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July 24, 2017

Donald McIntosh Scores Trio of Wins; Leads Southern Nationals Points

Dawsonville, Georgia (07/24/17) – Donald McIntosh experienced a career weekend with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals in his Blount Excavating #7 Ole Ben Franklin Motors/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model. The Georgia racer streaked to a trio of victories, which propelled him to the top of the series standings.

“It was truly an amazing week for our team,” McIntosh said a big smile. “To win three races against such a stout field of racers is a dream come true. My family, my team, my sponsors, and so many other supporters helped make this possible. We’ve got our work cut out for us this if we are going to win the championship, but I have no doubt that our team is up to the challenge.”

For the second round of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series, Donald McIntosh was one of 23 Super Late Models registered at Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina) on Monday night to do battle for the $3,500 top prize. Laying down the second-fastest time in qualifying behind Brandon Overton, McIntosh earned the 2nd-starting position for the A-Main. After running in a podium spot early in the finale, Donald suffered a flat tire on lap-29, sending him pitside. Rejoining the tail of the field, Donald McIntosh improved one spot in the remaining distance to place 9th.

The following night brought 29 Southern Nationals followers to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee). Locking his spot into the feature via qualifying, McIntosh timed in fastest overall earning him the pole position. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Donald led flag-to-flag capturing his fourth win of the season and a $3,500 payday. Vic Hill, Jake Knowles, David Doherty, and Jason Cardwell completed the Top-5 finishers in the 35-lapper.  

After taking a scheduled day off on Wednesday, McIntosh returned to action on Thursday at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) for the fourth round of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series. Following the fastest time overall in a field of 37 Super Late Models, McIntosh coasted to a 10-lap heat race win positioning him on the pole for the feature. Holding the field at bay after a caution flag came out with five laps remaining, Donald McIntosh wheeled his way to his second-straight victory and fifth win on the season in the 35-lap affair. Pocketing a $3,000 paycheck, Donald topped Brandon Overton, Shanon Buckingham, Shane Clanton, and Riley Hickman at the finish line.

Friday night McIntosh was one of 28 Super Late Models on hand at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) to compete in the 53-lap main event. Leading the night off with a heat-race victory, Donald earned the 5th-starting position for the feature. Pacing his way through the race, McIntosh jumped into the lead on lap 32 and held the top spot for seven laps. After losing the losing the lead to Casey Roberts, Donald McIntosh regained the top spot following a late-race caution and held off the field in the final 13 circuits to register his third straight win and sixth overall. With only five cars finishing the 53-lapper, Donald earned a $5,300 payday for his efforts.

On Saturday Donald headed to Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the annual Rebel Yell. Moving up one spot in his heat race, McIntosh landed a 3rd-place finish, positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top 10, Donald improved four spots in the 51-lap feature to place 8th.

Sunday night’s Southern Nationals sanctioned program at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) fell victim to wet conditions.

Donald is currently tied for the lead in the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals point standings with Shanon Buckingham. For more results from these events and the latest standings, please visit

The Blount Excavating team is now focused on a busy week with the miniseries. Four events are scheduled for this week, and they are as follows:

July 24: $3,500-To-Win – Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia)
July 27: $3,500-To-Win – Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee)
July 28: $5,300-To-Win – Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee)
July 29: $10,000-To-Win – Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee)

The rained out event at Rome Speedway will be made up on Sunday, August 20.

For more information on these events, please visit .

Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers CAT, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Tennessee RV Super Center, Blount Excavating, Massey Electric Company, Arnold’s Trucking, Cherokee Millwright & Mechanical, Rocket Chassis, Matlock Decal Company, and Marketing Services.

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July 24, 2017

Cla Knight Picks Up $2k Payday at Screven Motorsports Complex

North Augusta, South Carolina (07/24/17) –Cla Knight parked his Augusta Aquatics #42 Penske Shocks Longhorn Crate Late Model in Victory Lane on Saturday night at Screven Motorsports Complex. It was his second win of the season.

“I can’t believe how blessed I am tonight to get this win,” Knight said.  “I made a big mistake in our last race and it really bothered me, so tonight makes up for that. I could see Travis [Pennington] was having an issue at the back of his car as it was really starting to lay over after the last restart. He was really backing up to Matthew [Nance] and me, so I was prepared to make the move that I did.”

On Friday night Cla Knight made the trip to Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia), preparing for Saturday’s annual Rebel Yell. Earning the 6th-starting position for the feature via preliminary events, Knight moved up two spots in the 20-lapper to place 4th behind Travis Pennington, Ben Faircloth, and Shane Riner with Joshua Bishop finishing 5th.

Returning on Saturday for the FASTRAK Racing Series sanctioned event, Knight timed in second fastest overall before charging to a heat race win. Rolling off 3rd for the feature, Cla paced his way through the field in the opening 30 circuits. Taking over the lead on lap 31 when the top two runners made contact, Cla Knight built a comfortable lead in the closing laps to pick up his second win of the season with Matthew Nance, Jordy Nipper, David Smith, and Joshua Bishop following him across the finish line. Knight pocketed a $2,000 payday for his 40-lap feature win.

Cla currently resides in fifth in the FASTRAK Racing Series point standings. Complete results from these events can be found at and .

This Saturday, July 29 the team is slated to race at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) in a FASTRAK Late Model weekly program. For more information on the event, please visit .

Cla Knight would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Augusta Aquatics, Town & Country Packing, Koury Racing Engines, E-Z-GO Golf Carts, KAR House Racing Radiators, Maxxis Kart Racing, Behrents Performance Warehouse, Penske Racing Shocks, Brian’s Custom Paint, Longhorn Chassis, All Star Graphix, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oil, Renegade Race Fuel, Schoenfeld Headers, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Cla Knight Racing, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

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July 24, 2017

Cory Hedgecock Triples Up on Weekend Wins

Loudon, Tennessee (07/24/17) – Cory Hedgecock pocketed a trio of wins last week. The wins came in his Cushman #23 Valley Transport/Rocket Chassis XR1/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model and Shadden Motorsports #9 Rocket Chassis Late Model. The hat-trick weekend of victories pushed his 2017 tally to 18.

Pulling double duty in the Super and Crate Late Model ranks, Cory Hedgecock returned to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Tuesday night for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series sanctioned event. Drawing 29 cars for the third stop of the tour, Hedgecock qualified 11th-fastest in his group, earning him the 5th-starting position for his heat race. Needing to place in the Top 4 to make the $3,500-to-win A-Main, Cory fell one spot short with a 5th-place outing.

After laying down the second-fastest time overall in a field of 18 Crate Late Models, Cory Hedgecock topped the field in the 20-lap feature, picking up his 16th win of the season and a $1,200 payday. Jason Welshan, Ross White, Gregg Martin, and Jesse Lowe completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Friday night Cory visited Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), piloting both his Crate and Steel Head Late Model for the regular night of racing. Earning the pole position for the Crate Late Model feature after timing in fastest overall, Hedgecock dominated the 30-lap feature en route to his 17th win of the season, which came over Ross White, Forrest Trent, Kyle Courtney, and Mack McCarter. In the Steel Head division, Hedgecock jumped up three spots in the A-Main, notching a runner-up finish behind Chase King with Jason Cardwell, Trevor Sise, and Jason Trammell completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night brought Cory to I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee) piloting the Stanley and Sharon Shadden owned #9 Steelhead Late Model. After timing in fastest overall in qualifying, Hedgecock cruised to his 18th win of the season in the 25-lap feature, topping Brad Coffey, Jordan Rodabaugh, Michael Courtney, and Johnny Ridings at the finish line.

For more results from these events, please visit,,, and .

The upcoming week will be another busy one for the team. Action kicks off on Monday night at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) with Crate Late Model event. Thursday night will take the team to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) for a Steel Head Late Model event. On Friday evening he will compete at Smoky Mountain Speedway in the Steel Head division. Saturday’s plans for the team are still up in the air.

For more information on these events, please visit, and .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, Valley Transport, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, Renegade Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Fastlane Signs & Graphics, Renegade Reach, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, Stealth Racing Carburetors, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Simpson Race Products, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at as well as social media outlets at and .

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July 24, 2017

Logan Roberson Parks It in Potomac Victory Lane; Battle of the Bay Next

Waynesboro, Virginia (07/24/17) – Over the weekend Logan Roberson kept his recent winning streak alive behind the wheel of his Wynbridge Inc. #17 Rocketman Racing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model. On Friday evening he made the popular visit to Victory Lane at Potomac Speedway.

Roberson opens his weekend on Friday evening with a visit to Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, Maryland), powering his Wynbridge #17 entry against a field of 12 RUSH Crate Late Models. After starting the outing with a heat race victory, Roberson led every lap of the 20-circuit feature to capture his eighth win of the season. Darren Alvey, Matt Glanden, Ben Bowie, and Chuck Bowie completed the Top-5 finishers.

Saturday night took Roberson to Natural Bridge Speedway (Natural Bridge, Virginia) after wet conditions ruined his original plans. After setting the second-fastest time overall in a field of 17 cars, Mother Nature moved in before the feature was able to get underway, which brought an early end to the night.

“It felt like we’ve been trying to dodge Mother Nature a lot this year, and Saturday night she got us again,” Roberson laughed. “Luckily we got Friday night in and was able to grab that win. I think we had a real good chance at Natural Bridge Speedway too, but sometimes it just goes that way with the weather.”

For full results from these events, please visit and .

This weekend – July 28-29 – Roberson will compete in the Battle of the Bay Series. On Friday night action open at Potomac Speedway (Budd’s Creek, Maryland) before moving to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) on Saturday evening. For more information on the events, please visit and .

Logan Roberson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wynbridge Inc., Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farm & Bucking Stock, Blue Ridge Treescape Service, Mike’s Tire and Auto, Dirt Defender, Walker Arthur Racing, Beyea Custom Headers, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, All About Wraps, Rocket Chassis, Race 1, Kaylor’s Dirt Track Cams, Russ King Racing, Hoosier Tire by Terry Wilcher, Smiley’s Racing Enterprises, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Logan Roberson, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

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July 24, 2017

Jesse Lowe Launches New Website; Victorious at Crossville

Crossville, Tennessee (07/24/17) – Crossville, Tennessee’s Jesse Lowe recently launched a brand new website at .

The 25-year-old is off to a blistering start to the 2017 season in his Xtreme Pressure Washing #5j Gondola Pizza & Steakhouse CVR Race Car. He’s already registered 15 victories on the year.

Behind the wheel of the Hampton Backhoe Service #5j CVR Race Car Crate Late Model, Jesse Lowe resumed his 2017 campaign on Friday night with a visit to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) to compete in a Weekly Racing Series Event. Timing in fastest overall in qualifying, Lowe earned the pole position for the feature. Leading from flag-to-flag, Jesse charged to his 15th win of the season in the 25-lapper, topping Chase Walls, Andy Miller, Troy Davenport, and Michael Smith at the finish line.

The following night brought Lowe to Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fyffe, Alabama) for the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) sanctioned program. Moving up two spots in his heat race, Jesse landed a 2nd-place finish, positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the feature. With $2,500 on the line, Jesse Lowe jumped up one position in the 40-lap affair to place 2nd behind Kasey Hall with Sam Seawright, Chip Brindle, and Rusty Ballenger completing the Top 5 finishers.

“It was another solid weekend for our team,” Lowe noted. “It would’ve been nice to win both events, but I’m still happy with a win and a runner-up finish. Hopefully we can grab a pair of victories this week. Special thanks goes out to all my sponsors, who help make my program possible.”

For more results from these events, please visit and .

This week will find the team taking part in a pair of events. Action opens on Monday night at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) before moving onto Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) on Thursday evening.

For more information on the events, please visit and .

Jesse Lowe and 5j Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Hampton Backhoe Service, McBurnett Insurance, Creative Kitchens by Wyatt Builders, CVR Race Cars, Gondola Pizza & Streakhouse, Wyatt Builders, Twisted Metal, AutoZone, Mighty Muffler & Brakes, Crossroads Lawn Care, Dream Racing Technologies, Life-N-Luv Photos, Haircuts by Mel, XS Power Batteries, Strange Oval, Hyperco, Fast Shafts, Velocita, Old Man’s Garage, Butlerbuilt Performance Seat Systems, Vahlco Wheels, Hoosier Tire South, MarTel Sign Company, PPM Racing Products, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Jesse Lowe, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

Mark Burch Motorsports and Lasoski Garner Top Fives at I-80 and Knoxville

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 24, 2017) - Mark Burch Motorsports put together a pair of stout finishes last weekend in the Midwest, where the team charged from the back to earn a top five in Nebraska before posting a second straight podium at the 'Sprint Car Capital of the World' in Iowa.

"We're at the tip of the iceberg," said the team's driver, Danny Lasoski. "We have to keep plugging away at it."

The action began last Thursday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb., where a mechanical problem hampered the team early in the night during the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprints event.

"We had a motor gremlin early in the night and by the time we figured it out we missed the heat race," Lasoski said. "We had to figure something out for the setup for the A Main. Mark went out and looked at the track and we freed the car up. Wherever someone was we could go the opposite way. It was a lot of fun to drive."

Lasoski charged from 18th to a fourth-place finish, which earned the team the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We passed for third and the caution came out," he said. "When we restarted we had a bleeder malfunction and came in with only four pounds of air in the right rear tire. Without that I think we could have gained more, but it was a great rebound after the way we started the night."

The weekend wrapped up on Saturday at Knoxville Raceway, where Lasoski qualified 13th quickest before he finished second in a heat race. That lined him up sixth for the A Main.

"We got a good start and ran in the top four," he said. "Another car dropped out so we moved up to third. Every time out we get a little bit better so we're optimistic about the future."

It marked the second straight third-place result at Knoxville Raceway for the team and the sixth top five of the season.


July 20 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race: DNS (-); Feature: 4 (18).

July 22 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 2 (2); Feature: 3 (6).


18 races, 1 win, 6 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s







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"Gessford Machine has been providing high-quality engine machining services for us for many years," Burch said. "Their attention to detail and great customer service has been a great asset to our team. We want to thank all of the guys at Gessford for their continued support."

Mark Burch Motorsports would also like to thank Team Jack Foundation, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., King Racing Products, Hot Dot Inc., Weld Wheels, Speedway Motors, Huggins Cams, Dyer's Top Rods, Total Seal Piston Rings, Schoenfeld Headers, Driven Race Oil, Wireless Amber Alerts, Hoosier Tire, Arrow Truck Sales, Donovan Blocks, Rod End Supply, Diamond Pistons, Saldana Racing Products, MSD Ignition, Vortex Wings, S & S Welding, Inc., Sweet Manufacturing, DMI Bulldog Rears, Wulff Pumps, Red Devil Brakes, Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems, Harris Decals, Smith Precision Products, Hepfner Racing Products, Lincoln Auto Auction, Eagle Motorsports and Schnee Chassis for their continued support.


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