CLOSES OUT SEASON IN KNOXVILLE NAT'S...
28, 2014) The Will Vaught Racing team roared
into the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa
from September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late
Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel
spectacular kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary
programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant.
On Thursday night, Will Vaught ran second in his heat
race and seventeenth in the 25-lap sprint. At Knoxville
on Friday evening, Will finished third in his heat race
prior to dropping to twenty-second in the final rundown
of the 25-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around in the Hawkeye
State, Will had his sights set on advancing into the 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner, which once
again boasted a hefty $40,000 payday. The Crane, Missouri
standout was battling for coveted transfer spot through
the B-Main before unfortunately suffering terminal mechanical
troubles late in the race. Will wound up eighteenth in
the B-Main and was not able to advance into the 100-lap
feature. Complete results from the season-ending weekend
for the #1v team can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
WOES SLOW VAUGHT AT SPRINGFIELD
14, 2014) Will Vaught and his family-owned #1v
team stormed into Springfield Raceway in Springfield,
Missouri on Saturday evening, September 13 for the annual
running of the 'Larry Phillips Memorial.' The MARS DIRTcar
Series once again presided over the single-day showdown,
which paid $3,475 to the winner this year. Will ran second
in his heat race and later led the first ten circuits
of the 75-lap headliner. The Crane, Missouri standout
was then in the second spot when motor woes caused him
to retire on lap 32, which relegated him to a disappointing
twenty-first place showing. Full results from last night
at Springfield can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.
NABS $4,000 PAYCHECK AT MONETT!
1, 2014) Will Vaught Racing stood tall in victory
lane for the fourth time in 2014 on Sunday, August 31
at Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri! After winning
his heat race and starting the MARS DIRTcar Series-sanctioned
A-Main from the outside of the front row, Will Vaught
scored the $4,000 payday for beating Terry Phillips, Justin
Wells, Jack Sullivan, and Ryan Gustin to the checkers!
A night earlier at Lucas Oil Speedway in
Wheatland, Missouri, Will almost secured another $3,000
top prize in Lucas Oil MLRA Series action. The Crane,
Missouri ace won his heat race and was leading on lap
34 when an incident with another competitor cut down his
left rear tire. Will was forced to retire from the 40-lapper
and ultimately finished seventeenth in the final rundown.
Complete results can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
(Ron Mitchell Photo)
VAUGHT TO BATESVILLE FOR TOPLESS 100
17, 2014) Will Vaught and his family-owned #1v
team invaded Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove,
Arkansas on August 15-16 for the 22nd edition of the 'Topless
100.' On Friday night, Will timed in twelfth fastest in
Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
and later finished a solid fifth in heat race action.
Unfortunately, Will suffered problems in his B-Main on
Saturday evening and dropped back to twelfth, which kept
him out of the $40,000 to win headliner that was ultimately
won by Jimmy Owens. Full results from the disappointing
weekend in Batesville can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
INVADES LAKESIDE FOR CLASH OF THE TITANS
15, 2014) Will Vaught Racing strolled into Lakeside
Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas tonight for the 2nd Annual
'Clash of the Titans,' which featured the cars and stars
of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series vying for the
$10,000 winner's check. Will Vaught laid down the tenth
fastest lap in Group A during the time trial session and
later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. He was then
leading his B-Main before a broken driveshaft forced him
to take use of a Fast Time provisional to gain access
into the 50-lap headliner. The Crane, Missouri ace wound
up retiring early in the caution-free feature and was
placed twenty-third in the final finishing order. Full
results from tonight at Lakeside can be viewed online
EARNS TOP TEN IN DIAMOND NATIONALS!
13, 2014) Will Vaught and his family-owned #1v
team ventured to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri on Saturday night, July 12 for
the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' The
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series
co-sanctioned the lucrative event, which boasted a $10,000
top prize. Will knocked down the third fastest lap in
Group B during the qualifying session and later finished
second in his heat race behind only prelim victor Scott
Lewis. After rolling off from the outside of the third
row in the 50-lap headliner, Will brought home a solid
seventh place performance in the single-day show, which
was taped by the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production
Studios. Full results from last night at Wheatland can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
VAUGHT RUNNER-UP AT MONETT SPEEDWAY
3, 2014) Will Vaught Racing returned to dirt-slinging
action tonight at Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri,
as the MARS DIRTcar Series presided over a $3,000 to win
special event. Will Vaught won his heat race early in
the night and later led a bulk of the 40-lap headliner.
However, eventual winner Terry Phillips was able to work
his way past Vaught's #1v Warrior racecar on lap 35 and
Will was forced to settle for a strong runner-up performance.
Full results from Monett Speedway tonight can be accessed
by visiting www.marsracingseries.com.
RALLIES FOR $3,000 MARS WIN AT MUSKOGEE!
15, 2014) Will Vaught secured his third feature
win of the 2014 campaign on Saturday night, June 14 in
thrilling fashion at Outlaw Motorsports Park in Muskogee,
Oklahoma! Will finished third in heat race action and
later suffered a flat tire early in the MARS DIRTcar Series
feature event. After getting a new Hoosier tire and restarting
at the tail end of the field, Will blasted through the
entire pack in only seven laps to reach the top spot.
The Crane, Missouri ace then beat Jesse Stovall, Josh
Hughes, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Brandon McCormick to the
checkers to nab the $3,000 payday!
On Friday evening, June 13, the #1v team
was in the pit area at Midway Speedway in Lebanon, Missouri
for another $3,000 to win MARS DIRTcar Series battle.
Will won his heat race to earn the outside of the front
row for the start of the main event. While running second
early in the race, Will suffered a broken suspension piece
and was forced to retire in the twentieth position. Full
results from the MARS doubleheader weekend can be accessed
online at www.marsracingseries.com.
(Ron Mitchell Photo)
ANNUAL LUCAS OIL SHOW-ME 100 RESULTS...
24, 2014) Things wrapped up tonight at Lucas
Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri, as the final night
of the 22nd Annual Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' took place
in front of a huge crowd and a host of television cameras.
Will Vaught started the $30,000 to win crown jewel main
event tonight from the outside of the seventh row and
had his sights set on a strong run in the 100-lap extra-distance
affair. Will eventually wound up posting a twenty-first
place finish in this year's edition of the 'Show-Me 100.'
(May 23, 2014) The stakes
were raised tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway, as preliminary
action was held for the 22nd edition of the Lucas Oil
'Show-Me 100,' which boasts a hefty $30,000 payday. A
total of 65 drivers took part in time trials tonight for
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil Midwest
Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) co-sanctioned event
at the Wheatland, Missouri facility. Will Vaught posted
the eighteenth quickest time in Group A during qualifying
tonight prior to grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his heat race behind only prelim victor Don
O'Neal and runner-up Rodney Sanders. When the 100-lapper
goes green tomorrow evening at the 3/8-mile oval, the
Crane, Missouri native will start the crown jewel event
from the outside of the seventh row.
(May 22, 2014) The huge
three-day Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' weekend kicked off tonight
at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri with the inaugural running of the 'Cowboy Classic,'
which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Will
Vaught clicked off the sixth fastest lap in Group B during
the time trial session and later slipped to fourth in
his loaded heat race. Following a win in his B-Main, Will
was able to gain seven positions during the $5,045 to
win main event to claim a fourteenth place effort in the
WINS MLRA WEEKEND OPENER AT MUSKOGEE!
18, 2014) Crane, Missouri native Will Vaught
racked up his second feature win of the 2014 racing season
on Friday night, May 16 at Outlaw Motorsports Park in
Muskogee, Oklahoma! After winning his heat race from the
sixth starting spot, Will started the 30-lap Lucas Oil
MLRA Series feature event from the outside of the front
row. Will then dominated the A-Main by leading wire-to-wire
to claim the $2,000 payday ahead of Terry Phillips, Billy
Moyer, Chad Simpson, and Ryan Gustin!
At Muskogee on Saturday evening, May 17,
Will had his sights set on the $3,000 top prize in the
MLRA weekend finale. After laying down the quickest lap
of the 23 competitors during qualifying, the driver known
as "Will The Thrill" finished second in his
heat race. He was then headed for a possible podium effort
in the 40-lap main event before an incident on lap 23
forced him out of the race and relegated him to an eighteenth
place effort. Full results from Outlaw Motorsports Park
can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Lonnie Wheatley Photo)
TIRE DERAILS VAUGHT LATE IN KUNTZ MEMORIAL
11, 2014) Will Vaught Racing strolled into Springfield
Raceway in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday evening,
May 10 for the 8th Annual 'John Kuntz Memorial.' The MARS
DIRTcar Series tilt paid $3,000 to the winner. Will Vaught
won his heat race in preliminary action and later started
the main event from the pole position. Will was strong
early in the race and led up until lap 16 when he was
passed by eventual winner Terry Phillips. The Crane, Missouri
ace was then headed for a strong runner-up performance
until a flat tire on the white flag lap dropped him to
a disappointing seventeenth place effort. Complete results
from last night at Springfield can be viewed online at
(Ron Mitchell Photo)
WILL VAUGHT CASHES $3,000
WIN AT MONETT!!!
2, 2014) Will Vaught, of Crane, Missouri, picked
up his first feature victory of the young 2014 racing
season tonight at Monett Speedway in Monett, Missouri!
The MARS DIRTcar Series invaded Monett to preside over
the single-day program, which drew a strong 31 car field.
Will won his heat race in preliminary action and later
started the A-Main from the outside of the second row.
The driver known as "Will The Thrill" quickly
moved up to the second position and eventually passed
Justin Asplin for the point with only a handful of laps
remaining. Will went on to capture the $3,000 payday over
Jack Sullivan, Justin Asplin, Terry Phillips, and Jeremy
Payne! Full results from tonight can be viewed online
(Ron Mitchell Photo)