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March 19, 2018

Tyler Erb Turns Up the Heat for Jackson Checkers
Resumes WoO Title Pursuit this Weekend in Illinois

New Waverly, Texas (03/19/18) – For the first time on American soil in 2018 Tyler Erb visited Victory Lane in his First Class Septic #91 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. The victory was worth $2,500 and came at Jackson Motor Speedway.

Tallied with his Australian triumphs he pushed his 2018-win tally to four.

“The rain from last night made the track really challenging, but hats off to the track and series for getting the event in,” Erb said. “This Rocket Chassis and Clements Racing Engine were on point tonight. Thanks to all of my crew, fans and sponsors for their support. We’re now focused on getting back to action with the World of Outlaws and having a big year with them.”

On Saturday night Tyler Erb traveled to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) to take part in the 2018-season opener for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS).

With 21 entries on hand, Erb started his night setting fast honors in qualifying to earn the pole position for the feature. In the finale Erb led all 40 circuits to cruise to his fourth win of the season in the feature, topping Tommy Surrett, Chad Thrash, Clay Fisher, and Dean Carpenter at the finish line.

Tyler was awarded a $2,500 payday for his dominant performance in the 40-lap A-Main.

For full results from this event, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – March 23-24 – has Tyler headed to the Land of Lincoln to compete in the Illini 100 at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois). Friday night’s program includes a $6,000-to-win finale, while Saturday will post a $15,000 winner’s check.

For more event information, please visit .

Tyler Erb and Erb Racing would like to thank their sponsors including First Class Septic, Keyser Manufacturing, New Point Lighting and Design Inc., Day Motorsports, Clements Racing Engines, QA1, Integra Racing Shocks, Champion Oil, JD’s Body Works, Tye Twarog Racing, KBC Graphics, Dirt Defender, Franklin Enterprises, Hoosier Tire South, Toste Construction, ASI Racewear, Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators, Superior Bearing Supply, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Erb Racing, please visit .

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March 19, 2018

New Droop Rule No Challenge for Shane Clanton at Tri County

Zebulon, Georgia (03/19/18) – On Friday night Shane Clanton showed the racing world that the new droop rule was no big deal. With the much-discussed new rules making their debut, Clanton took his his Weldbank Energy #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to Victory Lane at North Carolina’s Tri County Race Track.

“I don’t know what to say about this Ray Cook,” Clanton said of the Southern Nationals Bonus Series promoter who debuted a new “droop” rule at Tri-County. “He’s trying to be the innovator of the sport for safety and put racing back in our hands. It’s pretty exciting to come and win a first race with the chains on (to restrict the expansion of the car’s left-rear suspension). We’ve had some really good runs to start the year and now we have a couple of wins to show for it. Hopefully that success translates into point’s racing when that fires back up next week.”

Friday night saw Shane Clanton travel to Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina), where he entered the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned program. After laying down the fastest time in qualifying, Clanton topped the 21-car field in the feature to capture his second win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Ricky Weiss, Casey Roberts, Shawn Chastain, and Jamie Oliver completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

The following night Clanton stopped at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) for the regular night of racing. In a field of 15 Super Late Models, Shane locked his spot into the feature with the fastest time in qualifying.

Battling with Michael Page for the top spot throughout the event, Clanton ultimately landed a runner-up finish in the 30-lap A-Main behind Page with TJ Reaid, Austin Horton, and Zach Leonhardi rounding the Top-5.

Full results from the weekend are available at and

This weekend – March 23-24 – the annual Illini 100 will be held at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois). The race-loaded weekend includes a $6,000-to-win event on Friday night and a $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening.

Shane enters the weekend 10th in the latest series standings, 22 markers removed from the top spot.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tire South, RV Select, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Carolina Concrete Finishers, QA1, Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Penske Shocks, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, Stop Tech Brakes, Allstar Performance, Advanced Transportation, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit .

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March 19, 2018

Ricky Weiss Takes Toccoa’s Southern Bonus Nationals Series Cash
Strong Southern Weekend for Canadian Racer

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (03/19/18) – Ricky Weiss returned to winning form on Saturday night in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Late Model. The Canadian racer picked up a $6,400 winner’s check at Toccoa Raceway with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series.

“Wow, what a weekend for our team,” Weiss noted. “We had a really good car on Friday night at Tri County, and maybe I was a little conservative because I wanted to make sure we had a car left for Saturday night. It definitely worked out because we were able to win at Toccoa Raceway. I just want to thank Shawn (Gage), Scott (Bloomquist), and everyone that is helping me on this racecar. We’ve really got a great piece this year and I’m truly grateful for everyone’s support..”

On Friday night Ricky Weiss visited Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina), where he entered the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned contest. With 21 Super Late Models in the pit area, Weiss timed in second fastest in qualifying behind Shane Clanton before running 2nd to Clanton in the 40-lap feature. Casey Roberts, Shawn Chastain, and Jamie Oliver completed the Top-5 finishers.

Saturday night brought Ricky to Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, Georgia) as he once again went into battle with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series. Earning the fourth-starting position for the feature after laying down the down fastest time in his qualifying group, Weiss overtook Casey Roberts on lap 18 and held the top spot for the next 46 circuits to capture his third win of the season and a $6,400 payday.

Shanon Buckingham, David Payne, Zack Mitchell, and Brent Dixon rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 64-lap affair.

Ricky now leads the series standings by 14 markers. For more results from these events as well as the latest series standings, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – March 22-24 – will find Ricky taking part in a three-race swing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Action opens on Thursday with a $10,000-to-win event at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee). Friday night takes the team to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for a $12,000-to-win program, while Saturday night will find a $12,000 top prize on the line at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama).

For more information on the weekend’s events please visit .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, Metalz in Motion, FastShafts, Beyear Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Wilwood, Swift Springs, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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Swindell Charges Forward at Devil's Bowl and I-30 During Season-Opening Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 19, 2018) - Sammy Swindell produced a pair of strong results last weekend while kicking off his sprint car season.

Swindell and the A.G. Rains owned team began the action on Friday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the 45th annual Spring Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by

"It all went really well," Swindell said. "We unloaded at Devil's Bowl and the car was pretty good. However, we drew a bad spot for the heat race. We started fourth, but we had Wayne Johnson and Matt Covington on the front row and Tony Bruce Jr. on the inside. At that point of the night the track was wide open through the middle. There wasn't a lot you could do."

Swindell gained a position to finish third, which lined him up on the outside of the seventh row for the A Main.

"By that time the track had went away except the top," he said. "It was pretty much wide open up there. I was able to get a run a few times and slide some guys. With 25 laps and not many yellows it makes it tough to pass a lot, but it was all good. That was a new car and the first time we'd run it and everything was pretty positive."

Swindell rallied from 14th to a sixth-place result, which was the second-most cars passed.

Saturday's event at Devil's Bowl Speedway rained out so the team hustled to catch the sprint car show at I-30 Speedway.

"We were going to drive by there to go home so we thought we'd hurry to try to make it and it worked out," he said. "We didn't get there until just after 8 p.m. They put us at the back of a heat, but didn't tell us we wouldn't get any passing points. We rolled out there with no laps on the car pretty much the same way we ran it the night before."

Swindell charged from eighth to third place, but had to line up 11 th for the A Main because of the lack of passing points.

"The track was pretty slow and dry and dusty," he said. "It was slow going getting around people. We just kept moving up. We didn't get yellows until right there at the end. I had got to second with a few laps to go and could just about run around (Tim) Crawley. He had moved over to where I was running so that took the line I was using and I had to go somewhere else, but the line I was running was the best one. We had a good run on him a couple of times, but couldn't get him for the lead."

Swindell settled for a runner-up result.

He will use this Saturday's USCS Series event at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., as a test session.


March 16 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 6 (14).

March 17 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (8); Feature: 2 (11).


2 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s


Saturday at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., with the USCS Series

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Sides Motorsports Garners First Top Five of Season as Kaeding Places Fifth at Stockton

Inside Line Promotions - STOCKTON, Calif. (March 19, 2018) - Sides Motorsports captured its first top-five finish of the season last Saturday during the FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout at Stockton Dirt Track.

Tim Kaeding rallied from 13th to earn a fifth-place result on a rough track that had been hammered with rain, which forced Friday's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series opener to be rained out.

"With all the rain they've had it was wet on Saturday," Jason Sides said. "We didn't qualify as well as I wanted to. Then Tim and I were in the same heat. He got going pretty good. Giovanni (Scelzi) and Paul (McMahan) were duking it out in front of me and I thought maybe I could get by them both. The track was a little narrow so there wasn't a whole lot of passing and we never had an opportunity."

Kaeding timed in 11th quickest and Sides was 13th quickest in their group before Kaeding placed fourth in a heat race and Sides seventh. That locked Kaeding into the 13th starting position for the A Main, while Sides was relegated to the Last Chance Showdown.

"I thought we had a good shot at transferring," Sides said. "It was one of those things where the track was slick coming off and on the start someone got sideways and came across. It slowed our momentum and I don't think we had a caution. We were getting to traffic and I felt like I could have raced for that final transfer position, but we ran out of laps."

Sides ended fifth in the consolation race to miss a transfer by only one position.

Meanwhile, Kaeding was on a mission in the main event. He hustled into the top five by maneuvering around the holes on the tricky track.

"He was good on the bottom," Sides said. "He could run in there and get underneath guys. There was a big hole in turn one where you had to go above it or below it. Some guys would go in high and get to the middle of the corner and get really tight. He worked by them that way. He actually made some passes around the top of guys in turns one and two on restarts, too."

Both Sides and Kaeding will be in action for Sides Motorsports this Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the World of Outlaws.


March 17 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (Jason Sides) - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 5 (5).

March 17 - Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, Calif. (Tim Kaeding) - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 4 (6); Feature: 5 (13).


12 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 6 top 20s


Friday at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., for the Ocean Outlaw Showdown and Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series

Rico Abreu records top-ten in Tulare; Shows speed in Stockton

Dates: March 9th
Event: World of Outlaws at Thunderbowl Raceway
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Thunderbowl Raceway (Tulare, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 10th (11th)

Dates: March 17th
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 21st (4th)

STOCKTON, Calif. (March 19, 2018) - Rico Abreu was well on his way to a second consecutive top-ten finish with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Saturday night when mechanical issues struck the Abreu Vineyards/Rhino Wipe/Lucas Oil/Alpinestars/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, forcing the St. Helena, Calif., native to retire early at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track.

Abreu, who qualified for the 30-lap, FVP Platinum Battery Western Spring Shootout program at Stockton Dirt Track by finishing second during his respective heat race and fourth during the evening's Craftsman Club Dash, was battling for the top spot when mechanical issues left his car impaired. While chasing fellow California native, Cory Eliason, for the lead, a component in the front end malfunctioned, forcing Abreu to go to the work area. Unfortunately, the damage was too severe and Abreu was forced to retire. Only 13 laps were complete at the time of the caution.

“Stuff like that is really disappointing, especially when we had a shot to get the win,” Abreu said. “It's just one of those things. It comes with the territory and you have to be prepared to bounce back and work for a win the next time you race. Hopefully we can shake this awful luck and get a string of success going really soon.”

Rico Abreu's second top-ten finish of the 2018 season against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series occurred at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., on Friday, March 9. Abreu started 11th on the feature grid, advancing one position to solidify himself inside the top-ten.

Abreu's evening in Tulare kicked-off by recording the sixth fastest time during the first segment of qualifying time trials, all before finishing third during his respective heat race.

“Thunderbowl Raceway is always a fun place to race,” Abreu continued. “It's an elbows-up place and it really fits my driving style. I'm excited for the opportunity to go back there.”


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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru 3/17/2018)

Total Races: 12
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 0
Total Top-10s: 2



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