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July 8, 2020

Tyler Erb Gets First Lucas Oil Win of ‘20 at Muskingum
Florence Speedway Doubleheader on Deck

ST. MARYS, Ohio (07/08/20) –  Tyler Erb earned his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) win of the season on Friday night aboard the Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The $12,000 triumph came at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio.

“I want to thank all of my crew. This deal is tough, it’s not easy. In all honestly, I think we have had a better year as far as being consistent than last year. We are going to keep digging, we want to get that orange spoiler before the end of the year.”

“This is almost one of my home tracks, I’ve stayed with Devin [Moran] several times. I have made many laps here with Donnie [Moran] to help me get better, but this is the first time I have turned competitive laps here. It seems like I’ve made 10 million laps here. I just want to thank the Moran family for everything they have done for me. This was my home shop for a while. This is just awesome,” said the 23-year-old Texas native.

To start the weekend, Erb visited Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Thursday evening for the track’s season opener. In a field of 31 cars, Erb started the night off with a heat race victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. After suffering a flat tire while running in second, Tyler charged from the tail of the field to place seventh in the closing laps.

The following night at Muskingum County Speedway for the LOLMDS-sanctioned Independence 50, Tyler laid down the fastest time in his group before coasting to a 10-lap heat race victory.

Sneaking ahead of race-long leader Jonathan Davenport in the final 10 laps amid lapped-traffic, Erb soared to his third overall win of the season over Devin Moran, Davenport, Tyler Carpenter, and Hudson O’Neal.

On Saturday evening at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park, Erb secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a second-place finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Falling short of a Top-10 finish in the 50-lap feature, Tyler slipped back to a 14th place outing.

Tyler has climbed to third in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at and .

This Friday-Saturday, July 10-11, Erb and the BPM team will follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to Florence Speedway for a doubleheader. Both nights will be a complete program, highlighted by a 50-lap, $12,000-to-win main event.

Race fans are encouraged to check out the “Gear” page at for the latest Tyler Erb apparel, including two brand-new t-shirts!

Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: Industrial Resourcing Group, First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, New Point Lighting & Design, Inc., Franklin Enterprises, Boxo USA, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Valvoline, Industrial Hydro Excavating, Go Lithium, Allstar Performance, K-B Carbs,, Precision Racing Components, Beyea Headers, Day Motorsports, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Powers Performance, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Rocket Chassis, R&R Design, KBC Graphics and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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

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July 8, 2020

Ashton Winger Scores First Career World of Outlaws Victory
Pockets $20,000 in Cedar Lake Triumph

HAMPTON, Ga. (07/08/20) – Ashton Winger out-dueled the best of the best on Friday night to earn his first-career World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory. 

Aboard the Franklin Enterprises No. 12 Total Fire Protection/ B&D Leasing/ Keyser Manufacturing/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, the 20-year-old held off two-time and defending series champion, Brandon Sheppard, to earn a $20,000 payday.

“This is so awesome man,” Winger shouted in victory lane. “This is all I’ve ever wanted to do. I never wanted to NASCAR or anything like that. I always wanted to be at the top level of the Dirt Late Model Racing and here we are. I’m so glad we got to do this in front of a full crowd. This is so badass! I’m speechless.”

The action kicked off on Thursday evening with the Elimination Showdown. The Top-12 qualifiers from the first-time trial session were locked into the invert. Winger recorded the sixth fastest time, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the elimination style shootout.

Eliminating four cars after each 5-lap segment, Ashton survived all three segments to compete in the 8-lap dash to the finish for $3,000. Losing two spots when the checkered flag flew, Ashton posted a ninth-place outing.

Coming in second in his heat race on Friday afternoon, Winger secured his spot into the redraw. Receiving the pole position for the 40-lapper, Ashton pulled away to a comfortable advantage at the start.

Winger’s challenges came when Sheppard began to apply pressure at the halfway mark. The two went side-by-side in the final laps, trading sliders, all while navigating lapped traffic.

With just three to go, Sheppard launched a turn one slider and cleared Winger for the top spot. Winger returned the favor with a turn three slider, retaking command of the lead at the two-to-go signal. Over the final two laps, Ashton held off Sheppard for the win. Ricky Weiss finished third, with Dennis Erb Jr., and Darrell Lanigan completing the Top-5.

“Sheppy was showing me a nose that whole time and this race track moved around so much that I just didn’t know where to be,” noted Winger. “This is a dream come true. I have to thank so many people: my mom, my dad, Billy Franklin, Colby, Todd Pruett, everybody who has ever turned a wrench on any of my race cars since I was nine years old. This is all for them. I’m so thankful.”

For another $20,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Ashton came in third in his heat, which locked him into the seventh-starting position for the finale. Dropping three spots in the 40-lap affair, Winger posted a 10th place finish.

Up next for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series is another Wisconsin doubleheader this weekend. On Friday, July 10, the Late Models head for Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wisc. followed by a Saturday, July 11 trip to the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisc.

Ashton climbed to eighth in the latest World of Outlaws championship point standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year chase. For more information on upcoming events, complete results, and the latest standings, please visit

Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Franklin Enterprises, B&D Leasing, Total Fire Protection, E-Z-GO, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Boydbilt Fabrication Spring-Pro, Collins Signs, Turkey Creek Snacks, FK Rod Ends, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Off Axis Paint, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, Hoosier Tire South, VP Racing Fuels, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, RSD Enterprises, 2 Brothers Motorsports, Racing Radios, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Fast Shafts, K&N Racing Filters, Integra MX Springs, GW Performance, J&C Properties and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Ashton Winger, please visit his internet home at as well as his social media channels at .

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July 8, 2020

Chris Ferguson Bags $5,000 Payday at Cherokee
Pair of Southern Nationals Events this Weekend

MT. HOLLY, N.C. (07/08/20) – For the second time this season, Chris Ferguson drove his Diff-Tran Machining No. 22 K and K Trucking/ Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry Super Late Model to Victory Lane.

Holding off a charging Ross Bailes in the closing laps, Ferguson raced to a $5,000 payday in Saturday night’s Ultimate Southeast Series, Independence Shootout at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

“It was definitely a tough one tonight, but we got it done,” said Ferguson in Victory Lane. “We had a great battle there at the end with Ross [Bailes]. I couldn’t be prouder of this team. We had a great car all weekend and that’s definitely a result of how much hard work they’ve put into it. I also want to thank all of our great sponsors for their continued support.”

Friday night found Chris Ferguson in action at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.,) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Charlie Mize Memorial. Drawing 26 cars, Ferguson secured his spot into the opening night feature with third fastest lap in his time trial group. Clawing forward two positions in the 41-lap feature, Chris notched a fourth-place finish behind Zack Mitchell, Ross, Bailes, and Brent Dixon with Cla Knight coming in fifth.

On Saturday afternoon at Cherokee Speedway, Chris posted the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Dennis Franklin, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the A-Main.

After wheeling his way to the front in the early-going, Ferguson held off a late-race charge from Ross Bailes following a caution to capture his second win of the season. Topping Bailes, Dennis Franklin, John Henderson, and Trent Ivey at the line, Chris recorded his 15th career Ultimate Southeast Series triumph.

For complete results from this event, please visit .

This weekend, July 10-11, Chris Ferguson is set to enter a pair of Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals events, each paying $10,053-to-win. On Friday, the miniseries kicks off its 2020 campaign at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. From there, the team will travel to Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va. on Saturday.

More information on the events can be found at .

Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his marketing partners, including Diff Tran Machining, K and K Trucking, Keith’s Handyman Services, The Racing Warehouse, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Heckles Plumbing LLC, Carolina Roofing and Gutters, Little Mountain Farm, Troy Swindell Trucking, Carver and Sons Roofing, Dirt Trackin’ App, Western Clean Up Corporation, Rosewood Assisted Living, Beaux-Tie Limousine Service, Tom Bennington, Vinson Sims Construction, Xceldyne Technologies, Schaeffers Oil,  Dynamic Custom Metal Works, On Point Polishing and Detailing,, Fox Racing Shocks, Jerico Performance Products, RM Solutions, Peach State Truck Equipment, Team Zero Race Cars, Buzze Racing, Sweet Manufacturing, Big A's Custom Graphics, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, Joes Racing Products, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, Indocil Art , Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Racing USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Go Lithium, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Waterman Racing Components, Pro Fabrication Headers, Performance Bodies, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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July 8, 2020

Cory Hedgecock Claims Fifth Win of the Season at Bulls Gap
Team Prepares for Busy Southern Nationals Schedule

LOUDON, Tenn. (07/08/20) – Cory Hedgecock increased his 2020 win tally to five on Saturday night with a dominating performance at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn.

Hedgecock earned $5,000 for the Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship Series triumph aboard his E-Z-GO No. 23 Pace Performance/ Budget Transmissions/ Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model

“The racetrack was awesome. It was racy. I could go anywhere on the racetrack and it was good,” said Hedgecock. “Dad and everything and us and everybody that’s worked on this thing has got this thing really digging. It’s in the ground good. I’m finally glad to get to more my speed of a race rather than running all the national stuff. We’ve been running really good in those also, but I’ve been very excited to get to one of these regional more so shows that I think is more my speed to see what we could do and here we are, so I’m tickled to death.”

Drawing 23 Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship Series entries for the Independence 40 at Volunteer Speedway, Hedgecock secured the pole position with the fastest lap overall in time trials.

Leading wire-to-wire, Cory finished 1.486 seconds ahead Michael Chilton, Donald McIntosh, Ryan King, and Kyle Strickler in the 40-lapper.

For more results from this event, please visit .

Cory Hedgecock and his team are preparing for an assault on the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals tour. The miniseries will hold 12 events spread across 16 days, beginning July 10 and running through July 25.

For a complete Southern Nationals Series schedule, please visit .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Pace Performance, Rocket Chassis, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Hidden View Lake, Budget Transmissions, VP Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Brucebilt Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Simpson Race Products, Martel Signs, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at as well as social media outlets at and often for the latest team updates.