Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
May 31, 2017

Seratt Motorsports Record Strong Memorial Day Weekend Performances

Dyersburg, Tennessee (05/31/17) – Jim Seratt Racing with drivers, Preston Seratt and Ashley Newman, entered a pair of events over the course of the Memorial Day weekend and came away with solid finishes to show for their efforts.

On Friday night Jim Seratt Racing invaded Clayhill Speedway (Atwood, Tennessee) for the two-day Memorial Day Weekend special. Preston Seratt started the night with a heat race win in his J&P Machine Repair #29 MBR Chassis/ Mullins Race Engines Modified, locking him into the pole position for the feature. Ashley Newman finished 2nd in his heat race in his DC Electric Rebuilders #73 MBR Chassis/ Mullins Race Engines Modified, securing his spot into the A-Main.

With both pilots coming home in a podium spot, Seratt slipped one position to finish 2nd behind Matt Cooper, while Ashley rounded out the Top 3 with a 3rd-place finish.

After two nights off, Preston and Ashley returned to Clayhill Speedway on Monday for the USCS Modified sanctioned contest. Passing three cars in his heat race, Seratt scored another heat race win, locking him into the dash.

Ashley secured his spot into the dash after passing six cars in his heat to place 2nd. Following a 1-2 finish in the USCS Mod Dash with Preston winning, both Jim Seratt Racing pilots covered the front row for the feature. After swapping the lead back in forth in the opening laps, Preston Seratt overtook the top spot until a red flag late in the race halted the action. Once the red flag was lifted, Seratt lost all of his momentum while his teammate charged to the front, reeling in his third win of the season over Kyle Beard, Lucas Lee, and Matt Cooper while Preston hung on to finish 5th.

For full results from these events, please visit www.Facebook.com/ClayhillSpeedway .

With a busy work schedule in front of them, the team is currently unsure of when their next event will be. Keep your browser pointed to www.PrestonSeratt29.com for the latest team information.

Preston Seratt would like to thank his marketing partners, including J&P Machine Repair, DC Electric Rebuilders, Wehrs Machine, KSE Racing Products, Dirt Defender, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, McArmour Enterprises, KBC Graphix, D.S.I. Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Race Wise Track Chassis School by Mark Bush, Mark Bush Racing, Mullins Race Engines, Lowery’s Body Shop & Wrecker Service, 45 Race Shop, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Preston Seratt and Ashley Newman, please visit www.PrestonSeratt29.com and www.AshleyNewman73.com .

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Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
May 31, 2017

Brandon Hightower Scores Emotional Win

Natchitoches, Louisiana (05/31/17) – 19-year-old, Brandon Hightower scored one of the most emotional victories of his young career on Saturday night at Sabine Motor Speedway. He powered a Winged Outlaw Modified that commemorated the storied career of his uncle to the feature win at Sabine Motor Speedway.

“My uncle Rick [Corte] has been one of my biggest heroes for my entire life, and recently he retired after 41 years of racing,” Hightower said. “I was running his #10c on Saturday so to put that famous number in Victory Lane one more time meant the world to me. It’s probably one of the greatest things I’ve accomplished so far in my career.”

Pulling double duty over the Memorial Day Weekend, Brandon Hightower headed to Sabine Motor Speedway (Many, Louisiana) on Saturday night, piloting Joe Mahfouz #K-9 Limited Modified and the Rick’s Trailer City #10c Bicknell Winged Modified.

Earning the 6th-starting position for the feature in the Limited Modified ranks, Hightower improved three positions to place 3rd.

Rolling off from the pole position in the Winged Modified A-Main, Brandon jumped into the lead at the drop of the green flag and never let go of the top spot en route to capturing his first win of the season.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SabineMotorSpeedway.net .

Brandon is currently unsure of when his next event will be, so please point your browser to www.BrandonHightower.com as the latest team plans are posted.

Racers also remember to contact Brandon Hightower Racing for all of your racing body and parts needs. He can be reached via brandonhightowerracing@gmail.com or by phone at 318-542-6985.

Brandon Hightower would like to thank all of his sponsors including Rick’s Trailer City, Shadow Trailers, Advanced On-Site Service, ASC Environmental, Brandon Hightower Racing (BHR), Mahfouz Motorsports, APE Power, Timmons International, Legacy Construction, Superior Graphix, Big Tools Fireworks Factory Outlet, Henry’s Auto Salvage, Fast Performance, Total Custom Carbs, J&J Motorsports, Day Motorsports, Bicknell Racing Products, and MSRMafia.com Website & PR Services.

For more information on Brandon Hightower please visit www.BrandonHightower.com .

Contact: Shawn Miller

Inside Line Promotions

Shawn@InsideLinePromotions.com | (541) 510-3663

Hagar Records Win, Two Podiums Following Crash to Open USCS Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - ATWOOD, Tenn. (May 31, 2017) - Derek Hagar rebounded from a rough start to the USCS Speedweek by winning Round 4 on Monday at Clayhill Motorsports.

The busy week began last Friday at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss., where Hagar won the dash and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to start the main event on the pole.

"We had a good start and took the lead," he said. "We led the first four or five laps. We got to traffic pretty quick. Marshall Skinner was pressuring me. Lapped traffic was crazy and they had a big pileup. We didn't have anywhere to go and piled into them. I was able to get back out there and finish the race to salvage some Speedweek points."

Hagar rallied to post an 11th-place result, but the team discovered the frame was damaged prior to Saturday's event at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. That forced Hagar to pull down his spare car. However, that didn't slow down the team.

Hagar maneuvered from eighth to win a heat race. A four-car feature inversion lined him up on the outside of the second row for the main event.

"We had a great car all night," he said. "We had a good battle with Gary Taylor a majority of the race. We finally got by him for second, but I ran out of laps to do anything with Tim Crawley. I'd like to have another caution or another five laps to see what would have happened. We chased him down and threw a slider in turns three and four, but he drove around us."

Hagar finished second.

The third Speedweek race on Sunday at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss., rained out after Hagar won the dash.

Clayhill Motorsports hosted the midpoint of the Speedweek on Monday. Hagar advanced from fifth to third place in a heat race.

"We were sixth in points after the heats and they drew a six so that put us on the pole for the main event," he said. "We took the lead on the start. The race went flag to flag without any cautions and we held on for the win. Once we got through good traffic I was able to maneuver really well. It was pretty big to win. We were able to make some money for getting the other car repaired and some spare parts built back up."

The second half of the USCS Speedweek features races this Thursday at Talledega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.


May 26 - Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, Miss. - Dash: 1 (2); Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 11 (1).

May 27 - Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss. - Heat race: 1 (8); Feature: 2 (4).

May 29 - Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn. - Heat race: 3 (5); Feature: 1 (1).


15 races, 3 wins, 10 top fives, 10 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s


USCS SPEEDWEEK: Thursday at Talledega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala.; Friday at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Miss.; and Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.


Website: http://www.DerekHagarRacing.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HagarDerek

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"Dustin is a real good artist," Hagar said. "He has a real good imagination. If you want the car to look the best, I'd recommend Xtreme Race Graphics."

Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, B&D Towing, J&J Auto Racing, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.

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Inside Line Promotions
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Hanks Garners First Career Top Five in 410 Winged Sprint Car Competition

Inside Line Promotions - JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (May 31, 2017) - Brandon Hanks earned his first career top-five finish in 410ci winged sprint car competition last Friday during his debut at Jacksonville Speedway.

"It gives us a lot of momentum and it gives me some confidence, especially after we didn't have the best outing the previous time out," he said. "I really enjoy 410 racing and want to do more of it."

The MOWA Series event began with Hanks qualifying ninth quickest. He then advanced from fourth to third place in a heat race, which locked him into the fourth starting position for the main event.

"Starting fourth and finishing fourth doesn't tell the story," he said. "The top eight cars were about the same. We were all back and forth a lot. I was third and would fall back to sixth or seventh and work my way back up. That place was a lot of fun. It had a great cushion. You could run the top and it came in on the bottom in the feature. You had plenty of room to race. You had all kinds of choices."

Hanks battled for a top five throughout the event before ending fourth, which also marked his first top five of the season.

"We had a good car and I started figuring some things out later in the race," he said. "I chased Zach Daum and A.J. Bruns down for second and third. I ran the top the first half of the race. About the time the bottom started coming in I ran down there. I went back to the top and started catching Zach and those guys in front of me and then the race ended on me. It was a lot of fun."

Hanks was also slated to compete with the MOWA Series last Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., but the race rained out.


May 26 - Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 4 (4).


13 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 2 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 7 top 20s




Website: http://www.HanksMotorsports.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brandon_K_Hanks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hanks-Motorsports/135263046488177

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"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

Hanks would also like to thank D&B Farms, Performance Powder Coating, Acme Graphix, Hinchman Racewear, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, J-R1 and MyRacePass for their continued support.

Thomas Wins Josh Burton Memorial from 12th

 INDIANAPOLIS (May 31, 2017) – Cullman, Alabama’s, Kevin Thomas Jr. charged to victory lane during Friday’s Josh Burton Memorial at Bloomington Speedway. After starting deep in the field and catching on fire under caution, Thomas grabbed the lead and went on to claim a thrilling victory over AJ Hopkins and Tyler Thomas.
“It feels really good to get a win,” said Thomas. “It feels like we haven’t raced since April, so getting back to the track and winning is nice. It was incredible to see all the orange shirts in the stands tonight honoring Josh Burton. It’s awesome to win a race in his memory.”
A few laps into the feature Thomas had moved into the 7th position as the red flag flew for cars upside down in turn three. Thomas, who was involved in the red flag, would stop on the front stretch and quickly exit his car to extinguish a panel that had caught fire. He was allowed to retain his position in the field due to having to exit for safety reasons. At the halfway point, Thomas had taken over the fourth spot and was on the move. Thomas took the lead on lap 19 and dominated the final 11 circuits.
“I have to thank Dan Pace and Brad Alexander for giving me an excellent car tonight,” said Thomas. “Also, thanks to Pace Performance Coatings, DRC Chassis, and CSI Shocks. We have good engines, good shocks, and good race cars. It’s fun to be able to drive this No. 44, and hopefully we can get to victory lane some more.”
The Pace Brothers Racing No.44 prepares to head to the heartland this weekend for USAC National sprint car competition for the first time at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The USAC non-wing sprint cars make their return to the famed Knoxville Raceway for the first time in six years.
Kevin Thomas Jr. would like to thank the following sponsors; Hinchman Racing Uniforms, Bell Helmets, Gridsport, Indy Metal Finishing, DRC Chassis, High Side Design, and MPI.
Pace Motorsports would like to thank the following sponsors; Pace Performance Coating, DC Dyno, DRC Chassis, Engler Engines, Lucas Oil Products, J&D Performance, Simpson Race Products, IPC, CSI Shocks, Schoenfeld Headers, Michael Lewis Racing, Wilwood Disc Brakes, AllStar Performance, and Hoosier Racing Tires.
Whitney Thomas