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March 17, 2016 Posted by admin in News

Lemons Looks to Stay Hot in Twins at Myrtle Beach

Tommy Lemons, Jr. is undefeated on the 2016 season so far following wins at Myrtle Beach Speedway and Caraway Speedway on the opening two weekends of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car racing.

Now with a week away from the track Lemons readies to head back to Myrtle Beach Speedway for twin 40-lap Late Model Stock Car races in his Lemons Motorsports entry. Lemons took the lead just past halfway in the IceBreaker 200 back in February and led the final laps of the race on the way to his first victory at Myrtle Beach Speedway.

This weekend he’s hoping to continue his win streak with the twin 40-lap races on tap.

“This won’t be anything like the last race we won at Myrtle Beach,” said Lemons. “150-laps is a lot different than running twin 40-lap races. You can’t ride and wait for an opening. In this race we’ll have to be ready to attack and go after the win. I think it will be a lot different but I think we are ready for it.”

Lemons will be looking to keep his hot start going.

“We’ve had a great start this season. It’s what you want every season but we know this doesn’t come without hard work and of course eventually win streaks come to an end. We hope that won’t be this weekend but we’re pretty happy with how things have started and we’re looking forward to running strong all season long.”

Lemons is supported by Lemons Backhoe, Colonial LP Gas, Hedgecock Racing Enterprises, John West Racing Engines and Robinwood Enterprises. For more information on Tommy Lemons, Jr. or the Lemons Motorsports team, check out their website at www.tommylemonsjr.com.

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August 10, 2015 Posted by admin in News

Lemons Dominates Motor Mile for Second Win of 2015

TROY, NC :: Tommy Lemons, Jr. dominated the first of two twin features at Motor Mile Speedway on Saturday night August 8th, picking up his second win of the season.

Lemons has been poised to get back to victory lane since his early July breakthrough win at Caraway Speedway in the Rusty Harpe Memorial. Circumstances had kept him from winning several races in the last month despite having a car capable of winning but, on Saturday night, he finished the job and got back to victory lane. Lemons led 73 laps en route to the victory in the first of twin races.

“The guys had the car near perfect,” Lemons said following the race. “We’ve had good cars here all season and something has always kept us from being able to get to victory lane but not tonight. This is a good win for us. You always want to win at Motor Mile given the level of competition that competes here week in and week out.”

Lemons capped off the night with a second place finish in the second and final race of the night.

“To get one win and a second place finish tonight is awesome,” Lemons commented. “We would have rather won them both but we needed the runs we got tonight. This team can win any given week and I’m just thankful I’m the one in the drivers seat.”

Lemons will return to Motor Mile Speedway for his next event of the season on August 22nd. He will be looking to get back to victory lane and keep the wins coming.

“We want to get more wins as we finish up the 2015 season,” remarked Lemons. “This team should have had more wins already but little things have kept us from it. Motor Mile is a place where we can get on a roll late and really get some momentum headed into the bigger races at the end of the season.”

Lemons is supported by Lemons Backhoe, Colonial LP Gas, Hedgecock Racing Enterprises, John West Racing Engines. For more information on Tommy Lemons, Jr. or the Lemons Motorsports team, check out their website atwww.tommylemonsjr.com.

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March 10, 2015 Posted by admin in News

Lemons to Attempt Championship Run in CARS Tour

Lucama, NC — Tommy Lemons, Jr. has become one of the biggest names in Late Model Stock Car racing.  Now, he hopes to continue his progression with a championship in the brand new Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) Late Model Stock Tour.

Last season Lemons, 28, from Troy, North Carolina, won the track championship at Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama, North Carolina.  That track championship came nearly one year after his big win in Late Model Stock Car racing’s biggest event, the Valley Star Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.

This season, Lemons will face several new challenges, running at new tracks and in a brand new tour with a new rules package.

“We’re going to try to run that full deal for the CARS Tour and I think that will be really good for us Late Model guys that like to travel,” Lemons said.  “It seems like they’re going to pump the money into it.  It looks like it’s going to turn out really well.  On the off weekends, we’re still going to run some NASCAR stuff at all the racetracks, go places we haven’t been and go places we’ve been to and had success.  Hopefully, keep everything rolling really well.”

The rules package in the CARS Tour will allow for bump stops and coil-binding, something Lemons has never done.  He spent several hours on Monday testing at Southern National Motorsports Park, the track that will host the series debut, with bump stops and a coil-binding setup.

“It’s definitely a different ballgame for us,” Lemons remarked.  “We never ran the UARA when they did bump stops and coil binding.  Our learning curve’s got to go pretty fast.  The first race is in three weeks here at Southern National.  I don’t think we’re too bad.  I think we can be a lot better.  It’s the first time I’ve ever been on bump stops so I feel like we’ve got a pretty good starting point.  I feel like there’s a lot left in it as well.

While the first race being run at the track Lemons won the championship at in 2014 should be somewhat of an advantage, the veteran knows he will also have some tough competition with drivers such as Jamey Caudill and other veterans who have experience running bump stops and coil-binding setups from their experience in the now defunct UARA-STARS tour.

“Jamey will definitely be tough,” Lemons stated.  “He’s proven that here.  He has 101 victories here or something like that.  That speaks for itself.  Plus, he’s got some experience with bump stops and coil-binding and stuff like that from UARA.  We’re going to dig and hopefully we’ll be in victory lane.”

Despite not having that experience, Lemons said he would not be running in the CARS Tour if he didn’t think he could contend for the championship.

Along with the CARS Tour, Lemons will race at South Boston Speedway in the track’s season opener on Saturday and will travel to other venues this season, including Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia where he plans race in the Hampton Heat 200. Lemons’ appearance in the Hampton Heat 200 will have him running all four of the crowned jewel events in Late Model Stock Car racing — which consists of Langley Speedway, the Valley Star Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway, the Myrtle Beach 400 at Myrtle Beach Speedway and the Thanksgiving All-Star Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.

“We’ve never been to Langley so hopefully we can sneak off up there a time or two before the Hampton Heat and give it a whirl.  I’ve heard a lot of good things about Langley but never been there.  I’d like to get up there before I hang up my driver’s suit but hopefully that is still a few years away.  I just want to go to places we haven’t been. It will help Jumpstart Motorsports and my guys as well. We’re trying to promote Jumpstart Motorsports more and fill a seat or two. Traveling to different tracks gives us that much more experience to put into our Driver Development program.”

Last season, Lemons finished inside the top-10 in the three crowned jewel events he competed in.  Lemons’ tentative 2015 schedule can be seen on his website at www.tommylemonsjr.com.

Lemons is supported by Lemons Backhoe, Colonial LP Gas, Hedgecock Racing Enterprises, Kowlasky Racing Engines. For more information on Tommy Lemons, Jr. or the Lemons Motorsports team, check out their website at www.tommylemonsjr.com.

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June 1, 2014 Posted by admin in News

Lemons Scores First Motor Mile Victory of 2014

TROY, NC :: Tommy Lemons, Jr. scored his first victory at Motor Mile Speedway since 2012 on Saturday night.  Lemons’ victory came in the second twin Late Model race when he used the outside lane to make the pass for the win.

Lemons’ day started off with a third place qualifying effort.  He would go on to start the first of two races in third where he would go on to finish.  After the top six cars were inverted, Lemons started the second 75-lap race in the fourth position.  Lemons worked his way to the lead on the ninth lap of the race.  After a lap 23 caution, Lemons used the outside lane to again take the lead and went on to lead every lap from there on out en route to the victory, his third win of the year.

“It’s been a while since we’ve been to victory lane here,” Lemons said.  “It feels great to finally be back.  We didn’t finish where we wanted in the first race.  Third is not where I want to be so we made some adjustments after that first race.  When the car was good on the high side on the restarts, I knew we had a shot at winning it.”

Lemons’ victory came one week after inheriting the victory at Southern National Motorsports Park.  To date, Lemons has 10 top-five finishes and 13th top-10 finishes.  Lemons has wins on the season at Motor Mile Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park.

Tommy Lemons, Jr. will be back in action at Southern National Motorsports Park for twin Late Model races on Saturday night, June 7th.

Lemons is supported by Lemons Backhoe, Hedgecock Racing Enterprises, Kowlasky Racing Engines. For more information on Tommy Lemons, Jr. or the Lemons Motorsports team, check out their website at www.tommylemonsjr.com.