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June 4, 2018

Ricky Weiss Conquers Challenge Cup XVIII
Sights Set on Dirt Late Model Dream XXIV

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (06/04/18) – Ricky Weiss checked a first off his bucket list on Saturday night by piloting his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Late Model to the $10,000 victory in the Challenge Cup XVIII.

The coveted win marked his seventh triumph of the 2018 season.

“I’ve been wanting a Challenge Cup win for a while now, and man it feels good to finally get one,” an elated Weiss said. “We were really fast on Thursday night, but the pill draw got us. Saturday night went pretty flawless for us, and we were able to sweep the show to get the win. I feel like I let one slip away on Sunday night at Casino Speedway. We we’re leading, and I hit a hole, which sent me into an infield tire, knocking the nose off. It was a bad deal, but still a great weekend for our team.”

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss returned to action with the WISSOTA Challenge Series as he took part in the the Iverson Late Model Challenge at Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota).

Passing three cars in his heat race, Weiss landed a fourth-place finish, positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ricky improved 11 positions to finish second behind Don Shaw with Kent Arment, A.J. Diemel, and Jake Redetzke completing the Top-5 finishers.

After taking Friday night off, Weiss was one of 44 Super Late Models on hand at Dakota State Fair Speedway (Huron, South Dakota) on Saturday evening for the WISSOTA Challenge Series sanctioned Challenge Cup XVIII.
Following a 10-lap heat race win in his first heat, Ricky passed 10 cars in his second heat to pick up the victory. Earning the pole position, Ricky Weiss topped the 25-car field to pick up his seventh win of the season and a $10,000 payday.

Don Shaw, Pat Doar, Marshall Fegers, and Kent Arment completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

On Sunday evening Ricky stopped at Casino Speedway (Watertown, South Dakota) for the WISSOTA Challenge Series sanctioned Marilyn Olson Memorial. In a field of 31 entries, Ricky started the night with a heat race win, positioning him on the pole for the feature. After jumping out to a comfortable lead, Weiss made contact with an infield tire barrier on lap 35, which dropped him back to a 15th-place outing.

For more results from these events, please visit .

Ricky and his team now have a big week in front of them as they prepare to invade the legendary Eldora Speedway for the 24th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream. Action at the ½-mile opens on Thursday night with twin $5,000-to-win races, while Friday will see twin $10,000-to-win features. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday evening with a $100 lap, $100,000-to-win finale.

For anyone who can’t attend the event will be broadcast live all weekend via pay-per-view at and .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, Metalz in Motion, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Wilwood, Swift Springs, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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June 4, 2018

Bryan Bernheisel Visits Victory Lane at Selinsgrove Once Again

Jonestown, Pennsylvania (06/04/18) – Bryan Bernheisel collected his fourth win of the 2018 season on Saturday evening after he topped the 358 Steel Late Model division at Selinsgrove Speedway in his Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips #119 Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding/ Lazer Chassis.

After Mother Nature wiped out Friday’s opener at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pennsylvania), Bryan Bernheisel visited Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania) on Saturday for a make-up feature from May 5 along with a regular night of racing in the 358 Steel Head division.

Rolling off from the pole position for the make-up feature, Bryan led all 20-laps en route to his fourth win of the season over Todd Snook, George Dixon Jr., Jeremy Ohl, and Jim Yoder.

Receiving the third-starting position for his heat race for the new program, Bryan maintained his position to finish third. After starting ninth for the feature, Bernheisel passed five cars in the 20-lap affair to finish fourth behind George Dixon Jr., Derick Garman, and Steve Campbell with Todd Snook coming in fifth.

"We were really good in the first feature, maybe a little tight,” Bernheisel said. “In the heat we just didn't adjust enough for the conditions. For the feature we had a great car. My brother got it dialed in there. The track rubbered pretty good on the bottom. I was running outside the rubber picking my spots as best I could. All in all, it was a good night"

For more results from these events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – June 8-9 – will find Bernheisel Racing entering a pair of events in their home state of Pennsylvania. On Friday night Tri-Track Challenge competition will see Bryan competing at the legendary Williams Grove Speedway (Williams Grove, Pennsylvania) in an unsanctioned $3,000-to-win event. On Saturday evening the action will shift to Selinsgrove Speedway, where the Ultimate North East Super Late Model Series will sanction a $3,000-to-win affair.

For more details on the events, please visit and .

Any companies, who are interested in becoming involved with Bernheisel Racing, are encouraged to contact Brandon Bernheisel at .

Bernheisel Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Bernheisel Race Components, Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips, One Potato Two Potato Kettle Potato Chips, Uglies Kettle Cooked Chips, Lazer Chassis, Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding, Focus Shock Technologies, Total Machine LLC, Precision Powder Coating, Wrisco Aluminum, Wehrs Machine, PRC, Joes Racing Products, Goodridge, Sweet Manufacturing, Jones Racing Products, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, R.J.S. Racing Equipment, Bulldog Rearends, Outerwears, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Performance Bodies, MCT, Velocita, R2C Air Filters, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, XS Power, JRI Shocks, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Weld Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, A&A Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Bernheisel Racing please visit .

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June 4, 2018

Austin Horton Sweeps Dixie Speedway Super Late Model Action

Newnan, Georgia (06/04/18) – With momentum in his corner Austin Horton stormed into Dixie Speedway on Saturday night in his Vape’s Gone Wild #16 Wood Motorsports/ Orr’s Towing/ Super K Express/ XR1 Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith Super Late Model. By the time the night was done he had claimed his first Super Late Model win at Dixie Speedway and his fifth win triumph of 2018.

“It feels great to finally get a win at Dixie Speedway,” Horton said. “I had a little bit of a scare there late in the race because we had a transmission seal go out. It resulted in a mess under the car and I could smell the oil – especially late in the race – so I didn’t want to push it too hard in the closing laps. Luckily everything worked out.

“Our car is really great right now, and I just hope we can keep this momentum building. Thanks goes out to Wood Motorsports an all of our supporters!”

Behind the wheel of the Orr’s Towing #16 Super Late Model, Austin Horton visited Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday for the Weekly Racing Series Event. In a field of 17 cars, Horton laid down the fastest time in qualifying, which locked him into the pole position for the feature.

Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Austin led wire-to-wire to pick up his fifth win of the season. Aaron Ridley, Ashton Winger, Shawn Chastain, and Jason Croft completed the Top-5 finishers.
Full results from the event are available at .

The upcoming weekend – June 8-9 – will find Austin traveling to Mississippi’s Greenville Speedway, where he’ll take part in the Rumble on the Gumbo, which will be sanctioned by the Durrence Lane Dirt Late Model Series. A $2,000 winner’s check is up for grabs on Friday night, while a $2,500 winner’s check is on the line on Saturday night.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Austin Horton would like to thank his marketing partners, which Super K Express, Orr’s Towing, Vapes Gone Wild, GW Performance, Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith Racing, Gary’s Pulp & Logging Inc., Allstar Graphix, McKoon’s, Horton’s Inc. and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

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June 4, 2018

Cory Hedgecock Claims Career Win with World of Outlaws
Mississippi Doubleheader with Durrence Layne Series Up Next

Loudon, Tennessee (06/04/18) – Cory Hedgecock scored the biggest win of his young career on Friday night in his Shadden Motorsports #9 / Cushman/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine racecar.

The 25-year-old wheelman streaked to the $10,000 top prize with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series at 411 Motor Speedway. It marked his 10th win of the season.

“I knew if I was ever going to have a chance to win one of these big shows that 411 Motor Speedway was likely going to be the place,” Hedgecock said. “Mitch McCarter and his staff gave us a great track. I had mixed emotions on those late-race cautions because I was thinking I might need to cool my tires down, but on the same note I didn’t want those guys back on my bumper. We were able to get the win, and it just feels awesome. I definitely want to thank the Shadden family for providing me this awesome race car, and I also want to thank my family, my sponsors, and all my fans.”

Friday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), kicking off the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series doubleheader in East Tennessee.

In a field of 29 Super Late Models, Hedgecock followed up the fourth-fastest qualifying time with a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the third-starting position for the feature after the redraw, Hedgecock blasted past race-leader David Breazeale on lap 23 and held the top spot for the next 27 circuits to pick up his first-career national touring series win and a $10,000 payday.

The win marked Hedgecock’s 10th on the season. Jimmy Owens, Mike Marlar, Chris Madden, and Michael Chilton completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lapper.

The following night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) for the East Tennessee Shootout, Cory dropped one spot in his heat race to finish sixth. Earning the 16th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win feature, Hedgecock gained three positions reeling in a 13th-place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit .

This weekend – June 8-9 – Hedgecock will trek south to the Magnolia State for the annual Rumble on the Gumbo at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). The Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series weekend will see a $2,000-to-win event on Friday and a $2,500-to-win event on Saturday night.

For more information on the program, please visit .

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, Budget Transmissions, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, 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, Martel Signs 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 .

Miley earns largest payday of career during action at Stateline

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (June 4, 2018) - Jared Miley secured the largest payday of his career on Saturday night in the Empire State, and did so from the outside of row six.

Miley, driver of the Joe Corrado-owned/Blue Mountain Energy/Penn Star Ventures/Colussy Chevrolet/Jay's Auto Wrecking/No. 10 super late model, visited the “New” Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., on Saturday, June 2, and participated in Jim Scott’s 80th birthday celebration. Highlighted with an 80-lap, $8,000-to-win main event, Jim Scott’s birthday party turned into the Miley show, as the Western Pennsylvania super late model ace put on an impressive rally from the 12th position to pick up the victory, officially taking command with less than 20 circuits remaining.

There were only two cautions during the 80-lap program, each occurring after Miley took command on lap 65.

“I actually didn’t even know I was in the lead,” Miley said. “We were just racing hard. I knew we had to be getting close to the front, or maybe already in the lead. Regardless, what a great effort by everyone. I can’t thank my team and my family enough for their hard work and support, especially Joe Corrado, who gave me a great opportunity this season. We are enjoying every minute of this.”

Miley now owns four victories in three states during the 2018 season, adding his Stateline Speedway victory to a list that includes Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway, Tyler County (W.Va.) Speedway, and Thunder Mountain (Pa.) Speedway.

If all goes according to plan, Jared Miley and Joe Corrado will continue their 2018 campaign with a visit to Thunder Mountain Speedway near Brookville, Pa., on Friday, June 8, joining the ULMS Racing Series for a $3,000-to-win showstopper. Miley owns one victory at Thunder Mountain in 2018, beating the ULMS Racing Series on May 18.

Jared Miley and Joe Corrado would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Blue Mountain Energy, Penn Star Ventures, Colussy Chevrolet, Jay's Auto Wrecking, Keystone Alliance Insurance Services, LLC of Spring City, Junior’s Core & Recycling, Maloney’s Classic Cars of Meadville, Huey Brothers Trucking & Well Service, Fully Injected Motorsports, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Sunoco Race Fuels, Rocket Chassis, Daugherty Motorsports, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, FK Rod Ends and Octane Graphix.

Fans are encouraged to stay in the loop online at Fans can also stay updated via social media including Twitter and Facebook.’ Be sure to also visit Jared Miley’s official online home at

2015 Wins: 8 (2 - Lernerville Speedway, PA - RUSH/Super) (3 - Dog Hollow Speedway, PA - Open Crate/Super) (1 - PPMS - Super) (1 - Tri City Raceway Park, PA - Super) (1 - Thunder Mountain Speedway, PA - Super )

2016 Wins: 6 (2- Marion Center Speedway - SLM Regular Show) (Lernerville Speedway - Fab Four) (Dog Hollow Speedway - Shawn Sheetz McGarvey) (Hesston Speedway - Super Late Model Speedweek) (Eriez Speedway - ULMS $6,000)

2017 Wins: 6 (PPMS - regular program; ULTIMATE Northeast $3,000) (ULMS victory at Thunder Mountain Speedway) (Mike Farr Memorial victory at Eriez Speedway worth $4,100) (Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week at Muskingum Co. Speedway worth $3,000) (Hummingbird Speedway worth $2,000)

2018 Wins: 4 (Lernerville Speedway - 5/11) (Tyler County Speedway - 5/12 - Ultimate NE) (Thunder Mountain Speedway - 5/18 - ULMS) (Stateline Speedway - 6/2 - $8,000 Non-Sanctioned)

Jared Miley’s Recent Highlights: Opened 2018 season with top-ten (7th) at Hagerstown (Md.) Speedway during Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series competition. Finished third from seventh during Midway Speedway’s King of Hillbilly Hill on Saturday, April 21. Earned victories at Lernerville on May 11, Tyler County Speedway on May 12, and Thunder Mountain Speedway on May 18. Finished third at Bedford Speedway during action on May 25, followed by a seventh place finish during the Bob Weikert Memorial preliminary at Port Royal Speedway on May 26. Won $8,000 at the “New” Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., on June 2.

Tony Stewart earns trio of top-fives during final rounds of USCS Speedweek; All Star visits to Outlaw, Stateline, Weedsport ahead


Date: Thursday, May 31st
Event: 13th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Fireade
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder National Tour
Track: Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (6th)

Date: Friday, June 1st
Event: 13th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Fireade
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder National Tour
Track: Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 3rd (5th)

Date: Saturday, June 2nd
Event: 13th Annual USCS Sprint Speedweek presented by Fireade
Series: United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder National Tour
Track: Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Ark.)
Tony Stewart A-Main Finish (Start): 5th (11th)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 4, 2018) - After a week away from open wheel competition, Tony Stewart made his return to the cockpit of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/Ford Performance/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 15 sprint car and entered a trio of United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour programs in Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas, respectively, helping the 360c.i., winged sprint car series wrap-up their annual edition of Speedweek.

Stewart earned three top-five finishes during his three-race swing in the South, earning a pair of third place performances during his starts at Talladega (Ala.) Short Track and Magnolia (Miss.) Motor Speedway, followed up with a fifth place run on Saturday at Riverside (Ark.) International Speedway.

Stewart’s most impressive performance of the weekend took shape at Riverside. Dubbed “The Ditch,” Stewart charged six positions at the West Memphis-area venue, climbing from 11th on the feature grid to finish fifth at the final checkers.

Boosting his weekend performances, Stewart’s campaigns at Talladega and Magnolia each commenced with heat race victories. The Columbus, Ind., native now owns 18 top-ten finishes in 26 starts, 14 of which inside the top-five.

“It was a fun weekend for us. It was a great way to get out and visit three different tracks,” Stewart said. “We’ve been getting more and more comfortable and it shows with results like these. We get to join the All Stars for a pair of starts this weekend. Hopefully we can keep this streak of top-five finishes going.”

Up next on the schedule, Tony Stewart will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a trio of starts in the Empire State, first joining the self-owned organization at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, June 8.

Stewart will continue his All Star weekend on Saturday, June 9, with a visit to the “New” Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, capping off the three-day swing on Sunday, June 10, when the three-time NASCAR Cup champion visits Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport.

All three All Star Circuit of Champions programs will award $5,000 top prizes.

“I’m really looking forward to next weekend. I’m really proud of our Series and excited to be able to compete against Chad (Kemenah), Dave (Blaney), Jac (Haudenschild), Aaron (Reutzel), Carson (Macedo), Paul (McMahan) and all of the full-time All Stars,” Stewart added about his upcoming New York trip. “We’ve got some great talent with us this year. I’m hoping I can challenge these guys for a win all weekend. We’ll definitely put a show on for the fans that come out.”

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

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2018 Tony Stewart/Tony Stewart Racing Statistics: (thru June 4, 2018)
Total Races: 26
Total Wins: 1
Total Top-5s: 14
Total Top-10s: 18


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Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Adds Fifth Win To the Season With Tri-State Speedway Victory

Bryan Hulbert - POCOLA, Okla. (June 4, 2018) Sam Hafertepe, Jr. has not finished outside the top-five in his last seven outings, has six podium finishes to go with it, and added his fifth win of the 2018 season this past Saturday night racing against the American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Red River Region presented by Smiley's Racing Products.

Taking in two nights of racing this past weekend in order to shake down his new backup car and engine combination, Sam started the weekend at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Okla. with a runner-up finish to Seth Bergman.

"We tried a lot of different things on Friday. We started out in Hot Laps and didn't feel very good and made some changes. We just felt like we were chasing the car, so we changed bars for the Heat and got a little bit better, but we just still were not where we needed to be, so we changed bars again and we ran okay in the Feature," explained Hafertepe.

Chasing Seth through traffic in the race's mid-point, the top of the track was the fastest way around and didn't allow much room for error. Even with a late-race restart, Sam was unable to mount a charge.

"At one point I felt like we were really making some gains, but I just never was comfortable in the car. The way that place races, it's really round so we never got any kind of wing speed going and we seem to struggle at places like that, so it was actually good that we made the gains we did."

From the quarter-mile in Meeker to the sweeping three-eighths mile Tri-State Speedway in Pocola the following night, Sam was right at home with each race entered topped by the Sunnyvale, Texas racer.

"We were at a point this past weekend where we were testing, and with, I never wanted to go on the track running the same thing twice. The top was the place to be in the Heat Races, but we intentionally stayed off it and ran through the middle and bottom to work on the car and get it working for the feature, and it worked. Even as good as the car was, we went back to the drawing board and changed it again for the main and made a lot of gains."

Up next for Sam and the Hills Racing Team No. 15h is the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek which kicks off this weekend at West Texas Raceway in Lubbock and Route 66 Motor Speedway in Amarillo.

"I was ready for Speedweek two weeks ago," state Sam with a chuckle. "Testing out our backup car this past weekend, it doesn't matter that the cars are all made by the same manufacturer, they all have their own attributes, so I wanted to get a feel for that car before it goes up top. We're happy with it and ready to go this weekend. I feel like we're right where we need to be going into Speedweek and then Washington for Dirt Cup."

For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam).

2018 Season to Date:

Events: 23; Wins -5 ; Top 5 - 12; Top 10 - 14; Top 15 -16; Top 20 -18;

Coming Up: ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek

June 8 at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas)
June 9 at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas)
June 12 at Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas)
June 13 at Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.)
June 14 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.)
June 16 at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kan.)

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Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, Cool Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision

Johnny Herrera Gearing Up For Lucas Oil ASCS Speedweek


Bryan Hulbert - BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (June 4, 2018) Taking this past weekend to rebuild and rework his Mesilla Valley Transportation No. 45x following a crash the week before in Las Cruces, N.M., Johnny Herrera is down to minor details as he prepares for the Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek.

"We're almost ready to go. Right now we just have a couple things to finish up and we'll be ready. We had to fix a few things after we got tangled up in southern New Mexico, but we're good. Nothing major," commented Herrera.

On his last outing during Memorial Day Weekend at the Southern New Mexico Speedway, Herrera had an up and down weekend with the New Mexico shoe rebounding to a top-five finish following a crash the opening night of the Salute to Indy.

"We got taken out by another car but got everything rolling the next night and finished fifth, so it ended up begin a good weekend. I always enjoy getting the chance to race close to home where I can spend time with my family and friends like Royal at Mesilla Valley Transportation as well as Mike and Kathy at CSR Garage. Without people like them supporting this team, I wouldn't be able to do this."

Along with Speedweek kicking off this weekend, Herrera is also making sure everything is in place for the Series' swing to the 47th Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup presented by the Skagit Resort and Casino, happening June 21, 22, and 23.

"We have a lot of racing coming up so we've been, I don't want to say saving our equipment, but we've been selective so far. I've only had the one engine, so I didn't want to get a lot of laps on it, but we should have our spare back this week. Speedweek can change the whole dynamic of your season, so we're looking to run strong and be ahead going into Dirt Cup."

The 2018 season marks the 34th year of racing for Johnny Herrera which includes over 140 victories in various forms of Sprint Car competition. For more information, and to keep in touch with the man called "Hollywood", log onto to

2018 Season To Date:

Races: 14; Wins: 0; Top 5's: 5; Top 10's: 10; Top 15's: 12; Top 20's: 14

Recent Results:

May 26, 2018 - Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Heat Race: 1st [6th]
A-Feature: 17th [7th] DNF

May 27, 2018 - Southern New Mexico Speedway (Las Cruces, N.M.)
Heat Race: 2nd [4th]
A-Feature: 5th [6th]

Coming Up: ASCS Sizzlin' Summer Speedweek

June 8 at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, Texas)
June 9 at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, Texas)
June 12 at Devil's Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, Texas)
June 13 at Lawton Speedway (Lawton, Okla.)
June 14 at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, Okla.)
June 16 at Salina Speedway (Salina, Kan.)

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Sponsor Highlight: Morton Excavating:

Morton Excavating is an excavating business located in Coweta, Okla. A part of Johnny Herrera Racing since 2016, what started off a simple job of moving some dirt at Johnny's shop has grown into a great friendship. Without great supporters like Blaine and Kim Morton, racing would not be possible for the No. 45x team.

Johnny Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage, Heidbreder Foundation Services and Rocket Designs for their continued support.