Hagar Tied for USCS Speedweek Lead After First Weekend
Inside Line Promotions - HARRISBURG, Ark. (May 30, 2022) - Derek Hagar is tied for the USCS Series Speedweek points lead following the first two rounds.
Hagar posted results of second last Saturday at Riverside International Speedway and fifth on Sunday at Old No. 1 Speedway.
"That's the main goal is to try to get us another Speedweek title," said Hagar, who owns three USCS Series Speedweek championships. "We just hope everyone races with a smart head and nobody does anything stupid."
A run from fourth to second in a heat race on Saturday narrowly missed a spot into the dash at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. That lined Hagar up on the inside of the fourth row for the A Main.
"The track was really rough after the amount of rain we've had," he said. "It was one of those things where it was better than the alternative, but it had some rough characteristics. We were able to survive and bring the car home in one piece to have a good night."
Hagar's second-place showing was his seventh podium of the season.
Old No. 1 Speedway hosted the second night of Speedweek competition on Sunday evening. Hagar raced for the lead in a heat race, but he was involved in a crash that resulted in a DNF.
"We raced underneath someone and he drove us into the infield down the back straightaway," he said. "He went to block in turns three and four and got a bit sideways, which allowed me to get another run on him. He went to the middle of the front straightaway so I went against the fence and he turned right and ran over our left front, which knocked the front end out. We had a really good car and I felt we had a race winning car all night. Fortunately we were able to gain some positions back in the B Main and the A Main."
Despite being buried in the consolation race, Hagar rallied to win it from the ninth starting position. He continued to make progress in the feature as he rolled from 15th to a fifth-place result. The performance earned the Hard Charger Award for gaining the most positions.
"I wish we had some cautions in the feature to bunch the field up," he said. "The track was hard to pass on. After one of the restarts I got the bottom working pretty good for me and passed quite a few cars down there. The track started laying a little rubber on top so I had to hurry up and get up there."
Speedweek continues this Thursday at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.
QUICK RESULTS -
May 28 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 2 (7).
May 29 - Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark. - Heat race: 8 (4); B Main: 1 (9); Feature: 5 (15).
SEASON STATS -
11 races, 5 wins, 8 top fives, 9 top 10s, 9 top 15s, 10 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the USCS Series
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Chris Ferguson Claims First-Career Crown Jewel in Show-Me 100 Finale
Nets $50,000 Payday LOLMDS Action at Lucas Oil Speedway
MT. HOLLY, N.C. (05/31/22) – Chris Ferguson is officially a crown jewel winner. He pocketed a whopping $50,000 winner’s check on Saturday night during the 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 finale in his Diff-Tran Machining No. 22 K & K Trucking / Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry / Team Zero Race Car / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Ferguson’s win marked his second of the year with both victories tipping the scales at $50,000. His latest triumph came after he topped a battle with Jonathan Davenport during the race’s late stages.
"Oh man, I don't know what to say. I'm speechless," Ferguson said in victory lane after his third Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory in front of an estimated 8,000 fans. "God is so great. He put me in this situation. That was awesome. This is amazing and I'm so thankful to be here.
"All the people that don't realize it, our cars are fast," Ferguson said of his Team Zero chassis. "For a long time I've dreamed about being at this level. I feel like I can drive good enough to get it done now. A huge thanks goes out to all of the sponsors and people, who help me live my dreams. This one is for them all."
After Mother Nature won Thursday’s scheduled Cowboy Classic, Chris Ferguson was one of 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors entered at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on Friday for the second round of the 30th annual Show-Me 100 weekend.
Following the 11th-fastest time in his group, Ferguson edged his way into the $6,000-to-win Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson preliminary feature with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat. Rebounding from an early spinout in the 30-lapper, Chris charged from the tail to finish 10th.
With his finish in Friday’s prelim placing him on the fifth row for Saturday night’s Show-Me 100 finale, Chris slowly worked his way into contention in the later stages as he overtook Ricky Thornton Jr. for second on lap 80. Sneaking past race-leader Jonathan Davenport with 12 laps remaining, Ferguson raced to $50,000 victory ahead of Thornton, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Chad Simpson. The win marked his second of the season and third career LOLMDS triumph.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
The team will be idle this weekend as they prepare for the monumental Eldora Million and 2022 Dirt Late Model Dream, which is set for June 8-11 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio). The massive weekend opens on Wednesday-Thursday, June 8-9 with the second running of the Eldora Million, which posts $12,000-to-win prelim features on Wednesday followed by a whopping $1,002,022 winner’s check and $5,022 just to take the green flag in the mega finale.
On Friday-Saturday, June 10-11 the 28th annual Dirt Late Model Dream will be contested with $12,000-to-win prelims on Friday followed by a $128,000-to-win / $5,028-to-start main event on Saturday night.
For more information on the massive weekend, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com .
Last but not least, Fergy Nation fans will want to check out Chris Ferguson’s brand-new online at www.ChrisFerguson22.com which is designed and maintained by MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
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, Vinson Sims Construction, Dirt Trackin’ App, Rosewood Assisted Living, Western Clean Up Corporation, Beaux-Tie Limousine Service, Vinson Sims Construction, Xceldyne Valvetrain, Schaeffers Oil, Dynamic Custom Metal Works, On Point Polishing and Detailing, DirtCarLift.com, 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 MyRacePass Marketing Services.
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Mack McCarter Scores First-Career Super Late Model Victory
Bags $5,053 for Boyd’s Speedway Spring Nationals Triumph
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (05/31/22) – Mack McCarter achieved a career first on Saturday night with his first-ever Super Late Model victory. His maiden trip to Victory Lane in the division came at Boyd’s Speedway in his Jim Beeman Lumber / McCarter Brothers Racing No. 71 Tennessee Homemade Wines/ Parkway Liquor Store / MasterSbilt Race Car / Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“What a dream come true to get my first-ever Super Late Model victory. We are usually terrible here (Boyd’s Speedway), but we had a hard tire on and I knew if we just hung around the front that we would be there at the end,” McCarter said in Victory Lane. “I just have to thank everyone associated with this team. MasterSbilt — this is only our third race on this car — and my whole family and crew for their support. I couldn’t really tell how big of a lead I had from the signals in the infield, so I just tried to drive as hard as I could and not mess up.”
He also added a strong seventh-place finish on Sunday night at Lake Cumberland Speedway and a third-place run on Monday evening at 411 Motor Speedway in the Scott Sexton Memorial.
“It was a great weekend for our team, and now we are getting amped to head to Eldora for the Million and the Dream next week. A special thank you to everyone who supports this race team. We’re having a ton of fun right now.”
Mack’s weekend tripleheader kicked off on Saturday night at Georgia’s Boyd’s Speedway, where 24 Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Super Late Models were on hand for the $5,053-to-win program. Via prelim action McCarter earned the pole position for the feature with Jensen Ford starting alongside.
Ford paced the first 11 circuits before McCarter took control on lap 12. Once out front the Tennessee racer paced the field for the remainder of the event to register his first-career Super Late Model win.
He was followed across the finish line by Payton Freeman, Carson Ferguson, Jensen Ford, and Brandon Williams.
Sunday night action took the team north to Kentucky’s Lake Cumberland Speedway for a Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series event. Seventeen competitors entered the fifth annual Johnny Wheeler Memorial, and Mack started third in the feature before ultimately registering a seventh-place finish.
The team’s three-race swing drew to a close in the familiar confines of 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Monday night with the 10th annual Scott Sexton Memorial, which was sanctioned by the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series
Thirty Super Late Models converged on the clay oval, and Mack won his heat race to earn the third-starting spot for the 52-lap finale. McCarter raced in the Top 5 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the third position behind Jimmy Owens and Dale McDowell with Cory Hedgecock and Ricky Weiss rounding out the Top-5 finishers.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.SouthernNationalSeries.com and www.IMdirt.net .
Mack is now preparing for a four-race swing at the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on June 8-11.
On Wednesday-Thursday, June 8-9 the second running of the Eldora Million is on tap. Action opens with twin $12,000-to-win features on Wednesday, followed by a whopping $1,002,022-to-win / $5,022-to-start finale on Thursday.
Then, the 28th annual Dirt Late Model Dream takes center stage on Friday-Saturday with $12,000-to-win twin prelims on Friday, and a $128,000-to-win / $5,028-to-start feature on Saturday.
For more information on the weekend, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com .
McCarter Brothers Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include McCarter Lumber Company, Parkway Liquor Store, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Jim Beeman Lumber, McCarter Farms, Hyperco Springs, Base Racing Fuel, Bilstein Shocks, CVR Race Cars, Simpson Race Products, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire by Pup, Wells Motorsports Photography, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For more information on McCarter Brothers Racing, please visit www.McCarterRacing.com .
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Tyler Erb Bests Eldora Speedway’s Johnny Appleseed Classic
Tri-City Speedway and West Virginia Motor Speedway Up Next
ST. MARYS, Ohio (05/31/22) – Tyler Erb bested Sunday night’s Johnny Appleseed Classic at Eldora Speedway in his Bulk Material Lift / M&W Transport No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports / First Class Septic / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
The victory was his sixth of the 2022 season and was worth $5,000.
“It was cool to get to Victory Lane at Eldora (Speedway). We didn’t have the weekend that we would’ve liked at the Show-Me 100, but we did make gains both days,” Erb said. “The track at Eldora was challenging, and I had to bide my time. I about gave it away with two (laps) to go there getting into (turn) three, but it was awesome man. We went there a month ago or whatever. Just terrible. Bad decisions on our part. We brought ol’ Silver Bullet back out and it’s been good.”
The team kicked off the extended Memorial Day weekend of racing with a trip west to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100
After losing Thursday’s Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson to wet weather, Best Performance Motorsports and driver Tyler Erb were one of 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries amassed on Friday for the second round of the 30th annual Show-Me 100 weekend.
Following the 14th-fastest time in his group, Erb posted a sixth-place finish in his heat race, relegating him to a B-Main for another shot at the $6,000-to-win Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson preliminary feature. Needing to place second or better, Tyler came one spot short with a third-place outing as his night came to an early end.
With preliminary results from Friday setting the grid for Saturday’s finale, Tyler rolled off from the second row of his B-Main. Improving two spots to pick up the 15-lap victory, Erb locked into the 21st-starting position for the Show-Me 100 main event. With $50,000 on the line, Tyler Erb clawed forward eight spots in the 100-lapper to finish 13th.
On Sunday, Erb headed to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the annual Johnny Appleseed Classic. With a third-place finish in his heat race positioning him on the fifth row for the A-Main, Tyler inherited the lead on lap 17 and led the final 13 circuits to claim his sixth win of the season and a $5,000 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Kyle Strickler, Frank Heckenast Jr., Ricky Weiss, and Spencer Hughes.
On Monday night the holiday weekend of racing drew to a close with the Ultimate Heart of America Series-sanctioned C.J. Rayburn Memorial at Circle City Raceway (Indianapolis, Ind.), Tyler secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a heat race win. After leading laps early, Erb dropped back to second when the checkered flag flew, following James Rice across the line with Spencer Hughes rounding out the podium.
The team will kick off this week’s racing slate on Wednesday with a $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event at Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Ill.). From there the team will make the long trek to The Mountain State for the weekend’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Historic 100 doubleheader at West Virginia Motor Speedway. The weekend is headed by a $15,000-to-win event on Friday and a $50,000-to-win program on Saturday.
Erb is currently fourth in the latest Castrol FloRacing Night in America standings and third in the latest Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings.
For more information on the upcoming week’s events, please visit www.FloSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, Gaier’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, M&W Transport, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Terbo Threads, Lucas Oil, Go Lithium, Allstar Performance, K-B Carbs, GottaRace.com, 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, Central Coast Tires, R&R Design, KBC Graphics and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Best Performance Motorsports please visit the team website at www.BestPerformanceMotorsports.com and www.TylerErb.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/bestperformancemotorsports/, www.twitter.com/BPMotorsports1.
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Rocket1 Racing Competes in Lucas Oil Speedway’s Show-Me 100
Full results from the weekend are available www.LucasDirt.com .
Preps for Historic 100 at West Virginia Motor Speedway
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (05/31/22) – Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard took part in the 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 over the weekend in their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
While the opening round of the scheduled three-race weekend fell victim to weather, Sheppard finished 11th on Friday night and 12th on Saturday night.
“Obviously we had higher hopes for the weekend than what we were able to accomplish, but all things considered it was a decent weekend for us,” Sheppard said. “The track threw us all a curveball on Friday after all of the rain on Thursday, and then Saturday we just weren’t able to get rolling in the feature. Lucas Oil Speedway has always been a kind of tricky place for me, but we’ll take what we learned there this weekend and be better the next time.”
Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard were in action at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on Friday afternoon for the Tribute to Don & Billie Gibson after Mother Nature axed Thursday’s Cowboy’s Classic.
Drawing a stout field of 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, Sheppard stopped the clock third-fastest in his group before placing second in his heat race. Rolling off 11th for the A-Main, Brandon carried a steady pace in the 30-lapper to finish 11th.
With Friday’s finish placing him on the sixth row for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Show-Me 100 finale, Brandon raced just outside the Top 10 for much of the 100-lap affair before ultimately crossing the finish line in 12th.
Brandon continues to lead the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Brandon’s upcoming race week will begin on Wednesday at Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Ill.) with the $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event in his family-owned No. B5 XR1 Rocket Chassis, while the Rocket1 Racing team are back in West Virginia preparing for the weekend’s Historic 100 at West Virginia Motor Speedway (Mineral Wells W.V.). The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) doubleheader posts a $15,000 winner’s check for Friday’s event and a $50,000 top prize on Saturday.
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, Sweet Manufacturing, VP Racing 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, NGK 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.
For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing , www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing , and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .
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Johnny Scott Wins Show-Me 100 Weekend Opener at Lucas Oil Speedway
Marks First-Career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Triumph
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (05/31/22) – Friday night found Johnny Scott going to Victory Lane at Lucas Oil Speedway for the second time in 2022. His latest conquest at the state-of-the-art facility came during the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson, which served as the opening round of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100.
The triumph marked his third overall this season and first-ever Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph in his Rancho Milagro Racing No. 1st Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Longhorn Chassis/ Clements Racing Engines Super Late Model.
“This win is huge. I have been out for the last month after hurting my back. I just want to thank my sponsors and crew for sticking with me,” Scott said in Victory Lane after topping Jonathan Davenport in a spirited battle for the win on Friday evening. “I’m just glad to be back out here. Hopefully we can keep this rolling. Heck, I’m gassed right now. That was a rough track.”
With Mother Nature axing Thursday’s Cowboy Classic, Johnny and Stormy Scott were part of the 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) and Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) entries assembled at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on Friday evening for the Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson.
Johnny followed up the fifth-fastest time in his group with a heat race win while Stormy qualified 10th-fastest in his group before placing sixth in his heat. Needing to place second or better to make the A-Main, Stormy logged a fifth-place finish as his night came to an early end.
Winning an exciting battle over front-row starter Jonathan Davenport in the 30-lap preliminary feature, Johnny raced to his first career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory and third win of the season. He collected the $6,000 payday ahead of Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Hudson O’Neal, and Ricky Thornton Jr.
With his win on Friday night placing him on the pole for Saturday’s Show-Me 100 finale, Johnny led laps early but faded back to 17th when the checkered flag flew in the 100-lapper. Stormy was granted a provisional into the main event after placing third in his B-Main but was an early retiree on lap 43. He was credited with a 29th-place finish.
On Monday afternoon, Stormy stopped at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN) for the Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series-sanctioned Scott Sexton Memorial. After missing a transfer position in his heat, Stormy secured his spot into the main event with an eighth-to-third run in his B-Main. With $10,052 on the line, Scott raced forward seven positions in the 52-lap affair to finish 11th.
Johnny leads the latest Lucas Oil MLRA standings by 45 markers.
For full results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com and www.IMdirt.net .
Scott Brothers Racing returns to action on Wednesday at Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Ill.) with a $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event at the 3/8-mile oval.
For more information on the event, please visit www.FloSeries.com .
Scott Brothers Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rancho Milagro, Eagle Moon Farms, KBC Graphics, Top of the World Ranch, Longhorn Chassis, Impact Race Gear, Simpson Race Products, Fast Shafts, Allstar Performance, VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Scott Brothers Racing, please visit their cyber home at www.ScottBrothersRacing.com .
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Ryan Timms Wins in Weekend Midget and 410 c.i. Sprint Car Action
Competing with the Casey’s 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars on Sunday at Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, S.D.), Ryan clocked in fifth-fastest in time trials before placing fourth in his heat.
Prepares for Western Pennsylvania Speedweek Swing
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (05/31/22) – Ryan Timms enjoyed a banner holiday weekend of racing in both Midget and Winged Sprint Car competition.
He first visited Victory Lane on Saturday night with the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets at Lake Ozark (Mo.) Speedway in the Keith Kunz Motorsports / Eibach Springs No. 71k Toyota.
He then took his CitGard Engine Oil / driveWFX.com No. 5T Hampel Oil / Western Flyer Xpress / Eagle Chassis/ Rider Racing Engine Sprint Car to the Winner’s Circle in thrilling fashion on Sunday night with the Northern Outlaw Sprint Association (NOSA) Sprint Cars at Huset’s Speedway with a last-lap pass for the win.
“We spent half of the weekend dodging the rain, and I’m definitely thankful no one was injured when the storms came through Husets (Speedway) late Sunday night. However, when we did get to race, we made the most of the opportunities,” Timms said. “I’m always appreciative to get to drive the KKM Midget, so it’s especially cool to win one for that team.
“Then on Sunday night at Husets I decided to give it my best shot on Kerry (Madsen) on the last lap. When I saw the white (flag) I was getting kind of worried, but I just threw it in as hard as I could and it stuck. I can't believe that happened. I didn't know I won until I went across the scales. It's pretty awesome to beat someone like him who has a million laps around this place."
After losing Friday’s opener at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Mo.) to Mother Nature, Ryan Timms entered his 360 c.i. Sprint Car and the Keith Kunz Motorsports No. 71K Midget into battle on Saturday.
In a field of 17 Lucas Oil POWRi National Midgets, Timms secured his spot into the A-Main with a heat race victory. After taking part in a heated battle with Cannon McIntosh, Ryan survived a late-race caution to capture his third win of the season and second career Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League victory.
He finished ahead of Jacob Denney, Taylor Reimer, Bryant Wiedeman, and Chase McDermand.
Following a third-place finish in his heat with the Lucas Oil ASCS, Timms charged from the 11th-starting position in the feature to register a fifth-place finish. He followed Dylan Westbrook, Matt Covington, Wayne Johnson, and Blake Hahn across the line.
Starting the feature in second, Timms pulled off a slider in the final corner on the last-lap to secure his second win in as many nights and fourth of the season.
He finished a mere .004 seconds ahead of Kerry Madson with Brooke Tatnell, Thomas Kennedy, and Austin McCarl rounding out the Top-5 finishers.
An overnight storm that damaged the facility forced officials to cancel Monday’s event at Huset’s Speedway.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.POWRi.com, www.ASCSracing.com, and www.HusetsSpeedway.com .
Timms now turns his attention to a four-race swing in his 410 c.i. Winged Sprint Car in the Western Pennsylvania Speedweek. Action is tentatively scheduled to open on Wednesday at Michael’s Mercer (Pa.) Raceway with a $3,000-to-win program. Currently the team plans to be idle on Thursday before returning to competition on Friday with another $3,000-to-win affair at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.). Action shifts to Ohio’s Sharon Speedway on Saturday with a $3,000 top prize on the line before seeing things draw to a close on Sunday evening at Tri-City Raceway Park (Franklin, Pa.) with a $3,000-to-win finale.
For more information on the events, please visit www.WesternPaSpeedweek.com .
Ryan Timms Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include CitGard, CITGO, Mystik Lubricants, Hampel Oil, Western Flyer Xpress, driveWFX.com, Xpress Truck Sales, Rider Racing Engines, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Premier Truck Group, Impact Racing, Factory Kahne by Schure Built, 947-Eyes, Bell Helmets, KR Performance Fuels LLC, Outlaw Wings, AFD Graphix, Inefte Sports, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Ryan Timms Racing please visit the team website at www.RyanTimmsRacing.com as well as the team’s social media channels at www.facebook.com/RyanTimmsRacing/, www.instagram.com/ryantimms_5t/ and twitter.com/RyanTimms_5T .
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Dereck Ramirez Collects $10,000 for Deer Creek USMTS Triumph
Ready for Three-Race USMTS Run this Week
WOODWARD, Okla. (05/31/22) – Dereck Ramirez bested Saturday’s United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) action at Deer Creek Speedway aboard his S&S Fishing & Rentals No. 4R Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Raw Truck Wash/ Hughes Racing Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified.
He picked up $10,000 for his second win of the 2022 campaign. For the defending USMTS national champ from Woodward, Okla., it was an emotional post-race celebration following his first win since the passing of his father Leon Ramirez in February after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer.
“I still got my family and they all love me and I know that my dad is smiling down and he's happy,” Ramirez told RacinDirt’s Trenton Berry following the race.
With Mother Nature shifting Thursday’s Memorial Day weekend opener to Monday afternoon, Dereck Ramirez kicked off the four-race stretch with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) on Friday with a visit to Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, IA).
Following a second-place finish in his heat race, Ramirez charged from the 10th-starting position in the feature to register a third-place finish. He followed Lance Mari and Tanner Mullens across the line.
For Saturday’s USMTS Southern MN Spring Challenge at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, MN), Dereck secured his spot into the main event with a third-to-first run in his heat race.
Leading flag-to-flag in the 40-lapper, Ramirez soared to his second win of the season, which came ahead of Rodney Sanders, Dustin Sorensen, Jacob Blees, and Terry Phillips. He earned $10,000.
The following night at Winneshiek Raceway (Decorah, Iowa), Dereck’s heat race win placed him on the third row for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Carrying a steady pace in the 40-lap affair, Ramirez notched a sixth-place finish.
On Monday afternoon at Mason City Motor Speedway (Mason City, Iowa) for the eighth annual Double Down Showdown, Ramirez edged his way into the finale with a fourth-place finish in his heat race. Wheeling his way from ninth, Dereck was unable to track down race-long pacesetter Dustin Sorensen but reeled in a runner-up finish in the 40-lap feature. Zack VanderBeek rounded out the podium.
Dereck climbed to third in the latest USMTS point standings after successful four-race stretch.
Full results from the weekend as well as the latest series standings can be found at www.USMTS.com .
This week – Thursday-Saturday – a trio of USMTS events await Ramirez. Action opens on Thursday at Dallas County Speedway (Urbana, Mo.) before shifting to Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) on Friday for the 2022 edition of the Grant Junghans Memorial. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday as the USMTS contingent makes their debut at I-70 Speedway (Odessa, Mo.).
Dereck Ramirez and Ramirez Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters including Boom-Test Well Service, Koda Services, Raw Truck Wash, Woodward Steel, Hughes Racing Chassis, S&S Fishing & Rentals, Midwest Refrigeration, Cornett Racing Engines, Go Lithium, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Afco Shocks, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Dereck Ramirez, please visit www.DereckRamirez.com .
Ben Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Josh Putnam Races to Back-To-Back Memorial Day Weekend Wins
Team Launches Brand New Website at JoshPutnam212.com
Florence, Ala. (05/31/22) – Josh Putnam enjoyed a great weekend in Tennessee aboard his Zippy Auto Sales No. 212 Horne Towing & Salvage / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model.
He topped special event action with both the XR Southern All Star Super Late Models and the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals.
“I’m going get choked up here, because these guys have worked so hard right here," Putnam said in victory lane on Sunday night at Duck River Raceway Park after winning his second race in as many nights. "These guys have worked so hard to give me this stuff to race with … This (car) is getting better and better. We made a little trip up to Illinois two weeks ago and Mark (Richards of Rocket Chassis) helped us a little bit on this car, and we learned a few things. This baby is a work in progress and I think every week, the more we race, the better we can get. I can’t thank Jeff Greer and everyone who supports me enough on this deal."
Action opened on Saturday night at Thunderhill Raceway Park (Summertown, Tenn.), where 19 XR Southern All Star (SAS) Super Late Model entries were on hand at the high-banked oval.
Putnam started his night by blazing to fast time honors in in qualifying with a 12.088-second lap to earn the pole position for the night's 40-lap finale. Pacing 17 of the 40 circuits and overcoming a late-race battle for the lead, Josh streaked to the $5,000 payday, which marked his third career XR SAS win and first triumph of the year.
Jadon Frame, Dane Dacus, Matt Cooper, and Matt Dooley rounded out the Top-5 finishers.
On Sunday night the team invaded Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tenn.) for the $5,053-to-win Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals event. The Memorial Day Classic brought 20 Super Late Models to the bullring, and for the second-straight night Putnam set fast time honors. His 13.116-second lap earned him the pole position for the 40-lap feature.
The Alabama racer went on to lead all 40 circuits to pick up his first-career win with the series and his second win in as many nights.
Payton Freeman, Jadon Frame, Matt Cooper, and Dillon Tidmore made up the balance of the Top 5.
Full weekend results are available at www.SASdirt.com and www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
The team is now looking ahead to a trip to Kentucky this Friday and Saturday for a pair of events. On Friday night Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Ky.) plays host to a $7,600-to-win Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series event, while Saturday night will see the XR Southern All Stars sanctioning a $7,500-to-win program at Richmond (Ky.) Raceway.
For more information on the events, please visit www.IMdirt.net and www.SASdirt.com .
Additionally, the team has launched a brand-new website at www.JoshPutnam212.com which is developed and maintained by MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
Josh Putnam would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Zippy Autos LLC, Horne Towing & Salvage, Randall Chupp Race Consulting, Thornton Iron & Metal, Quarters Bus & RV, 441 Race Wraps, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Silver Creek Sales, Southern Off-Road Surgeons, North Alabama Ink, Rocket Chassis, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information regarding Josh Putnam, please visit www.JoshPutnam212.com .
Ben Shelton (email@example.com)