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July 5, 2017

Austin Hubbard Grabs Georgetown Holiday Cash

Seaford, Delaware (07/05/17) – Austin Hubbard triumphantly returned to action on Sunday night in his Mid-Coastal Siding #11 Trinity Logistics/ Rocket XR1 Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model as he pocketed a $3,500 payday at Georgetown Speedway.

“We took a couple of weeks off to regroup there, and it really paid off,” said Hubbard. “We had just run into some mechanical bad luck and just needed to refocus. Even with the recent bad luck, I’m enjoying the best season that I’ve had in a long time, and that’s truly because of this awesome team and sponsors that I have this year. I want to thank them all for everything that they do.”

Behind the wheel of the Mid Coastal Siding #11 Super Late Model, Austin Hubbard visited Georgetown Speedway (Georgetown, Delaware) on Sunday night for the third stop of the Independence Day Summer Classic. After leading the night off with a heat race victory, Hubbard picked up his third win of the season in feature along with a $3,500 payday. Ross Robinson, Dale Hollidge, Amanda Whaley, and D.J. Troutman completed the Top-5 finishers.

During the same night in the Crate Late Model ranks, Hubbard reeled in a 5th-place finish in the A-Main, trailing Sparky White, Joey Warren, Cory Lawler, and Matt Glanden across the finish line.

Complete results from these events can be found at .

Next on tap for the driver known as the “Delaware Destroyer” is a trip to Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pennsylvania) on Friday, July 14 for the annual Billy Winn Classic. The program – which celebrates the 81st Anniversary of the facility – will be headlined by an $8,100-to-win Super Late Model feature. For more information on the event, please visit .

Austin Hubbard would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Trinity Logistics, Mid-Coastal Siding, Salisbury Door and Hardware, Atlantic Auto Brokers, R&J Poultry, Rocket Chassis, Keyser Manufacturing, Cornett Racing Engines, WAR Shocks, Kenny Pettyjohn Racing, Schaefer Oil, Team Peterson Fluid Systems, Performance Bodies, Ernie D's Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Classic Ink, Hubbard Graphics, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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July 5, 2017

Ivedent Lloyd Jr. and Big Frog Motorsports Land in Tri County Victory Lane

Ocala, Florida (07/05/17) – Ivedent Lloyd Jr. enjoyed a strong holiday weekend in the Big Frog Motorsports #58 Dave’s Towing/Rocket XR1 Late Model/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model. While dodging Mother Nature the team captured a Top 5 and a win.

“Ivedent and I have been friends for a long time, and we worked out a deal to have him pilot our Super Late Model, when we don’t have races scheduled with Devin Dixon,” noted Augie Burttram with Big Frog Motorsports. “This is a really great situation for all of us, and it was awesome to see Ivedent getting the win at Tri County Race Track on Monday. A special thanks goes out to everyone who supports our team.”

Piloting the Big Frog Motorsports #58 entry, Ivedent Lloyd Jr. visited Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Saturday night for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned, Michael Head Jr. Memorial. Drawing 36 Super Late Models for the event, honoring the late son of former SAS champion Mike Head, Ivedent posted the fourth-fastest time in qualifying, locking him into the 4th-starting position for the feature. With $5,454 on the line, Lloyd Jr. raced in the Top 5 for the duration of the 54-lap finale before ultimately registering a 4th-place finish behind Clint Smith, Austin Horton, and Cody King with Tristan Sealy coming in 5th.

After Mother Nature ended their night at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) on Sunday after laying down the third fastest lap in time trials, the Big Frog Motorsports team headed to Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina) on Monday for the Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series event.

Bringing home his first win of the season in the team’s car, Ivedent Lloyd Jr. topped the field in the Independence Day Championship feature, picking up the $1,500 payday.

Tuesday night’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series event at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) was rescheduled due to weather.

Complete results can be found at and .

This Saturday, July 8 Devin Dixon will return to the driver’s seat as Big Frog Motorsports rolls into Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) for the annual Powell Memorial. The program ways $5,000 to the winner. For more information on the event, please visit .

Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Dave's Towing, Big Frog Shocks, Big Frog Signs and Graphics, Ocala Tractor, M&W Transport, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffers Oil, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Race Fuels, Koury Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Daytona Sensors LLC, Schoenfeld Headers, COMP Cams, AR Bodies, Vahlco Wheels, Leaf Firesuits, JE Pistons, Red Line Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Fast Shafts, Callies Race Products, Superior Bearings, Ferrea Valves, Butlerbuilt Seats, C&R Racing, Leaf Racewear, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest team news and updates on Big Frog Motorsports please visit .

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July 5, 2017

Jake Knowles Surges to Salute to America Triumph

Rome, Georgia (07/05/17) –Jake Knowles took his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Brucebilt Performance Rocket Chassis to Victory Lane for the first time in 2017 on Sunday night. His maiden voyage to the winner’s podium came at East Alabama Motor Speedway with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.

“They always say that the first one is the hardest one, so hopefully that’s the truth and we can’t get some more victories pretty quick,” Morrow laughed. “We’ve been good the past month or so, and it’s great to finally get a win to show for it.”

After Mother Nature postponed the opening night of the Salute to America Nationals, Jake Knowles headed to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) on Sunday for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned program. Failing to lock his spot into the feature via qualifying with the 14th-fastest time, Knowles secured his way into the show with a B-Main victory from the 6th-starting position.

Rolling off 12th for the A-Main, Jake paced his way into a podium spot by lap 35. Taking advantage of a late-race restart, Jake took control of the lead on lap 39 and outran the field in the remaining 11 circuits picking up his first win of the season and a $2,500 payday. Chase Edge, Dylan Knowles, Montana Dudley, and Jordy Nipper completed the Top 5 finishers.

On Monday night Knowles stopped at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) to battle for the $2,000 top prize. With a stout field of 38 Crate Late Models on hand, Jake posted the fifth-fastest time in qualifying, locking him into the 10th-starting spot for the feature. Bringing home a podium finish, Jake Knowles advanced through the field eight positions, notching a runner-up finish behind Cory Hedgecock with Brad Berry, Austin Horton, and Jimmy Elliott rounding out the Top 5.

Tuesday’s Southern Nationals Bonus Series event at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) was postponed due to persistent rain in the area.

For full results from these events, please visit .

Jake’s plans for the upcoming weekend are still up in the air. Point your browser to for the latest team information.

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Berry Construction General Contractor, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, Brucebilt Performance, JW Motorsports, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Integra Shocks and Springs, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, Renegade Racing Fuels, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Dynojet, and Marketing Services.

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July 5, 2017

Kent Robinson Tops Tri-City for Win #3

Bloomington, Indiana (07/05/17) – Kent Robinson picked up his third win of 2017 on Friday night in his Billy Moyer Victory Race Car #7r JB’s Salvage/ Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model. The victory came after a rainout sent him to Tri-City Speedway.

“Sometimes, it’s funny how things work out because Friday morning we had no idea we would be in action at Tri-City Speedway that night,” Robinson noted. “However, after the World of Outlaws show got nixed by rain at Terre Haute, we decided to stop there on our way to Pevely. I’m obviously glad that we did because it proved to be a great night for our team.”

After Mother Nature ruined his initial plans at Terre Haute Action Track (Terre Haute, Indiana), Kent Robison headed to Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois) on Friday for to compete in the Weekly Racing Series Event. In a field of 21 entries, Robinson followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race win.

Bringing home a second place finish in the dash, Kent earned a front row starting position for the A-Main. Wheeling his way to the front, Kent Robinson reeled in his third win of the season, which came over Gordy Gundaker, Mark Voigt, Rusty Griffaw, and Claude Walker.

On Saturday night Kent visited Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri) for the World Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour showdown. With 41 Super Late Models registered, Robinson edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 13th, Kent Robinson jumped up two spots in the 50-lapper to place 11th.

For more results from these events, please visit and

This weekend will find Kent taking part in a single event. He and the #7r team will travel to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) on Friday evening to compete in a $10,000-to-win event with the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals. For more details on the event, please visit .

To stock up on Kent Robinson merchandise, please head to the Apparel page at where you’ll find the latest designs as well as some great deals on clearance items.

Kent Robinson Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including JB's Salvage, JB’s Disposal, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Jones Oil Company, Midwest Sheet Metal, Billy Moyer Victory Race Cars, Keyser Manufacturing, Printworx Graphics, VP Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, Action Suspension, All Star Performance, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, K&N Filters, AFCO, Bell Helmets, Simpson Race Products, Wiles Drive Shafts, Weld Racing, GW Performance, FK Rod Ends, and Marketing Services.

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July 5, 2017

Dustin Strand Doubles Up at River Cities

Grand Forks, North Dakota (07/05/17) –Dustin Strand parked his #71 Schill Construction/ Q&Z Plumbing & Heating/ Millenium Chassis Late Model in Victory Lane not once but twice on Friday night at River Cities Speedway.

“As tough as competition is these days it’s a big deal to get one win, much less two on the same night,” Strand said. “River Cities Speedway has been really good to me throughout my career and Friday night was no exception. Special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors and supporters, who make my program possible.”

Kicking off the holiday weekend, Dustin Strand visited Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) on Thursday night for the unsanctioned Canada Day Celebration. In a field of 12 Super Late Models, Strand gained two positions in his heat race to place 4th.

Rolling off 7th for the feature, Dustin wheeled his way into a podium spot, posting a 3rd-place outing behind Bill Mooney and Ricky Weiss with Rick Fawcett and Mike Balcaen completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night Strand headed to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for a pair of Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned features. In a field of 26 competitors, Dustin charged to a heat race win from 4th-starting spot, positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the feature. Outrunning the field in the 25-lapper, Dustin Strand streaked to his eighth win of the season and a $1,100 payday. Donny Schatz, Bill Mooney, Ricky Weiss, and Zach Naastad rounded out the Top 5.

Later that night for the rescheduled NLRA feature from June 16th, Strand started on the front row alongside Joey Pederson. Leading wire-to-wire, Dustin Strand cruised to his second win of the night and ninth on the season, topping Donny Schatz, Ricky Weiss, Brad Seng, and Bill Mooney at the finish line. Strand was awarded his second $1,100 payday of the night for his dominant performance in the 25-lap affair.

For full results from these events, please visit and

This Thursday will take Strand back to Red River Co-Op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba), while Friday will be highlighted by a visit to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). If his open motor is ready in time Strand will tentatively enter the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series on Saturday at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota).

For more information on this weekend’s slate, please visit,, and .

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Schill Construction, Keewatin Truck Service, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, Flagstaff Nissan and Subaru, McCaughen Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, Bemidji Welders Supply, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, R-n-R Stix, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home at .

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July 5, 2017

Cory Hedgecock Tops NeSmith Series Action at the Hornet’s Nest

Loudon, Tennessee (07/05/17) –Cory Hedgecock continued his winning ways over the weekend by piloting his Cushman #23 Valley Transport/Rocket Chassis XR1/ Eagle Racing entry to the $2,000 NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series win at Talladega Short Track.

The victory was his 15th of the 2017 season.

“This new Rocket XR1 is plain and simple bad to the bone,” Hedgecock said. “This is by far the best racecar that I’ve had, and it’s showing in our results. A major shootout also goes out to my team for all of their hard work. Last but not least I want to thank all of my sponsors for allowing me to compete at such a high level.”

After Mother Nature postponed the weekend opener at ECM Speedway (Bremen, Alabama), Cory Hedgecock made the trip to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) on Sunday for the opening night of the Salute to America Nationals.

Drawing 37 Crate Late Models for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series event, Hedgecock timed in second fastest overall in qualifying, locking him into a front row, starting spot for the feature. After running into the Top 5 early, Cory made the decision to head pitside on lap 36 as track conditions continued to get worse. He was credited with a 14th-place outing.

Monday night brought Hedgecock to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) to compete against a solid field of 38 NeSmith Crate Late Models. Laying down the fifth-fastest time overall at the track, which is known as “The Hornet’s Nest,” Cory earned the 5th-starting position for the feature. Topping the field by more than two seconds, Cory Hedgecock stormed to his 15th win of the year and a $2,000 payday. Jake Knowles, Brad Berry, Austin Horton, and Jimmy Elliott completed the Top 5 finishers.

Cory continues to lead the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from these events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – July 7-8 – will take the team into battle in a pair of $2,500-to-win, United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) events. Action opens on Friday night at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) before moving to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee) on Saturday evening. For more information on the events, please visit .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, Valley Transport, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, Renegade Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, Renegade Reach, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, 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, Simpson Race Products, 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 .

Thomas Claims 9th Victory of the Season at Lincoln Park


INDIANAPOLIS (Jul. 5, 2017) – Kevin Thomas Jr. kicked of his Fourth of July race weekend with an MSCS victory at Lincoln Park Speedway in his own No.9k. This was the first race of the year sporting the driver’s own number in his family owned car.
“We had a good racecar,” stated Thomas. “Apparently, I jumped the restart according to (Thomas) Meseraull. I guess you have to try it, and if they call it back, they call it back, but it was a good restart. We had a good race car, and started catching him (Meseraull) there at the end. I’m not saying that we had the better racecar, he’s a good racer, but we kind of figured out a line while he was up there in the lead. You can’t really search around when you’re leading. Once we got the lead I was able to run the bottom in turns one and two. There was moisture down there, and it was a little rough, but throughout the race it blew off and got smoother.”
Thomas started off the night behind the eight ball in group qualifying, where he timed in 6th out of 8 cars in his group. He quickly rebounded with a heat race win from the 6th starting position. The feature invert was a zero, putting Thomas starting 5th in the field of 21 cars. After several cautions, Thomas took over the lead from Meseraull with 7 laps remaining, and brought home the win.
“They gave me a great race car. So much went on behind the scenes to get this car ready for this weekend. I have to thank Brad and Robert for all their help at the shop and the track. We kind of started up a new team in a short amount of time. It’s pretty fun to get wins like this, and get ready for sprint week.”
Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors: Abreu Vineyards, Bell Helmets, BOSCH, CSI Shocks, DRC Chassis, Gridsport, Hinchman Racing Uniforms, High Side Design, Indy Metal Finishing, Indy Race Parts, KT Construction Services, KTi, MPI, and Wilwood Brakes