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September 3, 2020
Pierce McCarter Teaming with Mastersbilt House Car for Holiday Weekend Races
Plans to Enter Pair of Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Events This Weekend
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (09/03/20) – Pierce McCarter will find himself in new digs this weekend. The 28-year-old racer is joining forces with Tader Masters and the Mastersbilt House Car team for a pair of Labor Day weekend events.
“Tader [Masters] and I were recently connected by a mutual friend in the sport, and we began talking about possibilities. We decided to join forces for a weekend and see how it goes,” McCarter said. “We have zero expectations, and we have zero plans past this weekend’s events. He and I both agreed that we need to take this on a race-by-race basis and then make decisions from there.”
McCarter enjoyed a strong start to the 2020 season in his family-owned McCarter Brothers Racing No. 71 Tennessee Homemade Wines/ Parkway Liquor Store Crate Late Model. On the heels of multiple strong runs, he clinched the Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series championship in early March.
Since then, Pierce has raced sparingly due to a busy work schedule. He’s now ready to get back to action, and is excited by the opportunity in front of him.
“We haven’t raced near as much as I would’ve liked over the past few months because to be perfectly honest, we’ve just been too busy. After spending my days working the family businesses, it’s been hard to find time to work on the racecar in the shop at night. This opportunity with the Masters family could be a great fit for what I need,” McCarter continued. “Again, we have no expectations. We are going to go out, have fun, and see what happens from there. I’m just grateful for the opportunity.”
The team plans to test on Thursday at Tennessee’s 411 Motor Speedway before entering a pair of Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals Super Late Model events in the Volunteer State this weekend.
Action opens on Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway with the Rockin’ with the Stars Hall of Fame 100, where a $5,000 winner’s check is on the line. From there the action shifts to Tazewell Speedway on Sunday night for the 12th annual Buddy Rogers Memorial, which posts a $4,400 top prize.
McCarter Brothers Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include McCarter Lumber Company, Parkway Liquor Store, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Sugarland’s Distilling, High Velocity Heads & Intake Manifolds, McCarter Farms, Hyperco Springs, Base Racing Fuel, Öhlins Shocks, Simpson Race Products, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire by Pup, Wells Motorsports Photography, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For more information on McCarter Brothers Racing, please visit www.McCarterRacing.com .
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September 2, 2020
Hedgecock Cruises to Topless Outlaws Victory
Labor Day Blowout at Cochran Next
LOUDON, Tenn. (09/02/20) – Cory Hedgecock cruised to his eighth win of the season Saturday at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn.
Driving his E-Z-GO No. 23 Pace Performance/ Budget Transmissions/ Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model, Hedgecock dominated the Topless Outlaw Late Model Series field for a $2,500 payday.
In a field of 25 cars, Hedgecock locked into the pole position for the feature with the fastest lap overall in time trials. In the 40-lap feature, Cory took command and the drop of the green flag and never looked back, outrunning Ronnie Johnson, Chase King, Rusty Ballenger, and John Ownbey to the finish.
“Our car was very maneuverable all night long. I was able to get through lap traffic really well,” said Hedgecock. “It’s great to come out here and get a win before we head to Cochran this weekend and Eldora next week. Thanks to my crew and all of our great sponsors. We have a lot of people that help us with our program and I definitely couldn’t do this without them.”
For more results from this event, please visit www.ToplessOutlaws.com.
This weekend – September 5-6 – Hedgecock will be making the trip to Georgia’s Cochran Motor Speedway for the Labor Day Blowout. Two-day program kicks off with qualifying and heat races on Friday, followed by B-Mains and a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday for the Crate Racin’ USA Late Models.
To learn more about this event, please visit www.CochranSpeedway.com.
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Pace Performance, Rocket Chassis, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Hidden View Lake, Budget Transmissions, VP Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Brucebilt Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Simpson Race Products, Martel Signs, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
Visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/coryhedgecock23/ and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 often for the latest team updates.
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September 2, 2020
Ferguson Records Pair of Top Fives at Port Royal
Busy Labor Day Weekend Ahead
MT. HOLLY, N.C. (09/02/20) – Chris Ferguson made the trek north to Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway over the weekend to compete in a tripleheader with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
The outcome was a pair of Top-5 performances for the driver of the Diff-Tran Machining No. 22 K and K Trucking/ Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry Super Late Model.
“Two Top-5’s with the best in the country says a lot about our program,” Ferguson said. “I loved the track and the atmosphere of Port Royal Speedway, we’ll definitely be back.”
On Thursday, after Mother Nature dumped a quick shower on the half-mile oval as hot laps were getting underway, Ferguson went on to lay down the eighth fastest time in his group before placing second in his heat race behind Devin Moran.
Earning the 10th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win opening night feature, Chris marched forward six spots to register a fourth place finish behind Tim McCreadie, Kyle Strickler, and Jimmy Owens. Kyle Larson completed the Top-5.
Ferguson kicked off Friday’s $12,000-to-win program by qualifying second in time trial group. Unfortunately, persistent rain showers forced officials to cancel the balance of the program before heat races were completed.
Chris was one of 52 cars signed in on Saturday for the $15,000-to-win finale. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his heat race, Ferguson locked into the 16th-starting position for the main event.
Charging his way into the Top-5 by the midway point, Chris passed 12 cars in the 50-lap affair to place fourth behind Kyle Larson, Brandon Sheppard, and Gregg Satterlee. Tim McCreadie came in fifth.
“A lot of people behind the scenes make all this possible,” added Ferguson. “My crew guys have worked their butts off all season, they deserve a lot of credit. My sponsors, we would not be able to afford to do this if it wasn’t for them. I thank them for getting us to the track every week. Thank you to all of the fans who support us as well, it’s been a privilege putting on a show for you guys.”
For complete results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
This weekend, Chris Ferguson returns to familiar territory. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series kicks off a doubleheader on Friday, September 4 at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway, followed by a Saturday, September 5 stop at Lancaster (S.C.) Motor Speedway. Both events pay $10,000-to-win. On Sunday, September 6 Chris will compete in a $5,000-to-win Carolina Clash Late Model Series event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.
To learn more about these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.CherokeeSpeedwaySC.com .
Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his marketing partners, including Diff Tran Machining, K and K Trucking, Keith’s Handyman Services, The Racing Warehouse, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Heckles Plumbing LLC, Carolina Roofing and Gutters, Little Mountain Farm, Troy Swindell Trucking, Carver and Sons Roofing, Dirt Trackin’ App, Western Clean Up Corporation, Rosewood Assisted Living, Beaux-Tie Limousine Service, Tom Bennington, Vinson Sims Construction, Xceldyne Technologies, Schaeffers Oil, Dynamic Custom Metal Works, On Point Polishing and Detailing, DirtCarLift.com, Fox Racing Shocks, Jerico Performance Products, RM Solutions, Peach State Truck Equipment, Team Zero Race Cars, Buzze Racing, Sweet Manufacturing, Big A's Custom Graphics, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, Joes Racing Products, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, Indocil Art , Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Racing USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Go Lithium, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Waterman Racing Components, Pro Fabrication Headers, Performance Bodies, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
Keep your browsers pointed to www.ChrisFerguson22.com for the latest team news and updates.