Lonnie Roberts drives the #81 National
Late Model Series Class car. His home track is Douglas Motorsports
Park but he can also be found racing at Brunswick Speedway and Waycross
Motor Speedway. He lives in Sparks, GA.
Team members helping Lonnie are:
Sherry Roberts, Houston Joiner, Kayla Wall, Rance Phillips. Sherry
Roberts is the car owner.
Lonnie started racing in 1981 in the
Late Model class car at Thunderbowl Speedway because of his need for
speed. His first win was in 1988 in the Late Model Class at
Thunderbowl Speedway. Career highlights include 2001 Columbia
Motorsports Park Points Champion in Late Model, '03 North Florida Motor
Speedway Late Model Points Champion, '04 Thanksgiving Race at
Swainsboro, GA NLMS $12,000 Champion, '06 NVRA Points Champion in
Modified Sportsman Division.
The thrill of racing for Lonnie is the
speed and the side by side competition. His most exciting racing
moment was winning the '04 NLMS Turkey Shootout at Swainsboro GA $12,000
(the largest purse ever paid by NLMS for a single race!). He's
most proud that it's something he and his wife both enjoy doing together
and have been for the last 26 years.
Lonnie's racing hero is Aubrey Holley of
Of racing, Lonnie says, "Rubbing is
racing. It's a competitive sport, but you can't win it on the
first lap. Use your head, drive and pass the other guy as clean as
you can and the race will always work out!".
His favorite racing website is