PERKINSTON, MS – Billy Riels Racing will take a break from their preparation for the 2023 racing season to be honored for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2022 racing season at the Crate Racin’ USA Awards Banquet on February 11 at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Fox Sports 1 Dome, in the shadow of Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, AL.

Billy Riels Racing will receive its fourth CRUSA Weekly Racing Series National Late Model Championship, and driver Shannon Lee of Lumberton, MS will be honored for his third $10,000 CRUSA Weekly Racing Series National Late Model Championship.

To sweep the top two steps on the podium, Billy Riels Racing driver K.I. Davis of Poplarville, MS will also be honored at the CRUSA Awards Banquet as the CRUSA Weekly Racing Series National Late Model Championship Runner-Up. Both Lee and Davis will receive Trophies and a Check from the Point Fund totaling $15,000 for the one-two finish.

The first Billy Riels Racing CRUSA Weekly Racing Series National Late Model Championship came in 2013 with driver Noah Daspit of Kiln, MS. Billy Riels Racing has been a regular in the Series for the past 15 years, and Lee has posted at least one win in each season. “The General” also owns the record for the most career wins in the series with over 100 victories,

Lee competed in 25 races with seven wins, 23 top five finishes, and 25 top ten finishes to compile 644 points during the 2022 season and pocket his third $10,000 title. Davis came out of a 15-year retirement from racing to join BRR in May and competed in 20 races with three wins, 15 top five finishes, 20 top ten finishes to accumulate 629 points and earned $5,000 for the runner-up spot.

The Crate Racin’ USA Weekly Racing Series was founded in 2006 and is comprised of weekly dirt tracks throughout the Southeastern United States to give drivers at each track an opportunity to compete for a National Championship. Over a 27-week season, a driver’s best 14 finishes are counted using a common point system.

Lee and Davis competed mainly at Hattiesburg Speedway in Hattiesburg, MS on Friday nights, and Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS on Saturday nights. They also made appearances at Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, Outlaw Speedway in George County, MS, Baton Rouge Raceway in Baton Rouge, LA and Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS.

Billy Riels Racing Marketing Partners are Look Out Graphics of Petal, MS, Wall2Wall Performance Engines of Moselle, MS, Petal Family Dentistry of Petal, MS, SS Construction Forestry and Land Services of Florence, MS, Tillman’s Heating and Air of Gulfport, MS, Parker’s Service Center of Wiggins, MS, Allstate Insurance of Wiggins, MS, Wiggins NAPA of Wiggins, MS, Shorty’s Motorsports of Greenback, TN, CC Rider Trucking of Wiggins, MS, and Carpenter Pole and Piling of Wiggins, MS.

Anyone interested in joining Billy Riels Racing as a Marketing Partner for the 2023 season can contact Billy Riels at 228-326-9913, or you may Private Message him on his Facebook Page at