Jensen Ford and McCarter Brothers Racing Go To Volusia Victory Lane
East Bay’s Crate Racin’ USA Winter Nationals Up Next

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (01/23/23) Jensen Ford piloted the Jim Beeman Lumber / West End Package Store / McCarter Brothers Racing No. 71 Tennessee Homemade Wines / Hidden Valley Cattle Ranch / MasterSbilt Race Car to a pair of 602 Late Model victories during the 2023 edition of the Sunshine Nationals over the weekend at Volusia Speedway Park.

Mack McCarter added a second place finish in 604 Late Model competition on Friday.

“Man, we had a hot rod all weekend with the McCarter Brothers Racing No. 71. I haven’t done just a ton of 602 Crate Late Model stuff, but things went about as good as we could’ve hoped. I hate to see Saturday’s final race rained out because I think we had a real good shot there, but you can’t control the weather,” Ford said. “Mack had a great run with a second-place finish in the 604 (Crate Late Model) division, and I’m looking forward to joining him in Crate Racin’ USA action at East Bay (Raceway Park) this week.”

Jensen Ford entered the McCarter Brothers Racing #71 MasterSbilt into action at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the 602 Late Model portion of the Sunshine Nationals.

Ford started off night one with a bang, by setting a new track record for 602 Late Models with a lap of 17.935 in his group. Jensen started the 15-lap main event from the pole position and led all laps en route to the $1,000 payday. Jensen outran David Showers Jr. and Jordan Koehler to the checkered flag.

Meanwhile, with 67 604 Late Models in competition on Thursday, Mack McCarter qualified 10th in his group aboard his McCarter Farms No. 51 MasterSbilt, which handed him the fifth-starting spot for the 20-lap main event. McCarter slipped spots in the $1,500-to-win event to finish eighth.

With another preliminary night on Friday, Jensen was once again fastest out of 18 cars in his group which placed him on the pole for the second $1,000 feature of the week. Ford quickly pulled away from the field and paced the field to secure his second victory in two nights.

For another $1,500 preliminary feature on Friday, McCarter found himself with the fifth-starting spot once again. Reversing last night's results, Mack gained three positions in the 20-lap main event to finish runner-up. He trailed Donald McIntosh while Rye Faulk completed the Top-3.

Saturday's finale at Volusia Speedway Park was cancelled due to rain.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

Both Mack and Jensen will invade East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Fla.) this Thursday-Saturday for the Crate Racin’ Winter Series tripleheader. Thursday and Friday’s programs pays $2,500 to win, while Saturday’s finale offered a $5,000 top prize.

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McCarter Brothers Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include McCarter Lumber Company, Parkway Liquor Store, Tennessee Homemade Wines, West End Package Store, Jim Beeman Lumber, Hidden Valley Cattle Ranch, McCarter Farms, Hyperco Springs, Base Racing Fuel, Bilstein Shocks, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Simpson Race Products, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire by Pup, Wells Motorsports Photography, and MyRacePass Website & Marketing Services.

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Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal Finish Ninth in Season Opener
Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway Up Next

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (01/23/23) – Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal opened their 2023 season over the weekend at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park with their Rocket1 Racing / Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model during the annual Sunshine Nationals.

With 47 World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series competitors on the grounds for Thursday’s opener, O’Neal laid down the fifth-fastest time in his qualifying group before placing second in his heat race. Chasing an $8,000 payday in the feature, Hudson ultimately recorded a ninth-place finish in the 25-lap opener.

On Friday evening the team found themselves behind the eight ball early in the evening after qualifying 19th-fastest in their group. Hudson picked up a single position in his heat race to finish sixth, which relegated him to a Last Chance Showdown. The Indiana racer surged from the sixth-starting spot to a third-place finish in the consolation event, but with only the Top-2 finishers moving onto the main event, his night came to an early end.

Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale fell victim to rain and will not be rescheduled.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

Rocket1 Racing and Hudson O’Neal now turn their attention to the opening weekend of the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) campaign. The Super Bowl of Racing tripleheader at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Ga.) spans this Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 26-28 and includes a $10,000-top prize on Thursday, a $12,000 winner’s check on Friday, and the richest event in the history of the Georgia facility on Saturday with a $25,000 payday on the line.

For more information on the weekend please visit and .

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, WR1 Sim Chassis, O’Neal’s Salvage & Recycling, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, Performance Grading, E3 Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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Ricky Weiss Races to Pair of Ernie Mincey Tribute Early Thaw Wins
Action Continues at Central Arizona Raceway this Thursday-Saturday

HEADINGLEY, MANITOBA, Canada (01/23/23) – Ricky Weiss won back-to-back Ernie Mincey Tribute Early Thaw features over the weekend at Central Arizona Raceway aboard his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 G-Style Transport/ Sniper Chassis / Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model.

He banked a $2,000 triumph on Thursday, followed by a $2,500 victory on Friday.

“We were right there on the edge of breaking through pretty much the whole week at the Wild West Shootout, but just couldn’t quite get over the hump. We took what we learned in New Mexico and hit the ground running here in Arizona with back-to-back-wins,” Weiss said. “We were pretty good on Saturday night and got a runner-up finish, and then Sunday night luck just wasn’t on our side but was still a strong weekend for our team. We’re looking forward to racing three more times at Central Arizona Raceway this coming weekend.”

With the Wild West Shootout in the rearview mirror, Ricky Weiss and team continued their early season western trek by competing at Central Arizona Raceway (Casa Grande, Ariz.) in the opening weekend of the Ernie Mincy Tribute Early Thaw.

Weiss picked up his first win of the young season on Thursday after taking the lead on lap 15 of the 30-lap feature. Weiss outran Jason Shroud and Billy Moyer for a $2,000 payday.

Weiss continued his momentum on Friday by winning his heat race and starting on the pole for the $2,500-to-win main event. At the drop of the green flag, Weiss battled for lead and eventually wrestled away race-long leader Billy Moyer to capture his second win of the season.

For another $2,500-to-win event on Saturday, Weiss started the 35-lap feature from the fifth position and gained three spots to finish runner-up to Bricen James.

The first weekend drew to a close on Sunday with Weiss winning his third heat race of the weekend. With a fourth-row starting spot in the feature, Weiss retired from the $3,000-to-win main event early with mechanical issues.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

Ricky will return to action at the Arizona oval this Thursday-Saturday with three more rounds of Super Late Model action. Weiss will vie for a $2,000 winner’s check on Thursday, a $2,500 victor’s take on Friday, and a $3,000 top prize on Saturday.

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Drydene Performance Products, G-Style Transport, Turk Enterprises, Derrick's Sandblasting, Keewatin Truck Service, Collins Brothers Towing, Wiesner Trucking, RDW Recycling, Sweet Manufacturing, Penske Racing Shocks, Total Works Truck & Equipment, Straight Ahead Ventures, JCJ Tools, Inc., Borderland Hay & Straw, VP Racing Fuels, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Forks Mobile Wash, LG Transport, Aldon Auto, Hoosier Racing Tire, KRC Power Steering, Kenny’s Components, Go Lithium,, Arizona Sport Shirts, FK Rod Ends, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, Hooker Harness, Barnes Systems, Winters Performance Products, C&R Radiators, QA1, Strange Oval, Quarter Master, PFC Brakes, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wrisco Industries, Performance Bodies & Parts, QuickCar Racing Products, Butlerbuilt, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Braswell, Bell, Earnhardt Technologies Group, K1 RaceGear, ­and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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