||Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard Win at Spoon River Speedway
Claims Inaugural FloRacing Illinois Speedweek Championship
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (05/16/22) – Rocket1 Racing and their trusty pilot, Brandon Sheppard enjoyed a great week of racing in the Land of Lincoln during the inaugural FloRacing Illinois Speedweek.
In four starts, Sheppard bagged a win, three Top-5 finishes, and four Top-5 finishes. In addition to winning the top prize in the $22,022-to-win opener at Spoon River Speedway, he also pocketed the $10,000 top prize for the overall FloRacing Illinois Speedweek point title.
With the victory the team increased their 2022-win total to six with their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“Our team had a great week in Illinois. Anytime you can run that good you are going to be happy, but it was really special to get to spend a week racing close to home with my family and friends there every night,” Sheppard said. “It was a little ironic to win at Spoon (River Speedway) because that’s honestly probably my worst of the four tracks, but everything worked out for me there on Wednesday. I had a heck of a race there late at Lincoln (Speedway) with Dennis (Erb Jr.) and came up a little short, and then the same on Saturday at Fairbury (Speedway) on Saturday with (Bobby) Pierce. All-in-all a great week for us.”
To kick off the inaugural FloRacing Illinois Speedweek, Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard invaded Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.) on Wednesday afternoon for the third round of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America mini-series.
With 56 Late Models amassed, Sheppard qualified second-fastest in his group before placing first in his heat. Earning the third-starting position for the main event, Brandon overtook early pacesetter Ashton Winger on the 22nd circuit and led the remainder of the 50-lapper to capture Rocket1 Racing's sixth win of the season and a $22,022 prize. He finished 2.609 seconds ahead of Mike Marlar with Tanner English, Stormy Scott, and Ricky Thornton Jr. rounding out the top-five.
In a field of 55 cars on Thursday at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Ill.), Brandon secured his spot into the $22,022-to-win A-Main with a 10-lap heat race victory. Rolling off fourth in the feature, Sheppard made a late-race charge in the final 15 laps but came up a few feet short on the final circuit after tagging the backstretch fence. He trailed Dennis Erb Jr. to the checkers with Garrett Alberson rounding out the podium.
On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the MARS Racing Series-sanctioned Farmer City 74 presented by Douglas Dodge, Sheppard’s second-place finish in his heat race placed him on the fourth row for the main event. With $15,000 on the line, Brandon inched forward three spots to finish fifth.
For the weekend finale on Saturday, Rocket1 Racing headed to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the Titan Industries FALS Spring Shootout. Drawing 50 Late Models, Sheppard outdueled Frank Heckenast Jr. in his heat race to pick up the win. Earning the third-starting position for the $30,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon tracked down race-long pacesetter Bobby Pierce in the closing laps but fell short at the line to place second.
Sheppard’s consistency propelled him to the $10,000 FloRacing Illinois Speedweek title. Additionally, with four events in the books in the 12-race mini-series, Rocket1 Racing leads the Castrol FloRacing Night in America point standings.
Complete results from the week can be found at www.FloSeries.com .
The team has a trio of races on the docket for the upcoming week. Action opens on Wednesday night at Marshalltown (Iowa) Speedway with the fifth round of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America campaign. The event posts a $22,022 top prize.
On Friday and Saturday the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) returns to action with a doubleheader in the Hawkeye State. Action opens on Friday at 300 Raceway with a $12,000-to-win go before shifting to 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) on Saturday as the LOLMDS contingent pursues a $15,000 winner’s check.
Sheppard leads the latest LOLMDS standings as he seeks his first championship with the tour.
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, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, VP Racing 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 MyRacePass 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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Nick Hoffman Goes to Victory Lane Three Times Last Weekend
Notches Victories at Spoon River, Lincoln, and Fairbury
Mooresville, North Carolina (05/16/22) – For the first time since February, Nick Hoffman returned to the familiar confines of his Wehrs Machine & Racing Products / Outlaw Mini Loaders No. 2 FOX / Rockwell Security / Elite Chassis Modified.
His returned to the driver’s seat as he recorded three wins in four starts with his winner’s taking tipping the $8,000 mark. He now holds six wins on the young season.
“We’ve been extremely busy in the shop working on customer’s cars, and honestly just haven’t had much time to think about racing,” Hoffman shared. “It was awesome to get back to the track. We raced four times, and three of the nights things went flawless with wins at Spoon (River Speedway), Lincoln (Speedway), and Fairbury (Speedway). On Friday night at Bloomington (Speedway), I messed up early in the night and put us behind the eight ball. Even at that we still had a shot at the win before a flat took us out late.
“Overall, I’m pleased with how everything went and I say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone, who supports this team.”
Returning to the driver's seat of his No. 2 Elite Chassis Modified, Nick Hoffman was dominant on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.).
Forty-seven entries were on hand for the event, and Nick hit the ground running with a heat race win, which positioned him sixth on the feature grid. In the 30-lap feature he wasted little time working his way forward. In fact, he took the lead on lap 4 and never looked back on his way to the victory, which was worth $3,000.
On Thursday action shifted to Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway for a $2,000-to-win slate. With 38 cars entered into the program, Hoffman won his heat race in convincing fashion to earn the fourth-starting spot for the 20-lap feature.
Hoffman charged past Lucas Lee to take the lead on lap 12 and never looked back on his way to his 12th win of the year.
Friday night action brought Hoffman to the Hoosier State as he pursued a $4,009-to-win prize at Bloomington (Ind.) Speedway in the 2022 edition of the Roddy Strong Memorial.
With 31 entries on hand, Hoffman was relegated to an eighth-place finish in his heat race after spinning out while battling for the lead, which relegated him to a B-Main. He charged from 13th-to-second in the B-Main to earn the 18th starting spot for the feature.
In the feature he was rapidly working his way through the field before a flat tire relegated him to a 19th-place finish.
On Saturday evening Hoffman returned to the Land of Lincoln for the $3,000-to-win Titan Industries FALS Spring Shootout. A 35-car field entered the event, and Hoffman qualified third fastest in his group before winning his heat race from the second-starting spot to earn the second-tarting pot for the 30-lap feature.
The main event found Hoffman wiring the field to pick up the big check and his sixth victory of the season, which came over Mike Harrison, Kyle Steffens, Allen Weisser, and Michael Long.
Full results from the events are available at www.SpoonRiverSpeedway.com , www.LincolnSpeedwayIl.com , www.BloomingtonSpeedway.com , and www.FairburySpeedway.com .
Hoffman is currently finalizing his upcoming schedule and once dates are confirmed they will be posted at www.NickHoffman2.com .
Nick Hoffman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Fox Shocks, NASCAR Technical Institute, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Maxima Racing Oils, Bell Helmets, K1 Race Gear, Jerovetz Motorsports Shocks, Outlaw Mini Loaders, Rockwell Security, Allgaier Performance Parts, PSA Starters, Sunoco Race Fuel, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, Tiger Quick Change Rear Ends, FK Rod Ends, Hooker Harness, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Allstar Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, Bassett, Walker Performance Filtration, QuickCar Headers, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Strange Oval, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, Outerwears, XS Power Batteries, Five Star Race Car Bodies, Superior Fuel Cells, MPI, Millbridge Speedway, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, Joe’s Racing Products, Off Axis Paint, Mahle, Clevite, KSE Racing Products, Multi Fire, The Joie of Seating, Vexil, Yeti, DirtCarLift.com, KBC Graphix, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
Keep track of the latest team news by visiting www.NickHoffman2.com and by following his social channels at:
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Tyler Erb Victorious in Illinois Speedweek Farmer City 74 Thriller
Preps for Marshalltown Speedway, 300 Raceway, and 34 Raceway
ST. MARYS, Ohio (05/16/22) – Tyler Erb picked up his fourth victory of the season in thrilling fashion on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway. He used a daring run exiting turn four coming to the checkered flag to pass Ricky Thornton Jr. and claim the $15,000 triumph in the Farmer City 74 presented by Douglas Dodge.
The winning performance came aboard his Bulk Material Lift / M&W Transport No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports / First Class Septic / XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“That was a lot of fun,” Erb said with a broad smile as he glanced up at the cheering Farmer City crowd on Night 3 of the inaugural four-race Illinois Speedweek. “I love coming here, Fairbury (Speedway), all these Illinois tracks. I just never had much luck here. Randall (Edwards) told me to kind of quit running the bottom like I was, because I was making no more speed.
“Really, in one and two he (Ricky Thornton Jr.) was a lot better than us. I knew my line there (in turns three and four), and I honestly couldn’t believe it the last corner. He just kind of skated to (the top), and I turned 9900 (RPM on the homestretch) and it worked out. I want to thank Best Performance Motorsports and all of our great sponsors on this car. They give me everything I need to win, and tonight we got the job done.”
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb invaded the Land of Lincoln on Wednesday afternoon as the inaugural Illinois Speedweek came to life at Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.).
Drawing a stout field of 56 Castrol FloRacing Night in America entries, Erb missed a transfer spot by one position in his heat, relegating him into the B-Main. After scoring a runner-up finish behind Brian Shirley, Tyler went on to pass eight cars in the 50-lap feature to finish 14th.
For the second round on Thursday at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Ill.), Tyler advanced two spots in his heat race to place second. Starting the $22,022-to-win A-Main in 12th, Erb scored a seventh-place finish in the 50-lapper after pitting during a lap-21 caution to replace a flat tire.
In a field of 52 MARS Racing Series entries on Friday at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Ill.) for the Farmer City 74 presented by Douglas Dodge, Erb laid down the third-fastest time in his group before picking up a heat race victory. Earning the fifth-starting position for the A-Main, Tyler nosed ahead of Dennis Erb Jr. for third near the halfway point and set his sights on race-leader Ricky Thornton Jr.
After the pair engaged in a heated battle in the closing laps, Erb pulled off a last-lap pass in the final corner to capture his fourth win of the season and a $15,000 prize. He finished ahead of Thornton, Hudson O’Neal, Bobby Pierce, and Brandon Sheppard.
To wrap up the weekend, Tyler headed to Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Saturday for the Titan Industries FALS Spring Shootout. With a heat race victory placing him on the third row for the $30,000-to-win finale, Erb was an early retiree on lap 41 while running in third after losing power. He was credited with a 19th-place outing.
Full results from the week are available at www.FloSeries.com .
The upcoming week has three races on the docket for Tyler and Best Performance Motorsports. Action opens on Wednesday night at Marshalltown (Iowa) Speedway with a $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event. Tyler is sixth in the latest miniseries points.
On Friday and Saturday the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) resumes its 2022 campaign with Iowa visits to 300 Raceway ($12,000-to-win) and 34 Raceway ($15,000-to-win). Tyler sits third in the latest LOLMDS standings.
For more information regarding the weekend’s slate please visit www.FloSeries.com and www.LucasDirt.com .
Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: First Class Septic, Roberts Bee Company, Bulk Material Lift, Gaier’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, M&W Transport, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Tire, Terbo Threads, Lucas Oil, Go Lithium, Allstar Performance, K-B Carbs, GottaRace.com, Precision Racing Components, Beyea Headers, Day Motorsports, Doyle Edwards Trucking, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Wiles Drive Shafts, Simpson Race Products, Weld Racing, Performance Rod & Custom, Powers Performance, Heath Lawson Photography, Swift Springs, Walker Performance Filtration, Outerwears, Strange Engineering, Rocket Chassis, Central Coast Tires, R&R Design, KBC Graphics and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Best Performance Motorsports please visit the team website at www.BestPerformanceMotorsports.com and www.TylerErb.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/bestperformancemotorsports/, www.twitter.com/BPMotorsports1.
Ben Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gregg Satterlee Bests ULMS Competition at Lernerville
Team Launches Brand-New Website at GreggSatterlee.com
INDIANA, Pa. (05/16/22) – Another race and another trip to Victory Lane. That was the theme for Gregg Satterlee on Friday night as he bested the Zimmer’s United Late Model Series action at Lernerville Speedway in his Satterlee Motorsports No. 22 Keyser Manufacturing/ Valvoline/ Classic Ink/ XR1 Rocket Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.
With the triumph Gregg now has four wins this season.
"I definitely forgot how awesome this place is when it’s right, I hope that was a good race for all the fans, that was fun! I buried myself in the pill draw pulling the eight (starting position), but I knew we had a good car and I just needed to be patient and pick the cars off when I could," Satterlee said. "The restarts really helped me find that bottom groove and I knew if I could get up in the infield enough, I could maintain with those guys on the top. It was kind of treacherous up there so I was hoping they would make some mistakes and bobble and take be there to take advantage when they did.
“Happy to get the win, we’ve had a really good car this year, it’s been a lot of fun."
Gregg Satterlee visited Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) on Friday afternoon to enter his Satterlee Motorsports No. 22 Late Model into battle with the Zimmer’s United Late Model Series (ULMS) for the Willie & Conda McConnell Memorial.
After registering the second-fastest time in his group, Satterlee outran Daryl Charlier in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Receiving the eighth-starting position for the A-Main via the pill draw, Gregg wrestled away the lead from Dave Hess Jr. on lap 26 and paced the field for the final five laps to register his fourth win of the season and 13th-career ULMS triumph.
He bagged over $3,500 for his victory, which came ahead of Hess, Chub Frank, Jared Miley, and Wyatt Scott.
Threatening rain on Saturday evening cancelled Satterlee’s scheduled trip to Selinsgrove Speedway (Selinsgrove, Pa.).
Full results are available at www.ULMSracing.com .
Satterlee is now ready for a World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series tripleheader, which spans this Thursday-Saturday. The three-race swing begins with a $10,000 program on Thursday at Bloomsburg Fair Speedway (Bloomsburg, Pa.) before shifting to Marion Center Raceway (Marion Center, Pa.) on Friday. The weekend draws to a close on Saturday evening at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway with another $10,000-to-win event.
For more information on all three races, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
The team has also launched a brand-new, online home at www.GreggSatterlee.com which is designed and maintained by MyRacePass.com Marketing Services. Fans will enjoy the new mobile-optimized site, which features detailed real-time results, a customized online store, and more.
Gregg Satterlee would like to thank his marketing partners including Keyser Manufacturing, Valvoline, Classic Ink, Integra Shocks and Springs, Rocket Chassis, All About Wraps, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Hooker Harness, Simpson Racing Products, Diversified Machine Inc/ Bulldog Rear Ends, Keizer Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, VP Racing Fuels, AFCO, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Gregg Satterlee, please visit www.GreggSatterlee.com .
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