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October 7, 2020

Austin Horton Scores NASCAR Weekend Opener at Talladega
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Doubleheader Next

NEWNAN, Ga. (10/07/20) – Austin Horton wheeled the Franklin Enterprises No. 16 Super K Express/ Orr’s Trucking/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engines Super Late Model to his fifth win of the season Friday.

Horton claimed the opening round of the annual NASCAR weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala. for a $2,000 payday.

“We had a great weekend. Was able to get the win on Friday and finish second on Saturday. It was a very special moment to have my son with me in Victory Lane on Friday night,” said Horton.

“Would have like to of had some more laps on Saturday to see if we had a chance for the lead,” he added. “We just got behind in qualifying. We’ll settle for second and head to the next one. Thank you to everyone who helps me do what I love and supports me at the track. Also, a big thank you to Ricky Payton for loaning me a trailer so I could race this weekend.”

In a field of 26 cars, Austin topped the speed charts in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the opening night feature. Dominating the 30-lap affair, Horton cruised to his fifth win of the season over Todd Morrow, Cruz Skinner, Jake Knowles, and Joseph Joiner. Winning by more than a three-second margin, Austin pocketed a $2,000 payday.

The following night for the B.J. Parker Memorial, Austin got behind the eight ball in qualifying, locking him into the 17th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win finale. Wheeling his way into a podium position, Horton marched forward 15 spots to place second behind Jake Knowles. Mark Page, Dalton Cook, and Todd Morrow completed the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – October 10-11 – will see Austin compete in a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events. On Saturday the action opens at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga. with the $12,000-to-win Dixie Shootout. The team rolls to Rome (Ga.) Speedway on Sunday for the $10,000-to-win Rome Showdown.

To learn more about these events, please visit .

Austin Horton would like to thank his marketing partners, which Super K Express, Orr’s Towing, Vapes Gone Wild, Franklin Enterprises, GW Performance, Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith Racing, Gary’s Pulp & Logging Inc., Allstar Graphix, McKoon’s, Horton’s Inc. and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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October 7, 2020

Jake Knowles Claims B.J. Parker Memorial at Talladega
Tri-County and Lake Cumberland on Deck

ROME, Ga. (10/07/20) – Jake Knowles notched his first win of the season Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

Driving the Knowles Race Parts & Bodies No. 66 Phillips Properties/ Josh Roberts Trucking/ Gadsden Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Super Late Model, Jake took home $3,000 in the annual B.J. Parker Memorial.

“I can’t say thanks enough to everyone that never gave up on this year,” said Knowles. “We just kept digging and it finally paid off this weekend.”

“I’ve been wanting this trophy for a long time. This win means a lot to our family,” Knowles added. “B.J. did a lot for racing and it was an honor to know him and get to race for him in his series. Thanks to everyone that made this possible and who stuck with me this year.”

Knowles invaded Talladega Short Track on Friday to kick off the two-day special. Drawing 26 cars, Knowles secured his spot into the opening night feature with the seventh fastest lap overall in time trials. With $2,000 on the line, Jake clawed forward three spots in the 30-lapper to place fourth behind Austin Horton, Todd Morrow, and Cruz Skinner with Joseph Joiner coming in fifth.

The following night for the B.J. Parker Memorial, Jake came in second fastest in his time trial group behind Joseph Joiner, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the main event. Outrunning a hard-charging Austin Horton, Knowles soared to his first win of the season over Horton, Mark Page, Dalton Cook, and Todd Morrow

For full results from these events, please visit .

This weekend, Jake will travel to Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C. on Friday for the $10,000-to-win 17th Annual FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50. Saturday, Knowles returns to the Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Series tour for a $5,000-to-win program at Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Ky.

To learn more about these events, please visit and

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Gadsden Heating & Cooling, 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, Shorty Shock’s, B and A Farms, CSB Consulting, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, VP Racing, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Stealth Racing Carburetors, VP Racing Lubricants, and Marketing Services.

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October 7, 2020

Rodney Sanders Grabs USRA Nationals Prelim Victory

HAPPY, Tex. (10/07/20) –  Rodney Sanders was back in the winner’s circle Friday after claiming a United States Racing Association (UCRA) Nationals preliminary night win aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“We had a great weekend at Hamilton County Speedway. I always enjoy racing there,” said Sanders. “We had a really fast car all weekend. I really liked our chances for Saturday night’s finale, but we came up just short. We were on the podium every night, so we’ll take it and head to the next one. We’re going to take this weekend off to regroup and decide where to race next.”

Rodney Sanders headed to Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa on Thursday night to kickstart the three-day event. In a field of 21 cars, Sanders jumped up spot in his heat race to pick up the 8-lap victory.

Starting the $500-to-win A-Main in seventh, Rodney gained five spots in the 20-lap affair to register a runner-up finish behind Lucas Schott with Jake Gallardo, Fito Gallardo, and Jacob Bleess rounding out the Top-5.

The following night, Rodney secured his spot into the main event with a third place finish in his heat race. Rolling off fifth, Sanders wrestled away the lead from Jake Gallardo on lap 12 and led the remaining eighth circuits to capture his 18th win of the season and a $500 payday with an additional $140 for his 14 USRA starts during the 2020 season. He took the checkers ahead of Lucas Schott, Jacob Bleess, Josh Angst, and Jake Gallardo.

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for Saturday night’s finale, Sanders locked into the second-starting position for the $2,000-to-win main event. Losing one spot in the 40-lapper, Rodney notched a third place finish behind Lucas Schott and Jake Gallardo with Jacob Bleess and Josh Angst completing the Top-5 finishers.

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The team plans to take the upcoming weekend off. Keep your browsers pointed to for the latest schedule updates.

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

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McIntosh Eighth in 411 WoO Bash

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Oct 7) Donald McIntosh started sixth on the grid and finished eighth in the 50-lap WoO feature at 411 Motor Speedway Saturday night.

After qualifying third in his group McIntosh would finish second to Darrell Lanigan in his heat.

“When you take into consideration the quality of the competition and how slick the race track was we didn’t have a bad night,” said David Bryant. “We qualified well, had a decent starting spot and a decent finish. Combine that with the fact nothing got bent and we will take it.”

McIntosh and the BMS Team have three races coming up this weekend on three tracks they are familiar with and have run well on. Friday night kicks it off with the FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 at Tri-County Race Track. Saturday night it is the Lucas Oil Dixie Shootout at Dixie Speedway and Sunday the Lucas Oil Rome Showdown at Rome Speedway.

“We run well at Tri-County and have had mixed results at Dixie and Rome, We are looking forward to the weekend and keeping an eye on the weather,” concluded Bryant.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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October 7, 2020

Drake Troutman Doubles Down at Roaring Knob
Modified and Late Model Action on Deck

HYNDMAN, Pa. (10/07/20) – Drake Troutman took home a pair of Modified victories Saturday night during the “Small Car Nationals” at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa.

Earning the pole position for the 602 Modified feature on Saturday evening via preliminary events, Troutman piloted the Kevin Vanhorn-owned No. 83 entry to his tenth win of the season.

Rolling off on the front row for the UMP Modified A-Main on Saturday, Drake drove his Smith Transport No. 7 RFI Resources/ MB Customs Modified to his second win of the night and 11th overall of 2020.

In the Limited Late Model ranks, Drake started on the pole of the main event and went on to place second behind Dan Zechman.

“It’s always great to get a win but two in the same night is even more special,” Troutman said. “Thanks to my buddy Kevin “Hillbilly” Vanhorn for the opportunity to wheel his ride.” 

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Drake Troutman recently clinched his first-career Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series title. In seven starts on the regional tour, Troutman notched a pair of Top-5 performances and five Top-10 outings. He finished just one-point ahead of Jared Miley in the final tour standings.

“In a championship battle, it’s not just about winning, consistency is key,” said Troutman. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished this season. We raced against some tough field at those events and in the end, the consistency paid off. Thanks to my family, crew, and all of our great sponsors for their support.”

To learn more about the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series, please visit

This Friday, October 9, Drake is once again planning Modified double duty at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex. On Saturday, October 10, he’ll return to the seat of his Smith Transport No. 7 Shaffer Construction/ Rocket Chassis Super Late Model for a United Late Model Series (ULMS) contest at the Greater Cumberland (Md.) Raceway.

To learn more about these events, please visit and

Drake Troutman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Transport, RFI Resources, Shaffer Construction, D&R Trucking, Stone Natural Resources, Thunderhill Trucking, Thomas Cumberland, MB Customs Modifieds, LaSalle Racing Engines, Shoe’s Diesel Performance, Glassmere Fuel Service, Rice Tire, Claar’s Notary, Merkel’s Wing and A Prayer, I-65 Transport LLC, R&N Tires, Rocket Chassis, Neuline, Legendary Continuation Cars, Slicker Graphics, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Drake Troutman Racing, please visit the team website at well as their social media channels at and .