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July 16, 2020

Nick Deal Remains Unbeaten at Shelby County Speedway
Malvern Bank SLMR Series Up Next

WALNUT, Iowa (07/16/20) – This one may have been tougher, but Nick Deal and the Getzschman Racing team remain undefeated in IMCA Late Model competition at Shelby County Speedway in Harlan, Iowa.

Despite starting eighth on the grid, Nick put the Karl and Tracie Getzschman-owned No. 18 All Makes Collision/ Visible Signs/ Rocket Chassis Late Model in Victory Lane for the fifth consecutive time this season.

“It’s hard to find the words to describe the feeling of winning five straight,” said Deal. “This team really gels; I can’t thank Karl, Tracie, and their family enough for all they’ve done. I hope we can carry this momentum into this weekend’s SLMR event.”

Friday night saw Nick Deal returning to the seat of his Nebraska Iowa Supply Company No. 55 Black Diamond Race Car Late Model for the Weekly Racing Series event at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.).

Passing five cars in his 8-lap heat race, Deal posted a third-place finish, which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the 20-lap feature. Breaking into the Top-5, Nick improved four spots to place fifth behind Josh Krug, Ben Schaller, Tad Pospisil, and John Anderson.

The following night at Shelby County Speedway at the helm of the Karl and Tracie Getzschman-owned No. 18 Late Model, Nick secured his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory.

Rolling off from the fourth row, Deal wheeled his way to the front to take command and eventually lap all the way to third place before the checkered flag flew. Nick topped Brandon Saltzaman, Todd Bell, Don Beckstrom, and Tyler Harr at the line.

For full results from these events, please visit and .

This Saturday, July 18, Nick will return to Shelby County Speedway to compete in a $2,000-to-win event with the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series (SLMR). To learn more about this event, please visit .

Nick Deal would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Nebraska-Iowa Supply Company Inc., Allstar Tire Repair & Sales, Monster Graphix, Kendall Motor Oil, Sunoco, Steve’s Yard Care, Jimmy’s Egg, Little Caesars, Chadwick Towing, GH Race Cars, JRi Shocks, Shepherd Engine Development Inc, McClellan Electric, BCM Collections Handmade Jewelry, Black Diamond Race Cars and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

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Boulton Returning to Riverside on Heels of Another Top-Five Finish

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (July 16, 2020) - Tucker Boulton is getting more comfortable in his car with each passing race.

Two weeks ago, Boulton recorded his second top-five finish of the 2020 season as he placed fourth in the 305ci sprint car main event at Lexington 104 Speedway on July 3. It was his fourth top-10 result in five starts this year.

"I'm starting to feel more comfortable in the car," he said. "I needed to work on being more consistent and not going wherever everyone else is going just because it's working for them.

"I'm up to speed and full throttle now. We are just working out a few motor bugs and getting more horsepower out of it."

Boulton will head to Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., this Saturday in search of his first win of the season.

"A week off usually helps us," he said. "We can go through the car with more detail when we have more time. I always feel more confident going into a race after a little break. We work out of our trailer. That is why it's a lot easier to have more time.

"I'm really, really excited. We are working a few things out with our motors and we have some new help in the pits. We're ready and I can't wait."


July 3 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 3 (7); Feature: 4 (5).


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


Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.




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"Henderson Recovery is the reason we are in the car," Boulton said. "They have been helping us out with the tires and the expense of racing, and are a big part of the team."

Boulton would also like to thank NAPA Auto Parts, DHR Suspension and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.


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McIntosh and BMS Loose Qualifying Mojo

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jul 15) Back-to-back poor qualifying runs in the last two Southern Nationals features saw Donald McIntosh start deep in the pack at Volunteer Speedway and I-75 Raceway.

On Monday night at Volunteer McIntosh started 21st and drove to an eighth place finish. At I-75 last night he started 12th and finished fourth.

“Qualifying is critical and that’s all there is to it,” said David Bryant. “No matter how good the car is if you are starting mid-pack or back you are looking at surviving and that is about all.

Donald raced well and we came away with a couple decent finishes an 8th and 4th, but all you can do is think about where we would have been if we had a good starting position.”

On Tuesday night at I-75 Raceway McIntosh won the Consi, started 12th and finished fourth.

Track conditions vary from qualifying when there is moisture to the feature when it is dry and you need a balance so you can handle both. The team has some how lost the balance.

“I don’t know what it is. If we qualify good we don’t race well and vice versa,” said McIntosh. “Normally we have a good balance where we qualify well and race well, but we have seemed to have lost that balance.

If we get it all where it should be we might win one or two of these things.”

Turn up the AC cause tonight’s race at Senoia Speedway begins the Hot Georgia Nights portion of this year's Southern Nationals. Friday night its racing at Needmore Speedway, Saturday Screven Motor Speedway and Sunday Cochran Motor Speedway.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, 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. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. 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

FENDERED FUN: Donny Schatz relishing opportunities to race his Late Model

The 10-time Sprint Car Series champion will race with the World of Outlaws Late Models at River Cities Speedway and Red River Valley Speedway

GRAND FORKS, ND – One of Donny Schatz’s most proud performances in his career is a third-place run with the World of Outlaws at River Cities Speedway in his home state of North Dakota.

Not with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, though. With the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models.

When the 10-time Sprint Car Series champion isn’t spending his weeks chasing another title, he trades his winged chariot for a fendered rocket. Which is exactly his plan this weekend.

With the Sprint Car Series’ next race not until Tues., July 21 at Lernerville Speedway for the $25,000-to-win Don Martin Memorial, Schatz, of Fargo, ND, is breaking out his self-owned #15 Rocket Chassis Late Model to run with the World of Outlaws Late Models at River Cities Speedways in Grand Forks, ND on Fri., July 17 and at Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, ND on Sat., July 18.

“It’s really hard for me to go around home and go to local races during the week or off time and race a Sprint Car and say it is for fun, even though it is for fun, when you do it professionally,” Schatz said. “To do a Late Model is a completely different animal. I don’t do it professionally. I do it for fun. I do it on the side. It makes a lot more sense. It allows me to stay more connected to my local tracks here in North Dakota and Minnesota. It’s fun to stay connected to the local scene for me.”

Late Models were originally never on Schatz’s radar. However, his father was intrigued by them and had told Schatz he should drive one to broaden his horizon. His passion for the cars didn’t come until 2012 when he got the opportunity to run the Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Running one of Darrell Lanigan’s cars, Schatz beat the likes of 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car champion Steve Kinser, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Bill Elliott to finish fourth in the special event. From then on, he was hooked on Late Model racing.

“It was a really fun event,” Schatz said. “It was huge for our sport to have myself and Steve Kinser there and be a part of the big race. If you ever do something that you had a great time at but weren’t really good at, you feel like you want to give it another go.”

Since running the Prelude, Schatz has started more than 60 sanctioned Late Model Features – 19 of them World of Outlaws Late Model events.

Of his World of Outlaws starts, he’s collected one top-five and five top-10 finishes – his most recent top-10 coming in February during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

He’s also collected two wins in the Can-Am Western Late Model Series and nine wins in the Northern Late Model Racing Association – one at Red River Valley Speedway and five at River Cities Speedway.

Winning in a Late Model is “very rewarding,” Schatz said, and he attributes the success he’s had to an all-star list of friends.

“Most of the time I thank all of that success to (iconic team owner and chassis builder) Mark Richards for giving me a running start,” Schatz said. “I’ve had a lot of help from a lot of guys – including (four-time World of Outlaws Late Model champion) Josh Richards and (two-time and defending World of Outlaws Late Model champion) Brandon Sheppard.

“So many people over the years have helped. It’s like cutting corners. If you can cut a corner somewhere and it helps out, that’s a good thing. It’s rewarding I can tell you that. Maybe someday I’ll win at least one (World of Outlaws) Late Model show. But you just never know.”

In comparison to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing #15 Sprint Car, Schatz said the closet thing it and his Late Model have in common are he still puts the tear offs on his helmet the same way.

His years of experience making Sprint Cars go fast don’t apply.

“You know, we use set up blocks and put them under the axle and have torsion stops,” Schatz said. “In their world, they have a spring smasher and it sets the load to that corner. They know what the load needs to be. Fifteen pounds could be the difference between a good car and a bad car. There’s not a lot of error there. In the Sprint Car world, we can wind multiple turns of weight in one corner and not feel a big difference. 

“It just tells you the correlation between a torsion bar and a spring, how much difference there is in the way they work. A spring has memory. A torsion bar doesn’t really have anything. It’s old school technology. I wouldn’t even call it technology. It’s just something that’s stuck around in our sport and nobody has really changed. It would be fun one day to make them similar but today it’s just not happening.”

Even the way the Late Model drives compared to the Sprint Car forces Schatz to change his entire mentality on how to run the car.

“The Late Models rotate with the left rear in the corner and right front has to be buried (into the track),” he said. “They turn on the gas, but they don’t really turn when you’re off the gas pedal. There’re so many different scenarios. The way the car carries the air over it is just as important as the Sprint Car. But the Sprint Car pulls it a different way and does it completely different. You have to keep a completely open mindset and a whole different scenario about it.”

While the Late Model races are a time for Schatz to shed the stress of running for a championship, that doesn’t negate his competitive nature.

He wouldn’t consider himself a relaxed racer. Especially when competing against the likes of Sheppard, 2004 World of Outlaws Late Model champion Scott Bloomquist and last year’s Rookie of the Year Ricky Weiss.

“Anytime you put the helmet on at the racetrack you’re not going to settle for anything less than checkers,” Schatz said. “It is relaxing in some scenes. In others, you feel like you’re beating your head against the wall a little bit because you want to do better than you really do. It’s a tough battle with those guys. They stay on top of it. They eat, sleep and drink it. And if you don’t do that every day it’s hard to stay competitive.”

Schatz has mentioned before that at some point in his career he might consider transitioning from racing a Sprint Car full-time to a Late Model. He hasn’t sold himself on that idea yet. But isn’t completely dismissing it either.


“At the end of the day, I love what I do with the Sprint Cars,” he said. “I don’t know if I would ever walk away from it to do one or the other. It would be cool. In a perfect world, a guy could run both Series. But that would be pretty farfetched to be able to do and be competitive. Once you get to racing for championships that gets to be your focus and what you want to do. Maybe I’ll never be that competitive in the Late Model world, but you never know. Maybe years down the road that’ll change.”

For now, he’s going to enjoy a rare opportunity to run with the Outlaws in his home state this weekend before returning to his Sprint Car next week.

For tickets to the Fri., July 17 River Cities Speedway event, click here.

For tickets to the Sat., July 18 Red River Valley Speedway event, click here.


For tickets to the Tues. July 21 Don Martin Memorial at Lernerville Speedway, click here.

If you can’t make it to the events, you can still watch all three live on DIRTVision.