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June 13, 2019

Donald McIntosh Makes First Dirt Late Model Dream Start
LOLMDS Slate at Smoky Mountain Speedway this Saturday

Dawsonville, Georgia (06/13/19) – Donald McIntosh achieved one of his 2019-season goals over the weekend. The driver of the Blount Motorsports No. 7m Ole Ben Franklin Motors/ Stowers Cat/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model qualified for his first-career Dirt Late Model Dream finale on Saturday night.

While his night ended after a mud clod damaged the nose of his familiar No. 7m, McIntosh still regarded the weekend as a great success.

“Gotta say this weekend was a pretty awesome experience to make every show at the Dream and race will all of the best. I hate that it ended with a chunk of the cushion getting knocked down into the track, which folded our nose under and put us into the wall.

“I want to thank Eric Watson and Jake Whitehead for all of their help and of course David Bryant and Blount Motorsports. On top of a fun weekend of racing we met some new friends. It was just a great time.”

Thursday night saw Donald McIntosh and Blount Motorsports invade Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With 92 Super Late Model drivers entered, McIntosh recorded the seventh-fastest time in his qualifying group before placing fourth in his heat race. Starting the opening night preliminary feature in 15th, Donald gained two spots in the 25-lapper to log a 13th-place finish.

Returning on Friday evening for another round of preliminary features, Donald secured his spot into the show with the fifth-and-final transfer spot in his heat. With $10,000 on the line, McIntosh recorded an 18th-place finish in the 25 lapper.

Wrapping up the Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday evening, McIntosh fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat race with a fourth-place finish. Finishing second in his B-Main behind Mason Zeigler, Donald earned the 21st-starting position for the $125,000-to-win finale. Bringing out a caution on lap-82 after making contact with the wall, Donald McIntosh posted a 20th-place finish in the 100-lap affair.

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Donald returns to familiar territory this Saturday night with a trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the $15,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event.

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Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Walker’s Truck Contractors, Blount Excavating, Motion Control Suspension, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, DR Investments, Food City, The Wine and Spirits Cellar and Marketing Services.

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June 13, 2019

Kyle Strickler Opens Eyes at the Dirt Late Model Dream
Ponderosa Speedway and Smoky Mountain Speedway Up Next

Hazard, Kentucky (06/13/19) – Kyle Strickler embarked on a life-long “Dream” over the weekend as he took a Dirt Late Model into battle at Eldora Speedway. The first-year driver of the G-Style Transport No. 8 Wehrs Machine/ Longhorn Race Car Super Late Model enjoyed a great, debut weekend at the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream.

Strickler claimed multiple rookie awards, started on the pole on Saturday night and led more than 30 laps in the crown jewel finale.

“I’ve dreamed my whole life of driving a Dirt Late Model at Eldora Speedway, and this weekend I got to do just that,” Strickler noted. “We had an unbelievable weekend. To earn the pole position for the feature and then lead so many laps was something special for our team. I hate that we saw our chances at a Top-5 run eliminated by that late-race tangle, but it still doesn’t take away from our weekend accomplishments. I can’t wait to go back in September for the World 100.”

Kyle Strickler and the Wells & Sons Motorsports team traveled to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night for the opening round of the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With a talented field of 92 Super Late Model competitors on hand for a pair of preliminary features, Strickler fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat race with a sixth-place performance. Finishing second in his B-Main behind Josh Richards, Kyle earned the 23rd-starting position for the preliminary feature. Passing five cars in the 25-lap affair, Kyle Strickler posted an 18th-place outing.

Returning on Friday for another round of preliminary features, Kyle scored a third-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Strickler held his spot for all 25-laps to record an 11th-place finish.

Wrapping up the 25th annual Dirt Late Model Dream on Saturday evening, Strickler started the night with a heat race victory, which earned him the pole position for the $125,000-to-win finale. Jumping to the lead on the drop of the green flag, Kyle surrendered the top spot to Kyle Bronson on the third lap. Thirteen circuits later he rocketed back to the top spot. Pacing the field for the next 32 laps, Strickler led the crown jewel finale until Earl Pearson Jr. grabbed the lead. Kyle went on to finish 14th after being collected in a tangle on lap-87.

Full results from these events are available at .

The team returns to action this weekend – June 14-15. On Friday night Strickler will pursue the $4,088 top prize in the Big Daddy Classic at Kentucky’s Ponderosa Speedway. On Saturday evening the team will slide south to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the $15,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event.

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Wells & Sons Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include G-Style Transport, Wilwood, Longhorn Chassis, Brucebilt Performance, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Cornett Race Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier Tire South, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, MSR Mafia, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products and MSR Mafia PR & Website Services.

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June 13, 2019

Shane Clanton Joins Forces with Skyline Motorsports
To Make Team Debut Next Weekend at Lernerville

Zebulon, Georgia (6/13/19) – Shane Clanton is preparing to embark on another era of his storied career. Beginning with next weekend’s Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway, he’ll be behind the wheel of a Skyline Motorsports entry.

Clanton takes over the reins of the Greg Bruening-owned car, which was piloted for the first half of this year by Chris Madden. Madden and Skyline Motorsports elected to part ways following last weekend’s Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.

Clanton will be teammates with Decorah, Iowa’s Tyler Bruening.

“I’ve been working with Tyler and Greg Bruening for the past few years, and they are some great people. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to take the Bennett Explosives No. 25 Bruening Rock Products/ Capital Race Car on the road with the World of Outlaws for the remainder of this season and beyond.”

Many of Clanton’s existing sponsors, including Super K Express, Freeman Plumbing, Advanced Transportation, M&S Concrete, and Carolina Concrete Finishers will be on board for his new ride with Skyline Motorsports.

“They’ve got some awesome sponsors, and I’ve got some great ones as well, and we’re going to join forces,” Clanton continued. “I definitely want to thank Ron Davies and everyone at Weldbank Energy for their support over the past few years. This is a definite win-win for everyone involved.”

Clanton will compete in his Weldbank Energy No. 25 Capital Race Car this Saturday night in a $15,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at Tennessee’s Smoky Mountain Speedway.

From that point, he’ll make the transition into his Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Bruening Rock Products/ Bennett Explosives/ Super K Express/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model as he gets ready for next weekend’s Firecracker 100 at Lernerville Speedway with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.

Skyline Motorsports looks forward to the new partnership.

“We wish Chris [Madden] nothing but the best in his future endeavors,” a statement from Skyline Motorsports noted. “Everyone at Skyline Motorsports is excited to have Shane [Clanton] on board as a team driver, and we can’t wait to see what the future will hold for our partnership.”

More details regarding Clanton and Skyline Motorsports will be released in the next week.

Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Skyline Motorsports, Bennett Explosives, Bruening Rock, Products, Weldbank Energy, Capital Race Cars, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, M&S Concrete, True Temp Heating & Air Conditioning, VP Racing Fuels, Freeman Plumbing, Hoosier Tire South, RV Select, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Carolina Concrete Finishers, QA1, Quarter Master, Bert Transmission, Weld Racing, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Penske Shocks, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Schaeffer’s Oil, Collins Signs, Stop Tech Brakes, Allstar Performance,, Advanced Transportation, and Marketing Services.

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