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January 6, 2020

Tyler Bruening Sets Sights on LOLMDS Rookie of the Year Battle
Iowa Racer Ready for Challenge of National Touring

DECORAH, Iowa (01/06/20) – Tyler Bruening made his presence known following a banner season in 2019. The 34-year-old from Iowa racer is ready for a new challenge in 2020 with his sights set on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Rookie of the Year title.

The pilot of the Skyline Motorsports No. 16 Bennett Explosives/ Bruening Rock Products/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model will tackle a national tour for the first time in his career.

Following a successful 2019 season that included nine wins, 25 Top-5 finishes, and 32 Top-10 outings, Bruening is confident the time is right for him to shift into the national spotlight.

“This is a big deal for me and my team,” Bruening explained. “We’ve been stepping out to some new tracks and events over the past few years and that has allowed us to make a lot of gains toward the success of our team. It’s an honor to be able to commit to the LOLMDS full-time. My primary goals are to be competitive and consistent each night and win the Rookie of the Year title.” 

Bruening brings a wealth of experience behind the wheel to his quest of competing on the national tour. While he acknowledges the journey on the ultra-competitive tour will not be an effortless one, Tyler and his team are primed for the challenges ahead.

“I’ve been working toward this goal for a few years,” Bruening shared. “We’ve made a lot of preparations toward being able to do this, including me working to better myself as a driver. We have top-notch equipment and an experienced team that is well-prepared for what is ahead. With the help of Shane [Clanton] and Marshall [Green] we’ve been able to take our program to a whole new level.”

The Eibach Springs Rookie of the Year title on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series comes with a hefty $10,000 cash prize at the seasons end along with numerous other  contingency awards.

Bruening added, “A lot of people play a role in the success of our season. I’m very excited to get the 2020 season underway and I want to thank everyone who supports this team to make these opportunities possible.”

Tyler Bruening would like to thank all of his sponsors including Skyline Motorsports, Bennett Explosives, Bruening Rock Products, Capital Race Cars, Truck Country, Olson Explosives, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Freeman Plumbing, Hoosier Tire South, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Carolina Concrete Finishers, QA1, Quarter Master, Hovden Oil, Bert Transmission, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Penske Shocks, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Modern Images, Stop Tech Brakes, Allstar Performance, Advanced Transportation, Lucas Oil Products,, and Marketing Services.

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January 6, 2020

Cade Dillard Bags First-Career World of Outlaws Victory
Wild West Shootout Up Next

ROBELINE, La. (01/06/20) – It was an emotional milestone achievement for Cade Dillard on Sunday night at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, N.M.

The pilot of the S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model captured the 75-lap Battle at the Border finale for a $15,000 payday and his first-career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series triumph.

“Man, I’m speechless,” Dillard said in Victory Lane while wiping tears from his eyes. “Just to be out here with these guys in general is a blessing to me. I’ve lost a lot of these just for not being patient enough in the race, and probably the first 40 or so I just rode and tried not to hit the cushion unless I had to. I knew we were good when we could just run through the center of the track there at the beginning and not have to get up there and rely on the cushion.”

Dillard started the night off with a 10-lap heat race victory which would position him fourth on the starting grid for the main event. Slowly making his way to the front, Cade overtook Darrell Lanigan for second after a lap-48 restart and began setting his eyes on race-leader Brandon Sheppard.

Sliding ahead of Sheppard on lap 66, Dillard built more than a one-second margin over second-place in the remaining nine circuits to capture the win. Sheppard, Lanigan, Scott Bloomquist, and Ricky Weiss trailed Dillard to the checkered flag.

“That’s definitely the hardest I ever ran,” Dillard said. “There were a couple times I messed my entry up and got into the wall there. I actually thought it was 70 laps, so when we got to lap 69 and we just kept going I was like, ‘Oh, man, I don’t know if I’ve got five left in me. My crew guy told me I had a lead and I just kept running ‘er until about two to go and then I just played it a little more conservative.”

Earlier in the weekend, Dillard followed up the third fastest lap in his time trial group with a runner-up finish in his heat race on Friday night. Starting the $5,000-to-win preliminary A-Main in seventh, Cade dropped one spot in the 30-lap affair to place eighth.

The following night, Cade timed in second fastest in his group before streaking to an 8-lap heat race win. With another $5,000 payday on the line in the feature, Dillard fell four spots to record a sixth-place finish.

Dillard added, “A hats off to my crew for their hard work this weekend. Also, I’d like to say a special thanks to everyone, who supports our program.”

With the first weekend in the books, Cade currently sits fourth in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For the latest standings and more event details, please point your browser to .

The team is now set to enter the 14th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Ariz.) on January 11-19.  More details on the six-race miniseries can be found at .

Cade Dillard Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include S&S Fishing & Rental, Production Jars, Joel’s Auto Sales, Nichols Stores, KRD Pumping Services, MB Customs Racecars, Champion Oil, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Strength Roofing and Siding, Razor Edge Graphics, Bryan Cook Trucks, Kuda Kutrite, Hypercoil Springs, Fast Shafts, Day Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Wehrs Machine, Larry’s Performance Carburetors, Abilene Race Radiators, Jody’s Oilfield Service, Awalt Hot Oil Service and Marketing Services.

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January 6, 2020

Ricky Weiss Earns First World of Outlaws Late Model Win
Wild West Shootout Up Next

HEADINGLEY, MANITOBA, Canada (01/06/20) – A World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory is something that has eluded Ricky Weiss for some time. That changed on Saturday night at Vado Speedway in Vado, N.M.

The 31-year-old Canadian driver piloted his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 J&C Properties/ G-Style Transport/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model to a $5,000 payday in the inaugural Battle at the Border.  

“We’ve been really good,” Weiss said. “We were real good last year, and we’ve just been tweaking and tweaking.”

Ricky followed up the fourth fastest lap overall in time trials on Saturday with an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the A-Main in third, Weiss blasted past teammate Chris Madden on lap 14 and held off a charging Brandon Sheppard late to capture the win. Sheppard, Madden, Darrell Lanigan, and Cade Dillard completed the Top-5 finishers.

“Right before the caution, I knew I could rotate the bottom a little bit better than [Madden],” Weiss explained. “I knew we needed to get down there, and then the caution came out and I knew the next challenge was to beat Sheppard [running third] into the [first] corner [on the restart]. If we could do that, I felt pretty good about our changes, and we were able to. I was just trying to play it safe but be smart at the same time.”

“Now that we got that out of the way, maybe we’ll see a lot more of these wins in our near future. I think we’ve got a pretty good team this year. We’re building bigger and better.”

On Friday night, Weiss recorded the third fastest time in his qualifying group before capturing an 8-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Ricky dropped two spots in the 30-lap affair to place third behind Chris Madden and Brandon Sheppard with Scott Bloomquist and Mike Marlar rounding out the Top-5.

For the final round of the Battle at the Border on Sunday, Weiss fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth-place finish. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his B-Main, Ricky locked into the 21st-starting position for the $15,000-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Ricky Weiss advanced through the field 16 spots to place fifth behind Cade Dillard, Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Lanigan, and Scott Bloomquist.

With the first weekend of the schedule completed, Ricky is currently second in the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from these events, please visit .

This week, the team shifts their focus to the 14th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Ariz.) on January 11-19.  More details on the six-race miniseries can be found at .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Drydene Performance Products, J&C Properties, G-Style Transport, Turk Enterprises, Derrick's Sandblasting, Keewatin Truck Service, Kakela Farms, Collins Brothers Towing, Wiesner Trucking, Team Zero Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., JCJ Tools Inc., Rod Fehr Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, LG Transport,­­ FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, VP Racing Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, Hooker Harness, Peterson Fluid Systems, Winters Rear End, C&R Racing Radiators, QA1, Strange Oval, Quarter Master, KRC Racing Components, PFC Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Wrisco Industries, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, QuickCar Racing Products, Braswell Carburetion,, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Kenny’s Components, Midwest Mobile Tech, Inc.,, Sweet Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt, ­and Marketing Services.

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January 6, 2020

Sanders Sweeps Battle at the Border in New Mexico
Prepares for Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout

HAPPY, Tex. (01/06/20) – Rodney Sanders completed a weekend sweep of the Rancho Milagro USRA Modifieds at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) behind the wheel of his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“Anytime you can get a win it’s a good night, winning three nights in a row, that’s a great way to start the year,” said Sanders. “We had a good car all weekend. I’m looking forward to heading to Arizona this week, we had a lot of success there last year.”  I would like to thank everyone that helps our racing program. We’ve got a lot of great folks behind us, who make this all possible.”

Friday night’s inaugural Battle at the Border drew a field of 29 United States Racing Association (USRA) Modified entries. To start the night, Sanders passed five cars in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Earning the eighth-starting position for the A-Main, Rodney outdueled Fita Gallardo to capture his first win of the season and a $1,000 payday. Gallardo, Tyler Wolff, Nick Rivera, and Royal Jones complete the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday evening, Rodney gained two spots in his heat race to place third. Starting the A-Main in tenth, Rodney tracked down polesitter Calvin Iverson early and went on to claim the $1,200 prize over Iverson, Mitch Keeter, Bumper Jones, and Fito Gallardo.

For the final round of the Battle at the Border on Sunday afternoon, Sanders secured his spot into the finale with an 8-lap heat race victory. Streaking to his third win of the season in as many nights, Rodney topped Fit Gallardo, Bumper Jones, Mitch Keeter, and Calvin Iverson at the line to secure the $2,000 finale.

For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend has the Texan geared up for the 14th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (San Tan Valley, Ariz.) on January 11-19. More details on the six-race miniseries can be found at .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Swan Energy, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

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