|LATEST NEWS FOR TERRY ENGLISH
AND BURR MOTORSPORTS
2/26/12 - Burr Motorsports is
making the final preparations for the 2012 racing season.
Terry and the team plan to open the season at Clarksville
Speedway on March 2nd and 3rd for the $3,000 and $5,000 to win
11/5/11 - Terry takes
$2,000 win at Clarksville. After qualifying 5th and
finishing 4th in the dash, Terry makes a pass at the flag stand
at the checkers to win a hard fought battle to wrap up the
season. Terry was involved in a multiple car crash on the
second attempt to start the feature. The crash bent and
ripped off sheet metal from one end of the car to the other.
The front end was also towed out significantly, but Terry was
able to continue. Terry followed Tim Brown for several
laps before passing him to take over third. Terry then
chased Randle Sweeney and Jason Riggs until Sweeney slid up the
track in turn four and was passed by Riggs and Terry and Sweeney
spun in turn one with Brown coming to rest on top of Sweeney's
#182. Apparently another collision on the other end of the
track occurred at the same time. The race was restarted
with Sweeney back in the lead with four laps to go. Terry
was held up by Riggs for a couple of laps before Terry took
second. With two to go Terry was about five car lengths
behind. With one to go Terry had closed to the rear bumper
of Sweeney. Sweeney was still in the lead as he exited
turn four on the final lap, but Terry made a strong run off the
bottom and beat Sweeney at the finish line by a finder. It
was a very exciting finish to a good season.
10/22/11 - The Burr
Motorsports team picks up win number 12 on the year.
Terry started the night at Clarksville by setting the second
fast time (12.863) behind Caleb Ashby (12.763). Next Terry
jumps to the lead over Ashby in the dash and pulls out to a
comfortable straightaway win over Ashby, Jeff Walston, Carnell
Parker, Randle Sweeney, and Steven Ashby. In the feature
Terry again took the lead at the start and was never challenged
in taking the win over Walston, Ashby, and Parker. There
were 17 late models competing.
10/15/11 - Terry set fast
time, won the dash, and won the feature at Clarksville.
Terry picked up his 12th pole of the year in the #33 Ford
with a time of 12.679. Others in the top six were Jeff
Walston (12.737), Carnell Parker (12.767), Randle Sweeney
(12.885), Caleb Ashby (12.888), and Chuck Proctor (12.912).
Finishing behind Terry in the dash were Parker, Ashby, Walston,
and Proctor. Sweeney did not start the dash. The top
five in the feature were Terry, Ashby, Proctor, Parker, and
Walston. This was the 11th feature win of the year for the
Burr Motorsports team.
10/8/11 - Terry qualified third, finished second in the dash,
and finished second in the feature after getting passed on the
last lap by Caleb Ashby.
10/1/11 - Terry Wins $3,000
Super Series Race at Duck River - Terry set overall fast
time at Duck River Speedway with a lap of 12.932. Second
fast was a lap of 13.096 by Chuck Proctor. Third overall
went to Tanner English with a lap of 13.166. There were 36
late models at the final Super Series event of the year.
Many top drivers were on hand for the event including Josh
Putnam, Anthony Burroughs, Brandon Kinzer, Tim Busha, Dane Dacus, David
Gentry, Daniel Miller, Tony Morris, and Todd Morrow.
Terry started the 40 lap feature on the inside of the front
row and led the entire way to pick up the win. It was far
from easy however, as Terry fought off challenges first from
Proctor and then from Miller and Morrow. Terry ran the low
groove most of the way, but moved to the high groove in turns
three and four while staying low in turns one and two.
This allowed Terry to pick up speed get a little breathing room
before Morrow made one last run at the lead in the last couple
of laps. Miller had been closing in on the top of the
track before Terry moved up and took advantage of the improving
In addition to picking up the $3,000 win, Terry also advanced
from fifth to second in the final Super Series points.
Miller took the series points championship.
9/24/11 - The top six in
qualifying at Clarksville Speedway were Caleb Ashby (12.157),
Randle Sweeney (12.174), Terry (12.264), Jeff Walston (12.290),
Rusty Schlenk (12.319), and Brandon Thirlby (12.359).
Terry dropped out of the dash on lap one with a rocker arm
problem. Repairs were made and Terry started sixth in the
feature. Terry quickly moved up to third and began
battling Thirlby for second. Terry got up beside Thirlby
going down the back stretch once, but couldn't complete the
pass. A few laps later Terry again made a move to the low
side coming off turn two and this time completed the pass to
take over second with a few laps left. It looked like he
might have something for Ashby, but the motor developed a miss
and Terry lost positions to Thirlby and Schlenk. This gave
Terry a fourth place finish. At this point it looks like
the miss may have only been a plug wire.
9/11/11 - Racing at Clarksville Speedway was washed out
Saturday night. Despite rain delays on Sunday, officials
got the program in, albeit without heat races. Terry set
fast time and started on the pole in the feature. He was
leading midway through the race when the motor broke.
9/3/11 - Terry had the fourth fastest time out of 42 late
models at the Super Series event at Winchester Speedway.
Unfortunately, Terry's time was only the third fastest in his
own group. Terry started ninth in the feature and finished
13th on a very slick track that saw spec motors with the 100 lb.
weight break and 12" spoiler advantage dominate the top 12
8/27/11 - Terry missed fast
time by two thousandths of a second. Ray McElhiney had
fast time at 12.015. Terry had 12.017. This
difference dropped him from the pole to fourth in the feature
lineup. Third overall fast time went to Josh Putnam with a
lap of 12.281. McElhiney took the lead at the start with
Terry running fourth behind Putnam and Anthony Burroughs.
On a couple of occasions Terry got up beside Burroughs but
couldn't make the pass. Then on lap fifteen the rear end
in the #33 broke ending Terry's night. Terry was
officially credited with a 19th place finish.
8/13/11 - Terry and the Burr Motorsports team picked up win number nine on the season at
Clarksville Speedway. Terry set fast time, won the dash,
and won the feature. Terry's fast time was a 12.550.
Also timing under 13 seconds were Tanner English (12.796), Caleb
Ashby (12.871), Carnell Parker (12.899), Charles Zimmerman
(12.960), and Steven Ashby (12.964). Terry took the
feature win over Zimmerman and Caleb Ashby. There were 14
late models on hand.
8/06/11 - The Burr Motorsports
team went to Bardstown, KY for the $5,000 to win MDRL race at
Bluegrass Speedway. Terry qualified second in his group
behind Dustin Neat. He would also finish second to Neat in
his heat. In the feature Terry started fifth. On lap
one an incident with Tim Tungate cost Terry several positions.
It took Terry several laps to regain those lost positions.
Terry eventually made it up to fourth where he finished.
STARS Midwest Dirt Racing League (27 entries)
Overall Top Qualifier (Group Time Trials)- Tim Tungate 15.369
1st Heat (top 5 transfer)- Tim Tungate, Brad Neat, Eric Wells,
Mike Jewell, Rohn Moon, Greg Johnson, Jason Hinkle, Danny
Hatcher, Zak Blackwood
2nd Heat (top 5 transfer)- Jason Jameson, Cody Mahoney, Tanner
English, Victor Lee, Michael Chilton, Jeff Watson, Jason Smith,
Timmy Yeager, Scotty Earl
3rd Heat (top 5 transfer)- Dustin Neat, Terry English, Justin
Rattliff, Tim Dohm, Steve Barnett, Tim Rivers, Dustin Linville,
Lee Devasier, Mick Sansom
B-Main (top 5 transfer)- Greg Johnson, Tim Rivers, Jeff Watson,
Dustin Linville, Lee Devasier, Timmy Yeager, Jason Smith, Zak
Blackwood, Danny Hatcher, Jason Hinkle, Scotty Earl, Mick Sansom
Provisionals- Mick Sansom (series), Jason Smith (series), Jason
13th Annual Bluegrass 50- Brad Neat, Dustin Neat, Jason Jameson,
Terry English, Justin Rattliff, Tim Dohm, Victor Lee, Rohn Moon,
Mike Jewell, Tanner English, Tim Rivers, Dustin Linville, Jeff
Watson, Lee Devasier, Mick Sansom, Cody Mahoney, Greg Johnson,
Steve Barnett, Eric Wells, Jason Smith, Michael Chilton, Tim
Tungate, Jason Hinkle
7/30/11 - After picking up
another win at Paducah on Friday in his #96, Terry was at
Clarksville on Saturday in the #33 looking to continue his
winning streak. But, it was not to be. The late
model qualifying was briefly interrupted by a very light shower
just before Terry and three other cars went on the track.
It appeared that may have been a factor in the results.
The top six in qualifying were Caleb Ashby, Charles Zimmerman,
Terry, Jeff Walston, Jason McBride, and John Minon, Jr.
Terry started third in the dash but the setup wasn't working
and he faded to fifth with Ashby taking the win. It was
much the same in the feature as Terry started fifth, got caught
behind an ill handling Zimmerman and lost much track position.
The race went caution free until four laps to go. On the
last lap Terry raced Minon to the flag and took fourth place,
but a caution appeared after the white flag was out and Terry
was scored as finishing fifth as they revert back to the white
7/23/11 - Terry picked up his
second win of the weekend at Clarksville Speedway Saturday night
in the Burr Motorsports #33. On Friday Terry took the win
at Paducah in his #96. At Clarksville Terry set fast time
(12.599), won the dash, and won the feature. This was
Terry's seventh regular show win in a row at Clarksville and
eighth overall. Finishing behind Terry was Dillon White
and Carnell Parker.
7/16/11 - Terry finished third
in the $3,000 to win unsanctioned Danny Sandrell Memorial at
Tennessee National Raceway. Terry began the night by
setting fast time in his group and second fast time overall of
27 late models. This put Terry on the outside of the front
row for the start of the 40 lap feature. Terry took the
lead over Anthony Burroughs at the start, but Burroughs would
pull along side Terry in the corners and Terry would pull back
ahead down the straights. This went on for several laps
until Burroughs finally got a good bite off of turn four and
used the low groove to take the lead. Terry the ran second
for the mid-portion of the race until eventual winner Daniel
Miller moved by and dropped Terry to third. Winner Miller
was taking advantage of the 12" spoiler and 100 lb. weight break
spec engine rule while advancing from his 8th place starting
7/09/11 - Terry had the #33 in
the hunt for the the $10,000 winner's share of the 40 lap Summer
Nationals race at Clarksville Speedway. Terry set overall
fast time among 44 late models. He then proceeded to win
his heat over Jack Sullivan and Dennis Erb, Jr. In the
redraw among heat winners Terry drew outside front row.
Summer Nationals point leader Shannon Babb would start on the
pole with Wendell Wallace starting third and Kent Robinson
starting fourth. Babb took the early lead and Wallace
would soon move by Terry for second. Terry and Robinson
ran side-by-side for third on laps three and four until the only
caution flag. On the restart Terry was third and Robinson
was fourth. That's the way the top four would finish with
Jack Sullivan fifth.
7/02/11 - Next up for Terry and the #33 team was a National
All Star Racing Association event at Bluegrass Speedway.
There, Terry set fast time among 31 cars at the $3,000 to win
program. Terry then won the first heat followed in the top
five by Steve Barnett, Kent Robinson, Johnny Wheeler, and Jim
Price. The redraw among heat winners for starting position
was not kind and Terry started third. That would also be
his finish position. Ahead of Terry were Mike Jewell and
6/30/11 - The Burr Motorsports team traveled to Clayhill
Motorsports Park for a UMP Summer Nationals event on Thursday.
Terry hit the wall hard in hot laps and received damage to the
rear suspension. The team had to quickly make repairs
before Terry quailfied with the first group. Terry
qualified seventh in his group. Terry needed to finish
fourth in the heat to advance to the feature and did so.
Terry started 13th in the feature and finished 11th.
6/25/11 - Jeff Walston set fast time at Clarksville Speedway
followed by Chuck Proctor. Terry qualified third.
Walston and Terry started on the front row of the first heat.
Terry got the win and that put him on the pole for the feature.
Terry used that to his advantage and picked up win number seven,
and win number six in a row, at Clarksville.
6/19/11 - Due to rainy
weather, Clarksville Speedway only ran qualifying and features
on Sunday night. Terry set fast time and picked up his
fifth consecutive feature win at Clarksville in the Burr Motorsports #33.
6/04/11 - Terry qualified the
#33 Ford third fast overall and second fast in his group at the
$3,000 to win Super Series race at Thunderhill Raceway on
Saturday. This sent Terry straight to the 40 lap
feature where he started from the inside of the third row.
Josh Putnam started on the pole alongside Ray McElhiney.
In the second row was Ben Davis and Tony Morris. Daniel
Miller started outside of Terry in row three.
Miller moved ahead of Terry on the start with Terry running
sixth in the 24 car field. A caution came out in the first
few laps. At that point the front running Putnam coasted
to the pits with a broken transmission. On the restart
Terry was running fifth and within a few laps had passed Davis
to take over the fourth spot. Terry then ran down Miller
and the two battled for many laps before Terry moved by to
assume third place. Terry then focused on the second
running Morris. Several laps later Terry made the pass for
second. At this point Terry, Morris, and Miller had all
caught up to the leader McElhiney. It appeared Terry would
be making the pass for the win when a caution came out for the
spinning Morris. During the caution Terry pulled to the
pits with a cut right front tire. The tire was changed and
Terry rejoined the tail of the field. On the restart it
was green, white, checkers and Terry only had time to pass
Morris and one other car. Terry would finish 13th. A
tough loss to take when a win seemed highly likely. Miller
passed McElhiney on the last lap to get his third win of the
five Super Series events to date.
Unofficial top ten in points after Thunderhill:
Daniel Miller 472
Corey Posey 426
Tony Morris 420
Terry English 418
Mark Fields 406
Tanner English 382
Scott Cook 368
Mark Haddon 356
David Brannon 330
Tyler Landers 324
5/29/11 - Duck River Speedway hosted a $4,000 to win Super
Series race Sunday night. Thirty-two late models were in
attendance. The top two from each of four qualifying
groups advanced straight to the 40 lap feature event.
Terry was second fast in his group. Others advancing were
overall fast qualifier Ray Cook, Brad Neat, Tanner English, Dean
Carpenter, Anthony Burroughs, Mark Fields, and Riley Hickman.
Terry started sixth in the feature and moved up to third fairly
quickly. Terry then moved in behind Burroughs. The
two would battle the enter second half of the race for the
second position. Terry moved under and along side
Burroughs, but a lapped car blocked Terry's path and he had to
lift and fall back behind Burroughs. Burroughs did a great
job of keeping to the low groove after that and Terry could not
make the pass. The two had closed some distance on the
leader Cook and it would have been interesting to see if Terry
could have caught him if he could have gotten by the 121 of
5/28/11 - There were 26 late models on hand for the $3,000 to
win Super Series race at Winchester Speedway Saturday night.
Terry had the fastest qualifying time in the third group.
This gave him the third starting spot in the feature.
Terry ran strong but came up one spot short as he finished
second to Daniel Miller and ahead of Corey Posey in the feature.
Terry and the team will head to Duck River Speedway Sunday night
for the $4,000 to win Super Series event.
5/21/11 - At Clarksville
Speedway Terry set fast time, won the dash, and won the feature
by a full straight away. Finishing behind Terry were Chuck
Proctor, Jeff Walston, Chris Shelton, and Josh Harris.
There were 20 late models on hand for the event.
5/15/11 - Due to a couple of light rain showers, officials at
Clarksville Speedway eliminated qualifying Sunday night.
Hear races were aligned based on a pill draw. Terry
started fourth in the third heat behind Brian Singleton, Levi
Ashby, and Caleb Ashby. Terry was fast from the start and
had taken the lead by the time he exited turn two on the first
lap on his way to the heat win. In the feature Terry
started third behind Tim Brown and Tanner English. Terry
ran third for several laps before passing Brown for second.
Terry then moved in behind son Tanner. The two raced for
several laps before Terry took the lead and headed to win number
four on the year.
5/7/11 - Terry picked up win
number three at Clarksville Speedway. Terry started on the
pole for the feature after winning his heat race over Jeff Walston. Terry took the lead at the start but was racing
side-by-side with Charles Zimmerman in the early going.
Zimmerman took the lead at one point but Terry was able to race
back by him a few laps later. Tim Brown eventually took
second from Zimmerman to finish second. The motor was
running on seven cylinders during the feature. A broken
rocker arm was found after the race. Walston set fast time
with a very fast lap of 12.276. Brown was second fast with
a time of 12.413. Terry was third with a 12.585.
4/23/11 - The Burr Motorsports
team went to Summertown, TN for the $3,000 to win Southern
Regional Racing Series event on Saturday. Terry qualified
fourth in his group. This put him straight to the feature
where he would start 8th. Terry got by a couple of
competitors and a couple of more failed to complete the 40 lap
event, giving Terry a fourth place finish behind Chuck Proctor,
Tanner English, and Mark Fields.
4/16/11 - Terry turned an
extremely fast lap of 12.177 at Clarksville Speedway to set fast
time Saturday night. Terry then started the dash on the
pole inside of Jeff Walston. Walston took the lead at the
start and lead the whole way with Terry finishing second.
In the feature it was a different story with Terry taking the
lead at the start and leading every lap. Tanner English
started fourth and worked his way up to finish second.
4/09/11 - The second event of the Super Series was at
Winchester Speedway. There Terry set overall fast time
among 39 late models. This put Terry on the pole for the
$3,000 to win event. It took quite a while to get the
event underway as it took four tries to complete a lap.
Terry took the lead on each and was leading on lap four when the
car got loose and spun out in turn two. Terry had to
restart in the rear. On the restart another car spun out
on the back stretch and collected Terry in the process.
Terry took the car to the pits and was officially credited with
a 17th place finish.
4/08/11 - There were 40 late
models at Duck River Speedway for the first event of the new
Super Series paying $3,000 to win. Terry qualified second
overall and first in his group. Fast time and a new track
record went to Bub McCool of Vicksburg, Mississippi. He
broke the existing track record that had been held by Terry.
This put Terry on the front row in the feature outside of McCool.
McCool took the lead with Terry second. Chris Wall
subsequently went around Terry to take second. Terry then
ran third for most of the event before fading somewhat towards
the end. At the finish Terry was in sixth place. Top
six: McCool, Wall, Tim Busha, Dane Dacus, Tony Morris and Terry.
4/02/11 - Terry set fast time and easily won the dash at
Clarksville Speedway. Things didn't go quite as well in
the feature. Terry started on the pole and took the
early lead. He appeared to be well on his way to another
feature win until Carnell Parker closed in midway through the
race and dove underneath Terry and briefly took the lead
entering turn three. Terry dove back underneath Parker in
turn four to retake the lead. Parker continued to chase
Terry until they approached the flag stand with one lap to go.
Parker took the lead and Terry finished a very close second.
4/01/11 - The Burr Motorsports #33 made an appearance at
Paducah International Raceway on Friday night. Terry
started third in his heat and took the win over Tim Brown,
Tanner English, Brandon Thrilby, Jason McBride, Kevin Cole, and
Josh Harris. Terry started on the front row of the feature
on an extremely rough racing surface. The team had the car
too tight in the feature and Terry dropped back a few positions
before dropping out to save the car. Craig Smith took the
win over ninth starting Tanner English.
3/27/11 - The SRRS race was
rained out on Saturday night, but Clarksville Speedway ran a
regular show on Sunday. After running up front with a big
lead and blowing a motor last week, Terry and the Burr
Motorsports team took home the win on Sunday. Terry
qualified third best overall and started the dash in third
behind Brandon Thirlby and Jeff Walston. Terry managed to
move past Thirlby for second, but trailed Walston at the
checkers. In the feature Terry started outside of Walston
on the front row. It looked like Terry might beat Walston
into turn one for the lead at the start, but Walston held on to
the first place spot on lap one. Walston then pulled out
to a three car lenght lead for several laps before Terry closed
in on him to challenge for the lead. Terry tried him on
the inside for a couple of laps before moving to the top and
making the pass on the outside at the halfway point in the 20
lap feature. After that Terry pulled away to a full
straight away lead over second finishing Walston. Behind
them were Thirlby, Carnell Parker, Caleb Ashby and Tanner English rounding
out the top six.
3/19/11 - Terry qualified
second out of 18 late models at Clarksville Speedway Saturday
night. Chuck Proctor set fast time with a lap of 12.618
seconds. Terry's fast lap was 12.642. Others in the
12 second range were Jeff Walston - 12.724, Jason McBride -
12.724, Steven Ashby - 12.984. Proctor took the lead in
the dash and led until he got sideways exiting turn four midway
through the race. Terry took advantage of the situation
and made the pass for the lead. Terry then went
unchallenged for the win in the dash.
In the feature Terry took the lead at the start and, despite
several caution flags, pulled out to a big advantage. With
four laps to go Terry had almost a straight away advantage when
the crankshaft broke. Proctor then took the win over
Tanner English and Walston.
3/12/11 - Terry had the new
Barry Wright Race Cars, Frank O'fria Race Engines, #33 Ford
rocking on Saturday at Clarksville Speedway. Terry was the
only one of the field of 52 late models to qualify under the 13
second mark. This put Terry on the pole for the first heat
beside Dennis Erb. Erb got the jump at the start and Terry
gave chase, but was unable to get by Erb. Terry finished
second. This put him 5th in the starting field for the
$5,000 to win feature event.
Early in the feature Terry moved by Jeff Walston and Brad
Looney to take over the third spot. Terry ran third for
much of the race before Wendell Wallace made a charge to the
front of the field where he battled Erb for the lead.
After that Terry closed on the third running Ronnie Johnson.
From that point to the finish Johnson, Terry, and Ryan Unzicker
battled for the third spot. At the end it was Erb,
Wallace, Johnson, Terry, and Unzicker rounding out the top five.
3/11/11 - Terry and the team took an unfamiliar chassis to
Clarksville for the $3,000 to win MARS/UMP event on Friday
night. That unfamiliarity with the Barry Wright Race Cars
chassis coupled with a malfunctioning shock resulted in
There was a terrific turnout for the first of two nights of
racing at Clarksville Speedway. There were 50 late models
present along with 28 UMP open wheels. There was not only
a large quantity of cars, but a high quality of cars also.
Terry qualified seventh in his group and finished seventh in his
heat. The finishing order of the heat was Jack Sullivan,
Jeremy Payne, Terry Phillips, Dennis Erb, Wendell Wallace,
Carnell Parker, Terry, Jason Riggs, Mike Hammerle, Brandon
Shepard, Jason McBride, and Brandon Hogenson.
Terry then started sixth in the consi, but was only able to
advance to fourth in the race that transferred two to the
feature. The ream will return on Saturday and hope fo7r
3/06/11- Terry English and Burr Motorsports
plan to be at Clarksville Speedway for the $3,000 and $5,000 to
win shows on Friday and Saturday March 11 and 12.