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September 3, 2019

Ricky Weiss Claims Baltes Classic Victory at Eldora
Preps for Run at World 100 Title

Headingley, Manitoba, Canada (09/03/19) – For the second time in 2019, Ricky Weiss stood atop the Victory Lane stage at the famed Eldora Speedway. The latest visit to the coveted location came on Sunday evening during the 12th annual Baltes Classic.

The win marked his fifth of the 2019 season in his Derrick’s Sandblasting No. 7 Kakela Farms/ J&C Properties/ Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car/ Vic Hill Race Engine Super Late Model.

“I let a win slip away on Friday night with the Outlaws at Sharon Speedway, but tonight’s win definitely softens the blow. Anytime you can win at Eldora Speedway, it’s something special,” Weiss said. “"We unloaded with what we came here at the Dream, and all we did was free up all night. We were still a tick tight in the feature there, but hat's off to the crew. They worked so hard, and I’m really fired up to get the World 100 underway."

On Thursday night Ricky Weiss opened his extended Labor Day weekend of racing. He was one 26 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan). Gaining one spot in his heat, Weiss recorded a fourth-place finish, which locked him into the $10,000-to-win feature. Passing four cars in the rain-shortened 24-lap affair, Ricky posted an eighth-place outing.

One night later, Weiss was in action in the “Buckeye State” as the Battle at the Border came to life on Friday evening at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio). Ricky followed up the ninth-fastest lap in time trials with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Chase Junghans. Starting the $6,000-to-win A-Main in the second position, Weiss raced to the lead on the 20th circuit of the 25 lapper. He held the top spot until the white flag lap when Brandon Sheppard nosed ahead for the lead. Sheppard won the drag race back to the line as Weiss had to settle for yet another runner-up finish in series action. Chase Junghans, Shane Clanton, and Darrell Lanigan rounded out the Top-5.

On Saturday evening, action at Sharon Speedway was preempted by a power failure at the track. The event was bumped to Sunday evening, but unfortunately Mother Nature axed the second round of the Battle at the Border. As a result, Weiss made the short trip to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the 12th annual Earl Baltes Classic.

In a field of 38 Sunoco American Late Model Series entries, Ricky secured his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory. Leading from wire-to-wire, Ricky Weiss soared to his fifth win of the season, which came over Freddie Carpenter, Zack Dohm, Jimmy Mars, and Ashton Winger. He earned a $5,000 payday for his dominant performance.

Ricky continues to sit second in the latst World of Outlaws point standings and has a commanding lead in the series’ Rookie of the Year battle.

For full results from the weekend’s events, please visit and .

The team now finds itself preparing for the biggest Dirt Late Model race on the planet – the World 100. This weekend – September 5-7 – the crown jewel of all crown jewels comes to life for the 49th time at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway. On Thursday and Friday night, twin $10,000-to-win features will be contested. On Saturday night, the event draws to a thrilling conclusion with the $52,000-to-win, 100-lap finale.

For anyone unable to attend you can catch all of the weekend’s action live via pay-per-view at and .

Ricky Weiss would like to thank his marketing partners and sponsors including Derrick's Sandblasting, J&C Properties, Kakela Farms, G-Style Transport, Collins Brothers Towing, Winkler Canvas, Global Enterprises Inc., Wiesner Trucking, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, RDW Recycling, Straight Ahead Ventures Inc., Keewatin Truck Service, Rod Fehr Racing, Team Red Line Graphix, Penske Racing Shocks, Turk Enterprises, Hawkeye Construction, Forks Mobile Wash, Vic Hill Race Engines, Mark Brandt Trucking, Fastenal, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, Go Lithium Batteries, Aldon Auto Recycled Auto & Truck Parts, Innovative Auto & Diesel Performance, Allied Roofing Inc., FK Rod Ends, FastShafts, Beyea Custom Headers, Arizona Sport Shirts, Base Racing, Fuels, Swift Springs, Allstar Performance, and Marketing Services.

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

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September 3, 2019

Jeff Taylor Visits Legit Speedway Victory Lane Once Again
Looks To Claim Second IMCA Super Nationals Championship

Cave City, Arkansas (09/03/19) –
Jeff Taylor added another victory to the 2019-win tally on Saturday night. The Arkansas traveler charged to the feature triumph at Legit Speedway in his Industrial Electric No. 5 Spur Bar/ Wehrs Machine/ Provence Construction/ Shaw Race Car Modified.

“This was a great tune-up race for the IMCA Super Nationals at Boone,” Taylor said. “This Shaw Race Car is on point, and we showed it at Legit Speedway. We’re focused on heading to Boone this week and picking up a second IMCA Super Nationals title. I’m confident that we have the car to get the job done.”

Jeff Taylor rolled into Gary Stolba’s Legit Speedway on Saturday evening, where he took part in the Holiday Inn Express IMCA Modified division. With 15 entries on hand, he advanced from the fourth-starting spot in his heat race to claim the win.

Via his heat-race performance, Taylor started in the second position for the feature. He took advantage of the starting spot to score the victory. The triumph was his second of the year at the 3/8-mile oval and his seventh overall.

Robert Powers, Carl Murphy, Keaton Atkinson, and Tony Anglin completed the Top-5 finishers.

Full results from the event are available at .

This week – September 4-7 – Jeff Taylor Racing and Shaw Race Cars are in action at the annual IMCA Super Nationals at Boone Speedway (Boone, Iowa). Jeff, who was the 2012 Champion of the event is looking for a second title this week, and will be joined in action by his teammate, Travis Mosley.

For more information on this mega event, please visit .

Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Shaw Race Cars Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, Heat Transfer Solutions, New Vision Graphics,Provence Construction, Wehrs Machine, Fury Energy, Sweet Manufacturing, No Limits Racing, Precision Performance, and Marketing Services.

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

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September 3, 2019

Morgan Bagley Conquers CCSDS at Crowley’s Ridge
Inaugural Southern Dirt Track Championship Up Next

Longview, Texas (09/03/19) – For the second-straight week Morgan piloted his P&W Sales No. 14m / XR1 Rocket Chassis Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a feature win. His latest trip to the Winner’s Circle came on Friday night at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series.

He was awarded $3,000 for his first series win of 2019 and his third win overall of the season.

“We just kinda bided our time early there, starting back in the eighth position and before I knew it I was up to third and reeling in Timmy [Culp] and [Kyle] Beard. Those guys were having a heck of a battle, but then they got bottled up in lapped traffic, and I took advantage,” Bagley said. “Culp had to move off the bottom to work past a lapped car, and I was able to take advantage and get the lead. After that the track really started to clean up on the bottom, and I knew I just had to hit my marks.

“The past month or so things have really started to click for my team, and I just want to again thank my car owners, Wayman and Kay Lynn McMillian for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.”

Morgan Bagley kicked off the Labor Day weekend with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on Friday evening at Crowley’s Ridge Raceway (Paragould, Arkansas). In a field of 28 competitors, Morgan locked his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up performance in his heat race.

Starting the feature in the eighth position, Bagley overtook Timothy Culp for the lead on lap 25 and built a 0.963 second margin throughout the remaining distance to capture his third win of the season and a $3,000 payday. Culp, B.J. Robinson, Brian Rickman, and Wendell Wallace trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair.

On Saturday afternoon at Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi), Bagley finished fifth in his heat race, which positioned him 14th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining four spots in the 35-lap feature, Morgan reeled in a 10th-place outing.

Wrapping up the tripleheader with the CCSDS, Bagley rolled into Johnny Stokes’ Magnolia Motor Speedway (Magnolia, Mississippi) on Sunday afternoon. After recording a second-place finish in his heat behind Hunter Rasdon, Morgan earned the sixth-starting position for the finale.

With a $3,000 top prize on the line, Morgan Bagley advanced one position to place fifth in the final running order behind Chad Thrash, B.J. Robinson, Dane Dacus, and Hunter Rasdon.

On the heels of another strong weekend Morgan has climbed two spots to fifth in the latest CCSDS point standings. Full results from these events, please visit .

Team 14 will be idle this weekend before returning to action with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series on September 13-14 with the inaugural Southern Dirt Track Championship at The Dirt Track at Texas Motor Speedway (Justin, Texas). The weekend is highlighted by a $3,000-to-win program on Friday night and a $5,000-to-win race on Saturday evening.

Morgan Bagley would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include P&W Sales (Oil Field Manufacturers Rep.), P&W Iron Works,, Bert Transmission, Frankland Rear-End, Arizona Sports Shirts, Racing Optics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Barnes Systems, MSD, STP, Wiles Racing, Penske Shocks, Midwest Sheet Metal, FK Rod Ends, JE Pistons, J&J Motorsports, Hypercoils, Outerwears Performance Products, Wilwood, JCT Auto Sales, K&N Filters, Joe’s Racing Products, Armor All, COMP Cams, XS Power, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Wrisco Aluminum, TWM Racing Products, Quickcar Racing Products, Performance Race Engineering, Keyser Manufacturing, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Race Engineering, and Marketing Services.

For more information on Morgan Bagley and McMillan Motorsports, please visit the official team website at .

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September 3, 2019

Brandon Hightower Registers First-Career Louisiana Late Model Series Win
Maiden Trip to Victory Lane Comes at Thunder Valley Speedway

Natchitoches, Louisiana (09/03/19) – Brandon Hightower returned to Victory Lane on Sunday evening with a $2,000 Louisiana Late Model Series triumph at Thunder Valley Speedway. While it wasn’t his first win of the season, it was his first-career win with the series and came aboard his Timmons Truck Center No. B52 Rocket Chassis/ FV Recycling Super Late Model.

“It’s pretty awesome to get my first Louisiana Late Model Series win, and to have to outrun a guy like Robbie Stuart, makes it that much more special,” Hightower said. “The first half of the year with the Super Late Model we battled a lot of bad luck and mechanical failures, but this car is running really well right now.

“A special ‘thank you’ goes out to my family, my sponsors, my team, and all of my family for busting their tails to help keep me turning circles.”

Saturday night saw Brandon Hightower continue his 2019 season as he followed the Louisiana Late Model Racing Series to Chatham Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana), where he was competing in a field of 24 entries. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the feature, Brandon crossed the finish line in the fifth position behind Mason Jordan, Tanner Kellick, Jon Mitchell, and Robbie Stuart.

On Sunday evening at Thunder Valley Speedway (Glenmora, Louisiana), Hightower survived a scrape with the wall in the feature to capture his first-career Louisiana Late Model Series victory. Outrunning Robbie Stuart, Brady Walton, Mason Jordan, and Chris Buhler, Brandon earned a $2,000 payday for his winning performance.

He now has three wins this season.

Hightower’s plans for the upcoming weekend are currently up in the air, but the team is tentatively planning to enter the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model event on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi).

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Brandon Hightower would like to thank all of his sponsors including Cane River Trucking, Timmons Truck Center, APE Engines, Rocket Chassis, American Detailer Garage, PRO FABrication Inc., Fabulous Floors, Swamp Daddy’s Crawfish, Henry’s Auto Parts, Butlerbuilt Motorsports Equipment, Day Motorsports, Allgayer Inc, FV Recycling, Stacy Lisle, Jim Hitz, NAPA Auto Parts (Alexandria), K2 Sauce, Legacy Construction, Advanced Specialized Carriers LLC, J&J Motorsports, Hooker Harness, Superior Graphix, Cold Hard Art, Max Papis Innovations and Website & PR Services.

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September 3, 2019

Rodney Sanders Sails to USMTS Victory at Fayette County
Eighth Annual Mississippi Thunder Modified Nationals Up Next

Happy, Texas (09/03/19) – Rodney Sanders not only visited Victory Lane over the weekend, but he was also able to extend his advantage atop the Casey’s Hunt for the USMTS National Championship in his Wichita Tank Racing No. 20 Kenny’s Tile/ ARMI Contractors/ MB Customs/ Hatfield Racing Engine Modified.

“We were a little off at Deer Creek Speedway on Saturday night, but apart from that our team had a great weekend,” Sanders said. “Dereck [Ramirez] and I entered the weekend tied for The Hunt point lead, and he has been really consistent this entire season, so weekends like the one we just had are extremely important if we are going to win another USMTS Championship.”

Rodney Sanders followed the United States Modified Touring Series to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) on Friday night as he kicked off the Labor Day weekend tripleheader. Drawing 33 cars for the seventh annual End of Summer Bash, Sanders secured his spot into the main event with an 8-lap heat race victory.

Starting the feature in the second position, Rodney overtook Lucas Schott for the lead for nine circuits until Ryan Gustin slipped past for the top spot. Sanders would ultimately settle up for a runner-up finish in the 40-lap affair behind Gustin with Lucas Schott, Zack VanderBeek, and Dustin Sorensen trailing them to the checkers.

On Saturday night at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the Labor Day Duel, Rodney followed up a fourth-place finish in his heat race with a 15-lap consolation victory. Passing six cars in the 40-lap feature, Sanders recorded an eighth-place finish.

In a field of 21 cars on Sunday at Fayette County Speedway (West Union, Iowa), Sanders started the night with a heat race victory, which positioned fifth on the starting grid for the A-Main. Sliding past Dereck Ramirez for the lead on lap 18, Rodney went on to capture his 13th win of the season. Ramirez, Jake O’Neil, Zack VanderBeek, and Ryan Gustin completed the Top 5. He earned $2,500 for his winning efforts.

Rodney now holds a 16-point advantage in the latest Casey’s Hunt standings, and he continues to lead the USMTS National Championship standings. For full results from these events, please visit .

This Friday and Saturday, September 6-7 will take Rodney Sanders to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wisconsin) for the eighth annual RTP Imagineering Plastics Modified Nationals. The program boasts a $4,000-to-win/ $400-to-start finale for the A-Mods.

For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit .

Rodney Sanders would like to thank all of his sponsors including Wichita Tank Racing, Armi, Swan Energy, Mesilla Valley Transportation, S&S Fishing and Rental, Kenny’s Tile, MB Customs, Hatfield Race Engines, Hibner Logging, Bergman Tax and Accounting, Paulson Rock Products, Integra Shocks, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, CMD Race Shocks, Wehrs Machine, 87 Automotive, Keyser Manufacturing, Allstar Performance, Speedway Motors, Beyea Headers, Rodney Sanders Racing, Day Motorsports, Driven Race Oil, C&R Radiators, Real Wheels, Palmer Painting, Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Brakes, PEM Rearends, Winning Edge Carburetors, VP Race Fuels, McCartney Welding, Simpson Race Products and Marketing Services.

For more information on Rodney Sanders, please visit .