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For immediate release: TDTS Public Relations Contact: Phil Whipple Tel: 207.689.6630 Officials unveil expanded 2020 event schedule at Texas Dirt Truck Series, Presented by Military Talent Source New Pace Truck/Fan Ride-Along Truck being built SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2020) — Officials of the Texas Dirt Truck Series (TDTS) have unveiled an eight-race schedule for their second season, with the possibility of three more dates to be added in the coming weeks. The series' second year takes teams to new venues as interest in the trucks begins to grow. For the second consecutive year, the TDTS will have the friendly confines of I-37 Speedway in scenic Pleasanton, Texas, as its home base. The series will contest five points races on the racy 1/4-mile oval run by R&M Promotions, beginning with the season opener on Saturday, March 28. Along with five dates at I-37, the series will make its debut in Wichita Falls on Saturday, June 12, at the famed Monarch Motor Speedway. Shannon and Misty Kelton have worked hard to turn MMS into a thriving, well-organized facility. The series is truly honored to be headed there in 2020. Along with the trip to north Texas, the series will also make its debut out east this year with two trips to 105 Speedway in Cleveland, Texas. Robert Hattenbach and his staff at 105 are known for running a good show on a well-prepared surface, and the TDTS is thrilled to have two races there. “I think our second season is going to be exciting for our teams and Texas race fans,” series owner George Jones said. “We are anxious to take this series to new markets and entertain some new fans. Our new dates at Monarch Motor Speedway and 105 Speedway will allow us to do that.” Three more dates may possibly be added as negotiations are still ongoing with three other tracks. It is hoped the TDTS can return to South Texas Speedway (Corpus Christi) and the famed Cotton Bowl Speedway (Paige) for one race each, along with a new date at Big O Speedway (Ennis) at Jim Moon's fine facility. This series is statewide in nature, not limited to south Texas tracks. Along with the excitement of new races at different tracks, TDTS officials are also pleased to announce the construction of a new Official Pace Truck/Fan Ride-Along truck. This vehicle will look and sound just like our race trucks, yet have a second seat so that one lucky fan per track gets the ride of a lifetime. Winning a ride in the new Ride-Along truck could be a bonus for the 50/50 winner. Larry Baggett, of Burnet, Texas, earned the inaugural TDTS points championship. The North Carolina native and short track ace will return to defend his crown in 2020 with a fresh ride and lots of notes to go on. Chasing him will be talented drivers like Tony Bernal, Russell Rust and Russ Parker, among others. The Texas Dirt Truck Series was created in Oct. of 2018 and will be contesting its second season in 2020. It was formed on the concept of America's love for full-size pickups and passion for short track racing on dirt. Military Talent Source matches veteran talent with career opportunity. The company is a specialized recruitment process outsourcing firm that conducts military recruiting and veteran employment consulting as a full focus. To learn more, go to www.militarytalentsource.com. To keep up with the latest news, go to https://www.facebook.com/Texas-Dirt-Truck-Series-1509510632528647/.
PhilWhipple posted a topic in Announcements, Press Releases, and ResultsFor immediate release: TDTS Public Relations Contact: Phil Whipple Tel: 207.689.6630 Return to I-37 Speedway next stop for Texas Dirt Truck Series Baggett leads the charge into Race No. 2 PLEASANTON, Texas (April 9, 2019) — After a successful debut last month, the sights and sounds of full-bodied pickups roaring around the oval are about to return as the Texas Dirt Truck Series (TDTS) contests race No. 2 at I-37 Speedway on Saturday, April 13. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m., while pit gates will open for race teams at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, and $6 for children ages 6-12. Qualifying races will get under way at 7 p.m. Leading the charge into I-37 is inaugural race winner Larry Baggett, of Marble Falls. With his strong chassis setup and hard-charging style, Baggett set the tone for 2019 with an impressive run on March 23. He'll be the favorite on Saturday and has a target painted clearly on his No. 3 ride. “They'll all be chasing Larry, but I have a feeling more guys will be in the hunt this time around,” series owner George Jones said. “Larry is a talented driver and hit the setup for trucks at I-37 a little faster than his rivals. You can bet they're chomping at the bit for another crack at the trophy.” Among the other drivers to watch on Saturday is veteran drag racer Russ Parker. The Missouri native who's lived in Texas for over 30 years is new to the dirt oval game, yet is taking the challenge seriously as he pilots the Parker-Jones Racing/Russ Parker Construction Chevrolet in TDTS events. “I'm starting to get a handle on what the truck needs to get through the corners and have the kind of forward drive we need up off them and down the straightaway. We've been testing and learning as we go. I'm more confident this time around and anxious to get this Silverado back on track.” Other drivers to watch on Saturday include Russell Rust, of Boerne, Texas. Rust looked strong in his first outing last month. His M5 Utilities Chevrolet will be geared up for success when he unloads in Pleasanton this coming weekend. The project manager at M5 has dirt track racing in his blood. The Texas Dirt Truck Series was launched in Oct. of 2018 and is contesting its inaugural campaign in 2019. It was formed on the concept of America's love for full-size pickups and passion for short track racing on dirt. I-37 Speedway is operated by R&M Promotions, owned by Ray Doyon III and Michael Keylich. The two longtime friends and business associates (Doyon in landscaping, Keylich in irrigation) have a passion for short track racing and are in their third season as promoters at I-37. Together, Doyon and Keylich, along with general manager George Jones, have turned what was once a closed-down facility into one of the most lively and competitive bullrings in the great state of Texas. Car counts are solid across the board as the 2019 season hits full throttle. For more information, visit the series online home at www.texasdirttrucks.com.
Opening night #1 at Texana Raceway Park was a huge success ! Opening night #2 at I-37 looks to be an even bigger one! Races start at 6:30 gates at 4. Mr. Doyon says to get there early and I think he is right. The second half of the season saw large car counts , the best racing and the most fun and I expect no less for 2018! If you did not visit I-37 last year you must make it a point to make some events this season. Opening night would be a great place to start ! South Texas racing (STS , TRP and I-37) looks to be the place to be on a Saturday night. And let's not forget HMP , the only asphalt track in Texas, is doing their best to save asphalt racing. Their opening is this weekend as well. So fans with two big opening nights there is no better time to go to the races.Pick a track and see some great racing !