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July 20, 2020

Brian Shirley Dominates Summer Nationals at Farmer City
Leads Tour Standings After Eight Events

CHILTON, Wis. (07/20/20) – Brian Shirley picked up his first win of the grueling DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour on Friday night.

Shirley drove his No. 3s Hoker Trucking/ Thomason Express/ J&J Ventures Gaming/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to a dominating victory at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway.

“It always feels good,” Shirley said of once again tasting victory. “It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to put it together to get a $10,000-to-win race. I feel like we win $5,000-to-win races all the time, obviously the last couple years. It’s just a good morale booster for the whole team.”

The team kicked off their busy week on Tuesday at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. Brian set the overall fast time of the 31 entries and won his heat race to earn the third starting position for the $5,000-to-win main event.

Shirley held the third spot until a lap-27 restart when he was able to grab second. Four circuits later he’d caught up with leader Tyler Erb and came within inches of taking command at the start-finish line on lap 32. Erb began to pull away over the remaining distance, leaving Shirley to settle for second. Devin Moran, Jason Feger, and Kyle Bronson completed the Top-5.

After a night off, Shirley followed the DIRTcar Summer Nationals to Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Ill. on Thursday. Brian picked up a heat race win to lock into the second starting spot for the $5,000-to-win feature.

Shirley grabbed the lead from polesitter Bobby Pierce at the initial green flag and held the point over the next 39 circuits. Ninth-starting Kent Robinson ducked underneath in turns one and two on the final lap. Shirley fought back around the outside of turns three and four but fell 0.326 of a second short at the finish line. Tyler Carpenter was third, with Billy Drake, and Tyler Erb rounding out the Top-5.

On Friday night, the action shifted to Farmer City Raceway with the winner’s share increased to $10,000. Winning his preliminary heat race, Brian earned the pole position for the night’s A-Main.

Turning back a mid-race challenge from Shannon Babb, Shirley led flag-to-flag in the 50-lap affair for his fourth win of the 2020 season. He took the checkered flag 1.204 seconds ahead of Babb, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jason Feger, and Ryan Unzicker.

Highland (Ill.) Speedway was the destination on Saturday night. A second place run in his heat race positioned Brian starting seventh in the $10,000-to-win feature. Brian was in the mix of the Top-5 throughout the race before crossing the finish line in sixth.
Rounding out the weekend on Sunday, the team traveled to Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. After finishing second in his heat race, Brian went on to a podium finish in the rain-shortened, $5,000-to-win feature. He crossed the finish line in third behind Bobby Pierce and Frank Heckenast Jr. Completing the Top-5 was Jason Feger and Rusty Griffaw.

Brian continues to lead the DIRTcar Summer Nationals standings after eight events. To learn more about these events, please visit

Following a night off, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Tuesday at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway. From there, the tour travels to Springfield (Mo.) Raceway on Thursday. Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. will host the Summer Nationals on Friday before a doubleheader at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway closes out the weekend on Saturday-Sunday.

Brian Shirley and Bob Cullen Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners which include: Hoker Trucking, Thomason Express, J&J Ventures Gaming, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, KBC Graphix, Cheap Cars, Bass Livestock Nutrition, Allgaier Motorsports, Integra Shocks, East Central Coin, Cheers, Cen-Pe-Co Racing Oil, Durham Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Jayco Construction, Larry’s Distributing, Hope For A Cure, Midwest Sheet Metal, Ted Brown’s Quality Paint & Body Shop, Peterson Fluid Systems, Hooker Harness, Willy’s Carburetor, Fast Shafts, Keyser Manufacturing, Dyers Top Rods, Wehrs Machine, Sweet Manufacturing, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, The Joie of Seating, Simpson, Hoosier Racing Tire, Quarter Master, Wilwood Disc Brakes, KKM, Speedwerx, Daugherty Motorsports, Multi Fire, Strange Oval, FK Rod Ends, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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July 20, 2020

Rocket1 Continues World of Outlaws Winning Ways

Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway Next

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (07/20/20) – Brandon Sheppard continued his summer hot streak, adding two more World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series wins to the Rocket1 Racing season tally.

Sheppard increased his WoO Late Model Series win count to ten this week, following triumphs at Gondik Law Speedway and River Cities Speedway in the Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis House Car.

“This is all so surreal for me,” Sheppard said of his latest in a long line of accomplishments. “I was a kid that grew up at Macon, Farmer City, Lincoln, Jacksonville; and now I’m out here on the road living the dream. Mark [Richards] picked me up and gave me this opportunity to get the experienced I needed at tracks all over the country and that is what got us here to be as consistent as we are. I’m just having a ton of fun. In my opinion, we can’t go to enough races right now. Let’s keep going!”

Continuing the WoO Late Model Series Northern Swing, the tour invaded Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wis. on Tuesday. Sheppard timed in fourth and powered to a heat race win to earn a spot in the redraw.

Drawing the pole position for the 50-lapper, Sheppard jumped out to the early lead and never looked back. Navigating his way through heavy lap traffic, Brandon held off Cade Dillard and Jimmy Owens for the $10,000 payday. Darrell Lanigan and Ashton Winger completed the Top-5.

“I was kind of watching the scoreboard just to see who was back there,” Sheppard noted speaking of his challengers. “I knew once Cade got to second and Jimmy was third, that I needed to stay on top of my game. I knew they were gonna be there when it came down to it. It’s definitely nice to to know we hold those two guys off, especially in this type of condition which isn’t really my style.”

“I like to think I can run on all conditions, but this is definitely one of the tougher ones for me as a driver as slick as this track was,” spoke Sheppard on the track conditions. “They told me it would get black by the end of the night and we’d race all over it, and that’s exactly what happened. It was kind of hard to maneuver around and pass cars, but I was getting through lap traffic okay for awhile. We had a really great car though. It helps when you qualify good and win your heat, I think that was the key for us again.”

On Saturday, Rocket1 Racing traveled to Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, N.D. Another solid start saw Sheppard post QuickTime in his qualifying group and charge to a heat race win before drawing the fourth starting spot for the A-Main.

Capitalizing in lap traffic, Sheppard snuck by Ricky Weiss in the final two circuits to secure the second spot behind race winner, Darrell Lanigan. Weiss finished third with Chase Junghans and Ashton Winger rounding out the Top-5 finishers.

After being postponed from Friday night because of severe weather, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, N.D. hosted the WoO Late Model Series on Sunday. Brandon was the top qualifier of the night and picked up a heat race win, sending him to the redraw.

Starting the $10,000-to win feature in fourth, Sheppard used lap traffic to reel in race leader Ricky Weiss and assume command of the lead on the 32nd circuit. “The Rocket Shepp” survived a late-race charge from Dillard to claim the win. Dillard was second, Weiss was third, while Dennis Erb Jr. and Dustin Strand finished fourth and fifth respectively.

“The way track was I was glad that we were getting to lap traffic, because I knew that was probably the only way I could get around him,” Sheppard said on tracking down Weiss. “This place relies so heavily on momentum. Until lap traffic slows us down, you’re kind of married to a momentum line. Once we got there I could run the top, run the bottom, feel out where I needed to be and where I could pass him at. He kept guarding the bottom after I showed him a nose and then those lap cars went down low that one lap and left me a lane up high; and I just sent it off in there and it stuck.”

Rocket1 Racing continues to lead the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Championship Standings. To view the latest standings, complete results, and learn more about upcoming events, please visit

The team will travel south this week to compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. The action gets underway on Thursday with The Dirt Track Bank Go 50, paying $12,000-to-win. Friday includes preliminary events for the 10th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals. The weekend culminates on Saturday with a $53,000-to-win finale.

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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.

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July 20, 2020

Howard Moore Tops 305 Winged Sprint Car Competition at The Ditch
Tennessee and Arkansas Double Dip Up Next

Memphis, Tennessee (07/20/20) – Howard Moore made his first 305 c.i. Sprint Car start of the 2020 season on Saturday night at Riverside International Speedway and turned it into a feature win.

The triumph came behind the wheel of the Chad Jones Racing / Melvin Holcomb Motorsports No. 29 Jimmy Smith Pawn & Speed / Black Jack Express / Pro Lite Performance Sprinter.

“With no 360 Sprint Car racing in the area, I didn’t know if I’d be doing any racing this weekend, but Chad Jones and Melvin Holcomb graciously offered to let me drive their car. It was a pretty grueling feature with the extreme heat, and then the cautions and even a delay for the lights going out, but we got the job done,” Moore said. “As always, I want to thank all of the fans and sponsors, who continue to support racing and make it possible for all of us. Without your support we couldn’t be doing this every week.”

Twenty-two 305 c.i. Winged Sprint Car racers converged on the famed, ¼-mile oval on Saturday night. Howard won his heat race from the second-starting spot, which positioned him third on the feature grid.

As the feature event went green, Moore immediately jumped into the second position before ultimately taking the lead on lap four. The caution laden feature was additionally slowed by a couple of red flags as well as a delay for the track’s lights going out. Despite the various hinderances, Howard was able to power to his first 305 c.i. Winged Sprint Car win of the year and his third triumph overall of the season.

Dale Howard, Eddie Gallagher, Jan Howard and Andy McElhannon completed the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

The upcoming weekend has Howard Moore returning to the driver’s seat of the A.G. Rains Motorsports team No.3 entry. On Friday night the team will be in action at Tennessee’s Lexington 104 Speedway with the United Sprint Car Series (USCS). On Saturday they will trek to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Arkansas) for the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) Mid-South Region event. For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit and .

Howard Moore would like to thank all of his sponsors and supporters including Stinson’s Industrial, Mr. Mike Ward, Mr. Chris Chappue, Mr. Ricky Holder, Senter Farms, River City Hydraulics, Mr. Gary Wright, Engler Machine and Tool, Pro Lite Performance, Ronnie’s Hot Rods, CP Carrillo, Felpro, Auto Meter, All-Star Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Spankys Hot Rods,, Rockhard Powder Coating, Mr. David Berryman, Mr. Roy Young, Lightning Wings, HRP, Momentum Racing Suspensions, McCarver Racing Engines, Hinchman Racewear, Mr. Mike Bellows, my friends, KDN Promotions, Ethan Barrow, Swindell Bleeders, Mr. Charlie Davidson and Mr. Daryl Scoggins of DGS Motorsports, Xtreme Race Graphics, and Marketing Services.

Howard Moore is always looking to welcome new marketing partners to his program. For more information on joining our team as well as the latest news and updates, please visit .

Rico Abreu sweeps weekend; Video highlights included

Date: Friday, July 17th
Event: MOWA event at Lincoln Speedway
Series: Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA)
Track: Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Illinois)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (2nd)

Date: Saturday, July 18th
Event: Knoxville Weekly Championship Series
Series: Open
Track: Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 1st (3rd)

July 18th Knoxville highlights here!

ST. HELENA, Calif. (July 20, 2020) - It was a weekend to remember for Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing, not only conquering Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) action during a visit to Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway on Friday, July 17, but eventually doubling-down in the win column with a last lap pass at the famed-Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 18. The weekend sweep allowed the St. Helena, California-native to literally double his season win count in just 48 hours, bumping ahead from two to four.

The Knoxville Raceway victory, the second of Abreu’s career at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, was accomplished in dramatic fashion, utilizing a last lap momentum boost to drive underneath two of Knoxville’s more decorated competitors, Brian Brown and Terry McCarl. Abreu started third on the feature grid and drifted as far back as fifth before his last minute surge.

“My car was just so good on the bottom,” said Abreu after his traditional wing dance in Victory Lane. “I could hunt those guys as the race went on. They caught traffic, and their pace kind of came to me. I came here a couple of months ago and ran second to Brownie. Then we came to the Outlaw show and had our car a lot different. Getting to race through Pennsylvania and Ohio Speedweeks…we kind of fine-tuned our car to make it better for each race on the half-mile stuff. Throughout the race I was patient, kind of letting my car settle down. Once I figured out the bottom I could really hunt those guys. My guys are hungry. I’ve got some big boys to feed!”

One night prior to his trip to the Knoxville victory lane stage, Rico Abreu dominated MOWA action at the high-octane Lincoln quarter-mile, ultimately leading every corner of the 25-lap program for his first MOWA Series win of the 2020 season.

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing have not finalized a plan for the upcoming weekend. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online for continuing updates pertaining to Abreu’s racing agenda.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:


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2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 30
Total Wins: 4
Total Top-5s: 13
Total Top-10s: 16
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

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Schatz second in Brad Doty Classic; Closes gap on point lead to two

Date: Tuesday, July 14th
Event: Brad Doty Classic
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Attica Raceway Park (Attica, Ohio)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (2nd)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 3034-points | second (two points behind championship leader, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 20, 2020) - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz put together an impressive performance on Tuesday evening at Attica Raceway Park, not only recording his 11th top-five finish of the 2020 season, but also utilizing results to cut down Brad Sweet’s lead in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series championship standings to just two markers.

Schatz, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car, finished second on Tuesday night at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing,’ starting in the exact same position alongside eventual winner, Kyle Larson. Although unable to overtake the top spot, Schatz pressured Larson most of the distance, especially in periods of traffic.

Aiding Schatz' championship points climb, current leader and defending champion, Brad Sweet, was involved in an incident at the beginning of the 40-lap program.

“There’s only one thing I can control, which is going on with this (TSR) 15 car,” Schatz said of his point status. “I can’t control what goes on with anything else. I’ve been in that position before. Things go for you and they go against you. It’s all part of the game.”

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will continue their quest toward the 2020 World of Outlaws championship with a trio of Central Pennsylvania starts on Thursday through Saturday, July 23-25. Schatz will begin his Pennsylvania invasion on Thursday with a visit to the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway, followed by a Summer Nationals doubleheader at the famed-Williams Grove Speedway on Friday and Saturday, July 24-25.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

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2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 23
World of Outlaws Wins: 2
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 11
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 17

Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
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Crockett Garners ASCS National Tour Hard Charger Award at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - OSBORN, Mo. (July 20, 2020) - Roger Crockett rebounded from a tough start to the night last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

"I drew the biggest pill they have and the track was really, really wet to start the night," he said. "It was super greasy in hot laps and the same thing in the heat race. You're pulling three or four tearoffs a lap. We were quite a bit faster than the cars ahead of us, but there wasn't an opportunity to pass someone without driving through them."

Crockett advanced a position to finish fifth in a heat race. That lined him up on the pole of the B Main, which he won to transfer into the back of the main event.

"I about got wiped out and lost a spot," he said. "Then I spent too long trying to get by that car, probably five or six laps. From there we started moving forward. We got to fifth coming to the white flag, but it didn't hold and we ended up sixth.

"We were in traffic the entire race and our lap times were good enough to compete. It was all about track position."

Crockett hustled from 17th to sixth in the feature. It earned him the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"It's good because we're starting to do things you have to do to be a championship contender," he said. "We've drawn high frequently this year and have been able to move forward. This is only the second B Main we've had to run from not getting through the heat race. Coming from the B Main to sixth in the feature was pretty good."

Crockett is unsure when and where his next race will be as the ASCS National Tour is sidelined until the 360 Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, Aug. 6-8.


July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 5 (6); B Main: 1 (1); Feature: 6 (17).


16 races, 0 wins, 4 top fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 14 top 20s








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Hagar Records Runner-Up Result During ASCS National Tour Event at Riverside

Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 20, 2020) - Derek Hagar captured a runner-up result with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour a week ago Saturday during an event hosted by Riverside International Speedway.

Hagar began the night by maneuvering from fifth to second place in a heat race, which earned him a spot into the feature redraw.

"It was a good first night out in our car," he said. "We had a good heat race and made the redraw, which is always the goal to start each night."

Hagar pulled the No. 2 to line up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event.

"Harli (White) got the jump on us," he said. "She about spun out and we got by her. Then I got hung up behind a car and she got back around us. It was going to be a heck of a race in traffic, but the yellow came out. Once she got clean air we didn't have anything for her."

Hagar took the lead on Lap 3 and led the following four laps before dropping to second. He spent the remainder of the race within striking distance of the leader, but ultimately settled for a second-place showing. It marked his first podium in limited starts with the ASCS National Tour since September 2018.

"We should have had a little more gear," he said. "I couldn't run the bottom. I had to stay up a little higher on the track to keep the motor wound up."

Hagar plans on returning to action this Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region.


July 11 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 2 (2).


8 races, 3 wins, 5 top fives, 6 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 8 top 20s


Saturday at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with the ASCS Mid-South Region





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Sams III Earns Career-Best ASCS National Tour Finish at U.S. 36 Raceway

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 20, 2020) - Danny Sams III captured his career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result last Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway.

The Sams LaMountain Racing driver placed third in a heat race and seventh in the main event during his debut at the high-banked oval in Osborn, Mo.

"We started off pretty good," he said. "In the heat race we went into the first corner and all got bunched together. I ended up on the short end of that stick and we finished third in the heat.

"We got the car to hook up really good in the main event. I was in fifth when a red flag came out so I had to go back two spots because we didn't complete the lap. It was definitely one of the best nights we've had this year. We ran a new frame. I felt like we made a good decision on the shock package, too. I was able to drive the car in a lot deeper and come off a lot harder than my competitors."

The strong performance moved Sams III up to eighth in the championship standings.

The team ventured to Knoxville Raceway on Saturday.

"The car felt pretty stable in hot laps, but it was super loose in qualifying," he said. "Come to find out we had a tire issue. That put us way behind in points."

Sams III battled to overcome the qualifying woes as he advanced from 11 th to seventh in a heat race, from seventh to third in the C Main and from 19th to 13th in the B Main.

"The car had a lot more speed each time we hit the track, but we started too far back without enough time to make the main event," he said. "We definitely made a lot of progress. It was unlike any other track. It took some adapting to get used to, but every time I hit the track I got more comfortable. The car and myself were faster all together by the end of the night."

Sams III plans on returning to Knoxville Raceway this Saturday to gain more experience.


July 17 - U.S. 36 Raceway in Osborn, Mo. - Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 7 (13).

July 18 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 22; Heat race: 7 (11); C Main: 3 (7); B Main: 13 (19).


14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 5 top 15s, 7 top 20s


Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa






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