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February 16th, 2013 - Bad Luck Strikes Hubbard in East Bay Finale
1Austin concluded the 37th Annual Dart Winter Nationals on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida). The day began with a make-up event from Thursday night's rainout, and via preliminary action Hubbard started seventh in the $7,000-to-win feature and would slip backwards to a thirteenth place finish.

In the $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) that was held in the evening Austin won the second heat from the pole position to lock into the third starting spot for the $10,000-to-win feature event. Unfortunately on the pace lap bad luck would strike as ignition issues forced him to scratch from the event. He was credited with a 26th place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


February 15th, 2013 - Austin Finishes Thirteenth at East Bay
After seeing Thursday night's event postponed due to rain, Austin was back in action 1on Friday night in the 37th Annual Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Thirty-six cars entered the event, and a fifth to third run in heat race action positioned Hubbard starting eleventh in the 50 lap, $10,000-to-win finale. Austin raced around mid-pack in the feature before crossing the finish line in the thirteenth position.

Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


February 13th, 2013 - Hubbard Battles Mechanical Issues at East Bay
1Wednesday night found the team entering the third round of the 37th Annual Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) in his #11 Mastersbilt by Huey Super Late Model. After starting fifth in his heat race he finished sixth, which sent him to the third starting spot for the first b-main. Before the b-main could be run rain arrived, which forced a three hour delay. When racing action resumed on a heavy and fast track Austin finished third in his b-main to lock into the twenty-first starting spot for the 35 lap feature. Austin retired from the event just before the race's halfway point to a twentieth place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

February 12th, 2013 - Hubbard Advances to a 14th Place Finish at East Bay
Austin entered 1 the second round of the 37th Annual Winter Nationals on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Heat race action found Austin falling just short of locking into the feature on the 1/3 mile oval , but he charged to the win in the b-main to lock into the eighteenth starting spot for the $5,000-to-win feature. He would advance for spots to a fourteenth place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

February 11th, 2013 - Austin Registers Seventh Place Finish in East Bay Opener
1After a one night break Austin Hubbard and Hubbard Motorsports entered the opening night of the 37th Annual Winter Nationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) on Monday evening. Forty-one Super Late Models took part in the $5,000-to-win event, and after advancing from the third starting spot to a second place finish in his heat race Austin started sixth in the 25 lap feature.

During the first half of the feature Austin raced just outside of the top five before mounting a charge to as high as the fourth place position with five laps to go. In the closing laps he would slip to a seventh place finish. Full results from the event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


February 9th, 2013 - Hubbard Finishes Thirteenth in Night #2 at Screven
The team ente1red the second night of the 2nd Annual Winter Freeze on Saturday night at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Model tour. Austin started fourth in his heat and advanced to a third place finish to lock into the twelfth starting spot for the 50 lap, $10,000-to-win feature. Hubbard raced into the top ten early in the feature before settling into a thirteenth place finish as the team now turns its attention to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) openers at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) next week. Full results from the event are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

February 8th, 2013 - Hubbard Finishes Thirteenth in Night #2 at Screven
1Austin opened his 2013 season on Friday night with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Model tour at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia), and it would prove to be a night full of bad luck despite Hubbard debuting his Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl Champions car. Thirty-nine Super Late Models entered the event, and struggles in time trials left Hubbard starting sixth in the fourth heat race. With the top four finishers transferring to the feature from heat race action Hubbard was challenging for a transfer position late in the race, when Mike Marlar spun in front of him, leaving Austin with nowhere to go. Austin made hard contact with Marlar, which resulted in heavy damage to his entry and brought his night to an early end. Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

February 5th, 2013 - Austin Hubbard Reloaded & Refocused for 2013 Campaign
After a 2012 season that was plagued by unbelievably bad luck and struggles Austin Hubbard and Hubbard Motorsports are focused on a successful 2013 season.

"From hauler problems to eight motor failures to just about everything imaginable going wrong, I'm just glad to put 2012 in my rearview mirror," the charismatic Hubbard comments. "Our plans for last year came together at the last minute, and I feel like we spent the whole season playing catch up. This year we are much more prepared, which gives us a lot of confidence and excitement as we prepare to head to Georgia and Florida later this week to get Speedweeks 2013 underway."

Austin started the 2012 season with the intent of competing for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Rookie of the Year title, but an exuberant number of equipment failures and other woes forced the team to withdraw from the tour by mid-season. For 2013 Hubbard plans to make a full-time return to the LOLMDS tour.

Hubbard notes, "I don't like not following through with anything that I set out to do, but last year we had to head home to regroup. This year I'm really excited to take on the full Lucas Oil tour again. There are a lot of great competitors and staff with Lucas Oil, and we look forward to burning up the highways with them again. Hopefully we will be able to find success on a more frequent basis this season."

Changes have been taking part on a wholesale basis at Hubbard Motorsports over the off-season. New crew members and even a chassis change have taken part within the team. Austin will be piloting his familiar #11 entries with Cornett Racing Engines once again, but he has made the change to Mastersbilt Chassis by Huey. The chassis are manufactured by racing veteran Huey Wilcox. Changes within the team include veteran racer and fabricator, Andy Anderson, joining the team as crew chief with Chris Edwardson, who joined the team last year, back on board as well.

"Sometimes you have to reshuffle the deck to get to where you need to be, and we've made some pretty big changes with the team," says Hubbard. "We are really excited about making the move to Mastersbilt Chassis. Huey Wilcox is a legend in racing, and he's actually going to Georgia and Florida with us to get the new cars dialed in. The new chassis along with the knowledge that Andy (Anderson) brings to the team really represents an exciting new start for us in 2013."

Hubbard concludes by saying "I can only do this because of great supporters such as Trinity Logistics, Salisbury Door and Hardware, Keyser Manufacturing, Sunoco Fuel, and Schaeffer Oil. The support from these great companies helps a lot, but I'm definitely looking to add more sponsors. It takes a lot of resources to follow a national tour like Lucas Oil, and we have several spots available on the car for sponsors, so hopefully we can line some more marketing partners out for this season."

Austin plans to enter nine events during Georgia/Florida Speedweeks including a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model events at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia), six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida), and a final Sunday night event at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida). For more information on the events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.LucasDirt.com .

Austin Hubbard would like to thank their principal and associate sponsors including Trinity Logistics, Salisbury Door and Hardware, Keyser Manufacturing, Mastersbilt by Huey, Cornett Racing Engines, Integra Shocks and Springs, Sunoco Race Fuels, Schaefer Oil, Team Peterson Fluid Systems, Ernie D's Enterprises, Three Wide Clothing, ASI Wear, Jones Racing Products, WearWide.com, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.