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July 18, 2019

Cory Hedgecock Tops Tuesday Night Steel Head Action at SMS
Preps for Busy Stretch

Loudon, Tennessee (07/18/19) – Cory Hedgecock overcame adversity early in the night on Tuesday evening at Smoky Mountain Speedway to park his Cushman No. 23 K&P Used Cars/ Hidden View Lake/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Steel Head Late Model in Victory Lane.

The trip to Victory Lane was his 12th of the 2019 season.

“By the time the night was over we had accomplished our goal of winning the feature, but man it definitely took far more hustle and work than we had planned. A car spun in front of me in hot laps and left me with nowhere to go, and I smashed into him,” Hedgecock recounted. “My car had a ton of damage, but my crew along with Jesse Lowe and Ross White all busted their tails and got it back together in time for qualifying. From there we swept the rest of the night.

“I definitely want to thank everyone who pitched in to help get us back on track so fast. It was a challenge, but we got the job done.”

Cory Hedgecock invaded Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Tuesday night for the fourth round of the Steel Head Shootout Series.

He started his outing by sustaining considerable damage to his No. 23 after being collected in a hot lap incident. With the help of his crew and a few other racers, Cory was able to make repairs in time for qualifying and went on to record the fastest lap in a field of 21 entries.

Via his qualifying effort, he started on the pole for the feature event. Jumping out to an early race lead in the feature, Hedgecock ultimately soared to his 12th win of the season, which came over Kyle Courtney, Chase King, Jordan Rodabaugh, and Ryan King. He pocketed a $1,200 payday.

For a full event rundown, please visit .

The team will be idle this weekend before returning to competition next weekend, July 25-27. Thursday and Friday has Hedgecock Motorsports scheduled to enter a pair of Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals races at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) and 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee).

On Saturday, July 26 the team will wrap up a three-day run with a $2,500-to-win Topless Outlaw Series event at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia).

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 Marketing Services.

For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at as well as social media outlets at and .


McIntosh Third, Kerr Seventh in Smoky Mountain Southern Nationals Go

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 17) Donald McIntosh scored a solid third place finish in the third of eleven Southern Nationals Series events at Smoky Mountain Speedway Tuesday night with teammate Tommy Kerr coming home seventh.

McIntosh was fast qualifier in the second group, started on the outside front row and never ran worse than third where he finished in the feature.

“Car was good, but got a little loose in the race,” said David Bryant. “We still haven’t found the balance we have been hunting, but it is getting better.  At least we didn’t have a flat tonight.”

Kerr qualified for the feature finishing second in the consi and started eighth in the feature. He ran as high as fourth before fading late to finish seventh.

“We put a soft right rear on Kerr’s car and rolled the dice,” continued Bryant. “He was running fourth when the tire gave up and that was all she wrote as he ended up seventh.”

The series will head to Georgia for races in four nights. Tonight’s race will be at Toccoa Speedway, Friday Senoia Speedway, Saturday Screven Motor Speedway and Sunday at Rome Speedway.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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July 18, 2019

Ricky Weiss Builds Momentum in WoO Action with Strong Finishes
Sets Sights on Silver Dollar Nationals Mega Weekend

Headingley, Manitoba, Canada (07/18/19) – Ricky Weiss embarked on a four-race swing with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series last week and came away with four strong finishes to show for his efforts.

The driver of the Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7w Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model registered three podium finishes and finished no worse than sixth in any of the races.

“This team is performing really well right now. We keep making tweaks to this racecar and it just keeps getting better,” Weiss said. “This whole year our car gets better and better as the race goes along. I’ve joked that if some of these races had been 60 laps instead of 50 that we might’ve won instead of finishing second. With that said I’m really excited to get back to I-80 Speedway this weekend.

“Last year [at the Silver Dollar Nationals], I truly believe we had the car to win, but I just didn’t have the experience to get it done. This year I’m in a different place as a driver and this car has never been better, so I’m confident that we can be a contender.”

Last Tuesday night Ricky Weiss followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series to ABC Raceway (Ashland, Wisconsin), where the tour continued its busy month. Drawing 25 cars for the Red’s Auto Badgerland 50, Weiss secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. Rolling off the starting grid second in the feature, Ricky ultimately crossed the finish line in third position behind Brandon Sheppard and Shane Clanton with Jimmy Mars and Cade Dillard rounding out the Top-5.

Returning to action on Friday at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Ricky landed a runner-up finish in his heat behind Shane Clanton, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Weiss improved four spots to place second behind Brandon Sheppard with Dennis Erb Jr., Shane Clanton, and Darrell Lanigan trailing them to the checkers.

The following night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota), Weiss followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials with a heat race victory. The 50 lapper found Weiss battling the handle early in the feature before crossing the finish line in the sixth position.

Wrapping up the four-day stint with the World of Outlaws on Sunday evening at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin), Ricky locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Chase Junghans. Weiss went on to advance one spot to post a third-place finish behind Chase Junghans and Shane Clanton with Brandon Sheppard and Cade Dillard completing the Top-5 finishers.

Ricky jumped up to third in the latest World of Outlaws point standings and continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. For more results from these events, please visit .

This weekend, July 18-20, Ricky is set to invade I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the ninth annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) weekend opens on Thursday night with the $10,000-to-win, Malvern Bank 50.

On Friday and Saturday night the $53,000-to-win Silver Dollar Nationals is on tap. Weiss led laps in the coveted finale before ultimately crossing the finish line in the second position.

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting, J&C Properties, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, Collins Brothers Towing, Winkler Canvas, Global Enterprises Inc., Wiesner Trucking, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Keewatin Truck Service, Rod Fehr Racing, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Base Racing, Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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July 18, 2019

Cade Dillard Claims Trio of Top-10 Finishes with WoOLMS
30th Annual Prairie Dirt Classic Up Next

Robeline, Louisiana (07/18/19) – As the season progresses into its second half, Louisiana’s Cade Dillard is starting to hit his stride in his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. No. 97 MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Last week he raced to a trio of Top-10 runs with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series. Included in his performances were a pair of Top-5 finishes, which marked his best series finishes to date.

“This national tour grind with the World of Outlaws is tough, and I’ll admit we struggled a little more than I thought we would starting out. However, we’ve made some major gains with the car, and I’m getting more comfortable every time that we hit the track,” Dillard noted.

“I want to thank my family, my team, my sponsors, and all of my fans for all of their support. I couldn’t do this without each-and-every one of them. Our team is going to enjoy an off weekend at home this week before hitting the road to Fairbury next week.”

On Tuesday night Cade Dillard resumed action with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series as the tour thundered into ABC Raceway (Ashland, Wisconsin) for the Red’s Auto Badgerland 50. Finishing second in his heat race behind Brandon Sheppard, Dillard earned the fifth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Holding his spot throughout the 50 lapper, Cade scored a fifth-place finish behind Sheppard, Shane Clanton, Ricky Weiss, and Jimmy Mars.

On Friday night at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), Cade recorded a third-place finish in his heat race, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the feature. Falling short of a Top-10 finish, Dillard was only able to manage a 17th-place run.

The following night at Ogilvie Raceway (Ogilvie, Minnesota), Dillard locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat race. Starting the feature in the eighth position, Cade raced in the Top 10 throughout the 50 lapper before crossing the finish line in the ninth position.

Wrapping up the four-day swing with the World of Outlaws, Cade stopped at Red Cedar Speedway (Menomonie, Wisconsin) on Sunday evening. Following a second-place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard, Dillard advanced one position in the 50-lap feature to record a fifth-place finish behind Chase Junghans, Shane Clanton, Ricky Weiss, and Brandon Sheppard.

Cade is currently eighth in the latest World of Outlaws point standings and is second in the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit .

Cade Dillard Racing will not be in action this weekend. Their schedule comes back to life on July 26-27 with a trip to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) for the 30th annual Prairie Dirt Classic. The WoO-sanctioned program boasts a $30,000 winner’s check.

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To pick up the brand-new shirts and diecasts from Cade Dillard, please visit .

Cade Dillard Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include S&S Fishing & Rental, Production Jars, Joel’s Auto Sales, Nichols Stores, KRD Pumping Services, MB Customs Racecars, Champion Oil, Cedar Ridge Aviation, Razor Edge Graphics, Bryan Cook Trucks, Kuda Kutrite, Hypercoil Springs, Fast Shafts, Day Motorsports, Wilwood Brakes, Wehrs Machine, Larry’s Performance Carburetors, Abilene Race Radiators, Jody’s Oilfield Service, Awalt Hot Oil Service and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Cade Dillard, please visit .