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November 9, 2020

Sheppard Grabs Pair of USMTS Southern Nationals Victories

NEW BERLIN, Ill. (11/09/20) – Fresh off his third World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship, Brandon Sheppard collected a pair of United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) victories over the weekend.

Sheppard drove the Ramirez Motorsports No. B5 Boomtest Well Service/ RAW Truck Wash/ Hughes Racing Chassis Modified to the winner’s circle twice during the 3rd Annual Summit Southern Nationals at RPM Speedway.

A field of 49 of the nation’s top Modified drivers converged at RPM Speedway in Crandall, Tex. After charging to a heat race victory from fifth, Sheppard earned the second starting spot for the $3,000-to-win main event.

Terry Phillips jumped out to the early lead in the 40-lap feature. Mechanical problems, however, ended his night on lap 14, handing the lead to Sheppard. Brandon went on to pace the remaining laps while his teammate, Dereck Ramirez followed him to the checkered flag in second. Tyler Davis, Jake Gallardo, and Chris Henigan rounded out the Top-5.

Wrapping up the 2020 United States Modified Touring Series season on Saturday, Sheppard grabbed a heat race win to earn the fourth starting position for the finale. Just like the previous night, Terry Phillips took control at the drop of the green flag with Sheppard quickly grabbing second.

Sheppard edged in front to lead lap 11 and never trailed again. Brandon went on to take the checkers 2.214 seconds ahead of Tyler Davis to pocket $5,000. Phillips, Gallardo, and Ramirez completed the Top-5.

“The track was awesome once again tonight and my car was great,” Sheppard said. “I could run top, middle, bottom—wherever I needed to—and I was able to rotate it in the middle of the corner and come off low. That’s where I was a little bit better than Phillips there.”

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Donny Schatz concludes 2020 WoO season with back-to-back top-tens at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, third in Series driver chase

Dates: Friday and Saturday, November 6th-7th
Event: World of Outlaws Last Call
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 3rd (12th)
Saturday: 6th (9th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings | FINAL: 7274 points | Third (70-points behind championship winner, Brad Sweet)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 9, 2020) - The 2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season is officially complete, and although Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz fell just short of attaining an eleventh Series championship, the driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing sprint car went on to finish third in the final title chase, ending the 54-race campaign just 70 points shy of the overall goal.

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, concluded the 2020 WoO season with a two-day visit to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, just north of Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday and Saturday, November 6-7. The season-ending Last Call featured back-to-back programs with each awarding a $12,000 top prize.

By the time the weekend dust settled, Schatz found himself with a pair of top-ten outcomes, kicking things off with an impressive rally from 12th to finish third on Friday. Schatz’ rally commenced right from the drop of the green, advancing five positions to seventh with only five laps in the books. Soon enough, Schatz powered ahead to create a four-car battle for the lead, this time racing head-to-head with David Gravel, Carson Macedo and Sheldon Haudenschild.

After working his way around Macedo to secure third with nine laps remaining, the new aim was on Haudenschild. Schatz was able to pressure the Wooster, Ohio-native and show him a nose with five laps to go, but Haudenschild persevered and powered ahead; Schatz was forced to settle for third.

Schatz illustrated another passing display during the Last Call finale on Saturday, eventually climbing ahead from ninth to secure sixth. Although unable to accomplish a weekend podium sweep, the result was Schatz’ 43rd top-ten finish of the 2020 WoO campaign.

Donny Schatz and Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing will enter the off-season with five victories to their credit in 2020, two of which combining for a total winner’s share equaling $100,000; the $25,000 Silver Cup at Lernerville Speedway and the $75,000 National Open at Williams Grove Speedway.

In addition to being the largest paying event in Williams Grove history, the 2020 National Open was the season’s highest paying sprint car program in the United States.

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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Tony Stewart Racing:

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics: FINAL
World of Outlaws Races: 54
World of Outlaws Wins: 5
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 24
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 43
**Numbers reflect WoO stats, only


Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
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Abreu caps 2020 officially with runner-up result in Tribute to Gary Patterson

Date: Saturday, November 7th
Event: 37th Annual Tribute to Gary Patterson
Series: King of the West NARC Sprint Car Series
Track: Stockton Dirt Track (Stockton, California)
Rico Abreu A-Main Finish (Start): 2nd (4th)

ST. HELENA, California (November 9, 2020) - Officially fastening a lid on his 2020 campaign, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made the tow to the Stockton Dirt Track in Stockton, California, during the recent weekend and participated in the annual Tribute to Gary Patterson. A former winner of the King of the West presented by NARC program, Abreu concluded his evening with a podium result, ultimately climbing ahead two spots after starting fourth on the feature grid.

Abreu solidified his spot within the first two rows after finishing third during his respective heat race, eventually finishing fourth in the evening’s dash.

With his Tribute to Gary Patterson result included, Abreu will enter the 2020 off-season with 33 top-ten finishes in 56 starts, 27 of which accomplished inside the top-five. In addition, Abreu attained six victories during the recent season, one of which accompanied by a $10,000 payday; Attica Ambush finale on Saturday, September 5.

“It was definitely a gnarly, elbows up kind of race track at Stockton on Saturday, but it was fun and I’m proud of our results. With a surface like that, you just have to stay patient and not put yourself in a bad position,” Rico Abreu said, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Wiser Golf/Whistle Stop Bar and Grill/Salty’s BBQ/Self Made Racing/The Wiser Agency/J. Davidson Scrap Metal/No. 24 sprint car. “It was quite the year, but I think we are all ready for a break. I’m looking forward to some family time.

“I just want to thank all of my fans for their love and support this year,” Abreu continued. “I know it wasn’t an easy year for a lot of people, but we sincerely have the best fans in the world and we certainly wouldn’t be out here doing what we do without their embrace.”

News and updates pertaining to Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing’s 2021 season will be posted in the coming weeks. Fans are encouraged to keep alert online, as well as on all of Rico Abreu’s social media outlets.

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2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics: FINAL
Total Races: 56
Total Wins: 6
Total Top-5s: 27
Total Top-10s: 33
**Stats reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car, only


Photo Credit: Frank Smith
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
(724) 954-4915,