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May 29, 2019

Kyle Strickler Tops Modified Action at Florence Speedway
Wells and Sons Motorsports Set Head to Mega 100

Hazard, Kentucky (05/29/19) – Kyle Strickler had a busy Memorial Day weekend of action in both his Wells and Sons Motorsports Modified and Super Late Model. Most notably he piloted the G-Style Transport No. 8 Wehrs Machine/ Longhorn Race Car Modified to the feature win on Saturday  night at Kentucky’s Florence Speedway.

He added a Top-5 finish in Super Late Model competition with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals on Monday night at 411 Motor Speedway.

“We had a good weekend, and honestly we were a part’s failure away from having a great weekend. We won the Modified feature at Florence and were on our way to a Top-5 finish in the Super Late Model before a mechanical issue with a few laps remaining, knocked us out. Then on Monday night at 411 Motor Speedway our program did really well against, a tough field of competitors,” Strickler said.

“This weekend I’m really amped to be heading back to Tyler County Speedway for the Mega 100. I’m looking forward to taking the Super Late Model there for the first time, but our main focus is on winning the $15,000 check in the Modified. I’ve been so close in the past, but I haven’t won this race yet.”

Kyle Strickler and the Wells and Sons Motorsports team invaded Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) on Saturday night. The Pennsylvania native pulled double duty in the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified ranks. In a stout field of 38 Late Models, Strickler secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with a 12-lap heat race victory. Starting in the fifth position, Kyle was battling for a Top-5 finish throughout the feature until a mechanical failure knocked him from contention on lap 47. He was credited with a 16th-place finish.

In his Modified, Kyle streaked to an 8-lap heat race win, locking him into the show. Cruising to his first win of the season in the Wells and Sons Motorsports entry, Strickler topped at Josh Rice, Billy Vaughan, Jimmy Lennex Jr., and John Holt Jr. at the line to capture the $700 payday.

After taking Sunday evening off, the team headed to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Monday afternoon for the Scott Sexton Memorial. In a field of 28 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series entries, Strickler started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the $10,052-to-win A-Main. Dropping one spot in the 52-lap affair, Kyle Strickler registered a fifth-place finish behind Jimmy Owens, Brandon Overton, Ricky Weiss, and Hudson O’Neal.

Full results from these events are available at and .

This weekend – May 30-June 1 – Kyle Strickler takes both his Wells & Sons Motorsports Modified and Super Late Model into battle in the fifth annual Mega 100. A $15,000 top prize is on the line for the winner of the Modified Mega 100.

Super Late Models also share the card. The United Late Model Series (ULMS) posts a $3,000 winner’s check on Friday night at $5,000 top prize on Saturday night.

For more information on the weekend’s events, please visit .

Wells & Sons Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include G-Style Transport, Wilwood, Longhorn Chassis, Brucebilt Performance, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Cornett Race Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier Tire South, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, MSR Mafia, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products and MSR Mafia PR & Website Services.

A redesigned website for the team will be launched in the coming weeks at .

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May 29, 2019

Tanner English Tabbed as Big Frog Motorsports Full-Time Driver
Kentucky Racer To Contend for Southern Nationals Title

Ocala, Florida (05/29/19) – Florida-based, Big Frog Motorsports is pleased to announce that Tanner English has been hired as the full-time driver of the team’s M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“We decided back in April to run a few races together to see if it would be a good fit for both of us. Seven races later, and we are both pleased about where we are at, so Tanner [English], and I have agreed to make him the full-time driver for our team,” Big Frog Motorsports owner, Augie Burttram commented. “We’ve taken Tanner to several places new to him in the past month, and he’s shown a ton of potential. As we get more time to gel, and as he gets more experience at some of these tracks, I have no doubt that we’re going to win some races.”

For the 25-year-old English he’s found the partnership with Big Frog Motorsports to be a natural fit.

“Augie [Burttram] and Mike [Rey] have been just awesome to deal with,” English said. “Even though we’ve had some bad luck on a few nights, we’ve already had some good runs, and I think there’s clearly a potential there for us to be a contender every time that we hit the track.”

English will also continue to pilot the Tommy Pope owned, No. 22 Super Late Model in select races as well as his personal No. 96 car. In fact, Big Frog Motorsports is going to take the month of June off to prepare for a run at the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals title with English in July.

“We’re going to go through our car and make sure it’s all good to go for the Southern Nationals. While we are doing that, we are going to help Tanner at some of the UMP Summernationals events that he plans to run in his own equipment,” Burttram revealed.

English is the two-time defending Schaeffer’s Oil Mid America Racing Series (MARS) Super Late Model Champion. His career has been on a rapid, uphill trajectory over the past few seasons.

Tanner most recently piloted the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 during a Memorial Day weekend tripleheader with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals. Saturday night found English being in the wrong place at the wrong time as he was collected in a pair of melees at Georgia’s Dixie Speedway, which relegated him to a 21st-place finish. On Sunday night at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) he notched a third-place performance. Monday night saw Tanner’s Top-5 run at Tennessee’s 411 Motor Speedway sidelined by a bent shock.

For full results from the events, please visit .

Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Dave's Towing, Big Frog Shocks, Ocala Tractor, Southway Crane Service, M&W Transport, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffers Oil, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Race Fuels, Clements Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Daytona Sensors LLC, Schoenfeld Headers, COMP Cams, AR Bodies, Vahlco Wheels, Leaf Firesuits, JE Pistons, Red Line Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Fast Shafts, Callies Race Products, Superior Bearings, Ferrea Valves, Butlerbuilt Seats, C&R Racing, Leaf Racewear, Collins Signs & Trophies and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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May 29, 2019

Donald McIntosh Wins $5,000 at Rome Speedway
Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway Up Next

Dawsonville, Georgia (05/29/19) – Donald McIntosh achieved one goal over the weekend, but unfortunately fell just short of reaching his other goal. The driver of the Blount Motorsports No. 7 Ole Ben Franklin Motors/ Stowers Cat/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model picked up a $5,000 win on Sunday night with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals at Rome Speedway. He was within striking distance of the championship going into the finale on Monday night, but bad luck bit him.

“On Saturday night at Rome Speedway we were able to win, but we had a little bit of a misfire at the end of the race,” McIntosh commented. “We thought we had it fixed, but we came out for hot laps at 411 and we had the same misfire, so we ended up changing cars and thrashing around trying to get the backup car ready. As a result, we were a little bit behind all night.

“It’s been a fun deal, and it’s hard to be upset. These guys give me a great racecar and to come that close to the title, especially against someone like Dale [McDowell], it’s pretty special.”

Donald McIntosh was one of 28 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series entries in action at Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) on Saturday evening, kicking off the three-day stretch. In a field of 28 cars, McIntosh locked his spot into the opening night feature with the third-fastest time in his qualifying group. Rolling off sixth for the feature, Donald ultimately crossed the finish line in the eighth position.

On Sunday afternoon at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia), Donald registered the second-fastest time in qualifying, which positioned him on the pole for the main event. Wheeling his way to his fourth win of the season, McIntosh topped Casey Roberts, Tanner English, Dale McDowell, and Ricky Weiss at the line to pocket the $4,000 payday.

The following night brought 28 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series competitors to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) for the series finale. Mechanical issues early in the night forced McIntosh to go to a backup car.

Finishing fourth in his heat race, Donald earned the 17th-starting position for the $10,052-to-win, Scott Sexton Memorial. Improving two spots in the 52-lap affair, McIntosh logged a 15th-place outing.

With his performance over the weekend, Donald finished second in the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series point’s chase behind Dale McDowell.

For full results from the events as well as the final series’ standings, please visit .
The team will be idle this weekend as they prepare to invade Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) next weekend – October 6-8 – for the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream. On Thursday and Friday night the field will be divided into twin $10,000-to-win features, while Saturday’s night crown jewel finale posts a $125,000 top prize.

For anyone unable to attend the event, you can watch live via pay-per-view at or .
Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers (CAT) Machinery Corp., Blount Excavating, Motion Control Suspension, Massey Electric, Turner Hydraulics, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, Food City, The Wine and Spirits Cellar and Marketing Services.

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