Longhorn Steers Ahead Into Dirt Modified Program
Following in the footsteps of success established by their renowned dirt late model program, Longhorn Chassis is pleased to announce that their newly designed open wheel modified chassis is complete and is now available to the public.
While the highly popular dirt late model chassis remains the foundation of the Longhorn grassroots racing program, there has been a high demand for the North Carolina based company to expand into the open wheel modified market. While Longhorn's newest innovation will have its own unique identity, racers can look forward to the same craftsmanship and strategic design currently found in the dirt late model chassis. Maximizing quality and affordability while delivering the most technologically advanced chassis remains at the core of the Longhorn vision.
The new design boasts an extensive list of reliable product partners and steadfast components. Thanks to extensive testing, the Longhorn Modified Chassis delivers the ultimate combination of performance and consistency in all types of conditions. Equal to its ability to perform, Longhorn's newest release is constructed to provide the racer maximum safety and comfort behind the wheel. Combining this finished product with Longhorn's technical support and customer service gives aspiring open wheel modified teams the complete support system necessary to contend for wins and championships.
For more information on how Longhorn can steer your team in the right direction, contact us at 336-434-5664. You can also visit us online (longhornchassis.com), find us on Facebook (Longhorn Chassis), and follow us on Twitter (@LonghornChassis)
Longhorn Partners With Kyle Strickler Motorsports For 2017
After debuting their new Modified this past summer, Longhorn Chassis is pleased to announce its 2017 partnership with renowned open wheel modified driver Kyle Strickler. The multi-time touring series and Super Nationals champion, powered by Cedar Peaks Enterprises, will pilot the Longhorn Modified house car in 2017. The new partnership unifies one of the open wheel modified division’s most acclaimed racers with one of the sport’s most innovative chassis manufacturers.
“We are extremely pleased to add Kyle to our team”, stated Longhorn’s Justin Labonte. “Kyle is a proven winner and we feel like we can provide him the equipment to excel. With Kyle’s experience and the support of Cedar Peaks, we feel we can reach new heights with this partnership. We can’t wait for Speedweeks and the 2017 racing season to get underway!”
“This new partnership with Longhorn is simply phenomenal”, stated Strickler. “Those guys build great cars and have the resources necessary to build and maintain a championship caliber team. They’ve been very responsive to my feedback as a driver and their commitment to winning is second to none. With the recent addition to my family, working closer to home is also very important to me. I see great long term potential with Longhorn and I look forward to joining my good friend Tim McCreadie (late model house car driver) in leading the entire Longhorn stable into the future.”
While Strickler’s official 2017 schedule is still being finalized, the team is already preparing for Speedweeks. In addition, the team is working with the rest of their marketing and product partners to finalize their plans for the upcoming racing season.
Longhorn Stable Gears Up For 2017
With the 2017 racing season underway and about to hit its stride, the team at Longhorn Chassis, is very pleased with the direction that its program is heading. While the guys at the shop are busy building numerous new Longhorns, several teams have already kicked off their 2017 season.
In World of Outlaws Late Model action, several drivers have positioned themselves for a run at the 2017 series title. After sweeping the weekend at Screven and numerous solid finishes at Volusia, Longhorn currently occupies 4 of the Top 6 positions in the championship standings thanks to Rick Eckert (2nd), Brian Shirley (3rd), Chris Madden (5th), and Brandon Overton (6th). WoO Late Model competition is set to resume in late March at Columbus Speedway.
Longhorn continues to make its presence felt with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as well. Brandon Overton (Golden Isles) and Tim McCreadie (East Bay) have posted LOLMDS wins while numerous other teams have show signs of strength thanks to solid performances in Georgia and Florida. McCreadie (4th) and Earl Pearson Jr. (6th) are poised to lead the charge when the series returns to action in March at Atomic Speedway.
Kyle Strickler has led the Longhorn stampede thus far in open wheel modified competition. With 2 wins at North Florida and a victory at East Bay, Strickler is poised for a strong season and will soon be joined on the track by several other Longhorn open wheel modified cars that are in the final stages of completion.
Though regional racing action is just getting started, several teams have already posted Top 3 finishes and some have already visited Victory Lane as well. Jason Welshan has scored 2 early season wins (Winchester and 411). Garrett Lloyd (Golden Isles), Shanon Buckingham (Boyd's), and Jimmy Elliott (Winchester) have picked up early season wins as well. Crate Late Model drivers Ryan Atkins and Dillon Brown are off to solid starts. Atkins had the best average finish in a pair of races at Screven (2nd & 3rd), while Brown has scored 2 runner-up finishes (Screven and Cherokee) in 2017.
From all of us at Longhorn, we sincerely thank each of our customers and product partners. 2017 is off to a great start and we look forward to a successful season!
Sweeteners Plus Fuels McCreadie Partnership With Longhorn Chassis
(Trinity, NC) - Looking to parlay recent success into a national touring series championship, Longhorn Chassis is pleased to announce a new partnership with dirt late model veteran and 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model champion Tim McCreadie. The Watertown, NY driver has a storied resume and joins the North Carolina based chassis manufacturer as its house car driver for 2017. The new alliance, fueled by McCreadie’s longtime marketing partner Sweeteners Plus as the primary sponsor, will pursue the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship.
"It's no secret that there is a good working relationship between Tim and Longhorn", stated Longhorn’s Justin Labonte. “Tim works as hard as any driver I have ever met and he is a great fit for our program. His passion for success is unparalleled and his feedback has been extremely valuable in developing our new dirt late model chassis. We look forward to working with him and Sweeteners Plus in our collective pursuit of the 2017 Lucas Oil Championship.”
McCreadie, who worked very closely with the Longhorn stable in the late stages of 2016, finished 3rd in the 2016 LOLMDS standings before debuting a new Longhorn Chassis during the World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte. McCreadie secured a Fast Time Award and 2 Top 10 finishes (7th & 2nd) at Charlotte. One week later, the team then reeled off 2 preliminary victories and a strong runner-up finish in the National 100 at East Alabama Motor Speedway.
“First and foremost, I would like to thank Ann & Carl Myers and Sweetners Plus for all the support they have given me over the years”, stated McCreadie. “I also have to thank Vic Coffey here at Coffey-McCreadie-Enterprises. I am grateful for the opportunities that these relationships have afforded me and my racing career. With that said, Vic and I are very humbled that the Labonte family and Longhorn Chassis would include us in their plans to further the development of their chassis as their house car team. I can't wait to get the 2017 season rolling and pursue the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship.”
While a complete 2017 schedule and the remainder of the team’s marketing partners are still being finalized, McCreadie will compete in numerous Crown Jewel and special event races that do not conflict with the 2017 Lucas Oil schedule. The team will kick off its 2017 LOLMDS campaign on February 10th at the Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway.