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July 6, 2020
Howard Moore Bags Back-To-Back Weekend USCS Wins
Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour at Riverside Up Next
Memphis, Tennessee (07/06/20) – Howard Moore won not once, but twice over the weekend in his Rains Motorsports / CP Carrillo No. 3 High Performance Lubricants / River City Hydraulics Sprint Car. Howard’s first two victories of the season were recorded at Riverside International Speedway and Lexington 104 Speedway.
“The weekend might’ve started a little rough at I-30 Speedway, but after that our team was hitting on all cylinders. The win at Riverside especially gives us a lot of confidence heading into this Saturday’s Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour event there,” Moore shared. “I appreciate all of the fans support of the racetracks and teams. It’s more important than ever.
“I especially enjoyed everyone that came by my trailer and getting to talk to all of you. I am not sure I got to shake everyone’s hand, and if I didn’t, next time please just stop me from what I am doing. Without the fans support we wouldn’t have a track to race at each week.”
Howard Moore kicked off a busy, holiday weekend of racing action with a trip to Tracey Clay’s I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) on Wednesday night. With 30 Sprint Cars in the pits for the inaugural Hammer Hill Twin Bill, Howard’s night got to a rough start with a broken shock stud on the right-rear of his Sprinter.
The mechanical failure forced Howard to retire early from his heat race, which pinned him deep in the grid for the B-Main. Despite starting near the back of the pack he advanced to a third-place finish, which locked him into the 19th-starting spot for the 25-lap, $2,000-to-win finale. He would go on to pass nine cars to finish 10th in the main event.
On Thursday night, the action shifted east to Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) for the opening round of the three-day Summer Shootout with the K&N Filters United Sprint Car Series (USCS) Outlaw Thunder Tour.
Thirty-two Sprint Cars filled the pit area and after winning his heat race, Howard earned the outside-front-row starting spot for the night’s 30-lap finale. Moore grabbed the lead as the race went green and never looked back in the caution-free affair. In fact, he lapped all the way up to the eighth-place finisher en route to the $2,000 win, which marked his first of the 2020 campaign. Hayden Martin, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Eddie Gallagher, and Dale Howard completed the Top 5.
Friday night brought the team to Lexington 104 Speedway (Lexington, Tennessee) for the second round of weekend USCS competition. With 22 Sprinters on hand, Howard won his heat race from the second starting position, which earned him the fourth-starting spot for the feature. Charging to the lead on the second circuit, Howard wired the field for the remainder of the feature to pick up his second win in as many nights. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Mark Smith, Connor Leoffler, and Morgan Turpen rounded out the Top-5 finishers.
The team had hopes of pulling off the hat trick on Saturday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi), but Mother Nature had different ideas. Late afternoon showers nixed the program at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.I-30Speedway.com and www.USCSRacing.com .
The upcoming weekend has Howard Moore and the A.G. Rains Motorsports team focused on Saturday’s Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) National Tour event at Riverside International Speedway. Howard will be looking to win at the historic- 1/4-mile oval for the second-straight week. For more information on the event, please visit www.ASCSracing.com .
Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, River City Hydraulics, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, CP Carrillo, Felpro, Auto Meter, All-Star Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, HRP, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit www.HowardMooreRacing.com .
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July 6, 2020
Brandon Sheppard Rolls to $20,000 Payday at Cedar Lake
Another WoO Wisconsin Doubleheader on Deck
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (07/06/20) – Brandon Sheppard led 39 laps of Saturday’s 40-lap Independence Day Spectacular at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisc.) for his tenth win of the season aboard the Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis House Car.
The 27-year-old powered ahead of Cade Dillard on the second circuit and never looked back. Sheppard earned a $20,000 payday for his efforts in Saturday’s World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event, which was broadcasted LIVE on the CBS Sports Network.
“Our season’s been really good. I think it’s been up there with last year. We haven’t had the big money wins like last year yet, but there hasn’t been many of ‘em. We’re in contention night in, night out … and right now we’re just grateful to have tracks to go to with all that’s going on in the world (with the coronavirus pandemic).”
Sheppard made a clean sweep of the night, setting the overall fast time in qualifying, winning his heat race, drawing the pole position on the grid, and eventually taking the win.
Dillard led the opening lap before Sheppard took control on lap two. On lap three, Dillard secured command once again before the caution would fly and negate his pass for the lead. On the ensuing restart, Sheppard gained the top spot for good, rolling to his fourth career WoO win at Cedar Lake Speedway. Dillard, Ricky Weiss, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jimmy Mars rounded out the Top-5.
“We really got lucky there at the beginning of the race when that (red flag) come out,” said Sheppard, who previously was victorious at Cedar Lake in 2013 (USA Nationals prelim) and '18 (prelim and USA Nationals finale). “The bottom was still a little bit slimy when we took off there (to begin the feature) and Cade was able to get a little bit better start than I was. Luckily, I was ahead of him when we crossed the line on the second lap.”
“Then I was able to get in the line I needed to be in,” he added. “We held control the rest of the race.”
On Friday, Brandon qualified seventh overall and went on to finish second in his heat race to earn the sixth-starting spot for the $20,000-to-win feature. Following a thrilling battle with Ashton Winger over the second half of the race, Sheppard ended up with a second-place finish behind Winger at the checkered flag. Weiss, Erb Jr., and Darrell Lanigan completed the Top-5.
A unique pair of Elimination Showdowns highlighted Thursday night’s opener. A preliminary qualifying round determined the line-up for the Elimination Showdown. Racers then competed five laps before the caution would wave and the last four cars we’re eliminated, repeating until an eight-car, 8-lap battle is left to decide the $3,000 winner. Sheppard finished third in the final rundown behind Dillard and Rodney Sanders. Complete the Top-5 were Ricky Weiss and Darrell Lanigan.
Up next for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series is another Wisconsin doubleheader this weekend. On Friday, July 10, the Late Models head for Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wisc. followed by a Saturday, July 11 trip to the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisc.
Rocket1 Racing continues to lead the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Championship Standings. To view the latest standings, complete results, and learn more about upcoming events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.
Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing.
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July 6, 2020
Tyler Millwood and Chris Madden Join Forces for Southern Nationals Run
Madden to Pilot Team’s Backup Car
KINGSTON, Ga. (07/06/20) – As he prepares for a run at an inaugural Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series championship, Tyler Millwood is excited to announce that he’ll be joined on the tour by teammate, Chris Madden.
“This is an exciting time for Millwood Motorsports to have Chris [Madden] joining us in an assault on the Southern Nationals tour. We have a long-going relationship with Madden. We support his career decisions, and we greatly appreciate his longtime support of our race team,” Millwood commented. “With his expertise and help we think it can help us progress to the next level with our race team.”
Both Millwood Motorsports cars will carry primary sponsorship from Millwood Plumbing, Machine Construction and Competition Race Equipment, while Madden’s No. 44 entry will additionally have title sponsorship from Drydene Engine Oils and Greases.
The teammates will be utilizing XR1 Rocket Chassis and Durham Racing Engines.
“The Millwood family have gone above and beyond to support me in my racing endeavors over the past several years, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to go and race for them,” said Madden, who is a five-time Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Champion and the winningest driver in the 16-year history of the miniseries with 24 triumphs. “It also means a lot to me to be able to go out there for the next two weeks and assist Tyler as he looks to better his racing career.”
Millwood enters the 2020 edition of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals with momentum in his corner after picking up his first win of the 2020 season on Saturday night at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia). Millwood ran second early in the race before inheriting the lead, when front runner Michael Page broke. From there Tyler cruised to the $3,000 triumph in his familiar No. 31.
“I was pacing myself back in the second spot around the halfway mark when he [Michael Page] broke. That gave us the lead, but I think we would’ve had a good chance to win even if he hadn’t broke. You have to be there to capitalize on those situations, and we did just that,” Millwood shared. “That win definitely gives us a much-needed shot in the arm heading into this busy stretch of racing.”
The 2020 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series kicks off this Friday, July 10 and includes 12 races in 15 days, including the following races:
July 10: Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN) - $5,300-To-Win
July 11: Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, VA) - $10,053-To-Win
July 13: Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) - $3,500-To-Win
July 14: I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, TN) - $3,500-To-Win
July 16: Senoia Raceway (Senoia, GA) - $3,500-To-Win
July 17: Needmore Speedway (Norman Park, GA) - $10,053-To-Win
July 18: Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, GA) - $10,053-To-Win
July 19: Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, GA) - $3,500-To-Win
July 21: Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, NC) - $3,500-To-Win
July 23: Crossville Speedway (Crossville, TN) - $3,500-To-Win
July 24: 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN) - $10,053-To-Win
July 25: Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, TN) - $10,053-To-Win
For more information on the events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
Additional marketing partnership opportunities with Tyler Millwood Racing are available. For more information on becoming a part of this winning team, please contact the team manager, Derek Gahring at DerekGahring@gmail.com or (770) 301-8021.
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.
For the latest news, schedule updates, and other information regarding Tyler Millwood, please visit www.TylerMillwood.com .
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Difficult Weekend for McIntosh and BMS Team
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (Jul 6) After taking the lead Friday night in the Iron-Man event at Tazewell Speedway Donald McIntosh was spun. He was able to come back and finish fifth. On Saturday night in the Iron-Man event at Volunteer Speedway McIntosh started seventh and finished third.
On Friday night after passing Vic Hill for the lead, Hill came charging back and got into McIntosh. The result of the contact was a spinning BMS Rocket and a flat left rear. After pitting he was able to come back through the field and finish fifth
“Man Tazewell has never been good to me, but tonight it wasn’t Tazewell it was my engine builder,” said McIntosh with a shrug. “We were running good had the lead with a clean pass and bang. Vic said he ran out of brakes.”
Saturday night was one of those that wasn’t good, but it wasn’t bad either. It was a middle of the road deal.
“We are better than we have been, but not as good as we need to be,” said David Bryant. “Friday night should have been a whole lot better, but what are you going to do?”
Next up is the Southern Nationals with 12 Races in 16 days across four states. Although it is a bit of a grind Bryant and McIntosh always look forward to it and especially with former crew member Taylor Watson on board for this years series.
“We are running better and looking forward to the Southern Nationals starting this Friday night at Smoky Mountain,” said McIntosh. “Basically for a couple of weeks all you do is race and having Taylor onboard will make it that much better.”
“We are in pretty good shape and running decent. We look forward to the Southern Nationals every year and this year is no exception,” said Bryant. “You get a serious dose of racing in a short period of time and in past years we have figured a lot of things out in previous Southern Nationals.”
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Walker’s Truck Contractors, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.
BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.
For more information on Blount Motorsports or how you can become part of “The Team” go to blountmotorsports.com/