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May 24, 2021

Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard Compete at Port Royal

Indiana Invasion Up Next on June 4-5

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (05/24/21) – Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket1 Racing team took their Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model into battle over the weekend at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway.

Sheppard raced to a podium finish in the opener before battling track position in Saturday night’s finale.

“It was another up-and-down weekend for the team. It was a bit of a different Port Royal Speedway than what you normally expect, and track position was especially crucial both nights,” Sheppard said. “Friday night was a good one for the team, but Saturday night we started mid pack and passing was difficult, so we weren’t able to move forward. Just one of those weekends. We’re looking forward to heading to Indiana in two weeks.”

Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing returned to action with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series on Friday afternoon at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) in the opening night of a doubleheader weekend.

With 43 Late Models entered for the Huey Wilcoxon Memorial, Sheppard clocked in fourth fastest in his time trial group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Racing in the Top 5 throughout the 40-lapper, Brandon posted a third-place finish, trailing Chris Madden and Brandon Overton to the checkers. Rick Eckert and Tyler Bruening completed the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday afternoon in the Billy Vacek Memorial, Brandon grabbed the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win finale. Dropping two spots in the 50-lap affair, Sheppard recorded a 15th-place outing.

Brandon holds a 26-point advantage atop the latest World of Outlaws point standings. For complete results from these events, please visit

The Rocket1 Racing team next returns to action on June 4-5 with an Indiana WoO invasion. The weekend includes events at the newly-opened Circle City Raceway as well as Plymouth Speedway.

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 as well as their social media channels at,, and

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May 24, 2021

Brian Shirley Sweeps Weekend MARS Action
29th Annual Lucas Oil Show Me 100 on Deck

CHILTON, Wis. (05/24/21) – Brian Shirley enjoyed an exceptional weekend in his Bob Cullen Racing / Thomason Express No. 3s J&J Ventures & Gaming/ Hoker Trucking / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Illinois hot shoe swept Friday and Saturday night’s Mid America Racing Series (MARS) competition in Illinois and Indiana to pocket over $10,000 in winnings as he increased his 2021-win tally to four.

“Our team had a great weekend with the MARS Series. When you leave the shop, you hope to put together a weekend where you sweep both shows, and that’s what we were able to do,” Shirley said. “These wins give us added confidence heading into the Show-Me 100 this weekend. There’s a lot of money on the line, and we’re gearing up to take a shot at winning another crown jewel.”

Friday night saw Bob Cullen Racing pilot Brian Shirley follow the MARS Racing Series to Kankakee Motor Speedway (Kankakee, Ill.) for the Big Daddy Scrap 40. With a heat race victory positioning him on the front row for the feature, Brian turned back challenges from Mike Spatola to capture his third win of the season and a $5,000 payday. He finished ahead of Spatola, Taylor Scheffler, Frank Heckenast Jr., and Ryan Unzicker.

On Saturday afternoon at Shadyhill Speedway (Medaryville, Ind.), Shirley lowered the track record in time trials before picking up a heat race win. Leading flag-to-flag in the feature, Brian cruised to his second win in as many nights and fourth of the season over Frank Heckenast Jr., Cody Bauer, Jason Feger, and Logan Nickerson. He collected $5,000.

Brian has taken over the lead in the latest Mars Racing Series point standings. For complete results, please visit

This weekend – May 26-29 – has Shirley preparing to compete in four-straight nights of racing action. Action opens on Thursday through Friday at Missouri’s Lucas Oil Speedway with the 29th annual Show-Me 100 weekend, which includes $6,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday followed by a $30,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

Shirley’s extended holiday racing weekend is scheduled to draw to a close on Saturday night with a $5,000-to-win, MARS event at Spoon River Speedway (Canton, Ill.)

For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit and .

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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May 24, 2021

Ashton Winger Races to Roscoe Smith Classic Triumph
Thunderhill Raceway and Eldora Speedway Up Next

HAMPTON, Ga. (05/24/21) – Ashton Winger finally shook the monkey off his back on Saturday night. The driver of the E-Z-GO No. 12 Dekalb / Johnny Doan Plumbing/ Keyser Manufacturing/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model claimed the $4,044 top prize in Saturday night’s Roscoe Smith Classic at Senoia Raceway.

Winger’s first win of the season came in Southern All Star Series-sanctioned action in the 11th edition of the event.

“We’ve raced like 30 times this year and it’s hard not to get emotional,” Winger said in Victory Lane. “I’ve had the time of my life the past two years and it’s really, really been tough this year on us. We just haven't had a lot go our way … But this feels so awesome. I want to thank my family, my team, and all of my sponsors for standing behind me and making this possible."

On Saturday evening Ashton Winger invaded Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.), piloting his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 Late Model in the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned Roscoe Smith Classic.

After leading the opening three circuits of the feature, Winger slid back to fifth but began closing on race-leader Michael Page as he dealt with lapped-traffic. Charging past Page on lap 27, Ashton ran away to register his first win of the season, which over Joseph Joiner, Austin Horton, Jay Scott, and Mike Collins. Winger crossed the finish line with a five-second margin to claim the $4,044 top prize.

For full results from the event, please visit

The team has a pair of events on their schedule for the Memorial Day weekend. First up is a trip to Tennessee’s Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday night for a $4,000-to-win Southern All Star Series event, while Sunday night takes the team to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for a $5,000-to-win American Late Model Series (ALMS) affair.

For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit and .

Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include E-Z-GO, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Dekalb, Boydbilt Fabrication Spring-Pro, Collins Signs, Turkey Creek Snacks, FK Rod Ends, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Boswell Oil, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Off Axis Paint, Hoosier Tire South, VP Racing Fuels, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, RSD Enterprises, Advanced Technology Motorsports, Racing Radios, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Fast Shafts, K&N Racing Filters, Integra MX Springs, GW Performance, J&C Properties, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Ashton Winger, please visit his internet home at as well as his social media channels at .

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May 25, 2021

Jake Knowles Returns to Victory Lane at Dixie Speedway
Harvey Jones Memorial at All-Tech Raceway Up Next

ROME, Ga. (05/25/21) – Capitalizing on a tangle between the front runners, Jake Knowles jumped from third-to-first on a restart Saturday night at Georgia’s Dixie Speedway and never looked back en route to his second victory of the 2021 season.

His latest triumph was worth $1,500 and came aboard his Welshan’s Competition Racing Equipment No. 66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Robert Skinner Racing/ Savage Chassis Late Model. Both of his 2021 triumphs have come at the Georgia oval.

“We were in the right place at the right time, when those guys got together in front of me on the restart. Luckily, I was able to avoid the incident and got to the lead. From there, we cruised to the win,” Knowles shared. “Thanks to everyone, who makes this possible. We’re looking forward to going after the $10,000 prize in Florida this coming weekend.”

Jake Knowles visited Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon, where he was once again piloting his Josh Roberts Trucking No. 66 Late Model. After qualifying second fastest overall in time trials, Jake was running third in the feature when the frontrunners tangled, elevating him into the lead. He went on to capture his second win of the season and a $1,500 prize. Logan Palmer, Tyler Ellis, Blant Duke, and Devin Stuart trailed him to the checkers in the 25-lap affair.

For full results from this event, please visit .

The Memorial Day weekend will take the team south to Florida’s All-Tech Raceway for the Harvey Jones Memorial, which posts a $10,000 top prize. The weekend is sanctioned by the Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Models.

For more information on Saturday’s event, please visit

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Gadsden Heating & Cooling, Buster Goss Body Shop, Phillips Properties, Rheem, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, JW Motorsports, Bohannon Glass, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Joe’s Transmission, COR Suspension Technology, B and A Farms, CSB Consulting, Big A’s Custom Graphics, AG Calf Ranch, VP Racing, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Stealth Racing Carburetors, VP Racing Lubricants, and Marketing Services.

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May 25, 2021

Joe Godsey Continues Hot Streak with Fourth Victory of 2021

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (05/25/21) – Continuing his recent hot streak, Joe Godsey raced to his fourth win of 2021 on Saturday night in his Homes by Roth No. 14G Waco Title/ Ridout Lumber Company/ Kimbel Services/ MB Customs / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The Indiana native’s latest conquest came at Missouri’s Legit Speedway Park

“I can’t thank everyone enough that supports us on this journey. I’m truly blessed. Our whole team has worked so hard over the past several years, and to be regularly visiting Victory Lane is something special to us. Great friends and good times,” Godsey said. “Jeff (Roth) had a great run going as well and was in the Top 5 before having a right rear tire go down. We’re having an absolute blast right now and can’t thank everyone enough, who is making this all possible”

Saturday found Jeff Roth and Joe Godsey in action at Legit Speedway Park (West Plains, Mo.). In a field of 16 Late Models, Godsey secured his spot into the main event with a heat race victory, while Roth finished second behind Kaleb Stolba.

Executing a last-lap pass for the win over polesitter Robby Moore, Joe recorded his fourth win of the season. Moore, Kaleb Stolba, Kaeden Cornell, and Steve Stultz completed the Top-5 finishers.

Meanwhile, Jeff was running in the Top 5 before suffering a flat tire late in the 20-lapper that dropped him a 10th-place finish.

For full results from this event, please visit .

The team is currently undecided of their Memorial Day weekend racing plans. Once dates are firmed up, they will be posted at .

Roth Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Homes by Roth, Carbusters, Ridout Lumber Company, Waco Title, Ross Construction,  Kimbel Services, Roth Family Farm, Brucebilt Performance, Shock Squad, G&S Insulating, S&M Exteriors Inc, Surfaces Quality Stone, Homescape Realty, Midwest Automation, Car Crazy Carwash, BBP Customs, West Pest Control, Penske Racing Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Maxima Racing Oils, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Cornett Racing Engines, Winning Edge Carburetion, Eibach, Wiles Driveshafts, Maxima Racing Oils, Pro Glow, Airshok, DCE Fabrication, Race-Fan, HMS, Hoosier Tire, RE Suspensions, Inc., All Star Performance, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest team news and updates on Roth Motorsports, please visit .