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Spencer Wauters Posts 14th – Teammate Will Gallaher Finishes 18th at Fairground Speedway Nashville

Wauters Motorsports drivers, Spencer Wauters and Will Gallaher post 14th and 18th respectively, in Southern Super Series super late model race at Fairground Speedway Nashville Saturday night.

Both drivers made their first start on the 0.596-mile paved oval track.

I learned a ton this weekend at Nashville,” Spencer Wauters said.  ” I can’t wait to come back to this track and do much better.”

I’m still getting used to these Super Late models,” Will Gallaher said.  ”Strong runs are coming for us.  Super proud of this Wauters Motorsports team – these guys work hard and build great cars.  next up Pensacola.”

Wauters and Gallaher will be back to Southern Super Series late model racing at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida April 25, 2014.

Be sure to follow all the action on twitter: @FGSpeedway @WautersMotors5, @SpencerWauters and @Will_Gallaher.

Wauters Motorsports Enters Will Gallaher and Spencer Wauters at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Southern Super Series Event

Will_GallaherNASCAR Camping World Truck Series owner and crew chief, Richie Wauters, enters his son, Spencer Wauters and Will Gallaher in Southern Super Series Late Model race at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville for Saturday April 5th season opener.

Wauters has one prior win with NCWTS truck chief JR Norris.  Spencer Wauters and Will Gallaher will be making their first start on the 0.596-mile paved oval.

April 5 will mark the start of Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville’s 56th season of racing. The speedway will host ten different divisions of racing during that night, totaling 450 laps of action, including the second race of the Southern Super Series super late model tour.

Spencer Twitter picThe facility hosted the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series up until the 1980s, in addition to the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series through the 2000 season. Other notable winners in the track’s past include NASCAR Hall-of-Fame inductees Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Rusty Wallace, and Bobby Allison, in addition to legendary drivers like Benny Parsons, Buddy Baker, Randy LaJoie, Gary St. Amant and more. Current NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott won at the facility last year, while up-and-coming star Ross Kenseth won there in 2012.

www.XSAN.tv will broadcast Saturday’s events live.

Be sure to follow all the action on twitter: @FGSpeedway @WautersMotors5, @SpencerWauters and @Will_Gallaher.

 

Townley Spun on Last Lap While Running Fourth – Relegated to a 20th-Place Finish in Martinsville

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‘Driver set to have career best finish until a last lap altercation’

John Wes Townley was poised to have his career best NASCAR Camping World Truck Series finish Sunday in the running of the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway, until he was spun on the last lap while in the fourth place position, relegating the driver to a 20th-place finish.

Rain lingered all weekend at the .526-mile paperclip shaped Virginia short track all weekend.  The inclement weather canceled all activity on Saturday setting the starting lineup by Friday’s practice times, putting the Wauters Motorsports driver in the 16th-place position for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

IMG_1398“It is a shame what happened on the last lap,” John Wes Townley said.  “Martinsville is a give and take track and there was a lot of chaos at the end. We were running a solid fourth, trying to get third when I got spun for no apparent reason. It is just disappointing and not representative of where we should have finished.  The next race is always around the corner and we’ll see if we can settle it there.  I have to thank Wauters Motorsports, the pit crew, Zaxby’s, and Gibbs (Joe Gibbs Racing Engines) for the horsepower.  We had an awesome truck here in Martinsville.  We’ll head to Kansas in May and try to get a better finish.”

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will return to action at Kansas Speedway Friday, May 9, 2014.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WautersMotors5, John Wes Townley on Facebook and @JWTownley on Twitter.

About Zaxby’s: An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 Or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates. The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. In honor of the thousands of children the restaurant chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish. The company operates more than 595 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys

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John Wes Townley Ready to Return to Truck Racing in Martinsville

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‘No. 5 Zaxby’s Wauters Motorsports Toyota Team Set for Second 2014 Series Start on the Virginia Short Track’

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been on hiatus since the February season opener at Daytona International Speedway and teams and drivers are ready to return to racing at Martinsville Speedway Saturday, March 29, 2014.

DB5_3181 (2)John Wes Townley comes off a 14th-place finish at Daytona and is ready to conquer the famed .526-mile paper clipped shaped track in Martinsville, Virginia in the No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra with Wauters Motorsports.

Townley has four previous starts at Martinsville Speedway, posting his best Camping World Truck Series finish of 13th-place in 2013.

“Martinsville is a really racy track; it is definitely a challenging short track,” John Wes Townley said.  “The best part though, is that it really brings you back to your roots of racing.  I grew up racing on the short tracks and it brings back great memories. I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the truck. The break between Daytona and Martinsville is so long.  I know myself and the guys on this Wauters Motorsports team are ready to get on a more consistent schedule.”

DB5_3728Wauters Motorsports has three previous entries on the South Virginia short track.  Owner, Richie Wauters, in his tenure as a crew chief, has 14 starts under his belt, posting three top-five and seven top-10 finishes at Martinsville Speedway.

The Kroger 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is slated to begin Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 2:30pm.

Fox Sports 1’s live telecast of the Kroger 250 begins at 2:00pm. Radio coverage begins at 2:00pm on MRN & Sirius Satellite NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

Be sure to follow Wauters Motorsports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @WautersMotors5, John Wes Townley on Facebook and @JWTownley on Twitter.

About Zaxby’s: An alternative to fast food, Zaxby’s offers its guests prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz, Traditional or Boneless Wings, sandwiches, Zalads and Zappetizers, along with a variety of nine sauces ranging from Wimpy and Tongue Torch to Nuclear and Insane. Childhood friends Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley hatched the Athens, Ga.-based chain in 1990 to provide a fun, relaxing atmosphere that would keep guests coming back for more. The company ranked number seven in the 2012 Top 10 Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains With 500 Or More U.S. Units Quick-Track study published by Sandelman & Associates. The chain also ranked number five in the nation for total sales and number one in the chicken segment in the 2012 Top 150 Fast-Casual Chain Restaurant Report published by Technomic. In honor of the thousands of children the restaurant chain serves every year, Zaxby’s is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish. The company operates more than 595 locations in 13 states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. For more information, please visit zaxbys.com, facebook.com/zaxbys or follow on Twitter @Zaxbys

Kay Wauters, wife of owner Richie Wauters, Underwent Successful Heart Surgery

richie and kayThoughts, prayers and well wishes going out to Kay Wauters, wife of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team owner Richie Wauters, who is recovering from successful heart surgery she had today in Charlotte, NC.

The Wauters Motorsports No. 5 Zaxby’s Toyota Tundra will carry a special decal wishing Kay a ‘Speedy Recovery’, next week, when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to Martinsville Speedway.