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November 6, 2018

Scott Bloomquist Wins World of Outlaws World Finals Finale
Heads to National 100 at EAMS this Weekend

Mooresburg, Tennessee (11/06/18) – Scott Bloomquist returned to the driver's seat of his Reece Monuments #0 Petroff Towing/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car over the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the 12th annual World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am.

The Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer started the weekend with a fourth-place finish in Friday’s program before rounding out the event with a $12,000 triumph in Saturday night's finale.

The triumph marked his 12th of the 2018 season.

“I got a good feel in the previous race (Friday’s finale that was postponed to Saturday afternoon),” Bloomquist said. “In the past years, we’d look back and we were a little bit tight. So, I just left the car freed up, left it alone like it was qualifying. And the stagger in it ended up growing a little bit more than we wanted and the car was just too free. So, we went back and regrouped for the race this evening and made a few adjustments to the car and the stagger. And what else can you say? It was pretty sweet.”

Bloomquist started in the pole position for the 50-lap feature on Saturday night in front of a crowd of more than 20,000 and won in dominant fashion by more than seven seconds.

“This track’s so fast,” Bloomquist said. “You really can’t look around. I didn’t see anybody signaling or giving me any kind of hope of whether I could relax or not. We just raced the whole race just like somebody was right on my ass. I’m looking at the right-rear tire and it’s slick. It could have went maybe 10 more laps. We didn’t ease up at all. But we really weren’t spinning either. The car was hooked up from the drop of the green."

Scott was followed across the finish line by Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans and Tim McCreadie.

With 76 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series entries on hand, Friday night's program found Scott qualifying second-fastest in his group to earn the pole position for his heat race. He won his heat, and then drew the third-starting position for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win feature. Curfew limitations forced the feature to be postponed until Saturday afternoon.

When the program resumed, Scott jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag. He paced the field until lap 9, when Brandon Sheppard took control. Over the remainder of the event Bloomquist began to battle the handle as he slipped to a fourth-place finish behind Sheppard, Tim McCreadie and Mike Marlar.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

This weekend Scott will enter the 44th annual National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama). The finale will pay $25,000-to-win. Scott is an eight-time champion of the event.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Scott Bloomquist would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Reece Monuments, Sweet Manufacturing, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, Petroff Towing, Penske Racing Shocks, Sorbera Chiropractic, Go Lithium, Brown Miller Racing Solutions, New Direction AG,, Arizona Sport Shirts, Valvoline, CrossFit Overton, VP Racing Fuels, Allstar Performance, Midwest Mobile Tech Inc., Wilwood, E3 Spark Plugs, Cat Spot Litter, Hoosier Tire, Miller Welders, Hyperco, Wrisco, Brinn Industries Inc., Brinn, Strange Oval, Design 500, Bell Helmets, QA1, Beyea Custom Headers, COMP Cams, K-B Carburetors, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Five Star Racecar Bodies, KRC, Aurora, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Scott Bloomquist, please visit and the team’s social media channel at .

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November 6, 2018

Jake Knowles Registers Career Win in Southern 100
Possum Town Grand Prix Up Next

Rome, Georgia (11/06/18) – Jake Knowles had never seen Southern Raceway before this weekend. Despite his lack of experience at the tricky oval, he streaked to the $10,000 win in Saturday night’s 11th annual Southern 100.  The victory came aboard his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Coosa Heating & Cooling/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

The win was his eighth of the season and allowed him to close within 10 markers of the top spot in the Durrence Layne National Late Model standings heading into the finale.

“The race track was great. I’ve never been down here, and this really isn’t my cup of tea. It was my first time to race in the sand, but we made it work,” Knowles said. “I started seeing Pennington’s tire go down when he was leading, so I just paced myself. Once I got to the lead I knew I just had to do my job, and we would get the win. Heading into the winter this $10,000 really helps. I want to thank all of the fans that came out on this chilly weekend, and I want to thank my team, my sponsors, and my family for their great support.”

Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series competition took Jake Knowles to Southern Raceway (Milton, Florida) on Friday evening, where he was competing against a field of 26 racers in the opening round of the 11th annual Southern 100.

Qualifying second fastest in his qualifying group behind Ashton Winger, Knowles earned the fourth-starting position for the A-Main on Saturday night. Overtaking the top spot on lap-25 when the leader – Travis Pennington – suffered a flat-tire, Jake built nearly a 2.5 second margin over second-place finisher in the remaining 75 circuits to capture his eighth win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Andy Picklesimer, Joseph Joyner, Clint Smith, and Bryant Marsh completed the Top-5 finishers in the 100-lap affair.

The $10,000 victory matched the richest of Knowles career with his previous five-figure payday coming in Crate Late Model competition back in 2006.

Jake is second in the latest Durrence Layne Chevrolet Series point standings, just 10 points out of the lead. For full results from this event, please visit .

The team will now focus on the annual Possum Town Grand Prix, which will be held on November 23-24 at Johnny Stokes Magnolia Motor Speedway. The event posts a $10,000 payday and will serve as the final Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series event of 2018.

“I don’t have just a ton of experience at Magnolia, but we are going to go there and try and have a good run and win a championship,” Knowles noted.

For more information on the event, please visit .

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

For more information on Jake Knowles please visit .

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November 6, 2018

Jimmy Elliott Clinches 2018 UCRA Championship

Cleveland, Tennessee (11/06/18) – On Saturday night Jimmy Elliott officially clinched the 2018 United Championship Racing Alliance championship with a fifth-place finish at North Carolina’s Tri County Race Track. The accomplishment came behind the wheel of his Car Smart Auto Sales #J39 Elliott’s Tire Center/ Mighty Muffler/ Longhorn Race Car.

The UCRA championship is now added to the the Durrence Layne Winter Touring Series title that Elliott earned earlier this season.

“All that I can say is that I am very blessed to have so many people behind me 100%,” an elated Elliott commented. “First, I want to thank my wife and kids for all of their support and understanding all of these long nights at the shop. I want to thank my mom and dad for everything they do for me and letting me live my dreams.

“I want to thank Cody Judd and Daniel Lee for all of their help throughout the week and on race nights. I also want to thank Josh Doan and Sean Truelove for their help when their schedules allow. I’ve got so many great people and sponsors around me, and that’s the reason I was able to get this championship.”

Saturday night found Jimmy Elliott in action at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, North Carolina), where he was competing in the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA) season finale.

Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the $2,500-to-win A-Main, Elliott crossed the finish line in the fifth position behind Chip Brindle, Ethan Hunter, Jason Deal, and Michael Courtney to the checkers.

With his performance over the weekend, Jimmy Elliott officially captured the UCRA points title.

For more information please visit .

Jimmy is tentatively scheduled to return to action on Saturday, November 17 at Boyd’s Speedway in the annual Gobbler/ Joe Lee Johnson Memorial.

For more information on the event, please visit .

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, Hoosier Race Tires, WP Shocks, Bodies by Skinny,, and Marketing Services.

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November 6, 2018

Logan Roberson Races to Second-Straight Crate Nationals Win
Three-Race Weekend on Deck this Weekend

Waynesboro, Virginia (11/06/18) –
For the second-straight year Logan Roberson parked his Wynbridge Inc. #17 BTS Towing Service/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model in Victory Lane at the Crate Nationals at Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway.

The $3,000 victory pushed his 2018-win tally to 14.

“Wow, what a race,” Roberson exclaimed. “Cory [Hedgecock] and I threw everything that we had at each other, and it was a blast. Cory and I were joking after the feature that there’s not many people you can race like that with. I hope the fans enjoyed it as much as we did.

“We were second last weekend in the World Short Track Championships at Charlotte, and now we won this deal. We’re ending this season with a lot of momentum. Hopefully we can go grab some more wins before it’s over.”

Saturday night found Logan Roberson in action at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), where he was competing against a stout field of 41 Crate Late Models for the annual Crate Nationals. Starting the night with a heat race victory, Logan earned the pole position for the 51-lap A-Main.

Logan led early in the feature before Cory Hedgecock took control with a slider on lap 24. Regaining the lead from Cory Hedgecock on lap 27 after throwing his own slider, Roberson led the remaining 24 circuits en route to his second straight Crate Nationals victory and 14th overall win of the season.

Topping Hedgecock, Jensen Ford, Chase King, and Mack McCarter at the line, Logan pocketed a $3,000 payday.

For full results from this event, please visit .

The upcoming weekend will find Roberson competing in a trio of events. Action opens on Friday and Saturday with the 21st annual Showdown in Savannah at Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Poole, Georgia). A $2,000 winner’s check is up for grabs in the Crate Late Model rans on Friday, while a $5,000 top prize is on the line on Saturday night.

On Sunday evening the team will stop at the legendary Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for a $3,000-to-win event, which will be sanctioned by the South Eastern Crate Association (SECA). The program is headlined by a $3,000-to-win, Crate Late Model finale.

For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit and .

Race fans also make sure to check out the “Apparel” page at to order the brand-new team shirts. Get them before they are gone!

Logan Roberson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wynbridge Inc., Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farm & Bucking Stock, Pancho’s Racing Products, Wells Custom Jeep, BTS Towing Service, Blue Ridge Treescape Service, Dirt Defender, Walker Arthur Racing, Beyea Custom Headers, Boyd Bilt, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, All About Wraps, Rocket Chassis, Race 1, Kaylor’s Dirt Track Cams, Russ King Racing, Hoosier Tire by Terry Wilcher, Smiley’s Racing Enterprises, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Logan Roberson, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

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November 6, 2018

Bernheisel Racing Ends 2018 Season with Six Wins and a Championship
Preparations Already Underway for a Big 2019 Campaign

Jonestown, Pennsylvania (11/06/18) – Bernheisel Racing with drivers, Bryan Bernheisel and Jim Bernheisel recently put a wrap on the 2018 campaign. It was another successful year of competition for the Pennsylvania-based team.

Bryan Bernheisel had another banner season in his Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips #119 Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding/ Lazer Chassis Late Model. He not only collected six feature wins, but he also claimed the Late Model Track Championship at the legendary Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania). It marked his first title at the sprawling, ½-mile oval.

Bryan claimed five of his six wins at Selinsgrove Speedway with the other victory coming at Maryland’s Hagerstown Speedway. In 36 events he recorded six wins, 16 Top-5 finishes and 22 Top-10 finishes.

“Competition is tougher than ever in the Late Model division so to get the Selinsgrove Speedway championship and six wins is something I’m proud to have accomplished,” Bryan Bernheisel commented. “Honestly, we were regularly in contention for more wins. A few nights we fell just short, and on others we battled some random bad luck. It’s been a fun year not only driving my car but helping other Lazer Chassis customers with their rides. I couldn’t be more excited for the 2019 season.”

Bryan’s dad, Jim Bernheisel contested a limited schedule in 2018, but still came away with three Top-5 finishes and five Top-10 finishes in six starts. His races were a mix of Modified and Late Model events.

“I don’t get to race as much as I used to because I’m more focused than ever on helping our great customers, but whenever I get a chance I still like to jump in the driver’s seat and have some fun,” Jim Bernheisel proudly noted. “I want to thank all of the sponsors and supporters, who make our racing operation possible. We’ve truly got some incredible people, who support us.”

With the 2018 season in the rearview mirror, Bernheisel Racing is already preparing for an even bigger and better 2019 campaign. The team plans to once again enter regional and national level, Late Model events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, when not competing regularly at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Any companies, who are interested in becoming involved with Bernheisel Racing, are encouraged to contact Brandon Bernheisel at .

Bernheisel Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Bernheisel Race Components, Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips, One Potato Two Potato Kettle Potato Chips, Uglies Kettle Cooked Chips, Lazer Chassis, Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding, Focus Shock Technologies, Total Machine LLC, Precision Powder Coating, Wrisco Aluminum, Wehrs Machine, PRC, Joes Racing Products, Goodridge, Sweet Manufacturing, Jones Racing Products, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, R.J.S. Racing Equipment, Bulldog Rearends, Outerwears, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Performance Bodies, MCT, Velocita, R2C Air Filters, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, XS Power, JRI Shocks, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Weld Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, A&A Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Bernheisel Racing please visit .

Rico Abreu ends 2018 sprint car season with Gary Patterson Tribute victory at Stockton


Dates: Friday & Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd
Event: 35th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson
Series: Sprint Car Challenge Tour 360 Sprints (SCCT) & King of the West-NARC 410 Series (KWS)
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, Calif.)
Rico Abreu Finishes (Start):
Friday (360): DNF (10th)
Saturday (SCCT): 5th (3rd)
Saturday (KWS): 1st (3rd)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (November 6, 2018) - The weekend kicked off slow, but picked up in a hurry as Rico Abreu capped off his 2018 winged sprint car season with a victory at Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track. Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Alpinestars/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car, earned his fifth win of the season during the King of the West-NARC Sprint Car Series finale. It was Abreu’s third victory of the year in the state of California, adding his Stockton triumph to a list that already includes Silver Dollar Speedway and Keller Auto Speedway.

“I can’t thank my team enough for all of their hard work and dedication this season. We’ve had a lot of tough times, but the good times always outweigh the bad. We’ve molded into a family and I wouldn’t want to be with anyone else right now,” Rico Abreu said of his Rico Abreu Racing crew. “We had a busy weekend at Stockton. The guys held tough and worked their butts off. I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish.”

After a tough start to the weekend at Stockton Dirt Track, provoked by a ‘DNF’ finish during Friday’s non-sanctioned 360 main event, Rico Abreu rebounded in a big way on Saturday and scored a pair of top-five finishes against two of California’s premier sprint car sanctioning bodies.

The season finale for each of the traveling sprint car series, Rico Abreu kicked-off the Tribute to Gary Patterson at Stockton with a fifth place performance during the Sprint Car Challenge Tour (SCCT) 360 program. The St. Helena, Calif., native started third on the feature grid and locked himself into the main event by finishing second during his respective heat race, just before finishing third during the SCCT dash.

Making the quick jump from one car to the next, Abreu concluded the Tribute to Gary Patterson with a $5,000 victory during King of the West competition. An exciting end to his season, nonetheless, Abreu started third on the feature grid, but was unable to make the winning move around Roth Motorsports’ Kyle Hirst until late, taking command officially with three laps remaining.

“That was a fun finish; definitely a great way to end our season in a winged sprint car,” Rico Abreu continued. “Things kept getting better and better for us as the months rolled by. Hopefully we can move that momentum into next year.”

Rico Abreu will spend a few weekends away from competition before returning to the driver’s seat on Wednesday & Thursday, November 21 & 22, for the 78th edition of the Turkey Night Grand Prix at Ventura (Calif.) Raceway. The USAC Midget program will award a $6,000 top prize.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Rico Abreu: Facebook at, Twitter at, or on Instagram at

Rico Abreu Racing:

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru November 6, 2018)
Total Races: 77
Total Wins: 5
Total Top-5s: 15
Total Top-10s: 34
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu Racing
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Donny Schatz caps tenth WoO championship run with victory in Charlotte


Dates: Thursday through Saturday, November 1st - 3rd
Event: World of Outlaws World Finals
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start):
Friday Program: 10th (21st)
Saturday Program: 1st (10th)

Final 2018 World of Outlaws Championship Standings: 1st - 9,944 points (286-point margin over second place, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 6, 2018) - Capping off an extraordinaire season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz earned a win during his final WoO start of the year, snagging $12,000 in the process and raising his season win mark to 22.

Ultimately distracted by wet weather, Schatz’ World Finals performance at The Dirt Track at Charlotte included a pair of top-ten performances in one day, advancing a grand total of 20 positions in front of a sellout crowd in Concord, North Carolina.

“Hats off to my guys, they have worked their butts off all season. I’m the hardest guy in the pits to work for because if it’s not perfect, I’m not happy,” Schatz said with a smile next to his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/ No. 15 sprint car. “These guys do an excellent job night in and night out. I wouldn’t want anyone else out here with me.”

With Mother Nature wreaking havoc during much of the day on Friday, the World of Outlaws main event scheduled for later that evening was eventually pushed to Saturday afternoon, forcing an epic doubleheader for the Greatest Show On Dirt.

After an impressive rally from 21st to finish tenth during the first 30-lap program, Schatz did one better later that evening and earned a trip to victory lane from the outside of row five.

The nine-position rally was impressive, but it did not come easy as Schatz was forced to hold back multiple late race takeover attempts by Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart.

“I felt great on that restart with seven laps to go and I knew it would take someone with a lot of speed to get by me and sure enough here comes Logan (Schuchart),” Schatz continued. “He has been fast all season.”

Schatz’ 2018 WoO title bumps his total to eight under Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), all after accumulating back-to-back triumphs for Donny Schatz Motorsports (DSM) in 2006 & 2007. The transition from DSM to TSR in 2008 proved to be a successful decision for Schatz, actually kicking off his TSR tenure with a title later that season.

Including the eight captured by Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing now owns nine World of Outlaws team titles. The first of the nine was accomplished in 2001 by Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski. Schatz’ titles for TSR were earned in 2008, 2009, 2012, and 2014-2018.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru November 6, 2018)
Total Races: 73
Total Wins: 24
Total Top-5s: 54
Total Top-10s: 68

World of Outlaws Races: 71
World of Outlaws Wins: 22
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 52
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 66

Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915,