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Wendell Wallace Transfers into $15,000 Race for Hope 71 to End Season!

(September 29, 2019) Wendell Wallace ventured to the nearby Batesville Motor Speedway to compete in the annual 'Race for Hope 71,' which closed out his 2019 campaign. The IMCA Modified special at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility paid $15,000 to the winner. Wendell raced past eighteen competitors in Thursday night's qualifying feature event to earn the twenty-third starting spot in the 71-lap headliner on Saturday evening, September 28. Wendell then knocked on the door to the top ten early in the feature distance before going for an unfortunate spin. The "Batesville Bullet" tried to rebound from the tail of the field in the 'Race for Hope 71,' but wound up retiring in the twenty-third finishing position. Full results from the season-ending weekend at BMS can be accessed online at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.


Wallace Lands Top Five in Labor Day Classic at Crowley's Ridge!

(August 31, 2019) The lone Labor Day weekend event for the GRT House Car team took place on Friday night, August 30 at Crowley's Ridge Raceway in Paragould, Arkansas. The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presided over the 'Labor Day Classic' at his home state venue and Wendell Wallace fought hard to vie for the $3,000 winner's check. Wendell won his heat race in preliminary action and later started from the pole position in the headliner. During the course of the 40-lap affair, the Batesville, Arkansas ace battled for a top five performance before eventually winding up fifth in the final finishing order behind only victor Morgan Bagley, Timothy Culp, B.J. Robinson, and Brian Rickman. Complete results from last night at Crowley's Ridge can be viewed online at www.compdirt.com.


Wendell Wallace Finds No Luck at Nearby BMS During Topless 100

(August 18, 2019) The next event on the schedule for Wendell Wallace was the 27th Annual 'Topless 100,' which ran from August 15-17 at the nearby Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. In the two $5,000 to win preliminary shows, which were sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Wendell unfortunately missed out on Thursday's 30-lap feature after finishing eighth in both his loaded heat race and his B-Main, but had a strong run going in Friday night's program. Wendell was leading his heat race before a flat left rear tire caused him to make contact with the wall. Unfortunately, the Batesville, Arkansas ace was forced to retire from the remainder of the evening and Saturday's $40,000 to win 'Topless 100' finale due to the damage inflicted to his GRT House Car. Complete results can be located by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.


Wallace and GRT House Car Team Eye Another Topless 100 Title

(August 13, 2019) Wendell Wallace and the GRT House Car team are eying the biggest event of their season this weekend (August 15-17), as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invades Batesville Motor Speedway to preside over the 27th Annual 'Topless 100.' A pair of $5,000 to win preliminary events will kick off the three-day extravaganza on Thursday and Friday of this week, while a whopping $40,000 top prize will be on the line on Saturday evening for the winner of the crown jewel topless main event. Each starter in the 100-lap field will receive at least $2,000 for their efforts. In total, this year's 'Topless 100' purse at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility exceeds $185,000.

Wendell, who captured his only 'Topless 100' title back in 1998 while piloting the famed GRT House Car, will look to rekindle the magic to score another lucrative victory at the nearby speedplant. The newly-formed team, which has only entered six events together since they debuted over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, comes into the 'Topless 100' with a little momentum following a third place podium effort in their last contest - the $5,000 to win 'Will McGary Memorial' at I-30 (AR) Speedway back on August 3. You can learn more about the 'Topless 100' at www.lucasdirt.com and you can watch LIVE all weekend at www.lucasoilracing.tv.

"I feel good about this upcoming weekend at Batesville and I'm really looking forward to driving the GRT House Car again in front of the hometown fans," quoted Wallace earlier today. "We got the car a lot better the last time out at Little Rock and I think we have a good piece heading into this weekend. It would be neat to put the GRT House Car back into victory lane in the Topless 100 like we did back in 1998 and everyone involved with the team will work as hard as possible to give it a shot. I have to thank GRT Race Cars, Hollis Farms, Merrill Bonding Company, Penske Racing Shocks, Swift Springs, and Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, along with all of our other product sponsors, for their continued support and dedication to the #GRT1 team!" (B Young Photography)


Wendell Wallace Races to Podium Effort at I-30 Speedway!!

(August 4, 2019) The #GRT1 team was back in competition on Saturday evening, August 3 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presided over the 'Will McGary Memorial,' which boasted a $5,000 payday. Wendell Wallace ran second in heat race action and later started the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the third row. Wendell then steered past a pair of competitors during the headliner to land on the podium in the third spot behind only victor Robert Baker and runner-up BJ Robinson. Full results from last night at I-30 Speedway can be viewed online at www.compdirt.com.


Wallace Enters Pair of COMP Cams Showdowns in Arkansas and Missouri

(July 28, 2019) Wendell Wallace and the GRT House Car team invaded Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas and Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Missouri on July 26-27 for a pair of COMP Cams Super Dirt Series showdowns. On Friday night in a $2,500 to win contest at nearby BMS, Wendell grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race, but an early tangle in the 30-lap main event helped drop the Batesville star to a thirteenth place effort. At West Plains on Saturday evening in a $3,000 to win battle, Wendell unfortunately missed out on the 40-lap headliner after placing fifth in both his heat race and his B-Main. Full results from both weekend races can be viewed online by clicking on www.compdirt.com.


Wendell Wallace and GRT House Car Team Compete in Rockabilly 45

(June 16, 2019) The GRT House Car team and driver Wendell Wallace headed to I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas on Saturday night, June 15 to compete in the annual 'Rockabilly 45.' The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presided over the single-day throwdown, which drew 32 entrants to I-30 to vie for the $5,000 winner's check. Wendell moved up one spot in his heat race to finish fourth and later rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 45-lap feature event. The Batesville, Arkansas ace then battled hard for a top ten run in the 'Rockabilly 45' before settling for a twelfth place showing at his home state venue. Full results from last night at I-30 Speedway can be accessed online at www.compdirt.com.


Wallace Debuts GRT House Car; Sixth in Weekend Finale at Legit

(May 26, 2019) Wendell Wallace, of Batesville, Arkansas, made his 2019 debut behind the wheel of the #GRT1 GRT House Car on May 24-25 at Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Missouri! In the $2,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Wendell ran fourth in heat race action and later wound up twelfth in the final finishing order of the main event. At the former West Plains Motor Speedway on Saturday evening in the $3,000 to win weekend finale, Wendell won his loaded heat race, started third on the grid in the 50-lap headliner, and eventually slipped back to sixth in the final rundown behind only victor Devin Moran, Billy Moyer, Jesse Stovall, Payton Looney, and Mason Oberkramer. Full results from the holiday weekend can be accessed online at www.legitspeedway.com.


Wendell Wallace Returns to the Seat of GRT House Car in 2019!

(May 8, 2019) After spending much of his 32 year racing career and capturing numerous crown jewel victories behind the wheel of a GRT racecar, Wendell Wallace will return to his roots and was set to jump back in the seat of the GRT House Car starting this weekend (May 10-11) at the nearby Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas! However, the two-day 'Bad Boy 98' at Batesville, which was slated to be sanctioned by the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, was nixed this morning due to continued inclement weather in the area. Wendell and the late GRT President Joe Garrison had been working on a deal and a new car prior to Joe's unfortunate passing last week and the Batesville, Arkansas driver is eager to steer the #GRT1 machine.

"Joe (Garrison) was a pivotal part of my racing career and really my life and will continue to be," quoted Wallace earlier today. "He was a great friend and I'll always cherish those memories on the road, at the track, and at the shop with Joe. We had a lot of fun times together and had a lot of success - my thoughts are with Katie, his family, and everyone at GRT Race Cars during this difficult time. Joe and I had been working on putting a deal together for the last few months to run select races around here in the House Car again. He wanted to make sure GRT kept diggin' and that's exactly what we will do, but unfortunately it won't be this weekend in the Bad Boy 98 at Batesville." | full story


Wallace Sees Rain at Batesville; Drives Lampley #33 to Top Ten

(April 21, 2019) Following a rain-out on Friday night in his Open Wheel Modified at Batesville, Wendell Wallace jumped behind the wheel of Steve Lampley's #33 XR1 Rocket racecar on Saturday evening, April 20 in a $3,000 to win COMP Cams Super Dirt Series contest at Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Missouri. Wendell started and finished fourth in heat race action and later won his consolation event. After starting the 40-lap main event towards the rear of the strong field, Wendell made a charge in the caution-free affair to wind up inside of the top ten in the ninth finishing position. Full results from last night at Legit can be accessed online at www.compdirt.com.


Broken RR Stud Causes Wallace to Scratch at Batesville...

(April 13, 2019) The #6m team was back in dirt-slinging action on Friday evening, April 12 at the nearby Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. The weekly Open Wheel Modified event once again boasted a $500 top prize at Wendell Wallace's hometown facility. Wendell scored a victory in his heat race, but unfortunately discovered a broken right rear wheel stud following the race. The Batesville native opted to scratch from the feature event due to the mechanical trouble and was officially placed eighteenth in the final finishing order. Full results from BMS can be accessed online at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.


Wendell Wallace Scores First Victory of 2019 Racing Season!

(April 6, 2019) The "Batesville Bullet" Wendell Wallace scored his first feature win of the 2019 racing season on Friday night, April 5 at the nearby Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas! Piloting his black #6m Open Wheel Modified, Wendell ran second in heat race action and later started the weekly main event from the inside of the third row. Wendell then drove to the front in the headliner and passed for the lead late in the distance to bag the $500 payday! Complete results from last night at BMS can be viewed online at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com. (Jason Brickey Photo)


Wallace Starts 2019 Season with Arkansas Spring Nationals

(March 24, 2019) Wendell Wallace, of Batesville, Arkansas, started his 2019 campaign on March 22-23 at the nearby Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas in the annual running of the 'Arkansas Spring Nationals.' The IMCA Modifieds took center stage at BMS over the weekend running for a pair of $2,000 paychecks. On Friday night in the weekend opener, Wendell ran second in his heat race and later started the A-Main from the inside of the sixth row. The "Batesville Bullet" advanced up to seventh in the headliner, but was unfortunately spun out by another competitor and was relegated to a disappointing nineteenth place showing in his lid lifter. Saturday's $2,000 to win showdown was unfortunately washed out after heat races and a make-up date was not immediately announced. Full results from BMS can be accessed online at www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.

 

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