||Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard Bag Trio of Runner-Up Finishes
30th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Up Next
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (05/23/22) – Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard invaded Iowa over the weekend for a trio of events in their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
The team enjoyed a great week with three runner-up finishes in three events. With Sheppard’s consistency, the Illinois’ driver was able to add to his advantage atop both the Castrol FloRacing Night in America and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings.
“Man, I love those Iowa dirt tracks. It’s always a blast to race there and reminds me a lot of the tracks I started my career on back in Illinois,” Sheppard said. “We came up short of a win in our three races last weekend, but it’s hard to be bummed about three second-place finishes. I’m proud of our whole team and where we are at right now.
“A big thanks to everyone at Rocket1 Racing and all of our great marketing partners for making this all possible.”
For the fifth round of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America mini-series, Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard traveled to Marshalltown Speedway (Marshalltown, Iowa) on Wednesday evening to enter the Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Late Model into battle.
Following the fourth-fastest time in his group, Sheppard dropped one spot in his heat race to finish third. Earning the seventh-starting position for the $22,022-to-win A-Main, Brandon weaved through the field five spots in the 50-lapper to score a second-place finish. He followed Hudson O’Neal across the line with Mike Marlar rounding out the podium.
Sheppard leads the latest Castrol FloRacing Night in America point standings by 78 markers.
On Friday evening Rocket1 Racing visited 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Truck Country 50. After getting behind the eight-ball in time trials, Sheppard advanced two spots in his heat race to finish sixth. Passing four cars in the 50-lap feature, Brandon reeled a second-place finish, which came behind Tyler Erb with Ricky Thornton Jr. rounding out the podium.
After Mother Nature moved Saturday’s event to Sunday, Brandon stopped at 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) for the CRST Transportation Solution 50. With a heat race victory placing him on the pole for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Sheppard dropped one spot in the 50-lapper to finish second. He followed Tim McCreadie across the line with Earl Pearson Jr., Garrett Alberson, and Hudson O’Neal completing the Top-5 finishers.
Brandon holds a 130-point lead atop the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.FloSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
This weekend – May 26-28 – Rocket1 Racing and Sheppard will set their sights on their first-ever Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 triumph. The three-race weekend begins on Thursday night at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) with the $6,000-to-win ninth annual Cowboy Classic and continues on Friday night with the $6,000-to-win Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson.
The crown jewel weekend culminates on Saturday with the $50,000-to-win, Show-Me 100 finale.
Full event details are available at www.LucasOilSpeedway.com .
Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, Five Star RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, VP Racing Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .
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Tyler Erb Pockets $12,000 LOLMDS Payday at 300 Raceway
30th Annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 Awaits
ST. MARYS, Ohio (05/23/22) – Tyler Erb recorded his fifth win of the 2022 campaign on Friday night 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.
The $12,000 victory was accomplished at Iowa’s 34 Raceway after Erb fought off a hard-charging Brandon Sheppard in the closing laps.
“I ran second (at Farley) last year. The other year we came I think I ran second too (in 2019),” Erb said. “I really like this place. You don’t really know what you’re gonna get. Tonight, I don’t feel like it really rubbered so it was a really good race, changed around a lot. But it was nerve-racking because I could tell in three and four I started slowing way down. Thankfully I was able to hold on for the win. This team is performing really well right now, and hopefully we can keep this rolling into the Show-Me 100.”
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb kicked off their week of racing with the Castrol FloRacing Night in America at Marshalltown Speedway (Marshalltown, Iowa) on Wednesday afternoon as the fifth round of the 12-race mini-series came to life.
With a sixth-place finish in his heat race pinning him on the eighth row for the $22,022-to-win A-Main, Tyler advanced through the field 11 spots in the 50-lapper to finish fifth. He trailed Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Ryan Gustin to the checkers.
Tyler is fourth in the latest Castrol FloRacing Night in America point standings.
Next up Tyler returned to action on Friday with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), as Best Performance Motorsports traveled to 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) for the Truck Country 50.
Following the fourth-fastest time in his group, Erb outdueled Billy Moyer Jr. in his heat race to pick up the win.
Leading flag-to-flag in the 50-lap feature, Tyler stormed to his fifth win of the season and 18th career LOLMDS triumph. He took the $12,000 payday ahead of Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton Jr., Hudson O’Neal and Jimmy Owens.
After Mother Nature shifted back Saturday’s event at 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) to Sunday afternoon, Erb was one of 22 LOLMDS entries on hand for the CRST Transportation Solution 50. With a fourth-place finish in his heat race pinning him on the sixth row for the $15,000-to-win finale, Tyler inched forward two spots in the 50-lapper to finish ninth.
Tyler is up to second in the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.FloSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
The team now turns their attention to the upcoming weekend’s 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 weekend at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.). LOLMDS action opens on Thursday with the ninth annual Cowboy Classic, which pays $6,000 to win. On Thursday The Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson takes center stage with another $6,000 top prize. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday night with the 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100 finale, which posts a whopping $50,000 winner’s check.
The weekend is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA).
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, Gaier’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, 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 MyRacePass.com 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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Jensen Ford Races to First-Career ULTIMATE Late Model Win
Boyd’s Speedway and 411 Motor Speedway Holiday Action Awaits
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (05/23/22) – Jensen Ford finally shook the monkey off his back on Friday night by picking up his first win of the year in his Whitehead Construction Inc. No. 83 Stanco Equipment/ Estes Brothers Construction Inc. / TNT Race Cars / Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Ford’s maiden voyage to Victory Lane in 2022 came on Friday night at Virginia’s Natural Bridge Speedway and was worth $5,000.
“We’ve had so many doubters, we've had so (many) people hating on us," Ford said. "We haven’t had the finishes to show how good our car’s been. I’m glad we had the speed we showed tonight. It’s definitely been a challenging start to the year but there’s no quit in anybody on this team. We’ll take this momentum and look to build on it over the Memorial Day weekend.”
Friday night found Jensen Ford in action at Natural Bridge Speedway (Natural Bridge, Va.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Road to Jamaica. Topping the 19-car field in time trials with a 16.016-second lap, Ford locked into the pole for the A-Main.
Keeping a charging Brandon Overton at bay as he maneuvered through lapped-traffic late in the race, Jensen raced to his first win of the season, which came ahead of Overton, Logan Roberson, Zack Mitchell, and Jason Covert. He earned $5,000 for his first-career ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series win.
For the King of the Commonwealth on Saturday at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.), Jensen edged his way into the $20,000-to-win A-Main with a fourth-place finish in his heat. With Mother Nature shortening the 60-lapper to 23 laps, Ford managed to gain three spots to finish 13th.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.ULTIMATEsupers.com .
The team now has their sights set on a pair of Memorial Day weekend events. On Saturday night the team will compete at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.) in the $5,053-to-win, Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals event before trekking to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Monday for the $10,052-to-win Scott Sexton Memorial, which will be sanctioned by the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series.
For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com and www.IMdirt.net .
Jensen Ford would like to thank all of his sponsors including Mike and Preston Whitehead, Whitehead Construction Inc., Estes Brothers Construction, Stanco Equipment, Cook’s Property Group, TNT Race Cars, Hardison Suspension Technologies, Penske Racing Shocks, Vic Hill Race Engines, MarTel Sign Company, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Performance Bodies, Winters Performance, Hoosier Racing Tire, WPR Fabrication, Cole Perkins Media, QuickCar Racing Products, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Jensen Ford, please visit his official cyber home at www.JensenFord83.com .
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Rodney Sanders Scores Special Win at Fairmont Raceway
Four-Day USMTS Memorial Day Weekend Swing on Deck
HAPPY, Tex. (05/23/22) – Rodney Sanders raced to his ninth win of the season on Wednesday night in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.
The triumph came in the season opener at Minnesota’s Fairmont Raceway and held special meaning for the Texas native.
“Wednesday night’s win at Fairmont (Raceway) meant a lot to me. It was the first time my son was able to come to the track and join me in Victory Lane. Also, it was my beautiful wife’s birthday, and it meant a lot to get her a win,” Sanders said. “Now we’re gearing up for a busy Memorial Day weekend, and I’m looking forward to hitting some great tracks and seeing a lot of great fans.”
Rodney Sanders made a mid-week stop at Fairmont Raceway (Fairmont, Minn.) on Wednesday night to enter his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Modified into action in the USRA Modified program. Following a seventh-to-third run in his heat race, Sanders led wire-to-wire in the 20-lap feature to register his ninth win of the season. He finished ahead of J.T. Wasmund, Roger Nielsen, Travis DeBoer, and Kylie Kath.
On Friday night the action shifted to Chateau Speedway (Lansing, Minn.) where Rodney competed in the USRA Modified division against a field of 15 entries. Sanders advanced from seventh to fourth in his heat race before passing three cars in the feature to finish third behind Steve Wetzstein and Dustin Sorensen.
The weekend drew to a close on Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.), where a talented field of 26 USRA competitors assembled at the famed, 3/8-mile oval. After finishing fourth in his heat race, Rodney earned the seventh-starting spot for the feature. He passed two competitors in the 25-lap finale to fifth behind Dustin Sorensen, Brandon Davis, Lucas Schott, and Jeremy Nelson.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.USRAracing.com .
Sanders is now ready for four-straight nights of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) racing over the extended Memorial Day weekend. Action opens on Thursday at Mason City (Iowa) Motor Speedway before moving to Minnesota’s Chateau Speedway on Friday night. The USMTS contingent rolls into Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) on Saturday night before drawing to a close on Sunday evening at Winneshiek Raceway.
Rodney currently sits fourth in the latest USMTS standings.
For more information on all four events, please visit www.USMTS.com .
Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, ARMI Contractors, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Stussy Construction, Integra Shocks, Shocker Hitch, Olsen Custom Farms, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Schoenfeld Headers, JE Pistons, Walker Performance Filtration, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit www.RodneySandersRacing.net .
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Trey Mills Tops Swainsboro Raceway 604 Late Model Action
$10,000-To-Win Harvey Jones Memorial Up Next
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (05/23/22) – For the second-straight week Trey Mills race to a feature win in his Southway Crane & Rigging No. 14 Mills Concrete / Integra Racing Shocks / Black Diamond Race Car Crate Late Model.
His latest visit to the Winner’s Circle came on Saturday night at Georgia’s Swainsboro Raceway.
“We were geared up to race again at Volusia (Speedway Park), but then rain got the event, so we made the last minute decision to head to Swainsboro (Raceway). Everything worked out perfect and we got another win in the 604 Late Model. We had a good car in the 602 division too, but lost water pressure and had to pull off in the feature,” Mills said. “We’re excited to head to our home track (All-Tech Raceway) this weekend for the $10,000-to-win event. I always enjoy racing there.”
With his plans at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) axed by Mother Nature, Trey Mills headed to Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Ga.) on Saturday evening to compete in both his 604 and 602 Crate Late Model.
Earning the fifth-starting position for the 604 Late Model feature via his qualifying result, Mills marched to his second win of the season.
He started the 602 Crate Late Model feature in sixth but was an early exit after losing water pressure.
Next on tap for the team is a trip to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) this weekend for the second annual Harvey Jones Memorial. The Crate Racin’ USA weekend is headlined by a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.
For more information on the event, please visit www.AllTechRaceway.com .
Trey Mills would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Mills Concrete, Black Diamond Racecars, Southway Crane & Rigging, Integra Racing Shocks, Topnotch Kustom Koncepts, H and R Racing Engines, Fitz Factory Inc., Lucas Oil Products, Five Star Shop Service, GW Performance, Hoosier Competition Cutz, AFCO, Hooker Harness, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Johnson’s Garage, Fuel Safe Racing Cells, Sweet Manufacturing, Race Day Engineer, Wiles Driveshafts, Strange Oval, KRC Power Steering, Quarter Master, PRO FABrication, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Steering Buddy, Swift Springs, Performance Bodies & Parts, Allstar Performance, Bell Helmets, QuickCar Racing Products, Keyser Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Tiger Rear Ends, VP Racing Fuels, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information regarding Trey Mills, please visit www.TreyMills14.com as well as their social media channels at
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Billy Moyer Jr. Notches Trio of Top-10 Finishes in Hawkeye State
Team Launches New Online Home; Preps for Show-Me 100
Batesville, Arkansas (05/23/22) – Billy Moyer Jr. enjoyed a solid showing last week in the Hawkeye State in his Nutrien Ag Solutions No. 21 Dyna-Gro Seed / Mesilla Valley Transportation / Phillips CPA / Titan Motorsports / Pontiac RV / Longhorn Race Car / Clements Racing Engines Super Late Model.
In a combined three starts between the Castrol FloRacing Night in America and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Billy Moyer Jr. scored three Top-10 finishes.
“We didn’t go to Victory Lane, but last week was a major shot in the arm for our team. We’ve still got a long way to go to be where I want us to be, but the runs we had against those stout fields show that we are making big gains,” Moyer Jr. said. “We’ll head to the Show-Me (100) this weekend and hopefully keep making improvements each-and-every night
“There’s no way that I could do this without all of our great marketing partners, so I thank them all for everything they do to support me.”
Billy Moyer Jr. returned to competition with the Castrol FloRacing Night in America mini-series on Wednesday evening at Marshalltown (Iowa) Speedway in the fifth round of the 12-race tour.
In a field 29 cars, Moyer Jr. followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a third-place finish in his heat race. Starting the $22,022-to-win A-Main in eighth, Billy crossed the finish line in 10th in the 50 lapper.
Back in action in the Hawkeye State, Billy Moyer Jr. visited 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) on Friday afternoon for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Truck Country 50.
After topping the 23-car field in time trials to claim the Allstar Performance Fast Time Award, Moyer Jr. secured his spot into the main event with a second-place finish in his heat race. With $12,000 on the line, Billy posted an eighth-place finish in the 50-lap affair.
For the CRST Transportation Solution 50 on Sunday afternoon at 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) after Mother Nature pushed the event back a day, Billy laid down the second-fastest time overall before placing second in his heat. Starting the $15,000-to-win A-Main in fifth, Moyer Jr. slipped three positions in the 50-lapper to finish eighth.
Full results from last week’s events are available at www.FloSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
This Thursday-Saturday the team will invade Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the 30th annual Lucas Oil Show-Me 100. A pair of $6,000-to-win events are slated for Thursday and Friday, and then action ramps up on Saturday with a $50,000-to-win finale.
For more information on the crown jewel event, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.com .
Also, the team has launched a brand-new cyber home at www.BillyMoyerJr.com which is designed and maintained by MyRacePass.com Marketing Services. The site is the one-stop shop for everything related to BMJ Racing.
Billy Moyer Jr. would like to thank all of his sponsors including Nutrien Ag Solutions, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Dyna-Gro Seed, Pontiac RV, FK Rod Ends, Titan Motorsports, Tye Twarog Racing, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Phillips CPA Firm, Fragola Systems, Jack’s Auto Parts, Eibach Springs, Imperial Motors, Outerwears, XS Power Batteries, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bert Transmission, New Vision Graphics, Midwest Sheet Metal, Wiles Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Hoosier Tire South by Pup, Oakley Deatherage Opticians, Frankland Racing Products, Hooker Harness, Kluhsman Racing Components, Beyea Custom Headers, Strange Engineering, Bell Helmets, Accu-Force Shock Service, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For more information on the team please visit www.BillyMoyerJr.com .