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June 2, 2021

Rodney Sanders Claims $10,000 Victory at Deer Creek Speedway
Regains Top Spot in Latest USMTS Standings

HAPPY, Tex. (06/02/21) – Rodney Sanders had a busy Memorial Day weekend of racing action, which included three United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) starts as well as a Tri-State Late Model Series event. During the course of his four-day run he claimed a $10,000 USMTS win to go along with a total of three Modified podium finishes and a sixth-place performance in his Late Model.

Sanders lone weekend win came on Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway aboard his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

On the heels of his sixth overall victory of the season and his consistency, Sanders also catapulted to the top of the latest USMTS standings.

“It was a busy weekend for the team, but overall we very happy with our performances. The talent-level on this USMTS tour is pretty incredible and to contend for wins all three nights says a lot about how strong our team is. Everyone knows that Deer Creek Speedway is one of my favorite tracks, and we always have confidence when we go there. Picking up the $10,000 win there on Saturday was a nice added boost for our bank account and our team’s confidence as we prepare for a busy upcoming schedule,” Sanders said. “On Monday night we took the Late Model to Husets. Again, there was a really stacked field of racers there, and no more than we’ve raced the Late Model this year I was pleased with a sixth-place finish.”

Behind the wheel of his Arkansas Myriad (ARMI) No. 20 Modified, Rodney Sanders lifted the lid on his Memorial Day weekend on Friday evening at Iowa’s Rapid Speedway in the 13th annual Rapid Rumble. In a field of 36 United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) entries, Rodney improved two spots in his heat race to register a runner-up finish behind Jake O’Neil. Unable to close the distance on race-long pacesetter O’Neil after a caution with seven-to-go in the feature, Sanders settled with a second-place finish. Lucas Schott, Dan Ebert, and Johnny Scott rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

On Saturday afternoon at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) for the USMTS Spring Challenge, Sanders passed three cars in his heat race to pick up the win. Leading flag-to-flag in the 40-lap feature, Rodney rolled to his sixth win of the season, which came over Zack VanderBeek, Tyler Wolff, Tanner Mullens, and Jake O’Neil. He earned $10,000 for his winning performance.

For the USMTS weekend finale on Sunday at Upper Iowa Speedway (Decorah, Iowa), Rodney posted a third-place finish in his heat, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win finale. Advancing into a podium spot, Sanders weaved forward seven positions in the 40-lapper to finish third. He trailed Tyler Wolff and Lucas Lee to the checkers with Dereck Ramirez and Jake O’Neil rounding out the Top-5.

On Monday, Sanders returned to the driver’s seat of his Late Model and headed to Huset’s Speedway (Brandon, S.D.) for the Ben Nothdurft Memorial. In a field of 41 Tri-State Late Model Series entries, Rodney followed up the third-fastest time in his group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Starting the $6,000-to-win A-Main in fourth, Sanders slipped two spots in the 40-lapper to finish sixth.

With his weekend performances, Rodney has regained the lead in the latest USMTS point standings.

For more results from these events, please visit and

The busy slate for Rodney Sanders continues this weekend with a pair of USMTS events in South Dakota and Iowa. Action opens on Friday night at Park Jefferson Speedway (Jefferson, S.D.) before shifting to Iowa’s Hamilton County Speedway on Saturday evening.

Full weekend details can be found at .

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, Integra Shocks, 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 Marketing Services.

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June 2, 2021

Jeff Taylor Top All-Star Shootout Action at Southern Oklahoma Speedway

CAVE CITY, Ark. (06/02/21) – Jeff Taylor experienced both the highs and lows of racing in a 24-hour window over the holiday weekend. On Wednesday night he piloted Industrial Electric No. 5 Spur Bar/ Wehrs Machine/ Skyway Auto Group/ Fox Shocks Shaw Race Cars IMCA Modified to the feature win in All-Star Shootout action at Southern Oklahoma Speedway

Less than one-day later at the same track, he found himself collected in a melee that resulted in heavy damage on his racecar, bringing an early-end to his weekend

“On Wednesday night at Southern Oklahoma Speedway we were a little off to start the night, but we got the car on point for the B-Main, which we won. In the feature we started 16th and got to the lead by lap 15. From there we drove away from the field and got the win,” Taylor shared. “We had a lot of confidence heading into Thursday’s show, but it just proved to be one of those nights.

“Thing started off good with us earning the pole position for the feature. However, there was rain moving in, so they rushed the A-Main to the track right after the B-Main. Where we parked, I couldn’t hear the pit speakers. We were late to the grid, so they put us to the tail. In the first five or six laps I had around passed half the field and was feeling good about my chances. Then, out of nowhere a guy spins in front of me. I had nowhere to go and drilled him, tearing up our race car. Just one of those deals, but man it was disappointing because we had a great car. We’ll regroup and get ready for the next one.”

Making the seven-and-half hour trek west, Jeff Taylor was one of 57 IMCA Modifieds on hand at Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the IMCA All Star Shootout. With a fourth-place finish in his heat race relegating him to a B-Main, Jeff advanced two positions in the 15-lapper to pick up the consolation victory.

Starting the feature in 16th, Taylor worked his way into the Top 5 by the 11th lap and began closing in on the leader two laps later after a caution flag appeared. Blasting ahead of Josh McGaha for the lead on lap 15, Jeff ran away with the $1,000 victory over Jared Baird, Fred Wojtek, Jacob Pirkle, and McGaha. The win marked his second of the season.

Taylor was back in action at the Oklahoma oval on Thursday for the second round of the All-Star Shootout. A fourth-to-second performance in his heat race, earned Jeff the pole position for the feature. Unfortunately, with the feature being rushed due to approaching rain, Taylor was late to the starting grid, and had to start on the back. He was up to 12th by lap 6, when a car spun in front of him. Taylor made heavy contact, ending his night and his week of racing.

Full results from this event are available at .

The team is unsure of their upcoming schedule at this time as they get their racecar ready for action again. As schedule updates are finalized, they will be posted at

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Shaw Race Cars Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, Heat Transfer Solutions, Skyway Auto Group, Custom CNC Machining, Fox Shocks, Hyperco, Razor Edge Graphics, Wehrs Machine, Fury Energy, Sweet Manufacturing, No Limits Racing, Bassett, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tire, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jeff Taylor Racing, please visit the official team website at For more information on Shaw Race Cars, please visit .

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June 2, 2021

Drake Troutman Wins in Memorial Day Weekend Legend and Modified Action
Prepares for Renegades of Dirt Kentucky Weekend

HYNDMAN, Pa. (06/02/21) – Drake Troutman visited Victory Lane twice over the holiday weekend. He was triumphant in both the Legend Car and Modified ranks.

Troutman found the Winner’s Circle in Legend Car competition on Friday evening at North Carolina’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway and then again on Saturday evening in Modified action at 311 Motor Speedway in his Smith Transport / RFI Resources No. 7 MB Customs Race Car / Lasalle Racing Engine Modified.

The pair of triumphs brought his season-win tally to lucky No. 13.

“It was a decent weekend for our team. The two wins were obviously nice, but we battled some mechanical and handling issues throughout the weekend as well, and then the rain added another level of complication,” Troutman said. “The good news is that we are still leading the Renegades of Dirt Modified Tour standings. We’ll head to Kentucky this weekend and look for more wins and to add to the point’s lead. Thank you to all of my sponsors, fans, and hardworking crew.”

Drake Troutman lifted the lid on his Memorial Day weekend by traveling to Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, N.C.) on Friday afternoon for the Renegades of Dirt doubleheader. Pulling double duty in his RFI Resources No. 7 Modified and the Three Sixteen Motorsports No. 317 Legend, Drake locked his spot into the Modified feature with the fifth fastest qualifying lap. Running into trouble early, Troutman retired on the fourth lap with mechanical issues.

After picking up a heat race win in the No. 317 Legend Car, Troutman marched to his 12th win of the season in the feature over Landen Lewis, Tristen Stephenson, Ryan Shabram, and Daniel Adam.
With Saturday’s $4,000-to-win finale nixed by Mother Nature, Drake headed to 311 Motor Speedway (Pine Hall, N.C.) on Sunday to compete in the UMP Modified ranks. After topping the speed charts in time trials, Troutman cruised to his 13th win of the season in the 15-lap feature. He finished ahead of Ryan Rackley, Slade Parsons, and Ryan Toole.

On Monday at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.) for the Turk Burket 88 Tribute, Troutman scored a 10th-place finish in the $4,000-to-win Late Model feature.

For complete results from these events, please visit and .

This Saturday and Sunday Renegades of Dirt action will take Troutman Racing to The Bluegrass State for a doubleheader weekend. Action opens at Cedar Ridge Speedway in Morgantown on Saturday with a $3,000-to-win affair before moving to Windy Hollow Speedway in Owensboro for a $2,000-to-win program on Saturday.

Troutman’s lead atop the latest Renegades of Dirt standings currently sits at 17 markers.

Drake Troutman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Transport, RFI Resources, Wheeler Fleet Solutions, Shaffer Construction, D&R Trucking, Stone Natural Resources, Thunderhill Trucking, Thomas Cumberland, MB Customs Modifieds, LaSalle Racing Engines, Shoe’s Diesel Performance, Glassmere Fuel Service, Rice Tire, Claar’s Notary, Merkel’s Wing and A Prayer, I-65 Transport LLC, Wilson Wraps, CMD Shocks, MB Customs Race Cars, Swift Springs, Legendary Continuation Cars, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Drake Troutman Racing, please visit the team website at well as their social media channels at and .

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Skinner Hustles to Four Top 10s to Start USCS Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (June 2, 2021) - Marshall Skinner recorded four top-10 finishes in as many nights of racing during the first weekend of the 16th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek.

"I passed a lot of cars each night except Sunday," said Skinner, who started 14th or worse in three of the four main events. "We had pretty good runs. We just didn't pass many cars in the heat races, which started us further back in the features.

"They haven't updated the Speedweek points, but we should be near the top. We ran well and rolled the car in the box every night. That's the main thing."

Speedweek opened last Friday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., where Skinner advanced to a fifth-place finish after starting 16 th.

"The track at Greenville was rough due to a lot of rain; it was cowboy-up," he said. "I didn't want to tear my race car up and I was just trying to keep my nose clean. Some of the cars I passed were casualties, but it is what it is."

Skinner had a similar heat race result the following night at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.

"Riverside started out the same as Friday," he said. "I started last in the heat race and passed one car. This time it put me starting fifth in the B Main at my home track. But I was able to make it happen in the B Main. The leader got a little timid in lapped traffic and I passed him and about four lapped cars in one corner.

"Then I started 16th in the A Main and finished fifth, just like the night before. But this time not many cars dropped out and I really raced my way forward."

The series moved on to Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark., on Sunday night. Skinner started and finished third in his heat race before charging to an eighth-place finish in the feature after lining up 14th.

"The heat race in Harrisburg was pretty much one lane and I couldn't pass anyone," he said. "I felt I did pretty well in the feature to move up that much. The dirty air at that track makes it really tough to pass and the race went non-stop."

Monday night at Lexington 104 Speedway saw Skinner charge to a heat race win after starting fifth before he finished sixth in the A Main.

"Lexington was pretty tough to pass during the feature," he said. "I was in fifth and got bottled up when the guy in front of me checked up. I got over the cushion and that let Jordon Mallett by me, and I finished sixth."

Skinner appreciates the help he's received from a new crew member this season, particularly during four consecutive nights of racing at four different tracks.

"Walker Johnson started helping me this year and he's been a big help, especially last week," he said. "He's a good kid and picks up on things really quick."

Skinner plans to close out the Speedweek schedule this weekend with races at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala., on Thursday; at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Friday; and at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., on Saturday.


May 28 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Heat race: 6 (7); Feature: 5 (16).

May 29 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 7 (8); B Main: 1 (5); Feature: 5 (16).

May 30 - Old No. 1 Speedway in Harrisburg, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 8 (14).

May 31 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 1 (5); Feature: 6 (5).


9 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s


Thursday at North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala.; Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., with the 16th annual USCS Sprint Car Speedweek




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"West Tennessee Expediting is a great expediting service for someone who needs something in a hurry," Skinner said. "I've known Jeff Buckner, who owns the company, for about 20 years. Jeff is a big supporter of racing. He's a former racer and we're good friends. I really appreciate his assistance this year."

Skinner would also like to thank J&J Auto Racing, Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing and Recovery, DHR Suspension, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Bell Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, KDN Promotions, Deatherage Opticians, Custom Heat & Air, Hedger Brothers Concrete, Quality Flooring and Cleaning and Commercial Equipment Co. for their continued support.

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Hagar Earns Trio of Top 10s During Busy Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - LEXINGTON, Tenn. (June 2, 2021) - Derek Hagar posted a pair of top 10s during Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour competition at Lake Ozark Speedway before he capped Memorial Day Weekend with another top-10 outing during a USCS Series national event.

Hagar finished seventh on Saturday before charging from 16th to sixth on Sunday during the inaugural Sprint and Midget Nationals presented by The Drivers Project.

"I feel pretty good about coming out of Lake Ozark without a torn up race car," he said. "It sucks for everybody because it wasn't a great race and was hard on equipment. We had to survive and get what you could get."

The weekend started on Saturday with Hagar qualifying seventh quickest out of 46 drivers. He then won a heat race to advance into a dash. A fifth-place run in the dash lined him up on the inside of the third row for the main event.

"We were a little too free, but I was scared to tighten it up because of the ruts," he said. "We fell back a couple of positions in the feature. We could have changed some things on the car to make it better, but it was one of those deals where I was trying not to tear the car up."

Hagar followed his seventh-place run by qualifying 18th quickest on Sunday. A fourth-place finish in a heat race locked him into the 16 th starting position for the A Main.

"We didn't qualify very well," he said. "We made it through the heat, but we didn't make a dash so we started toward the back. It took us forever to get the feature started. I think I was running 11th before we completed a lap. We just held on. The race track started going away and the car came to me toward the end. We closed in on fifth place, but ran out of time. Overall it was a success coming out of there without anything torn up."

Hagar was patient and avoided the ruts en route to the sixth-place finish, which was his seventh top 10 of the season.

He then headed to Lexington 104 Speedway for a USCS Series Speedweek show. Hagar advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race and from 10 th to seventh place in the main event.

"It was a last-minute deal to run there," he said. "It was drive six hours home or drive six hours and get to race.

"Track position is key there. You pretty much finish where you start, but it was a successful night. Everything rolled in the box and we were able to get it ready to race this weekend."

Hagar returns to action this Saturday at Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Mid-South Region.

"I've ran an ASCS National Tour show there, but it's probably been 10 to 15 years ago," he said. "I want to say we had a top-five run. It was a good night. I remember the track was slick with real tight corners. If it's like that it will fit our driving style."


May 29 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 7 (5).

May 30 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 18; Heat race: 4 (1); Feature: 6 (16).

May 31 - Lexington 104 Speedway in Lexington, Tenn. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 7 (10)


10 races, 1 win, 3 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 10 top 20s


Saturday at Legit Speedway Park in West Plains, Mo., with the ASCS Warrior Region and ASCS Mid-South Region




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Hagar would like to thank Dynotech Performance, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, Summit Truck Group, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Administrative Consulting Services, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.