K-Rob made his first ever visit to Cleveland Speedway (Cleveland, Tennessee) on Friday night for a $5,000-to-win program, sanctioned by the Southern All Star Racing Series. Thirty-five Super Late Models converged on the historic oval, and a Kent qualified first in his group to lock into the outside-front-row for the 50 lap finale. Robinson led the way for much of the event but, would have to settle for a second place finish after relinquishing the top spot to eventual race winner, Riley Hickman on the 37th circuit. David Payne, Jason Welshan and Aaron Ridley rounded out the top five finishers. Chad Wells Photo
Full results from the event are available at www.SASDirt.com
Saturday night found the team pitted at Boyd's Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for the Turkey Gobble 50, which posted a $5,000 top prize for competitors. The unsanctioned event drew a field of thirty-one entries to the 1/3 mile oval, and Kent would fall short of the transfer via qualifications, sending him to a b-main. He went on to win his b-main, earning him the seventh starting spot for the finale. During the course of the feature K-Rob battled amongst the top ten before registering a seventh place finish in the final rundown.
Complete results can be found at www.BoydsSpeedway.net
October 25th, 2014 - Kent Robinson Racing entered the annual Fall 50 on Saturday night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) as K-Rob pulled double duty between the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified divisions.
Super Late Model competition found a $5,000 top prize on the line at the 1/2 mile oval as thirty-eight entries registered for competition. Kent earned the twelfth starting spot for the feature via his preliminary efforts. He would quickly find his way into the top five in the 50 lap finale, and assumed the top spot on lap 24. Robinson led the way until a caution on lap 39 would slow the action. On the restart, Dustin Linville would use the high side to his advantage to take control. In the closing laps Kent settled to a third place finish behind race winner, Jason Jameson and Linville. James Rice and Eric Wells rounded out the top five finishers.
A stout field of seventy Open Wheel Modified registered for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series finale, which also boosted a $5,000 winner's check. K-Rob posted the fastest lap in Group A during qualifications, and went on to win his heat race to lock into the pole position for the feature with Josh Rice alongside. Rice would take the lead at the start of the event with Jeff Babcock and Robinson in tow. The first caution waved with just three laps complete to slow the action. The restart was followed by a brief red flag period when an eleven car melee occurred entering turn one. Back underway, Robinson would slide by Rice in turn two only to see Rice returning the favor in turn three. Unfortunately, Robinson would end up looping his entry in turn four and collecting Bryan Barber in the process to draw the caution. K-Rob was able to rejoin the tail of the field but would ultimately retire to a thirteenth place finish shortly after.
Full results from the racing event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com
October 4th, 2014 - The opening round of the UMP Fall Nationals was held at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night as Robinson went into battle against a field of 106 entries in the UMP Open Wheel Modified division.
The field was divided into four, $1,000-to-win features, and Kent struggled in time trials to lock into the ninth starting spot for his heat race. Robinson mounted a great charge to finish third in his heat race, earning him the seventh starting spot for his preliminary feature. He went on to finish second behind race winner, Nick Hoffman. Jeff Leka, Lance Dehm and Josh Rice rounded out the top five finishers.
Kent went into battle against another talent-laden field of Open Wheel Modifieds on Friday night at the famed 1/2 mile oval. K-Rob earned the sixth starting spot in his heat race via qualifications, before advancing to a fourth place finish to lock into the $1,000-to-win, preliminary feature. Robinson battled the handle his #85 entry throughout the main event before ultimately retiring to a disappointing 22nd place finish in the final rundown.
Robinson's preliminary night performances earned him the thirteenth starting spot in Saturday night's, $5,000-to-win finale. He battled around mid-pack throughout the course of the main event before crossing the finish line in twelfth.
K-Rob also competed in the $5,000-to-win, UMP Super Late Model event on Saturday evening against a field of forty-three entries. Kent qualified ninth overall during time trials before racing to a third place finish in heat race action to lock into the tenth starting spot on the feature grid. During the course of the main event, Robinson advanced from his fifth-row starting position to register a solid second place finish behind race winner, Bobby Pierce. Scott James, Matt Miller and Jeep VanWormer completed the top five.
Full results from the racing program are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com
September 27th, 2014 - The team traveled to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa) over the weekend for the 11th Annual Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals, which drew a field of seventy-nine entries to the 1/2 mile oval.
On Thursday evening festivities opened with a $7,000-to-win, preliminary event, and Kent earned the sixth starting spot for his heat race via qualifications. Robinson advanced to a second place finish in his heat race to earn a starting spot in the 25 lap, preliminary feature. Via the inversion, K-Rob started on the pole of the main event with Jonathan Davenport alongside. Davenport jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag, and never looked back. Robinson raced around the top five for much of the event before before the handle on his car began to fade late in the race, and he slipped to a sixth place finish.
Friday night would find the team participating in another $7,000-to-win, preliminary event at the mega-race. Kent's night started on a strong note as he qualified third fastest in his group, and with an invert of eight in effect for heat race action he started eighth in his heat race. He went on to finish sixth in his heat race, forcing him to run a b-main. In the b-main Robinson advanced to a fourth place finish to lock into the 22nd starting spot for the 25 lap feature event. During the course of the event K-Rob advanced to an eighteenth place finish.
Kent's preliminary efforts earned him the ninth starting spot in Saturday night's 100 lap, $40,000-to-win finale. Robinson battled at the front of the pack early on before his night came to an end on lap 43 as he retired to a 27th place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the racing programs are available at www.LucasDirt.com
September 20th, 2014 - As the weekend continued, Kent entered familiar territory by competing in the 35th Annual Jackson 100 at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) in both the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified division.
The $20,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned event drew a field of forty-seven entries to the 1/4 mile oval, and Kent began his weekend on Friday night by powering his #7r JB's Salvage/Club 29 Super Late Model to the twelfth fastest time in his group, which left him starting sixth in his heat race on Saturday evening. Unfortunately, a two-car tangle while battling for a transfer spot on the final lap caused him to slip to a ninth place finish in his heat, sending him to a b-main. He mounted a charge to a fifth place finish in his b-main, but with only the top three finishers moving onto the feature his night came to an early end. (Rick Schwallie Photo)
In the UMP Open Wheel Modified division his luck would prove to be much better in the #85 Jones Oil/LG2. A strong field of thirty-five competitors registered for battle, and Kent raced from ninth to finish second in his heat race to earn the fifth starting spot for the main event. Throughout the feature, Robinson raced around the top five before ultimately crossing the finish line in fifth behind race winner, Ryan Thomas, Matt Boknecht, Michael England, and Chad Combs.
September 18th, 2014 - Kent Robinson got an early started to the weekend as he traveled to Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, Indiana) on Wednesday night to pilot the #85 Jones Oil/LG2 Open Wheel Modified. Round #1 of the two-day program saw twenty-four UMP Open Wheel Modified register for battle, and Kent won his preliminary heat race to lock into the feature. In the main event, Robinson took the lead from his front row starting spot at the drop of the green flag. K-Rob lead wire-to-wire, earning his fourth victory of the season over Dave Beck, Ken Schrader, A.J. Fike, and Kenny Carmichael Sr.
Seventeen UMP Open Wheel Modified returned for action on Thursday night, and Kent locked into the main event via preliminary action. K-Rob assumed the point at the drop of the green flag, and held the lead for much of the event. On the final circuit, A.J. Fike made the pass to take control exiting the final turn coming to the checkered flag. Robinson settled for second followed by Ken Schrader and Roy Bruce Jr.
Full results from the events can be found at www.TerreHauteActionTrack.net
September 13th, 2014 - Kent Robinson traveled to Berlin Raceway (Marne, Michigan) with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series for the 3rd Annual Keyser Manufacturing Down 'N Dirty 100 presented by NAPA Auto Parts. The 7/16 mile oval, which typically operates as a paved oval, was covered in dirt for the event.
The event was originally scheduled to be a two-day program, but inclement weather forced the cancellation of Friday's $8,000-to-win, preliminary event.
As a result, the weekend was condensed into a $15,000-to-win race on Saturday night. Thirty-three Super Late Models filled the pit area, and after qualifying fifth fastest in Group B during time trails K-Rob went on to finish fourth in his heat race to lock into the fifteenth starting spot for the finale. In the 65 lap feature he raced around mid-pack early on before retiring to a seventeenth place finish in the final rundown.
Full results from the event are available at www.WoOLMS.com
Action opened on Thursday night as 112 entries looked to do battle in the program that saw the field divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win events. Qualifications resulted in Kent starting on the pole of his heat race before charging to the win, which locked him into the fourth starting spot for the 25 lap, preliminary feature. Kent batted around the top five for much of the event before registering a solid second place finish behind race winner, Jimmy Owens. Tim McCreadie, Chris Madden, and Frank Heckenast Jr. rounded out the top five finishers. (Mark Schaefer Photo)
Friday evening's program was again highlighted by a pair of $5,000-to-win events, and Kent earned the sixteenth starting spot for his feature after finishing third in a heat race. He would go on to finish fifteenth in the final rundown.
The finale for the crown jewel was held on Saturday evening as heat race line-ups were determined from a driver's best performance in qualifying on the two previous nights. As a result, Kent found himself starting fifth in his heat race. He would mount a great charge in his heat to claim the win, locking him into the fourth starting spot for the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win finale. Kent ran as high as second at time early in the event before settling to a sixth place finish at the checkered flag.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com