FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ben Shelton ( August 3, 2021 Top-5 Run in Prairie Dirt Classic for Rocket1 Racing Four Nights of WoO Wisconsin Action on Tap this Week SHINNSTON, W.Va. (08/03/21) – Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing rolled into the famed Fairbury Speedway over the weekend for the 31st edition of the Prairie Dirt Classic. Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win finale found Sheppard recording a fifth-place finish in his Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches/ Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. “Really late in the race when my car came to me, I was a few spots too far back,” Sheppard said. “We just had to make the most out of it and made a few passes on the restarts and just came up short. It’s disappointing because we had a better car than where we finished. We’ll head to Wisconsin this week to go after some more big checks. Thanks as always goes out to all of our marketing partners and supporters.” Taking part in one the biggest weekends of the year with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Rocket1Racing and Brandon Sheppard invaded Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) on Friday afternoon for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic. With the massive 74-car field split into two separate groups for time trials, Sheppard recorded the 11th fastest time in his group. Starting his $3,000-to-win preliminary feature in sixth, Brandon improved three spots in the 25-lapper to register a third-place finish. With his third-place finish in preliminary action on Friday placing him 11th on the starting grid for Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic, Sheppard advanced six spots in the 100-lap affair to finish fifth. He followed Kyle Larson, Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, and Chris Madden across the line. Brandon now sits 86 points ahead of Chris Madden atop the World of Outlaws point standings. For complete results from these events, please visit . The upcoming week has the team set for four nights of WoO action in Wisconsin. The week opens on Tuesday evening at Outagamie Speedway with a $10,000-to-win event, which is co-sanctioned with the Dirt Kings tour. On Thursday evening three rounds of WoO action kicks off at Cedar Lake Speedway with a $6,000-to-win affair. On Friday and Saturday the 2021 USA Nationals take center stage with double heat races on Friday evening followed by B-mains and the $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday night. 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 . Official Internet Home of The Midsouth Racing Scene

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August 31, 2021

Ashton Winger Stays Red-Hot with Michael Head Jr. Memorial Win
Pockets for $5,054 Paycheck for Senoia Raceway Triumph

HAMPTON, Ga. (08/31/21) – A rain delay nor a talented field of competitors at Senoia Raceway on Saturday night could slow down Ashton Winger’s hot streak. The Georgia racer took his E-Z-GO No. 12 Dekalb / Johnny Doan Plumbing/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis / Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model to victory lane in the 2021 edition of the Michael Head Jr. Memorial.

The $5,054 win was his second of the year at Senoia Raceway and his ninth overall of the 2021 season.

“It seems like I’ve been on the road forever with the Summer Nationals and to come back home and pick up another win, man it’s hard to put into words how great that feels,” Winger said. “(Brandon) Overton turned up the heat late, and just keeping him behind me was a win in itself. We’ve got to get some engines freshened before we race again, so we are on hold for that, but man I just am so proud of our team and the season we’re having. Thanks so much to everyone, who supports this operation.”

Returning to his home-state of Georgia, Ashton Winger traveled to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon for the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned Michael Head Jr. Memorial. In a field of 38 cars, Winger recorded the fastest lap in time trials to pick up the Knowles Races Parts & Bodies Fast Time Award. Starting the feature on the pole, Ashton contained Brandon Overton’s late-race charge in the waning laps of the 54-lapper to secure his third straight victory and ninth overall of 2021.

Winger took the checkers ahead of Overton, Dalton Cook, Payton Freeman, and Oliver Gentry to claim $5,054.

For more results from this event, please visit .

As previously mentioned the team is currently having some motors freshened so they aren’t sure when they’ll be racing again. When dates are finalized they’ll be added to the team’s cyber home at .

Ashton Winger would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include E-Z-GO, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Racing Shocks & Springs, Johnny Doan Plumbing, Dekalb, Boydbilt Fabrication Spring-Pro, Collins Signs, Turkey Creek Snacks, FK Rod Ends, CSR Aluminum Fabrication, Boswell Oil, Will Kinzer Foundation for Autism Research, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Off Axis Paint, Hoosier Tire South, VP Racing Fuels, Schaeffer’s Racing Oil, RSD Enterprises, Advanced Technology Motorsports, Racing Radios, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Fast Shafts, K&N Racing Filters, Integra MX Springs, GW Performance, J&C Properties, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Ashton Winger, please visit his internet home at as well as his social media channels at .

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August 31, 2021

Cory Hedgecock Wins Again with American All-Star Series
Rewarded with $2,500 Check for Volunteer Speedway Victory

LOUDON, Tenn. (08/31/21) – Cory Hedgecock picked up his second-straight American All-Star Series win on Saturday night in his E-Z-GO No. 23 Green’s Recycling / I-75 Raceway / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Late Model. His latest conquest came at Tennessee’s Volunteer Speedway and was worth $2,500.

The latest conquest came at Volunteer Speedway with the American All-Star Series and marked his eighth win of the year.

“We went to Volunteer Speedway Saturday night, and the ole Black Diamond Race Car was stuck again. This thing was just great. Only issue I had was late in the race when things got hairy in lapped traffic, but ultimately everything worked out and I was holding the check in Victory Lane at the end of the night,” Hedgecock said. “We’re rolling south to Cochran (Motor Speedway) this weekend for the

Cory Hedgecock traveled to Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the Food City 40. Drawing 29 American All-Star Series entries, Hedgecock clocked in third fastest overall before placing third in the Dash.

Charging to the lead around the halfway point of the finale, Cory went on to race to his second-straight win with the series and eighth overall triumph of the season. He finished ahead of Mack McCarter, Josh Henry, Logan Roberson, and Rusty Ballenger to claim $2,500.

For more results from this event, please visit .

The upcoming weekend – September 3-5 – has Hedgecock traveling south to Cochran (Ga.) Motor Speedway for the $20,000-to-win Battlefield Blowout event. The big paying event is sanctioned by the Crate Racin’ USA Late Models.

For more information on the weekend, please visit .

Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Eagle Racing Engines, Budget Transmissions, Pace Performance, Black Diamond Race Cars, K&P Used Cars, Öhlins Shocks, Timeless Memories Photography, VooDoo Technologies, Cobb’s Auto Parts, Brucebilt Performance, Vineyard Enterprise, Greens Recycling, Winters Performance, Quickcar Racing Products, MarTel Sign Company, MSR Mafia Marketing Services, Hoosier Racing Tire, and VP Fuels.

Hedgecock would all like to say a special thanks to his wife Katie and daughter Lily, Dad, Mom, Grandad Mike, and everyone that helps his team.

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