NDRL King of Mississippi Results from Magnolia Motor Speedway
(April 19, 2014) The inaugural 'King of Mississippi' weekend wrapped up tonight at "The Mag,' as a $12,500 winner's check awaited the victor of the headliner at the Columbus, Mississippi facility. John Blankenship posted the thirteenth quickest lap in Group A during the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying session and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, John started the 60-lap feature event from the inside of the ninth row. The "West Virginia Wizard" then pointed his #23 Rocket racecar to the front of the talented field and picked off ten competitors on his way to a solid seventh place performance. John now finds himself ninth in the latest version of the NDRL point standings following the double-dip at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

(April 18, 2014) The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) took the #23 team to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi tonight for the start of the 'King of Mississippi' weekend. John Blankenship laid down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the fifth starting spot prior to the green flag in the $7,500 to win feature event, John had a solid run during the course of the 40-lap race. The Williamson, West Virginia star eventually emerged from the 'King of Mississippi' opener eighth in the final rundown.

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NDRL Mid-Atlantic Swing Nightly Results...
(April 13, 2014) John Blankenship wrapped up the huge Mid-Atlantic swing with the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) tonight with the rain-postponed 'Gunters Honey 50' at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. John clicked off the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the $10,000 to win A-Main, John ran amongst the leaders throughout the 50-lap distance and eventually came home fifth in the final rundown behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Kent Robinson, Jonathan Davenport, and Billy Moyer. He currently finds himself eighth in the latest version of the NDRL point battle following the trio of races this past weekend.

(April 12, 2014) The Number 23, Inc. team resumed the NDRL Mid-Atlantic swing tonight with the Aaron's 'King of the Commonwealth' at the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia. John Blankenship qualified eleventh quickest in Group A during the time trial session and late placed sixth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main. After taking use of a series provisional to gain access into the 60-lap feature event, John switched to a back-up car and set his sights on the hefty $20,000 top prize. The Williamson, West Virginia star then passed ten competitors during the 'King of the Commonwealth' to salvage a fourteenth place performance.

(April 11, 2014) Early morning showers with more rain in the afternoon and evening hours expected have forced Winchester Speedway and NDRL officials to postpone tonight's $10,000 to win 'Gunters Honey 50' at Winchester (VA) Speedway. Officials have announced that Sunday, April 13 will be used as the rain date with gates opening at 2:00pm and hot laps beginning at 6:00pm. The NDRL "Kings of Dirt" will next be in action on Saturday, April 12 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia for the $20,000 to win Aaron's 'King of the Commonwealth.'

(April 10, 2014) John Blankenship and his #23 team were back on the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) trail tonight, as they invaded the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania for the start of a huge three-race weekend. John qualified ninth quickest in Group B during NDRL time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Brian Birkhofer, Chris Madden, and Scott Bloomquist. After starting the $10,000 to win 'PENNational 50' from the inside of the eighth row, John wound up finishing right where he started the 50-lapper... in the fifteenth spot. He currently sits ninth in the latest version of the NDRL point standings after the trip to PPMS.

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Darrell Lanigan Still on Top of "WIZARD" Rankings Heading into April!
Wizard(April 8, 2014) The "Wizard" has released its latest findings and current World of Outlaws Late Model Series point leader Darrell Lanigan still finds himself atop the rankings heading into the busy month of April. Darrell has entered eight qualified races and has racked up one victory, six Top Fives, and eight Top Tens in those events. With those strong results and a schedule difficulty of 100.94, Darrell has an overall "Wizard" rating of 110.02, which is well over four points higher than his nearest rival. Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. round out the top five in the rankings through the month of March. | View '14 March Rankings

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tripleheader Nightly Results...
(April 6, 2014) Tonight's stop for the #23 team at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma has been postponed due to impending inclement weather. Officials from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series hope to find a suitable make-up date for the $10,000 to win program; if not, it will be tentatively rescheduled for 2015.

(April 5, 2014) John Blankenship and the Number 23, Inc. team stormed into Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, Louisiana tonight for another pivotal round of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition. John laid down the nineteenth fastest lap in Group A during time trials, but later climbed up to third to grab the final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the seventh row, John completed all fifty circuits and wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order. The Williamson, West Virginia ace now finds himself eighth in the latest LOLMDS point standings following the trip south to Ark-La-Tex.

(April 4, 2014) Tonight’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned 'Southern 50,' which was slated to pay $10,000 to the winner at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi, has been postponed. Due to severe storms overnight and earlier this morning leading up to the event, Jackson Motor Speedway and LOLMDS officials were left with no option, except to postpone tonight’s show. The weather forecast for the remainder of the weekend is steadily improving and the series will head to two new venues later this weekend. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, Louisiana on Saturday, April 5 and Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma on Sunday, April 6 for a pair of $10,000 to win tilts.

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Blankenship Back in Action in Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown...
(March 22, 2014) John Blankenship and the Number 23 Inc. team returned to Dirt Late Model competition tonight at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the 17th edition of the 'Indiana Icebreaker,' which drew a healthy 45 car field to the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval. John qualified thirteenth quickest in Group B during time trials before finishing eighth in his loaded heat race and fifth in his B-Main. After receiving a series provisional to earn the twenty-third starting spot in the $10,000 to win feature event, John wound up twenty-second in the caution-free 50-lapper. The Williamson, West Virginia native currently finds himself fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point battle following the one-day show at Brownstown. Full results from the 'Indiana Icebreaker' can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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NDRL Tennessee Tipoff Classic Results from Smoky Mountain Speedway
(March 8, 2014) Things wrapped up tonight at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, as the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' finale boasted a hefty $12,500 winner's check. John Blankenship timed in fifth fastest in Group B during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 60-lap main event, John raced hard on the slippery 1/2-mile speedplant, but fell back a few spots during the race to finish eighteenth in the final rundown.

(March 7, 2014) John Blankenship and the Number 23, Inc. team rolled into Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee today for round one for the inaugural 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic,' which was sanctioned by the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL). Tonight's program drew 40 competitors to the East Tennessee venue and a $7,500 top prize was up for grabs. John clicked off the seventh quickest lap in Group A during NDRL qualifying prior to running third in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Dale McDowell and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. After starting the 40-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row, John finished the caution-free main event right where he started... in the ninth position.

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NDRL Bama Bash Results from East Alabama Motor Speedway
(March 1, 2014) The 17th edition of the 'Bama Bash' concluded tonight at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama and John Blankenship started the 75-lap main event from the twelfth position. John was unfortunately involved in a first lap pileup in the $17,017 to win affair, which damaged his #23 Rocket mount. The driver known as the "West Virginia Wizard" soldiered on after the incident and eventually claimed a fifteenth place performance tonight at EAMS.

(February 28, 2014) John Blankenship returned to National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) competition tonight, as the 17th Annual 'Bama Bash' at East Alabama Motor Speedway served as the first points race for the second-year national touring series. The two-day show at the historic Phenix City, Alabama facility drew 38 competitors for the $17,017 to win extravaganza. John laid down the third quickest lap in his group during the NDRL qualifying session and later placed third in his stacked heat race behind only prelim victor Kent Robinson and runner-up Don O'Neal. The Williamson, West Virginia star will roll off from the outside of the sixth row when the talented field takes the green flag tomorrow night in the 75-lap feature!

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"WIZARD" Deems Darrell Lanigan Top Performing Speedweeks Driver!
Wizard(February 24, 2014) The Wizard has determined that Darrell Lanigan was the top performing Dirt Late Model driver during Speedweeks. Although Lanigan only raced 7 races, he earned a rating of 109.37. He is followed in the rankings by Scott Bloomquist, Steve Francis and Brandon Sheppard as the only drivers with ratings exceeding 100. The Speedweeks races were full of surprise winners and disappointing performances. However, for the most part the names at the top of the rankings are very familiar to fans. If your favorite driver is missing from the rankings be aware that the Wizard only considered drivers who participated in 4 or more races. | Read More

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DIRTcar Nationals Results from Volusia Speedway Park
(February 22, 2014) The 43rd edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' came to a close tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and John Blankenship had his sights set on the $10,000 payday. John posted the third fastest lap in Group B during WOOLMS qualifying and later ran second in heat race action behind only prelim victor Dale McDowell. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, John paced the stellar field for the first sixteen circuits before giving way to eventual winner Kyle Bronson. The Williamson, West Virginia star never lost sight of the top spot in the VSP finale, but settled for third at the checkers behind only winner Bronson and runner-up Darrell Lanigan.

(February 21, 2014) Rolling afternoon thunderstorms forced Volusia Speedway Park officials to cancel this evening's action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals' presented by Summit Racing Equipment, setting the stage for a huge finale on Saturday night featuring the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. The winner of the 50-lapper tomorrow night at VSP will receive a $10,000 paycheck. More info can be found online at www.woolms.com.

(February 20, 2014) The World of Outlaws Late Model Series roared into Volusia Speedway Park tonight to preside over round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals.' John Blankenship timed in ninth quickest in Group A during the WOOLMS qualifying session prior to nabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race behind only Casey Roberts, Billy Moyer, and Brandon Sheppard. John then started the $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the seventh row, but did not stay mid-pack for long. The Williamson, West Virginia star blasted past nine competitors during the 50-lapper to claim a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Casey Roberts, Scott Bloomquist, and Dale McDowell.

(February 19, 2014) The 43rd annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' continued tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with another UMP DIRTcar Series showdown, which boasted a $10,000 top prize. John Blankenship laid down the fastest lap in his group during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Shane Clanton. John then rolled off from the outside of the eighth row in the 40-lap A-Main, but pulled off the racing surface after only eleven circuits and was placed twenty-fifth in the final finishing order.

(February 18, 2014) Round two of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park and another $7,000 winner's check was on the line. John Blankenship clicked off the second quickest lap in his group during UMP qualifying prior to finishing second in heat race action behind only prelim victor Boom Briggs. After starting the 30-lap feature from the inside of the third row, John slipped back a few spots early in the race and eventually netted a solid seventh place performance.

(February 17, 2014) The Number 23 Inc. team rolled east from East Bay to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida for tonight's opening round of the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' John Blankenship qualified fifth fastest in his group during UMP DIRTcar Series time trials and later advanced up to second in his heat race to finish behind only prelim winner Eric Wells. The driver known as the "West Virginia Wizard" then started the $7,000 to win feature event from the inside of the third row and was able to move up one spot to finish fourth in the 30-lapper behind only victor Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., Brady Smith, and Eric Wells.

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"WIZARD" Speedweeks Thoughts Heading into Volusia
Wizard(February 16, 2014) The Speedweeks have now completed their second week of action and most of the stars of the World of Outlaws, the Lucas series, the NDRL and many other well known drivers are now headed to Volusia for head to head battles. The Wizard sees many drivers that are still strong after two weeks of battle and some that are limping to Volusia. Some Wizard observations at this point are that Billy Moyer despite the technical issue at East Bay is number one following 5 great races at Tampa. Less fortunate so far is Tim McCreadie who is the only driver of the 2013 Top 10 Wizard ranked drivers participating in Florida that is not in the Speedweeks top 25 at this point. Another struggling driver thus far is Vic Coffey who currently sits at 49th. Additional struggling drivers that might be of interest to fans are Justin Rattliff and Dennis Franklin who are both outside the top 50. | Read More

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Winternationals Results from East Bay Raceway Park
(February 15, 2014) The long week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped up tonight with the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' finale, which paid $10,000 to the winner and was taped by the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios. John Blankenship timed in fourth quickest in Group A during the LOLMDS qualifying session and later scored the win in his heat race over Brian Shirley, Dennis Franklin, and Devin Moran. After starting the 60-lapper from the inside of the second row, John ran inside of the top five through most of the first half of the race, but pitted near the halfway mark and wound up eleventh in the final rundown.

(February 15, 2014) A huge day/night doubleheader to close out the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' started earlier this afternoon with a $7,000 to win tilt, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday and subsequently postponed due to heavy rain showers. John Blankenship started out the program by laying down the twelfth fastest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials at East Bay Raceway Park and grabbing the fifth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. With passing at a premium during the 35-lap daytime affair, John was still able to move up nine positions on his way to a steady tenth place effort.

(February 14, 2014) The first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points race of the week at East Bay Raceway Park took place tonight and a $10,000 payday was on the line. John Blankenship clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later scored the win in his heat race over Steve Francis, Ray Cook, and Dan Stone. The Williamson, West Virginia driver then started the 50-lapper from the outside of the front row and grabbed the point on lap nine. John then led all but one circuit up until lap 44 when eventual winner Billy Moyer was able to wrestle away the top spot. John couldn't quite get that elusive first win at East Bay, as he was forced to settle for a strong runner-up finish behind Moyer.

(February 13, 2014) The 38th Annual 'Winternationals' continued tonight at East Bay Raceway Park with a $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program, which was broadcast LIVE on MAVTV. John Blankenship timed in fourth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the 45-lap main event, John suffered an early flat tire and pitted a couple of different times for service from the Number 23 Inc. crew. When the checkered flag flew, John had battled back up to the eleventh finishing position.

(February 12, 2014) Officials of East Bay Raceway Park and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have postponed tonight’s events from the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' due to rain. Tonight’s $7,000 to win showdown is rescheduled for Saturday morning, February 15. Tomorrow night’s - Thursday, February 13 - series program from East Bay Raceway Park will air LIVE on MAVTV starting at 9:30 PM EST. MAVTV can be found on DIRECTV on channel 214 and on DISH Network on channel 248. For cable subscribers, please check the local listings in your area.

(February 11, 2014) After opting to skip Monday's non-points 'Winternationals' opener at East Bay Raceway Park, John Blankenship and his Number 23 Inc. team returned to action tonight at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. John started his night on fire, as he set a New Track Record during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying with his lap of 13.854 seconds around the 1/3-mile oval. The Williamson, West Virginia ace then finished third in his heat race, which locked him into the outside of the fifth row for the start of the $5,000 to win feature event. During the course of the 25-lapper, John hung around the top ten and eventually netted a tenth place performance at the track deemed as the "Clay by the Bay."

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Super Bowl of Racing Results from Golden Isles Speedway
(February 8, 2014) The three-race 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia wrapped up tonight with another televised showdown, which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. John Blankenship laid down the ninth quickest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to running fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, John started the 50-lap main event from the outside of the ninth row. After moving up inside of the top ten early in the 'Super Bowl of Racing' finale, the "West Virginia Wizard" pitted with problems to his #23 ride before returning to the racetrack to eventually salvage a thirteenth place performance. John emerged from GIS tied for sixth in the current version of the LOLMDS point standings heading into East Bay.

(February 7, 2014) A busy day at Golden Isles Speedway wrapped up tonight with the first points event for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. John Blankenship qualified fourth quickest in Group B during the time trial session and ran second in his heat race behind only victor Billy Moyer, Jr. The Williamson, West Virginia star, who started the 50-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, then moved forward in the $10,000 to win feature event. In front of the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, John blitzed past four competitors on his way to a strong fourth place effort behind only winner Chris Madden, Don O'Neal, and Earl Pearson, Jr.

(February 7, 2014) The ultra-fast Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia played host to the 2014 season lid lifter for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series earlier this morning/afternoon and a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. John Blankenship timed in sixth fastest in Group A during qualifying and later placed third in his heat race behind only prelim winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Tim McCreadie. After starting the 25-lap, non-points main event from the inside of the sixth row, John wound up fourteenth in the final finishing order at the 4/10-mile complex.

(February 6, 2014) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia has been postponed until tomorrow morning due to persistent rain showers. The $5,000 to win event tomorrow morning will serve as the first race in a big doubleheader at GIS, as the regularly scheduled $10,000 to win showdown will be held in the evening. Additional information concerning the twin bill can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

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"WIZARD" 2013 Final Driver Rankings Announced
Wizard(February 4, 2014) The "WIZARD" announced today the rankings of super late model drivers for 2013. You can view the “WIZARD’S” magical rankings for the top 30 drivers by clicking on the icon to the right. The 2013 rankings were compiled using the best available information from various sources. In some cases full driver statistics may not have been available but nonetheless the rankings provide a good idea of how late model drivers stacked up against one another last year. It should also be noted that the Wizard does not include all races in his rankings, as some races are disqualified if the race did not attract a competitive field of drivers. | Read More | View '13 Final Rankings

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"WIZARD" Computer Driver Rankings Announced
Wizard(January 28, 2014) John Blankenship announced today his intent to provide a computerized ranking of super late model drivers in 2014. As a prelude to that, you can view the “WIZARD’S” magical rankings for the Winter Extreme and the Battle on the Border by clicking on the “Wizard” icon to the right. Drivers that participated in four or more of these races are included. The Arizona/Texas rankings are shown here to provide fans with an idea of how the computer judged individual driver performances out west, and to show how the 2014 rankings will appear. These western races will not be considered in the 2014 Wizard rankings because there was not an adequate number of highly rated drivers participating. | Read More | View '14 Arizona/Texas Rankings

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NDRL Battle at the Border Results from El Paso Speedway Park
(January 26, 2014) The Number 23 Inc. team concluded the inaugural 'Battle at the Border' tonight at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas, as another $5,000 winner's check was on the line. John Blankenship, who had taken the win the previous two nights at EPSP, timed in third quickest in his group during NDRL qualifying and later placed fourth in his stacked heat race behind Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, and Ryan Gustin. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the sixth row, John made a sterling charge past seven competitors to finish fourth in the final rundown behind only victor Terry Phillips, Kent Robinson, and Billy Moyer.

(January 25, 2014) Williamson, West Virginia native John Blankenship made it two-for-two in the NDRL 'Battle at the Border' tonight at El Paso Speedway Park, as he picked up his second straight checkered flag at the El Paso, Texas venue! John started his night by clicking off the quickest lap in his group during time trials and finishing second in his heat race behind only prelim victor Kent Robinson. John then drew the third starting spot prior to the 40-lapper and worked his way past race leader Billy Moyer, Jr. on lap twelve to grab the top spot. The driver known as the "Coal Man" then worked lapped traffic to perfection during the remainder of the caution-free affair to claim the $5,000 top prize over Kent Robinson, Billy Moyer, Jr., Ryan Gustin, and Terry Phillips! (ZSK Photography)

(January 24, 2014) John Blankenship scored his first feature victory in 2014 tonight in dominating fashion in the 'Battle at the Border' opener at the El Paso Speedway Park in El Paso, Texas! John laid down a New Track Record for Super Late Models during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later bested Max Blair and William Thomas to claim a heat race triumph. After drawing the fifth starting spot prior to the 30-lap feature event, John utilized the bottom groove of the 3/8-mile facility to work his way to the front. The Williamson, West Virginia star then grabbed the point from Hall of Famer Billy Moyer right at the halfway mark of the race and dominated the remainder of the distance to record the $3,000 payday over Moyer, Mason Zeigler, A.J. Diemel, and Tim Fuller! (ZSK Photography)

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NDRL Winter Extreme Results from Tucson International Raceway
(January 19, 2014)
The Number 23 Inc. team wrapped up the 2014 edition of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries today at Tucson International Raceway, as a $10,000 to win finale closed out the busy six-race stretch. John Blankenship knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during NDRL time trials and later scored the win in his loaded heat race over Jimmy Mars and Will Vaught. After drawing the fifth starting spot prior to the 50-lap feature event, John pretty much rode in line on the one-groove track surface and eventually placed third in the final rundown behind only winner Ryan Gustin and runner-up Shane Clanton!

(January 18, 2014) John Blankenship had his best run of the 2014 'Winter Extreme' tonight at Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona, as he contended for the win in the fifth event of the six-race miniseries. John posted the third quickest lap in his group during National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying and later finished second in heat race action behind only prelim winner Ryan Gustin. In the $5,000 to win main event, John worked his way past eight competitors during the 40-lapper from his outside fifth row starting spot. At the conclusion of the A-Main, the "Coal Man" celebrated his runner-up on the podium behind only victor Jimmy Mars!

(January 17, 2014) Another $3,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight in Tucson, as the fourth round of 'Winter Extreme' action took place at TIR. John Blankenship qualified third fastest in his group during NDRL time trials and later placed fourth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, John started the 30-lap feature event from the inside of the tenth row. The Williamson, West Virginia standout was then able to pass seven competitors during the A-Main en route to a twelfth place showing.

(January 15, 2014) After a couple of days off from racing action, the desert heated back up tonight with the third leg of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries at Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. John Blankenship timed in sixth quickest in his group during the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) qualifying session and later finished eighth in his heat race after suffering a flat left rear tire. John then rallied up to fourth in his B-Main, but that was unfortunately a couple of spots away from a coveted transfer position into the $3,000 to win main event.

(January 12, 2014) The second round of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries took place earlier today at Tucson International Raceway and a $5,000 top prize was on the line for the NDRL Super Late Models. For the second straight event to kick off the 2014 season, John Blankenship clicked off the fastest lap overall during NDRL qualifying. Following a fourth place effort in his heat race, John won his B-Main to gain access into the 40-lap main event. With passing at a severe premium on the one-groove racing surface, John was able to pick up three positions on his way to a sixteenth place performance.

(January 11, 2014) John Blankenship and the Number 23 Inc. team kicked off their 2014 campaign today with night one of the 'Winter Extreme' miniseries at the Tucson International Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. With nearly 60 competitors on hand for the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) opener, John laid down the quickest lap overall during the qualifying session. After an invert of six for the heat races, John finished fourth in his heat race and later scored the win in his consolation race. The Williamson, West Virginia native then scooted past ten competitors during the 30-lap, $3,000 to win feature event to claim a respectable tenth place effort in his 2014 season lid lifter.

 

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