Woes Knock Kody Evans Out of Contention at Eldora...
8, 2022) After a long layoff, Kody Evans debuted a brand-new
XR1 Rocket Chassis on Wednesday evening, September 7 at the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Competing in the second 'Chasing
the Dream' race, Kody stopped the clock second fastest in his group
during the qualifying session and later started the 20-lap feature
from the outside of the front row. With a $5,000 paycheck on the
line, Kody was in the second spot - behind Mike Marlar - late in
the distance when his new #4G machine showed signs of serious smoke.
The Camden, Ohio ace was unfortunately forced to pull
pitside on lap 18 due to the motor woes and was officially placed
thirteenth in the final finishing order. Due to the trouble underneath
the hood, Kody was also forced to scrap his plans to enter the 52nd
Annual 'World 100' at Eldora Speedway from September 8-10. Complete
results from the season-ending weekend at the "Big E"
can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Evans Receives Provisional
to Advance into Ralph Latham Memorial
(July 1, 2022) The month of June wrapped up for the #4G
team in a big way, as Kody Evans was in competition on Thursday
night, June 30 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The rain-postponed
'Ralph Latham Memorial' took place last night and the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series event drew 30 competitors to vie for the
$15,000 winner's check. Kody stopped the clock eighth quickest in
Group A during the qualifying session prior to placing fifth in
his loaded heat race and seventh in the B-Main. He later received
a provisional to gain access into the 60-lap headliner, but was
an early retiree and was ultimately paid for a twenty-fifth place
performance. Complete results from Florence Speedway can be accessed
online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photo)
Kody Evans Earns Fast
Time Honors for Charlie Swartz Classic!
19, 2022) The Kody Evans Racing (KER) team dipped south
to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening,
June 18 for the 'Charlie Swartz Classic,' which was sanctioned by
the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series. Kody Evans earned Fast
Time honors during the qualifying session to pick up an extra $541
bonus prior to running third in heat race action. After rolling
off from the inside of the fourth row in the $5,000 to win headliner,
Kody fought hard for a top ten showing in the 40-lapper and ultimately
crossed underneath the checkers in the tenth position. Complete
results from last night at PRP can be viewed online at www.imdirt.net.
Evans Returns to Action
in Johnny Appleseed Classic
30, 2022) After several weekends away from the racetrack,
Kody Evans and his #4G team returned to action on Sunday, May 29
in the annual running of the 'Johnny Appleseed Classic' at the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The DIRTcar Super Late Models
competed at the "Big E" last night for a $5,000 top prize.
Kody laid down the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to winding up eighth in his loaded heat race. On a
rugged racing surface in the 30-lap feature, Kody started twenty-third
on the grid and blasted up inside of the top ten. Unfortunately,
the Camden, Ohio ace slowed with damage to draw a lap 23 caution
and was forced to retire in the tenth finishing position. Complete
results from last night at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online
Kody Evans a Solid Sixth
in Florence Speedway Special!
1, 2022) Kody Evans and his #4G team made their way to
Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday evening, April
30 for an unsanctioned Super Late Model shootout, which marked the
final tune-up event for the upcoming 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Kody
ran second in his heat race and later started the 30-lap feature
race from the outside of the second row. The Camden, Ohio ace then
fought hard for a top five showing at the 1/2-mile oval before ultimately
finishing sixth at the checkers behind only $3,000 victor Tim McCreadie,
Scott James, Josh Rice, James Rice, and Robby Hensley. Complete
results from last night at Florence Speedway can be viewed online
(Steve Alcorn Photo)
Evans Makes Rare Appearance
at Brownstown Speedway
24, 2022) Kody Evans Racing (KER) made a rare trip to Brownstown
Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on Saturday, April 23. The unsanctioned
Super Late Model contest boasted a $2,500 payday. Kody Evans ran
fifth in his stacked heat race, but had high hopes of knocking down
a top ten in the headliner. At the checkers; however, Kody found
himself credited with a thirteenth place effort at the 1/4-mile
fairgounds oval. Complete results from last night at Brownstown
Speedway can be viewed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Kody Evans Returns to
Action in 46th Annual Spring 50
17, 2022) Next up on the racing calendar for the #4G team
was a visit to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday
evening, April 16. The 46th edition of the 'Spring 50' took place
at the 1/2-mile oval and 37 competitors showed up to compete in
the $10,000 to win program. Kody Evans posted the fourteenth fastest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session before placing seventh
in heat race action. Following a fourth place run in the B-Main,
Kody rolled off from the outside of the twelfth row in the 50-lap
daytime feature. He was then unfortunately involved in a first lap
skirmish before eventually suffering a flat tire and finishing twenty-first
in the final rundown. Complete results from the 'Spring 50' can
be found online by clicking on www.florencespeedway.com.
Speedweeks Rolls on for
KER at Volusia in DIRTcar Nationals
15, 2022) The second night of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took
center stage at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and
even though the program was paused for awhile due to rain showers,
the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super Late Model show was still able to
get into the record books during the wee hours of the morning. Kody
Evans stopped the clock twenty-first quickest in Group B during
qualifying prior to running seventh in his heat race. He then chose
to scratch from his consolation event and was not able to advance
into the 30-lapper that was won by Ryan Gustin. The Kody Evans Racing
(KER) team then opted to leave the Daytona Beach area following
the race and their "Speedweeks 2022" journey is now complete.
(February 14, 2022) Following a much
needed day off yesterday, the #4G team was back at it again tonight
in the first round of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia
Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. A strong field of 47 DIRTcar
Super Late Models were on hand at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant
to vie for the $7,000 first place prize money. Kody Evans timed
in nineteenth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session
prior to running ninth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main.
Unfortunately, Kody was unable to find a way into the 30-lap main
event that was eventually won by Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Kody Evans Racing Rolls
into East Bay to Kick Off 2022 Campaign
12, 2022) The busy week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped
up earlier tonight with the sixth and final 'Winternationals' show
for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. With all eyes set on
the $15,000 windfall, a total of 69 entrants signed into the pit
area to do battle at the Gibsonton, Florida oval in the final event
of "Speedweeks" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Kody Evans laid down the twenty-eighth fastest lap in Group B during
time trials and later ran tenth in heat race action. He then scratched
from the B-Main and was unfortunately forced to watch the 50-lap
grand finale, which was won by Devin Moran, from the grandstands.
(February 11, 2022) Round five of
the 46th Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park took
center stage tonight, as the stakes were raised to $12,000 to win
for the 74 competitors racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series. Kody Evans stopped the clock eleventh quickest in Group
A during time trials prior to running sixth in both his heat race
and his B-Main. Those finishes were unfortunately not quite good
enough to transfer the Camden, Ohio ace into the 50-lap main event
that was won once again by Brandon Sheppard.
(February 10, 2022) A stellar 75
car field was on hand tonight for the fourth night of the annual
'Winternationals' at the storied East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida, as a $7,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Kody Evans
qualified twenty-fifth quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series time trials and later finished ninth in his heat
race and sixth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, those efforts were
unable to transfer Kody into the 40-lapper that was won by Brandon
Sheppard for the second straight evening.
(February 9, 2022) Following last
night's rain-out, the 46th edition of the 'Winternationals' at East
Bay Raceway Park continued tonight, as 70 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series competitors piled into the pit area at the Gibsonton, Florida
facility to battle for the $7,000 payday. Kody Evans stopped the
clock twenty-first quickest in Group B during the qualifying session
prior to placing eighth in his stacked heat race. After finishing
sixth in his B-Main, Kody was unfortunately forced to watch the
40-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Brandon Sheppard.
(February 8, 2022) Tonight's second
leg of the annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park has
been washed out due to persistent rain showers. The $5,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program at the storied Gibsonton,
Florida oval WILL NOT be rescheduled.
(February 7, 2022) Night one of the
Super Late Model portion of the 46th Annual 'Winternationals' took
place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at the Tampa-area
facility drew 70 competitors to vie for the $5,000 windfall. Kody
Evans, who was making his season debut, knocked down the eleventh
quickest time in Group B during qualifying before running sixth
in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Kody was unfortunately
not able to transfer into the 30-lapper that was eventually won
by Dennis Erb, Jr.