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January 17, 2018

Dustin Strand Surges for Wild West Shootout Finale Win

Grand Forks, North Dakota (01/17/18) – To say that Dustin Strand’s 2018 endeavors at the Wild West Shootout was a struggle would be a giant understatement.

The pilot of the #71 Flagstaff Nissan and Subaru/ Bemidji Marine/ Millenium Chassis Modified encountered far more than his fair share of bad luck. From random mechanical failures to crashes Strand experienced it all. However, he was able to end the miniseries on a high note with a $2,000 triumph in Sunday’s finale.

“You expect to battle some issues to start the year, but nothing could’ve prepared us for all of the curveballs that got thrown our way at the Wild West Shootout,” Strand said. “Nobody on our team gave up though, and we just remained positive and kept working our tails off. It paid off in the finale, and man did it feel great to end things on a high note.”

Competing against talent-laden fields of competitors in an array of USRA Modified and X-Mod events throughout the six-race miniseries at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, Strand had only managed a best finish of seventh heading into Sunday night’s $2,000-to-win finale.

Bringing the 12th annual Wild West Shootout to a close on Sunday, Dustin locked into the fourth-starting spot for the finale after charging to an 8-lap heat race victory.

With a daring slide job, Strand took the lead on a restart near the race’s midway point, and then went on to wire the field for the remainder of the event to capture the $2,000 payday. Alex Stanford, Stormy Scott, Shane Sabraski, and Lucas Schott completing the Top-5 finishers in the 25-lapper.  

“We had a great car for the finale, and it was a major shot in the arm for our team to get the victory,” Strand noted. “We’re now focused on getting our cars and all of our great customer’s cars ready for a big 2018 season.”

For full results from the 12th annual Wild West Shootout, please visit

Dustin Strand would like to thank all of his sponsors including, Q&Z Plumbing & Heating, Keewatin Truck Service, Naastad Acres, Anderson Brothers Body Shop, Flagstaff Nissan and Subaru, McCaughen Builders, Generations Salon & Spa, Bemidji Welders Supply, RH Rebel Storage, Ben Adams Racing Engines, Forest Flying Service, Altru’s Sports Advantage powered by EXOS, Parallel Technologies Inc., Troy Pecka Trucking, R-n-R Stix, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Dustin Strand, please visit his official internet home at .

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January 17, 2018

Ricky Weiss Wins Again in the Desert
Manitoba Racer Excited About 2018 Potential

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (01/17/18)
– Saturday night found Ricky Weiss parking his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7w Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Late Model in Victory Lane for the second time in the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout.

“We won last Saturday, and then it seemed like for a couple of nights there that we were snake bitten. Some things that went wrong were my fault, while others were just out of our control,” Weiss said. “We were able to end the final three rounds with three great runs. The one thing for sure is that we have an awesome racecar. I can’t thank Scott (Bloomquist) enough for providing me with such a great car. I really think this could be a big year for us.”

Wednesday night found Ricky Weiss returning to action at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) for round three of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. After laying down the fastest-time overall in his group on his first lap in qualifying, Ricky made hard contact with the wall on his second lap. The ensuing damage prevented him from competing in his heat race. Rolling off on the tail of his B-Main, Weiss broke a driveshaft before the race began, ending his night early.

Competing in a field of 46 cars on Friday night, Weiss followed up the fastest time in his qualifying group with a heat race win. Starting the feature in third, Ricky jumped up one spot in the 30-lapper notching a runner-up finish behind Mike Marlar with Bobby Pierce, Chris Simpson, and Earl Pearson Jr. completing the Top 5 finishers.

On Saturday night, Weiss locked his spot into the main event with a heat race win. Receiving the pole position for the feature after the redraw, Ricky Weiss led wire-to-wire en route to his second win of the season and a $5,000 payday. Cade Dillard, Ryan Gustin, Brandon Sheppard, and Don Shaw rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

Wrapping up the 12th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Ricky landed a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard, positioning him seventh on the starting grid for the $13,000-to-win A-Main.

Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Weiss gained four spots to finish third behind Brandon Sheppard and Mike Marlar with Don Shaw and Cade Dillard trailing them to the line.

Ricky finished fifth in the final miniseries standings. For full results from all of the events, please visit .

Ricky is currently laying out his 2018 schedule. Point your browser to for the latest team plans.

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Construction, Mark Brandt Trucking, Allied Roofing Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewatin Truck Service, Turk Enterprises, Swift Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, Diamond Shine Pressure Washing, RDW Recycling, Fastenal, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, Sweet-Bloomquist Race Cars, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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January 17, 2018

Seratt Motorsports Progresses into New Phase
New Division and Focus on Son’s Career for Preston Seratt

Dyersburg, Tennessee (01/17/18) – Tennessee racer, Preston Seratt is set to embark on a new journey with his racing career in 2018. The personable-Tennessee racer will not only make the shift from Modifieds to Street Stocks, but he will also be placing more focus on his young son’s Go-Kart program.

“The past several years, I’ve had a blast racing Modifieds, but the reality is that the division has all but dried up around my area. To race, I have to travel several hours, and that keeps me away from my family a lot,” Seratt said. “So I’ve decided to put my focus into a Street Stock. This will allow me to race closer to home, and spend more time with my son (Lane) and his budding Go-Kart career. In addition, our family business is growing by leaps and bounds, so I need to devote more time to its growth.

“The bottom line is that it’s a win-win all the way around for me to make these changes in my racing program.”

Seratt has purchased a brand-new Trak-Star Race Cars Street Stock from Mike and Jamey Boland.

“Trak-Star and the Boland family really have it going on in the Street Stock division, and they are great folks to work with, so I’m really pumped about this new car,” Seratt noted. “I’m looking forward to working hand-in-hand with them to further develop these cars even further with some at the track research and development.”

Seratt hasn’t finalized his 2018 schedule yet, but plans to focus on the higher-profile Street Stock events throughout the Southeast. He will run a mixture of sanctioned events, including NeSmith Street Stock races.

“I’m excited about this season because I feel like I can get back to having fun behind the wheel, by focusing even more on my family and my business,” Seratt concluded.

Preston Seratt would like to thank his marketing partners, including  Jim Seratt, J&P Machine Repair, DC Electric Rebuilders, Wehrs Machine, KSE Racing Products, Dirt Defender, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, McArmour Enterprises, Swift Springs, NMS Suspension and Shocks, D.S.I. Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Lowery’s Body Shop & Wrecker Service, Superior Steering Wheels, Trak-Star Race Cars, Xtreme Race Graphics, and Marketing Services.

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January 17, 2018

Tyler Erb Tames Perth Motorplex for First Australian Win

New Waverly, Texas (01/17/18) – Making the most of his first trip abroad, Texan’ Tyler Erb raced to a feature win on Sunday night at Australia’s Perth Motorplex.

Erb piloted the Case Construction #10 XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model to the victory.

“It’s totally different racing in Australia because they start the night by dividing you into groups based on how fast they think you are,” Tyler Erb said. “So some nights a guy that is as fast as anybody else could get put into the slower group, which makes their path to winning the feature a little easier. Luckily, we’ve been fast out of the gate and were able to get a win and a second-place finish. This is my first time outside of the North American continent, and the experience has been amazing so far.”

Kicking off the 2018 season in the “Land Down Under”, Tyler Erb was one of 38 Super Late Models signed in at Perth Motorplex (Kwinana Beach, Western Australia) on Saturday night for the Di Candilo Steel City USA Invasion Tour.

After laying down the ninth-fastest time overall in qualifying, Erb recorded a third-place finish in his first heat before charging to a heat race victory in his second round, which locked him into the opening night feature. Bringing home a podium finish, Tyler landed a runner-up finish behind Jason Fitzgerald with Kye Blight, Paul Stubber, and Warren Oldfield completing the Top-5 finishers.

Returning on Sunday for night two of the Di Candilo Steel City Nationals, Erb bagged a pair of runner-up finishes in his heat races, positioning him third on the starting grid for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead on the opening lap, Tyler led from flag-to-flag to capture his first win of the season, which came over Paul Stubber, Kye Blight, Devin Moran, and Jason Fitzgerald.

For full results from these events, please visit

His upcoming Australian schedule includes:
January 19 – Collie Speedway (Collie, Western Australia)
January 20 – Albany Speedway (Albany, Western Australia)

To keep trek of Tyler’s endeavors “down under,” please point your browsers to .

Tyler Erb and Erb Racing would like to thank their sponsors including First Class Septic, Keyser Manufacturing, New Point Lighting and Design Inc., Day Motorsports, Clements Racing Engines, QA1, Integra Racing Shocks, Champion Oil, JD’s Body Works, Tye Twarog Racing, Showtime Signs, Hoosier Tire South, Toste Construction, ASI Racewear, Powermaster Performance Starters & Alternators, Superior Bearing Supply, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Erb Racing, please visit .

Caleb Armstrong qualifies for Chili Bowl Nationals A-main; ‘True Outlaw’ schedule ahead

By Fully Injected Motorsports:

NEW CASTLE, IN (January 17, 2018) - Although he was shy of obtaining his ultimate goal of winning a Chili Bowl Nationals title, Caleb Armstrong’s quest for the coveted Golden Driller ended within reach; qualifying for the 55-lap finale on Saturday night and bettering well over 300 entries who made the tow to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Armstrong, a former preliminary night winner of the world-renowned, midget program, solidified his chance at a Chili Bowl Nationals title by winning the second of two B-mains. The New Castle, Indiana, native would race on to finish 17th.

“Things kinda started out rough, but it ended up really good,” Caleb Armstrong said, who finished fifth during his preliminary main event to set-up his B-main start on Saturday. “The car we ran was brand new from the tires up. And the team was new, also. It was the first time I worked with any of those guys except for Kevin [Besecker]. To go out and put results like that together says a lot. I’m truly proud of our results. Obviously we wanted to run closer to the front on Saturday night, but just making the show is a huge accomplishment. I owe it all to Brian Daugherty, Maria Melillo, Kevin Besecker, and Randy Hannagan.”

After two years of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Caleb Armstrong will take a small step back and reset his focus toward a ‘true outlaw’ schedule; hitting and missing local and regional events across much of the Midwest. The pilot of his family-owned, Baker Crop Insurance-backed, No. 7C sprinter will not attend any of the scheduled events in Florida.

“We won’t be heading back to Florida this year,” Armstrong stated. “The plan is to just do our own thing. We had a lot of fun racing with the All Stars the last few years, but our interest now is to hit and miss whatever we want. There are a lot of big races throughout the Midwest that we want to be a part of, All Star events included, but we won’t be following an exact schedule.”

Fans are invited to keep up with Caleb Armstrong online at, as well as on all of his available social media networks including Twitter: @Armstrong7C

2017 Highlights: Finished seventh during Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8. Finished 10th during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Monday, July 24. Charged from 25th to 15th at Eriez Speedway during I-79 Summer Shootout action. Finished second during Arctic Cat All Star main event at Lebanon Valley (NY) Speedway, as well as seventh during Arctic Cat All Star main event action at Outlaw (NY) Speedway. Finished fourth during Freedom 40 at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, August 5. Scored $15,000 FAST/OSCS victory during Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Charged from 12th to sixth during Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 3. Qualified for Tuscarora 50 main event at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Finished eighth during Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit on Sunday, September 17. Charged from 22nd to ninth during Four Crown Nationals main event at Eldora Speedway on September 23.

2017 Wins: 1 (Mansfield Motor Speedway - Great Lakes Dirt Nationals - $15,000)
2017 Stats: 18 Arctic Cat All Star top-ten finishes in 46 feature starts; six top-five finishes. Ended year third in Arctic Cat All Star driver standings.

Armstrong is quick to thank his current marketing partners: Baker Crop Insurance, Neal Metal Recycling, All-Star Performance, Armstrong Farms, Specialty Fuels & Logistics, Beast Enterprise, Simpson Racing Products, Wilwood Brakes, Wings Unlimited, PAC Racing Springs, Penske Shocks, and Schoenfeld Headers.

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