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September 16, 2021

Chris Ferguson Claims Quartet of Top-10 Finishes During World 100 Week
North Carolina Racer Fifth in 50th World 100 Finale

MT. HOLLY, N.C. (09/16/21) –
Gaining traction throughout the four-race World 100 week at Eldora Speedway, Ferguson brought down the curtain with a fifth-place in Saturday night’s 50th annual World 100 finale in his Diff-Tran Machining No. 22 K and K Trucking/ Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry / Team Zero Race Car / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“We had a good car in Saturday night’s finale, but we still weren’t exceptional. I was having a hard time early on getting going on those restarts and even when the track slowed down we were still a little off. I was please to come away with a Top-5 finish, and this gives us a baseline to work with as we head into last part of the season,” Ferguson noted. “A lot of great folks make this racing program possible, and I want to thank each-and-everyone of them. It’s been a really challenging year for our team, but there’s no giving up in any of us. It just means a lot to have such incredible people in my corner.”

Chris Ferguson invaded the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to compete in preliminary action for the 51st annual World 100. With the massive 80-car field split into two groups, Ferguson timed in fourth fastest in his group before placing second in his heat. Improving one spot in the 25-lap preliminary feature, Chris recorded an eighth-place finish.

Earning the fourth-starting position for his heat race on Thursday, Chris secured his spot into the $54,000-to-win World 100 with a runner-up finish. Rolling off seventh, Ferguson rebounded to finish seventh in the 100-lap affair after getting spun around on the 15th circuit.

For another round of preliminary features on Friday as the 50th annual World 100 got underway, Ferguson advanced three spots in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Chris clawed forward one spot, crossing the line in eighth.

On Saturday evening, Chris edged his way into the $53,000-to-win finale with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting 14th, Ferguson weaved through the field nine spots in the 100-lapper to register a fifth-place finish. He trailed Jonathan Davenport, Mike Marlar, Brandon Overton, and Tim McCreadie to the checkers.

For complete results from the mega week of racing, please visit .

The team will take a two week break before resuming action on October 1 at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, N.C.) for the $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event.

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Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his marketing partners, including Diff Tran Machining, K and K Trucking, The Racing Warehouse, Race XR, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Heckle’s Plumbing LLC, Carolina Roofing and Gutters, Little Mountain Farm, Keith’s Handyman Services, Carver and Sons Roofing, Dirt Trackin’ App, Western Clean Up Corporation, Beaux-Tie Limousine Service, Vinson Sims Construction, Xceldyne Valvetrain, Schaeffers Oil,  Dynamic Custom Metal Works, On Point Polishing and Detailing,, Fox Racing Shocks, Jerico Performance Products, Team Zero Race Cars, Buzze Racing, Big A's Custom Graphics, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, Indocil Art , Frankland Racing Supply, Bell Racing USA, Hyperco, Go Lithium, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Hooker Harness, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, Pro Fabrication Racing Exhaust Systems, K1 Race Gear, Cole Perkins Media & Promotions, Base Racing Fuel, Backwoods Farm, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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September 16, 2021

Ricky Thornton Jr. Leads Laps in 51st World 100 at Eldora
Ready for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Knoxville Nationals

ADEL, Iowa (09/16/21) – Ricky Thornton Jr. may not have got the finishes he wanted, but had some definitive high points during his double World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway, including leading 23 circuits in the 51st World 100 in his No. 20RT Dyno One Inc./ Excel Floor Covering/ Sub-Surface of Indiana/ Longhorn Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“The finishes might not show it, but we did have a pretty solid weekend at Eldora. That place is so tricky and so many things have to go your way to be successful. Overall, we were really good on Thursday night, and we led 23 laps but as it started to rubber, we just got too tight to run where we needed to,” Thornton Jr. said. “It was cool to lead some laps there, and we’ll take what we learned and look forward to going back next year.”

SSI Motorsports and Ricky Thornton Jr. traveled to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to compete in preliminary action for the 51st annual World 100. With the 80-car field split into two groups, Ricky’s fourth-place finish in his heat race pinned him 13th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature.

Losing one spot in the 25-lap affair, Thornton Jr. recorded a 14th-place outing.

Earning the second-starting position for his heat race on Thursday, Thornton Jr. outran Brian Shirley in the 20-lapper to pick up the victory. Starting the $54,000-to-win World 100 in second, Ricky paced the field for the first 23 circuits until Brandon Overton stole the top spot on lap 24. He went on to place eighth in the 100-lapper.

During preliminary action for the 50th annual World 100 on Friday evening, Ricky notched a runner-up finish in his heat, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Thornton Jr. dropped one spot to register a fourth-place finish. He followed Brandon Overton, Jimmy Owens and Kyle Bronson across the line with Dale McDowell coming in fifth.

Starting on the front row of his heat race on Saturday evening, Thornton Jr. secured his spot into the $53,000-to-win World 100 with a runner-up finish in his heat race. He was an early retiree from the 100-lapper on lap 55 while being credited with a 20th-place finish.
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This weekend – September 16-18 – Ricky Thornton Jr. and the SSI Motorsports team will roll enter the Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway.

The weekend includes $7,000-to-win programs on both Thursday and Friday night and a $50,000-to-finale on Saturday evening.

Ricky currently sits seventh in the latest series standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle.

More information on the weekend can be found at

Ricky Thornton Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: Dyno One Inc., Excel Floor Covering, Certified Inspection Service Co. Inc., D&E Outside Services, Deines-Nitz Soultions & Powdercoating, West Side Tractor Sales Co., SSI Motorsports, Shelby Materials, EMD Wraps, Lethal Chassis, Dylan Earven Foundation, Tire Demon, Hoker Trucking, Tanner Racing, High Performance Lubricants, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Midwest Sheet Metal, Dirtvision, Simpson Race Products, JE Pistons, Edelbrock, MSD, iRacing, E-Z-GO, Powers Performance, COMP Cams, Quarter Master, Cometic Gasket, Drydene, Winters Performance Products, Snap-on by Ryan Marsh, NGK Spark Plugs, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Winning Edge Carburetion, Longhorn Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, Dynamic Drivelines, Superior Fuel Cells, Finish Line Body & Parts, Wehrs Machine, Dirt Defender, CPD racing Shocks, Bassett, Integra Racing Shocks, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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September 16, 2021

Howard Moore Claims 2021 I-30 Speedway Track Championship
Set to Embark on Three-Day ASCS Lucas Oil Speedway Extravaganza

Memphis, Tennessee (09/16/21) – With a Top-10 finish in Saturday night’s Ralph Henson Memorial, Howard Moore clinched the 2021 I-30 Speedway Track Championship aboard the Rains Motorsports/ Mike's Pool Care No. 3 High-Performance Lubricants Sprint Car.

“We didn’t necessarily have the finish we wanted in Saturday night’s show, but it was good enough to earn us the track title this year at I-30 (Speedway),” Moore said. “I can’t say enough about the Rains family and the great opportunity that they provide me with this race car. I also want to say a big thanks to my family, our sponsors, and our amazing fans for always going out of their way to support my racing.

“We’re excited to be headed to Lucas Oil Speedway for this weekend’s three-day ASCS show. That place hasn’t always been the best to me, but I’m going to keep digging until I get it figured out.”

Howard Moore entered the 14th annual Ralph Henson Memorial on Saturday night at I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.), where 30 entries went into battle at the 1/4-mile oval.

After finishing fourth in his heat race, Howard locked into the 12th-starting spot for the feature event.

He would only manage to advance to an eighth-place finish, but the performance was good enough to clinch the 2021 I-30 Speedway Track Championship.
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The team now turns their attention to the 11th annual Jesse Hockett / Daniel McMillin Memorial at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.). The three-day event opens on Thursday night and features $3,000-to-win programs the first two nights followed by a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

The entire weekend is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series.

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Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including CP Carrillo, High Performance Lubricants, JR-1 Chassis, TL Forge Wheels, Mike’s Pool Care, Smith Titanium, Jim Ruddy, Felpro Gaskets, Auto Meter, Total Seal, River City Hydraulics, Stinson’s Industrial Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spankies Hot Rods, Pro-Lite Performance, Hoosier Race Tire, Downtown Deliveries, DMI, Huggins Cams, DHR Suspension, Sweet Manufacturing, BMRS, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, HRP, XRG Graphix, Penske Shocks, Mr. David Berryman, ACME Race Engines, All Star Performance, Engler Machine & Tool, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mike Ward, Chris Chappue, Chad Jones, Kayle Stewart, Taylor Newman, my Dad, My Mom, Christie, Roy Young, Charlie Davidson, Beth Gaines Williford, Daryl Scoggins, 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 .