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November 9, 2017

Chandler Petty Left Looking for 2018 Options

Austin, Arkansas (11/09/17) – Things change quickly in dirt track racing and such is the case for Arkansas’ Dirt Late Model racer, Chandler Petty. A month ago the 21 year old was unexpectedly notified that the team for which he drove – Childress Motorsports – was ceasing operations immediately.

The move left Petty and his teammate Garrett Alberson ride less.

“I’m so very grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Raymond and Mrs. Kathi (Childress) gave me this year,” Petty said on Thursday morning. “It was an awesome experience. I’m sad to see them stepping away from the sport, but I can definitely respect that they are doing what is best for them.”

Petty is now left trying to pick up the pieces. He currently has about half of what he needs in place to bring his own car back to the track, but he’s also open to other opportunities as well.

“At this point I’m scrambling to try and get my family-owned Black Diamond #47 Super Late Model back on track,” Petty noted. “We hurt our only engine at the Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway back in October. That put us behind the eight ball big time. In fact, at this point I’m not going to be able to even run the final event with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Thanksgiving weekend, which is a bummer because we’ve run the full tour this year.”

Petty continued, “I’m also open to piloting someone else’s car the remainder of this year and next season. The knowledge that I’ve gained from racing as well as working at Black Diamond Race Cars/Stuckey Enterprises over the past few years, has really helped me expand my racing knowledge. I just hope that I can get the opportunity to keep rolling forward with my career.”

Anyone interested in contacting Chandler about helping in some form or fashion with his race team can reach him at 501-259-5602 or via e-mail at .

“I’ve had a lot of good folks help me this season, and I’d like to thank them. They include Darrel Posey at PRP Suspension, Ronnie Stuckey at Black Diamond Race Cars, and Eric Scott at Superior Graphics. I’d also like to thank Advanced Powdercoating and MSR Mafia Website and PR Services.

“I’m just determined to not let this put a stop to my racing career, and I’m open to doing anything and everything that I can to stay in the driver’s seat. I just need a little help.”

For the latest news and updates on Chandler Petty, please visit his cyber home at .

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November 9, 2017

Billy Moyer Racing to Host Racelogic Chassis School

Batesville, Arkansas (11/09/17) – In less than a month Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Billy Moyer and his rising-star son, Billy Moyer Jr. will open the doors to their Batesville, Arkansas shop on December 2-3, 2017 for a very unique training seminar.

For the first time ever, the talented racing duo will be hosting a Racelogic Chassis School.

“This is something that I’ve been working to put together for a few years now,” said Brian Littleton with Racelogic Chassis School. “Billy Moyer is arguably the greatest Dirt Late Model driver of all time, and for him to share setup tips and speed secrets – that’s a pretty awesome situation for pretty much any racer.”

Littleton goes on to note, “We’ve had great feedback from attendees at the classes that Moyer Jr. has taught, so to have them both together for a school is a big deal.”

The Moyers will be joined by Ben Baker, who is an engineer with AFCO.

The class will provide an in-depth look at every aspect of how a professional Dirt Late Model team prepares their cars for differing track conditions.

There will be a Dirt Late Model on display at the class, which will allow attendees a hands-on experience of the do’s and don’ts for preparing a race-winning car for action.

In addition, there will be a spring smasher, scales, a guide book, and many more hands-on items that will provide visual aids as attendees progress through the class.

“I’ve taught a few of the Racelogic Schools over the past few years,” said Billy Moyer Jr. “I’ll be honest that at first I didn’t know what to expect, but they’ve all been awesome experiences so far. It’s really cool to give ideas to other racers, and it’s even cooler when you see them at a track a few months later and they are telling you how much the class helped their program. Dad and I are excited to be doing one here at the Billy Moyer Racing headquarters.”

The class will run from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday, December 2 and will include a lunch. On Sunday, December 3 the class will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

As an added bonus a get together will be scheduled at a local restaurant on Saturday evening.

The host hotel for the weekend will be the Comfort Inn and Suites in Batesville. Reservations can be made by calling 870-698-1900.

Attendees looking to get a jump on accruing parts for the 2018 season will also be happy to note that there be a huge discount sale on used parts, tires, and other items from Billy Moyer Racing during the course of the weekend.

The cost for the class is only $499 and registration will be limited to 75 attendees. Sign up early as this class will definitely sell out.

For more information and to make your reservation for this great class, please visit at .

Reutzel Closes out Season at Cocopah

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (November 9, 2017) – It all began at Florida in February.  Now, a quick nine months later, Aaron Reutzel and the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/BC Fundz No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car team will finish out the 2017 season with a three-day weekend in far southwest Arizona.

And it’s a place that Reutzel has found to his liking in the past.

Sitting a solid second in Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour points, Reutzel looks to finish out the season strong aboard the Wren Motorsports/Momentum Racing Suspensions entry at Cocopah Speedway near Yuma, AZ.  Action begins on Thursday night with two more rounds of competition on Friday and Saturday.

Reutzel topped last year’s season finale at Cocopah.  He also enjoyed his first 410-ci Sprint Car win at Cocopah at the outset of the 2015 season.

“We always have good speed there,” the driver of the Nattress Construction/Wings Unlimited machine said.

Reutzel enters the Cocopah weekend coming off a Devil’s Bowl Winter Nationals triumph that ran his season total to seven wins among more than 40 overall top-tens in another stellar season for the Clute, TX, racer.

As always in ASCS competition, heat race success in this weekend’s Cocopah triple will be paramount.  “Hopefully we can get through our heat in good shape and go from there,” Reutzel comments.  “As long as we don’t get buried too far back, we usually have good enough speed at Cocopah to finish strong.”

In a season that has included nearly 80 race nights for the driver of the Wright Way Logistics/Walker Performance entry, another victory lane trip or two would be the ideal way to transition into a quick off-season.

2017 Quick Stats:  76 races, 7 wins, 29 top-fives, 43 top-tens.

Up Next: Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour season finale at Yuma, Arizona’s Cocopah Speedway on November 9-11.

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