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October 14, 2019

Tony Jackson Jr. Wires Lucas Oil Fall Nationals Finale
Next Event Set for Saturday, November 2 at Jackson Motor Speedway

Lebanon, Missouri (10/14/19)
After seeing his momentum slowed by a mechanical failure on Saturday evening, Tony Jackson Jr. triumphantly prevailed on Sunday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway. Jackson Jr.’s seventh win of the year was worth $3,750 in his Merrill Self Storage No. 56 Willard Quarries/ Hassett Truck Body Repair/ Barry Wright Icon Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

"We've had a good car ever since we unloaded," Jackson Jr. shared in Victory Lane on Sunday evening at Lucas Oil Speedway. "We broke a shock on the first lap last night and just had to stay out there for points. Sometimes you've just got to take the good with the bad. Sometimes the lapped traffic helps you and sometimes it hurts you. They had a pretty good pace tonight, so I wasn't real anxious to get by them. It was all good."

After Mother Nature shifted the doubleheader back a day, Tony Jackson Jr. followed the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Saturday evening for the event that was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA). Drawing 38 cars for the sixth annual Fall Nationals, Tony locked his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Rolling off second on the feature grid, Jackson Jr. was running in the fourth position on the 10th circuit, when a broken shock caused him to spin. He rejoined the tail of the pack and limped his car home to an 18th-place finish.

On Sunday afternoon, Jackson Jr. secured his spot into the main event with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position, Tony led flag-to-flag in the 40 lapper to capture his seventh win of the season and a $3,000 payday. He also received a $750 bonus in honor of the memory of Ron Jenkins, who was the original builder of Wheatland Raceway.

Payton Looney, Will Vaught, Ryan Gustin, and Timothy Culp trailed Jackson Jr. to the checkers in the 40-lap affair.

With two events remaining, Tony remains in a tight battle for the lead in the latest CCSDS point standings. He’s just 23 markers removed from the top spot. Full results from the weekend are available at .

Next on tap for Team 56 is a trip to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) for the $6,000-to-win, All American 60 on November 2. The program is sanctioned by the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series

Tony Jackson Jr. would to like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Merrill Self Storage, Willard Quarries, Champion Oil, Merrill Bonding, Hassett Truck Body Repair, Levi Storage, Burger Fusion, Carget Motors, Becky Burk Realtor, Cornett Racing Engines, JRi Shocks, Allgaier, Swift Springs, Go Lithium Batteries, Winning Edge Carburetors, Base Fuel, Hoosier Midwest by Zoo, Modern Images, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For more information on Tony Jackson Jr. Motorsports, please visit his official internet home at as well as the team's Facebook Fan Page at .

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October 14, 2019

Jake Knowles Storms Through Durrence Layne ‘Dega Weekend
Southern 100 Next on the Schedule

Rome, Georgia (10/14/19) – Jake Knowles made a clean sweep of the weekend’s Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series action during Talladega Short Track’s NASCAR weekend. Pushing his 2019-win tally to eight, Jake won on both Friday and Saturday night in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

“Wow, what can I say about this team right now other than they are giving me an awesome racecar every time that we unload,” Knowles said. “I’ve been staying busy keeping our customer’s cars ready to race, but my crew has been doing a phenomenal job preparing my stuff each week. We had a flawless weekend at Talladega, and I couldn’t be more proud of where we are at with this program right now.”

Jake Knowles continued his pursuit of the 2019 Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series championship with a trip to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) over the weekend. On Friday night the NASCAR weekend doubleheader came to life at the track known as “The Hornet’s Nest.”

In a field of 36 cars, Jake laid down the fastest lap in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the main event. Fending off a hard-charging Sam Seawright late in the 40-lapper, Knowles led wire-to-wire to capture his seventh win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Seawright, Brandon Williams, Cruz Skinner, and T.J. Brittain completed the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Saturday evening, Knowles locked his spot into the finale with the second-fastest time in his qualifying group behind Brandon Williams. Rolling off fourth for the finale, Jake tracked down and passed polesitter Jadon Frame on lap 43. The Georgia racer went on to record his eighth win of the season, which came over Frame, Oakley Johns, Tyler Wood, and T.J. Brittain. Taking the checkers 3.354 second ahead of Frame, Jake Knowles pocketed $2,500 for his winning performance.  

With the weekend sweep, Jake extended his lead over Cruz Skinner in the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from the events as well as the latest standings, please visit .

The team will likely be idle for the next few weeks before resuming competition on November 8-9 at Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) during the 12th annual Southern 100. The Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series event posts a $3,000 top prize on Friday night and a $7,000 winner’s check on Saturday night.

For more information on available marketing opportunities with Jake Knowles Racing, please contact the team at .

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Buster Goss Body Shop, Phillips Properties, Rheem, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Bohannon Glass, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, VP Racing, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Stealth Racing Carburetors, VP Racing Lubricants, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jake Knowles please visit .

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October 14, 2019

Brandon Hightower Wins Thunder Valley Feature and Track Title
Spooky 50 On Go for This Weekend at Chatham Speedway

Natchitoches, Louisiana (10/14/19) – Saturday night found Brandon Hightower putting an exclamation point on his 2019 Thunder Valley Speedway Track Championship. He clinched the track title with a feature win in his Timmons Truck Center No. B52 Rocket Chassis/ APE Racing Engine FV Recycling Super Late Model.

“I’ve always wanted to get a Super Late Model Track Championship, and we were able to do just that this year at Thunder Valley Speedway. It’s definitely a dream come true at this point in my career,” Hightower said. “So many great folks have made this year possible for me, and I want to start by saying ‘thank you’ to my family for always being right there to support me. I also want to thank Chatham Speedway, Timmons Truck Center, FV Recycling, and all of my great sponsors for their support.”

Brandon rolled into Thunder Valley Speedway (Glenmora, Louisiana) on Saturday night, where he was looking to visit Victory Lane as well as claim the 2019 point’s championship. By the time that the checkered flag dropped on the night’s feature he had accomplished both goals.

Hightower started the night with a heat race win, which positioned him in the outside-front-row starting position for the finale. As the feature went green, he grabbed a lead that he would never relinquish en route to his fourth win of 2019.
The upcoming weekend – October 18-19 – has Brandon Hightower set to roll into Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana) for the 26th Annual Spooky 50. The event is highlighted by a $5,000-To-Win, Louisiana Late Model Series finale.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Brandon Hightower would like to thank all of his sponsors including Cane River Trucking, Timmons Truck Center, APE Engines, Rocket Chassis, American Detailer Garage, PRO FABrication Inc., Fabulous Floors, Swamp Daddy’s Crawfish, Chatham Speedway, Henry’s Auto Parts, Butlerbuilt Motorsports Equipment, Day Motorsports, Allgayer Inc, FV Recycling, Stacy Lisle, Jim Hitz, NAPA Auto Parts (Alexandria), K2 Sauce, Legacy Construction, Advanced Specialized Carriers LLC, J&J Motorsports, Hooker Harness, Superior Graphix, Cold Hard Art, Max Papis Innovations and Website & PR Services.

For more information on Brandon Hightower please visit .