Ricky Thornton Jr. Visits Victory Lane at Volusia Speedway Park
Launches Brand-New Website at TwentyRT.com
ADEL, Iowa (02/21/22) – Ricky Thornton Jr. achieved another career first last Monday with a maiden voyage to DIRTcar Nationals Victory Lane in his SSI Motorsports No. 20RT Dyno One Inc./ Excel Floor Covering/ Sub-Surface of Indiana/ Longhorn Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
Thornton Jr.’s victory was worth $7,000 and marked his first of the year.
Additionally, the Arizona native is proud to announce the launch of a brand-new team website at www.TwentyRT.com. The new site is designed and maintained by Nebraska-based MyRacePass.
“It was kind of ironic that we won Monday because we originally had planned to take the night off, but then we got to the track and everything looked good so we decided to race, and it definitely paid off,” Thornton Jr. shared. “Despite a little bad luck, we had a fast car the entire Speedweeks, and I’m excited about what our team can accomplish this year. We’re back at the shop and getting everything ready to roll in March at 411 (Motor Speedway) with Lucas Oil (Late Model Dirt Series). A big thank you to everyone, who supports our program.”
The 2022 Georgia-Florida Speedweeks continued for SSI Motorsports pilot Ricky Thornton Jr. on Monday afternoon at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) for the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals. With 47 Late Models registered, Thornton Jr. laid down the fifth-fastest time in his group before picking up a heat race victory. Leading flag-to-flag in the 30-lap feature, Ricky soared to his first win of the season, which came ahead of Chris Madden, Devin Moran, Brandon Overton, and Dale McDowell. He earned $7,000 for his dominant performance.
For another $7,000-to-win A-Main on Tuesday, Thornton’s second-place finish in his heat positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the show. Running into trouble near the halfway point of the 30-lapper, Ricky suffered a broken steering line that sidelined him on lap 14.
On Wednesday evening, Ricky topped his time trial group in qualifying but suffered terminal mechanical issues in his heat that ended his night immediately.
Hopping in his backup car on Thursday, Thornton Jr. laid down the sixth-fastest time in his group before placing first in his heat. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Ricky faded back to a 15th-place outing.
In a field of 59 World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series entries on Friday, Ricky edged his way into the A-Main with the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat. Moving forward four spots in the 40-lap affair, Thornton Jr. recorded a 14th-place finish.
To wrap up the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday, Thornton topped his time trial group in qualifying before picking up a heat race win. Rolling off from third row for the $10,000-to-win finale, Ricky held a steady pace to finish sixth.
Full results from the week are available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com .
The team next returns on action on March 11-12 at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) with a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader. Friday’s event pays $10,000 to win, while a $20,000 winner’s check is earmarked for Saturday evening’s victor.
Exiting Speedweeks Ricky sits fifth in the latest series standings. For more information on the upcoming events as well as the complete standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
Ricky Thornton Jr. would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include: SSI Motorsports, Dyno One, Excel Floor Covering, Hoker Trucking, Certified Inspection Service (CSI), High Performance Lubricants, Big River Steel, Van Meter Insurance Group, Varsitee Screen Printing, West Side Tractor Sales Co., Sub-Surface of Indiana, Midwest Sheet Metal, D&E Outside Services, Lethal Chassis, Dylan Earven Foundation, EMD Wraps, Brembo, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Driveshafts, Barnes Systems, Strange Oval, Schoenfeld Headers, The Joie of Seating, Earnhardt Technologies, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Hoosier Tire, Performance Bodies, Jones Racing Products, Simpson Racing Products, NAPA (Morgantown – Bargersville), Swift Springs, Penske Racing Shocks, Winning Edge Carburetion, Longhorn Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
Visit the team’s official website at www.TwentyRT.com often for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Ricky Thornton Jr. on social media at https://www.facebook.com/rickythorntonjrracing on Facebook, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/RThornton20rt.
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Cory Hedgecock Snags 411’s Sweetheart $5k
Toilet Bowl at Clarksville Speedway Next on the Schedule
LOUDON, Tenn. (02/21/22) – While the calendar still says February Cory Hedgecock has already tallied two victories this season. The latest win for the driver of the E-Z-GO / Noble Knights Construction Services No. 23 Budget Transmission / K&P Used Cars / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Super Late Model came on Saturday afternoon at 411 Motor Speedway.
The victory in the Sweetheart rewarded Cory with a $5,000 prize.
“This Black Diamond Race Car was absolutely digging in the black (slick) and we go the ‘dub’. We led every lap and got the win. Last year it took a while to get up to speed, but we’ve hit the ground running this year,” Hedgecock shared. “We’re going to do a little testing this week, and then head to the Toilet Bowl at Clarksville (Speedway) the week after. Thanks to everyone who makes this program possible.”
Cory Hedgecock made the short trip to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon to enter his Pace Performance No. 23 Super Late Model into battle in the 2022 edition of The Sweetheart. After his 14.835-second lap in time trials earned him fast time honors, Hedgecock led flag-to-flag in the 40-lap feature to claim his second win of the season and a $5,000 prize.
He finished 0.943 seconds ahead of Jensen Ford with Dalton Cook, Sam Seawright, and Heath Hindman rounding out the Top-5.
For more results from this event, please visit www.411MotorSpeedway.net .
Next on tap for the team is a trip to the Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway for the 18th annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic on March 4-5. The weekend includes a $3,000-to-win program on Friday and a $7,500 winner’s check on Saturday.
For more information on the weekend, please visit www.ClarksvilleSpeedway.com .
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Eagle Racing Engines, Budget Transmissions, Pace Performance, K&P Used Cars, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Circle H Services, Noble Knights Construction Services, Black Diamond Racecars, I-75 Raceway, Timeless Memories Photography, VooDoo Technologies, Powers Machine, Cobb’s Auto Parts, Pro-Fabrication, Accu-Force, Vineyard Construction, Winters Performance, Quickcar Racing Products, Martel Signs, MyRacePass Marketing Services, Hoosier, VP Fuels, My Wife, My Daughter, Dad, Mom, My Grandad Mike and Everyone who helps.
Visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/coryhedgecock23/ and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 often for the latest team updates.
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Brandon Sheppard Finishes Speedweeks with Four Victories
Looks Ahead to WoO Action at The Rev
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (02/21/22) – Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing wrapped up their 2022 Speedweeks run with seven feature events last week at Florida’s Volusia Speedway Park with their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
While Sheppard didn’t visit Victory Lane at the ½-mile oval he did record two Top-5 finishers and six Top-10 finishes in seven starts.
“Volusia (Speedway Park) raced a lot different than it has in the past, so our previous notes didn’t do us a whole lot of good there. We did make gains throughout the week, and with the exception of the final night, finished in the Top 10 every night,” Sheppard said. “We ended up with four wins at Speedweeks, and we’ve got a lot of speed heading into the meat of the season. I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish this year, and I’m excited to go after more wins in Louisiana in a few weeks.”
On Monday, Brandon Sheppard visited Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) to return to the driver’s seat of the Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Super Late Model for the opening round of the 51st annual DIRTcar Nationals. Drawing 47 Late Models for six straight nights of action, Sheppard secured his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Slipping four spots in the 30-lap affair, Brandon posted a seventh-place finish.
The following night, Brandon clocked in 10th-fastest in his group before charging to a heat race win. After leading the opening 14 circuits in the feature, Sheppard faded late to finish eighth.
As the remainder of the week became World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series sanctioned on Wednesday, Sheppard came in sixth in his heat before retiring early in his B-Main with a provisional already secured. Charging from the 13th row in a backup car, Brandon advanced through the field 22 spots in the 40-lapper to register a third-place finish. He trailed Brandon Overton and Devin Moran across the line.
Later Wednesday evening for the rescheduled Sunshine Nationals feature from January 22nd, Brandon carried a steady pace throughout to finish eighth.
For another $10,000-to-win program on Thursday, Sheppard grabbed the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him 15th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Brandon gained six spots in the 40-lap affair to place ninth.
In a field of 59 cars on Friday, Brandon followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat triumph. Receiving the fifth-starting position for the main event via the redraw, Sheppard clawed forward one spot to place fourth. He followed Dennis Erb Jr., Chase Junghans, and Darrell Lanigan across the line with Dale McDowell coming in fifth.
For the DIRTcar Nationals finale on Saturday, Sheppard finished fourth in his heat race before placing third in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon passed eight cars in the 40-lap affair to finish 18th.
Brandon is currently fourth in the latest World of Outlaw point standings.
For full results from the events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com .
Next up for Rocket1 Racing is a trip to The Rev (Monroe, La.) on March 11-12 for a doubleheader of WoO Case Construction Equipment Late Model Series action.
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, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, 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, 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 MSR Mafia 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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Sides Bound for World of Outlaws Weekend in Mississippi and Louisiana
Inside Line Promotions - BARTLETT, Tenn. (Feb. 21, 2022) - Jason Sides made the most of his final scheduled weekend off until late October.
"I've been playing Bob Vila in the shop, building stuff and working on stuff," he said. "It's been fun. Now it's time to go race and we'll get after it."
The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season resumes this Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and Saturday at The Rev in Monroe, La.
"I'm looking forward to this weekend," he said. "Columbus is close to home. I've run some 360 stuff and won a few races there way in the past. It's a nice smooth track that gets really slick. It's like black ice. And The Rev is a place where last year was my first time there."
Sides finished 13th at both tracks last year.
"It's all about qualifying and getting yourself in a good position," he said. "I want to concentrate on putting myself in a position to be up front and then work to stay up front."
SEASON STATS -
3 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s, 0 top 15s, 1 top 20
UP NEXT -
Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss., and Saturday at The Rev in Monroe, La., for Dirt on the Rev with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
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"Shawn Dancer of Dancer Logistics has been with us for many years and he's helped us a ton," Sides said. "It's grown to be more of a friendship than a partnership."
Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, R.E. Enterprises, King Racing Products, Jim Schuhknecht, ShopRico.com, Phillips Tosco, North Baltimore Custom Cuts and Retail Meat, TORA TORA, Lomelino Sign Co., FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Wilwood, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Builtwiser Wings and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.
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