McKay Wenger and Curless Motorsports Join Forces for ‘24
Season Opens on April 6 at Peoria Speedway

FAIRBURY, Ill. (04/01/24) – McKay Wenger and Curless Motorsports have joined forces for the 2024 season with Wenger piloting the team’s C&W Trucking / Popejoy Plumbing, Heating & Electric No. 99 Creative Kitchens & Baths / Nutrien Ag Solutions / Backwoods Heating & Cooling / Longhorn Chassis / Rhyne Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity that Amanda and Doug Curless are providing me with the C&W Trucking House Car for 2024. Last year I approached the team about running some laps in their car before the end of the season to compare the Longhorn Chassis to my Rocket Chassis, and we ended up running three races together as a last-minute deal,” Wenger said. “We had fun all three nights, were competitive, and my team and their team seemed to work very well together with a lot of mutual respect.

“As the Fall went on we all kept in touch and talked areas where we could improve, and I had even looked back wishing we would’ve made ‘one more’ adjustment the last night at Lincoln (Speedway) to have a chance of winning the Fall Nationals.”

From those three events they ran together, Wenger and Curless continued to talk about possibilities for the future.

“We started talking about 2024, and I spoke with Doug about the possible opportunity to race for him. It’s something I’ve worked for these past 19 years with my family-owned team, and he agreed combining our efforts seemed like a natural fit. He’s now giving me a great opportunity and a great team to work with.”

For the 2024 campaign, Wenger will be utilizing Longhorn Chassis and Rhyne Engines.

“Matt (Rhyne) and I have a working relationship from my years in the Modified and early years in my Late Model. He’s a great guy to have in my corner during this process. I’m also very appreciative of everything Tye Twarog has done to help me. Not only is he a great marketing partner, but he’s been a great help getting ready for the season,” Wenger noted.

This season will find Wenger and Curless Motorpsorts embarking on nearly 50 events with a prime focus on the Midwest Auto Racing Series (MARS) Championship Powered by FK Rod Ends Super Late Model title.

Additional events currently on the docket include select races with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA), the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, the World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series, and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as well as individual weekly events at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway and Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway.

The first race of the new season for the team will come at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway with a $5,000-to-win program.

“This is the most aggressive schedule we’ve had since running for a UMP Championship in 2016. We really feel like we’ve built a great team, combining our experience and crews together. We’re excited for this season and the future. Again, I want to say a huge thanks to Amanda and Doug Curless for the opportunity. We have the equipment we need to compete at a high level, and we’re ready to hit the ground running,” Wenger concluded.

McKay Wenger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include C&W Trucking, Popejoy Plumbing Heating & Electric, Nutrien Ag Solutions (Fairbury – Dwight), Backwoods Heating and Cooling, Dave Wenger Trucking, Pontiac RV, Jeri’s Birdhouse, Tye Twarog Performance Parts, Dimmit Transfer, Chasin’ Racin’, Creative Kitchens and Baths, C&W Worldwide Managed Logistics, Centennial Contractors Topsoil, Tricor Insurance, Oltman Roofing, Punk Rock Pizza, Foster Family, Smith Painting, BUDDA Transmission, Keyser Manufacturing, Tribley Body Worx, Dyers Top Rods, Bilstein, WP Performance, and MyRacePass Marketing & PR Services.

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Dale McDowell Wires Lil’ Bill Corum Field for Net Payday of Over $23,000
Spring Thaw at Volunteer Speedway this Friday and Saturday

MOORESBURG, Tenn. (04/01/24) – After coming up one lap short of victory on Friday  night, Dale McDowell bounced back on Saturday night to pocket a victory worth more than $23,000 aboard the Shane McDowell Racing / E-Z-GO No. 17m Cometic Gaskets / Klotz Synthetic Lubricants / Connected Strategy Advisors / Team Zero Race Cars / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

McDowell’s winning performance was achieved at the famed Tazewell Speedway in the fourth annual Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial. He received $21,000 for the triumph and an additional $2,100 for setting fast time during qualifications.

“First and foremost, I need to thank the good Lord for a good safe race,” said McDowell in Schaeffer’s Oil Victory Lane. “It’s Easter weekend, so this win is special to me, and I watched Bill Corum race when I was a kid. It’s just a neat deal all around and I’m honored to have won this race for a second time. Shane (McDowell) made some great changes to the car tonight. Brandon (Overton) was a little better than us last night, but tonight we were a little better. Just a great night for us, I have to thank all of my awesome sponsors, the crew guys, and everyone that supports our team!”

Dale McDowell returned to the driver’s seat of the Shane McDowell Racing No. 17m Super Late Model over the weekend for a pair of East Tennessee events with the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series.

With 39 Late Models entered at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) on Friday evening, McDowell topped the speed charts in time trials with a 14.993-second lap before placing first in his heat race. Starting second on the grid for the $10,053-to-wn opener, Dale set the early pace but surrendered the lead on the final lap to Brandon Overton, relegating him to second in the finishing order.

In search of redemption on Saturday at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.), Dale raced into the Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial A-Main with a dominant victory in his heat race. Leading flag-to-flag in the 75-lap feature, McDowell outran Brandon Overton to secure his first victory of the 2024 season and the $21,000 top prize. He finished 2.580 seconds ahead of Overton with Sam Seawright rounding out the podium.

The win marked McDowell’s 18th-career Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals triumph.

Earlier in the night, McDowell collected a whopping $2,100 Fast Time Award courtesy of Toyota of Knoxville after topping the charts in qualifying.

Full results from the events are available at .

The upcoming weekend takes Shane McDowell Racing to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) for the XR Super Series Spring Thaw. Friday’s program posts a $12,000 top prize, while Saturday’s event posts a $30,000 top prize.

Full event details are available at .

Shane McDowell Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and marketing partners including E-Z-GO, Cometic Gaskets, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Connected Strategy Advisors, Northeastern Fabrication, S&H Systems, FOX Racing Shox, Waddell Transfer, Inc., BSI Well Service, Black Rock Enterprises, Campbell Insulation Specialists, M&S Motors, Lincoln Smith Racing, Clements Racing Engines, Team Zero Race Cars, Shackelford Enterprizes, Spring Pro, Winning Edge Carburetors, Swift Springs, FK Rod Ends, Go Lithium, Schoenfeld Headers, Keyser Manufacturing, All Star Performance, Performance Bodies, Five-Star Bodies, Hoosier Tire, Wiles Driveshafts, DMI Racing Products, Jones Racing Products, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Dyers Top Rods, QuickCar, PEM Racing, Mark IV ATV's, Winters Rearends, Sweet Manufacturing, DirtWraps, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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Spencer Hughes Takes JCM Motorsports to Victory Lane for Second Time in ‘24
Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Alabama Doubleheader Awaits

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (04/01/24) – For the second time early in the 2024 campaign, Spencer Hughes parked the JCM Motorsports / Yellow Hammer Design & Construction No. 19m Cliburn Tank Lines / Neon Bubbles Car Wash / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model in Victory Lane.

Hughes latest triumph was achieved at his home track, Whynot Motorsports Park on Saturday night during the facility’s $3,000-to-win Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model event.

“Whynot (Mississippi Park) is a place that will always be special to me. It’s where I got my start, and we’ve had a lot of success there. Brian (Rickman) was strong there early in the feature, and thankfully I was able to get back around him to get the lead. We’re going to take this momentum and get ready for next weekend. Thanks so much to JCM Motorsports and everyone who supports this program,” Hughes shared.

On Saturday afternoon, Spencer Hughes unloaded the No. 19M JCM Motorsports machine at his home track of Whynot (Miss.) Motorsports Park for the $3,000-to-win Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series event.

Topping the 28-car field in qualifying, Hughes led flag-to-flag in the dash to secure the pole position for the 40-lap main event.

Trading the lead with Brian Rickman at the start of the feature, Spencer took control of the top spot on lap seven and led the rest of the way to secure the $3,000 payday. Brandon Carpenter and Hunter Lewis joined him on the podium.

Full results from Saturday can be found at .

Hughes will now enter a pair of Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals events in JCM Motorsports’ home state of Alabama this coming weekend. On Friday evening a $7,053-to-win event is scheduled for Buckshot Speedway (Clanton, Ala.), while Saturday will find the team contesting a $10,053-to-win affair at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Ala.).

Full details on the events can be found at .

JCM Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Yellow Hammer Design & Construction, Cliburn Tank Lines, Professional Concrete Cutting & Drilling, The Mercantile by Miller, Neon Bubbles Car Wash, Link Construction inc., Torco Lubricants, KB Motorsports, XS Power Batteries, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Durham Racing Engines, PEM Racing, FastShafts, Steering Buddy, FOX Racing Shox,, Rocket Chassis, Boswell Oil, Hoosier Tire by Brian, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Midwest Sheet Metal, True Speed Fast Wear, FreeStyle Graphix, Advanced Laser & Machine, USSSA, JJ Motorsports, Xtreme Design & Graphics, and MyRacePass Website & Marketing Services.

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Ross Robinson Repeats in Georgetown’s Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial
Port Royal Speedway on April 13 Up Next

GEORGETOWN, Del. (04/01/24) – For the second-straight year Ross Robinson bested the Mark ‘Coot’ Williams Memorial at Delaware’s Georgetown Speedway.

In the driver’s seat of his Commonwealth Equipment / Stockley Materials No. 7 DutchStar Motorsports / The Frozen Farmer / Wesley Collins Builders / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Clements Race Engine Super Late Model on Saturday night, Robinson outran Rick Eckert to collect the $3,026 winner’s check.

“Mark (Coot) would’ve loved the track tonight,” Robinson said with a smile in Victory Lane. “It had just a little bit of chop and some bite to it. “Rick (Eckert) helped me a lot in Florida this year. I recently joked with him that hopefully he helped me enough so I could keep him from winning at home, and tonight we were able to do just that.

“We’ve had a good start to this season so far, and this win is another shot in our arm. We’ll take this week off and get ready for Port Royal (Speedway) the following weekend.”

Making the short trip to his home track of Georgetown Speedway (Georgetown, Del.) on Friday, Ross Robinson entered his Stockley Speed & Supply No. 7 Late Model into battle at the half-mile oval for the Mark “Coot” Williams Memorial.

Racing into the feature with a flag-to-flag victory in his heat race, Robinson soared ahead of Rick Eckert following a lap-two restart and paced the remainder of the 26-lapper to capture his first win of the season and the $3,026 payday.

He finished 2.364 seconds ahead of Rick Eckert with Bryan Bernheisel, Trever Feathers, and Jamie Lathroum rounding out the top-five.

Full results from the event are available at .

Ross will be idle this week before resuming the 2024 season on Saturday, April 13 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway with a Weekly Racing Series Event.

Full event details are available at .

Ross Robinson would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Commonwealth Equipment, Stockley Materials, Wesley Collins Builders, Atlantic Prime Mortgage, M.L. Joseph Sand & Gravel, The Frozen Farmer, First State Roof & Exterior Cleaning, Stockley Tavern, First State Flag, Sussex Carpentry, Atlantic Prime Mortgage, HardScrabble Express, Longhorn Chassis, Fox Racing Shox, Clements Racing Engines, Swift Springs, Jerico Performance Products, Emory’s Chassis Works, Fast Shafts, Boswell Oil, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Midwest Sheet Metal, Rocket Chassis Earnhardt Technologies Group, VP Racing Fuels, BLCRD Racing, Pro FABrication, Steering Buddy, Lucas Oil, Topnotch Kustom Koncepts, Behren’ts Performance Warehouse, Performance Bodies & Parts, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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Ashton Winger Collects $10,000 for Toilet Bowl Classic Opener Win
Set for Buckshot Speedway and East Alabama Motor Speedway

HAMPTON, Ga. (04/01/24) – Ashton Winger raced his Jeff Mathews Motorsports No. 12 Super K Express / Recreational Vehicle Select / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $10,000 victory on Friday night in the opening round of the Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classis at Clarksville Speedway.

He backed it up with a runner-up performance in Saturday night’s finale.

“Tanner (English) went high and at the last second I darted to the bottom and prayed that it stuck,” Winger said in Victory Lane on Friday night. “It was good racing with him, I know they were moving and shaking, I figured someone was gonna shoot by me. It’s so hard to feel comfortable here, but it’s a special win, we’ve had a really, really trying year. My car has been fast, just have not had a whole lot of stuff go our way.”

With Mother Nature washing out the original Tuckassee Toilet Bowl Classic weekend, Ashton Winger was one of 28 Late Models checked in at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on Friday afternoon for the opening round of the postponed event.

Winger clicked off the third-fastest lap in his qualifying group before picking up two spots in his heat race to earn the victory. Taking the green flag for the feature from the outside pole, Ashton ran in the runner-up position for the first seven laps before scooting by Tanner English on the inside to take the lead.

Dominating the remainder of the 40-lap main event, Winger took home a $10,000 payday in his first Super Late Model triumph of the season and his third win overall.

Looking for another $10,000 paycheck on Saturday afternoon, Ashton finished second in his heat race and started seventh in the main event where he would gain five positions to land runner-up behind race-winner Max Blair.

“We started a little too far back to have a chance at winning on Saturday night, but Max (Blair) did a great job, and overall, we’re pleased with how the weekend worked out.”

Tanner English, Dennis Erb Jr. and Payton Freeman completed the Top-5 finishers on Saturday.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

Up next for Winger is an Alabama doubleheader with the Schaffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series. On Friday a $7,053-to-win event is scheduled for Buckshot Speedway (Clanton, Ala.), while a $10,053-to-win program is on tap at East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Ala.) on Saturday.

Full event details are available at .

Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Jeff Mathews Motorsports, Recreational Vehicle Select, Credit Union Remarketing Solutions, Sin City Bail Bonds, Super K Express, Keyser Manufacturing, A-Plus Collision Center, Whooping Creek Construction, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Integra Shocks and Springs, Renegade Performance Fuels, FK Rod Ends, Hoosier Tire, Simpson Race Products, Collins Signs,, Boydbilt, Wrap Tech, and MyRacePass Marketing & PR Services.

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Joseph Joiner Claims $3,000 Bash at the Beach Triumph
First Win of 2024 Comes in Coltman Farms Southern All Star Action

MILTON, Fla. (04/01/24) – Joseph Joiner piloted his Base Racing Fuel / Dirt Track Bank Fuel No. 10 Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors / Three Trade Consultants / Longhorn Race Car Super Late Model to the flag-to-flag victory in Friday night’s Bash on the Beach at Southern Raceway with the Coltman Farms Southern All Star Series.

Joiner’s first win of the season came after a close call in lapped traffic.

“Our program was a little down to start the year, but Vinny Guliani from VG Performance helped us this week, and we found some stuff we needed to change. We had a good night and swept the program. We had a lapped car make hard contact with us in the feature but thankfully even though the car wasn’t the same after that we were able to survive and get the win,” Joiner said. “Thanks to my team and all our supporters who keep us going each week. We definitely made some big gains with the program this week.”

Taking part in a doubleheader weekend with the Coltman Farms Southern All Star Series, Hunt the Front pilot Joseph Joiner invaded Southern Raceway (Milton, Fla.) over the weekend aboard his Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors No. 10 Super Late Model for the eighth annual Bash at the Beach.

Dominant from the second he unloaded Joiner backed up the fast time honors in qualifying with a flag-to-flag victory in Friday’s 30-lap feature. He banked the $3,000 top prize and his ninth-career SAS triumph ahead of Dalton Cook and Billy Franklin.

The Bash on the Beach wrapped on Saturday with Joseph registering a fourth-place finish in the 40-lap, $5,000-to-win finale.

Full results from the event are available at .

The team is currently evaluating their schedule for the upcoming weekend. If Joiner races anywhere, it will be Buckshot Speedway (Clanton, Ala.) in Friday’s Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series event. The race posts a $7,053 top prize.

As the team finalizes their weekend plans it will be posted at .

The Hunt the Front racing team would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors, Trading Paints, Three Trade Consultants, The Law Offices of Cole & Davis, GO Lithium, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Dirt Track Bank (A Division of Malvern Bank), Longhorn Race Cars, Bilstein, Base Racing Fuel and Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, QA1, Jones Racing Products, Velocita USA, Robert & Sons Aluminum, Dirt Defender, StopTech Brakes,, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Vonbohn Products, Justin’s Horseshoe Art, Jasper Auto Supply (NAPA), and MyRacePass Marketing Services.

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