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February 9, 2020 - Jason Rauen Begins Florida Speedweeks at East Bay Raceway Park
1On Wednesday evening Jason Rauen made the trek to East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the 44th annual Wrisco Winternationals. In a stout field of 65 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Jason followed up the 16th fastest time in his qualifying group with a 6th place finish in his heat. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Rauen recorded a 4th place finish. Earning a spot into the Berry Barn Strawberry Dash for one final shot at the feature, Jason Rauen slipped back to a 10th place outing. (Heath Lawson photos)

The following night, Rauen laid down the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group before making contact with the wall in his heat while battling for the lead with Brandon Overton. He ended up scratching from his B-Main after sustaining too much damage in his heat.

Friday night saw Brian Birkhofer hop behind the wheel of the Rauen Precision Manufacturing No. 15B Late Model for the fifth round of the Wrisco Winternationals. Following the eighth fastest lap in his time trial group, Birkhofer scored a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. He slipped back to a 26th place outing in the 50-lap affair.

1For the final round of the 44th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Brian came in 6th in his heat sending him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 2, Birkhofer landed a 3rd place finish, giving him one final shot at the finale with the Berry Barn Strawberry Dash. Sending the Top 2 into the show, Brian Birkhofer recorded a 6th place finish.

On Sunday afternoon Birkhofer stopped at All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Florida) for the $10,000-to-win Winter Nationals. Drawing 34 LOLMDS entries, Brian fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main for one final shot at the show, Birkhofer came one spot short of transferring with a 4th place finish

For more information on these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


January 19, 2020 - 8th Place Finish in Wild West Shootout Finale at Arizona Speedway
After sitting out Wednesday night’s program, Brian Birkhofer returned to FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) on Friday evening for the final three rounds of the 14th annual Wild West Shootout. Grabbing the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race, Birkhofer locked into the 15th-starting position for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Brian got collected with another competitor on lap 25 that prevented him from finishing.

1The following night, Brian came in second fastest in his time trial group before placing 2nd in his heat behind Cade Dillard. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in sixth, Birkhofer held his spot for all 30-laps to register a 6th place finish. (Tom Macht photo)

For the final round of the Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Birkhofer edged his way into the $15,000-to-win finale with a 4th place finish in his heat. Rolling off 15th, Brian Birkhofer gained seven spots in the 50-lapper to place 8th.

He also earned the $1,000 Premier Waste Services Shock the Clock Challenge for the fastest time overall set on January 12th.

For more information on these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 12, 2020 - Brian Birkhofer Lands Top 5 Finish in Second Round of Wild West Shootout
Saturday night saw Brian Birkhofer kick off his 2020 season at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Arizona) piloting the Rauen Racing No. 15B Late Model entry for the 14th annual Wild West Shootout. In a field of 46 cars, Birkhofer followed up the fastest lap in his time trial group with a heat race victory. Receiving the pole position for the A-Main via the redraw, Brian suffered a flat right-rear tire on lap 32 that dropped him back to a 17th place outing.

1On Sunday afternoon, Brian came in fastest in his group before capturing an 8-lap heat race victory. Starting the $5,000-to-win A-Main in third, Birkhofer dropped two spots in the 40-lap affair to place 5th behind Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, Bobby Pierce, and Chase Junghans. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For more information on these events, please visit www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 5, 2020 - Rauen Attends Battle at the Border in Vado to Open 2020 Season
Jason Rauen kicked off the 2020 season on Friday night at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) with the inaugural Battle at the Border. Drawing 42 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for the three-day event, Rauen recorded an 8th place finish in his heat race transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the $5,000-to-win opening night feature. Needing to place in the Top-3, Jason logged a 9th place outing.

1The following night, Jason fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the 3rd and final transfer spot, Rauen locked into the 22nd-starting position. With $5,000 on the line, Jason Rauen held his spot for all 30-laps to place 22nd. (James Adams Jr. photo)

For the final round of the Battle at the Border on Sunday, Rauen followed up the sixth fastest lap in his time trial group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Starting the $15,000-to-win finale in sixth, Jason suffered extensive body damage on the third lap that forced him to retire early.

For more information on these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

November 29, 2019 - Rauen Lands Top 5 Finish in Ultimate Deep South Action at Boothill
Friday night found Jason Rauen and Rauen Racing in action at Boothill Speedway (Greenwood, Louisiana) for the Ultimate Deep South series sanctioned contest. In a field of 20 cars, Jason started the night off with a heat race victory which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win A-Main. Dropping two spots in the 35-lap affair, Rauen notched a 5th place finish behind B.J. Robinson, Morgan Bagley, Jon Mitchell, and Patrik Daniel.

For more information on this event, please visit www.ULTIMATESupers.com.

November 8, 2019 - Birkhofer Begins Can-Am World Finals at Dirt Track at Charlotte
1Rauen Racing and Brian Birkhofer invaded the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) on Thursday evening kicking off the Can-Am World Finals. With 69 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries signed in for the rain-shortened qualifying session, Birkhofer followed up the 12th fastest time on his first lap with the eighth fastest lap. (Brent Smith photo)

Starting in fourth in his heat race on Friday night, Brian grabbed the 3rd and final transfer spot which positioned him 18th on the starting grid for the main event. With $12,000 on the line, Birkhofer was an early retiree from the 50-lapper on lap 31.

The following night, Birkhofer secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jonathan Davenport. Starting the feature in tenth, Brian brought out the first caution of the race on the fifth lap. Rejoining the field from the tail, Birkhofer retired early from the feature on 22nd lap.

For more information on the weekend, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

November 6, 2019 - Rauen Racing Launches New Cyber Home
1Iowa-based, Rauen Racing is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia team, and a brand-new website has been launched for the team at www.RauenRacing.com.

The team fields Dirt Late Model entries for Jason Rauen and Brian Birkhofer. Rauen pilots the Arnie Ranta Motorsports No. 98 Black Diamond Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, while Birkhofer drives the team's Rauen Precision Machining No. 15b Black Diamond Race Car/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Todd Boyd photo)

In limited starts this year, Rauen picked a $4,000 feature win, which came on September 14 at Iowa's Knoxville Raceway with the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Racing Series.

The upcoming weekend - November 7-9 - will find Birkhofer closing out the year for Rauen Racing with a trip to the annual Can-Am World Finals at The Dirt Track a Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina). The World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series weekend includes a $12,000-to-win program on both Friday and Saturday night.

For more information on the weekend, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.