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October 9, 2017

Kent Robinson Clinches 2017 Eldora Speedway Championship

Bloomington, Indiana (10/09/17) – Kent Robinson added another prestigious accolade to his accomplishment list over the weekend.

The pilot of the Billy Moyer Victory Race Car #7r JB’s Disposal Services/ Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model clinched the 2017 Eldora Speedway Track Championship after a strong performance in the Fall Nationals.

“This is truly something special to win this championship,” Robinson proclaimed. “To win a Super Late Model championship at a place that is so prestigious and has so much history means a lot to our team. At the beginning of the year, we circled this as a goal, and to see it come to fruition is very fulfilling. I just want to thank my family, my team, my sponsors, and all of my fans for their awesome support.

K-Rob traveled to the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Saturday to take part in the annual Allstar Performance DIRTcar Fall Nationals, which was sanctioned by the Sunoco Race Fuels American Late Model Series (ALMS). While the event was slated to only be a one-day affair, Mother Nature had other ideas.

Kent started the event by registering the fastest time of the 23 entries in qualifying on Saturday evening, and then backed it up with a heat-race win from the fourth-starting position. His preliminary performance positioned Robinson third on the starting grid for the 40-lap $5,000-to-win finale.

Early in the feature he worked his way up to the second position, but on lap 16 rain would begin to drench the ½-mile oval, forcing the final 24 laps to be postponed until Sunday afternoon.

When the race resumed Robinson challenged Van Wormer for the lead near the race’s midway point before ultimately slipping back to a third-place finish behind Van Wormer and Bobby Pierce. Jon Henry and Jacob Hawkins completed the Top 5.

Full results from the event can be found at .

Kent currently has a single event remaining on the 2017 docket. He will make the trip to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) on Saturday, October 28 for $5,000-to-win, Fall Nationals.

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To stock up on Kent Robinson merchandise, please head to the Apparel page at where you’ll find the latest designs as well as some great deals on clearance items.

Kent Robinson Racing would to like to thank all of their sponsors including JB's Salvage, JB’s Disposal, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Jones Oil Company, Midwest Sheet Metal, Billy Moyer Victory Race Cars, Keyser Manufacturing, Printworx Graphics, VP Race Fuels, Hoosier Racing Tire, Envy Suspension, All Star Performance, Schaeffer's Racing Oil, K&N Filters, AFCO, Bell Helmets, Simpson Race Products, Wiles Drive Shafts, Weld Racing, FK Rod Ends, and Marketing Services.

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October 9, 2017

Ricky Weiss Brings Down the Curtain with Another Victory

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (10/09/17)
– Ricky Weiss put an exclamation point on the 2017 season by racing his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Late Model to the feature win in his final event of the year.

The win was his 15th of 2017 and came at Viking Speedway during the annual Viking Fall Classic.

“The past two months have just been awesome for our team, and I wish I could go back and start this year over,” Weiss said. “We’ve had all of the pieces in place this season, but it just took until the second half for everything to start clicking. My team has worked their tails off, and I can’t thank them enough for all they do. I can’t wait for the 2018 season to start!”

Powering the Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 Super Late Model, Ricky Weiss traveled to Viking Speedway (Alexandria, Minnesota) on Friday for the opening round of the two-day Viking Fall Classic. Drawing 30 cars for the WISSOTA sanctioned weekend, Ricky locked his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Battling with Don Shaw for the lead, Weiss came up short at the line to finish in the runner-up spot behind Shaw with Pat Doar, John Kaanta, and Lance Matthees rounding out the Top 5.

Returning on Saturday for another $3,000-to-win A-Main, Weiss landed a third-place finish in his heat race, positioning him eighth on the starting grid for the feature. Overtaking Pat Doar in the closing laps, Ricky Weiss streaked to his 15th win of the season over Jeff Wildung, Don Shaw, Pat Doar, and Lance Matthees.

For full results from these events, please visit .

Ricky ended his 2017 season with 15 wins, 41 Top-5 finishes and 44 Top-10 finishes.

While the 2017 racing campaign may have come to an end for Ricky and his team, they are already preparing for the 2018 season, which will open in early January with the annual Wild West Shootout at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona).

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Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Penske Shocks, The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, Allied Roofing Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewatin Truck Service, Turk Enterprises, Swift Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, and Marketing Services.

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October 9, 2017

Logan Roberson Rocks Thrilling Two-Win Weekend

Waynesboro, Virginia (10/09/17) – Logan Roberson made two trips to Victory Lane over the weekend in his Wynbridge Inc. #17 BTS Towing Service/ Rocketman Racing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model.

The wins increased his 2017 tally to 16.

“The past month or so has been an up-and-down time for our team, but this weekend went flawlessly,” Roberson noted. “It’s so easy to let bad luck get you down, but our team never gives up and it showed this weekend. Both of this weekend’s wins came in exciting fashion, so that really gets me pumped for the final events of the season. Thanks to everyone who supports my racing program. It’s because of them that we now have 16 wins this year.”

On Friday night Logan Roberson made the trip to 311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, North Carolina) for the $1,500-to-win Crate Late Model special. After starting the night with the fastest time in qualifying, Roberson made a thrilling last-lap pass in the final corner of the A-Main to capture his 15th win of the season over Corey Almond, Gary Mabe, Justin Hudspeth, and Spencer Apple.

The following night brought Roberson to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee), where he was competing in a field of 24 Crate Late Models. Laying down the seventh-fastest lap in time trials, Logan earned the seventh-starting position for the feature.

Wheeling his way into a podium spot early, Logan Roberson made the pass for the lead on lap 38 and held off the field in the remaining 2 circuits, notching his second-straight win and 16th on the season. Pocketing another $1,500 payday, Logan Roberson topped Mack McCarter, Josh Henry, Ross White, and Vic Hill at the finish line.

For full results from these events, please visit and .

This weekend – October 13-14 – will find Logan in familiar territory as he enters the annual Small car Nationals at Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, Maryland).

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Logan Roberson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wynbridge Inc., Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farm & Bucking Stock, BTS Towing Service, Blue Ridge Treescape Service, Mike’s Tire and Auto, Dirt Defender, Walker Arthur Racing, Beyea Custom Headers, 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.

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October 9, 2017

Kyle Beard Grabs All Star Modified Cash at Greenville

Trumann, Arkansas (10/09/17) – The 2017 season has not been very kind to Kyle Beard, but over the weekend he enjoyed nice redemption during the 11th annual Gumbo Nationals.

Not only did he pass 13 cars to finish in the Top-5 in the MSCCS Super Late Model feature, but he also piloted his Shawn Mann Motorsports #86 Gary Beard Trucking/ GRT/ Kuntz & Co. Racing Engine Modified to the $1,500 win in the All Star Modified Series feature.

“It just seems like this has been one of those years where anything that can go wrong has,” Beard said. “A few weeks ago we didn’t even know if we wanted to keep racing, but my family and my team are just too stubborn to give up that easy. The weekend in the Late Model started slowly, but ended really well. Then in the Modified we had an awesome car all weekend and were able to get the win.”

The team traveled to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday to pull double duty with both the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models and the All Star Modified Series during the 11th annual Gumbo Nationals.

MSCCS Super Late Model action found 35 entries on hand to contend for the $10,000 top prize. While heat race action on Friday night left Beard just short of transferring to the feature, a B-Main win on Saturday evening transferred him to the feature in the 17th-starting spot.

During the course of the 75 lapper, he advanced 13 spots to finish fourth in his Gary Beard Trucking #86 Black Diamond Super Late Model behind Brian Rickman, Tyler Erb, and Dane Dacus.

Preliminary action in his #86 Modified transferred Kyle to the 20-lap feature. Starting seventh on the grid for the caution-filled finale, Beard kept his nose clean and progressively worked his way to the lead. Once out front he cruised to the $1,500 triumph. The victory was his fourth of the season.

The upcoming weekend will see Kyle returning to action with the All Star Modified Series as he makes the extremely short trip to Old Rte. 1 Speedway (Harrisburg, Arkansas) on Saturday night to chase the $1,500 top prize in the Rollin The Dice 30.

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Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including Gary Beard Trucking, Terry Phillips Racing, Black Diamond Race Cars, Absolute Roofing & Construction, Xtreme Race Graphics, Schoenfeld Headers, Real Racing Wheels, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Team 5 Enterprise, O.H. Hendricks’ Sheet Metal, Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines, and Marketing Services.

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October 9, 2017

Rodney Sanders Claims Lucas Oil MLRA Rookie Hardware

Happy, Texas (10/09/17) – Consider it mission accomplished for Rodney Sanders. At the beginning of the season the Texas racer set out with the goal of winning the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) Sunoco Rookie of the Year title.

With his weekend performances in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Swan Energy/ MB Customs/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, Sanders officially claimed the honor.

“This was my first year to chase a Super Late Model tour, and the goal was to get seat experience and win the rookie title,” Sanders recounts. “We are very happy to have achieved both of these goals. I have an amazing team and some great sponsors behind me. Without their support this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Rodney Sanders rolled into Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) on Friday for the opening leg of the two-night 4th annual Fall Nationals. The Lucas Oil MLRA sanctioned event drew a field of 31 entries to the 3/8-mile oval. A third-place finish in his heat race, sent Sanders to the 40-lap, $3,000-to-win feature. He would go on to notch an 11th-place finish.

On Saturday evening Sanders battled mechanical issues throughout the night, which forced him to utilize a provisional to start the $5,000-to-win feature. Rodney notched an 18th-place finish in the 50-lap finale.

In addition to winning the Sunoco Rookie Title, Sanders also finished second in the overall standings, behind champion Terry Phillips.

For full results as well as the complete final standings, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – October 11-14 – takes Rodney into battle in his Wichita Tank Racing #20 Swan Energy MB Customs Modified in the 4th annual Summit USRA Fall Nationals at I-35 Speedway (Winston, Missouri). On Wednesday a practice night will be held. Thursday and Friday finds the USRA Modifieds chasing a $500 top prize each night. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday night with a $3,000-to-win, USRA Modified finale.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Swan Energy, Kimrad Transport,, S&S Fishing and Rental, Krohn Farms, STSI, Mars Race Cars, MB Customs, Mesilla Valley Transportation, KBC Graphics, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Hatifeld Race Engines, Deatherage Opticians, VP Race Fuels, C&R Incorporated, Beyea Headers, CMD Race Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Race Shocks, Swift Springs, Wilwood Brakes, Palmer Painting, D&G Contracting, Driven Oil, 87 Automotive, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Fikes Transmission, QA1 Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Day Motorsports, and Marketing Services.

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October 9, 2017

Bryan Bernheisel Gets Creative for Williams Grove Win

Jonestown, Pennsylvania (10/09/17) – On Friday night Bryan Bernheisel broke out the plexiglass and got creative with the body design on his Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips #119 Lazer Chassis Late Model.

His creativity paid off as he raced to the win in the “Run Whatcha Brung Race” for the second-straight year.

“I look forward to this event every year because it gives us the opportunity to think outside of the box and have some major fun,” Bernheisel said. “It’s always amazing how a little plexiglass can seriously increase your cornering and speed abilities.”

On Friday evening both Bryan and Jim Bernheisel were in action at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania), competing in a field of 18 Super Late Models during the annual Run Whatcha Brung event.

Rolling off 5th in his heat, Jim landed a runner-up finish, while Bryan came from fifth-to-second in his heat. Receiving the outside-front-row starting spot for the feature after the redraw, Bryan outran his dad in the 25-lapper to capture his eighth win of the season. Jim Bernheisel, Gene Knaub, Tyler Horst, and Matt Nailor completed the Top 5.

The following night saw Bryan travel to Susquehanna Speedway (Newberrytown, Pennsylvania), where he competed in the 358 Steel Head Late Model ranks. Passing four cars in his heat, Bernheisel landed a second-place finish, positioning him eighth on the starting grid for the A-Main.

Breaking into the Top 5, Bryan improved four spots in the 20-lapper to finish fourth behind Charles Potts, Dan Zechman, and Randy Christine Jr. with Brian Shuey coming in fifth.

For more results from these events, please visit .

Bryan Bernheisel will enter his final event of 2017 this Saturday night, when he travels to Clinton County Motor Speedway (Mill Hall, Pennsylvania). A $5,000-to-win unsanctioned event will be held.

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Bernheisel Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Bernheisel Race Components, Dieffenbach’s Kettle Chips, One Potato Two Potato Kettle Potato Chips, Lazer Chassis, Russ Gibble Roofing & Siding, Focus Shock Technologies, Total Machine LLC, Precision Powder Coating, Wrisco Aluminum, Wehrs Machine, PRC, Joes Racing Products, Goodridge, Sweet Manufacturing, Jones Racing Products, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, R.J.S. Racing Equipment, Bulldog Rearends, Outerwears, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Kirkey Racing Fabrication, Performance Bodies, MCT, Velocita, R2C Air Filters, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, XS Power, JRI Shocks, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Weld Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, A&A Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, and Marketing Services.

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Swindell Heads into Short Track Nationals With Momentum Following Win in Colorado

Inside Line Promotions - CALHAN, Colo. (Oct. 9, 2017) - Sammy Swindell dominated the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals last Saturday at El Paso County Raceway, which made his long trip to Colorado and the long weekend worthwhile.

"We were there for the Friday night show and they got a shower around 4 p.m. or something like that," he said. "That one was pretty brief, but we had another one around 5 p.m. and it rained really hard and hailed. That messed it up for the race track so they had to cancel the first night."

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains returned to the bullring on Saturday for the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour weekend finale. Swindell was scheduled to start toward the back of a heat race, but a driver on the front row elected to go to the back so it moved Swindell into the second row.

"We were the quickest one in the practice," he said. "We ended up second in the heat and that put us in the redraw. I was fortunate to draw the No. 1. That always makes your life easier."

Swindell's charge in a heat race locked him into the feature redraw, in which he scored the pole position for the 25-lap A Main.

"We were trying to keep up with the race track," he said. "We were almost at 9,100 feet. We had a pretty good direction on our fuel. At that altitude the cars are down well over 100 horsepower. That was something we don't deal with all the time so we had to make some adjustments. We kept making little changes throughout the night and it kept getting better.

"We took right off in the feature and drove away. Then I got held up by some guys in traffic. There were some cars running quite a bit slower. I got held up for about four laps and it let the second-place car catch up. We were able to get through the traffic and pull out a lead. Then we had a yellow with about eight laps to go. I was able to stretch it out after the restart. The traffic the last few laps went my way and we got through it easy. It made it a pretty simple weekend for us."

The victory was Swindell's sixth of the season and his third with the ASCS National Tour.

He is slated to compete this Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region.

"Everything is going real well," he said. "We've made little changes through the last few weeks and keep getting stronger. I feel we'll be one of the cars to beat over there. You have to get those breaks and you can't get in trouble. As long as we don't have those obstacles, I feel we have a very good chance at repeating what we did last year."

Swindell won both his qualifying night and the finale last season to record his fourth career Short Track Nationals title, which is tied for the most by any driver.


Oct. 7 - El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (1).


39 races, 6 wins, 14 top fives, 23 top 10s, 25 top 15s, 29 top 20s


Wednesday through Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires with the ASCS Mid-South Region





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"CP Pistons made us some special pistons and the motor has really responded to that," Swindell said. "They have been great to work with and we have more improvements coming this summer so I look forward to continuing to work with everyone at CP Pistons."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Rossie Feed & Grain, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.