SDRL Pro Late Model points season begins Friday!

The Slingin’ Dirt Racing League proudly presents the OFFICIAL kick-off to the points championship season! After much consideration, we have decided we will mainly stick with 1 track, Eldora Speedway, and run with Dynamic Weather and Automatically Generated track states.

The point system will be as follows:
1 and on.
Fixed setups as usual.

One adjustment is we will try this week a new format. We will hotlap for 20 minutes and then run OPEN qualifying. We will lineup as a grid and run a single “heat race” — for 8 laps. While we can’t manually change the grid (without doing some other tinkering and spending more money), we hope this will make things a little more enjoyable. It would still be based off quickest laps completed.

We’ll have 10 minutes to run that “heat race” which I expect we should be able to line up quickly enough to try it out. With the time being adjusted, I’ve scaled back to 35 minute feature and we have 30 minutes in which to complete that.

This isn’t the best solution at the moment but until our participation increases to where I can comfortably approach sponsors to help us with the server rental fees, we will go with this format for the time being.

Next Friday June 9th, we will take a week off, and then roll back into it.

Your input is greatly appreciated, if you have any. We want to see this league succeed, but can’t do it without your help. Each one of you is a VITAL part of SDRL.

Thank you,
Markus Hankins

Hankins, Chance scores Friday night wins in final welcome season race

Sorry there’s no stories this week, but congrats to this week’s Fast Qualifiers: SDRL Pro Late Models (11-Josh Zelenka – 16.277) and SDRL Outlaw Sprint Cars (79-Drew Chance – 13.709). And a huge congrats to this week’s Feature Winners: SDRL Pro Late Models (24-Markus Hankins – 22/40 laps led) and SDRL Outlaw Sprint Cars (79-Drew Chance – 16/30 laps led) — a big note, the Sprint Cars saw all competitors lead at least 2 laps!

SDRL Pro Late Model Results
1.(3) 24-Markus Hankins
2.(1) 11-Josh Zelenka
3.(2) 79-Drew Chance

SDRL Outlaw Sprint Car Results
1.(1) 79-Drew Chance
2.(4) 30-Taylor Coffman
3.(3) 11-Josh Zelenka
4.(2) 24-Markus Hankins

Zelenka dominates Friday night

For the first time in league history, a driver has swept the entire night’s racing schedule.

In SDRL Pro Late Model action, it was 11-Josh Zelenka setting fast time with a lap of 16.124. Zelenka was joined on the front row by 24-Markus Hankins (16.190). At the drop of the green flag, Zelenka would jump to the lead into turn 1. Hankins would have trouble unto turn 1 and would fall out of contention, however the battle raged on for 2nd. In the end, Zelenka would survive a late-race restart to cruise to victory.

  1. 11-Josh Zelenka
  2. 30-Taylor Coffman
  3. 93-Avery McDonald
  4. 52-Chad Wells
  5. 24-Markus Hankins
  6. 56-Mary Cash


In SDRL Outlaw Sprints action, it was 11-Josh Zelenka again setting fast time with a lap of 17.391. It was 24-Markus Hankins again joining Zelenka on the front row with a lap of 17.457. Zelenka would get the early jump over Hankins, but Hankins would have trouble a few laps later and again fell out of contention. Zelenka survived a green-white-checker finish to take the win.

  1. 11-Josh Zelenka
  2. 52-Chad Wells
  3. 24-Markus Hankins
  4. 93-Avery McDonald

Volusia & Williams Grove tonight!

Join us tonight for another great night of action!

8:45p ET SDRL Pro Late Models at Volusia (Fixed) – 40 Laps – track states are **NOT** carried over – 2x fast repairs!

10:00p ET SDRL Outlaw Sprints at Williams Grove (Fixed) – 30 Laps – track states are **NOT** carried over – 2x fast repairs!


McDonald takes Volusia SDRL Outlaw Sprints win

Avery McDonald (13.484) and Drew Chance (13.534) made up the front row for this feature event. There was trouble from the get-go however, and McDonald cruised to his first SDRL victory. Markus Hankins came home 2nd and Chance rounded out the field.

  1. 93-Avery McDonald
  2. 24-Markus Hankins
  3. 79-Drew Chance

Chance sweeps Eldora Supers

Drew Chance (16.434) and Markus Hankins (16.459) would set on the front row for the 40 lap SDRL Super Late Model Series event. He would launch at the get-go and lead all 40 laps en-route to his thrilling victory, but the battled raged on all feature long for 2nd between Markus Hankins and Avery McDonald. Contact between McDonald and Hankins would decide 2nd place with just a few laps remaining.

  1. 79-Drew Chance
  2. 93-Avery McDonald
  3. 24-Markus Hankins
  4. 52-Chad Wells
  5. 11-Justin Bumgardner
  6. 56-Mary Cash

SDRL Week 3 – Eldora Pro LM & Volusia Outlaw Sprints

Due to lack of participation, the Street Stock Series has been canceled. We will re-evaluate Street Stock at a future time.

In the interest of competition, I have elected to change this Friday nights schedule a bit. Sprints will be at Volusia as scheduled, however, I have decided to replace Super Late Model with the Pro Late Model and set a fixed setup, and also switch to Eldora. I would like to see more folks join in and I hope that this will encourage that. 8:45p ET hotlaps, 9:05p ET qualifying.