Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports Announce Wild West Shootout Wild Ride
Promotion Benefits Smile Train and Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities

Las Cruces, N.M. (11/22/21) – Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports are proud to announce the Wild West Shootout Wild Ride with the team’s Ken & Beth Roberts-owned No. 58 Nutrien Ag Solutions / Roemer Machine & Welding / Mesilla Valley Transportation / Black Diamond Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The promotion will take place during the 16th annual Wild West Shootout at New Mexico’s FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park on January 8-16, 2022 with all proceeds benefitting Smile Train and Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities.

Not only will the promotion raise money for two great charities, but it also marks the return of the Roberts Motorsports famous No. 58 .

“The No. 58 is where it all started back in the 1960’s for Roberts Motorsports with my dad (Hershel Roberts) driving the No. 58 in Figure Eight and Late Model racing events,” Ken Roberts shared. “Not only did my dad win a lot of races and championships in the team car, but since then multiple other drivers enjoyed success in it, including Ray Guss Jr. and Jeremiah Hurst, who each won multiple races, track championships, and national titles with the number.

“We are equally thrilled to both bring the number back for Garrett (Alberson) in 2022 and to announce our Wild West Shootout Wild Ride promotion. It’s exciting times for our team, and we look forward to helping a pair of deserving charities along the way.”

The Wild West Shootout Wild Ride offers 58 individuals the opportunity to either have their own name on the car and/or honor someone else by putting their name on the deck area of the Roberts Motorsports No. 58, beginning with the Wild West Shootout on January 8-16. The cost is $100 per person with all proceeds raised being donated to Smile Train and Gildas Club of the Quad Cities.

Opportunities to be one of the 58 individuals included on the Wild West Shootout Wild Ride can be purchased at The deadline for submission is Wednesday, December 8.

Smile Train is a nonprofit organization and charity providing corrective surgery for children with cleft lips and palates. Headquartered in New York City and founded in 1999, Smile Train provides free corrective cleft surgery in 87 countries, training local doctors and providing hospital funding for the procedures. For more information on the organization, please visit .

Meanwhile, Gilda's Club of the Quad-Cities provides emotional and social support for people living with cancer, their families, and friends. It offers various support groups, lectures, art therapy, and social gatherings. For more information, please visit .

“I’m honored to be a part of this great promotion and hope that we can raise a lot of money for two great organizations. It’s especially cool that the names will stay on the car throughout the 2022 season until the deck area gets damaged, so in theory these names could be riding with me all year,” Garrett Alberson said. “I also want to say a very special thank you to Ken and Beth Roberts for the amazing opportunity they are continuing to give me with Roberts Motorsports. It means a lot to me to carry on the legacy of the No. 58, and I’m looking forward to serving the number proudly.”

Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Nutrien Ag Solutions, Done Right Satellite, DoneRight.TV Motorsports, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Lucas Oil Products, Roemer Machine & Welding, Winstein Kavinsky & Cunningham LLC, RCS Union Software, Live Klaf Love, Swift Springs, Capital Sign Co., Stuckey Enterprises, Black Diamond Race Cars, Advance Racing Suspension, Hoosier Racing Tires, Fast Shafts, Performance Bodies, VP Racing Fuels, UAW, Keizer Wheels, Dubuque Moving & Storage, S&S Builders, Key City Metal Works, Sweet Manufacturing, Praxair, Clements Racing Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Super Clean, Beyea Headers, Velocita USA, Out-Pace Race Products, PEM Gears and Drivetrain, Buddha Bert Transmission,s Advance Racing Suspensions, Swift Springs, Fast Shafts, VP Racing Fuels, Accu-Force Dynos and Testers, Schaeffer’s Oil, Strange Oval, Bill’s Sport Shop, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information about Garrett Alberson, please visit .

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Ashton Winger Wins $5,000 in King of the Sandbox Opener
2021 Season Complete; Looking Ahead to 2022 Campaign

HAMPTON, Ga. (11/22/21) – Ashton Winger registered his 13th win of the year on Friday evening in his Team 22 Inc. No. 89 Longhorn Race Car / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model with a $5,000 triumph in Southern Raceway’s King of the Sandbox opener.

The Georgia racer had his sights set on a $20,000 victory on Saturday night before mechanical woes sidelined him early.

“We picked up another one (win) this weekend. Thought we were gonna have a good shot at another one on Saturday before we had a mechanical issue. Thanks to everyone involved, who makes this deal go round and thanks to everyone down in Milton, Florida for the hospitality,” Winger said. “Our 2021 season is in the books, and we are now preparing for a big 2022. I’m just very grateful for the support and opportunities that I have.”

Ashton Winger trekked to Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.) on Friday evening as he returned to the driver’s seat of the Gambler Transport Motorsports No. 89 Late Model for the inaugural King of the Sandbox presented by Sweet Victory Apparel.

With a heat race win placing him on the pole for the preliminary feature, Winger outdueled teammate G.R. Smith to secure his 13th win of the season and a $5,000 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Smith, Max Blair, Brandon Overton, and Josh Putnam.

On Saturday, Ashton locked his spot into the $20,000-to-win finale with a heat victory. Starting in second, Winger slowed on the fourth lap with mechanical issues. He was credited with a 14th-place finish.

The 2021 season for the team is now complete, and they are already mapping out the 2022 schedule. As dates are finalized they will be posted on the team’s website at .

Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Team 22 Inc., Gambler Transport, Clary’s Used Cars, E-Z-GO, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Dekalb, Boydbilt Fabrication Spring-Pro, Collins Signs, Turkey Creek Snacks, FK Rod Ends, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Boswell Oil, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Off Axis Paint, Hoosier Tire South, VP Racing Fuels, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, RSD Enterprises, Advanced Technology Motorsports, Racing Radios, 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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Brandon Overton Crowned King of the Sandbox
Fourth Annual Gobbler 100 Up Next at Cochran Motor Speedway

EVANS, Ga. (11/01/21) – Taking his season’s win tally 30, Brandon Overton pocketed a $20,000 victory on Saturday night at Southern Raceway in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model.

The win came in the finale of the annual King of the Sandbox at the Florida oval but was far from easy for Overton.

"I'll tell you what, I was sweating bullets before we started this deal. I couldn't qualify on the pole. I kept getting beat and had tough heat races every night. So you just go to Plan B, man. You just gotta sit right there and wait on 'em to make a mistake and capitalize on it," Overton said in Victory Lane. "Ashton (Winger) had bad luck and Bo (Slay) kind of got in there with those lapped cars. When you're out front, you're a sitting duck, and like I said, we just capitalized on it.

“Once we got out front, our car was back to normal. When you're behind, it's hard to judge anything because the track's so dirty and you feel like crap no matter what you do. It just all worked in our favor."

Brandon Overton entered the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Longhorn Chassis into battle on Friday evening at Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.) in the opening round of the inaugural King of the Sandbox presented by Sweet Victory Apparel. In a field of 15 cars, Overton’s second-place finish in his heat race lined him up third on the starting grid for the preliminary feature. With $5,000 on the line, Brandon slipped one spot in the 30-lapper to register a fourth-place finish.
On Saturday, Brandon laid down the third-fastest time in his group before placing second in his heat race. Starting the feature in third, Overton wrestled away the lead from Bo Slay on lap 13 and paced the field for the remaining distance of the 60-lapper to capture his 30th win of the season and a $20,000 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Max Blair, Slay, Joseph Joiner, and Ryan Crane.
For the 31st annual Blue-Gray 100 on Sunday at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.), Overton topped the 29-car Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series field in qualifying before dashing to a heat race win. Rolling off fifth for the feature, Brandon challenged Chris Madden late in the race after pitting for a new tire on lap 66 but was unable to close the distance on the eventual race-winner. He trailed Madden across the line with Devin Moran, Carson Ferguson, and Michael Brown rounding out the Top-5.
The team will enter a final event this weekend – November 25-27 – with a trip to Cochran (Ga.) Motor Speedway for the $21,000-to-win fourth annual Gobbler 100.

Full event details are available at .

Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit .

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Ricky Thornton Jr. Has Hat Trick Weekend at Central Arizona
Fifth Annual Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals Up Next

ADEL, Iowa (11/22/21) – Weekend action found Ricky Thornton Jr. continuing his recent red-hot streak aboard his Tanner Racing / Excel Floor Covering No. 20RT Certified Inspection Services / Lethal Chassis Modified.

In fact, he raced to three-straight Modified triumphs during the weekend’s Desert Modified Nationals at Central Arizona Speedway, including a $3,000 triumph in Sunday’s finale as his season win tally grew to 14.

“Wow, this Modified has been an absolute hot rod over the past few weeks. Between Arizona and Nevada, we scored nine wins and a second in 10 races. Not too bad at all,” Thornton Jr. shared. “It’s been a lot of fun racing out West because we got to be around a lot of family and friends, who we don’t get to see as much anymore now that we live out East. Now, we’re gearing up for the Dome (Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals) in a little over a week. I’m looking forward to taking the Late Model and the Modified into battle and seeing what we can do.”

Continuing his western swing, Ricky Thornton Jr. visited Central Arizona Speedway (Casa Grande, Ariz.) on Friday evening to kick off the eighth annual Desert Thunder Nationals.

With 46 IMCA Modifieds entered for the opening round of the triple header, Thornton’s eighth-to-third run in his heat race relegated him into the B-Main. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Ricky locked into the 11th-starting position for the opening night feature.

Charging to the front, Thornton rolled to his 12th win of the 2021 campaign.

On Saturday, Ricky held off a charging Jeremy Thornton in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Outrunning Zach Madrid in the feature, Thornton soared to his second in as many nights, which came ahead of Madrid, Kollin Hibdon, Tim Ward, and Matt Aukland.

For the finale on Sunday, Thornton advanced two spots in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. Securing the Desert Thunder Nationals sweep and bagging a $3,000 prize, Ricky charged to his 14th win of the season in the 25-lap finale. He finished ahead of Kollin Hibdon, Spencer Wilson, Kelsie Foley, and Matt Aukland.

For more results from this event, please visit .

The driver, known as RTJ, has one weekend of racing left on the 2021 docket with a trip to the Dome at America’s Center (St. Louis, Mo.) for the fifth annual Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals on December 2-4. Ricky will compete in both the Modified and Super Late Model divisions. Weekend action includes the field being divided into Thursday and Friday prelims with Super Late Models racing for $5,000 to win each night and Modifieds racing for $3,000 to win. Action draws to a close on Saturday with a $30,000 Super Late Model finale and a $10,000-to-win Modified finale.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Ricky Thornton Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: Dyno One Inc., Excel Floor Covering, Certified Inspection Service Co. Inc., D&E Outside Services, Deines-Nitz Soultions & Powdercoating, West Side Tractor Sales Co., SSI Motorsports, Shelby Materials, EMD Wraps, Lethal Chassis, Dylan Earven Foundation, Tire Demon, Hoker Trucking, Tanner Racing, High Performance Lubricants, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Midwest Sheet Metal, Dirtvision, Simpson Race Products, JE Pistons, Edelbrock, MSD, iRacing, E-Z-GO, Powers Performance, COMP Cams, Quarter Master, Cometic Gasket, Drydene, Winters Performance Products, Snap-on by Ryan Marsh, NGK Spark Plugs, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Winning Edge Carburetion, Longhorn Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, Dynamic Drivelines, Superior Fuel Cells, Finish Line Body & Parts, Wehrs Machine, Dirt Defender, CPD racing Shocks, Bassett, Integra Racing Shocks, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at often for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Ricky Thornton Jr. on social media at on Facebook, and on Twitter at

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