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Mallett Venturing to Florida This Weekend as Defending USCS National Champion

Inside Line Promotions - GREENBRIER, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Jordon Mallett took a huge leap of faith a little more than a year ago when he became both a sprint car driver and team owner.

"My wife and I bought my parents out and went from a partnership and their driver to now we own everything," he said. "It was a lot of new responsibilities, trying to figure out the logistics and the financial side."

The hard work paid off as Mallett earned a career-best six feature victories - he had six wins during the previous six years combined - en route to claiming his first career USCS National and USCS Southern Thunder championships.

"It was a huge deal to us to be able to accomplish that," he said. "To run almost 50 races and to be able to win the championships was the cherry on top. It was the first year I've traveled nationally and completed a season on the road. It was a really big deal."

Mallett is looking to replicate that success in 2018 when he will return to the USCS National trail to defend his title. However, his focus won't be on points.

"We want to win races," he said. "We did what we wanted to do last year. This year we're looking to win as many races as we can and not let the points play a factor into our mind. If we're doing our job points will take care of itself. I don't like having to play the points game."

The season begins this Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., for the opening weekend of the USCS Series campaign.

"I've felt like we've had a car that could have won there a couple of times," he said. "We've run in the top five two of the four times we've been there and we've been in the top 10 three of those times with a mechanical failure the fourth time. We have really high expectations."

Those expectations for not only this weekend but the season in whole are driven thanks to the support surrounding Mallett.

"The driver gets most of the love and credit, but I can't do this without God, my wife, my family and all of the people who support this deal," he said. "It's a huge effort by a lot of people."


Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series





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"Water for Christ goes to Africa and other third-world countries to drill fresh-water wells where there is no access to fresh or clean water," Mallett said. "We're trying to raise awareness so they can continue to do what they do and hopefully on a larger scale."

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Madsen Guides Big Game Motorsports to Two Straight Podiums at Bubba Raceway Park With All Stars

Inside Line Promotions - OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Kerry Madsen posted a pair of runner-up results during his opening weekend of the season with Big Game Motorsports.

The Muddy backed team rebounded from a DNF during the first round of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals last Thursday at Bubba Raceway Park to record back-to-back podium finishes to cap the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tripleheader.

"The first night we missed it a bit, but the second two nights were right where we were left off last year," he said. "I'm pretty excited about it."

The three-race weekend began on Thursday with Madsen qualifying fifth quickest overall and second fastest in his group. He advanced from third to second place in a heat race to lock into a dash. Unfortunately, he pulled the highest number - five - to start the dash last.

Madsen gained a position to finish fourth and start the A Main on the inside of the fourth row.

"We just weren't very good," he said. "I'm not sure why. We ran around where we started and last in the race I made contact with another driver and got a flat right rear."

Madsen was unable to resume the race and he was credited with a 13 th-place finish.

The following two nights were smoother as Madsen kicked off Friday's program by setting quick time during qualifying. He advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race and from fifth to third place in a dash to start the main event on the inside of the third row.

"The first five laps I wasn't on the right part of the track," he said. "After that I got a rhythm going and started marking progress through the field. A couple of times I was right behind (Tim) Shaffer for the lead, but it just never quite opened up."

Madsen powered to a second-place finish and the Muddy sponsored team continued the momentum on Saturday during the event finale.

Madsen established quick time during qualifying, placed third in a heat race and rallied from fifth to third place in a dash. It marked the third straight night he started last in a dash.

"You can't let it worry you," he said. "You just have to try to get a row. You'd like to get at least one car and go forward."

Madsen moved forward in every heat race and dash all weekend, and he continued to charge toward the front in Saturday's A Main.

"I found a really good line in turns one and two," he said. "It was working really well. We finally got to second, but we had a bleeder issue at the end. The left rear tire went up (in air pressure) so we couldn't contend for the win. No excuses though. It was still a good night."

Madsen scored his second straight second-place result to close the weekend.

The Muddy backed team is slated to return to action this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series.

Madsen has earned four top fives and 13 top 10s in his last 18 main events at the event since 2014.


Feb. 1 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 5; Heat race: 2 (3); Dash: 4 (5); Feature: 13 (7).

Feb. 2 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 2 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (5).

Feb. 3 - Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (4); Dash: 3 (5); Feature: 2 (6).


3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s


Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series






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Hagar Bound for Bubba Raceway Park Doubleheader This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Derek Hagar will kick off his sprint car season this weekend in Florida.

Hagar is piloting a race car for Witherspoon Racing on Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to start the season in Florida and return to Witherspoon Racing," he said. "I think we really improved during our short time together last year so I'm looking forward to see how we run this year."

Hagar earned a top-five finish during a trio of races driving for Witherspoon Racing last season while competing with approximately 60 other drivers at the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s event at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa.

"To get a top five out of about 60 drivers was great for everyone," Hagar said. "We barely missed making the Saturday finale and I think we pinpointed a couple of areas to improve on so I can't wait to get to Bubba Raceway Park this week to compete."

Hagar maneuvered from ninth to a sixth-place result during his lone visit to the track in February 2015.

"It's certainly a unique track," he said. "It was pretty tricky. You had to make smart decisions and if you messed up or a car in front of you did you'd lose a lot of ground in a hurry. I'm glad we have some notes from our debut there to help us going into this weekend."

Hagar is no stranger to success during USCS Series events. He recorded six wins with the series last year, nine in 2016 and seven in 2015.


Friday and Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with the USCS Series





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"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

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Sides Seeking to Extend Top-10 Streak at DIRTcar Nationals to 12 Straight Years

Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2018) - Jason Sides will once again start his season in sunny Florida.

Sides is slated to compete this Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville for the DIRTcar Nationals. The first two nights are sanctioned by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the final three nights open the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

"You're always itching to go racing by this time of the year," he said. "We'll use Wednesday night as a test session and depending on that night we'll see if we race Thursday. The ultimate focus is to be prepared for the World of Outlaws opener on Friday."

Sides has earned a lot of success at the half-mile oval, where he has produced at least one top-10 finish each year during the DIRTcar Nationals since 2007.

"Volusia is a big, fast track where momentum is important," he said. "If you can set yourself up to start on the front row of a heat race, dash and/or the A Main you're in the best position because of clean air."

Sides qualified third quickest, fourth quickest and 12th quickest during the three World of Outlaws races at Volusia Speedway Park last season. He won his heat race during two of the three nights. Unfortunately, a broken nose wing on the opening night and a violent crash during the finale hampered his results.

"We set ourselves up well last year, but luck wasn't on our side," he said. "We had a top-five car both of those nights when circumstances happened that changed our fate. But we know how to get around that track and if we have that same level of speed this year I'm excited to see how well we can do."

Sides was victorious at the track in 2011.


Wednesday through Sunday at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla., for the DIRTcar Nationals with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series






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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

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Mechanical Issues Plague BMS in Lucas Super Bowl

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 5) Mechanical issues on both nights of the Lucas Oil Super Bowl of Auto Racing put Casey Roberts and the Blount Motorsports team way behind and on the trailer at Golden Isles Speedway.

After finishing last on Friday night everything was looking good on Saturday until a vibration started on the last practice lap. After checking the car and finding the flywheel had broken there was not enough time to fix the problem and/or roll out the backup car.

“The car felt good and was running good in hot laps when Casey (Roberts) felt a vibration on the last lap. The flywheel had broken around the starter ring and there was no way we could get it fixed or get the backup car out and be ready in time,” said David Bryant. “With no chance for a provisional and not chasing Lucas points we decided that it was best not to get in a big hurry and maybe mess up the backup car too. So we became spectators.”

On Friday night Roberts missed transferring to the feature out of his heat by one spot. He finished second in the first consi and started the feature 19th. Eight laps in the throttle springs went and throttle hung wide open.

“For the short time we were on the track in the feature Friday night we had moved up five spots when the throttle springs went causing the throttle to hang wide open. Thankfully Casey was able to shut it down and it didn’t hurt the engine, but it killed the night,” concluded Bryant.

The car and the crew are staying in the Brunswick area getting everything back in shape and ready for the WoO Winter Freeze at Screven Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights.

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