Nick Hoffman Sweeps Highland Summit Modified Nationals Action
Returns to Action Wednesday at Montpelier Motor Speedway
Mooresville, North Carolina (07/10/22) – Nick Hoffman recorded win No. 18 of the 2022 season on Saturday night aboard his Wehrs Machine & Racing Products / Outlaw Mini Loaders No. 2 NOS Energy Drink / FOX Racing Shox / Rockwell Security / Elite Chassis Modified.
The victory came in Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Highland Speedway and came despite a broken shock and spring assembly that occurred near the race’s midway point.
“It was like you were running down the straightaways sitting on a ladder, and somebody would just kick the ladder out from under you when you got to the corner,” Hoffman said. “It would slam down so hard and make it so hard to drive on entry.
“I could feel the shock actually dragging on the ground. You could hear it clicking back-and-forth back there, and I knew that was whatever was left of the shock shaft still hitting the ground. Finally, I got lucky enough that it actually canned the birdcage over and hung the rods where it couldn’t sit back down. Once it did that, it didn’t have near as much grip that way, like it was just so bound-up, but at least it didn’t slam back down.”
After battling Mother Nature throughout the course of the weekend, Nick returned to action on Saturday night with Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action at Highland (Ill.) Speedway.
Nick swept the night's program by setting fast time in his group, winning his heat race, and leading every lap of the feature - despite a broken shock - to claim his 18th victory of the season.
Mike Harrison, Rick Conoyer, Willy Myers, and Chris Smith completed the Top-5 finishers.
Earlier in the week, Nick competed with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway on Wednesday night in a Shannon Babb Racing No. 18 Super Late Model.
With 37 entries on hand at the 1/4-mile oval Nick qualified seventh in his group in time trials before finishing fourth in his heat race to lock into the 14th-starting spot for the 40-lap feature. He would go on to register a 16th-place finish in the $10,000-to-win affair.
Full results from the week are available at www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com, www.LucasDirt.com .
Next on tap for the team is a Wednesday trip to Montpelier (Ind.) Speedway followed by a Thursday visit to Shadyhill Speedway (Medaryville, Ind.). Both events are sanctioned by the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.
Hoffman is currently undecided on the remainder of the upcoming week’s plans.
Nick Hoffman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Fox Shocks, NASCAR Technical Institute, NOS Energy Drink, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Maxima Racing Oils, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Jerovetz Motorsports Shocks, Outlaw Mini Loaders, Rockwell Security, Allgaier Performance Parts, PSA Starters, Sunoco Race Fuel, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Tiger Quick Change Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, Bassett, Walker Performance Filtration, QuickCar Headers, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Strange Oval, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, Outerwears, XS Power Batteries, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Superior Fuel Cells, MPI, Millbridge Speedway, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, Joe’s Racing Products, Off Axis Paint, Mahle, Clevite, KSE Racing Products, Multi Fire, The Joie of Seating, Vexil, Yeti, DirtCarLift.com, KBC Graphix, and MyRacePass.com Marketing & PR Services.
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Brandon Overton Claims First Gopher 50 Title
Rewarded with $50,000 Payday for Deer Creek Speedway LOLMDS Victory
EVANS, Ga. (07/11/22) – Brandon Overton added another accolade to his coveted accomplishment list on Saturday night with a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) victory in the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway.
He received $50,000 for his winning performance aboard his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines - powered Super Late Model.
Overton led three times, taking the lead for the final time on the 23rd circuit. While he paced the final 53 laps, he had to withstand a three-lap dash to the checkers, following a late-race caution, to claim the mega win.
“You ever heard the phrase sitting duck?” Overton quipped in Victory Lane. “That’s what I felt like out there. I probably just got lucky there at the end. You have heard of the phrase ‘sittin’ duck’ that’s what I felt out there. I know (Chris) Madden had come from a ways back. I tried to not slip the tires there on that last restart. He (Madden) has been awfully good. Like I said, what an unbelievable feeling to get us one at Deer Creek (Speedway). I am as happy as I could be.”
Wednesday night found Brandon Overton and the Wells Motorsports team kicking off a four-day stretch of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) action with a trip to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa).
With his 13.617-second lap in time trials earning him the Allstar Performance Fast Time award, Overton went onto lock his spot into the feature with a heat race win. Starting on the pole for the $10,000-to-win opener, Brandon took part in a heated battle with Hudson O'Neal and Mike Marlar throughout the 40-lapper but settled with second when the checkered flag flew. He trailed O'Neal to the checkers with Marlar coming third.
On Thursday, Overton trekked to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) to kick off the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 weekend with a pair of prelims. Starting the feature in fifth via a runner-up heat finish, Brandon lost one spot in the 25-lap affair to finish sixth.
For another $5,000-to-win preliminary on Friday, Brandon improved three spots from the fifth-starting position in the A-Main to place second.
With preliminary results placing him on the pole for Saturday's finale, Overton turned back a late charge from Chris Madden in the 75-lapper to capture his ninth win of the season and a $50,000 prize. He recorded his 13th-career LOLMDS victory ahead of Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, and Ricky Weiss.
Full results from the week are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
Action continues on Monday and Tuesday for Overton with a trip to Stuart (Iowa) Speedway for a pair of $20,000-to-win XR Super Series Super Late Model events.
More info available at www.XRSuperSeries.com .
Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Garnto Southern Construction, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit www.BrandonOverton76.com . To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com .
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Rocket1 Racing Battles Bad Luck in Minnesota
Prepares to Return to Action on Thursday in Missouri
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (07/11/22) – Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard battled bad luck during last week’s Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series swing through Iowa and Minnesota.
The weekend culminated with a bent racecar and the team headed back to West Virginia to build a new Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“It was just a situation of being in the wrong place at the wrong time on Friday night at Deer Creek Speedway. We got collected in a wreck. We knew we had damage but didn’t realize the full extent until Saturday, so we elected to head back to West Virginia to get a new car built for the upcoming month of racing,” Sheppard said. “It was a disappointing weekend for us, but there’s zero quit in this team, so we are regrouping and we’ll be ready to hit the ground running on Thursday at I-70 Speedway.
Brandon Sheppard entered the Rocket1 Racing No. 1 Late Model into battle with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Wednesday evening at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) for the midweek event on the quarter-mile oval.
With a third-place finish in his heat race placing him on the sixth row for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Sheppard gained three spots in the 50-lapper to finish ninth.
To kick off a round of prelims on Thursday at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.), Brandon topped the 41-car field in time trials before picking up a heat win. After leading laps 1-19 of the feature, Sheppard raced to a second-place finish behind Chris Madden.
On Friday afternoon, Sheppard secured his spot into the final preliminary feature with a second-place finish in his heat. Rolling off sixth, Brandon was collected in a tangle on the opening circuit that ended his night. He was credited with a 23rd-place finish.
With preliminary points placing Brandon on the third row for Saturday's $50,000-to-win NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50, Sheppard battled the handle on his ailing racecar throughout the 75-lap affair and ultimately crossed the finish line in the 20th position.
He is currently second in the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the week’s action as well as the latest series standings can be found at www.LucasDirt.com .
LOLMDS action continues this week with a three-day swing that begins Thursday at I-70 Speedway (Odessa, Mo.) before shifting to Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Ill.) on Friday and Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) 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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John Duty Wins Season Debut at Cottage Grove Speedway
Top-10 Finish for Justin Duty at Fairbury Speedway
MULINO, Ore. (07/11/22) – Saturday was a good day of racing for Double Duty Racing. While its two pilots – Justin Duty and John Duty – may have been racing over 2,100 miles apart they both enjoyed success.
John won at Oregon’s Cottage Grove Speedway in his season debut, and Justin overcame a flat tire to record a Top-10 finish at Illinois’ Fairbury Speedway.
John Duty hit the ground running in his 2022 debut on Saturday night. He swept the night's action in his brand-new Don Frank Floors No. 5 XR1 Rocket Chassis / Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Duty began his night by setting fast time and followed it up with a heat race win. An inversion of six for the feature posted John sixth on the starting grid for the main event.
He began working his way forward in the field as the 30-lap finale went green. By lap 12 he took control of the lead and never looked back en route to the victory.
“It took me a lot longer that I had hoped to run my first race of the year, but it’s hard to complain when you win right out of the box,” John said. “
Full results from the event are available at www.CottageGroveSpeedway.com .
Justin Duty saw his chances at his first win of the year curtailed by a flat tire just before the halfway point of Saturday night's FALS Cup event at Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway.
Justin was one of 28 Super Late Model entries on hand for the program and started his night by qualifying fourth fastest in his group followed by a runner-up finish in heat race action.
His prelim performance earned him the fourth-starting spot for the feature, and he was running third, when a flat tire sent him pitside on the 11th circuit.
Rejoining the tail of the field he rebounded to finish 10th at the checkered flag.
"Man that stunk to get that flat. I believe we had a car capable of a podium finish and maybe of even winning, but the flat tire ended any chance of that," Duty said. "Even at that I'm very proud of what we accomplished on Saturday, and we'll head down the road to the next one."
Earlier in the week Justin entered the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway but missed the feature with a sixth-place finish in his B-Main.
Full results from the week are available at www.LucasDirt.com and www.FairburySpeedway.com.
Justin will return to action this Friday at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway with a $10,000-to-win DIRTcar Summer Nationals event before returning to Fairbury Speedway on Saturday for another $2,500-to-win FALS Cup event.
John’s next event is slated to be July 23 at Cottage Grove Speedway with the annual Logger’s Cup.
Double Duty Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Don Frank Floors, First Class Septic, Donnie & Mardell Williams, Scott Stewart Trucking, Roberts Bee Company, Wiles Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Butlerbuilt Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks & Springs, Holley, TruForm Race Products, Hoosier Tire, TopNotch Kustom Graphics, Rocket Chassis, Pro Power Racing Engines, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For the latest team news and updates on Double Duty Motorsports, please visit www.DoubleDutyRacing.com.
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