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Latrobe Native Caps Racing Season with Victory at Hickory Motor Speedway
Latrobe grad Justin Bolton moved to limited late model racing a year ago.
Justin Bolton wins Fall Class 100 at Hickory Motor Speedway in the #15 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model 9/28/2013.
Video taken by CANNON RACING VIDEOS, official videographer of Hickory Motor Speedway. http://youtu.be/RvGyr9Io96Q
The Latrobe Bulletin newspaper featured Justin on the front page of their sports section on October 9, 2013. Dan Scifo wrote an article entitled GL Graduate Bolton Wins 100 Lap Fall Classic Showcase in North Carolina. Click here to read the article in a browser or read it below.
Going into the weekend of this race was exciting because it was Justin’s first 100 lap race but also bittersweet because it was his last race of the 2013 season. Practice on Friday, 9/27, went very well. The car was fast and driving very smooth. The team felt very confident they had the winning combination of equipment, crew and driver to win the race. Saturday,
9/28, there were 28 Limited Late Models entered in the event. At the end of practice, Justin was 5th fastest. During qualifying each driver was given two timed laps and they took the fastest of the two. The second timed lap was the fastest for each driver. Justin qualified with a 15.480 and would line up p. 3 for the race.
The Fall Classic is the premier race at Hickory Motor Speedway for the Limited Late Models. This race on Sat., 9/28, would last 1 hour and 45 minutes and have an unbelievable 11 cautions. Justin started in p. 3 and had moved up to p. 2 by lap 5. On lap 20, Justin took over the lead and held on to the lead through lap 68. The #75 of Landon Huffman battled Justin side by side for a lap but Justin held on to the lead on the outside when the 11th caution flag flew. Starting as the leader for the longest remaining run of the race, the last 24 laps, Justin maintained the lead and crossed the finish line with a 2 car length lead over the 2nd place car.
For this race only being Justin’s 6th this season, he did phenomenal on every one of the 11 restarts during this marathon of a race. This season was nothing short of incredible. Justin’s first race ever in a Limited Late Model and he finished 6th. His second race and he records his first victory. Then he had two 4th place finishes and a 2nd place finish and this 2nd place finish was after a very long 7 weeks out of the car. This past Saturday was the perfect way to end the season, by winning his first ever 100 lap race.
Driving for Lee Faulk Racing this season, I know, Justin has learned so much. We cannot thank Lee Faulk, Michael Faulk, and all the crew members that work so hard at the track enough for always giving Justin a great car to drive. In all six races Justin competed in, he brought the car back without any damage.
Justin will continue with Lee Faulk Racing next season driving a Late Model. Currently, he will run a limited schedule of 5 races like we did this year. During the off season, we will be actively looking for businesses willing to utilize Justin as a valuable marketing and promotional tool. Racing is Justin’s passion and his career choice and he is willing to partner with businesses and make promoting companies and products part of his daily routine. If you would like more information, please contact Sherri Bolton at TurnLeft@AllianceRacing.netor Michael Faulk at Icon 25 Motorsports Marketing at Mike@Icontwentyfive.com. You can also support Justin by simply liking Justin Bolton Racing on Facebook and following Justin on Twitter @JustinBolton99.
Saturday, 9/28, was the premier race for the Limited Late Models at Hickory Motor Speedway. Justin Bolton from Greensburg, PA ran a 5 race schedule this year with Lee Faulk Racing in his first season driving a Limited Late Model. The Fall Classic would be Justin’s first 100 lap race. There were 28 cars entered in the event. Justin Bolton qualified the #15 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model in p. 3 with a 15.480. The race would last 1 hour and 45 minutes with 11 cautions. Justin took the lead at lap 20 and held on to the lead through lap 68. The #75 of Landon Huffman battled Justin side by side for a lap but Justin held on to the lead on the outside when the 11th caution flag flew. Starting as the leader for the longest remaining run of the race, the last 24 laps, Justin maintained the lead and crossed the finish line with a 2 car length lead over the 2nd place car. Along with this win, Justin had one other win at Hickory Motor Speedway in his second race running with Lee Faulk Racing back on June 8. He has one 6th place finish, two 4th place finishes and a 2nd place finish as well. What is most impressive is in five 35-lap races and this 100-lap event, Justin had no damage to the #15 Lee Faulk Racing Limited Late Model car. Justin Bolton is currently attending UNC in Charlotte, NC majoring in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Motorsports. Racing is his career choice and he is actively looking for Marketing Partners for the 2014 season. Justin will continue with Lee Faulk Racing running a Late Model in 2014. To utilize Justin as a valuable marketing and promotional tool for your business please find our contact information below.Contact: Icon 25 Motorsports Marketing / Michael Faulk Mike@Icontwentyfive.com Alliance Racing / Sherri Bolton TurnLeft@AllianceRacing.net http://www.justinbolton.com http://www.leefaulkracing.com
The Latrobe Bulletin featured Justin in their sports section on September 25, 2013. Dan Scifo wrote an article entitled GL Graduate Bolton to Compete in 100 Lap Classic at Hickory Motor Speedway. Click here to read the article.
It had been 7 very long weeks since Justin’s last race at Hickory Motor Speedway. It did not keep Justin away from the track, though. August 16 Justin moved to NC to attend UNCC. Now living in NC, Justin is able to get to a race track every weekend whether it is to watch or whether it is to help out Lee Faulk Racing at Hickory Motor Speedway.
The weather was perfect and Justin was ready to be back in the #15 Limited Late Model. Justin was here to go for another win. Practice was great, the car felt good and Justin was back in the groove immediately upon jumping into the #15 car.
Saturday saw a good field of 15 Limited Late Model cars at Hickory Motor Speedway. This race was a double points race for the Limiteds due to a rain out a few weeks ago.
Saturday also brought some unwelcome conditions. Tires were not as good as we would have liked, but Lee and Michael and the Lee Faulk Racing pit crew gave it 110% to get Justin a car in which he could compete.
Justin qualified with a 16.008 which put him lining up in position 4 for the race. The current points leaders at Hickory, Shane Lee and Landon Huffman, were also there for the win and not holding anything back starting in the 1st and 3rd positions. With double points on the line, this was an important race for these two drivers. It was just as important for Justin to run well as he only had funding for 5 regular season races this year.
The 35-lap feature started with the top 4 cars, Lee, Huffman, Bralley and Justin, breaking away from the rest of the field by a car length. Justin and Josh Bralley fought side by side for a few laps for the 3rd position. Once Justin took p. 3, he concentrated on running down Huffman for 2nd. The leader #00 Shane Lee cleared the first lap car. Right as Justin cleared the lap car and had caught up to 2nd place, the first yellow came out on lap 16.
First restart with Justin starting p. 3, would see Lee and Huffman battling side by side and Justin and Pierce side by side. By lap 18 Justin had held onto p. 3 and had caught up to Shane Lee. It was Huffman, Lee and Justin running single file with about a 3 car length lead on the rest of the field.
Lap 23 saw the second caution. Re-starting p. 3 it was a side by side battle with Shane Lee. Right as Justin was passing Lee for 2nd, there was another yellow flag. After a lengthy cleanup, the track would set the field with Justin in p. 3 for the re-start so Justin would need to battle again for the second spot.
Shane Lee and Justin battled hard again side by side. Justin claimed 2nd after about 4 1/2 laps but this had given Huffman a good 4 car length lead. Justin made up some ground on the leader in the closing laps but ran out of time before crossing the finish line in 2nd.
Justin did an amazing job, in only his 5th race in a Limited Late Model, keeping the car up front and battling with the points leaders at Hickory Motor Speedway.
Justin, like every driver that gets in a race car, wants the win. Justin also wants to be able to race with the best drivers when he enters a track. Lee Faulk Racing has made that possible this season by giving Justin a winning car capable of running up front each of these 5 races we were able to run this year.
Justin clearly gives it his all every time he gets in the #15 for Lee Faulk Racing, as you can see from the results:
May 11 6th
June 8 1st
June 29 4th
July 20 4th
Sept. 7 2nd
Justin is consistent and had we been able to fund a full season, Justin would clearly be battling for a top spot in the points standings.
Justin is a talented driver who will be a successful marketing tool for any business that sees the importance of advertising to race fans. Justin’s next race is the Fall Classic 100 Lap Limited Late Model Race on 9/28/2013. This is a perfect opportunity for your business to try out advertising to race fans by placing your business name or website on the #15 Limited Late Model car starting at only $100. Try it out; you just might find a perfect target audience for your business. Click here for more information.
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Place your name on Justin Bolton’s Limited Late Model race car
For only $100 you can place your name, your company logo, your website, or get a group of people together and place your group’s name on Justin’s race car for the 100 lap Fall Classic Race at Hickory Motor Speedway on 9/28/13. We will promote the car before, during and after the race on Facebook, Twitter and at www.JustinBolton.com.
Justin has consistently run up front
at Hickory Motor Speedway
• May 11 — 6th
• June 8 — 1st
• June 29 — 4th
• July 20 — 4th
Click here to securely purchase your decal using PayPal or print the flyer and pay by check. Deadline: Payments must be received by 9/20/2013
Alliance Racing reserves the right to approve or deny a requested name.
After practicing Friday at Hickory Motor Speedway (HMS), the team was very happy with Justin and the car. The weather was hot and sunny, and we thought we were going to have that same weather for Saturday. However, Mother Nature decided to hang around at HMS until 7 p.m. that evening. Due to the lengthy rain delay, officials at HMS decided there would be no additional practice and no qualifying. The cars lined up by points. This was a huge disappointment since we are unable to run at HMS every week and Justin would be lined up in the rear of the field. Starting in the back, for the first lap and a half, Justin was boxed in with two other cars. Unfortunately, this allowed the front of the field to get a good head start. Running in the 9th position, Justin concentrated on making up some distance on the track. Just as he caught up to the cars running 4th through 8th, the 4th place car spun in turn 4 bringing out the first yellow. Justin made the most of this next restart and quickly moved into the 4th position. The 2nd and 3rd place cars were battling side by side with Justin close behind. Justin was challenged for the 4th place spot but was able to hold onto it. Justin crossed the finish line in 4th right on the bumper of the 3rd place car. Overall, very disappointed that we were not able to qualify but a very solid run for Justin gaining even more experience running in traffic. With the limited amount of races run this season, Justin has consistently been able to finish up front. We have one more race scheduled and are actively seeking Partners to help with costs for the Fall Classic being held at HMS on 9/28. This will be a 100-lap race for the Limited Late Models. Please call Alliance Racing at 724-516-6325 or email at TurnLeft@AllianceRacing.net for more information on how to get your business noticed through racing.