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September 10, 2018

Scott Bloomquist Wins $10,000 Prelim at 48th annual World 100
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals this Weekend

Mooresburg, Tennessee (09/10/18) – Scott Bloomquist notched the 602nd victory of his illustrious career on Thursday evening. The latest conquest in his Reece Monuments #0 New Direction Ag/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model came at Eldora Speedway in a $10,000-to-win, preliminary event for the 48th annual World 100.

Scott Bloomquist outran Mother Nature and a talented field of racers to score the $10,000 prelim victory on Thursday night during the opening round of the 48th annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio).

After starting seventh for the 25-lap feature, Bloomquist overtook fellow Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Billy Moyer with just five laps remaining in the finale, en route to the win, which marked his eleventh of the 2018 campaign.

“I was pretty sure we were going to get (Moyer),” Bloomquist said. “He ran a little harder tire than everybody out there, and it seemed to be working good for him, you know? … But I think our car was better. I’m just looking forward to the rest of this event.

“People think we like all that controversy, when actually I prefer a nice smooth weekend. Let’s hope this gives us the start we needed to claim our fifth World 100 title."

Michael Norris, Don O'Neal and Dale McDowell completed the Top-5 finishers.

Bloomquist will have to wait another month to resume his pursuit of another World 100 title. Inclement weather forced Friday and Saturday's program to be postponed to October 12-13.

For full results from the event, please visit .

This weekend – September 13-15 – Scott Bloomquist Racing will enter another crown jewel event. The team will travel to the historic Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa), where he’ll compete in the 15th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. Action opens with $7,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday, while Saturday will see a $40,000 top prize on the line.

Scott is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings. For more information on the event, please visit .

Scott Bloomquist would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Reece Monuments, New Direction AG, Sweet Manufacturing, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Petroff Towing, Penske Racing Shocks, Sorbera Chiropractic, Go Lithium, Brown Miller Racing Solutions,, Arizona Sport Shirts, Valvoline, CrossFit Overton, VP Racing Fuels, Allstar Performance, Midwest Mobile Tech Inc., Wilwood, E3 Spark Plugs, Cat Spot Litter, Hoosier Tire, Miller Welders, Hyperco, Wrisco, Brinn Industries Inc., Brinn, Strange Oval, Design 500, Bell Helmets, QA1, Beyea Custom Headers, COMP Cams, K-B Carburetors, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Five Star Racecar Bodies, KRC, Aurora, Durham Racing Engines, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Scott Bloomquist, please visit and the team’s social media channel at .

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September 10, 2018

Ricky Weiss Doubles Down in Seitz Memorial Weekend at River Cities
Wissota 100 Up Next

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (09/10/18) – The weekend may have not gone exactly as Ricky Weiss envisioned it, but by the time the final checkered flag had dropped, the Canadian racer was all smiles.

After being unable to compete in the 48th annual World 100 at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway because of technical issues, the team hightailed it to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where they entered the 12th annual John Seitz Memorial. The long trip paid dividends as Ricky Weiss won a prelim feature and then streaked to the $9,200 finale victory in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Late Model.

“Well, the weekend couldn’t have possibly started on a more disappointing note, but it ended up really well,” Weiss said after winning his first-career John Seitz Memorial. “We were really bummed that we were unable to compete in the World 100, but the rules are the rules, and now that we know we have an issue, we’ll make the necessary changes.

“Despite the letdown, our team didn’t give up and we came back and had an awesome weekend at River Cities Speedway. I’ve been wanting to win this race for a long time. It’s kind of funny how things work out sometimes.”

The 12th annual John Seitz Memorial weekend started on a sour note after Mother Nature forced Thursday’s Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA), Prelude to the Johnny program to be postponed until Saturday afternoon.

As a result the event officially came to life on Friday night with preliminary action for the $9,200-to-win, John Seitz Memorial. Weiss passed three cars in his heat race to finish in the runner-up slot behind Scott Ward. Earning a spot into the Dash, Ricky posted a third-place finish positioning him the third on the starting grid for Saturday night’s finale.

Weiss grabbed the lead early in the 92-lap finale, and paced the field until A.J. Diemel took control on lap 50. Regaining the lead from Diemel on lap-66, Ricky Weiss held off a hard-charging Don Shaw to pick up his 19th win of the season over Shaw, A.J. Diemel, Scott Ward, and Joey Pederson. Weiss pocketed a $9,200 prize for his performance in the 92-lap affair.

Earlier on Saturday, Weiss outran a talented field of 44 Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) entries at River Cities Speedway to claim the rescheduled Prelude to the Johnny. Leading flag-to-flag, Ricky Weiss topped Jeffrey Massingill, Jake Redetzke, Dustin Strand, and Shane Edginton at the line, capturing a $1,292 payday.

This weekend – September 12-15 – Ricky Weiss will enter the 33rd annual Wissota 100 at I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota), where he’ll chase a $10,000 top prize in the Late Model finale.

For more information on the storied event, please visit .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, Metalz in Motion, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Wilwood, Swift Springs, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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September 10, 2018

Brandon Overton Back in Victory Lane with Screven Triumph
Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals this Weekend

Calera, AL (09/10/18) – Brandon Overton spent much of his weekend trying to dodge Mother Nature in his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #76 BCI Asphalt/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model. After starting the weekend in the rain-altered 48th annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway, the team made the long trek south to Screven Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The long tow paid big dividends as he rocketed to the $10,000 win in the Rebel Yell.

“I adjusted my car after that heat race, and it was definitely the wrong thing to do. My car was way better early on in the night than it was in that feature," winner Brandon Overton said. "But I got lucky hanging on. I saw Casey (Roberts) down there a couple of times. This was a long weekend with a lot of windshield time for our team, but everyone worked hard and we got another win."

Thursday night brought Franklin Enterprises and Brandon Overton to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio), where they were kicking off the 48th annual World 100. Drawing 101 Super Late Models for a pair of preliminary features, Brandon passed three cars in his 10-lap heat race to register a third-place finish. Earning the 13th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win opening night feature, Overton advanced a single position to a 12th-place finish.

Friday and Saturday's programs were postponed by Mother Nature to October 12th and 13th.

With the balance of the World 100 weekend put on pause the team hightailed south to Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Rebel Yell on Saturday evening.

Laying down the fastest time overall in a field of 27 cars, Overton earned the pole position for the A-Main.

Holding off Casey Roberts in the closing laps, Brandon Overton led wire-to-wire en route to his seventh win of the season with Franklin Enterprises and a $10,000 payday. Roberts, Chris Ferguson, Shanon Buckingham and Brent Dixon completed the Top-5 finishers in the 60-lapper.

For full results from these events, please visit and .

The team is back on the road this weekend – September 13-15 – with a trip to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa), where he’ll compete in the 15th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. On Thursday and Friday evening there will be a $7,000 prize on the line each night with Saturday night posting a $40,000 top prize for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Brandon Overton, David Breazeale, and Billy Franklin Racing would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Franklin Fence & Erosion Control, BCI Asphalt, R.W Powell Construction, FK Rod Ends, Textron, Bozard Ford & Lincoln, Big A’s Custom Graphics, Big Dog Tree & Stump Removal, 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.

For more information on Franklin Enterprises, please visit and .


Roberts Scores First BMS Win at Oglethorpe, Second at Screven

MARYVILLE Tenn. (Sept 10) Casey Roberts and Blount Motorsports ended a lot of frustration when they parked their Vic Hill powered Rocket XR1 in Victory Lane after winning the first half of the SAS double header at Oglethorpe Speedway Park Friday night.

Roberts qualified and started third, took the lead on the sixth circuit and was never headed as he took the win.

“For Casey to get his first win with us after all the frustration and the weird things that have happened to him and the team this season was really special,” said David Bryant. “Now with that first win under out belts hopefully we can end up the season on a high note.”

“This is the longest winless streak either David (Bryant) or I have been through and let me tell you it hasn’t been a whole lot of fun. Hopefully we have put whatever it was out of it’s misery,” said Roberts. “The car was good and everything fell into place for the first time this year. Oglethorpe is a racy race track and I would love to see more Late Model series events held here.”

The second half of the SAS double header, The Rebel Yell at Screven Motor Speedway produced another good run for Roberts and the BMS team. Roberts qualified and started second, but was out gunned on the start by pole sitter Brandon Overton.

As Overton cruised in the clean air Roberts had his hands full with Chris Ferguson as the two raced for the runner up spot.

“Chris (Ferguson) and I raced each other really hard all night long. With all those double file restarts it would have been easy for either of us to get into the other, but it was some good hard clean racing. The only bad part was we were racing for second,” concluded Roberts.
“It was a promising weekend. We had two good races, got our first win with Casey and Casey and Chris Ferguson put on a show at Screven,” continued Bryant. “What is really great is that after two races where nothing broke there was one tire mark on the door. Man I didn’t know how much I’ve missed that.”

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar of Maryvillle.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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