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August 29, 2018

David Breazeale Races to First Win of 2018
Brandon Overton Battles Bad Luck at Dirt Million

Calera, AL (08/29/18) – Both Franklin Motorsports, David Breazeale and Brandon Overton were both in action over the weekend.

Enjoying a rare off weekend from the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series, David Breazeale claimed his first win of 2018 in his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #54 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model. The Mississippi racer streaked to the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) victory on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi).

David Breazeale entered the MSCCS event on Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Mississippi). After recording the fourth-fastest time overall in qualifying, David scored a Dash victory, earning him the pole position for the A-Main. Leading flag-to-flag, David Breazeale topped Michael Arnold, Dean Carpenter, Spencer Hughes, and Rick Rickman at the line to capture his first win of the season and a $2,000 payday.

On Saturday evening Breazeale followed the MSCCS to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) to do battle for the $2,500 top prize. Earning the pole position for the feature via preliminary events, David dropped two spots in the 40-lapper to place third behind Timothy Culp and Chad Thrash with Dane Dacus and Rick Rickman completing the Top-5 finishers.

“It was great to get our first win of the season, but even more it was awesome to get to sleep in my own bed both nights and spend a weekend with a lot of family and friends,” Breazeale said. “It’s been a really busy season on the road, but we are entering the homestretch now. We’re going to take a few weeks off to regroup for the upcoming Outlaws events.”

While Breazeale raced in Mississippi, Overton made the long trip to Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio), where he entered the inaugural Dirt Million with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) in his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #76 BCI Asphalt/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.

With 77 entries on hand, Brandon qualified fifth fastest in his group on Friday night, but his time was disallowed after he was told he was 11 pounds light at the scales. From that point Brandon found himself behind the eight ball for the rest of the weekend as he battled more bad luck with flat tires and other issues. He would fall short of qualifying for the $202,940-to-win finale.

“I just want to put this past weekend in the rearview mirror. It was a total nightmare from top to bottom,” Overton quipped. “We’ll just focus on getting things back on track this coming weekend.”

While Breazeale will take the next two weeks off, Overton will be very busy over the course of the Labor Day weekend. He plans to enter a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia. Action opens with $12,000-to-win events on Friday and Saturday at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) and Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio). On Sunday evening the $50,000-to-win Hillbilly 100 will be held at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, West Virginia).

For more information on the weekend’s events, 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.

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August 29, 2018

Ricky Weiss Finishes Fourth in Inaugural Dirt Million
Four-Race Weekend Lies Ahead

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (08/29/18) – Ricky Weiss continued to shine bright in major events over the weekend. The chauffer of the Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Late Model led early before ultimately recording a fourth-place finish in the inaugural Dirt Million.

“Even though it wasn’t a win I couldn’t be more thrilled with our team having another great run in a major event,” Weiss said. “We got to the lead there, and I thought we might really have a race-winning car, but then we got shuffled back on a restart. I spent the next several laps rebounding from the slip. A fourth-place finish is pretty awesome in such a huge event. We’re going to race close to home this weekend and get geared up to go and try win our first World 100 next weekend.”

On Friday evening Ricky Weiss invaded Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) to compete in the inaugural Dirt Million with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. With a stout field of 77 Super Late Models on hand for a pair of preliminary features, Weiss jumped up one spot in his heat race to place second behind Jonathan Davenport.

Earning the fifth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win opening night A-Main, Ricky passed three cars in the 30-lapper reeling in a runner-up finish behind Davenport with Don O’Neal, Devin Moran, and Shannon Babb completing the Top-5 finishers.

With his spot already locked into Saturday’s $202,940-to-win finale, Weiss raced to a third-place finish in the Dash, which positioned him third on the starting grid in front of the capacity crowd.

Overtaking Don O’Neal for the lead on the lap-10, Ricky held the top spot for the next five circuits until Shannon Babb took control for the ensuing 60 laps. Weiss slipped back to as far as the eighth position by the race’s midway point before bouncing back to a fourth-place finish behind Earl Pearson Jr., Bobby Pierce, and Gregg Satterlee with Scott Bloomquist rounding out the Top 5.

For full results from the weekend, please visit .

The Labor Day weekend has Weiss set to enter a quartet of events in Canada and the United States. Action opens on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway before moving to I-94 Speedway (Fergus Falls, Minnesota) on Friday night. Saturday and Sunday night will find the team entering a doubleheader with the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) at Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota).

For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit , and .

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 .