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October 23, 2017

Bernheisel Racing Closes the Curtain on a Successful 2017 Campaign

Jonestown, Pennsylvania (10/23/17) – Jonestown, Pennsylvania-based Bernheisel Racing recently put a wrap on a very-successful 2017 season.

Bryan Bernheisel spearheaded the team’s 2017 efforts behind the wheel of his Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips #119 Lazer Chassis Late Model. Along the way Bryan collected eight victories, which included five special event triumphs.

Bernheisel raced to Victory Lane in a pair of Route 35 Moonshine Camo Series races at Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway. He picked up a $3,000 win at New Jersey’s Bridgeport Speedway, while also topping the Frank Sagi Tribute at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland and the “Run Whatcha Brung” night at the legendary Williams Grove Speedway.

Throw in a trio of regional triumphs to go along with 16 Top-5 finishes and 29 Top-10 finishes, and it was another banner year for the team.

“Competition just keeps getting tougher and tougher every year, so to have the season that we had is really something special,” Bryan Bernheisel said. “We claimed our fair share of wins, and even when we didn’t win, we were still in contention on most nights. It’s equally special to know that some of these winning performances came as we tested new cars and products for Lazer Chassis.

“Our success this year can largely be attributed to the hard work of our team and all of our great sponsors. I’ve really got to give a shout out to Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips and One Potato Two Potato for their awesome support of Bernheisel Racing.”

The 2017 season marked the third year that Bernheisel Racing carried Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips as the title sponsor on their #119 entries. Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips is a regional brand that is carried in regional grocery stores throughout the Northeast. Meanwhile One Potato Two Potato is the company’s national brand, which can be found throughout the United States, including Starbucks, Sam’s Club, Delta Airlines and many other locations.

For Bernheisel Racing, the partnership has been a natural fit.

“Everyone with Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips and One Potato Two Potato are just phenomenal people, and they also have really tasty products,” said Bernheisel Racing’s patriarch, Jim Bernheisel. “Their values perfectly mesh with those of our family and our team. I’m very proud of what my sons have been able to accomplish this year. From Bryan’s driving performances to Brandon’s efforts as crew chiefs, I’m definitely a proud father.”

Nevin Dieffenbach, who is the President of Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips, echoes the sentiments of Jim Bernheisel.

“It’s been a lot of fun to build our relationship with Bernheisel Racing over the past three years,” Dieffenbach commented. “Getting to be involved with such a passionate family in such a passionate sport has really been an eye opener for myself and our company. Racing has very loyal patrons, and it’s been exciting to get to introduce our products to a whole new demographic. The feedback has been just incredible.”

Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips didn’t limit their support of motorsports to just the Bernheisel family during the 2017 season. The company also sponsored the 358 Late Model program at the Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek event at Williams Grove Speedway in July, giving out free samples to race fans.

Meanwhile, at different points throughout the year Bernheisel Racing displayed their car at local grocery stores as well as the Philadelphia Phillies AAA Baseball affiliate in Reading.

“Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips and Bernheisel Racing have so much in common,” Jim Bernheisel noted. “We are both family-owned companies that are dedicated to quality and service. We both also pride ourselves on our excellent reputation.”

While the 2017 season may have drawn to a close, the team is already hard at work preparing for an even bigger and better 2018 campaign. Please point your browser to for the latest news and developments.”

Bernheisel Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Bernheisel Race Components, Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips, One Potato Two Potato Kettle Potato Chips, Lazer Chassis, Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding, Focus Shock Technologies, Total Machine LLC, Precision Powder Coating, Wrisco Aluminum, Wehrs Machine, PRC, Joes Racing Products, Goodridge, Sweet Manufacturing, Jones Racing Products, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, R.J.S. Racing Equipment, Bulldog Rearends, Outerwears, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Performance Bodies, MCT, Velocita, R2C Air Filters, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, XS Power, JRI Shocks, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Weld Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, A&A Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, and Marketing Services.

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October 23, 2017

Tyler Clem Visits Victory Lane in Modified Action at BRP

St. Petersburg, Florida (10/23/17) – 15-year-old, Tyler Clem returned to Victory Lane over the weekend. He piloted his Sunoco Race Fuels #14 Larry Shaw Modified to the win at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday night.

“Even though I started almost last in the feature, I had a great car and that allowed me to race to the lead,” Clem said. This gives us some really good notes for the upcoming Reutimann Memorial, so I’m really excited for that event. Thanks as always goes out to all my sponsors and everyone who supports my team.”

Powering the Hedman Hedders #14 Open Wheel Modified, Tyler Clem made the short trip to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) on Saturday for the regular night of racing. Improving one spot in his heat, Clem posted a fifth-place finish, positioning him 10th on the starting grid for the feature.

After wheeling his way into the Top 5 early in the finale, Clem took over the lead on lap 18 and held off the field in the remaining distance to register his seventh win of the season. Austin Sanders, Phillip Cobb, Roger Crouse, and Dustin Thayer completed the Top-5 finishers.

For full results from this event, please visit .

Tyler is currently unsure of when his next event will be, so please keep your browser to to stay abreast of the latest team plans.

Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, WingHouse, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Race Optics, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Stepp’s Towing, BR Motorsports, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Hooker Harness, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at .

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October 23, 2017

Donald McIntosh Tops SNBS Action at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park

Dawsonville, Georgia (10/23/17) – Donald McIntosh pocked a cool $4,000 payday on Saturday night behind the wheel of his Blount Motorsports #7 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model at Georgia’s Blue Ridge Motorsports Park.

“I’ve never been here (Blue Ridge Motorsports Park), but this is a racy track,” McIntosh commented. “It’s been an awesome three years with Blount Motorsports, and even though are time together is almost over, it just shows that all of our team is still working hard to get wins. I’m really excited about this win, and this whole team deserves it.”

Following the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series, Donald McIntosh made trek to Blue Ridge Motorsports Park (Blue Ridge, Georgia) on Saturday night, competing in a field of 29 Super Late Models.

Laying down the third fastest time in qualifying, McIntosh earned the 3rd-starting position for the A-Main. Overtaking Ray Cook on lap 6, Donald held the top spot throughout the caution-plagued feature capturing his seventh win of the season and a $4,000 payday. Kurt English, J.T. Seawright, Ray Cook, and David Payne completed the Top 5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

With only two races remaining on the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series slate, Donald has a commanding lead in the series standings.

For more results from this event, please visit .

Schaeffer’s Oil SNBS competition will take Donald to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) this weekend. Friday night will see an unsanctioned $3,000-to-win affair, while Saturday will see the Schaeffer’s Oil SNBS sanctioning a $7,500-to-win finale.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers CAT, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Tennessee RV Super Center, Blount Excavating, Massey Electric Company, Arnold’s Trucking, Cherokee Millwright & Mechanical, Rocket Chassis, Matlock Decal Company, and Marketing Services.

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October 23, 2017

Rodney Sanders Pockets $10k Payday in USRA Fall Nationals

Happy, Texas (10/23/17) – For the second time in his career, Rodney Sanders scored the $10,000 victory in the USRA Fall Nationals in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Swan Energy MB Customs Modified. The prestigious triumph – which was his first since 2010 – came over the weekend at Southern New Mexico Speedway.

“That late-race caution gave us the shot that we needed to get around Ricky (Thornton Jr.) for the top spot,” Sanders recounts. “I knew that was going to be my best opportunity to get to the lead, and luckily I was able to capitalize. It was a pretty thrilling win for our team!”

On Friday night Rodney Sanders went into battle with the United States Racing Association (USRA) in the 18th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico).

With 58 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand for the three-day event, Sanders improved four spots in his heat race, landing a runner-up finish behind Alan Sharpensteen. Earning the third-starting position for the opening night preliminary feature, Rodney jumped up one spot to finish second behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Johnny Scott, Terry Phillips, and Zane DeVilbiss rounding out the Top 5.

With the Top 5 finishers from preliminary features on Friday and Saturday locked into the A-Main on Sunday, Sanders sat out Saturday’s program to prepare for Sunday.

Rolling off third on the grid on Sunday, Sanders jumped up one spot early in the 50-lapper and trailed Ricky Thornton Jr. until a lap 32 caution bunched the field. Taking advantage of the late-race restart, Rodney slipped past Thornton in the first turn and held off Thornton in the following corner securing the lead. Holding the field at bay for the remaining 17 circuits, Rodney Sanders charged to his 10th win of the season and a $20,000 payday. Terry Phillips, Ricky Thornton Jr., Zack VanderBeek, and Johnny Scott completed the Top-5 finishers.

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Next on the docket for Rodney and his team is a trip to Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) to take part in the Midwest Dirt Track Championship. The event pays $10,000-to-win for Super Late Models and $1,500-to-win for Modifieds.

More event details can be found at .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport,, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, Mesilla Valley Transportation, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Hatfield Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Swift Springs, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and Marketing Services.

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October 23, 2017

Jesse Lowe Scores First-Career UCRA Win; Boyd’s Up Next

Crossville, Tennessee (10/23/17) – Jesse Lowe claimed a career-first over the weekend by taking his Xtreme Pressure Washing #5j Hampton Backhoe Service/ CVR/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model to Victory Lane with the United Crate Racing Alliance on Friday night.

The inaugural victory came at Crossville Speedway and marked his 23rd of the 2017 season.

On Friday night Jesse Lowe kicked off the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) doubleheader at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), competing in a field of 26 Crate Late Models. After recording the fifth-fastest time in qualifying, Jesse streaked to a heat race victory, earning him the 2nd-starting position for the opening night feature. Working his way into the lead early in the 40-lapper, Lowe held off Anthony White after a late-race restart to capture his 23rd win of the season and a $2,500 payday. White, Cruz Skinner, Josh Henry, and Rod Carroll completed the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Saturday to chase another $2,500 top prize, Lowe earned the 2nd-starting spot for the feature after starting the night off with a heat race win. Battling for the top spot throughout the A-Main, Jesse dropped back to a 9th-place outing after he and another competitor made contact with just five circuits remaining.

“It was an amazing feeling to get our first UCRA win on Friday night, and while Saturday night wasn’t the finish that we wanted, sometimes that’s just how it goes when you are racing hard for the win,” Lowe said. “I can’t thank my family, my crew, my sponsors, and my fans enough for this incredible season. There’s so many people who have made this happen, and I really appreciate everyone’s hard work.”

Jesse has unofficially claimed the 2017 UCRA Rookie of the Year title and unofficially resides second in the final overall series standings. He’s also collected the 2017 Crossville Speedway Crate Late Model Track Championship.

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This Saturday Jesse will chase another big win as he enters the 2nd annual Craig Reece Memorial at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). The winner of the Crate Late Model finale will receive $3,500.

For more information on the event, please visit .

The team also has brand new shirts and hats available for purchase on the Apparel page on the team website at .

Jesse Lowe and 5j Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Hampton Backhoe Service, McBurnett Insurance, Creative Kitchens by Wyatt Builders, Bennett Heating and Cooling, CVR Race Cars, Eagle Racing Engines, Gondola Pizza & Steakhouse, Wyatt Builders, Twisted Metal, AutoZone, Mighty Muffler & Brakes, Crossroads Lawn Care, Dream Racing Technologies, Life-N-Luv Photos, Haircuts by Mel, XS Power Batteries, Strange Oval, Hyperco, Fast Shafts, Velocita, Old Man’s Garage, Butlerbuilt Performance Seat Systems, Vahlco Wheels, Hoosier Tire South, MarTel Sign Company, PPM Racing Products, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Jesse Lowe, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

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Swindell Makes Gains on Learning New Engine During World of Outlaws Doubleheader

Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (Oct. 23, 2017) - Sammy Swindell used last weekend's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader in the Midwest as a test session.

He and car owner A.G. Rains debuted a newly built 410ci engine on Friday at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., for the FVP Platinum Battery Shootout.

"Given that we've run that car hardly at all with a 410 motor in it we weren't sure exactly what we needed to do or where we needed to be," Swindell said. "We wanted to get some laps on the motor and see where we were at. They made the motor a lot better, but for us to find out where the sweet spot is we had to find all of that out by racing. We had to see what it liked and didn't like and put it all together. Some of the stuff from running the 360 didn't work."

Swindell qualified 15th quickest before he placed fifth in a heat race, which locked him into the 19th starting position for the A Main.

"We were off on our gear for qualifying," he said. "We didn't really know what the motor was going to like. We found out it has a lot of top end so we didn't have enough gear to get off the corner. We made some changes for the heat, which I thought was a bit better. However, we ran into a problem where someone on the outside got loose and sideways. We banged wheels pretty good and it broke the Jacob's Ladder. The car wasn't very good after that so we didn't get a good idea of how the car was handling. It was a handful to drive in the main event."

Swindell struggled with handling throughout the A Main as he ended with a 22nd-place finish.

The team ventured to Salina Highbanks Speedway for the Twister Showdown on Saturday.

"The changes that we made from Lakeside to Salina were really big," he said. "We went out in the first practice and the track was really wet. When it came to qualifying the track was really locked down. We did a few things to free the car up some, but it developed a vibration."

Swindell timed in 15th quickest in qualifying for the second straight night. However, he powered from fifth to third place in a heat race before the driveline broke prior to the midpoint of the race. With rain in the area and the race being hustled along the team was unable to get everything fixed properly before the main event so Swindell scratched.

"I know what we can do to be better at the next one," he said. "We made big gains on the car last weekend."

Swindell is slated to return to action this Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boothill Showdown with the World of Outlaws.


Oct. 20 - Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: 5 (4); Feature: 22 (19).

Oct. 21 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Qualifying: 15; Heat race: DNF (5); Feature: DNS (23).


43 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kan., for the Outlaw Boothill Showdown with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series




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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Simpson Race Products, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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Bruce Jr. Nets Top 10 During Winter Nationals at Devil's Bowl Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (Oct. 23, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. took advantage of a last-minute opportunity to compete during the 44 th annual Winter Nationals last weekend.

Bruce Jr. teamed up with Mike Hayashi for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour doubleheader at Devil's Bowl Speedway.

"Travis Rilat was originally going to drive it and he got a ride with Bryan Sundby," Bruce Jr. said. "It worked out well for us. They were looking for a driver and I was looking a car."

Bruce Jr. kicked off the event on Friday by finishing second in a heat race after starting on the pole.

"I made a mistake and missed the bottom on the start," he said. "I felt like we still had a pretty good car. We started 10th in the A Main and were riding there. I was able to pass a couple of cars. I felt pretty good just learning what we needed to do to the car."

Bruce Jr. picked up a pair of positions in the main event to post an eighth-place result, which was his 18th top 10 of the season and second with the ASCS National Tour.

He returned to the half-mile oval on Saturday for the event finale, which began similar to Friday as Bruce Jr. placed second in a heat race after starting on the pole.

"In the heat I got beat on the start, but we were able to lock ourselves into the show," he said. "Unfortunately, the track was one lane around the top. There was a little grip on the bottom on the start for the race. Four or five laps into it you had to be on the top. We tried it a couple of times and lost a spot each time. It was one of those deals where I was trying to make something happen."

Bruce Jr. ended the weekend with a 15th-place finish.

"I felt like it was a good weekend for us," he said. "We were able to draw good and that always helps, especially at Devil's Bowl. It was a solid weekend. Saturday wasn't what we wanted, but the race track was hard to pass on.

"I want to thank Mike and his team for the opportunity."


Oct. 20 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 8 (10).

Oct. 21 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 15 (13).


27 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 18 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 26 top 20s






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"It's an honor to be associated with Scott Brown and Lubbock Wrecker Service," Bruce Jr. said. "They have been involved with racing for a long time and we are fortunate to have them on our team."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Wheeler Metals, The Oil Medics, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks,,, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.