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November 7, 2018

Brandon Sheppard to Drive for Big Frog Motorsports at the National 100
Team Eyes $25,000 Top Prize

Ocala, Florida (11/07/18) – Big Frog Motorsports is excited to announce that Dirt Late Model standout Brandon Sheppard will be behind the wheel of the team’s M&W Transport #58 Dave’s Towing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine entry this weekend at East Alabama’s Motor Speedway’s National 100.

“I’m both honored and excited to have Brandon driving our car this weekend,” team owner Augie Burttram commented. “I definitely want to thank Mark Richards from Rocket Chassis for allowing him to run an event in my car. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have one of the top drivers in our sport pilot our team’s car in such a big event.”

Sheppard recently put a wrap on the 2018 season with 21 victories, including 13 on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series. He’s a two-time Dirt Track World Champion and raced to the $50,000 victory in this year’s USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway. In addition, he was the 2017 WoO Late Model Series Champion.

“I really appreciate Augie Burttram and the Big Frog Motorsports team for offering me the opportunity to race one more time this year,” Sheppard said. “I know they’ve got top-notch equipment, so hopefully I can get my first National 100 win. I also want to thank Mark Richards and the whole Rocket Chassis House Car team for giving me a great car all year, and also helping to make this deal possible. I had a great year with the No.1 car, and we are already focused on getting another championship in 2019.”

The 44th annual National 100 will be held this weekend – November 8-10 – at East Alabama Motor Speedway. The unsanctioned event posts a $25,000 top prize.

“We’ve gone through the car with a fine-tooth comb, and we are going in with all guns blazing this weekend,” Burttram continued. “I want to thank Carl Sherwood with M&W Towing and all of our awesome sponsors for making our program possible.”

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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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November 7, 2018

David Breazeale Crowned 2018 WoO Rookie of the Year

Calera, AL (11/07/18) – It was a trying and arduous 2018 season for David Breazeale as a rookie on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series trail in his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #54 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model.

However, at the series banquet on Sunday evening the hard work, sleepless nights, and long drives were all rewarded as David was crowned the 2018 WoO Rookie of the Year.

“We would like to thank everyone who made it possible for us to compete the entire year on the World of Outlaws tour. Billy Franklin gave us everything we needed to compete and win the Rookie of the Year, and we truly are blessed to have him,” Breazeale said. “Austin Arnold, Scott Johnson, Ryan Arnold, Mason Allen, Todd Pruitt and Brett White all crewed the No.54 this year. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Austin Arnold dedicated his life to this race team for the year, we are truly grateful for him.

“I want to thank all of the drivers and crews from the other teams, who pitched in to help this year when we needed it the most. This is a tough deal, driving up and down the road with a lot of sleepless nights. I appreciate how the World of Outlaws family treated us so well. It’s been a trying year, but it’s been a fun year. Last, but definitely not least, I want to say a heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support.”

David ended the year ninth in the overall series points. In 40 WoO events he recorded two Top-five finishes and 13 Top-10 finishes. He ran select unsanctioned events, and added a Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) victory on August 24 at Mississippi’s Hattiesburg Speedway.

Over the weekend, he concluded his 2018 campaign during the 12th annual World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina). With 76 entries on hand, Breazeale charged from the tail of the field in the first event to finish 22nd, while Saturday night’s finale found Breazeale surging to a 13th-place finish.

For full weekend results as well as the final series’ standings, please visit .

David Breazeale and Billy Franklin Racing would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Franklin Fence & Erosion Control, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Race Tire South, Good Hope Land and Timber Management, 31 Construction LLC, Wayne Davis Construction, Queen City Appraisals, Showtime Properties, Washington Trucking, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Jerry Mann Logging, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Beckwith Forestry Services, Clardy Construction, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

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November 7, 2018

Lazer Chassis Clients Enjoy Stellar 2018 Racing Season
Company Prepares for Busy Tradeshow Schedule and 2019 Season

Jonestown, Pennsylvania (11/07/18) – With the 2018 season in the books, Pennsylvania’s Lazer Chassis is proud to recognize all of the great accomplishments by their clients.

Six Lazer Chassis Late Model pilots combined to collect eight track championships this season. Chad Homan double dipped with titles at Ontario’s Humberstone Speedway and New York’s Outlaw Speedway, while Doug Surra also doubled his pleasure with championships at Pennsylvania’s Hummingbird Speedway and New York’s Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Other track champions included Bryan Bernheisel at Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania), Steve Fairbanks at Michigan’s Thunderbird Raceway, Danny Snyder at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania), and David White with the RUSH Late Model Track Championship at Delaware International Speedway (Delmar, Delaware).

In total, Lazer Chassis drivers recorded 55 victories with New York’s Chad Homan leading the way with 14 triumphs. The client victories were distributed across North America – from California to New York to Ontario – in Super Late Model, Limited Late Model, and Crate Late Model competition.

“We couldn’t be prouder of what our clients accomplished in 2018,” noted Lazer Chassis’ Jim Bernheisel. “Not only did our clients claim several wins and championships, but it seemed like even when they didn’t win that they were in contention almost every night. Our chassis company focuses more on quality than volume, so we don’t have as many cars out there as some. However, we are proud knowing that the cars we put out there can line up with anyone on any given night.”

The company is getting set to unveil a brand-new design for 2019. The Lazer Chassis Engineered to Win (ETW) Chassis has been under extensive testing and development throughout the 2018 season. It will be unveiled during the annual Performance Racing Industry (PRI) tradeshow, which will be held December 6-8 in Indianapolis. The new car will be on display at Booth #4433.

“We’ve put countless hours in both the shop and at the track into developing this new car, and it’s definitely our best chassis to date,” Bernheisel declared. “We’ve also taken the feedback from our clients on what they’d like to see in a new car and incorporated it into our own notes. I have no doubt that the on-track results will speak for themselves.”

Lazer Chassis also takes great pride in producing cars at a lower price, while also maintaining superior quality.

“We want to see racing continue to thrive for decades to come, so we do all that we can to keep costs low without sacrificing top-notch quality,” Bernheisel continued. “For example, our Stage 5 complete roller retails for $25,000. A comparable piece from our competitors will cost considerably more. In our sport, you hear complaints all the time about cost. While racing is always going to be an expensive sport, we don't feel it needs to be as expensive as it has gotten, so we are trying to do our part to help remedy the problem.

Lazer Chassis is now busily preparing for not only 2019 campaign, but also a bevy of off-season tradeshows. In addition to having a chassis at their own booth at the PRI tradeshow, Lazer Chassis will have a Bryan Bernheisel cutaway car on display at the Goodridge booth.

November 16-17 will find Lazer Chassis at the Northeast Racing Products Auction, Tradeshow, and Swap Meet in Syracuse, New York. They will have a Stage 3 car in the auction.

On January 18-20, 2019 they will have a booth at the Motorsports Racecar & Tradeshow at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

Also, mark your calendars for Saturday, January 26, 2019 as there will be an Open House and Trade Show at Lazer Chassis/ Bernheisel Race Cars. There will be reps from multiple companies on hand along with several drivers. Free shock dyno services, new product demonstrations, free food and drinks, and more are all part of the event.

Then on Sunday, January 27 the annual Lazer Chassis Seminar will be held. The seminar will include extensive information on everything from car setup to shock and spring tuning to suspension configuration.

Visit for more information on both the Open House and the Lazer Chassis Seminar.

“We always enjoy the tradeshows because it gives us a chance to get out and talk with our customers. We’re so very grateful for all of the racers who support our products, and we’re always willing to do whatever we can to help them reach their goals,” Bernheisel concluded

For more information on Lazer Chassis, please visit our online home at . For more information on our family of companies and their great products, also please visit and .

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November 7, 2018

G..R Smith Wraps Up 2018 Season
Set to Return to Driver’s Seat on a Full-Time Basis in 2019

Cornelius, North Carolina (11/07/18) – G.R. Smith has wrapped up his 2018 racing campaign. During the course of the season Smith contested a limited schedule in his Victory Circle Auto Sales #22 M&W Transport/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

In nine starts he recorded a single victory, which came on March 17 at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) with the Southern All Stars (SAS) Dirt Racing Series. He also claimed four Top-10 finishes, with his most recent finish a sixth-place effort in a special event at North Carolina’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway in a ride prepared by Dustin Mitchell.

With the 2018 season now complete, G.R. has already turned his focus to the 2019 campaign, which will see him returning to the driver’s seat on a full-time basis.

“It was definitely a year of changes within my organization,” Smith said. “We started the year with the intention of running the full World of Outlaws tour with Brian Shirley, but the chemistry just wasn’t there, so we amicably agreed to part ways. I was real busy with my company for much of the year. As a result, I only got to run a few races. Now that I’ve got everything lined out with where it needs to be, I’m ready to go full bore racing again next year.

After experimenting with the car owner role, Smith is eager to return to the cockpit in 2019.

“Next year, I’m going to be returning to the driver’s seat on a full-time basis. I’ll be running various national-level events, and when not doing that I’ll focus on some of our regional races,” Smith commented. “I’m looking forward to refocusing as a driver. I still have a lot left in the tank, and I feel that we can contend for wins on both the regional and national level. The car owner role just isn’t for me, so that chapter is definitely closed.

“As a final note I want to express my total gratitude for my sponsors. M&W Transport and just everyone who helps me – thank you! We’ve got some good friends, who support my program, but I’m hoping with me back in the driver’s seat fulltime next year that we can add some more sponsors to our program. Hopefully we are all taking a lot of victory lane photos together next year.”

G.R. Smith Racing will begin adding dates for 2019 to their website at as schedules are released.

For anyone, who might be interested in supporting the team for the 2019 campaign, please contact G.R. Smith at or 704-662-4287.

G.R. Smith Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include M&W Transport, Cheap Cars, Victory Circle Auto Sales, Victory Circle Auto Mall, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, FK Rod Ends, DirtWrap, Cornett Racing Engines, Fluidyne Powersports, Rocket Chassis, Dynamic Drivelines, Winters Racing, Peterson Fluid Systems, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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