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Swindell Scores First Top-10 Finish of Season With World of Outlaws
Inside Line Promotions - SALINA, Okla. (May 7, 2018) - Sammy Swindell recorded his first top-10 finish of the season with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series last Saturday at Salina Highbanks Speedway.
Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains elected to tackle the weekend with 'The Greatest Show on Dirt' beginning on Friday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. Swindell qualified 13th quickest before he placed sixth in a heat race, which locked him into the 16th starting position for the A Main.
"We probably didn't run enough gear and what we were doing wasn't quite right for what we wanted (in qualifying)," he said. "We made some changes for the heat and it was a bit better. We gained a lot of rear grip and side bite, but it was picking the front wheels up too much.
"In the main event I was up to 11th or 12th when we had a rear brake caliper bracket break. I tried to run a few laps without the brakes, but for where we were at it wasn't worth the risk of tearing the car up. But we learned some things and were able to get more time on the motor so that was a positive."
Swindell was unable to finish the race and he was credited with a 21 st-place result.
Saturday night went much smoother at Salina Highbanks Speedway, where Swindell timed in eighth quickest during qualifying. He placed fourth in a heat race to start the main event on the inside of the sixth row.
"I changed some shocks around and changed the setup on the car a bit," he said. "We were a lot closer. When we went out in the first set (of hot laps) the track was a little greasy so I didn't get a good feel. We were a little off on the gear and a couple of things to have the car really roll around there nice in qualifying. It seemed like there were a lot of guys in the 12.1s and I was on the end of that. We were sixth tenths off last year and this time we were two tenths off. You have to be able to qualify good. Tenths or hundredths of a second can make a big difference.
"I felt like the car was as good as it's been with the car and the motor working together. The stock cars cleaned everything off (before the sprint car A Main) and we were back running around the top. I felt faster than the car ahead of me, but being able to pass was difficult. Sometimes a car in front of you would make a mistake and it'd bottle us up, then the guys behind you would get a run and slide you. I was able to pass most of them back."
The track took rubber midway through the race and Swindell ran in the ninth position until the checkered flag was waved. Swindell ran the fastest lap of the race out of all the competitors and was the only driver to have a lap in the 12-second bracket.
"It all went good," he said. "We learned a lot being out there. Every time we gain a lot. I found some things that helped the rear of the car, but it did change the rest of the setup. We're just putting everything together race by race."
QUICK RESULTS -
May 4 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Qualifying: 13; Heat race: 6 (5); Feature: 21 (16).
May 5 - Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 9 (11).
SEASON STATS -
13 races, 0 wins, 6 top fives, 8 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 8 top 20s
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Acme Graphix & Design
Acme Graphix & Design is a graphic and design company owned by sprint car driver A.G. Rains. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/Acmegraphixanddesign/ .
"Acme Graphix has been doing all my graphic stuff, decals, banners for the trailers, etc., for a long time," Swindell said. "A.G. has race cars and knows how things should go together. I can call him up and say I need something and he gets it done."
Swindell would also like to thank Whitacre Glass, CP Pistons, High Performance Lubricants, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, FK Rod Ends, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Schoenfeld Headers, W&B Service Company, Griffin Fishing Charters and Lodge, South Bay Partners, MyRacePass and Inside Line Promotions for their continued support.
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May 8, 2018
Rhett Carter Conquers Golden Isles Speedway Once Again
Georgia Racer Has Three Wins in Last Five Starts
Blackshear, Georgia (05/08/18) –Rhett Carter continued his recent hot streak in his Continental Tire #44 Swamp Fox Insurance Agency/ XR1 Rocket Chassis / Wildcat Performance Engines Late Model with a $3,000 victory on Saturday night at Golden Isles Speedway.
“It was kind of a wild night,” Carter recollected. “Mark (Whitener) had trouble late, and we inherited the lead. Then after the race we were protested and had to tear all the way down to the crankshaft. As we knew we would, we passed tech and officially got the win. Overall, it was a really good night for our team, and I’m really excited with the momentum that we have right now.”
Piloting the Wildcat Performance Engines #44 Super Late Model, Rhett Carter visited Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) on Saturday evening for the unsanctioned program.
Earning the fourth-starting position for the feature via preliminary events, Rhett took control of the lead late in the race when the leader – Mark Whitener – retired with mechanical issues. Carter went on to notch his third win of the season and a $3,000 payday.
Garrett Lloyd, Chad Tuten, Tyler Crowder, and John Baker completed the Top-5 finishers.
For more results from this event, please visit www.GISDirt.com .
Carter and his team are currently unsure of when their next event will be. Please keep your browsers pointed to www.RhettCarter.com for the latest updates.
Rhett Carter would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wildcat Performance Engines, Bazley Road Racing, Taylor Pools, Swamp Fox Insurance Agency, Continental Tire, Jeff’s Heating & Air, Satilla Motors, 44 Trucking, Ocean Petroleum, Blueberry Hill Event Center, FloorWorks, Rocket Chassis and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.
For the latest information on Rhett Carter, please visit www.RhettCarter.com .
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May 8, 2018
Cory Hedgecock Takes Brand-New Car to Victory Lane at The Gap
2018 Win Tally Increases to Eight
Loudon, Tennessee (05/08/18) – Cory Hedgecock enjoyed a successful debut with his brand-new Cushman #23 K&P Used Cars/ Transport One/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Steel Head Late Model.
The Tennessee racer took the new entry to Victory Lane on Saturday night at Volunteer Speedway. The victory was his eighth of the season.
“You couldn’t have scripted our debut of the new car any better than it went on Saturday,” Hedgecock commented. “We were fast out of the gate and got the win. The night started fast in the Crate Late Model class too, but unfortunately we encountered some bad luck in the feature and to retire early. I greatly appreciate Jerry Green letting me drive his car, and I just wish I could’ve given him a win.”
Pulling double duty in the Steel Head Late Model and Crate Late Model ranks, Cory Hedgecock visited Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) on Saturday evening.
In a field of 11 Steel Head Late Models, Hedgecock qualified fastest, positioning him on the pole for the feature in his brand-new #23 hotrod.
Leading from flag-to-flag in the finale, Cory topped David Crabtree, Barrett Lowe, Jason Trammell, and Jordon Horton at the line to pick up his eighth win of the season.
In the Crate Late Model division, Hedgecock was behind the wheel of Jerry Green’s #14 Budget Transmissions racecar. He recorded the second fastest time in a field of 21 cars before retiring early from the feature on lap 7 with mechanical issues.
For full results from the program, please visit www.VolunteerSpeedway.com .
Cory will look to add two more wins to his 2018-win tally this Saturday as he returns to Volunteer Speedway, where he’ll again compete in the Crate Late Model and Steel Head Late Model divisions.
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 MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Cory Hedgecock, please visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/Cory-Hedgecock-Motorsports-166540363452544 and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 .
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May 8, 2018
Chris Ferguson Leads WoO Rookie of the Year Standings
First in Flight 100 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway Up Next
Mt. Holly, North Carolina (05/08/18) – On the heels of consistency Chris Ferguson has taken over the lead in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Craftsman Late Model Series Rookie of the Year battle.
The driver of the Diff-Tran Machining #22 K and K Trucking/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engines Super Late Model is now focused on making up more ground in the overall standings as he enters familiar territory with this weekend’s inaugural First in Flight 100 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway.
“It’s definitely been an up-and-down start to the year, but we knew there would be good and bad nights when we made the decision to chase the World of Outlaws Series this season,” Ferguson said. “I feel like we are getting more and more consistent, and I’m really excited to head to Fayetteville Motor Speedway this weekend. I’ve had a lot of success there, and I’ve got a lot of fans and supporters there. Hopefully I can get the biggest win of my career in this weekend’s event.”
Last weekend Chris and the team took part in a three-day swing with the WoO Craftsman Late Model Series.
Chris Ferguson made the trek to Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia) on Thursday night to kick off the three-day affair. Losing one spot in his heat race, Ferguson logged a fifth-place finish positioning him 13th on the starting grid for the opening night feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Chris improved three spots, reeling in a 10th-place finish.
On Friday evening in a field of 30 cars at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina), Ferguson followed up the fastest time in qualifying with a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Mike Marlar.
Earning the sixth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Chris jumped two positions to finish fourth behind Mike Marlar, Shane Clanton, and Chris Madden with Donald McIntosh rounding out the Top 5.
Wrapping up the three-day stretch with the World of Outlaws, Chris stopped at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on Saturday night, where he entred the fourth annual Billy Clanton Classic. Ferguson logged a third-place finish in his heat race, which locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win finale.
Rolling off 12th, Chris Ferguson raced around mid-pack throughout the main event before ultimately registering a 12th-place finish.
Chris is currently leading the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year chase and has jumped up to ninth in the overall point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com .
The upcoming weekend – May 11-12 – will find Chris in action at Jim Long’s Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) during the inaugural First in Flight 100 presented by Hoker Trucking. The two-day, WoO Craftsman Late Model Series event will be capped by a $25,001-to-win finale.
Ferguson picked up a WoO win at the facility in 2015, and hopes to notch another big win at the facility this weekend.
For more information on the event, please visit www.FayettevilleMotorSpeedway.com and www.WoOLMS.com .
Race fans are encouraged to stop by the team’s souvenir trailer this weekend to pick up the latest Fergy merchandise.
Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Diff-Tran Machining, K and K Trucking of Rockwell LLC, Champion Spark Plugs, Christopher Reeve’s Southeast Foundation & Crawl Space Repair, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, The Racing Warehouse, special thanks to Page Lemon, RPM Trailer Sales, New Point Lighting, Carver & Sons Roofing Inc., special thanks to Tom Bennington, Langley Collision Center, TW Automotive, Rocket Chassis, Big A's Custom Graphics, Keith’s Handyman Services, Dirty Grass Soul, Dirt Trackin’ App, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, Joes Racing Products, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, RM Services, Indocil Art , Frankland Rear-Ends, Bell Racing USA, Hypercoil Springs, Brinn Transmissions, Weld Racing, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, Penske Racing Shocks, PFC Brakes, ButlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, All Star Performance, Motorstate, Keyser Manufacturing, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Alpha Canvas and Awning, Randy Renfrow Pit Carts, VP Racing, Hooker Harness, CV Products, XCELDYNE, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, SRI Performance, Clements Racing Engines, Waterman Racing Components, Pro Fabrication Headers, Schaeffers Oil, TruForm Race Products, Tadpole Fabrication, NecksGen, Carolina Roofing and Gutters, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Chris Ferguson, please visit the official team website at www.ChrisFerguson22.com .