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November 21, 2016

Jeff Taylor Takes Central Arizona Speedway Prelim Checkers

Cave City, Arkansas (11/21/16) – Jeff Taylor continued his tour of the West over the weekend by taking his Industrial Electric #5 Taylor Chassis/ Mullins Racing Engine Open Wheel Modified into battle in a trio of events at Central Arizona Speedway. He enjoyed a solid weekend by scoring a win to go with three Top-5 finishes.

Jeff Taylor visited Central Arizona Speedway (Casa Grande, Arizona) on Friday night for opening round of the 3rd annual San Tan Ford Desert Thunder Nationals. Drawing 47 IMCA Modifieds for the three-day event, Taylor reeled in a Top-5 finish in the opening night feature. After earning his spot in the main event through the B-Main, Jeff wheeled his way to a 4th-place finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Lucas Schott, and Jeremy Thornton with Christy Barnett coming in 5th.

Starting in the 6th position for the second round on Saturday evening, Taylor persistently worked the low line early in the event before finding his way to the lead late in the race. Once out front he never looked back en route to his ninth victory of the season, outdueling Ricky Thornton Jr., Lance Mari, Shawn Strand, and Jason Noll.

On Sunday for the final leg of the Desert Thunder Nationals, Jeff scored a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. in the pole dash, locking his spot into the main event. With $3,000 on the line, Jeff Taylor held his starting spot throughout the finale, registering a runner-up finish behind Thornton with Tim Ward, Lucas Schott, and Spencer Wilson completing the Top 5 finishers.

“Obviously I would’ve like another win or two, but it really was a good weekend for us because these guys are really tough out here,” said Taylor. “It just feels good to be back racing on a regular basis again, and I hate to see this year drawing to a close.”

For more results from these events, please visit .

Jeff may try to squeeze in one or two more events before the year is complete, but he’s currently unsure of his exact plans, so please keep your browser pointed to for the latest updates.

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of  his sponsors, which include Industrial Electric, Mullins Race Engines, Provence Construction, Bad Boy Mowers, Allgayer, Inc., Fury Energy, White River Fun Center, BSB Manufacturing, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Willy's Carburetor & Dyno Shop, Performance Bodies, Spur's Bar, Bell Helmets, The Joie of Seating, Schoenfeld Headers, Cattarene Racing Starters, All Star Performance, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Driveshafts, COMP Cams, CP Pistons, Edelbrock, Hawk Performance, Kluhsman Racing Components, PPM, Sweet Manufacturing, TWM, Hypercoils, Braswell, Brake Man, Roddy Ranch, CV Products, Dyer's Top Rods, A&A Manufacturing, Brodix Cylinder Heads, O.H. Hendricks Sheet Metal, Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool, Cattarene Racing Starters, Edelbrock, Scorpion Racing Components, New Vision Graphics, and Marketing Services.

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

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November 21, 2016

Donald McIntosh Grabs Gobbler Podium and Two Championships

Dawsonville, Georgia (11/21/16) – Donald McIntosh accomplished several goals over the weekend. The pilot of the Blount Excavating #7 Stowers CAT/ Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model not only claimed a podium finish in the annual Gobbler at Boyd’s Speedway, but he also clinched the Southern Nationals Bonus Series title and the overall Southern Nationals championship.

“I’m so proud of this team, we’ve had a phenomenal year,” said McIntosh. “To get a top three finish against this field of drivers is a big honor. “I can’t thank Larry Garner, Stowers Cat, Tennessee RV, Rocket Chassis, Vic Hill Racing Engines, and everyone enough who provides me with this amazing opportunity.”

Wrapping up the Southern Nationals Bonus Series season, Donald McIntosh traveled to Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia) on Friday night for the two-day, 28th annual Gobbler.

With 35 Super Late Models registered, McIntosh laid down a solid qualifying lap before winning his heat race to lock into Saturday night’s finale. Earning the pole position for the $10,000-to-win feature after the redraw, Donald led the first four laps of the 60-lapper before ultimately slipping back to a 3rd-place finish when the checkers flew. He trailed Brandon Overton and Chris Madden across the finish line with Dale McDowell and Jason Hiett completing the Top-5 finishers.

With his performance over the weekend, McIntosh clinched the $5,033 Southern Nationals Bonus Series title as well as the overall Southern Nationals championship, which was worth $5,000. The titles go with his Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals championship that he won earlier this year. The three titles bring his championship take on the year to more than $16,000.

Donald will put a wrap on 2016 this weekend as he travels to 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) to compete in the inaugural Leftover. He is looking to compete in both the $5,000-to-win Super Late Model event, and the $2,000-to-win Crate Late Model program. For more information on the event, please visit .

Donald McIntosh would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Stowers CAT, Tennessee RV Super Center, Blount Excavating, Massey Electric Company, Arnold’s Trucking, Cherokee Millwright & Mechanical, Rocket Chassis, Matlock Decal Company, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Donald McIntosh, please visit .

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November 21, 2016

Cla Knight Launches New Website; Claims FASTRAK Title

North Augusta, South Carolina (11/21/16) – North Augusta, South Carolina's Cla Knight is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia and has launched a brand-new website at .

The 21-year old has been racing for nine years and despite his young age he's already enjoyed considerable success in racing. A three-year Go-Kart career spurred several wins and titles. Since 2011 his focus has been on the Crate Late Model division in his Augusta Aquatics #42 Longhorn entry

He's claimed 89 wins during his racing career, and in 2016 alone he has scored five triumphs.

On Sunday evening Knight made history by becoming the first driver to win the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Southeast National Championship and the FASTRAK Pro Late Model Mid-Ohio Valley Championship in the same season. Cla reached this goal by finishing in the runner-up spot on Sunday in the weather-delayed Georgia State Championship Race at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia).

“We’ll take second, as I could have tried to make something happen at the end of the race, but I had to look at the big picture,” Knight said.  “We’ll take this championship back to North Augusta with us and put it on the mantel next to the Fastrak MOV Championship Trophy.  I’m proud to have become the first driver in Fastrak history to win two championships in the same year.  Just to win one title with the competition in this series is pretty tough, let alone two!”

Full results from the event and complete standings are available at .
This weekend, November 24-26 Cla will enter the 16th annual Turkey 100 at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia). The Zaxby’s Crate Late Model event will culminate with a $20,000-to-win finale. For more information on the event, please visit .

Cla Knight would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Augusta Aquatics, Town & Country Packing, Koury Racing Engines, KAR House Racing Radiators, Maxxis Kart Racing, Behrents Performance Warehouse, Penske Racing Shocks, Brian’s Custom Paint, Longhorn Chassis, All Star Graphix, and Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Cla Knight Racing, please visit .

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White Tackling Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour in 2017, Seeking Additional Crew Member

Inside Line Promotions – LINDSAY, Okla. (Nov. 21, 2016) – Harli White will go national racing in 2017.

White, who is set to embark upon her first career offseason trip to race in Australia, is planning on tackling the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour next season.

“I’m really excited to race full time with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour,” she said. “I want to test myself against the best competition and the best way to do that is to race around the country on the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour.”

White, who said she will focus on sprint car racing next season and will fill in open dates with other ASCS races, finished 14th in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings despite racing in only a handful of events this season. She also posted her career-best Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour result of sixth place in 2016.

Additionally, White is excited to announce that several marketing partners are returning next season.

“We’ve got commitments from Lucas Oil Products, The Mower Shop, Golden Triangle Fire Protection and Charlie’s Trucking and Forklift, Inc.,” she said. “We really appreciate their continued support as well as all of the help from our sponsors this season. Hopefully they will all return in 2017 and we can add others as we race full time on the road.”

White said the team is currently looking to hire a full-time crew member for the 2017 season as well.

“Our shop is located in Lindsay, Okla., but we’ll be on the road quite a bit,” she said. “Anyone interested must have a love and passion for sprint car racing like we do. We have put together a great team and are looking for another crew member to round out a winning team.”

Pay will be based on experience. Interested parties can email for more information.






White has various t-shirt designs ranging from youth small to adult 4XL available for purchase at her race trailer every time she competes and at


White is seeking additional marketing partners to help offset the costs of taking advantage of an opportunity to race in Australia throughout the offseason. To talk with her more, email

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“I love all Lucas Oil products,” White said. “They have supported us for a few years. Every product they have is awesome. We run their oil and use their tire and wheel cleaner. We use everything Lucas Oil based that we can.”

White would also like to thank The Mower Shop, The Body Works, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Golden Triangle Fire Protection, Charlie’s Trucking and Forklift, Inc., Sea Foam, Jerry Tucker Rhoustabout, LLC, PXP Racewear, RaceChic, Shiners Hospitals for Children and Superflow Testers for their continued support.

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Swindell Records Seven Wins and Unique Feat During Strong 2016 Season

Inside Line Promotions – GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2016) – Sammy Swindell added to his already impressive racing résumé in 2016.

Swindell scored seven feature victories, including wins with the National Sprint League, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series and the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, to give him at least one win each season for the past 46 years.

“It was mostly good,” he said. “I was able to do quite a few races and do some things I haven’t done before. We had some success at different levels. I tried to make the best of what I had and what I could do and I think we were able to do that.”

While Swindell captured National Sprint League triumphs at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, in June and July, and an All Star victory in August at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., it was a win during the Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals in early August that stands out as the biggest highlight of the season.

Swindell became only the second driver to claim both the 410 and 360 editions of the Knoxville Nationals thanks to the trip to Victory Lane this year while driving for A.G. Rains.

“That was huge to go do that with this little team we have,” Swindell said. “Those guys haven’t done much of the other racing outside of Arkansas. To go to Knoxville and win, it was a huge deal.”

Swindell and Rains also swept the 29th annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., in October. It marked Swindell’s fourth Short Track Nationals title and third in the last six seasons.

The team won a National Sprint League 360 Sprint Car Series event at Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo., in March as well.

“To have the record we had, it wasn’t out of the picture of winning every race we went to,” Swindell said. “We had a car capable of winning every race. I’m grateful for A.G. and his team and the opportunity they provided.”

Swindell’s two NSL wins and his All Star victory were with CJB Motorsports.

“I had a good group of guys working on the CJB car that made it a lot more enjoyable,” he said. “We had some great times.

“I want to thank everyone that supported me and continues to support me. I’m blessed to still be able to compete at this level and I’m thankful for the opportunities that continue to come my way.”

Swindell said he is unsure of 2017 plans beyond competing at the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Presented by General Tire next January in Tulsa, Okla.




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“Inside Line Promotions has kept my sponsors and fans updated by producing weekly professional press releases,” Swindell said. “ILP has exceeded my expectations of how PR should be handled. I'm proud to be a part of Team ILP.”

Swindell would also like to thank John Christner Trucking, J. Davidson Scrap Metal Processors, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Racing Products, Sweet Manufacturing, Acme Graphix & Design, Schoenfeld Headers and MyRacePass their continued support.

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Mark Richards Racing, Inc. Solidifies Team For 2017 with Driver, Crew and Marketing Partner Additions

Shinnston, WV, November 21, 2016 –Mark Richards Racing, Inc. (MRRI), the four time World of Outlaws Craftsman late model champion team has selected two-time Dirt Track World Championship winner Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, IL to drive the Valvoline/Seubert Calf Ranches #1 Rocket Chassis house car. Richards also welcomes new marketing partner Gunter’s Honey and two new crew members Austin Hargrove and Joel Rogers. 

New driver Brandon Sheppard previously drove the #1 car full-time for MRRI during the 2012 season at just 20 years old. Since then, Sheppard has won the 2013 UMP DIRTcar Late Model National Championship, 2013 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship, 2013 Dirt Track World Championship (w/MRRI), in 2014 Brandon won 10 A-mains while running an independent schedule. In 2015 he won the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Rookie of the Year, won six A-Mains and finished 6th in championship points. In 2016 Sheppard finished 5th in LOLMDS points with seven wins including the series ending Dirt Track World Championship worth $100,000.

For the first time Brandon Sheppard’s young career, the Mark Richards led team will compete for the World of Outlaws Craftsman late model (WoOLMS) championship in 2017. Similar to last year, the #1 car will run crown jewel events and major races that don’t conflict with the WoOLMS schedule.

“Brandon was one of our top choices” stated MRRI owner Mark Richards. “He did an outstanding job for us during the 2012 season, our marketing partners and I are quite comfortable with him and he has been a loyal Rocket Chassis supporter/customer for many years now. I really do consider him one of the top young talents in dirt late model racing today and we’re thrilled to have him come aboard.”

“I can’t express how excited I am to have this opportunity with Mark (Richards) and Steve (Baker) at Rocket Chassis.” Quoted new driver Brandon Sheppard. “It truly is an honor to sit in the blue #1 and I’d like to thank Mark, Steve, along with Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches and the other marketing partners for having the confidence in me to represent them."

Gunter’s Honey of Berryville, VA joins the team as an associate marketing partner.

2016 WoOLMS Crew Chief of the Year Danny White will return to the #1 team in 2017 along with two new crew members. Veteran full-time dirt car crew member Austin Hargrove who won a World 100 with Bart Hartman will join the team along with Joel Rogers.

2017 Marketing partners: Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, Sallack Well Service, Gunter’s Honey, Petroff Towing, Andy Durham Racing Engines, Keyser Mfg., Integra Racing Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tire, Sunoco Race Fuels, Sweet Mfg., Five Star Bodies, Slavic Corp, Accu-Force Shock Services, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Braswell Competition Carburetors, Brinn Transmissions, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butler Built Professional Seat Systems, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD Ignition, Performance Bodies, Performance Rod & Custom, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Starters, Quick Car Racing Products, R2C Competition Series Filters, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Snap-On Tools – Paul Greenwood, SRI, Strange Oval - Kera Axle Tuning, Tel Tac Oval Track Pro, Weld Racing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products and Wrisco Aluminum.

About Valvoline 
Valvoline™ is a leading worldwide producer and distributor of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants, and automotive chemicals. In 2016, it ranks as the #2 quick-lube chain by number of stores and #3 passenger car motor oil in the DIY market by volume brand in the United States. The brand operates and franchises more than 1,050 Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM centers in the United States. It also markets ValvolineTM lubricants and automotive chemicals; MaxLifeTM lubricants created for higher-mileage engines, SynPowerTM synthetic motor oil; and ZerexTM antifreeze. For more information, please visit

About Mark Richards Racing, Inc. dba Rocket Chassis
Based in Shinnston, W.V., Mark Richards Racing, Inc. dba Rocket Chassis is a dirt late model manufacturer founded in 1991 by business partners Mark Richards and Steve Baker. It's a group of talented individuals who strive to make Rocket Chassis the winningest dirt late model manufacturer in dirt oval racing. For more information on Rocket Chassis, please visit