Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports sweep Gas City’s Fall Festival of Speed; Cocopah ahead

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By Fully Injected Motorsports

FOREST, Ohio (October 24, 2022) – It was a weekend to remember for Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports, as the Ohio-based non-wing sprint car program rolled into the Hoosier State and dominated, ultimately sweeping Gas City I-69 Speedway’s fourth annual Fall Festival of Speed with back-to-back wins on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22.

Westfall, now a six-time sprint car winner in 2022 including three during BOSS Series competition, earned his pair of triumphs in fantastic fashion, utilizing a rally from near-midpack on Friday before outdueling Anton Hernandez in Saturday’s finale. In fact, Westfall started Saturday’s $3,000-to-win Fall Festival of Speed nightcap from the pole position, forced to battle with Hernandez early before losing the top spot officially on lap five. The Pleasant Hill, Ohio, native would go on to reclaim command with ten to go, kicking-off Gas City’s season finale with lucky dash and heat race victories.

Although lining up eighth on Friday’s grid, Westfall wasted little time, taking charge on lap 15 of 25 before a late race caution forced a green-white-checkered finish. Without saying, Westfall held strong for the $2,000 share.

“We’re rolling now and it feels good,” Westfall concluded, driver of Ray Marshall’s Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./Hempy Water/DPI Ink/No. 33M Bumblebee Express. “It’s good to have this kind of momentum before heading west with USAC. We have a lot of travel and a few big weekends ahead, so to have this level of momentum and confidence is important.”

Matt Westfall and Ray Marshall Motorsports will continue their 2022 campaign with a USAC National Sprint Cars doubleheader at Cocopah Speedway in Somerton, Arizona, on Friday and Saturday, October 28-29.

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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2020 Wins: 4 (Gas City I-69 Speedway – July 17), (Kokomo Speedway – BOSS – August 29) (I-96 Speedway – BOSS – September 25) (I-96 Speedway – GLTS – October 9)

2021 Wins: 2 (Kokomo Speedway – April 9) (Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway – July 24 – BOSS Series)

2021 Championships: Buckeye Outlaws Sprint Series (BOSS)

2022 Highlights: Highlighted Florida trip with back-to-back 13th-place finishes during USAC competition at Bubba Raceway Park. Rallied from 12th to finish fourth in Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series start at Lake Ozark Speedway on Saturday, April 9. Finished 11th with USAC National Sprints at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, April 16. Finished second in BOSS Series opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana, on Saturday, April 23. Earned back-to-back top-ten finishes with the USAC National Sprint Cars at Lakeside Speedway and I-70 Motorsports Park on Thursday and Saturday, May 12 and 14; finished sixth and tenth, respectively. Finished second in open non-wing event at Circle City Raceway on Sunday, May 15. Finished 13th in $10,000-to-win Tony Hulman Classic at Terre Haute Action Track on Sunday, May 22. Finished second from 11th during BOSS Series start at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 28. Earned first victory of 2022 in I-96 Speedway’s Full Throttle Sprint Car Nationals opener on Friday, June 3. Finished fourth in Full Throttle Nationals finale on Saturday, June 4. Finished second during Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series action at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri, on Saturday, June 11. Highlighted USAC’s Eastern Storm with three top-ten scores; ninth at Bridgeport Speedway, fifth at Williams Grove Speedway, and sixth at Port Royal Speedway. Finished fourth twice in St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff doubleheader at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, June 24-25. Earned second BOSS Series victory of 2022 during Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, July 3. Earned a pair of top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s USAC Nationals on Friday, July 8, and Sunday, July 10. Highlighted Indiana Sprint Week with a top-ten finish (sixth) at Circle City Raceway. Finished second in Indiana Sprint Week Passing Master standings. Earned Gas City I-69 Speedway victory on Friday, August 12. Earned third BOSS Series victory of 2022 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Saturday, August 13. Finished seventh with Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Friday, September 9. Finished fifth during USAC start at Circle City Raceway on Friday, September 16. Finished eighth during Eldora’s 4-Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. Finished third and eighth during BOSS Series starts at Latrobe Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday, October 7-8. Swept Gas City’s two-day Fall Festival of Speed of Friday and Saturday, October 21-22.

2022 Wins: 6 (I-96 Speedway | June 3rd | BOSS Series), (Waynesfield Raceway Park | July 3 | BOSS Series), (Gas City I-69 Speedway | August 12), (Fremont Speedway | August 13 | BOSS Series) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 21) (Gas City I-69 Speedway | Fall Festival of Speed | October 22)