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February 21, 2017

Jason Hughes Hustles to Shady Oaks Win; Mississippi Trip Next

Westville, Oklahoma (02/21/17) – For the second time in as many weeks Jason Hughes parked his Henryetta Ford #12 Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified in victory lane with the United States Modified Touring Series.

His latest excursion to the winner’s circle came on Friday night at Shady Oaks Speedway.

Jason Hughes made the trip to Shady Oaks Speedway (Goliad, Texas) on Thursday for the second weekend of action for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) Southern Region. Drawing 31 entries, Jason edged his way into the opening night feature with a 3rd-place finish in his heat. Rolling off 9th for the A-Main, Hughes improved two spots in the 30-lapper to place 7th at the checkered flag.

The following night starting on the pole of his heat, Jason cruised to an 8-lap heat race win, positioning him 4th on the starting grid for the feature. Battling with Ricky Thornton Jr. for the top spot in the opening laps, Hughes inherited the lead on lap-14 after Thornton Jr. and another competitor tangled, causing Thornton Jr. to spin. Holding the field at bay for the remaining 21 circuits, Jason Hughes charged to his second victory of the season with Ryan Gustin, Travis Saurer, Cade Dillard, and Johnny Scott rounding out the Top 5.

For the final night of the Summit Racing Southern Region presented by Production Jars tripleheader, Hughes logged a 6th-place outing in his heat, which relegated him to the B-Main. Sending the Top 5 to the finale, Jason landed a runner-up finish behind Tyler Wolff, which locked his spot into the $4,000-to-win feature. Passing nine cars in the 40-lap affair, Jason Hughes reeled in a 7th-place finish.

“It was another solid weekend for us,” said Hughes. “I hated to see the bad luck bite Ricky Thornton Jr. on Friday night. I’ve been in that spot and it’s no fun. However, we were able to capitalize on his misfortune and get the win.”

Jason continues to sit atop the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results and the latest standings can be found at

This coming weekend Hughes Motorsports will trek to the state of Mississippi for a tripleheader through the Magnolia State. Action opens on Friday evening at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) before moving to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday night. The weekend draws to a close on Sunday evening at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). The historic weekend marks the first time that the USMTS has sanctioned events in Mississippi. 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 21, 2017

Jimmy Elliott Wins Winterfest at Winchester

Cleveland, Tennessee (02/21/17) – Jimmy Elliott parked his Car Smart Auto Sales #J39 Elliott’s Tire Center/ Mighty Muffler/ Longhorn Race Car in Victory Lane for the first time in 2017 on Saturday night with a win at Winchester Speedway during the annual Winterfest.

“This season is off to a great start for our team,” Elliott said with a smile. “My team is busting their tails, and it’s showing with our speed and on-track results. I really want to thank everyone, who helps make my program possible.”

Behind the wheel of the Car Smart Auto Sales #J39 Crate Late Model, Jimmy Elliott made the trip to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Tennessee) on Saturday afternoon for the unsanctioned Winterfest.
Laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying at the ¼ mile, Elliot earned the pole position for the main event. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Jimmy Elliott soared to his first victory of the season and a $1,500 payday.

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The team is currently evaluating when and where their next event will be. Please point your browsers to for the latest team updates and news.

Jimmy Elliott would like to thank his sponsors including Car Smart Auto Sales, Mighty Muffler and Brake Center, Longhorn Race Cars, Auto Depot, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Elliott’s Tire Center, American Race Tires, WP Shocks, Bodies by Skinny,, and Marketing Services.

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