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(Chino, CA, September 5, 2023) Eddie Tafoya Jr. headed back to the airport on Wednesday to get ready for the USAC National Sprint Car Series races this week in Texas and Arkansas. On Thursday, September 7th, he will be at the famous half-mile high-banked Devil's Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas. He will then journey to Texarkana, Arkansas for races on Friday and Saturday at the semi-banked 1/4 mile Texarkana 67 Speedway. For Tafoya, it will be his initial appearance on each of the tracks.

The driver, who lives 35 miles east of Los Angeles in Chino Hills, California, was slated to make his Devils Bowl debut on April 28th and 29th. However, those races, along with one at the Rocket Raceway in Petty, Texas the night before, were all rained out. He salvaged the wet trip by high-tailing it to the I70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri to finish seventh in a POWRi War Sprint Car Series race on April 29th. From there he headed northeast to the Eldora Speedway for his initial appearance on the famous high banks during the first week in May. On the western Ohio track, he qualified for both USAC National Sprint Car mains on the Tony Stewart-owned oval placing 18th and 19th.

Tafoya made a couple of sojourns to Indiana over the past couple of months. The first came in late July when he competed in the grinding Indiana Sprint Week making the A main event at the legendary Terre Haute Action Track and the Bloomington Speedway. He concluded that trip with another main event appearance in a Boss race at the Paragon Speedway. Results from all of Tafoya's 2023 racing endeavors are at the end of this release.

Not long after the Indiana Sprint Week trip, Tafoya returned to the "Hoosier State" for the prestigious 12th Annual Smackdown at "Indiana's Baddest Bull Ring," the Kokomo Speedway. As has been the case with Tafoya most of the year, the three nights of racing were in the USAC National Sprint Car Series. For the pleasant driver who turned 26 years old earlier in the season, things did not go the way he wanted at Kokomo. However, he is fired up and ready to compete in the world's premiere traditional sprint car series once again this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

After the conclusion of the Smackdown, Tafoya and the crew drove the team hauler to Texas for this week's race. They left it there and hopped on a flight home to California. They flew back to Texas Wednesday morning to get the car ready for this week's action.

Even though he has not raced the full USAC National Series schedule, the personable driver is still 25th in the championship standings and is only 16 points out of 23rd heading into the three races.

For fans not able to make it to Texas and Arkansas for the races, all three nights will be shown live on Flo Racing. For information on how to watch or subscribe, please visit the following link https://www.floracing.com/.

The Specialty Fasteners #51T team is always exploring corporate partnership opportunities. If you or your company would like to be a partner with the hard-working sprint car squad, please contact Eddie Tafoya Jr. via phone at (909) 393-3999 or by e-mail at mailto:teamtafoya@aol.com. He will be happy to talk to you and lay out the team's plans.

Tafoya's great-looking shirts and hoodies are available online at www.specialty-fasteners.com.

Tafoya has a great YouTube channel at the following link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/1hrmC5L80EU.

Fans can follow Tafoya on Instagram @eddietafoya51.

Tafoya and the #51T team would like to thank Specialty Fasteners, DRC Chassis, Ryder Racing Engines, Simpson Safety Products, Bell, Benic Enterprises, BR Motorsports, PSC Powder Coating, Magik Graphics, Gasper Transportation, Owen's Insurance Services, and Weld Wheels for supporting its racing program.

Eddie Tafoya Jr. 2023 USAC National Sprint Car Series Schedule

February 13 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida DNS

February 14 Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida 13th A Main

February 16 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 8th B Main

February 17 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida Rained Out

February 18 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, Florida 21st A Main

March 3 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 4 Central Arizona Raceway Case Grande, Arizona Rained Out

March 18 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 9th A Main

April 1 Mohave Valley Raceway Mohave Valley, AZ 12th A Main

April 15 Perris Auto Speedway Perris, California 8th A Main

April 27 Rocket Raceway Park Petty, Texas Rained Out

April 28 Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas Rained Out

April 29 I-70 Motorsports Park Odessa, Missouri 7th A Main

May 5 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 19th A Main

May 6 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, Ohio 20th A Main

June 2 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa Rained Out

June 3 Knoxville Raceway Knoxville, Iowa 12th B Main

July 21 Gas City I69 Speedway Gas City, Indiana 15th C Main

July 22 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 10th C Main

July 23 Lawrenceburg Speedway Lawrenceburg, Indiana 10th B Main

July 24 Circle City Raceway Indianapolis, Indiana 11th B Main

July 26 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Indiana 19th A Main

July 27 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Indiana 18th A Main

July 28 Bloomington Speedway Bloomington, Indiana 19th A Main

July 29 Paragon Speedway Paragon, Indiana 20th A Main

August 24 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 6th C Main

August 25 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 5th C Main

August 26 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, Indiana 4th C Main

September 7 Devil's Bowl Speedway Mesquite, Texas

September 8 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas

September 9 Texarkana 67 Speedway Texarkana, Arkansas

This release was produced by Scott Daloisio. (909) 226-7768 or E-mail mailto:sdaloisiosports@gmail.com