Event Preview: Boothill set to host Ronny Adams Memorial

GREENWOOD, Louisiana (March 6, 2024) — Every time the mighty Super Late Models roll into historic Boothill Speedway, fans know they’re in for a treat. And when the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS)teams are in town, they know that high-speed, high-stakes action will be non-stop. 

On Friday and Saturday nights, March 8-9, co-promoters Bubba Jones and Ralo Pilkington will host the fifth annual Ronny Adams Memorial, the season opener for CCSDS teams and a fitting tribute to legendary man. Two full nights of qualifying and features are on the card, and drivers are gearing up. 

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Teams will compete for $5,000 to win on Friday, and $10,000 to win on Saturday night. 

Jon ‘The Catman’ Mitchell is a veteran Super Late Model pilot, and is preparing his machine for battle.

“We’ve got some good cars coming, it’s going to be a good show,” Mitchell said. “We usually run pretty good at Boothill, so I’ve got some confidence as we get ready for the weekend. We struggled the last few weeks; we crashed the USMTS car at Hunt County, which kind of put us behind a little bit. 

“But the Late Model is all prepared, in fact we’re close to being ready to load it now. It looks like they’ll plenty of cars, and some fast ones, at that. we’re hoping this weather holds off. We’re excited about a big weekend at the Ronny Adams Memorial.” 

BJ Robinson is always a factor when the series comes to town, and he’s hoping for a big weekend. 

“This is a prestigious race to kick off our season,” Robinson said. “It makes it nice for us, being right here close to the house at what you’d call our home track. So that part is definitely good. We’ve finished second and third, but I haven’t won one since Ronny’s passing and when they renamed the race. 

“We built a new car and went out to Vado, New Mexico, early in the year just to get some laps. We had planned to get out there the past two or three years, but this year we finally made it there. We usually run the entire Comp Cams series, but my daughter plays softball, and I may miss one or two this year.” 

Robinson finished fifth in this race last year, and ended up third in series point standings.  

“There will be some big guns at Boothill this weekend; I think Cade Dillard, Bobby Pierce and a couple others are coming, and they’ll be up front for sure. Plus all the regulars with the Comp Cams tour anyway, and the level of talent there will be incredible. It’ll take a fast car and hot setup to win it.”

Michael King Jr. is one of the most talented and underrated drivers in the region. The El Dorado, Arkansas, racer already has a feature win and second-place finish at Big O Speedway this year. 

“We’re taking our little steel block motor down to try and compete with them this weekend,” King said. “We’ll be down about 200 horsepower, but hopefully the track will slick off quickly and help level the playing field. I think if I can get a decent lap in qualifying, we can get into the show and breathe a little easier.

“The car is running fantastic; Matthew Logan has got us hooked up very nicely. We made the A Main the one time we ran a Comp Cams series show, so we’re hoping to have a solid outing this weekend.”  

Hot Laps for Friday night’s program are set to begin at 6:15 p.m., with racing to follow at 7 p.m. You can catch every lap of the fifth annual Ronny Adams Memorial at Boothill Speedway this weekend with a subscription at RaceON.com.

By Phil Whipple, RaceON.com Staff Writer