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October 6, 2017

Gavin Landers Ready to Taste the Gumbo

Batesville, Arkansas (10/06/17) – Gavin Landers will be taking his Crop Production Services #77 ASC Warranty Sweet Bloomquist Super Late Model into battle this weekend as he pursues a $10,000 top prize in the 11th annual Gumbo Nationals.

“Greenville Speedway can be a wild place, but it seems like we’ve been getting better and better the past few times we’ve been there,” Landers said. “After last week’s rough ride at Batesville (Motor Speedway), we’re just hoping for a smooth and successful outing this weekend.”

Competing in the inaugural Race for Hope 74, Gavin Landers headed to Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas) last Wednesday night in his Crop Production Services #77L Open Wheel Modified. In a field of 91 cars, Landers secured his spot into the opening night preliminary feature with a second-place finish in his heat race behind J.T. Goodson. Locking the Top 8 into the $20,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Gavin posted a 23rd-place outing.

The following night for another round of preliminary action, Gavin landed a runner-up finish in his heat behind Kurt Kile, sending him into the A-Main. Falling short of a Top 10 finish, Landers registered a 15th-place finish.

Returning to the 3/8-mile on Friday, Gavin started the night with a heat race victory, which locked him into the preliminary feature. From that point his luck took a turn for the worst. Battling for a Top-10 finish, Landers got squeezed into the wall, which sent him flipping violently. He was able to walk away from the scary incident unharmed while being credited with a 21st-place finish.

Due to extensive damage on his racecar, Landers’ weekend was over after his wreck on Friday night.

“That was probably the wildest thing I’ve ever had happen to me,” Landers recollected. “It really made me appreciate just how important quality safety equipment truly is. It allowed me to walk away uninjured.”

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This weekend – October 6-7 – Gavin will compete in the 11th annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event posts a $10,000 top prize for Saturday night’s finale.

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Gavin Landers would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Crop Production Services, Mark Martin Automotive Group, ASC Warranty, Canyon Incorporated, Bootlegger Inc, Center Point Graphics and Marketing Services.

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October 6, 2017

Jake Knowles Runner-Up in King of the Crates; Hornet’s Nest Next

Rome, Georgia (10/06/17) – Jake Knowles surged late but came up just short in his bid for a triumph in last weekend’s King of the Crates 60 at North Alabama Speedway in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Brucebilt Performance Rocket Chassis Late Model.

“I wanted that win bad, but Cory (Hedgecock) ran a smart race, so congrats to him for the win,” Knowles said. “After all the bad luck we had last week, it just felt good to have an issue-free weekend.”

Jake Knowles traveled to North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) on Friday night to take part in preliminary action for the two-day NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned weekend.

Drawing 28 entries for the King of the Crates 60, Knowles followed up the fastest in his group with a heat race victory at the 3/8-mile oval.

Earning the 4th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Jake worked his way into a podium spot during the race’s early stages as he set his eyes on race-leader Cory Hedgecock. Challenging Hedgecock in the closing laps, Jake came up short in the 60-lapper to finish in the runner-up spot at the checkered flag behind Hedgecock with Ronnie Johnson, Grant Garrison, and Greg Wilhite rounding out the Top 5.

Jake is currently ninth in the NeSmith point standings. For full results from this event, please visit

The team has decided to remain idle this weekend before traveling to Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama) next weekend – October 13-14 – to do battle with the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series in a pair of events. On Friday evening a $2,000-to-win show will be contested, while Saturday’s program will be headlined by a $2,500-to-win finale.

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Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Berry Construction General Contractor, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, Brucebilt Performance, 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, Renegade Racing Fuels, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Dynojet, and Marketing Services.

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October 6, 2017

Tyler Erb Set to Defend Gumbo Nationals Title

New Waverly, Texas (10/06/17) – On the heels of a runner-up finish in last weekend’s Deep Fried 75 at Duck River Raceway Park, Tyler Erb is set to defend his Gumbo Nationals title in his First Class Septic #91 New Point Lighting and Design/ Rocket XR1 Chassis /Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Last Friday night brought Tyler Erb to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) for the 6th annual Deep Fried 75. Drawing 30 Super Late Models for the two-day unsanctioned event, Erb followed up the fifth fastest time in qualifying with a third-place finish in his heat race.

Earning the eighth-starting position for the $14,000-to-win A-Main on Saturday evening, Tyler worked his way into the Top 5 on the bottom side and began closing in on race-leader Brandon Overton near the halfway point of the 75-lapper. Erb would get within a car length of Overton before settling into a runner-up finish late in the event. Dane Dacus, Jason Jameson, and Frank Heckenast Jr. rounded out the Top 5.

“On that late-race restart I thought maybe I could drive up under Overton in turn one and two, but he was just better than I was,” said Erb. “He could use the whole race track and for like 50 laps I had to charge, squirt, stop, and my tires were killed. Starting eighth, I think it was pretty good, because I don’t think it was a whole lot of passing.”

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This weekend – October 6-7 – will take Tyler and the team to Mississippi as they look to defend their Gumbo Nationals title from 2016. The $10,000-to-win event is sanctioned by the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS).

The team will also have apparel available on the grandstand side all weekend.

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Tyler Erb and Erb Racing would like to thank their sponsors including First Class Septic, Keyser Manufacturing, New Point Lighting and Design Inc., Day Motorsports, Clements Racing Engines, QA1, Integra Racing Shocks, Champion Oil, JD’s Body Works, Tye Twarog Racing, Showtime Signs, Hoosier Tire South, Toste Construction, ASI Racewear, Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators, Superior Bearing Supply, and Marketing Services.

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