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November 11, 2019

Riley Hickman Tops Crate Nationals at 411
The Gobbler at Boyd’s Up Next

Cleveland, Tennessee (11/11/19) – For the first time, Riley Hickman jumped in the seat of the David Duplissey-owned, Hickman Manufacturing/American Billett/CVR Race Cars No. D2 on Saturday night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.). Hickman turned the opportunity into a $3,000 payday.

“I greatly appreciate the generosity of David Duplissey,” Hickman commented.  “It was cool to be able to get them this win. I’m looking forward to piloting the No. D2 in a couple more events before the 2019 season is over.”

A stout field of 45 entries converged at the annual Crate Nationals. After posting the second-fastest lap in time trials behind Pierce McCarter, Hickman charged to a 10-lap heat race victory.

Hickman took the lead at the drop of the green flag and set a blistering pace throughout the race.  His second victory of 2019 came ahead of Jensen Ford, Pierce McCarter, Jesse Lowe, and Jason Welshan.

Complete results from the event can be found at .

The upcoming weekend – November 15-16 – has Hickman scheduled to return to the seat of the Duplissey Racing No. D2.  The annual “Gobbler” at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) will include a practice session for Crate Late Models on Friday, culminating with a full program highlighted by a $1,200 to win main event on Saturday.

More information on the events can be found at .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, Hidden Hollow Motorsports, Savage Chassis, PPM Racing Products, Murphy’s Bobcat, Tallent Drywall, Competition Racing Equipment, Tucker’s Mobile Home Service, Austin Trucking, Franklin Enterprises, Boyd’s Speedway, GW Performance, A-1 Towing and Recovery, MRC Racing Components, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, COMP Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, and Marketing Services.

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November 11, 2019

Jensen Ford Runner-Up in Crate Nationals at 411 Motor Speedway
4th Annual Leftover Up Next

Johnson City, Tennessee (11/11/19) – Jensen Ford piloted his Mike Whitehead Racing No. 83 Whitehead Construction Inc./ TNT Race Car/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model to a solid runner-up finish on Saturday at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.).

“We’ve shown a lot of speed this year at 411 Motor Speedway and Saturday was no exception. We came to win, but a runner-up against this field is something our team can build on,” said Ford. “As long as Mother Nature goes in our favor, we hope to race a couple more time before the season is over.”

Against a stout field of 45 entries, Jensen laid down the third-fastest lap in time trials, followed by a convincing heat race win to lock into the 51-lap feature. Ford went on to register a runner-up finish behind Riley Hickman with Pierce McCarter, Jesse Lowe, and Jason Welshan trailing them to the checkers.  

For full results from this event, please visit

Jensen is tentatively scheduled to return to action on Saturday, November 30 at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.).  The 4th Annual Leftover takes center stage, paying $3,000 to win for the Schaeffer’s Oil Iron-Man Championship Late Model Series.

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Jensen Ford would like to thank all of his sponsors including Whitehead Construction Inc., Wilwood Disc Brakes, Penske Racing Shocks, Tiger Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, PPM Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, TNT Race Cars, Performance Bodies, Sweet Manufacturing, QuickCar, Safecraft Safety Equipment, ButlerBuilt Performance Seat Systems, Eagle Racing Engines, TruForm Race Products, Innovative Graphics, Simpson Race Products, Go Lithium, VP Racing Fuels,, Dynamic Drivelines, Behrent’s Performance Warehouse, and Marketing Services.

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Pair of World Finals podiums not enough; Schatz finishes four points short of Brad Sweet for 2019 WoO championship

Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 7th-9th
Event: World of Outlaws World Finals
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 2nd (6th)
Saturday: 3rd (8th)

2019 World of Outlaws Championship Standings (FINAL): 2nd – 9994 points (four points behind Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 11, 2019) – Despite ending his 2019 World Finals weekend on an impressive and consistent note, earning back-to-back podium performances at The Dirt Track at Charlotte including a runner-up finish to kick-off the weekend on Friday, November 8, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz finished just shy of the ultimate goal and missed attaining an eleventh World of Outlaws championship by four points – the closest championship finish in Series history.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second and third during his World Finals starts, rallying ahead from sixth to finish second on Friday, followed by a hard-fought battle to third from eighth on Saturday. Considering the championship margin was two points entering the final night of competition at The Dirt Track, Schatz needed to finish at least two positions ahead of championship contender, Brad Sweet, during Saturday’s A-Main to clinch the overall title; Sweet finished second.

“We dug everything we could. I drove it as hard as I could,” Schatz said. “Andy Durham, who built this engine did a great job. He told me earlier tonight, ‘Just run it. Pretend that there’s a fan blade there and you’re trying to trim your toenails.’ I did that. It just wasn’t good enough.”

Not going down without a fight, Schatz did everything he could to find speed during the 30-lap feature program on Saturday, and at one point, drove by Sweet to earn the championship advantage. Unfortunately for Schatz, a slip up the race track while exiting turn four gave Sweet an opening to get back by the ten-time champion.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing concluded their 2019 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a head-turning 65 top-ten feature finishes in 72 feature starts, 48 of which resulting in finishes inside the top-five. In addition, Schatz captured 11 feature victories in 2019, most recently at the ‘Speed Palace’ that is Port Royal Speedway.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15 Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/Absolute Automation & Security/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live during each and every World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event of 2019 at

2019 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (FINAL)
World of Outlaws Races: 72
World of Outlaws Wins: 11
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 48
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 65


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