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May 25, 2020

Weiss Dominates Jackson for Second WoO Win
Davenport, Iowa Doubleheader Up Next

HEADINGLEY, MANITOBA, Canada (05/25/20) – Just eight races after his elusive first career World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series win, Ricky Weiss picked up his second WoO victory on Friday night. 

A dominating performance by Weiss in his Drydene Performance Products No. 7 J&C Properties/ G-Style Transport/ Team Zero Race Cars/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model earned him a $6,000 payday in the WoO Return to Racing at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex.

“I was just so excited to finally get going and race again,” said Weiss in a quiet victory lane since the event was run without fans due to local mass gathering restrictions. “I wanted to do it safely; the Outlaws took their time and did it right. This is a race I was looking forward to. We did really good at Knoxville and, well, this is a mini-Knoxville. It’s a wonderful facility and I was just praying the rain would hold off.”

Weiss came in second fastest overall in time trials behind Shannon Babb before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Drawing the second-starting position for the 30-lap A-Main, Weiss quickly overtook polesitter Brent Larson to jump to the lead at the drop of the green flag.

After a slew of cautions hampered the early running, the pace finally picked up. Racing on a lightning fast-surface, Weiss clocked a run of 15.379 seconds on the fifth lap, which was over a half-second faster than the overall quick time of the night. With that speed, Weiss had built a full-straightaway advantage by the next caution on lap five.

“These Bloomquist Race Cars are so strong on the bottom,” Weiss said. “You know 10 years back I was a high side guy through and through, but man this thing just turns so great down low.”

The reigning WoO Rookie of the Year survived one other restart with 12 laps remaining to cross the finish line 1.203 seconds over second-place, Brandon Sheppard.  Babb, Chase Junghans, and Chris Madden completed the Top-5.

“Jason was keeping me calm with the signals there,” noted Weiss on those behind him. “We have great communication together and he’d signal me for when they’re coming, when I need to go, when I need to hold back. I really just can’t thank my guys enough.”

Saturday’s $20,000-to-win finale saw Ricky charge passed seven cars in his heat race to record a third-place finish. Improving seven spots in the 60-lap main event, Weiss reeled in a runner-up finish behind Ricky Thornton Jr. with Sheppard, Chad Simpson, and madden trailing them to the checkered flag.

Ricky remains second in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For more results from these events and complete standings, please visit .

This weekend, May 29-30, Ricky is set to invade Davenport (Iowa) Speedway for the second round of the WoO Return to Racing. On Friday, the racing will take place on Davenport’s 1/4-mile bullring inside the infield, then Saturday on the outer 1/2-mile dirt oval. To learn more about this doubleheader, visit .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Drydene Performance Products, J&C Properties, G-Style Transport, Turk Enterprises, Derrick's Sandblasting, Keewatin Truck Service, Kakela Farms, Collins Brothers Towing, Wiesner Trucking, Team Zero Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., JCJ Tools Inc., Rod Fehr Racing, Penske Racing Shocks, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, LG Transport,­­ FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, VP Racing Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, Hooker Harness, Peterson Fluid Systems, Winters Rear End, C&R Racing Radiators, QA1, Strange Oval, Quarter Master, KRC Racing Components, PFC Brakes, Hoosier Racing Tire, Wrisco Industries, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Performance Bodies, QuickCar Racing Products, Braswell Carburetion,, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Kenny’s Components, Midwest Mobile Tech, Inc.,, Sweet Manufacturing, Butlerbuilt, ­and Marketing Services.

For more information on Ricky Weiss please visit his website at .

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May 25, 2020

Rocket1 Returns to Racing with Pair of Podium Finishes
Team Prepares for Davenport Speedway this Weekend

SHINNSTON, W.V. (05/25/20) – The Rocket1 Racing team’s return to competition amid the Covid-19 pandemic was highlighted by a pair of podium finishes over the weekend.

The World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Models Series returned to racing for the first time in 77 days with a doubleheader at Minnesota’s Jackson Motorplex. Piloting the Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis, Brandon Sheppard raced to Top-3 finishes both nights.

On Friday night, Sheppard locked his spot into the $6,000-to-win A-Main with a fourth-place finish in his heat race. Starting 10th in the 30-lap affair, a slew of cautions hampered the early running.

Once the pace picked up, Sheppard made his presence known and drove to the third spot in just six laps; then moved into second on lap 9. From there, Sheppard set his sights on race-long leader, Ricky Weiss.

Sheppard closed the gap on Weiss, cutting his lead from more than 2.4 seconds down to less than one second, but he could never mount a serious charge for the top spot. Sheppard settled for second behind Weiss, with Shannon Babb, Chase Junghans, and Chris Madden completing the Top-5.

“We had a really balanced car in the feature, I mean before the top got dirty, I could really move around,” Sheppard stated. “I just messed up qualifying with the wrong line. I haven’t been up to par lately and it has cost us later in the night. I’ve been really struggling there since the pandemic, so I’ve got to do a better job of qualifying to position us better in the feature.”

Saturday’s finale painted a picture much-like Friday for Sheppard and the Rocket1 crew. A third-place finish in his heat race earned Brandon the 11th starting position on the grid for the $20,000-to-win main event.

Making his way into the Top-5 early in the 60-lapper, Sheppard was in contention throughout much of the race. A restart with six laps to go set the stage for one last ditch run at the race lead, but it wasn’t enough. Sheppard took the checkered flag in third behind winner Ricky Thornton Jr., and Ricky Weiss. Chad Simpson and Chris Madden rounded out the Top-5.

“I’m definitely disappointed we didn’t win one this weekend,” said Sheppard. “Especially considering how good my car was. I just needed to be more aggressive in the beginning. We have got to work on qualifying and win some heat races to start up front.”

Sheppard continues to lead the latest WoO Morton Buildings Late Model Series standings. For more results from these events and complete series standings, please visit

Earlier in the week, the team traveled south to kick off the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Reopening Tour at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Ga. A tripleheader of $7,000-to-win events began on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s opener saw Brandon record a 14th-place outing after suffering front-end damage from a dirt clod on the opening circuit. On Wednesday, Sheppard rallied from his 18th starting spot in the A-Main to a ninth-place finish. After rain delayed Thursday’s program for several hours, Brandon was forced to scratch from the night in order to catch his flight to Minnesota.

For complete results from these events, please visit

This upcoming weekend – May 29-30 – takes Rocket1 Racing to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday the racing will be on Davenport’s 1/4-mile bullring inside the infield, then Saturday on the outer 1/2-mile dirt oval. To learn more about this doubleheader, visit

Rocket1 Racing would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket Chassis, Ace Metal Works, Durham Racing Engines, FiveStar RaceCar Bodies, Gunters Honey, Hoosier Racing Tire, Integra Racing Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, Petroff Towing, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Sweet Manufacturing, Sunoco Race Fuels, Accu-Force Shock Service, ATL Fuel Cells, Aurora Rod Ends, Barnes Dry Sump Oil Systems, Bazell Race Fuels, Beyea Custom Headers, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Brinn Transmissions, Cometic Gasket, COMP Cams, CP Carrillo, Dohm Cycles, Edelbrock, Fibreworks Composites, Hardrock Powder Coating, Howe Racing Enterprises, Jones Racing Products, Kenny’s Components, Maxima Racing Oils, MSD, NGK Spark Plugs, Tel Tac, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Powers Performance, Performance Rod & Custom, Quarter Master, QuickCar Racing Products, Rocket Pre-Owned Motors, Safecraft, Show Trucks Unlimited, Simpson, Stealth Carburetors, Strange Oval, Suave Talk, Total Power Valvoline Pro-V Racing, Walker Performance Filtration, Weld Racing, Wiles Driveshafts, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Xceldyne Valvetrain, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at as well as their social media channels at,, and

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Dominic Scelzi Captures First Triumph of Season During Debut at Lake Ozark Speedway

Inside Line Promotions - ELDON, Mo. (May 25, 2020) - Dominic Scelzi produced his first feature victory of the season on Sunday evening to cap a busy holiday weekend.

Scelzi led the majority of the ASCS Sooner Region and ASCS Warrior Region event during his debut at Lake Ozark Speedway, recording his first win of the year during what has been an unimaginable start to 2020.

"Rolling into this season back in February my goal was to win 10 races," he said. "Right now I just cracked 10 races that we've raced. There's no certainty of anything. To be able to get a win during a pandemic and in a time they aren't allowing a full capacity of fans, it was very different. But it was meaningful to be able to get a win right now."

Scelzi powered from fifth to second place during his heat race to earn a spot into the feature redraw.

"We've been changing some stuff around to help us out in the moisture," he said. "We've struggled getting a balance when the track has grip. Earlier Sunday we changed motors and knew there were quite a few storms coming. We left late and pulled into the track at the drivers meeting. It was waiting on the weather all night wondering what was going to happen. We drew the No. 36, which started me fifth in our heat race. Halfway through the heats it started raining. I only had two heats before mine so the track had some grip for my heat. We went fifth to second, which was great."

Scelzi pulled the No. 1 during the feature redraw to garner the pole position for the 40-lap A Main.

"I got the jump and led the first half right around the bottom," he said. "As the bottom got slower we had to move around. The middle and top were dirty. There wasn't a defined line. Sam (Hafertepe Jr.) got by me on Lap 24. I got my wing back and ran the middle and top in turns one and two and the bottom in turns three and four. We were able to run him back down and take the lead on Lap 30. From there on it was pretty thick traffic to the end. I was able to put a handful of cars between us. It was special to be able to pass someone like Sam, who is one of the top 360 racers out there."

The victory tied a bow on a weekend that also featured a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. A whopping 61 competitors entered the event.

"On Friday we made good laps in qualifying, but didn't have mile per hour; we just didn't have speed," he said. "With 60-plus cars that put us in a non-qualifier. It was tough to pass and we finished fourth. That put us in the C Main and we drove from 11th to sixth. I didn't feel like we were off car-wise; we just didn't have the speed we needed."

Scelzi improved his results on Saturday, qualifying eighth quickest in his group and placing fourth in a heat race to lock into the A Main.

"I felt like we were decent in qualifying and we were really good in the heat," he said. "I raced hard for third, but couldn't get by him. They reworked the track before the main event and we were just really tight. About midway through the race we had dropped back some and I felt like we were in a position where we didn't want to tear up equipment so we pulled off early."

Next up for the team is a World of Outlaws doubleheader at Lake Ozark Speedway this Friday and Saturday.


May 22 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 24; Non-qualifier race: 4 (4); C Main: 6 (11).

May 23 - Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. - Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 4 (4); Feature: 25 (15).

May 24 - Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo. - Heat race: 2 (5); Feature: 1 (1).


11 races, 1 win, 4 top fives, 6 top 10s, 7 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






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"Fuel Delivery Services, Inc., has been a partner of ours since the first year we began racing sprint cars," Scelzi said. "They supply a lot of product for our family business as well. We've been fortunate to work with them for more than a decade."

Scelzi would like to thank Scelzi Enterprises, Red Rose Transportation, Inc., Whipple Superchargers, Roth Motorsports, Panella Trucking, Red Line Oil, FK Rod Ends, Schoenfeld Headers, NAPA Auto Parts, Sparco, Todd Jorgensen, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, K&N Filters, Allstar Performance, Meridian Steel, Auto Meter, Worldwide Bearings and Kenny's Components for their continued support.

Rico Abreu rallies to 13th with WoO during Pevely finale

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd
Event: World of Outlaws at I-55
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri)
Rico Abreu Finishes (Start):
Friday: B-Main - 7th (9th)
Saturday: A-Main - 13th (19th)

ST. HELENA, Calif. (May 25, 2020) - Once again joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made the trip from his Indiana-based, Midwest headquarters to the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 during the recent weekend, entering back-to-back nights with the Greatest Show On Dirt in search of another $20,000 top prize. Although Abreu’s results were short of the podium, the two-time Ironman 55 champion put on a hard-fought performance on Saturday to finish 13th after starting from row ten.

Adding a little drama to his Saturday night result, Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil/Priority Aviation/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/ 24 sprint car, suffered from a flat tire during his rally from 19th to 13th and was forced to restart at the tail of the field. Abreu was racing in the 11th position when the flat tire occurred.

Abreu opened his two-day visit to I-55 with a B-Main appearance on Friday, finishing seventh after starting ninth to miss main event action by three spots. There were over 60 cars on the grounds for each of the World of Outlaws programs.

“It was a good recovery for my team. I’m proud of these guys. We’re starting to get more and more comfortably with the car. It just takes laps. We’re getting there,” Rico Abreu said. “I just can’t thank everyone enough for their support, my partners and fans included. It takes a lot to move this team up and down the road and I wouldn’t be where I am today without everyone’s love and support.”

Rico Abreu and Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing have not finalized plans for the coming weekend, but fans should stay alert on social media for continuing updates pertaining to Rico Abreu’s racing agenda.

Fans are encouraged to follow Rico Abreu online, as well as on all of his available social media networks:


Those seeking the latest Rico Abreu Racing apparel should visit, or find Rico’s Van at select events during the 2020 season.


2020 Rico Abreu Racing Statistics:
Total Races: 4
Total Wins: 0
Total Top-5s: 0
Total Top-10s: 0
**Stats only reflect starts in RAR #24 Sprint Car

Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing
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Schatz scores back-to-back top-tens, KSE Hard Charger Award at I-55

Dates: Friday and Saturday, May 22nd & 23rd
Event: World of Outlaws at I-55
Series: World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series
Track: F.A.P. Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Missouri)
Donny Schatz A-Main Finishes (Start):
Friday: 7th (11th)
Saturday: 8th (25th)

2020 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Championship Standings: 832-points - third (34-points behind championship leader, Logan Schuchart)

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 25, 2020) - Donny Schatz’ weekend visit to I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, was complete with success, as well as perseverance, not only earning back-to-back top-ten finishes with the Greatest Show On Dirt, but ultimately capping his weekend with an impressive rally from a provisional starting position - 25th on the grid - to finish eighth at the end of 40 circuits.

Battling his way to tenth by lap 30, the Fargo, North Dakota-native was forced to utilize a World of Outlaws provisional after missing a transfer position in the evening’s Last Chance Showdown. To make matters more difficult, a substandard qualifying effort forced Schatz to race in one of two non-qualifiers races; he rallied from seventh to earn a spot in a heat race.

Schatz kicked-off his weekend on the highbanks of I-55 with a seventh-place score on Friday after starting 11th. A third-place finish during his respective heat race secured Schatz’ main event starting spot.

The pair of top-ten outcomes propelled the ten-time World of Outlaws champion to third in the championship chase; Schatz entered the weekend fourth in the Series standings.

Donny Schatz and the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing/No. 15 sprint car team will continue their 2020 World of Outlaws championship quest with another Missouri doubleheader, this time at the Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30.

Most recently, Schatz earned a World of Outlaws victory at Lake Ozark Speedway during a visit in 2018. The $10,000 triumph was the product of row two, taking command with a big move on lap seven and never looking back.

Fans are encouraged to follow the progress of Donny Schatz, Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing and the No. 15/Advance Professional/Carquest Auto Parts/Technet Professional Automotive Service/Ford Performance/Mobil 1/Sage Fruit/Curb Records/Absolute Automation & Security/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Digital Ally/J&J Auto Racing motorsports team on the Web and on social media.

Donny Schatz:

Tony Stewart Racing:

2020 Donny Schatz / Tony Stewart Racing WoO Statistics:
World of Outlaws Races: 6
World of Outlaws Wins: 1
World of Outlaws Top-5s: 1
World of Outlaws Top-10s: 6

Photo Credit: Trent Gower Photography
Tyler Altmeyer
Tony Stewart Racing Enterprises
(724) 954-4915,