2014 Schedule Released for Revolution Park
Revolution Park Season Points Results 2013
Final Bumper to Bumper Late Model Series Standings
|Pos||Driver||Car #||City, State||Points||Behind|
|1||Brandon Kelley||03||New Caney TX||622||Leader|
|2||Kody Brusso||7||Pensacola Fl||516||-106|
|3||Gary Sullivan||39||Denham La||436||-186|
|4||Donny Kelley||08||Porter TX||435||-187|
|5||Kevin Hogard||52||Monroe La||424||-198|
|6||Cole Fancher||31||Monterey La||423||-199|
|7||Alex Scribner||51||Porter TX||292||-330|
|8||Ryan Humphrey||115||Shreveport La||282||-340|
|9||Michael Hudson||15||Keithville La||266||-356|
|10||Buddy Parks||151||Stonewall La||186||-436|
|11||Benny Boudreaux||02||Harvey LA||98||-524|
|14||Chris Davidson||14||Pearland TX||50||-572|
|15||Casey Smith||22||Austin TX||48||-574|
|17||Brennon Willard||3||Lebanon MO||38||-584|
|18||Tad Berryman||57||Eros La||36||-586|
|19||Mike Garvey||1||Pensecola FL||28||-594|
Legends will Roar the Weekend at Revolution Park
Legends will Roar the Weekend at Revolution Park
by Jim Addison
Revolution Park was idle this past weekend as crews were busy finishing the cleaning up of the mess left behind from Cotton Stock. Everyone was getting things back in order and preparing the track for a great weekend of racing to take place on the 27th, 28th, and 29th as the season is coming to an end.
As the final days are closing in on the end of this racing season let us take a look at the leaders. In the Bandos class the top three are Landon “Catfish” O’Neal, Dalon Moore, and Dawson Moore. In the Compacts it is Robert Shoemaker, Dalton Smith, and Tony Cappo. In the Factory Stocks it is Ronnie Woods, Tyler Burnett, and Kyle Kulp. The Thunderstocks show Otis Hodge, John Paul Carpenter, and Scott Betz. In the Legends class Christopher Freeland was top man followed by Chris Freeland, and Ronny Freeland. The Bumper to Bumper Pro Late Models has Brandon Kelley in the top spot followed by Gary Sullivan and Kody Brusso.
The Legends will have three chances to secure points this weekend starting Friday, September 27th. They will be the ONLY ones to run on Friday. Saturday night, September 28th, ALL classes will be running, the Bandos, Compacts, Factory Stocks, Legends, Thunderstocks, and Bumper to Bumper Pro Late Models. Then the Legends will close out the weekend with another feature race.
Speaking about the Legends, a story comes along about a youngerster who starts out and works their way up through the ranks. Right now we have Landon O’Neal, Dalon Moore, and Dawson Moore in the Bandos starting out and making a name for themselves. We have the Freelands, Jo Jo Pike, Kody Brusso, Ashely Humprhey, and many more who at a young age are in this great sport of racing. I received this story about Ethan McMillon who has raced around the country competiting in the Legends class.
Ethan McMillon started at eleven years old with the help of Carlton Traweek in a Bandolero. Ethan went on to win two years in a row the state championship, Battle of the Bayou at Monroe Motor Speedway, and Summer Stampede at Texas Motor Speedway.
He grew into a Legends car and had to start at ground zero in the year 2011. With many races, each year facing different challenges on and off the tracks, battling seasoned drivers, different track each weekend, and growing more confident and secure in the seat as he aggressively moves into tenth position in the Nation.
Now a junior at West Ouachita High School Ethan had the opportunity to live in Charlotte, North Carolina, from May to August of 2013. He raced the Summer Shoot Out at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With a 27 to 30 car field he ran for ten weeks. He has been able to share the track with Jared Irvan (Ernie Irvan son), Tyler Green (Jeff Green son), David Ragan, and had the opportunity to meet many NASCAR related people. Ethan raced the Shoot Out with a strong 12th place finish. While in North Carolina he was able to run at Wake County Speedway, and historic Bowman Gray Stadium.
With many fractured fenders, twisted bumpers and flattened tires Ethan has had his share of tough races. Michael Harper and Jarod Carpenter helped Ethan get to where he is today. With great precision and love for the sport these two men kept Ethan on track along with teammates Kyle and Clayton Weatherman. Andy Hillenburg is also a key player in Ethan and his teammate’s career. Mr. Hillenburg is a retired NASCAR driver and the owner of Fast Track Driving School in Charlotte, NC. He also owns and operates Rockingham “Rock” Motor Speedway. Mr. Hillenburg gives these young men advice from on the track and in the car.
Ethan races in Las Vegas, Nebraska, Wyoming California, Arizona, and Colorado in the months of September to December. In December Ethan will run the World Nationals of Road Course in Las Vegas “Bull Ring”. Running tracks such as these helps Ethan with versatility and competition. He tries to hit the tracks with confidence and strategy. January and February Ethan runs for the Monster Jam. Then March through September he runs at Revolution Park, in Texas (Houston, Texas Motor Speedway, Wichita Falls, Dallas) at Alabama, and North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston Salem).
Ethan is scheduled to run two ARCA races in 2014 with the help of Harper, Carpenter and Hillenburg and of coarse his Dad Johnny. Ethan has a goal for 2014 which includes winning the National championship and State Championship. To keep up with Ethan or for sponsorship interests please visit his website at www.ethanmcmillon.com or facebook.com/96mms.
Ethan said, “I want to say a much appreciated Thank you to Terry Tubberville at Air 1 Supply, Bryant, Tempavest, Chris’ Auto Body, Speedway Legends, Chris’ Custom Trim, Inside and Out Construction, Myers Construction. Community Care Clinic, Principals and faculty at West Ouachita High School To all the fans, friends and family for your support and prayers. Without you I would not be able to continue my dream.”
The INEX national standings as of today show Dawson Moore in 14th of the Bandos class. In the Legends Masters Chris Freeland is number 2. The Pros have Christopher Freeland at 12 and Ronny at 18th. In the Semi-Pros Jo Jo Pike is number 23.
If you keep saying you are going to get out to the track your time is running out. For some great family action bring the whole family out to the “Rev”. There is plenty of racing action, food, and fellowship. If you are a NASCAR fan the Bumper to Bumper Pro Late Models will really thrill you and you do not have to travel far.
Legend drivers mark your calendars for October 4th, 5th, and 6th, Legend racing will take place at lil Texas Motor Speedway. Contact Rusty Marcus at lil TMS by calling 817-255-6000 or email him at [email protected]
Revolution Park is located on Frontage Road in Monroe just between Garrett Road and Milhaven Roads. Getting off at Garrett Road, just turn left towards Sam’s Club and keep going down Frontage Road
Last Chance for Points Weekend Sept 27th thru 29th
Last Chance for Points Weekend……..
Race schedule for Friday 9/27/13 (only the Bandos & Legends will run):
Gates open at 5:00,
practice is from 6:00 to 7:00,
drivers meeting at 7:15, heat races start at 7:30.
Normal Schedule for Saturday 9/28/13. (all classes)
9/29/13 race will start at midnight. (Bandos & Legends)
Cotton Stock A HUGE Success!
Moving and Grooving Took Place at Revolution Park
by Jim Addison
Revolution Park Racing and Entertainment Complex lived up to its name as an Entertainment Complex this past weekend. There was face painting, jumpers, food, and an arts and crafts show, plus plenty of music. Gus Campbell and staff put together one heck of a fun-filled weekend for all to enjoy. If you were not there then you missed out, or as Si Robertson would say “You missed it Jack!”
On Friday the gates opened at 6pm to kick off the weekend festivities with music provided by Drew Baldridge, Decadence, and Chase Rice. Then on Saturday the gates opened at 10am with food, face painting, jumpers for kids and arts and crafts show on the midway. Also local bands Cruise Control, Mason Granade Band, Tommy Jaxson Band, Hank Staples and Thundercreek, with national fiddler champion, Haley Yarbough, Mike McKenzie Band, and Brandon Harvey and the Rev Park Players all performed on the midway stage.
The arts and crafts show included vendors from Styk Store & Dusty Treasures, Pocket Knives Gifts, A+ Discount by Leslie Robinson, Geanie Jewels, Origami Owl Custom Jewelry, Prestige Estate Sales, MNLA Originals, Couturtee Company T-Shirts, Baileys Ltd., Kim’s Reefs and More, Love & Leftovers, Skatetown of West Monroe, Jazzy Gypsy Gift Shop, and Hot Not Designs.
Then do not forget the star of the midway, Dixie Bell, the goat from Baton Rouge who did some tricks. She got her start from modeling pet clothes and doing commercials. She has been featured on television shows as well as be featured in the local Baton Rouge newspaper.
Saturday night the gates to the infield opened at 6pm giving fans access to the bandstand area where Lainey Wilson, Frank Foster, and Shooter Jennings performed. Kelsi McIntyre from Farmerville and friends were present to see Frank Foster as well of so many more.
Folks came from Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Louisiana was well represented from Beekman down to Zwolle up to Sicily Island, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Natchitoches, Ruston, Winnsboro, Athens, and many towns in between.
In the infield was a good selection of food and drinks. Coney Island, “Rev” Park Food, and Catfish Charlie’s who provided the option of their famous thin catfish or some good delicious shrimp. Also present under the red umbrellas was Will Evans and his fresh Cajun Corn Dogs and sausage on the stick. His corn dogs are the only one of its kind in the nation. The corn dog’s motto is “Dog that will bite”. It had a good Cajun spicy taste that just made the hotdog the best. Many said it was the best darn corn dog they had ever eaten. I must say it was different and some delicious. He said, “Just look for the red umbrellas, get feed with red.”
Saturday night music was kicked off by Lainey Wilson who rocked the house with her unique style of singing. The young lady from Baskin put on a good show as she opened with “Southern Bell” and closed her show signing Louisiana Weather.” During her hit song “Tom Boy” Lainey was joined on stage by young seven year old McKenzie Coleman who shared the spotlight with her idol. Frank Foster was out next and continued to rock the house with his country roots style. He bellowed out about fifteen songs and had the crowd thoroughly involved. His show was some energetic and he came back out for an encore to sing a song “Dirt Road.” Shooter Jennings came out with his style of signing and delighted the crowds with his songs. Fans commented on the greatest of the show and hope it comes back again some time soon.
The next racing at the “Rev” kicks off on September 27th with the Legends class. On the next day, the 28th, the Legends will be joined with the other classes to present a full night of racing. On Friday September 27th and Saturday the 28th Legends drivers will have a 3-race event where they can accumulate points. For more information call Revolution Park at 318-812-7223. You can also follow the “Rev” on Facebook or Twitter.
Then on October 4th, 5th, and 6th, Legend racing will take place at lil Texas Motor Speedway. Contact Rusty Marcus at lil TMS by calling 817-255-6000 or email him at [email protected].
Music, Arts and Crafts Invade Revolution Park
Music, Arts and Crafts Invade Revolution Park
by Jim Addison
This weekend September 13th and September 14th the “Rev” will live up to its name of Revolution Park Racing and Entertainment Complex as an arts and crafts show and plenty of music is planned.
It is being called Cotton Stock. This is a two-day event with plenty of music and an arts and crafts show. All the action will take place September 13th and 14th. On Friday, September 13th, the gates will open at 6pm. That night there will be music provide by Drew Baldridge, Decadence, and Chase Rice. Then on Saturday, September 14th the gates will open at 10am. There will be food, arts and crafts on the midway. Also local bands Cruise Control, Mason Granade, Tommy Jaxson band, Hank Staples and Thundercreek, Mike McKenzie band, and Brandon Harvey and band will be performing.
On Saturday the gates to the infield will open at 6pm where folks will see Lainey Wilson, Frank Foster, and Shooter Jennings perform. Spectators are urged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. There will be vendors selling refreshments during the show. No ice chests or outside drinks are allowed.
Ticket prices range from $7-$35. For Saturday the arts and crafts show along with local bands playing is only $7. Friday only pass is $15 which entitles you to listen to the live music. Saturday only tickets are $25. For $35 you get a weekend pass to attend everything. Children 12 and under are Free. There will be jumpers, face painting, sno-cones, cotton candy, and other activities for the children. You can get tickets at outhousetickets.com, Patton’s in Ruston, Sullivan’s in Winnsboro, and J & H in West Monroe.
You still have time to be a food or arts and crafts vendor. If interested please email [email protected] or call 318-381-2531.
This event is for the whole family as all events at the “Rev” are. It is not too early to think about Christmas as it is just around the corner and where better to pick up some gifts than at an arts and crafts show. So load up the family and friends and come enjoy a fun-filled day at the “Rev.” Parking is plentiful and FREE.
Legends drivers mark your calendars. Get ready to race and secure some points to put you in the championship race. On Friday September 27th and Saturday the 28th Legends drivers will have a 3-race event where you can accumulate some points. Then on the following weekend at lil Texas Motor Speedway you can do the same thing. So get the cars tuned up and roar to the front.
The latest on Racing Legacy of which the trailer was shot at the “Rev” is that editing is near completion. Ron Lester and crew were in the studios this week looking and editing. Racing Legacy is an exciting, action packed family drama guaranteed to attract a universal audience of ALL ages! The story is about racing and one’s dream to become a NASCAR driver some day. Staring in the movie is Ron Lester, Major Dodge, Mike Hall, and Vance Sparks. Also with parts in the movie is the lovely Kate Elizabeth, Chuck Harris, George Jackson, Chester Rushing, and the young adorable Erica Worzel.
Plus, let us not forget the “Rev” fans, Shane and Joey McGee, Tiffany Hemphill and Big “E” Ernest Morris along with Chris Freeland. Also a key player, our own local native Cheryl Wicker the owner/producer of Premier 1 Studios.
For more information call 318-812-7223. Revolution Park is located on Frontage Road in Monroe just off Garrett Road or Milhaven Road. The “Rev” is on the web and FaceBook.
Bounty Hunting Took Place at Revolution Park on Aug 24
Bounty Hunting Took Place at Revolution Park
by Jim Addison
It was a full night of action at Revolution Park this past Saturday night. Folks that were not there missed some really great and wild action. There was some fierce racing, two green, white, checkered flag races, cars having trouble, and a few collisions that sent some good contenders to the pits.
Brandon Harvey and Jeff Albiright along with the other band members put on a good pre-race show of music. Joe Smith climbed up into the flag stand, Justice Wrecker was in place along with the other safety personnel, and Brice Knight got the children together to say those famous words. After the introductory laps the pace car driven by R.C. and provided by Hixson Ford pulled in to place to pick up the Bumper to Bumper Late Models. There was a special trophy person Saturday night, young Tyson Smith.
The first of two 25-laps races for the Bumper to Bumper Pro Late Models started the night off. No.39 Gary Sullivan was out front, but No.08 Donny Kelley, No.7 Kody Brusso, No.03 Brandon Kelley and No.31 Cole Fancher were hot on his trail. Sullivan and Brusso collided in between turns one and two after Brusso had moved into second place. She was running hard and looked like the car to beat, but the wreck sent her to the pits. After the caution Brandon was quickly out front until on lap thirteen Fancher made the pass to take over the top spot. When they came around for the checkered flag it was Fancher, Brandon, and Donny.
With what many thought was the best car to beat in that race Kody had this to say, “Got my first pole with a 14.27, got way out front quick, but caution came out, missed a shift on restart, fell to 4th, then when we were trying to pass we got the whole nose torn off. Had the car to beat, but everything happens for a reason. Thanks everyone!”
Bandoleros were out next and it was No.00 Dawson Moore, No.99 Dalon Moore, and No.9 Landon “Catfish’ O’Neal battling it out. Dalon got out front but O’Neal was right on his bumper. It looked like O’Neal might make the move on Dalon but just could not seem to get around him. As the final flag fell on this race it was Dalon, O’Neal, and Dawson.
Up next was the Thunderstocks/Compacts and No.10 Thomas Murphy was the car to beat as he led the whole race. No.14b Otis Hodge, No.X1 Jerry McMaster, and No.X4 Scott Betz were all challenging hard. McMaster and Murphy starting pulling away from the pack on lap ten. After the restart from the caution Betz jumped into the second spot and him along with Murphy was leaving the pack behind. As the checkered flag fell it was Murphy, Betz, and McMaster. No.37 Ronnie Woods took top honors in the Compacts. Hunter Street was out of state so Kevin Hogard did double duty this night by driving the No.26 as well as No.52 in the late models.
The fast and furious Legends were out next and it was an exciting one as there was a bounty out on Christopher Freeland who had won the last six races in a row. . Out front battling was No.7 Hunter Lewis, No.19 Christopher Freeland, No.91 Chris Freeland, No.66 Andrew Johnson, and No.96 Ethan McMillon. This was an exciting one as Lewis and Freeland went back and forth with the lead. The caution out and this set up for a geen, white, checkered flag. When the green flag fell they all were charging hard. Keep in mind bounty money was out so they drivers were pushing hard to win. As they came around for the final flag it was Lewis taking the checkered flag and the bounty money. It was Lewis out front with Christopher and McMillon neck to neck heading to the finish line when they got together and ran off the track and over the scoring transponder so final results took a few minutes. After consultation the final results were Lewis, Jackson, and No.23 Jo Jo Pike.
Closing out the night was was the second of two 25-laps races of the Bumper to Bumper Pro Late Models. No.31 Cole Fancher jumped out front on this one and was running hard. No.03 Brandon Kelley, No.08 Donny Kelley, No.15 Michael Hudson, and No.52 Kevin Hogard were all in the mix. No/7 Kody Brusso’s car was too damaged to be able to return for this race. Fancher was leading until on lap thirteen Brandon made the pass to move to the front. With six laps to go the caution came out and on the restart Fancher got out front. Four laps later No.115 Ryan Humphrey and Hogard get together sending Hogard hard into the wall. This set up for a green, white, checkered flag finish. As the final flag fell for the night it was Fancher, Brandon, and Hudson. Just a note that Hogard walked away and was fine after his collision, but was sick about his car.
The next event at the “Rev” will be on Friday and Saturday September 13th and 14th. Be sure to mark your calendar as it will be Cotton Stock. A weekend filled with music and an arts and crafts show. More details will be coming in the next couple weeks. For more information you can access the Rev’s website.
The entertainment complex is located at 8550 Frontage Road off of Garrett Road or off (Hwy 594) Millhaven Road. You can keep up with latest news from “The Rev” on either Facebook or Twitter.
Editing of Revolution Park Shoot Being Done Presently
by Jim Addison
Revolution Park was idle this past weekend but getting ready to salute our education personnel. This also gives us some time to correct some reported results. In the Thuderstock race ran on August 3rd No.X1 Jerry McMaster and No.14 Dennis Carpenter were reported in the top three, but upon inspection these two were disqualified. The official results then are No.X4 Scott Betz, No.10 Tommy Murphy, and No.14b Otis Hodge.
Fans got to see some real action last racing day as the trailer for the movie Racing Legacy was being shot for all to be seen as well as interested investors. Fans got to scream, jump up, and cheer while the cameras were rolling and filming them. Word was received this weekend that Ron Lester and crew were sitting down and getting a look at the first edited shooting taken at the “Rev”
Racing Legacy is an exciting, action packed family drama guaranteed to attract a universal audience of ALL ages! It is written by Ron Lester “Billy Bob”, from the movie Varsity Blues.
It is a fictional family action drama based on a 15 year old Texan named “Jackson”, who goes through life altering events and ends up fulfilling his late fathers dream of becoming a future NASCAR driver. This is first movie of it’s kind to show all the steps that a young boy or girl would have to go through being both motivational and inspirational to become a NASCAR driver.
Ron Lester of Varsity Blues, Karate Dog, CSI, a Taco Bell commercial and much more is the writer, co-executive producer, co-director and the star. Another major character and present at the shoot was Major Dodge who has been in 30 Rock, Law and Order, All My Children, and Blue Collar Boys. He is the co-executive producer, co-director, and co-star. Mike Hall was present, who has been on Dallas, The Practice, The Gilmore Girls, and soon to be released movies Skookum and The Merchant. Vance Sparks who starred in movies shot in 1996, 1999, 3 in ’04 and 2 in “06 was also here and in the mix. So those that did not make it out to the “Rev” missed seeing some talented folks.
Also with parts in the movie is the lovely Kate Elizabeth who is an aspiring model. Others with parts are Chuck Harris, George Jackson, Chester Rushing, who is filming presently, and the young adorable Erica Worzel.
Plus let us not forget our locals, the fans, the Freelands, the McGees, Big “E” Ernest Morris who along with Chris Freeland got this project all taking place at the “Rev.” Big “E” was the local man who kept conferring with Lester to set things up and make it a good visit with all those involved. Joe Pike, Sr. and Deon Edwards were big contributors in helping with this filming. Also not to forget our own local native Cheryl Wicker producer and publicist who works on major film/television projects that cine through the area, With his hard work and others involved Lester had nothing but praise for all from the Monroe area.
Ron Lester said, “Thank you to Gus Campbell for use of the track, all the Legend race car drivers donating their time, cars and gas. There is NO way we could have done this without you. The people have been so nice to us and once funds are secured we will be back to film all the action right here at the “Rev” We can’t forget the cities of Monroe and West Monroe, thank you for opening your doors to us!” If you would like to help get this movie up on the big screen, contact Ron Lester at [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.
As the racing season is coming to an end the leaders as of August 3rd race are Landon “Catfish” O’Neal, Dalon Moore, and Dawson Moore in the Bandos class. In the Compacts it is Robert Shoemaker, Dalton Smith, and Tony Cappo. In the Factory Stocks it is Ronnie Woods, Tyler Burnett, and Kyle Kulp. The Thunderstocks show Otis Hodge, John Paul Carpenter, and Scott Betz. In the Legends class Christopher Freeland was top man followed by Ronny Freeland, and Chris Freeland. The Bumper to Bumper Pro Late Models has Brandon Kelley in the top spot followed by Gary Sullivan and Kody Brusso.
The next race will be Saturday, August 24th and is Education Appreciation Night. All teachers and children under 10 will be admitted FREE. There will be a lot more activities which will be discussed in next week’s article. Legend and Bandos drivers make note-it will be a regional qualifying race night for you. Also mark your calendar for the craft show and Cotton Stock festival, featuring Frank Foster and Shooter Jennings September 13th and 14th. More details on the “Rev’s” website at www.revolutionparkentertainment.com.
Revolution Park is located on Frontage Road in Monroe just off Garrett Road or Milhaven Road. When heading east on I-20 look for the “Rev” sign and take the exit.
The “Rev” is on the web and FaceBook.
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