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Billy Moyer Jr. to Host RaceLogic Chassis School in Vegas
Batesville, Arkansas (11/14/16) – What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. This is typically the norm for a trip to the infamous city. However, the norm is being tossed out the window on January 21-22, 2017, when Billy Moyer Jr. hosts a RaceLogic Late Model Chassis School.
“I’ve really been enjoying teaching at these RaceLogic Late Model Chassis Schools, and I’m definitely excited to be doing the first one in Las Vegas,” said the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series Rookie of the Year. “It’s fun to share what I’ve learned so far in my racing career with other drivers. It’s really cool when I hear back from them after the classes, and they tell me how much it’s helped them with their on-track performances.”
Billy Moyer Jr.’s RaceLogic Late Model Chassis School will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 21-22, 2017. Billy will cover all aspects of a Dirt Late Model with in-depth discussions on several areas of the cars.
In addition, Ben Baker, who is an engineer with AFCO, and Kevin Dupont with Dupon Racing Shocks will also be special guest presenters at the seminar.
Registration and discounted rooms can be found at www.racelogicseminars.com under events
“Not sure there is a better place to have a lot of fun at a Late Model seminar than Las Vegas,” said Moyer Jr. “I’m really looking forward to it.”
Billy Moyer Jr. would like to thank all of his sponsors including Billy Moyer Victory Chassis, Crop Production Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, C&W & Sons Trucking, Dyna-Gro Seed, Car City, Bad Boy Mowers, Jack’s Auto Parts, Karl Performance, Karl Kustom Corvettes, Pro Power Racing Engines, Fox Shocks, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Eibach Springs, Sunoco Race Fuels, Rock Batteries, Stracener Brothers Construction, COMP Cams, Imperial Motors, Amsoil, Bert Transmission, New Vision Graphics, Watters Autoland, Performance Rod & Custom, Midwest Sheet Metal, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sweet Mfg., MSD Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Hoosier Tire South by Pup, ISC Racing Tape, Oakley Deatherage Opticians, Frankland Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Kluhsman Racing Components, BSB Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, Sunoco Race Fuels, R2C Competition Filters, Strange Engineering, TWM Products, Scott Performance Wire, AFCO, Design 500, Accu-Force Shock Service, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on the team please visit www.BillyMoyerJr.com .
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Shane Clanton Shines for $10,000 Victory at Senoia
Zebulon, Georgia (11/14/16) – Shane Clanton put an exclamation point on the 2016 campaign by scoring a $10,000 triumph in the season finale in his #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“Anytime you can end the season with a win it’s a big deal because it gives you momentum heading into the off-season,” said Clanton after registering his 10th win of 2016. “It means a lot to win a race close to home with so many of my family and friends in attendance. I just want to thank all of them and all of my supporters. Hopefully we can have an even bigger year in 2017.”
Behind the wheel of the Weldbank Energy #25 Super Late Model, Shane Clanton visited Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Friday night for the opening round of the Southern Nationals Bonus Series (SNBS) sanctioned, Showdown at Senoia. Drawing 34 entries for the two-day show, Clanton followed up the 3rd-fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race victory. Rolling off 2nd for the A-Main on Saturday evening, Shane jumped into the lead on the opening lap and never let go of the top spot to capture his 10th victory of the season. Holding off a late-race charge in the final laps of the 60-lapper, Shane Clanton topped Michael Page, Brandon Overton, Chase Junghans, and Jimmy Owens to pick up the $10,000 top prize.
“The track clearly took rubber, and late in the race I missed the rubber a few times, and Michael (Page) did his best to get by, but luckily I was able to hold onto the top spot,” said Clanton. “It just feels real good to be in Victory Lane at Senoia.”
The 2016 season has now drawn to a close for the Weldbank Energy team. Their focus now shifts to the short offseason as they prepare their equipment for another assault on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series in 2017. For the latest team updates, please keep your browsers pointed to www.ShaneClanton25.com .
Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Cooper’s Country Meat Packers, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tire South, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, GW Performance, Southern Fibernet Inc., Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Cizmar Racing, CV Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Integra Racing Shocks, Integra MX Springs, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Braille Batteries, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit www.ShaneClanton25.com .
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Chris Brown Claims Pair of Wins During 21st Texas Grand
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Chase Junghans Finishes 4th in Showdown at Senoia; Gateway Dirt Next
Manhattan, Kansas (11/14/16) – Chase Junghans raced to a Top-5 finish in the finale of the Showdown at Senoia at Senoia Raceway on Saturday evening.
“We’ve had some crazy bad luck this season, so it felt great to finally get a strong finish that reflects just how good our program is,” commented Junghans. “I won’t lie. I thought bad luck was going to find me again when Riley Hickman got spun in front of me late in the race. Luckily we got our spot back and came away with a 4th-place finish.”
Piloting the Shop Quik Racing #18 Capital Race Car/ Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model, Chase Junghans traveled to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Friday for the opening round of the two-day Southern Nationals Bonus Series, sanctioned weekend.
With 34 Super Late Models entered for the Showdown at Senoia, Junghans edged his way into the feature on Saturday night with a 3rd-place finish in his heat.
Rolling off 11th for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Chase slowly worked his way forward in the field. He would be forced to get hard on the brakes late in the feature, when Riley Hickman spun up the track in front of him. The two cars made slight contact, but no significant damage was incurred. Junghans retained his spot in the running order and went on to record a 4th-place finish in the 60 lapper behind Shane Clanton, Michael Page, and Brandon Overton with Jimmy Owens coming in 5th.
For full results from this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
A single event remains on the docket for Chase Junghans in 2016 as he will compete in the inaugural VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals presented by Karl Performance on December 15-17. The much-hyped event will be held at the Dome at America’s Center (St. Louis, Missouri). Competitors will compete for a total payday of $25,000 on a 1/5-mile bullring that will be constructed inside the dome. For more information on the event, please visit www.GatewayDirt.com .
Chase Junghans would like to thank his principal and associate sponsors including Shop Quik Convenience Stores, Sunoco Race Fuels, Junghans Discount Liquors, Paulson Rock Products, Hoosier Tire, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Hooker Harness, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Fast Shafts Driveshafts, Speedway Motors, PRC, Sweet Manufacturing, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest team news and updates on Chase Junghans and Shop Quik Racing please visit www.ChaseJunghans.com .
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Billy Vogel to Contend for 2017 USMTS Rookie Title
West Fargo, North Dakota (11/14/16) – As North Dakota’s Billy Vogel prepares to embark on his third year of racing in 2017, the 27-year-old racer has his sights on his most ambitious season to date.
“The first couple years of racing Modifieds has been definitely been a challenge, but this year I feel like I really started to improve and become more competitive on a nightly basis,” noted Vogel. “I’m the kind of guy, who is always looking for a new challenge, so I’ve made the decision to tackle the full United States Modified Touring Series schedule in 2017.”
Vogel will utilize brand-new MB Customs Chassis and Durham Racing Engines as he looks to compete in roughly 80 events across the country against many of the sport’s top racers.
“The competition level with the USMTS is incredibly tough, and I know the challenge will be pretty big,” said Vogel. “However, I believe that it will make me a much better driver, and I’m just excited to have the opportunity to hit the road with the tour.”
While Billy already has some great marketing partners in place, he is actively pursuing additional sponsors to ensure he has the best chance to compete at a high level with the USMTS.
“I’ve got some really great people, who help my program, but to compete in more than 80 events strewn across dozens of states will definitely require a lot of resources,” commented Vogel. “I’m hoping to add more marketing partners to my program over the off-season.”
Marketing partners, who are interested in becoming a supporter of Billy Vogel can reach him by phone at 701-799-0997. More information on Billy and his team can be found at their official cyber home at www.BillyVogel.com .
Billy Vogel would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include EZ Open Garage Door, Armour Xteriors, First International Bank & Trust, C.H.I. Overhead Doors, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Friesen Crate Performance Engines, Fast Shafts, Driven Racing Oil, Durham Racing Engines, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Billy Vogel, please visit www.BillyVogel.com .
Contact: Shawn Miller
Inside Line Promotions
Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com | (541) 510-3663
Kulhanek Wins Texas Grand During His First Race Back From Fire
Inside Line Promotions - HIGHLANDS, Texas (Nov. 14, 2016) - Ray Allen Kulhanek produced a storybook ending to the 2016 season when he returned early from a vicious fire to score a victory during the season finale last weekend.
Kulhanek, who was severely burned during a sprint car race in late September, drove Randy Allen's 305ci winged sprint car to Victory Lane on Saturday during the Texas Grand event at Battleground Speedway.
"The original prediction for everything was not until March," he said of when doctors originally thought he'd be able to race again. "After I went to my first appointment after I got back from Missouri they told me to start getting out, moving around and doing things. My first question was, 'When can I go back to racing?' I went above and beyond expectations of what the doctors predicted so I was cleared."
Kulhanek, who will have to wear compression sleeves for the next six months, put in hard work during the last month and a half to gain clearance from his doctor to climb back into a race car.
"Every day that goes by I'm getting a little better," he said. "I can squat all the way down like a catcher does. It's still a little bit tight. The biggest issue is I'm really weak. I lost a lot of strength by sitting stagnant for a month a half. I have a little muscle pain in my knees.
"I decided last weekend I was wanting to get back in because all I think about and all anybody talks to me about is what happened. I didn't want to be sitting the rest of the winter with that being the last memory. Sitting in the staging lane I'd feel a little weird, but sure enough they'd shove me off, throw the green flag and I'd get on the gas and everything would fade away."
Kulhanek kicked off the event on Friday by advancing from fourth to second place in a heat race. That locked him into the dash, in which he finished second after starting on the pole.
"(Channin) Tankersley put a pretty good whooping on me Friday night," he said. "We set there a good hour and a half talking about what should have been done and what needed to be done. When Saturday rolled around the game plan changed throughout the night because of how much the track had changed."
Kulhanek started Saturday's feature on the outside of the front row.
"I got a good start," he said. "I wanted to make sure I stayed with him on the start. I knew my only shot to win was to be the first one to turn one and we got a good start and got there with just an edge. The good thing then was to be on the outside so I could keep the car a little straighter and take the air off his nose getting in. Pretty much after that it was don't make mistakes and try not to burn the tires off."
Kulhanek led the distance to score his fourth win of the season and earn his second straight Texas Grand title.
"As the weekend progressed I was more comfortable and got back to normal," he said. "I wasn't really expecting everything to go as good as it did, but after the first night was over I knew that if we got the car right and I got the start we needed we would have a shot at winning.
"I can't thank Randy Allen enough for the opportunity. He wanted to win so bad so I was thrilled we could get it done in our first race back. Also, thanks to Bruce Griffith for his continuing support and to my family and fans for helping so much throughout this comeback."
QUICK RESULTS -
Nov. 11 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 2 (1).
Nov. 12 - Battleground Speedway in Highlands, Texas - Feature: 1 (2).
SEASON STATS -
35 races, 4 wins, 9 top fives, 14 top 10s, 20 top 15s, 25 top 20s
Contact: Shawn Miller
Inside Line Promotions
Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com | (541) 510-3663
Bruce Jr. Enjoys Fun Season While Driving for Multiple Teams
Inside Line Promotions - OWASSO, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2016) - Tony Bruce Jr. wanted to have fun in 2016 and he did exactly that.
Bruce Jr. moved away from the ownership side of sprint car racing last year and he transitioned into a hired driver. That alleviated an enormous amount of pressure to allow him to enjoy his passion for the sport.
"Being able to still get to go race and enjoy it now rather than having to make sure everything is done perfectly right has been great," he said. "If I take anything out of this year it's been about going out and having fun."
Bruce Jr. opened the year by earning his career-best result during the Chili Bowl Nationals, where he drove a Wheeler Metals sponsored midget into the B Main on the final night of the prestigious event.
He then split time driving winged sprint cars for the Smith Family and Danny King.
"Overall I thought it was a pretty good year," Bruce Jr. said. "We definitely had some good runs.
"Winning is definitely a highlight. Being able to give Danny King a feature victory again was awesome. You never know when you're going to win your last race. To go out there, win a race for him, especially in Wichita where his family has had a lot of success, it was memorable to see the smile on his face."
Bruce Jr. captured an NCRA victory in May at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., while piloting a sprint car for King. The duo combined for four other top 10s, including a runner-up result during the preliminary night of the Steve King Memorial.
Bruce Jr.'s best finish with the Smith Family team was a second-place result at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in July. He also produced a fourth-place finish at the Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., and a sixth-place result at the Winter Nationals hosted by Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - both Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour events.
The team closed the year with a top five during Short Track Nationals competition.
"I feel like we showed a lot of speed and we have something to build on," Bruce Jr. said. "Whenever you don't have results and the car is slow it can make for an uphill battle. To know we have speed and have been competitive that's a huge bonus and something to build on for next season. For the lack of racing and just starting with someone new, I felt like we gelled really well."
Bruce Jr. will pilot the Wheeler Metals midget on Dec. 17 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC Midget Racing Series and next January during the Chili Bowl Nationals before he said he and the Smith Family will compete in approximately 40 winged sprint car races in 2017.
SEASON STATS -
27 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 23 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Dec. 17 at Southern Illinois Center in Du Quoin, Ill., for the Junior Knepper 55 with the USAC Midget Racing Series
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Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks, DriverWebsites.com, RacinBoys.com, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.