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July 8, 2019

Tyler Erb Tames Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway
Four-Race LOLMDS Weekend Up Next

St. Marys, Ohio (07/08/19) – Tyler Erb stormed to his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph of the 2019 season on Friday night. He piloted his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $12,000 triumph in the 25th annual Topless 50 at Tyler County Speedway.

The victory was his fifth of the year with Best Performance Motorsports and his seventh overall.

"I am super-pumped!" exclaimed Erb in Victory Lane at the West Virginia oval. "We have a super-fast racecar right now. This is the best car I have ever driven. It feels like a year since we won a race. This is one of my favorite tracks. We haven't been here a lot, because it's a long way from Texas."

"I wanted to move up higher in turns one and two; that's what got me the lead on Devin [Moran]. It's hard to move up when you can see those guys below you. I was getting sideways into turn three and I could almost see the entire field behind me. This just shows how good of a team we have. We put in the work to win and it paid off tonight."

Following a rainout on Wednesday night at Muskingum County Speedway (Zanesville, Ohio), the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) was able to get back to business on Thursday night with a trip to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

With 29 Super Late Models entered, Tyler raced to a runner-up finish in his heat race in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Super Late Model. His heat finish positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the finale. He went on to record a seventh-place finish in the final rundown of the $12,000-to-win affair.

Friday night at West Virginia's Tyler County Speedway, Tyler won his heat race to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for the 50-lap finale. He jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag. Once out front he paced the field for all 50 circuits on his way to the $12,000 triumph in the 25th annual Topless 50.

Saturday night's event at Mansfield Motor Speedway (Mansfield, Ohio) fell victim to rain and will not be rescheduled.

Tyler is up to second in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For full results from the event as well as the latest series' standings, please visit .

An ultra-busy stretch of LOLMDS competition for Best Performance Motorsports kicks off this week with four events. On Thursday and Friday a pair of $12,000-to-win programs are set to roll at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois), while Saturday and Sunday will see Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) hosting a pair of $15,000-to-win, series events.

Make sure to visit to pick up the latest team merchandise.

Best Performance Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include New Point Lighting & Design, Inc., Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, Franklin Enterprises, Boxo USA, Industrial Resourcing Group, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Valvoline, Corey Frazer State Farm, Industrial Hydro Excavating, Beyea Headers, Day Motorsports, Champion Brands, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Peterson Fluid Systems, Barnes Systems Inc., Powers Performance, Butlerbuilt, Impact Race Gear, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, ASI Racewear, Fragola Performance Systems, Dirt Defender, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Performance Race Engineering, Five Star Race Car Bodies Rocket Chassis, R&R Design and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Best Performance Motorsports please visit the team website at and as well as their social media channels at, and .

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July 8, 2019

Jake Knowles Conquers Durrence Layne Action at Cochran
Kicks Off Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals this Weekend

Rome, Georgia (07/08/19) – Jake Knowles rumbled to his second win of 2019 on Friday night with a $2,000 Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series victory, which came behind the wheel of his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

“We had a good weekend, but honestly our finishes didn’t completely reflect how good we were,” Knowles commented. “We had a chance at contending for the win on Saturday night, but we got run over by another driver. That knocked us back to an eighth-place finish. Even at that, to get a win, a pair of Top-5 finishes, and three Top-10 finishes in three races is something that our whole team is proud of.

“We’re going to run the first two Southern Nationals races this week, and if everything goes good we may end up running the whole deal. At this point nothing is locked in stone, though.”

Jake Knowles kicked off the action-packed, extended holiday weekend of racing on Wednesday evening at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) with the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series (DLDLMS) sanctioned Salute to Freedom 50. In a field of 29 cars, Knowles secured his spot into the opening night feature with the fifth-fastest lap in time trials. Gaining one spot in the 50-lap affair, Jake registered a fourth-place finish behind John Ownbey, Cruz Skinner, and Brandon Williams with Wil Herrington rounding out the Top 5.

On Friday Knowles followed the DLDLMS to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia), where the opening round of a doubleheader was contested at the 3/8-mile oval. Qualifying second fastest in time trials behind T.J. Brittain, Knowles earned the outside-front-row starting position for the main event.

Leading all 40-laps, Jake cruised to his second win of the season, which came over Wil Herrington, Mark Whitener, Oakley Johns, and Cruz Skinner. He pocketed a $2,000 payday for the triumph.

The following night with a $2,500 top prize on the line in the finale, Jake recorded the fourth-fastest time in his qualifying group, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the feature. Jake fell back to the 11th position early in the race before racing to as high as the second position. Unfortunately, heavy contact from another driver relegated him to an eighth-place finish.

With his weekend performances Jake padded his lead in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings. For more information on the events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – July 13-14 – will find Jake Knowles entering the opening two rounds of the 2019 edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series. Action kicks off on Saturday night at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) before moving to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina). Both events pay $10,000 to the winner.

For more details on the events, please visit .

For more information on available marketing opportunities with Jake Knowles Racing, please contact the team at .

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Buster Goss Body Shop, Rheem, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Bohannon Glass, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, VP Racing, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Stealth Racing Carburetors, VP Racing Lubricants, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jake Knowles please visit .

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July 8, 2019

Morgan Bagley Captures Louisiana Late Model Series Chatham Checkers
COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Doubleheader Next

Longview, Texas (07/08/19) – Morgan Bagley claimed his first victory of the 2019 season on Saturday night in his P&W Sales No. 14m / Black Diamond Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. The $2,000 victory came at Chatham Speedway with the Louisiana Late Model Racing Series.

“It’s been a while since we got a win, so this was a big shot in the arm for our team,” Bagley commented. “We decided to take this year and race closer to home and get everything back where it needs to be with our team. We’ve been gaining speed each week and we’ve had several runner-up finishes, so I knew we were getting close to where we needed to be. We were able to put it altogether at Chatham on Saturday night and get the win.

“I want to thank my car owners, Wayman and Kay Lynn McMillan for their great support. I also want to thank all of our family, friends, and sponsors for their great support as well. Hopefully this is the first of many wins to come during the second half of the year.

Morgan Bagley kicked off a holiday weekend tripleheader with the Louisiana Late Model Series on Thursday evening at Thunder Valley Speedway (Glenmora, Louisiana), where the Jackie Thacker II Memorial took center stage. Drawing 26 cars, Bagley locked his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up finish in his heat. Rolling off eighth for the feature, Morgan got collected in a tangle that ended his night early.

On Saturday at ShowTime Speedway (Many, Louisiana), Morgan started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the A-Main. Advancing one position, Bagley posted a runner-up finish behind Robbie Stuart with B.J. Robinson, Jason Papich, and Rob Litton rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana), Bagley visited victory lane for the first time of the season in the feature, outrunning Robbie Stuart, Brandon Hightower, Rob Litton, and B.J. Robinson in the 30-lap affair. He earned a $2,000 payday for his triumph.

Team 14 will be idle this weekend before returning to competition on June 19-20 with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series. Action opens with a $2,500-to-win program at Texarkana 67 Speedway (Texarkana, Arkansas) before shifting to Boothill Speedway (Greenwood, Louisiana) on Saturday night or a $3,000-to-win affair.

Morgan is currently fifth in the latest series’ standings. For more information on the events, please visit .

Morgan Bagley would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include P&W Sales (Oil Field Manufacturers Rep.), P&W Iron Works,, Bert Transmission, Frankland Rear-End, Arizona Sports Shirts, Racing Optics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Barnes Systems, MSD, STP, Wiles Racing, Penske Shocks, Midwest Sheet Metal, FK Rod Ends, JE Pistons, J&J Motorsports, Hypercoils, Outerwears Performance Products, Wilwood, JCT Auto Sales, K&N Filters, Joe’s Racing Products, Armor All, COMP Cams, XS Power, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Wrisco Aluminum, TWM Racing Products, Quickcar Racing Products, Performance Race Engineering, Keyser Manufacturing, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Race Engineering, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Morgan Bagley and McMillan Motorsports, please visit the official team website at .

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July 8, 2019

Jesse Lowe Snares American Crate All-Star Series Win at 411
Headed to Crossville Speedway and Lake Cumberland Speedway

Crossville, Tennessee (7/03/19) – Jesse Lowe steamrolled to another victory on Saturday night. His 11th win of 2019 was worth $3,000 and came with the American Crate All-Star Series at 411 Motor Speedway in his Xtreme Pressure Washing No. 5j Gondolas Pizza and Steakhouse/ CVR Race Car Crate Late Model.

“We finished third at Crossville on Friday night, but honestly we were on the struggle bus all night. We just couldn’t get going like we normally do,” Lowe said. “Our team went through the car in the shop on Saturday before we headed to 411 Motor Speedway. We found a few things that needed to be tweaked, and that made all the difference.

“Our race team is made up of a bunch of people, who give a lot to help make us successful. So, to anyone who is helping me live this dream and use honor our Lord, I say ‘Thank you’.”

Friday night saw Jesse Lowe return to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) for the J. Paul Smith Memorial. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Lowe scored crossed the finish line in the third position behind Brandon Williams and Cory Hedgecock with Trevor Sise and Jake Teague rounding out the Top 5.

The following night took 5J Motorsports to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the American Crate All-Star Series sanctioned, Independence Day Shootout. Jesse recorded the third-fastest lap in time trials before placing second in the Dash behind Jensen Ford.

Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag in the feature, Lowe sailed to his 11th win of the season, which came over John Ownbey, Trevor Sise, Jensen Ford, and Zach Sise. He earned a $3,000 payday.

For full results from these events, please visit and .

The upcoming weekend – July 19-20 – will see the team in action in Tennessee and Kentucky. Action opens on Friday night at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) with a $2,000-to-win event before heading north to Lake Cumberland Speedway (Burnside, Kentucky) on Saturday night for a $1,000-to-win program.

Full more information on the upcoming weekend’s events, please visit and

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, Kyra, Jerry, Jeff, and last but not least his Dad for their great help on keeping the racecar in race-winning condition.

For the latest information on Jesse Lowe, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

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July 8, 2019

Howard Moore Races to USCS Outlaw Thunder Win at the Ditch
Make-A-Wish Night at Riverside International Speedway Up Next

Memphis, Tennessee (07/08/19) – Howard Moore piloted the Rains Motorsports No. 3 High Performance Lubricants Sprint Car to the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour win on Wednesday evening at Clayton Allen’s Riverside International Speedway.

The victory was his third win of 2019.

"I knew that my crew had given me a car that was capable of winning the race, and that I just had to do my job and that's exactly what I did," Moore said. "Thanks again to Mike [Ward], A.G. [Rains] and the whole team for giving me the opportunity for taking all of us to victory lane and holding the checkers. This gives us three wins on the season and two of them in the No. 3 car.

“Special thanks to CP Carillo, Engler Machine and Tool, Auto Meter Gauges, Schoenfeld Headers, Fel-Pro Gaskets and All Star Performance for their great support."

A steamy Wednesday night took Howard Moore to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas), where he was competing with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour.

Behind the wheel of the Rains Motorsports No. 3 High Performance Lubricants Sprint Car, Howard screamed away from the field in his heat race to score the win.

Via his heat performance, he locked into the third-starting spot for the 30-lap feature.

A tricky surface awaited the 23-car field for the finale, and early in the feature Howard bided his time as he slipped back as far as the fourth position. By the midway point of the feature he found his way into the second spot behind race leader, Marshall Skinner.

On the 25th circuit of the 30 lapper Moore shot to the lead and went on to score the victory, which marked his third of 2019.

On Friday night Howard took the Rains Motorsports No. 3 into battle at Johnny Stokes' Magnolia Motor Speedway in another USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour event. After finishing second in his heat race, Moore earned the eighth-starting spot for the feature. Throughout the caution-plagued, 30 lapper he worked his into a podium finish with a third-place performance behind Derek Hagar and Dale Howard.

Saturday night's event at Lexington 104 Speedway (Lexington, Tennessee) got off to an inauspicious start. The motor in Moore's No. 3 Sprinter expired in hot laps. The team thrashed and was able to replace the engine before heat race action. Howard went on to win the heat race from the second-starting position. Unfortunately, rain set in before the feature could be contested, forcing the remainder of the program to be postponed to a future date.

"I want to say a very special thanks to everyone who helped or even offered to help with the motor change," Moore noted. "Without everyone's help we wouldn't have been able to get back on track."

Full results from the event are available at .

Howard Moore returns to the driver’s seat this Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway as the venerable facility hosts the annual Make-A-Wish  Night, which pays homage to the late Sonny Sayre and Craig Guy.

For more information on the program, please visit .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, and Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit .

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July 8, 2019

Cade Dillard Conquers Dirt Kings Competition at Eagle Valley Speedway
Four-Race WoO Upcoming Action Scheduled

Robeline, Louisiana (07/08/19) – Cade Dillard battled to the lead early and never looked back on his way to winning the Independence Day Bash with the Dirt Kings Tour on Sunday evening at Wisconsin’s Eagle Valley Speedway. The triumph came aboard his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

"A.J. [Diemel] took off there good, and I kind of felt a patch of rubber [in the low groove], and I knew I had to get by him before he found it. Luckily, I just found it before he did or we probably would've run second," Dillard said. "I had a really good car. It's been a long year, so to pick up another win feels really good."

The week of racing kicked off with the team following the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series into battle, Cade Dillard traveled to Independence Motor Speedway (Independence, Iowa) on Friday night. Holding his spot in his heat, Dillard scored a fourth-place finish, which locked him into the $10,000-to-win feature. Jumping up one spot in the 50-lap affair, Cade secured a 10th-place finish.

On Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the Gopher 50, Cade locked into the $10,000-to-win finale with the sixth-and-final transfer position in his heat race. Rolling off 18th, Dillard improved five spots to place 13th in the finale.

On Sunday Dillard stopped at Eagle Valley Speedway (Jim Falls, Wisconsin) for the Dirt Kings Tour, sanctioned Independence Day Bash. In a field of 22 cars, Cade started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the A-Main.

Sliding pass A.J. Diemel amid lapped-traffic on the seventh circuit, Cade Dillard went on to pick up his third win of the season over Chad Mahder, Diemel, Ron Berna, and Brett Swedberg. He earned a $3,000 payday.

Cade sits in ninth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For full recaps from the races, please visit and .

Cade has a busy week of racing planned with the WoO series. Four $10,000-to-win programs are on the slate with action kicking off Tuesday night at ABC Raceway (Ashland, Wisconsin) before moving to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) on Friday. Saturday night action has Dillard competing Minnesota’s Ogilvie Raceway, while the weekend draws to a close on Sunday night at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin).

To pick up the brand-new shirts and diecasts from Cade Dillard, please visit .

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.

For the latest information on Cade Dillard, please visit .

Smoke highlights PA Sprint Speedweek campaign with second place finish at Selinsgrove

Dates: Friday, June 28th through Thursday, July 4th
Event: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek
Series: Central PA Sprint Car Point Series
Tony Stewart Finishes (Start):
June 28th - Williams Grove Speedway A-Main: 15th (22nd)
June 29th - Lincoln Speedway A-Main: 14th (18th)
June 30th - Selinsgrove Speedway A-Main: 2nd (9th)
July 1st - Lincoln Speedway A-Main: Did Not Qualify
July 2nd - Grandview Speedway A-Main: Did Not Qualify
July 3rd - Port Royal Speedway A-Main: 11th (22nd)
July 4th - Hagerstown Speedway A-Main: 11th (12th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 8, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign through Central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland was complete with seven events in seven days, visiting six tracks in the process.

Although forced to face a few disappointing outcomes, not qualifying for action at Lincoln Speedway and Grandview Speedway on July 1 & 2, Smoke highlighted the trip with a podium performance at Selinsgrove Speedway on June 30, advancing ahead from row five to finish second at the final checkers. The top-five outcome bumped Stewart’s season total to 21.

“It was a fun week in Pennsylvania. The racers in that area of the country are top notch. They are the best in the business,” Tony Stewart explained, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 14 sprint car. “Every lap against that level of talent is important. We learned a lot during our trip and we’ll do our best to put those notes to good use when we return.”

In addition to his podium performance at Selinsgrove, Stewart racked up a pair of 11th place finishes during action at Port Royal Speedway and Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on July 3 & 4, respectively. Impressive enough, the Port Royal result was a product of row 11, first advancing through the evening’s B-main to qualify for feature competition.

The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee kicked-off his Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign with 15th and 14th place finishes at Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on June 28 & 29.

Up next on the agenda, Tony Stewart will make his return to the Empire State, rejoining the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a three-race weekend on Friday through Sunday, July 12-14. The Columbus, Indiana-native will follow the All Stars to Utica-Rome Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway, respectively, during the three-day outing.

Although far from full-time with the Series, Smoke owns one All Star victory in 2019, that occurring at Bubba Raceway Park during the first weekend of the All Star season.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 14/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart: Facebook at or on Twitter at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram at

2019 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru July 8, 2019)
Total Races: 41
Total Wins: 7
Total Top-5s: 21
Total Top-10s: 25


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Schatz earns three consecutive top-tens during sweep through South Dakota and Wisconsin

Date: Wednesday, July 3rd
Event: Star Spangled Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, S.D.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (2nd)

Dates: Friday and Saturday, July 5th & 6th
Event: FVP Platinum Battery Showdown
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 2nd (1st)
Saturday: 7th (11th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 2nd - 4858 points (50 points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 8, 2019) - It was a productive holiday weekend for Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/No. 15 sprint car team, not only entering three events in four days across much of the upper-Midwest, but the ten-time and defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion attained three consecutive top-ten finishes in the process, two of which resulting in podium performances.

The Fargo, North Dakota-native kicked off his holiday travels with a visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on Wednesday, July 3. Schatz ended his night third on the podium, battling with Logan Schuchart early before losing a spot to current championship points leader, Brad Sweet, during the late stages of the main event.

The week concluded with a two-night stay at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on Friday and Saturday, July 5 & 6. Although the two-day program ultimately turned into a one-day program, Mother Nature making her presence known just as feature action was taking off on Friday, Schatz was not distracted, concluding the weekend with a runner-up finish and a seventh place finish, respectively. In fact, Schatz led nine laps during Cedar Lake’s first of two main events on Saturday [Friday’s feature], eight through 16, before losing the top spot to eventual winner, Sheldon Haudenschild, on lap 17.

“That’s how tough the World of Outlaws is right now. You can’t afford to make mistakes. We were close a few times, but we still have a long season ahead. We want to win races and that’s what we are working to do,” Donny Schatz said, who is currently second in the World of Outlaws championship standings. “I have the best team in the business. They put me in a position to win every night. It’s my job to take advantage of those opportunities and get to the front.”

Donny Schatz will continue his quest toward an 11th World of Outlaws championship this Friday and Saturday, July 12 & 13, with a two-day swing through Michigan and Wisconsin. Action will ignite on Friday evening, July 12, with a visit to Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan. The weekend will conclude one evening later with a Saturday night stay at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin.

The World of Outlaws did not make an appearance at Hartford Speedway in 2018, but the Greatest Show On Dirt did visit Wilmot Raceway where Schatz finished eighth.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru July 8, 2019)
World of Outlaws Races: 35
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 21
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 31

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Rico Abreu earns four straight top-tens during PA Sprint Speedweek

Dates: Monday, July 1st through Saturday, July 6th
Event: Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek
Series: Central PA Sprint Car Point Series
Rico Abreu Finishes (Start):
July 1st - Lincoln Speedway A-Main: 17th (22nd)
July 2nd - Grandview Speedway A-Main: 8th (11th)
July 3rd - Port Royal Speedway A-Main: 9th (21st)
July 4th - Hagerstown Speedway A-Main: 7th (12th)
July 5th - Williams Grove Speedway: Canceled/Rain
July 6th - Port Royal Speedway A-Main: 8th (8th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 8, 2019) - Despite a tough outing to kick-off his 2019 Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek campaign in Pennsylvania Posse Country, finishing 17th during a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway on Monday, July 1, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu bounced back in a big way and rallied for four consecutive top-ten finishes, highlighting all results with a seventh place outcome during action at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on Thursday, July 4.

Abreu’s evening in northern Maryland ignited with the fastest time during qualifying time trials.

“We had a fun trip. Racing with the Pennsylvania Posse is always a fun experience. The racing is competitive and the fans are second to none. We enjoy getting the opportunity to see old friends and make new ones,” Rico Abreu explained, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Southern Pacific Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car. “I’m proud of my team and what we were able to accomplish. Considering the level of competition we were up against every night, earning the results that we did is motivating. I’m excited to see what’s in store for our team down the road.”

Adding to his seventh place run at Hagerstown Speedway, Abreu earned top-ten finishes at Grandview Speedway on July 2, Port Royal Speedway on July 3, and once again at Port Royal’s ‘Speed Palace’ on July 6th, finishing eighth, ninth, and eighth, respectively. Impressive enough, Abreu was forced to rally or maintain position to accomplish all four top-ten appearances, highlighting all accounts with a hard charge from 21st to finish ninth at Port Royal Speedway on Wednesday, July 3.

Padding an impressive resume already assembled in 2019, Abreu’s stretch of four consecutive top-ten results bumped his season total to 22, all of which accomplished in 35 starts.

Rico Abreu’s upcoming agenda stands as uncertain. Fans will be notified via social media when future plans become available.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks. Facebook at, Twitter at, or on Instagram at

Rico Abreu Racing:

2019 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: (thru July 8, 2019)
Total Races: 35
Total Wins: 2
Total Top-5s: 13
Total Top-10s: 22
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

Photo Credit:Michael Fry
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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Wreck, Rain and Flat Relegate McIntosh to 11th Place Finish at Tazewell

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 8) Donald McIntosh was run over, had a flat as the rains came on Wednesday night in the Iron-Man Firecracker 40 at Tazewell Speedway. The event was restarted on Thursday and McIntosh and the BMS team didn’t return to finish the event. He was credited with an11th place finish.

McIntosh was second quick in the second group and was slated to start fourth. The car ahead of him was unable to answer the call and he moved up to start on the outside front row. Early in the event he was body slammed by the eventual winner, lost a bunch of sheet metal and ended up in third. Running third he had a tire go down and then the rains came.

“When the rains came and they called the race we knew that we would have to start in the rear when they ran it the next day so we stayed home and celebrated the Fourth with our families,” said David Bryant. “We will put another body on the car and get everything ready for the Southern Nationals that start on Saturday at Wythe Raceway.”

The next race is the Southern Nationals event at Wythe Raceway. This will be the 15th year for the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals that will have 11 races in five states over 15 days.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, 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. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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