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June 12, 2017

Howard Moore Masters the Ditch; Busy Week Ahead

Memphis, Tennessee (06/12/17)
– Howard Moore continued his hot streak on Saturday night in his Lawn Jox #40 Dynamic Electric/ Maxim/ SPEC Racing Engine Sprint Car by racing to his second-straight feature win!

His latest conquest came at Riverside International Speedway (West Memphis, Arkansas) with the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Mid-South Region.

Nineteen entries tackled the historic 1/4-mile oval on Saturday evening in pursuit of a $2,000 top prize. A 3rd-to-2nd run in his heat race earned Howard a spot in the redraw, where he was the recipient of the 2nd-starting spot for the finale.

Starting alongside Andy McElhannon for the 25-lap affair, Howard initially slipped back to the 3rd position. After a few circuits he overtook Marshall Skinner for the second spot as he set his sights on the leader, McElhannon. Moore made the pass for the top spot on a couple of occasions, but his efforts would be for not, due to caution flags.

Despite cautions hampering his efforts, Howard would finally take over the top spot just past the halfway mark, exiting turn 2. He would go on to keep several veterans behind him over the remainder of the event as he went on to claim his first win of the season with the tour.

The victory was his second of the season.

"This almost seems like a dream to win back-to-back races," Moore commented. "My dad, Ricky, and Jake had the car dialed in perfectly, and it made my job much easier. To be able to outrun so many talented racers really means a lot. Last but not least I want to thank all of my sponsors and fans for their awesome support.

McElhannon, Tim Crawley, Gary Taylor, and Marshall Skinner completed the Top 5. Full results from the events from the event are available at .

The upcoming week will be an ultra-busy time for the team. Howard plans to enter a slate of five events, which will consist of Lucas Oil ASCS Sizzlin Summer Speedweek events and the annual Hooker Hood Classic.

His itinerary for the upcoming week includes the following dates:

June 13: Lucas Oil ASCS: Devil’s Bowl Speedway – Mesquite, TX
June 14: Lucas Oil ASCS: Lawton Speedway – Lawton, OK
June 15: Lucas Oil ASCS: Creek County Speedway – Sapulpa, OK
June 16: Lucas Oil ASCS: Randolph County Raceway – Moberly, MO
June 17: Hooker Hood Classic: Riverside Int. Speedway – West Memphis, AR

For more information on the events, please visit and .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors including Lawn Jox, Stinson’s Industrial Senter Farms, Engler Machine & Tool, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, Spanky’s Hot Rods & Customs, ROCKHARD Power Coating, Momentum Racing Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Roy Young, Mr. David Berryman, William & Dovie Huckaby SPEC Racing Engines, Dynamic Electric, Butlerbuilt, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Swindell Bleeders, DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and Marketing Services.
Howard Moore is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners.

For more information as well as the latest news and updates, please visit .

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June 12, 2017

Chris Ferguson Pockets $4,000 at Fayetteville; Smoky Mountain Next

Mt. Holly, North Carolina (06/12/17) – After a slow start to the weekend Chris Ferguson ended things with a bang by powering his Diff-Tran Machining #22 K&K Trucking/ Rocket Chassis XR1/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a $4,000 win at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

Kicking off the richest weekend of the season in Super Late Model ranks, Chris Ferguson made the trek to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday night for the 23rd annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With 79 Super Late Models on hand for the UMP DIRTcar sanctioned weekend, Ferguson fell two spots short of a transfer position in his heat race with a 7th-place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night preliminary features, Ferguson slipped back to an 18th-place outing, ending his night early.

On Friday night after recording the seventh fastest time overall in qualifying, Ferguson edged his way into the second round of preliminary features with the 5th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Rolling off 20th for the $10,000-to-win odd prelim, Chris fell one position in the 25-lapper posting 21st-place finish.

Disappointed with his performance in the first two nights of the 23rd edition of the Dirt Late Model Dream, Ferguson made the trek overnight to make it back to Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) on Saturday for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series sanctioned program.

Drawing 21 Super Late Models for the School’s Out 40, Chris earned the pole position for the feature after registering the fastest time overall in qualifying. After losing the top spot in the opening laps, Ferguson regained the lead from Johnny Pursley on lap 9. Holding off the field for the remaining 31 circuits, Chris Ferguson reeled in his second victory of the season.

Johnny Pursley, G.R. Smith, Pursley, Dennis Franklin, and Josh Langley completed the Top 5. Chris was awarded a $4,000 payday for his 14th-career Carolina Clash victory.

“I hated to bail on Eldora after Friday, but we had dug ourselves a really deep hole for Saturday’s action,” said Ferguson. “One of these days I’m going to get that place figured out. Heading to Fayetteville obviously ended up being a good decision. As always, thanks goes out to my team, my sponsors, and my fans for always supporting me and my program.”

Full results from these events are available at and .

The upcoming weekend will find Chris entering a single event. He will make the trip to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) on Saturday evening to compete in a $5,000-to-win, Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series event. For more information on the program, please visit .

Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Diff-Tran Machining, K and K Trucking of Rockwell LLC, Champion Spark Plugs, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, The Racing Warehouse, special thanks to Page Lemon, RPM Trailer Sales, New Point Lighting, Carver & Sons Roofing Inc., special thanks to Tom Bennington, Langley Collision Center, TW Automotive, Rocket Chassis, Big A's Custom Graphics, Keith’s Handyman Services, Dirty Grass Soul, Dirt Trackin’ App, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan,  Harkey Racing, Joes Racing Products, K&N Performance Filters,  Fluidyne High Performance,  RM Services, Indocil Art , Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Racing USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Dynamic Drivelines,  Outerwears Pre-Filters, Penske Racing Shocks, PFC Brakes, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, Keyser Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Alpha Canvas and Awning, Randy Renfrow Pit Carts, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, CV Products, XCELDYNE, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Waterman Racing Components, Pro Fabrication Headers, Schaeffers Oil, TruForm Race Products, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Chris Ferguson, please visit the official team website at .

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June 12, 2017

Cory Hedgecock Repeats in J.T. Kerr Memorial

Loudon, Tennessee (06/12/17) – Cory Hedgecock piloted his Cushman #23 Valley Transport/Rocket Chassis XR1/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model to his 13th win of 2017 on Saturday evening. The $4,000 victory marked his second-straight win in the J.T. Kerr Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway.

Cory Hedgecock was back in action with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series on Friday, kicking off the two-night swing in the Volunteer State. In a field of 20 entries at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee), Hedgecock timed in third fastest in qualifying, positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the feature. Battling for a $2,000 payday, Cory led the opening 32 laps before losing the lead in lapped traffic.

Hedgecock would fight tooth and nail to regain the top spot, but ultimately settled with a 2nd-place finish when the checkered the flag flew. He trailed Jesse Lowe across the finish line with Colton Horner, Walker Arthur, and Logan Roberson completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night with 24 entries on hand at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the J.T. Kerr Memorial, Hedgecock posted the fastest time overall in time trials locking him into the pole position for the A-Main. Taking control of the lead on the opening lap, Cory led all 40 circuits, capturing his 13th win of the season. Jimmy Elliott, Rusty Ballenger, Shep Lucas, and Matt Henderson completed the Top 5.

Hedgecock pocketed a $4,000 payday for his dominant performance in the feature honoring the late East Tennessee racer.

Running in the Steelhead division on the same night, Hedgecock followed up the fifth fastest time in qualifying with a 3rd-place finish in the feature behind Chase King and Jason Caldwell with Trevor Sise and Ruben Mayfield rounding out the Top 5.  

“I hated to lose Friday night’s feature in lapped traffic but sometimes it goes that way,” Hedgecock commented. “We bounced back nicely to grab the big win on Saturday night. A first, a second, and a third in three races this weekend is definitely nothing to hang your head about.”

Cory continues to lead the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point standings. For full results from these events as well as the latest standings, please visit .

The team’s plans for the upcoming weekend are currently up in the air. Keep your browser pointed to for the latest news and updates.

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 .