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April 10, 2018

Big Frog Motorsports Adds Donald McIntosh to Driver Roster
Tripleheader Weekend Ahead for Team

Ocala, Florida (04/10/18) – Big Frog Motorsports owner Augie Burttram is pleased to announce that he’s added Dawsonville, Georgia’s Donald McIntosh to his driver roster for the 2018 season.

The talented 25-year-old ace will make his debut this weekend – April 12-14 - in the M&W Transport #58 Rocket XR1 Super Late Model as the team competes in a trio of events in North Carolina and Tennessee.

“I think it’s no big secret that Donald is one of the most-talented up-and-coming drivers out there, and it’s exciting to have him drive one of our cars in select events,” Burttram said. “He’s had some bad luck in his own equipment to start the year, and after some talks we decided that it made sense for him to enter some events for us when both his schedule and our schedule allows.

“With his experience and our equipment, I honestly believe that we can contend for some wins this weekend. I greatly appreciate all of our backers, who are making it possible.”

For McIntosh it’s a great chance to aim for some big wins at some familiar tracks.

“I’m always excited to go racing, but I’m really excited about this weekend,” McIntosh said. “These are three tracks that I know well, so hopefully I can deliver great results all three nights. I can’t thank Augie (Burttram) and his team enough for this awesome opportunity.”

The team will kick off their three-night swing on Thursday evening at Ray Cook’s Tri County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina) with a $1,500-to-win, unsanctioned event. On Friday evening the action moves to the wicked-fast Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee), where a $5,000 top prize will be on the line for the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series. The ultra-busy weekend draws to a close on Saturday evening at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) as the team battles for a $10,052 top prize in the annual Scott Sexton Memorial. The event will also be sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals.

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Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Dave's Towing, Big Frog Shocks, Ocala Tractor, Southway Crane Service, M&W Transport, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffers Oil, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Race Fuels, Clements Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Daytona Sensors LLC, Schoenfeld Headers, COMP Cams, AR Bodies, Vahlco Wheels, Leaf Firesuits, JE Pistons, Red Line Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Fast Shafts, Callies Race Products, Superior Bearings, Ferrea Valves, Butlerbuilt Seats, C&R Racing, Leaf Racewear, Collins Signs & Trophies and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Skinner Looking Forward to Beginning His 28th Year of Racing This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (April 10, 2018) - Marshall Skinner is ready to kick off his 2018 racing campaign this weekend at the King of the Wings III event in Mississippi.

Skinner will invade Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram on Friday and Saturday for the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Mid-South Region doubleheader.

"I got a little bit of a late start this year," said Skinner, who is beginning his 28th year of racing. "I had a few people that always helped me in the past, but they kind of retired this year. I guess they didn't actually retire; they just didn't help as much this year. That kind of put me behind the eight ball a bit and it took me a little longer to get everything ready. But we're ready to go now. We missed a few shows that I would've liked to have run, but nothing major."

Skinner plans to focus on local shows this season.

"I'm planning on running all of the ASCS Mid-South races this year," he said. "I think they have about 13 of them scheduled. Then on the weekends they don't race, we hope to hit some other shows with the USCS Series."

While Skinner would have liked to have a race or two under his belt at this point to shake the car down, he said he's looking forward to a big race this weekend at one of his favorite tracks where he's done well in the past.

"Jackson is probably one of my favorite tracks," he said. "I ran second both nights at the King of the Wings last year. It's a pretty good paying show.

"I've had real good luck there in the past and I've won quite a few races there. I've been racing at Jackson since the early '90s and developed a pretty good fan base there, too. It's a fun track that usually produces some pretty good racing and the owners always treat us well."


Friday and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., for the King of the Wings III with the ASCS Gulf South Region and ASCS Mid-South Region





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"Brian is a great guy who always treats us well," Skinner said. "He does excellent work and will go out of his way to help us if we need it. He does all of J&J Auto Racing's powder coating as well as a number of other racers around here."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, J&J Auto Racing, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, DHR Suspension, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints and Huntington's Disease Awareness for their continued support.

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Bacon Makes Most of Opportunity to Pilot Sponsored Car in Texas

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (April 10, 2018) - Brady Bacon made the most of his first opportunity driving the backed Cooper Motorsports machine as he claimed a victory last Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.

It wasn't easy for Bacon as steering issues had the Cooper team thrashing on Saturday. Nevertheless, Bacon drove from his seventh starting position to the lead on Lap 13 and pulled away for his 14th career win with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by at the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

"When I drove for the Dooling Hayward team they were good friends with the Coopers and we talked about this opportunity," Bacon said. "It just worked out with my schedule. I'm from Oklahoma originally and I don't get many opportunities to race close to home so this was special. I had a lot of family and friends there."

The weekend started slowly for Bacon and the backed team. Bacon placed fourth in a heat race and second in a B Main on Friday to earn a spot toward the rear of the field in the A Main.

"It took a little getting the car comfortable for me," he said. "We made some changes toward my preferences. For the heat race the track was greasy and the leader didn't get a good start and we had to settle for fourth, which put us in the B Main. We got second in the B Main, which meant starting at the rear of the A and the track was heavy and a little rough, pretty much one lane and hard to pass."

Bacon maneuvered from 19th to a 12th-place result.

Saturday started better with a heat race win. However, Bacon said the car "didn't feel right."

"We had a hole in the right rear and I thought that was causing the problems, but I ran that heat without any power steering," he said. "I have to give James Cooper and all the crew, including some of my friends from back home, a lot of credit. They replaced everything in the steering from the box to the pump. That didn't give us a lot of time to work on the setup, but the car was good."

Bacon started seventh in the 30-lap A Main and he used a lower lane to his advantage as he powered into the lead on Lap 13.

"Everyone was running the top of turns three and four and I could run the middle and slide up in front down the frontstretch," he said. "I found a line no one else was using. It's great to get a win this early and with a new team like this. I have a pretty cool trophy for my shop now."

Bacon will return to USAC midget events this weekend at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind. However, because of the success he experienced with the backed Cooper Motorsports team, more races may be in the future.

"We really hadn't thought about it, but after that much success we discussed the possibility of other races if they fit in my schedule," Bacon said.


April 6 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (3); B Main: 2 (3); Feature: 12 (19).

April 6 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (7).





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"It was really cool to be able to get a win in front of all the folks," Bacon said. "It was a big race in front of a big crowd at a big venue and on TV. I'm glad I could park it in Victory Lane for everyone that gave me a chance to race this weekend."

Cooper Motorsports would also like to thank Dissolvalloy, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Westside Truck and Trailer, Leo's Automotive and DRII Racing Engines for their continued support.

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Price Rallies to Earn Two Top 10s During Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (April 10, 2018) - Robbie Price recorded his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by feature finish twice last weekend during the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals.

Price guided his BDS Motorsports entry to a ninth-place result both nights at Texas Motor Speedway, which moved him up to 12th in the ASCS National Tour championship standings.

"It gives me a ton of confidence," he said. "The car was good all weekend and I made some good decisions. I passed cars when I had the opportunity to."

Price passed a lot of cars all weekend. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race on Friday before he won a B Main to lock into the main event. Price then rallied from 18th to a ninth-place result to garner his first top 10 with the ASCS National Tour since June 2015.

"It was pretty good," he said. "I was comfortable. I moved around a little bit and passed cars when I could. I wanted to keep my nose clean and drive it as hard as I could. We had a green-white-checkered restart and I was able to get Travis Rilat and Johnny Herrera on the last lap so that was a great finish."

Price had a similar outing on Saturday when he finished fifth in a heat race and third in a B Main to advance into the back of the main event. He then maneuvered from 21st to ninth, which was tied for the second-most cars passed.

"I didn't move around on the track enough early on," he said. "The car was tight in turn one. I should have trusted the car earlier. I passed a couple of cars on the first couple of laps. Then I buffered there in the middle. Toward the end I moved up top and started moving forward.

Once I moved up the track I got rolling pretty good."

Price is scheduled to compete at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, this Saturday during the 65th annual Season Opener if the weather cooperates.


April 6 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 4 (5); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (18).

April 7 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: 3 (3); Feature: 9 (21).


3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s


Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 65th annual Season Opener




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"We're excited to have Scotty Fishing Products as part of our team," Price said. "It's great to know a well-known brand like Scotty Fishing Products is willing to team up with an up-and-coming driver such as myself."

Price would also like to thank BDS Motorsports, CARSTAR Leduc, Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal, Shark Racing Engines, Scotty Fishing Products, All Pro Cylinder Heads, Astro Titanium, AutoMeter, Batts Farms, Birch Corp Financial, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Carlan Services, Champion Brands Racing Oil, Clark Construction, Diversified Machine Inc., Dyer Rods, Eagle Motorsports, FK Rod Ends, Fuel Safe, Gee and Gee Racing, Gillund Enterprises, Global Power Services, Hepfner Racing Products, Hoosier Tire Midwest, Impact Coatings, Joe's Kleen Products, The Joie of Seating, Justice Brothers, Kinsler Fuel Injection, KSE Racing Products, Kustom Sprintcar Supplies, Lanktree Holdings, Millstone, Moroso Products, NGK Spark Plugs, Outerwears, Over The Top Marketing and Promotions, Pat Beck Motorsports, Pit Stop Liquors, Quick Racing Products, Randy's Lawncare/Maintenance - Newton, Iowa, Sander Engineering, SCE Gaskets, Schoenfeld Headers, Sebastian Sandblasting and Powdercoating, Shane Liebig, Shaver Specialty Race Engines, Speedway Motors, Strong Crane Service, Super Shox, Total Seal Piston Rings, Ultra-Lite Brakes and Zephyr Pro40 for their continued support.

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Hanks Scores Top-Five Finish During Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (April 10, 2018) - Brandon Hanks earned his first top-five finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by in a little more than two years last Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.

Hanks netted a top 10 on Night 1 of the Tony Stewart Presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals before he capped the event with a fifth-place finish - his first with the series since winning a race on March 25, 2016.

"It feels great to start the season with several strong runs," he said. "We've put more of our focus on 410ci sprint car racing the last couple of years so it's nice to see that success cross over into our 360 program."

The event began on Friday when Hanks placed second in a heat race. That ranked 12th in overall points and lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the A Main.

"We were too tight and fought it and fought it, but everyone else fought the same thing," he said. "I guess we had the lesser of the evil because we still moved forward. The car didn't want to turn at all. I think I would have been better off at the drag strip."

Hanks gained a handful of positions during the 25-lap main event as he rallied to score an eighth-place finish.

"I was pretty happy with that," he said. "It gave us more confidence going into Saturday's show."

The event concluded on Saturday with Hanks winning a heat race - his first with the ASCS National Tour since September 2016 - after starting on the pole. That gave him the sixth starting position for the 30-lap A Main.

"We got a little more aggressive with it and we managed to make a race car instead of a dump truck," he said. "We weren't in the same zip code as Sam Hafertepe Jr., Tony Stewart and those guys, but we were a top-five contender the whole race. We're there and we're lurking. We've got good speed. I'm excited to go to the next one."

Hanks posted a fifth-place finish, which marked his second top five in the last three races.


April 6 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 2 (1); Feature: 8 (12).

April 7 - Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 5 (6).







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"My family owns Performance Powder Coating," Hanks said. "Without this business and my family I wouldn't be able to race sprint cars and I wouldn't know all of the great friends that I have met through racing."

Hanks would also like to thank Penske Racing Shocks, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.


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