English Lands Dream Ride with SWR Racing for 2019 Season!
21, 2018) SWR Racing and Tanner English have recently
inked a deal to put the young Benton, Kentucky driver behind the
wheel of the #116 full-time for the 2019 racing season! According
to Team Manager Randy Weaver, Tanner will drive a potent Longhorn
by Weaver racecar - armed with a Phantom Race Engine - in a pick-and-choose
type schedule loaded with select national and regional Super Late
Model events. The new-look team is set to debut in February 2019
during "Speedweeks" in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
action at both Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia and
East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida.
"I am thrilled to announce that Tanner (English) will drive
for SWR Racing next year," quoted Weaver in a telephone conversation.
"Tanner has shown in recent years that he is a heck of a wheelman
on the racetrack, but I'm already impressed how hard he works away
from the track. He wants to be at the shop and be as hands-on with
the racecars as possible, which is important and will pay dividends
when we get to racing. Tanner is a good, hard-working kid who is
grateful for what he's got and I'm happy to give him the opportunity
to drive our stuff. I have to thank all of our sponsors that we
have already lined up for 2019 and we are working on some more that
will be announced in the near future!"
With primary sponsorship coming from A.F. Stone Professional Medical
Services, Stone Land Clearing & Excavating, Tommy Pope Construction,
Diercks LTD of the Quad Cities, Henderson Motorsports, and Outlaw
Racing Southeast, Tanner will spend most of 2019 wheeling the familiar
#116 machine at area tracks throughout the Southeast. On occasion
when the SWR team feels the need to take a weekend off to regroup
and refresh their equipment, Tanner will pilot a sister car out
of sponsor Tommy Pope's racing stable.
"This is what I've been working towards my whole career -
to be considered for a high profile ride like SWR Racing,"
exclaimed English earlier today. "I met Randy (Weaver) for
the first time about a month ago and you couldn't ask for a better
guy. He has been straight forward with me from the start and it's
been a great experience so far. I'm really looking forward to seeing
what we can do together starting at Brunswick next February and
hopefully we can be a force to be reckoned with each time we pull
into the pit area. I can't thank Randy and Chip Stone enough for
putting their faith in me and I'd like to build something really
special with them for many years to come!"
The SWR Racing team - located in Crossville, Tennessee - is currently
looking for experienced crew help for the upcoming 2019 campaign.
Anyone interested in applying for a job can call Randy Weaver at
the race shop at 931.707.1355. Keep up on Tanner English and SWR
Racing throughout the 2019 season by clicking on www.RandyWeaverRacing.com.
A brand-new website is in the works and will be launched as soon
as all sponsors and details are finalized!
Randy Weaver Back in Action at Smoky
Mountain; Lands on Podium!
7, 2018) After over two months away from the racetrack,
Randy Weaver returned to racing action on Saturday evening, October
6 in the annual 'King of the Mountain Fall Classic' at Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee. The Southern All Star Dirt Racing
Series (SAS) presided over the single-day throwdown and a $7,500
winner's check was up for grabs. Randy won his heat race in preliminary
competition and later rolled off from the outside of the second
row in the 50-lap main event. After vaulting up to as high as second
in the running order, Randy settled for a solid third place podium
effort behind only victor Shanon Buckingham and runner-up Dale McDowell!
Complete results from the 2018 season finale last night at SMS can
be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.
Weaver Competes in Select Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Events
26, 2018) The next leg on the Schaeffer's Oil Southern
Nationals Series took Randy Weaver and the SWR Racing team to the
nearby Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee tonight for
a $3,500 to win tilt. Randy posted the eighth quickest lap in Group
A during qualifying and later scored the victory in his consolation
race. After starting the 35-lapper from the inside of the sixth
row at his hometown venue, "Dream" moved past four competitors
to secure a solid seventh place showing.
(July 24, 2018) The
SWR Racing team and driver Randy Weaver were back on the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals trail tonight at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia. The Chattanooga-area facility drew a 28 car field and each
competitor had their sights set on the $3,500 payday. Randy clicked
off the fastest lap overall during time trials to earn Fast Time
honors and the outside of the front row for the start of the 35-lap
feature event. After running second most of the feature distance,
Randy slipped back to third late in the race to finish on the podium
behind only victor Vic Hill and runner-up Dale McDowell!
(July 17, 2018) The
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series rolled into 411 Motor
Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee tonight to sanction a $3,500 to win
throwdown and the #116 team was in the pit area. Making his first
Super Late Model start since April 2016, Randy Weaver stopped the
clock second fastest in Group A during the qualifying session to
earn the inside of the second row for the start of the 35-lap headliner.
Fighting battery problems throughout the feature, it finally locked
up the rear wheels on lap 19, which turned Randy around and relegated
him to a twenty-second place effort.
Randy Weaver Back Behind the Wheel;
Runner-Up in Independence Day 40
(July 14, 2018) Randy
Weaver, of Crossville, Tennessee, jumped back behind the wheel after
over a two year absence on Friday evening, July 13 at his hometown
Crossville Speedway. The annual running of the 'Independence Day
40' took place and a $2,000 winner's check was on the line for the
Crate Late Models. Randy drove his son Cameron's #16 Longhorn machine
to an impressive runner-up performance in the 40-lap feature event,
as he trailed only winner Jason Welshan at the unfurling of the
checkered flag. Full results from Crossville can be accessed online
SWR Racing and Brandon Overton Amicably
13, 2018) Announced today by both parties, SWR Racing
in Crossville, Tennessee and driver Brandon Overton have amicably
parted ways on the heels of a disappointing 'Dirt Late Model Dream'
weekend at Eldora (OH) Speedway and will go different directions
for the remainder of the 2018 racing season. The combination collected
21 wins together in 2017 including nine that paid over $10,000,
but only visited victory lane together twice so far in 2018. According
to team manager Randy Weaver, the crew is currently refurbishing
their equipment and will soon start building a new car at the shop
to close out the remainder of the season with a different driver
to be announced at a later date. More details will be released as
they become available... (Todd Healy Photo)