By Fully Injected Motorsports:

FOREST, Ohio (September 25, 2023) – Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports kept the momentum rolling during the recent weekend, not only recording back-to-back top-tens with the USAC National Sprint Cars, but doing so at a pair of unique and highly regarded ovals. The recent USAC winner, accomplishing his feat at Texarkana 67 Speedway, kicked off his weekend stretch with a third-place run at Gas City I-69 Speedway in Gas City, Indiana, on Thursday, September 21, followed closely by a ninth-place score at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 23. Additionally, Westfall’s podium at Gas City was the product of a hard charge through the field, commencing action from 12th on the grid. 

Westfall, ace of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators Inc, Hempy Water, DPI Ink, No. 33M sprint car, made his rally at the Gas City quarter-mile look easy, mastering the bottom while picking off positions one by one. In fact, Westfall battled his way to a podium spot by lap 24, igniting his entire evening effort with the tenth-fastest time of 32 cars, racing on to finish third in his respective heat race. 

Westfall’s Eldora 4-Crown Nationals attempt actually commenced better than it ended, getting away second at the initial start before fading slightly. Nonetheless, Westfall’s impressive display allowed the Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native to bump his season’s top-ten total to 18, two of which the aforementioned victories.

“Can’t get enough of Gas City and Eldora. They are completely different, but we enjoy racing at each of them,” Westfall said. “Hats off to Ray and his entire team. It’s been a pleasure to drive for him over the years. This year’s not done yet, though. We still have some work to do.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2023 USAC National Sprint Cars agenda with a visit to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, on Saturday, October 7.

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). 

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


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