|Ashton Winger and Big Frog Motorsports Claim Michael Head Jr. Memorial
Set to Return to Senoia this Saturday for WoO $10,000-To-Win Event
OCALA, Fla. (09/26/22) – Ashton Winger and Big Frog Motorsports visited Victory Lane for the second-straight week on Saturday night.
Winger took the team’s M&W Transport No. 58 Dave’s Towing / Schaeffer’s Oil / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to Victory Lane in the Michael Head Jr. Memorial at Senoia Raceway.
The victory was his second-straight in the event, and his sixth overall victory of the year.
“Wins are hard to come by, so any win means a lot, but this one (Michael Head Jr. Memorial) always means something extra special. The Head family has always been special to our family, and to come out and win in an event that honors their memory is everything,” Winger said. “And then this Big Frog Motorsports team, it’s just incredible. I’m the lucky guy that gets to drive, but I’m so grateful for everything that the team and our sponsors provide me. Hopefully we can keep riding this wave and get another big check this Saturday at Senoia (Raceway).”
Ashton Winger entered the Big Frog Motorsports No. 58 Late Model into battle with the XR Southern All Star Series on Saturday evening at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) for the Michael Head Jr. Memorial.
With time trial results setting the grid for the feature, Winger laid down the third-fastest lap in a field of 30 cars.
Overtaking Dylan Knowles on the third circuit, Ashton dominated the remaining distance of the 54-lapper to capture his sixth win of the season and a $5,054 payday. He took is eighth-career SAS victory ahead of Dalton Cook, Austin Horton, Knowles, and Parker Martin.
Full results from the program are available at www.SASdirt.com .
The team will return to the Georgia oval this Saturday for a $10,000-to-win, World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series program.
For more information, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners including Dave's Towing, Big Frog Shocks, M&W Transport, Steering Buddy, FK Rod Ends, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Clements Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Fast Shafts, Butlerbuilt Seats, VP Racing Fuels, Boswell Oil, Action Graphics, Daugherty Motorsports, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest team news and updates on Big Frog Motorsports please visit www.BigFrogMotorsports.com .
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Rocket1 Racing Registers Top-10 Finish in Night Before the Jackson 100
Four-Day Stretch of Racing Awaits
SHINNSTON, W.Va. (09/26/22) – Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing rolled into the famed Brownstown Speedway over the weekend for the annual Jackson 100 festivities.
Sheppard notched a seventh-place finish in the opening round on Friday before rebounding from deep in the starting grid on Saturday night to finish 11th in the team’s Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches No. 1 Ace Metal Works / XR1 Rocket Chassis / Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“On the heels of making up ground in the points and gaining some momentum at Knoxville (Raceway) last week, we felt good heading into Brownstown (Speedway), but we just never could find exactly what we needed. The weather kept everyone guessing, and everyone with our team busted their tails, but it was just one of those weekends, where the cards don’t fall the way you’d like,” Sheppard said. “There’s a lot of big money on the line this coming week, so we’re getting geared up for that, and can hopefully add some more ‘W’s” to the win column.”
On Friday, Brandon returned to the driver’s seat of the Rocket1 Racing No. 1 Late Model as the two-day Jackson 100 weekend kicked off at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway with the Night Before the Jackson.
After locking into the 10th-starting position for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned A-Main via a third-place finish in his heat race, persistent showers postponed the 40-lap feature to Saturday afternoon.
Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 10th, Sheppard gained four spots to register a seventh-place finish.
Later Saturday night, Brandon followed up a sixth-place finish in his heat with a fourth-place outing in his B-Main, forcing him to use a provisional into the Jackson 100 finale. With $20,000 on the line, Sheppard gained 12 spots in the 100-lap affair to cross the line in 11th.
Brandon remains second in the latest LOLMDS point standings.
Full results from the weekend as well as the latest standings are available at www.LucasDirt.com .
Rocket1 Racing has a full slate of action on the docket this week. Action opens on Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) with a $22,022-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event. Brandon currently holds a commanding lead atop the series standings.
On Thursday night the team embarks on the first of three-straight Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events with a trip to Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, W.V.) for the $30,000-to-win Hillbilly 100, which was delayed from Labor Day weekend by rain.
From there the LOLMDS contingent will invade Raceway 7 (Conneaut, Ohio) on Friday for a $12,000-to-win program and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (Imperial, Pa.) on Saturday for the $20,000-to-win Pittsburgher.
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, Five Star 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, E3 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 MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Rocket1Racing please visit the team website at www.Rocket1Racing.com as well as their social media channels at www.facebook.com/Rocket1Racing, www.twitter.com/Rocket1_Racing, and www.instagram.com/rocket1racing .
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Tyler Stevens Sweeps 2022 Louisiana State Championship
Sets Sights on First Gumbo Nationals Super Late Model Title
SEARCY, Ark. (09/26/22) – Tyler Stevens pocketed north of $12,000 for his weekend sweep of the 50th annual Louisiana State Championships at Boothill Speedway aboard his W&W Timber / James A. Rogers Excavating No. 2 Stallion Transportation Group / MB Customs / Mod Co Racing Engine Super Late Model.
With back-to-back COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model triumphs, he not only extended his advantage atop the Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year standings, but he also put himself within striking distance of the 2022 series championship with just three events remaining.
“What an absolute huge weekend for our little team. We’ve got some good sponsors, but as everybody knows this stuff ain’t cheap, so winning $12,000 is a big deal for us,” Stevens said. “Both nights, we had to work for it and race hard, but we got the job done. We’re getting ready for Greenville now and are focused on going after another $12,000 weekend down there. It’s pretty cool that we have a mathematical chance at the title now too. I know it’s a long shot, but to just in contention in our rookie season against this caliber of drivers is a dream come true in itself.
“I just can’t say enough about my family, my team, and all of my sponsors, and what they do for me, and mean to me. Zero chance I could do half of what I do without their amazing support.”
Tyler Stevens bagged his second win of the season on Friday night in the opening round of the 50th annual Louisiana State Championship at Boothill Speedway (Greenwood, La.).
Twenty COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model competitors entered the event. Tyler won his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the 35-lap feature.
Charging to the lead on the third circuit he never looked back on his way to his second win of the year, which was worth $6,000.
He was followed across the finish line by Logan Martin, Cade Dillard, Billy Moyer Jr., and Kyle Beard.
On Saturday night action continued with another $6,000-to-win program, and the end result would be the same as the previous night with Stevens standing in FloRacing Victory Lane at the conclusion of the night's finale.
From the pole position, Stevens turned back the challenges of Cade Dillard to claim his second-straight $6,000 victory. Dillard, Kyle Beard, Brian Rickman, and Morgan Bagley completed the Top-5 finishers.
Tyler continues to lead the latest Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year standings with the series and fifth in the overall points.
Full results from the event are available at www.COMPdirt.com .
The team now is preparing for the upcoming weekend’s 16th annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville (Miss.) Speedway. The weekend is sanctioned by the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models and is highlighted by a $4,000-to-win program on Friday and an $8,000-to-win event on Saturday.
For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .
TLP Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include Stallion Transportation Group, W&W Timber, Bilstein Shocks, James A. Rogers Excavating, Mod Co Racing Engines, Razor Edge Graphics, Swift Springs, TruForm Race Products, Performance Friction Brakes, KR Performance Fuels LLC, MB Customs Race Cars, Joe’s Racing Products, Shell Shock, The Joie of Seating, Velocita USA, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on TLP Motorsports and Tyler Stevens, please visit www.TylerStevensRacing.com .
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Jeff Taylor Wins Race For Hope 71 Opener; Finishes Third in Finale
Southern Oklahoma Speedway’s Jordan Page Memorial Up Next
CAVE CITY, Ark. (09/26/22) – Jeff Taylor picked up a prelim win in Batesville Motor Speedway’s Race for Hope 71 on Thursday night before finishing third in Saturday’s finale aboard his Industrial Electric No. 5 Wehrs Machine/ Skyway Auto Group/ NewVisionCustomShirts.com / Shaw Race Cars IMCA Modified.
“We had a pretty sporty weekend and got a win on Thursday. We were good on Saturday too, but just a tick off where we needed to be to get the win,” Taylor said. “Overall though, we were pleased with the weekend. We’re heading to Southern Oklahoma Speedway this weekend. We’ve had some success there in the past and are looking forward to taking a shot at the big check this weekend.”
Jeff Taylor made the short trip to Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Ark.) on Thursday afternoon to compete in the opening round of the sixth annual Race for Hope 71.
With 39 IMCA Modifieds on the grounds for the three-day event, Taylor secured his spot into the preliminary feature with a heat race triumph. Outrunning his brother Peyton in the 40-lap feature, Jeff raced to his seventh win of the season, which came ahead of Peyton, Wendell Wallace, Dallas Everrett, and Shawn Walsh. He earned $4,000 for the victory.
For the second round on Friday, Jeff followed up a fourth-place showing in his heat race with a 12-lap consolation victory. Advancing through the field 10 spots in the 40-lap A-Main, Taylor reeled in a 10th-place finish.
On Saturday, Taylor’s heat race victory over Jayden Schmidt positioned him on the second row for the Race for Hope 71 finale.
Taking part in a heated battle with his brother Peyton, Jeff paced the field for the first 10 circuits of the feature but was unable to hold off his brother in the closing laps, marking him third on the rundown. He trailed Peyton and Cody Laney to the checkers with Wendell Wallace and Jayden Schmidt completing the Top-5 finishers.
The upcoming weekend – September 30 – October 1 – will take Taylor to Southern Oklahoma Speedway (Ardmore, Okla.) for the 18th annual Jordan Page Memorial Winter Nationals. The weekend is headlined by a $2,500-to-win finale.
For more information on the event, please visit www.SouthernOklahomaSpeedway.com .
Jeff Taylor would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include Shaw Race Cars Industrial Electric, Spur Bar, Heat Transfer Solutions, Skyway Auto Group, Stone Concepts, Custom CNC Machining, Fox Shocks, Hyperco, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, NewVisionCustomShirts.com, Quick Rescue Roof, AutoNation Crate by Klein Engines, Precision Performance, Wehrs Machine, Neuline by 9, Strange Oval, Hooker Harness, AFCO, Fury Energy, Fast Shafts, Sweet Manufacturing, No Limits Racing, Bassett, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tire, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Jeff Taylor Racing, please visit the official team website at www.JeffTaylor5.com. For more information on Shaw Race Cars, please visit www.ShawRaceCars.com
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Shane Clanton Banks $20k Payday at Kokomo Speedway
Cherokee Speedway and Senoia Raceway WoO Action Up Next
ZEBULON, Ga. (09/26/22) – Shane Clanton once again took his Skyline Motorsports No. 25 Bennett Explosives/ Super K Express/ Capital Race Cars / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to Victory Lane last week
His most recent voyage to the Winner’s Circle came last Monday night at Kokomo Speedway. Clanton earned $20,000 for his seventh win of the 2022 season.
“Tyler (Erb) had me up on the wheel late in the race there (at Kokomo Speedway). I made one little mistake there and got into the fence, but thankfully he wasn’t able to get past me, and we go the win,” Clanton said. “The rest of the week didn’t go as well as we would’ve liked, but that’s racing, and now we’re getting ready for another weekend of Outlaws action.
“A huge thanks goes out to Skyline Motorsports and everyone who helps keep this operation going up-and-down the highway every week.”
Monday saw Skyline Motorsports return to the road with Shane Clanton competing with the XR Super Series in the opening round of the two-day Kokomo Dirt Nationals at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.
In a field of 42 entries, Clanton qualified second-fastest in his group before placing first in his heat race. Starting the feature in fourth, Shane lost a spot on the start but started gaining momentum on the high side as he overtook Brandon Overton for the lead by the fifth circuit.
Repelling a charging Tyler Erb in the final five circuits of the 40-lapper, Clanton took his seventh win of the season and third career XRSS victory 0.521 seconds ahead of Erb with Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, and Jonathan Davenport completing the Top-5 finishers.
He pocketed $20,000 for his winning performance.
On Tuesday, Shane tagged the wall during his time trial session but rebounded in his heat race to finish third. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $40,000-to-win Kokomo Dirt Nationals finale, Clanton faded four positions in the 60-lap affair to place 15th.
Back in action on Friday, Clanton joined the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series for a doubleheader at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Ga.). Drawing 41 Late Models for the Stateline Showdown, Shane was forced to take a provisional into the preliminary feature after mechanical issues sidelined him from his heat race. Gaining nine spots in the 40-lapper, Clanton raced to a 13th-place finish.
The following night, Shane’s fourth-place finish in his heat race pinned him on the eighth row for the $20,000-to-win Stateline Showdown main event. Inching forward three spots, Clanton crossed the line 12th.
Full results from the week are available at www.XRSuperSeries.com and www.WoOLMS.com .
This Friday and Saturday a pair of $10,000-to-win WoO events await Clanton with events at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) and Senoia (Ga.) Raceway.
Shane Clanton would like to thank all of his sponsors including Skyline Motorsports, Skyline Materials, Super K Express, Olson Explosives, Bennett Explosives, Bruening Rock Products, Capital Race Cars, Truck Country, Brown’s Heavy Equipment, Penske Shocks, Clements Racing Engines, Base Race Fuels, Freeman Plumbing, Hoosier Tire South, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, Carolina Concrete Finishers, QA1, GoLithium Batteries, Quarter Master, Hovden Oil, Bert Transmission, Five Star Stock Car Bodies, Bulldog Rear Ends, Brown & Miller Racing Solutions, Simpson Race Products, Beyea Custom Headers, Sweet Manufacturing, Stop Tech Brakes, Allstar Performance, Advanced Transportation, and MyRacePass.com Marketing Services.
For more information on Shane Clanton, please visit www.ShaneClanton25.com .
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