November 15, 2014 --- Michael Chilton and his #97 team brought their version of the 2014 season to an end over the weekend with a trip to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee).
Thirty-three Super Late Models registered for the 3rd Annual Deep Fried 75, which was sanctioned by the Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Struggles in time trials on Friday night would earn Michael the sixth starting spot for his heat race. However, freezing track conditions would force heat race action to be postponed until Saturday afternoon.
When the green flag waved on Saturday, Chilton rocketed to a third place finish in his heat race to lock into the eleventh starting position for the 75 lap, $11,000-to-win finale. Unfortunately, mechanical issues early in the race forced Michael to retire to a 21st place finish, bringing his weekend to a disappointing early end.
Complete results from the event are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
October 25, 2014 --- As the 2014 season nears an end, the string of fall special events continues for Michael Chilton Motorsports. The team traveled to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) on Saturday evening for the annual Fall 50. The $5,000-to-win program drew a stout field of thirty-eight Super Late Models to the 1/2 mile oval. Michael drew the second starting spot for his heat race, and went on to fend off Steve Casebolt for the win to lock into the fifth starting spot on the feature grid. Chilton raced around the top five early on in the race before retiring to a ninteenth place finish in the final rundown. Full results from the event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com
October 4, 2014 --- Michael Chilton Motorsports made a trip to 201 Speedway (Sitka, Kentucky) on Saturday night for the annual Halloween 50 and the historic oval. A strong field of thirty-one Super Late Models were on hand for the $3,000-to-win event, and via his qualifying effort Michael earned the fifth starting spot for his heat race. He went on to finish fourth in his heat race, locking him into the fourteenth starting spot on the feature grid. Chilton raced around the top ten for much of the event before crossing the finish line in ninth. Complete results from the event are available at www.201Speedway.net
September 27, 2014 --- Michael Chilton was back in familiar territory on Saturday night as the team entered the 3rd Annual Red Clay Bash at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky).A modest eighteen entries registered for the $3,000-to-win program, and via a heat race win Chilton locked into the third starting spot for the 35 lap feature. During the course of the main event, Michael battled at the front of the pack early on before fading to a sixth place finish behind race winner, Dustin Linville, Brad Neat, Cameron Marlar, Johnny Wheeler and Greg Johnson. Full results from the event are available at www.PonderosaSpeedway.net
September 25, 2014 --- The 2014 Michael Chilton Motorsports apparel is now available. Visit the Merchandise tab to view Michael's 2014 t-shirts and hoodies. Visit the Graphic Impressions Souvenir Trailer at any event to pick up your 2014 Michael Chilton swag!
September 20, 2014 --- Michael Chilton Motorsports returned to the historic Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) over the weekend for the 35th edition of the annual Jackson 100. (Rick Schwallie Photo)
A talent-laden field of forty-seven Super Late Models registered for the event, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). On Friday night, a strong qualifying effort position Michael starting fourth in his heat race on Saturday.
Unfortunately, a mechanical failure in his heat resulted in a disappointing last place finish. Unable to make repairs to their entry before the b-main, it appeared that the team's night had come to an early end. However, a series' fast time provisional would earn Michael the 24th starting spot for the 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale. Chilton advanced a few spots early before ultimately retiring on lap fourteen to a 25th place finish.
Complete results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com
September 13, 2014 --- Michael Chilton traveled to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) on Saturday night for the finale tune-up before the 35th Annual Jackson 100.
Twenty-seven Super Late Models filled the pit area, and a second place finish in his heat race earned Michael the tenth starting spot on the feature grid. Chilton quickly worked his forward, and was running fifth when he was caught in a melee that brought his night to an early end. He was credited with a sixteenth place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.BrownstownSpeedway.com