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March 12, 2018

Jack Sullivan and Mark Martin Teaming with the Will McGary Foundation
Arkansas Racers Look to Raise Funds and Bring Awareness for Fallen Officer’s Foundation

Little Rock, Arkansas (03/12/18) – For the second-straight year Arkansas-racer Jack Sullivan will be spearheading an effort to raise money and bring awareness to the Will McGary Foundation. Joining Sullivan’s initiative for the 2018 edition of the event will be NASCAR legend, Mark Martin

“In 2017 we had a special night for the Will McGary Foundation at I-30 Speedway, and it went so well that we decided we definitely wanted to do it again this year,” Sullivan said. “I’m extremely excited to announce that Mark Martin is going to be a part of this year’s event. Mark is like me – he’s a passionate guy on and off the track. I know that with his help we can really take this deal to the next level."

On Saturday, March 24 at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway the second annual Will McGary Foundation night will be held. On this much anticipated night, racers and fans will join together to celebrate the life and prestige of fallen police officer, Will McGary.

McGary tragically lost his life in the line of duty on February 1, 2013. The hard-working young man was fatally struck by an impaired driver, while protecting and serving the citizens of Conway, Arkansas. He was only 26 years old.

While Will’s life may have been unfairly taken away far too soon on that fateful February day, his generosity and his spirit continue to live on.

He was an organ donor.

In fact, three recipients received his heart and organs. They continue to live healthy lives because of Will’s generosity.

Those who knew McGary are quick to tell you just how special his giving nature truly was. With this in mind, it led to the formation of the Will McGary Foundation. The Foundation was created in honor of Will to continue his legacy by benefiting both the youth and law enforcement in Central Arkansas.

Established by a group consisting of Will’s church family and friends, the Foundation provides equipment, training, counseling and general assistance to law enforcement officers in Central Arkansas. In addition, it provides assistance to youth in the same region with an annual award to one or more graduating high school seniors.

Now for the second-straight year the racing community is doing its part to step up and support this great cause.

“Living in the Conway area, we were heartbroken to hear the news of Officer McGary’s passing back in 2013,” recollects Chris Sullivan, who owns Sullivan Racing. “It was just a terrible situation to lose such a devoted and passionate young man in such a senseless way.”

Sullivan goes on to say, “When we learned about the Will McGary Foundation, our team knew we wanted to do something to help bring awareness and raise money. The support and feedback at last year’s inaugural event was incredible, and I expect this year will be even bigger.”

On Saturday, March 24 – during the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) event at I-30 Speedway – Sullivan Racing and Mark Martin will join forces to bring awareness and raise money for the great foundation.

NASCAR Hall of Famer, Mark Martin will be on hand to meet and greet fans from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with an autograph session in the grandstand area. During the autograph session, special commemorative shirts will be sold, which will feature Jack Sullivan’s tribute wrap to the late McGary. Shirts are $20 with 100% of all sales going to the Will McGary Foundation.

For each shirt sold and/or $20 donation fans will be entered into a once-in-a-lifetime raffle. Three lucky winners will be drawn, and those three individuals will get to ride along in a police car that is driven on-track during the opening ceremonies, by none other than Mark Martin.

“It’s an honor for me to be a part of such a great event and cause,” Batesville-native, Mark Martin comments. “It makes me proud to be an Arkansan, when I see the support for the men and women who serve and protect our communities. I am definitely excited to see all the fans. I-30 Speedway is one of the tracks, where I started my racing career, so for me this night will be a very special homecoming.”

To maximize the number of fans who get the opportunity to partake in the autograph session with Martin, attendees are asked to please limit autograph pieces to one item per person.

Jack Sullivan, who pilots the Sullivan Racing Dirt Late Model, will once again be donning a commemorative graphics scheme on his entry for the program. In addition, Jack’s car will feature a special number. While he normally races his familiar #18, on this night his number will be #474.

You see, 474 was McGary’s badge number.

“It’s a huge honor to run Officer McGary’s badge number on my car again this year,” Jack Sullivan says. “I think we are all guilty of sometimes taking for granted the dangers that the men and women of law enforcement face every day to protect us. They are truly the bravest of the brave, and I thank them for all that they do.”

In addition to competing on the track in the Will McGary Foundation #474, the team will have a special show car staged in the grandstand area that will also display the commemorative design. This will provide an avenue for fans of all ages to get an up-close and personal view of a Dirt Late Model, while celebrating the life and legacy of Will McGary.

“We wanted to really do this night up special to have a commemorative car not only visible on the track, but also in the grandstand area,” Jack Sullivan comments. “We want to do our very best to spread as much awareness as possible about the Foundation and its mission.”

I-30 Speedway will aid in collecting donations throughout the night.

“We are very honored to be able to host this event again,” said I-30 Speedway track promoter, Tracey Clay. “Last year this event had one of our biggest crowds of the year, and I really believe it brought a whole new awareness to the Foundation. The racing fraternity is well known for doing its part to help those in need, and I have no doubt that this night will once again live up to that legacy. Having Mark Martin join the program will bring additional exposure, and I personally am very excited about what the night could hold.”

For Chris Sullivan, it’s a night that he’s eagerly anticipating.

“As always Tracey Clay and her whole staff are going out of their way to do everything possible to help ensure that this event be a huge success. So many other great folks are stepping up to the plate as well.”

IMCA Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Mod-Lites and Mini Stocks will also be on the evening’s card. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m.

The winner of the night’s CCSDS Super Late Model feature event will receive $3,000. He or she will no doubt be quite pleased with their reward. However, the long-term effects of this racing program will result in countless others victors. These winners will include law enforcement and youths for many years to come.

It’s all further proof that on any given night there’s definitely more than one way to win.

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Struggles Continue for Blount Motorsports at Boyd’s
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Mar. 26) When you are struggling everything seems to go wrong that can go wrong and that’s what happened during Friday night’s Lucas Oil Shamrock at Boyd’s Speedway when the Blount Motorsports Team didn’t make the show.

“We weren’t great, but we weren’t as bad as we looked either,” said David Bryant. “I made bad decisions all night long and Casey (Roberts) and the team paid the price.”

After starting seventh and finishing sixth in the first heat they lined up third in the B-Main.

“Casey got crossed up and the right side of the car got tore up when the two ahead of him in the B-Main wrecked and he was collected,” continued Bryant. “We knew we didn’t have a chance to win it, but we should have made the race.

Somebody said if racing was easy everyone would be doing it. When you get in one of these rough patches I guarantee you it ain’t easy.”

The Team, hoping to turn things around, will head to Senoia Speedway for a Thursday night practice before  the weekend’s two races that will kick off this years Spring Nationals.

Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

For more information on Blount Motorsports or how you can become part of “The Team” go to

Rico Abreu charges to eleventh with World of Outlaws at Bakersfield Speedway

Rico Abreu charges to eleventh with World of Outlaws at Bakersfield Speedway

Silver Dollar and Placerville on deck

Dates: March 24th
Event: World of Outlaws at Bakersfield Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Bakersfield Speedway (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 11th (23rd)

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (March 26, 2018) - Rebounding in impressive fashion, St. Helena, California's Rico Abreu mounted a charge and advanced 12 positions on Saturday night with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, moving ahead from the inside of row 12 to finish 11th on an elbows-up Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif., on Saturday, March 24.

Although impressive, the pilot of the Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil/Rhino Wipe/Alpinestars/Priority Aviation/No. 24 sprint car was forced to do things the hard way all evening at Bakersfield Speedway, missing an A-main qualifying position during heat race competition by two spots (7th), ultimately forced to race the evening's Last Chance Showdown. Abreu would go on to finish third during the 12-lap contest, moving ahead from the inside of row three to do so.

“That was a lot of fun,” Rico Abreu explained. “The evening didn't start out too well, but we made the most of it and rebounded big time during the feature. That style of track really fits me well. It slicked off for the most part with a few ruts and bumps and a curb on top. You can make up a lot of ground in a hurry there, or you can lose it. We were able to put together a solid run and take advantage of every lap. We'll take this positive momentum and move forward.”

Rico Abreu will continue his 2018 campaign with a pair of 360 cubic inch sprint car starts in California during Easter weekend. Abreu's holiday doubleheader will ignite on Friday evening, March 30, at the Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, followed by a $2,500-to-win, Elk Grove Ford Sprint Car Challenge Tour presented by Abreu Vineyards event at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday, March 31.

Abreu is a recent winner during Sprint Car Challenge Tour competition in the Golden State, earning a victory on April 21, 2017, at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare. Nearly sweeping the evening program, Abreu recorded the fifth fastest time during qualifying time trials, followed by a heat race victory and ultimately the main event win.

On a special note, the Rico Abreu Racing merchandise van will be present at each of the upcoming events and will be parked in the designated vendor areas.


Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Rico Abreu: Facebook at, Twitter at, or on Instagram at

Rico Abreu Racing:

2018 Rico Abreu Statistics: (thru 3/24/2018)

Total Races: 13

Total Wins: 0

Total Top-5s: 0

Total Top-10s: 2



Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu Racing
(724) 954-4915,

Donny Schatz rallies fifteen positions for top-ten at Bakersfield


Dates: March 24th
Event: World of Outlaws at Bakersfield Speedway
Series: World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series
Track: Bakersfield Speedway (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 6th (21st) / KSE Hard Charger Award

World of Outlaws Championship Standings (as of 3/24): 1st - 1142 points (34-point margin over second place, Sheldon Haudenschild)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 26, 2018) - Nine-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz, displayed perseverance during his visit to Bakersfield Speedway with the Greatest Show On Dirt on Saturday evening, earning not only a top-ten finish, but doing so from the eleventh row.

Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 winged sprint car, finished sixth at the Bakersfield bullring, climbing 15 positions in 35 laps to record his seventh World of Outlaws top-ten finish in eight starts. The Fargo, N.D., native qualified for the $10,000-to-win main event by winning the Last Chance Showdown, forced to enter the 12-lap consolation race after finishing sixth during his respective heat race. Schatz started the evening by recording the fourth fastest time overall during qualifying time trials.

Despite starting near the back of the field, Schatz made progress in a hurry, mastering all lanes of the slick, but racey Bakersfield Speedway surface. Already within striking distance, a late caution with six laps remaining helped set up Schatz's top-ten surge, climbing from 11th at the caution break to finish sixth, officially. The climb was enough to solidify the KSE Hard Charger Award.

“This just goes to show what this team is capable of doing. My team gave me a great car and we were able to make some progress despite starting that far back,” Donny Schatz explained. “The night didn't start out the way we would have liked it, but we bounced back and earned a top-ten. You have to take your time and be patient on a surface like that. You never want to panic and put yourself in bad situations. We'll take this and move on to the next one.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing will have Easter weekend off before returning to World of Outlaws competition on Saturday, April 7, for the Arizona Desert Shootout at Arizona Speedway in Queen City, Arizona. Schatz, who is the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series point leader, finished sixth during his Arizona Speedway start in 2017, advancing from row five to do so.


Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 15 Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

Donny Schatz: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @DonnySchatz.

Watch Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart Racing live on during each and every World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event of 2018.

2018 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru 3/24/2018)

Total Races: 10
Total Wins: 5
Total Top-5s: 8
Total Top-10s: 9

World of Outlaws Races: 8
World of Outlaws Wins: 3
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 6
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 7


Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915,


Tony Stewart back on the podium; Finishes second with USCS at North Alabama


Dates: March 24th
Event: North Alabama Speedway Season Opener
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour
Track: North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Ala.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (1st)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 26, 2018) - After a few weekends away from open wheel competition to fulfill NASCAR commitments on the West Coast, Tony Stewart returned to the driver seat of his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 winged sprint car and rejoined the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour for a one-night stand at the North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

The recent USCS main event winner finished second on Saturday night during his visit to northern Alabama, utilizing a front row starting position to earn a second consecutive USCS podium finish. Smoke kicked off his evening with a heat race victory after starting from the outside-pole, solidifying enough passing points and heat race finishing points to lock himself on the pole for the 30-lap finale.

“It feels good to be back in a sprint car,” Tony Stewart explained. “It was a good night for this team. Marty and Jimmy continue to give me great race cars. When starting from the pole, any finishing position other than a win can be a little disappointing, but we're proud of our efforts. We'll work to finish one spot higher when we get to Texas in a few weeks.”

Coinciding with NASCAR weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Stewart will return to sprint car competition on Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, when the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion joins the ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series National Tour for the Tony Stewart presents the Vankor Texas Sprint Car Nationals at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track.

Stewart is a former main event winner against the national-level, 360 cubic inch series, taking the checkers at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas (Nev.) in 2010.


Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Tony Stewart, Tony Stewart Racing and the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media. More information can be found at, as well as at

Tony Stewart: Facebook at or on Twitter at

Tony Stewart Racing: Facebook at or on Twitter and Instagram @TonyStewart_Rcg.

2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru 3/24/2018)

Total Races: 12
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 4
Total Top-10s: 7


Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915,