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December 17th, 2016 - Putting an end to the 2016 racing season, Timothy Culp headed The Dome at America’s Center (St. Louis, Missouri) on Thursday night for the inaugural VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals presented by Karl Performance. Competing in both his Modified and Super Late Model, Culp earned the 8th-starting spot for his Late Model heat on Friday after running in two time trial sessions on Thursday evening. Sending only the heat race winner into the show, Culp placed 5th transferring him into the B-Main. Needing a 4th place finish or better to make the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Culp registered a 13th place outing.

Running in a field of 125 Open Wheel Modifieds, Timothy transferred into the B-Main after landing a runner-up finish behind Brent Mullins in his heat. Moving up one position in his B-Main, Culp locked his spot into the feature with a 2nd place finish behind Robbie Eilers. Rolling off 12th for the A-Main, Timothy Culp charged through the field nine spots posting a 3rd place finish behind Matt Cooper and Brent Mullins with Mike Harrison and Mike McKinney rounding out the Top 5. (Todd Boyd Photo)

Returning on Saturday for one more shot at the $20,000-to-win Late Model finale, Timothy needed a 6th place finish or better in the B-Main to make the 40-lap main event. Starting in 13th, Culp advanced six positions but came up one spot short of a transfer position with a 7th place outing.

In the Modified division Timothy had already locked his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with his solid performances throughout the weekend. Starting in 8th, Culp fell back to a 18th place outing when the checkers flew.

For more results from these events, please visit www.GatewayDirt.com.

December 8th, 2016 - (GREENBRIER, ARKANSAS)  GRT Race Cars, Inc. owner and founder Joe Garrison is excited to announce today that Prattsville, Arkansas pilot Timothy Culp will jump behind the wheel of the GRT House Car, which has been occupied dually by Jeremy Payne and Jason Fitzgerald in recent years.  Timothy, who fielded a GRT machine late in 2016 and promptly transferred it into several high-profile features including the 'World 100' and 'Cotton Pickin 100,' will most likely enter a diversified schedule in 2017 being made up mostly of regional specials and crown jewel events.  The 26-year-old young gun is excited for the opportunity to join forces with GRT Race Cars and be a part of the long lineage of great drivers who have steered the House Car.

"I am super excited and honored to be chosen to drive the GRT House Car in 2017," Culp exclaimed this afternoon.  "I have some big shoes to fill with all of the great names who have driven Joe's (Garrison) House Car stuff in the past.  We are only about an hour and fifteen minutes apart, so distance will not be a problem and should help us be successful next year.  Joe was really easy to work with when we drove his cars at the end of last year and he really helped our program a ton.  Hopefully, the pieces will all fall together and we can put in a lot of hard work to win races next season!"

By virtue of not fielding cars for a pair of drivers in two different states like in years past, Joe Garrison also believes that the closeness in proximity to the #c8 team will pay dividends throughout the 2017 campaign.

"We feel that having one centrally located House Car will allow us to concentrate harder on our Late Model program, which should in turn help all of our Late Model customers," commented Garrison.  "I can't thank Jeremy (Payne) and Jason (Fitzgerald) enough for all of their hard work and dedication to Team GRT in recent years, but being able to work closely with Timothy and his race team - since they are centrally located to our home base - will be very beneficial.  This will allow for us to more effectively spend time racing together and testing new things with the #c8 team, while still being close to the business for day-to-day operations.  I'm really excited to be working with Timothy and we think he will be a natural fit for our House Car program.  He has that drive to want to win and help get our Late Model program going strong once again!"

Located in Greenbrier, Arkansas, GRT Race Cars, Inc. builds top quality Dirt Late Model chassis and Open Wheel Modified chassis for racers across the country.  GRT also stocks a large amount of racing related products and parts. You can learn more about GRT Race Cars and find a dealer near you by visiting the official website located at www.TeamGRT.com.  More information on Timothy Culp and the C-eight Motorsports team can be viewed online at www.TimothyCulp.com.