Freedom 60
4, 2022) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the
PCC Motorsports team to the states of Kentucky and Ohio leading
up to the 4th of July holiday, as four straight days of racing
action took place at a trio of different ovals from June 30-July
3. Things kicked off on Thursday night in the rain-postponed 'Ralph
Latham Memorial' at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, which
shelled out a $15,000 top prize. Spencer Hughes finished sixth
in his heat race, fifth in the B-Main, and twelfth in the 60-lap
headliner. At Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Friday
evening in the $12,000 to win 'Independence 50,' Spencer placed
fourth in his loaded heat race, but was later involved in an incident
on a lap 16 restart and was relegated to a disappointing eighteenth
place effort in the rain-shortened contest.
Next up was a visit to Muskingum County Speedway
in Zanesville, Ohio, as the 'Freedom 60' program got underway
on Saturday with a trio of split-field, $3,000 to win features.
Spencer knocked down the fifth quickest lap overall during the
qualifying session and later finished an impressive runner-up
in his 20-lap sprint behind only prelim winner Brandon Sheppard.
With a whopping $30,000 winner's check on the line in Sunday's
grand finale, Spencer started fifth on the grid in the 60-lapper,
but suffered a flat Hoosier tire on lap 25. The Meridian, Mississippi
standout then battled his way back into the top ten and eventually
landed in the eighth finishing position of the 'Freedom 60.' Complete
results from the action-packed holiday weekend can be found online
by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)
Hughes Competes in Firecracker 100 Weekend
26, 2022) The #11 team made their way to the storied
Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania from June 23-25 for
the 16th edition of the 'Firecracker 100.' The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series sanctioned the lucrative mega-event for the
very first time and 54 competitors piled into the pit area at
the Keystone State speedplant to do battle in the three day extravaganza.
On Thursday night in a $6,000 to win preliminary event, Spencer
Hughes was unfortunately involved in a heat race wreck, finished
eleventh in his B-Main, and was not able to transfer into the
30-lap sprint. In a similar $6,000 to win show on Friday evening,
Spencer placed third in his loaded heat race prior to winding
up twenty-third in the final rundown of the 30-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway,
a huge crowd assembled to witness who would go home with the whopping
$50,000 top prize in the 'Firecracker 100' grand finale. Spencer
ran sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. After utilizing
a series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap affair, the
Meridian, Mississippi ace drew a lap 57 caution flag and eventually
placed seventeenth in the final finishing order of the extra-distance
contest. Spencer still sits eleventh in the latest version of
the LOLMDS point standings exiting Lernerville. Complete results
from the entire weekend can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)
Back on Lucas Oil Tour at Smoky Mountain
19, 2022) A visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee was in store for the PCC Motorsports team on June 17-18,
as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the annual
running of the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' In his $5,000 to
win prelim on Friday evening, Spencer Hughes ran eighth in his
loaded heat race before unfortunately drawing a caution on lap
28 of the 30-lapper. Spencer was eventually relegated to a twentieth
place performance in the weekend opener at the Volunteer State
On Saturday in the weekend finale, which boasted
a hefty $50,000 top prize, Spencer placed eleventh in his heat
race and tenth in his B-Main. After relying on a series emergency
provisional, Spencer started twenty-sixth on the grid in the 60-lap
headliner. Unfortunately, the Meridian, Mississippi ace once again
stopped to draw a lap 23 caution flag and wound up twenty-third
in the final finishing order. He now sits eleventh in the latest
version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Smoky Mountain Speedway.
Complete results from the entire 'Mountain Moonshine Classic'
weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Hughes Transfers into Lucrative Eldora Million
12, 2022) The most lucrative stretch of Super Late Model
racing during the year took place from June 8-11 at the famed
Eldora Speedway and Spencer Hughes was in the pit area at the
Rossburg, Ohio facility to compete in both the 'Eldora Million'
and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following a total washout on
Wednesday night, the entire 'Eldora Million' extravaganza was
held on Thursday at the 1/2-mile oval. During the course of the
daytime preliminary event, which shelled out a $12,000 paycheck,
Spencer laid down the quickest lap in his group during qualifying
before getting caught up in a heat race wreck, finishing second
in his B-Main, and later winding up twenty-first in the final
rundown of the 25-lap feature. In the nightcap that paid a whopping
$1,002,022 top prize to the winner, Spencer grabbed the third
and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race prior to
being paid for a fourteenth place performance in the 101-lap headliner.
When the weekend rolled around at the "Big
E," all focus in the pit area and in our sport quickly turned
to the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' In the $12,000
to win preliminary show on Friday evening, Spencer ran fifth in
his heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the tenth
row in the 25-lap sprint that was pushed back to Saturday afternoon
due to inclement weather. Spencer placed twenty-first in the daytime
affair and then set his sights on the $128,000 winner's check
later that evening in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Unfortunately,
the Meridian, Mississippi standout was unable to crack the starting
grid for the 100-lapper after finishing seventh in his heat race
and ninth in his B-Main. Complete results from each day at Eldora
Speedway can be found by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Grabs Top Ten in Historic 100 Finale
5, 2022) The PCC Motorsports team kicked off a busy month
of June at the sprawling West Virginia Motor Speedway, as the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the 'Historic 100'
at the Mineral Wells, West Virginia speedplant. On Friday night,
June 3 in the $15,000 to win opener, Spencer Hughes ran sixth
in his heat race and third in his B-Main to earn the nineteenth
starting spot for the 30-lap feature event. Spencer then picked
off seven competitors during the contest to land in the twelfth
At WVMS on Saturday evening, June 4 in the weekend finale, which
boasted a whopping $50,000 top prize, Spencer placed fifth in
his stacked heat race prior to securing a victory in his B-Main.
The Meridian, Mississippi ace then blasted past seven racecars
during the 50-lap headliner to nab a strong tenth place performance.
Spencer now finds himself eleventh in the latest version of the
LOLMDS point standings exiting the Mountaineer State. Complete
results from the 'Historic 100' weekend can be accessed by logging
(Heath Lawson Photography)
Day Weekend Nets Hughes Pair of Top Fives
31, 2022) Spencer Hughes and PCC Motorsports were ultra-busy
from May 26-30 in the states of Missouri, Ohio, and Indiana. The
hectic Memorial Day holiday weekend kicked off with the 30th Annual
'Show-Me 100' at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Following
a rain-out on Thursday night, Spencer unfortunately failed to
transfer into the $6,000 to win preliminary feature on Friday
after finishing fifth in both his heat race and his B-Main. After
utilizing a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series provisional to gain
access into Saturday's $50,000 to win 'Show-Me 100,' Spencer was
ultimately paid for a twenty-second place performance in the 100-lap
extra distance affair.
A long overnight trek to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio then greeted the #11 team for the 'Johnny Appleseed Classic'
on Sunday evening. Spencer ran second in his heat race before
steering to a strong fifth place effort on the rugged racing surface
in the 30-lapper to trail only $5,000 victor Tyler Erb, Kyle Strickler,
Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Ricky Weiss. On Monday at Circle City
Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, Spencer won his heat race and
later rounded out the podium in third in the $10,000 to win 'CJ
Rayburn Memorial' behind only winner James Rice and runner-up
Tyler Erb! Complete results from each of these holiday weekend
races can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com,
(Jim Denhamer Photo)
Hughes Busy in Hawkeye State Triple Shot
23, 2022) It was a busy week for PCC Motorsports from
May 18-22 with a trio of lucrative events in the Hawkeye State.
On Wednesday evening at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown,
Iowa, a $22,022 top prize was up for grabs in a Castrol FloRacing
Night in America Series shootout. Spencer Hughes placed sixth
in his loaded heat race to earn the outside of the ninth row for
the start of the 50-lap headliner. Spencer fought hard to move
forward in the action-packed race before eventually retiring in
the fifteenth finishing position.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then took center
stage with a pair of events at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and
34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. At Farley on Friday night
in a $12,000 to win battle, Spencer ran fourth in his heat race
before moving past a trio of competitors during the 50-lapper
en route to a strong seventh place performance. Following a rain-out
at 34 Raceway on Saturday evening, Sunday's rain-postponed tilt
boasted a $15,000 payday. Spencer finished third in his heat race
prior to slipping back to eleventh in the final rundown of the
caution-free 50-lap feature. Complete results from all three weekend
races can be found online at www.floseries.com
for Hughes in Illinois Speedweek Finale
15, 2022) The #11 team found themselves in dirt-slinging
action in the Land of Lincoln from May 11-14 in four high-profile
Super Late Model events during "Illinois Speedweek."
Up first was a pair of Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series
battles at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois and Lincoln
Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois - each of which shelled out a $22,022
winner's check. In the opener at Spoon River on Wednesday, Spencer
Hughes ran third in his loaded heat race, but later retired his
smoking racecar early in the 50-lap feature and was officially
placed twenty-first in the final rundown. At Lincoln in a similar
show on Thursday evening, Spencer unfortunately failed to transfer
into the 50-lapper after running sixth in his heat race and fourth
in his B-Main.
Next up for PCC Motorsports was trips to Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in
Fairbury, Illinois over the weekend for a pair of MARS Racing
Series tilts. On Friday in a $15,000 to win throwdown at Farmer
City, Spencer ran second in his stacked heat race prior to finishing
twelfth in the 47-lap main event. In Saturday's $30,000 to win
MARS finale at FALS, Spencer placed fifth in his heat race and
second in his B-Main before moving past thirteen competitors during
the 50-lap headliner en route to a strong ninth place performance.
Complete results from all four "Illinois Speedweek"
races can be found online by clicking on www.floseries.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Fourth in Dairyland Showdown Prelim!
8, 2022) After the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shows
in Kentucky were wiped out, Spencer Hughes and the PCC Motorsports
team made a late dash north to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in
Fountain City, Wisconsin for the final two nights of the 'Dairyland
Showdown' on May 6-7. On Friday evening, a $10,000 to win World
of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series contest was held
at the Badger State oval. Spencer stopped the clock third quickest
in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a big
victory in his heat race. After drawing the pole position, Spencer
slipped back to fourth at the checkers in the 40-lapper to trail
only victor Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, and Tyler Erb.
At MTS on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 top prize
was up for grabs in the 'Dairyland Showdown' grand finale. Spencer
knocked down the fourteenth fastest lap in Group A during time
trials prior to running seventh in his stacked heat race. Following
a fourth place effort in his B-Main, the Meridian, Mississippi
ace was unfortunately forced to watch the 75-lap headliner that
was ultimately won by Mike Marlar. Complete results from both
WOOLMS events over the weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)