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July 27, 2019 - Austin Horton Visits Victory Lane at Dixie Speedway
Austin Horton achieved another first in young, racing career on Saturday night. The 24-year-old Georgian wired the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series field at Dixie Speedway in his Vape’s Gone Wild No. 16 Wood Motorsports/ Orr’s Towing/ Super K Express/ XR1 Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith/ Clements Race Engine Super Late Model. (Kevin Prater photo)

For his maiden trip to Victory Lane with the series, he received a $4,000 winner’s check.

“We gambled on tires,” Horton said in Victory Lane. “I was about the only one who went on the right rear tire that we did, and I was just hoping it was gonna pay off. It didn’t feel that good early, so I was just trying to make it do what it’d do. I’m glad I got to the lead when I did. The flagman did a good job throwing that move over flag, but the lapped cars wasn’t looking at ‘em.

“Man what a racecar we have right now! Pumped is an understatement of how this year has been for our team. Thanks to everyone who supports us. I have a lot of great people behind me.”

On Saturday evening Austin Horton visited Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Georgia) as he went into battle again a field of 31 ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series entries. Recording the second-fastest lap in his time trial group behind Casey Roberts, Horton locked into the fourth-starting position for the A-Main.

Overtaking polesitter Aaron Ridley on the seventh lap, Austin survived challenges late from Casey Roberts to claim his fifth win of the season and a $4,000 payday. Roberts, Jason Croft, Zach Leonhardi, and Austin Smith trailed him to the checkers.

For more results from this event, please visit www.DixieSpeedway.com.

July 21, 2019 - Horton Grabs Fifth Win of the Season at Rome Speedway
Austin Horton wired the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Super Late Model field on Sunday night at Rome Speedway in his Vape’s Gone Wild No. 16 Wood Motorsports/ Orr’s Towing/ Super K Express/ XR1 Rocket Chassis by Clint Smith/ Clements Race Engine Super Late Model. (Brian McLeod photo)

“I couldn’t ask for a better race car, this XR1 Rocket,” Horton said in Victory Lane. “It was just fun to drive. I could put it wherever I wanted. I was finally glad to outrun Michael [Page]. He didn’t have no flat tires or none of that stuff. I had a lot of heat behind me. To outrun ‘em all is a chore because most of ‘em get to do this for a living, and I gotta go to work in the morning.”

With Mother Nature washing out Friday’s event at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia), Austin Horton entered the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals on Sunday at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia).

In a field of 23 entries, Horton laid down the fastest time in his group, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Jumping into the lead at the drop of the green flag, Austin survived a mid-race challenge from Michael Page to secure his fifth win of the season. Page, Jason Croft, Brandon Overton, and Donald McIntosh completed the Top-5 finishers. He was awarded a $5,300 payday for his winning performance.

“My crew guys, Ashton and Blake, they did a good job telling me where to be on the racetrack and what time I needed to be there. I think what slowed me down was getting by some of them lapped cars,” Horton commented. “They were a little treacherous. Once I got by them, they spread the [signaling] sticks. It makes you feel good when they can spread the sticks.

“I want to thank all of my sponsors for their great support. I also want to thank Allstar Graphix for always keeping my cars looking awesome.”

For more results from this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 13, 2019 - Hurt Motor Ends Horton's Southern Nationals Debut at Wythe
On Saturday night Austin Horton traveled to Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) for the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals opener. With 30 Super Late Models on hand, Horton recorded the ninth fastest lap in his time trial group before suffering a broken motor in his heat that brought an immediate end to his weekend.

For more results from this event, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.