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September 5, 2018

Brandon Overton Records Career-Win in Hillbilly 100
48th Annual World 100 Up Next

Calera, AL (09/05/18) – Brandon Overton piloted his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #76 BCI Asphalt/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model to a career achievement on Sunday night when he bagged the $50,000 winner’s check in the 50th annual Hillbilly 100.

“We had the worst two nights of racing I think I could have (the past two nights),” an emotional Overton said in victory lane. “Last week at Mansfield not making the race with all the circumstances … it’s miserable. We went home and ran regional a little bit and was doing good. We kind of got out here and was going to show everybody what we were made of and got beat down pretty quick.

“Different parts of the country, they just race a little different. The only way to figure it out is to stay out here and race. We was about to get lapped last night and everything and then came back tonight and won. I can’t thank Todd (Pruitt) and (Grant) Pearl and my fiancée and Billy Franklin and everybody that’s behind me (enough).”

Sunday night found 42 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries in action at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, West Virginia) for the 50th annual Hillbilly 100.

Posting a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Mike Benedum, Overton locked into the eighth-starting position for the feature. Slipping past race-leader Jared Hawkins on lap-69, Brandon held the top spot for the ensuing 30 circuits en route to capturing his sixth win of the season in the Franklin Enterprises #76 entry and the $50,000 payday that came with it.

Jared Hawkins, Mason Zeigler, Jimmy Owens, and Gregg Satterlee rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 100-lap affair.

“I knew I had a good car, I was just trying to bide my time and not kill my tires trying to pass them,” Overton said. “One time I almost turned around and hit Gregg (Satterlee) in the left front. I didn’t mean to do that. It’s just tight racing. It’s a bullring. I love this place. I almost won my first Outlaw race here and Josh (Richards) passed me with a couple to go. So I feel like it owed me one.”

Earlier in the weekend Overton battled adversity in LOLMDS competition. He finished 20th on Friday evening at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Kentucky) and then recorded an 18th-place finish in Saturday night’s Bob Miller Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

For full results from these events, please visit .

The team now turns its attention to this weekend’s 48th annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio), where they will be chasing another mega win. The weekend opens on Thursday and Friday with twin $10,000-to-win programs each night. On Saturday night the granddaddy of all Dirt Late Model events will be held when the $51,000-to-win World 100 finale will be run.

If you can’t be there in person you can watch all of the pay-per-view action live at or .

Brandon Overton, David Breazeale, and Billy Franklin Racing would like to thank all of their principle and associate sponsors including Franklin Fence & Erosion Control, BCI Asphalt, R.W Powell Construction, FK Rod Ends, Textron, Bozard Ford & Lincoln, Big A’s Custom Graphics, Big Dog Tree & Stump Removal, Hoosier Race Tire South, Good Hope Land and Timber Management, 31 Construction LLC, Wayne Davis Construction, Queen City Appraisals, Showtime Properties, Washington Trucking, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Jerry Mann Logging, X-Treme Graphics by J-Rod, Beckwith Forestry Services, Clardy Construction, and MSR Mafia Marketing & Website Services.

For more information on Franklin Enterprises, please visit and .

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September 5, 2018

Billy Moyer Jr. Wins Instant Classic at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway
Set to Invade Eldora Speedway this Weekend

Batesville, Arkansas (09/05/18) – Billy Moyer Jr. won a thriller on Friday night at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway his Nutrien Ag Solutions #21jr Longhorn Race Car/ Pro Power Racing Engines Super Late Model.

The victory was worth $4,000 and marked his fourth win of the 2018 season.

“Man, what a win for our team,” Moyer Jr. said. “Our hauler was having some work done on it, so we went old school and came here with an open trailer tonight. The box score shows that we led the whole way, but I had my hands full with several guys trying to take it away from me throughout the race. The fans saw a great race tonight. I want to thank my team and my sponsors for helping me get here.”

Powering the Nutrien Ag Solutions #21JR Super Late Model entry, Billy Moyer Jr. visited Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas) on Friday night for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) sanctioned event.

With 17 cars on hand for the Keg Towing Labor Day Classic 41, Moyer Jr. followed up the fastest time overall in qualifying with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the feature, Billy fought off multiple advances to lead lead wire-to-wire en route to his fourth win of the season and a $4,000 payday.

Charlie Cole, Kyle Beard, Dane Dacus, and Hunter Rasdon completed the Top-5 finishers in the 41-lap affair.

For more results from this event, please visit .

Billy now turns his attention to this weekend’s 48th annual World 100, where he’ll chase his first Globe trophy. On Thursday and Friday a pair of $10,000-to-win features are on the line at the historic, ½-mile oval. On Saturday evening the ante ups considerably as the field will compete for a $51,000 top prize in the World 100 finale.

For anyone who can’t attend, you can watch every lap live on pay-per-view at or .

Billy Moyer Jr. would like to thank all of his sponsors including Crop Production Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Dyna-Gro Seed, Car City, Jack’s Auto Parts, Longhorn Race Cars, Karl Chevrolet, Pro Power Racing Engines, Fox Shocks, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Eibach Springs, XS Batteries, Wehrs Machine, Outerwears, Quickcar, Jones Racing Products, Fuel Safe, Safecraft, Sunoco Race Fuels, Imperial Motors, Amsoil, Bert Transmission, New Vision Graphics, Watters Autoland, Midwest Sheet Metal, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sweet Mfg., MSD Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Hoosier Tire South by Pup, ISC Racing Tape, Oakley Deatherage Opticians, Frankland Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Kluhsman Racing Components, Beyea Custom Headers, Sunoco Race Fuels, Strange Engineering, Scott Performance Wire, AFCO, Design 500, Accu-Force Shock Service, and Marketing Services.

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September 5, 2018

Rhett Carter Scores Second-Straight Win with OSP Romp
Win Caps Up-And-Down Weekend

Blackshear, Georgia (09/05/18) – For the second-straight week Rhett Carter visited Victory Lane in his Continental Tire #44 Swamp Fox Insurance Agency/ XR1 Rocket Chassis / Wildcat Performance Engines Late Model.

His latest conquest came on Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park.

“This win is definitely dedicated to this team, because we had some repairs to make after last Saturday’s event, and honestly I didn’t know if we would even be able to race this weekend,” Carter noted. “We started fifth, and I had my work cut out for me in the feature, but thankfully we were able to get to the front and get the win. We’ll head to Golden Isles Speedway this weekend and try to grab another win.”

Friday night found Rhett Carter in action at Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Pooler, Georgia) for the Labor Day special. Passing three cars in his heat race, Carter scored a third-place finish, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the feature.

Wheeling his way to the front, Rhett topped Eddie Morris and Lonnie Brant at the line to capture his fifth win of the season.

For more results from this event, please visit .

Up next for Team 44 is a trip to Georgia’s Golden Isles Speedway on Saturday night, where Rhett will be looking to score the $3,000 winner’s check in fifth round of the Shootout Series.

For more information on the events, please visit .

Rhett Carter would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wildcat Performance Engines, Bazley Road Racing, Taylor Pools, Swamp Fox Insurance Agency, Continental Tire, Jeff’s Heating & Air, Satilla Motors, 44 Trucking, Ocean Petroleum, Blueberry Hill Event Center, FloorWorks, Rocket Chassis and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Rhett Carter, please visit .

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September 5, 2018

Tyler Millwood Is the Boss in Rome Speedway Action
Races to First-Career Super Late Model Win at High-Speed, Georgia Oval

Kingston, Georgia (09/05/18) – Sunday night found Tyler Millwood streaking to his second win of 2018 in his Millwood Plumbing #31 Barry Wright Icon by Madden/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The triumph came in the annual Rome Boss at Georgia’s Rome Speedway, and was his first Super Late Model win at the facility.

“It felt awesome to finally get a Super Late Model win at Rome. We won in the Crate Late Model there, but never in the Super Late Model before Sunday night,” Millwood noted. “We had a good car on Saturday night, but just not quite good enough to get to the front. Sunday night at Rome, we hit the ground running. I had my hands full with Riley (Hickman) early, but was able to get back the lead and ultimatley the win. Thanks to my family, my crew, my sponsors, and all of the fans for their awesome support!”

Tyler Millwood invaded Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday night to do battle for the $3,000 top prize. Falling two spots shy of a Top-5 finish in the 30-lap feature, Millwood posted a seventh-place finish.

The following night at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) for the storied Rome Boss, Millwood laid down the fastest-time overall in qualifying, which positioned him on the pole for the feature.

After losing the top spot early to Riley Hickman, Tyler regained the lead on lap-11. Pacing the field for the remaining 29 circuits, Millwood topped Jason Croft, Dalton Polston, Robert Gant, and Ashton Winger at the line to capture his second win of the season and a $3,000 payday.

For more information from this event, please visit .

The team is currently unsure of where they will race this weekend. For the latest team plans, please point your browsers to .

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.

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Tyler Millwood, please visit .

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September 5, 2018

Jason Hughes Notches First Win of 2018 in USRA Fall Classic
Returns to Late Model Action at this Weekend’s World 100

Westville, Oklahoma (9/05/18) – Jason Hughes banked a $5,000 payday over the weekend in his Henryetta Ford #12 Murphrey Oil Company/ Red Tail Tackle/ Hughes Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Modified.

The victory was his first of the season and came at Oklahoma Tri State Speedway during the second annual USRA Modified Fall Classic.

“It feels kind of weird to be getting our first win of the season in September, but we just haven’t raced a whole lot this year. When we have raced we’ve been good, but just have come up short of wins,” Hughes said. “We were able to put it altogether on Saturday night. Now, I’m excited to get back behind the wheel of Shannon Scott’s Super Late Model this weekend at Eldora. I’ve only raced there once before and we were pretty good.”

On Friday evening Jason Hughes invaded Tri-State Speedway (Pocola, Oklahoma) for the opening round of the second annual USRA Modified Fall Classic. In a field of 32 Open Wheel Modifieds, Jason passed three cars in his heat race to pick up the 10-lap victory.

Earning the second-starting position for the main event on Saturday night, Hughes slipped past race-leader Tyler Wolff early and held the top spot for the remaining distance to register his first win of the season and a $5,000 payday.

Wolff, Chad Wheeler, Trevor Latham, and Tate Cole completed the Top-5 finishers in the 35-lap affair.

Complete results and the latest standings can be found at .

This weekend – September 6-8 – Jason will return to the driver’s seat of Shannon Scott’s Henryetta Ford Super Late Model for the coveted World 100 weekend. Action kicks off on Thursday and Friday with a pair of $10,000-to-win events, while Saturday night will see the $51,000-to-win finale contested.

For anyone who will be unable to attend you can watch every lap of every live on pay-per-view at or .

Jason Hughes would like to thank his sponsors, including Henryetta Ford, Cates Recycling, Pig-N-Out, Murphrey Oil Company Inc., Eastside Café, Red Tail Tackle, AFCO Brakes, West Siloam Pawn, Murphrey Oil Company, Gressel Racing, Hughes Racing Chassis, Mullins Race Engines, D and G Directional Drilling, 45 Pipeline Services, JRI Shocks, Hanson Tire Service, Braka Operating, Sunoco Race Fuels, Mert's Truck Center, SAEF Custom Finishing, Wheeler Metals Rainbow Graphics, Hooker Harness, Quarter Master, Beyea Custom Headers, Ultra-Shield Race Products, MB Machine & Tool, T&D Machine Products, Callies, Quick Car Racing Products, Dan Olson Racing Products, FSR Radiators & Racing Products, Tiger Rear Ends, Driven Racing Oil, Sweet Mfg, Real Racing Wheels, Rod End Supply, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jason Hughes, please visit .

Big Week for Bacon after Double Duty Podiums

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (September 5, 2018) – Four races in three days last weekend is followed up by four more huge nights of racing this week for Brady Bacon.

This week’s competition fires off in monumental fashion with the Inaugural “BC 39”, the first Midget race to take place at the newly-constructed Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Bacon will wheel the FMR No. 76m in Wednesday night heat race action before the qualifying races and features take place on Thursday.

After that, action shifts back to the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car ranks with a Gas City I-69 Speedway tilt on Friday and then the conclusion of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown on Sunday night.  Bacon enters the Smackdown fourth in event points and will have a shot at reaching the pole position through the shuffle.

Last weekend’s action began with a pair of podiums in double-duty action at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, on Friday night before luck soured over the next two nights at Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway and the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds.

Bacon kicked off Friday’s card at Tri-City Speedway by timing in second-quickest on the evening and then was dicing for the lead in the feature event before a late caution negated a move into the front.  Bacon ultimately slipped to third in the final laps aboard the Bacon Racing No. 99.

“We passed for the lead and the yellow came out, the yellow hurt our tires and we couldn’t get going,” Bacon explained.

In the winged feature, Bacon redrew the eight to start fourth row outside in the feature and worked through traffic to take over second.  By that time, the leader had slipped too far away to reel in, forcing Bacon to settle for a second podium finish for the night.

“We didn’t really have time to work on the winged car enough, we didn’t have time to undo some of the things that we did for the heat race,” Bacon commented. 

The USAC National Sprint Cars made a debut appearance at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway on Saturday and Bacon timed in second-quick again to earn the fifth starting position for the main event. 

Bacon was once again battling for the top position when his race was cut short by cam problems.

Bacon rounded out the weekend with the USAC Silver Crown “Ted Horn 100” aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6 on Sunday night.  Bacon qualified well once again, timing in fourth this time before mechanical issues once again cut his night short in the feature event.

Bacon looks to get back on the winning side of things with this week’s USAC Midget “BC 39” and pair of USAC Sprint Car events.

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, Imperial Wagyu Beef, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Tony Elliott Foundation, Frolic Bar & Grill.

2018 Quick Stats:  75 races, 7 wins, 36 top-fives, 45 top-tens.

Up Next:  USAC Midgets “BC 39” at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday; USAC Sprint Cars at Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway on Friday and Kokomo Speedway on Sunday.

Keep Track:  Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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Courtney Geared Up for Big Week after Adding 11th Win of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 5, 2018) – Tyler Courtney geared up for what could be one of the biggest racing weeks of the year in Indiana by adding his 11th overall win of the season over the course of last weekend’s set of action.

Now, “Sunshine” looks to add more beginning with the Inaugural USAC Midget “BC 39” that christens the new Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday and Thursday.

After vying for his second USAC National Midget score of the season aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing Driven2SaveLives/Indiana Donor Network No. 7bc entry, action shifts back to the Amsoil USAC National Sprint Car ranks at Gas City I-69 Speedway on Friday and then the conclusion of the Kokomo Sprint Car Smackdown on Sunday.

Courtney enters Sunday’s Smackdown VII finale atop the event point charts after finishes of first and second in preliminary action and will be the top seed in the Pole Shuffle.

“There’s a lot of money on the line this weekend, hopefully we can get some wins and get our share,” Courtney commented.

“Sunshine” did his part last weekend driving the Clauson-Marshall-Newman Racing Priority Aviation No. 7bc Sprint Car to USAC National Sprint Car victory lane for the ninth time on Friday night before posting a fourth-place finish on Saturday night.  Then, on Sunday evening, Courtney was within a handful of laps of winning the USAC Silver Crown “Ted Horn 100” before has fuel cell ran dry.

Last weekend’s triple began with Courtney timing in fourth-quick in Friday’s USAC Sprint Car card at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL, to earn the fourth starting position for the feature.

Courtney was out front in short order, taking the lead by the tenth round.  While Courtney led the rest of the way, he had his hands full en route to collecting his 11th overall win of the year.

“The lapped cars didn’t want to go a lap down,” Courtney recalled.  “They’re racing and doing their job, it’s part of it.  You have to get around them and just hope that you get around them at the right time and hope the guy behind you is going to struggle as well.  This time, that wasn’t the case.”

Courtney prevailed though and carried that momentum into Saturday’s USAC Sprint Car debut at Pevely, Missouri’s Federated Auto Parts I-55 Raceway.  After setting quick time in qualifying and establishing a new track record of 12.440-seconds, Courtney was in the lead mix throughout the wild 30-lapper before settling for fourth at the stripe.

Shifting to the big cars at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds on Sunday, Courtney timed in 11th aboard the Hans Lein No. 97 and worked the top side of the Illinois one-mile dirt oval towards the front.  Courtney made his way into the lead on the 88th round of the “Ted Horn 100” only to run short of fuel just five laps shy of the checkered flag.

Up to 11 wins on the season, Courtney looks to add more during this week’s action in the Hoosier State.

2018 Quick Stats:  57 races, 11 wins, 34 top-fives, 42 top-tens.

Up Next: USAC Midgets “BC 39” at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday an Thursday; USAC National Sprint Cars at Gas City (IN) I-69 Speedway on Friday and Kokomo Speedway on Sunday.

Keep Track:  Keep track of Tyler Courtney’s on-track action including schedule and results at

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