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September 26, 2017

Jesse Lowe Celebrates Weekend Win and Wedding

Crossville, Tennessee (09/26/17) – Tennessee racer, Jesse Lowe enjoyed a fantastic weekend on-and-off the track. Not only did he claim the 21st win of 2017 in his Xtreme Pressure Washing #5j Hampton Backhoe Service CVR Late Model on Friday evening, but he also married the lady of his dreams on Saturday.

“What more could a guy ask for,” Lowe laughed. “I guess you could say I doubled up on wins over the weekend. I won another race on Friday night, and then on Saturday I married an amazingly beautiful lady. Just a great weekend for sure.”

Powering the McBurnett Insurance #5j Crate Late Model, Jesse Lowe invaded Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) on Friday evening, competing in a field of 10 entries. Starting the night by recording the fastest time in qualifying, Lowe then cruised to his 21st win of the season in the feature, topping Josh Henry, Perry Delaney, Deke Water, and Floyd Turner.

For more results from this event, please visit .

On Saturday he married his best friend Kyra. Appropriately enough the duo’s getaway car was his #5j Late Model.

It’s back to business for Lowe and his team this weekend as they have their sights set on two more wins. On Friday night he’ll compete at Crossville Speedway. Saturday’s plans are split between either I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee) or Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee).

For more information on the events, please visit, and .

The team also has brand new shirts and hats available for purchase on the Apparel page on the team website at .

Jesse Lowe and 5j Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Hampton Backhoe Service, McBurnett Insurance, Creative Kitchens by Wyatt Builders, CVR Race Cars, Gondola Pizza & Steakhouse, Wyatt Builders, Twisted Metal, AutoZone, Mighty Muffler & Brakes, Crossroads Lawn Care, Dream Racing Technologies, Life-N-Luv Photos, Haircuts by Mel, XS Power Batteries, Strange Oval, Hyperco, Fast Shafts, Velocita, Old Man’s Garage, Butlerbuilt Performance Seat Systems, Vahlco Wheels, Hoosier Tire South, MarTel Sign Company, PPM Racing Products, and Marketing Services.

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September 26, 2017

Riley Hickman Gets Win #7; Deep Fried on Deck

Cleveland, Tennessee (09/26/17) – Riley Hickman lurked at the front of the field all weekend in his Hickman Manufacturing #R1 Capital Race Car/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

The personable-Tennessee racer claimed a win and a pair of runner-up finishes.

“Obviously we went to East Alabama to get three wins, but I can’t complain at all about a win and two seconds,” Hickman said. “It was a solid field, and we were in contention all three nights. Can’t ask for much more than that.”

On Friday night Riley Hickman made the trip to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Alabama) for the 45th annual Alabama State Championship. After coming in ninth fastest in his qualifying group, Hickman captured a 10-lap consolation victory locking him into the 9th-starting position for the opening night feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Riley gained seven positions notching a 2nd-place finish behind Casey Roberts with Clint Smith, Tyler Thomason, and Rob Mayea competing the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Saturday to contend for another $2,500 top prize, Hickman posted the fastest time overall in his qualifying group, locking him into the pole position for the feature. Leading from flag-to-flag, Riley cruised to his seventh win of the season and a $2,500 payday in the 25-lapper. Casey Roberts, Terrance Nowell, Clint Smith, and Austin Horton rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

Wrapping up the 45th annual Alabama State Championship on Sunday, Hickman earned the 2nd-starting position for the $4,500-to-win finale. Holding his spot for all 45-laps, Riley landed a 2nd-place finish behind Casey Roberts with Clint Smith, Austin Smith, and Austin Horton trailing them to the checkers.

Complete results from these events can be found at .

The upcoming weekend – September 28-30 – will take Hickman to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) for the 6th annual Deep Fried 75. Riley will compete for both the $14,000 top prize in the Super Late Model ranks as well as the $1,200 winner’s check in the Crate Late Model division.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, Capital Race Cars, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Man’s Garage, and Marketing Services.

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September 26, 2017

Chris Ferguson Wins at Wythe; Georgia State of Mind on Tap

Mt. Holly, North Carolina (09/26/17) – Chris Ferguson returned to his winning ways on Saturday evening. He took his Diff-Tran Machining #22 K&K Trucking/ Rocket Chassis XR1/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to Victory Lane at Virginia’s Wythe Raceway.

His third Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series win of 2017 rewarded him with a $4,000 payday.

“We should’ve won one there earlier this year but had a mechanical failure, so it feels great to get redemption,” Ferguson said. “This has been an up-and-down year for us, but right now I feel really good about our program and hopefully we can end the year with more wins and on an overall high note.”

Saturday found Chris Ferguson in action at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, West Virginia) for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned event. Qualifying fastest in a field of 14 Super Late Models, Ferguson earned the pole position for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Chris led wire-to-wire, capturing his sixth win of the season and a $4,000 payday. Michael Brown, Vic Hill, Dennis Franklin, and Walker Arthur completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

Full results from the event are available at .

Up next for Chris is a trip to the Peach State for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events this weekend – September 30-October 1. On Saturday evening he will chase a $12,000 payday in the annual Dixie Shootout, while Saturday night will find the talented young racer in action at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia).

For more information on the action-packed weekend, please visit .

Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Diff-Tran Machining, K and K Trucking of Rockwell LLC, Champion Spark Plugs, Christopher Reeve’s Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, The Racing Warehouse, special thanks to Page Lemon, RPM Trailer Sales, New Point Lighting, Carver & Sons Roofing Inc., special thanks to Tom Bennington, Langley Collision Center, TW Automotive, Rocket Chassis, Big A's Custom Graphics, Keith’s Handyman Services, Dirty Grass Soul, Dirt Trackin’ App, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan,  Harkey Racing, Joes Racing Products, K&N Performance Filters,  Fluidyne High Performance,  RM Services, Indocil Art , Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Racing USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Dynamic Drivelines,  Outerwears Pre-Filters, Penske Racing Shocks, PFC Brakes, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, Keyser Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Alpha Canvas and Awning, Randy Renfrow Pit Carts, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, CV Products, XCELDYNE, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Waterman Racing Components, Pro Fabrication Headers, Schaeffers Oil, TruForm Race Products, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, and Marketing Services.

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September 26, 2017

Jason Hughes Claims Fourth USMTS Crown

Westville, Oklahoma (09/26/17) – Jason Hughes competed in the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree over the weekend at Minnesota’s Deer Creek Speedway, where he claimed his fourth-career United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) championship in his Henryetta Ford #12 Red Tail Tackle/ Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified.

“This championship might be the most special because I know there was a lot of unknowns after my hard wreck at Thunderbird Speedway back in July,” Hughes noted. “However, there is no quit in this team, and we were able to come out and perform at a top level pretty much every night of the Hunt this year. Our consistency was the driving factor behind this title.

“I want to thank my family, my sponsors, my team, and my fans for their support. This championship is dedicated to all of them.”

Kicking off the 19th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree, Jason Hughes was one 98 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) on Thursday night for the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) sanctioned weekend. Jumping one spot in his heat race, Hughes landed a 2nd-place finish behind Cade Dillard, positioning him 14th on the starting grid for the $6,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top 10, Jason improved six positions in the 40-lapper to place 8th.

With his performance on Thursday night, Jason captured his third-straight USMTS national title and fourth overall.

Returning on Friday, Hughes started the night off with a 12-lap heat race victory, earning him the 5th-starting position for the feature. Working his way into a podium spot, Jason gained two positions, registering a 3rd-place finish behind Ryan Gustin and Lucas Schott with Cade Dillard and Zack VanderBeek completing the Top-5 finishers.

Closing out the three-day Featherlite Fall Jamboree on Saturday, Hughes recorded a 2nd-place finish in his heat behind Stormy Scott, transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the $10,000-to-win finale, Jason captured a 15-lap consolation victory locking him into the 16th-starting position for the feature. Advancing through the field 12 spots, Jason Hughes reeled in a 4th-place finish behind Ryan Gustin, Zack VanderBeek, and Stormy Scott with Joe Duvall rounding out the Top 5.

Complete results and the latest standings can be found at .

Jason will now enjoy a break from racing before returning to competition on October 19-22 at Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, New Mexico) in the 18th annual Rancho Milagro Fall Nationals. The event culminates with a $20,000-to-win finale.

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Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors, including Henryetta Ford, Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Murphrey Oil Company Inc., Eastside Café, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Murphrey Oil Company, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert's Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and Marketing Services.

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September 26, 2017

Tyler Erb Gets Back to Terbo; Deep Fried 75 Next

New Waverly, Texas (09/26/17) – The past few months have been quite the challenge for Tyler Erb in his First Class Septic #91 New Point Lighting and Design/ Rocket XR1 Chassis /Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. However, last weekend he got things back on track as he competed in a triple header Kansas and Oklahoma.

Tyler Erb returned to competition with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway (Lakeside, Kansas), where the event posted a $10,000, top prize. With 21 cars on hand, Erb posted a 3rd-place finish in his heat race, locking him into the 8th-starting position for the opening night feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top 10 finish, Tyler slipped back to an 11th-place outing.

On Saturday night Tyler headed to Salina Highbanks Speedway (Salina, Oklahoma) for the Bravado Wireless Green County 50. Slipping five spots in his heat, Erb recorded a 7th place finish transferring him into the A-Main with the 19th-starting position. Passing six cars in the 50-lapper, Tyler reeled in a 13th-place finish.

The following night Erb stopped at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kansas) to close out the World of Outlaws-sanctioned, tripleheader weekend. After laying down the second-fastest time in qualifying, Tyler cruised to a heat race victory, positioning him second on the starting grid for the $8,000-to-win A-Main. Erb jumped to the lead on the opening circuit of the 40-lapper and built a more than three second advantage over the field. He would hold the point until a lap-23 restart when Brandon Sheppard jumped to the lead. Tyler would go on to notch a second-place finish behind Brandon Sheppard with Austin Siebert, Chase Junghans, and Shane Clanton completing the Top-5 finishers.

“I really didn’t want to see the caution but it happens,” said Erb. “It just wasn’t my night. Running second to Sheppy is as close as you can get to a win. He’s obviously the best car in the country. We were pretty good. We went a little softer on tires. It didn’t really hurt us but once he got going I couldn’t run that line up there. I’m just happy to run second. We’ve been kind of on a downhill for the past month or so, but hopefully we’ve got things pointed back in the right direction now.”

Tyler sits sixth in the World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – September 28-30 – will take Tyler to Bob Harris’ Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee), where he’ll chase a $14,000 top prize in the 6th annual Deep Fried 75.

For more information on the event, please visit .

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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