Jeff Mathews Slated to
Start 2018 Season in a Week at East Bay!
17, 2018) Following a short off-season of only
a month, Jeff Mathews and his #33 team are prepping their equipment
for what is sure to be a hectic month of "Speedweeks."
While Jeff does not have his complete schedule for the next month
completely finalized, he will be starting his 2018 season next
week at the nearby East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.
He will unload his potent Open Wheel Modified for four events
at the "Clay by the Bay" from January 24-27, which culminates
with a $5,000 to win grand finale. The Apollo Beach, Florida native
won half of the Open Wheel Modified 'Winternationals' races last
year at East Bay including capturing the $5,000 top prize. As
soon as Jeff confirms more schedule dates, you can find out first
by logging onto www.JeffMathews33.com! (Mike
Mathews Rallies to Podium
Effort in Season-Ending East Bay Show!
17, 2017) The 2017 racing season for Jeff Mathews
wrapped up with the 2nd edition of the 'Dalton Myers 54' for topless
Late Models at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida on
Saturday evening, December 16. A strong field converged at the
track deemed as the "Clay by the Bay" to battle for
the whopping $6,000 winner's check. Jeff placed second in his
stacked heat race and later started the 54-lap headliner from
the outside of the third row. After dropping back to eighteenth
early in the feature distance, Jeff rallied all the way back to
the front to eventually nab an impressive third place podium effort
behind only victor Steve Mathis, Jr. and runner-up Jack Nosbisch,
Jr.! Full results from last night at East Bay Raceway Park can
be accessed online by clicking on www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
Jeff Mathews Makes Late
Decision to Invade East Bay...
3, 2017) After announcing that he would be enjoying
the December 1-2 weekend off from racing action, Jeff Mathews
made a late decision and rolled into East Bay Raceway Park in
Gibsonton, Florida on Saturday night to compete in a weekly Late
Model event, which served as the final tune-up for the upcoming
'Dalton Myers 54.' Jeff tried some things on his #33 machine during
the $1,000 to win show and was officially placed twelfth in the
final finishing order of the 30-lapper, which was won by Doug
Horton. Full results from last night at the "Clay by the
Bay" can be obtained online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
Mathews Breaks Water Pump
During Turkey 100 Weekend...
26, 2017) Next up on the racing calendar for Jeff
Mathews and the #33 Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) team was a
visit to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on November
24-25 for the annual running of the 'Turkey 100.' A stout field
of 41 competitors signed into the pit area at the Peach State
facility to vie for the hefty $20,000 paycheck in the Crate Late
Model biggie. On Friday night during preliminary action, Jeff
knocked down the fifth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying
session prior to running fourth in his loaded heat race. He was
then leading his B-Main on Saturday evening until a broken water
pump unfortunately kept him out of the 100-lap headliner, which
was eventually won by Chesley Dixon. Full results from the 'Turkey
100' weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.swainsbororaceway.com.
Jeff Mathews Conquers
Reutimann Memorial for $12,000!
19, 2017) Jeff Mathews and his #33 team bagged
their sixth feature win of the 2017 racing season and one of the
biggest victories of Jeff's career on Saturday, November 18 in
the 'Reutimann Memorial' at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida!
Jeff laid down the second fastest lap in his group during Open
Wheel Modified qualifying prior to finishing second in his loaded
heat race. After redrawing the outside of the front row for the
50-lap grand finale, Jeff led all but two circuits in the contest
to pocket the hefty $12,000 winner's share over Taylor Cook, David
Reutimann, Mark Whitener, and Kyle Bronson! Complete results from
the 'Reutimann Memorial' at BRP can be obtained online by clicking
Mathews Wins Modified
Portion of National 100 from Tail!
13, 2017) Apollo Beach, Florida ace Jeff Mathews
competed in a trio of classes during the 43rd Annual 'National
100' on November 10-12 at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix
City, Alabama and walked away with one feature triumph! Behind
the wheel of his Open Wheel Modified, Jeff won his heat race on
Friday night, but was not informed until Saturday that the tires
he won on were not a legal compound at the track. After changing
his mind not to load up, Jeff bought four new tires at the track,
started at the tail end of the feature field, and promptly passed
each racecar to prove a point and garner the $2,000 winner's check!
In other action at EAMS during the rough and tumble weekend,
Jeff won his B-Main in the Crate Late Model division and later
passed seven competitors during the $5,000 to win feature to knock
down a steady eleventh place effort. Wheeling a car in the Late
Model Sportsman class, Jeff timed in fourth quickest in his group
during qualifying prior to winding up twelfth in the final rundown
of Sunday's 50-lap A-Main, which also paid $5,000 to the winner.
Complete results from the long 'National 100' weekend can be accessed
online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Jeff Mathews Busy in Southern
100 Weekend at Milton
5, 2017) Jeff Mathews and his #33 team rolled
into Southern Raceway in Milton, Florida on November 3-4 for the
10th Annual 'Southern 100.' During the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt
Late Model Series portion of the two-day program, Jeff qualified
fourth quickest in his group during time trials prior to moving
up to second in his heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win
headliner from the outside of the fourth row and running in the
top ten throughout most of the 100-lapper, Jeff unfortunately
suffered a flat tire after completing 82 circuits and wound up
placing seventeenth in the 'Southern 100.' Behind the wheel of
his Open Wheel Modified, the Apollo Beach, Florida ace won his
heat race, but was wrecked while running second on a green/white/checkered
restart and was relegated to a disappointing ninth place effort.
Full results can be obtained by pointing your web browser to www.southernraceway.com.
Mathews Flexes Muscle
Throughout Big Weekend at Charlotte!
29, 2017) The Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) team
was very busy over the October 27-28 weekend, as they unloaded
a Crate Late Model and an Open Wheel Modified at the pristine
Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina in the annual
'World Short Track Championship.' Behind the wheel of his Crate
Late Model in the $4,000 to win program, Jeff Mathews ran second
in Friday's heat race and had blasted all the way up to third
in Saturday's 30-lap feature before a late wreck relegated him
to a disappointing seventeenth place showing. In Open Wheel Modified
competition, Jeff placed fourth in his loaded heat race on Friday
night prior to blitzing past eleven competitors during Saturday's
$4,000 to win headliner en route to an impressive fifth place
outing! Complete results from the Charlotte-area facility can
be viewed online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Jeff Mathews Ninth at
Ocala; Climbs to Fourth at All-Tech!
16, 2017) Jeff Mathews and his #33 team invaded
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida and All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville,
Florida on October 14-15 for a pair of $4,000 to win Southern
Thunder Late Model Series showdowns. On Saturday evening at BRP,
Jeff laid down the third fastest lap overall during the qualifying
session prior to slipping back to ninth in the final finishing
order of the 40-lap headliner. At All-Tech on Sunday, Jeff clicked
off the sixth quickest time in his group during qualifying before
vaulting past seven competitors during the 40-lapper en route
to a strong fourth place showing behind only victor Mark Whitener,
Kyle Bronson, and Rhett Carter! Full results from both weekend
spectaculars can be accessed online at www.southernthunderlatemodelseries.blogspot.com.
Mathews Treks West for
$20,000 Race for Hope 74
1, 2017) The Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) team
headed west to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas
from September 26-30 for the inaugural running of the 'Race for
Hope 74.' A huge field of 91 IMCA Modifieds converged on the Batesville
area speedplant to vie for the $20,000 winner's check. Jeff Mathews,
who unloaded a new car for the high-profile event, could not get
things going in preliminary action throughout the week and unfortunately
missed out on Saturday's 74-lap headliner that was eventually
won by Ricky Thornton, Jr. Complete results from each night at
Batesville can be accessed online at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.net.