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Diamond Park Speedway (Nashville, Arkansas) was the destination, as a field of twenty-five entries converged on the 3/8 mile oval for the Thanksgiving Shootout. In preliminary action, Culp mounted a great charge from seventh to finish second in his sheat race, which positioned him starting fifth in the evening's main event. When the race went green, Timothy quickly worked his way up to second and set his sights on race leader, Chris Henigan. Culp trailed Henigan for much of the event until contact with a slower car on the final forced Henigan to check up. This gave Culp the advantage he needed to slip by Henigan and lead the final circuit to the checkered flag. Henigan held on for second followed by Brain Craighead in third.
Full results from the event can be found at www.DiamondParkSpeedway.com
November 20th, 2014 - During a season that included some of his biggest victories, including a career-richest $10,000 payday in Greenville, Miss., driver Timothy Culp of West Monroe, La., elevated his game. He's featured in a new DirtonDirt.com Exclusive! Check it out by visiting http://www.dirtondirt.com/story_8305.html
November 8th, 2014 - Timothy Culp returned to the Open Wheel Modified ranks over the weekend as he competed in the 8th Annual Winter Nationals at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana).
A stout field of sixty-six entries filled the pit area for Thursday night's $2,000-to-win opener, which was sanctioned by the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). Culp drew the fifth starting spot for his heat race unfortunately, mechanical issues resulted in an eleventh place finish. Timothy's heat race misfortune relegated him to a b-main where he would start from the eighteenth position. Despite starting near the back of the pack, Culp mounted an impressive charge through the field to a sixth place finish. However, only the top four finishers transferred to the 30 lap feature, bringing his night to an early end.
Friday evening's program saw the winner's check increase to $3,000, as seventy-two Open Wheel Modifieds registered for battle. Timothy advanced from fifth to finish fourth in his heat race, which left him short of locking into the feature. As a result he would have to run a b-main where he started fourth. Unfortunately, a flat right-rear tire during the b-main would once again bring Culp's night to a disappointing early end.
The $4,000-to-win finale for the 8th Annual Winter Nationals was contested on Saturday night, and Culp would enjoy a much better outing as he claimed a heat race win to earn a spot in the redraw for the 50 lap feature. Timothy received the seventh starting spot on the feature grid, and battled amongst the top ten throughout the event before crossing the finish line in ninth.
Complete results from the events can be found at www.USMTS.com
October 11th, 2014 - C-eight Motorsports traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) over the weekend for the 11th Annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100, which posted a $20,000 top prize at the state-of-the-art oval.
On Friday evening a talented field of seventy-two competitors registered for battle, and struggles in time trials earned Timothy the ninth starting spot for his heat race. He would only manage a ninth place finish, which relegated him to a b-main on Saturday evening.
Scheduled to start deep in his b-main, the team made the decision to scratch from the balance of the program, bringing Culp's weekend to a disappointing early end.
Full results from the program are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com
October 4th, 2014 - Timothy Culp was in action over the weekend in the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) as a $10,000 top prize was posted for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model event. (Blake Hagan Photo)
A talent-laden field of 50 Super Late Models converged on the gumbo oval, and Culp started his outing by posting the fastest lap in Group B of time trials. He later stormed to a heat race win, which positioned him starting on the outside-front-row of Saturday's 75 lap finale, alongside Neil Baggett.
In the main event, Culp battled the grueling track conditions of the 1/4 mile oval, as well as rivals Bub McCool and Neil Baggett. With Culp taking the lead on the opening lap, he and McCool swapped the top spot six time before McCool slowed to bring out the caution on lap 59 with a broken driveshaft. From there, Culp denied a late race charge from Baggett to score the richest victory of his young career aboard his #C8 Benning's Heat & Air/Carrier/Pierce Race Cars Super Late Model.
"I'm tickled to get ... and I'm just happy to beat Bub McCool finally at Greenville Speedway," Culp said after the race. Culp finished second to McCool in an MSCCS event at Greenville Speedway in June of this year.
"I knew if I could just keep getting him on them restarts (each time Culp passed McCool for the lead was on a restart) I could kind of get in his heat a little bit, and if I could ever catch lapped traffic in the lead I figured we'd have it. It just played into my hand there," Culp added.
"It was tough out there," Culp said following his $10,000 triumph. "The track was very demanding on car and driver, that was defiantly the hardest I've ever drove physically and mentally."
Baggett finished just 0.463 seconds behind Culp in the runner-up position, while Chad Thrash, Tyler Erb and Morgan Bagley rounded out the top five finishers.
Full results from the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals can be found at www.StateSeries.com
September 27th, 2014 - Timothy Culp enjoyed a great outing on Saturday night at the team entered a COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil event at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas).
The Mid-South Dirt Track Championship, which posted a $2,500 winner's check, drew a field of thirty Super Late Models to the 1/4 mile oval. Culp charged from the seventh starting position in his heat race to a fourth place finish, locking him into the twelfth starting spot in the main event. The feature event saw Culp rally from his sixth row starting spot to quickly find his way into the top five. As he chased down race leader, Jack Sullivan passing became difficult and Timothy ultimately settled into the runner-up spot behind Sullivan at the checkered flag. Shannon Scott, Brandon Smith and Tommy Surrett rounded out the top five finishers.
Full results from the event are available at www.COMPDirt.com.
September 20th, 2014 - Timothy and C-eight Motorsports made the trip to Thunder Valley Speedway (Glenmora, Louisiana) on Saturday night for an unsanctioned, $3,000-to-win Super Late Model program.
Seventeen competitors registered for battle, and a heat race win positioned Culp starting third on the feature grid. Timothy ran second for much of the race, battling with eventual winner, Rob Litton for the top spot. While battling for position, Culp slipped back to third late in the race where he ultimately finished behind race winner, Litton and Shane Hebert.
Full results from the event can be found at www.ThunderValleySpeedwayLA.com
September 13th, 2014 - Timothy Culp traveled to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Saturday night for the $2,500-to-win All American 50.
Thirty-six Super Late Models entered the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) program. Timothy fell short of locking into the feature via time trials, send him to a b-main where he started seventh. Unfortunately, mechanical issues on his #C8 Benning's Heat & Air/Carrier/Pierce Race Cars Super Late Model brought his night to an early end as he failed to qualify for the main event.
Full results from the event are available at www.StateSeries.com.
A talent-laden field of 117 entries were present for the opening round of the crown jewel event at the 1/2 mile oval. With the field divided into a pair of $5,000-to-win programs, the team battled the setup throughout the night, falling just two spots short of a transfer position into the 25 lap, preliminary feature as their night came to an early end.
Round #2 of preliminary action at the 44th Annual World 100 was contested on Friday night. As the field was once again split in half for two separate, $5,000-to-win events. Culp advanced from ninth to finish fourth in his heat race, but only the top three finishers transferred to the feature sending him to a b-main. He started second in his b-main, but slipped back to a sixth place finish which left him short of locking into the 25 lap main event.
The finale for the prestigious was held on Saturday night, and via his qualifying night performances Timothy found himself starting deep in a heat race. He advanced a few spot in his heat race and b-main action, but ultimately failed to reach a transfer position to the 100 lap, $47,000-to-win main event.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com