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December 8, 2020

Bulls Gap Triumph Gives McCarter Third Straight Win
11th Annual Hangover at 411 Up Next

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (12/08/20) – Continuing a late-season surge, Mack McCarter picked up his third-straight win of the season on Saturday at Volunteer Speedway.

The $1,500 triumph came behind the wheel of his McCarter Brothers Racing No. 51 Tennessee Homemade Wines/
Hidden Valley Cattle Ranch/ CVR Race Cars Late Model during the annual “Grinch 40.”

“We were a second place car today and after a late race caution, officials said we jumped the start and I got moved back a spot. As they say, the rest is history,” McCarter commented. “I appreciate each and every one that supports MBR and all the great race fans! CVR Race Cars, thank you for everything. Without my wife and kids support nothing would be possible!”

Coming off a two-win weekend, Mack McCarter returned to action on Saturday afternoon at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn. for the “Grinch 40”. With time trials setting the grid for the A-Main, Mack came in second fastest overall in a field of 21 Crate Late Models behind Jason Welshan.

After getting penalized late in feature by officials for jumping a restart, McCarter made a late-race rally to pick up his third win of the season and a $1,500 prize. Aaron Guinn, Carder Miller, Shannon Emery, and Michael Bland trailed him to the checkers in the 30-lap affair.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

McCarter will be idle for the remainder of 2020 before returning to action January 1-2 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. The two-day “Hangover” event boasts a $1,000 top prize on Friday, followed by a $1,500-to-win finale on Saturday.

To learn more about this event, please visit .

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 .

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December 8, 2020

Jim Scuse Racing Launches New Online Home
Team Busy Preparing for 2021 Season

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (12/08/20) - Veteran racer, Jim Scuse is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia team. A brand-new website has been launched for the Asheville, N.C. driver at

The website has been designed by Memphis, Tennessee-based MSR Mafia Marketing Services and will be the source for the latest team news, photos, apparel, upcoming events, and much more. Fans are encouraged to visit the team website often for the latest updates.

Scuse recently put a wrap on his second year of Dirt Late Model competition. To-date, he’s recorded an impressive eight Top-5’s, 14 Top-10’s, and one victory in just 21 starts in his Jim Scuse Racing No. 34 Smith Motorsports/ TNT Race Cars Crate Late Model.

Scuse has loaded his stable with a fresh TNT Race Car and 602 Chevrolet engines for the upcoming season. The team is currently laying out their plans for the 2021 campaign. Keep your browser pointer to for the latest news and updates.

The team is also seeking additional primary and associate sponsors for the upcoming season. If you would like to support Jim Scuse Racing in any way, please contact Jim Scuse at (828) 458-2153, or via emails at

Jim Scuse Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Motorsports, TNT Race Cars, The Atrium Salon, Wings of Appreciation, Hoosier Racing Tires, Hooker Harness, Beyea Headers, BSB Manufacturing, Race City Steel & Aluminum, VP Racing Fuels, Butlerbuilt, Heintz Performance, Simpson, SRI Performance, Big A’s Custom Graphics, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Jim Scuse Racing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JimScuseRacing.

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December 8, 2020

Ricky Thornton Jr. to Embark on Lucas Oil Campaign in 2021

ADEL, Iowa (12/08/20) – On the heels of an impressive season where he claimed an overall 38 victories, Ricky Thornton Jr. is primed for a new challenge in 2021.

Thornton will take on the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series where he’ll compete for the national tour’s Rookie of the Year title in the SSI Motorsports No. 20RT Dyno One Inc./ Excel Floor Covering/ Sub-Surface of Indiana/ Longhorn Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“Since I was a little kid my goal has always been to race Late Models,” Thornton said. “Now, to be able to do it with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, it just makes it that much better. Huge thanks to Todd and Vickie Burns, and everyone at SSI Motorsports for giving me this opportunity.”

Rick Thornton Jr. already has several podium appearances in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to his credit, including a breakthrough victory in 2020. Soaring to his first-career win on the tour, Thornton took home $20,000 for his triumph in the 32nd Annual Pittsburgher 100 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on October 3.

Thornton will kick off his pursuit of the 2021 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie Title on January 22-23 at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Ga. A Friday show will post a $12,000 top prize, while Saturday’s feature will offer a $15,000 top prize.

From there, the team, will head to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. for six straight nights (January 25-30) of competition. A pair of events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla. are set for February 1-2, with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series “Speedweeks” concluding at All-Tech Raceway in Lake City, Fla., February 4-6.

For a complete Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule, please visit To stay up to date on Ricky Thornton Jr. and the latest team news, keep you browser pointed to

Ricky Thornton Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: Dyno One Inc., Excel Floor Covering, Certified Inspection Service Co. Inc., D&E Outside Services, Deines-Nitz Soultions & Powdercoating, West Side Tractor Sales Co., SSI Motorsports, Shelby Materials, Slicker Graphics, Lethal Chassis, Dylan Earven Foundation, Tire Demon, Hoker Trucking, Tanner Racing, High Performance Lubricants, Sub-Surface of Indiana, Midwest Sheet Metal, Dirtvision, Simpson Race Products, JE Pistons, Edelbrock, MSD, iRacing, E-Z-GO, Powers Performance, COMP Cams, Quarter Master, Cometic Gasket, Drydene, Winters Performance Products, Snap-on by Ryan Marsh, NGK Spark Plugs, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Winning Edge Carburetion, Longhorn Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, Dynamic Drivelines, Superior Fuel Cells, Finish Line Body & Parts, Wehrs Machine, Dirt Defender, EMD Wraps, CPD racing Shocks, Bassett, Integra Racing Shocks, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at often for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Ricky Thornton Jr. on social media at on Facebook, and on Twitter at