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October 1, 2019

Ashton Winger Claims Career Win in Billy Clanton Classic
FALS Frenzy Up Next for Georgia Racer

Hampton, Georgia (10/01/19) – Sunday evening at Senoia Raceway was an emotional time for 19-year-old Ashton Winger and his family. The gumbo oval was the scene of the richest payday of the Georgia driver’s young career. He piloted his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 E-Z-Go/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $10,150 triumph in the annual Billy Clanton Classic.

“I’ve wanted to win this race right up there with all of them,” Winger said in victory lane. “If anybody knows me, they know the Clanton family is like my family. I really appreciate all they do. Shane’s like my dad. Rusty and Joey taught me how to race. This is so awesome.

“I bided my time there early in the race and was able to get past [Chris] Madden in lapped traffic. This is such an awesome feeling to win this race. I want to thank everyone, who supports my racing program. Their amazing support is the reason I got this win.”

After Mother Nature shifted the event from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon, Ashton Winger was one of 33 Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals Series entries registered at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) for the Billy Clanton Classic. After recording the fastest lap in qualifications, Winger cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory which positioned him second on the starting grid for the main event.

Overtaking polesitter Chris Madden on lap 15 as the duo battled through lapped traffic, Ashton dominated the remaining 45 circuits to capture his seventh win of the season and a $10,025 payday. He also received a $125 bonus for being the leader at the midway point of the finale. Madden, Shane Clanton, Clint Smith, and Casey Roberts trailed him to the checkers.

For more results from this event, please visit .

Ashton will be idle this weekend before trekking north next weekend for the FALS Frenzy at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois). The event features a $5,000-to-win program on Friday night and a $15,000-to-win event on Saturday evening.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include E-Z-Go, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Boydbilt Fabrication Spring-Pro, Collins Signs, Turkey Creek Snacks, Franklin Enterprises, The Realty Queen & Team, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Rocket Chassis, Advanced Technology Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Off Axis Paint, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, Hoosier Tire South, VP Racing Fuels, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, RSD Enterprises, 2 Brothers Motorsports, Racing Radio, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Fast Shafts, K&N Racing Filters, Integra MX Springs, GW Performance, J&C Properties and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Ashton Winger, please visit his internet home at as well as his social media channels at .

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October 1, 2019

Ricky Weiss Returns to Victory Lane at Smoky Mountain Speedway
Returns to WoO Super Late Model Competition This Weekend

Headingley, Manitoba, Canada (10/01/19) – Ricky Weiss once again visited Victory Lane at Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Speedway in his Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7 Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model. His latest conquest at the Tennessee oval came on Saturday night with the Southern All Stars and was worth $7,500.

“We entered two Southern All Star events at Smoky Mountain Speedway this year, and we got two wins. That’s pretty awesome for our team,” Weiss said. “I knew we were real good [in the feature]. I could see [crewman] Shawn's [Gage] signals. His sticks were getting further and further apart. I felt really good until the lapped cars. I was trying to move up, and it was give or take a little bit. The bottom was better one lap, the top was better the next. I tried to go through the middle, but it was a little too dirty. Finally, I was able to clear the traffic, and it was smooth sailing from there.”

On Saturday night Ricky Weiss visited Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned, King of the Mountain Fall Classic. In a field of 26 cars, Weiss topped the charts in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the main event. Leading wire-to-wire, Ricky cruised to his seventh win of the season over Shanon Buckingham, David Crabtree, David Breazeale, and Eric Wells. Recording his second-career, Southern All Star Series victory, Weiss pocketed $7,500.

For more results from the event, please visit .

World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series competition resumes this weekend for Weiss. He has a trio of $10,000-to-win events scheduled in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. On Thursday evening the southern swing opens at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia) before shifting to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Friday night.  The weekend’s busy slate draws to a close on Saturday evening at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee).

Ricky continues to lead the WoO Rookie of the Year battle and is third in the overall series’ standings.

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, J&C Properties, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, Collins Brothers Towing, Winkler Canvas, Global Enterprises Inc., Wiesner Trucking, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., JCJ Tools Inc., Keewatin Truck Service, Rod Fehr Racing, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Base Racing, Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, and Marketing Services.

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

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October 1, 2019

Rodney Sanders Grabs USRA Nationals Prelim Win
Winter Nationals at Longdale Speedway Next Up

Happy, Texas (10/01/19) – For the first time in his career, Rodney Sanders visited Victory Lane at Hamilton County Speedway on Friday night. The United States Racing Association (USRA) Nationals prelim win came aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“It’s always great to get to Victory Lane for the first time at a race track, and that was the hump we were finally able to get over on Friday night at Hamilton County Speedway,” Sanders said. “We had a really fast car, and I liked our chances for Saturday night’s finale, but rain got their first. I’m definitely looking forward to going back on October 19 to take a shot at getting that big win.”

On Thursday night Rodney Sanders traveled to Hamilton County Speedway (Webster City, Iowa) for the opening round of the United States Racing Association (USRA) Fall Nationals. With 21 Modifieds on hand for the three-day event, Sanders advanced one spot in his heat race to place second behind Brandon Davis. Starting the opening night feature in the fifth position, Rodney gained three spots, reeling in a runner-up finish behind Davis with Lucas Schott, Dustin Sorensen, and Justin Auringer trailing them to the checkers.

Passing five cars in his heat race on Friday evening, Sanders picked up a second-place finish behind Ryan Gustin, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the A-Main. Leading flag-to-flag in the main event, Rodney rumbled to his 15th win of the season. Lucas Schott, Brandon Davis, Ryan Gustin, and Justin Auringer followed him across the finish line. Sanders pocketed a $1,000 payday for his dominant performance.

Slated to start on the pole for the finale on Saturday evening, Mother Nature made an unwelcomed appearance and postponed the event to October 19.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit .

The racer known as “The Rocket,” is slated to be idle this weekend but will return to competition next weekend – October 12-13 – with a trip to Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway for the Winter Nationals. Friday night’s program posts a $550 winner’s check, while Saturday night has a $2,000 top prize on the line.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Armi, Swan Energy, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Beyea Headers, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Driven Race Oil, C&R Radiators, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, VP Race Fuels, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products and Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit .

Rico Abreu rallies for top-ten against All Stars during 4-Crown Nationals

Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 27th & 28th
Event: 4-Crown Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday (World of Outlaws): 15th (22nd)
Saturday (All Stars): 9th (14th)

ST. HELENA, California (September 30, 2019) - After a month of action on the West Coast, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made his return to the eastern time zone during the recent weekend, this time joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, as well as the All Star Circuit of Champions, during the two-day 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28.

Certainly a highlight on his annual racing calendar, Rico Abreu transformed his pair of 4-Crown starts into one top-ten finish, highlighting both days with a ninth place outing against Tony Stewart’s All Stars on Saturday, September 28. Bumping his top-ten total to 47 on the season, Abreu’s charge to ninth commenced from the outside of row seven, eventually advancing five positions in 25 circuits.

Although missing the top-ten against the World of Outlaws during the 4-Crown opener on Friday, the end-result was still positive, ending action with a rally from 22nd to 15th.

“Man, I love Eldora Speedway,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Golden State Restaurant Group/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car. “It’s a great place to race and we’ve had a lot of positive results there. I wish we had more opportunities to go there, to be honest.”

Tentatively, Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu Racing will return to action on Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5, with a two-day visit to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois. The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) will be on hand to sanction both days of competition.

Abreu, who owns six wins in 2019, including a recent triumph in Placerville, California, is a former MOWA winner at Jacksonville Speedway.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at, Twitter at, or on Instagram at

Those seeking the lastest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit 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

Rico Abreu Racing:

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru September 30, 2019)
Total Races: 67
Total Wins: 6
Total Top-5s: 24
Total Top-10s: 47
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

Photo Credit: Wayne Riegle
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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Donny Schatz highlights three-race stretch with top-five at Jacksonville

Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Event: Outlaws at Jacksonville Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Illinois)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 4th (17th)

Date: Friday, September 27th
Event: 4-Crown Nationals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 17th (24th)

Date: Saturday, September 28th
Event: Commonwealth Clash
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 18th (2nd)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 8858 points (40 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 30, 2019) - Donny Schatz’ recent three-race stretch was packed with frustration, ultimately forced to settle with a 17th place finish during Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals opener on Friday, September 27, followed by a tough-to-swallow ‘DNF’ result due to mechanical woes at Lernerville Speedway on Saturday, September 28. Unfortunately, the pair of unexpected outcomes cost the Fargo, North Dakota-native the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship points lead, now 40 markers behind the Kasey Kahne Racing entry driven by Brad Sweet.

Despite back-to-back nights of hardship, the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion did find some light during action at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Wednesday, September 25. Although forced to start 17th on the grid as the result of a fifth place finish during heat race action, Schatz did not fret, but instead put together an impressive charge to finish fourth, solid enough to also assure the evening’s Hard Charger Award for advancing the most feature positions.

Donny Schatz’ Eldora Speedway result on Friday was the product of row 12. The pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car was forced to start deep after failing to transfer through his respective heat race, but a fourth place finish during the evening’s Last Chance Showdown allowed the ten-time champ to start 24th.

“We are going to have to find a way to bounce back, and what better time to do so than during Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open,” Donny Schatz said, a former multi-time winner of the prestigious event that will award $65,000 in 2019. “We’ve had a lot of success at Williams Grove Speedway. Hopefully we can continue that this weekend.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will continue their 2019 campaign with Williams Grove Speedway’s National Open on Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5. Saturday’s 40-lap finale will award a monster $65,000 top prize - the largest top prize in Williams Grove Speedway history.

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, as well as at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru September 30, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 64
World of Outlaws Wins: 9
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 42
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 58

Photo: Jason Brown
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
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