Nick Hoffman Sets Sights on Hat Trick at Gateway Dirt Nationals
Drydene World Short Track Championship Up Next
Mooresville, North Carolina (10/27/21) – It’s no big secret that Nick Hoffman strives to accomplish things no one else has been able to do. He’ll add another first-time achievement to his resume during the upcoming Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals at The Dome at America’s Center. When the indoor mega event comes to life on December 2-4 in St. Louis, Missouri Hoffman will make history as the first driver to enter all three divisions.
He’ll pilot a Midget entry for RAMS Racing, a Super Late Model for Scott Bloomquist Racing, and of course his own Elite Chassis Modified.
“A handful of guys have tried entering two divisions at the Dome, but nobody has ever attempted three, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do in December… and I’m not content to just say I entered all three divisions, I want to win all three,” Hoffman said. “I’m going to be in topnotch equipment in the three classes. I’ve definitely got to thank Rick Young and Jeff Taylor from RAMS Racing and Rockwell Security for the Midget ride. We had some pretty bad luck at Millbridge (Speedway) earlier this week, but we used that as a test session for the Dome, and we are using the Dome as a chance to fine tune everything for the Chili Bowl.
“Then in the Super Late Model, I’ve got the support of Scott Bloomquist Racing, and those guys give me everything I need to win. Last but not least, we’ve had a heck of a year in our Elite Chassis Modified, and I’m looking forward to what I can accomplish in it. It’s going to be a hectic weekend, but I’m ready for the challenge.”
The 2021 Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals comes to life on December 2-4 at The Dome at America’s Center. On Thursday and Friday night the Midget, Modified, and Super Late Model fields will be divided into qualifying night programs. The Midget and Modified prelims pay $3,000 to win, while the Super Late Model prelims pay $5,000 to win.
On Saturday night the Super Late Model finale pays $30,000 to win, while the Midget and Modified finales each pay $10,000 to win.
For more information on the event, please visit www.GatewayDirt.com .
Earlier this week on Monday and Tuesday, Nick entered the Walkapedia Carolina Midget Showdown presented by DirtVision at Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, N.C.). Opening night action on Monday evening with a $2,500-to-win program. Nick qualified seventh and started on the pole of his heat race before falling back to fourth and getting collected in a crash. The team thrashed to put a front axle in. In the main event, he started 17th and rallied to finish sixth.
The team returned to action on Tuesday night, where Nick overcame a broken steering bracket to record a seventh-place finish in the $7,500-to-win finale.
Full results from the two-day affair are available at www.MillbridgeSpeedway.com .
Next on tap for the Hoffman is a trip to The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) for the sixth annual Drydene World Short Track Championship this Thursday-Saturday. The weekend is capped by a $4,000-to-win Modified program.
Nick Hoffman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Fox Shocks, NASCAR Technical Institute, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Maxima Racing Oils, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Jerovetz Motorsports Shocks, 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 MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
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Payton Freeman Launches New Website
National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway Up Next
COMMERCE, Ga. (10/28/21) – Payton Freeman is the latest addition to the MyRacePass team and has launched a brand-new website at www.PaytonFreeman.com .
The Commerce, Ga. driver competes primarily in the Super Late Model division in his Freeman Plumbing No. F1 Capital Race Car. The 19-year-old has four wins on the year and currently leads both the Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Championship points and Rookie of the Year standings.
The team competed last weekend at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway in a doubleheader with the Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series.
Action opened on Friday evening with the Billy Clanton Classic. With 24 Late Models entered, Freeman’s second-fastest lap in his time trial group placed him fourth on the starting grid for the opening night feature. With $3,000 on the line, Payton dropped two spots in the 25-lapper to finish sixth.
For the Hence and Reba Pollard Memorial on Saturday, Payton laid down the fifth-fastest time in his group before finishing third in his heat. Earning the ninth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale, Freeman clawed forward two spots in the 50-lap affair to register a seventh-place finish.
Payton holds a comfortable lead atop the latest SAS Championship and Rookie of the Year standings.
Full results are available at www.sasdirt.com .
The upcoming weekend – October 30-31 – will take the team to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Ala.) for the 47th annual National 100. The weekend is headlined by a $20,000-to-win finale for the Super Late Model division.
For more information on the event, please visit www.EAMSdirt.com .
Payton Freeman would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Freeman Plumbing, Madison County Carquest Auto Parts, Coltman Farms Racing, Dave Gordon Carquest Auto Supply, Rod Roberts Trucking, Capital Race Cars, Chatham & Son Tile, Shelton Trucking, Collins Signs, Schaeffer Racing Oil, Penske Racing Shocks, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Bell Helmets, Base Racing Fuels, and MyRacePass.com.
For the latest team information, please visit www.PaytonFreeman.com .
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Mallett Scores First-Ever Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour Win During Successful Short Track Nationals
Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 28, 2021) - Jordon Mallett captured one of the biggest wins of his career last Friday during the preliminary night for the 34th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.
Mallett was in contention to pick up another triumph on Saturday during the finale of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event hosted by I-30 Speedway before he finished third. The victory on Friday was Mallett's first career with the ASCS National Tour and the podium on Saturday was his career-best effort during the finale of the crown jewel event.
"I really wanted to win that race on Saturday and we were in a position to do it," he said. "We were really good. I can't be too upset with the results, but I'd like to have that one back still."
Mallett kicked off Friday night's portion of the event by setting quick time in his group before he maneuvered from fourth to win a heat race. He then garnered the pole position in the main event thanks to a favorable feature redraw.
A pair of cautions halted the show before a lap could get completed to start the feature, but once racing picked up Mallett quickly jumped to the front of the field. He led the first 11 laps before losing the top spot in traffic. However, a handful of laps later he took advantage of the traffic himself to regain the lead en route to claiming victory in the 20-lap A Main for his sixth win of the season.
"Any time you can win against the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour it's an accomplishment and it felt good to get that out of the way," he said. "We were really good all night and it was fun to battle it out there in lapped traffic. To do it in a big event like the Short Track Nationals in my home state was really cool."
Mallett returned to the track on Saturday with a guaranteed starting spot in the 41-lap A Main already in hand. He took part in a dash to determine his starting position and he finished where he started - second.
Looking to become the first Arkansas native to capture the event title since 1998, Mallett settled into the runner-up spot for the first seven laps of the feature. He took the top position one lap later when the leader jumped the cushion, but slipped back to second four laps later in traffic.
Mallett regained the lead on Lap 16 and paced the field until a caution on Lap 34 slowed his momentum. Following the restart, Mallett briefly lost the top spot on Lap 36, but a caution negated the pass and he returned to the front of the field. He moved to the top of the track following the final restart to try to halt his competitors' momentum and it worked for three laps. However, with three laps to go he got passed and slipped to a third-place finish.
"If I had a dollar for every person who has told me that without that caution we were going to win that race I wouldn't need to even race," he said. "We were minding our own and running away with it and I just hated to see that caution. You can't control those things, but man I wanted to win that race. It would have been a huge win for our team and the biggest of my career, but I'll go on to the next one and try again next year."
Mallett is unsure of his racing plan for the remainder of the 2021 racing season, but feels like his team is equipped to battle for a win wherever that may be. He also wants to thank all of his sponsors for helping to make his dreams come true in winning with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.
"I've got a few ideas for the rest of the year in my head, but I'm not committing to it quite yet," he said. "I just really want to take a second to thank all the sponsors on my car who have supported this team. This first ASCS National Tour win is a big moment for me and I know I couldn't be here without them."
QUICK RESULTS -
Oct. 22 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (1).
Oct. 23 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (2).
SEASON STATS -
22 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 18 top 10s, 19 top 15s, 20 top 20s
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Mallett would like to thank Water for Christ, Triple X Race Cars, Porter Commercial Refrigeration, DHR Suspension, Racing Optics, Red River Rack Company, KSE Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Sinco, Inc., D&K Farms, Autometer, Callies Racing Products, Dynotech Race Engines, Dickerson Marine Services, Hero Graphics, Hilborn Fuel Injection, ISC Racers Tape, K&N Engineering, Lone Star Super Gas (Sunoco), Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Smiley's Racing Products, MetTec Titanium, MotorState Distributing and Superior Bearing and Supply for their continued support.