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Tyler Erb Masters MSCCS at the Mag
New Waverly, Texas (04/17/17) – For the second time in 2017 Tyler Erb picked up a feature win in his First Class Septic #91 Rocket XR1 Chassis /Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. His latest victory was worth $2,500 and came at Johnny Stokes’ Magnolia Motor Speedway.
On Saturday evening Tyler Erb was one of 25 Super Late Model registered for competition at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned contest. After laying down the fastest time in qualifying, Erb charged to a dash win, locking him into the pole position for the feature. Leading all but three laps, Tyler Erb wheeled his way to his second victory of the season, which came over Dane Dacus, Michael Arnold, Rick Rickman, and Brian Rickman. Erb pocketed a $2,500 payday for his dominant performance.
“I love going to Magnolia Motor Speedway, and it’s really cool to finally win a race there,” Erb noted. “This season is off to a fantastic start, and I’m pumped to get back to point’s racing with the World of Outlaws in a few weeks. I want to thank my family, my team, and my sponsors for their awesome support.”
Tyler will not race anywhere this weekend as he prepares to resume action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in two weeks. The series will invade Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kansas) on Friday, April 28 before heading to Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma) on Saturday, April 29. Tyler is third in the latest series standings, just 62 markers removed from the lead. For more information on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Tyler Erb and Erb Racing would like to thank their sponsors including First Class Septic, Keyser Manufacturing, Day Motorsports, Clements Racing Engines, QA1, Integra Racing Shocks, JD’s Body Works, Tye Twarog Racing, Showtime Signs, Hoosier Tire South, Toste Construction, ASI Racewear, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Erb Racing, please visit www.TylerErb.com .
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Chris Ferguson Pulls the Hat Trick in the Jack Starrette Memorial
Mt. Holly, North Carolina (04/17/17) – For the third-straight year Chris Ferguson emerged victorious in the Jack Starrette Memorial in his Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry #22 Diff-Tran Machining/ Rocket Chassis XR1/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. He received $5,022 for his efforts.
“This is awesome,” Ferguson said. “We got another one for Jack [Starrette]. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here today. He’s the one who brought me to Super Late Model racing.”
Back in action with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series, Chris Ferguson traveled to Modoc Raceway (Modoc, South Carolina) on Saturday night for the annual Jack Starrette Memorial. A field of 20 assembled for the event, which honored the late National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame member.
“I hated to see Brett [Hamm] have bad luck there early in the feature, but it sure is nice to score our first win of the season,” Ferguson said. “We’ve been really fast, but luck hasn’t been on our side. Hopefully that’s all changing now.”
Chris will enjoy a weekend away from racing this week as he prepares for the $10,000-to-win, ULTIMATE event at Dublin Motor Speedway (Dublin, North Carolina) on April 28-29.
Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Champion Spark Plugs, RPM Trailer Sales, Differential Transmission Machining, K&K Trucking of Rockwell LLC, New Point Lighting, Langley Collision Center, Carver & Sons Roofing Inc., Rocket Chassis, High Gear Speed Shop, Big A's Custom Graphics, Keith’s Handyman Services, Parts Warehouse, Dirty Grass Soul, New Point Lighting, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, RM Services, Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Helmets USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Penske Racing Shocks, PFC Brakes, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, Keyser Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Alpha Canvas and Awning, Randy Renfrow Pit Carts, Hi-Bridge Automotive, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, CV Products, XCELDYNE, DIRT TRACKIN' APP, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc, SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Rudisill Cleaners, Waterman Racing Components, ASi Racewear, Pro Fabrication Headers, Schaeffers Oil, TruForm Race Products, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Chris Ferguson, please visit the official team website at www.ChrisFerguson22.com .
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Rodney Sanders Surges to Lucas Oil MLRA Checkers
Happy, Texas (04/17/17) – Rodney Sanders waited until the closing circuits of Saturday night’s Lucas Oil MLRA event at Lucas Oil Speedway to power his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Swan Energy/ MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the lead. Moments later he was standing in Victory Lane with a $3,500 check.
Rodney Sanders visited Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Friday for the opening weekend with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA). Drawing 41 Super Late Models for the opening round of the two-day Spring Nationals, Sanders started the night with a heat race win, positioning him 4th on the starting rundown for the feature. Racing in the Top-5 throughout the 25-lap affair, Rodney posted a 4th-place finish behind Will Vaught, Terry Phillips, and Tony Jackson Jr. with Jesse Stovall finishing 5th.
"Randy [Timms] had a hell of a car," said Sanders moments after claiming the thrilling win. "The lapped traffic kind of got him boxed in. I kind of had to throw a Hail Mary there at the end. We were kind of searching for the moisture. I was a little bit too free, but if I could get to the top we were pretty good.”
He concluded by saying, “We are chasing rookie honors as well as the championship with the tour this year, so this weekend was a great way to start things.”
This weekend, April 21-22 will take Rodney into battle in a pair of $2,000-to-win, Mid America Racing Series (MARS) West events. On Friday evening he will compete at Midway Speedway (Lebanon, Missouri) before taking part in a series event at Springfield Raceway (Springfield, Missouri) on Saturday night. For more information on the programs, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport, DriveWFX.com, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Hatifeld Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Eibach, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .
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Riley Hickman Pockets Chevrolet Performance Cash at Boyd’s Speedway
“Jeff [Smith] really had a good car there tonight, and I had to find my exact spot to get past him,” Hickman commented. “We’ve had a slow start to the year and some bad luck to go with it, but it feels great to finally get the first win of the year.”
On Saturday evening Riley Hickman returned to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series sanctioned program. Recording the third fastest time overall in a field of 25 cars, Hickman locked into the 3rd-starting spot for the feature. Waiting until the final laps to make his move to the front, Riley cruised to his first victory of the season after taking the lead on the 46th circuit. Pocketing a $3,000 payday for his efforts, Hickman was followed across the finish line by Jeff Smith, Austin Smith, Jake Knowles, and Ryan King in the 50-lapper.
The upcoming weekend, April 21-23 will be a busy one for Hickman. Action opens on Friday evening with a $4,000-to-win, Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Super Late Model event at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee). On Saturday evening Hickman will compete in a $4,000-to-win event with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia). He will tentatively wrap up the weekend on Sunday evening at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) with another $4,000-to-win, ULTIMATE program. For more information on the events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.UltimateSupers.com .
Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Man’s Garage, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
Brent Marks earns pair of WoO top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl Speedway
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MESQUITE, TX (April 17, 2017) - Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks doubled his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series top-ten count in just one weekend, scoring back-to-back top-ten finishes at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender now has four top-ten finishes on the season with the Greatest Show On Dirt, currently 12th in the 2017 World of Outlaws championship standings, as well as second in the current Rookie of the Year title chase.
Marks, pilot of the Brent Marks Racing/M&M Painting & Construction/BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel/No. 19, finished ninth and seventh, respectively, during his visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway, qualifying for main event competition through each of his heat races.
“We had a great weekend in Texas. Earning back-to-back solid finishes like that was perfect for our program,” Brent Marks explained. “We had a tough weekend in Arizona two weeks back, so obviously, we were a little down after that. But to come out here and rebound with great finishes says a lot about our potential. I can’t thank everyone enough for making all of this possible. My guys have been busting their butts all spring out here on the road. They deserve nights like we had at Devil’s Bowl. We’re on a top-ten streak now, so the obvious plan is to keep that going.”
Before making the trek to Mesquite, Texas, Brent Marks joined the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at the Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, on Thursday, April 13. Marks’ night ended one spot shy of a top-ten finish; 11th at the final checkers after starting on the outside of row six.
With his final Texas visit of 2017 in the books, Brent Marks will move north and continue his first-ever World of Outlaws campaign with a pair of programs in the Mississippi River Valley, this time visiting areas of Arkansas and Missouri. The Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Arkansas, will kick-off the upcoming weekend on Friday night, April 21, followed by the Spring Classic at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Saturday, April 22.
Although Riverside International Speedway will be new to Marks’ racing resume, the former “Pennsylvania Posse” representative has made prior starts at I-55, finishing 20th against the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during the 2016 edition of the Ironman 55.
To view the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule, visit the Greatest Show On Dirt live on the Web at www.woosprint.com.
Fans can keep up with Brent Marks during his entire campaign right here at www.fullyinjected.com. Be sure to also visit the official online home of Brent Marks Racing at www.brentmarksracing.com. Fans are also encouraged to ‘follow’ Brent Marks on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/brent_marks and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brentmarksracing
New Brent Marks Racing merchandise is now available and can be found online via www.brentmarksracing.com, soon to be available on the road in the Shark Racing apparel trailer.
2016 Highlights: Earned back-to-back victories at Port Royal Speedway and Path Valley Speedway Park on Saturday/Sunday, August 27-28. Earned Hard Charger award with Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on October 22.
2017 Highlights: Qualified for first World of Outlaws main event as a full-time traveler during DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, February 17. Finished eighth during World of Outlaws A-main at Volusia Speedway Park (FL) on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Finished ninth with WoO in Stockton, California, on Saturday, March 25. Earned pair of World of Outlaws top-ten finishes at Devil’s Bowl (TX) Speedway on Friday/Saturday, April 14-15.
2015 Wins: 3
Brent Marks and ‘BMR’ would like to thank all of their marketing partners including - Primary Sponsors: M&M Painting & Construction, BAPS Auto Paint & Supply. Secondary Sponsors: Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel, Russell Heller Builders, Wolfrun Landscapes, KC Automotive, A. Murray Family Investments, LLC. Product Sponsors: Maxim Chassis, Rider Racing Engines, Walker Performance Filtration, Diversified Machine Inc, Smith Precision Products, TQ Fiberglass, Highlands Powersports, Wings Unlimited, PAC Springs, Roadrunner Racing Fuels - VP, KSE Racing Products, ERK Steering, TiLube, and Classic Ink USA
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Danny Dietrich cruises to podium sweep in Central Pennsylvania
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GETTYSBURG, PA (April 17, 2017) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich earned a podium sweep during his most recent weekend of competition in Central Pennsylvania; finishing no worse than third during his starts at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, respectively. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native finished second at “The Grove” on Friday evening to kick-off the weekend, followed by a third place performance during the Lincoln Speedway Sprint Spring Championship on Saturday.
With his top-five sweep, Dietrich’s top-five total extends to four at Lincoln Speedway.
“Another great weekend for us. We’ve been on a roll, so the plan is to keep that consistency moving forward. If we want to put ourselves in championship contention anywhere, the consistency has to continue,” Danny Dietrich explained. “My team does one hell of a job keeping the car maintained and right where it needs to be. I don’t think I would be where I am today without their dedication. Also, a big ‘thanks’ to the fans for supporting our team. We’re blessed to have such a big fan base.”
Dietrich, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48, will return to Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, working to extend his current Central PA Sprint Cars presented by Hoseheads and Lincoln Speedway championship point leads.
Keep up with Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing during their entire campaign right here at the official online home of Fully Injected Motorsports - www.FullyInjected.com. Be sure to also follow Danny Dietrich online at www.dannydietrich.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks including Twitter: https://twitter.com/dannydietrich and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GKRracing/
2016 Highlights: Earned two victories during PA Sprint Speedweek (Mitch Smith Memorial and Selinsgrove Speedway Finale), as well as the overall PA Sprint Speedweek championship. Earned $25,000 National Open victory against the World of Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway.
Recent Highlights: Finished eighth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Bubba Raceway Park to launch 2017 season. Earned top-ten finish against World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series on Sunday afternoon, February 19. Earned Lincoln Speedway Icebreaker 30 victory worth $4,000 on Saturday, February 25. Earned Lincoln Speedway victory on Saturday, March 25. Finished ninth against Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway on April 9. Recorded a Central PA podium sweep at Williams Grove (2nd) and Lincoln Speedway (3rd) on April 14-15.
2015 Wins: 16
Danny Dietrich and Gary Kauffman Racing would like to thank all of their current marketing partners including: Weikert’s Livestock, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, Pace Performance, Gsell’s Whitetails, Hickory Run Orchards, Carlisle Auto Salvage, CATS Used Truck Parts, Drop Of Ink Tattoo, Bowman Block & Head Repair, Sweeney Cars, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse, B&C Auto Menders, Bear Mountain Orchards, El Vista Orchards, Moritz Machine & Repair, Bream Orchard.
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Chase Junghans Enjoys Strong Weekend at Wheatland
Manhattan, Kansas (04/17/17) – Chase Junghans took advantage of a beautiful Easter weekend to return to action in his Shop Quik Convenience Stores #18 Bozard Ford Lincoln Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. He competed in a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA events at Lucas Oil Speedway, and came away with a pair of Top-10 finishes to show for his efforts.
On Friday night Chase Junghans traveled to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri), competing in the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) season opener. Drawing 41 Super Late Models for the opening round of the two-day Spring Nationals, Junghans fell short of a transfer spot in his heat with a 5th-place outing. Charging to a 12-lap B-Main win, Chase locked into the 17th-starting spot for the opening night feature. Wheeling his way into a Top 10 finish, Chase Junghans improved seven spots to finish 10th.
“Slowly but surely we are getting to where we need to be with this hot rod,” Junghans said. “We’ve still got some tweaking to do, but overall I’m pleased with the gains we’ve made. We’ll just keep digging and try to get that first win of the season. I want to thank my family, my team, my sponsors, and my fans for the great support. It really means a lot to me.”
For full results from these events, please visit www.MLRARacing.com .
Junghans is currently unsure of his exact plans for the upcoming weekend. He may even dust off his Modified and take it into battle. For the latest team plans, please point your browser to www.ChaseJunghans.com .
Chase Junghans would like to thank his principal and associate sponsors including Shop Quik Convenience Stores, Bozard Ford Lincoln, M&S Concrete, Sunoco Race Fuels, Junghans Discount Liquors, Paulson Rock Products, Hoosier Tire, Clements Racing Engines, Hooker Harness, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks and Springs, Fast Shafts Driveshafts, Speedway Motors, PRC, Sweet Manufacturing, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest team news and updates on Chase Junghans and Shop Quik Racing please visit www.ChaseJunghans.com .
Bayston Captures First Sprint Car Win
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Swindell Scores Ninth-Place Finish in Missouri With ASCS National Tour
Inside Line Promotions - SEDALIA, Mo. (April 17, 2017) - Sammy Swindell posted his third top 10 of the season last Saturday at Missouri State Fair Speedway with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
Swindell, who was driving for A.G. Rains, opened the night by starting at the back of a heat race following a high pill draw.
"When you draw the biggest pill you're at a disadvantage for sure with this series," he said. "It put us in a hole. We moved up every time we were on the track, but it was a lot to overcome."
Swindell charged from ninth to fifth place in a heat race.
"We were able to get a row on the start and got through a couple more, but the race track didn't have a very wide groove to run on," he said. "You had to fall in line and wait for someone to make a mistake. I felt like I was there (for fourth place), but we were running right around the bottom. Once everyone gets going and gets lined out it gets really hard to pass."
The heat race result lined Swindell up on the outside of the sixth row for the main event.
"On the first start I was able to get a few cars, three or four right on the start," he said. "That was called back because someone spun in turns one and two. The next time the holes weren't there to get those cars. I tried to get what I could get. It seemed like we were all running the same speed."
Swindell picked up a handful of positions to score a ninth-place result.
He and Rains are scheduled to compete this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region.
Swindell captured six wins at the track between 1980 and 1991 during World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.
QUICK RESULTS -
April 15 - Missouri State Fair Speedway in Sedalia, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (9); Feature: 9 (12).
SEASON STATS -
5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout with the NCRA and ASCS Red River Region
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"I've run Brown & Miller Racing Solutions products for quite a few years and they've always been first class," Swindell said. "They are always innovating and trying to make their products better."
Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Rossie Feed & Grain, CP Pistons, Acme Graphix & Design, 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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Sides Takes Three Top 10s in Texas to Keep Top-10 Streak Rolling
Inside Line Promotions - MESQUITE, Texas (April 17, 2017) - Jason Sides is racing as well as he has in several years.
Sides recorded a trio of top 10s last weekend in Texas to give him eight consecutive top-10 finishes, which is his best stretch since earning nine straight top 10s in August and September of 2010.
"It's definitely picked up," he said. "It's been getting better and I'm not sure what to change. A key part is having the confidence to keep doing what you're doing and not change anything when everything is right."
Last weekend's action began on Thursday at Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas, for the Gator Bash.
"I'd never been to Willis," he said. "The track was kind of small and they had it kind of wet. It had a top and a bottom so to qualify you could run in anywhere and have grip. I did spin the tires a little down the back straightaway because it had a little red sand in it."
Sides qualified fourth quickest overall, which started him on the outside of the front row for a heat race. He finished second in the heat race to lock into the dash, where he advanced from third to win.
"The inside took off and I got by Paul McMahan for second," he said. "There was some good stuff off the bottom and I got by Kasey (Kahne) to win the dash.
"We started out pretty decent and led a few laps in the feature. We got into traffic and I started moving around. I went a little wide and started running the top in turns three and four. McMahan got by. Me and Kasey were back and forth for second. (David) Gravel got around the both of us at the same time. The track was really slick off turn four. We made a few changes on a late red flag and got it better. We got back by McMahan on the restart, but he got back underneath us."
Sides led the first 13 laps of the 40-lap race before he ended third, which marked his first podium finish of the season and his third consecutive top-five result.
The team then ventured to Devil's Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals, which began on Friday. Sides qualified second quickest, won a heat race and placed second in the dash to start the main event on the outside of the front row.
"I was hoping we'd get to traffic because Jason (Johnson) was really good in clean air," he said. "I was really wanting to get to traffic. About the time we did that we'd have a caution and then it'd get strung out again. (Brad) Sweet was really good on the bottom. We had gear in it to run the top. When we'd try to run the bottom we'd slide across the bottom and Sweet went underneath us once when that happened.
"Later in the race Logan (Schuchart) got underneath us off turn four and we were going to run fourth. I saw the flags and ran into turn one and let out of the gas thinking the race was over. I guess it was the white flag and not the checkered flag. I purely messed up. That was the one and only time it's happened and it will never happen again."
Sides crossed the finish line in eighth after letting up on the finale lap thinking the race was over.
The weekend concluded on Saturday at the half-mile oval, where Sides set quick time before he ended third in a heat race. That started him on the inside of the fourth row in the main event.
"We were still a little tight," he said. "We had a lot more gear to run the bottom. We raced with (Brent) Marks and Johnson late in the race and ended up finishing around where we started. It was one of those races where if you had track position you could be good up front."
Sides placed eighth for the second straight night.
He is slated to return to action this Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws.
QUICK RESULTS -
April 13 - Gator Motorplex in Willis, Texas - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 1 (3); Feature: 3 (1).
April 14 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 8 (2).
April 15 - Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 8 (7).
SEASON STATS -
20 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 11 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 14 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Bull Ring Outlaw Blitz and Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for the Spring Classic with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Dancer Logistics Inc., Clean Seal, Inc., 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.