Dereck Ramirez Claims First-Career USMTS National Championship
Finishes Sixth in Season Finale at 81 Speedway to Clinch Title
WOODWARD, Okla. (11/01/21) – Mission accomplished for Dereck Ramirez and Ramirez Racing. On Saturday night the Oklahoma native officially claimed his first-career Summit United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) National Championship presented by Casey’s.
With a sixth-place finish in the tour’s season finale at 81 Speedway Ramirez clinched the title by 42 markers in his S&S Fishing & Rentals No. 4R Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Raw Truck Wash/ Hughes Racing Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified.
“It feels amazing to get this championship. To win a championship over incredibly talented drivers like Jake (O’Neil), Tanner (Mullens), and Rodney (Sanders) is something I don’t take lightly. While we had a few struggles along the way, we truly had a great year top to bottom, and my team gave me 110% each-and-every week,” Ramirez noted. “This championship is especially for my mom and dad, who have always been there for me and supported my racing dreams. And then all of my great sponsors, who make it possible for me to go up and down the highway every week. So many great people support me, and I think them all for helping this championship dream come true!”
The 2021 Summit USMTS National Championship battle was decided on Saturday evening at 81 Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) after the weekend’s scheduled four-race swing was reduced to a single race by wet weather.
Thirty-eight competitors registered for battle in the second annual USMTS Modified Spook-tacular presented by Kansasland Tire & Service. A second-place finish in his heat race positioned Dereck fifth on the starting grid for the 40-lap finale. He raced in the Top 10 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the sixth position to claim his first-career USMTS title by 42 markers over Jake O’Neil.
Complete results as well as the final series standings can be found at www.USMTS.com .
The 2021 season for Dereck Ramirez has drawn to a close. The team is already making plans for their 2022 campaign, which will tentatively begin on January 8-16 at FK Rod Ends Vado Speedway Park (Vado, N.M.) during the 16th annual Wild West Shootout presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.
For more information on the miniseries, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net .
Dereck Ramirez and Ramirez Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters including Boom-Test Well Service, Koda Services, Raw Truck Wash, Woodward Steel, Hughes Racing Chassis, S&S Fishing & Rentals, Midwest Refrigeration, Cornett Racing Engines, Go Lithium, Swift Springs, Sybesma Graphics, Afco Shocks, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Dereck Ramirez, please visit www.DereckRamirez.com .
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Tyler Erb Double Dips in Weekend Victory Lane at Jambalaya 100
Scores Super Late Model and Crate Late Model Victory
ST. MARYS, Ohio (11/01/21) – Two different divisions and two wins, that was the accolade list for Tyler Erb at Pike County Speedway’s 2021 Jambalaya 100. The driver known as “Terbo” picked up a $3,000 victory in Friday night’s Super Late Model opener in his Bulk Material Lift / M&W Transport No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports / First Class Septic / XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
On Saturday night he finished third in the Super Late Model finale and added a Crate Late Model win in his dad’s new No. 91 GRT by C8 Motorsports entry.
“We got two ‘P1s’ this weekend. We missed it on the setup for the $10,000 race on Saturday, but still managed a third,” Erb shared. “Overall, it was a great weekend with family and friends. My dad is back in the saddle with his new Crate Late Model car, and that was probably the best part of the whole weekend, watching him make laps. I won the first night in his new car, so it’s all on the driver now.
“We’re rolling into Charlotte this week for the World Finals. Come by and see us and pick up the latest merchandise from Terbo Threads.”
On Friday evening, Tyler Erb invaded Pike County Speedway (Magnolia, Miss.) for the opening round of the Jambalaya 100. Looking to defend his title after winning the event in 2020, Erb led all 30 laps of Friday’s preliminary feature to capture the $3,000 Super Late Model prize. He finished ahead of Chad Thrash, Robbie Stuart, Morgan Bagley, and Jeremy Broadus. (Millie Tanner photo)
For the $10,000-to-win Super Late Model finale on Saturday, Erb posted a third-place finish in the 70-lap affair. He followed Chad Thrash and Spencer Hughes across the line with Manny Falcon and Brandon Carpenter rounding out the Top-5 finishers.
Later Saturday night for the Crate Late Model feature, Tyler outdueled Sid Scarbrough to record his second win of the weekend, which came ahead of Jeremy Idom, Scarbrough, Jamey Boland, and Shannon Lee. He earned $3,000 for his 17th win of the season.
The team now heads to The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the NGK NTK World Finals. The World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series weekend includes two rounds of qualifying on Thursday, which sets heat race lineups for Friday and Saturday. Each program on Friday and Saturday posts a $12,000 top prize.
For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, M&W Transport, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Terbo Threads, Lucas Oil, Go Lithium, Allstar Performance, K-B Carbs, GottaRace.com, Precision Racing Components, Beyea Headers, Day Motorsports, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Powers Performance, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Rocket Chassis, Central Coast Tires, R&R Design, KBC Graphics and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Best Performance Motorsports please visit the team website at www.BestPerformanceMotorsports.com and www.TylerErb.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/bestperformancemotorsports/, www.twitter.com/BPMotorsports1.
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Nick Hoffman Bests World Short Track Championship for Third Time
NGK NTK World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte on Deck
Mooresville, North Carolina (11/01/21) – One year after falling short of the mark, Nick Hoffman returned to his winning ways in the sixth annual Drydene World Short Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. He charged from the fifth starting position to claim the $4,000 victory in the event aboard his Elite Chassis No. 2 Wehrs Machine / Fox Shocks Modified.
The triumph marked the third of his career in the event, and his 37th win of 2021.
“Last year, I got set back in that heat race, had to battle my way through and ran third,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane. “This year, I wanted redemption. To do it again (win the event) is pretty cool. On this stage, it gives us a lot of momentum going into next week for the World Finals.”
After seeing Mother Nature nixing Thursday's action, the sixth annual Drydene World Short Track Championship finally came to life on Friday afternoon at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.). Fifty-seven DIRTcar Modifieds entered the program, and after qualifying third fastest, Nick won his heat race from the second-starting spot to lock into Saturday's finale.
Hoffman and the other five heat race winners redrew for their starting spots in the $4,000-to-win event.
While he pulled only the fifth-best number out of six, that didn’t seem to matter. He shot out of a cannon on the start, passing Ethan Dotson on Lap 2 before overtaking polesitter Hunt Gossum the very next lap.
His lead stretched to over four seconds by the time the first caution flew with 10-to-go. While Dotson, Gossum, Chris Madden and David Stremme were all right on his tail for the restart, the FOX Racing Shox No. 2 was simply too quick.
A few additional restarts were made in the final 10 laps, but nobody was able to touch the 2018-2019 winner as he led the field back around to the checkers to claim his third event title.
Curt Spalding, Chris Madden, Kyle Strickler, and Ethan Dotson completed the Top-5 finishers.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.DIRTcar.com .
Hoffman now turns his attention to the NGK NTK World Finals, which will find him returning to the driver’s seat of the Scott Bloomquist Racing No. 0NH Super Late Model. The weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) begins with two rounds of qualifying on Thursday night, which determines the heat race lineups for both Friday and Saturday’s $12,000-to-win programs.
For more information on the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series weekend, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Nick Hoffman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Fox Shocks, NASCAR Technical Institute, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Maxima Racing Oils, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Jerovetz Motorsports Shocks, Rockwell Security, Allgaier Performance Parts, PSA Starters, Sunoco Race Fuel, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Tiger Quick Change Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, Bassett, Walker Performance Filtration, QuickCar Headers, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Strange Oval, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, Outerwears, XS Power Batteries, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Superior Fuel Cells, MPI, Millbridge Speedway, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, Joe’s Racing Products, Off Axis Paint, Mahle, Clevite, KSE Racing Products, Multi Fire, The Joie of Seating, Vexil, Yeti, DirtCarLift.com, KBC Graphix, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
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Brandon Overton Banks First National 100 Title
Records $20,000 Victory at East Alabama Motor Speedway
EVANS, Ga. (11/01/21) – Continuing to add new accolades to his record book, Brandon Overton claimed $20,000 for his first-career National 100 victory on Sunday afternoon in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model.
The triumph was his 29th of what has become a legendary 2021 campaign.
“Growing up where I’m from, this place is special to all of us,” said Overton, whose hometown of Evans, Ga., is less than four hours from the 3/8-mile oval just west of Columbus, Ga. “I know it’s a long weekend, but we wouldn’t spend it any other way than racing.”
With a triumph in the 47th running of the event now added to his 2021 accomplishment list, Overton paused in Victory Lane to reflect on what this season has meant to him.
“It’s surreal. Hat’s off to my car owners. It’s all because of them. They gave me the opportunity to put a team together and give me all the tools to do it with. We just took advantage of it.
“I don’t know how to put into words what we’ve been able to do,” Overton added. “It’s been an unbelievable year. I don’t know what to say. My crew bust their butt on this thing week in and week out. They sure do make my job a lot easier.”
Wells & Sons Motorsports and pilot, Brandon Overton, ventured to East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Ala.) on Saturday evening to compete in the 47th annual National 100. With 25 Late Models entered, Overton laid down the fastest time in his qualifying group before dashing to a heat race win.
Locked into the second-starting position for Sunday’s finale, Brandon trailed early pacesetter Mark Whitener for the first half of the race until he made his move to the front. Sneaking ahead right after the halfway point, Overton powered to his 29th win of the season, which came ahead of Dennis Erb Jr., Randy Weaver, Austin Horton, and Mark Whitener. He collected a $20,000 prize for his late-race triumph.
For full results from the event, please visit www.EAMSDirt.com .
Overton will look to push his 2021-win total over 30 this weekend with a trip to The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.), where he’ll compete in the NGK NTK World Finals. The World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series weekend includes $12,000-to-win events on both Friday and Saturday.
Full event details are available at www.WoOLMS.com .
Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit www.BrandonOverton76.com. To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com .
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