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  5. CORY ROPER Driver/Team Owner NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series at Michigan International Speedway Henry Ford Health System 200 Friday, August 7th, 6:00pm ET on FS1 and MRN Truck: No. 04 CarQuest Auto Parts Ford F-150 for Roper Racing Crew chief: Shane Whitbeck Michigan International Speedway Notes of Interest Team owner and Driver, Cory Roper, and the #04 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Team are heading to Michigan International Speedway for the Henry Ford Health System 200. This will be the second time in Roper’s NASCAR career to race in Michigan. This is not a short trip for this Texas race team traveling 1,241 miles, approximately 20 hours, from their racing headquarters! Michigan will be Roper’s 26th truck series start. The Track: Michigan International Speedway is located in Brooklyn, Michigan and is a 2-mile track. This D shaped speedway is known to be NASCAR’S fastest and most entertaining track. Saturday’s Corrigan Oil 200 race format will consist of 3 stages of 20/20/40 laps to equal 200 miles total. Last Race: Kansas Speedway Double Header for the truck series was Roper’s last race. First round, Friday’s race, Roper started 27th and finished 20th.. Second Round, Saturday’s race, Roper started 20th, but after being caught up behind another truck spinning out, Roper brought home a 36th finish. The Team: Roper Racing headquarters are located on the outskirts of Houston, Texas in Mont Belvieu. Roper Racing fields the No. 04 CarQuest Auto Parts Ford F-150 and 2020 season marks the team’s 3rd year into competing in the NASCAR Truck Series. The Driver: Cory Roper was born and raised in Vernon, Texas. He comes from a family of hard workers who still work with him today in his company, Preferred Industrial Contractors, and for Roper Racing. Over half of the Roper Racing crew are family members who volunteer their personal time to work on the NASCAR trucks and travel to the races. Roper is no stranger to racing. He grew up watching his dad, Kenny Roper, compete. At the age of 14, Roper got his first racecar and started competing at the local and regional levels at short tracks in Texas and Oklahoma, where he won Points and Track Championships. The Vernon, Texas, native now resides in Mont Belvieu, Texas with his wife, Cherie and daughters Megan and Britney. The Crew Chief: NASCAR veteran Shane Whitbeck serves as crew chief for the No. 04 Preferred Industrial Contractors, Inc. Ford F-150. The Sarasota, Florida, native previously worked at Brad Keselowski Racing for 10 years. Whitbeck relocated to Texas at the end of 2018 season as a full time Crew Chief for Roper Racing. The Trucks: At the conclusion of the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Roper Racing Team purchased 16 Ford F-150 trucks and a number of additional assets from the Brad Keselowski Racing stable to build Roper Racing Team. About CarQuest Auto Parts: Advance Auto Parts’ Carquest brand will be a primary sponsor within the Roper Racing organization. Additionally, Advance’s TechNet Professional Automotive Service and Advance Professional brands will be associate sponsors for RRT in 2020. TechNet is a group of elite, locally-owned and professionally operated shops with the benefits of a nationwide network, while Advance Professional is a leading aftermarket supplier that provides professional quality parts, service and solutions dedicated to professional shops. Cory Roper, driver of the No. 04 CarQuest Auto Parts Ford F-150 What are your goals for Michigan International Speedway? “I am hopeful we have a little luck on our side this weekend. We had great speed in Kansas and hoping that we can carry that speed to Michigan. We need to put a solid race together for our CarQuest partners and I believe Michigan is somewhere that we can do that.” Shane Whitbeck, crew chief of the No. 04 CarQuest Auto Parts Ford F-150 What are your goals for Michigan International Speedway? “Last year at Michigan, we had a good run going but we go caught in in a crash so we didn’t get to finish the race. Cory really took to that track so I feel good going into the weekend. It is always important to have a good run in Michigan being in the backyard of Ford. Everybody at the shop is getting ready for this four race run with CarQuest Auto Part Ford F-150. I am looking forward to all the different tracks that we are getting ready to run.” Roper Racing Team: Web: www.roperracingteam.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/roperracingteam Instagram: www.instagram.com/roperracingteam Twitter: www.twitter.com/roperracingteam Cory Roper: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cory.roper Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coryroper04 Twitter: https://twitter.com/CoryRoper04
  6. AM Racing, Austin Wayne Self hope to continue recent strides at Michigan BROOKLYN, Mich: Approaching the halfway point of the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season, Austin Wayne Self and his AM Racing team seem to be hitting their stride in competition and head to Michigan International Speedway for Friday’s Henry Ford Health System 200 on the heels of a season-best 13th place finish two weeks ago. Self and crew chief Eddie Troconis will look to deliver their fifth straight top-20 or third top-15 effort in the last five races after delivering 17th and 13th place finishes in the series’ most recent doubleheader weekend at Kansas Speedway. Showcasing speed in their No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet, Self returns to the Irish Hills of Michigan hoping that the team continues to make gains for the final 13 races of the season. “I feel very confident about the direction of our AM Racing team right now,” said Self who has climbed from 21st to 17th in the championship standings over the past month. “We had steadily made some gains at the race track – but over the last three races, we seem to have found something that is working. “Not having any practice or qualifying is really tough – especially for a small team like us, but after the last few races I feel like we can go to Michigan this weekend and fight for our first top-10 finish of the year.” Statistically, the two-mile oval of Michigan has been incredibly kind to the Austin, Tex. native, including last August when Self earned a top-five finish after starting 23rd. Knowing that practice and qualifying won’t be in play for Friday’s race, Self hopes that his team can utilize the notes from last year as a starting point to launch with speed and finesse. “The race at Michigan last year was crazy,” recalled Self. “There was a lot of drafting and blocking, but we had a fast truck. That was helpful. I really feel like that if things can go our way – we can repeat our effort.” In four prior Michigan Truck Series starts, Self has never finished worse than 16th and carries an average finish of 11.8 from 2016 to 2019. He also has two prior starts in the ARCA Menards Series with a third-place result in 2015 and two top-10 finishes overall. “Michigan is a fun place to race because there’s a lot of room,” Self said. “Restarts are so important because it’s an opportunity to make up ground – but if you can work the draft to your advantage too, it opens the door to pass too. “Last year’s race was almost like a crapshoot too. If that happens again this year, it could open the door to steal a win and make it into the Playoffs. That would be so big for this team. We’ll just go to the track and fight hard like we always do.” Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle, Kreuz Market and Prasek’s will serve as associate partners in the 11th race of the year. In 94 NGROTS races, the 2014 ARCA Menards Series Rookie of the Year has two top-fives (second at Daytona 2017, fifth at Michigan 2019) and seven top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.4 during his five years of competition. The Austin, Texas native is nestled 17th in the championship standings with 13 races remaining. The Henry Ford Health System 200 (100 laps| 200 miles) is the 11th of 23 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2020 schedule. The 38-truck field will take the green flag on Fri., Aug. 7, 2020 shortly after 6:00 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern). For more on Austin Wayne Self, please visit awsracing.com, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please visit AMRacingteam.com, like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. Show your GO TEXAN pride: find Texas products, restaurants or enroll your business in GO TEXAN. For more information on Don’t mess with Texas and how you can become involved in the program, visit dontmesswithtexas.org. For more on Flying Circle, please visit flyingcirclegear.com, like them on Facebook (FlyingCircleGear) and follow them on Instagram (@flyingcirclegear) and Twitter (@flyingcircle_). Also, connect with Flying Circle on Pinterest and YouTube. Visit JB Henderson Construction online at jbhenderson.com. For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com. For more on Kreuz Market, please visit kreuzmarket.com. like them on Facebook (KreuzMarketLockhart) and follow them on Twitter (@kreuzmarket). To learn more about Prasek’s and what they offer, please visit praseks.com. About GO TEXAN: GO TEXAN is a widely recognized brand. It represents a diverse collection of people, products and services that are genuinely Texan. Whether it’s grown, sewn or served on a plate, more than 26 million Texans shop, travel and dine out in full support of Texas business and agriculture. Consumers make buying decisions based on the prestige of GO TEXAN, a desire to support the Texas economy and the value received from buying local. About AM Technical Solutions: Headquartered in Austin, TX, AM Technical Solutions was founded in 1994. AM Technical Solutions is a global engineering and construction management firm, specializing in the high-tech industries. AMTS has managed over $20B of global capital projects for over 170 different customers in 15 countries. For more information, please visit amts.com. About AM Racing: AM Racing is a NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series (NGROTS) team owned by entrepreneur Tim Self. Established in December 2015, AM Racing is headquartered in Statesville, N.C. Operated by Self, a native of Austin, Texas, the team is prided on faith, honesty and intelligent performance. The team has named Austin Wayne Self as its driver for the 2020 season.
  7. Still looking for a 125 cc SHIFTER KART complete and running. Thanks
  8. 2nd race is in the books! Congrats to the top three and the rest of drivers. And a huge THANK YOU to Gina and the TSTRS crew and HMP for giving us a place to race! 1st Allen Sampson #01 fast time 16.641 2nd EJ Fitzgerald #68 3rd Zane Goff #42
  9. 10/4. It might fit our hauling needs? Tx!
  10. EQ Heads With All New Parts. Done By ACE Machine In April 2020. Bolt On Ready $1200.00 ACE Machine Custom Cam One Race Old For Sport Mod/Limited Mod With Lifters Got In April 2020 $275.00 Call Or Text 361-774-0183 *Can Ship And Ill Pay Half The Fright*
  11. It has a 3500lb total weight rating (and by the way it has electric brakes) so by best guess is that it weights around 1400lbs (give or take a few pounds).
  12. Any guess on the unloaded weight of your trailer? Tx!
  13. Trailer has an electric brake system and current tags and 2 new extra tires and wheels (spares). Same trailer we used to carry our dwaft car from track to track with. Very nice and clean trailer. $2,500.00 obo... Please send me a text as it will be so much easier for me to answer due to business. (361)876-0020 Thank you Ivan Winningham
  14. it was a great night to watch racing. Great job to the drivers, pretty limited on cautions all night. the night flew by, races started right on time and were done before 10. fast show!
  15. HMP eco stock

    (www.texasshorttrackracingseries.com/rules/) hope info helps....
  16. HMP eco stock

    That's where I want to race it but I could not find their rules or that class I'll give you a call this week so I can get some additional information
  17. HMP eco stock

    Yes I’m aware. It’s legal at Houston that is why i have it posted as an HMP eco stock
  18. Looks like my ignition box crapped out at the perfect time when I pulled off after the race this past weekend at HMP. The rain probably got to it... In the hunt for something lightly used before I go buy new parts. Let me know what you got and just shoot me a text at 8324665544 -Corey
  19. Roller. Minus motor ,trans,seat,and radio harness 9500 or trade for pro truck for hmp could leave race ready minus seat for 16k
  20. I-37 speedway updates 8-1-20

    aint that the truth
  21. HMP eco stock

    Well I just noticed your posting again that is a V6 correct most of the Eco stock classes will only allow for cylinders at the local tracks are you aware of that
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