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October 4, 2021

Ashton Winger Overcomes Adversity for Senoia Win
Set to Make Team 22 Inc. Debut this Week

HAMPTON, Ga. (10/04/21) – Even under the most challenging of circumstances, Ashton Winger was able to continue his banner 2021 season on Saturday night with a World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory at Senoia Raceway.

He overcame illness throughout the week as well as a last-minute scramble to get his car ready for action to pick up the $10,000 victory in his E-Z-GO No. 12 Dekalb / Johnny Doan Plumbing/ Keyser Manufacturing/ XR1 Rocket Chassis /
Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“This car was in a million pieces yesterday because we had barely done anything because I was sick most of the week,” Winger said in Victory Lane. “Luckily tested negative (for covid on Friday), and we thrashed on this thing all night. Honestly, this morning I wasn’t even gonna race. I was just burned out and couldn’t get things to go the right way. But I’m just super thankful, and I’m really blessed to get to do what I love.”

The win was his third of the year at Senoia Raceway and his 10th overall of the 2021 season.

“It’s cool to be able to race with these guys,” he continued. “They all come out here and they’re pretty good. It’s cool to be competitive with them. That’s all I can ask for is to be competitive, but to run up and down the road with them like I have, I’ve been humbled a lot this year. I made some mistakes, done some dumb stuff, crashed some cars, won some races, had a helluva time, met some awesome people. This is just awesome.”

On Saturday afternoon, Ashton Winger entered his Johnny Doan Plumbing No. 12 Late Model into battle at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway to defend his home turf against a field of 32 World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries. After topping his time trial group, Winger dashed to an eight-lap heat race victory, which promoted him into the redraw.

Receiving the second-starting position for the A-Main, Ashton shot into the lead on the opening circuit and led wire-to-wire in the 40-lapper to capture his third-career WoO triumph and 10th overall win of his 2021 campaign. He took the checkers ahead of Chris Madden, Mark Whitener, Tyler Bruening, and Ricky Weiss to claim $10,000.

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This week the Georgia racer is preparing to embark on the next chapter of his career as he makes his debut in the driver’s seat of the Team 22 Inc. No. 89 Longhorn Race Car / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I’m very excited to have this opportunity. For G.R. (Smith) to call me and put his faith in me, it’s something pretty cool, and I’m looking forward to hitting the ground running,” Winger said.

The team tentatively has three events scheduled for this weekend with action opening with a $10,000-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event on Thursday night at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) followed by a $20,000-to-win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) program on Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.)

Winger will then be in action on Friday and Saturday at West Virginia Motor Speedway (Mineral Wells, W.Va.) in a pair of events co-sanctioned by the Valvoline Iron-Man Series and Zimmer’s United Late Model Series. Friday pays $5,000 to win, while Saturday posts a $15,000 top prize.

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.

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October 4, 2021

Garrett Alberson Banks $7,000 Lucas Oil MLRA Win at Sycamore
FALS Frenzy Next on the Schedule

Las Cruces, N.M. (10/04/21) – Garrett Alberson picked up his second Lucas Oil MLRA victory of the year on Friday night aboard the Ken & Beth Roberts-owned No. 59 Nutrien Ag Solutions/ Roemer Machine & Welding/ Black Diamond Chassis / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

The victory, which came at Sycamore Speedway, was worth $7,000 and marked his third overall of the season.

“There’s something about that place (Sycamore Speedway) that just fits my driving style. We won a race here last year, and we got another one on Friday night,” Alberson said. “I can’t say enough about this great Roberts Motorsports team, and all of our supporters, who make it possible.”

Friday night found Garrett Alberson in action at Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Ill.), where he was kicking off the opening round of a scheduled doubleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association (MLRA).

Drawing 30 cars for the Harvest Hustle opener, Garrett qualified fastest in his group before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. Starting the feature in the second position, Alberson followed closely behind Mike Spatola until he made his move for the lead in the second half of the race. Sliding ahead of Spatola with 15 circuits remaining, Garrett charged to his second-career Lucas Oil MLRA triumph and third win of his 2021 campaign. He finished ahead of Spatola, Mike Mataragas, Taylor Scheffler, and Mike Provenzano to claim $7,000.

Saturday’s doubleheader finale was nixed by steady rain and an unfavorable forecast.

Garrett sits in second in the latest Lucas Oil MLRA point standings. Full results from this event are available at

This weekend – October 8-9 – the team is tentatively planning to compete at Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway in the 2021 FALS Frenzy. The weekend includes a $5,000-to-win program on Friday night and a $15,000-to-win race on Saturday evening.

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Garrett Alberson and Roberts Motorsports would like to thank their marketing partners, which include Nutrien Ag Solutions, Done Right Satellite, DoneRight.TV Motorsports, Dish Network, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Capri College, Lucas Oil Products, A&E Freight Service, Preston Telephone Company, Roemer Machine & Welding, Winstein Kavinsky & Cunningham LLC, RCS Union Software, Live Klaf Love, Swift Springs, Capital Sign Co., Stucey Enterprises, Black Diamond Race Cars, Advance Racing Suspension, Penske Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tires, Fast Shafts, Performance Bodies, VP Racing Fuels, UAW, Keizer Wheels, Dubuque Moving & Storage, S&S Builders, Key City Metal Works, Sweet Manufacturing, Praxair, Clements Racing Engines, Keyser Manufacturing, Super Clean, Beyea Headers, Velocita USA, Out-Pace Race Products, PEM Gears and Drivetrain, Buddha Bert Transmissions,  Dish Premier & Google Nest Powered by Done Right TV & Security Solutions, Advance Racing Suspensions, Swift Springs, Capri College, Fast Shafts, VP Racing Fuels, Accu-Force Dynos and Testers, and Marketing Services.

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October 4, 2021

Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing Record Pair of Top-10 Finishes
Clinch 2021 World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series Title

SHINNSTON, W.Va. (10/04/21) – While Brandon Sheppard didn’t win any of the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Series battles over the weekend, he did win the war. Via a pair of Top-10 finishes, Sheppard officially clinched the 2021 series’ title in his Rocket1 Racing / Valvoline No. 1 Seubert Calf Ranches / Durham Racing Engines-powered XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model.

The WoO Championship marks Sheppard’s third-straight, and his fourth overall.

“We didn’t win any races this weekend, but we did get a second-place finish on Friday night and a sixth-place finish on Saturday night, which was good enough to clinch this year’s Outlaw championship,” Sheppard said. “Even though we still have two race nights left (World Finals in November), it’s pretty cool to know we’ve got the title locked up. It allows us to go into that weekend focused on just winning races. We’ve really got a great team here at Rocket1 Racing, and I’m just the lucky guy, who gets to drive the car. Thanks to everyone for all of their support and hard work.”

Continuing his pursuit of the 2021 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series title, Brandon Sheppard and Rocket1 Racing visited Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Friday evening for the Mike Duvall Memorial.

With 29 Late Models on hand, Sheppard’s 10-lap heat race win promoted him into the redraw. Rolling off fourth for the feature, Brandon gained two spots in the 40-lapper to register a second-place finish. He trailed Brandon Overton across the line with Daulton Wilson, Chris Ferguson, and Chris Madden rounding out the Top-5.

The following night at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.), Sheppard edged his way into the finale with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon passed seven cars in the 40-lap affair to place sixth.

After his performances over the weekend, Sheppard has mathematically clinched the World of Outlaws points title heading into the World Finals on November 5-6.

For complete results from these events, please visit .

Rocket1 Racing will next return to action on Friday and Saturday, October 15-16 with the 41st annual Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) weekend culminates with a $100,000-to-win finale.

In 2020 Brandon Sheppard won the event to become a four-time DTWC Champion.

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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.

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October 4, 2021

Brandon Overton Sweeps Weekend Action in South Carolina and Tennessee
Preps for Four-Race Weekend in the Southeast

EVANS, Ga. (10/04/21) – Brandon Overton collected $15,000 over the weekend for a pair of wins in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model.

Overton’s latest strikes came in the World of Outlaws Mike Duvall Memorial on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway and in the Tennessee State Championship on Saturday evening at 411 Motor Speedway as his season win total expanded to 28.

While Overton worked his way to the lead early at 411 Motor Speedway, he had to bide his time on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway.

“(Daulton Wilson) was good. I just kind of got back there to see where I’m better, or I’m worse,” Overton said. “He was just slidin’ up and kind of blocking my momentum, so I couldn’t really roll past him, so, I told myself just slow down and maintain. I think I seen Sheppard underneath me one time, and I was just like if I don’t go, he’s going to pass me, and I didn’t want him to get by me if the caution come out. We got to the lead and used lapped traffic to our advantage and got another Cherokee Speedway win.

“On Saturday night, I knew Cory (Hedgecock) would be the guy to beat at 411 (Motor Speedway). I was able to use momentum in lapped traffic to get past him, and then we were able to cruise to the win.”

Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton returned to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Friday evening for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Mike Duvall Memorial V8 Nationals.

With 29 Late Models entered, Overton’s heat race victory promoted him into the redraw. Receiving the second-starting position for the A-Main, Brandon lost the top spot to Daulton Wilson on the opening circuit but kept him within striking distance as the pair navigated through lapped-traffic. Sneaking ahead of Wilson on lap 25, Overton went on to capture his 27th win of the season and 18th career WoO victory in the 40-lapper.

He took the checkers ahead of Brandon Sheppard, Wilson, Chris Ferguson, and Chris Madden to pocket $10,000.

On Saturday afternoon at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) for the Tennessee State Championship, Brandon topped the 17-car field in time trials before cruising to his second win in as many nights in the feature, which came ahead of Cory Hedgecock, Pierce McCarter, Jensen Ford, and Chase King. He earned $5,000 for his 28th triumph of 2021.
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This week Overton has four races in the crosshairs including a $10,000-to-win Castrol FloRacing Night in America event on Thursday night at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.). From there Overton looks to enter a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) races with a Friday visit to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) for a $20,000-to-win affair, the $15,000-to-win Dixie Shootout on Saturday at Dixie (Ga.) Speedway, and a $10,000-to-win race on Sunday evening at Rome (Ga.) Speedway.

Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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October 4, 2021

Matt Henderson Victorious in Tribute to Red Farmer Opener at ‘Dega
Receives $3,700 for 14th Victory of 2021 Season

LOUDON, Tenn. (10/04/21) – Friday night found Matt Henderson adding another accolade to his stellar 2021 campaign. The Tennessee racer piloted his Stanco Equipment Co. No. 17 Vineyard Lawn / CVR Race Car / Hendren Racing Engine Late Model to the $3,700 triumph in Friday night’s Red Farmer Tribute Race opener with the Crate Racin’ USA Late Model Series.

The victory was his 14th of the season.

“Friday night was a picture-perfect night for our team with the exception of my hand getting burned after hot laps. We had a coolant system problem, and I burnt my hand bleeding the system off. It probably looked worse than it was, and it didn’t help that my firesuit and gloves kept rubbing it, but we made it through the night and got the win,” Henderson shared. “On Saturday night it unfortunately rained during our qualifying laps, which left us starting 10th in a heat race. We made the decision to call it a night and save our equipment. Just one of those deals, but still a great weekend for our team.”

On Friday evening, Matt Henderson visited Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, Ala.) to enter his Vineyard Lawn No. 17 Late Model into the opening round of the two-day Red Farmer Tribute.

With 39 Crate Racin’ USA Late Model entries on hand, Henderson’s 13.627-second lap in time trials earned him the fast time honors and the pole position for the opening night feature.

Leading flag-to-flag in the 37-lap affair, Matt cruised to his 14th win of the season, which came ahead of Tim Busha, Jadon Frame, Jimmy Thomas, and Josh Adkins. He earned $3,700.

With rain striking during qualifications on Saturday, Matt took part in his time trial session but was a scratch from the remainder of the evening.

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Henderson will tentatively enter the Crate Late Model portion of the Mountain Moonshine Classic on Friday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.). The program posts a $1,500 winner’s check.

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Matt Henderson would like to thank all of his marketing partners including CVR Race Cars, Vision Wheel, Discount Tire, Tennessee Eye Care, LTC Excavating, Vineyard Lawn, Stanco Equipment Co, R. Stuart Timber, Vineyard Enterprises, Crossroads Turf Farm, Shifted Industries, Race Logic, Hendren Racing Engines, Winning Edge Carburetion, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, RPI by Robby Bilbrey, Wilds Race Products, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, KND Safety, Hoosier Tire South, ADC - Adam Ahl, PPM Racing Products, XS Power, Allstar Performance, Dirt Car Lift, Odies Wax Shop, Matco Tools by Chad Toomey, B&B Racing Engines, Tri-Star Solutions, JB’s Auto Detailing, KRC Power Steering, Wilwood Disc Brakes, VP Fuel by Rayce, ButlerBuilt Seats, Bulldog Rearends, Quickcar Racing Products, Earnhardt Technologies, Swift Springs, Daytona 1, Fullmoon Graphics,  and Marketing Services.

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October 5, 2021

Mack McCarter Back in Crate Late Model Winner’s Circle at 411 Motor Speedway

Pierce McCarter Finishes Third in Super Late Model Action

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (08/16/21) – Mack McCarter banked his seventh victory of the 2021 campaign on Saturday night in his Jim Beeman Lumber / McCarter Brothers Racing No. 51 Tennessee Homemade Wines/ Hidden Valley Cattle Ranch/ CVR Race Cars / Phantom Racing Engine Crate Late Model.

His latest victory came at 411 Motor Speedway and was worth $2,000.

“We got another win on Saturday night. The car was flawless once again. I want to thank the Lord above as well as all my great help and sponsors,” Mack McCarter said. “Special thanks to my number one supporters, my wife and kids. Without their support this wouldn’t be possible, and I also want to thank my mom and dad for all they do to support McCarter Brothers Racing. Last but not least, thanks as always to all of my great sponsors!”

Both Mack and Pierce McCarter were in action at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) on Saturday evening for the Tennessee State Championship. With Pierce competing in the Super Late Model and Mack in the Crate Late Model ranks, Pierce recorded the second-fastest time overall in qualifying.

With $5,000 on the line in the feature, McCarter ran in a podium position throughout the 40-lapper to register a third-place finish. He followed Brandon Overton and Cory Hedgecock across the line.

“It was a pretty solid night for us. Nothing wrong with finishing third behind (Brandon) Overton and Cory (Hedgecock),” Pierce McCarter noted. “We’re getting geared up for the $20,000-to-win Castrol FloRacing Series event here next week, and this was a good tune up for it.”

In the Crate Late Model division, Mack followed up the second-fastest lap in time trials with his seventh win of the season in the $2,000-to-win feature. He took the checkers ahead of Cory Hedgecock, Jake Teague, Logan Roberson, and Jesse Lowe.

Full results from the weekend are available at .

Next on tap for Mack is a $1,500-to-win Crate Late Model event at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday night, while Pierce’s next race will be the Castrol FloRacing Night in America program at 411 Motor Speedway on October 12. The event posts a $20,000 top prize.

McCarter Brothers Racing would to like to thank all of their marketing partners, which include McCarter Lumber Company, Parkway Liquor Store, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Jim Beeman Lumber, McCarter Farms, Hyperco Springs, Base Racing Fuel, Öhlins Shocks, CVR Race Cars, Simpson Race Products, Butlerbuilt Seats, Hoosier Tire by Pup, Wells Motorsports Photography, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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