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July 25, 2017

Ricky Weiss Keeps on Winning

Headingly, Manitoba, Canada (07/25/17)
– Since Ricky Weiss returned home to Canada a month ago he has been a force at tracks not only in his home country but also throughout the upper Midwest. This past weekend was no different as he took his Derrick’s Sandblasting #7 A.I.E. Communications/ Bloomquist Chassis Late Model to Victory Lane on two separate occasions in two different countries to bring his 2017-win tally to six.

“We’ve got this hot rod running really good right now,” Weiss commented. “[Dustin] Strand is really tough in this area so to beat him really shows how strong we are performing right now. There’s some big money shows coming up in the next few weeks, so hopefully we can keep this momentum rolling.”

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss returned to Red River Co-op Speedway (Winnipeg, Manitoba), competing in a field of 15 Super Late Models. Improving two positions in his heat race, Ricky notched a runner-up finish behind Mike Balcaen, positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the feature. Wheeling his way to his fifth win of the season, Weiss topped Mike Balcaen, Dustin Strand, Kevin Sexton, and Bill Mooney at the finish line in the 20-lap affair to pick up his second straight victory at the speedway.

After taking Friday night off, Weiss headed to Devil’s Lake Speedway (Crary, North Dakota) on Saturday night for the Northern Late Model Racing Association (NLRA) sanctioned contest. Moving up one spot in his heat race, Ricky charged to a 10-lap heat race win, locking him into the 4th-starting position for the feature. Holding off Dustin Strand late in the 25-lapper, Ricky Weiss streaked to his second-straight win and sixth on the season over Strand, Cole Schill, Bill Mooney, and Robert Hellebust. Weiss pocketed a $1,100 payday for his efforts.

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This week Ricky will likely only enter a single event as he prepares for next week’s USA Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway. His plan for this week is to enter the Weekly Racing Series Event at Red River Co-op Speedway on Thursday night. For more information on the event, please visit .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting. A.I.E. Bell Mobility, The Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky, All Rig Towing, Hands On Excavating Inc., Allied Roofing Inc., Forest Flying Services, Keewatin Truck Service, J&C Trucking, Cousins Farms, Turk Enterprises, Eibach Springs, Metalz In Motion, Wulff Pumps, New Vision Graphics, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Schaeffer Oil, and Marketing Services.

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July 25, 2017

Jake Knowles Builds Mid-Season Momentum

Rome, Georgia (07/25/17) – Jake Knowles continues to gain mid-season momentum behind the wheel of his Knowles Race Parts & Bodies #66 Brucebilt Performance Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.

Over the course of the past week he has entered five events and earned three Top-5 finishes and five Top-10 finishes to show for his efforts.

“We may not have all of the wins that we would like, but I now feel like every time we unload we are a contender,” Knowles said. “This definitely wasn’t the case earlier this year. We’ve made some changes within our program and have just really been doing our homework. All of this hard work is showing with our on-track performances, and if we can just improve our qualifying efforts I think the wins will start coming.”

Last Monday night Jake Knowles kicked off an ultra-busy week of competition by making the trip to Tri-County Race Track (Brasstown, North Carolina) for the second round of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series. Timing in 8th-fastest overall in a field of 23 Super Late Models, Knowles earned the 8th-starting position for the $3,500-to-win A-Main. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Jakes gained two positions in the 35-lapper, posting a 6th-place outing.

Returning to action with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, Jake Knowles was one of 29 Super Late Models signed in at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee) on Tuesday night to do battle for the $3,500 top prize. Holding his spot in his 8-lap heat race, Knowles recorded a runner-up finish behind Chicky Barton, positioning him 12th on the starting grid for the feature. Breaking into a podium spot, Jake Knowles charged through the field nine positions, notching a 3rd-place finish behind Donald McIntosh and Vic Hill with David Doherty and Jason Cardwell completing the Top-5 finishers.

Following an off day on Wednesday, Jake Knowles was back with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series on Thursday night for the fourth stop of the tour at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia). After laying down the 5th-fastest time in his group, Knowles secured his spot into the $3,500-to-win A-Main with a 3rd-place finish in his heat race. Wheeling his way into the Top 10, Jake passed seven cars in the 35-lap affair to place 8th.

Saturday night brought Knowles to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) for the regular night of racing. Timing in 9th fastest in qualifying, Jake earned the 9th-starting position for the $2,000-to-win A-Main. Advancing through the field six positions, Jake Knowles reeled in a 3rd-place finish behind Michael Page and Jason Croft with Shawn Chastain and Will Roland completing the Top-5 finishers.

Sunday night’s Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series sanctioned program at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia) was postponed to August 20th by Mother Nature, so Jake kicked off this week’s action on Monday night at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia).

Via preliminary action Jake earned the 9th-starting spot for the feature. He would go on to advance to a 5th-place finish behind race winner, Brandon Overton, Craig Vosbergen, Casey Roberts, and Ronnie Johnson.

For full results from these events, please visit and .

Jake’s plans for the upcoming week include a Saturday night trip to Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) to compete in a $4,000-to-win program with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series. For more information on the event, please visit .

Jake Knowles would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Josh Roberts Trucking, Berry Construction General Contractor, Martins Wrecker Service, Curbow Logging, Coosa Heating & Cooling, Brucebilt Performance, JW Motorsports, Cruise with the Champions, Shorty’s Shock Service, Hoosier Racing Tire by Pup, Knowles Trucking, Keyser Manufacturing, Wiles Racing Driveshafts, Integra Shocks and Springs, Joe’s Transmission, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A’s Custom Graphics, Renegade Racing Fuels, Mitchell Jenkins Photography, Dynojet, and Marketing Services.

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