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February 16, 2019 - Roth Motorsports Attends Australian Late Model Championship at Valvoline Raceway
Bentonville, Arkansas (02/21/19) – Bentonville, Arkansas-based Roth Motorsports – with drivers Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey – recently concluded their 2019 Australian Invasion. While the results were not what the team had hope for, they still had a great time.

“As I sit her with my entire team I get to reflect on this year’s trip,” Roth said. “I am extremely grateful for this privilege to be representing team Roth and all our great partners down under. We have had our highs and lows. This sport is so very humbling, yet very satisfying. Joe (Godsey) and I both scored our first podiums in Australia with Joe finishing second at the Motorplex in Perth and me finishing second at Valvoline Speedway in Sydney.

“It’s truly an amazing feeling being part of all this. We were so close to winning the national title that the entire team could taste it. We experienced the highest of highs to the lowest of lows in emotions. The fans across Australia that have voiced their opinions and the support has been amazing. Thank all of you for your support.”

On Friday evening Roth Motorsports kicked off their final weekend of action in Australia with a trip to Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, Australia) as both Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey competed in the two-day Australian Late Model Championship.

In a stout field of 40 cars, Roth followed up a heat-race win in his first heat with a fourth-place finish in his second. Godsey secured his spot into the main event with a pair of fourth-place finishes.

Reeling in a podium finish in the 25-lap affair, Jeff notched a runner-up performance behind Cameron Pearson with Nathan Disney, Brad Giffen, and Ben Nicastri completing the Top-5 finishers. Joe ran into trouble in his feature, which forced him to retire early from the 25-lapper. (Cory Gibson photo)

Returning on Saturday night, Jeff recorded a runner-up finish in his heat race, positioning him fourth on the starting grid for the $4,000-to-win finale. Joe started the night with a heat race victory, earning him the 14th-starting position for the feature.

While running in the Top-5 early in the main event, contact from another competitor sent Roth hard into the wall. He was thankfully uninjured, but the damage forced him to retire from the 40-lapper.

Joe Godsey charged from the middle of the pack to begin challenging race-leader John Lodge Jr. for the top spot by lap-20. After swapping back-in-forth for the top spot Godsey ultimately took control. Unfortunately, his night would also soon come to an untimely early end. Contact from Lodge Jr. sent Godsey into a tire barrier, ending his night and eliminating his chances of winning.

“It was gut wrenching to see both of our nights come to an end in such disappointing ways,” Roth recounted. “It’s all part of the game though, I guess. We’ll definitely look forward to coming back next year to pick up with the same speed and momentum.”

For full results from these events, please visit www.ValvolineRaceway.com.au.

Roth and Godsey are now back in the United States and eagerly preparing for the 2019 season stateside. They are currently finalizing their schedule, and once it’s ready it will be posted at www.TeamRothMotorsports.com.

Roth Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Homes by Roth, Waco Title, Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette, Roth Family Farm, Hot Water Heroes, The Odd Soul, District III, Shock Squad, Golden Boys Concrete, Budda Bert Transmission, Speede Lube, G&S Insulating, S&M Exteriors Inc, Surfaces Quality Stone, Tune Concrete, West Pest Control, Joseph Hayes & Associates, C&C Construction, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

February 9, 2019 - Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey Visit Valvoline Raceway for Championship Tune-up
On Saturday evening Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey returned to action at Valvoline Raceway (Sydney, Australia) getting things dialed in for the upcoming 2019 Australian Late Model Championship. After laying down the second fastest time in qualifying behind Matt Smith, Joe streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory locking his spot into the A-Main. Roth followed up the 12th fastest lap in time trials with a 7th place finish in his heat. Both drivers ran into mechanical issues in the feature that prevented them from finishing.

For more results from these events, please visit www.ValvolineRaceway.com.au.