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July 9, 2019
Cory Hedgecock Bests Topless Outlaw Series at I-75 Raceway
Increases 2019-Win Total to Eleven
Loudon, Tennessee (07/09/19) – Cory Hedgecock piloted his Cushman No. 23 K&P Used Cars/ Hidden View Lake/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine entry to his 11th win of 2019 on Saturday night with a $2,5000 victory with the Topless Outlaw Dirt Racing Series at I-75 Raceway.
“We we’re knocking on the door of Victory Lane all week, and finally we were able to get over the hump and get the win on Saturday night at I-75 Raceway,” Hedgecock commented. “I can’t thank everyone enough for their support, including Cushman, Eagle Racing Engines, Budget Transmissions, Five Star Hyundai, Hidden View Lake, K&P Used Cars, Martel Signs, Rocket Chassis, Ohlin Shocks, dad, and everyone who helps. It’s been a great year so far!”
Wednesday night saw Cory Hedgecock in action at Wartburg Speedway (Wartburg, Tennessee), where he joined the Topless Outlaws Dirt Racing Series. With 26 cars registered for competition, Hedgecock secured his spot into the opening night feature with the third-fastest lap in time trials. Running in a podium position throughout the 40-lapper, Cory ultimately scored a third-place finish behind Jordan Rodabaugh and Kenny Collins with Mike Weeks and Greg Martin rounding out the Top 5.
On Friday evening in the $3,000-to-win J. Paul Smith Memorial at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), Hedgecock landed a runner-up finish in the feature behind Brandon Williams with Jesse Lowe, Trevor Sise, and Jake Teague trailing them to the checkers.
On Saturday evening Hedgecock wrapped up an ultra-busy weekend of competition as he returned to action with the Topless Outlaws Dirt Racing Series at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee). He recorded the fastest time in qualifying before cruising to a Dash victory. Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Cory wired the field to capture his 11th win of the season and a $2,500 payday. Mike Weeks, Chase King, Austin Neely, and Jason Cardwell completed the Top-5 finishers.
For more results from these events, please visit www.TODLMS.com and www.CrossvilleSpeedway.com .
The team will enjoy a break from racing this weekend before returning to action on Tuesday, July 16 at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee). He’ll pursue the $1,200 top prize in the Limited Late Model division.
For more information on the event, please visit www.SmokyMountainSpeedway.com .
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, 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, Wilds Race Products, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, Stealth Racing Carburetors, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Integra Shocks & Springs, Brucebilt Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Simpson Race Products, Martel Signs and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/Cory-Hedgecock-Motorsports-166540363452544 and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 .
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July 9, 2019
Johnny Scott Sweeps Weekend USRA Mod Action at Vado Speedway Park
Stormy Scott Set to for Busy Week with LOLMDS
Las Cruces, New Mexico (07/09/19) – 2018 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Champion, Johnny Scott has made the most out of limited starts in 2019. First, he opened eyes across the Super Late Model world with an impressive showing in his debut in the division in early June at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.
Now he’s opening eyes with the stranglehold that he’s had at the brand-new Vado Speedway Park over the past month. He’s now won the feature in three-straight starts at the state-of-the-art facility in his Rancho Milagro No. 1st Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Vanderbuilt Race Car. His most recent triumphs came over the weekend as he swept a pair of programs.
“I wanted to step back from racing this year and focus on a few different things. I’m racing when it works best into my schedule, and I’m having a great time doing it,” Johnny Scott recently noted. “Vado Speedway Park is an awesome new facility, and I’m very thankful to Royal Jones for building such a great place in our part of the country.”
On Friday night Johnny Scott rolled into Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico), where he was competing in the USRA Open Wheel Modified ranks against a field of 29 entries. Holding his spot in his heat, Scott registered a third-place finish, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the opening night feature.
Wheeling his way to the front, Stormy cruised to his second win of the season over Jake Gallardo, Bumper Jones, Fito Gallardo, and Carlos Ahumada Jr.
On Saturday night it was more of the same for the pilot of the No. 1st Modified. Johnny won his heat race before starting eighth on the grid for the finale. For the second-straight night Scott clawed his way through the field to score the victory, which came over Jake Gallardo, Bumper Jones, Carlos Ahumada Jr., and Alex Gonzalez.
While Johnny lit up the New Mexico sky, his twin brother Stormy was on the road with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) as he continued his rookie campaign. While Stormy lost a pair of events to Mother Nature in his Scott Brothers Racing No. 2 Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car Super Late Model, he was able to get a couple of series races completed. He registered a 19th-place finish on Thursday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio), and added an 18th-place finish on Friday night at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, West Virginia).
Stormy is 13th in the latest LOLMDS standings and is third in the Rookie of the Year battle.
For full results from the team’s weekend events, please visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
While Johnny’s upcoming plans are still up in the air, Stormy has a busy slate of LOLMDS action awaiting him. He’ll enter a pair of $12,000-to-win events at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) on Thursday and Friday. From there he’ll thunder into Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Saturday and Sunday for back-to-back, $15,000-to-win programs.
Scott Brothers Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rancho Milagro, Intercomp, Boller Motorsports, Mullins Race Engines, Maxima Racing Oils, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Top of the World Ranch, VP Racing Fuels, Eagle Moon Farms, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Vanderbuilt Race Cars, Shocks by Precision Performance, REAL Racing Wheels, KBC Graphix, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Fast Shafts, Willy’s Carburetors & Speed Shop, Beyea Custom Headers, Out-Pace Racing Products, Eibach, All Star Performance and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
For the latest information on Scott Brothers Racing, please visit their cyber home at www.ScottBrothersRacing.com .
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July 9, 2019
Dustin Strand Streaks to Weekend Late Model and Modified Wins
Three-Race Modified Onslaught on Deck
Grand Forks, North Dakota (07/09/19) – Dustin Strand showed both his diversity and his team’s strength over the weekend. He added two more wins to the 2019 tally with a victory in both his WISSOTA Late Model and his WISSOTA Modified.
“We’ve finally got to a point, where we are happy with the balance and performance of both our Late Model and our Modified,” Strand said. “These days its hard to win in any division, much less in two different ones. However, that’s exactly what we were able to accomplish this weekend. The upcoming weekend’s Modified races are going to be a good measuring stick of where we are with our program because there will be tough fields at these races.
“Last but not least, I can’t say enough about my team and everyone, who supports us. Thanks so much to all of these awesome people.”
Dustin kicked off his weekend in his RHRSwag.com No. 71 Keewatin Truck Service/ Double Deuce Bar & Grill/ Millenium Chassis/ Ben Adams Racing Engine Late Model on Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). The Mid-Season Championship drew a field of 20 Late Models to the ultra-racy bullring. With an 8-lap, heat race victory Dustin locked into the second-starting spot for the finale.
He grabbed the lead early in the main event on his way to the victory. Shane Edginton, Brody Troftgruben, Joey Pederson, and Brad Seng followed him across the finish line.
On Saturday evening Dustin headed to Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota) piloting his Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 Millenium Chassis Modified. Advancing two spots in his heat race, Strand scored a win, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the feature. Streaking to his seventh win of the season in the 20-lap affair, Strand outran Rick Delaine, Justin Bronk, Shawn Teunis, and Dustin Wahl.
For full results from the weekend’s event, please visit www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.GreenbushRacePark.com .
The upcoming weekend – July 11-13 – has Dustin ready to take his No. 71 Modified into battle in a trio of events. Action opens on Thursday night at Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) before moving to River Cities Speedway on Friday evening. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday evening with an Advantage RV’s Modified Tour event at Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota).
For more information on the events, please visit www.RedRiverCoopSpeedway.com , www.RiverCitiesSpeedway.com and www.GreenbushRacePark.com .
Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Keewatin Truck Service, Carr's Grain Service, Naastad Acres, Double Deuce Bar & Grill, Walhalla Building Center, Generations Salon, Sam’s Auto Body, Bemidji Welders Supply, RHR Swag.com, Air Seeder Parts LLC, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Anytime Fitness EGF, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home at www.StrandRacing.com .
Cannon McIntosh on the Podium at Angell Park – Five Races on Tap for this Week
Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (July 9, 2019) – After a near triumph in Sunday night’s POWRi Pepsi Nationals at Sun Prairie, Wisconsin’s Angell Park Speedway, Cannon McIntosh and the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 team are set for five nights of battle with the USAC and POWRi Midgets this week.
The week begins with a pair of NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midget events at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway on Tuesday night and then Kansas’ Concordia High Banks on Wednesday.
A pair of Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget League events at Grain Valley, Missouri’s Valley Speedway follows on Friday and Saturday with a combined USAC vs. POWRi event wrapping up the week at Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday.
“It’s going to be a busy week, we’re looking for some good finishes along the way and maybe we can get a win or two,” McIntosh commented.
After a Saturday night rainout at Illinois’ Fairbury American Legion Speedway, McIntosh made his first visit to Angell Park Speedway for Sunday night’s storied Pepsi Nationals.
McIntosh found the Wisconsin oval to his liking, racing from fourth to win his heat race and earn the pole position for the 30-lap feature event.
After slipping back in the early going, McIntosh raced his way back into second by the midway point and reeled in the race leader over the closing rounds. McIntosh made a last-lap move for the lead only to come up just short at the line and settling for second.
“We kind of struggled at the beginning, but once we got rolling we were good,” McIntosh explains. “I tried to make it happen right at the end, but just couldn’t quite make it happen.”
After being so close on Sunday night, McIntosh gets five more chances beginning on Tuesday night at Red Dirt Raceway.
Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 Cannon McIntosh slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.
Up Next: Five nights of Midget action in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri:
Tuesday – USAC National Midgets at Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK)
Wednesday – USAC National Midgets at Concordia (KS) High Banks
Friday and Saturday – POWRI National Midget League at Valley Speedway (Grain Valley, MO)
Sunday – USAC National Midgets / POWRi National Midget League at Sweet Springs (MO) Motorsports Complex
Keep Track: Keep track of Cannon McIntosh’s on-track action including schedule and results at https://www.facebook.com/cmacracing/.
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Bacon Sweeps Inaugural Corn Belt Nationals – Ready for Mid-America Midget Week
Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (July 9, 2019) – Knoxville Raceway’s Inaugural Corn Belt Nationals proved to be lucrative for Brady Bacon and the Hoffman Racing / Mean Green No. 69 Sprint Car team.
After battling to victory lane in Friday night’s $5,000-to win preliminary feature, “The Macho Man” dominated throughout in Saturday night’s $20,000-to-win finale to etch his name into the record books as the Inaugural winner of the USAC Sprint Car event.
“I was like, ‘Doug, Doug, throw the white, let’s go. I’m done with this,” Bacon said referring to flagman Doug Clark. “I was having some trouble with those lapped cars, and the cushion was getting really treacherous. Lapped cars were biking in front of me and I was like, ‘man I don’t want someone else to collect me up in this.’ Obviously, you don’t know how good you are. The competition in USAC is so tough right now, I assumed someone was breathing down my neck.”
Bacon had no worries though, as his nearest rival was nearly a half lap back by the time Bacon finally saw that white flag and then the checkered flag.
There is little time to relish his fifth and sixth wins of the year, as Bacon turns his attention to USAC’s Mid-America Midget Week with events in Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri beginning on Tuesday.
The week begins with “Tuesday Night Thunder” at Meeker, Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Raceway before moving on to Kansas’ Concordia High Banks for the Chad McDaniel Memorial on Wednesday. Action shifts to Fairbury, Nebraska’s Jefferson County Speedway for the Midwest Midget Championship on Friday and Saturday and then Missouri’s Sweet Springs Motorsports Complex on Sunday.
Bacon will wheel the Central Motorsports No. 85 for the opening four legs of Mid-America Midget Week before taking the wheel of the Hinck Motorsports No. 21h for the Sunday finale.
Bacon’s weekend sweep at Knoxville begin with some turmoil, as the team was forced to make a quick change of engines after qualifying.
Bacon responded by racing from fifth to win his heat race and ultimately took command in the feature past the halfway point and raced on to his 26th career USAC Sprint Car feature win.
“I think just having a lot of laps around here, more than the competition, has helped a little bit there to know that that middle could come in,” Bacon explained.
Entering Saturday’s tilt atop the event point charts, Bacon timed in sixth among his group and raced to a qualifying race win to earn the front row outside starting position for the 30-lap finale.
Bacon burst into the early lead and wasted little time checking out on the competition, working the top side of the ½-mile clay oval to perfection en route to the big payday and historic win.
Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Gene Franckowiak, Drivewfx.com, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.
2019 Quick Stats: 49 races, 6 wins, 22 top-fives, 32 top-tens.
Up Next: NOS Energy Drink USAC National Midgets “Mid-America Midget Week”’.
Tuesday – Red Dirt Raceway (Meeker, OK)
Wednesday – Concordia (KS) High Banks
Friday and Saturday – Jefferson County Speedway (Fairbury, NE)
Sunday – Sweet Springs (MO) Motorsports Complex
Those unable to attend can catch all the action live via PPA at www.floracing.tv.
Keep Track: Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.bradybaconracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brady-Bacon-278125555137/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradyBaconRacin.
If you would like Brady Bacon Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penning the recurring series of “The Wheatley Chronicles” articles on www.sprintcarmania.com, Lonnie Wheatley provides media, public relations and more for select tracks, drivers and events. For more information, Wheatley may be contacted at email@example.com.
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July 9, 2019
Kyle Strickler Conquers The Taz in Super Late Model Action
Three-Race Weekend Set to Roll for Wells and Sons Motorsports
Hazard, Kentucky (07/09/19) – It took two days to complete the event, but when the checkered flag finally dropped on Tazewell Speedway’s Firecracker 40, Kyle Strickler had officially claimed his first victory in the Big Blue Smoke House No. 8 Wells & Sons Motorsports/ Wehrs Machine/ Longhorn Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“We’ve been so close, and I really wanted this one and we’ve been working really hard,” Strickler said in Victory Lane. “We’ve had a really good car every time we’ve hit the track so far this year, and tonight we were finally able to put all of the pieces together and get it done. My mom and dad are here tonight, so it makes it extra special to win the first one with them here. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”
Kyle Strickler invaded Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) on Wednesday night as he piloted the G-Style Transport No. 8 Super Late Model into battle in the Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series sanctioned, Firecracker 40.
During the race’s early stages Strickler ran second to Dakotah Knuckles until lap 14, when the leader pulled into the infield with mechanical issues. Out front Strickler would have to wait almost 24 hours before seeing the green flag again as rain showers began to pelt the high-banked, clay oval. Officials were forced to postpone the remainder of the event to Thursday evening.
When the event resumed on Thursday, Strickler was never seriously challenged again for the remaining 24 circuits of the 40 lapper. He soared to his first Super Late Model win of the season and his fourth triumph overall on the year with Wells Motorsports. Vic Hill, Dakotah Knuckles, Jason Trammell, and David Payne rounded out the Top 5. Strickler earned a $5,000 payday for his efforts
Full results from this event are available at www.CTPromotions.org .
Strickler has three events on the docket for the upcoming weekend in his Wells and Sons Motorsports No. 8 Super Late Model. Action opens on Friday with the $5,000-to-win, Bobby Carrier Sr. Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky).
Saturday and Sunday will find the team entering a pair of $10,000-to-win, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series events with races slated for Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) and Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina).
For more details on the events, please visit www.PonderosaSpeedway.net and www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Wells & Sons Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include G-Style Transport, Wilwood, Longhorn Chassis, Brucebilt Performance, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Cornett Race Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier Tire South, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, MSR Mafia, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products and MSR Mafia PR & Website Services.
For more information on the team, please visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com .
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July 9, 2019
Dereck Ramirez Sweeps America Proud Modified Weekend at Longdale
Woodward, Oklahoma (07/09/19) – Dereck Ramirez made a clean sweep of both Modified features during the fifth annual America Proud Fourth of July Celebration event at Oklahoma’s Longdale Speedway. He raced to victory on Friday night and then backed it up with another win on Saturday night in his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Services/ Hughes Race Car/Cornett Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified.
The victories increased his 2019-win tally to five.
Friday night found Dereck Ramirez in action at Longdale Speedway (Longdale, Oklahoma), where he was pulling double duty in the opening round of the America Proud Fourth of July special. Gaining six spots in his open Modified heat race, Dereck picked up a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the feature. Cruising to his fourth win of the season, Ramirez outran Jon Herring Jr., Travis Johnson, Logan Robertson, and Hunter McDonald.
Meanwhile, in the IMCA SportMod ranks, Dereck followed up a heat race win with a fourth-place finish in the feature in the Mike Roach Racing No. 33d entry.
Returning on Saturday, Ramirez locked his spot into the $1,100-to-win, open Modified finale with a heat race victory. Holding off R.C. Whitwell and the rest of the field, Dereck soared to his fifth win of the season. Dustin Allen, Delbert Smith, and Travis Johnson completed the Top-5 finishers.
In IMCA SportMod competition Dereck posted a runner-up finish in his heat race, which locked him into the fourth-starting position for the main event. Racing in the Top 5 throughout the 20 lapper, Ramirez crossed the finish line in the fourth position.
Complete results from these events are available at www.LongdaleSpeedway.com .
Dereck Ramirez will take this weekend off to being preparing for a busy United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) slate next week. Action opens on July 17 at Southern Iowa Speedway (Oskaloosa, Iowa) before invading I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) on July 19-20 for the ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. The coveted finale boasts an $8,000-to-win top prize.
Dereck is currently second in the latest Casey’s General Stores USMTS National Championship points. For more information on the events, please visit www.USMTS.com .
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, Hughes Racing Chassis, Midwest Refrigeration, Cornett Racing Engines, Swift Springs, Woodward Steel, Sybesma Graphics, JRi Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Dereck Ramirez, please visit www.DereckRamirez.com .
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July 9, 2019
Rick Eckert Set to Steer Allen Murray's Machine in Lucrative Four-Race Lucas Weekend!
(YORK, PENNSYLVANIA) Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, has unveiled plans today to enter the four Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series contests - scheduled from July 11-14 - in the Midwestern States of Illinois and Missouri. Instead of making the long trek west with his own equipment, Rick will pilot Allen Murray's #2 Rocket XR1 machine throughout the lucrative weekend. Allen, who hails from San Antonio, Texas, is a sponsor and supporter of Rick Eckert Racing through his family-owned business M&M Painting & Construction. With a light racing schedule in the Mid-Atlantic for Rick and a busy work schedule for Allen, the pair made plans recently to team up for an assault on Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri this weekend.
"My own racing schedule is pretty relaxed this month and Allen (Murray) is busy with work right now, so it is a win/win situation for both of us," exclaimed Eckert via telephone this afternoon. "Allen has top-notch equipment and he has been a great friend and supporter of myself and my race team. Hopefully, I can jump in his stuff Thursday, be quick right out of the box, and keeping working on the car throughout the weekend to get it faster and overall make his program better."
The busy weekend will kick off at Granite City on Thursday and Friday with the St. Louis-area facility playing host to a pair of $12,000 to win LOLMDS events. Dubbed the 'Hoker Trucking Best in Business 50' on Thursday night and the 'NAPA Know How 50' on Friday evening, a strong field of competitors will be on hand at Tri-City Speedway for these two races, which each pay $1,000 just to start the 50-lap headliner.
A trip to the Show-Me State will then greet Allen Murray Racing on Saturday and Sunday, as the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway will take center stage by hosting the 12th Annual 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series will co-sanction the doubleheader at Wheatland where a pair of $15,000 top prizes will be on the line. In all, over $200,000 in prize money is up for grabs over the hectic four-day stretch in the Midwest. You can learn more online at www.LucasDirt.com or you can watch each event live throughout the weekend on www.LucasOilRacing.TV.
"It is a great opportunity to put a talented driver like Rick in my equipment," commented Murray today. "We are covered up right now with work, so I can't get away to race as much as I'd like, but I have too good of equipment and crew to just be sitting there. I tried to race a little here and there during the Summer Nationals, but the rain-outs made things pretty frustrating. I think a guy of Rick's caliber jumping behind the wheel of our car will do nothing but help our program as a whole. Hopefully, he can have a good weekend and we have a new Rocket car getting built right now - maybe there is a chance for additional races together in the future!"
Driving for himself in 2019, Rick has entered eighteen Super Late Model events so far this season and his reached victory lane on four different occasions, while racking up ten Top Five performances. The former World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Xtreme DirtCar Series (Hav-A-Tampa) Champion's biggest win so far in 2019 came back on May 18 when he collected an $11,000 paycheck at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania!
More information concerning Rick Eckert Racing can be located online at www.RickEckertRacing.com or you can follow Rick on Twitter at @eckert24.
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