April 18th, 2014 - With a weekend off from the ultra-competitive World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series, the team entered a trio of events in their home state with Ray Cook's Old Man's Garage (OMG) Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer's Oil tour.
The weekend began close to home on Thursday evening with a $4,000-to-win to event at 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky). Thirty-two Super Late Model filled the pit area, and with the top eight qualifiers locking into the feature Wells fail just short of the mark, and had to run a b-main. Eric charged from third to pick up the win in his b-main, locking him into the eleventh starting spot for the 40 lap finale. In the feature, Wells advanced to a ninth place finish in the final rundown.
On Friday evening action shifted to Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) for another $4,000-to-win event, at the 3/8 mile facility. A talented field of twenty-seven entries were on hand for the program, and with the top eight qualifiers locking into the feature Wells earned the third starting spot on the grid via his efforts. In the 40 lap finale, Eric battled at the front of the back for much of the event before crossing the finish line in second behind race winner Mike Marlar.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
April 12th, 2014 - Mother Nature once again intervened into the 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Model schedule after Friday night's program at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) was cancelled shortly after time trials began.
As a result the team entered a single event over the weekend as they traveled to the high banks of Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for a $10,000-to-win, WoO event. With twenty-four Super Late Models on hand, Eric drew the fifth starting spot for the feature after picking up the win in his heat race. In a caution filled main event, Wells survived for a solid fifth place finish at the checkered flag.
Eric is currently seventh in the latest WoO standings. Full results from the event and complete series' standings are available at www.WoOLMS.com
April 5th, 2014 - After Mother Nature forced the scheduled World of Outlaws (WoO) event at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) to be postponed, the team traveled to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for a $6,000-to-win Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series event.
A field of thirty-one Super Late Model competitors converged on the oval. With the top eight qualifiers locking into the feature Wells fail short of mark, and had to run a b-main, where he finished second to lock into the twelfth starting spot for the main event. During the course of the feature, Wells raced around the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in ninth.
Full results from the event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
March 29th, 2014 - Eric Wells returned to the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series tour over the weekend, and severe weather forced the cancellation of Friday night's program at Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, Texas)
As a results the team entered a single event over the weekend, traveling to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) for a $10,000-to-win, WoO event. With thirty-nine Super Late Models on hand Eric was forced to take a WoO provisional to secure the 23rd starting spot in the feature. During the course of the 50 lap feature, Wells charged from deep in the pack to record a solid tenth place finish in the final rundown.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com
March 15th, 2014 - Eric Wells and the Wells Motorsports team returned to action over the weekend at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the opening round of Ray Cook's Spring Nationals. (B.Meyer Images Photo)
On Friday night a $4,000-to-win event was held as thirty-four Super Late Models registered for battle. With the top eight qualifiers locking into the feature, Eric secured the third starting spot. In the 40 lap feature, Wells recorded a fifth place finish behind race winner Jimmy Owens, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Mike Marlar.
Saturday evening saw the winner's purse increased to $10,000 as thirty-two entries coverged on the 4/10 mile oval. Wells posted the second quickest lap in his group during time trials, and went on to pick up the win in his heat race. Eric drew the pole for the 60 lap main event and jumped to the lead when the green flag waved with Chriss Madden and Mark Douglas in tow. Wells began to work lap traffic by lap seven, and as the field neared the halfway mark the top three battled for the lead in traffic. Madden would take the top spot from Wells on lap 22, pushing Wells back to second. Scott Bloomquist took over the second spot just a few circuits later. Eric held off charges fro Billy Ogle Jr. in the final half of the race to finish third behind Madden and Owens. Ogle Jr. and Mike Marlar competed the top five.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.southernationalsseries.com
February 22nd, 2014 - The World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series invaded Voluisa Speedway Park on Thursday night. Forty-five entries were on hand for the $10,000-to-win event.
Eric narrowly missed the transfer into the main event via his heat race, but was able to lock in a 20th place starting spot with a second place finish in the b-main. During the course of the 50 lap feature, Wells drove the #18 Wells Motorsports/Team Zero by Bloomquist Super Late Model from his tenth row starting spot to a 16th place finish.
Saturday night's finale in the 43rd Annual DIRTCar Nationals boasted a $10,000 top prize, thirty-five competitors registered for the event. Eric failed to make the transfer into the main event via heat race action or the b-main however, was locked into the 25th place starting spot with a DIRTCar Nationals provisional. Wells rocketed by twelve other competitors during the 50 lap feature en route to a thirteenth place finish.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.woolms.com
Forty entries took part in the event which was headlined by a $7,000-to-win feature event. Eric earned the pole position for the 30 lap feature after winning his heat race. Wells raced in the top five throughout the race before crossing the finish line in the third position.
Tuesday night's event also boasted a $7,000-to-win top prize and thirty-eight competitors were signed in. Eric failed to make the transfer into the feature event via heat race action, but was able to secure a 17th place starting spot by winning the b-main. During the course of the 30 lap feature, Wells drove by eight other competitors en route to a ninth place finish.
The mid-week event at Volusia Speedway Park drew forty-two entries to compete for the $10,000 prize. It was a strong run for Wells, qualifying second in his respective group and finishing second in his heat race. Wells raced from his third row starting spot to a solid third place finish in the 40 lap feature behind race winner Scott Bloomquist and Dale McDowell. Darrell Lanigan and Billy Moyer rounded out the top five.
Full results from the event are available at www.dirtcarnationals.com
February 16th, 2014 - Wells Motorsports kicked off their version of the 2014 racing season with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Friday night.
Friday night saw 27 competitors chasing a $7,000 top prize, and Eric started the evening off with the fifth fastest lap overall in qualifying. Wells went on to finish second in his heat race which locked him into a sixth place starting spot for the 35 lap feature. During the course of the feature, Wells fell back to a respectable 12th place finish in his #18 Wells Motorsports/Team Zero by Bloomquist Super Late Model.
Looking to improve on a moderate finish a night earlier, Eric entered round #2 of the Winter Nationals a Bubba Raceway Park. Twenty-seven competitors registered for the $10,000-to-win event. Eric failed to transfer into the feature event via heat race action and scratched from the b-main, but was able to lock in the final starting spot by way of a series provisional. Wells drove by eight competitors during the 50 lapper in route to a 15th place finish.
Sunday evening boosted a $12,000 top prize in the Winter Nationals finale at Bubba Raceway Park. Eric just missed the transfer into the feature from his heat race, but a second place run in the b-main earned him a 20th place starting spot for the feature event. During the course of the 60 lap feature, Wells made it to a 17th place finish.
Complete results from the event are available at www.woolms.com