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July 27, 2020

Jason Rauen Captures First Win of the Season at Fayette County
World of Outlaws at Davenport Speedway Up Next

FARLEY, Iowa (07/27/20) – Jason Rauen raced to a $4,000 victory last week for his first triumph of the season.

Rauen drove his Arnie Ranta Motorsports No. 98 Rauen Precision Machining/ Capital Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the win on Wednesday at Fayette County Speedway's inaugural Late Model Showdown in West Union, Iowa.

“It was great to get our first win of the season,” Rauen said. “It was a great night top to bottom. Thanks to my crew for their hard work and all of our great sponsors for their continued support. I’m looking forward to Davenport Speedway this week.”

Jumping up two spots in his 8-lap heat race, Rauen posted a second-place finish behind Darin Duffy, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the main event.

Blasting ahead of Curt Martin for the lead on the sixth lap, Jason led the remaining distance of the 35-lapper to capture his first win of the season and the $4,000 payday. Darren Ackerman, Curt Martin, Jeff Aikey, and Darin Duffy trailed him to the checkers.

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Next on the docket for Rauen Racing is a Tuesday, July 28 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway. The weeknight special at the quarter-mile oval boasts a $10,000 top prize.

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July 28, 2020

Dereck Ramirez Scores Silver Dollar Nationals Triumph
Mod Mania at Mason City Motor Speedway Next

WOODWARD, Okla. (07/28/20) – Dereck Ramirez scored his third United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) win of the season at Saturday’s 10th Annual Imperial Silver Dollar Nationals.

Ramirez drove his Ramirez Motorsports No. 4r Koda Services/ Boom-Test Well Service/ Raw Truck Wash/ Hughes Race Car/ Cornett Racing Engine Modified to the $3,000 payday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb.

“We’ve been good all year and this is just another confidence booster heading into the second half of the season,” Dereck added. “I have to thank everyone that supports this team. Thanks to all the fans that came out too.”

On Friday to kick off the Silver Dollar Nationals, Ramirez scored a fourth-place finish in his heat, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Clawing forward one spot in the 30-lap affair, Dereck notched a seventh-place finish.

The following night, Dereck secured his spot into the Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals finale with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Hunter Marriott.

With polesitter Jake Timm setting the pace early, Ramirez disposed of third-starting Calvin Iverson near the halfway point and set his sights on the race-leader. Sliding ahead of Timm for the lead on lap 25, Dereck led the final five circuits to capture the win ahead of Timm, Jason Hughes, Tanner Mullens, and Terry Phillips.

“I was trying to work the bottom and I showed him [Jake Timm] my nose a little early and he moved down,” Ramirez explained. “I think the top was faster the whole time, I was just showing him my nose to see if I could bait him to move down. When he did, I made the move around the top and it worked.”

The road warriors of the USMTS will invade Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa, this Tuesday through Thursday, July 28-30, for Mod Mania. Tuesday’s event boasts a $2,000 top prize before competitors chase a $3,000 winner’s check on Wednesday. The action culminates with a $4,000-to-win program on Thursday.

Dereck remains second in the latest USMTS National Championship point standings. Complete results from these events and the latest Series standings are available at

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, Midwest Refrigeration, Cornett Racing Engines, Swift Springs, Woodward Steel, Sybesma Graphics, Afco Shocks, and Marketing Services.

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July 28, 2020

Brian Shirley Doubles Down with Summer Nationals
Clinches Tour’s Week 3 Points Title

CHILTON, Wis. (07/28/20) – Brian Shirley doubled down with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals last week. In addition to etching two more wins to his slate, the Illinois racer also clinched the tour’s week three points title.

The 39-year-old landed in Victory Lane at Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Mo.) on Friday, followed by Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on Saturday. Shirley led flag-to-flag on both occasions in the Bob Cullen Racing No. 3s Hoker Trucking/ Thomason Express/ J&J Ventures Gaming/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to earn back-to-back $10,000 paydays.

“It helps really the race team, with Bob and Lisa (Cullen) funding this team, you know, obviously, with the sponsors we have, we appreciate them, but a lot of this money comes out of Bob and Lisa’s own pocket,” Shirley said, “so to help the race team just get the bank account built up is just going to help us race for the rest of the year.”

“Let me tell you, it’s never easy, I promise you,” Shirley said. “Racing is as tough as it gets, so we’ll take ’em where we can get ’em. We’re just thankful things are going our way right now.”

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals began a four-day stretch with a stop at Springfield (Mo.) Raceway on Thursday night. After qualifying fourth in his group, Brian charged to a 10-lap heat race win, which positioned him on the pole for the 40-lap feature.

Shirley led the first 24 circuits of the $5,000-to-win main event until Frank Heckenast Jr. snuck by on a lap 25 restart to take command. Brain would settle for a third-place finish behind Heckenast Jr. and Mason Oberkramer. Jesse Stovall and Dennis Erb Jr. completed the Top-5.

On Friday, the action shifted to Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo with the winner’s purse increased to $10,000. Shirley started the night with another strong qualifying effort before recording a heat race win.

Starting the 40-lapper from outside the front row, Brian took off at the drop of the green flag and never looked back, finishing 2.558 seconds ahead of Jesse Stovall, Billy Moyer, Heckenast Jr. and Gordy Gunaker at the checkers.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals took the team to Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on Saturday for the first of two nights at the quarter-mile oval. Much like the previous two nights, Brian logged a heat race win to lock into the pole position for the 50-lap A-Main. 
With another $10,000 on the line, Shirley went virtually unchallenged in the feature, pulling away on several restarts to take the checkers 3.338 seconds ahead of runner-up Dennis Erb Jr. Rounding out the Top-5 was Heckenast Jr., Jason Feger, and Jadon Frame.

Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday at Clarksville Speedway, Brian finished second in his heat race behind Billy Moyer to earn the sixth spot on the grid for the $5,000-to-win feature.

Shirley quickly made his way into the Top-5 and would take second from Moyer on lap 31. With Dennis Erb Jr. setting the pace, Shirley held the second spot the rest of the way, nosing under Erb a few times but never able to complete the pass. Heckenast Jr. finished third, with Moyer and Feger finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals return to action on Wednesday night at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway for a $5,000-to-win event. On Thursday, Shirley is scheduled to start on the pole of the $5,000-to-win feature that was rained out at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway earlier in July.

Brian continues to lead the overall DIRTcar Summer Nationals standings. To learn more about these events, please visit

Brian Shirley and Bob Cullen Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners which include: Hoker Trucking, Thomason Express, J&J Ventures Gaming, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, KBC Graphix, Cheap Cars, Bass Livestock Nutrition, Allgaier Motorsports, Integra Shocks, East Central Coin, Cheers, Cen-Pe-Co Racing Oil, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Jayco Construction, Larry’s Distributing, Hope For A Cure, Midwest Sheet Metal, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint & Body Shop, Peterson Fluid Systems, Hooker Harness, Willy’s Carburetor, Fast Shafts, Keyser Manufacturing, Dyers Top Rods, Wehrs Machine, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, The Joie of Seating, Simpson, Hoosier Racing Tire, Quarter Master, Wilwood Disc Brakes, KKM, Speedwerx, Daugherty Motorsports, Multi Fire, Strange Oval, FK Rod Ends, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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West Jr. Learns Throughout ASCS Mid-South Region Show at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Jeffrey West Jr. soaked up as many lessons as he could last Saturday during his fifth career 360ci winged sprint car race.

West Jr. visited I-30 Speedway for the second career time during an ASCS Mid-South Region event.

"I started on the pole of our heat race and I got passed in the first turn by Marshall Skinner and Ernie Ainsworth," he said. "We rode in third for the whole heat race. Then we had to run the B Main and I led the first half of it before Brad Bowden passed me.

"In the B Main people kept throwing sliders on me going into turn one. I had about six restarts I had to do and that was great experience. I don't have much experience being on the pole. I was able to get good jumps the last couple of restarts. I'm still learning every weekend."

The runner-up result in the B Main earned a transfer into the main event. West Jr. gained a pair of positions in the feature to finish 14 th. It marked his career-best outing at the quarter-mile oval.

"We've got to get the car dialed in for when the track gets slick," he said. "We're still learning that. But I feel like we made better progress than when we were there the first time. Once the track rubbered up it was my first time experiencing that, too. It was pretty wild. It rubbered up in turns one and two. I could hit it and get a huge run down the back straightaway. I'm just learning so much each time we race."

The outing moved West Jr. into 10th in the ASCS Mid-South Region championship standings. He is only 54 points out of the top five.

Next up is a new track and a new state this Saturday when West Jr. joins the ASCS Mid-South Region at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss.

"I don't have too high of expectations," he said. "A solid top 10 would be great. It will be kind of a guessing game as far as the setup. I feel like I adjust pretty quickly. That will be the biggest track I've ran on so that will take some getting used to as well."


July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (1); B Main: 2 (1); Feature: 14 (16).


5 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 5 top 20s


Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the ASCS Mid-South Region



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"They deliver all kinds of warehouse equipment to companies that need it," West Jr. said. "They'll do sanitizing stuff and protective equipment. They are a new company that started this year and we're grateful to have their support."

West Jr. would like to thank Flashe Graphics, Rick's Powder Coating and Jeff and Kim West for their continued support.


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Hagar Powers to ASCS Mid-South Region Win at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (July 28, 2020) - Derek Hagar swept an ASCS Mid-South Region event at I-30 Speedway last Saturday when he won both a heat race and the main event.

"We had a good night," he said. "We started fourth before we made quick work of the heat race and got to the lead. I was helping a friend of ours get their car together for the B Main. My wife, Heather, drew the feature redraw for me and got us the No. 2. Me and Cody Garner started on the front row together for the feature. He took off and had a straightway lead on me before the first caution came out. I stayed with him after that. Once we got into traffic I was able to make a move to get around him and I led the last half of the race.

"He got defensive and I was able to drive around him and a lapped car. The track laid rubber with probably about 10 or 12 laps to go. Then we worked through traffic really well. Our new Dynotech engine ran awesome. It was probably the best running motor we've had with the combination. It really seemed to work and it showed."

The triumph was Hagar's fourth of the season in only nine starts in different types of race cars and with multiple teams.

"That's really the first time we've had our car with our stuff since Short Track Nationals last fall," he said. "We need opportunities and our team shows how strong we are. We just need to race more."

Hagar will take the next couple of weeks off before returning to I-30 Speedway on Aug. 15 during an ASCS Sprint Week race.


July 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (4); Feature: 1 (2).


9 races, 4 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 9 top 20s


Aug. 15 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., during the ASCS Sprint Week




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"These guys are awesome people," Hagar said. "My dad does contracting so he deals with them a bunch for concrete. They're just race fans who love the sport and wanted to help us out. It takes people like that to keep this sport going and we really can't thank them enough."

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Sams III Fine-Tuning Engine and Setup as 360 Knoxville Nationals Nears

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2020) - Sams LaMountain Racing is hoping a mechanical adjustment or two will be just what Danny Sams III needs at Knoxville Raceway.

The primary engine visited a dyno this week in an effort to fine-tune it with the 360 Knoxville Nationals just around the corner.

"Qualifying has really been burying us at Knoxville," Sams III said. "I'm running half a second faster in the C Main when the track is slicked off compared to in qualifying when the track is heavy. We're just lacking some speed."

Sams III qualified 20th quickest in his group last Saturday at the half-mile oval. He then gained two positions to finish eighth in a heat race before winning the C Main from third. Unfortunately, the night ended early on the opening lap of the B Main.

"We were in the wrong spot at the wrong time," he said. "Someone flipped in front of us and the car next to me turned left. We collided and rode it out for a second before we ended up getting upside down. When I went end over end it snapped a tube on the frame. We have that getting welded back together this week."

Sams III said the team will use a backup car when returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday for the final round of preparation prior to the 360 Knoxville Nationals.

"We tried some stuff on the car and it didn't work last Saturday," he said. "We know where to look to get the car to dig into the track more instead of it wanting to get loose. Hopefully we can keep getting closer to where we need to be."


July 25 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 20; Heat race: 8 (10); C Main: 1 (3); B Main: DNF (17).


15 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s


Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa






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