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February 13, 2017

Jason Hughes Claims Cotton Bowl Cash; Shady Oaks Next

Westville, Oklahoma (02/13/17) – Jason Hughes hit the ground running in 2017 by powering his Henryetta Ford #12 Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified to the $3,000 triumph with the USMTS on Friday evening at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

On Friday night Jason Hughes kicked off the 2017 campaign by traveling to Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, Texas) for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) season-opener. In a field of 42 Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason secured his spot into the $2,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd-place finish in his heat. Earning the 11th-starting position, Hughes improved two positions in the 40-lapper posting a 9th-place finish.

Returning on Friday to do battle against a field of 41 cars, Hughes failed to make up much ground in his heat race as he would start deep in the field before only managing a 7th-place finish. Coming from the 7th-starting spot in his B-Main, Jason charged to a runner-up finish behind Cade Dillard, locking his spot into the show.

Rolling off 16th for the $3,000-to-win A-Main, Hughes wheeled his way into the lead in just the first 20 laps. Holding off the field for the remaining 20 circuits, Jason Hughes captured his first victory of the season topping Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Chris Brown, and R.C. Whitwell at the finish line.

Wrapping up the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region event presented by Production Jars on Saturday night, Jason advanced four positions in his heat race, edging his way into the $4,000-to-win finale with a 3rd -place finish. Earning the 9th-starting position, Jason worked his way into a podium finish by the mid-point of the 50-lap finale. Battling his way through lap-traffic in the final laps, Jason Hughes notched a 2nd-place finish behind Chris Brown with Ricky Thornton Jr., Dereck Ramirez, and Zack VanderBeek rounding out the Top 5

“It’s a lot of work,” Hughes said of his outing on Friday night. “You start out in the back of a heat race and can’t pass, then you got to work your way up through a “B” but we had a really good race car.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of the year having Ryan [Gustin] as a teammate as we go up and down the road, and hopefully we can keep going like we are.”

Hughes new teammate for 2017 – Ryan Gustin – also had a strong weekend. He scored the $2,000 victory in the opening round.

Jason sits in first in the USMTS point standings after the completion of the first weekend. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at

This coming weekend Hughes Motorsports will again find themselves in action in the state of Texas as they make the trip to Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) for another tripleheader of racing action. For more information on the event, please visit .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors including Henryetta Ford, Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Murphrey Oil Company Inc., Eastside Café, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Murphrey Oil Company, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert's Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and Marketing Services.

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February 13, 2017

Tyler Erb Victorious at North Florida; Busy Speedweeks Continues

New Waverly, Texas (02/13/17) – Tyler Erb’s confidence level for the 2017 season got a major boost on Sunday evening, when he parked his First Class Septic #91 Rocket XR1 Chassis /Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model in victory lane at North Florida Speedway. The $5,000 win was extra special for the Texas racer.

“Last year at Speedweeks I just felt like I was just a field filler every night, so to come out and win the third night out at Speedweeks this year really means a lot,” said the 20-year-old. “We’ve worked really hard in the off-season. I just want to thank my family, my sponsors, and my team for all of their hard work and support.”

Tyler Erb opened his February Speedweeks on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMODS) season-opener. Drawing 51 entries for the two-day Rhino Ag Super Bowl of Racing, Erb edged his way into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with a 3rd-place finish in his heat race. Earning the 18th-starting spot, Tyler jumped up two positions in the 50-lapper registering a 16th-place outing.

The following night after posting the 4th-fastest qualifying time in his group, Erb grabbed the last transfer position in his heat with a 3rd-place finish. Starting in 13th, Tyler worked his way into the Top 10 in the 60-lapper improving four spots to place 9th for his first-ever Speedweeks Top-10 finish.

On Sunday afternoon Erb made the short trip to North Florida Speedway (Lake City, Florida) for the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned event. With 20 Super Late Models registered, Tyler qualified fastest in his group before registering a heat race win, which put him on the pole for the A-Main.

Jumping out to the lead at the drop of the green flag, Erb kept the field at bay in the opening laps of the 40-lapper. Holding off a charging Brian Shirley and Kyle Bronson in late-race traffic, Tyler Erb wheeled his way to his first victory of the season and $5,000 payday with Bronson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Austin Hubbard, and Billy Moyer Jr. completing the Top 5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit and .

Tyler’s ultra-busy Speedweeks schedule continues this week with the following schedule of racing action.

Feb. 13: LOLMDS: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) - $5,000-To-Win
Feb. 14: LOLMDS: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) - $5,000-To-Win
Feb. 15: LOLMDS: East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) - $7,000-To-Win
Feb. 17: WoO: Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) - $8,000-To-Win
Feb. 18: WoO: Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) - $10,000-To-Win
Feb. 19: LOLMDS: Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) - $10,000-To-Win

Keep track of Tyler’s latest news and updates at his newly-redesigned website at .

Tyler Erb and Erb Racing would like to thank their sponsors including First Class Septic, Keyser Manufacturing, Day Motorsports, Clements Racing Engines, QA1, Integra Racing Shocks, JD’s Body Works, Tye Twarog Racing, Showtime Signs, Hoosier Tire South, Toste Construction, ASI Racewear, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Erb Racing, please visit .