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July 5, 2018

Chris Ferguson to Take Four-to-Five Week Break from Racing
North Carolina Racer Turns Focus to Regrouping and Changes

Mt. Holly, North Carolina (07/05/18) – Chris Ferguson has made the tough decision to withdraw as a regular on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series, effective immediately.

“I hate to leave the Outlaws tour, but I’ll just be blunt that we have yet to perform to our potential this season, and it’s time for us to make some changes and regroup,” Ferguson said. “I don’t like to not finish something that I committed to, but right now we are just spinning our wheels. We are entering events, but in my heart, I know we aren’t contenders with where we are at right now. I hope to make another run at the WoO tour next year, when I have everything, where it needs to be.”

Not only will the team regroup mentally and physically, but there are also some other equipment changes coming during this time.

“We are leaving no stone unturned during this time of regrouping,” Ferguson noted. “We’ve got some equipment changes coming as well that I think will aid in getting us to where we need to be. I’ll be releasing those details in the next few weeks.”

While it’s been a bumpy road for Chris and his team this season, he’s still quick to express his gratitude to everyone who has stood behind him.

“I know that so far this season we haven’t provided the consistency or wins like I know that we can, but that hasn’t caused any of our supporters to falter one bit,” Ferguson explained. “Their relentless support means the world to me, and I honestly can’t express enough gratitude for it. I have zero doubt that it won’t be long before we are all standing in Victory Lane together once again.”

Chris expects to be back on track in four-to-five weeks.

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Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Diff-Tran Machining, K and K Trucking of Rockwell LLC, Champion Spark Plugs, Christopher Reeve’s Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, The Racing Warehouse, special thanks to Page Lemon, RPM Trailer Sales, New Point Lighting, Carver & Sons Roofing Inc., special thanks to Tom Bennington, Langley Collision Center, TW Automotive, Big A's Custom Graphics, Keith’s Handyman Services, Dirty Grass Soul, Dirt Trackin’ App, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, Joes Racing Products, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, RM Services, Indocil Art , Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Racing USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Penske Racing Shocks, PFC Brakes, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, Keyser Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Alpha Canvas and Awning, Randy Renfrow Pit Carts, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, CV Products, XCELDYNE, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Waterman Racing Components, Pro Fabrication Headers, Schaeffers Oil, TruForm Race Products, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, Carolina Roofing and Gutters, and Marketing Services.

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July 5, 2018

Kyle Beard Bags All Star Modified Win at Greenville

Trumann, Arkansas (07/05/18) – A talented field of competitors along with the tricky gumbo surface at Greenville Speedway was no match for Kyle Beard on Saturday night. Beard piloted his Shawn Mann Motorsports #86 Gary Beard Trucking/ GRT/ Kuntz & Co. Racing Engine Modified to Victory Lane with the All Star Modified Series.

“Work has been really busy, and this season it’s kept me from racing as much as I normally do,” Beard commented. “We’ve had a lot of success in the Modified division at Greenville Speedway, and Saturday was another great night for us. I really appreciate everyone’s hard work to give me a fast car, and it’s always nice to get your first win of the season.”

After almost a month removed from the driver’s seat Kyle Beard returned to action on Saturday night competing in the Open Wheel Modified ranks for the All-Star Modified Series sanctioned event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi).

After starting the night off with a heat race victory, Beard led every lap of the 30-lap feature to capture his first win of the season and a $1,500 payday.

Spencer Hughes, Drake Findley, Bobby Allen, and Brayden Proctor rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from this event are available at .

The team is currently unsure of when their next event will be. Keep your browsers pointed to www, for the latest team updates.

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including Gary Beard Trucking, Terry Phillips Racing, Black Diamond Race Cars, Absolute Roofing & Construction, Xtreme Race Graphics, Schoenfeld Headers, Real Racing Wheels, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Team 5 Enterprise, O.H. Hendricks’ Sheet Metal, Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines, and Marketing Services.

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July 5, 2018

Jake Knowles Handles Hornet’s Nest Foes for $2,500 Payday
Four Wins in Five Races for Georgia Pilot

Rome, Georgia (07/05/18) – Jake Knowles continued his winning ways over the extended holiday weekend with a $2,500 triumph at Talladega Short Track on Tuesday night in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

The victory was his fifth of the 2018 season.

My dad (Wade) came here (Talladega Short Track) and won a lot of races through the years, and I practically grew up here,” Knowles said. “I’m running a red and white No. 66 to honor my Dad’s racing legacy, so it’s special to come here and win with that car. He and my mom have been very supportive of my career, and I can’t thank them enough."

Jake kicked off his holiday weekend action on Friday evening as he traveled to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for the opening round of the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series sanctioned Salute to America Nationals.

In a field of 34 Crate Late Models, Jake recorded the ninth-fastest time in his qualifying group, which relegated him to the B-Main. Sending the Top 7 into the opening night feature, Knowles scored a third-place finish, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the finale.

With $2,500 on the line, Jake Knowles improved eight spots in the 50-lapper to place fifth behind Cruz Skinner, Ronnie Johnson, Cory Hedgecock, and Will Roland.

After seeing Mother Nature wreak havoc with rounds two and three of the Salute to America Nationals, action finally resumed on Tuesday night at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama), where a stout field of 44 Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series entries assembled to do battle. 

Registering the second-fastest time in his qualifying group, Knowles locked into the fourth-starting position for the A-Main. Slipping past race-leader Sam Seawright on lap-15, Jake held off hard-charging Cory Hedgecock in the final laps to score his fifth win of the season and a $2,500 payday. Hedgecock, Chase Walls, Sam Seawright, and Will Roland completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair.

Knowles also received a $500 bonus for his performances during the course of the miniseries.

Jake sits in third in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For full results from these events as well as the latest series standings, please visit .

The team plans to take a break from racing the weekend, and their plans for the following weekend are currently uncertain as well. Tentatively the next events for the team will be on July 20-21 with the Durrence Layne Late Model Series. The tour will invade Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Savannah, Georgia) on Friday, July 20 for a $2,000-to-win event before moving onto Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) on Saturday, July 21 for a $4,000-to-win affair.

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Buster Goss Body Shop, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, Renegade Racing Fuels, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Dynojet, and Marketing Services.

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July 5, 2018

Gregg Satterlee Breaks into Victory Lane with LOLMDS at Muskingum County

Indiana, Pennsylvania (07/05/18) – Gregg Satterlee brought an abrupt end to his 2018-winless drought on Tuesday night at Ohio’s Muskingum County Speedway. The personable young driver wired the field in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event in his Satterlee Petroleum Distributors #22 Valvoline/ Rocket Chassis XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to pick up the $12,000 prize.

“It’s no big secret that this season has been a struggle for our team. This is a tough group of cars we’re racing with this year,” Satterlee commented. “If you’re off just a little bit, you don’t even finish in the top 10. But we’ve been working hard … we’ve had a good car the last couple nights and I said, ‘We just need to get a whole night put together and we can win one of these races.’ On Tuesday night we were able to do that, and man it feels great to get back to Victory Lane.”

Tuesday night brought the team to Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio) to do battle with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

Satterlee started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the A-Main. Blasting into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Gregg led flag-to-flag to pick up his first win of the season and a $12,000 payday.

Darrell Lanigan, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, and Hudson O’Neal completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair.

Greg is currently in 11th in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results from these events as well as the latest standings, please visit .

The team’s ultra-busy schedule with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series continues this weekend with a triple header in the South. On Thursday night action opens at Jim Long’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) with a $10,000-to-win race before moving to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Friday night for a $12,000-to-win program. The triple threat weekend draws to a close on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) with another $12,000-to-win affair.

Gregg Satterlee would like to thank his marketing partners including Satterlee Petroleum Distributors, Keyser Manufacturing, Valvoline, Classic Ink, Integra Shocks and Springs, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, All About Wraps, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Hooker Harness, Bell Helmets, VP Racing Fuels, AFCO, and Marketing Services.

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