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June 21, 2018

Tyler Millwood Suffers Heartbreak in 42nd Annual USA 100
Returns to Action with ULTIMATE Series this Weekend in Georgia

Kingston, Georgia (06/21/18) – Tyler Millwood led 48 laps on Saturday night in his Millwood Plumbing #31 Barry Wright Icon by Madden/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model during the 42nd Annual USA 100. Unfortunately, his career-win hopes would go by the wayside, when he suffered a flat tire with just four laps remaining.

“There’s really no words to describe how bad this one hurts,” Millwood commented. “My guys gave me an amazing car, and I had done my best to save my tires. Honestly, we hadn’t plenty of tread left. We got a flat after Rambo (Franklin) blew a tire in front of us, and it scattered debris all over the track. Something from that cut the tire down.

“Again, it stinks the way it ended, but at least we showed everybody how far we’ve come with our program, and that we’re now a contender. We might not have won, but they definitely knew we were there.”

On Saturday night Tyler Millwood made the trip to Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Virginia) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned, 42nd Annual USA 100. In a field of 38 Super Late Models, Millwood laid down the fastest time in his qualifying group before charging to a heat race victory.

Earning the outside-front-row starting position for the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler jumped to the lead early in the event. He held the top spot for 48 laps until suffering a flat right-rear tire with four laps to go while leading. He salvaged a 13th-place outing in the 60-lap affair.

Tyler is currently third in the Ultimate Southeast Series point standings. For full results from this event, please visit .

This Saturday, June 23 Tyler will be back in action with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series in a $5,000-to-win event at Blue Ridge Motorsports Park (Blue Ridge, Georgia).

Tyler is currently looking to add more marketing partners to his racing program. For more information on becoming a part of our winning team, please contact the Millwood Motorsports team manager, Derek Gahring at or 770-301-8021.

Tyler Millwood would like to thank all of his sponsors including Millwood Plumbing, Machine Construction Company, Hitson Construction, Realty Queen and Team, Chris Madden Racing Icon Race Cars, Super K Express, Clements Racing Engines, Fram Filtration, Autolite Spark Plugs, Allstar Graphix, and Marketing Services.

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June 21, 2018

Spencer Hughes Scores Top-10 Finish in LOLMDS Debut
Hughes Advances Thirteen Positions in Clash at the Mag Finale

Laurel, Mississippi (06/21/18) – 17-year-old Spencer Hughes entered his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event over the weekend. After getting off to a slow start the young racer came to life in the 100-lap finale by passing 13 cars in the finale to finish 10th behind the wheel of the L&D Trucking #10 Longhorn Chassis by Weaver/ Cornett Thunder Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“We didn’t perform as well as I would’ve liked in qualifying and heat race action, and we came up just a little short of transferring from the B-Main to the finale. Thankfully we received a fast-time provisional for the feature, and were able to capitalize,” Hughes said. “In the feature I kept my nose clean early, and as the race went along we got better and better. To get a Top-10 finish in my first race against this caliber of driver is really awesome.

“I would like to thank everyone with Henderson Motorsports and all of our great sponsors for this opportunity.”

On Friday evening Spencer Hughes and the Henderson Motorsports team traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) to take part in the two-day Clash at the Mag.

With 28 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand, Hughes came up one spot short of a transfer spot in his heat race with a seventh-place finish. Transferring into the B-Main on Saturday for another shot at the main event, Spencer fell short of a transfer spot into the show with a sixth-place outing.

Receiving a fast-time provisional into the $20,000-to-win A-Main, Spencer Hughes advanced through the field 13 spots in the 100-lap affair reeling in an impressive 10th-place finish.

For his efforts he received the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Race Award

Full results from this event are available at .

Henderson Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners, including L&D Trucking, Cornett Thunder Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis by Randy Weaver, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Smith Auto Parts and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For more information on Henderson Motorsports, please visit .

McIntosh Snake Bitten over POWRi West Sooner Series Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (June 21, 2018) – Cannon McIntosh put himself in good position for success in both of last weekend’s POWRi West Midget League events at Meeker’s Red Dirt Raceway and Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

But, Lady Luck was not on the side of the 15-year-old in either feature event with incidents on both nights resulting in DNF’s on the weekend.

On both nights, McIntosh raced from third to capture heat race wins aboard the RL Hudson/Toyota-TRD No. 08 Midget.  And, on both nights, he gridded the feature field inside the second row as he vied for his first feature win of the year.

However, the Friday night feature essentially ended before it began for McIntosh.

“Another car slid up in the first corner,” McIntosh explains.  “I thought we were going to be okay and race side-by-side coming off of two.  But he kept sliding up and got his right rear over my left front.  It turned us over and it got my axle, so we were done.”

Saturday’s feature at I-44 Riverside Speedway seemed promising much of the way.

“I was taking it pretty slow for a while.  We were just starting to get going, it was time to start racing harder,” McIntosh says.  “Then a car jumped the cushion just ahead of me.  He came down and my right rear climbed his left rear.  It pushed the nerf bar into the right rear and we weren’t able to get that fixed.”

Despite the misfortune over the weekend, McIntosh still holds down third in POWRi West Midget League points despite missing an event earlier in the year.

“We have the heat races down, now we just have to finish the night up,” McIntosh concludes.

McIntosh’s next outing is yet to be determined.

Along with RL Hudson and Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the ambitious 2018 slate of events possible includes American Discount, Complete Auto Care, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Sanders and Associates, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication and Car and Fleet.

2018 Quick Stats:  18 races, 4 top-fives, 8 top-tens.

Up Next: TBD.

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Carney Compiles Strong ASCS Speedweek

Lonnie Wheatley, EL PASO, Texas (June 21, 2018) – Any Speedweek can be a demanding task.  John Carney II made the most of the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour’s Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek by racing to finish of seventh in overall points for the week.

It was a Speedweek that consisted of six races at six different tracks throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas over the course of six nights.

“It was great for us,” Carney says.  “We raced straight into the feature each night, had no DNF’s and three top-fives.”

Carney began and ended the mini-series with his best runs of fourth in the opening leg at Lubbock’s West Texas Raceway on Friday, June 8, and then again in the final round last Saturday night at Kansas’ Salina Speedway.

He also picked up Hard Charger honors by rallying from 13th to fifth at Lawton Speedway in Round Four on Wednesday, June 13, with other finishes including 13th at both Amarillo’s Route 66 Motor Speedway (June 9) and Mesquite’s Devil’s Bowl Speedway (June 12) and 12th at Creek County Speedway (June 14).

One thing that was consistent over the course of the six races was Carney’s ability to pull big numbers in the pre-race draw.  At no point did Carney ever start better than fifth in a heat race.  He didn’t let that slow his charge though.

“We were at the back of every heat race,” Carney says.  “But we passed cars in every heat race to put us directly into features, we never had to run a ‘B’ Feature.”

And the times that Carney passed the most in heat races, he capitalized with strong runs to finish the night.

“We got into the redraw three times and finished in the top five each time,” Carney explains.

Still getting pieces and parts assembled for the newly-formed John Carney Racing team, the El Paso native battled a tight car much of the week.

“In general, we were pretty tight all week,” Carney says.  “We would make gains on one part of the track but lose it somewhere else.”

After taking this upcoming weekend off, Carney looks to build upon a strong ASCS Speedweek performance that featured solid, consistent runs each night.

John Carney Racing is made possible by the support of invaluable partners including Mesilla Valley Transportation, Vado Speedway Park, South Plains Auto Transport, Danny Sander Construction, CSR Garage, Briley Trucking, Momentum Racing Suspensions, Performance Plus, Performance Motor Coach, Raider Graphix, MSD Ignition and Joe Hunt Magnetos.

Quick Results: Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin’ Summer Speedweek.

Friday, June 8 – 4th at West Texas Raceway (Lubbock, TX).

Saturday, June 9 – 13th at Route 66 Motor Speedway (Amarillo, TX).

Tuesday, June 12 – 13th at Devil’s Bowl Speedway (Mesquite, TX).

Wednesday, June 13 – 5th and Hard Charger at Lawton (OK) Speedway.

Thursday, June 14 – 12th at Creek County Speedway (Sapulpa, OK).

Saturday, June 16 – 4th at Salina (KS) Speedway.

Up Next: TBD.

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Bacon Speeds through Eastern Storm – Picks up Another Win along the Way

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (June 21, 2018) – Brady Bacon continues to gain momentum aboard the Brady Bacon Racing No. 99 Sprint Car.  And that was quite apparent with a strong run over each of the six nights of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Eastern Storm that wrapped up on Tuesday night.

Bacon opened the six-race set with a win at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, and finished out the week fifth in Eastern Storm points with three top-fives and five top-tens along the way.

“I feel like we’re back on track now, we’re fast every night,” Bacon comments.  “We have a pretty decent package to go with, we’re really close now.”

This year’s Eastern Storm started just the way last year’s did with Bacon standing in victory lane at Grandview Speedway on Thursday night, June 14.  It was Bacon’s fourth overall win of the year and second on the USAC Sprint Car trail.

“We had a good starting spot on the front row and got by Chad Boespflug early for the lead,” Bacon recalls.  “KT (Kevin Thomas, Jr.) got by with six or seven to go, so I moved around and found a little grip to get back by him.  It’s a little more gratifying to win one that way and to beat a guy that’s at the top of his game right now.  It gave us a lot of confidence for the rest of the week.”

The Eastern Storm moved on to the storied Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night with Bacon again in the lead mix in the late going before settling for runner-up honors at the stripe.  After starting fourth in the feature, Bacon raced into the lead on the 20th lap only to surrender the point a handful of laps later.

“We got to second pretty quick, then I was able to set up Ballou and get by him for the lead,” Bacon says.  “It slicked off a little more than we thought though, I didn’t tighten up enough and couldn’t quite stick the bottom and that let Windom get by.”

Action shifted to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night where Bacon led the opening 17 laps before a broken left rear torsion arm forced him to a stop.  Bacon returned after the caution to salvage a 12th-place finish on the night.

Sunday night found Bacon and the USAC forces at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, PA, where “The Macho Man” worked his way to an eighth place finish after timing in tenth-quick.

“It was one of those nights that you just try to get through it unscathed,” Bacon comments.  “It was dusty and dirty slick, not really our kind of track.”

Action shifted to New Jersey’s newly reconfigured Bridgeport Speedway on Monday night with Bacon rallying from 13th to post a fourth-place finish.

“It was a new track so it had a few bumps, I hit those on both qualifying laps and that cost us a little time,” Bacon says.  “In the feature, it was about half the race before it widened out and we could start passing.  We were good though, we were able to work our way forward.”

The Eastern Storm wrapped up on Tuesday night at New York’s Weedsport Speedway with Bacon earning a sixth-place finish after battling among the top three in the early going.

“The track was pretty nice for the feature, it had a good cushion in three and four,” Bacon says.  “We got to third and a yellow came out, then our tire sealed up bad.  We just couldn’t get fired off after that and just held on for sixth.”

Overall, Eastern Storm was an undeniable success for Bacon and company.

“The fans up there are amazing and we got to race at six great tracks, we look forward to doing that again,” Bacon wraps up.

Weather permitting, this weekend’s action calls for Bacon to put the wing atop for Friday night’s All Star Circuit of Champions “Ohio Sprint Speedweek” card at Limaland Motorsports Park before jumping into the Hoffman No. 69ot for Saturday’s non-wing card at Ohio’s Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Fatheadz Eyewear, Tel-Star Technology/Port City Raceway, Gene Frankowiak, Cimarron Cycle Works, Priority Aviation, Triple-X Race Co., FMR Racing, FK Indy, Heath Clips Lawn Care, Elliot’s Custom Trailers and Carts, B&S Cattle, Lucas Oil Products, Kiser’s Truck and Auto, Smiley’s Racing Products, Keizer Wheels, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Octane Ink, CP Carrillo, PAC Racing Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Engler Machine and Tool, Wilwood Engineering, Schroth Racing, Smith Precision Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, FSR Radiators, LRB Mfg. Indy Race Parts and Imperial Wagyu Beef.

2018 Quick Stats:  47 races, 4 wins, 20 top-fives, 29 top-tens.

Quick Results: USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars Eastern Storm

Thursday, June 14 – 1st at Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)

Friday, June 15 – 2nd at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)

Saturday, June 16 – 12th at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)

Sunday, June 17 – 8th at BAPS Motor Speedway (York Haven, PA)

Monday, June 18 – 4th at Bridgeport Speedway (Swedesboro, NJ)

Tuesday, June 19 – 6th at Weedsport Speedway (Weedsport, NY)

Up Next:

Friday – All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedway at Limaland Motorsports Park

Saturday – Non-Wing 410-ci Sprint Car at Waynesfield (OH) Raceway Park

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