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March 27, 2018

Jimmy Elliott Claims NeSmith Winter Shootout Series Championship
UCRA Opener at I-75 Raceway Next

Cleveland, Tennessee (03/27/18) – Jimmy Elliott enjoyed a championship weekend in his Car Smart Auto Sales #J39 Elliott’s Tire Center/ Mighty Muffler/ Longhorn Race Car. The Tennessee racer was crowned the NeSmith Winter Shootout standings.

“We didn’t have the finishes that we would’ve liked to have had over the weekend, but it was still good enough to claim the championship,” Elliott commented. “So many people pitched in to make this championship possible, and I want to thank them all. My mom and dad and my wife and kids - then guys like Sean Truelove, Josh Doan, and David Singleton all have been extremely supportive and helpful. Without their support I couldn’t have won this title. I also definitely want to thank all of my sponsors for their help in making it all possible.”

Jimmy Elliott traveled to Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Georgia) on Friday evening to kick off the final two nights of the NeSmith Winter Shootout. With 30 Crate Late Models on hand for the Cochran Clash, Elliott recorded the 12th-fastest time in qualifying, which locked him into the opening night feature. Holding his spot for all 40-laps, Jimmy Elliott posted a 12th-place finish at the checkered flag.

Returning on Saturday evening to do battle for the $4,000 top prize, Elliott followed up the fourth-fastest time in his qualifying group with a fourth-place finish in his heat race. Earning the 15th-starting position for the feature, Jimmy improved four spots reeling in an 11th-place finish.

With his performance over the weekend, Jimmy Elliott captured the NeSmith Winter Shootout point’s championship.

For full results from the event as well as the final series standings, please visit .

This Saturday, Jimmy Elliott will take his ride into action at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tennessee) as the United Championship Racing Association (UCRA) kicks off their 2018 campaign with a $2,000-to-win affair.

For more information on Saturday’s event, please visit .

Jimmy Elliott would like to thank his sponsors including Car Smart Auto Sales, Mighty Muffler and Brake Center, Longhorn Race Cars, Auto Depot, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Elliott’s Tire Center, Hoosier Race Tires, WP Shocks, Bodies by Skinny,, and Marketing Services.

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March 27, 2018

Cory Hedgecock Enjoys Success During Shamrock at Boyd’s Speedway
Wins Crate Late Model Feature; Top-10 Finish in LOLMDS Main Event

Loudon, Tennessee (03/27/18) – Cory Hedgecock pulled double duty on Friday night during the annual Shamrock at Boyd’s Speedway. He was in action in both the Shadden Motorsports #9 Valley Transport/ Cushman/ Rocket Chassis XR1 Super Late Model as well as his Eagle Racing Engine #23 K&P Used Cars/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Crate Late Model.

When the final checkered flag had dropped, Hedgecock had claimed a Crate Late Model triumph and a seventh-place finish with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).

“What an amazing night for our team,” Hedgecock proudly stated. “The Crate Late Model win meant a lot, but to finish seventh against the best Super Late Model drivers in the sport was really something special. This year we are really hoping to expand our Super Late Model resume, and that was a big shot in the arm to have a run like that. Special thanks goes out to the Shadden family, my family, my crew, and all of my sponsors for helping make my dreams come true.”

On Friday night Cory Hedgecock made the short trip to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia), competing in both the Super and Crate Late Model divisions during the annual Shamrock. Drawing 44 Super Late Models for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned contest, Hedgecock jumped up one spot in his heat race, landing a runner-up finish behind Scott Bloomquist.

Earning the eighth-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main, Cory improved one spot in the 50-lapper to finish seventh.

In the Crate Late Model ranks, Hedgecock posted the fastest time in qualifying, which locked him into the pole position for the feature. Jumping into the lead on the opening lap, Cory led wire-to-wire en route to his second win of the season. Ethan Hunter, Chip Brindle, Riley Hickman, and Ahnna Parkhurst followed Hedgecock across the finish line. Cory was awarded a $1,500 payday for his dominant performance in the 25-lap affair.

For more results from these events, please visit and .

This Saturday, March 31 will take Hedgecock to Tennessee’s I-75 Raceway, where he’ll enter the 2018 season opener for the United Championship Racing Alliance (UCRA). The night’s feature posts a $2,000 top prize.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Cushman, Valley Transport, Rocket Chassis, Schoenfeld Headers, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, Renegade Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Renegade Reach, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, Stealth Racing Carburetors, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Simpson Race Products, Martel Signs and Marketing Services.

For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at as well as social media outlets at and .

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March 27, 2018

Jeff Taylor Tops Arkansas Spring Nationals Finale in Dominant Fashion

Cave City, Arkansas (03/27/18) – After a rough-and-tumble outing on Friday night, Jeff Taylor bounced back on Saturday night in his Industrial Electric #5 Taylor Race Car/ Friesen Chevrolet Engine IMCA Modiied to claim the victory in the finale of the Arkansas Spring Nationals at Batesville Motor Speedway.

“I felt like a pinball on Friday night because we got bounced around several times and collected in two wrecks, where we were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, we regrouped on Saturday night and parked it in Victory Lane,” Taylor said. “I want to thank my crew and close friends for busting their tails all day to help me get it back together on Saturday.”

Jeff Taylor made the short trip to Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas) on Friday evening for the opening round of the two-day Arkansas Spring Nationals. Competing in a 24-car field in the feature, Taylor was an early retiree after getting collected in a pair of melees.

Returning on Saturday evening with the hope of better luck, Taylor started the night with a 10-lap heat race victory, which locked him into the main event.

Earning the pole position, Jeff jumped out to the lead early and paced the field for all 30-laps to capture his second win of the season. Mark Norris, Hunter Marriott, Tyler Stevens, and Jeff James completed the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit .

Jeff is currently unsure of when his next event will be, so keep your browser pointed to for the latest team plans.

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, HTS, McSheer Trucking, A-to-Z Precision Performance, Provence Construction, Friesen Chevrolet, Wehrs Machine, Fury Energy, Performance Bodies, Bassett Wheels, Afco, Hoosier Tire, Midwest Sheet Metal, All-Star Performance, Sweet Manufacturing, Fast Shafts, Speedway Motors, Total Power, DMI, Brinn, Willy’s Carbs, Keyser Manufacturing, RoFab, Fike Fabrication, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Wilson Farms, Karl Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Hypercoil, MSD Performance, O.H. Hendricks, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Jaz Cells, Tom Cat Performance, PPM Racing Products, Velocita Suits, A&A Manufacturing, Davenports, Bell Helmets, Bumper-To-Bumper and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jeff Taylor Racing, please visit the official team website at .

Swindell Charges to Fourth-Place Result During Debut at North Alabama Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (March 26, 2018) - Sammy Swindell scored a top-five finish during his debut at North Alabama Speedway last Saturday.

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains used the USCS Series event to test before a couple of big-paying races that are on the horizon.

"It gave us a little opportunity to test," Swindell said. "That was the reason for running it before we go on the road the next two weeks. Everything was good."

Rain hammered the track just before the event began.

"It rained down there right before we were going to start around 6 o'clock," Swindell said. "They were trying to run the track in with anybody who wanted to get out there. They had about a lane and a half around the top that you could race on."

Swindell advanced from fifth to fourth place in a heat race before he maneuvered from 10th to fourth in the A Main, which earned the Hard Charger Award for passing the most cars.

"We were good with the car, but the race track wasn't giving us much of an opportunity to do much because of that rain," he said. "If you got low you'd get in the slime and slide up. I had to wait until someone made a mistake and I'd have to be in the right place to get underneath them. It was about being patient and waiting for an opportunity to pass somebody. We did the best we could with what we had."

Swindell and Rains are slated to tackle the 8th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout this Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan. It will be Swindell's first time at the track since placing third in March 2015.

The team will then venture to Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 6-7 for a Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour presented by event.


March 24 - North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Ala. - Heat race: 4 (5); Feature: 4 (10).


3 races, 0 wins, 2 top fives, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 3 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., for the 8 th annual Park City Cup/Air Capital Shootout




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"Simpson Race Products has been with me since 1974," Swindell said. "They've been keeping me safe for more than 40 years."

Swindell would also like to thank Acme Graphix & Design, CP Pistons, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, Whitacre Glass, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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Sides Motorsports Nets Two World of Outlaws Heat Race Wins in Bakersfield

Inside Line Promotions - BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (March 26, 2018) - Sides Motorsports picked up a pair of heat race victories last Saturday at Bakersfield Speedway during a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series show.

Both Jason Sides and Tim Kaeding had strong starts to the night as Kaeding timed in second quickest with Sides posting a season-best third-place effort in time trials. Sides and Kaeding followed that up by each winning a heat race to lock into the dash.

"Qualifying sets everything up and then to win a heat race and make the dash is the first goal of every night," Sides said. "This was the best night Tim and I had going during this West Coast swing."

Kaeding placed fourth in the dash while Sides ended eighth.

"Tim was starting toward the front in the A Main so we mostly left his car alone, but we tightened mine up," Sides said. "I think Tim had a top-five car, but someone drove through him and broke his left rear shock."

Kaeding spent most of the race battling between third and 10th place with wild restarts jumbling up the field. He closed the race with a 10th-place finish, which marked his third straight top 10.

Sides struggled with a tight race car and he faded to an 18th -place result.

"I want to thank Tim for driving for us the last few weeks," he said. "It was a lot of fun working with him and he did a great job of running well."

Sides will be off this weekend before resuming competition on April 7 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., during the Arizona Desert Shootout with the World of Outlaws.


March 24 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. (Jason Sides) - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 8 (8); Feature: 18 (8).

March 24 - Bakersfield Speedway in Bakersfield, Calif. (Tim Kaeding) - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 1 (1); Dash: 4 (3); Feature: 10 (4).


14 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 3 top 10s, 3 top 15s, 8 top 20s


April 7 at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Ariz., for the Arizona Desert Shootout with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series





SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - King Racing Products

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"King Racing Products has been a big supporter of Sides Motorsports and we wouldn't be able to travel up and down the road with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series without their partnership," Sides said. "King Racing Products builds a great selection of parts for racers so I would encourage every driver to give them a shot."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, VRP Shocks, Dancer Logistics, Inc., BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Jim Schuhknecht, Mid-States Equipment, Pat Hanley Auction Co., Brad Roller, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.