Hudson O’Neal and Rocket1 Racing Claim 2023 LOLMDS Championship
Finishes Second in Eldora’s LOLMDS Dirt Track World Championship
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (10/23/23) – In what proved to be a championship weekend filled with countless twists and turns, Hudson O’Neal and Rocket1 Racing achieved a first by claiming the 2023 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship.
O’Neal overcame a final lap duel with Devin Moran in Sunday’s rain-delayed mega finale to claim the $200,000 title. Hudson was the highest finisher of the four Big River Steel Chase for the Championship presented by ARP candidates.
He crossed the finish line in the second position aboard his No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Hudson’s path to the championship was anything but easy, though. He had to overcome two flat tires and being a lap down on a track surface left aggressive by week-long rain.
“What a war of attrition, man,” O’Neal said in Victory Lane. “Two flat tires. Led at one point. Was a lap down at one point. Every emotion you could ever think of happened in that race. What a race it came down to between me and Devin (Moran). The racetrack wasn’t necessarily the best. It was pretty rough and tumble, but it made a great race for the championship and about made a great race for the win.
“Hats off to my whole team. … Man, they all have a hand on this. It’s so great to be able to represent Rocket Chassis and try and do the best we can for them. … I can’t believe it turned out the way it did. Hats off to the Eldora (Speedway) track crew. They worked their tails off all week. No matter, they did the best they can. Nobody knew three, four, five, six months ago it was going to rain for three days straight. Hats off to them and everybody at Eldora.
“As far as the moment goes, I don’t know what to say. Nothing can put into words how I feel right now. It was awesome, we had a good run in second. I hate that the other two broke and took them out of contention, and that Ricky (Thornton Jr.) got in a wreck early. I wish we could all race out there in the end. I’m just happy we’re the fortunate ones that came out on top.”
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) drew Hudson O’Neal and 61 competitors to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Friday as the half-mile oval hosted the opening round of the 43rd running of the General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by ARP.
After Friday’s program was delayed to Saturday due to continuous rain, series’ and track officials made the decision to shift heat races scheduled for Saturday to Sunday with hopes for better track conditions.
With his qualifying time on Saturday position him on the front row of his heat race on Sunday, Hudson stormed into the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship with a heat race victory.
Vying for the massive payday and the LOLMDS point’s title, O’Neal muscled ahead of Devin Moran on the final circuit of the 100-lap finale to secure the championship and a runner-up finish.
Despite two flat tires in an eventful race that saw a DTWC record of eight different leaders, Hudson topped Moran in the waning laps to capture his first career LOLMDS title and the whopping $200,000 top prize. He finished 0.084-seconds behind Brandon Sheppard with Moran rounding out the podium.
Full results from the events are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
The team will be idle this week before rolling into The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) on Nov. 1 – 4 for the 2023 edition of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series World Finals.
Action opens with qualifying on Wednesday evening followed by $15,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday and a $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday.
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, Gunter’s Honey, Performance Grading, Stiles Marine & Maintenance, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, WR1 Sim Chassis, O’Neal’s Salvage & Recycling, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race 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, E3 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.
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Brandon Sheppard Races to Fifth Dirt Track World Championship Victory
Illinois Racer Notches $100,000 Victory at Eldora Speedway
NEW BERLIN, Ill. (Oct. 23, 2023) — Brandon Sheppard overcame brake issues as well as an empty fuel tank to claim his record-tying fifth Dirt Track World Championship on Sunday evening at Eldora Speedway aboard the Valvoline / TrueTimber No. B5 Rumley Engineering / WYLD GEAR / Riggs Drilling Solutions / Bilstein / Longhorn Chassis / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.
In a race that saw an event record eight different leaders, Sheppard was the final driver to take the point, and despite running out of gas on the last lap he was able to survive for the victory. With his fifth triumph in the crown jewel, he tied the late Freddy Smith as the winningest driver in the history of the event.
“It’s unbelievable. I watched (Freddy Smith) a lot growing up,” Sheppard said in Victory Lane. “All the competition these days, it’s really hard to win these things. I don’t know. I guess it’s something about taking a little bit of money out of Carl Short’s pocket, (the DTWC founder and promoter). For some reason, it fits me really, whether it’s Portsmouth (Raceway Park in Ohio) or here, or wherever it is. As I said, everything fell our way tonight.”
Early in the 100-lap finale Sheppard had to pit twice with brake issues. The first pit stop allowed the team to repair the left rear brake line that had come loose, and on the second stop his team was able to bleed the air out of the line.
“Luckily (the caution) came back really quick,” Sheppard said. “We were able to come in and get it bled out, and it was perfect after that. After that, I went pretty hard at the very beginning to try and get some distance just in case the leaders were to come around so I didn’t get lapped.
“Right around halfway I was good around the middle-bottom. I felt really good there. Also, about midway through the race, I found the line that was pretty good for me in the middle of one and two. … Once I started seeing some of them guys dropping out, we were picking a few of them off, and it was time to turn it up.”
Sheppard ran as low as 23rd in the century-grind of a main event before mounting a charge through the field.
“Every time I’ve drove this thing, it’s been good all year,” Sheppard said. “Can’t thank Longhorn and Bilstein enough for building a phenomenal race car. All the parts and pieces on this thing held up on that track. It was phenomenal.
“I knew we had a good car right off the bat this weekend. It was a matter of stuff falling our way. As I said, every time I drive Kevin Rumley’s car, it’s been good for me. It just hasn’t fallen my way. At the World, we had a really good car and got into a wreck.
“When we were running out of the fuel … I was hoping for the best,” Sheppard added. “It was pretty crazy. A pretty crazy end to the night.”
Climbing back behind the wheel of the Longhorn Chassis Rumley Engineering developmental car, Brandon Sheppard joined a field of 62 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 43rd running of the General Tire Dirt Track World Championship presented by ARP.
With the originally slated two-day show condensed by persistent rain throughout the weekend, Sheppard followed up the fourth-fastest qualifying effort in his group on Saturday with a third-place finish in his heat race on Sunday.
Starting the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship in 14th on Sunday night, Brandon made an early visit to the infield hot pit on the seventh circuit after his left-rear brake line jarred loose.
After returning to the pits a few laps later to tweak his brake line, Sheppard made up massive ground on a 33-lap green flag run where he went from seventh into the lead.
Despite running out of fuel on the final lap, Brandon limped to his fifth career DTWC and his sixth victory of the 2023 season. He bagged the $100,000 payday 0.084 seconds ahead of Hudson O’Neal with Devin Moran, Tim McCreadie, and Dale McDowell rounding out the Top-5.
Full results from the events are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
Sheppard will now put a rap the 2023 World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series on Nov. 1 – 4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.). The four-day affair includes qualifying on Wednesday followed by $15,000-to-win programs on both Thursday and Friday, capped by a $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday.
Brandon currently sits third in the latest WoO standings.
Sheppard Riggs Racing (SRR) would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, TrueTimber, Longhorn, Bilstein, WYLD GEAR, Riggs Drilling Solutions, Sheppard Salvage, Denny Woodworth Attorney At Law, Allgaier Performance, Keyser Manufacturing, Aftershock Graphics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Corrigan Race Fuels, SpeedStampz, Veteran Golfers Association, Guse’s Pub & Eatery, Simpson Race Products, Silo USA, FK Rod Ends, Ultra Shield, Stussy Construction / Paulson Rock Products, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Speedwerx, COAST, Storm Auto, Wilwood Disc Brakes, 34 Raceway, Hoosier by Zoo, Bert by Budda, Accu-Force, Nightowl Designs, Off Axis Paint, and MyRacePass.com PR & Website Services.
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Cory Hedgecock Gets $28,000 Career Payday in Powell Family Memorial
Races to Mega Win in Crate Racin’ USA Action at All-Tech Raceway
LOUDON, Tenn. (10/23/23) – Cory Hedgecock raced to the richest win of his career on Saturday evening with a $28,000 triumph at All-Tech Raceway.
Cory’s benchmark victory was achieved in the 28th annual Powell Family Memorial with his W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry / Noble Knights Construction Services / No. 23 Currin Construction / BMF Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model.
“Finally got the job done in the Powell (Family) Memorial! We’ve been close several times, but we got it this time. We were super-fast all weekend, the only times we had challenges was on restarts, just couldn’t get going on some of the starts. On Friday we had a broken plug, and on Saturday we found out during tear down after the race that we lost a cylinder at some point. Those issues weren’t hurting us much on the top end, but on restarts we were getting hammered, which we usually never do. Just a blessing we made it through without much pressure,” Hedgecock said.
“This BMF Race Car and Eagle Racing Engine just keep digging away. We are looking to maintain the momentum over our last few events of the year. As always thanks to everyone that helps and to all the fellow BMF guys that were there this weekend… we were all bouncing stuff off each other to make all of us better. Appreciate all y’all and the work your putting into our program also.”
Friday night found Cory Hedgecock in action at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) aboard his SFP Performance Systems No. 23 Late Model for the opening round of the 28th annual Powell Family Memorial.
With a massive field of 85 Crate Racin’ USA entries assembled, Hedgecock backed up the fastest time in his qualifying group and second-fastest overall with a 10-lap heat victory over Hayden Cardwell.
Starting Saturday night’s main event in second, Cory regained the lead from Tyler Clem on the 10th circuit and led the remaining 58 laps to secure his 16th win the season and his richest-career payday.
He pocketed the $28,000 top prize ahead of Tyler Millwood, Kyle Bronson, Joseph Joiner, and Tyler Clem.
Full results from the event are available at www.CrateRacinUSA.com .
Currently next on the schedule is a visit to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) on Nov. 3 – 4 for the $10,000-to-win Crate Racin’ USA event.
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Eagle Racing Engines, STI Trucking, K&P Used Cars, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Currin Construction, Circle H Services, NobleKnights Construction Services, BMF Racecars, CH Enterprises, Powers Machine, Cobb’s Auto Parts, Pro-Fabrication, Accu-Force, Vineyard Construction, Winters Performance, Quickcar Racing Products, Brucebilt Performance, Martel Signs, MyRacePass PR & Website Services, Hoosier Tire, VP Fuels, My Wife, My Daughter, Dad, Mom, Shelby, Sam, and Randy Moon.
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Billy Moyer Jr. Crowned 2023 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Champion
Puts a Wrap on a Five Win ’23 Campaign
BATESVILLE, Arkansas (10/24/23) – Billy Moyer Jr. and Henderson Motorsports battled through adversity over the weekend to officially clinch the $25,000 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Championship with their Henderson Motorsports No. 21 Mesilla Valley Transportation / Phillips CPA / Pontiac RV / Bilstein / Longhorn Race Car / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Entering the weekend Moyer Jr. held a 23-point advantage atop the series standings, but mechanical issues left the fate of the title going down to the last lap of the final night of racing, which was held on Saturday evening during the Spooky 50 finale at Louisiana’s Super Bee Speedway.
“It was a roller coaster weekend for us for sure, but thankfully it all worked out. We had an ‘ok’ car on Friday night and finished eighth, which cost us a few championship points to (Kyle) Beard. Then on Saturday the night seemed to start perfectly. We were fast time, and then we were leading our heat race, when the rearend broke. It left us scrambling to get ready for the B-Main, and we came from the tail of that deal to finish fourth, which put us starting 19th in the feature. I was able to get to ninth by the end of the main event, and that allowed us to get the title by 2 points. It was definitely too close for comfort, but we got the job done,” Moyer Jr. said.
“I think we are done racing for the season, and I just can’t say enough about the opportunity that Henderson Motorsports gave me this year. It took a lot of stress off me not having to get the car ready at the shop and the track. We were able to show up and focus on performing, and I thank the Henderson family and this whole team for that support. I also want to thank all our sponsors who made this possible. I couldn’t do this without them. We’re already planning for the 2024 season and will see everyone again soon.”
To close out the season for the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS), Billy Moyer Jr. and the Henderson Motorsports team invaded Super Bee Speedway (Chatham, La.) on Friday for the two-day Spooky 50.
Drawing 27 Super Late Models for the 30th running of the annual event, Billy’s runner-up showing in his heat positioned him on the third row for Friday’s opener. Chasing a $5,000 payday, Moyer Jr. lost ground early before rallying in the second half of the 30-lapper to finish eighth.
On Saturday, Moyer Jr. was an early exit from his heat race on the third circuit after claiming the Mark Martin Automotive Fast Qualifier award in time trials. Relegated into a B-Main, Billy stormed into the $10,000-to-win Spooky 50 finale with a 10th-to-4th run. Rolling off on the ninth row for the feature, Moyer Jr. advanced forward 10 spots in the 50-lap affair to register a ninth-place finish.
Despite Kyle Beard finishing second in the final rundown, Billy edged Beard by a two-point margin to secure the CCSDS title. He earned a $25,000 payday for his second career championship with the series. Moyer Jr.’s first CCSDS title was claimed in 2009.
Full results from the event are available at www.COMPDirt.com .
The 2023 season has now drawn to a close for Billy Moyer Jr. He ends the year with five wins, 19 Top-5 finishes, and 31 Top-10 finishes in 46 starts.
Billy Moyer Jr. would like to thank all of his sponsors including Phillips CPA Firm, Henderson Motorsports, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Pontiac RV, FK Rod Ends, Tye Twarog Racing, High Tech Special Effects, Clements Racing Engines, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Keith Hammett Trucking, Dirtlatemodel.com Fragola Systems, Eibach Springs, Imperial Motors, Outerwears, XS Power Batteries, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bert Transmission, New Vision Graphics, FSR Racing Products, Midwest Sheet Metal, Bilstein, Longhorn Chassis, Gears Unlimited, Wiles Driveshafts, Performance Bodies, Hoosier Tire South by Pup, Pulse Innovations, 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.
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JCM Motorsports Welcomes Spencer Hughes as New Driver
Mississippi Standout to Take Over Driving Duties of Team’s No. 19m
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (10/24/23) – JCM Motorsports is proud to announce that, Mississippi standout, Spencer Hughes, will be taking over the driver’s seat of the team’s YellowHammer Design & Construction No. 19m Torco Advanced Lubricants / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“It’s a very exciting time here at JCM Motorsports as we welcome Spencer Hughes to our team. Not only is he a proven driver on the track, but he also brings a wealth of knowledge about car setup and assembly to our operation,” JCM Motorsports owner, Colten Miller noted. “We’re going to hit some races before this season is over to start gelling as a team, so that we can hit the ground running at Speedweeks in 2024.”
For Spencer Hughes, he’s excited for everything about the opportunity with JCM Motorsports represents.
“I’m looking forward to a fresh start with Colten (Miller) and everyone at JCM Motorsports. With me being from Mississippi and them from Alabama, it’ll be great to be closer to home. Again, I can’t thank the team enough for the opportunity, and I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together,” Hughes shared.
JCM Motorsports recently concluded a successful three-year run with Wil Herrington as the team’s driver. In 2023 Herrington piloted the team’s car to three wins, nine Top-5 finishes, and 14 Top-10 performances in 43 starts. The team finished third in the final standings for the Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series.
“Wil (Herrington) will always be family to us, and we enjoyed our time with him as our driver. We wish him nothing but the best of luck as he embarks on new opportunities in his racing career, and we couldn’t be more excited for what the future holds for JCM Motorsports,” Miller concluded. “We’re still evaluating our plans for the 2024 campaign. We’ve got some great marketing partners, who support this program, and with Spencer in the driver’s seat and these great partners behind us, we know that the sky is the limit.”
JCM Motorsports with Spencer Hughes in the driver’s seat will make their debut this weekend at East Alabama Motor Speedway for the 2023 edition of the National 100. The Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series event posts a $49,000 winner’s check for the Super Late Model division.
For more event info, please visit www.EAMSdirt.com.
JCM Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Torco Advanced Lubricants, Yellow Hammer Design & Construction, The Mercantile by Miller, Neon Bubbles Car Wash, Cliburn Tank Lines INC., Link Construction INC. Indiania U.S.S.S.A. Fastpitch, Tiger Quick Change, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Boswell Oil, FastShafts, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Hoosier By Brian, XS Batteries, SRI, PRP Suspension, DJ Tire Shop, 4A Fab Shop, Rocket Chassis, Durham Racing Engines, and MyRacePass Website & Marketing Services.
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Logan Zarin Launches New Race Team Website
Speedweeks 2024 Next on the Docket
HOOKSTOWN, Pa. (10/24/23) – Dirt Late Model racer, Logan Zarin, has launched a new online home at www.LoganZarin.com . The website is developed and maintained by MyRacePass.com Website & PR Services.
The Hookstown, Pennsylvania racer recently concluded his 2023 season, which included three Super Late Model wins along with eight Top-5 finishes and 14 Top-10 finishes aboard his All American Framers / NAPA Racing No. 1z Lovell Enterprises / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Pro Power Racing Engine entry.
He finished fourth in the final Jay’s Automotive United Late Model Series (ULMS) standings.
The team is already preparing for the 2024 campaign, which will begin at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Fla.) during Speedweeks on Feb. 5-10.
Logan Zarin thanks all his marketing partners, which include All American Framers, Tomeis Towing, Lovell Enterprises, NAPA Racing, Valvoline, Penske by JDS Racing, Bosettis’ Hardware, Jake Brake Custom Powdercoating, Cleetus Motor Sports, Castleveter Landscaping, Wheels, Wings & Wishes, Hotsy, Slicker Graphics, Pro Power Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Performance Bodies & Parts, Performance Rod & Custom, The Joie of Seating, Strange Oval, XS Power Batteries, Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Walker Performance Filtration, Beyea Custom Headers, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Frankland Rearends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Keyser Manufacturing, Accu-Force Dynos & Testers, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, and MyRacePass Marketing & PR Services.
To keep track of Logan Zarin’s latest schedules, news, and notes, please point your browser to www.LoganZarin.com .
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Tyler Stevens Streaks to Spooky 50 $10,000 Finale Victory
Concludes 2023 Season this Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway
SEARCY, Ark. (10/24/23) – The state of Louisiana has been good to Tyler Stevens thus far into his young Super Late Model career and Saturday night was no exception as he streaked to the $10,000 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series victory in the Spooky 50 finale at Super Bee Speedway with his Keith Hammett Trucking & Construction LLC / James A. Rogers Excavating No. 2 Southern Belle / SFP Performance Systems / Longhorn by Wells Motorsports / Mod Co Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Stevens’ triumph was his second of the season and marked his fourth-career CCSDS win. In fact, all of his CCSDS triumphs have come in the state of Louisiana.
The Arkansas racer battled past fellow Natural State competitor amongst lapped traffic to snare the lead and ultimately the win.
“Man it got nerve-wracking (racing lapped traffic) for sure,” Stevens said. “I got there and we was kinda all about the same speed. I got there and we were trying to be patient, I was on soft tires, so I was trying to take care of it. (We) had that one lapped car make a bobble and I was just in the right place at the right time, got to the lead and got the win. This new Longhorn Race Car is a bad boy, and we look forward to going after one more big check this weekend before we begin prep for the Wild West Shootout in January.”
Tyler Stevens joined the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) on Friday and Saturday as the tour wrapped up its 2023 campaign with the 30th annual Spooky 50 at Super Bee Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana). The trip paid dividends when Stevens took the $10,000 victory in the event finale on the quarter-mile oval.
Stevens was one of 27 CCSDS Super Late Model drivers seeking the five-figure payout on Saturday as the two-day show concluded. After finishing as runner-up in his heat race, he rolled off fourth in the 50-lap feature.
In the main event, Stevens passed Kyle Beard in lapped traffic to take over the top spot on the 22nd circuit and showed the way for the remainder of the race.
Stevens claimed his first CCSDS victory of 2023, and fourth of his career, by reaching the checkered flag 1.439 seconds in front of Beard. Dillon McCowan rounded out the podium, while Billy Moyer Sr. came home fourth and Tanner Kellick took the fifth spot.
The win was Stevens’ second overall this season.
Stevens also had a solid night during the event opener on Friday, which saw 25 Super Late Models compete for a $5,000 top prize. He turned in a third-place result in his heat race and started the 40-lap A-Main from the seventh position. He picked up one spot during the race to come home sixth.
Full weekend results are at www.compdirt.com .
Tyler’s final event of the 2023 season is slated for this Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) with the $10,000-to-win season finale for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA).
For more information on the event, please visit www.MLRAracing.com .
TLP Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Keith Hammett Trucking & Construction LLC, James A. Rogers Excavating, Mod Co Racing Engines, Wabam, Southern Belle, W&W Timber, D&D Well Services, SFP Performance Systems, MI Truck Center, Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports, Swift Springs, Penske Shocks, TruForm Race Products, PRO Fabrication, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Close Racing Supply, Steering Buddy, FK Rod Ends, Shell Shock, Sweet Manufacturing, Fragola Performance Systems, Wilwood Disc Breaks, Simpson Race Products, Gale Force, Hoosier Tire, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Walker Filtration Products, Bert Transmissions, Schaeffer’s Lubricants, QuickCar Racing Products, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
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Cade Dillard Repeats in USRA Fall Nationals with $20,000 Triumph
World of Outlaws World Finals Up Next
ROBELINE, La. (10/25/23) – For the second-straight year Cade Dillard raced to the Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals victory with his S&S Fishing & Rental Inc. / Johnsville Company No. 97 Joel’s Auto Sales / Krohn Farms / CDR Race Car / Mullins Racing Engine Modified.
Dillard’s $20,000 win was achieved on Sunday evening at New Mexico’s Vado Speedway Park.
“Went back to back with Fall Nationals wins in our CDR (Race Car) and brought back the $20,000! Hats off to everyone at Vado Speedway Park for awesome track conditions. We had an awesome car all weekend. Special thanks to all the great fans who came by to see us after the races. I’m surrounded by the best crew and supporters there is. Without all those great people, none of this is possible,” Dillard shared.
Besting a field of 47 Sunday night at Vado Speedway Park, Louisiana's Cade Dillard collected $20,000 in the 23rd Annual Rancho Milagro USRA Fall Nationals in the Mesilla Valley Transportation/WR1 Sims No. 97.
Cade's third time to top the USRA Modified skeptical, having won in 2019 and 2022, the weekend began on Friday with a runner-up finish to lock into Saturday's 50-lap affair.
Gridding Saturday's field third, Cade chased Jake O'Neil and Jake Timms through the first four laps. Working the low side of the three-eighths-mile oval at the start, Dillard moved to the point off the exit of the fourth turn. Moving to the top soon after as he began to work traffic, Cade went without challenge for the win by 3.094-seconds over Jake Timms.
On the progression of the race, Cade stated, "We had such a good car. I stayed on the bottom for a while and was forced to move up in lapped traffic and just found a line that was good up there where we had great speed, and everything just fell our way."
Tanner Mullins, Jake Gallardo, and Dereck Ramirez completed the top five. The New Mexico win moves Cade's win total to six on the season.
Dillard now turns his attention to the World of Outlaws (WoO) Case Late Model Series World Finals on Nov. 1 – 4 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.). The weekend includes qualifying on Wednesday followed by complete $15,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday followed by a $25,000-to-win finale on Saturday.
Cade is currently 11th in the latest series standings.
Cade Dillard Racing would like to thank their marketing partners, which include S&S Fishing & Rental, Krohn Farms, Joel’s Auto Sales, Strength Roofing & Siding, Johnsville Company Inc., Jody’s Oilfield Service, Bryan Cook Trucks, Hoosier Racing Tire, Lonestar Equipment & Repair, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Longhorn Race Cars, Nichols Stores, Production Jars, Supreme Vinyl Works, Wehrs Machine & Racing Production, Fast Shafts, Champion Brand Hi-Tech Lubricants, Schoenfeld Headers, Vahlco Wheels, Day Motorsports, Hyperco, Clements Racing Engines, VP Racing Fuel, MyRacePass Marketing Services.
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Dillon McCowan Races to First-Career CCSDS Super Late Model Win
Lucas Oil MLRA Season Finale this Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway
URBANA, Mo. (10/25/23) – Dillon McCowan piloted his Pomeroy Services / Empire Energy No. 8 Sonic / Heritage Tractor / BLC Transportation / McCowan Farms / Longhorn Chassis / Scott Bailey Racing Engine Super Late Model to his first-career COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Super Late Model win on Friday night.
The $5,000 triumph was collected at Louisiana’s Super Bee Speedway during the opening round of the Spooky 50. He ended the weekend with another strong run with a third-place finish in Saturday’s finale.
“You gotta make something happen, I was back there in sixth and it was (kinda) time for a hail Mary,” McCowan said in Victory Lane on Friday night. “We’ve been here once in our modified and I really enjoyed it, we definitely wanted to get down (to race) here and have another go at it. It was a super good track tonight, we traveled eight hours and it definitely makes it worth our while. (Sweeping the weekend) would mean more than a lot of people would ever dream of; winning one of these has always been our dream, my dream especially, this is our first sanctioned Late Model win and I’m pretty speechless, honestly.”
Dillon McCowan made the trip south to Super Bee Speedway (Chatham, La.) over the weekend for the final weekend of the 2023 COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model slate.
With 25 drivers entered into Friday's Spooky 50 weekend opener at the Louisiana oval, Dillon qualified sixth fastest in time trials before racing to a second-place finish in his heat race.
The 40-lap, $5,000-to-win feature found McCowan lined up sixth on the starting grid. As the feature went green, he wasted little time working his way to the front of the pack. In fact, he found his way to the lead by the 12th circuit, and once out front he cruised to his first win with the series by a comfortable 1.131-second margin.
Kyle Beard, Bubba Mullins, Tanner Kellick, and Brandon Ball completed the Top-5 finishers.
On Saturday Dillon enjoyed another great outing. He qualified fourth fastest before winning his heat race to lock into the pole position for the 50-lap feature. McCowan led the first lap of the $10,000-to-win finale before ultimately settling into a third-place finish behind Tyler Stevens and Kyle Beard.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.COMPdirt.com .
Dillon will put a wrap on the 2023 Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) season this Saturday at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.). The night is capped by a $10,000-to-win feature.
By entering the event he will officially clinch the 2023 Lucas Oil MLRA Rookie of the Year title and he enters the event third in the overall series’ standings.
Dillon McCowan Racing thanks all their marketing partners, which include: Pomeroy Services, Empire Energy, Sonic Drive In, Heritage Tractor, McCowan Farms, Elite Construction, BLC Transportation, Bilstein, OakStar Bank, Hawk Fertilizer & Feed, Ozark Motorsports Report, Scott Bailey Racing Engines, Specialty Risk Insurance, VP Racing Fuels Heartland, Midwest Sheet Metal, Swift Springs, Joe’s Hardware, Longhorn Chassis, Fast Shafts, A.D. & Nancy McCowan, Midwest Wrap Co., Wooderson Veterinary Clinic, Hawk Angus Farms, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
Please point your browser to Dillon McCowan’s official website at www.DillonMcCowan.com for the latest team updates and information.
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Mike Marlar and Ronnie Delk’s Successful Tenure Draws to a Close
Both Marlar and Delk Optimistically Look to the Future
WINFIELD, Tenn. (10/25/23) – A partnership spanning 10 seasons quietly drew to a close this past weekend during the 43rd annual Dirt Track World Championship at Eldora Speedway.
Mike Marlar made his final laps aboard the Ronnie Delk-owned 157. While the dynamic duos run together has come to an end, it’s not a sad ending.
“My first weekend with Ronnie was in late October 2013, at Smoky Mountain Speedway. The first night we broke an engine, and I thought we might be finished before we even got started. But that wasn’t Ronnie’s style; he came to my shop the next morning with an engine in the back of his truck. We put it in, and we won $10,000 that night. Then it was off to the races,” Marlar recalls with his signature smile. “Ronnie and I have accomplished a lot in the past decade, and he’s been the absolute best friend and car owner a person could ever ask for.”
Together Delk and Marlar have collected numerous wins across the United States as well as a World of Outlaws Championship and were a constant fixture at the nation's highest profile events.
For Delk, it’s been exciting to see what the team has accomplished.
“My partnership with Mikey has been a great thing. I’ve enjoyed it, and we’ve built something we can both be really proud of. We have achieved a lot of cool things together in racing, and now we want to expand that partnership to other things,” Delk said.
“My relationship with Ronnie goes way beyond the traditional one of a driver and owner. We’re great friends; he’s my greatest ally, and he has enriched my life. In the past ten seasons I have never pulled on the track without knowing that I had the best equipment available, and that Ronnie fully believed in me. He built a premier team from the ground up, and I can never thank him enough for the opportunity of being his driver. It’s been an extraordinary partnership, and I am excited for the next chapter of our journey together,” says Marlar.
Marlar added, “My wife, Stacy, always says, ‘It takes a village,’ and she is 100% right. I want to say a huge thank you to Ronnie’s wife Karla and his kids for being invested in helping us chase our dreams. Our success as a team would also have never been possible without the unwavering support of my ride or die’s, Josh Davis and Jerry Sprouse.”
Delk and Marlar are grateful for everyone that has had a hand in their success over the past decade.
“I’ll be announcing my new racing plans here in the next week or so, but in the meantime, I am looking forward to crewing for Ronnie’s son, Jared, in his third Crown Vic race this weekend!” Marlar stated.
Ronnie Delk and Mike Marlar would like to thank their great marketing partners and friends, which include Bilstein, Can-Am Auto Salvage, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Petroff Towing, Paulson Stussy Construction, Total Power, PEM, VP Racing, Longhorn Chassis, Midwest Sheet Metal, Race Ranch, Bell Helmets, Hoosier Tire, K1 Race Gear, Swift Springs, Winning Edge Carburetors, Allstar Performance, XS Power Batteries, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, PRO-FABrication Headers & Exhaust, Wiles Driveshafts, Black Belt Racing, Capital Signs, Stanley Best Heating & Air, JSR Properties LLC, PPM Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Performance Bodies & Parts, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Winters Rearends, Clements Racing Engines, Cornett Racing Engines, Vic Hill Racing Engines and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Mike Marlar Racing please visit the team website at www.MikeMarlar.com .
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