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April 16, 2019

Cade Dillard Claims Pair of USMTS Runner-Up Finishes
Louisiana Late Model Series at Show Time Speedway Up Next

Robeline, Louisiana (04/16/19) – Cade Dillard took advantage of a break in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule to enter a pair of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) events over the weekend in his home state. While he didn’t get a win, he did record a pair of runner-up finishes in his first two Modified starts of the season.

“We had hoped to race the Modified before now, but Mother Nature has not been very cooperative so far this year,” Dillard stated. “Ark-La-Tex Speedway is a place that I’ve always enjoyed racing at, and we’ve enjoyed success there. For our first two races against such a stout field, I was happy with our finishes. It was especially nice to race close to home with so many family members, fans, and sponsors in attendance.”

Thursday night saw Cade Dillard hop behind the wheel of his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs Open Wheel Modified entry during the opening round of the seventh annual Cajun Clash at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana).

In a field of 44 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Dillard secured his spot into the opening night feature with an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting in the eighth position, Cade slowly worked his way to the front of the packed and challenged race-long leader Rodney Sanders for the top spot in the closing laps, but came up short in his bid for the win. Dillard was credited with a second-place finish behind Sanders, while Lucas Schott, Zack VanderBeek, and Ryan Gustin completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

On Friday night, Dillard cruised to a heat race victory, positioning him sixth on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Cade jumped up four positions to notch a runner-up finish behind Hunter Marriott. Chris Henigan, Ryan Gustin, and Lucas Schott rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

With possible tornadoes and rain in the forecast, Saturday’s $5,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.

For full results from the weekend, please visit .

Cade will remain idle this weekend, but plans to return to action on April 26 in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. He’ll be competing with the Louisiana Late Model Series at Show Time Speedway (Many, Louisiana), where a $2,000 top prize will be on the line.

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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, Cedar Ridge Aviation, 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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April 16, 2019

Jesse Lowe Wins Saturday Night Thriller at 411 Motor Speedway
Also Promoted to the Win in Previous Week’s Program

Crossville, Tennessee (04/16/19) – Heading into the weekend, Jesse Lowe had hopes of claiming a single win in his sole-planned event at 411 Motor Speedway. However, by the time that Saturday’s program was over the chauffer of the Xtreme Pressure Washing No. 5j Gondolas Pizza and Steakhouse/ CVR Race Car Late Model was credited with two victories.

“We found out on Friday that the first and second place cars from the previous week had been disqualified, so we were promoted from third to the win,” Lowe commented. “I hate it for those guys, but it’s another $1,500 win for us.

“On Saturday evening, the night just got better and better for us as it went along. We got behind early in the feature, but I was able to make up ground on the leader late and took the lead on the white flag lap to get the victory. Even though we only raced one time this weekend, we technically came away with two more wins, and that’s pretty awesome for our team.”

On Saturday night Jesse Lowe returned to action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), where he was competing in his Bennett Heating & Cooling Crate Late Model entry. After topping the charts in qualifying, Lowe fell almost a straightaway behind the leader early in the feature. However, he mounted a late-race charge and pulled off a last-lap pass over Rusty Ballenger to pick up his fourth win of the season. Ballenger, Jordon Horton, Trevor Sise, and Matt Tharp trailed him to the checkers.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

The team is still lining out their exact plans for the weekend, but right now, they are tentatively planning to race at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park (Blue Ridge, Georgia) on Friday night and at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Saturday evening.

Jesse Lowe would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Gondolas Pizza and Steakhouse, Hidden View Lake, Bennett Heating and Cooling, Workout Anytime (Crossville and Cookeville, Tennessee), Baisley’s Body Shop, Phantom Racing Engines,  CVR Racecars, Martel Sign Company, The Clean Machine, Hyperco, Autozone, 865 Hydro Graphics, Haircuts by Mel, Hoosier Tire South, Penske Shocks by Vinny, Velocita, Butlerbuilt and Marketing Services.

Jesse would also like to say a very special thanks to Gary, Jacob, Taylor, Jerry, Jeff, and last but not least his Dad for their great help on keeping the racecar in race-winning condition.

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April 16, 2019

Austin Horton Goes Back-To-Back in Victory Lane at Senoia
Claims Second-Straight Limited Late Model Win

Newnan, Georgia (04/16/19) – For the second-straight week Austin Horton parked his Vape’s Gone Wild #16 Wood Motorsports/ Orr’s Towing/ Super K Express/ XR1 Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith/ Bobby Thomas Racing Engine Limited Late Model in Victory Lane at Senoia Raceway.

“We were able to make a clean sweep of the program for the second week in a row,” Horton noted. “We honestly didn’t know if I’d get to race this week, because I had been out of town doing some training for my job. However, my team got everything ready and we went out got the win. Again, I want to thank Bobby Thomas for providing me with a phenomenal engine. It’s made a ton of difference with our Limited Late Model program.”

Saturday evening saw Austin Horton return to action at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia), where he was competing in the Limited Late Model ranks. Horton topped the charts in qualifying, earning him the pole position for the A-Main. Leading flag-to-flag for the second-straight week, Austin cruised to his second win of the season, which came over Clint Smith, Jacques Daniel, Matt Dooley, and Rucker Orr.

For more results from this event, please visit .

The next scheduled events for the team will come on April 26-27 at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) during the annual NASCAR weekend. He’ll compete in the Super Late Model division both nights. A $2,000 top prize is up for grabs in Friday night’s unsanctioned event, while Saturday night’s Southern All Star event pays $4,000-to-win.

For more information on the events, please visit .

Austin Horton would like to thank his marketing partners, which Super K Express, Orr’s Towing, Vapes Gone Wild, GW Performance, Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith Racing, Gary’s Pulp & Logging Inc., Allstar Graphix, McKoon’s, Horton’s Inc. and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

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Ageless Sammy Swindell Continues Adding Chapters to His Sprint Car Career

ELDON, MO – There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell.

While several race car drivers are retiring in their 40s or 50s, Swindell continues to climb behind the wheel of 900hp Sprint Cars without hesitation.

“It’s all I’ve ever done,” Swindell said.

The Germantown, Tenn. native is an original outlaw. He ran in the World of Outlaws NOS® Energy Drink Sprint Car Series’ inaugural 1978 season, and since then amassed three Series championships, 394 Series wins and has broken several Series records.

He continued his more than 30-year Sprint Car career, racing with the World of Outlaws, April 12, at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in the No. 1 Thone Motorsports car — his ride for 40 to 50 Sprint Car races this year, which include several World of Outlaws races. Next on his schedule is the Midwest triple-header weekend at Lake Ozark Speedway on Friday, April 26, Federated Auto Parts Raceway, on Saturday, April 27 and Jacksonville Speedway on Sunday, April 28.

“It’s just, I love driving Sprint Cars,” Swindell said. “And the 410s are kind of the ultimate deal. We could go run a lot of other little shows, but you got to beat the best to know you’re that close, or that good. I’ve always not shied away from running with the best cars.”

There’s no slowing him down, and his son, Kevin Swindell, knows it.

In 2000, Sammy took a step back from racing to spend more time on Kevin’s career. But that still didn’t stop him from racing; and winning. He won his fifth and final Chili Bowl Midget Nationals win in 2009, and claimed several World of Outlaws victory after that time — his last Series win coming at Eldora Speedway in 2014.

Kevin suffered a spinal injury during the 2015 Knoxville Nationals that ended his racing career. While he supports his father’s racing habits, he does worry about him.

“A part of me wishes he would just quit and not hurt himself or just wear his body out to the point he can’t just relax and enjoy a real retirement,” Kevin Swindell said. “I think until we can find him something that can really consume his time, it’s gonna be hard to get him to slow down.”

Sammy Swindell said people have asked him when he is going to retire. His answer, “I don’t know.”

“You know, it might be one day when I can’t see as good, or I can’t do this, or I’ve got some kind of handicap deal, something that’s keeping me from being competitive or winning races,” Swindell said. “Well then that’s time for me to do something, kind of step back and maybe not do the driving anymore.”

He understands age is not a race he can win, though.

“It’s like, you know, there’s only so many (races) I want to do and can do,” Swindell said. “As far as doing a weekend or a couple of weekends, that’s fine. But trying to do this every day, every day, it’s definitely harder when you get older.”

He said he feels comfortable and capable of running about 50 races a year, compared to the more than 90 race World of Outlaws schedule. Not only does his age play a factor into that, but the budget of the team, too.

When it comes to setting up the cars, age is his greatest advantage. From the inaugural 1978 World of Outlaws season to now, Swindell said there’s only “little things” that are different between the current and old cars. The biggest change, he said, are the shocks.

“There’s so many things you can do (with the shocks),” Swindell said. “Before you just put it on and ran it. You might have 60 in your trailer and you have maybe eight that you like. And we didn’t have dynos to test them. Now, it’s just got so much more technical. Since there’s so much change you can really get yourself dialed in or dialed out.”

For a time, the older cars were faster than the newer ones, Swindell said because of weight and tire rules. However, the current generation cars have gotten back to being as fast, if not faster, then the old ones.

“They seem to keep getting faster and faster,” Swindell said. “You’ve got to be real quick. You’ve got to time everything a lot different than you used to.”

The cars are harder to drive now, too. Your time to make a move from corner to corner has shortened, he said, making it harder to pass.

“Sometimes it’s just hard because the times are so close now,” Swindell said. “A tenth, you can be up front or be from the mid-pack to the back. You have to work harder and have everything exactly right.”

He loves the challenge, though, he said. Running part-time makes it hard to keep up with the car race to race, but Swindell still believes he and his team can be competitive. There’s no slowing him down.

His legacy and passion for the sport is not lost on one of the current youngest World of Outlaws drivers, rookie Carson Macedo.

“It’s pretty incredible to get to race with him,” Macedo said. “He’s definitely a legend of our sport. I think it’s awesome he’s still in good enough shape and strong enough mentally to put himself in that racing position still at his age.”

While Steve Kinser may have been who Macedo looked up to growing up, his respect for Swindell grew with age, learning the staggering accomplishments Swindell has garnered.

“The more I race and the more I realize how physically demanding a lot of it is, being on the World of Outlaws tour for that long, and just he’s definitely accomplished a lot in his life,” Macedo said. “There’s a lot of times I think, in racing, Sammy hasn’t always been the most easy person to get along with. In some instances, some drivers don’t consider him their best friend, but at the end of the day, everybody has respect for him, because of what he’s been able to accomplish and how hard he’s worked to make such a successful career out of Sprint Car racing.”

The atmosphere in the pits are a little different for Sammy now. A lot of the drivers he grew up racing with, even some 10 to 12 years younger than him aren’t racing anymore. At 62-years-old, Steve Kinser retired in 2016. That’s impressive to Swindell's son.

“I think it’s just truly impressive to think back on what those guys put their bodies through for so many years in a whole different era of medical remedies and what not,” Kevin Swindell said. “And he (Sammy) still can get after it with these guys at his age on a part-time effort.”

And get after it is what he plans to do.

“There’s not too many people in their 60s that have won an Outlaws race,” Sammy Swindell said. “It’s like every time I do, well, that’s a new record. It’s like, now I’m the oldest. Breaking records myself, my own records.”

There’s no stopping 63-year-old Sammy Swindell.

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April 16, 2019

Rodney Sanders Tops Ark-La-Tex Speedway USMTS Action
Continues to Lead USMTS National Championship Standings

Happy, Texas (04/16/19) – For the second-straight week Rodney visited Victory Lane with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS). His latest win came on Thursday night at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs Modified.

He picked up a $2,500 payday for his efforts.

“First, I’ve got to thank USMTS officials for changing the format for the weekend from one big show to three individual shows, when they saw that Saturday’s weather looked awful. Instead of getting part of the show in, we were able to compete in two full shows, so that was really nice,” Sanders said. “We had a good car all weekend. Thursday night we got the win, and Friday night it looked we were pretty much guaranteed a podium finish before we had the flat. It was a tough break, but that’s just racing. We’ll put it behind us and get set for the next one.”

On Thursday evening Rodney Sanders was one of 44 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries signed in at Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) for the opening night of the seventh annual Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City. Passing three cars in his heat, Sanders reeled in a third-place finish, positioning him second on the starting grid for the opening night feature.

After jumping out to a comfortable lead for the first 33 circuits, Rodney withstood challenges from Cade Dillard, after a late-race caution, to pick up his third win of the season. Topping Dillard, Lucas Schott, Zack VanderBeek, and Ryan Gustin at the line, Sanders claimed a $2,500 payday.

The following night, Sanders gained two spots in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory. Starting the $3,000-to-win A-Main in the fifth position, Rodney unfortunately suffered a flat-tire on lap-37, while running in third, that dropped him back to an 18th-place finish

Saturday’s $5,000-to-win finale fell victim to Mother Nature.  

Rodney continues to sit atop of the USMTS National Championship standings. For more results from these events as well as the complete series standings, please visit .

Sanders is currently unsure if he’ll race anywhere this weekend. Any schedule additions will be available at .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Armi, 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, Beyea Headers, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Driven Race Oil, C&R Radiators, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, VP Race Fuels, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products and Marketing Services.

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