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January 31, 2018 - Big Frog Motorsports Expands for 2018
Devin Dixon and Riley Hickman to Lead the Team’s Charge into New Territory

Ocala, Florida (01/31/18) – With the 2018 season screaming onto the scene at full speed, Big Frog Motorsports is entering a brave new era of its existence.

The team enters the new campaign with a new focus, new drivers, and an ambitious plan.

“I’ve taken full ownership of the team,” Big Frog Motorsports’ Augie Burttram commented. “We’ve also brought Carl Sherwood with M&W Transport on board as a principal sponsor, and that’s allowing us to really expand our program. Devin Dixon will continue to be our primary driver, but we also will be fielding an entry for Riley Hickman at some events later in the season.”

The team will utilize Clements Racing Engines in their XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model entries.

Fresh off his Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series Championship with Big Frog Motorsports in 2017, Florida’s Devin Dixon will embark into new territory in 2018. The plan is to have Dixon contend for the Rookie of the Year title and Championship on both the Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals and Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals tours.

“I’ve done some open engine stuff over the past few years, but I’ve never really focused on it solely, and that’s exactly what we are going to do this season,” Dixon noted. “I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity, and I’m looking forward to having Riley (Hickman) to bounce ideas and notes off. This is going to be a fun season.”

For Hickman, he’s looking forward to entering events with Big Frog Motorsports, when not competing in his own entry.

“This is a cool deal to be able to drive for Augie (Burttram) in some races this season,” Hickman said. “He’s got some really good equipment, and it’s an honor anytime that someone asks you to drive their hot rod. Hopefully this deal will work out great for all of us.”

The team plans to officially kick off their 2018 season on Friday and Saturday during the annual Super Bowl of Racing at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia). The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned affair posts a $10,000 top prize on Friday and a $20,000 winner’s check on Saturday.

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Burttram is honest about the team’s goals for the upcoming, ambitious season.

“This has been the ultimate goal for myself and team crew chief Mike Rey since we started this team,” Burttram stated. “Now the ball is in our court to make it a success. It’s going to be a big challenge for sure, but I’m pumped for the opportunity.”

Big Frog Motorsports would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Dave's Towing, Big Frog Shocks, Ocala Tractor, Southway Crane Service, M&W Transport, FK Rod Ends, Schaeffers Oil, Racecar Engineering, Wilwood Brakes, Keyser Manufacturing, Rocket Chassis, Sunoco Race Fuels, Clements Racing Engines, Integra Shocks, Hoosier Race Tire by Brian, Daytona Sensors LLC, Schoenfeld Headers, COMP Cams, AR Bodies, Vahlco Wheels, Leaf Firesuits, JE Pistons, Red Line Oil, NGK Spark Plugs, Fast Shafts, Callies Race Products, Superior Bearings, Ferrea Valves, Butlerbuilt Seats, C&R Racing, Leaf Racewear, Collins Signs & Trophies and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.

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