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  1. "The Rocket Shepp" Wins His First Big Gator, Sweeps Outlaws Competition in The Sunshine State BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 16, 2019 – A Big Gator trophy and its family of four are heading back to Rocket Chassis in West Virginia as Brandon Sheppard pulled off the unthinkable on Saturday night, winning the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals Late Model championship by completing the four-race sweep of all World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series events at Volusia Speedway Park. With these victories, Sheppard now holds a DIRTcar Nationals Late Model record as the only driver to win four races in a row in the event’s history. He’s also the first to win four World of Outlaws races in a row since Tim Fuller accomplished the feat in 2009. Last year’s DIRTcar Nationals Champion, Chris Madden, wrapped up his week with a runner-up finish, bouncing back from what he said should have been another top-five run on Friday night. His teammate, two-time DIRTcar Nationals champ Shane Clanton, made it a two-three finish for Capital Race Cars. Over the past four races at Volusia, Sheppard led a total of 174 laps out of a possible 200 – all 50 on Wednesday, 39 on Thursday, 41 on Friday and 44 on Saturday. He has now won the last five World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races at Volusia, going back to the final DIRTcar Nationals race of 2018, which he won on Feb. 17. The Mark Richards Racing team has quite a long list of accomplishments already, and Sheppard agreed that this whole week was an all-around team effort. “It’s another accomplishment that we’ve added to the list as a team,” said Sheppard, a third-generation racer from New Berlin, IL. “Our team is phenomenal, and they deserve every bit of the success that we have.” Speaking about his new DIRTcar Nationals record, Sheppard continued, “To be the first driver in history to do that, it means the world to me, especially. And I know it means the world to my guys because they work their tails off, and they expect nothing less than a win.” Just like the previous three nights, “The Rocket Shepp” grabbed the lead early and never once relinquished it. A big challenge came from Madden behind him, as he gave chase throughout the entire race, but was never able to make the move. It seemed as though the Rocket House Car was on rails the whole night, rarely upsetting the car even the slightest bit on both the high and low lines. Madden had a great race, as well, starting from the outside pole and leading the opening laps. Sheppard dove into turn one on lap seven and slid up to the top side, taking Madden’s line and the spot away. But “Smokey” got back on the horse and gave Sheppard all he could handle through the next 44 laps. His finishes of sixth on Thursday night and now second on Saturday were just the finishes he and the Skyline Motorsports team were looking for this week. It gives Madden and his crew a lot of confidence moving forward in accomplishing the goals they set out at the beginning of 2019. “Hats off to Marshall Green and Capital Race Cars,” Madden said. “We’ve had a phenomenal week ourselves to come down here and accomplish what we did and do what we’ve done was a pretty huge goal for us. I’m excited and very happy for everybody that’s supported Skyline Motorsports here. It’s just a great program, it’s going be great for us this year, and hopefully we’ll be able to get a bunch of wins.” Madden said he should have had another second-place finish on Friday night to back up Saturday’s result, but the damage to his spoiler from an incident late in the race laid those chances for a good finish to rest. However, Madden took pride in the way he raced with the rest of the field throughout the week. “We had a second-place car last night, for sure,” Madden said. “We were tit-for-tat last night for a while. I feel like the 44 and the 1 car were the best two cars here this week.” Clanton had a very consistent week with finishes of fifth, two ninths, an eighth and now a third to cap off his 2019 DIRTcar Nationals venture. He joins Darrell Lanigan as the only two drivers to score top-five finishes in each of the five completed nights of Late Model Week at Volusia. “Top-10s will bring top-fives, top-fives will bring wins,” Clanton said. “We need more wins, of course, to keep going. But we’re real satisfied with what we’ve done, to get a win at Screven and then to come here and get a top-five and no worse than ninth, it feels real good.” Starting fifth, “The Georgia Bulldog” made a steady push to third with a car that he said could have been better, but was still pleased to put into the top three. “I actually thought I had something for [the leaders],” said Clanton, the 2015 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion. “But with them long greens, we had a little softer tire than they did on the right front and it just got to where I couldn’t steer. It just got too tight. The cautions were helping a little bit, but once the racetrack cleaned up, they could go ahead and drive away from me.” With the conclusion of Saturday’s events, the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals is now officially in the books. A big thanks to all of the great race fans who came out to be a part of it! A trip to Tennessee is up next for the Outlaws, as they visit the Duck River Raceway Park and Smoky Mountain Speedway on March 8 and 9. Watch every lap of both races LIVE on DIRTVision! Abbreviated Results (click here to see the full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [3][$10,000]; 2. 44-Chris Madden [2][$5,000]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton [5][$3,000]; 4. 28-Dennis Erb [1][$2,500]; 5. 0-Scott Bloomquist [4][$2,000]; 6. 7-Ricky Weiss [8][$1,700]; 7. 29-Darrell Lanigan [18][$1,400]; 8. 6m-Mike Marlar [10][$1,300]; 9. 7r-Kent Robinson [16][$1,200]; 10. 14m-Morgan Bagley [23][$1,100]; 11. 18-Chase Junghans [14][$1,050]; 12. 3s-Brian Shirley [7][$1,000]; 13. 111-Tyler Erb [17][$950]; 14. 14-Josh Richards [20][$900]; 15. 36v-Kyle Hardy [11][$850]; 16. 99B-Boom Briggs [13][$800]; 17. B1-Brent Larson [27][$770]; 18. 1x-Chub Frank [28][$750]; 19. 40B-Kyle Bronson [9][$730]; 20. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [12][$700]; 21. 2-Brandon Overton [25][$700]; 22. 72-Mike Norris [19][$700]; 23. 39-Tim McCreadie [6][$700]; 24. 17M-Dale McDowell [15][$700]; 25. 20-Jimmy Owens [24][$700]; 26. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [21][$700]; 27. 6-Blake Spencer [29][$110]; 28. 5-Don O'Neal [22][$700]; 29. 16H-Mike Hammerle [26][$700] Hard Charger: 14m-Morgan Bagley[+13] Lap Leaders - Chris Madden: laps 1-6, Brandon Sheppard: laps 7-50.
  2. The 2017 Series Champion is Off to a Terrific Start in 2019, as He Eyes the Big Gator Trophy on Saturday BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 15, 2019 — Fast fact: the last four World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races held at the Volusia Speedway Park as part of the DIRTcar Nationals have now been won by the same driver in the same car. “The Rocket Shepp” Brandon Sheppard put on yet another powerful display of motor and muscle on Friday night, as he led 41 of 50 laps en route to his third victory in three days. Sheppard won the fourth and final World of Outlaws race last year at Volusia, making this four in a row for the Rocket Chassis house car driver at “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” After winning Monday’s DIRTcar Late Model race and two sub-par nights of Outlaw competition Wednesday and Thursday, 2018 Series Champion Mike Marlar put together an incredible rebound race, advancing 21 spots through 50 laps to go from 23rd to second after barely making the race through a Last Chance Showdown. Two-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Brian Shirley bagged the final spot in the top three with a solid run, rebounding from his 3rd-to-14th-place finish on Thursday night. Sheppard began his night with a win in Heat No. 5 and drew the fourth spot on the starting grid. From the outside second row, he seemed to crack the whip at the exact same time as Thursday night, taking the lead away from Tim McCreadie on lap 10 and getting the jump on every restart, avoiding the destructive activity behind him to garner his 15th top-five finish in 17 overall starts this winter. Track conditions, as they always do, changed throughout the evening, which made for an interesting challenge for the drivers on which line to run and when. Both high and low lanes seemed to be effective, and Sheppard said his car was good enough to work with both. “I feel like I could have ran the same line most of the race and kept the same speed up, but there were guys coming behind me on the top and they were a little better than me at times, so I had to move up and compensate,” said Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL. “I just moved when I had to, and everything just worked out how it worked out – the racecar was really good.” Sheppard, a third-generation racer, grew up on Illinois bullrings, but he’s adapted his game to big houses, as well. “You can’t get good at these places unless you go and get beat and learn from your mistakes,” Sheppard said. “We’ve ran a lot of half-miles in the past few years and our half-mile program has been really, really good. I was definitely excited to come here, for sure. Of all the places that we come to in Florida, or speed weeks in general, I was definitely most excited about here.” Dominance on this half-mile is certainly not easy to come by, but the Mark Richards Racing team certainly has figured it out, winning 10 World of Outlaws Feature events at the facility since 2007. Richards and his crew of Danny White, Austin Hargrove and Joel Rogers have worked especially hard to put Sheppard into victory lane numerous times over the past two seasons. And Richards couldn’t be happier to do it at a place like Volusia. “This starts our year off, so it gives us some momentum to go on,” Richards said. “This place is probably one of my favorite places to race, so to come here and win, it means a lot to us.” Sheppard said on Thursday night that the pressure of winning in 2019 was actually relieved a bit because they fell short of winning the Series championship in 2018. Richards wants the best for his team, and it seems they’re coming back with vengeance in their eyes to begin the year with three-peat victories to kick things off. “It wasn’t because of on-track performance, it was because of some mechanical issues we had,” Richards said. “We had an incredible year, won the most races and all that. But we want to come back and redeem ourselves.” However, little did Sheppard know of Marlar’s charge behind him. Lap by lap, Marlar began to pick off traffic in front of him, climbing to the 16th spot before a bad wreck on the front stretch on lap 27 brought out an extended caution, sending several cars to pit road. On that restart, Marlar put the hammer down and picked up a few more spots, placing him inside the top 10, where he continued to make up ground on the leaders. By lap 40, he was battling Brian Shirley for second – a battle he won at the drop of the checkered. “It went great for me, there were a lot of things happening in that race,” said Marlar, of Winfield, TN. “I started, pretty much, at the rear and had a really good car. I missed some pretty big catastrophes and passed a lot of cars too, so it was a good night for us.” Shirley once again proved his worthiness of running up front again on Friday night with a hard-fought, third-place run. He started eighth and kept his nose clean through 50 laps, holding his own in the top three to stay out of the incidents that were occurring behind him. Steadily, Shirley made the most of his passes on the high side – a familiar place for him this week. “We got off to a pretty good start and was able to pick a few of those guys off,” said Shirley, of Chatham, IL. “Just stuck to my guns, as I was pretty good around the top. Luckily, everything went our way – got a couple spots on some restarts and it all worked out pretty good.” Shirley had some early momentum that proved to be the difference-maker in staying out of each of the five cautions, climbing to second on lap 19, well before the wrecks involving Devin Moran, Tyler Erb, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, Gregg Satterlee and Jonathan Davenport led to a lot of mangled racecars in the pits after 50 laps, and Shirley was just glad to be ahead of it all. “Luckily, on the restarts, I was able to get out there and get to second,” Shirley said. “I was able to hold my own in there and not fall back on the restarts, which saved me from getting into that carnage.” Don’t miss the 12th and final night of the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals from Volusia, get your Late Model Fast Pass now to watch every lap live on DIRTVision! Abbreviated results (click here to see the full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [4][$10,000]; 2. 6m-Mike Marlar [23][$5,000]; 3. 3s-Brian Shirley [8][$3,000]; 4. 5-Don O'Neal [9][$2,500]; 5. 29-Darrell Lanigan [12][$2,000]; 6. 17M-Dale McDowell [20][$1,700]; 7. 18-Chase Junghans [10][$1,400]; 8. 25-Shane Clanton [5][$1,300]; 9. 7r-Kent Robinson [19][$1,200]; 10. 0-Scott Bloomquist [3][$1,100]; 11. 28-Dennis Erb [11][$1,050]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz [13][$1,000]; 13. 97-Cade Dillard [16][$950]; 14. 2-Brandon Overton [25][$900]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs [14][$850]; 16. B1-Brent Larson [26][$800]; 17. 44-Chris Madden [1][$770]; 18. 40B-Kyle Bronson [7][$750]; 19. 49-Jonathan Davenport [6][$730]; 20. 22-Chris Ferguson [15][$700]; 21. 111-Tyler Erb [22][$700]; 22. 39-Tim McCreadie [2][$700]; 23. 7-Ricky Weiss [17][$700]; 24. 9-Devin Moran [24][$700]; 25. 22s-Gregg Satterlee [18][$700]; 26. 6-Blake Spencer [28][$110]; 27. 36v-Kyle Hardy [27][$110]; 28. 116-Tanner English [21][$700] Hard Charger - 6m-Mike Marlar [+21] Lap Leaders - Tim McCreadie: Laps 1-9, Brandon Sheppard: Laps 10-50
  3. Another Mark in the Win Column for the Rocket Chassis House Car, Weiss Shows Signs of Strength BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 14, 2019 – The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series had a streak going of three different winners in three races after Wednesday night. Brandon Sheppard’s back-to-back win on Thursday night over Scott Bloomquist, Don O’Neal and Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Weiss changed all that, as he led 39 laps on his way to victory on Night 4 of Late Model Week at Volusia Speedway Park as part of the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Early on, the gloves were off in the battle for the lead between two former Series Champions, Tim McCreadie and Sheppard himself. McCreadie started outside front row and bolted out to the early lead. Sheppard gave chase for 10 laps before using the shortest line around the track to power by on the inside coming out of turn two. Once he grabbed the lead, Sheppard did everything he could to protect it, growing his lead in traffic to as high as 4.2 seconds at one point. “I kind of bided my time a little bit there at the beginning and was able to find out what line I needed to run,” Sheppard said. “When I was running third, I was kind of taking my time, trying to be patient a little bit and see where I could pass them guys clean.” Despite a number of cautions near the end of the race, Sheppard was able to handle the pressure from numerous drivers applying it from behind him. Seven different cars took a shot at the top three in the second half of the race, and the battle ensued quickly after Sheppard grabbed the lead from McCreadie. Don O’Neal, Chris Madden, Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Brian Shirley and Ricky Weiss were all fighting like dogs to break into the podium in various points over 50 laps, which most everyone was able to claim at least once in that timeframe. “T-Mac” defended the runner-up spot early before Madden, Shirley, Bloomquist and O’Neal came in hot pursuit. After a restart on lap 17 that bunched the field together, they raced lap-after-lap, inside and outside, swapping positions back-and-forth for about 15 laps before another caution broke the tension. After the restart, Davenport completed his vicious charge to the front with a pass for second but quickly lost it and began to fade, much like Shirley did around the same time. This left room for one of the best battles for the podium the fans had been treated to all week between Bloomquist, McCreadie, Madden and O’Neal. “Black Sunshine” stayed relatively out of the way, biding his time in sixth for much of the first 40 laps, but cranked things up with ten-to-go and passed three cars in three laps, leaving him with a solid runner-up finish. This gave Bloomquist his second top-five of the week, and another strong run from Team Zero, rebounding from his superb, yet unfortunate-ending run in Wednesday night’s Morton Buildings Feature (2nd to 22nd). McCreadie and Madden held their own battle for the fifth spot near the race’s end, with McCreadie in the position as they took the checkered. This gave Madden his fourth top-10 of the season, bringing him up to fifth in Series point standings. Don O’Neal had another terrific run aboard the Clint Bowyer Racing ride, fending off numerous challenges from McCreadie, Bloomquist and Madden just to protect his third spot. From lap 13 onward, “The Real Deal” was never worse than fourth, showcasing his integrity on the high-line, right where he was the night prior. However, O’Neal said his car may have had more in the tank for a better push for second. “I think I ran so hard on the top, at the beginning that I used my stuff up,” O”Neal said. “At the end, I couldn’t cut across the middle like Scott and Brandon could. I had to live on the cushion. I came home third – it’s not what we wanted but it’s what we’ll have to take.” Coming into the 2019 season, there was much speculation around the Late Model community, concerning who the “top rookies” of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series were going to be. Ricky Weiss was a frequently mentioned name online, being a five-time WISSOTA Late Models champion, especially on social media. Thursday night’s race was the first to support his fans’ predictions of high-quality finishes throughout the season, as Weiss wrapped up the fourth spot, and it looks as though he’ll only be getting better from here. A few rough finishes at Volusia prior to Thursday night has given Weiss and the rest of his crew a big reason to work hard and get better in all areas. It takes a special team effort to rebound from a 24th-place finish, directly following with a top-five effort. With Scott Bloomquist and his team’s knowledge and equipment backing the Headingly, Manitoba, Canada, team this season, Weiss has proven he’s got what it takes to hang with the big guns on a national tour. “It’s been huge, just growing our relationship with Scott and I and our team,” Weiss said. “We’ve just been tweaking and building as a team, and it’s definitely showing.” Weiss and his team have had experience at Volusia in years past, but never this deep into a points commitment. They key for them will be to just stay out of trouble and focus on consistency, the wins will come soon. “We knew Florida would be a new deal to us,” Weiss said. “If we could get out of here unscathed with our equipment in one piece, I just think if we can contend, not only with the rookie deal but run up front almost every night, we can hopefully make a run for the championship. “Our team definitely proved that we’ve got the speed and we’ve got the skill, Weiss continued. “Now if we get a little bit of luck on our side, maybe we can start picking up some wins.” Late Model Week at the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park continues tonight in round #3 of World of Outlaws competition. Get your tickets here or log on to DIRTVision to get your Late Model Fast Pass now for only $39 per month and watch every lap live, all season long! Abbreviated results (click here for full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [4][$10,000]; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist [6][$5,000]; 3. 5-Don O'Neal [7][$3,000]; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss [10][$2,500]; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie [2][$2,000]; 6. 44-Chris Madden [3][$1,700]; 7. 18-Chase Junghans [11][$1,400]; 8. 29-Darrell Lanigan [13][$1,300]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton [1][$1,200]; 10. 17M-Dale McDowell [23][$1,100]; 11. 14-Josh Richards [20][$1,050]; 12. 20-Jimmy Owens [21][$1,000]; 13. 49-Jonathan Davenport [9][$950]; 14. 3s-Brian Shirley [5][$900]; 15. 9-Devin Moran [26][$850]; 16. 22-Chris Ferguson [15][$800]; 17. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [18][$770]; 18. 28-Dennis Erb [12][$750]; 19. B1-Brent Larson [27][$110]; 20. 111-Tyler Erb [24][$700]; 21. 36v-Kyle Hardy [17][$700]; 22. 83-Scott James [14][$700]; 23. 2-Brandon Overton [25][$700]; 24. 16-Tyler Bruening [19][$700]; 25. 71-Hudson O'Neal [16][$700]; 26. 7r-Kent Robinson [8][$700]; 27. 6-Blake Spencer [28][$110]; 28. 48-Colton Flinner [22][$700] Hard Charger: 17M-Dale McDowell[+13] Lap Leaders: 39 Tim McCreadie - Laps 1 - 11, 1 Brandon Sheppard - Laps 12-50
  4. Hafertepe Grabs Pair Of Podium Finishes At Bubba Raceway Park by Bryan Hulbert OCALA, Fla. (February 14, 2019) Kicking off his 2019 season at Bubba Raceway Park this past weekend in USCS competition, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. collected a pair of podium finishes at the egg-shaped oval. Coming in Friday with a run from seventh to second in his Heat Race, Sam positioned the Hills Racing No. 15h on the pole of the A-Feature. Leading the first 11 rounds, a mid-race restart would allow eventual race winner, Davie Franek, his shot at the lead with Hafertepe slipping back to third in the closing laps. "We'd been going through lapped traffic and was able to pass on the top and the bottom. The top is where we'd led it from the start of the race, and I went there on the restart and the bottom had started to come in and take rubber. Just kind of gave it away really but that's part of it sometimes. I definitely felt like we had the fastest car so that was a plus and just took that steam into the next night," commented Hafertepe on the Friday performance. Betting his Saturday Heat Race performance to a win, Sam lined up fifth in the A-Feature with his run at race leader, Mark Smith, building strong in the closing laps, but just short, after falling back to nearly 10th at the start of the race. "They worked the track a little bit before the feature, and they just didn't run it in enough. I went in the first few laps and just slid through the slime so that put us back to about ninth or tenth, so I had to make a charge through the field. Just came up one spot short but had a good car and was able to run Mark down in the closing laps even with the bottom taking rubber again. It would have been tough to pass him, but we had one of the better cars all night." Using the Florida trip to test and tune, Hafertepe so far is very pleased with the way the car has progressed, especially with East Bay Raceway Park on the horizon. "From what we generally do at a lot of places, we basically did the opposite and we seemed to have good speed right out the box and the results reinforce that to run good two nights in a row with a chance to win both nights. That makes up happy going into East Bay and try to pick up the $10,000 on Saturday night." Already sitting pit side at the 43rd annual Winter Nationals and 18th annual Ronald Laney Memorial, action at East Bay Raceway Park takes place February 14-16, 2019. Live coverage from the one-third mile oval is available through www.FloRacing.com. For continued updates on Sam Hafertepe, Jr. log onto http://www.sam15.com and make sure to find him on Twitter (@samhafertepejr). For news on Hill's Racing Team, log onto https://www.facebook.com/hillsracing/ and on Twitter (@HillsRacingTeam). 2019 Season to Date: Events: 2; Wins -0 ; Top 5 - 2; Top 10 - 2; Top 15 -2; Top 20 -2; Recent Results: February 8 - Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla) with USCS Heat Race: 2nd (7th); A-Feature: 3rd (1st) February 9 - Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla) with USCS Heat Race: 1st (4th); A-Feature: 2nd (5th) Coming Up: February 14-16 - East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) - King of the 360's Sam Hafertepe, Jr. Online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011628097506 Website: http://www.sam15.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/samhafertepejr The Sponsors:
  5. Sheppard shines as he rockets to DIRTcar Nationals victory at Volusia BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 13, 2019 – Brandon Sheppard was the third different winner in three races to start the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season, and he dominated on Wednesday night at Volusia Speedway Park’s 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Courtesy of World of Outlaws Late Model Series While “The Rocket Shepp” was in control, a wild race waged behind him. Don O’Neal had fallen as far as 16th before he hooked up and charged all the way to second while former DIRTcar Nationals champion Josh Richards hung tough all night in the top five and finished third. But a perfect setup in the Morton Buildings Feature was exactly what Sheppard needed to hold off Scott Bloomquist and Dale McDowell in the early going, and then be able to move through traffic on the expertly prepared racing surface. “I think our car was maneuverable enough that we could have passed cars if we needed to,” said Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL. “We passed a few lapped cars there. Like I said, our car was maneuverable. It was very balanced and fun to drive, and the track was fun to drive too. It was kind of a little bit different at both ends and you could move around on it, so it was fun.” Sheppard started his night off with a hammer-down qualifying effort, clocking in at 16.097 – good enough for fifth overall. He grabbed the early lead in Heat 2 and redrew the pole, never looking back once through multiple restarts toward the end of the race. For he and his crew, Sheppard was just glad to pick up a victory at Volusia, as he was feeling the pressure after going winless in his first 14 starts this year from Arizona to Georgia and Florida. “Sometimes, it takes a while to get the first win out of the way and get it off your back,” Sheppard said with a sigh of relief. “Everybody’s under a lot of pressure to get the first win. “I knew as long as we could keep up front and keep running good that the wins would come. Usually, we’ve got one by now, so the pressure was on. For me, it’s a big relief to finally get the first one out of the way… I almost thought I forgot how to do it for a minute.” After scoring 13 wins last season, the Mark Richards Racing, Rocket Chassis house car wound up second in the Series championship after a few unfortunate DNFs, creating a gap he was unable to make up in the end despite a victory in the World Finals at Charlotte. This year, Sheppard put all that behind him and has never been more focused on posting good, consistent finishes. And what start he’s gotten off to, taking the points lead after just three races. “Truthfully, there’s less pressure because we didn’t win the championship last year,” Sheppard said. “I think we’ve 100 percent, in my mind, got a championship team. At the end of the day, we’re going to go out and concentrate on getting wins.” O’Neal has certainly sprung to a great start at Volusia. After finishing fourth in Heat 1, placing him 13th on the starting grid, “The Real Deal” steadily picked off the traffic in front of him, lap-by-lap, earning him a runner-up finish. And what a charge he had, falling as far back as 16th on lap six. “I stayed on the bottom for probably 15-to-20 laps and then I restarted on the outside after a caution,” O’Neal said. “Then I pretty much just slid on the top after that, and that’s when we got to rolling good.” This second place sat well with the Clint Bowyer Racing pilot and will give him plenty to build off of going forward through the next three nights of action at Volusia. “It’s a big thing to build off of, having a good run like we did the more we started,” O’Neal said. “[We’re] just working a little bit on this package we’ve got right here to see if we can’t fine-tune it a little bit.” The field was full of big movers on the racy half-mile surface as Brian Shirley powered from 20th to eighth and Jonathan Davenport motored from 14th to fifth. While Richards earned his second top-five this week at Volusia, Chase Junghans motored to his third top-five finish in three World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series races this season. Junghans is the only driver who has three top-five finishes in the first three points races. He agreed this is something to build on throughout the weekend, saying “We’re just going to keep on working on this car, trying to fine-tune it and hopefully get a couple wins before we leave here.” The Series is back in action Thursday night as it looks for its fourth consecutive different winner to start the season after Brandon Overton, Shane Clanton and Sheppard have taken the first three checkered flags. Get your tickets here, or your Late Model Fast Pass on DIRTVision to watch every lap live! Abbreviated Results (click here for full results) Morton Buildings Feature (50 Laps) 1. 1-Brandon Sheppard [1][$10,000]; 2. 5-Don O'Neal [13][$5,000]; 3. 14-Josh Richards [5][$3,000]; 4. 18-Chase Junghans [7][$2,500]; 5. 49-Jonathan Davenport [14][$2,000]; 6. 17M-Dale McDowell [4][$1,700]; 7. 29-Darrell Lanigan [9][$1,400]; 8. 3s-Brian Shirley [20][$1,300]; 9. 25-Shane Clanton [11][$1,200]; 10. 44-Chris Madden [6][$1,100]; 11. 71-Hudson O'Neal [8][$1,050]; 12. 7r-Kent Robinson [3][$1,000]; 13. 9-Devin Moran [18][$950]; 14. 2-Brandon Overton [17][$900]; 15. 20-Jimmy Owens [12][$850]; 16. 40B-Kyle Bronson [19][$800]; 17. 36v-Kyle Hardy [16][$770]; 18. 28-Dennis Erb [22][$750]; 19. 83-Scott James [27][$110]; 20. B1-Brent Larson [24][$700]; 21. 72-Mike Norris [10][$700]; 22. 0-Scott Bloomquist [2][$700]; 23. 91-Tyler Erb [15][$700]; 24. 7-Ricky Weiss [26][$110]; 25. 6m-Mike Marlar [23][$700]; 26. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [21][$700]; 27. 6-Blake Spencer [25][$110] Hard Charger: 3s-Brian Shirley[+12] Lap Leaders - 1 - Brandon Sheppard - 1-50
  6. Ok so here is the plan for our next race weekend! February 15th and 16th we will have an action packed weekend of racing! Friday will be the Mid Season Championship event, Saturday the 16th we will do a double header with afternoon race followed by night race! Going to be an amazing weekend of racing action! I will announce ticket prices soon, we will look at doing an all weekend pit pass, keep watching for more details!
  7. Reutzel Finishes Out Florida in Strong Form at DIRTcar Nationals by Lonnie Wheatley CLUTE, Texas (February 13, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team finished out their Florida in February events on a positive note with a solid performance at last week’s DIRTcar Nationals at Barberville’s Volusia Speedway Park. Reutzel finished out the week ranked seventh in both the final DIRTcar Nationals points as well as the early NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car points. After opening the week with runs of ninth and 12th in All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Wednesday and Thursday, Reutzel and the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team finished out the week with showings of 11th and seventh in the opening World of Outlaws events of the year before Sunday night’s finale was rained out. “All in all, it wasn’t too bad for us,” Reutzel commented. “Our starting point wasn’t quite as good as needed it to be. But by the end of the last night, I felt like we were back to where we were last year. I really wish we could have got the Sunday night show in.” The reigning All Star Circuit of Champions kingpin began the week timing in 19th quick in Wednesday’s All Star card and then winning his heat race to land a Dash starting position. After starting the feature in tenth, Reutzel drove the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment machine to a ninth place finish. Thursday’s final All Star card of the Florida portion of the season netted Reutzel and the Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions team Hard Charger honors for the night after rallying from 24th to capture a 12thplace finish. “We had a hard time qualifying the first couple of nights or so, it made us work that much more to get good finishes,” Reutzel says. The qualifying woes continued as the World of Outlaws kicked off the season on Friday night, but Reutzel rallied from seventh to third in his heat race to salvage the 12th starting position for the feature event and then finished out the night in eleventh. Getting things dialed in what proved to be the final night of the DIRTcar Nationals, Reutzel timed in ninth-quick to lead the way to a seventh-place finish on the night. “We got to where we needed to be, now we’re looking forward to the Texas races next weekend,” Reutzel concluded. Reutzel and the BRM No. 87 team will be back in action with the NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaws Sprint Car series next weekend at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige, TX, on Friday night, February 22, and then Kilgore’s Lonestar Speedway on Saturday, February 23. 2019 Quick Stats: 9 races, 4 top-tens. Next Up: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige, TX) on February 22 and Lonestar Speedway (Kilgore, TX) on February 23. Keep Track: Keep track of Aaron Reutzel’s on-track action including schedule and results at http://www.aaronreutzelracing.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aaron-Reutzel-Racing/117666254913127 or on Twitter at @AaronReutzel. You can also e-mail Aaron at aaronreutzel@yahoo.com. If you would like Aaron Reutzel Racing press releases e-mailed directly to you, send your e-mail address to Lonnie Wheatley at lonniewheatley@gmail.com.
  8. 2020 Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Ticket Information Now Available by Bryan Hulbert TULSA, Okla. (February 13, 2019) The time to set your reminder is now. Reserved Seat ticket renewals and new ticket orders for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire begin on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, and run through Thursday, April 11, 2019. Slated for January 13-18, 2020, tickets for the 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire will again be sold in six, five, and four-day packages for grandstand reserve seating. Prices for the 2020 affair will be broken down with four-day tickets at $277, five-day tickets at $282, and tickets for the full event at $337, plus tax and shipping. New for 2020 ticket sales, the shipping policy has been updated. Due to a rising issue of tickets getting lost in transit, and/or stolen, domestic orders will be sent via USPS Certified Mail to ensure each order sent will require a signature. The policy of keeping all international orders in Will Call will remain unchanged. The offices of the Chili Bowl Nationals are open Monday-Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (CT). Tickets can be renewed starting Wednesday, March 6, 2019, by phone at (918) 838-3777. Again, all new orders, as well as renewals, begin at the same time. Current ticket holders will be sent a renewal form. If ordering with the renewal form, those can be returned by mail to 1140 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 or by fax to (918) 836-5517. Tickets can be purchased with Visa. MasterCard, Cash, Check, or Money Order. Orders will not be taken via email or social media. If a Reserved Seat ticket cannot be procured, Pit Passes will be on sale at the event and never sell out. The Pit Pass double as a General Admission pass and allows fans access to the back straightaway on a first come, first served basis. Pit Passes are $45 per weekday and $60 on Saturday. Passes can be purchased for multiple consecutive days. Pit Passes are not sold in advance. All orders are processed by hand throughout the month of May. All renewals are processed first, then changes to those accounts, then new orders will be done in the order they were received until all tickets are sold. Times and other event information will be published as the event draws closer. For continued updates on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire, fans can follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with @CBNationals. All official press, updates, and results on the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire can be found online at http://www.chilibowl.com. Quick Notes: What: 34th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire When: January 13-18, 2020 Where: River Spirit Expo Center - Tulsa Expo Raceway 4145 E 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74114 Ticket Information: Ticket Renewal/New Order Time Frame: March 6, 2019 - April 11, 2019 Four Day Ticket: $227 (Wednesday-Saturday) Five Day Ticket: $282 (Tuesday-Saturday) Six Day Ticket: $337 (Monday-Saturday) Plus tax and shipping Contact: Phone: (918) 838-3777 Fax: (918) 836-5517 Mail: 1141 S. 83rd East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74112 Chili Bowl Online: Website: http://www.chilibowl.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chilibowlnationals Twitter: (@cbnationals) Official Hashtag: #ChiliBowl2020 Instagram: cbnationals Snap Chat: TheChiliBowl Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals Champions: Year - Driver (Owner) 2019 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2018 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2017 - Christopher Bell (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2016 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2015 - Rico Abreu (Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian) 2014 - Bryan Clauson (Joe Dooling/Rusty Kunz/Curb Records) 2013 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2012 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2011 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2010 - Kevin Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2009 - Sammy Swindell (Swindell Motorsports/Curb Records) 2008 - Damion Gardner (Jason Leffler) 2007 - Tony Stewart (Tony Stewart Motorsports) 2006 - Tim McCreadie (Steve Smith) 2005 - Tracy Hines (Wilke - Pak) 2004 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 2003 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 2002 - Tony Stewart (Keith Kunz) 2001 - Jay Drake (Keith Kunz) 2000 - Cory Kruseman (Andy Bondio) 1999 - Dan Boorse (Dan Boorse) 1998 - Sammy Swindell (Pete Willoughby) 1997 - Billy Boat (John Lawson) 1996 - Sammy Swindell (Rusty Kunz / Jay McKinnie) 1995 - Donnie Beechler (Zarounian Motorsports) 1994 - Andy Hillenburg (Keith Kuntz / Rusty Kunz) 1993 - Dave Blaney (Ralph Potter) 1992 - Sammy Swindell (Dave Ellis) 1991 - Lealand McSpadden (Andy Bondio) 1990 - John Heydenreich (Tony Finley) 1989 - Sammy Swindell (Jack Runyon) 1988 - Scott Hatton (Jerry Hatton) 1987 - Rich Vogler (Bob Lowe) VIROC Champions: Tanner Thorson (2019 and 2016)Chad Boat (2018), Kyle Larson (2017 and 2014), Sammy Swindell (2015, 2012, 2011, 2009), Kevin Swindell (2013), Brad Loyet (2010) Trade Show: A long-standing tradition at the Chili Bowl, the Trade Show, which is open to the public each day (Monday through Saturday), is free of charge. All variety of racing products, apparel and more is available with well over 100 vendors. The Trade Show still has space available. Anyone looking to be a part of the Trade Show can contact the Chili Bowl office at 918-838-3777. The Trade Show covers approximately 20,000 square feet. Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals - Est. 1987 - Tulsa, Okla.
  9. Austin Wayne Self hopeful for Daytona success again DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two years ago, AM Racing driver Austin Wayne Self (@AustinWSelf) found himself one position away from winning his first NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race. This weekend, the Austin, Texas native heads to the “World Center of Racing” armed with a new truck, new crew chief and team ready to battle in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250. With new leader Eddie Troconis calling the shots as crew chief of the No. 22 GO TEXAN | AM Technical Solutions Chevrolet Silverado, the 22-year-old is hoping for the opportunity to put his truck in Victory Lane. “I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to get to Daytona,” said Self who will campaign the full Truck Series championship with his Mooresville, N.C-based team. “Since Eddie joined the team, we’ve been working day and night to get ready for the 2019 season. “I feel like we are in good shape and I’m proud of what our team has done in such a short amount of time. We’re bringing a new truck to the track this weekend and I’m hoping it will pay dividends when it counts most.” With the addition of Troconis, the family-owned team also formed a technical alliance with GMS Racing which Self sees as a benefit as he focuses on putting his AM Racing team into the Playoffs and surpassing his 12th place championship finish last year. “We’ve put a lot of resources into our equipment during the off-season,” Self added. “I think we have 23 or 24 trucks in our hands that we can work with at any given time. From short track trucks, to superspeedway trucks and even a road course truck. I feel like the components are there for us to race competitively, we just need to go out and execute.” Although Self knows that Daytona can be a dangerous game of Russian Roulette, he says he still gets fired up about racing at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. “It’s Daytona, it does not get any better than this,” sounded Self. “It’s a place where dreams can come true. Just as cool as Daytona is – the luck could change on an instant. We just happened to be at the right place at the right time in 2016 and it nearly paid off for us. “As a team, we need to do our job collectively and hope when push comes to shove, we’re in a good place when the checkered flag waves. We definitely want to get our season off to the best start possible.” Winning Truck Series crew chief Troconis who joins AM Racing after a stint at ThorSport Racing believes Self can earn his first Truck Series win in 2019 and perhaps at Daytona. “I’m excited about the opportunity to lead AM Racing and Austin Wayne Self starting this weekend in Daytona,” sounded Troconis. “We have worked very hard on our program over the past few months and I think we’ll be able to turn some heads. “Daytona is unpredictable but we’re going there with the mindset that we have the chance to win. Austin is a smart plate racer and he’s been in contention to win there before. I’d like to think together we can do it again on Friday night.” Like last year, the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN program and AM Technical Solutions will also support Self in his 64th career start. GO TEXAN represents Texas agri-business on state, national and international levels by building recognition with the GO TEXAN mark. Along with its signature mark in the shape of Texas, GO TEXAN celebrates, promotes and supports the business savvy and plainspoken grit Texas agriculture is known throughout the world. Don’t mess with Texas, CForce Bottling Company, Flying Circle and Kreuz Market will serve as associate partners in the first race of the year. In 63 NGOTS races, the 2015 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year has one top-five (second at Daytona 2017) and four top-10 finishes. The Texan maintains an average finish of 18.2 during his three years of competition. For more on Austin Wayne Self, like his Facebook page (Austin Wayne Self) or follow him on Twitter @AustinWSelf. For more on AM Racing, please like their Facebook page (AM Racing) or follow them on Twitter @AMRacingNASCAR. A new website is forthcoming. For additional information on CForce premium artesian water, please visit cforce.com. 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. The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 14 from 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 15 beginning at 4:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).
  10. Marlar Takes Late Model Week Race 1 Marlar Battles Back on the Topside to Win Late Model Feature No. 1 BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 11, 2019 – How many drivers can say they won in their third night out with a team that hasn’t raced in two seasons? 2018 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series Champion Mike Marlar can now, as he, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards and Scott Bloomquist (18th to 3rd) put on an amazing display of passing and battling through 30 laps that saw Marlar come out on top for his first-ever victory at Volusia Speedway Park with his brand-new K&L Rumley Racing-owned ride. “It’s cool to get to win in something that’s an iconic ride,” Marlar said. “It’s been a lot of fun getting to know these guys and already having some success. It’s been awesome.” “The Winfield Warrior” started third on the grid and took the lead away from outside polesitter Chase Junghans on lap 6, and held it until just over 10 laps remaining, when Richards powered underneath to take the lead. Marlar would get Richards back, however, as he drilled the cushion with his right rear and stood on the throttle coming out of turn four to complete one of the most aggressive and fearless passes of the night. That proved to be the winning move, as Marlar would not relinquish the spot, giving him a nice $7,000 start to Late Model week at Volusia. “Going down the back straight-away, I knew that he was pushing,” Marlar said “And when I saw him pushing, I knew I was going to have to back up his corner and turn his car, so I just said ‘here’s my chance.’ So I just blasted around the outside and tried to catch him when he was out of the gas, trying to get turned, and that gave me enough of a run. I just barely squeezed by and got back into the groove in front of him.” Marlar joined Kevin and Leeroy Rumley’s team in late 2018 as the new driver of their iconic No. 6M, after Marlar’s former car owner Ronnie Delk announced his plans to step down from full-time racing at the conclusion of the 2018 World of Outlaws season, falling right in line with Marlar’s own plans to also scale back on his racing career. At the time, there was much speculation as to where Marlar would be racing in 2019 and how frequently. As it turns out, a part-time, pick-n-choose schedule aboard the black-and-blue No. 6M is a perfect match. But the team didn’t exactly get this impressive of a start straight out of the hauler. Marlar made a very-welcomed appearance at the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series season opener at Screven Motor Speedway last Friday and Saturday night, but posted only a 25th-place finish after getting into a jingle with Ivedent Lloyd Jr. early on. Saturday wasn’t much better – a 22nd-place effort, three laps down. But what a turnaround he and the Rumley Racing team has made in just a matter of hours, as they undoubtedly had the fastest car on the racetrack Monday night. “It’s totally different stuff on the car than in the last two days,” Marlar said. “It took me a few laps in the feature just to learn how to drive it. Once I figured out what I could do with it, I was able to go forward. It was an awesome win, that was so much fun.” There seems to be a semi-common theme to Speedweeks this year – drivers debuting in their new rides and having immense success right away. From Tyler Erb’s three-for-four stretch at Golden Isles Speedway and East Bay Raceway Park last week, to Chris Madden’s runner-up and top-10 finishes at Screven last week, the Late Model world is alive with the sweet smell of newfound success. And Marlar would agree. “I think what you’re seeing is that there’s a lot of smart people in this sport and a lot of people that know the chemistry within these different teams and knowing what they need to win,” Marlar said. “With that being said, I think a lot of these guys made changes that helped the team they left, and then the guy that filled in there did better in some situations.” Another very impressive drive to a podium spot on Monday night was actually the winner of Last Chance Qualifier 2, Scott Bloomquist. “Black Sunshine” did not have the heat race he was looking for but was able to bounce back with a very convincing win in his LCS. Ironically, his protégé, 2019 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender Ricky Weiss, won the other LCS, putting both Sweet-Bloomquist chassis into the show. From the 18th starting spot, Bloomquist began the charge on lap one of the Feature, passing five cars on the first lap and cracking the top ten next time around. Bloomquist kept climbing from there, reaching P5 inside of 15 laps and making the move underneath Richards for third with five to go. That’s where he would stay, a very telling effort by the race’s Hard Charger Award winner and former World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series champion. “It was definitely capable of winning the race this evening,” Bloomquist said. “I didn’t want to see that caution [with 10 laps to go]. The caution comes out, the tires don’t act the same. I got stuck behind Junghans there and I should have just went outside of him. The next time, on that last caution, I did go outside of him and I got by him and some others and the car was really rolling good.” “Bloomer” is certainly no stranger to Victory Lane at Volusia, having won 12 features at the famed half-mile since his first in 1994. And he said he knows what he needs to do to make it 13 this week. “I am pretty confident that we can just take left with tonight,” Bloomquist said. “I’ve already discussed some things with Cody [Mallory] and told him at least two or three things that I know we’ll do different for tomorrow, and then we’ll sleep on it and see what comes from above.” Around the lap 32-mark, the battle for the runner-up spot was on between Darrell Lanigan and Josh Richards, the former and current Clint Bowyer Racing pilots. The gloves appeared to have come off right on the track, as multiple instances of contact between the two were seen throughout lap 32. When it was all said and done, Lanigan came away with the second-place spot, and Richards settled for fourth behind Bloomquist. When asked for comments on the situation, Lanigan replied “We had a really good piece. Like I said [in Victory Lane], if we wouldn’t have gotten tangled up there with Josh, he just doesn’t want to race you clean… I think we had a chance to win it if we wouldn’t have got tangled up with him, but we’ve got a long week.” Richards, however, saw things differently. “We were just racing,” Richards said in an interview after the race. “I don’t know, I was underneath him and I did drive in there a little bit, and then I stopped to keep from sliding into him. Then, instead of him going around the outside, he tried to cross back over and got hooked. I didn’t see anything wrong.” Find out how this and all the other battles unfold on night #8 of the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park, beginning tomorrow, Feb. 12 with round two of the DIRTcar Late Models on “The World’s Fastest Half Mile.” Get your tickets now, or watch live on DIRTVision! Full Results DIRTcar Feature (30 Laps) 1. 6m-Mike Marlar [3]; 2. 29-Darrell Lanigan [12]; 3. 0-Scott Bloomquist [18]; 4. 14-Josh Richards [1]; 5. 25-Shane Clanton [10]; 6. 39-Tim McCreadie [11]; 7. 18-Chase Junghans [2]; 8. 17M-Dale McDowell [16]; 9. 72-Mike Norris [7]; 10. 2-Brandon Overton [21]; 11. 1-Brandon Sheppard [8]; 12. 9-Devin Moran [15]; 13. 40B-Kyle Bronson [6]; 14. 116-Tanner English [5]; 15. 44-Chris Madden [4]; 16. 97-Cade Dillard [9]; 17. 7-Ricky Weiss [17]; 18. 12-Jason Jameson [24]; 19. 99B-Boom Briggs [13]; 20. 16-Tyler Bruening [22]; 21. 36v-Kyle Hardy [14]; 22. 7k-Kent Robinson [20]; 23. 5-Don O’Neal [19]; 24. 3s-Brian Shirley [23] Hard Charger Award: 0-Scott Bloomquist[+15] Qualifying Flight-A 1. 97-Cade Dillard, 16.881; 2. 18-Chase Junghans, 16.94; 3. 116-Tanner English, 17.17; 4. 7-Ricky Weiss, 17.264; 5. 7m-Donald Mcintosh, 17.265; 6. 99B-Boom Briggs, 17.317; 7. 48-Colton Flinner, 17.571; 8. 5-Don O’Neal, 17.786; 9. 76-Blair Nothdurft, 17.814; 10. 6-Blake Spencer, 18.072; DNS. CO2-Tyler Clem, NT Qualifying Flight-B 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson, 16.661; 2. 6m-Mike Marlar, 16.674; 3. 25-Shane Clanton, 16.805; 4. 36v-Kyle Hardy, 16.936; 5. 2-Brandon Overton, 17.032; 6. 3s-Brian Shirley, 17.061; 7. 28-Dennis Erb, 17.191; 8. 58-Ivedent Lloyd, 17.255; 9. 99jr-Frank Heckenast, 17.926; 10. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 20.021; 11. 1x-Chub Frank, NT Qualifying Flight-C 1. 72-Mike Norris, 17.025; 2. 14-Josh Richards, 17.037; 3. 22x-G.R. Smith, 17.094; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie, 17.104; 5. 9-Devin Moran, 17.155; 6. 7F-Jason Fitzgerald, 17.357; 7. 11B-Stacy Boles, 17.596; 8. 2s-Dan Stone, 17.721; 9. B1-Brent Larson, 17.809; 10. 33-Jeff Matthews, 17.916 Qualifying Flight-D 1. 44-Chris Madden, 16.724; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard, 16.744; 3. 29-Darrell Lanigan, 16.789; 4. 7k-Kent Robinson, 16.903; 5. 17M-Dale McDowell, 16.995; 6. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 17; 7. 12-Jason Jameson, 17.073; 8. 16-Tyler Bruening, 17.376; 9. 942-Steve Isenberg, 17.743; DNS. 53-Hillard Miller, NT Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 18-Chase Junghans [2]; 2. 116-Tanner English [3]; 3. 97-Cade Dillard [1]; 4. 99B-Boom Briggs [6]; 5. 7-Ricky Weiss [4]; 6. 5-Don O’Neal [8]; 7. 48-Colton Flinner [7]; 8. 7m-Donald Mcintosh [5]; 9. 6-Blake Spencer [10]; 10. 76-Blair Nothdurft [9]; 11. CO2-Tyler Clem [11] Heat #2 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 6m-Mike Marlar [2]; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson [1]; 3. 25-Shane Clanton [3]; 4. 36v-Kyle Hardy [4]; 5. 2-Brandon Overton [5]; 6. 3s-Brian Shirley [6]; 7. 28-Dennis Erb [7]; 8. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [9]; 9. 1x-Chub Frank [11]; 10. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [8]; 11. 16H-Mike Hammerle [10] Heat #3 – Flight (C) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Josh Richards [2]; 2. 72-Mike Norris [1]; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie [4]; 4. 9-Devin Moran [5]; 5. 22x-G.R. Smith [3]; 6. 7F-Jason Fitzgerald [6]; 7. 33-Jeff Matthews [10]; 8. 11B-Stacy Boles [7]; 9. 2s-Dan Stone [8]; 10. B1-Brent Larson [9] Heat #4 – Flight (D) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 44-Chris Madden [1]; 2. 1-Brandon Sheppard [2]; 3. 29-Darrell Lanigan [3]; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell [5]; 5. 16-Tyler Bruening [8]; 6. 7k-Kent Robinson [4]; 7. 0-Scott Bloomquist [6]; 8. 12-Jason Jameson [7]; 9. 942-Steve Isenberg [9]; 10. 53-Hillard Miller [10] Last Chance Showdown 1 (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 7-Ricky Weiss [1]; 2. 5-Don O’Neal [3]; 3. 2-Brandon Overton [2]; 4. 3s-Brian Shirley [4]; 5. 48-Colton Flinner [5]; 6. 7m-Donald Mcintosh [7]; 7. 28-Dennis Erb [6]; 8. 58-Ivedent Lloyd [12]; 9. 99jr-Frank Heckenast [8]; 10. 6-Blake Spencer [9]; 11. 1x-Chub Frank [10]; 12. 76-Blair Nothdurft [11]; 13. CO2-Tyler Clem [13]; 14. 16H-Mike Hammerle [14] Last Chance Showdown 2 (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist [6]; 2. 7k-Kent Robinson [4]; 3. 16-Tyler Bruening [2]; 4. 12-Jason Jameson [8]; 5. 2s-Dan Stone [9]; 6. B1-Brent Larson [11]; 7. 11B-Stacy Boles [7]; 8. 7F-Jason Fitzgerald [3]; 9. 33-Jeff Matthews [5]; 10. 942-Steve Isenberg [10]; 11. 22x-G.R. Smith [1]; 12. 53-Hillard Miller [12]
  11. Kyle Strickler Doubles Down for $5K; Nick Hoffman "Four-Peats" as DIRTcar Nationals Champion For the fourth consecutive year, Nick Hoffman is crowned DIRTcar Nationals Champion in the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 11, 2019 — The final night of racing for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds as part of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals was also the busiest in the history of the prestigious event. With the postponement of Saturday’s Last Chance Showdowns and Feature as well as the entire Sunday schedule of events, the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals completed the two postponed shows before the originally scheduled Gator Nationals Championship Feature. A total of 14 races were conducted over the course of the evening for the UMP Modifieds. After the Sinking Spring, PA start won the Sunday Gator Qualifier Feature, his first of the week, Kyle Strickler added a $5,000 paycheck to his busy day by winning his second straight Big Gator Feature in two years. The 34-year-old, who now calls Mooresville, NC home, started third in the 30-Lap Feature and drove around early race leader David Stremme on lap seven and withstood a consistent charge from him while dealing with lapped traffic, to become the only repeat winner of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. “We’ve had a heck of a week with all the stuff that happened earlier here. We (Strickler and Stremme) might not like each other very much, but we’re both professionals and we definitely put on a show for the fans,” stated Strickler after climbing from his #8 G-Style Transport / Longhorn Chassis machine and earning a total of $5,700 for a night’s work. “But we put our heads down and went to work, and it all worked out. We went out and did what we were supposed to do. Man, this is so awesome, this is such a relief. I’m looking for a Late Model ride for this year. That’s where I want to go looking ahead, and this is the best way I can show what I can do.” By taking the green flag in the Feature, Nick Hoffman clinched his fourth consecutive DIRTcar UMP Modified DIRTcar Nationals Championship. The 26-year-old driver, originally from Belleville, IL who now calls Mooresville, NC home, recorded one Feature win, two second place finishes, two fourths and a six to wrap up his all-time DIRTcar Nationals best fourth straight title. “We really weren’t as strong this year down here as we have been in the past," remarked the driver of his familiar blue #2 Fox Shox / Elite Chassis ride. " But we were very consistent, even when the car wasn’t capable of winning. To win this deal, though, you have to have consistency and a little bit of luck.” After the Redraw of the top five finishers from both Big Gator Qualifier Features, Ryan Ayers and David Stremme led the star-studded 28-car field to Chief Starter Dave Farney’s green flag. Stremme edged out to the early race lead, while Ayers and the rest of the field settled in behind them. Strickler moved up to second and began stalking Stremme for the lead as they navigated around the half-mile high-banked dirt oval in DeLeon Spring, FL. Strickler sized up Stremme and on lap seven made his move around the outside of the former NASCAR driver to take over the race lead. Strickler, Stremme, and later, R.C. Whitwell, who started seventh and had charged his way up to third, all pulled away from the rest of the field. With the laps clicking off, Stremme resurged his efforts to get around Strickler but had to fall back and negotiate the traffic Strickler left in his path. That played a pivotal role in the outcome as Strickler was able to lose Stremme in the traffic and walk away with his second Feature win of the night. With the victory, the sixth of his DIRTcar Nationals career, Strickler moves into a tie for fifth all-time in career wins with 2007 DIRTcar Nationals Champion Steve Arpin. Stremme finished second for the second time of the night, tying his best finish of the week in one night over Whitwell, while Lucas Lee and NASCAR Xfinity Series star Justin Allgaier completed the top five. Now a four-time DIRTcar Nationals Champion, Hoffman actually finished the worst he had all week in sixth, while Brian Ruhlman was seventh. Taylor Cook, who started 20th, charged up to the eighth finishing position and Tyler Nicely overcame a spin earlier in the race to climb back to ninth after originally starting in 18th. Ayers finished off the final top 10. David Wietholder, Steve Meyer Jr., Brenden Rassel and Allen Weisser all collected checkered flags in the four Last Chance Showdowns. Officially, 105 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds made at least one appearance during their seven nights of racing during the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Earlier in the evening, during the conclusion of the Saturday, February 9 show, Paris, TN driver Lucas Lee scored his first career Gator in the Saturday Big Gator Qualifier Feature. The 31-year-old aboard the #40 Brandon Ford / Racecar Engineering entry started on the outside of the front row, and after beating pole-sitter Stremme to the first corner, Lee never looked back en route to his first career Feature Win at Volusia. In doing so, Lee became the ninth different Feature winner and eighth first-time Gator winner of the week. Stremme finished second, while Allgaier posted his best finish of the week in third to complete the podium finishers. Hoffman was fourth and Shon Flannery rounded out the top five. Michael Altobelli Jr. grabbed his best finish of the week in sixth, and Tyler Evans, Jason Beaulieu, Curt Spalding and Brandon Green finished off the top 10. Todd Neiheiser and defending Track Champion Larry Burkins won the Saturday Last Chance Showdowns. During the Sunday, February 10 show, also postponed due to weather, Strickler started the night off by winning his first Gator of the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals and becoming the 10th different winner in 10 Features leading into the Big Gator Championship. Strickler started on the pole and, after a hard-fought battle with Ruhlman and later Whitwell, led all 20 laps for his first feature win of the night. Whitwell finished second over Zeke McKenzie, who grabbed his best finish of the week by rounding out the top final top five. Ruhlman and Ayers, with his best finish of the week, were the top five. Trey Harris posted his best finish of the week in sixth, and Will Krup, Ryan Cripe, with his best finish of the DCN, Nicely and Cook completed the top 10. Mark Whitener won his first Fast Qualifier award of the week with an 18.491, while McKenzie, Ruhlman, Strickler and Bryan Foy won the Heat Races. Gordy Gundaker and Brad Waits scored the triumphs in the Last Chance Showdowns. The DIRTcar Late Models return to action on Tuesday, February 12 to continue DIRTcar Nationals Late Model Week. It’ll be the final night of competition for the DIRTcar sanctioned Late Models before the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series takes over for the final four night from February 13-16. The Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series will move in and take over for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds also on Tuesday, February 13. For more information about the remaining five nights of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals and to order tickets, please call: 1 (844) DIRT-TIX or visit dirtcarnationals.com. Follow the DIRTcar Late Model portion of the show on Tuesday by visiting the DIRTcar Racing Social Media outlets. Just search for “DIRTcar Racing” on both Facebook and Twitter as well as the DIRTcar Nationals Twitter page at: @DIRTcarNats for the very latest updates from Volusia Speedway Park and the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/DN55ZuCaZcI RESULTS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 Modifieds Feature Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Kyle Strickler 8 Mooresville, Nc. 2. David Stremme 35 Mooresville, Nc. 3. Rc Whitwell 96T Longdale, Ok. 4. Lucas Lee 40B Paris, Tn. 5. Justin Allgaier 7 Springfield, Il. 6. Nick Hoffman 2H Mooresville, Nc. 7. Brian Ruhlman 49 Clarklake, Mi. 8. Taylor Cook 21c Stanley, Nc. 9. Tyler Nicely 25 Owensboro, Ky. 10. Ryan Ayers 6A Concord, Nc. 11. Will Krup 19K Mt Carmel, Il. 12. Allen Weisser 25w Peoria, Il. 13. Michael Altobelli Jr. 95 Saxton, Pa. 14. Zeke McKenzie 24z Claypool, In. 15. Shon Flanary 98 Surgoinsville, Tn. 16. David Wietholder 05 Liberty, Il. 17. Trey Harris 57 Hillsboro, Mo. 18. Curt Spalding 5CS Watervliet, Mi. 19. Jason Beaulieu 90 Campbell River, Bc. 20. Brandon Green 51 Walton, Ky. 21. David Reutimann 00D Sherrills Ford, Nc. 22. Tyler Evans 17T Mineral Wells, Wv. 23. Kenny Wallace 36 Imperial, Mo. 24. Ray Bollinger 77 Kewanee, Il. 25. Gordy Gundaker 11G St Charles, Mo. 26. Brendan Rassell 1 Woonsocket, Sd. 27. Ryan Cripe 23 North Manchester, In. 28. Steve Meyer Jr. 1A Staunton, Il. Modifieds B-Feature 1 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. David Wietholder 05 Liberty, Il. 2. Dale Kelley 22K Plant City, Fl. 3. Jonathan Taylor 5T Saltsburg, Pa. 4. Chad Roush 32 Reedsville, Oh. 5. Joey Miller 15 Lakeville, Mn. 6. Matt Altiers 2A Lewis Center, Oh. 7. Gene Nicholas 11N Lowell, Ar. 8. Bobby Regot 4uw St. Peters, Mo. 9. Ryan Fowler 6F Pace, Fl. 10. Todd Neiheiser 72 Panama City, Fl. 11. Will Norris 71n Bells, Tn. 12. Scotty Kincaid 12K Rising Sun, In. 13. Bobby Miles 27 Owensboro, Ky. 14. Paul Miles 28M Owensboro, Ky. 15. Tyler Davis. 65 Haysville, Ks. Modifieds B-Feature 2 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Steve Meyer Jr. 1A Staunton, Il. 2. Brad Waits 24 Rochester, Mn. 3. Gordy Gundaker 11G St Charles, Mo. 4. Buzzie Reutimann 00 Zephyrhills, Fl. 5. Joe Graf Jr 17 Mahwah, Nj. 6. Joey Lee 662 Farina, Il. 7. Mike Learman 4L Woodstock, Il. 8. Dave Baldwin 6B Perrysville, In. 9. Larry Mott 06Z Leesburg, Fl. 10. Bryan Foy 7F Lacombe, La. 11. Ken Schrader 9 Concord, Nc. 12. Justin Haley 11 Mooresville, Nc. 13. Jesse Rupe 11R Sophia, Wv. 14. Jason Gross 12 Cushing, Wi. 15. Mark Beard 28 Mt. Pleasant, Mi. Modifieds B-Feature 3 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Brendan Rassell 1 Woonsocket, Sd. 2. David Reutimann 00D Sherrills Ford, Nc. 3. Ray Bollinger 77 Kewanee, Il. 4. Garret Stewart 67 Leesburg, Fl. 5. Chase Collins 2x4 Jacksonville, Fl. 6. Kenny Wallace 36 Imperial, Mo. 7. Scott Fritz 01 Erie, Pa. 8. Jeff Thomas 07 Petaluma, Ca. 9. Steve Stevenson 14s St Jacob, Il. 10. Brad Goff 41 Zanesville, Oh. 11. Robbie Eilers 14E Highland, Il. 12. Mark Enk 40 St Ann, Mo. 13. Larry Burkins 54 St. Augustine, Fl. 14. Bill Lewis 118L Fountain City, In. Modifieds B-Feature 4 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Allen Weisser 25w Peoria, Il. 2. Johnny Collins 54c Jacksonville, Fl. 3. Mikey Kopka 90K Astor, Fl. 4. Michael McGee 11m Mayville, Ny. 5. Will Long 45L Clayton, Nc. 6. Gary Bentley A-1 St Charles, Mo. 7. Mark Whitener 5 Middleburg, Fl. 8. Evan Taylor 7JT Saltsburg, Pa. 9. Spencer Hughes 7h Meridian, Ms. 10. Austin Holcombe 8A Elm City, Nc. 11. Scott Green 25G Derby, Ks. 12. Jason Garver 27G Starke, Fl. 13. Jesse Strange 85E Marion, In. 14. Matt Crafton 88 Mooresville, Nc. Sunday, February 10, 2019 Results Modifieds Feature Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Kyle Strickler 8 Mooresville, Nc. 2. Rc Whitwell 96T Longdale, Ok. 3. Zeke McKenzie 24z Claypool, In. 4. Brian Ruhlman 49 Clarklake, Mi. 5. Ryan Ayers 6A Concord, Nc. 6. Trey Harris 57 Hillsboro, Mo. 7. Will Krup 19K Mt Carmel, Il. 8. Ryan Cripe 23 North Manchester, In. 9. Tyler Nicely 25 Owensboro, Ky. 10. Taylor Cook 21c Stanley, Nc. 11. Steve Meyer Jr. 1A Staunton, Il. 12. Allen Weisser 25w Peoria, Il. 13. Brad Waits 24 Rochester, Mn. 14. Michael McGee 11m Mayville, Ny. 15. Gordy Gundaker 11G St Charles, Mo. 16. Scott Green 25G Derby, Ks. 17. Mike Learman 4L Woodstock, Il. 18. Austin Holcombe 8A Elm City, Nc. 19. Justin Haley 11 Mooresville, Nc. 20. Evan Taylor 7JT Saltsburg, Pa. 21. Dave Baldwin 6B Perrysville, In. 22. Will Long 45L Clayton, Nc. 23. Ken Schrader 9 Concord, Nc. 24. Spencer Hughes 7h Meridian, Ms. Modifieds B-Feature 1 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Gordy Gundaker 11G St Charles, Mo. 2. Evan Taylor 7JT Saltsburg, Pa. 3. Mark Beard 28 Mt. Pleasant, Mi. 4. Joey Lee 662 Farina, Il. 5. Jeff Thomas 07 Petaluma, Ca. 6. Mark Whitener 5 Middleburg, Fl. 7. Larry Mott 06Z Leesburg, Fl. 8. Dylan Browning 6DB Jacksonville, Fl. 9. Robbie Eilers 14E Highland, Il. 10. Tyler Davis. 65 Haysville, Ks. Modifieds B-Feature 2 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Brad Waits 24 Rochester, Mn. 2. Michael McGee 11m Mayville, Ny. 3. Jason Garver 27G Starke, Fl. 4. Matt Crafton 88 Mooresville, Nc. 5. Matt Altiers 2A Lewis Center, Oh. 6. Jesse Strange 85E Marion, In. 7. Joe Graf Jr 17 Mahwah, Nj. 8. Mikey Kopka 90K Astor, Fl. 9. Jake Gibbon 1G Cleveland, Nc. Modifieds Heat 1 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Zeke McKenzie 24z Claypool, In. 2. Rc Whitwell 96T Longdale, Ok. 3. Justin Haley 11 Mooresville, Nc. 4. Austin Holcombe 8A Elm City, Nc. 5. Taylor Cook 21c Stanley, Nc. 6. Gordy Gundaker 11G St Charles, Mo. 7. Mark Beard 28 Mt. Pleasant, Mi. 8. Tyler Davis. 65 Haysville, Ks. DNF. Larry Mott 06Z Leesburg, Fl. DNS Mark Whitener 5 Middleburg, Fl. Modifieds Heat 2 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Brian Ruhlman 49 Clarklake, Mi. 2. Ryan Ayers 6A Concord, Nc. 3. Ryan Cripe 23 North Manchester, In. 4. Steve Meyer Jr. 1A Staunton, Il. 5. Mike Learman 4L Woodstock, Il. 6. Joey Lee 662 Farina, Il. DNF. Evan Taylor 7JT Saltsburg, Pa. DNF. Jeff Thomas 07 Petaluma, Ca. DNS Robbie Eilers 14E Highland, Il. DNS Dylan Browning 6DB Jacksonville, Fl. Modifieds Heat 3 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Kyle Strickler 8 Mooresville, Nc. 2. Will Krup 19K Mt Carmel, Il. 3. Dave Baldwin 6B Perrysville, In. 4. Tyler Nicely 25 Owensboro, Ky. 5. Allen Weisser 25w Peoria, Il. 6. Brad Waits 24 Rochester, Mn. 7. Michael McGee 11m Mayville, Ny. 8. Jesse Strange 85E Marion, In. 9. Matt Crafton 88 Mooresville, Nc. 10. Matt Altiers 2A Lewis Center, Oh. Modifieds Heat 4 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Spencer Hughes 7h Meridian, Ms. 2. Trey Harris 57 Hillsboro, Mo. 3. Will Long 45L Clayton, Nc. 4. Ken Schrader 9 Concord, Nc. 5. Scott Green 25G Derby, Ks. 6. Jason Garver 27G Starke, Fl. 7. Joe Graf Jr 17 Mahwah, Nj. 8. Mikey Kopka 90K Astor, Fl. DNS Jake Gibbon 1G Cleveland, Nc. Modifieds Qualifying 1 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Mark Whitener 5 Middleburg, Fl. 2. Justin Haley 11 Mooresville, Nc. 3. Austin Holcombe 8A Elm City, Nc. 4. Zeke McKenzie 24z Claypool, In. 5. Rc Whitwell 96T Longdale, Ok. 6. Taylor Cook 21c Stanley, Nc. 7. Larry Mott 06Z Leesburg, Fl. 8. Mark Beard 28 Mt. Pleasant, Mi. 9. Gordy Gundaker 11G St Charles, Mo. 10. Tyler Davis. 65 Haysville, Ks. Modifieds Qualifying 2 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Brian Ruhlman 49 Clarklake, Mi. 2. Ryan Ayers 6A Concord, Nc. 3. Ryan Cripe 23 North Manchester, In. 4. Mike Learman 4L Woodstock, Il. 5. Robbie Eilers 14E Highland, Il. 6. Evan Taylor 7JT Saltsburg, Pa. 7. Jeff Thomas 07 Petaluma, Ca. 8. Steve Meyer Jr. 1A Staunton, Il. 9. Joey Lee 662 Farina, Il. DNS Dylan Browning 6DB Jacksonville, Fl. Modifieds Qualifying 3 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Dave Baldwin 6B Perrysville, In. 2. Kyle Strickler 8 Mooresville, Nc. 3. Will Krup 19K Mt Carmel, Il. 4. Allen Weisser 25w Peoria, Il. 5. Matt Altiers 2A Lewis Center, Oh. 6. Tyler Nicely 25 Owensboro, Ky. 7. Michael McGee 11m Mayville, Ny. 8. Matt Crafton 88 Mooresville, Nc. 9. Brad Waits 24 Rochester, Mn. 10. Jesse Strange 85E Marion, In. Modifieds Qualifying 4 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Spencer Hughes 7h Meridian, Ms. 2. Will Long 45L Clayton, Nc. 3. Trey Harris 57 Hillsboro, Mo. 4. Jason Garver 27G Starke, Fl. 5. Ken Schrader 9 Concord, Nc. 6. Scott Green 25G Derby, Ks. 7. Mikey Kopka 90K Astor, Fl. 8. Joe Graf Jr 17 Mahwah, Nj. DNS Jake Gibbon 1G Cleveland, Nc. Saturday, February 9, 2019 Results Modifieds Feature Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Lucas Lee 40B Paris, Tn. 2. David Stremme 35 Mooresville, Nc. 3. Justin Allgaier 7 Springfield, Il. 4. Nick Hoffman 2H Mooresville, Nc. 5. Shon Flanary 98 Surgoinsville, Tn. 6. Michael Altobelli Jr. 95 Saxton, Pa. 7. Tyler Evans 17T Mineral Wells, Wv. 8. Jason Beaulieu 90 Campbell River, Bc. 9. Curt Spalding 5CS Watervliet, Mi. 10. Brandon Green 51 Walton, Ky. 11. Dale Kelley 22K Plant City, Fl. 12. Brad Goff 41 Zanesville, Oh. 13. Ryan Fowler 6F Pace, Fl. 14. Brendan Rassell 1 Woonsocket, Sd. 15. Todd Neiheiser 72 Panama City, Fl. 16. David Reutimann 00D Sherrills Ford, Nc. 17. Paul Miles 28M Owensboro, Ky. 18. Kenny Wallace 36 Imperial, Mo. 19. David Wietholder 05 Liberty, Il. 20. Chase Collins 2x4 Jacksonville, Fl. 21. Joey Miller 15 Lakeville, Mn. 22. Steve Stevenson 14s St Jacob, Il. 23. Bobby Regot 4uw St. Peters, Mo. 24. Larry Burkins 54 St. Augustine, Fl. Modifieds B-Feature 1 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Todd Neiheiser 72 Panama City, Fl. 2. Chase Collins 2x4 Jacksonville, Fl. 3. Gene Nicholas 11N Lowell, Ar. 4. Chad Roush 32 Reedsville, Oh. 5. Scotty Kincaid 12K Rising Sun, In. 6. Buzzie Reutimann 00 Zephyrhills, Fl. 7. Jason Gross 12 Cushing, Wi. 8. Will Norris 71n Bells, Tn. 9. Scott Fritz 01 Erie, Pa. 10. Bobby Miles 27 Owensboro, Ky. 11. Jesse Rupe 11R Sophia, Wv. 12. Bill Lewis 118L Fountain City, In. 13. Gary Bentley A-1 St Charles, Mo. 14. Jonathan Taylor 5T Saltsburg, Pa. Modifieds B-Feature 2 Driver Nbr ------------------------------ ----- 1. Larry Burkins 54 St. Augustine, Fl. 2. Paul Miles 28M Owensboro, Ky. 3. Garret Stewart 67 Leesburg, Fl. 4. Ray Bollinger 77 Kewanee, Il. 5. Johnny Collins 54c Jacksonville, Fl. DNF. Mark Enk 40 St Ann, Mo. DNS Robert Poole 25p Sherrills Ford, Nc. DNS David Taylor 14 Fayettville, Nc. DNS Hunter Gustafson 15G Howey In The Hills, Fl. DNS Nathan Huffingham N8 Earlton, Fl. DNS John E Baker 22J French Lick, In. DNS Josh Harris 22 Utica, Ky.
  12. Very sad news - LaAnn Albert Rest in Peace

    The obituary for LeAnn.... Loving daughter, wife, mother, sister and grandmother, LeAnn Albert passed from her earthly life surrounded by family on February 10, 2019, at the age of 49. She was born on July 19, 1969 in Centralia, Illinois to Ed and Jeanne Kleber. She was preceded in death by her father, Ed Kleber. She is survived by her mother, Jeanne Kleber; her husband of 28 years, Jim Albert; two children, Trent Albert and wife, Chelsea and Trisha Albert; three grandchildren, Messiah, Madden and Monroe; two brothers, Scott Kleber and Ed “bug” Kleber and two sisters, Missy Volken and Danita Bohle and many loving family members. Family will receive friends from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Eeds Funeral Home, with a memorial service following at 2:00 pm. Arrangements under the care and guidance of Eeds Funeral Home, 408 S. Main, Lockhart, Texas. https://www.eedsfuneralhome.com/notices/Leann-Albert?fbclid=IwAR1Zg2Z7jINqk2Gkigo_R7ye41JtpGa_MNYmG2m-VwaRcXu6Hsd_deta_EY
  13. Perhaps the HOF folks should make it a requirement to gain entry to the HOF. LOL
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