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Swindell Tackling All Star Weekend in Pennsylvania Following Knoxville Nationals

Inside Line Promotions - KNOXVILLE, Iowa (Aug. 14, 2017) - Sammy Swindell is taking on the Pennsylvania Posse this weekend when he will drive for Coldren Motorsports during four Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races in Central Pennsylvania.

The team will compete on Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville; on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg; on Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown; and on Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown.

Swindell posted a trio of podium finishes during the last three All Star races, including a victory.

"I enjoy racing in Central Pennsylvania and am looking forward to four nights in a row up there," he said. "Hopefully we can gel quickly and be a contender right away."

Swindell is coming off the 57th annual 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey's General Store last weekend at Knoxville Raceway, where he drove for A.G. Rains.

"After the 360 Knoxville Nationals where we got crashed we weren't quite prepared for all that," Swindell said. "It was a bit of a struggle. Plus, I was kind of beat up."

It didn't get any easier for Swindell, who kicked off the event last Thursday by qualifying 17th quickest. He then finished fifth in a heat race - by less than one tenth of a second - to miss locking into the main event by only one position. That relegated him to the sixth starting position in the B Main.

"I got hit by a muffler on the first corner," he said. "It busted my helmet and the visor off. I saw it coming and turned my face as far as I could. It hit my right cheek. I was pretty much done then. I saw a pretty big star."

Swindell returned to the half-mile oval on Friday for the Hard Knox night.

"We drew the same number - No. 62 - three times in a row," he said. "We were at our usual spot. It seemed like every night the track slowed down some as qualifying went along. We qualified decent. The car was a lot better starting off."

Swindell timed in 11th quickest in his group and he won a heat race from the pole position to lock into the 14th starting position for the A Main.

"We moved up right away on the start and got by some cars, but it seemed like all race whenever we'd get momentum something would happen right in front of us to cause us to lose that," he said. "Toward the end I got hung up with a couple of cars in a pack."

Swindell finished 10th, which was his 15th top 10 of the season. That lined him up 16th in the B Main during Saturday's Knoxville Nationals finale.

"We made a bunch of big changes since we were starting that far back," he said. "I needed to get a good start and a couple of guys ahead of me were bouncing off each other. I got caught in that and lost some spots. We went down at the next end and someone changed lanes in front of me so I got aero-tight. I got over the cushion so I decided to call it a day."


Aug. 10 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 17; Heat race: 5 (5); B Main: DNF (6).

Aug. 11 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - Qualifying: 11; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 10 (14).

Aug. 12 - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa - B Main: DNF (16).


26 races, 2 wins, 8 top fives, 15 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 18 top 20s


Thursday at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa.; Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Saturday at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa.; and Sunday at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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August 15, 2017

Riley Hickman Digs Deep for Duck River Cash; Busy Weekend Ahead

Cleveland, Tennessee (08/15/17) – Riley Hickman took the Rickey Tucker Motorsports #R01 Longhorn Chassis Crate Late Model to Victory Lane on Saturday night at Duck River Raceway Park.

“Between a busy work schedule and not much luck going our way on the track, it’s been way too long since we picked up a win,” Hickman said. “Maybe this one we’ll get things rolling in the right direction again. I want to thank Rickey [Tucker] for giving me an awesome car to drive.”

Saturday found Riley Hickman in action at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) as he took part in a Weekly Racing Series Event. He started the night by registering the fastest time in a field of 12 Crate Late Models before finishing second in his heat race. The finale found Hickman outdueling Jesse Lowe to pick up his fourth win of the season and a $1,000 payday. Lowe, Josh Amacher, Christian Hanger, and Jeff Frame completed the Top-5 finishers in the A-Main.

Complete results from this event can be found at .

The upcoming weekend – August 17-20 – has Riley planning to enter a quartet of events. Action opens on Thursday at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee) with the annual Scorcher 100, which will pay $10,000 to the winner of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned event. Friday night Ultimate Series action will take Riley to Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee) for a $4,000-to-win affair. The ultra-busy stretch will round out on Saturday and Sunday with Southern Nationals Bonus Series events at North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia) and Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia).

For more information on the events, please visit and .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Man’s Garage, and Marketing Services.

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August 15, 2017

Rhett Carter Nabs Needmore Win; South Georgia Next

Blackshear, Georgia (08/15/17) – Rhett Carter charged to his eighth triumph of the season on Saturday night in his 44 Trucking #44 Taylor Pools/ Rocket Chassis XR1 / Wildcat Performance Engines Late Model. The win came at Georgia’s Needmore Speedway.

Behind the wheel of the Taylor Pools #44 Crate Late Model, Rhett Carter visited Needmore Speedway (Norman Park, Georgia) on Saturday for the regular night of racing. Posting the fastest time overall in a field of 12 entries, Carter earned the pole position for the feature.

Jumping into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Rhett led wire-to-wire, capturing his eighth win of the season. John Kellum, Brandon Dewitt, Chad Tuten, and Travis Carter completed the Top 5.

“We had a really good car all night,” Carter said. “Qualifying is so crucial these days, so to start the program with quick time gave us a definite jump on the night. Thanks to my team, my sponsors, and all of my fans for their great support.”

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The team will head to Valdosta, Georgia this Saturday to chase a $3,000 top prize at South Georgia Motorsports Park.

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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.

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August 15, 2017

Logan Roberson Sweeps the Battle at the Bay; Four-Race Stretch Ahead

Waynesboro, Virginia (08/15/17) – Logan Roberson enjoyed a stellar weekend in his Wynbridge Inc. #17 Rocketman Racing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model. He swept the Battle at the Bay events to push his 2017-win tally to 10.

Logan Roberson was one of 12 RUSH Crate Late Models on hand at Potomac Speedway (Budd’s Creek, Maryland) on Friday night, opening the two-day Battle at the Bay. Jumping into the lead on lap 8 of the feature, Logan held off the field during the remaining 12 circuits to register his ninth win of the season and a $1,000 payday. Jamie Sutphin, Darren Alvey, Chuck Bowie, and Matt Glanden rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

On Saturday night, traveling to Winchester Speedway (Winchester, Virginia) for the $1,100-to-win Battle at the Bay A-Main, Roberson passed five cars in his heat race, notching a 2nd-place finish behind Sparky White. Receiving the 4th-starting position for the feature viathe redraw, Logan led the final 10 laps of the A-Main, capturing his second win of the weekend and 10th overall on the season. Transtan Stoner, Sparky White, Darren Alvey, and Tanner Kerr trailed Roberson across the finish line.

“It was another great weekend for us, and with the big plans we have for the upcoming weekend it’s great to gain some momentum,” Roberson said. “Hopefully we can bank four more wins this week.”

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Roberson kicks off a four-race run this Thursday at McKean County Speedway (Smethport, Pennsylvania) as the RUSH Late Model Series chase a $1,500 top prize. Friday will take the team to Path Valley Speedway (Spring Run, Pennsylvania) for a RUSH Weekly Late Model Series event. On Saturday night, Roberson will look to win at Virginia’s Winchester Speedway for the second-straight week. The wildly busy weekend is slated to draw to a close on Sunday night Tri City Raceway Park (Franklin, Pennsylvania) with a $2,000-to-win RUSH Touring Late Model Series event.

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Logan Roberson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wynbridge Inc., Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farm & Bucking Stock, Blue Ridge Treescape Service, Mike’s Tire and Auto, Dirt Defender, Walker Arthur Racing, Beyea Custom Headers, QA1, Keyser Manufacturing, All About Wraps, Rocket Chassis, Race 1, Kaylor’s Dirt Track Cams, Russ King Racing, Hoosier Tire by Terry Wilcher, Smiley’s Racing Enterprises, and Marketing Services.

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August 15, 2017

Seratt Motorsports Goes 1-2 at Western Kentucky

Dyersburg, Tennessee (08/15/17) – Jim Seratt Racing with drivers, Preston Seratt and Ashley Newman, swept the top two spots on the podium at Western Kentucky Speedway on Saturday evening.

Newman snared the victory in his DC Electric Rebuilders #73 MBR Chassis/ Mullins Race Engines Modified, while Seratt cross the finish line in second in his J&P Machine Repair #29 MBR Chassis/ Wehrs Machine/ Mullins Race Engines Modified.

“It was awesome to get the win, but hated to see Preston have bad luck on the opening lap,” Newman noted. “If he hadn’t had to go tailback, I’m not sure that I would’ve been able to get him. I just want to thank the entire Seratt family for this great opportunity that they give me to drive this awesome hot rod.”

Both pilots of the Jim Seratt Racing team were in action on Saturday night at Western Kentucky Speedway (Madisonville, Kentucky) to do battle for the $1,500 top prize in the Modified division. Passing two cars in his heat, Preston Seratt scored a heat race victory, locking him into the feature.

Ashley Newman rallied from the tail of his heat to place second after suffering a flat-tire in his qualifying session. In the feature, Preston cut a tire on the opening lap, but charged from the tail of the field notching a 2nd-place finish. Newman outran the field from his 4th-starting spot to capture his fourth win of the season. Seratt, Don Brantley, Alex Love, and Brennan Jenkins completed the Top 5.

“Ashley drove a great race, and if I couldn’t win, I’m glad that he did,” Seratt commented. “Hopefully this weekend I can park it in Victory Lane.”

This weekend the team will head north to the Land of Lincoln. The 6th annual Take ‘Em Off 40 will be held at Charleston Speedway (Charleston, Illinois) on Saturday evening. A $5,000-to-win/$500-to-start finale will headline the topless Modified event.

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Preston Seratt would like to thank his marketing partners, including J&P Machine Repair, DC Electric Rebuilders, Wehrs Machine, KSE Racing Products, Dirt Defender, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, McArmour Enterprises, KBC Graphix, D.S.I. Performance, Arizona Sport Shirts, Race Wise Track Chassis School by Mark Bush, Mark Bush Racing, Mullins Race Engines, Lowery’s Body Shop & Wrecker Service, 45 Race Shop, and Marketing Services.

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August 15, 2017

Jesse Lowe Tops Crossville Speedway Action for Win #16

Crossville, Tennessee (08/15/17) – Jesse Lowe continued his banner season over the weekend in his Xtreme Pressure Washing #5j Gondola Pizza & Steakhouse CVR Race Car on Saturday night.

By the time the two-day run was over he had collected his 16th win of the 2017 campaign.

Friday night found Jesse Lowe back in action at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), competing in a field of 15 Crate Late Models. After laying down the fastest time in qualifying, Jesse led wire-to-wire in the A-Main, capturing his 16th win of the season. Rusty Ballenger, Jordan Horton, Jeff Watson, and Deke Waters rounded out the Top 5.

The following night, Lowe was one of 12 Crate Late Models on hand at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) to compete for the $1,000 top prize. Starting the night by laying down the third fastest time in qualifying, Jesse captured a heat race win, positioning him on the pole for the main event.

After leading the opening eight circuits, Jesse Lowe dropped one spot on the ensuing restart and held his position for the remaining distance of the feature to place in the runner-up position behind Riley Hickman. Josh Amacher, Christian Hanger, and Jeff Frame completed the Top 5 finishers.

“It was another really good weekend for us,” Lowe said. “Friday night went flawless, and we had a winning car on Saturday night too, but I went with an older tire for the feature, and it glazed up after that lap-8 restart. It’s a little disappointing, but definitely nothing to hang our heads about. Congrats to Hickman on getting the win.”

For more results from this event, please visit and .

Another double dip is on tap for Lowe this weekend. On Friday night he’ll be in action at his home track – Crossville Speedway – before traveling to Fort Payne Motor Speedway (Fort Payne, Alabama) on Saturday night to chase the $2,500 winner’s check with the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA).

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The team also has brand new shirts and hats available for purchase on the Apparel page on the team website at .

Jesse Lowe and 5j Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Xtreme Pressure Washing, Hampton Backhoe Service, McBurnett Insurance, Creative Kitchens by Wyatt Builders, CVR Race Cars, Gondola Pizza & Streakhouse, Wyatt Builders, Twisted Metal, AutoZone, Mighty Muffler & Brakes, Crossroads Lawn Care, Dream Racing Technologies, Life-N-Luv Photos, Haircuts by Mel, XS Power Batteries, Strange Oval, Hyperco, Fast Shafts, Velocita, Old Man’s Garage, Butlerbuilt Performance Seat Systems, Vahlco Wheels, Hoosier Tire South, MarTel Sign Company, PPM Racing Products, and Marketing Services.

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Hanks Learns During Debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - MANSFIELD, Ohio (Aug. 15, 2017) - Brandon Hanks took one big lesson from his debut at Mansfield Motor Speedway last Saturday.

1"I guess I needed to listen better during the drivers meeting," he said. "I shot myself in the foot from the get-go. I didn't realize that that series qualified and hot lapped at the same time. I went out there and was hot lapping and everyone else was qualifying. I was searching around the track. I didn't map out my lap like I needed to. That hurt me right off the bat."

Hanks qualified seventh quickest in his group to open the finale of the Great Lakes Dirt Nationals, which rained out on Friday. That lined him up seventh in a heat race.

"I started so far back in the heat and needed to make it to third to transfer to the A Main," he said. "On the initial start everyone went to the bottom and slowed up a lot. I went to the top and hit the cushion, but I lost some positions. It was so wide and took too long to try to make something on the top."

A 10th-place result in the heat race relegated Hanks to the B Main, in which he maneuvered from 19th to a 12th -place finish.

"We made some headway in the B Main," he said. "Once I figured out what I needed to do I could make some headway. We made the car better as the night went and I adjusted my line and that made all the difference in the world."


Aug. 12 - Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio - Qualifying: 7; Heat race: 10 (7); B Main: 12 (19).


20 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 7 top 10s, 8 top 15s, 13 top 20s







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"I want to thank Dave Reedy and everyone at Penske Shocks for their hard work to give me the smoothest ride as possible," Hanks said.

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Hagar Rallies to Runner-Up Result at I-30 Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 15, 2017) - Derek Hagar posted his 13th podium finish of the season last Saturday after making a last-minute decision to compete at I-30 Speedway.

Hagar's original plan to race in Mississippi was rained out so he elected to tackle the high-banked bullring in his home state.

"We were biding our time in the heat race," he said. "The track was kind of rough and I didn't want to take a chance of tearing the car up so I settled for a fourth-place finish."

Hagar, who started third in the heat race, ranked eighth in points. That lined him up on the outside of the fourth row for the main event.

"The track slicked off and it slowed the top down," he said. "I could get some good runs on cars getting in the corner. I was sliding the corner and blasting the cushion real late and keeping my momentum up. They were running around the top. I could carry more speed getting in and use the moisture off the cushion to carry me down the straightaway.

"I got to third when we had a caution with four or five laps to go. I got by (Tim) Crawley for second and we were gaining on the leader. I'd have liked to see another caution, but we crossed the line second. It turned into a pretty good night."

Hagar has produced seven second-place finishes this season.

He is heading to Georgia this weekend to compete on Friday at Boyds Speedway in Ringgold and Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia with the USCS Series.

"It's been several years since I've been at either track," he said. "I've never won at either track so hopefully this weekend we can change that."


Aug. 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 4 (3); Feature: 2 (8).


26 races, 6 wins, 19 top fives, 20 top 10s, 21 top 15s, 22 top 20s


Friday at Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Ga., and Saturday at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Ga., with the USCS Series





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Hagar would also like to thank Dynotech Performance, DHR Suspension, J&J Auto Racing, Xtreme Race Graphics, Fragola Performance Systems, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Wings Unlimited, FK Rod Ends, Valvoline and Ti64 for their continued support.