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December 9, 2019
Skyline Motorsports Set for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series ’20 Assault
Teammates, Shane Clanton and Tyler Bruening Venture into New Territory
Zebulon, Georgia (12/09/19) – Skyline Motorsports teammates, Shane Clanton and Tyler Bruening, are preparing to venture into new territory in 2020. Both drivers have made the decision to compete fulltime on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).
For Clanton, it marks the first season since 2005 that he hasn’t been a regular with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series, and for Bruening it will be his first time to tackle a national tour.
“I’ve been running with the Outlaws since 2005, and it was just time for a change,” said Clanton, who was the 2015 WoO Champion. “With the way that the Lucas Oil schedule worked out this year, it made sense for us to run it. Also, several of the races are located in close proximity to Iowa, which allows our car owner Greg Bruening to get to see us race more often.”
Meanwhile, Tyler Bruening will join Clanton on the tour. The 34-year-old driver from Decorah, Iowa has his sights set on the LOLMDS Rookie of the Year title.
“Over the past few years, we’ve been branching out more and more with our program in preparation to run a national tour,” Bruening said. “This past season was our best to date with our open engine program. With the help of Shane [Clanton] and Marshall [Green] we’ve been able to take our overall program to a whole new level. We’ve got a lot of great supporters behind us, and we’re excited to tackle this new challenge.”
Bruening enjoyed a banner 2019 season, which included nine wins, 25 Top-5 finishes, and 32 Top-10 outings, while Clanton tallied eight wins, 25 Top-5 finishes, and 48 Top-10 runs. The Georgia racer also finished second in the final WoO point standings.
“We’re looking forward to running some new tracks this year and getting to race in front of some new fans,” Clanton noted. “With getting into these new markets, hopefully we can attract some new major marketing partners for our team as well.”
Clanton and Bruening plan to take part in a handful of practice sessions before kicking off their 2020 campaign on January 31-February 1 with a pair of $12,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events during the annual Super Bowl of Racing.
For more information on the events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
For the 2020 season both Clanton and Bruening will once again utilize Capital Race Cars and Clements Racing Engines.
Shane Clanton and Tyler Bruening would like to thank all of their sponsors including Skyline Motorsports, Bennett Explosives, Bruening Rock, Products, Capital Race Cars, Super K Express, 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, DirtOnDirt.com, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit www.ShaneClanton25.com and for more information on Skyline Motorsports, please visit www.Tyler16.com .
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December 9, 2019
Matt Cosner Set To Tackle Next Career Challenge
Focuses on WoO Rookie of the Year Title Run
Ridgeley, West Virginia (12/09/19) – When West Virginia’s Matt Cosner embarks on his seventh year of Dirt Late Model competition in 2020, it will be with a new challenge on the horizon. The pilot of the Nelson Auto Sales No. 66c R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Hershey’s Racing Engine Super Late Model is tossing his name into hat as a contender for the Rookie of the Year title with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series.
“If you had asked me three years ago if I’d ever try to run a national tour, I would’ve probably told you that you were crazy. However, since 2016 our program has progressively been on the upswing with regional success. We’ve stepped out to some new tracks over the past few years and made additional gains,” the 29-year-old racer shared. “We’re going to start the year with the Outlaws in New Mexico and Florida. After Speedweeks we’ll evaluate our performances and where we sit in points. From there, we’ll decide if we’ll go full speed ahead with a run at the rookie title or head a different direction. Right now, my primary goals are to learn and improve.”
Cosner knows that a tall order waits in front of him if he runs a national tour for the first time in his career, but he’s excited about the opportunity.
“This is an exciting time for my team and I. We’ve made a lot of preparations toward being able to do this and have a lot of support behind us. There’s no way it would be possible without the support of my family, my team and my sponsors,” Cosner said. “Additionally, we have two business and have great employees at both places. They are all very supportive and capable to handle things, while we are racing. Their hard work and support mean a lot to me.”
The 2020 WoO docket comes to life on January 3-5 at the brand-new Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) with a trio of events. The first two races pay $5,000 to the winner, while the finale at the Royal Jones-owned oval posts a $10,000 top prize.
Matt Cosner Racing recently launched a brand-new cyber home, which can be viewed at www.MattCosner.com and is ground zero for the latest team news.
Matt Cosner would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which included Nelson Auto Sales, Global Truck Outfitters Line-X, R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors, Mighty Auto Parts, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Phase 2 Wrap Materials, Rocket Chassis, Kenny Pettyjohn Racing, Integra Racing Shocks, TC Race Cars, Daugherty Motorsports, Orange Fatkat Media, Hershey’s Racing Engines and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
For the latest information on Matt Cosner please visit the team website at www.MattCosner.com as well as our social media on Facebook and Twitter @MCR66c and Instagram @MattCosnerRacing .
Dave Mac Motorsports to Field Four-Car Team for Chili Bowl!
Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (December 9, 2019) – Dave Mac Motorsports will be a force to contend with at the upcoming 34th Annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire at the Tulsa Expo Raceway.
Dave Mac Motorsports will field four entries for the event set for January 13-18, 2020, atop the indoor, 1/5-mile clay oval in Tulsa, OK, with racers including California’s Michael Faccinto, Missouri’s Joe B. Miller, Bixby rookie contender Jace McIntosh and a fourth driver to be announced later.
“We’re excited to continue to expand the team and confident that each driver we put in the Dave Mac Motorsports cars will be able to contend each night,” team owner David McIntosh comments. “Hopefully we’ll see at least a couple of them, if not all four, in the Saturday night feature.”
Dave Mac Motorsports made its Chili Bowl debut in 2019 with Cannon McIntosh racing to a fifth-place finish oh his preliminary night before narrowly missing Saturday’s feature cut and Rookie of the Race honors by just one position.
With Cannon McIntosh shifting to Keith Kunz Motorsports for this year’s Chili Bowl, the team has a fourth car with a yet to be determined driver.
“I want guys that I know are capable of contending and running up front,” crew chief Cody Cordell says. “I know the guys that we have now can do that, Joe B. (Miller) and Michael (Faccinto) have both been in the Saturday night feature, so we know they can get the job done.”
While they hail from California and Missouri, Faccinto and Miller share similar backgrounds in that both are proven Micro Sprint aces that have since excelled in all forms of open wheel cars including Sprint Cars and Midgets whether it be with or without a wing.
Hanford, California’s Faccinto will be making his ninth career Chili Bowl start after racing into his second Chili Bowl championship feature over the past three years last January. Faccinto’s fourth-place run in the Thursday qualifying feature marked his second preliminary top-five in the last three years after a fifth-place run in 2017.
A past Chili Bowl Rookie of the year, Millersville, Missouri’s Joe B. Miller will be making his fifth Chili Bowl appearance. The 2017 Tulsa Shootout winner in the headliner Winged Outlaw class, Miller raced into the 2016 Chili Bowl championship feature on his first event try to net Rookie of the Year honors and has raced into preliminary feature action on three out of four tries.
An accomplished Micro Sprint shoe, Jace McIntosh (older brother to Cannon) will be throwing his hat into the Chili Bowl Rookie of the Year race.
The qualifying nights for each of the Dave Mac Motorsports entries will be determined later.
Dave Mac Motorsports will get one last tuneup before the Chili Bowl with Cannon McIntosh and Karter Sarff competing in next weekend’s (December 19-21) Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, MO.
Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.
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