Mathews Leads Early; Fourth
in Donnie Tanner Memorial
7, 2019) For the first time in over a month and
the first time since the arrival of his new daughter - Raelyn
Ann Mathews, Jeff Mathews returned to action on Saturday evening,
April 6 in the annual 'Donnie Tanner Memorial' for Late Models
at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. Jeff won his heat
race in preliminary action and later led early in the 50-lap feature
event. He had his sole focus set on capturing the $5,000 winner's
check before settling for a fourth place feature finish behind
only victor and teammate Devin Dixon, Ashton Winger, and Travis
Varnadore. Complete results from last night at the "Clay
by the Bay" can be found online at www.ebrp.co.
Jeff Mathews Earns Pair
of Top Tens in Ocala Crate Action
3, 2019) The Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) team
invaded Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on March 1-2 for
the final two nights of the 'Chevrolet Performance World Championship
Race' weekend, which was once again sanctioned by the Durrence
Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. On Friday night in a $2,000
to win preliminary event, Jeff Mathews timed in twenty-first quickest
in qualifying, ran sixth in his B-Main, and later passed fifteen
competitors during the 40-lapper on his way to a strong sixth
place showing. In Saturday's $10,000 to win grand finale, Jeff
finished ninth in his stacked heat race, fifth in the B-Main,
and eighth in the 100-lap headliner. Full results from the big
Crate Late Model weekend at BRP can be viewed online at www.durrencelayneracing.com.
DIRTcar Nationals Nightly
Results from Volusia...
16, 2019) Jeff Mathews wrapped up the 48th edition
of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park,
as another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the 45
car field. Jeff finished tenth in his heat race and twelfth in
his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 50-lap grand
finale that was won by Brandon Sheppard.
(February 15, 2019)
The penultimate event of the 2019 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia
Speedway Park took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world tonight
and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided
over another $10,000 to win spectacular. Jeff Mathews was unfortunately
involved in an opening lap tangle in his heat race, which dropped
him to an eighth place prelim finish. Jeff later wound up tenth
in his B-Main and was unable to crack the starting field for the
(February 14, 2019)
Valentine's Day for the #33 team was headlined by another $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootout
tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Jeff
Mathews knocked down the second fastest time in Group B during
qualifying and later finished seventh in his loaded heat race
and fifth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, those efforts were just
shy of transferring Jeff into the 50-lap main event that was won
by Brandon Sheppard.
(February 13, 2019)
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series returned
to competition tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and a $10,000
top prize was on the line for the stellar 44 car field. Jeff Mathews
was not one of the entrants; however, as the #33 team opted to
skip the race due to muddy conditions from recent rainfall in
the Barberville, Florida area.
(February 12, 2019)
Tonight's DIRTcar-sanctioned program at Volusia Speedway Park
in Barberville, Florida has been washed out from afternoon showers
with more rain on the way. The $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar Nationals'
showdown at the Daytona Beach-area oval will not be rescheduled.
Action will get back underway at VSP tomorrow, as the World of
Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will preside over a
50-lapper, which will boast a $10,000 payday.
(February 11, 2019)
The 48th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the Super Late
Models started tonight at Volusia Speedway Park with a $7,000
to win shootout at the 1/2-mile Barberville, Florida speedplant.
Jeff Mathews qualified tenth fastest in his group during qualifying
before running seventh in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main.
Unfortunately, Jeff was not able to transfer into the 30-lap main
event tonight at VSP, which was eventually won by Mike Marlar.
Bubba Army Winter Nationals
10, 2019) A $10,000 to win throwdown at Bubba
Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida was scheduled for tonight to wrap
up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of "Speedweeks"
in Georgia and Florida. However, the annual 'Bubba Army Winter
Nationals' was rained-out shortly before hot laps started and
the program, which was set to be highlighted by a 50-lap main
event, will not be rescheduled.
Results from East Bay...
9, 2019) The final round of the 'Winternationals'
at East Bay Raceway Park paid out another $12,000 top prize tonight.
A strong field of 41 competitors signed in at the pit gate at
the Gibsonton, Florida facility to do battle in the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series special. Jeff Mathews unfortunately was
not able to advance into the 50-lap grand finale after laying
down the thirteenth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and
posting a finish of eighth in both his heat race and his B-Main.
(February 8, 2019)
Night five of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park drew
a huge crowd and the live MAVTV television cameras. The $12,000
to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program marked the first
points paying event of the busy week at the Tampa-area venue.
Jeff Mathews posted the seventh quickest time in Group A during
qualifying prior to running eighth in his heat race and sixth
in his B-Main. He later received a provisional to start twenty-fifth
on the grid in the 50-lap affair and took full advantage. Jeff
blasted past fifteen competitors during the contest to claim an
impressive tenth place effort.
(February 7, 2019)
The fourth leg of the 43rd annual 'Winternationals' greeted Jeff
Mathews Motorsports (JMM) tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and
another $7,000 paycheck was on the line for the cars and stars
racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In qualifying
at the nearby Gibsonton, Florida oval tonight, Jeff Mathews notched
the fifteenth fastest lap in Group B before running fourth in
his loaded heat race. After grabbing the second and final transfer
spot through his B-Main, Jeff vaulted up to the twelfth position
in the wild 40-lap feature and eventually wound up sixteenth in
the final finishing order.
(February 6, 2019)
Round three of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park
in Gibsonton, Florida took place earlier tonight and all eyes
in the pit area were on capturing the $7,000 payday. Jeff Mathews
qualified eleventh fastest in Group B during time trials before
finishing fourth in his stacked heat race and seventh in his B-Main.
After receiving a Fast Time provisional to gain access into the
40-lap main event, Jeff was able to improve seven positions to
earn eighteenth place money at the pay window.
(February 5, 2019)
Another $5,000 windfall was up for grabs with the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series tonight at East Bay Raceway Park. The Gibsonton,
Florida facility drew a stout 56 car field and Jeff Mathews started
his night off by clicking off the twenty-third quickest lap in
Group A during time trials. Jeff then ran seventh in both his
heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Apollo Beach, Florida
native was unable to make the start in the 30-lapper that was
eventually won by Tyler Erb.
(February 4, 2019)
The 43rd annual 'Winternationals' kicked off tonight at East Bay
Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida and 53 competitors showed up
to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check. Jeff Mathews posted
the fourteenth fastest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series qualifying and battled hard for a transfer spot through
his heat race before ultimately finishing fourth. Jeff then ran
seventh in his B-Main and fifth in the Strawberry Dash, which
unfortunately kept him out of the 30-lap sprint that was won by
Super Bowl of Racing Nightly
Results from Golden Isles...
2, 2019) Another $12,000 payday was on the line
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight in the 'Super
Bowl of Racing' finale at Golden Isles Speedway. A stout 37 car
field signed into the pit area at the Brunswick, Georgia-area
oval and a large crowd was on hand to witness all of the ground-pounding
action. Jeff Mathews stopped the clock sixth
fastest in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the third
transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Floridian then
rolled off starting twelfth in the 50-lapper and eventually scored
an eighteenth place performance in front of the live MAVTV cameras.
(February 1, 2019)
The 2019 edition of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season
got underway tonight in the 'Super Bowl of Racing' opener at Golden
Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. Most of the $12,000 to
win racing program was completed this evening, but the final B-Main
and the 50-lap headliner were pushed to Saturday afternoon after
inclement weather struck the southern Georgia speedplant. Jeff
Mathews laid down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
before running fifth in his stacked heat race. Jeff was then in
a coveted transfer spot in his B-Main, but contact from another
competitor took him out of contention and cost him a spot in the
daytime feature that was won by Tyler Erb.
Nightly Results from East Bay...
26, 2019) The fourth and final night of the Open
Wheel Modified portion of the 'Winternationals' took place earlier
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and all eyes were fixated on
the $5,000 paycheck. Due to his strong efforts throughout the
week, Jeff Mathews was locked into the 75-lap headliner and drew
the outside of the front row before the start of the extra-distance
affair. Jeff ran up front early in the contest, but eventually
wound up being paid for a fourteenth place showing after getting
caught up in a wreck.
(January 25, 2019)
Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) was back in the pit area at East
Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida tonight, as another $1,500
winner's check was on the line in round three for the Open Wheel
Modifieds. Jeff Mathews knocked down the second quickest lap in
his group during the time trial session and later ran second in
heat race action. After starting the 30-lapper from the outside
of the fifth row, Jeff completed only 26 circuits in the headliner
and was officially placed twentieth in the final finishing order.
(January 24, 2019)
A $1,500 top prize was up for grabs in round two of the 'Winternationals'
for the Open Wheel Modifieds tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway
Park. Jeff Mathews posted the third quickest time in his group
during qualifying prior to placing fourth in his stacked heat
race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in
the 30-lap headliner, Jeff blasted past ten competitors during
the contest on his way to a solid sixth place showing.
(January 23, 2019)
The 2019 racing season officially kicked off for Jeff Mathews
earlier tonight in the Open Wheel Modified portion of the 43rd
Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton,
Florida. A stellar field of fifty open wheel warriors converged
on the "Clay by the Bay" to vie for the $1,000 paycheck.
Jeff knocked down the fourth fastest lap in his group during the
time trial session before streaking to an impressive heat race
triumph. Jeff then drove to a fifth place performance in his season
lid lifter, as he trailed only winner Bryan Bernhardt, Ivedent
Lloyd, Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Mavrick Varnadore in the 25-lapper.