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Tony Jackson Jr. Tops Tri City for Thursday Night Thunder Win
Bad Luck Strikes on Sunday at Magnolia Motor Speedway
Lebanon, Missouri (09/04/19) – The highs and lows of racing literally couldn’t be at two more opposite ends of the spectrum. Unfortunately, the Labor Day, racing weekend found Tony Jackson Jr. being subjected to both scenarios in his Merrill Self Storage No. 56jr Willard Quarries/ Hassett Truck Body Repair/ Barry Wright Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.
After starting the weekend with a $2,000 triumph on Thursday evening at Illinois’ Tri-City Speedway, he ended his four-day swing with a bent racecar on Sunday evening at Mississippi’ Magnolia Motor Speedway.
“We hit the ground running on Thursday night with this new Barry Wright Race Car at Tri-City Speedway. This piece was absolutely flawless,” Jackson Jr. said. “The next three nights we weren’t bad, but we were just a tick off as we continued to learn this new car. We were running in fourth but battling for second on Sunday night at Magnolia with just a few laps to go, when a guy tried a slidejob that didn’t work on the second-place guy. The second-place guy got spun in front of us, and we had nowhere to go and piled into him.
“It left us with a bent racecar on just our fifth night out, so now we’re taking it back to South Carolina to get fixed. It stinks, but I guess it’s just part of racing. We’ll get the car repaired and prepare for Texas in two weeks.”
Kicking off the Labor Day weekend, Tony Jackson Jr. visited Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on Thursday evening for the Thursday Night Thunder event. After laying down the second-fastest lap in his time trial group, Jackson Jr. gained one spot in his heat race to pick up the victory. Holding off Billy Moyer in the feature, Tony soared to his sixth win of the season. Moyer, Tim Manville, Allen Weisser, and Gordy Gundaker completed the Top-5 finishers. He earned $2,000 for his efforts.
The following night at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas), competing in a field of 28 Comp Cams Super Dirt Series entries, Jackson Jr. locked his spot into the main event with a runner-up performance in his heat race. Running in the Top 10 throughout the feature, Tony crossed the finish line in the sixth position.
On Saturday evening at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi), Tony posted a runner-up finish in his heat race, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Passing two cars, Jackson Jr. reeled in a fourth-place finish behind Timothy Culp, Bub McCool, and Kyle Beard.
The final round of the COMP Cams tripleheader took the team to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Sunday evening. Tony secured his spot into the finale with a heat race victory. Rolling off second for the feature, Jackson Jr. was battling for a podium finish late in the event, but was collected in a wreck with just three laps remaining. The resulting damage brought his night to an early end.
Tony still resides atop the latest CCSDS point standings. Full results from the weekend are available at www.TriCitySpeedway.net and www.COMPDirt.com .
The team will be idle this weekend as they make repairs on their No. 56. They next return to action on September 13-14 with a trip to The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas) for the inaugural Southern Dirt Track Championship. The weekend is sanctioned by the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series and includes a $3,000-to-win race on Friday night and a $5,000-to-win program on Saturday evening.
Tony Jackson Jr. would to like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Merrill Self Storage, Willard Quarries, Champion Oil, Merrill Bonding, Hassett Truck Body Repair, Levi Storage, Burger Fusion, Carget Motors, Becky Burk Realtor, Cornett Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Allgaier, Swift Springs, Go Lithium Batteries, Winning Edge Carburetors, Base Fuel, Hoosier Midwest by Zoo, Modern Images, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For more information on Tony Jackson Jr. Motorsports, please visit his official internet home at www.TonyJacksonJr.com as well as the team's Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tony-J...r/497367940564 .
Donny Schatz scores podium performances during visits to Skagit and Grays Harbor
Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 30th & 31st
Event: World of Outlaws at Skagit presented by Scotties Plumbing
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Skagit Speedway (Burlington, Washington)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 8th (7th)
Saturday: 2nd (3rd)
Date: Monday, September 2
Event: Outlaws at Grays Harbor
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Grays Harbor Raceway (Elma, Washington)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)
2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 1st - 7358 points (36-point lead over Brad Sweet)
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 3, 2019) - Ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, put together an impressive display during his recent trip to Washington, ending his three-race/four-day campaign across The Evergreen State with a pair of runner-up performances, as well as one additional top-ten. In addition, Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car, ended his weekend with a 36 point lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings, quickly closing in on an 11th Series title.
“Our goal is to win races, but when you put together a string of finishes like that, it’s tough to be unhappy,” Donny Schatz said, who owns eight World of Outlaws victories in 2019. “My guys work hard and are always trying to find ways to make this 15 car faster. They make my job easy.”
Donny Schatz activated Labor Day weekend with a doubleheader at Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Washington, on Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31. Although kicking off the weekend with an eighth place performance on Friday, things turned for the better for the Fargo, North Dakota-native on Saturday, translating a second row starting spot into a runner-up finish.
A near-identical result on Labor Day, Schatz concluded his trip to Washington with a visit to Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma on Monday, September 2. Once again catapulting ahead from row two, Schatz finished second at Grays Harbor, taking the runner-up spot away from Carson Macedo, who snuck by Schatz for second two laps prior, on the final circuit.
Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship quest with appearances in Oregon and California on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, September 4, 6 & 7, respectively. Schatz’ week will commence at Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon, on Wednesday, September 4, followed by a Gold Cup doubleheader at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, on Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7.
Donny Schatz is the defending World of Outlaws winner at Willamette Speedway.
Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at www.tonystewartracing.com, as well as at www.donnyschatzmotorsports.com.
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2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 3, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 53
World of Outlaws Wins: 8
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 35
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 49
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Abreu wins Louie Vermeil Classic at Calistoga; Four nights at Silver Dollar ahead
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 31st & September 1st
Event: Louie Vermeil Classic
Series: King of the West Sprint Cars Presented by NARC
Track: Calistoga Speedway (Calistoga, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 5th (7th)
Saturday: 1st (1st)
ST. HELENA, Calif. (September 3, 2019) - Just up the road from his St. Helena, California home, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing spent their Labor Day weekend at the nearby Calistoga Speedway in Calistoga, California, once again joining the King of the West Sprint Cars presented by NARC.
A traditional showstopper in northern California, the two-day Louie Vermeil Classic headlined action at Calistoga Speedway bringing with it loads of success for Rico Abreu. When the weekend dust settled, Abreu found himself with a pair of top-five performances, once of which a victory - his fifth of the 2019 season.
Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Golden State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Dewalt/MAC Tools/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car, earned his victory on Sunday, September 1, from the front row, eventually leading all 25 circuits around Calistoga’s half-mile dirt oval.
“That was cool. Such a special event to win,” Rico Abreu expressed, who celebrated his victory by inviting all attending children at Calistoga Speedway to victory lane. “The feeling of winning is certainly something special. I’m privileged to be surrounded by so many great people who get to enjoy this feeling with me. My team did an amazing job, for sure. We have a lot on our plate this week and I’m excited to get started.”
Before earning the Louie Vermeil Classic trophy on Sunday, Rico Abreu opened his weekend at Calistoga Speedway with a fifth place finish on Saturday, bumping ahead two spots after starting seventh on the feature grid.
Up next on the schedule, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing will battle at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, for four straight days, all of which kicking off with back-to-back nights of 360 sprint car action on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 & 5. Abreu will cap his weekend at Silver Dollar with the two-day Gold Cup featuring the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Rico Abreu is the defending Gold Cup champion.
Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RicoAbreuRacing, Twitter at https://twitter.com/Rico_Abreu, or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rico_abreu/
Those seeking the lastest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit shop.ricoabreu.com. Abreu’s traveling merchandise vehicle will be a select events in 2019. A complete list of at-track merchandise availability can be found on Rico Abreu’s racing calendar via www.ricoabreu.com.
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2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru September 3, 2019)
Total Races: 56
Total Wins: 5
Total Top-5s: 22
Total Top-10s: 39
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car
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Hafertepe Earns Trio Of Top Fives Including Eighth Victory Of 2019 Season
Bryan Hulbert - ELDON, Mo. (September 4, 2019) Taking on three nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network across Iowa and Missouri this past Labor Day Weekend, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. cracked off three top-five finishes, including a weekend ending victory at Lake Ozark Speedway.
"It was a good weekend. We had a really good car all three nights. I wish we would have had better track position on Friday, but we made up for it," commented Sam of his overall weekend.
Rolling into 34 Raceway on Friday, Hafertepe played some catchup after finding himself just shy of transferring into the A-Feature. Winning the opening B-Feature convincingly, the feature saw Sam work through the field from 17th to fifth.
"We just needed better track position but that's part of it. We obviously had a really good car in the feature, and we were able to move forward. Just starting so far back, it took a little bit to get there."
Moving to Lake Ozark Speedway, Hafertepe began the weekend with a runner-up finish to Robbie Price. With the track receiving over four-inches of rain the night before, track conditions were tough to navigate.
"With the way the track was on Saturday, we were just happy to get through the race. We actually ended up breaking a right rear radius rod and knocked the front wing down on the car," explained Sam.
"The wing went down on the last restart, and that made it really tough to drive then without about five to go is when we broke the radius rod and it was almost impossible to drive so really, to do all that and still run second, we were happy. I do have to give everyone at that track credit. Most places would have called it, but they kept working and got it in."
Moving to Sunday, sunshine brought the track to what teams normally see when they roll into Lake Ozark Speedway. Positioning the Hills Racing Team No. 15h to the right of the front for the second night in a row, Sam bolted to the race lead and never looked back for 40 non-stop laps.
"That was the race we've been waiting for since we had our crash there on Memorial Day Weekend. We wanted to get that win to rectify what happened and show everyone that we were supposed to win that one too, so I had a lot of pressure on myself to win."
Lapping everyone but the top-five, Sam said the car was actually going away in the latter part of the race.
"We were actually fading a little bit there towards the end. We tried some stuff and ended up wearing the tires a little more than anticipated. Not normally running a 40-lap race and running that hard that early, you don't know how they're going to hold up, but we still had good speed. We were still catching guys in front of us. I think [John] Carney was probably the second fastest car on the track and we were still able to reel him in so I knew we were still alright."
With the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network off until the 9th annual General Tire Hockett/McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway on September 19, 20, and 21, Hafertepe has jumped north of the border to take on the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals at Ohsweken Speedway.
Using this Friday, September 6 as a test and tune for the 15th edition of Canada's premier Sprint Car event, the last time Hafertepe topped the Canadian Sprint Car Nationals was in 2011.
"I have a lot of laps around Ohsweken and I really want to win this one again. We've been really fast there the last couple years and just let things slip away and last year had some other issues, but we're going to use this week to shake the car down and see what we can do."
Racing on Friday, September 6 is presented by Epic Racewear and is the final regular point's night for the track. Races get underway at 7:30 P.M. (ET). The 15th annual Canadian Sprint Car Nationals opens with a Test and Tune on Thursday, September 12 with the event taking place Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14 with both nights going green at 7:30 P.M. (ET).
The event will be broadcast live on MAVTV Canada.
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 40; Wins -8 ; Top 5 - 20; Top 10 - 26; Top 20 - 32;
September 6, 2019 at Ohsweken Speedway
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Strong Three Night Outing Yields Fifth Victory Of The Season For Blake Hahn
Bryan Hulbert - ELDON, Mo. (September 4, 2019) Picking up his fifth overall victory of the 2019 season this past weekend, Blake Hahn's three nights with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network saw just as many top-five finishes, along with the win, with events at Iowa's 34 Raceway and Missouri's Lake Ozark Speedway.
"We've had good momentum since Knoxville, and this weekend was really what we needed to let us know we're going in the right direction, especially with the field of drivers we had all three nights," stated Blake.
Hahn's first trip to 34 Raceway on Friday, the win keeps up a trend of Blake winning at new tracks.
"I don't know what it is, but we always seem to roll well when we roll into a track we've never been too and that was the case on Friday. I didn't have another track we could use for reference, so I didn't have any notes to go off, but I just felt comfortable and really, 34 Raceway is an awesome track. Easily the best track I've been too in Iowa because it is a short track and you can move around. I look forward to going back."
Getting the lead on the start, the victory was not an easy one as Blake had to hold off Austin McCarl in lapped traffic, then Seth Bergman on the closing lap of the 30-lap affair.
"That was a tough race. I about gave it away twice in traffic, and thankfully had the track position to hold onto the lead when Austin [McCarl] dove underneath me. The cautions helped there to give me open air and let me settle down a little bit then there at the end, I could hear Seth and I just took a gamble on the slower car moving up off the turn and it worked out."
Taking on Lake Ozark Speedway the next two nights, Hahn finished fifth in both outings.
Qualifying fourth for Saturday's A-Feature, Hahn's outlook was to just finish as the track was blistering fast from the track having taken a massive amount of rain the night before.
"I have to hand it to everyone at Lake Ozark Speedway, they worked their asses off to get that show in. For what they had to deal with, I have not complaints. I was just glad we stayed out of trouble and got through the race in one piece."
Finding a much dryer track on Sunday, Hahn had to dig a little bit after his Heat and Qualifier performance landed him 11th on the grid. Up to fourth at one point, the Sage Fruit, Co. No. 52 ended up fifth after battling with John Carney II in the closing laps. Hahn was the final car on the lead lap.
"Going 40 laps with no cautions with the track as technical as it was, it made things really interesting and the lapped cars made the line deceiving because I was able to roll the bottom and get around, and then all the sudden Carney came around me in the middle. I moved up and tried running his line, but it was too late by then. Overall though, I was really happy with the car and how we did."
Up next on Blake's schedule is the Casey's General Store Fall Brawl at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. with the Nebraska 360 Series on Saturday, September 7. Races begin at 6:00 P.M. (CT).
The 2019 season is Blake Hahn's 17th year of racing. Starting in Jr. Sprints at the Tulsa Shootout, Hahn has progressed through the ranks with over 90 victories across Micros, Midgets, and Sprint Cars. For continued updates on Blake Hahn Racing, along with his full 2019 lineup, log onto http://www.blakehahnracing.com.
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 44; Wins -5; Top 5 - 22; Top 10 - 28; Top 20 -37;
September 7: I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) w/Nebraska 360 Sprints
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September 4, 2019
Justin Duty Sweeps Fall Frenzy at Willamette
Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals Up Next
Mulino, Oregon (09/04/19) – Justin Duty broke out the broom on the Super Late Model competition over the weekend at Oregon’s Willamette Speedway. He made a clean sweep of both nights of the track’s annual Fall Frenzy in his Don Frank Floors No. 15 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model.
With the victories he increased his 2019-win total to four. He’s also now won three of his last four events.
“We couldn’t have scripted the weekend to have gone any better,” Duty commented. “As I mentioned after our last win, we’ve made some major gains in our program over the past few months, and it’s showed with our on-track performances. We’re going to take this weekend to go over every nut and bolt in the car to make sure we’re ready to heat the ground running next week in the Knoxville Late Model Nationals.
“A special thanks goes out to family, my crew and all of my sponsors for everything that they do for me.”
On Friday evening Justin Duty visited Willamette Speedway (Lebanon, Oregon), where he returned to the driver’s seat of his Don Frank Floors No. 15 Super Late Model entry. Drawing 15 cars for the opening round of the two-day Fall Frenzy, Duty registered the fastest lap in time trials before finishing second in his heat race. Capturing his third win of the season in the feature, Justin topped Steve Moore, Jeremy Shank, Doug Elkins, and Kye Frick to pick up the $1,200 payday.
Returning on Saturday afternoon for the second leg of the event, Justin followed up the third fastest time in qualifying with a runner-up finish in his heat race. Building more than a three second margin by the time he crossed the line in the finale, Justin Duty charged to his fourth win of the season over Jeremy Shank, Steve Moore, Jeff Rash, and Randy Boyd. He earned a $1,200 paycheck for his dominant performance in the 30-lap affair.
For more results from these events, please visit www.TrophyMotorsports.com .
The team now turns their attention to next weekend’s Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals at Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa). The event, scheduled for September 12-14, roars to life on Thursday and Friday night with $6,000-to-win races each night. On Saturday evening a $40,000-to-win finale is on the docket.
For more information on the crown jewel weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
Double Duty Racing would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Don Frank Floors, Ohlins by JDR, Metro Services, Darren & Mardell Williams, Pro Power Racing Engines, Mid-Ohio Graphics, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
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Tyler Erb Races to Trio of Top-10 Finishes
49th Annual World 100 Comes to Life This Weekend
St. Marys, Ohio (09/04/19) – Tyler Erb finally was finally able to shake the monkey from his back over the weekend and came away with a trio of Top-10 finishes in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
"On one hand I'm bummed because I feel like I let some wins get away from us this weekend, but on the other hand, we finally had a weekend with no mechanical failures and we were really consistent, so that's a definite plus," Erb commented. "Hopefully we can go to Eldora Speedway this coming weekend and win some globes."
Tyler Erb kicked off a tripleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Friday night at Kentucky's Ponderosa Speedway.
A capacity crowd was on hand for the $12,000-to-win event, and Tyler finished sixth in his heat race to earn the 17th-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. In the main event, the driver known as "Terbo" turned on the booster and passed 12 competitors to register a fifth-place finish behind Tim McCreadie, Tanner English, Jonathan Davenport and Don O'Neal. For his efforts he received both the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race Award as well as the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Race Award.
On Saturday evening the annual Bob Miller Memorial took center stage at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio), where competitors were pursuing a $12,000 winner's check. With 30 entries on hand, Tyler blazed to the fastest lap in Miller Welders Time Trials. He went on win his heat race to earn the pole position for the 50-lap finale.
As the race went green Tyler slipped to the second spot as fellow-front-row starter Jonathan Davenport jumped to the lead. Erb went on to run in a podium spot for much of the feature before registering a fourth-place finish behind Davenport, Josh Richards, and Tim McCreadie.
The three-race weekend drew to a close on Sunday evening at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway, where the 51st annual Hillbilly Hundred came to life. With a $30,000 winner's check on the line, Tyler qualified fastest in his group before notching a runner-up finish in his heat race.
Starting the finale in the sixth position, Erb ran in the Top-10 throughout the event. At the checkered flag he was found in position No. 10.
Tyler is currently fourth in the latest LOLMDS standings and continues to lead the Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year standings. For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
The team now turns its attention to a home game kind of weekend as they enter the 49th annual World 100 at the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio). Located just a short distance from their shop, Erb has enjoyed strong runs at the oval in his career, including a fifth-place finish at the Dirt Late Model Dream back in June.
“Eldora is a place that I absolutely love. From the track to the fans to pretty much everything, it’s one awesome place, and there’s nothing like the World 100,” Erb shared.
The weekend opens on Thursday and Friday with twin $10,000-to-win features each night, and on Saturday night the weekend concludes with a $52,000-to-win finale.
For anyone unable to attend the event will be broadcast all weekend live via pay-per-view at both www.DirtOnDirt.com and www.EldoraSpeedway.com .
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Best Performance Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include New Point Lighting & Design, Inc., Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, Franklin Enterprises, Boxo USA, Industrial Resourcing Group, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Valvoline, Corey Frazer State Farm, Industrial Hydro Excavating, Beyea Headers, Day Motorsports, Champion Brands, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Peterson Fluid Systems, Barnes Systems Inc., Powers Performance, Butlerbuilt, Impact Race Gear, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, ASI Racewear, Fragola Performance Systems, Dirt Defender, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Performance Race Engineering, Five Star Race Car Bodies Rocket Chassis, R&R Design and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
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Cannon McIntosh Slips USAC’s BC39 between Pair of POWRi Weekends
Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (September 4, 2019) – While the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League in full song as the calendar flips to September, Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget team are slipping in some mid-week USAC action as well.
After taking in the Labor Day weekend POWRi Midget double at Missouri’s Lake Ozark Speedway, McIntosh is set for his first run at the BC39 at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday.
Once the BC39 event is in the books, it’s back to POWRi competition in Illinois with events at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday and then Canton’s Spoon River Speedway on Saturday.
With passing points in mind, McIntosh will kick off the BC39 by racing from the ninth starting position in Wednesday night’s third heat race at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His heat race finish and passing points will set the stage for Thursday’s qualifiers and then feature events.
McIntosh will be looking for his second USAC Midget score after topping March’s Shamrock Classic at Du Quoin’s Southern Illinois Center.
McIntosh will then look for that elusive first POWRi National Midget feature win with this weekend’s events in Illinois. The 16-year-old was tantalizingly close to that first win once again this past weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway, only to have a mechanical issue deny a sure win.
“We were gone, nobody had anything for us,” McIntosh said of Saturday night’s feature atop the 1/3-mile clay oval near Eldon, MO, after racing from sixth to second in heat race action to earn the fourth starting position for the feature.
McIntosh raced into the lead in short order and was well in command until a late red flag. And he sensed something was amiss.
“I told Cody (Cordell) under the red that something wasn’t right, something felt off in the front end,” McIntosh recalls.
His instincts proved correct, with a front axle issue resulting in a meeting with the retaining wall that destroyed the car.
“I went into the turn and the car didn’t turn at all and I smoked the wall,” McIntosh says.
Breaking out the backup car for Sunday’s action, McIntosh bounced right back by winning his heat race form seventh to earn the pole position for the feature and then finished out the night in ninth in the main event.
“I led the first few laps, then we just lost momentum and I couldn’t ever get my rhythm back,” McIntosh explains.
The young gun will be looking for victory lane with both USAC and POWRi this week with the BC39 and then events in Illinois.
Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.
Up Next: USAC National Midgets “BC39” at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday; POWRi National Midget League at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway on Friday and Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL) on Saturday.
Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.
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September 4, 2019
Donald McIntosh Wires Fall Nationals at Thunderhill for $5k Payday
49th Annual World 100 Set for this Weekend
Dawsonville, Georgia (09/04/19) – Saturday night at Tennessee’s Thunderhill Raceway Park found Donald McIntosh dominating the $5,000-to-win event in his Blount Motorsports No. 7m Ole Ben Franklin Motors/ Stowers Cat/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model.
The win marked his second Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals win of the season and his sixth victory overall.
“This car was really awesome,” McIntosh said after winning Saturday night’s event at Thunderhill Raceway Park. “I feel like the racetrack was really good too, because I could get under them on the bottom side or the top side, so I really don't think it latched up. I could put it wherever I wanted it, and when the car’s that good it makes my job easy. We ran well in the Southern Nationals race at Thunderhill earlier this year but had a flat. This time we dominated and for once everything worked out just like we planned it.”
Donald McIntosh returned to competition with the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals on Saturday evening at Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, Tennessee), where he kicked off the Labor Day weekend doubleheader. McIntosh locked his spot into the opening night feature with the fastest lap in time trials.
Rolling off the feature grid from the pole position, Donald dominated all 50-laps to capture his sixth win of the season and a $5,000 payday. Dane Dacus, Pierce McCarter, Brad Skinner, and Eric Hickerson rounded out the Top-5.
The following night at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee), for the Buddy Rogers Memorial, Donald logged the sixth-fastest time in his qualifying group which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win finale. Breaking into the Top-5, McIntosh improved eight spots to record a fourth-place finish behind Dakotah Knuckles, David Payne, and Jason Trammell with David Crabtree coming in 5th.
On the heels of his weekend performances, Donald has further extended his advantage atop the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals point standings. For full results and the latest series’ standings, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
This weekend, Donald will return to the driver’s seat of his family-owned Buick-powered No. 7 007 Race Car Super Late Model during the 49th running of the World 100 at the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio). The weekend begins with twin $10,000-to-win features on both Thursday and Friday night, while the weekend draws to a thrilling conclusion on Saturday night with a $52,000-to-win finale.
For anyone unable to attend all of the event will be broadcast live at both www.DirtOnDirt.com and www.EldoraSpeedway.com .
Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Walker’s Truck Contractors, Blount Excavating, Motion Control Suspension, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, DR Investments, Food City, The Wine and Spirits Cellar and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Donald McIntosh, please visit www.DonaldMcIntoshRacing.com .
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September 4, 2019
Ben Schaller Races to I-80 Speedway Triumph
Malvern Bank SLMRS Action at Eagle Raceway Up Next
Omaha, NE (09/04/19) – Ben Schaller enjoyed a strong weekend in his Fleetmark Solutions No. 98 Hinze Chiropractic/ MB Customs/ Schaller Racing Engines & Shocks Super Late Model. After racing to a second-place finish in Saturday night’s Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series (SLMRS) event at Shelby County Speedway, the Nebraska racer bolted to the feature win on Sunday evening at I-80 Speedway.
The victory marked his third of the 2019 campaign.
“Last weekend at the Yankee [Dirt Track Classic] didn’t go as well as we had hoped from a finish standpoint. Fortunately, some of the things that we tried there that seemed to work, also helped us out this weekend,” Schaller said. “It was nice to feel like we had some speed again because it felt like we weren’t really making any progress the last couple of races. We were able to stay out of trouble Saturday and just plain had a fast car on Sunday when we got the win. Hopefully there is something that we can carry into the next couple of weeks.”
Saturday night found Ben Schaller in action at Shelby County Speedway (Harlan, Iowa), where he went into battle with the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series. In a field of 34 cars, Schaller laid down the fastest lap in time trials before placing fourth in his heat race.
Starting the $2,000-to-win A-Main in the third position, Ben gained one spot in the 25-lapper to score a runner-up finish behind Corey Zeitner with Charlie McKenna, Jason Rauen, and Josh Leonard rounding out the Top 5.
On Sunday afternoon at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska), Ben improved four spots in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Outrunning Josh Leonard in the feature, Schaller soared to his third win of the season. Leonard, Bill Leighton, Josh Krug, and Andrew Kosiski completed the Top-5 finishers
Ben is currently second in the latest MBSLMRS point standings and is fourth in the NASCAR Late Model standings at I-80 Speedway. For more results from these events as well as the latest series standings, please visit www.SLMRSeries.com and www.I-80Speedway.com .
The team has a single event on the schedule for this week as they make the short trip to Eagle Raceway (Eagle, Nebraska) this Sunday for a $2,000-to-win, Malvern Bank Series event.
Schaller is currently just 38 points out of the series’ point lead, and will be looking to make up ground in this Sunday’s event.
Anyone interested in becoming a marketing partner with Schaller Racing is encouraged to please contact the team via SchallerRacing@gmail.com .
Schaller Racing would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Hinze Chiropractic, Dave’s Home Improvement, Fleetmark Solutions, Dirt Shirts USA, Sutter Family Racing, Underdog Design & Drawing, Spud Trucking, Schaller Racing Engines & Shocks, Monster Graphics, MB Customs, Malvern Bank, Ohlins, Driven Racing Oil, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.
For more information on Ben Schaller and Schaller Racing, please visit www.SchallerRacing.com. Also, please the team’s social media channels at facebook.com/SchallerRacing, instagram.com/SchallerRacing and twitter.com/RacingSchaller .
Bacon Vies for BC39 Repeat after Top Five Silver Crown Showing
Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (September 4, 2019) – Brady Bacon etched his name into the record books by winning last year’s inaugural rendition of the USAC National Midgets “BC39” in the first race ever atop The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This week, Bacon will try to become the first two-time winner of the event as he defends his crown aboard the FMR No. 76e on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bacon’s title defense in the event gets under way in Wednesday night’s first heat race, as the “Macho Man” grids the field inside the fourth row. Wednesday’s heat race finishes and points will set the stage for Thursday’s qualifiers and then feature events.
“This is a special race, it meant a lot to win this one last year and I hope it’s something that we’re able to do again this week,” Bacon explained.
Bacon goes into the event after another strong outing in USAC Silver Crown competition that netted a fifth-place finish at Illinois’ Quoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday. Friday’s USAC Midget and Sprint Car combo at Granite City’s Tri-City Speedway fell victim to rain.
Bacon opened Sunday’s tilt at Du Quoin by landing a front row starting position aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 entry with a time of 30.797 seconds atop the mile clay oval that was second quickest.
After a stint of 23 laps in the lead position during the first half of the 100-lapper, Bacon finished out the night in fifth.
“We couldn’t quite go as good at the end as some of the others, then we got pinched out of where we needed to be a couple of times late in the race,” Bacon explains. “We got the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 into the owner points lead though, which was the primary goal going into the night.”
After pushing the Klatt team into the USAC Silver Crown owner points lead, Bacon now sets his sights on making it two-for-two in USAC Midget “BC39” competition among a field of nearly 90 competitors.
Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.
2019 Quick Stats: 84 races, 8 wins, 34 top-fives, 48 top-tens.
Up Next: USAC National Midgets “BC39” at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday.
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