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October 3, 2017

Garrett Alberson Seeking Ride for Remainder of 2017 and Beyond

Shreveport, Louisiana (10/03/17) – Garrett Alberson has enjoyed a strong past few seasons behind the wheel of the Childress Racing #F5 Black Diamond Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. This year alone he has scored two wins and has claimed several podiums and Top-5 finishes.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and such is the case for Alberson and his tenure with Childress Racing.

“Mr. Raymond Childress has given me a great opportunity over the past few seasons, and I’m forever grateful for that,” Alberson noted. “Unfortunately due to various reasons he has made the decision to step away from racing, effective immediately. He has all of the equipment for sale. As a result, I’m left looking for a ride to finish this season and for all of next year.”

In 2017 Garrett has visited Victory Land with both the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) and the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS). In addition to his two wins he has 15 Top-5 finishes and 24 Top-10 finishes this season.

He’s currently second in the latest CCSDS standings with just one event remaining.

“I’m hoping I can find a ride to finish out this year in the last few events I have scheduled,” Alberson said. “I’ve learned a lot behind the wheel over the last few years. My goal is to continue learning and working my way into the top ranks of Dirt Late Model racing. I really hope to stay in the seat, and I am open to all competitive opportunities that have winning and learning as their primary goals.”

Interested teams can reach Garrett Alberson by phone at 575-202-4058.

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October 3, 2017

Ricky Weiss Sweeps Prairie Classic Weekend

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (10/03/17)
– Ricky Weiss made a clean sweep of the Prairie Classic at Red River Co-op Speedway in his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Late Model.

The Headingly, Manitoba racer pushed his 2017-win tally to 14 by emerging victorious in both nights of Late Model competition.

On Friday Ricky Weiss headed to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba) to compete in the opening round of the two-day Prairie Classic. With 22 Super Late Models on hand for the unsanctioned weekend, Weiss started the night with a heat race victory from the 5th-starting position. Rolling off from the pole for the opening night feature, Ricky outran the 21-car field to capture his 13th win of the season. Dustin Strand, Jim Harris, Bill Mooney, and Brad Seng completed the Top-5 finishers in the 20-lap affair.

Returning on Saturday evening, Weiss started his night by posting another heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Holding off the hard-charging Dustin Strand in the closing laps, Ricky earned his 14th win of the 2017 season. Strand, Brad Seng, Shane Edginton, and Kevin Sexton completed the Top-5 finishers.

“Our team is really rolling right now,” Weiss noted. “That was a tough field at Red River, so to get both wins is pretty awesome. We’ll try to grab two more this weekend at Viking Speedway.”

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This weekend – October 6-7 – will take Ricky to Alexandria, Minnesota, where he’ll compete in the annual Viking Fall Classic. A $3,000 top prize will be on the line for the Wissota Late Models each night.

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Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Penske Shocks, The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, Allied Roofing Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewatin Truck Service, Turk Enterprises, Swift Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, and Marketing Services.

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Swindell Eyeing First Colorado Race in More Than 20 Years This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is scheduled to compete in Colorado this weekend for the first time in approximately two decades.

Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains are making the long haul to compete on Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It will be a new race track for me," Swindell said. "We'll see if we can keep this bit of a run we've got going moving along. We have some wins and good finishes lately and hopefully that will continue."

Swindell and Rains were victorious during the first two rounds of the Jesse Hockett/Daniel McMillin Memorial before finishing fourth in the finale during their most recent event.

"We still have to have that bit of things going our way," Swindell said. "We didn't have that the first part of the year. A lot of times having to start toward the back you get involved in things. If we can get those decent starting spots and at least give ourselves a chance I don't see any reason for us not to have quite a few more wins before the end of the year."

Swindell said his last race in Colorado was likely in July 1995 with the Camping World Truck Series. The event came 11 days after he won a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race at Rocky Mountain Speedway in Commerce City.

Swindell, who has been victorious in Colorado in a non-wing sprint car, a midget and a winged sprint car, raced at that track several times and he competed with the World of Outlaws at Colorado National Speedway in Erie, Colo., a handful of times as well in the 1970s and 1980s.

Swindell was slated to race a pavement midget last weekend with the Northeastern Midget Association, but the event was rained out.


38 races, 5 wins, 13 top fives, 22 top 10s, 24 top 15s, 28 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour




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"Jon Black, who owns Rossie Feed & Grain, is a race fan we got to know and who has turned into a friend," Swindell said. "Rossie Feed & Grain has been with me since I went to the Big Game car and has been a part of our Chili Bowl team. We are very appreciative of Jon's support."

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, Acme Graphix & Design, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, CP Pistons, Simpson Race Products, FK Rod Ends, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.

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Sides Records Top-10 Result During National Open at Williams Grove

Inside Line Promotions - MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Jason Sides produced a top-10 finish last weekend during one of sprint car racing's biggest events of the season.

It was a great end to a solid weekend at Williams Grove Speedway, where Sides competed in four World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series A Mains in three nights.

"We had a really good weekend," he said. "We didn't capitalize on our starting position, but to come out of the National Open with a top 10 is good."

The action began on Thursday when Sides qualified third quickest in his group. He then placed third in a heat race to miss a spot in the dash by only one position.

"We started ninth and ran eighth or ninth for most of that race," he said. "The track started to take some rubber late in the race. On a restart toward the end we were on the outside and we lost a couple of spots."

Sides ended with a 12th-place result, which he duplicated later that night during the Summer Nationals make-up feature.

"The track had rubbered up so you really wanted to be on the inside," he said. "Late in that race we had a couple of restarts and we were on the outside. It was similar to the first one. We ran in the top 10 for most of the race before losing spots being out of the rubber at the end."

The team returned to the half-mile oval on Friday and this time Sides set quick time during his group's qualifying stage. He then placed third in a heat race to miss a spot in the dash by only one position for the second straight night.

"We got on the track and started ninth in the A Main before we had a bit of a rain delay," he said. "We put a bigger left rear on that night and we needed a regular tire. The problem was it wouldn't get down and rotate the bottom. It wanted to push from the middle off. You have to snap it to stay down and then you're loose after you're tight."

Sides battled for a top 10 before ending 14th. He ranked 10 th in overall preliminary points heading into Saturday's finale. After placing second in a heat race Sides earned enough overall points to lock into the dash. An eighth-place result in the dash lined him up eighth for the $50,000-to-win main event.

"We stayed on the bottom the entire time and it laid rubber pretty quick," he said. "When others were on the top and it was wet, we were in the rubber using the tires. There was a red flag around Lap 28 and we were running eighth. I could see my left rear tire and it was three quarters gone. The guys told me we had a bald right rear. After that I was trying to baby the tire to keep from spinning it. The last 12 laps I was in conserve-mode and I was just trying to finish."

Sides salvaged a 10th-place result, which was his 24 th top 10 of the season.

He will return to competition with the World of Outlaws this Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y.


Sept. 28 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 3 (2); Feature: 12 (9); Make-Up Feature: 12 (7).

Sept. 29 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Qualifying: 1; Heat race: 3 (1); Feature: 14 (9).

Sept. 30 - Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. - Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 8 (9); Feature: 10 (8).


78 races, 0 wins, 8 top fives, 24 top 10s, 45 top 15s, 63 top 20s


Saturday at Fulton Speedway in Fulton, N.Y., with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series






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"I've used VRP Shocks for many years because they are the best on the market," he said. "We rely on VRP Shocks to give us consistency each and every night from track to track across the county on the World of Outlaws circuit."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, Clean Seal, Inc., Dancer Logistics, Inc., King Racing Products, BR Motorsports, R.E. Enterprises, Jim Schuhknecht, FSR Radiators, 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.

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Bruce Jr. Earns First Win of Season During Short Track Nationals Tune-Up at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 2, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. scored his first feature victory of the season and it couldn't have come at a better time.

Bruce Jr. and the Smith Family No. 86 team ventured to I-30 Speedway last Saturday for a tune-up prior to the $15,000-to-win Short Track Nationals later this month.

"We've been trying to get a win all year long," he said. "To be able to do it at a track we're about to have a big race at will give us good momentum moving forward."

Bruce Jr. kicked off the Ralph Henson Memorial by advancing from fourth to second place during an ASCS Mid-South Region heat race. That locked him into the feature redraw, in which he pulled the No. 4 to start the main event on the outside of the second row.

"At the beginning we got to second and really just slowly worked my way to catching (Derek) Hagar," he said. "When we got to traffic we were right on him. A yellow came out, which I didn't want to see. When we got restarted and were into open air it didn't take us long to get by Hagar. We were able to get around him on the top. He was running the bottom really well. My car worked anywhere I wanted it to go."

Bruce Jr. took the lead on Lap 17 and cruised to the victory.

"I felt like we had a good car all night long," he said. "I've always been able to run well there. The car was pretty good from the word go. We kept adjusting it and put ourselves in a great position to capitalize with a win."

Bruce Jr. will take this weekend off before returning to I-30 Speedway Oct. 11-14 for the Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region.


Sept. 30 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (4).


23 races, 1 win, 9 top fives, 15 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s


Oct. 11-14 at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., for the Short Track Nationals with the ASCS Mid-South Region





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"Bill and the entire Jewell family have been more than just a great sponsor, but also great friends," Bruce Jr. said. "They specialize in truck maintenance and fuel economy, which has saved us hundreds of dollars the past few years in diesel fuel."

Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, Wheeler Metals, Hinchman Racewear, Eagle Motorsports, Smiley's Racing Products, SWE, Maxwell Industries, Moss Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Factory Kahne Shocks,,, Wilwood, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, HRP, Kaeding Performance, Schaeffer Oil, Fuel Safe, Bell Helmets, Four Seasons Radiator, Southern Trailer Works, KSE, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Weld Wheels, ISC Racers Tape, Pressure Tek, Tiger Towing (Dave and Paula Debates), Sorrels Auto and Truck Parts (Mitchell Sorrels), Melvin Plumbing (Billy Melvin), Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Maxim Chassis, Wulff Pumps, Miller Auto Supply and Jeff Smith Racing Engines for their continued support.

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Skinner Looks Forward to Talladega Short Track Following a Pair of Challenging Weekends

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Marshall Skinner is excited for the next race on the schedule this Saturday at Talladega Short Track, where he's enjoyed recent success.

"I've run pretty well there lately," he said. "I won a USCS Speedweek race there earlier this year and finished second there last fall. I'm looking forward to racing there again."

The USCS Series event at the bullring in Eastaboga, Ala., is the next challenge for Skinner, who has recently endured a pair of frustrating weekends.

Skinner competed in a field of 32 cars for the Ralph Henson Memorial last Saturday with the ASCS Mid-South Region at I-30 Speedway. His evening got off to a solid start with a fourth-place finish in his heat race after starting eighth. That earned a spot in the feature redraw, in which Skinner pulled the highest number - eight - to start the A Main eighth.

"I was running seventh in the feature when I got tired of following everyone else," he said. "I moved off the bottom and tried something else. Then it was like a freight train with everyone going by me on the bottom. That track's been different since they added some dirt on it about a month and a half ago. It's very unforgiving. Clean air and track position are everything."

Skinner finished 11th in the race.

The previous Saturday he competed at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., where he was in contention for a track championship. After finishing third in a heat race and starting fifth in the main event, misfortune on the race track relegated him to a 17th-place result.

"On the second lap a guy came from the top, straight across the track and hit my right rear," he said. "I never saw him coming. I did everything but turn over. It tore the car up pretty good. It was disappointing not being able to race for the title, but that's a part of racing. You just regroup and go again next week."


Sept. 23 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 3 (3); Feature: 17 (5).

Sept. 30 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. with the ASCS Mid-South Region - Heat race: 4 (8); Feature: 11 (8).


27 races, 2 wins, 14 top fives, 21 top 10s, 22 top 15s, 24 top 20s


Saturday at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., with the USCS Series




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"Jeff and Stacy Casper of B&D Towing are super people," Skinner said. "I've known Stacy since school and I later met Jeff through work. They own one of the major towing companies in the Memphis area. I really appreciate their support."

Skinner would also like to thank Stinson's Industrial, Final Touch Auto Collision Center, Gant Concrete Pumping, J&J Auto Racing, Big Earl Farms, B&D Towing, Robert Thorne Landscaping, American Outdoor Inc., CnB Chubby, West Tennessee Expediting, DHR Suspension, Xtreme Race Graphics, Water & Wastewater Services, Cooper Racing Enterprises, BB&T Racing, FSR Radiators, Hinchman Racewear, FK Rod Ends, Killer Coatings, Arai Helmets, Engler Machine & Tool, Inc., Schoenfeld Headers, DMI, Huggins Cams, PAC Racing Springs, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, KDN Promotions, Stealth Recovery, I-55 Towing, Oval Paints and Huntington's Disease Awareness for their continued support.

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Herrera Excited for Homecoming to Colorado This Weekend

Inside Line Promotions - GREENWOOD, Neb. (Oct. 3, 2017) - Johnny Herrera is heading to a homecoming of sorts this weekend.

Herrera will compete in the state he was born - Colorado - on Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.

"It's kinda cool because that's where I was born, in Denver," he said. "I remember some things about Denver. I remember all the snow. I remember one time I got in trouble because I had a Doberman who would follow me wherever I would go. I had some money and went to buy candy at a store. My dog followed me in and when I left he walked through the glass door. It cut his eye up and everything. I got in trouble for that. It's cool to go back to where I was born. I was 5 or 6-years-old when we moved to Albuquerque."

Herrera said it has been nearly two decades since he's raced in Colorado.

"The last time I was there would have been a World of Outlaws race," he said. "That was probably the mid-to-late 1990s."

Herrera is coming off a solid performance last Saturday at I-80 Speedway, where he maneuvered from fifth to second place in the first heat race before ending sixth in the second heat.

"We were good in the first heat race, which put us pretty good in points going into the second heat," he said. "We ended up breaking a left front torsion stop the second lap in. That put us behind. Instead of going forward we lost spots and instead of starting toward the front of the feature we started midpack."

Herrera lined up 12th for the A Main and the track took rubber early, which made it difficult to pass.

"We had good speed and we passed a few cars," he said. "We got by (Matt) Covington once in the race, but I got too tight and missed the rubber so he got back by. Overall, it was a good race. We did what we could."

Herrera placed eighth to garner his 37th top 10 of the season.


Sept. 30 - I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Neb. - Heat race #1: 2 (5); Heat race #2: 6 (4); Feature: 8 (12).


46 races, 3 wins, 18 top fives, 37 top 10s, 40 top 15s, 41 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at El Paso County Raceway in Calhan, Colo., for the Colorado ASCS Fall Nationals with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour





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"I highly recommend everyone to use ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems," Herrera said. "Not only are they extremely safe, but also are very comfortable."

Herrera would also like to thank Morton Excavating, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Champion Brands, Competition Suspension Inc., Ostrich Racing Engines, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Racing Tire, Schoenfeld Headers, Maxim Chassis, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson Race Products, Outlaw Wings, Weld Wheels, Finish Line Coatings, Semi-Crazy Truck Wash, Smiley's Racing Products, CSR Garage and Heidbreder Foundation Services for their continued support.