Pair Of Wins Highlight Emotional Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals For Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
Bryan Hulbert - MESQUITE, Texas (October 21, 2019) A emotional weekend for Sam Hafertepe, Jr. who said goodbye to his Grandfather while competing at the 46th Devil's Bowl Winter Nationals, the driver of the Hills Racing Team No. 15h brought pride to his Grandfather's memory with a trio of podiums, along with two wins in IMCA RaceSaver and Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network competition.
"It was one of those deals where we knew what was at stake, and I knew what I wanted to accomplish. I don't think a lot of people knew all the implications of why I wanted to get the win, but it was important to me," stated Hafertepe,
Racing to the green from the second starting spot, Sam nearly got tangled up with John Carney II on the start, allowing Harli White to race by. Getting the point in slower traffic on Lap 9, Sam saw little to no challenge throughout the rest of Friday's A-Feature. Running double-duty, Sam bowed out of Friday's lineup with the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars after his Heat Race in order to focus on getting the Friday victory.
Returning Saturday with both classes on his plate, Sam took the Paul Cook No. 10x to Victory Lane with ease. Jumping from the RaceSaver Sprint Car to his Hills Racing Team No. 15h, Hafertepe gridded the A-Feature sixth. Wasting little time getting to second, Sam pursued Roger Crockett.Getting next to the No. 11 on two occasions, including a run down the backstretch with two laps to go that, was cut short by slower traffic, Hafertepe would end up crossing runner-up.
"I felt like I could close in on Roger anytime I wanted too. We had a really good car when we were on an open track. I started pressing it when we got to traffic. I'd just wait until we caught the back of the field, so that first caution hurt us because I figured we were going to be in traffic for a long time, and when we did restart it took us a long time to catch traffic again. Once we got there, we only had like two and a half, maybe three laps of traffic, and we caught one lapped car and that didn't work out for me. By the time we caught another one, the race was over, but that's just how it happens sometimes. Roger did a good job and didn't make any mistakes."
Upping his advantage to 86 points in the hunt for the 2019 Championship with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the season's final showdown will be Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1 at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Taking the coming weekend off to prepare, Hafertepe is confident going into the 2019 Season Finale.
"We feel like, the last four nights we've run this car, we've had the fastest car on the track. I don't think anyone's really been in our zip code as far as speed so going into TMS, we've had a lot of success there. We feel like anything short of two wins isn't going to be acceptable for us, and that's what we're going for."
For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).
2019 Season to Date:
Events: 52; Wins -13; Top 5 - 27; Top 10 - 35; Top 20 - 40;
October 31 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ Lucas Oil ASCS
November 1 at Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas) w/ Lucas Oil ASCS
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October 22, 2019
Bryant Marsh Banks $1,500 All Star Series Win at Crossroads Motorpark
Possum Town Grand Prix at Magnolia Up Next
Corinth, Mississippi (10/22/19) – For the first time in four years, Bryan Marsh had the opportunity to compete at his hometown track on Saturday night. The Corinth, Mississippi racer made the most of the opportunity by piloting his Modern Woodmen #1 XR1 Rocket Chassis / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model to the $1,500 feature win with the All Star Racing Series at the recently-reopened Crossroads Motorpark Speedway.
“We’ve got a good car, but honestly we just haven’t had much time to race this year between my dad’s work schedule and my college stuff. It was really special to get to race at home for the first time in four years on Saturday night. We had a lot of friends and family out there, which made it special,” Marsh said. “It proved to be a pretty long night because of the rain delays, but in the end, we were able to get the job done from the sixth-starting spot.
“I’d like to thank our primary sponsor Modern Woodmen of America as well as everyone who supports our program. I’m hoping we can squeeze in one or two more races before this season is done.”
Saturday night found Bryant Marsh returning to action with an All-Star Racing Series Late Model event at Crossroads Motorpark Speedway (Corinth, Mississippi).
After registering a runner-up finish in his heat race, Marsh locked into the sixth-starting position for the feature after a rain delay axed the dash. Sporadic showers plagued the remainder of the night, but finally the $1,500-to-win feature was able to get underway shortly after 2:00 a.m. Wheeling his way to the front by lap 20, Marsh streaked to his first win of the season.
The annual Possum Town Grand Prix at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on November 29-30 is next up for Marsh Motorsports. The weekend is sanctioned by the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series and will feature a $2,000-to-win program on Friday evening and a $3,000-to-win event on Saturday evening.
More details regarding the weekend are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com and www.DurrenceLayneRacing.com .
The team has now concluded and it’s 2018 season, and is already looking forward to a big 2019.
Bryant Marsh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, Eagle Race Engines, Subway, Rocket Chassis, Slugburger Café, Houston Sign Design, and MSR Mafia Website and PR Services.
For more information on Bryant Marsh as well as the latest team news and updates, please visit www.BryantMarsh.com .
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October 22, 2019
Rodney Sanders Stays Hot With Amarillo Victories
20th Annual USRA Fall Nationals this Weekend
Happy, Texas (10/22/19) – Weekend action found Rodney Sanders continuing his late-season, hot streak in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified. He swept the USRA Modified action during the Mark Rogers Memorial at Route 66 Motor Speedway.
Sanders now holds 18 victories this season.
“Man, our car is rolling really great right now, and we had a great weekend at Amarillo. I want to thank Wichita Tank Racing for boosting Friday night’s feature to $2,500 to win, and I also want to thank Chance McDaniels for letting me drive his SportMod. We came up one spot short of the big win in that big show, but I had a blast,” Sanders stated. “This weekend I’m looking forward to racing at Vado Speedway Park for another big check.”
Rodney Sanders traveled to Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas) on Friday evening, pulling double duty for the two-day Mark Rogers Memorial. After starting the night with a heat race victory in the USRA Modified ranks, Sanders rolled to his 17th win of the season from his second-starting spot in the feature to pick up the $2,500 payday.
The following night, Rodney locked his spot into the USRA Modified finale with a heat race win. Starting in the fourth position, Sanders cruised to his 18th win of the season to capture the $2,500 prize.
In the Chance McDaniels-owned No. 3D SportMod, Rodney scored a runner-up finish in the $10,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday night.
For more results from the weekend’s events, please visit www.Route66MotorSpeedway.net .
This weekend, October 25-27, Sanders will enter the 20th annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals at the brand-new Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico). The weekend is headlined by a $20,000-to-win finale on Sunday evening.
For more information on the event, please visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Armi, Swan Energy, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Beyea Headers, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Driven Race Oil, C&R Radiators, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, VP Race Fuels, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .