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May 26, 2020

Drake Troutman Streaks to Two-Win Weekend
Modified Mega 100 Weekend on Deck

HYNDMAN, Pa. (05/26/20) – Drake Troutman doubled down in Victory Lane over the weekend in both the Modified and Late Model ranks.

The 14-year-old hot shoe won in his Smith Transport No. 7 RFI Resources/ MB Customs Modified on Saturday at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa. Then on Sunday, the rising young star landed in Victory Lane in his Smith Transport No. 7 Shaffer Construction/ Rocket Chassis Late Model at Potomac Speedway in Budd’s Creek, Md.

Drake kicked off his Memorial weekend at Roaring Knob Motorsport Complex. In his Modified, Drake secured his spot into the night’s main event with a heat race victory. Outrunning Mitch Thomas, Troutman streaked to his first win of the season over Thomas, Darcy Rex, Greg Hauger, and Mike Eschrich.

Following the tenth fastest lap in Late Model time trials, Troutman posted a fourth-place finish in his heat. Wheeling his way into the Top-5 in the feature, Drake advanced through the field nine spots to place fifth behind Ryan Montgomery, Tyler Carpenter, Matt Sponaugle, and Bryan Bernheisel.

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On Sunday afternoon at Potomac Speedway for the Ernie Jones Memorial, Drake laid down the eighth fastest lap in Late Model qualifying before placing third in his heat. Leading flag-to-flag in the feature, Troutman cruised to his second win of the weekend over Dale Hollidge, Jason Covert, Donald Lingo Jr., and Andy Anderson. He earned a $2,522 payday for the triumph.

“It feels great to finally get a big Late Model win,” said Troutman. “This whole weekend will definitely be one never forgotten. Our team has worked so hard to get to this point and we will keep digging. I’m so thankful for all the support that’s behind me to make this possible.”

During the same night in the Modified ranks, Troutman passed ten cars in his heat to register a third-place finish. Starting the A-Main in fourth, Drake slipped back to a 21st place outing in the 20-lap affair.

Full results from the event are available at

The team now turns its focus to a very busy weekend. Drake is scheduled to pull double duty on Thursday, May 28 at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, W.V.). On Friday, Troutman will once again compete in both the Modified and Late Model ranks as the action shifts to Ohio Valley Speedway (Washington, W.V.). The team will return to Tyler County Speedway on Saturday for the Modified Mega 100 finale. Complete details on this trio of events is available at
Drake Troutman Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Smith Transport, RFI Resources, Shaffer Construction, D&R Trucking, Stone Natural Resources, Thunderhill Trucking, Thomas Cumberland, MB Customs Modifieds, LaSalle Racing Engines, Shoe’s Diesel Performance, Glassmere Fuel Service, Rice Tire, Claar’s Notary, Merkel’s Wing and A Prayer, I-65 Transport LLC, R&N Tires, Rocket Chassis, Neuline, Legendary Continuation Cars, Slicker Graphics, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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May 27, 2020

Cory Hedgecock Dominates at 411 for $10,052 Victory
Also Claims Topless Outlaw Win and Trio of Runner-Ups

LOUDON, Tenn. (05/27/20) – Cory Hedgecock parked his E-Z-GO No. 23 Pace Performance/ Budget Transmissions/ Rocket Chassis/ Eagle Racing Engine Late Model in Victory Lane twice over the Memorial weekend.

Hedgecock earned the richest win of his career on Monday night with his $10,052 payday in the 8th Annual Scott Sexton Memorial at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.). Earlier in the weekend, Cory pocketed $3,000 in Saturday’s Topless Outlaw Series event at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.).  Additionally, Hedgecock posted three runner-up finishes throughout his busy weekend.

Hedgecock was one of 40 Schaeffer’s Iron-Man Championship Series entries on hand at 411 Motor Speedway. After laying down the second fastest time in his qualifying group behind Dale McDowell, Hedgecock stormed to a 10-lap heat race victory. He later earned the second-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw.

Cruising mainly in the high groove Hedgecock led all 52 laps of the event and was unchallenged for most of the race. His only threat came when inside-running Colten Burdette closed in on the leader with a dozen laps to go. However, Burdette’s protest was unsuccessful with Hedgecock quickly pulling away to win by nearly two seconds.

“Man, I’m tickled to death,” Hedgecock said in Victory Lane. “This is the [richest] win of my career, so we can’t wait to go somewhere next week.”

Burdette settled for the runner-up spot with Jason Hiett, Scott James, and Kyle Hardy completing the Top-5 finishers.

“We were good up top and everything. Dad finally kept telling me to come down. I saw [Burdette] down there every once in a while, and knew I was in trouble for a moment,” said Hedgecock. “I’m glad he told me to go down and everything … the car was great, and I can’t thank my guys enough. An awesome race.”

Saturday saw Cory enter the Memorial Day Mayhem at Smoky Mountain Speedway. Earning the pole position for the Topless Outlaw Series A-Main via preliminary events, Cory coasted to the win by 1.159 seconds ahead of Chase King, Kyle Courtney, Jesse Lowe, and Austin Nicely.

That same night, in a stout field of 41 American Crate All-Star Series entries, Cory laid down the fastest time overall in qualifying before capturing a Dash win. Battling with Randy Weaver for the lead near the midway point of the 35-lap feature, Hedgecock was overtaken on lap 19 and was never able to close the distance, scoring him second on the final rundown behind Weaver.

Hedgecock kicked off his Memorial weekend on Friday at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) for the Topless Outlaw Series sanctioned program. After several rain showers delayed the program into the early morning hours, Hedgecock topped the 29-car field in time trials but dropped one spot in the feature to place second behind Kyle Courtney.

In Friday’s American Crate All-Star Series event at Volunteer Speedway, Cory followed up the second fastest lap in qualifying with a Dash victory. With $2,000 on the line in the feature, Hedgecock fell one position to register another runner-up finish behind Trevor Sise.

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This Friday, May 29 the team will return to the Topless Outlaws Series with trip to Crossville (Tenn.) Speedway. For more information on this event, please visit .  The team’s plans for the remainder of the weekend are currently undecided.

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Pace Performance, Rocket Chassis, Five Star Hyundai, Eagle Racing Engines, K&P Used Cars, Hidden View Lake, Budget Transmissions, VP Racing Fuels, VooDoo Technology, Timeless Memories Photography, Hoosier Racing Tires, CFYA, Wells Racing Photography, Strange Oval Racing, High Velocity Heads, Crowder Small Engines, Jesel Valve Train Innovation, QuickCar, Bicknell Racing Products, MSD Ignition, CV Products, CP Pistons, Boydbilt, Ohlins Shocks, Winters Performance, Integra Shocks & Springs, Brucebilt Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Simpson Race Products, Martel Signs, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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Dover Dominates 4th annual Memorial Duels at Park Jefferson International Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (May 26, 2020) - Jack Dover is off to the hottest start of his sprint car career.

Dover earned his second straight triumph - in less than one week - during his third race of the season last Saturday at Park Jefferson International Speedway, where he debuted his No. 53 after spending the first two races behind the wheel of Chris Roseland's No. 84.

"Any time you can win it's awesome, but to get back-to-back wins is a great start to the season," Dover said. "Hopefully this continues."

Dover broke out a brand new car for the 4th annual Memorial Duels featuring the Carpet Land Nebraska 360 Sprint Series and the Midwest Sprint Touring Series. He kicked off the action by maneuvering from sixth to win a heat race.

"We had a bunch of confidence because of the win last Sunday," he said. "That helps going into a show like that. We didn't know how it was going to go because it's all new stuff on my car. We were a little hesitant, but it pretty much drove like my car last year. It felt good.

"We got up to second pretty quick in the heat race. Everyone was running around the top. I searched around and found the bottom line in turns three and four. There was still a little moisture down there. I ran down the leader and got past him on Lap 7. The last three laps we were down quite a bit of power. All the nozzles plugged up. I was riding around hoping we wouldn't get passed."

The performance earned Dover a spot into the feature redraw and he pulled the No. 1 to garner the pole position for the main event, which was shortened to 18 laps because of track conditions.

"When we get a new fuel tank we're supposed to wash them out, which we did in the offseason," he said. "After the heat we took it off and washed it again. We cleaned the nozzles and the fuel filters. It was good in the feature. That was a good track to start on the pole because it'd taken rubber. It was in the middle in turns one and two and the bottom of turns three and four. I knew I just had to save my tires and everybody would use their tires trying to get to me."

Dover did just that and maintained the top spot throughout the feature to claim the triumph.

He was slated to return to the track on Monday, but the race rained out.


May 23 - Park Jefferson International Speedway in North Sioux City, S.D. - Heat race: 1 (6); Feature: 1 (1).


2 races, 1 win, 2 top fives, 2 top 10s, 2 top 15s, 2 top 20s








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"True Trucking specializes in everything when it comes to hauling," Dover said. "They can pretty much do it all. The True's are family friends who have always been there to support me. I appreciate their partnership and look forward to reaching Victory Lane with them a lot."

Dover would also like to thank Liquid Trucking, Carpet Land, SSS Motorsports, Certified Transmission, Backlund Plumbing, Speedway Graphics, Thorpe's Body Shop, Speedway Engines, Volvo Trucks of Omaha, Husker Diesel, Spike Chassis, Sway Away, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Schoenfeld Headers, Langfeldt Overhead Doors, K&N Filters, FK Rod Ends, DMI, Vortex Wings, Speedway Motors, Ostransky Farms, R&G Services and Industrial Plating for their continued support.

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Kerry Madsen Leading Big Game Motorsports Into World of Outlaws Event at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (May 26, 2020) - Big Game Motorsports is venturing to Lake Ozark Speedway this weekend for a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader.

Kerry Madsen has guided the Killer Instinct Crossbows sponsored team to a top-10 finish during a World of Outlaws event at the oval in Eldon, Mo., each of the last two years.

"It can go pretty slick quickly," he said. "You have to be on top of your game. I want to get this car up front where it should be."

Madsen placed 10th last year after garnering a third-place result in 2018 during the two most recent World of Outlaws races at the facility.

The team is coming off a frustrating weekend with the Outlaws at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

"On Friday the track was pretty heavy and we had to run the B Main," Madsen said. "We were leading with half a lap to go when the motor dropped a rod."

Madsen had qualified ninth quickest in his group, placed sixth in a heat race and was on pace to win the Last Chance Showdown to transfer into the main event with the misfortune struck.

The team returned to the high-banked oval on Saturday.

"It was a really crazy deal," Madsen said. "We drew late in the first group and the track had slowed down over a second. We were just in the worst possible spot. I tried something and it didn't work. We were pretty much down in the dungeon after that point."

Madsen timed in 25th quickest in his group. He advanced from fifth to fourth place in a non-qualifier race and from 11th to fifth in the C Main to end the night.


May 22 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 9; Heat race: 6 (5); B Main: DNF (2).

May 23 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 25; Non-qualifier race: 4 (5); C Main: 5 (11).


11 races, 0 wins, 1 top five, 4 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 9 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series




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Sides Wraps Up World of Outlaws Event in Pevely With Good Rally

Inside Line Promotions - PEVELY, Mo. (May 26, 2020) - Jason Sides passed the third-most cars last Saturday during the finale of a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.

It was a good moment to cap a busy two-day event that featured 60-plus drivers at the high-banked oval, where Sides began the action on Friday by qualifying third quickest in his group.

"The first night we got a good pill draw and had a decent qualifying lap," he said. "Our heat race didn't go as planned. I got shoved up a little. It's just part of racing. (Brad) Sweet got underneath us and I tried to turn under him, but it started spinning. Then (Carson) Macedo got by so we ended up fourth."

The fourth-place finish locked Sides into the 14th starting position in the main event.

"They went back and tilled the track," he said. "Marred that far back I wasn't near free enough and was too tight until about four or five laps from the end. I got lapped and then it got spaced out where I could run the last few laps how I wanted to. It felt much better, but by then it's too late."

Sides was credited with a 17th-place result.

The weekend concluded on Saturday. Sides timed in 14th quickest in his group, but a seventh-place finish in a heat race relegated him to the Last Chance Showdown. He ended 11th in that race and was forced to use a provisional to tag the field in the main event.

"We had a pretty decent pill draw for qualifying and I just didn't get all I could," he said. "I slipped up a little in a corner. I went from having a decent time to 14th. Then in the heat it started well. We got up to fifth on the bottom and just didn't get off the bottom in time. That let Ian Madsen and Aaron Reutzel back by. The Last Chance Showdown was stacked with cars so we had to take a provisional.

"We got a couple of good starts and passed a few cars early in the feature. Everybody got to running the top. I was trying the bottom, but it dried out pretty quick. I got a few cars down there, but probably stayed down too long. By the time I got up top here comes the leader and I got lapped right before an early caution. From that point you're just racing with the few guys who are lapped."

Sides was able to maneuver to an 18th-place result. His eight positions gained were the third most.

Next up is a two-day show at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., this Friday and Saturday.


May 22 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (2); Feature: 17 (14).

May 23 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 14; Heat race: 7 (7); B Main: 11 (8); Feature: 18 (26).


14 races, 0 wins, 0 top fives, 1 top 10, 3 top 15s, 8 top 20s


Friday and Saturday at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo., with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series






"Jim started helping out a few years ago," Sides said. "He's a really good guy who is a big fan of the sport. Jim has helped me when I've needed it the most and we really appreciate his support."

Sides would also like to thank Wetherington Tractor Service, Inc., East Coast Logistics, BR Motorsports, VRP Shocks, King Racing Products, Dancer Logistics, Inc., TORA TORA, R.E. Enterprises, FSR Radiators, Mid-States Equipment, Brad, Driven Racing Oil, Ingles Racing Engines, Wings Unlimited and All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads for their continued support.


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AT A GLANCE: David Gravel looks to keep near perfect record at Lake Ozark
Jason Johnson Racing aiming for back to back home wins May 29-30 on DIRTVision

After a rough weekend last week, David Gravel will be on the hunt to rebound at Lake Ozark Speedway where his starts are few but superb.

In three World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car races at the 1/3-mile track near the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri, Gravel has one win and has never finished worse than second – with two teams, as well.

“It’s just a fun track,” said Gravel, of Watertown, CT. “I think it races really good. I’ve been there three times in total I think, and the track has been racy every time. They’ve got a good product there. It’s also an added benefit that it’s right down the road from Jason Johnson Racing.”

The JJR shop, in Rocky Mount, MO, is about 15 minutes away from the speedway and Gravel was able to give them a special hometown win in front of fans, family and sponsors in October for the Jason Johnson Classic.

He’ll look to repeat that win and sweep the weekend during the May 29-30 doubleheader at Lake Ozark to rebuild the momentum he and his team established after winning at Knoxville in May. They lost a bit of it at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 last weekend with a sixth-place finish the first night and a 17th-place finish the next.

The first night they found an issue in the motor, the next he had the misfortune of going out late on a slick track in qualifying and was unable to recover from it the rest of the night.

A return home for JJR is the perfect opportunity to regroup and rebound. A win for Gravel would also make him the first repeat winner at the track. So far, there have been five different winners in five race — Tim Shaffer, Craig Dollansky, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet and David Gravel.

Qualifying is key to having a good run at the speedway, according to Gravel, and in the past year there’s been no one better at that than he and JJR. The duo collected 21 overall Quick Time awards in 2019 – one of them being at Lake Ozark in April – and already have two this year at Volusia Speedway Park.

His first start at Lake Ozark was in 2018 with CJB Motorsports and drove the #41 for JJR in the other two. While the teams’ setups don’t correlate, they’re in the same vicinity, he noted.

“I think as a driver if you’re really good at a track, historically you can bring an added benefit to that team,” Gravel said. “I think we just did our normal deal there and it worked out good. I think the CJB car and the JJR car are both good late in the Feature and if you can position yourself close to the front, you’re going to have good results.”

With the rust fully shaken off after the nearly two-month break, Gravel said he is primed and 100% committed to his Sprint Car racing. His NASCAR Truck racing plans are on hiatus at the moment with the series still developing its schedule and running races without practice, so his focus is solely on winning with the World of Outlaws.

His one win of the year, so far, at Knoxville was his 52nd career World of Outlaws win – tying him for 15th on the all-time wins list with reigning champion Brad Sweet. One thing he missed at Knoxville that he’d experience with a win at Lake Ozark is the cheer of fans back in the stands.

“It’s just not the same,” Gravel said about winning with no fans in the stands at Knoxville. “No one wants to race without fans as long as we don’t have to. Hopefully it will be the new normal in the coming weeks. People can enjoy it on DIRTVision and in person.”


Memorial Weekend a Mixed Bag for Blount Motorsports

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (May 27) Donald McIntosh wheeled the BMS Rocket to a fourth place finish on Saturday at Thunderhill and was running fifth on Monday night at 411 when mechanical problems relegated him to a 15th place finish.

The car hasn’t been bad, in fact it has been pretty good, but not as good as it was or needs to be.

“The car is OK, but OK doesn’t get it. We have lost the balance and a lot of the traction we were enjoying earlier in the year,” said David Bryant. “We have had everything apart trying to figure it out and we have a couple of things we are going to try.”

On Monday night in the Scott Sexton Memorial they ran over something and it flattened the tires and ripped off the brake line.

“Scott was a good friend and a good guy and we always want to do good in his race. We were not doing too bad, when we ran over something and shelled the right front break line and flatten the tire,” continued Bryant. “Its great to be back racing, but we need to be racing better.”

The next event on the BMS schedule will be the Toyota of Knoxville 10K to win event at Tazewell Speedway on Saturday night.

BMS races Rocket XR1 Chassis. Power is provided by Vic Hill Racing Engines with Dyer’s Top Rods, Driven Racing Oil, Waterman Fuel Pumps, VP Race Fuels and starting power from Go Lithium batteries. Gauges and wiring harnesses from QuickCar. Carbon Fiber drive shafts from Fastshafts. The shocks are Penske Racing Shocks with chassis and suspension components from TWM, Brakes from Wilwood and springs from Hyperco. Tires are Hoosier Performance Tires from Hoosier Tires South.

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Hafertepe Battle Through Wing Issue For Runner-up Run At Lake Ozark Speedway

Bryan Hulbert - ELDON, Mo. (May 27, 2020) A riveting performance between Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Dominic Scelzi this past Sunday night at Lake Ozark Speedway with the ASCS Sooner and Warrior Regions went the way of Scelzi, but Hafertepe's runner-up run was made very impressive when you learn that the wing slider failed half-way through the A-Feature.

Trailing Dominic the first 23 laps, the Hills Racing No. 15h took the point from lap 24 until the wing issue finally became too much during lapped traffic, allowing the No. 41 to retake the lead with 10 laps to run.

"That car was a handful," stated Sam. "We were good until the hydraulic slider failed and let the wing slam back all the way and broke the pins in the wing stand. It finally pinned itself, but that was 37 degrees of wing angle so needless to say, she got a little tight."

Looking to his next outing, Hafertepe will be back at Lake Ozark Speedway this Friday, May 29, and Saturday, May 30 with the World of Outlaw NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars.

"Even with the wing issue last weekend, we were happy to get some laps and try a few things before we take on the Outlaws this weekend. This show has been planned for our team for a long time, so we're going to make sure we are there. We have awesome support in Missouri with Heidbreder Foundation. They have been with me for years as one of our biggest sponsors, but more importantly, Ryan and Ashley are really good friends and have always helped me."

Lake Ozark Speedway is located just outside Eldon, Mo. Both nights go green with Hot Laps at 6:00 P.M. (CT). Fans not able to attend can see everything live on

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2020 Season to Date:

Events: 14; Wins -2; Top 5 - 4; Top 10 - 7; Top 20 - 8;

Coming Up:

May 29 - Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Mo.) w/ WoO Sprint Cars
May 30 - Lake Ozark Speedway (Eldon, Mo.) w/ WoO Sprint Cars

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Hill's Racing Team, Townline Variety, Heidbreder Foundation Service, Kiebler & Sons Lawn and Landscaping, Fisher Racing Engines, Super Shox, J&J Chassis, Smiley's Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Huggins Cams, Champion Oil, The Sparks Family, Lonestar Speedway, Keizer Wheels, XYZ Machining, Simpson Racing Products, CP-Carrillo, KSE Power Steering, FK Rod Ends, BMRS, Allstar Performance, Saldana Racing Products, Vortex Wings, DMI, Wilwood Brakes, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Hwy. 79 Collision.