By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (October 30, 2023) – Although Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports’ USAC campaign ended on a deary note, losing the Series’ season-ending doubleheader in Oklahoma due to Mother Nature, the Forest, Ohio-based non-wing operation still had one last chance compete, and compete is what they did, eventually concluding Waynesfield Raceway Park’s Goblin Classic with a runner-up score on Saturday, October 28.

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, started fourth in Waynesfield’s season-ending program, using his eventual runner-up performance to solidify his eighth top-five outcome of the year, simultaneously increasing his top-ten tally to 18. In addition, Westfall and his “Bumblebee Express” accomplished two victories in 2023, one during Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (BOSS) competition in Florence, Kentucky, and the second during USAC competition at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Arkansas; the USAC triumph was a first-ever for car owner Ray Marshall.

“To end the year with a runner-up performance is pretty special for everyone at Ray Marshall Motorsports. We wanted one spot better, but it always feels good to be in the hunt,” Matt Westfall concluded. “Overall, I’m thrilled with our season. We accomplished a lot this year and I’m proud of our efforts. We were able to beat the best in the business at Texarkana and that’s definitely a moment we won’t forget. The off-season is a time to regroup and that’s exactly what we are going to do.”

Ray Marshall Motorsports and Matt Westfall would like to thank all of their marketing partners including: Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink.

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Wins: 2
Top-Fives: 8
Top-Tens: 18

Earned three consecutive USAC National Sprint Car Series top-ten finishes during visits to Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Raceway Park on February 14, 16, and 18; tenth, seventh, and eighth, respectively. Finished second in Paragon Speedway’s No Way Out 40 on Saturday, March 11 – he started seventh. Finished tenth during USAC start at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana, on Friday, April 14. Rallied from a provisional starting position to finish 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Scored three consecutive podium finishes during USAC National Sprint Cars and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series competition on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 25, 27, and 28; fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis on May 25, first during BOSS Series action at Florence Speedway in Walton, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 27, and second during non-wing action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 28. Finished sixth during USAC Corn Belt Clash start at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 3. Finished third in BOSS Series start at Knox Raceway on Sunday, June 11. Finished ninth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Big Diamond Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Finished sixth in USAC National Sprint Cars start at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, June 24. Hard Charged from 17th to sixth with USAC National Sprint Cars at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, on Friday, July 7. Finished tenth during Indiana Sprint Week opener at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Friday, July 21. Finished second during BOSS Series action at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio, on Saturday, August 12. Earned A-Main start in Kokomo Speedway’s annual Smackdown on Saturday, August 27. Won second feature of 2023, first with USAC, at Texarkana 67 Speedway in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, September 9. Finished third and ninth with USAC National Sprint Cars in starts at Gas City I-69 Speedway (9/21) and Eldora Speedway (9/23). Finished second in the Goblin Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday, October 28.

2023 Wins: 2 (Florence Speedway | BOSS | Saturday, May 27), (Texarkana 67 Speedway | USAC | Saturday, September 9)


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