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Nick DeMoss - 2017 Mid-Season Update - (Nick DeMoss Racing) - July 16, 2017

The 2017 racing season is half over, and it has been a very successful season so far the Nick DeMoss Racing team.  With 8 races completed, Nick has 7 feature wins.  "Anytime you can win a race against the level of competition we are racing against each week, it is something to be proud of.  I think there are at least 2 or 3 guys that hold point championships here at English Creek Speedway and at least a couple of National wins.  So to have won 7 out of 8, wow, I just don't know what else to say."
     Not only has Nick won 7 out of 8 features, but he has also won 12 out of 16 heat races that he has been in.  Each night there are 2 heat races which are inverted.  This means if he started 1st in one heat, he would start 8th in the next.  "We have been able to make some good decisions in the first few laps and gain a lot of spots.  I think three of the heats we have lost, we have been involved in a spin and weren't able to make it back to the front in time.  Overall though, I couldn't be more proud of the work our team puts in to give me a race car that is capable of winning from the tail."
    Currently Nick has five perfect point nights which are worth 124 points.  Nick currently holds a 70 point point lead in the Championship standings with four championship point races remaining.  In addition to the 4 championship races remaining, Nick will also be racing in the Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals on Aug. 7 and 8, and then traveling to Wisconsin to race in the first annual Advanced Auto Parts Nationals on Aug. 11 and 12.
     "Racing at this level wouldn't be possible without all of the great partners we have.  Without RFC Karts, SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire, DWT Wheels, Moto Tassinari, Ti-LUBE, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Fenders Cycle, MPI Steering Wheel, James Gang Pizza, and all other family, friends, and fans, we wouldn't be able to make it to the track with the quality of equipment we have and compete for a win every night.  We simply can not thank them enough."
     Please make sure to follow all of Nick's progress, stay up to date on the 2017 season schedule, and click on the sponsors page at www.nickdemoss5.com.  Updates will also be added to Twitter at @The_Professor5, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nick.demoss.3
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Nick DeMoss - Driver of the Year! (DeMoss Racing) - November 14, 2015
     The annual English Creek Speedway awards banquet was held on Saturday, November, 14 at the Knoxville Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa.  The Open Outlaw class had its highest car count in years, with 3 rookies joining the class.  Colton Fisher would claim rookie of the year honors by finishing 3rd in points behind the Son/Father duo of Nick and Wes DeMoss.  Nick would be crowned with his 7th track championship, and his 6th consecutive.  "We have had a lot of success over our career.  We have ran for points 10 years and in the 3 years we didn't win, we were in the hunt all the way until the end and finished second.  I have to attribute most of that success to my sponsors for supplying us with the best parts on the market and to my dad for all of his help keeping the cars in top shape week in and week out.  You can't win championships from the infield, and our team has been successful by having very few DNF's over the years."
     The night would conclude with the top award on the night, Driver of the Year.  This year, Nick would be crowned driver of the year for the second consecutive year.  "Wow!  This is such an honor.  I was very happy to win this award last year, and to get a second one in consecutive years is just awesome!  There are so many great racers that run at this track, and to be named the Driver of the Year is something I will cherish forever."
     Nick will be racing for the final time in 2015 at the "Invite Only" Indy Invitational race in Indianapolis, IN on December 12 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Nick will then look to seek another point's championship in April of 2016 at English Creek Speedway.  
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, MPI, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


     Nick DeMoss - 2015 Season Review! (DeMoss Racing) - October 30, 2015 
     2015 was another great year for the DeMoss Racing team.  After many rainouts, our team was able to race in 13 events, winning 9 of those. This led to our 6th consecutive English Creek Speedway track championship, and 7th championship overall.  Our team was also the only team to be a repeat winner in the same class at Knoxville Raceway.  We were also able to race Speed Week in North Carolina where we had a top 10 the first night after transferring from the B-Main.  We have also been honored to receive one of the 40 invites for the Indy Indoors Invitational that will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse during PRI week.  Our class is a support class for the midgets, in which some of the biggest names in motorsports will be racing.  A crowd of over 5,000 is expected to be in attendance, which will gain a lot of exposure for our sport and wonderful sponsors!
     I cannot thank my sponsors enough for the support they have given me.  Without their support I would not be able to continue to race and live one of my dreams!  
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, MPI, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - Tough Break During Nationals! (DeMoss Racing) - August 16, 2015
     After scoring another perfect point night and all but assuring a 7th English Creek Point Championship, Nick was on an eight race winning streak heading into the Grandaddy of them all, the Outlaw Dirt Kart Nationals.  After a pill draw, Nick would be put in the first heat.  "When I looked at the heat race line-ups, I could instantly tell the first heat was stacked, and that was the heat I was in.  A heat like this is both good and bad.  The bad part is, is that it makes it much more difficult to accumulate points that can lock you into the dash and the A-main.  On the flip side, we will know exactly how we stack up against the competition."
     Nick would start in P3 in the first heat.  On the start, the leader would break check, causing Nick's motor to stumble.  Nick would fall back to 5th place by the time he hit turn one.  Nick would start by using the high line to climb into the 3rd position.  Nick would then switch lines, and start running the bottom and slowly start to real in the leaders.  Nick would make a pass for second with two laps to go, but he was unable to rundown Kyle Beattie. "I feel like we have a really good car right now.  We fell back a little bit after we the pole sitter brake checked us, and that allowed the leaders to get far enough away that I couldn't run them back down.  We start 5th in the second heat, so hopefully we can have another good run."
     In the second heat, Nick would quickly get to the 4th position and start his battle with the 2012 Wild West Shootout winner, James Edens.  Nick would put all kinds of pressure on Edens as Nick would run the low side, and Edens the high side.  On lap 4, Nick would pull up beside Edens coming off of turn 2, only to have the door slammed in turns three and four. Edens would then change his line to the low side, so Nick would move to the top.  On lap eight of ten, Nick would drive around Edens, and go after the leaders.  Unfortunately, there were not enough laps left, and Nick would have to settle for third.  "I had a good battle with James.  We had him a couple of times and he did what he had to to stay in front of us.  I think if I could have gotten around him a few laps earlier, we may have had a chance to win."
     Nick would score enough points to make the A-Main, but be one spot out of the dash.  "It stinks that we didn't make the dash.  I still feel we have a top 3 car no matter where we start, so we will make the best of the 7th starting spot."
     As the feature started, Nick would spin in the middle of turn one and two.  As the last car came around with no where to go, Nick would be hit in the left front.  As the car was fired back off to join the rear of the field, the officials noticed the front wheel was not rotating as Nick was driving.  The officials motioned for Nick to pull in.  Nick then got on the gas and flew around turn three and four, easily catching up with the field, and proving he could drive the car even though the tire was not rotating.  The officials let Nick stay out on the track.  As the race restarted, Nick would lose a little ground on the field, yet his lap times continued to get better.  A yellow would come out, and Nick would be seen jerking the wheels back and forth and hitting the berm.  This seemed to work as the wheel started to rotate normally, however, it was flat.  Nick would stay out for 12 of the 20 laps before pulling in.  "I set the wing to run the top.  As the race started, I could only get as high as the middle and I just messed up and lost it.  I thought we were good as everyone was missing us sitting in the middle.  The guy running last there just saw everyone split and there I was.  He really had no where to go, and if I didn't mess up, nothing would have happened.  The wheel being locked made it nearly impossible to drive.  Once I got it free by hitting the berm, it was a little bit better, but because it was flat, it was still not capable of winning.  I would have finished the race like that, however, the engine was starting to sputter and when I looked down, the temp was 30 degrees hotter than we want our engines to run.  Instead of ruining that more than it already was, I decided to pull it in.  I just feel bad for my sponsors as we had a really good car all year and week.  Hopefully we can regroup and have a good showing in North Carolina on September 11 and September 12."
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - DeMoss Repeats at Knoxville Raceway! (DeMoss Racing) - July 21, 2015
    
After a two week layoff, DeMoss racing was back in action on July 10 at English Creek Speedway.  Nick would start 7th in the first heat, and quickly make his way up to 5th after the first lap.  Nick would overtake the fourth position on lap two.  Nick would give chase to his father, Wes DeMoss, but could not make a pass happen and finish heat one in the fourth position.  "The track was one lane.  The micro's really made the track rough, and we could only go in the line that wasn't so rough. Without suspension, you just can't make the other line work.  I think they will come out and pack it in, and it will turn out to be pretty racey." 
     In heat number two, Nick would start in the 2nd position and would have the lead as they came off of turn four.  Nick would never look back and go on to win heat number two.  "After they packed the track in, it is shaping up to be a good track.  I think we earned enough points to start on the front row, so hopefully we
can find our way to the lead."
     In the feature, Colton Fisher would get the jump on Nick and take the early lead.  For the first two laps, Nick
would fall behind in turns one and two, and then pull side by side in turns three and four.  A couple of cautions took away Nick's momentum, and they would have to go to a single file restart.  After the restart, Nick got a great run off of turn two as the leader would bobble.  Nick dove to the inside of turn three where he had been making his moves before the restart.  As Nick entered the corner, the leader cut to go low, not knowing Nick was already there.  Their bumpers touched, and the leader spun bringing out a yellow.  Nick would inherit the lead and have to survive a couple more restarts, but would go on to win his 6th feature of the year out of 7 tries.  "I feel bad for Colton.  I had such a good run that I don't think he even knew I was there.  It is one of those racing deals.  I thought for a second I was going upside down.  I am glad neither of us crashed and that we were able to pick up the win.  Our focus is on Knoxville this Sunday.  I would love to win at that track again!"
     Nick and the DeMoss racing team headed to the famed Knoxville Raceway on July 12 during the Marion County Fair for their special event on special built track using turn 4 and the front stretch.  It was the hottest day of the year, with the heat index over 110 degrees.
     After hot laps, both DeMoss Racing drivers needed to change gears.  "We need to add a tooth or two to get our RPM's in the range we like to have them.  We have our work cut out for us to make our heat." 
     Nick would start in the 4th starting spot in heat number 1.  He would waste very little time, using the outside to gain the lead and go on to win the first heat.  "When they pushed me off I could see there was just a little moisture where they watered for dust control on the top.  I figured I had about 2 laps max to use it before it was gone.  Luckily we only needed 1 lap because it dried out quickly! I have a wet leg and it smells like fuel, so I have to find our leak and get that fixed." 
     Nick would find a fuel hose with a hole in it, and worked non stop to get it fixed just in time to start second in the second heat.  Nick would have the lead before the cars reach turned one and never look back.  Nick would cruise to a half a lap win.  "The car is rolling the corners really nice.  With about 2 laps to go, I started getting wet again, so I need to check my lines again."
     Nick would find the same line he had just changed with another hole.  "Our motor is farther forward than usual with the new gearing.  I see where it is cutting it, so we changed the location of the fuel pump, and we should have our problem fixed for the night."  Nick would earn the front row starting spot for the feature. 
     Nick would jump out to an early lead in the feature.  There were a few restarts that allowed competitors to close the gap, but after a few laps, Nick had pulled away to a 10-15 car advantage.  He would go on to win for the second straight year at the Knoxville Raceway.  "This is awesome!  I have wanted to race here my whole life, and to have won both races they have had here is a dream come true.  I honestly couldn't have done it without all the help of my sponsors.  The support and advice they have given me has helped more than they know!
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - DeMoss Picks Up Win #5 (DeMoss Racing) - June 25, 2015
(Photo by Ken Berry - Kensracingpix.com)

    On a night that saw the largest weekly car count in 5 years with three out of

state racers, Nick DeMoss would once again score a perfect point night.  In the

first heat race, Nick would start fourth, and quickly make his way to the front,

leading by lap 2.  Nick would go on to win heat number one if very convincing

fashion.  "I am glad the track decided to add a little water after hot laps.  The heat

really dried it out quickly.  After the sun started to go down and they hit it with

water, it made the track racey."
     In the second heat, Nick would start second beside his father, Wes.  It was a great battle for the first lap, but Nick would gradually pull away to claim his second heat race win of the night.  "Turn one has dried out a lot on the top, and that is where I tried to get dad the first lap.  Turn 3 and 4 is still really good, so I used that to get the momentum and take the lead.  I have a feeling by feature time, turn 1 and 2 will be a tricky corner."
     Nick would earn enough points from the heat races to earn the pole.  Nick would quickly jump out to the lead, only to be challenged on restarts.  "There were a few spin outs and a crash coming off of turn two.  I knew it would be a difficult corner, and it really did slick off.  I could hear the four stroke on restarts, but after a lap or two, I couldn't hear it anymore so I figured I was pulling away a little after we got a lap or two in."
     Nick increased his point lead to 48 points on the season, with just 5 point races remaining.  Nick and the DeMoss racing team are off until July 10.  They will race July 10 at English Creek Speedway, and then July 12 and the famed Knoxville Raceway during the Marion County Fair.
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.



  Nick DeMoss - Last Lap Pass Highlight 4 Wins in a Row (DeMoss Racing) - June 17, 2015
 (Photo by Ken Berry - Kensracingpix.com)
     In the last 5 weeks, rain has washed out two of them.  However, Nick has been
able to win the other three!  "It has definitely been a wet spring.  We are fortunate
we had one of those rain outs while we were waiting on our motors to get back
from SUP.  They are running strong again, and it has been showing on the track!"
     On May 8, Nick would start 5th in the first heat and quickly jump into second
behind his teammate and father, Wes DeMoss.  Nick would pass Wes and go on to
win the first heat.  In the second heat, Nick would start 2nd and quickly jump out to
the lead.  As Nick was coming down the front stretch, the yellow flag would wave for a tire bouncing down the track.  "I saw the yellow come on right as I went under the flat stand so I started to lift a little.  I don't like to slam on the brakes in case a guy behind me didn't see the light.  The car felt great and as I continued to slow, I felt like I had a flat tire.  As I pulled off the edge of the track to ask an official if I had a flat, they were handing me my front wheel!  Under power I had no idea I had lost the left front, but as soon as I got off the gas, I could definitely tell something was wrong."  Nick found that the kingpin had broke, which caused the tierod to snap and the entire wheel to fall off.  Nick would work hard in the pits, to get the car ready for the A-Main where he would start 2nd.  Wes would get the jump and start to pull away.  It looked as though Wes would pick up feature win number 1, when a caution flew for a car in turn 4.  With 3 laps to go, it would bunch the field back up and take away the 10 car advantage lead Wes had built.  As the green flew, Nick would move to the top of the track and stay within striking distance.  A slight bobble coming off of turn four to take the white flag would allow Wes to open a four car lead.  Nick would get a great run off of turn two and cut the lead in half.  As Wes went to the top in turn four, Nick would throw a massive slide job, just clearing the front bumper of Wes.  It was a race to the finish line, and Nick would come away with a spectacular win.  "The fans got their money's worth on that one!  WOW!  I had settled for second until that caution.  Once we were put back in striking distance I figured I better try something different to try and get a win.  After I messed up on turn 4 coming to the white, I thought I had just lost the race, but we had a great run off of two and Dad hopped a little.  I knew my only chance was the slide job and it worked!  I feel bad for Dad, but I am happy as can be!"
     May 15 would get rained out, so the DeMoss racing team would be back in action on May 22.  Nick wasted no time picking up where he left off, as he started 3rd in the first heat and would go on to a convincing win.  "I think we finally have our jetting figured out. We were taking baby steps to make sure we didn't go too lean, and tonight is the first time I feel like it is pulling on the top.  It is such a good feeling to have again!"  At the end of the feature, Wes DeMoss would come to a stop with a motor that was smoking heavily.  When asked what happened to his dad, Nick stated, "He got too caught up in points racing, rather than being a smart racer.  On the second lap the water hose came off and got rid of all of the coolant.  Instead of pulling in and adding some in the pits, he decided to stay out to earn points and it cost him an engine.  They don't run well without water!" The team would quickly get Wes a back up engine, but with no heat cycles on the engine, he would have to take the green in the second heat and feature and try and stay on the lead lap to gain points without blowing up the only motor they had until his could be fixed.  "When you are running for points, you make sure you take the green and at least get last place points for tonight, and still have a motor for next week to do the same in case it doesn't make it back from the engine builder in time.  If we were out of state, we would have ran it as hard as it could go and if it blew up, it blew up.  If we did that here, you completely take yourself out of the points championship, so it is what he had to do."  Nick would go on to win the second heat after starting 6th.  "The car is on a rail, the motor is pulling hard, and the tires are gripping the track like crazy.  I know we have the car to beat tonight and that is a great feeling!"  In the feature Nick would quickly jump out to the lead and go on to win by 1/4 lap.  "What can I say?  This SUP, Hoosier Tire, DWT Wheels, MotoTassinari, Vertex Piston, Hot Rod Cranks, Engine Ice, Leatt, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield, Fender Cycle, Scott Shop Towel car is AWESOME! I can't thank my sponsors enough.  With the trouble Dad had tonight, we just took over the point lead, so I am on cloud 9!"
     With May 29 a scheduled night off, the DeMoss racing team would get back on the track on June 5th.  June 5th was very similar to May 22 for Nick.  Nick would again win both heats and the feature to gain the maximum 124 points on a given night. In the first heat, Nick would have the pole, and go on to pick up the win.  In heat two, Nick would start 8th, and make his way to the front very quickly to pick up the win and the pole for the feature event.  Nick would lead wire to wire in the feature, even with 5 cautions throughout the race.
     Nick now has a 24 point lead in the Points Championship and after getting rained out on June 12, will look to extend that lead on June 19!
    Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.   


Nick DeMoss - DeMoss Wins Exciting Battle Over Father (DeMoss Racing) - May 1, 2015
     As rain fell, it appeared that racing for the night might be a wash.  This would not be the case as crews would work hard to provide a great racing surface as the rain would finally come to a stop.  "I usually never want a rain out, however, because of our problems last week, we do not have a spare motor for tonight, and that could be devastating to our Championship hopes if something were to happen tonight.  I will make sure I take the green for each heat race and then pull in.  By doing that, I will make sure I am able to get points for the feature.  If I were to miss those for one night, it would take me out of contention for a Championship."
     Nick would take the green for both heat races and pull in.  When the green flag flew for the start of the A-Feature, everyone could tell Nick was going for the win.  Nick would quickly move into 2nd place behind his father, Wes DeMoss. As the race continued, Nick would gradually gain on the #19 driven by Wes DeMoss.  The two would be wheel to wheel going down the front stretch.  As they would enter turn one, Nick would dive low and poke the nose of his car under Wes.  Wes would try to take the line away, sending Nick into the infield.  Nick would save the car from rolling over, but would come to a stop in turn 3.  On the restart, Nick would quickly make his way back to the front and start challenging for the lead.  Nick would pass Wes, but the excitement was far from over.  Wes would have the faster car down the straights, and was all over the bumper of Nick.  One lap later, Wes would take the lead back going down the front stretch on the outside.  Nick would move up the track going into turn one, and then dive to the bottom and regain the lead coming off of turn 2.  The white flag would fly with the two cars nearly touching each other.  Nick would pull away a little off of turn two, and have a clean turn three and four to take the checkers.  "WOW!  What a race that was.  The old man (Wes) made me earn that one!  I was geared wrong and knew it right at the start of the race.  I was maxed out on speed as soon as I came off the corner and could tell Dad had a lot more than me down the straights.  Luckily I was a little quicker through the corner and was able to make up some time."  When asked about the incident that sent him into the infield, Nick replied, "I definitely wasn't happy about that.  I let him know when we got back to the trailer.  He said I told him to take another guys line if they showed their nose, so that is what he did.  I think he misunderstood the taking a line, and running over their front end!  That is racing, and part of it.  Luckily it didn't cost us the race or a car.  I guess I will have to do a better job of telling him what he has to do, or stop giving him pointers!  It was awesome to race that close and give the fans their money's worth.  There were a lot of first time fans here tonight from Knoxville Raceway watching one of their friends race.  From what they told me, this was some of the best racing they have watched.  That means a lot to us!"
     Nick and DeMoss racing will be back in action May 8.
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - Carburetion Issues on Opening Night (DeMoss Racing) - April 17, 2015
     After blowing an engine on practice night, Nick and the DeMoss Racing Team changed the carburetor, fuel pump, and all fuel lines for opening night.  "We really aren't sure why the piston stuck during our practice session.  We think it was a fuel delivery problem, so we changed everything that has anything to do with our fuel and are hoping for a better night on opening night!"
     Opening night started off great as Nick was able to take the lead away from Travis Poeschel, a racer from Minnesota, on the second lap.  Nick would look like he would cruise to a heat race number one victory as the white flag would fly.  However, Nick would pull in the pit area just past the flag stand as the race stayed green.  "Our motor locked up on us as I came to the white flag.  We have a spare in the trailer, but not enough time to change it.  It still has a little bit of compression and the piston is moving so I will try and salvage some points and make it out for the start."
     Nick would putt around the track as a few cars would enter the pits with mechanical issues and salvage a 4th place finish, gaining valuable points in seek of his 7th track championship. This would start Nick inside of the 3rd row for the feature.  "We threw on our spare motor, but we have to look at the big picture.  We still think it is a fuel issue on the top end, and just don't have enough time to look at everything close enough, so we are going to do the same thing we did in the heat race, and hope for a decent finish."
     Two cars were not able to start the A-Main due to issues at the beginning of the night.  As the green flag flew, Nick quickly fell to the rear of the field.  On the second circuit, the 11 car pulled in the pits with a chain issue.  On the sixth and eighth laps, two cars would pull into the pits with mechanical issues.  With 2 laps to go, the leader would slow on the backstretch as a gear would go bad on his machine, and the 2nd place car would tap the wall, breaking his rear drive, ending his night as well.  Nick would end up being scored in 3rd position.  "That is as about as good as you can ask for tonight.  It is the first night out, so I figured there would be some things go wrong for guys that haven't gotten the kinks worked out.  It worked out in our advantage, and now we can get our problem figured out for next week and try to put our mechanical issues behind us."
     Nick and DeMoss Racing will be back in action again on May 1 (April 24 race was rained out) at English Creek Speedway.
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - 2014 Track Champion. (DeMoss Racing) - November 1, 2014
     2014 was a great year for the DeMoss Racing team.  After many rainouts, we were able to race in 13 events, winning 7 of those events.  This led to our 5th consecutive English Creek Speedway track championship, and 6th championship overall.  We were also able to race in North Carolina Speedweek and the Drink Milk Nationals in Hartville, MO.  In North Carolina, We were able to make the feature the first night, but would get caught up in an accident on the final lap and would be scored 11th.  The second night would not go as well, as we had a push going into turn 3 and jumped the cushion and got upside down, ending our night.   Fortunately, we were able to fair much better in the Drink Milk Nationals, coming from the tail to finish on the podium in 3rd place on night number one, and coming from the B-Main to a 6th place finish on night number two.  
     We cannot thank our sponsors enough for the support they have given us.  Without their support we would not be able to continue to race and live our dreams!  
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - Motor Issues Cost DeMoss Chance at National Title. (DeMoss Racing) - Aug 24, 2014
     On July 18, Nick started the first heat from the second row.  It  did not take him very long to find himself in second and have his sites on the leader.  Nick would gain a little ground on the leader in turns three and four, and lose a little in turns one and two. “The car was a little tight on entry when I got on the gas before the race started.  Because of that I moved my wing forward to loosen it up a little.  The first two laps I felt pretty decent in turns one and two, and as the race went on we continued to have a very loose car.  I moved the wing back and that helped a bunch.  By then it was too late.  I think we should be really good now for heat 2.”
     Nick would start on the front row for heat number two and jump out to a huge lead.  It looked like Nick would win heat number two as the white flag was flying.  However, Nick would coast to the infield coming out of turn two.  “We blew up!  We have a lot of work to do to get another motor on before the A-Main and try and win this from the back!”
     Nick and the entire DeMoss Racing Team would get the motor changed during the intermission, just in time for the A-Main.  Nick wasted no time getting himself to the lead, leading the race by the end of lap 2.  However, at the end of lap 3 his car would slow and he would pull into the infield.  “We lost another one!  I am not sure what is going on.  A CDI box must have gone bad.  We will get these shipped off to be fixed before Nationals, and put our last motor on for next week.”
     On July 25, Nick would not go out for hot laps, or either heat race.  “We have a pretty decent lead in the points race.  As long as I take the green for the A-Main, I will keep the point lead.”  Nick would have to start last in the feature, but it did not seem to faze him.  Nick would grab the lead early on, and go on to win his 7th race of the season.  “We changed CDI boxes and it seemed to cure our problem.  Hopefully going into Nationals we have all the bugs out of our system!”
     August 4th and 5th would be the $2,000 to win race, drawing 31 cars from across the United States, representing 8 states.  Nick would be in one of the toughest heats of the night.  “We are in a very tough heat.  Sprint car drivers Jamie Ball and Colby Copeland are both very good in dirt karts as well.  Tommy Brown and Adam Welch are past champions at some of the biggest races in the country.  That heat race also had James Setters from Idaho who is being called, “The next Kyle Larson!” Nick started 4th and quickly jumped out to second.  On lap 5 he would slide Tommy Brown for the lead, only to have Tommy dive back under him.  Nick would take the next two circuits in second, only to nearly spin out in turn one.  This would cost him 2 spots.  Nick would be able to run Jamie Ball back down and pass him at the finish line to salvage a 3rd place.  “When I slid Tommy the motor cut out a little.  I think we are just way too rich and it has a stumble when I get out of the gas.  We will fix that and try for a better finish in the second heat.”
      Nick would again start 4th in the second heat, but he would waste no time going to the front.  He would win the second heat.  “I think the motor finally is where it needs to be.  If I did my points correctly I should be tied for 4th in points so I will make the dash tomorrow!”
     On August 5th the dash would include the top 8 in points.  Nick would be scored 5th as his pill draw was lower than the person he tied with.  The dash starting positions are solely based on a new draw.  Nick would draw the 6th starting spot.  “This is the 3rd year in a row we have drawn 6!  Hopefully I can pass a few cars here, and put myself in position to win tonight!”
     Nick would start 6th, but by lap 2 he was in 3rd.  He would waste no time taking away the second spot from Tommy Brown and set his sights on the leader.  As the race went on it seemed as if Nick was slowing a little until the white flag.  As the white flag came out it appeared that the 3rd place car of Tommy Brown would get in the back of Nick, and Nick would pull him to the finish line.  However, with a vehicle in tow, Nick would be passed by 2 cars and finish 4th.  “My motor blew coming out of turn two!  When it let go I felt tried to get of the track and I got hit from behind.  I thought maybe the hit would be enough I could cost to a finish.  I then realized he was stuck on my bumper and he was staying in the gas so I just kept the clutch pulled in and helped him push me around to the finish line!  It couldn’t have worked out for me any better!  We need to change an engine before the start of the feature.”
    Nick would get the motor changed and start 4th in the feature.  Nick would drop to 6th on the start and then started reeling in cars and eventually find himself back to fourth on a restart.  On the restart Nick would take over 3rd just as the leaders touched wheels, Nick would go to the top and pass both cars just as they were colliding for a second time.  Nick had a front row seat to a huge crash. “When I saw them touch I anticipated it would be a race to the bottom of the corner for them, so I just planned to take the high side.  I had a great run and right as I was going around them both I saw them touch again and one go airborne.  Because of the red flag, Nick would have to restart in second as they revert back a lap.  On the restart the leader would pull three car lengths on Nick.  For the next two laps Nick was quickly cutting down that lead.  Then with little warning, the motor would come to a stop coming out of turn one.  “I geared this car for the top.  We needed 10 consecutive laps to get our speed built up so we could go to the front.  I was already starting to run him down after 2 laps and was feeling really good about our chances.  It is unfortunate the motor let go as I truly believe we had the car to beat.”  
     The final point race at English Creek Speedway was rained out on August 22.  That race has been rescheduled for September 6.  However, Nick will be racing in North Carolina on September 5th and 6th and will not be at that race.  The good news is that Nick has such a large lead in the points that he will win the championship even though he will miss the race.  This makes him a 6 time point champion!  “I am just glad we are far enough ahead that I can make it to North Carolina and race in their two big races.  Anytime I can get my sponsors the exposure they deserve at a big event like these, I want to be able to do that!”
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - Motor Issues Cost DeMoss Chance at National Title. (DeMoss Racing) - Aug 24, 2014
     On July 18, Nick started the first heat from the second row.  It  did not take him very long to find himself in second and have his sites on the leader.  Nick would gain a little ground on the leader in turns three and four, and lose a little in turns one and two. “The car was a little tight on entry when I got on the gas before the race started.  Because of that I moved my wing forward to loosen it up a little.  The first two laps I felt pretty decent in turns one and two, and as the race went on we continued to have a very loose car.  I moved the wing back and that helped a bunch.  By then it was too late.  I think we should be really good now for heat 2.”
     Nick would start on the front row for heat number two and jump out to a huge lead.  It looked like Nick would win heat number two as the white flag was flying.  However, Nick would coast to the infield coming out of turn two.  “We blew up!  We have a lot of work to do to get another motor on before the A-Main and try and win this from the back!”
     Nick and the entire DeMoss Racing Team would get the motor changed during the intermission, just in time for the A-Main.  Nick wasted no time getting himself to the lead, leading the race by the end of lap 2.  However, at the end of lap 3 his car would slow and he would pull into the infield.  “We lost another one!  I am not sure what is going on.  A CDI box must have gone bad.  We will get these shipped off to be fixed before Nationals, and put our last motor on for next week.”
     On July 25, Nick would not go out for hot laps, or either heat race.  “We have a pretty decent lead in the points race.  As long as I take the green for the A-Main, I will keep the point lead.”  Nick would have to start last in the feature, but it did not seem to faze him.  Nick would grab the lead early on, and go on to win his 7th race of the season.  “We changed CDI boxes and it seemed to cure our problem.  Hopefully going into Nationals we have all the bugs out of our system!”
     August 4th and 5th would be the $2,000 to win race, drawing 31 cars from across the United States, representing 8 states.  Nick would be in one of the toughest heats of the night.  “We are in a very tough heat.  Sprint car drivers Jamie Ball and Colby Copeland are both very good in dirt karts as well.  Tommy Brown and Adam Welch are past champions at some of the biggest races in the country.  That heat race also had James Setters from Idaho who is being called, “The next Kyle Larson!” Nick started 4th and quickly jumped out to second.  On lap 5 he would slide Tommy Brown for the lead, only to have Tommy dive back under him.  Nick would take the next two circuits in second, only to nearly spin out in turn one.  This would cost him 2 spots.  Nick would be able to run Jamie Ball back down and pass him at the finish line to salvage a 3rd place.  “When I slid Tommy the motor cut out a little.  I think we are just way too rich and it has a stumble when I get out of the gas.  We will fix that and try for a better finish in the second heat.”
      Nick would again start 4th in the second heat, but he would waste no time going to the front.  He would win the second heat.  “I think the motor finally is where it needs to be.  If I did my points correctly I should be tied for 4th in points so I will make the dash tomorrow!”
     On August 5th the dash would include the top 8 in points.  Nick would be scored 5th as his pill draw was lower than the person he tied with.  The dash starting positions are solely based on a new draw.  Nick would draw the 6th starting spot.  “This is the 3rd year in a row we have drawn 6!  Hopefully I can pass a few cars here, and put myself in position to win tonight!”
     Nick would start 6th, but by lap 2 he was in 3rd.  He would waste no time taking away the second spot from Tommy Brown and set his sights on the leader.  As the race went on it seemed as if Nick was slowing a little until the white flag.  As the white flag came out it appeared that the 3rd place car of Tommy Brown would get in the back of Nick, and Nick would pull him to the finish line.  However, with a vehicle in tow, Nick would be passed by 2 cars and finish 4th.  “My motor blew coming out of turn two!  When it let go I felt tried to get of the track and I got hit from behind.  I thought maybe the hit would be enough I could cost to a finish.  I then realized he was stuck on my bumper and he was staying in the gas so I just kept the clutch pulled in and helped him push me around to the finish line!  It couldn’t have worked out for me any better!  We need to change an engine before the start of the feature.”
    Nick would get the motor changed and start 4th in the feature.  Nick would drop to 6th on the start and then started reeling in cars and eventually find himself back to fourth on a restart.  On the restart Nick would take over 3rd just as the leaders touched wheels, Nick would go to the top and pass both cars just as they were colliding for a second time.  Nick had a front row seat to a huge crash. “When I saw them touch I anticipated it would be a race to the bottom of the corner for them, so I just planned to take the high side.  I had a great run and right as I was going around them both I saw them touch again and one go airborne.  Because of the red flag, Nick would have to restart in second as they revert back a lap.  On the restart the leader would pull three car lengths on Nick.  For the next two laps Nick was quickly cutting down that lead.  Then with little warning, the motor would come to a stop coming out of turn one.  “I geared this car for the top.  We needed 10 consecutive laps to get our speed built up so we could go to the front.  I was already starting to run him down after 2 laps and was feeling really good about our chances.  It is unfortunate the motor let go as I truly believe we had the car to beat.”  
     The final point race at English Creek Speedway was rained out on August 22.  That race has been rescheduled for September 6.  However, Nick will be racing in North Carolina on September 5th and 6th and will not be at that race.  The good news is that Nick has such a large lead in the points that he will win the championship even though he will miss the race.  This makes him a 6 time point champion!  “I am just glad we are far enough ahead that I can make it to North Carolina and race in their two big races.  Anytime I can get my sponsors the exposure they deserve at a big event like these, I want to be able to do that!”
     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support. 


Nick DeMoss - One for the History Books! (DeMoss Racing) - July 14, 2014

     In the last month rain has been winning a majority of the races at English Creek.  However, there were two races scheduled in four days on July 11 and July 14 that the rain was not victorious.  

     On July 11 Nick would be racing in point race number five at English Creek Speedway.  Nick would draw pill 60 out of 60 which would put him starting 5th in heat number one.  Nick would take 3rd going down the back stretch with his sites on second.  Nick would have a great turn four run and take second coming to the start/finish line.  Nick would then set his sites on the leader who had opened up a full straight away lead.  Nick would need the next 6 laps to run down leader Cliff Jones.  As Nick found himself on the tail of the leader, the white flag would start waving.  Nick would make the pass going down the backstretch to take heat race number one! "That was a good race.  I got hung up on the 3rd place car when I tried the outside.  There was just no grip and I really lost a lot of ground on the leader.  I just focused on my line and tried to run Cliff down.  I didn't think I was going to be able to make a pass on such a narrow surface, but I was right there when he left the door open and was able to take advantage of it."  

     Nick would start on the pole of heat race number two and go on to an easy win.  "Starting up front in the clean air is always helpful.  I picked a line and tried to miss the holes and marbles.  They said they are going to re-work the track before the feature so that should make for a much more exciting race!"

     After re-working the track, Nick would start on the pole for the A-Main.  The crowd would see a completely different race in the feature than they did in the heat races.  In the heat races, everyone was running right around the bottom, in the feature, there were cars utilizing the entire surface.  Nick would be taking a line the crowd had never seen before.  Nick was running against the fence in turns one and two, then diving to the middle of the track down the backstretch, only to return to the fence in turns three and four.  Nick would cruise to an easy win to go a perfect 5 for 5 on the season.  "Our line was definitely differe

nt than any line I have ever ran before.  Before they were able to rework the track a large hole had formed at the top of the back stretch where everyone was going to get a good entry into turns 3 and 4.  Then where they entered 3 and 4 in the middle there were really big holes.  After they re-worked the track, the top was very fast, but the holes were still in the track.  I hit the backstretch hole on the first lap and I though I was going to go for a wild ride so I just made an adjustment to miss it.  It worked out for us and we were able to pick up the win.  I have to thank all of my sponsors for everything the do for our team!"

     Nick would then set his sites on putting his name in the record books at the historic Knoxville Raceway, the Sprint Car Capital of the World in the 1st Annual Marion County Fair race on a special made track using part of the infield and part of the front stretch.  When asked about the event, Nick replied, "This is going to be awesome.  Since I can remember, I wanted to race at Knoxville Raceway.  I grew up going to the sprint car races on a weekly basis.  Other kids wanted to be pro basketball, baseball, and football players, and I wanted to be a race car driver at Knoxville Raceway.  I got the chance to race at Knoxville Raceway on opening night in the Teacher Feature foot race.  That will forever go down as my first feature win at Knoxville, but I am really wanting to have a feature win there racing a car."

     The Knoxville Raceway constructed a 1/10 mile racetrack for the Outlaw Dirt Kart Show.  Having never seen the track before, Nick was unsure what to expect. "It is different from anything we have ever raced on.  I am guessing on a gear to use and will see how it works in hot laps."

     To try and speed up the show, there would only be one heat race and a feature.  Nick would again draw a large pill number and start at the tail.  Nick would dive to the bottom and pick up two spots coming out of turn four as a couple of cars would slide to the top.  Nick would then set his sites on his father Wes DeMoss.  Wes would miss the bottom in turns 1 and 2, leaving the door open for Nick to take over second place.  Nick would be unable to run down the leader and have to settle for his first runner-up spot of the season.  "The track is really a one lane track.  We still need to add two teeth to the gear to help it come out of the corner a little better if we want to be able to win. Since they are using a passing point system we should be starting in a pretty good starting spot!"  

     Nick was correct about a good starting spot.  He would have just enough points to claim the pole position.  "As long as we can get a good start and win the race to the first corner I think we have a pretty good chance of winning.  It is really the only lane on the track.  Once we get out front I will just have to make sure I hit my marks and not leave the bottom open."

     Nick would get the start he was looking for and would run away from the competition, putting himself into the record books at Knoxville Raceway! "We nailed the set-up for the feature.  The gear change was exactly what we needed to have a great car.  We took 2 tenths off of our laps times from the heat race on a track that actually slowed down.  I am really proud of my crew for all of the hard work they put in to keep switching gears. To win at Knoxville Raceway is a dream come true!  I hope to be back in victory lane one day in a sprint car!"  

     Nick is now a perfect 6 for 6 on the season and looks to get lucky number 7 on Friday July 18!       

     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - Season Begins With a Win (DeMoss Racing) - May 9, 2014

     With the rainy season upon us, weather swept the first 3 events at English Creek Speedway.  While racing was being cancelled, Nick was welcoming his first child, Raylyn Kay DeMoss, who was born on April 21, 2014.  "I do not normally want races to be cancelled, but, these were welcomed cancellations.  Being able to spend time with my new baby girl made up for not being able to race."

     When the rain cleared on May 9, Nick wasted no time taking his SUP kart to the front.  "This was our first time out with the new kart and new motor.  The motor was hitting harder than any motor I have ever had and the kart was handling like a dream.  

     Nick would sweep the night, winning both heat races and the A-Feature by a large margin.  "Everything was working really well for us.  I was glad to see Dad was able to run second to me in every race.  The competition this year is better than it has been in a long time with four different different kart manufacturers being represented.  I am just glad that dad and I are able to represent our sponsors and take our cars to the front.  It also helps that we have some of the best product sponsors that keep our motors hitting hard and our karts handling so well.  It should be a very fun season for us."

     Nick will be back in action this Friday May 16.  Make sure if you are at the track that you stop by the trailer after the races to say hello.    

     Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Retraints, Fenders Cycle, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.


Nick DeMoss - 2014 Season Preview (DeMoss Racing) - February 17, 2014

     After winning his 5th English Creek Speedway Points Championship, Nick is anxious to get back in the driver's seat.  

Nick will also be running a new SUP motor and pipe in the 2014 season.  When asked about the new motor, Nick said, "We are trying a different port job this year that has worked in Montana to see if we can get a little more torque off the bottom.  I think when you add that in with the new pipe, we should be really fast.  Jim is one of the best at what he does." 

     This year will be a new experience for Nick as he will be welcoming a baby girl near the end of April.  "It is definitely exciting.  I will have to adjust my routine with our maintenance program so I am not gone so many nights, but it shouldn't be too big of a deal.  I am downsizing a little this year.  I no longer need four engines, so I am selling one of my factory motors.  Hopefully one day we will have another driver on our hands!"

Nick and DeMoss Racing would like to thank SUP Motors, Hoosier Tire Midwest, MotoTassinari, Hot Rods Cranks, Vertex Piston, DWT Wheels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Engine Ice, Bell Helmets, Ultrashield Race Products, Leatt Head and Neck Restraints, Fenders Cylce, and all other family, friends, and fans for their support.