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March 5, 2018

Roth Motorsports Launches New Website
Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey Prepare for Lucas Oil MLRA Title Run

Bentonville, Arkansas (03/05/18) – Bentonville, Arkansas-based Roth Motorsports - with drivers Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey - are the newest addition to the MSR Mafia team and have launched a brand-new cyber home at .

The drivers compete in the Super Late Model division. They kicked off their 2018 campaign in January by competing in Australia. They are now focused on competing on the full Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) tour in pursuit of not only the Rookie of the Year titles, but also the series Championship.

Jeff Roth pilots the Homes by Roth #14R Coldwell Banker by Harris McHaney & Faucette/ XR1 Rocket Chassis, while Indiana native Joe Godsey competes in the Waco Title #14G Hot Water Heroes/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.

The team will kick off their 2018 campaign on American soil with the seventh annual Hoker Trucking Thaw Brawl at LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) on March 29-31. The event opens with an Open Practice Session on Thursday night. Friday’s program will see a $5,000 top prize on the line, while Saturday’s event will pay $15,000 to the winner. The weekend will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA).

For more information on the event, please visit .

Roth Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Homes by Roth, Waco Title, Coldwell Banker by Harris McHaney & Faucette, Roth Family Farm, Hot Water Heroes, The Odd Soul, District III, Shock Squad, Golden Boys Concrete, Budda Bert Transmission, Speede Lube, G&S Insulating, S&M Exteriors Inc, Surfaces Quality Stone, Tune Concrete, West Pest Control, Joseph Hayes & Associates, C&C Construction, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest team news and updates on Roth Motorsports, please visit .

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Brian Brown Overcomes Adversity to Earn Top Five During FVP Outlaw Showdown Finale

Inside Line Promotions - LAS VEGAS (March 4, 2018) - Brian Brown was a contender throughout the FVP Outlaw Showdown last week at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas.

"Our FVP and Casey's General Stores sprint car unloaded really fast out of the trailer," he said. "We were fastest in hot laps and set quick time in our group (on Wednesday). When you get on those half-mile tracks our Charlie Garrett engines are phenomenal. I have the best engine builder in the country and it shows on those half miles. We went out late, but were able to set quick time so that's saying something."

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series doubleheader began on Wednesday with Brown setting quick time in his group despite being the last car out to qualify. He then won a heat race from the pole position before claiming the dash after a favorable dash draw lined him up on the outside of the front row.

"That pill draw for the dash was really important," he said. "I got by Sheldon (Haudenschild) on the start and won the dash, which was big. FVP is the presenting sponsor of that race and we needed to get our FVP car up front."

The dash triumph lined Brown up on the pole for the 30-lap A Main.

"We were going as hard as we needed to go early on," he said. "One thing we can't control is bad luck. I could tell my right rear tire was getting low about six or seven laps into it. You just hope it stays low, but ours let go."

Brown led the first 10 laps before the tire blew on Lap 11. His crew replaced the tire in the work area and Brown restarted at the back of the field.

"We went to the back and were able to get to 14th," he said. "It wasn't a horrible finish, but when you're looking at a feature win that's not the result you're happy with."

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Thursday for the FVP Outlaw Showdown finale. Once again, Brown was fast as he timed in third quickest in his group before winning a heat race. He pulled the No. 2 in the dash draw for the second straight night and was in a battle for the dash win throughout the first half of the race.

"We got another really good draw for the dash and we had a car that was possible of passing Aaron (Reutzel) to win," he said. "He switched lanes and then I switched lanes. I took a bad angle at the corner. When I got to the exit the cushion (in turns three and four) was built up too high. I hit it wrong and it sucked us into the fence. That may have cost us an opportunity for the race win."

The front end was damaged in the incident and Brown was credited with an eighth-place finish in the dash. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"Chad Morgan and Michael Williams didn't give up," he said. "They fixed it and started working on what we needed to in the A Main. We had a good run and were able to go from eighth to fourth, which is really good at an Outlaws race. I felt like on that last double-file restart we might have had a chance to get a podium, but the inside row didn't get going as well as I hoped."

Brown rallied to post a fourth-place finish, which marked his first top five of the season. It gives him a top-five result during five of his last eight races at the track.

"With FVP being the partner of the event and having an opportunity to win both nights, I feel like we had a good showing and we have some good momentum right now," he said.

Saturday's SoCal Showdown at Perris Auto Speedway in Perris, Calif., rained out.

Brown will return to action this Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws. His career-best result at the oval of seventh place came in 2016.

"We've had some decent success there," he said. "I think we have a good package to go there and be competitive."


Feb. 28 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 1 (2); Feature: 14 (1).

March 1 - The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: DNF (2); Feature: 4 (8).


7 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series





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Las Vegas serves tough luck to Rico Abreu during FVP Outlaw Showdown

Dates: February 28th & March 1st
Event: FVP Outlaw Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start):
February 28th: 25th (20th)
March 1st: 16th (17th)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 5, 2018) - Rico Abreu's two-day visit to The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Nev.) with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series resulted in frustration. The St. Helena, Calif., native qualified for each of the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win programs contested, but was forced to retire early from the first on Wednesday, February 28; the result of mechanical failure in the form of a flat right-rear tire on lap 12, also damaging other components including the drivetrain.

On Thursday, March 1, the bad luck and frustration continued, only this time in the form of contact with another competitor while battling for a potential top-ten position. Abreu was as high as 11th in the running order before the contact was made on lap 17, ultimately bringing out a caution flag and forcing the pilot of the familiar No. 24 to restart at the back of the running order. After a last-ditch effort, Abreu was able to recover slightly and finish 16th; he started 17th.

“I think the part that frustrates me the most is that we showed speed on both nights,” Rico Abreu, pilot of the Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/No. 24 sprint car, said. “The best cars and drivers in the country were in Las Vegas, so to qualify and be in the mix on both nights says a lot about our potential.”

Abreu qualified for each of the World of Outlaws main events by finishing fifth during his respective heat races. Of the 44 entries signed-in for competition on each evening, Abreu qualified 12th and ninth, respectively, during his group qualifying efforts.

“My car felt really balanced all weekend,” Abreu continued. “I wasn't the happiest about our results, obviously, but I'm thrilled about our team's communication and determination.”


Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

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2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru 3/1/2018)

Total Races: 10
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 0
Total Top-10s: 1



Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu Racing
(724) 954-4915,

Smoke dominates Magnolia for Frostbuster 150 victory


Dates: March 2nd
Event: Winter Heat Round 5
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Hattiesburg Speedway (Hattiesburg, Miss.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start):
March 2nd: 15th (8th)
Dates: March 3rd
Event: Frostbuster 150
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start):
March 3rd: 1st (1st)
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 5, 2018) - Snapping a cold streak during United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour competition that included back-to-back finishes outside of the top-ten, Tony Stewart earned his first victory of the 2018 season, officially claiming the Frostbuster 150 at Magnolia (Miss.) Motor Speedway on Saturday evening, March 3.
The 360 cubic inch sprint car victory was accomplished in perfect fashion, ultimately leading all 30 circuits around Magnolia Motor Speedway's 3/8-mile oval from the front row. Adding to his perfect evening in northern Mississippi, Smoke also dominated his respective USCS heat race, charging to the front from the outside of row four, automatically qualifying the Columbus, Ind., native for the Frostbuster main event.
“Feels good to finally get a win. This has been a long time coming,” Tony Stewart, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, said. “Jimmy and Marty worked their tails off all winter long to get us to this position. It takes a lot of laps and sometimes a lot of testing to figure out where you need to be to stay comfortable in the car. Anytime you get to victory lane feels great.”
Before visiting Magnolia Motor Speedway, Stewart opened his recent weekend of competition by joining the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour at the Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Friday, March 2. Nearly opening the weekend just like it ended, Stewart earned a heat race victory to kick-off his Friday night visit to Hattiesburg, earning a feature starting position on the outside of row four.
Unfortunately, a battle for the runner-up spot during the closing circuits of the 30-lapper ended in disaster, unintentionally making contact with another competitor resulting in a ‘DNF.' Officially, Stewart was scored 15th.
“Not the way we wanted our night to end,” Tony Stewart explained regarding his Friday night results. “We were in position to make something happen but we fell a little short. That's the way racing goes sometimes.”

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at
Tony Stewart: Facebook at or on Twitter at
Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.
2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru 3/3/2018)
Total Races: 11
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 3
Total Top-10s: 6


Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915,


Schatz hits jackpot in Sin City; Wins night two of FVP Outlaw Showdown


Dates: February 28th & March 1st
Event: FVP Outlaw Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start):
February 28th: 2nd (10th)
March 1st: 1st (5th)
World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 3/1): 1st - 738 points (12-point margin over second place, Sheldon Haudenschild)
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 5, 2018) - Officially winning three out of the first five World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events contested in 2018, Fargo, North Dakota's Donny Schatz helped launch his West Coast Swing with the Greatest Show On Dirt with a trip to victory lane, this time claiming night two of the FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nev., on Thursday, March 1.
Schatz, aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 winged sprint car, earned two podium performances during his visit to Sin City with the World of Outlaws, kicking-off the two-day FVP Outlaw Showdown at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas with a runner-up performance on Wednesday, February 28.
“This just goes to show what this team is capable of doing,” Donny Schatz explained. “Sheldon [Haudenschild] is a tough competitor and he is going to be a tough competitor all season. Our goal is to be in a position to win every time we are on the race track. We came up one spot short on Wednesday, so our goal was to get that extra position on Thursday and leave Las Vegas on top. The West Coast Swing is an important stretch of our schedule. This is a good way to start things off.”
Schatz set-up his runner-up performance on Wednesday night by scoring the seventh fastest time of the night during his respective group qualifying effort. Although, a third place finish during the third of four heat races forced the defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion to start the 30-lap A-main from the outside of row five.
Not deterred by his starting position, Schatz quickly advanced through the field. By the mid-point of the 30-lapper, the Fargo native was already battling for a podium position, officially taking over the third spot on lap 15 and the runner-up position one circuit later. As the laps counted down, Schatz was able to continue his progress and apply pressure on race leader, Sheldon Haudenschild. A series of cautions late in the race gave Schatz multiple opportunities to capitalize. Unfortunately, his time soon ran out, crossing under the final checkers second in the running order.
Schatz's results on Thursday in Sin City improved across the board, this time qualifying fourth during his respective time trial group, ultimately setting up a runner-up finish during the second of four heat races. By earning a runner-up finish during his respective heat race, Schatz qualified for the Craftsman Club Dash and finished fifth. The evening's dash result set the lineup for the first four rows of the 30-lap A-main.
Continuing a trend that ignited one night prior, Schatz wasted little time racing to the front of the feature field on Thursday, resetting the stage for an epic battle with Wednesday night winner, Sheldon Haudenschild.
Schatz's lone hiccup of the 30-lap program occurred just after a caution. On the ensuing restart, Schatz fumbled and faded back to fifth, allowing Brian Brown and David Gravel to slip by. It would not take long before the nine-time World of Outlaws champion made his presence known back at the front of the field. With eight laps remaining, Schatz regained second, resetting his aim for the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, Sheldon Haudenschild.
In an attempt to block Schatz who had been utilizing the bottom of the speedway, Haudenschild raced to the bottom of turns three and four on lap 26. The move proved to not be enough. Schatz squeezed under Haudenschild to officially lead lap 26, keeping control for the next four circuits to claim his third $10,000 top prize of the season.
With the World of Outlaws event scheduled for Saturday, March 3, at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway cancelled due to Mother Nature, Donny Schatz will continue his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series campaign on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, with a two-day visit to the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Schatz will enter the weekend on top of the World of Outlaws championship standings, holding a 12-point cushion over recent rival, Sheldon Haudenschild.
The pilot of the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry scored one Thunderbowl Raceway victory during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition in 2017, earning $10,000 on Saturday, March 18, over Daryn Pittman and Brad Sweet. It was Schatz's sixth victory of the 2017 season.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at
Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.
Donny Schatz: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.
2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru 3/1/2018)
Total Races: 7
Total Wins: 5
Total Top-5s: 7
Total Top-10s: 7

World of Outlaws Races: 5
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 5
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 5

Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915,



Roberts Sixth in March Madness

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 5) Casey Roberts posted a sixth place finish in the SAS March Madness event at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday afternoon. Roberts qualified fourth in the second group, finished second in the fourth heat and started eighth on the grid.

For Roberts it was his sixth event behind the wheel of the Blount Motorsports Rocket and things are starting to come together as he and the team dot the i’s and cross the t’s.

 “The car ran good, we picked up a bunch of laps and finished the race. We not only had a good run, but we have been making good progress as a team and we were able to add to that,” said Roberts.

When the green flag dropped Roberts who started eighth lost a spot dropping back to ninth. In the next 59 laps he would pass two cars and had one car ahead of him drop out to finish sixth.

“There wasn’t a lot of passing going on, but that is day time dirt track racing,” said David Bryant. “We were good and we are real close to having what Casey likes and what the car likes figured out. All we need is to build some laps, tune the setups and we will be in good shape.”

Next up for BMS and Roberts is the WoO sanctioned Tennessee Tip Off Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

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

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.

For more information on Blount Motorsports or how you can become part of “The Team” go to

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March 5, 2018

Preston Seratt Scores Runner-Up Finish in 2018 Street Stock Debut

Dyersburg, Tennessee (03/05/18) –Preston Seratt made his debut in his new division on Saturday night as he went into battle with the Mid-South Big 10 Street Stock Series at Tennessee National Raceway.

The maiden voyage in the driver’s seat of his J&P Machine & Repair #29 Lowery’s Body Shop & Wrecker Service Street Stock would be a successful one. The Dyersburg, Tennessee-racer streaked to a runner-up finish against a talent-laden field of competitors.

“Man, what a weekend we had,” Seratt said with excitement. “We took a brand-new car with zero laps on it to one of the biggest Street Stock races in our area. This thing was pretty-well spot on from the time that we unloaded. I’m really excited about getting more seat time in this car. I definitely want to thank my dad and J&P Machine & Repair along with all of my sponsors for helping make this all possible.”

On Saturday night Preston Seratt kicked off the 2018 season at Tennessee National Raceway (Hohenwald, Tennessee), powering the J&P Machine Repair #29 Street Stock into action in the Icebreaker.

With 32 cars registered, Seratt laid down the second fastest time in qualifying before finishing second in his dash behind Wyatt Hill. Via his dash performance Preston started second on the grid for the feature.

After dropping a few spots in the opening 10 circuits of the feature due to an unknown mechanical issue, Preston Seratt’s car improved as the race progressed, and he would ultimately rebound to finish in the second spot behind Wyatt Hill.

For full results from this event, please visit .

Seratt will now enjoy a few week’s break before resuming action on March 30-31 with the Bluegrass Bash at Paducah International Raceway (Paducah, Kentucky). Preston will compete for the $3,000 top prize in the Street Stock division.

For more details regarding the event, please visit .

Preston Seratt would like to thank his marketing partners, including  Jim Seratt, J&P Machine Repair, DC Electric Rebuilders, Wehrs Machine, KSE Racing Products, Dirt Defender, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, McArmour Enterprises, Swift Springs, NMS Suspension and Shocks, D.S.I. Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Lowery’s Body Shop & Wrecker Service, Superior Steering Wheels, Trak-Star Race Cars, Xtreme Race Graphics, and Marketing Services.

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Preston Seratt please visit .