Anderson Motor Speedway in SC held their final race of the season Friday, 9/18. There were 17 Legend car drivers in attendance for the 20-lap event. Justin qualified on the pole. There were a total of 5 cautions with 4 of them coming in the second half of the race. At the start, the #75 took the lead as Justin patiently stayed in the 2nd spot. At lap 5 Justin powered past the #75 to take back first. Justin had 5 perfect re-starts to maintain the lead throughout the remainder of the race. After the last caution with 3 laps remaining Justin had a strong lead on the remainder of the field taking the checkered flag. Watch the in-car video of the race here.
Without the funding to race the stock cars in 2015, we were able to pull together enough money to bring out the Legend car for some racing. Justin continues to prove that he has the talent behind the wheel. After not racing the Legend car on an oval track for over 3 years, Justin jumped right back in and was up to speed within the first practice. In 5 races, Justin had all top 5 finishes in the Pro Division with (1) win, (2) 2nd place, (1) 3rd, & (1) 4th place. The next race will be the US Legend Car Nationals held at Anderson Motor Speedway in SC November 12 – 14, 2015.
Traveled back down to Anderson Motor Speedway on Friday, 9/11. There were 18 cars in the field. The #99 was fast and Justin qualified on the outside pole. The track inverted for the race so Justin lined up p. 4. There was a quick caution on the first lap at the start. Lining up for the restart in p. 6, Justin drove up to p. 3 by lap 6 and p. 2 by halfway. The second half of the race saw 4 cautions. On lap 12 with Justin and the #8 side by side a caution came out. Lining up p. 2 for the restart there was a quick caution on lap 12 again. Starting p. 2 and running on the outside another caution flew on lap 13. Lining up again on the outside in p. 2 they were able to run 2 laps this time before a car’s engine let go. After a lengthy cleanup, Justin started p. 2. Going into turn 1 the car hit oil and spun. Justin was able to keep it out of the wall but would line up in the rear for the last 5 laps of the race. Drove up to finish p. 8. The #99 was the fastest car in the race as recorded in Race Monitor’s lap times. Had it not been for the oil left on the track, it would have been a great battle to the finish with the #99, the #50 and the #8. Watch the in-car video of the race here.
Another fun weekend of racing. Justin was in the #99 Legend Car at Anderson Motor Speedway in SC for the 30 lap US Legend National Qualifier. The first practice run went well but a lug nut got stuck on the right rear. Thanks to Justin Ashley we were able to get that fixed and be on the track in time for qualifying. Justin qualified p. 5 out of 16 cars. After the first caution early in the race, Justin quickly moved up to p. 3 and chased down the front two cars. With two laps remaining, the second caution came out closing up the field. It was a close battle between the top 3 with Justin coming across the finish line p. 2. Congrats to Justin Ashley on the win. Farbo Motorsports took p. 1 and p. 2 again. Photos from the race and from the NASCAR Bristol race are on the Photos Page. Watch the in-car video of the Legend race on Justin’s YouTube Channel here.
Justin was back in the #99 Legend car Friday, 8/14, racing at Anderson Motor Speedway in SC. There would be two 25-lap races. Justin qualified p. 11 for the first race out of a field of 25 cars. Justin steadily moved forward avoiding trouble with the six cautions of the race. By lap 23 Justin had driven from p. 11 to p. 5. A caution came out setting up a 2-lap shootout to the end. Running in p. 4 coming into turn 4, two cars collided in front of Justin causing Justin to spin to avoid hitting into them. All three cars had to go to the rear. With only two laps remaining, Justin crossed the finish line the last car on the lead lap.
At the beginning of the first race, all competitors’ tires were marked because the same tires were to be used for both races. The line-up for the second race was set by the finishing order of the first race. Justin lined up p. 19 out of 21. At the start of the race they could not get past lap 1. It was wreck after wreck. Finally, they were able to race to lap 4 before yet another caution. At this time, it seemed that things had settled down some and Justin started his run to the front. By lap 10, Justin was in the top 5. Just as the first race, a caution came out with 2 laps to go. Justin crossed the finish line p. 4. Farbo Motorsports finished p. 3 and p. 4 with both drivers coming up through the field using the same tires for both races. Photos from Friday are on the Photos page. In-car video from Race 1 can be seen here.
Bolton is Back . . .
You can’t keep a good driver away from the track. Friday, 8/7/2015, Justin brought out the #99 Legend Car again to run atAnderson Motor Speedway in SC. It had been over 3 years since Justin was behind the wheel of the Legend Car at an ovaltrack. However, you would never know that. After a couple practice runs Friday morning, Justin was up to speed as if he had been driving all season. A small rain shower came through later in the afternoon that delayed the start of practice and qualifying by an hour. Justin would line up p. 3 out of 17 cars for the race. It was 20 laps of green flag racing. Justin kept the #99 in 3rd until, with two laps to go, Justin made the pass to finish 2nd. It was a fun day being able to see Justin behind the wheel again with Farbo Motorsports. See the in-car video from the race here.
Saturday, Jan.19, was a nice and sunny, but cold, race day for the 6th round of the Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Practice on Friday was canceled due to the Generation 6 testing by NASCAR. Justin started the day taking over a full second off his time from last weekend. The #99 was able to qualify 7th out of 15 Pro drivers. Finishing 5th in the heat race, Justin started the feature in p.9. The feature had some hard racing with Justin running as high as p. 5 at one point. Battling with the #54 of Gregory Lang again this week, Justin lost a couple of positions and crossed the finish line in the 8th spot. A very strong run for the #99. Make sure to take the time to watch the video from the race.
The 5th round of the Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway was held Saturday, 1/12 on the Road Course. There was supposed to be a full day of practice on Friday; however, rain and fog kept the cars off the track. With limited practice, Justin was able to make some good runs through the course on Saturday, but couldn’t find the speed necessary to run in the top 5 in the Pro class. For the start of the feature, Justin lined up in the 12th position out of 13 Pro drivers. By the halfway point, Justin was running ninth. During the second half of the race, Justin had to hold off the #54 of Gregory Lang for the 8th spot. Even though it wasn’t for the lead, both drivers did a great job racing each other clean and hard for several laps. Altogether a respectable run for the #99 in his second race in the Pro Division. Starting out the 2013 season, Justin is running with the best to be the best. We will be traveling down next weekend for practice on Friday, 1/18, and Round 6 of the Winter Heat Series on Saturday, 1/19.
It was great to be able to be back in the Legend Car for the first weekend of the Winter Heat Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, during practice on Friday, we were unable to get the car to respond to any changes. The same problem occurred on Saturday during both races. It was a disappointing start in the Pro class. We did find out later the following week that the car has major problems with the frame. Unfortunately, this will cause us to miss the second week of the Winter Heat series coming up Jan. 5 and 6. We will be ready with new equipment for the start of the road course racing at the Winter Heat series January 12.
10/24 – 10/27/2012 — The Nationals at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a great experience, a lot of fun and Justin brought home the hardware.
DSR worked tirelessly all weekend to get the car up to speed. After qualifying Thursday night the heats were set for Friday. Justin finished 5th in the first heat race. Despite a driver driving his car over top of Justin during the second heat race, Justin was able to come away with a 4th place finish. Be sure to look at the Photos Page for 10 photos of the car as he drives over top of Justin’s car and flips over on its roof.
Friday night was the Race of Champions. Drivers were entered in this race if they finished in the top 10 in National points and drivers were also included if they were the top finishers in National points in their home state. Justin started on the pole and was able to hold the other drivers off to win the Race of Champions. The video of the race is on the Videos Page.
On Saturday after lining up on the front stretch of Atlanta Motor Speedway for the photo of all the drivers, all drivers were given the green to ride around the big track. You can see pictures from this on the Photos page.
On Saturday the Semi-Pro National race started with 26 cars. Justin started position 12. Justin made it up to position 7 before being caught up in a wreck. The race was nothing but cautions and wrecked cars. The race was supposed to run 40 laps. Due to the amount of cautions, the race was shortened to 30 laps. The race lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes with only 15 cars finishing the race. Justin was scored 26 for coming off after the wreck. It was a good decision considering the damages.
Justin left Atlanta as the 2012 Race of Champions winner and with a Legend car in one piece. Huge thank you goes out to DSR, Keven Wood, and Zack Skolnick. Also thank you to Justin’s Grandma and Aunt Tina and Uncle O.E. for their support for the Atlanta Nationals.
Friday Justin raced at Concord Speedway for the second time. He had a great qualifying run and started the feature in the 2nd position. Ran most of the feature on the bumper of the 81 car and finished in 3rd.
Saturday we went over to Caraway Speedway in Sophia , NC . Justin qualified 3rd and after the pill draw started the feature in the 5th position. Once the race started, we could tell the car was not handling well. It was a difficult 25 laps but Justin was able to hang on and finish 5th overall and 4th in the Semi-Pro division.
Sunday Justin went back to Concord Speedway for the last points race of the 2012 season. The races from Saturday night had rained out and had to be made up on Sunday. This caused the drivers to have to draw pills for starting positions rather than run qualifying laps. Of course, Justin drew the highest pill and started the feature in the last position. Justin’s car was very fast and he had made it up to position 4 when contact with 71 knocked the #99’s bumper loose. DSR was able to repair the bumper but Justin then had to go to the rear of the field. Again contact was made with a slower car in front and this ended Justin’s night. Justin was credited with a 6th place finish. Videos of all three races are on the Videos Page.