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August 18, 2020

Brandon Sheppard Earns Four Wins in Six Nights
Claims Summer Nationals Week No. 4 Championship

NEW BERLIN, Ill. (08/18/20) – For the first time since May, Brandon Sheppard strapped into the seat of his Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law No. B5 Valvoline/ The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development/ Pro Power Racing Engines/ Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.

Taking advantage of a break from the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Sheppard drove his family-owned No. B5 to four DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories and the weekly points championship title.

Sheppard made his first Summer Nationals start of 2020 Tuesday at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Ill. After charging to a heat race win from fourth, Brandon drew the third starting position for the 40-lap feature.

It didn’t take long for Sheppard to make his move, taking second from Frank Heckenast Jr. on lap three, then overtaking Brian Shirley for lead one lap later. Pulling away to a more than six second advantage, Brandon crossed the finish line ahead of Jeremiah Hurst, Shirley, Heckenast, and Jason Feger to claim $5,000.

“(The car) was just so good. It was on a rail tonight for the feature,” said Sheppard. “I had to work my tail off on it all night long though. I kinda started off different from what I’ve been racing on the (Rocket Chassis) house car, just what I’ve been normally running on this car and we were just a little bit off.

“The racetrack’s a little bit different than what we’ve been good on this year with this car. We had to work on it all night long to get it to where it needed to be. Every change we did to it, I could tell a difference, even if it was just a minor change. Typical Rocket Chassis, you know, we were able to tune it right in and it was flawless in the feature there.”

On Wednesday night at Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway, Sheppard rallied to another heat race victory and later drew the fourth spot on the $5,000-to-win feature grid.

Sheppard took command of the top spot on lap 11 from Heckenast. Heckenast fought back to gain the lead again on laps 22-23. Sheppard got a better run on the top side to take the lead back, which he held all the way until the final 10 laps.

On lap 31, Shirley capitalized on an opportunity in lapped traffic to take control. Brandon fought back but would ultimately come up a mere 0.090 seconds short at the finish line. Heckenast, Ryan Unzicker, and Allen Weisser completed the Top-5.

Macon (Ill.) Speedway was the destination for Thursday’s Summer Nationals stop. Sheppard once again put himself at the front of the starting field for the A-Main by virtue of a 10-lap heat race victory and the redraw.

Sheppard played the waiting game through the first 80 laps, trailing leader Shirley through heavy lapped traffic. With Shirley stuck behind a slower car, Sheppard stole the lead on lap 81 and pulled away to a more than three second gap until a caution with two laps remaining. Surviving the restart, Sheppard held on for the $5,000 payday and his first career victory in the annual Harold & Review 100 at the 1/5-mile oval.

“We’ve been getting our butt whooped here for a long time,” Sheppard said. “We could win a Heat Race and start up front, but we could never seal the deal. Tonight, I was just really patient. I didn’t knock the deck out, not that I know of, maybe a little bit…”

“I just bided my time there and didn’t use up my tires. I was really easy on them in the first part of the race, then I saw Brian [Shirley] starting to fade a little bit and I knew it was my chance to try and make something happen.”

On Friday night at Fayette County (Ill.) Speedway, Brandon raced to another heat race win to earn a spot in the redraw for the $10,000-to-win main event. Drawing the fourth spot on the grid, Sheppard was an early retiree from the 50-lap affair after suffering a broken right-front tie-rod while battling for the top spot.

Shifting to the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. on Saturday, Sheppard once again found himself starting fourth in the $10,000-to-win A-Main by virtue of the redraw following a heat race win.

Sheppard had cracked the podium by lap 9 and rode there until lap 35. After trading sliders with then-leader Daryn Klein, Brandon took control and pulled away to nearly a five-second advantage at the checkers. Shirley finished second with Shannon Babb, Heckenast, and Billy Moyer rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

“It was just an awesome night. Summer Nationals in the B5 – it feels really good to come out here and get some wins. I know the [Rocket1] boys are back home watching, and they’re probably proud of me, and it means a lot to me a lot to me to win on the Summer Nationals and be competitive, night-in and night-out,” Sheppard said.

Sheppard capped off an impressive week with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Sunday at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway. As has been the headline all week, Brandon charged to a convincing heat race victory to lock into the redraw for the $5,000-to-win finale.

Starting the 40-lap feature from the pole, Sheppard jumped out to a comfortable lead in the early stages. Heckenast assumed command after Sheppard was slowed by a sizeable group of slower cars on lap 14.

Heckenast held the point until a caution flag on lap 27, erasing his lead. On lap 32, Sheppard threw a slider to reclaim the top spot. Once back out front, Brandon went unchallenged over the remaining laps to claim the win. Heckenast finish second while Babb, Feger, and Steven Roberts completed the Top-5.

“It was a lot of fun,” Sheppard said of the big six-day stretch he completed with the Summer Nationals. “I hope they do a streak like this again next year that I can do. These places that are all within two hours of my house – all some of my favorite racetracks, and they all produce really great racing.”

In addition to his $25,000 in first-place earnings, Sheppard took home an extra $2,000 as the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Week No. 4 Champion. To learn more about these events, please visit

This week, Sheppard will return to the seat of Rocket1, rejoining the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series for a tripleheader in Pennsylvania. On the docket for that trip is Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, August 20, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 21, and Eriez Speedway on Saturday, August 22.

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Brandon Sheppard would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Dennis G. Woodworth Attorney at Law, Valvoline, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Keyser Manufacturing, 34 Raceway, Budda Dirt Cars Transmission Sales & Service, Mark Richards Racing, Inc., Print Worx, Sheppard Auto Sales, Speedwerx, Bill West Enterprises, Fromme Enterprises, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Performance Bodies & Parts, Peterson Fluid Systems, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Shepp’s Bar & Grill, Simpson, Strange Oval, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Sunoco Race Fuels by Corrigan, Waterman Racing Components, Weld Racing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, XS Power, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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August 19, 2020

Tyler Millwood Claims Career Win at Talladega
Southern All-Stars at I-75 this Saturday

KINGSTON, Ga. (08/19/20) – Tyler Millwood dominated Saturday’s 3rd Annual Governor’s Cup at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., earning him his richest career payday.

The Georgia native streaked to a $10,000 triumph in his Millwood Plumbing No. 31 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. It was his second win of the season.

“Sometimes it’s just your night and you can’t do nothing wrong. The only we could’ve done better there was qualify on the pole," said Millwood. “We’ve had a good car ever since we got in these Rockets. We just needed to t do some fine-tuning. We finally found where it needed it to be.”

In a stout field of 40 Southern All-Star Racing Series entries, Millwood timed in third fastest in his qualifying group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Tyler led flag-to-flag in the 60-lapper to finish 1.383 seconds ahead of Dillon Tidmore, Todd Morrow, Jack Hale, and Donald McIntosh.

This Saturday, August 22, Millwood will follow the Southern All-Star Racing Series to I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. The “Dirt Slinger Classic” at the 3/8-mile oval boasts a $5,000 top prize for Super Late Models.

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Tyler Millwood would like to thank all of his sponsors including Millwood Plumbing, Derek Gahring Enterprises, Machine Construction, On Time Hauling, Competition Race Equipment, Penske Racing Shocks, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Glenncast, Inc., Valvoline, Cole Perkins Media and Promotions, Fram Filtration, Autolite Spark Plugs, Allstar Graphix, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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August 19, 2020

Bryan Bernheisel Sails to Top-5 at Selinsgrove Speedway
World of Outlaws at Lincoln and Williams Grove Next

JONESTOWN, Pa. (08/19/20) – Bryan Bernheisel drove his Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips No. 119 Pioneer Pole Buildings/ Lazer Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a fourth-place finish Saturday.

His third Top-5 outing of the season came at Pennsylvania’s Selinsgrove Speedway while competing with the Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series.

“Selinsgrove Speedway has always been one of my best tracks and Saturday was a good night for us,” Bryan Bernheisel commented. “We’re still tweaking the setup on this car but a Top-5 against this field, we’ll take it. A big thanks to everyone who supports our program.”

Drawing 27 Ultimate Northeast Super Late Model Series entries, Bryan followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials with a heat race victory. Gaining one spot in the $3,000-to-win feature, Bernheisel notched a fourth-place finish behind Rick Eckert, Gregg Satterlee, and Jeff Rine. Jim Yoder rounded out the Top-5.

Behind the wheel of the Denny Superko-owned No. 31 Late Model, Jim Bernheisel timed in 13th fastest in qualifying before placing fifth in his heat race. Starting the 40-lap A-Main in 13th, Bernheisel marched forward five spots to register an eighth-place finish.

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This week, Bryan will take on the World of Outlaw Morton Buildings Late Model Series for a pair of events in The Keystone State. On Thursday, August 20 the tour invades Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa. for the $12,000-to-win, 2nd Annual Billy Vacek/Huey Wilcoxon Memorial. Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. will be the site for a $10,000-to-win program on Friday.

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Bernheisel Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Dieffenbach’s Potato Chips, Bernheisel Race Components, One Potato Two Potato Kettle Potato Chips, Uglies Kettle Cooked Chips, Pioneer Pole Buildings, Lazer Chassis, Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding, Focus Shock Technologies, Clements Racing Engines, 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, Fox Shocks, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Weld Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, A&A Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, and Marketing Services.

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August 19, 2020

Ahnna Parkhurst Scores Second Win of 2020 at Talladega
Southern All-Stars at I-75 Raceway on Deck

EVANS, Ga. (08/19/20) – Ahnna Parkhurst parked her Fields Inc. No. 23 Cushman Paint and Body/ Richard Childress Racing Late Model in Victory Lane for the second time this season Saturday.

Her most recent triumph came in the Crate Racin’ USA 604 Late Model division at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.

“Overall this was a good night for our team,” said Parkhurst. “Our night didn’t go as planned with the Super Late Model, but things happen, that’s just racing. Our Crate car was flawless. There were several cautions in the feature, but I was able to pull away by a few car lengths each time. Special thanks to Andrew, Ken and Dad. We made a bunch of changes throughout the night and it all came together in the feature!”

With 22 Crate Late Models on hand, Parkhurst started the night off with a heat race victory, which positioned her second on the starting grid for the A-Main. Blasting into the lead on the opening lap, Ahnna held off the field after numerous cautions to secure her second win of the season. Cruz Skinner, Heath Carr, Jake Traylor, and T.J. Brittain trailed her to the checkers.

For the Southern All-Star Racing Series-sanctioned Governor’s Cup, Ahnna came one spot short of a transfer position in her heat with a fifth-place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Parkhurst suffered a broken power steering line before the field went green that brought an immediate end to her night.

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This Saturday, August 22, Parkhurst is planning a trip to I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tenn. for the Southern All-Star Racing Series “Dirt Slinger Classic,” which pays $5,000-to-win for Super Late Models. 

Ahnna Parkhurst would like to thank her marketing partners, which include Andy’s Frozen Custard, John Morley & Morley Company, F&W Transportation, Kevin Harvick Inc., Morton Builders, Klotz Lubricants, Schoenfeld Headers, Malvern Bank, Hoosier Racing Tire South,, Richard Childress Racing, Sparco, GW Performance, Arai Helmets, Allstar Performance, Shane McDowell Racing, Cushman Paint & Body, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism, Racing Optics, FK Rod Ends, Max Papis Innovations, Fields Inc. and Marketing Services.

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August 19, 2020

Jesse Lowe Rules Late Model Field at Mountain View
Crossville and Mountain View on Tap this Weekend

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (08/19/20) – Jesse Lowe parked his Martins Wrecker Services No. 5j Bennett Heating and Cooling/ Workout Anytime/ CVR Race Cars/ Phantom Race Engines Late Model in Victory Lane Saturday at Mountain View Raceway in Spring City, Tenn.

“We’ve been blessed to say the least,” Lowe commented. We set a new track record and landed another win in our CVR Race Car. We are still a work in progress but we’re getting there. Thanks to everyone who supports our program.”

Lowe was one of 19 cars on hand at Mountain View Raceway on Saturday. After setting a new track record in time trials, Lowe marched to his eleventh win of the season in the feature, taking the checkers ahead of Jason Manley, John Ownbey, Josh Collins, and Barry Goodman.

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This Friday, August 21 Jesse will visit Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway to compete in an unsanctioned, $2,000-to-win event for Crate Late Models. On Saturday, August 22 he’ll return to Mountain View Raceway for a $2,000-to-win program with the American Crate All-Star Series.

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Jesse Lowe would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Dylan Scott Music, Gondola Pizza and Steakhouse, Phantom Racing Engines, Bennett Heating and Cooling, Workout Anytime (Crossville and Cookeville, Tennessee), Martin’s Wrecker Service, Hidden View Lake, Duplissey Racing, Blue Water Outdoors, Brucebilt Performance, Baisley’s Body Shop, Selk Floor Cleaning, Danny Jones, CVR Race Cars, Martel Sign Company, Hyperco, Autozone, 865 Hydro Graphics, Hoosier Tire South, Velocita, ProFab Headers, Fast Shafts, Butlerbuilt, and Marketing Services.

Keep your browsers pointed to as well the team’s social media channels at and for the latest team information.

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August 19, 2020

Top-10 for Earl Pearson Jr. in North/South 100
Prepares for Topless 100 at Batesville

SHREVEPORT, La. (08/19/20) – Earl Pearson Jr. took his Lucas Oil No. 1 P&W Sales/ Clements Racing Engine/ Black Diamond Chassis House Car to a Top-10 finish Saturday at Florence (Ky.) Speedway.

After a scheduled two-weekend break, the Black Diamond Race Team returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Series on Wednesday at Florence Speedway - kicking off four-straight nights at the half-mile oval with the 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial.

Following the third fastest lap in his time trial group, Pearson grabbed the third and final transfer spot in his heat race, which positioned him 18th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Improving two spots in the 50-lap affair, Earl registered a 16th place finish.

The following night for the Sunoco North/South Shootout presented by Lucas Oil, Earl secured his spot into the main event with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Mike Marlar. With $10,000 on the line, Pearson advanced one spot in the 50-lapper to place 11th.

On Friday, the field competed in a pair of passing points heat races. The combined points from both rounds would determine the grid for the Sunoco North/South 100 presented by Lucas Oil. Earl picked up a 12-lap heat race victory in his first heat race before Mother Nature pushed the second round of heats to Saturday.

Returning on Saturday afternoon, Earl passed five cars in his second heat race to finish fourth, locking him into the fifth-starting position for the $50,000-to-win finale. Fading three spots in the 100-lap affair, Pearson notched an eighth-place finish.

“We’re still looking to get some consistency back, that’s what you’ve got to have in this series with this level of competition,” Pearson noted. “We’re working to figure out what we need to do get us in a better position day in and day out. I think we’re making steps in the right direction.”

Pearson now turns his attention to the 28th Annual COMP Cams Topless 100 at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Ark. The event, which will be co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series, will feature $5,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday. The weekend culminates with a $40,000-to-win finale on Saturday.

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Black Diamond Racecars and Earl Pearson Jr. would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Lucas Oil, P&W Sales, Tegeler Wrecker & Crane,, Etchberger Trucking, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Bodies & Parts, Papich Construction, J&C Properties, Peterson Fluid Systems, Bilstein Shocks, Moseley Transport, REMI Realty, Sierra Pacific Materials, Harmon’s, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Allstar Performance, Hoosier Race Tires, Lone Star Super Gas Sunoco, Five Star Shop Service, Go Lithium, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Moring Motorsports, FSR Racing Products, ASi Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Fast Shafts, QuickCar Racing Products, Beyea Headers, Quarter Master, Sweet Manufacturing, Blocker Torch Works, TWM Racing Products, Swift Springs, Out-Pace Racing Products, Brown Miller Racing Solutions, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hooker Harness, Butlerbuilt, Weld Wheels, COMP Cams, Bert Transmission, Clements Racing Engines, and Marketing Services.

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August 19, 2020

Weiss Charges to Podium Finish in Ralph Latham Memorial
World of Outlaws Tripleheader Up Next

HEADINGLEY, MANITOBA, Canada (08/19/20) – Ricky Weiss embarked on a four-day outing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Florence Speedway in Union, Ky. over the weekend.

Wednesday’s 34th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial was the highlight of the weekend. The driver of the Drydene Performance Products No. 7 J&C Properties/ G-Style Transport/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model mounted an impressive charge to a podium finish.

Weiss was one of 53 entrants to kick off four-straight nights at the half-mile oval. Passing three cars in his heat race to grab the third and final transfer spot, Weiss locked into the 17th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main.

Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Ricky improved 14 positions to register a third-place finish behind Jimmy Owens and Shane Clanton. Tim McCreadie and Hudson O’Neal rounded out the Top-5.

“I put the guys behind early in qualifying, but we were able to salvage a good night out of that. Coming from the back and finishing a top three, we’re happy with that,” Weiss said. “We got a good notebook here, and to be able to come from 17th to third in 50 laps just means we’re going forward. Hopefully we can maintain that pace and end up the winner again.”

The following night for the North/South Shootout, Ricky logged a sixth-place finish in his heat, sending him to the B-Main for another shot at making the A-Main. Coming in second behind Billy Moyer Jr., Weiss locked into the 21st-starting position for the feature. With $10,000 on the line, Ricky advanced eight spots to record a 13th place outing.

With a pair of passing points heat races on Friday setting the grid for Saturday’s North/South 100, Weiss jumped up one spot in his first heat to place eighth. After Mother Nature shifted the second round of heats to Saturday afternoon, Ricky came in third.

Failing to lock his spot into the finale via passing points, Weiss had one last shot at the $50,000-to-win North/South 100 with a B-Main appearance. Needing to place third or better, Ricky fell one spot short with a fourth-place outing.

Earning the pole the non-qualifiers race, Weiss salvaged a $2,000 payday with a flag-to-flag victory in the 30-lapper.

For more results from these events, please visit .

This week, Weiss rejoins the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series for a tripleheader in Pennsylvania. On the docket is Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, August 20, Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 21, and Eriez Speedway on Saturday, August 22.

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Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Drydene Performance Products, J&C Properties, G-Style Transport, Turk Enterprises, Derrick's Sandblasting, Keewatin Truck Service, Kakela Farms, Collins Brothers Towing, Wiesner Trucking, Team Zero Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., JCJ Tools Inc., Rod Fehr Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, LG Transport,­­ FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, VP Racing Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, Hooker Harness, Peterson Fluid Systems, Winters Rear End, C&R Racing Radiators, QA1, Strange Oval, Quarter Master, KRC Racing Components, PFC Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Wrisco Industries, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, QuickCar Racing Products, Braswell Carburetion,, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Kenny’s Components, Midwest Mobile Tech, Inc.,, Sweet Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt, ­and Marketing Services.

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August 19. 2020

Wendell Wallace Guns for Second Topless 100 Title Aboard Merrill Entry!

(BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS) When the 28th edition of the COMP Cams 'Topless 100' gets underway tomorrow night, a familiar face will be in the pit area at Batesville Motor Speedway. The 1998 winner Wendell Wallace, who has not competed in a Super Late Model event during the 2020 racing season, will be gunning for his second 'Topless 100' title at the nearby Locust Grove, Arkansas oval aboard a #12m Barry Wright Race Cars Icon entry for car owner Raymond Merrill of Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Wendell is always a threat when he takes to the track at BMS in any division, as he has picked up three IMCA Modified feature victories and two runner-ups in only six starts this year at his hometown facility.

"I have to thank Raymond Merrill for putting me in a car this weekend for the Topless 100 and I can't wait to be back behind the wheel of a Super Late Model!" exclaimed the Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer today in a telephone conversation. "Raymond has great equipment and it will be a lot of fun competing again in such a competitive car. The Topless 100 has always been one of my favorite races - along with the Show-Me 100 - and it would be very special to be in contention to win that race for a second time!"

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will once again co-sanction the COMP Cams 'Topless 100,' which kicks off on Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21 with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. Drivers will earn points in the first two races that will set the lineup for Saturday's consolation events and the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. The winner of the 2020 'Topless 100' will once again receive a hefty $40,000 payday, while each feature starter will receive at least $2,000 for their efforts. Each of the three races from August 20-22 will be broadcast LIVE to subscribers on LucasOilRacing.TV.

Wendell would like to thank all of the sponsors on Raymond Merrill's #12m entry including: Merrill Bonding Company, Merrill Self Storage, Willard Quarries, Stone Bank, Central Arkansas Pest Services, Mark's Pharmacy, and Mark Martin Powersports.

Wendell, who was recently inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame in 2018, is a former three-time 'Show-Me 100' winner (2007, 2006, & 2002), two-time 'Masters 100' winner (2003 & 1999), 'Dirt Track World Championship' winner (2000), 'Topless 100' winner (1998), and 'Hav-A-Tampa Shootout' winner (1996). The popular driver known as the "Batesville Bullet" amassed 26 career Hav-A-Tampa Dirt Racing Series victories, which was good for fourth most all-time behind only Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, and Billy Moyer. You can keep up with Wendell Wallace and his racing efforts online at

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