Cory Hedgecock Claims 2022 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Title

LOUDON, Tenn. (08/02/22) – Cory Hedgecock put a wrap on his first-career Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals championship over the weekend. He received $10,053 for his miniseries championship aboard his E-Z-GO / Noble Knights Construction Services No. 23 Budget Transmission / K&P Used Cars / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Super Late Model.

He claimed the 2022 title by 28 markers.

“Man, what a grueling few weeks this deal has been. It’s great to finally put it to bed and be the champion. My family, my team, my supporters…. Busted their butts through the heat, the rain, and everything in between. Thanks to everyone who helped us reach our goal,” Hedgecock said. “We’re going to enjoy this week off, and then take a look at some schedules to see where we’ll race next.”

On Tuesday, Cory Hedgecock resumed competition with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals at Toccoa Raceway (Toccoa, Ga.) for the $10,053-to-win affair.

Starting the feature in eighth via a third-place performance in his heat, Cory gained four positions in the 53-lap affair to register a fourth-place finish.

On Thursday at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.), Hedgecock’s 11th-fastest lap in time trials placed him on the sixth row for the feature. With $7,553 on the line, Cory was credited with a 12th-place finish, when a late shower forced officials to cut the 53-lapper short with 27 laps completed.

After Friday’s event at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) was axed by Mother Nature, Cory headed to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.) on Saturday evening for the tour finale. With a third-place finish in his heat race placing him eighth on the starting grid for the $10,053-to-win Ray Varner Ford 53, Hedgecock salvaged a 11th-place finish after suffering a flat left-rear tire on lap 18.

With Saturday’s 11th-place finish, Cory captured his first career Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals title along with a $10,053 payday.

Full results from the miniseries as well as the final standings can be found at .

Cory will be idle this weekend and is currently evaluating when and where his next event will be. Once finalized the dates will be posted at .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Eagle Racing Engines, Budget Transmissions, Pace Performance, K&P Used Cars, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Circle H Services, Noble Knights Construction Services, STI Trucking, Black Diamond Racecars, I-75 Raceway, Timeless Memories Photography, VooDoo Technologies, Powers Machine, Cobb’s Auto Parts, Pro-Fabrication, Accu-Force, Vineyard Construction, Winters Performance, Quickcar Racing Products, Martel Signs, MyRacePass Marketing Services, Hoosier, VP Fuels, Hickory Hardscapes, my Wife, my Daughter, Dad, Mom, my Grandad Mike and everyone who helps.

Visit the team’s official website at as well as social media outlets at and often for the latest team updates.

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Matt Cosner Scores $4,000 Winner’s Check in Gary Martz Memorial
Action Resumes August 12-13 with ULMS Doubleheader

RIDGELEY, W.Va. (08/02/22) – Matt Cosner collected the $4,000 winner’s check on Friday night at Pennsylvania’s Bedford Speedway in his Global Truck Outfitters No. 66c Nelson Auto Sales/ R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors/ Rocket Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Matt’s second win of the year came in the Gary Martz Memorial.

“The redraw put us on the front row for the feature, and we were able to capitalize on the opportunity. The car was on point for the feature, and I did my job and we got our second win of the year with a lot of family, friends, and sponsors around, so it made it extra special,” Cosner said. “On Saturday we hit the ground running early in the night and set fast time and won our heat. Unfortunately, we just weren’t very good in the feature and slid back to seventh.

“We’re taking this week off but next week we look forward to returning to action with the ULMS at Path Valley (Speedway) and Hagerstown (Speedway).”

Friday night found Matt Cosner in action at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.) piloting his Global Truck Outfitters No. 66c Late Model for the Gary Martz Memorial.

Starting on the pole for the feature via a third-place performance in his heat race, Cosner won by more than a four-second margin to capture his second win of the season and a $4,000 prize.

He took the checkers ahead of Jeff Rine, Kyle Hardy, Kyle Lee, and Bryan Bernheisel.

For the Living Legends Dream Race on Saturday at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway, Matt secured set fast time in qualifications before securing his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a heat race victory. Battling the handle in the feature, Cosner slid back to a seventh-place finish in the 30-lapper.

For full results from this event, please visit and .

As previously mentioned the team will be idle this weekend before returning to action on August 12-13 with a pair of Zimmer’s United Late Model Series (ULMS) events. Action opens on Friday with a $3,500-to-win Path Valley Speedway (Spring Run, Pa.) before shifting to Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on Saturday for the $4,100-to-win Durboraw Memorial

More information on the events can be found at .

For the latest news and plans regarding Matt Cosner, keep your browser pointed to the team website at as well as their social media on Facebook and Twitter @MCR66c and Instagram @MattCosnerRacing .

Matt Cosner would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Nelson Auto Sales, Global Truck Outfitters, R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors, Mighty Auto Parts, Royal Purple Synthetic Oil, Phase 2 Wrap Materials, Rocket Chassis, Kenny Pettyjohn Racing, TC Race Cars, Daugherty Motorsports, Orange Fatkat Media, Cornett Racing Engines, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

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Dale McDowell Wins $10,053 in Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Finale
40th Annual North-South 100 Next on the Schedule

MOORESBURG, Tenn. (08/02/22) – Dale McDowell pocketed $10,053 for his sixth win of the year, which came on Saturday night at Tazewell Speedway.

McDowell topped the 2022 Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals finale behind the wheel of his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-GO No. 17m Cometic Gaskets/ Klotz Synthetic Lubricants / Team Zero Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model

The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer took control of the lead late in the race, after the leader tangled with a lapped car.

“If it’s half as exciting for (spectators) as it is in the car, you guys are golden,” McDowell said in Victory Lane. “I felt like (Dakotah Knuckles) had a good short-run car and I hated to see that happen to him. The lapped traffic is … it sucks to lead these things, you know, because you don’t know where to go. I was able to kinda maneuver, and obviously if you’re running second, you have an advantage because you can go where they’re not.

“We’re headed back to the shop to get ready to go after our first North/South 100 title at Florence (Speedway) next week. I can’t say enough about this team, and everyone who supports it. I’m just blessed to get to drive this car.”

With team’s scheduled event for Friday evening at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) falling to Mother Nature, Dale McDowell returned to competition with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals on Saturday afternoon for the tour finale at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.).

With 26 Late Models on the grounds for the Ray Varner Ford 53, Dale qualified fourth-fastest overall before placing second in his heat race.

Starting the feature in fourth, McDowell took possession of the lead with 13 laps remaining, when leader Dakotah Knuckles tangled with a lapped car, and turned back Mack McCarter late to secure his sixth win of the season and 10th-career series triumph.

He earned a $10,053 payday ahead of McCarter, Ricky Weiss, David Payne, and Forrest Trent.

Full results from the event are available at .

Shane McDowell Racing will take the upcoming weekend off to prepare for next week’s 40th annual Sunoco North-South 100 at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.). Twin $5,000-to-win features will be held on both Thursday and Friday with Saturday’s program paying a record-setting $75,000 to win.

The three-day mega event is once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including E-Z-GO, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Connected Strategy Advisors, Fox Racing Shox, Shackelford Enterprizes, Spring Pro, Campbell Insulation Specialists, Winning Edge Carburetors, Swift Springs, Northeastern Fabrication, Team Zero Race Cars, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, MSD Ignition, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, Strange Oval Products Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, DirtWraps, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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Rodney Sanders Returns to Winning Ways with MTS Triumph
Three-Day USMTS Swing Through Kansas and Missouri Up Next

HAPPY, Tex. (08/02/22) – Rodney Sanders returned to his winning ways on Friday night in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

Rodney topped the K-Town Clash at Mississippi Thunder Speedway to score the USRA Modified triumph, which marked his 10th win of the 2022 season.

“It’s been a minute since we’ve picked up a win, so it was nice to go to Victory Lane at Mississippi Thunder (Speedway) on Friday night. We were close again on Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway but came up a little short with a runner-up finish. All in all, it was a solid weekend for us as we prepare to return to USMTS competition this week,” Sanders said. “A huge shoutout and thank you to everyone, who keeps our team going.”

Rodney Sanders returned to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) on Friday afternoon to compete in the USRA Modified portion of the K-Town Clash.

With a fourth-place finish in his heat race pinning him on the sixth row for the A-Main, Sanders marched through the field 11 spots to pick up his 10th win of the season. He took the checkers 1.109 seconds ahead of Lucas Schott with Jim Chisholm, Cory Crapser, and Keith Foss completing the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.), Sanders followed up a sixth-to-second charge in his heat with a runner-up finish in the feature. He trailed Jim Chisholm to the checkers with Josh Angst rounding out the podium.

Full results from the weekend are available at and .

The team returns to the USMTS grind this weekend – August 4-6 with a trek through Kansas and Missouri. On Thursday night the 11th annual Keep of the Plains Shootout posts a $5,000 winner’s check at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.) before the traveling contingent rolls into Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway on Friday night for the $7,000-to-win 16th annual USMTS Summer Fling. The tripleheader draws to a close on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) with the $10,000-to-win Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout.

Rodney is sixth in the latest USMTS standings.

For more information on the events as well as complete standings, please visit .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, 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, Stussy Construction, Integra Shocks, Shocker Hitch, Olsen Custom Farms, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

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Tanner Mullens Tops 81 Speedway Action for Second-Straight Week
81 Speedway, Humboldt Speedway, and Lucas Oil Speedway on Deck

WICHITA, Kan. (08/02/22) For the second-straight week Tanner Mullens bested the Modified competition at 81 Speedway aboard his Mel Hambelton Ford No. 02 Sandlian Iron & Metal / Mullens Race Car / Mullens Racing Engine Modified.

“We shuffled our weekend plans a bit because of the weather forecast. As a result, we landed at 81 Speedway again, and we got our second win there in as many weeks,” Mullens shared. “It was a nice tune-up for this Thursday’s USMTS event there, and hopefully we can make it three-for-three there when the checkered flag drops. We’re getting into the latter stages of the USMTS season, and we’ve got some ground to make up in the standings. I know we have the team to do it, so we’re ready to give it our best shot this weekend.”

Saturday saw Tanner Mullens return to 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.) for another Weekly Racing Series Event.

After mounting a sixth-to-second charge in his heat race, Mullens outran second-place finisher Darron Fuqua by nearly a four-second margin in the feature to claim his second-straight win and sixth of the 2022 campaign. Tyler Davis, Lance Mari, and Randal Schiffelbein Jr. completed the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the event are available .

Tanner Mullens now has his sights set on a tripleheader with the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), which spans this Thursday – Saturday. The action kicks into gear on Thursday night at 81 Speedway, where Tanner will be going for his third win in as many weeks at the oval. On Friday evening the USMTS contingent will invade Humboldt (Kan.) Speedway before wrapping things up on Saturday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.).

Mullens currently sits second in the latest series standings.

For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit .

Tanner Mullens Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Mel Hambelton Ford, Sandlian Iron & Metal, BCC Signs & Graphics, Bergman Tax & Accounting, Doherty Brothers Construction, Knoche Farms, CPD Racing Shocks Hebbs Automotive & Machine, Integra Racing Shocks, Mullens Racing Chassis, Mullens Racing Engines, Mullens Fabrication, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, Strength Roofing & Siding, Swift Springs, Velocita, Wehrs Machine, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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