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Blankenship Earns Fast Time Honors in Season-Ending Gobbler
(November 20, 2022) The William Blankenship Racing team rolled into Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, November 19 for the 34th edition of the 'Gobbler,' which closed out their 2022 campaign. A $2,000 payday was up for grabs for the cars and stars competing in the 604 Crate Late Model division. William Blankenship laid down the quickest lap of the 29 entrants during the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and the pole position for the 25-lap main event. William unfortunately battled a tight racecar and could not rotate through the corners as desired in the headliner and ultimately slipped back to fourth at the checkers to trail only victor Cory Hedgecock, Chip Brindle, and Matt Henderson. Complete results from the season-ending 'Gobbler' can be located online by clicking on www.boydsspeedway.com. (That Lash Girl Photography)

William Blankenship Qualifies Well; Rebounds for Top Ten
(October 29, 2022) William Blankenship and his #32 team were back in the pit area at Boyd's Speedway on Friday night, October 28, as the Ringgold, Georgia facility paid out a $1,000 top prize for the 604 Crate Late Model division. William knocked down the third quickest lap overall during the qualifying session to earn the inside of the second row for the start of the 20-lapper. The McMinnville, Tennessee youngster was then racing hard for the second spot when a tangle unfortunately sent him to the back of the pack. William was then forced to rally through the field to salvage a hard-fought eighth place performance. Complete results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.boydsspeedway.com. (Kozak Racing Photography)

Podium Performance for William Blankenship at Boyd's!
(October 22, 2022) The William Blankenship Racing team made a return trip to Boyd's Speedway on Friday evening, October 21 for another weekly event, which shelled out a $1,000 first place prize for the 604 Crate Late Models. William Blankenship stopped the clock seventh quickest overall of the eighteen entrants during qualifying to earn the inside of the fourth row for the start of the 20-lap main event. William then pointed his #32 machine towards the front of the stout field in the headliner and worked his way up to the third spot to finish on the podium behind only victor and Hall of Famer Ronnie Johnson and runner-up Jeff Smith! Complete results from last night at the Ringgold, Georgia facility can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.com.

Blankenship Climbs to Top Five in Visit to Boyd's Speedway!
(October 15, 2022) William Blankenship and his #32 team made the trip to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday night, October 14. A weekly show was held for the 604 Crate Late Models and a $1,000 winner's check was on the line. William knocked down the seventh quickest lap overall during the qualifying session and later started the 25-lapper from the inside of the fourth row. The McMinnville, Tennessee ace then moved past a couple of competitors during the main event to land in the top five behind only victor Booger Brooks, Mitchell Stanley, Landon Gentry, and Jason Deal! Complete results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.com.

William Blankenship Moves Past Six Cars in Midweek 411 Stop
(October 12, 2022) William Blankenship Racing paid a visit to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on Tuesday night, October 11 for a special midweek event, which was on the undercard of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series contest for the Super Late Models. William Blankenship laid down the seventeenth fastest lap overall during the Crate Late Model qualifying session and later started the $1,500 to win headliner from the inside of the ninth row. The McMinnville, Tennessee ace then worked his way past six racecars during the main event to land in the eleventh finishing position. Full results from last night at 411 Motor Speedway can be viewed online by clicking on www.411motorspeedway.net.

Blankenship Climbs to Eleventh in $10,000 Brick Mill Bash
(October 9, 2022) William Blankenship and his #32 team made the trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, October 8. A stellar 60 car American Pro Late Model All-Star Series field showed up and showed out for the annual 'Brick Mill Bash,' which carried a $10,000 paycheck. William stopped the clock third quickest in his group during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the eighth row, William was able to move past four competitors on his way to a steady eleventh place performance against the strong Crate Late Model contingent. Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be located online by clicking on www.crateracing.com.

William Blankenship Racing Makes Rare Sugar Creek Trip
(September 25, 2022) William Blankenship Racing dipped south to the Peach State on Saturday, September 24, as a $10,000 top prize was on the line with the American Pro Late Model All-Star Series at Sugar Creek Raceway in Blue Ridge, Georgia. William Blankenship laid down the eighteenth fastest lap overall during qualifying prior to placing seventh in his stacked heat race and twelfth in the B-Main. William ultimately relied on a series provisional to gain access into the main event and ultimately finished twenty-second in the final rundown at the one-groove racetrack. Complete results from last night at Sugar Creek Raceway can be found online by visiting www.crateracing.com.

Blankenship Qualifies Well; Suffers Suspension Issues at Thunderhill
(September 18, 2022) William Blankenship, of McMinnville, Tennessee, invaded Thunderhill Raceway Park on Saturday night, September 17. The Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned the running of the 'King of the Hill' and a $5,011 payday was up for grabs. William stopped the clock seventh quickest of the 21 car field during qualifying and later started the 40-lapper from the inside of the fourth row. Unfortunately, front end suspension woes struck William's #32 ride early in the contest and forced him to retire from the main event in the twentieth finishing position. Complete results from the Summertown, Tennessee venue can be found online by clicking on www.crateracinusa.com.

William Blankenship Retires Early at Beckley; Sees Rain at Wythe...
(September 5, 2022) The William Blankenship Racing team headed to the states of West Virginia and Virginia on September 3-4 for a pair of $10,000 to win American Pro Late Model All-Star Series spectaculars. On Saturday night at Beckley Motor Speedway in Mount Hope, West Virginia, William Blankenship drew a poor number for qualifying and later ran eighth in his loaded heat race.

Following a twelfth place finish in his B-Main, William relied on a series provisional to gain access into the A-Main. Unfortunately, the track turned one lane and William pulled off the racing surface early in the contest and was ultimately paid for a twenty-fourth place performance. Sunday's $10,000 to win show at Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia was then nixed due to inclement weather. Complete results can be accessed online at www.crateracing.com.

Blankenship Crowned King of the Crates at Mountain View Raceway!!!
(August 28, 2022) William Blankenship, of McMinnville, Tennessee, secured his second feature win of the 2022 campaign and was crowned the 'King of the Crates' on Saturday evening, August 27 at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, Tennessee! William clicked off the quickest time of the nineteen entrants during 604 Crate Late Model qualifying and later started the 40-lap headliner from the pole position. William then took command at the drop of the green flag and paced the strong field throughout the feature distance. With a $2,000 first place prize, coupled with an extra $1,000 in lap money and a $100 pole bonus, William walked away with a $3,100 windfall for picking up the flag-to-flag victory over Zach Shannon, Oakley Johns, Brandon Miller, and Tyler Price! Complete results from last night's big win can be accessed online at www.mountainviewraceway.com.

Pair of Top Tens for William Blankenship Racing in Volunteer State
(August 14, 2022) Following a couple of weeks away from the racetrack due to inclement weather, William Blankenship and his #32 team struck out to a pair of Volunteer State ovals over the August 12-13 weekend. The American Crate All-Star Series sanctioned a pair of $2,500 to win throwdowns at both Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee and at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee.

On Friday night at Crossville, William stopped the clock eleventh quickest during the qualifying session, but later rebounded to win his heat race. Despite suffering from a j-bar issue during the A-Main, William was still able to hang around the top ten to ultimately finish ninth in the final rundown. At I-75 Raceway on Saturday evening, William laid down the fifth fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing fourth in the dash, which earned him the rights to the outside of the second row for the feature. The McMinnville, Tennessee youngster, who recently started his college experience, was up to the second spot and looking for more when he was spun by another competitor and collected in an incident. Even with a battered racecar, William was able to rebound from the tail to salvage another ninth place showing. Complete results from both venues can be located online at www.crateracing.com.

Top Five for William Blankenship Racing at Crossville Speedway!
(July 17, 2022) The #32 team traveled to Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee and 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee over the July 15-16 weekend. On Friday night in a weekly 604 Crate Late Model show at Crossville, William Blankenship stopped the clock third quickest overall during the qualifying session before slipping to fourth in the final rundown of the A-Main. At 411 on Saturday evening in a $1,000 to win program for the Crates, William laid down the ninth fastest lap during time trials and ran in the eighth spot during much of the feature event. Unfortunately, the McMinnville, Tennessee ace spun to avoid contact with another competitor late in the distance and was officially scored fourteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from both Volunteer State ovals can be accessed online at www.crossvillespeedway.net and www.411motorspeedway.net.

Second, Third, & Fourth for Blankenship in Holiday Triple Shot!
(July 4, 2022) William Blankenship Racing returned to action in an Independence Day holiday weekend tripleheader in the Volunteer State from July 1-3! On Friday night in the annual 'J. Paul Smith Memorial' at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee, a $4,000 top prize was up for grabs in the Crate Late Model special. William Blankenship stopped the clock third quickest overall during qualifying and ran in the second spot through much of the 40-lap feature distance. After battling for the lead late in the race, William settled for a strong third place podium performance behind only victor Cameron Weaver and runner-up Jesse Lowe!

At I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee on Saturday evening, a $1,400 winner's check was on the line for the Crate Late Models. William knocked down the fourth fastest time during the qualifying session before eventually finishing fourth in the final rundown of the A-Main. On Sunday in the weekend finale, the #32 team competed for a $1,000 windfall at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. William earned Fast Time honors during qualifying prior to bagging an impressive runner-up effort in the 20-lap main event, which ran caution free. Complete results from all three Volunteer State venues can be found online at www.crossvillespeedway.net, www.i75raceway.com, and www.duckriverracewaypark.com.

William Blankenship Grabs Solid Top Ten at Lake Cumberland
(June 19, 2022) The #32 team headed north to the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Saturday, June 18 for another round of American Crate All-Star Series action on Saturday, June 18. A strong 27 car field showed up and showed out at Lake Cumberland Speedway and a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs at the Burnside, Kentucky oval. William Blankenship stopped the clock eighth quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to picking up a heat race victory. William then started and finished eighth in the 50-lap feature event and now sits fourth in the latest version of the series point standings. Complete results from last night at Lake Cumberland Speedway can be viewed online by clicking on www.crateracing.com. (Nitro's Motorsports Photography)

Blankenship Battles American All-Star Foes in Doubleheader
(May 30, 2022) William Blankenship Racing battled their American Crate All-Star Series foes in a doubleheader over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, as they traveled to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee and Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia on May 28-29. On Saturday at Smoky Mountain in a $3,000 to win throwdown, William Blankenship timed in seventh quickest overall during qualifying and ran second in his heat race, but was unfortunately involved in an early incident during the 40-lap feature. He was forced to retire with damage and was officially placed nineteenth in the final finishing order.

At Wythe on Sunday night, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Mayhem in the Mountains' grand finale. William stopped the clock thirteenth fastest during time trials and later advanced up to second in heat race action. The McMinnville, Tennessee ace then started the 50-lapper from the inside of the fifth row before winding up fourteenth at the waving of the checkered flag. Complete results from both weekend tilts can be located online at www.crateracing.com.

William Blankenship Racks Up Two More Top Five Finishes!
(May 22, 2022) William Blankenship, of McMinnville, Tennessee, returned to dirt-slinging competition on May 20-21 following a couple of weekends of rainy, inclement weather. On Friday night at Mountain Motorsports Park in Isom, Kentucky, William qualified tenth quickest in American Crate All-Star Series time trials - despite suffering a flat right rear tire - and later ran third in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the $3,000 to win main event, William was able to blast past seven competitors during the 'Bluegrass Burner' to land in the fifth spot behind only victor Jason Welshan, Hayden Cardwell, Brandon Fouts, and Jordan Hedger.

Following a long drive to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, the #32 team vied for the $1,200 Crate Late Model top prize on Saturday evening. William stopped the clock fifth fastest overall during qualifying to earn the inside of the third row for the start of the 25-lap feature. He then advanced up to fourth in the contest to finish behind only race winner Logan Palmer, Mitchell Stanley, and Tim Clark. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be found online at www.crateracing.com and www.boydsspeedway.com.

Blankenship Nabs Solid Top Five in Impromptu Boyd's Visit!
(April 30, 2022) The William Blankenship Racing team made an impromptu trip to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Friday night, April 29. The Crate Late Models were in action at the Chattanooga-area oval and a $1,200 winner's check was on the line. William Blankenship stopped the clock seventh fastest overall during the qualifying session before running third in his heat race. After starting the 25-lap feature from the inside of the third row, William had vaulted up to third in the running order before his right front tire gave up in the waning laps. At the checkers, the McMinnville, Tennessee ace was fifth behind only victor Ethan Hunter, Jason Welshan, Booger Brooks, and Matt Henderson. Complete results from last night at Boyd's Speedway can be viewed online at www.boydsspeedway.com.

William Blankenship Runner-Up in Weekend Opener at Crossville!
(April 24, 2022) William Blankenship and his #32 team made a trip to Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee and I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee over the April 22-23 weekend. On Friday night in a weekly Crate Late Model showdown at Crossville, William timed in second fastest during qualifying, but was put back a row in the feature due to a couple of botched starts with the polesitter. He then moved back up to second and challenged for the win on a couple of different occasions before finishing behind only victor Matt Shannon!

At I-75 on Saturday evening, a $2,500 top prize was up for grabs in a United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA) program. William stopped the clock eleventh quickest in qualifying before placing fourth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap headliner, the McMinnville, Tennessee ace vaulted up to as high as third in the running order before a bout with an infield utility tire relegated him to a disappointing twelfth place effort. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be found online at www.crossvillespeedway.net and www.i75raceway.com.

Blankenship Vaults to Top Five in First Lake Cumberland Visit!
(April 17, 2022) The William Blankenship Racing team made their first-ever visit to Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky on Saturday, April 16, as the American Crate All-Star Series sanctioned the $3,000 to win 'Spring Showdown.' William Blankenship laid down the thirteenth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before running third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh row in the 45-lap feature event, William streaked past eight competitors during the contest to land in the fifth finishing position. He trailed only victor Hayden Cardwell, Steve Peeden, Zach Sise, and Henry Hornsby III at the checkers and now finds himself seventh in the latest version of the series point standings. Full results can be accessed online at www.crateracing.com.

William Blankenship Advances into Pair of All-Star Series Specials
(April 3, 2022) William Blankenship and his #32 team returned to racing action in an American Crate All-Star Series doubleheader on April 1-2 at I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee. On Friday night in the $2,500 to win weekend opener, William stopped the clock twelfth fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to securing an impressive heat race triumph. Unfortunately, William was caught up in a wreck during the headliner and heavy damage to his Excel Chassis dropped him to twenty-first in the final finishing order.

After a long night of hard work at the shop, William Blankenship Racing was back at the track on Saturday evening, as a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. William laid down the twenty-fifth quickest lap in American Crate All-Star Series qualifying before running fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. At the conclusion of fifty green flag circuits in the feature, the McMinnville, Tennessee youngster found himself credited with a twenty-second place performance. Full results from both weekend races can be found online at www.i75raceway.com.

Blankenship Back in Action in Shamrock Race at Boyd's Speedway
(March 20, 2022) William Blankenship Racing roared into Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, March 19 to compete in the annual running of the 'Shamrock' race. The 604 Crate Late Model portion of the program at the Chattanooga-area oval shelled out a $3,000 winner's check. William Blankenship timed in thirteenth quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his B-Main. With rough track conditions leading to multiple cautions early in the main event, William opted to pull off the racing surface and settled for a nineteenth place effort in this year's edition of the 'Shamrock.' Full results can be located online by clicking on www.boydsspeedway.com.

William Blankenship Victorious in Season Lid Lifter at Duck River!!!
(February 21, 2022) William Blankenship kicked off his 2022 campaign in grand fashion on Sunday, February 20 at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee by picking up his first victory of the season! Behind the wheel of his #32 Crate Late Model, William knocked down the second fastest lap during the qualifying session to earn the outside of the front row in the main event. William then grabbed the point at the drop of the green flag and led each circuit during the contest en route to capturing the $2,000 top prize ahead of a top five that consisted of runner-up Oakley Johns, Tyler Wood, Jadon Frame, and Chase Walls! Complete results from the annual 'Winterfest' can be accessed online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com.

 

 

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