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June 19, 2018

Jesse Lowe Rebounds for Crossville Checkers
Crossville Speedway and 411 Motor Speedway Up Next

Crossville, Tennessee (06/19/18) – After a rough-and-tumble outing on Thursday night, Jesse Lowe bounced back on Friday night to take his Xtreme Pressure Washing #5j Baisley’s Body Shop/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model to Victory Lane on Friday night.

“Our hot rod got a little banged up on Thursday night, but we worked all night to get things back together, and the hard work thankfully paid off,” Lowe said. “We had a good car on Thursday, but got our left-front suspension knocked out by contact. Friday night we were determined to get redemption, and that’s exactly what we were able to do.”

Thursday night brought Jesse Lowe to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) for the make-up event from May 24. With 15 Crate Late Models registered for action, Jesse jumped to an early lead in the feature, but after contact from competitor he dropped from the top spot late to finish third behind Christian Hanger and Rusty Ballenger with Cameron Weaver and Drew Deaver rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

Returning to Crossville Speedway on Friday to compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event, Lowe slipped past race-leader Cameron Weaver on lap-23 and held off the field in the closing circuits to capture his third win of the season. Weaver, Deke Waters, Jason Sizemore, and Jeremy Shannon completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair.

For full results from these events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – June 22-23 – will find 5j Motorsports entering a pair of events in their home state. On Friday night Jesse will return to Crossville Speedway for a Weekly Racing Series Event. On Saturday night he’ll roll into 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the $4,000-to-win, J.T. Kerr Memorial.

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

Jesse Lowe would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Hampton Backhoe Services, Gondola Steakhouse, Baisley’s Body Shop, Bennett Heating & Cooling, Crossroads Lawn Care, MSW Home Solutions, AutoZone of Crossville, Martin’s Wrecker Service, 1 Stop Automotive, Drive Shafts by Taylor, Selk Sanitation, Flynn Inc., Brucebilt Performance, McBurnett Insurance, Hoosier Tire South, Martel Sign Company, Oliver Racing Engines Haircuts by Mel, XR1 Rocket Chassis, Velocita, FastShafts, Strange Oval, XS Power Batteries, Heather and Monojoy, and Marketing Services.

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June 19, 2018

Ricky Weiss Back in Victory Lane with NLRA at River Cities

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (06/19/18) – Ricky Weiss topped a talented field of racers on Friday night to take his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Late Model to Victory Lane at River Cities Speedway.

The win was his eighth of 2018.

“I can’t say enough about our team and all of the hard work that everybody is putting in,” Weiss said. “It’s no easy feat to win a weekly show at River Cities Speedway, and it’s especially tough to win a special. We had some really good competition there, but our car is really on point right now. Thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters for helping to make my racing program possible.”

Friday night found Ricky Weiss in action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was competing in a field of 22 Super Late Models with the Northern Late Model Racing Association sanctioned contest.

Jumping two spots in his 8-lap heat race, Weiss recorded a runner-up finish behind Donny Schatz, positioning him sixth on the starting grid for the feature. Wheeling his way into a podium spot by the third lap, Ricky slipped past Donny Schatz for the lead on lap-6 with 19 circuits remaining.

Building a comfortable lead after a restart, Ricky Weiss held off a hard-charging Dustin Strand in in final five laps to pick up his eighth win of the season and a $1,200 payday.

Strand, Mike Balcaen, Bill Mooney, and Donny Schatz completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair.

Saturday’s NLRA sanctioned event at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) was rained out by Mother Nature.

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This Friday night the team will compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event at River Cities Speedway before entering an NLRA Late Model Series event on Saturday night at Greenbush Race Park (Greenbush, Minnesota).

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, Metalz in Motion, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Wilwood, Swift Springs, and Marketing Services.

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June 19, 2018

Jake Knowles Stays Red Hot with Smoky Mountain Speedway Sweep
Four Wins in Five Races for Georgia Pilot

Rome, Georgia (06/19/18) – Jake Knowles raced to his fourth win in the past five races on Saturday night with a convincing triumph at Smoky Mountain Speedway in his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Longhorn Chassis Late Model.

Knowles completed a clean sweep of the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series program to claim the $3,000 victory. He’s now won four of his last five events.

“Our team is on a roll right now and it feels great,” Knowles commented with a big smile. “The 2017 season was truly a struggle for us, and this year has just been the complete opposite. We’ve won four of our past five events, and if not for a little driver error two weeks ago at Greenville Speedway we could’ve likely been five for five at this point. I couldn’t be more proud right now though, and I just hope that we can keep our hot hand this weekend at Senoia.”

Jake Knowles was one of 17 entries on hand at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday night for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series sanctioned, Big Daddy 500.

Knowles started his night by laying down the fastest time overall in qualifying to earn the pole position for the main event. Jumping o the lead at the drop of the green flag, Jake led every lap en route to his fourth win of the season and a $3,000 paycheck.

Joseph Brown, Chip Brindle, Ronnie Johnson, and Zach Pilcher completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

Jake sits in second in the Chevy point standings. For full results from this event, please visit .

This Saturday will take Knowles and the team to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia), where he’ll be chasing a possible $5,454 winner’s share in the annual Michael Head Jr. Memorial. The program will be sanctioned by the Southern All Star (SAS) Super Late Model Series.

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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.

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June 19, 2018

Jeff Taylor Breaks Out the Broom in Arkansas and Missouri

Cave City, Arkansas (06/19/18) – Jeff Taylor entered two events over the weekend, and he conquered two events in his Industrial Electric #5 Wehrs Machine/ Precision Performance/ Taylor Race Car/ Friesen Chevrolet Engine IMCA Modified.

The Arkansas traveler won on Friday night at Batesville Motor Speedway, and backed it up on Saturday night by winning the feature for the second-straight week at Legit Speedway Park.

“We’ve won five of our last six races, and honestly I’m as pumped as I’ve been in a while about our racing program,” Taylor declared. “We’re onto something with this car, and as long as I keep doing my job in the driver’s seat there’s no reason we can’t have a very successful second half of 2018.”

On Friday night Jeff Taylor traveled to Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas), where he was competing in a field of 16 IMCA Open Wheel Modifieds. Racing to his fourth victory on the season, Jeff topped Brandon Walsh, Mark Norris, Ken Schrader, and Clay Norris at the line.

The following night at Legit Speedway Park (West Plains, Missouri) in a field of 13 entries, Taylor streaked to an 8-lap heat race win from the fifth-starting position. Rolling off sixth on the grid for the feature, Jeff cruised to his fourth-straight win and fifth overall victory of the season.

Ken Schrader, Rustin Miller, Brandon Walsh, and Brad Gholson followed Taylor across the finish line.

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Jeff is currently evaluating schedules to determine when his next event will be. Point your browsers to as the latest team events are posted.

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, HTS, McSheer Trucking, A-to-Z Precision Performance, Provence Construction, Friesen Chevrolet, Wehrs Machine, Fury Energy, Performance Bodies, Bassett Wheels, Afco, Hoosier Tire, Midwest Sheet Metal, All-Star Performance, Sweet Manufacturing, Fast Shafts, Speedway Motors, Total Power, DMI, Brinn, Willy’s Carbs, Keyser Manufacturing, RoFab, Fike Fabrication, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Wilson Farms, Karl Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Hypercoil, MSD Performance, O.H. Hendricks, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Jaz Cells, Tom Cat Performance, PPM Racing Products, Velocita Suits, A&A Manufacturing, Davenports, Bell Helmets, Bumper-To-Bumper and Marketing Services.

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June 19, 2018

Rodney Sanders Scores Career Win in Modified Masters
$40,000 Payday Marks Richest Payday of Texas Racer’s Career

Happy, Texas (06/19/18) – Rodney Sanders dominated the second annual Modified Masters on Saturday night at Wisconsin’s Cedar Lake Speedway in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Swan Energy MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

The Texas racer pocketed $40,000 for his efforts, which marked the richest payday of his young career.

“I still don’t know that it’s fully sunk in that I won a race that paid $40,000-to-win,” Sanders laughed on Tuesday. “This definitely makes up for the slow start we’ve had to the year. We unloaded fast on Thursday, and we just kept getting better throughout the weekend. I can’t thank all of my team, sponsors, and fans enough for their support. This win is dedicated to all of them. Again, it’s all almost unbelievable, but I’m definitely thankful it’s not a dream!”

Kicking off the second annual Modified Masters weekend, Rodney Sanders invaded Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) on Thursday evening for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend.

With a stout field of 58 Open Wheel Modifieds entered into the Prelude to the Masters, Rodney advanced two spots in his heat to record a seventh-place finish. Sanders’ heat race performance left him short of locking into the finale, and as a result he was forced to run a B-main, where he edged his way into the show with the fourth-and-final transfer spot. Rolling off 24th for the feature, Rodney Sanders charged through the field 13 spots in the 40-lap affair, reeling in an 11th-place finish.

On Friday night with two rounds of heat races being contested, Sanders passed five cars in his first heat to notch a fourth-place finish. Starting the second heat in the fifth position, Rodney jumped up two spots to place third.

Via his heat race finishes, Sanders earned a spot into the 12-lap Pole Dash, where he gained one position to finish third.

Rolling off third for the 70-lap main event on Saturday evening, Rodney jumped into the lead on the opening lap. He led every circuit and held off late-race challenges from Dereck Ramirez and Cade Dillard to pick up his fifth win of the season and a $40,000 payday. Dillard, Ramirez, A.J. Diemel, and Jason Hughes rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

Rodney is currently third in the Hunt for the Casey's Cup point standings. For more results from this event as well as the latest standings, please visit .

This week will see Sanders hopping behind the wheel of a Mike Wedelstadt-prepared entry during the Clash at the Creek X at 141 Speedway (Francis Creek, Wisconsin). The IMCA Modified sanctioned event posts a $10,000 top prize. Preliminary action will be held on Wednesday, June 20, while B-Mains and the finale will be contested on Thursday night.

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Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport,, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, ARMI, Mesilla Valley Transportation, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Hatfield Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Swift Springs, Wilwood Brakes, Town Oilfield ServicesPalmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and Marketing Services.

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