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May 16, 2018

David Breazeale Jumps into WoO Rookie of the Year Point Lead
Ragin’ Rebel Records Third-Place Finish in First in Flight 100

Calera, AL (05/16/18) – David Breazeale carried his recent momentum into battle over the weekend in the inaugural First in Flight 100 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Behind the wheel of his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #54 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model Breazeale raced to a third-place finish in the big event.

On the heels of his podium finish he took possession of the lead in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Rookie of the Year competition.

“We had a great weekend at Fayetteville. Anytime you can finish right there with (Jimmy) Owens and (Brandon) Sheppard), it’s a good night,” Breazeale said. “We couldn’t do this without all of the help that we have. It means a lot to give my car owner, my crew, and my sponsors such a good run in a big event.”

David Breazeale traveled to Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on Friday night for the opening round of the two-day First in Flight 100 presented by Hoker Trucking.

Drawing 34 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series entries, Breazeale followed up the third-fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Devin Moran.

Earning the fourth-starting position for the $25,001-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, David jumped up one spot in the 100-lapper to place third behind Jimmy Owens and Brandon Sheppard with Shane Clanton and Chris Madden completing the Top-5 finishers.

David is currently leading the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year chase and 9th in the overall point standings. For full results from this event as well as the complete latest standings, please visit .
David continues action with the WoO Craftsman Late Model Series this weekend – May 18-19 – with a doubleheader at Ohio’s Atomic Speedway. A complete $10,000-to-win event will be held each night.

David Breazeale and Billy Franklin would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Franklin Fence & Erosion Control, 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, Hoosier Race Tire South and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

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May 16, 2018

Dustin Strand Starts 2018 Late Model Season with Speed
NLRA Double Dip Scheduled for This Weekend

Grand Forks, North Dakota (05/16/18) – Until last weekend it had been almost four months since Dustin Strand had raced. He kicked off his 2018 season in early January in his Modified under the Arizona sun during the Wild West Shootout

A relentless winter finally subsided in his home area over the past few weeks, which allowed Dustin to pilot his #71 Millenium Late Model for the first time in 2018 over the weekend.

The North Dakota racer would get a mixed bag of results, but one thing was for sure – he was starting the season with speed.

“The car was really good on Friday night, but the driver was a little rusty,” Strand laughed. “On Saturday night things got a bit wild. We were fast again, and I was going for the lead coming to the checkered flag, when contact from the leader sent me into the wall a hundred or so feet from the flag stand. It was a disappointing way to end the night, but the good news was that we were once again really fast.

“I want to thank everyone who supports my racing program. I couldn’t be more excited about this season.”

On Friday night Dustin Strand traveled to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was piloting the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating #71 Super Late Model for the first time in 2018.

Advancing two spots in his heat race, Strand recorded a third-place finish, which positioned him on the pole for the feature. Dropping one spot in the 20-lap affair, Dustin scored a runner-up finish behind Ricky Weiss with Billy Mooney, Mike Balcaen, and Ryan Corbett completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota), Dustin passed four cars in his heat race to place second behind Lance Schill. Earning the fifth-starting position for the A-Main, Strand slowly worked his way to the forward in the pack.

In the closing laps he was battling Ricky Weiss for the lead, and in the final corner of the last lap he and the leader made contact, which sent Dustin into the wall. He was eventually disqualified from the 20-lapper for exiting his car while still on the track.

For more information from these events, please visit . and .

This weekend Dustin will return to River Cities Speedway and Devil’s Lake Speedway, where he’ll compete in a pair of Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) events.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including, RHR Brew, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Keewatin Truck Service, Naastad Acres, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, Newgard Insurance, McCaughen Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, Bemidji Welders Supply, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home at .

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May 16, 2018

Gavin Landers Bags Pair of Top-5 Finishes in CCSDS Competition
Show Me 100 Up Next for Arkansas Traveler

Batesville, Arkansas (05/16/18) – Gavin Landers drove his Crop Production Services #77 ASC Warranty/ Longhorn Race Car/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to a pair of Top-5 finishes over the weekend in action with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS).

“We had a good weekend, but honestly I think I left some on the table,” Landers said. “Friday night at Greenville Speedway we started on the front row but missed the setup a little. Then on Saturday night at Magnolia I dug us a bit of a hole to start the night. If I can do better, the wins are going to start coming for our team because my guys are working their tails off. I want to thank them and all of our great marketing partners.”

Following the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS), Gavin Landers invaded Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday night, competing in a field of 22 Super Late Models.

Improving three spots in his heat race, Landers streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory, positioning him second on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Gavin slipped back to as far as 10th early in the feature before rebounding late to a fifth-place finish, trailing Brian Rickman, Ashley Newman, Tanner Kellick, and Hunter Rasdon at the checkered flag.

On Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi), Gavin locked his spot into the $2,500-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat race. Rolling off ninth for the feature, Landers advanced through the field seven positions to place second behind B.J. Robinson with Chandler Petty, Spencer Hughes, and Shay Knight completing the Top-5 finishers.

Gavin currently sits seventh in the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series point standings. For more results from these events, please visit .

Next up for the 21-year-old racer is a trip to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the annual Show Me 100. The event – which will be held on May 24-26 – will be co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA).

A $6,000-to-win feature will be held on Thursday and Friday evening, while Saturday night will see a $30,000 top prize on the line.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Gavin Landers would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Crop Production Services, Spartan Mowers Mark Martin Automotive, ASC Warranty, Valvoline, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, Longhorn Chassis, Durham Racing Engines, Midwest Sheet Metal, Center Point Graphics, Canyon Incorporated, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Bootlegger Inc., Sunoco, Arizona Sport Shirts, Strange Oval, Weld Racing, Sweet Manufacturing, Wilwood Disc Brake, Allstar Performance, FK Bearings, Bell Helmets, Racing Optics, Performance Bodies, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Hooker Harness, Team Peterson, Winters Performance, SRI Performance, Indocil Art, Hoosier Tire, Go Lithium Batteries, Butlerbuilt, Schoenfeld Headers, FastShafts, and Marketing Services.

The latest info on Gavin Landers can be found online at his official cyber home at or by visiting his social media channels at and .

Hafertepe Caps Off Three Race Lucas Oil ASCS Swing With Victory at I-30 Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2018) Getting back to form this past week, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. ended a three-race run with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by with his first National Tour triumph of the season at I-30 Speedway on Saturday night.

"That comes down to just clearing my head and focusing on driving," explained Hafertepe of the win.

"I was frustrated after Lakeside because nine times out of ten, we would have won the race starting where we did. We were good, but we didn't finish it. We didn't work on the car for the feature like we should have and Humboldt, we just struggled."

Sixth at Humboldt Speedway to start the three-race run, Sam rolled into Lakeside Speedway with plenty of speed. Putting the Hills Racing Team No. 15h on the front row, Sam slipped to a fifth-place finish.

"We left out of Humboldt and Lakeside, I just put my focus on driving the car and stopped worrying about everything else and that was the biggest thing for me, was the mental aspect of it. Just getting back to where I need to be in the car, so Saturday, my whole goal was to just drive the car."

Winning from the fifth starting spot ahead of Sammy Swindell and Tim Crawley, the win is Hafertepe's second overall triumph of the 2018 season.

"I went back to some notes and things that I was doing last year, and it paid off. We're still not where we need to be, but we're getting there. As soon as the race was done, I had notes on things we need to change and things to work on."

Rolling out of Little Rock tied for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by point's lead, Sam is taking the next few weeks to test and balance the car.

"No matter where we go, we're going to test and get laps. Where we go depends on the weather so this weekend, we may go to Knoxville or race with ASCS at Creek and Lawton. We have National Tour races coming up at both, but it all depends on which one looks like the best opportunity to race."

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2018 Season to Date:

Events: 18; Wins -2 ; Top 5 - 7; Top 10 - 9; Top 15 -11; Top 20 -13;

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