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.
Jeff Mathews Breaks RR
Shock in $2,000 Modified Special...
18, 2017) Jeff Mathews and his #33 Open Wheel
Modified team invaded East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida
on Saturday evening, June 17 for the 'Larry Miller Memorial,'
which paid $2,000 to the winner. Jeff advanced two spots in his
heat race to finish second in the prelim and later rolled off
from the inside of the third row in the 50-lap headliner. On the
rough racetrack in the feature, Jeff had moved up to the third
spot before a broken right rear shock caused him to retire in
the twenty-first position. Full results from last night at the
"Clay by the Bay" can be accessed online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
One-Two Finish for Jeff
Mathews Motorsports at East Bay!!!
28, 2017) Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) recorded
an impressive one-two finish last night, May 27 at East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida! Jeff Mathews started at the tail of
his heat race prior to registering a second place effort. The
Apollo Beach, Florida ace then also drove his #33 Open Wheel Modified
to a runner-up performance in the $500 to win weekly feature event
behind only victor Scotty Williams, who piloted Jeff's back-up
#33x machine. Full results from last night at the "Clay by
the Bay" can be accessed online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
Jeff Mathews Rallies to
Podium in P.J. Wiggins Memorial!
7, 2017) After a weekend away from the racetrack,
Jeff Mathews and his #33 team rolled into Bubba Raceway Park in
Ocala, Florida on Saturday evening, May 6 for the annual running
of the 'P.J. Wiggins Memorial.' The Open Wheel Modified special
at BRP boasted a $2,000 winner's check. Jeff unfortunately broke
a motor on the last lap of his heat race and was forced to unload
a back-up machine for the 44-lapper. During the course of the
'P.J. Wiggins Memorial,' Jeff stormed to the front of the field
and eventually salvaged a third place podium effort in the race,
which was won by Kyle Bronson. Full results from last night at
Bubba Raceway Park can be viewed online at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Mathews Runner-Up in Modified;
Ninth in Late Model at East Bay
23, 2017) Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) was in
the pit area at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida on
Saturday night, April 22 with both his Late Model and Open Wheel
Modified. Jeff Mathews drew the eleventh starting spot for both
feature events and had the most success behind the wheel of his
Modified. He blasted past nine competitors during the $500 to
win affair to bag a strong runner-up showing behind only race
winner Kyle Bronson. In Late Model action, Jeff was able to move
past a couple of racecars during the $1,000 to win headliner to
cross underneath the checkers in the ninth position. Full results
from last night at the "Clay by the Bay" can be accessed
online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
Jeff Mathews Leads Modified
Feature at Ocala; Finishes Second
16, 2017) Jeff Mathews and his #33 team invaded
Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida on Saturday evening, April
15 for a weekly Open Wheel Modified event. Jeff won his heat race
in preliminary action and later led the $800 to win feature until
only about ten laps remaining. At the checkers, Jeff was in the
second position to finish an impressive runner-up behind only
victor Kyle Bronson. Complete results from last night at Bubba
Raceway Park can be viewed online at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Mathews Caught Up in Incident
in Scott Thompson Memorial
9, 2017) Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) ventured
back to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida on Saturday
evening, April 8 for the annual running of the 'Scott Thompson
Memorial.' The unsanctioned Late Model special at the "Clay
by the Bay" boasted a $3,800 winner's check. Jeff Mathews
ran second in his heat race during preliminary action and later
ran inside of the top five through much of the 50-lap headliner.
Unfortunately, Jeff was caught up in a late incident with only
three laps to go that helped drop the Apollo Beach, Florida driver
to ninth in the final finishing order. Complete results from last
night's 'Scott Thompson Memorial' can be viewed by clicking on
Jeff Mathews Finds Victory
Lane Again at East Bay!
2, 2017) Jeff Mathews and his #33 team found victory
lane for the fourth time in 2017 in Open Wheel Modified action
on Saturday night, April 1 at the nearby East Bay Raceway Park
in Gibsonton, Florida! After winning his heat race from the sixth
starting spot, Jeff rolled off from the outside of the second
row in the weekly 15-lap feature event. The Apollo Beach, Florida
ace then quickly grabbed the top spot on the opening circuit and
led the entire distance en route to picking up the $500 windfall
over Austin Sanders, Bill Howard, Sr., Dale Kelley, and Buzzie
Reutimann! Full results from last night at the "Clay by the
Bay" can be accessed online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
(Mike Horne Photo)
Mathews Suffers Motor
Woes in Preliminary Action...
26, 2017) Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) rolled
back into East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida on Saturday
evening, March 25 for another weekly Open Wheel Modified battle.
Unfortunately, Jeff Mathews broke a motor on the last lap of his
heat race and loaded up for the night. He was unable to make the
start in the $500 to win feature event due to the mechanical trouble.
Full results from last night at the "Clay by the Bay"
can be accessed online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
Jeff Mathews Wins Exciting
Modified Race at East Bay!!!
12, 2017) Jeff Mathews racked up his third Open
Wheel Modified feature win of 2017 on Saturday night, March 11
at the nearby East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida! After
advancing two spots to finish second in his heat race, Jeff rolled
off from the outside of the second row as well in the 15-lap Modified
feature event. "Hollywood" then drove to the front in
the headliner and scored the exciting win by virtue of grabbing
the top spot with only two laps remaining in the feature distance.
Jeff went on to claim the $500 payday over Bryan Bernhardt, Bill
Howard, Jr., Travis Varnadore, and Roger Crouse! Full results
from last night at the "Clay by the Bay" can be viewed
online at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
Broken Water Pump Halts
Mathews at East Bay Raceway Park
5, 2017) "Hollywood" Jeff Mathews and
his #33 team unloaded their Late Model on Saturday evening, March
4 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida for a regular
weekly show. Jeff ran second in heat race action and later started
the $1,000 to win feature event from the pole position. The Apollo
Beach, Florida ace then grabbed the early race lead in the 30-lapper
before a broken water pump took him out of contention and forced
him to retire in the eighth position. Complete results from last
night at the "Clay by the Bay" can be accessed online