Fifty-three entries converged on the oval for the $10,000-to-win event, and via time trails Eric earned the second starting spot for his heat race. He slipped backwards to a fourth place finish, leaving him one spot short of the transfer and sending him to a b-main. In the b-main Wells also fell short of the mark, forcing him to utilize a series provisional to lock in the 27th starting spot on the grid. In the 50-lap finale, Eric retired early on to a 28th place finish.
Eric registered his best finish to-date in 2015 on Friday night as the DIRTcar Nationals continued with another $10,000-to-win program for the WoO Late Model Series. Forty-event Super Late Models filled the pit area, and a strong qualifying effort positioned Wells starting third in the second heat race. Wells overtook Walker Arthur to win his heat race, earning him a spot in the redraw for the 50-lap finale where he received the fourth spot on the starting grid. Eric raced around the top five throughout the duration of the main event before crossing the finish line in seventh.
Wells enjoyed another solid performance in Saturday night's DIRTcar Nationals finale as he registered his second top ten finish of the week. Forty-five entries were on hand for the $10,000-to-win, WoO Late Model Series event. Eric posted the second fastest lap in his group during time trials to lock into the pole position for the fourth heat race. Wells lead every lap of the prelim, sending him to the redraw for the main event. The Hazard, Kentucky native drew the fifth starting spot for the 50-lap finale and raced to an eighth place finish in the final rundown.
Wells is tenth in the latest series standings. Full results from the event and complete series' standings are available at www.WoOLMS.com
February 18th, 2015 - Eric Wells and the Wells Motorsports team opened a week-long trek at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Monday night in the 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals.
Forty-three entries took part in the event which was headlined by a $7,000-to-win feature. Eric failed to qualify for the main event via heat race or b-main action, forcing him to utilize a series provisional to lock into the 24th starting position for the 30-lapper. Wells advanced six spot during the course of the feature to an eighteenth place finish.
Tuesday night's program fell victim to Mother Nature, therefor competition resumed on Wednesday night with a $10,000-to-win program. A talented field of forty-eight UMP Super Late Models filled the pit area, and after qualifying third in his group during time trials Eric went on to register a third place finish in heat race action. His preliminary efforts earned him the eighteenth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the 40-lap affair Wells advanced to a fifteenth place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com
February 15th, 2015 - The Wells Motorsports team ventured to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) on Friday night for the opening round of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals.
The UMP Super Late Model event drew a twenty-eight car field to the oval and boosted a $5,000 top prize. Wells charged to a second place finish in his heat race, locking him into the fourth starting position for the 30-lap feature. Eric battled amongst the top five early on before settling to a thirteenth place finish by the time the checkered flag waved.
Eric entered Round #2 of the Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday night. Twenty-eight competitors registered for the $10,000-to-win, World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series event. Wells failed to transfer into the feature via heat race action and fell just one spot short of the mark in the b-main, but was able to lock into the 23rd starting spot by way of a series provisional. Eric drove past eight other competitors during the course of the 50-lapper en route to a fifteenth place finish.
The $10,000-to-win finale on Sunday evening drew a field of thirty-one Super Late Models to the event. Wells once again missed the transfer in his heat race, but a b-main win earned him the nineteenth starting spot for the main event. In the 50-lap finale, Eric advanced seven positions to a twelfth place finish in the final rundown.
Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com
February 7th, 2015 - It was back to business for Eric and the Wells Motorsports team on Thursday night as they kicked off their 2015 season at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia). Zach Yost Racing Photography
Thirty-four entries signed in for the opening round of the 5th Annual Winter Freeze, which posted a $5,000-to-win top prize. The top six qualifiers were locked into the main event via time trials unfortunately, Wells would fall short of the transfer and have to run a b-main. Eric slipped backwards to a fifth place finish in his b-main after starting on the pole, which locked him into the 20th starting spot for the feature. During the course of the main event, Wells advanced three positions to register a seventeenth place finish at the checkered flag.
Complete results can be found at www.ScrevenMotorsports.com
Looking to improve on a moderate finish a night earlier, Eric entered round #2 of the Winter Freeze at Sreven Motor Speedway on Friday night. Thirty-two competitors registered for the $10,000-to-win, World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series event. Eric failed to transfer into the feature via heat race action, but was able to lock in the 21st starting spot by way of a third place finish in his b-main. Eric drove by seven competitors during the 50 lapper en route to a fifteenth place finish.
The finale for the 5th Annual Winter Freeze was contested on Saturday night with another $10,000 prize on the line. Thirty-three entries converged on the 3/8 mile oval unfortunately, struggles in qualifying pinned Eric deep in his heat race. He was able to charge through the field to a fifth place finish, but only the top four moved onto the main event which sent him to a b-main. Wells later won his b-main to lock into the eighteenth starting spot on the feature grid. In the main event, Eric crossed the finish line in the 20th position.
Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com
November 8th, 2014 - Eric Wells entered the final two events of the 2014 World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series campaign over the weekend with a trip to the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Concord, North Carolina).
Thursday night saw a pair of qualifying rounds being held for the seventy-five entries on hand, with the results of each round determining the heat race line-ups for Friday and Saturday night's $12,000-to-win programs.
Via his first round qualifying effort Wells earned the third starting spot for his heat race on Friday night. He would go on to advance to a second place finish, earning him the ninth starting spot for the 50 lap feature. Eric went on to register a solid seventh place finish in the main event.
On Saturday night Eric started fourth in his heat race and would finish third, which locked him into the fifteenth starting spot for the 50 lap WoO Late Model Series finale. Wells battled the handle on his #18 Wells Mototorsports/Rocket Super Late Model during the feature, ultimately settling to a 22nd place finish in the final rundown.
Eric finished sixth in the final WoO Late Model Series standings. Full results from the event and complete series' standings are available at www.WoOLMS.com
October 25th, 2014 - Wells Motorsports participated in the annual Fall 50 on Saturday night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) as a $5,000 winner's check was posted for the unsanctioned event.
Thirty-eight Super Late Models took to the famed 1/2 mile oval, and heat race action found Wells starting outside the front row. He would go on to storm to the heat race win, which positioned him starting sixth in the main event. During the course of the 50 lap finale Eric raced around the top five before crossing the finish line in the fifth position behind race winner, Jason Jameson, Dustin Linville, Kent Robinson and James Rice.
Full results from the event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.
September 13th, 2014 - Eric Wells made the trip to Berlin Raceway (Marne, Michigan) over the weekend for the 3rd Annual Keyser Manufacturing Down 'N Dirty weekend. The 7/16 mile oval, which typically operates as a paved oval, was covered in dirt for the event.
Mother Nature forced the cancellation of Friday night's $8,000-to-win, preliminary event. As a result, the weekend was condensed into a single $15,000-to-win race on Saturday evening. Eric qualified sixth in his group during time trials, and later finished second in his heat race to lock into the seventh starting spot for the 65 lap finale. He went on to register a sixth place finish behind race winner Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, and Scott Bloomquist.
Wells is sixth in the latest series standings. Full results from the event and complete series' standings are available at www.WoOLMS.com
Festivities opened on Thursday night with 117 entries in the pit area. The field was divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win programs via time trials, and his qualifying effort locked Eric into the tenth starting spot for his heat race. He would advance to a second place finish, which locked him into the ninth starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. During the course of the main event Wells settled to a fourteenth place finish in the final rundown.
On Friday evening another pair of $5,000-to-win races were contested, and a second place finish in his heat race earned Eric the eighth starting spot on the grid for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. In the main event he slipped back to a tenth place finish at the checkered flag.
In front of a capacity crowd the final night of the mega-event was held on Saturday night. Via his qualifying efforts, Erid started seventh in his heat race. He advanced to a fifth place finish which sent him to a b-main, where he failed to reach a transfer position to the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale. As a result, his weekend would come to an early end.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com