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PhilWhipple posted a topic in Announcements, Press Releases, and ResultsFor immediate release: TDTS Public Relations Contact: Phil Whipple Twitter: @PhilWhipple (Photo credit: Jay Hallas) Heil dominates season finale at I-37 Speedway for Texas Dirt Truck Series, Presented by Military Talent Source PLEASANTON, Texas (Nov. 18, 2019) — Veteran short track driver John Heil put on another oval racing clinic over the weekend, leading every lap of the 2019 Texas Dirt Truck Series (TDTS) season finale on Saturday night at I-37 Speedway. Heil, of Floresville, earned his third TDTS victory of the season driving the rocket-fast No. 96 entry owned by Rick Pollaro. Heil started on the pole after winning the eight-lap qualifier earlier in the evening. Tony Bernal (La Vernia) finished second in the feature, while Russ Parker (Seguin) filled out the podium in third. After jumping into oval racing straight from the drag strip, Parker made big gains. Cedar Creek native and Cotton Bowl regular Daniel Gaudette crossed the stripe in fourth, while two-time TDTS feature winner Ryan Doyon of LaCoste completed the top five. Only a single caution slowed the pace for a minor spin by Larry Baggett in the early going. Baggett, of Marble Falls, chose to take it easy in the series finale and drove to a casual seventh-place finish to lock up the 2019 TDTS points championship. In nine races, the former Street Stock regular at Cotton Bowl kept his head down and stayed focused on the big prize. “Winning this championship is a very special feeling,” Baggett said. “We've had such a great time competing in this series. It's more like family than anything, but to win races and the inaugural title means the world to us. We can't wait to unload and prepare for 2020. We'll be back for more fun.” Other drivers competing in the season finale include Michael Keylich (sixth) and Russell Rust (eighth), two drivers who supported the TDTS throughout the inaugural season. Saturday's season finale was part of the track's annual Redneck Stress relief program, the track's final event of 2019. Series promoter and director George Jones would like to extend a sincere thank you to TDTS presenting partner Military Talent Source, Ray Doyon and Michael Keylich at I-37, Stevie Whitaker Jr. at South Texas Speedway, Mary Ann Naumann at Cotton Bowl, Rachel & Kenny Densman at Texana Raceway and every team that participated in this inaugural season. Your support made the series thrive. From a humble start in March to a popular and growing extended family by mid November, the Texas Dirt Truck Series went from a concept with merit to a proven entity in 2019. In 2020, Jones will take the series to a few more tracks to reach more race fans. The real fun, it seems, has just begun. 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. Whether they are working with businesses or organizations to build veteran-friendly hiring solutions or out on the road meeting with separating veterans at transition sites around the country, Military Talent Source is constantly striving to help businesses recruit and retain veteran talent. To learn more about this great company, visit them online at www.militarytalentsource.com. For TDTS 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 Officials announce partnership with Military Talent Source New presenting sponsor for Texas Dirt Truck Series SAN ANTONIO, Texas (June 8, 2019) — Officials at the new Texas Dirt Truck Series (TDTS) announced on Saturday a new partnership with national recruiting firm Military Talent Source, LLC, headquartered in Maine. Founded by rising entrepreneur Matt Leonard, the company places former service men and women in good careers. This valued new partnership makes Military Talent Source (MTS) the presenting sponsor, fitting given the history of a strong military presence in the San Antonio area. The nation's seventh largest city is home to the famed Lackland Air Force Base and the even busier Randolph Air Force Base. “We're thrilled to have Matt Leonard and Military Talent Source on board for our inaugural season,” TDTS founder and owner George Jones said. “This adds tremendous credibility to our series and is a perfect fit for us, given where we are based. I'm excited to tell our fans about this partnership.” 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. “I'm excited to be involved with this growing new series,” company founder and chief executive officer Leonard said. “I recently returned from a trip to Austin, in fact, and it looks like I'll have a chance to do some work down in that area. Since San Antonio is such a huge military city, this series is a great fit. “I'm really a marketing guy at heart. I'm currently involved with an active race team here in Maine, and have some local businesses on board the program. I'm utilizing the TDTS to gain exposure for our company while helping to get a series with a lot of fan appeal off the ground and running.” This new partnership was announced as the series gets set to make its debut at South Texas Speedway (replacing the rained-out event at Texana Raceway) in Corpus Christi on Saturday, June 8. Larry Baggett, of Marble Falls, TX, won the series' inaugural event on March 23. Whether they are working with businesses or organizations to build veteran-friendly hiring solutions or out on the road meeting with separating veterans at transition sites around the country, Military Talent Source is constantly striving to help businesses recruit and retain veteran talent. To learn more about this great company, visit them online at www.militarytalentsource.com. “We're fortunate to have Matt, his partner Stephen Milks and their entire company supporting our efforts,” Jones added. “Their support of racing is well known in Maine and is about to be in Texas, as well. I truly appreciate their faith in us. We welcome Military Talent Source to the truck series.” The Texas Dirt Truck Series, presented by Military Talent Source, will run six more races on its eight-race 2019 campaign. After the June 8 event at South Texas Speedway, the series returns to the familiar confines of I-37 Speedway in Pleasanton, Texas, on Saturday, June 29. To keep up with race results and the latest news, please go to www.facebook.com/Texas-Dirt-Truck-Series-1509510632528647/and follow us on Twitter @TexasDirtTrucks.