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September 28, 2021

Brian Shirley Repeats as MARS Super Late Model Champion
Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model Action at Sycamore Speedway on Deck

CHILTON, Wis. (09/28/21) – Brian Shirley clinched his second-straight Mid America Racing Series (MARS) Super Late Model Championship over the weekend.

He was presented with his champion’s hardware at Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.) on Saturday night.

“This MARS deal offers some nice payouts close to home, and I really appreciate everybody who is involved with it making it happen. It’s pretty cool to get back-to-back championships,” Shirley said. “I obviously want to thank Bob and Lisa Cullen for everything they do to support my racing. I also want to say a very special thanks to Steve Lampley for providing me a car to finish this deal out, while I wait on my new hauler and cars to be ready. I’m truly grateful for his generosity.

“Last but definitely not least I thank all of my awesome sponsors.”

After losing Friday's opener to Mother Nature, Brian Shirley visited Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.) on Saturday afternoon to return to the driver's seat of the Steve Lampley-owned No. 33 Late Model for the MARS Racing Series finale. With a heat race victory positioning him third on the starting grid for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Shirley carried a steady pace throughout the 40-lapper to finish third. He followed Bobby Pierce and Ryan Unzicker across the line with Garrett Alberson and Kolby Vandenbergh rounding out the Top-5.

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This weekend – October 1-2 – Brian will again pilot the Lampley Motorsports No. 33 as he travels to Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Illinois) for the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) doubleheader. A $5,000 winner’s check is up for grabs on Friday night, and a $7,000 top prize is on the line for Saturday evening.

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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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September 28, 2021

Jake Knowles Turns Test Session into Victory
Returns to “The Hornet’s Nest” this Weekend for Crate Racin’ USA Double Shot

ROME, Ga. (09/28/21) – Jake Knowles did a bit of multitasking on Saturday night at Talladega Track. Not only did he get track time in preparation for the upcoming weekend’s Crate Racin’ USA events at the 1/3-mile oval, but he also picked up the feature win.

Additionally, his winning performance aboard his Knowles Race Parts and Bodies / Phillips Properties No. 66 Josh Roberts Trucking/ Gadsden Heating & Cooling / Savage Chassis Late Model also guarantees him a provisional starting spot at the 2022 Ice Bowl.

“We achieved a lot of different goals on Saturday night at Talladega Short Track. Any time you go to the track, you’re hoping to win, but honestly our biggest goal that night was to test some different things for the upcoming weekend there. Everything fell into place nicely though, and we got the win. Also, pretty cool to have a guaranteed provisional for the Ice Bowl now too,” Knowles shared. “A big thank you goes out to all of our sponsors, and now we’re focused on scoring two mores wins this coming weekend.”

Taking part in a test session for an upcoming doubleheader weekend with the Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series, Jake Knowles visited Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) on Saturday afternoon for the Ice Bowl Qualifier.

With 28 Late Models entered, Jake secured his spot into the main event with a heat race victory. Cruising to his fourth win of the season, Knowles outran Josh Adkins, Kasey Hall, David Kay, and Tanner Collins. His victory also guaranteed him a starting spot in the 2022 Ice Bowl.

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As previously mentioned the team will roll into Talladega Short Track this Friday and Saturday for the inaugural Red Farmer Tribute Weekend. The Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series affair includes a $3,700-to-win program on Friday night and a $6,000-to-win event on Saturday evening. Additionally, if a driver can win both nights he or she will receive a $970 bonus.

Entering the weekend, Jake is currently 26 markers removed from the top spot in the latest series’ standings.

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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