Brandon Sheppard Records $15k Payday at Atomic
Rocket1 Racing Back in Action on Tuesday and Wednesday

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (04/25/22) – Rocket1 Racing and Brandon Sheppard made history on Saturday night in World of Outlaws (WoO) CASE Late Model Series action at Atomic Speedway. Not only did the team record the $15,000 victory, but with the triumph Sheppard tied Josh Richards atop the all-time series win list with 78-career trips to Victory Lane.

The victory was the team’s first of the year in WoO action and was the fifth overall on the season with their Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Additionally, the redeeming triumph came one night after Sheppard’s apparent runner-up finish was nixed by a post-race tech infraction at the Ohio oval.

“Hopefully we can keep some speed going here and hopefully pass the droop rule (inspection) afterwards,” Sheppard said with his sly smile. “Friday night’s disqualification was just a really random deal, and if anything it just inspired us to work that much harder on Saturday, and we got the win.”

In regards to tying former Rocket1 Racing pilot, Josh Richards at top the World of Outlaws’ all-time win list, Sheppard admitted his accomplishments with the series have surpassed his wildest dreams.

“I would’ve liked to hope (to someday become the all-time winningest WoO driver), but you just never know,” said Sheppard, the four-time and defending WoO champion. “When I started my dad and my grandpa gave me everything I needed to get going, and I’m just thankful for them and for Mark Richards for picking me up back in 2012.”

The World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series returned to action on Friday evening at Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) with Brandon Sheppard and the Rocket 1 Racing team on hand at the 4/10-mile oval for opening round of the two-day event.

With 35 Late Models entered, Sheppard claimed the Slick Woody's Quick Time Award in qualifying with a 13.310-second lap before placing first in his heat. Unable to overtake polesitter Tyler Erb late in the 40-lap feature, Sheppard crossed the line in second but was later disqualified in post-race tech for a droop rule infraction. He was credited with a 25th-place finish.

On Saturday, Brandon secured a spot in the redraw with a convincing heat race victory. Rolling off third for the feature, Sheppard stole the lead from Max Blair on lap 17 and led the remainder of the 50-lapper to capture Rocket1 Racing’s fifth win of the season and the $15,000 paycheck. He finished ahead of Dennis Erb Jr., Max Blair, Gordy Gundaker, and Devin Moran.
His 78th-career World of Outlaws triumph now ties him atop the list with Josh Richards.
Full results from the weekend are available at .

Rocket1 Racing returns to action on Tuesday and Wednesday with a Castrol FloRacing Night in America double dip in Ohio and Indiana. The team will enter $22,022-to-win programs on Tuesday at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) and on Wednesday at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway.

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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, Five Star 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 MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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Tyler Erb Secures $10,000 Outlaws Victory at Atomic
Four-Race Week on Tap for Best Performance Motorsports

ST. MARYS, Ohio (04/25/22) – Tyler Erb continued his recent hot hand with another triumph on Friday night. His latest trip to the Winner’s Circle was worth $10,000 and came at Ohio’s Atomic Speedway in his Bulk Material Lift / M&W Transport No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports / First Class Septic / XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The win pushed the team’s 2022 victory total to three.

“Got the ‘W’ Friday night and got the flat tire Saturday night,” Erb quipped. “I’m really proud of where our team is at right now. We struggled a little bit there during Speedweeks but since then we’ve turned the heat up. We have so many great people, who support this team and never give up on us, and I thank them all. We got a big week of racing in front of us, and we are ready to go chase some big checks.”

On Friday evening, Best Performance Motorsports pilot Tyler Erb visited Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) to compete in a doubleheader weekend with the World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series.

In a field of 35 cars, Erb clocked in second-fastest in his group before cruising to a heat race win. Receiving the pole position for the feature via the redraw, Tyler fended off fellow front-row starter Brandon Sheppard for the duration of the 40-lap affair to claim his third win of the season and his third-career series triumph.

Leading flag-to-flag, Erb pocketed the $10,000 prize ahead of Josh Rice, Tanner English, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jacob Hawkins.

The following night, Tyler’s second-place finish in his heat race promoted him into the redraw. Starting the $15,000-to-win finale in eighth, Erb suffered a flat right-rear tire in the closing laps that dropped him back to 20th when the checkered flag flew.

Full results from the weekend’s action as well as complete standings are available at .

Best Performance Motorsports is locked and loaded for a busy week of racing, which includes four races in five days across Ohio and Illinois. The chaotic swing roars to life with a pair of $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America events on Tuesday and Wednesday at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) and Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway.

The team will then be idle on Thursday before resuming Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competition on Friday and Saturday with trips to Tri-City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Ill.) and Macon (Ill.) Speedway.

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings.

For more information on the week’s slate of racing action, please visit and .

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,, 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 Marketing Services.

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Johnny Scott Tops Lucas Oil Spring Nationals Opener at Lucas Oil Speedway
Stormy Scott Bags Podium Finish in Weekend Opener

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (04/25/22) – Johnny Scott raced to his second victory of the 2022 season on Friday night in his Rancho Milagro Racing No. 1st Mesilla Valley Transportation/ Longhorn Chassis/ Clements Racing Engines Super Late Model.

He held off a hard-charging Jason Papich to score the $5,000 victory, while Stormy Scott crossed the finish line in third.

“We kind of hit on some stuff over there at Wichita (81 Speedway) and we have kind of been sticking to that,” commented Johnny Scott. “I’ve got to thank my brother, without him I wouldn’t be here because he keeps me in the loop and tells me what I probably should run. As well, I’ve got to thank my crew guys Levi, Ricky, and Little Buddy they work hard on this car, and heck Stormy’s crew they help a lot too. It’s a racing team.”

On Friday evening, Scott Brothers Racing pilots Johnny and Stormy Scott returned to action with the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA) at Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Mo.) for the opening round of the two-day MLRA Spring Nationals.

After topping the 36-car field in time trials and winning his heat race, Johnny led flag-to-flag in the 30-lap feature to complete the clean sweep of the program. His second win of the season and fourth-career MLRA triumph came ahead of Jason Papich, his brother Stormy, Chris Simpson, and Cole Wells. He earned $5,000.

The following night, Johnny finished third in his heat race, while Stormy grabbed the fourth-and-final transfer in his eight-lapper. With $7,000 on the line in the feature, Johnny dropped one position to finish 11th while Stormy improved one spot to place 14th.

For full results from these events, please visit

Next on tap for Scott Brothers Racing is a pair of $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America events in Ohio and Indiana. Action opens on Tuesday at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway before shifting to Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway on Wednesday.

For more information on the events, please visit .

Scott Brothers Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Mesilla Valley Transportation, Rancho Milagro, Eagle Moon Farms, KBC Graphics, Top of the World Ranch, Longhorn Chassis, Impact Race Gear, Simpson Race Products, Fast Shafts, Allstar Performance, VP Racing Fuels and Lubricants, and Marketing Services.

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Tanner Mullens Lands in Lakeside Speedway Winner’s Circle
Three-Race USRA Modified Weekend Up Next

WICHITA, Kan. (04/25/22) Tanner Mullens continued his winning ways over the weekend with another trip to the Winner’s Circle in his Mel Hambelton Ford No. 02 Sandlian Iron & Metal / Mullens Race Car / Mullens Racing Engine Modified.

Mullens fourth win of the year was achieved on Friday night at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.).

“Friday night was a great win for our team. Anytime you roll into that Kansas City area you know you are headed into a hornet’s nest because there’s so many great racers around there, so any win I can get there is special,” Mullens said. “On Saturday night, the flat tire blues got us, but overall, it was still a great weekend for us. Now, we are gearing up for a big three-race USRA weekend.

“Thank you as always to each-and-every person who supports our team.”

Tanner Mullens returned to the driver’s seat of his Mel Hambleton Ford No. 02 Modified on Friday afternoon at Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, Kan.) for the regular night of racing.

With a sixth-to-second charge in his heat race placing him on the pole for the opening night feature, Mullens rolled to his fourth win of the season ahead of Nic Bidinger, Austin Siebert, Darron Fuqua, and Tyler Hibner.

On Saturday at 81 Speedway (Park City, Kan.), Tanner outran Ryan McAninch in his heat to pick up the eight-lap victory. Starting the feature in fifth, Mullens cut down a right-rear tire while running third that brought an early end to his night.

The upcoming weekend – April 29-May 1 – will take Tanner Mullens Racing to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa for a trio of USRA Modified events. Action opens on Friday at Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) before shifting to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) on Saturday. The extended racing weekend draws to a close on Sunday at Mason City (Iowa) Motor Speedway.

Tanner Mullens Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Mel Hambelton Ford, Sandlian Iron & Metal, BCC Signs & Graphics, Bergman Tax & Accounting, Doherty Brothers Construction, Knoche Farms, CPD Racing Shocks Hebbs Automotive & Machine, Integra Racing Shocks, Mullens Racing Chassis, Mullens Racing Engines, Mullens Fabrication, PEM Racing Gears & Drivetrain, Strength Roofing & Siding, Swift Springs, Velocita, Wehrs Machine, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Drake Troutman Wins at Millbridge and County Line
Emerges Victorious in Legend Car and Modified Action

HYNDMAN, Pa. (04/25/22) – Drake Troutman enjoyed a successful weekend of racing. He visited Victory Lane in the Legend Car division on Wednesday at Millbridge Speedway and on Saturday in the Modified division at Bedford Speedway.

His Legend Car win came in the Three Sixteen Motorsports No. 19 entry and the Modified win came in the RFI Resources / Smith Transport No. 7 Wheeler Fleet Solutions / MB Customs racecar.

Troutman now holds six wins on the season.

“It was a busy weekend, but it was a great one. We had a lot of fun and got some victories along the way,” Troutman said. “I appreciate Three Sixteen Motorsports for having me driving their Legend Car again. They have top-notch equipment, but even more they are great people. Then, on Saturday we took our Modified to Victory Lane at County Line (Raceway). Again, it was just a great weekend of racing with some great folks.”

Competing in the midweek event, Drake Troutman entered the Three Sixteen Motorsports No. 19 Legend Car into battle at Millbridge Speedway (Salisbury, N.C.) on Wednesday evening for the Wednesday Summer Series event.

Pulling a clean sweep of the program, Troutman followed up the fastest qualifying effort with a heat race win and a flag-to-flag victory in the feature. He scored his fifth win of the season ahead of Andrew Patterson and Adam Benaway.

Trekking back to Pennsylvania on Friday, Drake entered his Super Late Model into battle at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.). After starting the night with a heat race victory, Troutman came in third in the 25-lap feature, which came behind Kyle Lee and Jeff Rine.

On Saturday, Troutman was pulling double duty at County Line Raceway (Elm City, N.C.) for the Tar River Rumble. In a field of 28 Ultimate Southeast Series entries, Drake’s qualifying effort positioned him on the fourth row for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Clawing forward one spot in the 40-lap affair, Troutman posted a seventh-place finish.

In his Modified, Drake followed up the fastest lap in time trials with a dominant victory in the feature. The win marked his sixth of the season.

The upcoming weekend – April 29-30 – currently has the team slated to enter a pair of events in both their Super Late Model and Modified. Double duty action for Troutman begins on Friday at Bedford (Pa.) Speedway and continues on Saturday at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, W.V.).

For more information on the events, please visit and .

Drake Troutman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Transport, RFI Resources, Wheeler Fleet Solutions, Shaffer Construction, D&R Trucking, Stone Natural Resources, Thunderhill Trucking, Thomas Cumberland, LaSalle Racing Engines, Shoe’s Diesel Performance, Glassmere Fuel Service, Rice Tire, Claar’s Notary, Merkel’s Wing and A Prayer, I-65 Transport LLC, Champion Brand Racing Oil, Wilson Wraps, CMD Shocks, MB Customs Race Cars, Swift Springs, Smith Warehouse, Legendary Continuation Cars, and Marketing Services.

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