February 25th, 2017 - On Monday Eric Wells headed to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the opening night of the UMP DIRTcar Nationals. In a field of 43 cars, Eric started the night off by laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying. Scoring a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Chris Madden, Eric earned the 6th-starting position for the main event. Hanging on to a Top 10 spot, Wells slipped up three positions in the 30-lapper recording an 8th place finish.
The following night after coming in 4th fastest in his qualifying group, Wells locked his spot into the $7,000-to-win A-Main with the 3rd and final transfer position in his heat. Rolling off 13th, Eric jumped up one position registering a 12th place outing. (Heath Lawson photos)
With continuous rain cancelling both Wednesday and Thursday night’s program, Eric was one of 48 Super Late Models signed in on Friday for the final two events sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Timing in second quick in his group behind Shane Clanton, Eric charged to a heat race victory from the pole positon sending him into the redraw. Receiving the 6th-starting spot, Wells jumped into the Top 5 into the beginning stages after battling through very limited visibility. Moving into a podium spot, Eric Wells landed a 2nd place spot behind Shane Clanton after the race was shortened on lap-23 due to severe fog. Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, and Brian Shirley completed the Top 5 finishers.
For the final night of the DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Wells registered the fastest time overall in qualifying but came in light at the scales sending him to the tail of his heat race. Logging a 8th place finish, Eric transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,000-to-win finale. Failing to place in the Top 3, Wells was granted a provisional into the 40-lap feature. Charging through the field 16 positions, Eric Wells reeled in an impressive 8th place spot.
Eric currently sits in ninth in the World of Outlaws point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.DIRTcarUMP.com and www.WoOLMS.com.
February 18th, 2017 - Eric Wells kicked off the 2017 racing season on Friday at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season-opener. Drawing 44 Super Late Models for the two-day Winter Freeze VII, Eric followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race victory. Receiving the pole position for the A-Main after the redraw, Wells suffered a broken right-front ball joint during pace-laps forcing him to pull off.
On Saturday starting on the second row of his heat, Eric grabbed the final transfer spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a 4th place finish. Breaking into the Top 10, Eric Wells advanced through the field six positions to place 9th. (Thomas Hendrickson photo)
Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.
January 4th, 2017 - Behind the wheel of the Wells Motorsports #18 Super Late Model, Eric Wells wheeled his way to two victories during the 2016 season in 56 total events. Losing six of his scheduled dates to the weather, Wells registered 25 Top 10 finishes and 11 Top 5 outings. He also finished seventh in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series point standings.
November 5th, 2016 - Running in the Southern Nationals Bonus Series weekend, Eric Wells headed to Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) on Friday night for the Hugh “Junebug” Rowland Memorial. With 39 Super Late Models signed in, Wells landed a runner-up finish behind Donald McIntosh in his heat securing his spot into the opening night A-Main. With $3,000 on the line, Eric advanced up five positions in the 30-lap feature posting a 2nd place finish behind Tim Dohm with Corey Conley, Steve Francis, and Chris Ferguson rounding out the Top 5.
Returning on Saturday night for the 26th Annual Fall Classic, Eric started the night off with a heat race win putting him on the pole for the main event. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Wells led every lap of the 50-lapper registering his second victory of the season over Kent Robinson, Jason Welshan, Donald McIntosh, and Steve Francis. Wells was awarded a $10,000 payday for his triumph in the A-Main. (Michael Moats Photo)
Full results from these events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com/bonus_index.html.
October 29th, 2016 - Competing in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season finale, Eric Wells traveled to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) on Friday night for the two-day Bad Boy Off Road World Finals. Drawing 69 Super Late Models, Wells fell one position short of a transfer spot into the feature in his heat with a 4th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot the $12,000-to-win opening night A-Main, Eric stormed to a 10-lap consolation victory locking his spot into the show. Rolling off 19th, Eric Wells advanced through the field nine positions in the 50-lap affair registering a 10th place finish.
On Saturday night starting from the 3rd-position in his heat race, Wells secured his spot into the main event with a runner-up finish behind Steve Casebolt. With another $12,000 payday on the line, Eric jumped up five spots notching a 4th place finish behind Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, and Don O’Neal with Brandon Overton coming in 5th. (Jimmy Dearing Photo)
Eric finished the season seventh in the WoO point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.
October 22nd, 2016 - Closing out the season at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky), Eric Wells made the trip on Saturday night for the $5,000-to-win Fall 50. In a field of 38 cars, Wells logged a 4th place finish in his heat giving him the 10th-starting position for the A-Main. Breaking into a podium spot, Eric advanced seven positions in the 50-lapper posting a 3rd place finish behind Bobby Pierce and Dustin Linville with Michael Chilton and Jackie Boggs rounding out the Top 5. (Jeremey Rhoades Photo)
Full results from this event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.
October 15th, 2016 - Returning with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Eric Wells traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday night for the 36th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championship presented by Optima Batteries. With 79 Super Late Models signed in for two rounds of heat races, Wells placed 4th in his first heat then landed a 3rd place spot in his second heat. Transferring into the B-Main for one last shot at the A-Main on Saturday evening, Eric wheeled his way to a consolation win locking his spot into the main event. With $100,000 on the line, Eric Wells jumped up one spot in the 100-lapper registering a 16th place finish. (Heath Lawson Photo)
Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
October 8th, 2016 - Behind the wheel of the Penske Racing Shocks #18 Super Late Model, Eric Wells visited Pittsburgh Pa. Motor Speedway (Imperial, Pennsylvania) on Friday for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Pittsburgher 100. With 46 Super Late Models signed in, two rounds of hot laps were completed on Friday when the rain moved in rescheduled the two-day program to just Saturday. Transferring the Top 4 out of the heats, Wells logged a 6th place outing giving him one last shot at the $20,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Needing a 3rd place finish or better, Eric edged his way into the main event with a 3rd place spot. Moving up 11 positions in the 100-lap affair, Eric Wells posted a 11th place outing.
Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.
October 1st, 2016 - On Saturday night Eric Wells made the trip to 201 Speedway (Sikta, Kentucky) competing in the Ironman Mountain Championship sanctioned Halloween 30. Coming from the 3rd-starting position in the feature, Wells charged to his first win of the season over Eddie Carrier Jr., Brandon Fouts, Steve Lucas, and Stephen Breeding. Eric pocketed a $3,000 payday for his victory in the Ironman Mountain Championship season finale.
Full results from this event are available at www.201Speedway.net.
November 18th, 2015 - Competing in a total of fifty events during the 2015 season, Eric Wells reeled in eighteen top ten finishes. With the weather affecting fourteen of his scheduled dates, Wells landed one top five outing along with a ninth place finish in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series points standings.