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October 17, 2017

Kyle Beard Repeats in All Star Modified Action

Trumann, Arkansas (10/17/17) – For the second-straight week, Kyle Beard took his Shawn Mann Motorsports #86 Gary Beard Trucking/ GRT/ Kuntz & Co. Racing Engine Modified to Victory Lane with the All Star Modified Series.

Beard’s $1,500 victory marked his fifth triumph of 2017.

“Old No. 1 Speedway has undergone a lot of changes in name and ownership during my racing career, but it will always be home to me,” Taylor commented. “It’s where I got my start in racing, so it’s always special when I can come back here and race. We had a great night there on Saturday, and I’m just glad that it’s open again.”

Kyle Beard returned to his home track, Old No. 1 Speedway (Harrisburg, Arkansas) on Saturday night competing in both the Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified divisions.

Reeling in his second-straight Modified win, Kyle outran the All Star Racing Series-sanctioned Modified field to capture his fifth win of the season and a $1,500 payday.

In the Super Late Model ranks, Beard landed a fourth-place finish in the feature, trailing Hunter Rasdon, Ashley Newman, and Gavin Landers across the finish line with Travis Ashley coming in fifth.

Full results from the night’s events are available at .

Kyle is tentatively planning to return to action on October 26-28 with the inaugural Midwest Dirt Track Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma). The event is headlined by a $10,000-to-win Super Late Model event.

For more details on the program please visit .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including Gary Beard Trucking, Terry Phillips Racing, Black Diamond Race Cars, Absolute Roofing & Construction, Xtreme Race Graphics, Schoenfeld Headers, Real Racing Wheels, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Team 5 Enterprise, O.H. Hendricks’ Sheet Metal, Kuntz & Co. Racing Engines, and Marketing Services.

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October 17, 2017

Jeff Taylor Claims Cornhusker Classic at I-80

Cave City, Arkansas (10/17/17) – Jeff Taylor claimed his biggest win of the season on Sunday, when he pocketed $6,300 for his triumph in I-80 Speedway’s Cornhusker Classic. The victory came aboard his Spur Bar #5 Fury Energy/Taylor Chassis.

On Friday Jeff Taylor made the trek to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) for the preliminary event of the two-day Cornhusker Classic. Racing in two rounds of heat races, Taylor streaked from the ninth-starting position in his first round to pick up the win.

Starting on the pole for his second heat, Jeff cruised to another heat race victory, positioning him third on the starting grid for the feature.

After Mother Nature pushed back the main event from Saturday night to Sunday, Taylor dominantly streaked to his sixth win of the season in the feature, topping Jordan Grabouski, Ryan Jenkins, Josh Most, and Randy Foote.

The race paid tribute to Jeff’s good friend Robbie Conway. The North Dakota racer unexpectedly passed away a few months away. Conway was known for always running the #2 on his racecar, so Taylor’s $6,300 payday came in $2 bills.

“I-80 Speedway is a beautiful facility, and I was able to get it dialed in quickly,” Taylor recounted. “We were good from the time that we unloaded, and the car drove like a dream in Sunday’s feature. I just want to dedicate this win to the Robbie Conway and all of the Conway family. He was a heck of a friend and a heck of a competitor. He sure is missed.”

For more results from these events, please visit .

Jeff is currently unsure of when his next race will be, so please keep your browsers pointed to for the latest schedule updates.

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include White River Family Fun Center, Hoosier Racing Tire, Wilson Farms, Spur Bar, Fury Energy, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Heat Transfer Solutions, Precision Performance, Industrial Electric, Provence Construction, Taylor Chassis, Performance Bodies, Fast Shafts A2Z Signs and More and Marketing Services.

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October 17, 2017

Riley Hickman Goes Three-for-Four in Hornet’s Nest Action

Cleveland, Tennessee (10/17/17) – Riley Hickman doubled his pleasure over the weekend by piloting both his Hickman Manufacturing #R1 Capital Race Car/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model and Tucker’s Mobile Home Service #R1 CVR Race Car Crate Late Model to Victory Lane.

In fact, Riley emerged victorious in three of the four features that he entered over the weekend at Talladega Short Track.

“It was a pretty spectacular weekend for our team,” Hickman said. “I had a lot of fun getting to race with a lot of great friends and even some heroes – like Ronnie Johnson. The three wins were just the icing on the cake.”

Friday night found Riley Hickman in action at Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Alabama), where he was competing in both the Super and Crate Late Model divisions for the NASCAR weekend. Laying down the fastest time in a field of 42 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series entries, Riley earned the pole positon for the opening night feature. Leading flag-to-flag, Hickman cruised to his eighth win of the season and a $2,000 payday. Ronnie Johnson, Cruz Skinner, Cory Hedgecock, and John Owenby completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lapper.  

In the Super Late Model ranks, Hickman outran the 24-car field in the 30-lap feature registering his ninth win of the season. Jason Hiett, Terry Smart, Austin Smith, and TJ Reaid rounded out the Top 5.

Returning on Saturday night to do battle against a field of 41 NeSmith competitors, Hickman locked into the pole position with the fastest lap overall in time trials. Holding off Grant Garrison late in the 50-lap affair, Riley Hickman streaked to his third-straight victory and 10th overall over Garrison, Jake Knowles, Ronnie Johnson, and Cruz Skinner. Hickman was awarded a $2,500 payday for his dominant performance.

Later that night in a field of 37 Super Late Models for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned program, Hickman earned the 5th-starting position for the NASCAR Weekend 40 A-Main via preliminary events. Breaking into a podium spot, Riley jumped up three positions to finish in the runner-up spot behind TJ Reaid with Austin Horton, Eric Hickerson and Ashton Winger trailing them across the finish line.

Complete results from these events can be found at and .

Riley will not be in action this coming weekend before traveling to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) on October 27-28. Friday night’s program will be headlined by a $3,000-to-win, unsanctioned event, while Saturday’s program will be a $10,000-to-win race with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, Capital Race Cars, 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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October 17, 2017

Logan Roberson Extends Win Streak to Three with Small Car Nationals

Waynesboro, Virginia (10/17/17) – Logan Roberson is on a hot streak. On Saturday night he rode to his third-straight win behind the wheel of his Wynbridge Inc. #17 BTS Towing Service/ Rocketman Racing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Late Model.

His latest conquest came during the annual Small Car Nationals at Maryland’s Potomac Speedway and marked his 17th win of 2017.

“This team is really rolling right now,” Roberson said. “Saturday was no exception at Potomac (Speedway). With the way we are performing, I can’t wait for the next race, and I definitely hate to see the end of the season approaching. Thanks to everyone who supports my racing program and makes these wins possible.”

After Mother Nature reduced it to a one-day show, Logan Roberson headed to Potomac Speedway (Budds Creek, Maryland) on Saturday night for the annual Small Car Nationals.

Starting his outing by registering the fastest time in a field of 21 Crate Late Models, Roberson coasted to a heat race victory, which positioned him on the pole for the feature. Leading wire-to-wire, Logan Roberson wheeled his way to his third-straight win and 17th overall on the season. Jamie Sutphin, David Williams, Chuck Bowie, and Darin Henderson completed the Top-5 finishers. Logan was awarded a $1,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 30-lap affair.

For full results from this event, please visit .

This Saturday Logan is tentatively scheduled to compete in the Crate Late Model portion of the Championship Night at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tennessee). Roberson already has one win at the 4/10-mile oval in 2017 and will be looking to add another.

For more information on the event, please visit .

Logan Roberson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Wynbridge Inc., Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farm & Bucking Stock, BTS Towing Service, 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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Swindell Continues Recent Domination and Claims Record Fifth Short Track Nationals Title

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2017) - It took a little longer than he expected, but Sammy Swindell has returned to true form.

Swindell won all three times he hit the track during his preliminary night before he led all 40 laps during the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires finale last weekend at I-30 Speedway. The two wins on the weekend give him five victories in his last six races and six triumphs in 10 races during an eight-week span.

"We lost our good motor the first of the year," he said. "We had another one that wasn't quite as good. We kept trying to make changes. It made a struggle for a little bit. That and everywhere we went the draw was bad and we started at the back. It took us a bit to figure out where we were at and what we needed and where we needed to go. We've been building on that since Knoxville (in August). We're pretty much where we should have been after last year. Now it seems like everything is going in the right direction. We've been getting good draws and haven't had issues and aren't getting involved in things on the race track."

Last weekend was smooth sailing for Swindell and car owner A.G. Rains, who also won the Short Track Nationals crown together last year. For Swindell, it marked his fifth career event title, which makes him the first driver to win the Short Track Nationals five times.

The action began on Thursday with Swindell winning an ASCS Mid-South Region heat race from the pole, advancing from third to win a qualifier and capturing the main event after starting on the outside of the front row.

"I didn't have to run hard, just hard enough to do what we needed to do," he said. "I was able to run conservative and still be quick enough to win. We felt pretty confident. We got into traffic and it was about not getting into trouble. There were a few times it was pretty close and I had to stop.

"Every time we hit the track we won. That put us in a good spot to get locked in for Saturday. That definitely made the rest of the weekend easier. Then all we had to do was prepare for that dash and the feature."

Swindell's victory on Thursday locked him into the dash on Saturday. A fourth-place result in the dash lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 40-lap, $15,000-to-win A Main.

"I had a really good start," he said. "I could tell (Tim) Crawley was going to go to the top. I was going to go through the middle and get one. (Aaron) Reutzel started to slide across. That blocked Tim and the best part of the track was the bottom coming off there. It was like, 'Thanks a lot for giving me this opportunity to take the lead right away.' I'd rather have them chase me than me chase them. The car was good enough I could run anywhere."

Swindell took the lead on the opening lap and never looked back as he scored his eighth victory of the season.


Oct. 12 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Heat race: 1 (1); Qualifier: 1 (3); Feature: 1 (2).

Oct. 14 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 4 (4); Feature: 1 (4).


41 races, 8 wins, 16 top fives, 25 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 31 top 20s






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Bruce Jr. Produces Pair of Top Fives During Short Track Nationals at I-30

Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Oct. 16, 2017) - Tony Bruce Jr. scored his best Short Track Nationals finish since winning the marquee event in 2009 last Saturday when I-30 Speedway hosted the 30th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires.

Bruce Jr. guided the Smith Family No. 86 to a podium finish on Thursday during preliminary action before he finished fifth on Saturday in the ASCS Mid-South Region event finale.

"Having won the race before it's something that I want to do again, but at the same time if you take a step back and look at the fact that we ran top three on a prelim night and got locked in and we were able to have a strong run and get a top five on Saturday, at the end of the day it was a pretty successful weekend," he said.

The event began on Thursday with Bruce Jr. advancing from fourth to second place in both a heat race and a qualifier. That ranked fourth most out of the 70-plus competitors and lined him up on the outside of the second row for the 25-lap main event.

"We fell back at the beginning," he said. "We fell back to eighth within the first five or six laps. As the race went on the car really came around and I was able to make some good moves and get to a lock-in spot. The longer we went the better we got. Everybody else moved up the track to get faster and I moved down to get faster. In turns three and four I was able to work the top getting in and turn down to come off the bottom on the exit. That was where I was making up my ground."

Bruce Jr. rebounded from the slow start to climb back into the top five as the laps began to wind down. He was running fourth when the white flag was waved.

"I knew we were close (to one of the three lock-in positions to Saturday)," he said. "I didn't know if that was the final lock-in spot in front of me. I knew the more cars I got the better chances we had. Aaron Reutzel saw me coming out of turn two. He dove in and ran to the bottom in turn three. I was able to open up my entrance. I turned it down and it stuck so well. I had such a great run. Everything played out perfect. He slipped off the bottom and left me just enough room."

Bruce Jr. made a last-lap pass to score the third-place finish, which locked him into the dash on Saturday.

"It makes the rest of the weekend a lot less stressful," he said. "We were focused in on trying to make sure we had a good car. We had a great car through hot laps, the dash and the feature. We just came up a little short. Everybody in the top five was just fast."

Bruce Jr. placed fifth in the dash to start fifth for the main event. He battled for a top five throughout the 40-lap main event before ending fifth, which was his 11th top five of the season and third straight top five.


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

Oct. 14 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 5 (5).


25 races, 1 win, 11 top fives, 17 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s







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Bruce Jr. would also like to thank Briley Trucking, Lubbock Wrecker Service, The Oil Medics, 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.