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July 25, 2021 - Horton claims Southern Nationals triumph at West Georgia Raceway; charges from the tail at Senoia
Austin Horton double dipped in Victory Lane over the weekend. The party started with a $4,053 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals win on Thursday night at West Georgia Raceway and was followed up with a Saturday night Limited Late Model triumph at Georgia’s Senoia Raceway. (Rick Neff photo)

The victories pushed his 2021-win total to 11 in his Orr’s Trucking No. 16 Super K Express/ Horton Flyer/ XR1 Rocket Chassis entry.

“Man, what a great weekend for our team. It was a busy one, but we came away with two wins and a third-place finish in three starts. Things went pretty flawless at West Georgia Speedway, but we really had to dig deep to get the job done at Senoia Raceway. This season has really been a great one for us so far, and I’m excited to see what we can accomplish during the second half of the year,” Horton said. “Every single person that sponsors or turns a wrench on this car… I thank them all. Great support is what keeps us a contender each-and-ever night.”

Austin Horton made his 2021 debut with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals on Thursday for the series’ first ever visit at West Georgia Raceway (Whitesburg, Ga.) for the Red Clay Revival.

With 27 cars entered, Horton recorded a blistering lap of 14.090 seconds in time trials to claim the fast time honors. Earning the pole position for the A-Main, Austin fended off Brent Dixon after a late-race caution on lap 37 to secure his 10th win of the season and third of his career with the Southern Nationals. Other than four restarts in the feature, Horton remained virtually uncontested throughout the 40-lapper to pick up the $4,053 prize. He finished ahead of Dixon, Pearson Lee Williams, Garrett Smith, and Kenny Collins.

The triumph was the third of his career with the tour.

After taking Friday off, Austin visited Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon to pilot his No. 16 Limited Late Model. He topped the field in qualifying before charging from the 14th-starting position in the feature to record his 11th win the season and second win in as many nights. Mark Page, Oliver Gentry, Glenn Morris, and Jason Turner followed him across the line.  

Returning to action with the Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals on Sunday, Horton stopped at Rome Speedway (Rome, Ga.). With qualifying results lining him up fifth on the starting grid for the $4,053-to-win A-Main, Austin nosed ahead of Dale McDowell late in the 40-lap affair to take third, where he would eventually finish. He followed Randy Weaver and Donald McIntosh to the checkers with McDowell and Dalton Cook rounding out the Top-5. (Mike Blevins photo)

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July 10, 2021 - Austin Horton wires Limited field in Crate at Senoia Raceway
Just looking to preserve as many championship points as possible in the Limited Late Model division at Senoia Raceway, Austin Horton took his Crate Late Model into battle on Saturday night.

What was initially regarded as a “damage control type night” surprisingly turned into Horton’s ninth victory of the season in his Orr’s Trucking No. 16 Super K Express/ Horton Flyer/ XR1 Rocket Chassis entry.

“It was a hell of a night, and everything went way better than expected. We’re waiting on our Limited Late Model engine to be freshened, and I didn’t want to lose too much ground in the standings, so we decided to take our Crate Late Model to try and salvage a few points. We definitely weren’t expecting to win, but that’s what we did,” Horton proudly noted. “Even though we had less power than everyone else, I knew we’d have a chance if the track was slick. The rain shower scared me, but somehow, we still got it done. It was a nice surprise, and I’m also glad to have the Crate car going in the right direction finally.”

Saturday night saw Austin Horton enter his Crate Late Model into Limited Late Model competition at Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.). After topping the charts in time trials against the 13-car field, Austin led flag-to-flag in the feature to register his ninth win of the season. He finished ahead of Glenn Morris, Oliver Gentry, Jason Turner, and Marty Lunsford in the 30-lapper.

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July 4, 2021 - Horton sweeps Southern All Stars field at Blue Ridge
Austin Horton piloted his Orr’s Trucking No. 16 Super K Express/ Horton Flyer/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model to the $4,000 triumph with the Southern All Star (SAS) Dirt Racing Series on Sunday night at Sugar Creek Raceway.

“We made the kinda last-minute decision to go to Sugar Creek Raceway on Sunday, and it paid off. We felt like we made some mistakes on Saturday night at Senoia Raceway, and we were looking for redemption, and I guess you could say we found it,” Horton said. “That was my first time to Sugar Creek, and it’s a fun place. I’m glad we made the trip. Thank you to all my sponsors, crew, and fans who continue to support us.”

Austin Horton kicked off his Fourth of July weekend on Saturday afternoon by visiting Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Ga.) to defend his home turf against a field of 30 Ultimate Southeast Series entries.

With time trials setting the grid for the $4,000-to-win A-Main, Horton clocked in second fastest in his group behind Michael Page. Rolling off fourth, Austin gained one spot in the 40-lap finale to register a third-place finish. He trailed Michael Page and Joseph Joiner across the line with Dylan Knowles and Dalton Cook rounding out the Top-5.

On Sunday afternoon at Sugar Creek Raceway (Blue Ridge, Ga.) for the Southern All Star Series-sanctioned Firecracker 40, Austin topped the 15-car field in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main.

Completing the evening sweep, Horton led flag-to-flag in the 40-lapper to capture his eighth win of the season and a $4,000 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Kenny Collins and Blake Craft to record his second-career series triumph.

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