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April 10, 2017

Tyler Clem Stays Red Hot with Another Win

St. Petersburg, Florida (04/10/17) – 14-year-old, Tyler Clem kept his early-season hot streak alive over the weekend by powering his Hedman Headers #14 Rent-N-Roll Rocket Late Model to the feature win on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park.

“We had a great car from the time we unloaded, and I was able to get to the lead early in the feature,” said Clem. “Right now it seems like we are contending for wins each night no matter what division we are racing, and that’s pretty awesome.”

A $1,000-to-win, Late Model program took Tyler to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) on Saturday night. After winning his heat race Tyler locked into the 3rd-starting spot in the feature. As the race went green he wasted little time making his way into the top spot. The second circuit found Clem in the lead and once out front he never looked back on his way to his second win in as many weeks.

For full results from the event, please visit .

This Saturday Tyler will look for his third win in as many weeks as he returns to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) to do battle in the Modified division. For more information on the event, please visit .

Tyler Clem and Clem Racing Inc. would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Miller Welders, K&N Filters, Rent ‘N Roll, WingHouse, Hedman Hedders, Stanton Race Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Fuels, Braille Battery, JE Pistons, Ferrea Valves, Whelen Engineering, 1-800-Ask-Gary, Tony Stewart Racing, Elder Ford, Leaf Race Wear, Winters Racing Products, Bell Helmets, Aurora, Dan Olson Racing Products, Race Optics, Red Line Synthetic Oil, Stepp’s Towing, BR Motorsports, AR Bodies, DB Plugs, Jones Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Hooker Harness, Callies Performance Products, Willy’s Carburetors, Toyo Tires, Durst Motorsports, Gates Belts, Butlerbuilt Seat Systems, Zero Error Racing, Superior Bearing & Supply, AR Bodies, NGK Spark Plugs, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Tyler Clem, please visit his official website at .

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April 10, 2017

Cory Hedgecock Rumbles to Gumbo Cash; Boyd’s Next

Loudon, Tennessee (04/10/17) – Pushing his 2017-win tally to six, Cory Hedgecock drove his Cushman #23 Valley Transport Rocket Chassis Crate Late Model to the $2,500 NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series victory on Saturday night.

Competing in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series opening weekend, Cory Hedgecock traveled to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday for the first event of the two-day Rumble on the Gumbo.

Drawing 33 Crate Late Models for the $2,000-to-win program, Hedgecock qualified 8th fastest in time trials, placing him 8th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Wheeling his way into a podium finish, Cory improved five positions in the 40-lapper, scoring a 3rd-place spot behind Greg Fore and Chase Washington with Cody Smith and Peter Hazzard completing the Top 5.

On Saturday with a $2,500 top prize on the line, Cory blistered the ¼-mile oval to record the fastest time overall in qualifying. As a result, he started on the pole for the 50-lap, main event. Pacing his way through the race with a comfortable lead, Hedgecock held off a late-race charge in the closing laps to capture his sixth win of the season. The Top 5 finishers included Brandon Williams, Joseph Joiner, Peter Hazzard, and Chase Washington.

“It was another phenomenal weekend for our team,” said Hedgecock. “We had a good car on Friday night but didn’t qualify gas well as we would’ve liked. But then on Saturday night we had a dominant car from the time we qualified. We got a caution late in the race, and if not for it we might’ve lapped into the Top-3 runners. I again want to thank my team, my sponsors, and my fans for providing me such a great car.”

For more results from these events, please visit .

This Saturday, April 15 Cory will return to action with the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series as the tour invades Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for a $3,000-to-win affair. Hedgecock currently leads the overall standings and the rookie standings. For more information on the tour, please visit .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, Valley Transport, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, Renegade Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, ET Motorgear, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, Renegade Reach, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, Stealth Racing Carburetors, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at as well as social media outlets at and .

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April 10, 2017

Shane Clanton Sweeps Spring Championship at Dixie

Zebulon, Georgia (04/10/17) – Shane Clanton powered his Weldbank Energy #25 Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $3,000 win in the annual Dixie Short Track Spring Championship at Dixie Speedway on Saturday night.

“We’ve enjoyed success at Dixie Speedway in the past, and it felt great to get back to the winner’s circle because there’s always a lot of friends and family on hand when we race there,” noted Clanton. “We tried a few new things, and they definitely worked. That gives us some excitement moving forward as we get ready to get back to point’s race in a few weeks.”

On Saturday night Shane Clanton made the short trip to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the Dixie Short Track Spring Championship. Laying down the fastest time overall in a field of 16 Super Late Models, Clanton earned the pole position for the main event. Leading all 40-laps, Shane Clanton cruised to his third victory of the season. He was followed across the finish line by Derek Ellis, Jake Knowles, Jason Croft, and Aaron Ridley. Clanton pocketed a $3,000 payday for his dominant performance in the feature.

Full results are available at .

Shane is unsure of his next event, but may enter a Weekly Racing Series Event at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) this Saturday night. For more information on the event, please visit .

Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Cooper’s Country Meat Packers, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuels, Hoosier Tire South, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, GW Performance, Southern Fibernet Inc., Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Cizmar Racing, CV Products, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Integra Racing Shocks, Integra MX Springs, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Driven Oil, Wilwood Brakes, Braille Batteries, Slavic Graphics and Apparel, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit .

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April 10, 2017

Ashley Newman and Preston Seratt Go 1-2 at Whynot

Dyersburg, Tennessee (04/10/17) –Jim Seratt Racing with drivers, Preston Seratt and Ashley Newman, made the trek to Whynot Motorsports Park on Saturday night. The duo competed in a make-up feature from a rainout earlier in the season as well as a complete new program.

In two features, the drivers claimed a total of four Top-5 finishes plus a win.

The first race on the docket at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday night was the make-up finale from the delayed Battle of the States feature that was preempted by rain on March 11. With both drivers holding their starting spot on a hammer-down track that saw limited passing, Newman landed a 4th-place finish behind Gregg Hollingsworth, Ben Stephens, and Toby Hodge while Seratt rounded out the Top 5.

Following the make-up feature a complete new program was contested. Ashley Newman stormed to heat race win from the 2nd-starting position, which locked him into a front row starting spot for the A-Main. Preston passed four cars in the same heat, recording a 3rd-place finish, which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the feature.

Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Ashley Newman wheeled his way to his second victory of the season, while Preston Seratt came in a close 2nd with Gregg Hollingsworth, Toby Hodge, and Ben Stephens completing the Top-5 finishers.

“The track was narrow in the make-up feature but widened out nicely for the new program,” said Preston Seratt. “Ashley drove a great race in the feature, and if I’ve got to finish second to anybody, I’d rather it be him.”

For full results from these events, please visit .

This Friday the team is tentatively planning to enter the 4th annual Deuces Wild at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois). The UMP DIRTcar Modified event is headlined by a $2,000-to-win finale. For more information on the event, please visit .

Preston Seratt would like to thank his marketing partners, including J&P Machine Repair, DC Electric Rebuilders, Wehrs Machine, KSE Racing Products, Dirt Defender, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, McArmour Enterprises, KBC Graphix, D.S.I. Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Race Wise Track Chassis School by Mark Bush, Mark Bush Racing, Mullins Race Engines, Lowery’s Body Shop & Wrecker Service, 45 Race Shop, and Marketing Services.

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

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Sides Strong in the Desert to Capture Two Top Fives With World of Outlaws

Inside Line Promotions - QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. (April 10, 2017) - Jason Sides scored his first two top-five finishes of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season last weekend during a doubleheader in the desert.

Sides, who had earned three consecutive top 10s to close the series' visit to California the previous week, recorded a fourth-place finish on Friday at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz., during the Yuma Valley Showdown and a fifth-place result on Saturday at Arizona Speedway during the Arizona Desert Shootout.

"It's all coming together now," he said. "The biggest thing is getting qualified and then that puts you in position to have a better night, to get in the dash and at least start in the first three or four rows of the A Main. Qualifying better in turn leads to better results all around."

Sides qualified third quickest during his debut at Cocopah Speedway to open Friday's event.

"I watched a few races while we were in Australia last year on the internet," he said. "It looked a lot different than what the computer shows. I tried to compare it to something else. We sized it up like a track we'd been at and it worked out well.

"We went out early and made a decent lap in qualifying. By the time the heat races came around the only place you could race was around the top. The bottom off turn four was pretty decent. I jumped up in front of Brian Brown to take the line to run the top in turns one and two. I led the whole race. That was the key to it, getting the jump on the start."

Sides won a heat race to lock into the dash, in which he advanced from fourth to second place to start the main event on the outside of the front row.

"Where I thought you needed to run the top in turns one and two, a couple of cars hit the bottom and it was laying rubber as well," he said. "I didn't realize that until four or five laps into it. I ran third for the longest time until a late caution. My right rear tire was really low and almost bald. On the restart I got into turn one and on the right rear pretty hard. When it did it shot out toward the wall and that's when (Brad) Sweet got by."

Sides ended with a season-best fourth-place finish.

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Arizona Speedway, where Sides timed in third quickest during qualifying before winning a heat race for the second straight night. He then ended fifth in the dash to start the feature on the inside of the third row.

"On the start going into the corner everyone was running to the top," he said. "I went to the bottom and got past Joey (Saldana) and Jason Johnson for third. I immediately got in line and ran third for the longest time. It started laying rubber to that curb. It was slick getting in the corners with rubber getting off. I was cheating it too much in turns three and four. That kind of track is for the younger guys who have nothing to lose and bang it off the curb and that isn't me so a couple of guys got by toward the end."

Sides held on for a fifth-place result.

He is slated to return to action with the World of Outlaws this Thursday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the Gator Bash and Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals.


April 7 - Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Ariz. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (2).

April 8 - Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 5 (5).


17 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 11 top 20s


Thursday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the Gator Bash and Friday and Saturday at Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, for the Texas Outlaw Nationals with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series






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"Clean Seal came on board a couple years ago and we're excited to have them as part of our program," Sides said. "I want to say thanks to Bill Dawson and the entire team at Clean Seal. We look forward to future success together."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Dancer Logistics Inc., VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, R.E. Enterprises, BR Motorsports, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.

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Swindell Advances From 18th to Ninth During Texas Sprint Car Nationals Finale

Inside Line Promotions - FORT WORTH, Texas (April 10, 2017) - Sammy Swindell capped the Tony Stewart presents the Texas Sprint Car Nationals by recording a top-10 finish last Saturday at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

"We had a lot of little things crop up during the weekend," he said. "Some of it was the draw in the heat, where we started and who we started around. It can really mix up things pretty easy."

The Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event began on Friday, when Swindell and the A.G. Rains owned team finished where they started - third - in a heat race. Swindell then placed fifth in a qualifier before he won a B Main to transfer into the main event.

Unfortunately, the A Main was short lived for Swindell, whose car broke a tierod bolt at the start of the race. He was unable to finish and was credited with a 21st-place finish.

Saturday's event finale fared better for Swindell, who placed sixth in both a heat race and a qualifier to again be relegated to a B Main. Once again, he won the consolation race to transfer into the main event.

"It was pretty good in the B Main," he said. "We were in the last heat and then the qualifier and the second B Main and right into the A main so we didn't have a chance to do a lot of things. We steadily made progress until the end. You had to run the top of the track pretty much all the way around."

Swindell advanced from 18th to seventh place in the main event before a late red flag.

"We had that last red and I don't know if we had a tire go down, but it definitely wasn't as good after the race restarted as it was before," he said. "Without that last red we should have been a few spots up, but that's just the way it goes."

Swindell closed the night with a ninth-place result, which marked his second top 10 in the last three races with the series.

He and Rains will return to action this Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"You can get rolling around there," Swindell said. "You have to carry as much speed as you can through the corners because it's so far around. It's a faster place and I always like those."

He won a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at the track in April 2012.


April 7 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 3 (3); Qualifier: 5 (2); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 21 (17).

April 8 - Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track in Fort Worth, Texas - Heat race: 6 (5); Qualifier: 6 (9); B Main: 1 (3); Feature: 9 (18).


4 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s


Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo., with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour




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"Acme Graphix has been doing all my graphic stuff, decals, banners for the trailers, etc., for a long time," Swindell said. "A.G. has race cars and knows how things should go together. I can call him up and say I need something and he gets it done."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.


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