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May 15, 2018

Jake Knowles Pilots New Car to First Win of 2018
Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series Double Dip on Tap

Rome, Georgia (05/15/18) – Jake Knowles debuted a new Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Longhorn Chassis Late Model in fine style on Saturday night at Boyd’s Speedway.

The talented 32-year-old racer took the car to Victory Lane on its maiden voyage.

“It was a crazy-busy week getting the new Longhorn ready for action, but it definitely paid off,” Knowles said. “So many people helped me get ready in time for this week’s show, and I can’t thank them enough for their support. It’s a great feeling anytime you can win the first night out with a new car, and it definitely feels awesome to get the first win of the year.”

Debuting a brand-new Longhorn Chassis #66 Crate Late Model, Jake Knowles visited Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Saturday evening, where he was competing in a field of 15 cars.

Jake started the night by laying down the third-fastest time in qualifying. He then streaked to a heat race victory, which earned him the pole position for the feature.

Leading flag-to-flag in the finale, Jake Knowles cruised to his first win of the season topping Drew Kennedy, Rick Hixson, Heath Hindman, and Josh Walker at the line.

For full results from this event, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – May 18-19 – will see Knowles going into a battle in a pair of Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model events in his home state of Georgia. Action opens on Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Oglethorpe, Georgia) with a $4,000-to-win event. On Saturday evening Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) will host a $2,500-to-win program.

Jake enters the weekend third in the latest series standings.

For more information on the events, please visit .

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Buster Goss Body Shop, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, Renegade Racing Fuels, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Dynojet, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jake Knowles please visit .

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May 15, 2018

Cory Hedgecock Goes Back-To-Back at The Gap
Georgia Doubleheader with Durrence Layne Series Up Next

Loudon, Tennessee (05/15/18) – For the second-straight week Cory Hedgecock conquered the Steel Head Late Model action at Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway in his Cushman #23 K&P Used Cars/ Transport One/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine racecar.

The win was his ninth of the 2018 campaign.

“There were some really good Steel Head racers there, so I knew I had to get to the lead quickly in the feature, and thankfully that’s exactly what I was able to accomplish,” Hedgecock recounted. “From there I just had to do my job. In the Crate Late Model feature, we just weren’t very good. A win and a Top-5 finish isn’t so bad though.

“I want to thank Cushman, Eagle Racing Engines, Valley Transport, Budget Transmissions, Transport One, Renegade Fuels and Lubricants, K&P Used Cars, Five Star Hyundai, Timeless Memories Photography, VooDoo Technologies, my family, and everyone who helps me.”

On Saturday night Cory Hedgecock returned to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), competing in both the Steel Head and Crate Late Model divisions. With 26 Steelhead Late Models registered for action, Hedgecock laid down the third-fastest time in qualifying, which locked him into the third-starting position for the feature.

Charging into the lead on opening lap, Cory held off Barrett Lowe in the closing laps to capture his second-straight victory and ninth overall. Lowe, Austin Neely, Gary Crittenden, and Greg Estes completed the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lap affair.

During the same night in the Crate Late Model ranks, Hedgecock locked his spot into the show with the 11th-fastest time in a field of 21 cars. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the feature, Cory jumped six spots to finish 5th behind Jason Welshan, Rusty Ballenger, Tim Byrd, and Jesse Lowe.

For more results from these events, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – May 18-19 – will take Cory to Georgia, where he’ll lead the Durrence Layne Dirt Late Model Series into battle in a pair of events. On Friday evening a $2,000-to-win event will be held at Oglethorpe Speedway Park (Oglethorpe, Georgia), while Saturday will find the team competing at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) in a $4,000-to-win program.

For more information on the program, please visit .

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, Budget Transmissions, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, 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, Martel Signs 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 .

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May 15, 2018

Ricky Weiss Wins at River Cities Speedway
Canadian Set for Triple Header Weekend

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (05/15/18) – Ricky Weiss had an eventful weekend in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car Late Model.

On Friday night he registered his fourth win of the season, while Saturday night found a win stripped due to a controversial finish.

“Well, this weekend had a little bit of everything for our team,” Weiss noted. “Both nights we had a really good car. Friday night we got the win at River Cities Speedway. Then on Saturday night we were battling for the lead with Dustin Strand on the final lap, when we made contact. Dustin ended up in the wall, and I got put to the tail of the field. It was a bad deal for both of us, and I hate that our nights ended that way.

“The good news is that our car is running really well right now. I also want to welcome Schaeffer’s Oil and Go Lithium Batteries to our awesome list of marketing partners. I really appreciate everyone’s great support. I think this is going to be a big year for our team.”
Friday night took Ricky Weiss to River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota), where he was competing in a field of 16 Super Late Models. Passing five cars in his heat, Weiss streaked to an 8-lap heat race victory, positioning him fifth on the starting grid for the feature.

Outrunning pole-starting Dustin Strand, Ricky Weiss soared to his fourth win of the season. Bill Mooney, Mike Balcaen, and Ryan Corbett completed the Top-5 finishers.

The following night at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota), Ricky locked his spot into the A-Main with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Dustin Strand. Rolling off seventh for the feature, Weiss had built a comfortable lead until late when Strand started reeling him in. Making contact with Strand in the final corner of the last lap, Ricky was charged with the incident and sent to the tail. He was credited with an eighth-place finish.

For more results from these events, please visit and .

A busy upcoming weekend is on tap for Weiss Motorsports. On Friday night he’ll compete with the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota). On Saturday and Sunday he’ll race with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) and I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska).

For more information on the events, please visit and

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Keewatin Truck Service, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, Metalz in Motion, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Wilwood, Swift Springs, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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May 15, 2018

Logan Roberson Parks It in Potomac Victory Lane
2018 Win Total Grows to Six

Waynesboro, Virginia (05/15/18) – Logan Roberson parked it in Victory Lane on Friday night at Maryland’s Potomac Speedway in his Wynbridge Inc. #17 BTS Towing Service/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model.

The victory marked his fourth win in his last seven starts.

“We had a real good car on Friday night, and on Saturday we were pretty good, but we just needed a little more to get to the lead,” Roberson commented. “After struggling some to start the year, we’ve really found our rhythm over the past month. There’s a lot of big shows scheduled over the next few month, and I’m really looking forward to contending for wins in them.”

Logan Roberson opened his weekend on Friday night at Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, Maryland), where he was competing in a field of 13 RUSH Crate Late Models.

Receiving the outside-front-row starting position for the feature based off his performance in preliminary action and the redraw, Logan led wire-to-wire to pick up his sixth win of the season.

Matt Quade, Darren Alvey, Mike Franklin, and Darin Henderson completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair.

The following night at Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) for the Nininger Memorial, Logan passed three cars in the 20-lap feature to finish third behind Mike Franklin and Tanner Kerr with Levi Crowl and Devin Brannon rounding out the Top-5.

For full results from these events, please visit and .

The upcoming weekend – May 18-19 – has the team slated to again compete in RUSH Crate late Model weekly events at Potomac Speedway and Winchester Speedway.

Race fans also make sure to check out the “Apparel” page at to order the brand-new team shirts. Get them before they are gone!

Logan Roberson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wynbridge Inc., Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farm & Bucking Stock, Pancho’s Racing Products, Wells Custom Jeep, BTS Towing Service, Blue Ridge Treescape Service, Dirt Defender, Walker Arthur Racing, Beyea Custom Headers, Boyd Bilt, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, All About Wraps, Rocket Chassis, Race 1, Kaylor’s Dirt Track Cams, Russ King Racing, Hoosier Tire by Terry Wilcher, Smiley’s Racing Enterprises, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Logan Roberson, please visit as well the team’s social media channels at and .

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May 15, 2018

A-Plus Motorsports Records Pair of Top-10 Runs at North Alabama

Lewisburg, Tennessee (05/15/18) – A-Plus Motorsports invaded North Alabama Speedway on Saturday night with its drivers – Scott Cook and Jason Maurer. By the time that the night’s final checkered flag had dropped, the pilots had collectively recorded a pair of Top-10 finishes.

“The beginning of the year wasn’t quite what we expected, but as a team we didn’t let the struggles get us down,” team owner, Phillip Baxter said. “Saturday night was one of those where the cards looked to be stacked against us early, but we never gave up and came away with a pair of good runs.

“I especially want to thank Mike and Jamey Boland at Trak-Star Race Cars for working hand-in-hand with us over the past several weeks to help us get our program rolling.”

On Saturday night both Scott Cook and Jason Maurer returned to action at North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama).

Earning the second-starting position for the Durrence Layne Crate Late Model feature in his A-Plus Collision Center #8a Trak-Star Racecar via preliminary events, Cook was battling for the top spot late in the race, when his car bottomed out on the low line. The disruption ultimately resulted in him fading to a fifth-place finish. He trailed Seth McCormack, Braden Mitchell, Matthew Brocato, and Mike Henn across the finish line.

In the Street Stock ranks for the Mid-South Big 10 Street Stock Series sanctioned program, Maurer earned the 11th-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events in his Amsoil #8A Trak-Star Race Car. Spinning to avoid a wreck on the opening lap, Maurer bent his right-rear rim, which forced him to briefly pull into the pits for repairs. Maurer would rejoin the tail of the field before advancing 16 positions to finish seventh.

For more results from these events, please visit .

The team’s plans for the upcoming weekend are still up in the air. They are currently looking at tentatively competing in a Weekly Racing Series event at Winchester Raceway Park (Winchester, Tennessee).

A Plus Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include A-Plus Collision Center, PPM Racing Products, Amsoil, Boland Performance, BASE Racing Fuel, Integra Racing Shocks, Vahlco Wheels, Trak-Star Race Cars, Full Throttle Race Parts & Equipment, Traktion Technologies, Keyser Manufacturing, MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For more information on A-Plus Motorsports, please visit .


Roberts Eighth at Dixie in SNBS Bash

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 14) After an unscheduled weekend off Casey Roberts and the BMS Team were in action again Saturday night at Dixie Speedway. Casey Roberts brought the Stowers Cat sponsored Vic Hill powered Rocket home eighth.

A miss understood communication between Roberts and crew chief David Bryant led to a less that wonderful qualifying run. He won the first heat and started eight on the grid.

“We had a miscommunication as he went out to qualify and consequently our qualifying run was not all that good. He did a good job winning the first heat, but when you are starting 11th in todays Late Model fields it is going to be and it was a long night,” said Bryant. “It hasn’t been a good time here lately. Things keep tearing up, like the generator, the spring tester is out for repair for the third time and a host of other things have gone wrong. When you add in the weather and the fact we are still searching for the right combination for Casey it is really frustrating.”

Bryant has been involved in racing for almost 40 years and says this isn’t his first rodeo.

“I’ve been through these rough patches enough times to know that all you can do is keep digging and eventually you will dig you way out of it. We are digging away as we speak,” concluded Bryant.

BMS and Roberts will keep on digging in Kentucky this weekend for two Southern Nationals Bonus Series events, one at Lake Cumberland Speedway and one at Richmond Raceway.
Blount Motorsports enjoys sponsorship from Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Arnold Trucking, Blount Excavating, Massey Electric, Tennessee RV, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, and The Wine and Spirits Cellar.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Drive train components are from Quarter Master with Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM and springs from Hyperco. Noses and body parts are from Five Star Stock Car Bodies and tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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