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August 12, 2020

Rodney Sanders Wins USMTS Thriller at 81 Speedway
USMTS Two-State Tripleheader Up Next

HAPPY, Tex. (08/12/20) – Rodney Sanders picked up his 14th win of 2020 on Thursday night in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

The Texas racer topped the United States Modified Touring Series (UMSTS) field in thrilling fashion at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kans.

Sanders went into battle against a stout field of 42 UMSTS entries at 81 Speedway. Charging forward five spots in his heat race, Sanders scored a third place finish, which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the A-Main.

With a three-car battle taking place up front in the first half of the feature, Rodney began closing the distance on race-leader Dereck Ramirez in the final five circuits. After sliding ahead of Ramirez for the lead on lap 37, Dereck edged ahead of Sanders to lead the next two circuits.

With the pair side-by-side on the final lap, Sanders took the checkers 0.249 seconds ahead of Ramirez to secure his 14th win of the season. Ramirez was second, with Terry Phillips, Jason Hughes, and Zack VanderBeek completing the Top-5. He earned a $2,500 payday for late-race triumph.

“Man, Dereck was really good tonight and I was just trying to keep it straight off the corner because if I hit it straight off the bottom there was a lot of traction,” said Sanders as he celebrated his series-best sixth win at the 81 Speedway. “It was a lot of fun. Dereck’s probably the cleanest driver there is out there I feel like, so I can always race him clean and we always race each other hard but it seems like we never touch. That was a lot of fun and it was a hell of a night.”

On Friday afternoon at Humboldt (Kans.) Speedway for the 14th annual Summer Fling, Rodney logged a fifth-place finish in his heat race, sending him to the B-Main. Coming in third, Sanders locked into the 17th-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining three spots in the 40-lap affair, Rodney logged a 14th place outing.

The following night at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo., Sanders recorded a seventh-place finish in his heat before placing 13th in his B-Main. Relying on a USMTS points provisional to the 40-lap Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout, Rodney charged forward 19 spots to register a sixth-place finish.

Another two-state tripleheader awaits the USMTS on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 20-22. Action kicks off Thursday at the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., for the 2nd Annual Wehrs Machine Bullring Bash. Next, the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., hosts the 3rd Annual Battle at the Beach on Friday before the weekend wraps up with the 8th Annual Salute To Our Veterans on Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla.

Rodney sits 104 markers ahead of Dereck Ramirez in the latest USMTS National Championship point standings. For more results from these events, please visit .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

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August 12, 2020

McDowell Earns Iron-Man Victory at Smoky Mountain
Four Nights at Florence Speedway on Deck

MOORESBURG, Tenn. (08/12/20) – Dale McDowell took his Shane McDowell Racing/ E-Z-GO No. 17m Kinzer Drilling/ Quality Natural Gas/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the winner’s circle on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn.

McDowell held off a hard-charging Donald McIntosh late in the race to score his first-career Iron-Man Championship Series victory, earning $5,000 in the process.

“That race was a lot of fun,” McDowell exclaimed. “We didn’t qualify as well as I would’ve liked but was able to get it done in the feature. Hats off to Smoky Mountain Speedway for a great track. A very special thank you goes out to all of our sponsors and everyone who helps make this program possible. I’m looking forward to Florence this week.”

McDowell laid down the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the A-Main. With polesitter Donald McIntosh setting the pace for the first half of the race, Dale began closing in on the leader in the final 10 circuits.

After the pair took part in a heated battle for the lead with Cory Hedgecock, McDowell took control of the top spot for good on lap 34 and held on for the final six laps to capture his third win of the season. McIntosh, Hedgecock, Ryan King, and Dakotah Knuckles trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair.
Complete results from this event are available at .

This week, Shane McDowell Racing is en route to Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. to compete in four-straight nights with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Wednesday evening the $12,000 Ralph Latham Memorial will be contested, while Thursday night will see the $10,000-to-win North/South Shootout held. On Friday and Saturday, the $50,000-to-win North/South 100 will be featured.

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Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including E-Z-GO, Kinzer Drilling, Quality Natural Gas, Waddell Transfer Inc, ShearWorx, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Fox Racing Shox, Will Kinzer Foundation, Shackelford Enterprizes, Connected Strategy Advisors, Spring Pro, Team Zero Race Cars, Clements Race Engines-Chevrolet, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, MSD Ignition, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, Weld Racing Wheels, Butlerbuilt Seats, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Safecraft Safety Equipment, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Walker Filterations, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, DirtWraps, and Marketing Services.

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August 12, 2020

Dereck Ramirez Sails to USMTS Win at Lucas Oil Speedway
Another USMTS Two-State Tripleheader Next

WOODWARD, Okla. (08/12/20) – Dereck Ramirez led all but the opening lap in his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Raw Truck Wash/ Hughes Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified on Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway.

Bouncing back from a close runner-up finish on Thursday and some tough luck the previous night, Ramirez held off Jason Hughes and Terry Phillips to score his fifth win of the season.

“This means a lot. We’ve been working our butts off and figuring stuff out,” said Ramirez, who wound up 1.49 seconds in front of Hughes. “We're getting better every day.”

Kicking off the weekend on Thursday at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kans.) Ramirez passed four cars in his heat race to place third, locking him into the seventh-starting position for the A-Main.

With Zack VanderBeek sneaking past polesitter Joe Duvall on the second lap, Dereck began closing the distance on VanderBeek near the halfway point of the 40-lapper. Grabbing the lead on lap 18, Ramirez led the next 18 circuits until Rodney Sanders became a factor.

Battling neck-and-neck with Sanders for the top spot in the final four laps, Dereck came up 0.249 seconds shy to place second behind Sanders. Terry Phillips, Jason Hughes, and Zack VanderBeek completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday evening at Humboldt (Kans.) Speedway for the 14th Annual Summer Fling, Dereck secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory. After challenging eventual race-winner Tanner Mullens for the top spot early, Ramirez ran into mechanical issues that saw him retire from the race on lap 31.

For the 11th Annual Slick Mist Show-Me Shootout at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) on Saturday, Ramirez started the night off with an 8-lap heat race win. His efforts positioned him second on the starting grid for the finale.

Sliding ahead of Jason Hughes for the lead on the second lap, Dereck led the remaining distance of the 40-lapper to notch his fifth win of the season over Hughes, Terry Phillips, R.C. Whitwell, and Tanner Mullens. He earned a $3,000 payday for the victory.

“I was a little wore out,” Ramirez said. “I didn’t know where to be in (turns) three and four. It was a little rough up there and I figured I was gonna give it away trying to run up there. But I knew that was the fastest way around and I was just trying to keep it on the racetrack—and we got it done.”

Another two-state tripleheader awaits the USMTS on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 20-22. Action kicks off Thursday at the Dallas County Speedway in Urbana, Mo., for the 2nd Annual Wehrs Machine Bullring Bash. Next, the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., hosts the 3rd Annual Battle at the Beach on Friday before the weekend wraps up with the 8th Annual Salute To Our Veterans on Saturday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway in Pryor Creek, Okla.

Dereck is currently 104 markers behind Rodney Sanders for the top spot in the latest USMTS point standings. Complete results from these events and the latest Series standings are available at

Dereck Ramirez and Ramirez Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters including Boom-Test Well Service, Koda Services, Raw Truck Wash, Woodward Steel, Hughes Racing Chassis, Midwest Refrigeration, Cornett Racing Engines, Swift Springs, Woodward Steel, Sybesma Graphics, Afco Shocks, and Marketing Services.

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August 12, 2020

Satterlee Continues Port Royal Winning Ways
Tripleheader on Tap for this Weekend

INDIANA, Pa. (08/12/20) – For the fourth time in less than a month and for the sixth time in 2020, Gregg Satterlee parked his Satterlee Motorsports No. 22 Keyser Manufacturing/ Valvoline/ Classic Ink/ Rocket Chassis in Victory Lane.

His latest conquest came on Saturday night at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. The win also marked Satterlee’s fourth win of the season at the half-mile speed plant.

“We’ve had a lot of success at Port Royal this year and Saturday was no exception,” Satterlee said. “I’m proud of our team. I also want to thank all of the supporters who make this program possible. I’m really excited with the momentum that we have going right now.”

After losing Friday night’s plans at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) to Mother Nature, Gregg Satterlee headed to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday. In a stout field of 43 cars, Satterlee secured his spot into the A-Main with an 8-lap heat race victory.

Starting the feature in ninth, Gregg blasted into a podium spot early and began closing on Trevor Feathers and Roy Deese as they battled for the lead. With a caution realigning the field near the midway point, Satterlee snuck past Deese on the bottom to secure the lead.

He went on to dominate the remaining distance of the 25-lapper to capture his sixth win of the season and a guaranteed starting spot in the Frank Sagi Memorial race at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway on August 16th. Finishing ahead of Deese, Jeff Rine, Donald Lingo, and Kyle Lee, Gregg pocketed a $2,544 payday for the win along with a $300 bonus for starting in ninth.

For full results from this event, please visit .

Satterlee is now gearing up for a tripleheader weekend. He’ll enter a pair of Ultimate Northeast Series events; on Friday at Path Valley Speedway (Spring Run, Pa.) and on Saturday at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. Both events will boast a $3,000 top prize. On Sunday, Gregg will make the trip to Hagerstown Speedway for another $3,000-to-win program.

To learn more about these events, please visit and .

Gregg Satterlee would like to thank his marketing partners including Keyser Manufacturing, Valvoline, Classic Ink, Integra Shocks and Springs, Rocket Chassis, All About Wraps, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Hooker Harness, Simpson Racing Products, Diversified Machine Inc/ Bulldog Rear Ends, Keizer Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, VP Racing Fuels, AFCO, and Marketing Services.

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Mallett Rallies for Top-20 Finish at Ultimate Challenge After Frustrating 360 Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - OSKALOOSA, Iowa (Aug. 12, 2020) - Jordon Mallett advanced six positions on Sunday night at Southern Iowa Speedway to finish 18th during the Sage Fruit Ultimate Challenge presented by Searsboro Telephone Co.

The performance wrapped up a frustrating trip to Iowa that saw his outing at the 30th annual My Place Hotels 360 Knoxville Nationals presented by Great Southern Bank end in the D Main Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville.

"We rolled into Knoxville as prepared as we've ever been, but we just had absolutely no luck," he said. "The spark box broke before we even took a competitive lap and by the time we got it fixed, the track had slowed down too much to really be able to capitalize on the one lap we got and it pretty much ended our hopes of any success."

Mallett kicked off the weekend in preliminary action on Friday by timing in 41st quickest among 48 drivers in attendance with a lap of 17.908 seconds. He followed that up by finishing where he started in a heat race - ninth. Mallett won the C Main from the second starting position, but his quest to make the feature stalled out in the B Main as he finished 18 th.

"Qualifying is so important and the issues we had just really ruined our whole night and the whole weekend to be honest," he said. "We went as hard as we could in the C and B Mains, but we were so far back that it was going to take a miracle to really get anywhere."

Mallett returned to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday night and he raced his way through the E Main by finishing fourth. He then advanced five positions in the D Main to place 14th.

"We didn't do ourselves any favors on our preliminary night and we knew we were in for a long road if we wanted to get in the show," he said. "If anything, we got to try some stuff out on the car and make some changes so I guess we'll chalk it up to a learning experience."

Looking to finish off the trip to Iowa on a higher note, Mallett headed to Southern Iowa Speedway to race with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in the Ultimate Challenge on Sunday night.

Mallett finished where he started in a heat race - ninth - before advancing four positions in a B Main to finish eighth. He opted to take a series provisional to tag the rear of the field in the A Main and he charged forward from 24th to 18th. The six positions gained were the second most among the drivers in the feature and the top-20 run was the 17th of the season for the Greenbrier, Ark., native.

"We had a tough draw early in the night and the track was really narrow early on," he said. "We really just had no luck in Iowa. We played the best hand we could with the cards we were dealt and salvaged a decent night in the feature. It's a weekend that I'm ready to put in the rearview. I was never so glad to be leaving Iowa."


Aug. 7 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 41; Heat race: 9 (9); C Main: 1 (2); B Main: 18 (19).

Aug. 8 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - E Main: 4 (3); D Main: 14 (19).

Aug. 9 - Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa - Heat race: 9 (9); B Main: 8 (12); Feature: 18 (24).


20 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 10 top 10s, 15 top 15s, 17 top 20s







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Hagar Seeking Second Straight Win at I-30 Speedway This Saturday

Inside Line Promotions - MARION, Ark. (Aug. 12, 2020) - Derek Hagar is aiming for his fifth feature triumph of the season this Saturday when he ventures to I-30 Speedway.

Hagar invades the high-banked oval in Little Rock, Ark., as part of the ASCS Sprint Week. It will mark his first race since winning at the track on July 25.

"We were able to go out and show a lot of speed," he said. "We haven't done a lot of consecutive racing this year like we normally do."

Hagar has only been able to race a half dozen times since the pandemic hit in the middle of March. However, he's made the most of the opportunities by winning four times and finishing second in another race.

"That weighs on my mind not racing and other guys getting to stay in the seat," he said. "That bothers me during the week, but when I strap my helmet on it's back to game on."

Hagar said he anticipates his schedule will pick up during the final couple of months of the season.

"I just counted and I think we have 15 races to go," he said. "We're looking forward to getting more races under our belt and hopefully we can continue the same success rate."


9 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s


Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the ASCS Sprint Week




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Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Summit Truck Group, Fragola Performance Systems, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Petra Construction, Administrative Consulting Services, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Hedger Brothers Ready Mix, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.


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