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August 6, 2020

Jeff Taylor Claims Larry Phillips Memorial at West Plains

CAVE CITY, Ark. (08/06/20) – Jeff Taylor wheeled his Industrial Electric No. 5 Spur Bar/ Wehrs Machine/ Heat Transfer Solutions/ Shaw Race Cars IMCA Modified to his third win of the season on Saturday.

Taylor’s triumph came at the annual Larry Phillips Memorial at Legit Speedway Park in West Palins, Missouri.

“We didn’t have a very good showing on the Dakota Classic Modified Tour, but we were able to bounce back over the weekend with a win at West Plains,” Taylor noted. “I greatly appreciate all of our great sponsors and everyone who supports my racing program. We’ll try and put this No. 5 back in Victory Lane this weekend.”

In a field of 23 IMCA Modifieds, Taylor jumped up one spot in his heat race to place fourth, earning him the eighth spot on the feature grid. Jeff quickly made his way to the front of the field and for the first half of the race, a fierce battle ensued for the top spot.

After the war, it was Taylor who took command and held off Ashton Wilkey in the final circuits of the 20-lapper to capture his third win of the season. Wilkey finished second, with Robert Powers, Mark Norris, and Shawn Walsh rounding out the Top-5..

Full results from this event are available at .

This week, Jeff has plans to compete in a pair of weekly racing events. He’ll make a stop at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locus Grove, Ark. on Friday before returning to Legit Speedway Park on Saturday.

To learn more about these events, please visit and .

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Shaw Race Cars Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, Heat Transfer Solutions, Razor Edge Graphics, Wehrs Machine, Fury Energy, Sweet Manufacturing, No Limits Racing, Precision Performance, Bassett, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tire, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Jeff Taylor Racing, please visit the official team website at . For more information on Shaw Race Cars, please visit .

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August 6, 2020

Colin Shipley Launches New Cyber Home
Prepares for Big Weekend at Merritt Speedway

WESTON, Ohio (08/06/20) – Up-and-coming Dirt Late Model driver, Colin Shipley is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia. A brand-new website has been launched for the 15-year-old at

Colin pilots the Team Shipley Racing No. 44 Jim White Honda/ Rick’s Jerr-Dan Truck & Equipment/ Speed Shark Graphics/ Domination Race Cars Late Model.

The Weston, Ohio racer began his career in Karts before quickly stepping up to the Dirt Late Model ranks. He now has three years of experience under his belt and has already claimed 15 career victories in that time.

After quickly establishing himself as one of the sports rising young stars, Team Owner Matt Shipley decided it was time to step back from his driving duties to focus on building Colin’s career.

“After watching Colin over the last few years, I realized he is the future of the sport for our family,” Team Owner Matt Shipley said. “Don’t get me wrong, while I still love the thrill of strapping into a 900hp racecar, our resources just can’t accommodate two competitive racecar. We decided to focus on one car this year and have Colin drive. I’ve realized I truly enjoy watching him accomplish things in the car that meant so much to me as a driver.”

“It hasn’t been an easy road this year. We have traveled thousands of miles only to suffer fuel, electrical, and motor problems,” Shipley added. “But Colin has kept his head up and kept grinding. It’s crazy how you can drive for days, be frustrated with problems, but when you look back you will still remember it as a miserably great time. Our motto is ‘the path to success is to work harder than everyone else.”

This weekend – August 7-8 – will find Colin in action at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Mich. The two-day extravaganza, featuring the Allstar Performance Late Model Challenge Series presented by American Ethanol, includes preliminary events on Friday for the 32nd Annual Ed VanDuinen Wood Tic. The weekend culminates on Saturday with a $10,000-to-win finale.

To learn more about this event, please visit

Shipley Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include: Rick’s Jerr-Dan Truck & Equipment, Jim White Honda, Speed Shark Graphics, Domination Race Cars by RSR, One Ethanol, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, Velocita, Dominator Race Products, American Ethanol, Jones Racing Products, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Dynamic Technologies Setup and Consulting, PTSD Awareness Racing, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

Visit the team’s official website at often for the latest team information. You can also stay connected with Shipley Racing via their Facebook page at

Bacon Sets Sail for Knoxville 360 Nationals & USAC Silver Crown this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, WINCHESTER, Ind. (August 6, 2020) – Variety continues to be the spice of life for Brady Bacon.

Coming off the heels of a strong USAC Indiana Sprint Week, Bacon and the Fatheadz Hoffman Racing No. 69 Sprint Car are set to take in this weekend’s Knoxville 360 Nationals.

Returning to the track where he claimed the $20,000 Corn Belt Nationals payday just weeks ago, “The Macho Man” is set for Thursday night’s qualifying events before taking in Saturday’s finale.

Then, Bacon will make his way east to take in Sunday’s USAC Silver Crown “Bill Holland Classic” at Selinsgrove Speedway aboard the Klatt Enterprises No. 6.

Bacon makes his first winged 360-ci Sprint Car start of the year after narrowly missing out on a second Indiana Sprint Week title.

Bacon opened the week in strong fashion with a pair of podium finishes in the opening three-race stint of the week with finishes of second at Kokomo Speedway on July 24 and then third at Lawrenceburg Speedway the next night.

After a sixth-place finish at Terre Haute Speedway last Wednesday and then a series of weather-induced postponements and cancelations, Bacon went into Sunday’s night’s final feature at Haubstadt’s Tri-State Speedway with the title within his reaches only to suffer mechanical misfortune in the early going.

Bacon still has a third USAC Sprint Car title on the radar, sitting fourth in points and less than 100 markers out of the lead.

For this week though, Bacon shifts his focus to the half-mile ovals with a return to Knoxville and then the first Silver Crown outing of the year at Selinsgrove.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Hoffman Auto Racing, Fatheadz Eyewear, Champion Oil, Gene Franckowiak,, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, ATC Trailers, Tel-Star Technologies, Dragonfly Aviation, Lykins Oil, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, FK Rod Ends, Specialty Rigging, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, R&R Enterprises, DMI, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, MyRacePass, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products and Schoenfeld Headers.

2020 Quick Stats:  42 races, 6 wins, 17 top-fives, 23 top-tens.

Up Next:

Thursday, August 6 – Knoxville 360 Nationals (Knoxville, IA)

Saturday, August 8 – Knoxville 360 Nationals (Knoxville, IA)

Sunday, August 9 – USAC Silver Crown (Selinsgrove, PA)

Keep Track:  Keep track of Brady Bacon’s on-track action including schedule and results at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

If you would like Brady Bacon Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at

Reutzel Takes Aim at Knoxville 360 Nationals Crown

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (August 6, 2020) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team have reached Knoxville Raceway’s victory lane for the first time this season.

And they made it two times most recently with a second weekly 410-ci win on July 25.

Now, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution No. 87 Triple-X Sprint Car take aim at this weekend’s Knoxville 360 Nationals crown.

Reutzel was oh so close to snaring the win last year with a runner-up finish on his preliminary night and then a fourth-place finish in the Saturday night finale aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry.

Currently leading the way in a quest for a third consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions title, Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspension team have taken advantage of a pair of idle weekends to work on the Knoxville package.

And it has paid off to the tune of a pair of wins among the 410-ci ranks on June 20 and July 25.  Reutzel enters the weekend with 11 overall wins already for the season.

After collecting the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship last month, Reutzel and Fischer Body Shop Team will try add another crown jewel of 360-ci Sprint Car racing to the mantel after taking “King of 360’s” honors at Florida’s East Bay Raceway Park in February.

2020 Quick Stats:  54 races, 11 wins, 28 top-fives, 38 top-tens.

Next Up:  Knoxville 360 Nationals at Iowa’s Knoxville Raceway with Thursday qualifying night and Saturday finale.

Keep Track:  Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at, on Facebook at or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel.  You can also e-mail Aaron at

If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at