Back to SJDR!Late Model
News and Results

09/18/06


G.R. Smith Press Release - September 14, 2006
September 14, 2006

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) Following a weekend off to regroup and revamp
their #22 team, G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team is gearing up for a
big doubleheader racing weekend. The Mooresville, North Carolina based Dirt
Late Model team will be in attendance at the Carolina Speedway in Gastonia,
North Carolina this Friday night, September 15. A $4,000 top prize is on the
line in the Carolina Clash Late Model Series event at the historic oval
tomorrow night.

On Saturday, the schedule is a bit up in the air, as the team will make a last
minute decision to attend either the Atomic Motor Speedway in Oak Ridge,
Tennessee or the Wythe Raceway in Wytheville, Virginia. G.R. is leaning
towards attending the $5,000 to win O'Reilly Southern Allstars Series event at
Atomic on Saturday evening, but is not ruling out the possibility of the $4,000
to win Carolina Clash show at Wythe. More information on these two events can
be found online at www.southern-allstars.com and www.carolinaclash.com.

In other news, the Premier Motorsports team has hired Danny Myers to wrench on
their #22 machines for the remainder of the 2006 season. Danny, who has worked
for Don O'Neal and Jordan Bland recently, is best known for turning the
wrenches on Scott Bloomquist's cars for many years. Danny brings a wealth of
knowledge to the Premier Motorsports team and should help speed up G.R.'s Dirt
Late Model learning curve in a huge way.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Press Release - September 4, 2006

September 4, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team, with young and
upcoming G.R. Smith behind the wheel of their #22 machine, invaded the
Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway and the Cherokee (SC) Super Speedway over the
weekend. In the $5,000 to win Carolina Clash Late Model Series event on
Saturday, September 2 at Fayetteville, G.R. won his B-Main to advance to the
main event. The Mooresville, North Carolina native experienced several
mechanical issues throughout the course of the 50-lapper and had to come from
the tail on three occasions. He eventually brought his #22 Rocket chassis home
with a tenth place finish despite all of his problems.

On Sunday at Cherokee, G.R. qualified well and won his heat race in preliminary
action leading up to the $10,000 to win O'Reilly Southern Allstars Series East
main event. G.R. was running near the front of the A-Main before deciding to
head pitside for softer rubber. The decision looked to pay off, as the "Wild
Child" charged back to the front in only a handful of laps. However, a
punctured left rear tire ended his night prematurely and G.R. was relegated to
a disappointing twentieth place finish.

G.R. and the Premier Motorsports team are tentatively set to take this coming
weekend off from Dirt Late Model competition. For any last minute schedule
changes, please visit www.grsmith22.com.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Atomic and Cherokee this Weekend!

August 31, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team have
decided today to compete in a pair of Dirt Late Model events over the busy
Labor Day holiday weekend. G.R. will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee on
Saturday evening, September 2 for a $5,000 to win Advance Auto Parts Thunder
Series event at the ultra-fast Atomic Motor Speedway. The team will then head
back to the Carolina's on Sunday for the $10,000 to win O'Reilly Southern
Allstars East Series show at the Cherokee Super Speedway in Gaffney, South
Carolina. For more information on these one-day shows, please visit
www.atomicmotorspeedway.com and www.cherokeesuperspeedway.com.

The Premier Motorsports team currently has one of their Pro Power Racing
Engines on sale. The 418 powerplant has the best of everything and G.R. is
asking $22,500 for the piece, which has 0 laps on it since being freshened. If
interested, please give G.R. a call at 704.662.4287.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com


G.R. Smith Embarks on Busy Week Following Events in Virginia and Georgia!
August 22, 2006

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) Young Dirt Late Model pilot G.R. Smith and his
Premier Motorsports team competed in two events last weekend in Virginia and
Georgia. The Mooresville, North Carolina native took to the track last
Saturday night, August 19 at the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda,
Virginia. The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) played host to the
annual 'USA 100' on Saturday and a $10,000 payday was up for grabs. G.R. timed
in twenty-third fastest in time trials and finished eleventh in one of the two
25-lap qualifiers. The driver widely becoming known as the "Wild Child" rolled
off twenty-first in the 50-lap A-Main. The feature did not go smoothly for the
#22 team, as they suffered two flat tires, which helped result in a seventeenth
place finish.

On Sunday, the team made a last minute decision to head to the Peachtree State
of Georgia for a $5,000 to win O'Reilly Southern Allstars Series (OSAS) show at
the North Georgia Speedway. G.R. won the B-Main to gain access into the 50-lap
feature event at the Chatsworth, Georgia facility. In the A-Main, G.R. put
forth a solid effort and improved his starting spot by eight positions en route
to a solid tenth place finish.

G.R. and the #22 team are ready to embark on a busy week of Dirt Late Model
racing action. It all starts tonight when G.R. makes his first appearance at
the Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. The 'Citizen's Bank 50' is
unsanctioned and will pay $3,000 to the winner tonight. The week will be
highlighted by the $20,000 to win 'Scorcher 100' on Wednesday and Thursday at
the Volunteer (TN) Speedway. In all, G.R. plans to compete in four events this
week. Below is an overview of the Premier Motorsports schedule plans for this
week:

August 22 | Tazewell (TN) Speedway, Citizen's Bank 50, $3,000 to win
August 23-24 | Volunteer (TN) Speedway, Scorcher 100, $20,000 to win
August 25 | Dublin (NC) Motor Speedway, Unsanctioned, $3,000 to win
August 26 | Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway, Unsanctioned, $3,000 to win

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Preps for 'USA 100' Following Weekend in Ohio!

August 16, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team, under the
direction of young Dirt Late Model pilot G.R. Smith, made a very last minute
schedule change and headed to the Buckeye State of Ohio over the weekend for a
pair of Dirt Late Model events. On Friday, the Mooresville, North Carolina
native competed at the Rocky Top Raceway in Coal Grove, Ohio. G.R. won his
heat race in his first-ever visit to the southern Ohio oval and drove his
pristine #22 machine to a seventh place finish in the $3,000 to win 'Summer
Sizzler 50.'

On Saturday, August 12, the action turned to the Sharon Speedway in Hartford,
Ohio. The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) sanctioned a $5,000 to win
show at the Blaney-family oval on Saturday evening. G.R. timed in fourteenth
fastest in qualifying and finished third in his heat race after experiencing
motor difficulties. Unfortunately for the "Wild Child," G.R. was involved in a
four-car pileup on the second lap, which helped relegate him to a disappointing
twenty-third place finish.

"We had a strong car over the weekend in Ohio after deciding not to race down
here because of the weather forecast," commented G.R. earlier in the week. "At
Rocky Top on Friday, we got there late and won our heat race. But, we put on
too soft of tires for the feature and that really hurt us on the long runs.
Then on Saturday at Sharon, we were leading the heat race until we hurt the
motor. I decided to fall back to the tail for the feature and wound up being
involved in that wreck. Overall, I was happy with how the car performed and we
will get ready for the USA 100 this weekend."

G.R. and his #22 team will head to Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway this
Saturday night, August 19 for the annual 'USA 100.' The historic event will be
held for the first time at the Saluda, Virginia oval this Saturday night and a
$10,000 payday is on the line. The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS)
touring series will sanction the event, which will pay $700 just to start the
50-lap A-Main. For more information concerning this big one-day show, please
visit www.macsracing.com

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Changes Schedule; Readies for Dublin & Fayetteville this Weekend!

August 9, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) After planning on attending the
annual 'North/South 100' for the past couple of weeks, G.R. Smith and the
Premier Motorsports team have changed their minds today and will instead stay
in their home state of North Carolina this weekend. A pair of $4,000 shows are
planned this Friday and Saturday night at the Dublin (NC) Motor Speedway and
the Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway. A $500 bonus is up for grabs if a driver
can win both unsanctioned events over the weekend. For more information
concerning the doubleheader racing weekend, please visit www.dublinspeedway.com
and www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.net.

The Mooresville, North Carolina based Dirt Late Model team traveled to the
famed Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland last Saturday night, August 5
for a World of Outlaws Late Model Series event. G.R. unfortunately had an oil
pump break in qualifying for the $10,000 to win event, which cost him a shot of
making the starting field for the 50-lap A-Main.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Hagerstown World of Outlaws Event this Saturday Evening!

August 3, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team have
one event on tap for this racing weekend, as they will invade the legendary
Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland this Saturday evening, August 5.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will invade the 1/2-mile oval on
Saturday and a $10,000 payday is up for grabs. G.R. will be up in the area for
a wedding on Friday evening, so Hagerstown is a natural choice for the #22 team
this weekend. For more information on the 50-lapper scheduled for this
weekend, please visit www.woolms.com

The Mooresville, North Carolina native planned on attending a regular show last
Saturday evening, July 29 at the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina.
However, Mother Nature had other ideas and canceled the event.

In other news, the Premier Motorsports team currently has one of their Pro
Power Racing Engines on sale. The 418 powerplant has the best of everything
and G.R. is asking $19,000 for the piece. If interested, please give G.R. a
call at 704.662.4287.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Regroups and Heads to Dublin & I-20!

July 19, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) Following an ultra-busy week of Dirt Late Model
action last week, the Premier Motorsports team and young chauffer G.R. Smith
will travel to the Dublin Motor Speedway and the I-20 Speedway this coming
weekend! The Dublin, North Carolina facility will hold a special $4,000 to win
unsanctioned event on Friday, July 21, while a $5,000 to win Carolina Clash
event is planned for Saturday at the Batesburg, South Carolina oval. The
Mooresville, North Carolina based team is currently regrouping from their five
events last week, which included the following events:

Monday, July 10 | Wythe (VA) Raceway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win - 16th
Tuesday, July 11 | Thunder Valley (NC) Speedway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win - 7th
Thursday, July 13 | Lavonia (GA) Speedway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win - 19th
Friday, July 14 | Crossville (TN) Raceway USA, OSAS, $5,000 to win - 21st
Saturday, July 15 | Cleveland (TN) Speedway, OSAS, $5,000 to win - 21st

"We had an up-and-down week last week and it flat wore all of us out,"
commented G.R. earlier in the week. "I had my eyes on that Southern Nationals
Series, but we got off to a bad start with those finishes at Wythe and
Lavonia. So, we pulled off that series and went to a couple of Southern
Allstars events in Tennessee. We qualified decent for those races, but those
guys have a bunch more experience on the Hoosier tires than we do. The
finishes last week are not indicative of how fast our cars are right now, so
hopefully we can turn that around this coming weekend at Dublin and I-20."

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Captures Another Win at I-20, Gears Up for Southern Nationals!

July 10, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team and driver G.R.
Smith had an ultra-busy extended weekend and things won't slow down for the
next couple of weeks. The young Mooresville, North Carolina pilot competed in
four Dirt Late Model events last weekend and posted another victory and an
additional Top Five run. The "Wild Child" reached victory lane at what is
quickly becoming his favorite venue, the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South
Carolina, on Saturday, July 8. G.R. recorded fast time for the event, nearly
breaking the track record, and then went on to win the $2,000 top prize in the
A-Main.

Below are the finishes for the #22 team from last weekend:
Thursday, July 6 | Cherokee (SC) Super Speedway, OSAS-East, $4,000 to win - 15th
Friday, July 7 | Thunder Valley (NC) Speedway, OSAS-East, $5,000 to win - 5th
(Set Fast Time)
Saturday, July 8 | I-20 (SC) Speedway, Regular Show, $2,000 to win - 1ST (Third
win of 2006 at I-20)
Sunday, July 9 | Carolina (NC) Speedway, OSAS, $10,000 to win - 11th

"We had a decent weekend, but it could have been real good if not for a couple
of part failures," commented G.R. on Monday. "We had a hub explode on us at
Cherokee on Thursday night after qualifying second fastest and running up
front. Then at Thunder Valley, we just tightened the car up to much for the
feature and dropped back a couple of spots. After winning at I-20 on Saturday,
we had a decent run going at Carolina on Sunday. A power steering line blew in
our heat race, but we got that fixed and vaulted up into the top ten of the
feature before suffering a tire rub. I went to the pits to make repairs and
get fresh rubber and the field went green without me. But overall, I am happy
with the performance of our car and our finishes are starting to get better and
better as the year progresses."

G.R. and his #22 team plan to be a fixture on Ray Cook's Southern Nationals
tour, which kicks off tonight at the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia.
In all, the second year series competes in ten events at ten different venues
in only thirteen days. You can learn more about the competitive series online
at www.southernnationalsseries.com

Below is G.R.'s tentative racing schedule for the next week:
Monday, July 10 | Wythe (VA) Raceway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win
Tuesday, July 11 | Thunder Valley (NC) Speedway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win
Thursday, July 13 | Lavonia (GA) Speedway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win
Friday, July 14 | Screven (GA) Motor Speedway, Southern Nationals, $3,500 to win
Saturday, July 15 | Cherokee (SC) Super Speedway, Southern Nationals, $5,300 to win

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Wins in Southern Allstars Debut at I-20!

July 5, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team
captured their first-ever O'Reilly Southern Allstars Series (OSAS) victory in
their series debut last Saturday night, July 1 at the I-20 Speedway in
Batesburg, South Carolina. G.R. qualified second fastest behind series point
leader Chris Madden and battled Madden early in the 50-lap feature event for
the top spot. However, Madden was involved in an incident with a lapped car,
which took his #44 car out of contention for the win. G.R. survived the crash-
filled A-Main to register his largest payday behind the wheel of a Dirt Late
Model. The Mooresville, North Carolina product wheeled his Dirt Wheels Speed
Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power GTO to the
$5,000 victory ahead of Johnny Collins and Jeremy Clements!

Following their big win at I-20 on Saturday, the Premier Motorsports team
finished out the busy holiday weekend with the O'Reilly Southern Allstars
Series. G.R. finished a disappointing twenty-second in the $5,000 to win OSAS
show on Sunday at the Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia. Things got
back on track for G.R. at the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on
Monday, July 3. The former Big Block Dirt Modified driver took the lead from
Mary Foster on lap three and led the next ten circuits of the 50-lap A-Main at
Screven. Eventual race winner Ray Cook was able to get by G.R. for the point
on lap fourteen, but G.R. ran a steady race and finished second in the final
rundown of the $5,000 to win event.

"It was awesome to win that show at I-20 on Saturday night against those
Southern Allstars guys," exclaimed the "Wild Child" today via
telephone. "Those guys like Chris Madden, Ray Cook, and Mark Vineyard are true
professionals and it was a joy to race against them. We were pressuring Madden
throughout the early stages of the race at I-20 and he wound up getting caught
up in that wreck. Our car handled very well and I was able to get the win.
Then at Swainsboro and Screven, I just got out-tired. With not having a lot of
experience with the Hoosier tires, I just picked the wrong combination. Like
at Screven on Monday, I feel like we had a great shot to win that race, but
just went softer on the right rear than (eventual winner Ray) Cook did. Those
are things that will come in time, so I am very pleased to win and run second
against that kind of competition."

G.R. will be a busy man once again this coming weekend, as he plans on
competing in four more Dirt Late Model events. Only two of those shows are set
in stone; however, as G.R. and the Premier Motorsports team are still making up
their minds where to race on Friday and Saturday. Their extended weekend will
kick off on Thursday, July 5 at the Cherokee Super Speedway in Gaffney, South
Carolina. The $4,000 to win event will be sanctioned by the OSAS-East gang.
Below are G.R.'s plans for the upcoming weekend.

Thursday, July 6 | Cherokee (SC) Super Speedway - OSAS East ($4,000 to win)
Friday, July 7 | Thunder Valley (NC) Speedway - OSAS East ($5,000 to win) OR
Friday, July 7 | North Georgia Speedway - SRRS ($3,000 to win)
Saturday, July 8 | I-20 (SC) Speedway - Unsanctioned ($2,000 to win) OR
Saturday, July 8 | North Georgia Speedway - Coca-Cola Classic ($5,000 to win)
Sunday, July 9 | Carolina (NC) Speedway - OSAS ($10,000 to win)

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Four-Race Weekend!

June 28, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and his #22 team chased the weather
all weekend and located two venues to race at over the weekend. On Friday,
June 23, the Mooresville, North Carolina native invaded the Dublin Motor
Speedway in Dublin, North Carolina. After qualifying fifth in time trials,
G.R. advanced from his fifth starting spot in the A-Main to finish third in the
final rundown of the $2,000 to win show. It was then off to the Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday evening for another
$2,000 to win event. G.R. once again qualified fifth, but quickly found himself
in the lead in the feature event by lap six. The driver of the Dirt Wheels
Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power GTO
held the point until only three laps remained when his steel j-bar broke during
a caution period. The ultra-rough track conditions led to G.R.'s demise and
the part failure relegated him to a disappointing tenth place finish.

"Our car was pretty stout all weekend, but unfortunately fell just short of
getting into victory lane again," commented G.R. earlier this week in a phone
conversation. "The tracks down here are either one-laned or so rough that you
break steel j-bars. At Dublin, the track was rubbered-up on the hub and we got
into third, but had to play follow-the-leader. Then at Fayetteville, we were
solidly out in front and really just cruising out there. I was taking it easy
through the corners and still broke another j-bar. We'll go through the entire
car this week and get ready for the big weekend ahead."

The Premier Motorsports team plan to compete in four events over the ultra-busy
pre-4th of July holiday weekend. Below are G.R.'s tentative racing plans for
the extended weekend. For any late breaking news and schedule updates, please
visit www.grsmith22.com

Friday, June 30 | Dublin (NC) Motor Speedway, Unsanctioned - $4,000 to win
Saturday, July 1 | Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway, Carolina Clash - $5,000 to
win OR
Saturday, July 1 | I-20 (SC) Speedway, Southern Allstars, $5,000 to win
Sunday, July 2 | Swainsboro (GA) Raceway, Southern Allstars, $5,000 to win
Monday, July 3 | Screven (GA) Motor Speedway, Southern Allstars, $5,000 to win

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Rides High Side to Collect Thrilling Win at I-20!

June 21, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team and driver G.R.
Smith captured their second checkered flag of the 2006 racing season last
Saturday night, June 17 at the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina!
After timing in third quickest in qualifying for the $2,000 to win,
unsanctioned event, G.R. rolled off from the inside of the second row for the A-
Main. The young Mooresville, North Carolina native was up to second early on
before being spun out following an early race restart. Instead of letting the
disappointment of being sent to the rear get to him, G.R. got up on the wheel
and headed to the top side of the South Carolina speedplant. He drove his Dirt
Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro
Power GTO through the field and eventually took the exciting win over Kelly Guy!

"It feels great to finally get that monkey off of our back and get into victory
lane again," stated the young driver that is still getting acclimated to the
nickname "Wild Child." "We have been fast at so many places this year, but
either get caught up in a wreck or end up breaking something. I thought that
was going to be the case again Saturday at I-20 when I got spun out and had to
restart at the tail of the field. But everybody wanted to run the hub, so I
jumped up to the top and the car worked flawlessly. I have to thank my entire
family, crew, and all of my sponsors for their endless support and hopefully we
finally shook that monkey off of our back for the rest of the year."

G.R. and his #22 team are gearing up their equipment for a double-header
weekend in the Carolina's. The historic Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North
Carolina will be stop one for the team this Friday night, June 23. The
Carolina Clash Late Model Series will invade the Tarheel State oval on Friday
and a $4,000 top prize is on the line. G.R. is then tentatively planning on
traveling once again to the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina on
Saturday for another $2,000 to win, unsanctioned show. For more information
concerning these events, please visit www.carolinaclash.com and
www.i20speedway.com

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Tripleheader Racing Weekend!

June 13, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team
invaded the Carolina's over the weekend for two high-paying Dirt Late Model
events. At the Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, North Carolina on Friday
night, June 9, G.R. was the quickest car in qualifying, which meant that his
#22 machine would lead the star-studded field to green in the unsanctioned,
$4,000 to win feature event. The young Mooresville, North Carolina native
jumped out to a lengthy lead on the field at the outset of the A-Main and was
nearly a straightaway ahead of the second place car when an oil line came off
his Dirt Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket /
Pro Power entry. G.R. went to the pits to make repairs and rejoined the field
in time to go green on the following restart. He used the outside of the
Dublin oval to advance all the way back up to the fourth spot before being spun
out from behind. After all was said and done, G.R. was credited with a ninth
place finish at the pay window.

Night two of the weekend would find the Premier Motorsports team at the I-20
Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina. G.R. once again found himself on the
pole for the A-Main at I-20 after blistering the field in qualifying. On the
first lap of the $5,000 to win feature event, G.R. broke his left front upper A-
Frame by virtue of the rough track conditions. The mechanical problem cost
G.R. the lead at the outset of the race, but he settled in the second spot and
fought the ill-handling racecar. However, his stellar run was put to an end
after mud went through the radiator, which took G.R. out of contention for the
win.

"I am pretty disappointed with the way our weekend went," commented Smith
earlier in the week via telephone. "We have been qualifying well all year and
last weekend was no exception, but we keep finding a way to give races away.
It is disheartening to start on the pole each night and have an oil line come
off or an A-Frame break. To be a good race team though, we are going to have
to find a way to get through all of those problems and start posting consistent
finishes. Our qualifying program is where it needs to be right now, but we are
lacking the consistent finishes in the feature, and that is what pays the
bills."

The Premier Motorsports team is gearing up for a big three-race weekend this
coming weekend. G.R. will return to both the Dublin (NC) Motor Speedway on
Friday, June 16 and the I-20 (SC) Speedway on Saturday for $2,000 to win
events. The talented driver will be looking to get over the hump at both of
these venues after disappointing finishes last weekend. The third and final
event of the weekend will take place on Father's Day, June 18 at the East
Alabama Motor Speedway. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will sanction a
$10,000 to win event at the Phenix City, Alabama oval this Sunday night. For
more information concerning these shows, please visit www.dublinspeedway.com,
www.i20speedway.com, and www.eamsdirt.com!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


DIRT TRACK DOMINATORS – BLOOMQUIST AND LATE MODEL PLUS TAKE ELDORA DREAM 100

ROSSBURG, OH (June 11, 2006) VP’s Late Model Plus racing fuel proved particularly dominant at the 12th annual Eldora Dream 100 Saturday night, powering 4 of 6 heat winners, the B and C-Main winners, and 7 of the top 10 in the A-Main including the winner, Scott Bloomquist, as well as Scott James, who led 77 laps in the race before relinquishing the lead to Bloomquist and finishing in second place. James set a torrid pace, taking the lead by lap 17 after starting on the outside pole and working the high side to perfection to increase his lead to half a lap several times before the final restart after the last caution in lap 88. Bloomquist, of Mooresburg, TN, had been lurking in third place and after the last restart, reeled in RJ Conley who had run second most of the race, then had to overtake several lapped cars before setting his sights on James, of Bright, IN. Passing James on lap 94, Bloomquist cruised home for his 4th win of the prestigious event, along with the $100,000 winner’s check.

Other VP-powered drivers in the top 10 included Shane Clanton (4th), Jimmy Owens (6th), Chris Madden (7th), Darrell Lanigan (9th) and Dan Schlieper (10th). Heat winners included VP-powered Bloomquist, James, Schlieper and Jackie Boggs, while Tim McCreadie and Jeff Cooke took the B and C-Mains, respectively.

VP Racing has manufactured the best fuels for motorsports since 1975. With its more than 60 unique blends, VP has fueled champions in virtually every racing category and class -- from circle track, drag racing and road racing to off-road, off-shore and even airplane racing. In race venues not controlled by a fuel rule, VP consistently fuels more winners than any other American fuel company. VP’s fuels are known for their power and consistency, as illustrated by NHRA Pro Stock Champions who have made VP their fuel of choice for 30 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any major sponsor in the industry.

VP is the Official Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Supercross, Champ Car Atlantic, IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boating Association), SKUSA (Superkarts! USA), Star Mazda and Stars of Karting among many others.

In addition to fuels, VP’s product line includes synthetic oils, 2-cycle lubricants, performance chemicals and traction compounds – each designed to produce the most power and best performance in their respective racing applications. More information can be obtained from VP’s website – www.vpracingfuels.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Dublin, I-20 Doubleheader this Weekend!

June 6, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team, with young
Mooresville, North Carolina native G.R. Smith behind the wheel of their Dirt
Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro
Power machine, finished thirteenth on Saturday night, June 3 in their first
ever visit to the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. After coming
through his B-Main to advance to the $4,000 to win Carolina Clash Late Model
Series feature event, G.R. improved his starting spot by eight positions en
route to the thirteenth place performance. He is now tenth in the latest
version of the Carolina Clash Series point standings, but is still leading the
Rookie of the Year chase!

"It was definitely an up-and-down night for us at Wythe," stated G.R. earlier
in the week via telephone. "We were loose in hot laps, so we tightened the car
up for qualifying and we tightened it up way too much. The car got pretty good
in the B-Main and I drove up to third to transfer to the feature race. Then in
the feature, we were passing some cars before getting spun out. So in reality,
I had to come from the tail twice and wound up thirteenth. I think we may have
had a seventh place car or so, but things unfortunately didn't pan out that
way."

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team will stay in the Carolina's this
coming weekend instead of traveling to the Eldora (OH) Speedway, as previously
planned. The Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, North Carolina will be the track
of choice on Friday, June 9. An unsanctioned, $4,000 to win event is on tap at
the Tarheel State oval this Friday evening. A trip to the I-20 Speedway in
Batesburg, South Carolina on Saturday will greet the #22 team. The $5,000 to
win show was scheduled for May 20, but was postponed until June 10 due to
inclement weather.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith 12th at Clary's, Wythe Up Next for Premier Motorsports!

May 31, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team
traveled to the Clary's Speedway over the weekend for a pair of $5,000 to win
Carolina Clash Late Model Series events. Following a rain-out at the
Brinkleyville, North Carolina facility on Friday, May 26, G.R. timed in
thirteenth for the event the following evening. The driver of the Dirt Wheels
Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power
machine was on the move early on in the race, as he jumped up to eighth from
his thirteenth starting spot in the opening circuits. However, his hopes for a
top five finished were dashed when he stopped for a car that had spun out in
front of him. G.R. was sent to the tail of the field for stopping on the
racing surface and could only make his way back up to the twelfth position by
the time the checkers fell over the field.

The Mooresville, North Carolina native is currently ninth in the latest version
of the Carolina Clash Late Model Series point standings. G.R. also finds
himself leading the coveted Rookie of the Year battle over several strong
contenders. You can learn more about the series by visiting
www.carolinaclash.com!

"We were just too loose in qualifying and that put us behind the rest of the
night," stated the personable Smith on Wednesday. "It was unfortunate that we
got sent to the tail for stopping for the car that spun ahead of us, because I
think we could have possible gotten up into the top five. That place is pretty
hard to pass on, as you about have to wait on the guy in front of you to make a
mistake. We will take our twelfth place finish and head to Wythe this Saturday
night."

The Premier Motorsports team will invade the Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat,
Virginia for the first time this coming Saturday night, June 3. The Carolina
Clash Late Model Series will sanction a $4,000 to win event at the high-banked
oval, which is located near Wytheville. For more information concerning this
show, please visit www.carolinaclash.com!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Second at Gordon Park, Readies for Clash Races at Clary's

May 23, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team
invaded the Peachtree State of Georgia last Friday night, May 19 for a special
$4,000 to win show at the Gordon Park Speedway in Grovetown, Georgia. The
young Mooresville, North Carolina driver piloted his #22 entry to a solid
second place finish behind winner Kelly Guy in the unsanctioned event. G.R.
then traveled to the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina on Saturday in
hopes of capturing the $5,000 payday. However, Mother Nature had other ideas
and postponed the event until Saturday, June 10. G.R. is in line for a
possible $1,000 bonus at the June 10 event, as the driver with the highest
combined finishes in the Gordon Park / I-20 shows will earn the sought-after
bonus.

"We had a good car the other night at Gordon Park, but just couldn't find a way
around Kelly (Guy)," commented the young Mooresville, North Carolina
driver. "I got up to his rear quarter panel on several occasions, but wanted
to pass him cleanly. There is no doubt that I could have roughed him up and
probably gotten the win, but that is not my style. I was really looking
forward to Saturday at I-20 and that possible bonus. Unfortunately, the rains
came and wiped out the race. The track looked to be in good shape before the
rain, so I think it would have been a great show."

The Premier Motorsports team will travel to Brinkleyville, North Carolina over
the Memorial Day holiday weekend to compete in a pair of Carolina Clash Late
Model Series shows at the Clary's Speedway. The weekend will kick off this
Friday, May 26 with a $5,000 to win show at the Tarheel State bullring. A
similar show will take place at Clary's on Saturday with another $5,000 top
prize going to the winner. G.R. currently finds himself ninth in the latest
version of the Carolina Clash standings and is leading the Rookie of the Year
battle! For more information on these two exciting dirt-slinging shows, point
your web browser to www.carolinaclash.com and www.clarysspeedway.com

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Gordon Park, I-20 Events Following Fourth Place Run Last Saturday at I-20

May 16, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team and young Dirt Late
Model pilot G.R. Smith, of Mooresville, North Carolina stayed in the Carolina's
this past weekend to compete in a pair of Carolina Clash Late Model Series
events. G.R. qualified tenth at the Thunder Valley Speedway in Lawndale, North
Carolina on Friday, May 12 and finished eighteenth after going to soft on his
tire selection for the $4,000 to win feature event. Things got much better for
the #22 team on Saturday at the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina.
G.R. timed in sixth quickest in qualifying and passed two cars in the $4,000 to
win feature event to register a strong fourth place effort!

G.R. is currently leading the Carolina Clash Late Model Series Rookie of the
Year battle and is in the ninth position in the overall series point standings
following the weekend's events at Lawndale and Batesburg.

"I think we would have been OK at Lawndale on Friday night if not for the soft
tires," commented the former Folsom, New Jersey resident this week. "I got up
to sixth early on in the race, but then the tires really started fading. We
got spun out on our way backwards and then a flat left rear tire ended our
night. Then at I-20 on Saturday, we qualified well despite drawing a late
number. That track doesn't lend itself to much passing, so I was pleased with
our fourth place run there."

The Premier Motorsports team will get back to slinging dirt this weekend, as
two exciting events are currently on their schedule. The Gordon Park Speedway
in Grovetown, Georgia will be the track of choice on Friday night, May 19. An
unsanctioned, $4,000 to win event is on tap at Gordon Park this Friday
evening. G.R. will then make another trip to the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg,
South Carolina on Saturday for a special unsanctioned, $5,000 to win show. An
extra $1,000 is up for grabs over the weekend for the driver who accumulates
the best overall finish in the two events. For more information on these two
shows, please visit www.gordonparkspeedway.net and www.i20speedway.com!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Breaks While Leading Carolina Clash Event at Fayetteville

May 8, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) With their truck and trailer not showing up in
time to head to Ohio as planned for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
events, G.R. Smith stayed around home to compete in a pair of Dirt Late Model
events at the Dublin Motor Speedway in Dublin, North Carolina and the
Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Following a rain-
out at the Dublin (NC) Motor Speedway on Friday, May 5, the Premier Motorsports
team and young G.R. Smith traveled to the Fayetteville Motor Speedway on
Saturday for a $4,000 to win Carolina Clash Late Model Series event. G.R. was
on a rail in qualifying, as he easily posted the fastest time in time trials,
which gave him the pole position for the A-Main. In the feature event, G.R.
took the lead from the drop of the green flag and led the first nine laps of
the event. Disaster struck on lap ten, as the ultra-rough track conditions
bent a steel j-bar and sheered the driveshaft underneath G.R.'s #22 machine.
The unfortunate turn of events cost G.R. a great chance at his first Carolina
Clash victory and relegated him to a twenty-first place finish.

"Someone needs to do something to these racing surfaces that we have been
racing on lately," stated G.R. following the disappointing finish at
Fayetteville. "That track at Fayetteville was three times as rough as
Charlotte ever thought about being for the Colossal 100. Fayetteville made
Charlotte look as smooth as Eldora, to put it pretty plainly. We had a great
car though and I really think that we were the car to beat until the j-bar
broke, which sheered the driveshaft. It was a disappointing ending to our
night, but our car and motor are performing awfully well right now. One of
these nights, we are going to put everything together and really show people
what we are made how good our program is at this point of the season."

The Mooresville, North Carolina based Dirt Late Model team will travel to the
Thunder Valley Speedway in Lawndale, North Carolina this Friday, May 12 for
another $4,000 to win Carolina Clash Late Model Series event. Plans for
Saturday are still up in the air at this point, as they may attend the I-20
Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina for round two of the Carolina Clash
weekend or the $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Series event at the Tazewell
Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. A decision will be made late in the week and
can be found first at G.R.'s official home on the web, located at
www.grsmith22.com!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Consistent in Carolina Clash Late Model Series Events Over the Weekend!

May 1, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team, with young and
talented G.R. Smith behind the wheel of their #22 mount, nearly captured their
first Carolina Clash Late Model Series victory last Friday night at the Modoc
Speedway in Modoc, South Carolina. After pacing the field in qualifying by
laying down a lap of 16.410, G.R. took off at the start of the $4,000 to win A-
Main and held the point for thirty-two circuits. On lap thirty-three, G.R. hit
a water patch, which caused him to push up the speedway, allowing Ricky Weeks
to get by for the lead. The Mooresville, North Carolina transplant then tried
to get the lead back from Weeks, only to lose several more positions. The
driver of the Dirt Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion
#22 Rocket / Pro Power settled for a seventh place finish in the 50-lap affair.

The team then made the trek to Traveler's Rest, South Carolina on Saturday for
another $4,000 to win Carolina Clash event at the Riverside Speedway. G.R.
posted another solid qualifying effort, which gave him the sixth starting spot
for the A-Main. He was able to get by one car at the start of the event and
then rode in line behind the top four cars for the duration of the 50-lap
show. G.R. finished fifth behind Noel Tucker, Dennis Franklin, Ricky Weeks,
and Jack Pennington.

"Our car was a rocket ship all weekend and we probably should have gotten the
win on Friday at Modoc," stated Smith on Monday night. "I get around Modoc
pretty well and was out in front until I hit that water patch. Then I over-
drove the car trying to get the lead back and lost some more spots. Then on
Saturday, we qualified well again, but the groove was on the bottom for the
feature. We got up to fifth, but had to ride in line behind the guys in front
of us. It was a good weekend for us though and we will get our stuff ready to
go again next weekend."

The Premier Motorsports team plans to invade the Buckeye State of Ohio next
weekend for a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series shows at the
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (May 5) and the Wayne County Speedway (May 6).
Both of those shows will pay the winner a cool $10,000 for their efforts. The
team's trip to Ohio is based on if they get their new truck and trailer
delivered this week, as scheduled. If not, a decision will made late in the
week concerning their racing plans. Keep visiting www.grsmith22.com to get the
latest news and schedule information concerning the driver of the #22 machine.

In other news, G.R. has on of his ultra-strong Pro Power Racing Engines for
sale. The 418 powerplant has only 400 laps on it and has the best of
everything! G.R. is asking $24,000. If interested on acquiring more
information on the engine, please call G.R. at 609.496.2650.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


Drown, Anderson Feature Winners at Wayne County Speedway
By Jay W. Howe

Orrville, Ohio – With beautiful weather on tap for the opening night of the 2006 racing season, we had 114 cars signed into the pits for the nights racing action. With a new improved track racing surface, more banking in the corners, new guardrail in place in the corners, a large crowd, fans were treated to great racing in all divisions.

Time trials showed we had a few new names to the fastest times category. Jason Flory set fast time in the Fultz Fabrication late models; qualifying fastest in the modified division for the first time was Bruce Jennings, Thrifty Discounty Muffler pure stock fast time went to Troy Anderson, and the Hague Crystal Clear Water mini stock fast time was cut by Steve Miller.

Doug Drown won the Fultz Fabrication late model dash, the Thrifty Discount Muffler pure stocks went to Fred Snyder, in the modified division the dash win went to Mike Potosky, and the Hague Crystal Clear dash winner was Dale Beckett Jr.

In the Fultz Fabrication late models, heat winners were Dave Hornikel, Blaine Aber, and George Lee. In the modifieds, heat winners were Barry Jacobs, #23, and Larry Kugel. In the Thrifty Discount Muffler pure stock division, the heat winners were Shawn Cains, Denny Shear, and Tim Myers. In the Hague Crystal Clear Water mini stocks, the heat winners were Chad Young, Bo Yarnell, and Jeff Thiel.

The Fultz Fabrication late models B main winner was Charlie Duncan, in the modifieds the winner was Eric Smitley (former late model driver), and in the Hague Crystal Clear Water mini stocks it was Ed Ray.

The Fultz Fabrication late models one caution feature race started as Mark Osborn took the lead at the start, but Doug Drown never gave up, and around the mid point in the 25 lap race, took the lead and never look back. Rounding out the top five were Mark Osborn, Jason Flory, Ryan Markham, Clint Coffman.

Up next were the Thrifty Discount Muffler pure stocks. Troy Anderson jumped out in the lead at the start of the race over Fred Snyder, and never looked back. Rounding out the top five were Fred Snyder, Todd Werntz, Todd Swim, and Shaun Cains.

Due to the curfew in place, racing action was halted as the modifieds hit the track, and had completed just a couple laps. Their feature, as well as the Hague Crystal Clear Water mini stocks feature will be run in 2 weeks.

Coming May 6th at Wayne County Speedway, for the first time ever, is the World of Outlaw Late Model Series. The World of Outlaw late model series is considered to be the premier traveling late model series. Wayne County Speedway's super late model drivers will have their hands full with the World of Outlaw Late model regulars. Local drivers like Ryan Markham, Chet Alexander, Clint Coffman, Blaine Aber, Charlie Duncan, and Jason Flory to name a few, will give the WOO late model guys a run for the $10,000 to win, $45,000 purse. Also on the card for the show is the modifieds, and the Thrifty Discount Muffler pure stock divisions.

Ticket prices for the WOO Late model show are as follows, adult general admission is $25, kids 7-15 are $10, kids 6 and under are free. Pit admission is $35. Pit gates open at 3pm, main general admission gates open at 4pm, with hot laps / time trials to begin at 5:30, and racing action at 7pm.

Wayne County Speedway is a 3/8 mile, semi banked, clay oval located 9 miles east of Wooster, Ohio. Due to construction taking place on old 30, and Carr Rd, we suggest if traveling from the east, take St. Rt. 30 West to St. Rt. 57 North (in Riceland Ohio). Take 57 North approx. 1 mile to Church Rd., turn left. Follow church rd for another 1 mile or so, to McQaid Rd, turn left. Follow McQaid Rd to race track on the left. If traveling from the west, stay on Rt. 30 to Riceland Ohio, turn left onto St. Rt. 57, approx. 1 mile to Church Rd., turn left. Follow church rd for another 1 mile or so, to McQaid Rd, turn left. Follow McQaid Rd to race track on the left. For more information, please visit Wayne County Speedway on the web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com. See you at the races!

Summary
Orrville, Ohio – April 29th
Late Models (34 entries)
Fast Qualifyer – Jason Flory
1st Heat – Hornikel, DJ Miller, JR Gentry
2nd Heat – Lee, Alexander, Myers
3rd Heat – Aber, Bond, Eicholtz
Dash – Drown, Osborn, Markham
Feature - 1. Doug Drown 2. Mark Osburn 3. Jason Flory 4. Ryan Markham 5.Clint Coffman
6. Blaine Aber 7. George Lee II 8. Chet Alexander 9. JR Gentry 10. Eric Myers

Modifieds (26 entries)
Fast Qualifyer – Bruce Jennings
1st Heat – Jacobs, Basich, Lam
2nd Heat – 23,99, Wiles
3rd Heat – Kugel, Wolhford, Skeens
Dash - Potosky, Liles, Stambaugh
B Main – Eicholtz, Skeens, Penley, Shroyer, Miller
A main – rescheduled for May 13th

Pure Stocks (24 entries)
Fast Qualifyer: Troy Anderson
1st Heat – Cains, Mersching, Bachman
2nd Heat – Shear, Frame, Craver
3rd Heat – Myers, Wile, Cline
Dash – Snyder, Anderson, Channel
A main - 1. Troy Anderson 2. Fred Snyder 3. Todd Werntz 4. Todd Swim 5. Shaun Cains 6. Tim Myers 7. Shawn Wassam 8. Rich Frame 9. Travis Mensching 10. Donna Gentry

Mini Stocks (30 entries)
Fast Qualifyer – Steve Miller
1st Heat – Young, Thiel, Wohlford
2nd Heat – Yarnell, Reichard, Gardner
3rd Heat – Thiel, Ray, White
Dash – Beckett Jr., Britton, Nisly
B Main – Ray, Hudson, Newberry
A Main – rescheduled for May


Premier Motorsports Readies for Modoc, Clary's this Weekend!

April 26, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team, with young and
talented driver G.R. Smith behind the wheel of their pristine #22 entry, will
stay in the Carolina's for a pair of Dirt Late Model events this coming
weekend. The Mooresville, North Carolina based team will unload their Dirt
Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro
Power Grand Prix at the Modoc Speedway in Modoc, South Carolina this Friday
evening, April 28. The Carolina Clash Late Model Series will sanction a $4,000
to win event this Friday at the ultra-fast South Carolina oval. G.R.'s lone
win in his young Dirt Late Model career occurred at Modoc in an unsanctioned
event back on March 24. For more information concerning this event, point your
web browser to www.carolinaclash.com

The following night will take the Premier Motorsports team to the Clary's
Speedway in Brinkleyville, North Carolina. A $5,000 to win unsanctioned event
is on tap at the North Carolina speedplant on Saturday, April 29. G.R. has one
career start at Clary's, as he finished sixteenth on April 1 after running in
the top five before being collected in a wreck with Anthony Rushing. For more
information on the big event this Saturday, please visit www.clarysspeedway.com.

G.R. failed to make the starting field for the inaugural 'Colossal 100' this
past weekend at the Dirt Track at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North
Carolina. After spinning out in qualifying, which put G.R. behind the eight
ball, he was involved in incidents in both his heat race and the C-Main event.
He could not finish high enough on either occasions to make the competitive
starting grid for the $50,000 to win, 100-lap feature event.

"We had a pretty fast racecar all weekend at Charlotte, but we had no luck to
go with it," stated the Smith earlier this week. "I probably overdrove the car
on a couple of different occasions and that really hurt us. But, I love the
way the car is performing, as well as our engine and really our whole team. I
am looking forward to heading back to Modoc this Friday because I really like
that joint. Hopefully, we can put together a consistent weekend and post some
solid finishes."

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


Scott Bloomquist Adds Another Jewel to His Crown
With $50,000 Victory in the Circle K Colossal 100


CONCORD, N.C. (April 22, 2006) - Scott Bloomquist added another
jewel to his crown as the king of dirt late model racing as the Mooresburg,
Tenn., driver claimed $50,000 for winning the inaugural Circle K Colossal
100 Saturday night at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway.
Bloomquist started fourth in the 36-car field and ran third behind
early leader Shannon Babb and polesitter Steve Francis as numerous caution
flags slowed the first half of the race.
Bloomquist took second just before the half-way point and drove
around Babb for the lead on a lap-51 restart. Once in front, he was never
seriously challenged.
"I'll tell you what, I'm worn out," Bloomquist said. "This is one
great win for us. I told Roger (Slack, director of events for Lowe's Motor
Speedway) a long time ago he needed to have a major event and see what
happens.
"I think this was a heck of a sign of what's to come," Bloomquist
added. "With the weather they had and the crowd they had despite the
weather, this is going to be a helluva event annually."
The victory was extra sweet for Bloomquist as his entire crew,
including those who build his race cars, joined him in victory lane.
"There's no doubt we've got some pretty special race cars,"
Bloomquist said. "We put a lot of tender-loving care into them."
With Bloomquist cruising during the final 28 laps after the last
caution flag, the battle waged for second with Donnie Moran of Dresden,
Ohio, taking the runner-up spot from Steve Francis of Ashland, Ky., just
three laps from the checkered flag.
Moran, who started 25th, banked $20,000 for his runner-up effort
while Francis settled for third place and a $10,000 check.
Dale McDowell finished fourth with Chub Frank completing the top
five as only 12 cars completed the 100-lap distance.
The only major incident took place on lap seven when Ronnie DeHaven
Jr. flipped numerous times coming off the fourth turn. The Winchester, Va.,
driver walked away from the wreck, but his car was heavily damaged.
The Saturday night portion of the two-day, $200,000 program appeared
in doubt for a time as a heavy rain storm struck at 5:15 p.m. during the
Circle K Autograph Party. The track crew shifted into high gear and racing
started just three hours later.
Babb topped the 119-car field in time trials Friday night with a lap
of 15.421 seconds around the four-tenths-mile clay oval. Ronny Lee
Hollingsworth was second fastest on the electronic timers during the 12
group-qualifying sessions at 15.494 seconds with Tim McCreadie third at
15.508 seconds.
Babb, Chuck Harper, Mark Marlar, Jared Landers, Shane Clanton, Clint
Smith, Mike Balzano, Justin Fegers and Booper Bare won the 12-lap heat races
Friday night before rain stopped the 10th and final heat. Matt Miller drove
to victory in the 10th heat when action resumed Saturday night.
Furman Parton stormed to victory in the first 20-lap C Feature with
Gary Mabe topping the second as each race sent the top-four finishers to the
rear of the B Features.
Brady Smith won the first B Feature, but C Feature transfers Parton
and Ray Cook were the stars of the 25-lap event as they charged from the
back of the 24-car field to finish fifth and sixth respectively and earn
spots in the 100-lap finale.
Tim Dohm was the class of the field in the second 25-lap B Feature
as six more drivers added their names to the roster of starters for the
inaugural Circle K Colossal 100.
Brian Spivey, driving the Redneck Medic, was the class of the 15-lap
CRASHCars feature Friday night while defending series champion Kenneth Deese
and his Big Show machine claimed the winner's trophy in the 15-lap run
Saturday night.
Racing returns to The Dirt Track on Wednesday night, May 24, with
the Eckerd Outlaw Showdown featuring the winged sprint cars of the World of
Outlaws Sprint Series. The event is part of Coca-Cola 600 Week and tickets
can be obtained by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online at
www.lowesmotorspeedway.com.

The results:
Qualifying (showing driver and lap time): 1. Shannon Babb, 15.421
seconds; 2. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, 15.494; 3. Tim McCreadie, 15.508; 4.
Steve Francis, 15.545; 5. Larry Blankenship, 15.565; 6. Chris Madden,
16.650; 7. Brian Birkhofer, 15.669; 8. Davey Johnson, 15.676; 9. Donnie
Moran, 15.754; 10. David Webb, 15.784; 11. Bart Hartman, 15.838; 12. Chuck
Harper, 15.841; 13. Ed Basey, 15.845; 14. Jared Landers, 15.859; 15. Ray
Cook, 15.861; 16. Ricky Weeks, 15.886; 17. Mike Balzano, 15.887; 18. Justin
Fegers, 15.898; 19. Keith Barbara, 15.898; 20. Dennis "Rambo" Franklin;
15.911; 21. Jimmy Mars, 15.917; 22. Jonathan Davenport, 15.918; 23. Don
O'Neal, 15.922; 24. Jeremy Miller, 15.942; 25. Jackie Boggs, 15.951; 26.
Rick Eckert, 15.951; 27. Dale McDowell, 15.992; 28. Tim Dohm, 16.005; 29.
Scott James, 16.046; 30. Mike Duvall, 16.049; 31. Dave Eckrich, 16.055; 32.
Steve Shaver, 6.063; 33. Chub Frank, 16.063; 34. Denny Eckrich, 16.065; 35.
Furman Parton, 16.083; 36. Clint Smith, 16.084; 37. Brady Smith, 16.093; 38.
Jack Pennington, 16.094; 39. Billy Hicks, 16.117; 40. Ronnie DeHaven Jr.,
16.123; 41. Darrell Lanigan, 16.127; 42. Freddy Smith, 16.130; 43. Mike
Marlar, 16.141; 44. Rick Auckland, 16.147; 45. John Blankenship, 16.169; 46.
Chris Wall, 16.184; 47. Jimmy Owens, 16.208; 48. David Smith, 16.225; 49.
Booper Bare, 16.232; 50. Tony Morris, 16.244; 51. Steve Casebolt, 16.248;
52. J.T. Spence, 16.252; 53. Andy Anderson, 16.254; 54. Marshall Green,
16.257; 55. Randy Weaver, 16.263; 56. Jeff Smith, 16.273; 57. Michael
England, 16.277; 58. John Mason, 16.310; 59. Corey Conley, 16.328; 60.
Randle Chupp, 16.329; 61. Scott Bloomquist, 16.334; 62. Brian Ledbetter,
16.367; 63. Kenneth "Buckshot" Miles, 16.378; 64. Chuck Southard, 16.390;
65. Shane Clanton, 16.392; 66. Todd Andrews, 16.400; 67. Garrett Durrett,
16.414; 68. Brett Miller, 16.459; 69. Damon Eller, 16.467; 70. Scott Shirey,
16.489; 71. Matt Miller, 16.489; 72. Danny Breuer, 16.495; 73. Tony Izzo
Jr., 16.517; 74. Earl Pearson Jr., 16.571; 75. Stacy Holmes, 16.589; 76.
Steve Hendren, 16.951; 77. John Gill, 16.596; 78. Gary Mabe, 16.656; 79.
Tracy Hallman, 16.665; 80. Darren Miller, 16.687; 81. Rick Rickman, 16.703;
82. Brandon Kinzer, 16.725; 83. Perry Delaney, 16.744; 84. Shaun Poling,
16.815; 85. Eddie Rickman, 16.827; 86. Al Shawver Jr., 16.872; 87. Doug
Sanders, 16.891; 88. Mo Gordy, 16.909; 89. Tim Allen, 16.969; 90. Jason
Dupont, 16.983; 91. Jeff Gress, 17.039; 92. Shane Tankersley, 17.058; 93.
Nick Bocook, 17.099; 94. Jimmy McCormick, 17.128; 95. Petey Ivey, 17.140;
96. Bill Bray, 17.212; 97. Frank Ingram, 17.223; 98. Brandon Ifft, 17.728;
99. Rickey Elliott, 17.292; 100. Josh Richards, 17.433; 101. Evan Harrell,
17.523; 102. Josh McGuire, 17.567; 103. Josh Bocook, 17.640; 104. Gabe
Wilson, 17.663; 105. Jeff Cooke, 17.665; 106. Brian Tavenner, 17.809; 107.
Richard Nieman, 17.810; 108. Chris Winters, 18.162; 109. Tracy Pearson,
19.206; 110. Billy Moyer, 19.928; 111. Dan Schlieper, 22.369; 112. Eddie
Carrier Jr., 24.767; 113. Casey Roberts, 32.648; 114. G.R. Smith, 33.204;
115. April Farmer, no time; 116. Bruce Hall, no time; 117. Lewis Hudson II;
no time; 118. Dick Schlitz, no time; 119. Daryl Freeman, no time.
First Heat (12 laps): 1. Shannon Babb; 2. Scott Bloomquist; 3. Jimmy
Mars; 4. Steve Casebolt; 5. Bart Hartman; 6. Rick Hartman; 7. Dan Schlieper;
8. Scott Shirey; 9. Dave Eckrich; 10. Darrell Lanigan; 11. Jeff Gress; 12.
Evan Harrell.
Second Heat (12 laps): 1. Chuck Harper; 2. Jonathan Davenport; 3.
Freddy Smith; 4. Chub Frank; 5. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth; 6. Brandon Kinzer;
7. Danny Breuer; 8. J.T. Spence; 9. Josh McGuire; 10. Brian Ledbetter; 11.
Shane Tankersley; 12. Eddie Carrier Jr.
Third Heat (12 laps): 1. Mike Marlar; 2. Andy Anderson; 3. Tim
McCreadie; 4. Tony Izzo Jr.; 5. Ed Basey; 6. Kenneth "Buckshot" Miles; 7.
Steve Shaver; 8. Perry Delaney; 9. Josh Bocook; 10. Nick Bocook; 11. Casey
Roberts; 12. Don O'Neal.
Fourth Heat (12 laps): 1. Jared Landers; 2. Steve Francis; 3. Denny
Eckrich; 4. Jeremy Miller; 5. Rick Auckland; 6. Shaun Poling; 7. Gabe
Wilson; 8. G.R. Smith; 9. Earl Pearson Jr.; 10. Marshall Green; 11. Chuck
Southard; 12. Jimmy McCormick.
Fifth Heat (12 laps): 1. Shane Clanton; 2. Randy Weaver; 3. Jeff
Cooke; 4. Eddie Rickman; 5. John Blankenship; 6. Petey Ivey; 7. Furman
Parton; 8. Stacy Holmes; 9. Larry Blankenship; 10. Ray Cook; 11. Lewis
Hudson II; 12. Rick Eckert.
Sixth Heat (12 laps): 1. Clint Smith; 2. Chris Madden; 3. Todd
Andrews; 4. Ricky Weeks; 5. Al Shawver Jr.; 6. Steve Hendren; 7. Jackie
Boggs; 8. Bill Bray; 9. Chris Wall; 10. Brian Tavenner; 11. Jeff Smith.
Seventh Heat (12 laps): 1. Mike Balzano; 2. Dale McDowell; 3.
Garrett Durrett; 4. Brady Smith; 5. Doug Sanders; 6. Frank Ingram; 7. Jimmy
Owens; 8. John Gill; 9. Michael England; 10. Richard Nieman; 11. Brian
Birkhofer.
Eighth Heat (12 laps): 1. Justin Fegers; 2. Jack Pennington; 3. Tim
Dohm; 4. John Mason; 5. Brett Miller; 6. Brandon Ifft; 7. Gary Mabe; 8.
Chris Winters; 9. Davey Johnson; 10. Mo Gordy; 11. David Smith.
Ninth Heat (12 laps): 1. Booper Bare; 2. Damon Eller; 3. Donnie
Moran; 4. Rickey Elliott; 5. Corey Conley; 6. Keith Barbara; 7. Tracy
Pearson; 8. Tracy Hallman; 9. Tim Allen; 10. Billy Hicks; 11. Scott James.
Tenth Heat (12 laps): 1. Matt Miller; 2. Dennis "Rambo" Franklin; 3.
Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; 4. Darren Miller; 5. Tony Morris; 6. David Webb; 7.
Randle Chupp; 8. Mike Duvall; 9. Jason Dupont; 10. Josh Richards; 11. Billy
Moyer.
First C Feature (20 laps): 1. Furman Parton; 2. Stacy Holmes; 3.
Billy Hicks; 4. Ray Cook; 5. Don O'Neal; 6. Dave Eckrich; 7. Scott Shirey;
8. Jeff Gress; 9. Rick Eckert; 10. Jimmy Owens; 11. Richard Nieman; 12.
Steve Shaver; 13. Michael England; 14. Larry Blankenship; 15. Tracy Pearson;
16. Perry Delaney; 17. Josh Bocook; 18. Nick Bocook; 19. Evan Harrell; 20.
Casey Roberts; 21. Lewis Hudson II; 22. Dan Schlieper; 23. Brian Birkhofer;
24. Scott James; 25. John Gill; 26. Tracy Hallman; 27. Tim Allen; 28.
Darrell Lanigan.
Second C Feature (20 laps): 1. Gary Mabe; 2. Mike Duvall; 3. Earl
Pearson Jr.; 4. Shane Tankersley; 5. Jackie Boggs; 6. Eddie Carrier Jr.; 7.
Brian Ledbetter; 8. Davey Johnson; 9. Jimmy McCormick; 10. G.R. Smith; 11.
Chris Winters; 12. Danny Breuer; 13. Chuck Southard; 14. Josh McGuire; 15.
Gabe Wilson; 16. Jeff Smith; 17. David Smith; 18. J.T. Spence; 19. Bill
Bray; 20. Chris Wall; 21. Marshall Green; 22. Brian Tavenner; 23. Mo Gordy;
24. Randle Chupp.
First B Feature (25 laps): 1. Brady Smith; 2. Garrett Durrett; 3.
Donnie Moran; 4. Rick Rickman; 5. Furman Parton; 6. Ray Cook; 7. Ed Basey;
8. Stacy Holmes; 9. Billy Hicks; 10. Tony Izzo Jr.; 11. Doug Sanders; 12.
Keith Barbara; 13. Corey Conley; 14. Jimmy Mars; 15. Petey Ivey; 16. Tim
McCreadie; 17. Jeff Cooke; 18. Eddie Rickman; 19. John Blankenship; 20.
Kenneth "Buckshot" Miles; 21. Steve Casebolt; 22. Bart Hartman. 23. Rickey
Elliott; 24. Frank Ingram.
Second B Feature (25 laps): 1. Tim Dohm; 2. Jeremy Miller; 3. Darren
Miller; 4. Denny Eckrich; 5. Ricky Weeks; 6. Chub Frank; 7. Freddy Smith; 8.
David Webb; 9. Al Shawver Jr.; 10. Brandon Ifft; 11. Brandon Kinzer; 12.
Ronny Lee Hollingsworth; 13. Mike Duvall; 14. Gary Mabe; 15. Todd Andrews;
16. John Mason; 17. Earl Pearson Jr.; 18. Shaun Poling; 19. Rick Auckland;
20. Tony Morris; 21. Shane Tankersley; 22. Ronnie DeHaven Jr.; 23. Steve
Hendren; 24. Brett Miller.
Circle K Colossal 100: 1. Scott Bloomquist, 100 laps; 2. Donnie
Moran, 100; 3. Steve Francis, 100; 4. Dale McDowell, 100; 5. Chub Frank,
100; 6. Shannon Babb, 100; 7. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, 100; 8. Bobby Bare,
99; 9. Furman Parton, 98; 10. Ricky Weeks, 98; 11. Ed Basey, 97; 12. Damon
Eller, 97; 13. Tim McCreadie, 73; 14. Chuck Harper, 70; 15. Darren Miller,
66; 16. Justin Fegers; 17. Garrett Durrett, 62; 18. Brad Smith, 53; 19. Jack
Pennington; 20. Rick Rickman, 48; 21. Denny Eckrich, 43; 22. Mike Marlar,
40; 23. Mike Balzano, 33; 24. Jonathan Davenport, 33; 25. Chris Madden, 29;
26. Tim Dohm, 28; 27. Jared Landers, 24; 28. Matt Miller, 23; 29. Jeremy
Miller, 17; 30. Ray Cook, 16; 31. Andy Anderson, 13; 32. Dennis "Rambo"
Franklin, 8; 33. Clint Smith, 7; 34. Randy Weaver, 6; 35. Ronnie DeHaven
Jr., 5; 36. Shane Clanton, 4.

Race Statistics
Entries: 119
Yellow Flags: 13
Red Flags: 1
Lap Leaders: Shannon Babb 1-4, Steve Francis 5-8, Babb 9-50, Scott Bloomquist 51-67, Francis 68-69, Bloomquist 70-100
Hard Charger of the Race: Chub Frank (Started 32nd and finished fifth) advanced 27 positions
Early Entry Provisionals: Ed Basey and Ronnie DeHaven, Jr.
Fast Time Provisionals: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth and Tim McCreadie


G.R. Smith Heads to Lowe's Motor Speedway for Inaugural 'Colossal 100'

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) Following a weekend off, G.R. Smith and his
Mooresville, North Carolina based Dirt Late Model team will travel to the first
mega-event of the 2006 racing season this weekend, as the inaugural Circle
K 'Colossal 100' will take place at the Dirt Track at the Lowe's Motor Speedway
in Concord, North Carolina. The race features a $50,000 top prize and will pay
each driver on the thirty-six car starting grid a minimum of $2,000.
Preliminary events will take place at the state-of-the-art facility on Friday,
April 21, with the 100-lap, $50,000 to win 'Colossal 100' headlining the
exciting dirt-slinging action on Saturday. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series will be sanctioning the race this weekend in the Charlotte area, which
boasts a $200,000 purse. For the latest news and information on the inaugural
event, please visit www.lowesmotorspeedway.com

UPCOMING TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
April 21-22 - Lowe's (NC) Motor Speedway - $50,000 to win
April 28 - Modoc (SC) Speedway - $4,000 to win
April 29 - Riverside (SC) Speedway - $4,000 to win
May 6 - Fayetteville (NC) Speedway - $4,000 to win
May 12 - Thunder Valley (NC) Speedway - $4,000 to win
May 13 - I-20 (SC) Speedway - $4,000 to win
May 20 - Clary's (NC) Speedway - $5,000 to win
May 26 - Clary's (NC) Speedway - $5,000 to win
May 27 - Clary's (NC) Speedway - $5,000 to win

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Travels to Ponderosa and Brownstown This Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY -- The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts opened their 2006 season last weekend with Don O'Neal capturing both events at Florence Speedway. O'Neal became the first driver in two years to win back-to-back events in the series. This weekend, the nation's most competitive regional racing series visits the Ponderosa Speedway on Friday night and the Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night.

Friday night, April 21st, the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series will visit the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY for the rescheduled 3rd Annual Spring 40. A complete night of racing is scheduled with Racing Optics Time Trials, Mason Racin'/Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Races, Design 500 B-Mains, and the 3rd Annual Spring 40 paying $3000 to win. Past winners of this event include Johnny Wheeler and Greg Johnson. On Friday, the pit gates are slated to open at 4PM with the general admission gates swinging open at 5PM. Hot Laps will hit the track at 7PM with Racing Optics Time Trials to follow. General Admission for Adults is just $15, while Pit Admission is just $30. General Admission for kids age 6-12 is just $10 while children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Saturday night, April 22nd, Brownstown Speedway plays host to the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series with the 23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic on tap. Another complete night of racing is planned with Racing Optics Time Trials, Mason Racin'/Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Races, Design 500 B-Mains, and the 23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic paying $3000 to win. Gates are slated to open at 2PM with Hot Laps hitting the track around 5:30PM. General Admission for this race is $20 with Pit Admission being an extra $10 (total of $30).

Previous Hoosier Dirt Classic Winners:
1984-Jeff Purvis
1985-Billy Moyer
1986-Larry Moore
1987-Jack Boggs
1988-Larry Phillips
1989-John Gill
1990-Bob Pierce
1991-Scott Bloomquist
1992-John Gill
1993-Billy Moyer
1994-Davey Johnson
1995-Don O'Neal
1996-John Gill
1997-C.J. Rayburn
1998-Shannon Babb
1999-Don O'Neal
2000-Don O'Neal
2001-Don O'Neal
2002-Don O'Neal
2003-John Gill
2004-Mike Jewell
2005-Terry English

Ponderosa Speedway is a 3/8-mile D-shaped oval located on Phillips Lane, just outside of Junction City, KY. Larry Yantz, the 2005 O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Promoter of the Year, is at the helm of "The Pond" once again in 2006. For more information on Ponderosa Speedway, visit them on the web at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or call the track at (859) 854-6808.

Brownstown Speedway is a 1/4-mile oval located on State Road 250, a half-mile southeast of Brownstown, IN at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Tim Keithley is the new promoter at the historic and famed track in 2006. For more information on Brownstown Speedway, visit them on the web at www.brownstownspeedway.com. For more information on race day, call the track at (812) 358-5332.

For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, visit us on the web at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859)433-5707.

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car Series Points
1. 500 Don O'Neal
2. 450 Dan Schlieper
3. 415 Brian Birkhofer
4. 390 Brad Neat
5. 380 Steve Casebolt
6. 365 Scott James
7. 350 Jesse Lay
8. 345 Roger Williams
9. 340 Mike Marlar
9. 340 Wayne Chinn

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Upcoming Schedule

April 21 - Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win (3rd Annual Spring 40)
April 22 - Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win (23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic)
April 28 - Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring Shootout)
April 29 - Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win (9th Annual Spring Sizzler)
May 6 - 201 Speedway, Sitka, KY - $3000 to Win
May 20 - Lake Cumberland Speedway, Burnside, KY - $3000 to win (Coco-Cola 40)


Don O'Neal Completes Weekend Sweep in O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Action at Florence Speedway

UNION, KY -- The nation's winningest dirt late model driver over the last six years, Don O'Neal, completed a weekend sweep in O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series action Saturday night at Florence Speedway. O'Neal becomes the first driver to win back-to-back O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series races in two years.

Defending Spring 50 Champion Dan Schlieper started on the pole with local hotshoe Roger Williams on the outside. Williams won the drag race into turns one and two with Schlieper glued to his back bumper and defending Series Co-Champion Mike Jewell looking on in 3rd. The first several laps saw Schlieper looking for a pass in every corner and continuously hounding Williams for the top spot. 6th-starting Don O'Neal, the fast qualifier in Racing Optics Time Trials and the winner of Mason Racin' Heat #1, flexed his muscles early on as he worked by Mike Marlar on lap 5 and slipped past Jewell one circuit later to crack the top three.

O'Neal wasted little time tracking down the lead duo and, by lap 11, the Martinsville, IN veteran made it a three dog fight for the point. O'Neal feverishly challenged Schlieper for 2nd, giving race-leader Williams a new threat to worry about. While all of this was happening, Jewell and Marlar staged their own door-to-door war in a battle for 4th. Behind of them, side-by-side and three-wide racing saw positions six through ten swap practically every lap with Brad Neat, Jesse Lay, Bryan Barber, and Wayne Chinn racing hard.

As the lead trio began working through lapped traffic, O'Neal dazzled fans with a slicing pass into 2nd and immediately looked for the lead. O'Neal's bid for the top spot was slowed by a lap 18 caution as mechanical woes forced Tyrel Todd to become the first retiree of the race. When racing resumed, Schlieper used the Delaware double-file restart to his advantage and reassumed control of the bridesmaid honors. The three way dance for the lead brought the crowd to its feet at the halfway point as O'Neal rolled by both Schlieper and Williams in one lap to grab command of the race. Before O'Neal could pull away, a pair of cautions kept Williams and Schlieper within striking distance.

On the lap 29 restart, Schlieper motored into second and 13th-starting Jesse Lay grabbed 4th from Marlar. With Schlieper glued to the rear decklid of race-leader O'Neal, Williams began to fade ever so slightly. Behind them, the racing from 4th on back continued to "wow" the crowd with Lay, Marlar, Neat, Jewell, Freddy Smith, and 15th-starting Steve Casebolt all racing doorhandle-to-doorhandle.

With just ten laps to go, O'Neal and Schlieper started weaving their way through lapped traffic. Several intense moments saw Schlieper try to use the back of the field to his advantage, but to no avail. Schlieper's last chance came with just a few circuits remaining, but O'Neal's ability to work by a pair of backmarkers allowed the two-time Spring 50 winner to separate himself from the defending race champ just enough to claim the victory for the second night in a row.

"The car was great tonight and I can't thank my crew enough. Just like last night, I knew we had a good enough car to get up there and win but it was just a matter of doing it," O'Neal said in winner's circle. Saturday marked the second straight win for the driver of the Independence Lumber/Foxfire Realty/Grayson Farm & Leasing/Eller Motorsports sponsored Jay Dickens/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo.

Second place honors went to 2005 Spring 50 winner, Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI in his Pro Power/Rayburn Monte Carlo. Walton, KY's Roger Williams took home third in his Dargie powered Rocket Monte Carlo. Fourth place was Dunnville, KY native Brad Neat driving a Cornett/MasterSbilt Monte Carlo. Rounding out the top five in his Pro Power/Rayburn Monte Carlo was Winfield, TN's Mike Marlar.

This weekend, the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts travels to Junction City, KY on Friday, April 21st for the rescheduled 3rd Annual Spring 40 at the Ponderosa Speedway. Saturday night, April 22nd, the nation's most competitive regional racing series visits the historic Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the 23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic.

For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, visit us on the web at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859) 433-5707.

Race Summary
Florence Speedway (Union, KY)
April 15, 2006
O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts
Racing Optics Fast Qualifier: Don O'Neal/16.108
Mason Racin' Heat #1: Don O'Neal, Greg Lucas, Jesse Lay, Bobby Wolter Jr., Robby Hensley, Tyrel Todd, Anthony Ferguson, Larry Pickleheimer Jr., Joey Tackett
Mason Racin' Heat #2: Dan Schlieper, Kenny Christy, Tim Tungate, Steve Landrum, Timmy Yeager, Mike Wooldridge, BoB Lanter, Eric Myers, Adrian Nichols
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #3: Roger Williams, Brad Neat, Steve Casebolt, Josh Williams, Michael Chilton, Bill Blair Jr., Doug Dodd, Mike Amell, Rod Conley
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #4: Mike Jewell, Freddy Smith, Scott James, Brian Birkhofer, Justin Rattliff, Shannon Thornsberry, Dan Hoard, Blake Chinn, Delmas Conley
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #5: Wayne Chinn, Bryan Barber, Ted Nobbe, Mike McWilliams, Michael England, Chris Combs, Jeff Alsip, Bill Williams, Dan Deaton
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #6: Mike Marlar, Audie McWilliams, Rick Corbin, Ryan Markham, RJ Conley, Chad Smith, Mike Watson, Sterling Cottongim, Jeff Raisor
Design 500 B-Main #1: Steve Landrum, Bobby Wolter Jr., Timmy Yeager, Robby Hensley, Josh Williams, Tyrel Todd, Michael Chilton, Bill Blair Jr., Bob Lanter, Eric Myers, Mike Wooldridge, Rod Conley, Anthony Ferguson, Doug Dodd, Larry Pickleheimer Jr., Joey Tackett, Adrian Nichols
Design 500 B-Main #2: Brian Birkhofer, Ryan Markham, Michael England, RJ Conley, Mike McWilliams, Chris Combs, Justin Rattliff, Dan Hoard, Shannon Thornsberry, Jeff Alsip, Blake Chinn, Chad Smith, Delmas Conley, Bill Williams, Mike Watson, Sterling Cottongim

O'Reilly Auto Parts Spring 50: Don O'Neal, Dan Schlieper, Roger Williams, Brad Neat, Mike Marlar, Jesse Lay, Freddy Smith, Steve Casebolt, Brian Birkhofer, Mike Jewell, Bryan Barber, Wayne Chinn, Steve Landrum, Scott James, Chris Combs, Tim Tungate, Kenny Christy, Audie McWilliams, Greg Lucas, Rick Corbin, Ted Nobbe, Bobby Wolter Jr., Ryan Markham, Josh Williams, Tyrel Todd

Race Statistics
Entries: 56
Cautions: 3
Lap Leaders: Roger Williams 1-24, Don O'Neal 25-50
PPM Racing Products Hard Charger of the Race: Brian Birkhofer
Series Provisionals: Chris Combs and Tyrel Todd
Track Provisional: Josh Williams

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car Series Points after April 15
1. 500 Don O'Neal
2. 450 Dan Schlieper
3. 415 Brian Birkhofer
4. 390 Brad Neat
5. 380 Steve Casebolt
6. 365 Scott James
7. 350 Jesse Lay
8. 345 Roger Williams
9. 340 Mike Marlar
9. 340 Wayne Chinn

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Upcoming Schedule
April 21 - Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win (3rd Annual Spring 40)
April 22 - Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win (23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic)
April 28 - Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring Shootout)
April 29 - Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win (9th Annual Spring Sizzler)
May 6 - 201 Speedway, Sitka, KY - $3000 to Win
May 20 - Lake Cumberland Speedway, Burnside, KY - $3000 to win (Coco-Cola 40)


Don O'Neal Nabs O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Season Opener at Florence Speedway

Union, KY -- In a tune-up for Saturday Night's Spring 50, Don O'Neal beat Mother Nature and a stellar field of 58 entries to capture the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series 2006 Season Opener Friday night at the Florence Speedway. The caution-free, 30-lap main event was completed in less than 10 minutes.

Brian Birkhofer and Dan Schlieper brought the field to green with Schlieper getting the early edge. Birkhofer continued to hound Schlieper for the point as Timmy Yeager fought off 7th-starting Don O'Neal for third. O'Neal soon moved past Yeager as Birkhofer raced door-to-door with Schlieper for the top spot. O'Neal wasted no time tracking down the lead duo as the Martinsville, IN native made it a three-way dance by lap 4. Simultaneously, "Birky" nosed ahead of Schlieper to credit himself with the lead. Meanwhile, behind the front three, Yeager, Darrell Lanigan, Scott James, and Jerry Rice were dicing back and forth.

After several side-by-side laps, O'Neal finally cleared Schlieper on lap 8 and began to work on Birkhofer for the point. With Schlieper still knocking on the door, the leaders closed up to the back of the field on lap 12. On the next circuit, O'Neal used the back markers to his advantage and pulled even with Birkhofer in a bid for the top spot. Birkhofer quickly closed the door, but "The Real Deal" fought back as Dan Schlieper watched patiently from 3rd.

O'Neal officially grabbed the lead on lap 16, but only after several laps of doorhandle-to-doorhandle racing with Birkhofer. Not giving up without a fight, Birkhofer continuously looked high and low on O'Neal in an effort to reassume command of the race. Behind them, a fierce fight for 5th saw James working on Lanigan with Rice in tow. And just behind them, an equally entertaining show saw Brad Neat and Tim Tungate dancing for the 9th position.

With less than 10 laps remaining, Birkhofer and Schlieper closed the already small margin between themselves and race leader O'Neal as the veterans continued to slice and dice through lapped traffic. Birkhofer made another challenge for the lead in turns three and four with just seven laps to go, but O'Neal quickly
shut the door. As the final few laps ticked away, both Birkhofer and Schlieper stayed glued to O'Neal, but neither driver could muster up quite enough momentum to complete a pass.

When the checkered flag waved, Don O'Neal was the first to cross the stripe in the Eller Motorsports, Independence Lumber, Firefox Reality/Grayson Farm & Leasing, Jay Dickens powered, MasterSbilt Chevy Monte Carlo.

Muscatine, IA's Brian Birkhofer was second in his Pro Power/Rocket Chevy Cobalt. Third went to Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, WI in a Pro Power/Rayburn Chevy Monte Carlo.

Harrodsburg, KY native Timmy Yeager took fourth in the Pro Power/Rayburn Chevy Monte Carlo. Rounding out the top five was Scott James of Greendale, IN in his Jay Dickens powered Rocket Pontiac GTO.

Dating back to 2004, Don O'Neal's win made it 28 different in the last 31 races for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.

The nation's most competitive regional racing series heads back to Florence on Saturday, April 15th, for the Spring 50 paying $5000 to win. Another complete program will be on tap with Racing Optics Time Trials, Mason Racin'/Arizona Sport Shirts Heat Races, Design 500 B-Mains, and the 50-lap O’Reilly Auto Parts A-Main. Pit gates will once again open at 4pm with the General Admission gates opening at 5pm. Racing Optics Time Trials on Saturday night will begin at 6:30pm with Racing at 7:30pm. Adult General Admission for the Spring 50 is just $15 with kids ages 6-11 being admitted for just $2. Pit Admission is just $27.

Florence Speedway is a 1/2-mile, high-banked, clay oval located just south of Union, KY on US 42. For more information on Florence Speedway, visit their website at www.florencespeedway.com or call the track office at (859)485-7591.

For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, visit us on the web at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859) 271-4501.

Race Summary
Florence Speedway (Union, KY)
April 14, 2006
O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts
Racing Optics Fast Qualifier: Steve Landrum/16.027
Mason Racin' Heat #1: Brian Birkhofer, Don O'Neal, RJ Conley, Steve Landrum, Justin Rattliff, Jesse Lay, Mike McWilliams, Jeff Raisor, Joel Ortberg, Dan Deaton
Mason Racin' Heat #2: Bob Lanter, Darrell Lanigan, Chris Combs, Doug Dodd, Whitney McQueary, Eric Myers, Eric Wells, Robby Hensley, Dan Hoard, Gary Engle
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #3: Scott James, Jerry Rice, Tim Tungate, Rod Conley, Garrett Durrett, Joey Tackett, Ryan Markham, Joe Ramey, Mike Amell
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #4: Brad Neat, Steve Casebolt, Wayne Chinn, Kenny Christy, Mike Marlar, Greg Lucas, Mike Jewell, Bryan Barber, Larry Pickleheimer Jr.
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #5: Timmy Yeager, Josh McGuire, Roger Williams, Blake Chinn, Tyrel Todd, Josh Williams, Jordan Bland, John Mason
Arizona Sport Shirts Heat #6: Dan Schlieper, Rick Corbin, Ted Nobbe, Jeff Alsip, Shannon Thornsberry, Bobby Wolter Jr., Audie McWilliams, Adrian Nichols, Aaron Bapst
Design 500 B-Main #1: Steve Landrum, Rod Conley, Garrett Durrett, Jesse Lay, Justin Rattliff, Whitney McQueary, Joey Tackett, Doug Dodd, Mike McWilliams, Ryan Markham, Eric Myers, Dan Hoard, Robby Hensley, Jeff Eaisor, Eric Wells, Gary Engle, Joe Ramey, Jeff Ortberg
Design 500 B-Main #2: Kenny Christy, Mike Marlar, Blake Chinn, Tyrel Todd, Bryan Barber, Mike Jewell, Josh Williams, Greg Lucas, Audie McWilliams, John Mason, Bobby Wolter Jr., Jordan Bland, Larry Pickleheimer Jr., Shannon Thornsberry, Jeff Alsip, Adrian Nichols
O'Reilly Auto Parts Spring 50 Tune-Up: Don O'Neal, Brian Birkhofer, Dan Schlieper, Timmy Yeager, Scott James, Darrell Lanigan, Jerry Rice, Steve Casebolt, Tim Tungate, Brad Neat, Josh McGuire, Wayne Chinn, RJ Conley, Rick Corbin, Chris Combs, Jesse Lay, Rod Conley, Mike Jewell, Mike Marlar, Bob Lanter, Whitney McQueary, Kenny Christy, Steve Landrum, Ted Nobbe, Roger Williams

Race Statistics
Entries: 58
Cautions: 0
Lap Leaders: Dan Schlieper 1-3, Brian Birkhofer 4-15, Don O'Neal 16-30
PPM Racing Products Hard Charger of the Race: Jesse Lay
Series Provisionals: Mike Jewell and Whitney McQueary
Track Provisional: Jesse Lay

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Upcoming Schedule
April 15 - Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $5,000 to Win (Spring 50)
April 21 - Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win (3rd Annual
Spring 40)
April 22 - Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win (23rd Annual
Hoosier Dirt Classic)
April 28 - Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring Shootout)
April 29 - Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win (9th Annual
Spring Sizzler)
May 6 - 201 Speedway, Sitka, KY - $3000 to Win


NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series Kicks Off 2006 Campaign April 22nd at Lake Cumberland Speedway

LEXINGTON, KY -- The NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series is set to kick off its 2006 season on Saturday, April 22nd at the newly resurfaced Lake Cumberland Speedway.

The NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series will begin its twelve-race schedule on Saturday, April 22nd at the Harold Hardgrove-promoted Lake Cumberland Speedway. In the series' only visit to Lake Cumberland in 2005, Joe David Turner won in thrilling fashion, narrowly edging out Jimmy Payne. With the improvements that have been made to the 3/8-mile facility during the off-season, the April 22nd event is sure to be an exciting show with plenty of side-by-side racing action.

A complete program is planned for the BoB "Mod Squad" with Racing Optic Time Trials, Heats Races, B-Mains, and the “Vault 30” A-Main. Gates are slated to open at 2pm with Hot Laps scheduled for 6pm and Racing at 7pm.

Hanover, IN native Joey Kramer is the defending NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series Champion while Columbia, KY's Kelly Warren won the inaugural series title in 2004.

Lake Cumberland Speedway is a 3/8-mile semi-banked clay oval located just south of Burnside, KY on the east side of US 27. For more information, you can visit their website at www.lcspeedway.net or call the track office at (606) 561-8994.

For more information on the NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series, please visit our website at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859) 433-5707.

The purse for the “Vault 30” A-Main is as follows:
1. $1,500
2. 700
3. 500
4. 400
5. 350
6. 300
7. 275
8. 250
9. 225
10. 200
11. 180
12. 160
13. 150
14. 140
15. 130
16. 125
17. 125
18. 125
19. 125
20. 125
21. 125
22. 125

NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series 2006 Schedule
April 22 - Lake Cumberland Speedway, Burnside, KY ($1500 to win)
May 19 - Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY $1500 to win)
May 20 - Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY $1500 to win)
May 27 - Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY ($1500 to win) - 6th Annual Mod Squad Bash)
June 3 - 201 Speedway, Sitka, KY ($1500 to win)
July 1 - Lake Cumberland Speedway, Burnside, KY ($1500 to win)
Aug 5 - 201 Speedway Sitka, KY ($1500 to win)
Aug 11 - Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY ($1500 to win)
Aug 12 - Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY ($1500 to win - 6th Annual Bluegrass Rumble)
Aug 19 - Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY ($1500 to win)
Sept 16 - Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY ($1500 to win)
Sept 23 - Lake Cumberland Speedway, Burnside, KY ($1500 to win)


Cruise with the Champions Teams Up with the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Again in 2006

Lexington, KY -- Officials with the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts and Cruise with the Champions are happy to announce that the 2006 O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Champion will once again be setting sail on the famed cruise. In addition, Cruise with the Champions will be the sponsor the Rookie of the Year chase this season, making it the Cruise with the Champions Rookie of the Year.

Cruise with the Champions is a unique experience in which the Champions from various racing series throughout the country journey on a seven-day cruise from January 7th to January 14th. In addition, race fans from across the country have the opportunity to travel on the cruise, while meeting their favorite drivers on a relaxing winter vacation. The 2007 Cruise with the Champions trip will leave from Miami, FL and visit the popular vacation islands of San Juan, St. Maartan, and St. Thomas. The popularity of Cruise with the Champions has exploded within the last several years, and 2007 will mark the 13th voyage of the annual trip.

In addition to the $12,000 first place paycheck, the 2006 O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Champion and guest will set sail on the Cruise with the Champions. Likewise for the 2006 Cruise with the Champions Rookie of the Year, who receives a $2000 stipend at the season-ending Championship Awards Banquet.

For more information on Cruise with the Champions, visit their website at www.cruisewiththechampions.com or contact Cindy Knowles at 1-888-456-1336. For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series, visit our website at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859) 433-5707.

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series April Schedule
April 14 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring 50 Tune-Up)
April 15 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $5,000 to Win (Spring 50)
April 21 – Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win (3rd Annual Spring 40)
April 22 – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win (23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic)
April 28 – Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring Shootout)
April 29 – Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win (9th Annual Spring Sizzler)


G.R. Smith Press Release - April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team had
a big three-race weekend planned last weekend, but those plans were scratched
after the first night of racing action last Friday night, April 7. After the
Modoc (SC) Speedway dropped Late Models from their weekly program on Friday
night's, G.R. and the team decided to travel to the Mileback Speedway in Gray
Court, South Carolina for a $1,500 to win event. All was going well, as the
Mooresville, North Carolina native was running third in the feature event and
testing the waters on the high side, trying to run down the leaders. As he was
trying to make the pass for the runner-up spot, his Dirt Wheels Speed Shop /
Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix was
sent into the wall hard. The incident caused heavy damage to his Rocket
machine and relegated him to a sixth place finish in the event, as many of the
competitors had already fallen out of the race when the accident occurred.

"Those local guys down there must have take exception to us pulling in there
and racing," commented the young, clean-cut driver earlier in the week. "Every
car we passed was an adventure and finally the guy I was passing for second had
enough I guess. He ran us up into the wall and basically junked our car. We
headed back to the shop after the race and took the car to Rocket and we will
just regroup for the next couple of weeks to get ready for the Colossal 100 at
Charlotte."

G.R. and the rest of the team will take the upcoming weekend off to repair
their damaged racecar and prepare for the upcoming 'Colossal 100' at the Dirt
Track at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The $50,000 to
win, $2,000 to start event will be held on April 21-22 at the ultra-quick, 4/10-
mile dirt oval, which is located adjacent to the asphalt venue. More
information concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event
will be forthcoming in next weekend's press release.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.


O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Set for Florence Double-Header

LEXINGTON, KY -- After the 2006 season openers at Ponderosa Speedway were washed out last weekend, the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will now visit the track that closed out the 2005 season, Florence Speedway, for back-to-back shows this weekend.

Friday night, April 14th, the King Family's Florence Speedway will play host to the nation's most competitive regional racing series for the Spring 50 Tune-Up. A complete program for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series will feature Racing Optics Time Trials, Mason Racin' Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 30-lap 50 Tune-Up paying $3000 to win. The pit gates for this event will open at 4pm with the general admission gates opening at 5pm. Qualifying is slated to start at 7pm with Racing at 8pm. Adult General Admission is just $13 and kids ages 6-11 will be admitted for just $1 with a paying adult. Pit Admission is just $23.

Saturday night, April 15th, will be the Spring 50 for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series at Florence Speedway. Another complete program will be on tap with Racing Optics Time Trials, Mason Racin' Heat Races, B-Mains, and the $5000 to win Spring 50. Pit gates will once again open at 4pm with the general admission gates opening at 5pm. Qualifying on Saturday night will begin at 6:30pm with Racing at 7:30pm. Adult General Admission for the Spring 50 is just $15 with kids ages 6-11 being admitted for just $2. Pit Admission is just $27.

The excitement building for the upcoming weekend double-header at Florence Speedway is unparalleled as the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series comes off its most competitive season ever, in which the series saw an unprecedented 18 different winners in 20 different races. The exclamation point on the season was the logjam atop the points standings in which Tim Tungate, Mike Jewell, and Whitney McQueary were separated by less than 100 points heading into the final race of the 2005 season at Florence. The end result was a deadlock for the top spot in the standings with Jewell and Tungate being crowned Series Co-Champions. That same excitement and suspense is carrying over into 2006 as nation's most competitive and most exciting regional racing series begins another season of fierce competition this weekend at Florence.

Florence Speedway is a 1/2-mile, high-banked, clay oval located just south of Union, KY on US 42. For more information on Florence Speedway, visit their website at www.florencespeedway.com or call the track office at (859) 485-7591.

For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, visit us on the web at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859) 271-4501.

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series April Schedule
April 14 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring 50 Tune-Up)
April 15 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $5,000 to Win (Spring 50)
April 21 - Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win (3rd Annual Spring 40)
April 22 – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win (23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic)
April 28 – Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring Shootout)
April 29 – Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win (9th Annual Spring Sizzler)


G.R. Smith has Big Tripleheader Weekend in Store
April 4, 2006

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team have
a busy tripleheader weekend in store for them this weekend, as they will travel
to three different South Carolina dirt ovals. On Friday, the Mooresville,
North Carolina transplant will invade the Modoc Speedway in Modoc for a $2,000
to win event. Another $2,000 top prize is on the line on Saturday at the I-20
Speedway in Batesburg. G.R.'s ultra-busy weekend will commence on Sunday with
a big $10,000 event at the Cherokee Super Speedway in Gaffney. The Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series will sanction the event at the tracked deemed as "The
Place Your Momma Warned You About." For more information concerning the trio
of events this weekend, point your web browser to www.modocspeedway.com
www.i20speedway.com, and www.cherokeesuperspeedway.com

The former Big Block Dirt Modified driver took to the track last weekend at the
Clary's Speedway in Brinkleyville, North Carolina. G.R. was the eighth
quickest car in time trials and then finished eighth in the "Dash for Cash" to
earn a coveted spot in the $10,000 to win feature event. The former Folsom,
New Jersey native rolled off from the outside of the fourth row for the A-Main
and immediately made an impact in the unsanctioned event. He was battling
Anthony Rushing for the fourth position when Rushing spun out in front of
G.R.'s #22 machine, clipping him in the process. The damage unfortunately sent
G.R. pitside for the rest of the night and relegated him to a sixteenth place
finish.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com.


O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Opens Season This Weekend With Double-Header at Ponderosa Speedway

LEXINGTON, KY -- The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off its 2006 campaign this weekend at the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY with two complete racing programs on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th.

Friday, April 7th will officially start the 2006 season for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series with the 3rd Annual Spring 40 at the Ponderosa Speedway. A complete night of racing is scheduled with Racing Optics Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the Spring 40 paying $3000 to win. Past winners of this event include Johnny Wheeler and Greg Johnson. On Friday, the pit gates are slated to open at 4pm with the general admission gates swinging open at 5pm. Hot Laps will hit the track at 7pm with Racing Optics Time Trials to follow. General admission for adults is just $15, while pit admission is just $30. General admission for kids age 6-12 is just $10 while children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

Saturday, April 8th the series will see another complete program for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series at Ponderosa. The inaugural Ponderosa 50 will pay $5000 to the winner and is expected to draw another stout field of competition. Again, a complete night of racing will feature Racing Optics Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the 50-lap A-Main. On Saturday, the pit gates will once again open at 4pm with the general admission gates opening at 5pm. Hot Laps will start at 7pm with Racing Optics Time Trials to follow. General admission for adults is just $20, while pit admission is just $35. General admission for kids age 6-12 is just $10 while children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

The excitement building for the upcoming weekend double-header at "The Pond" is unparalleled as the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series comes off its most competitive season ever, in which the series saw an unprecedented 18 different winners in 20 different races. The exclamation point on the season was the logjam atop the points standings in which Tim Tungate, Mike Jewell, and Whitney McQueary were separated by less than 100 points heading into the final race of the 2005 season at Florence Speedway. The end result was a deadlock for the top spot in the standings with Jewell and Tungate being crowned Series Co-Champions. That same excitement and suspense is carrying over into 2006 as nation's most competitive and most exciting regional racing series begins another season of fierce competition this weekend at Ponderosa.

Ponderosa Speedway is a 3/8-mile D-shaped oval located on Phillips Lane, just outside of Junction City, KY. Larry Yantz, the 2005 O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series promoter of the year, is at the helm of "The Pond" once again in 2006. For more information on Ponderosa Speedway, visit them on the web at www.ponderosaspeedway.net or call the track at (859) 854-6808.

For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, visit us on the web at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the Series office at (859) 271-4501.

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series April Schedule
April 7 – Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win (3rd Annual Spring 40)
April 8 – Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $5,000 to Win (1st Annual Ponderosa 50)
April 14 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring 50 Tune-Up)
April 15 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $5,000 to Win (Spring 50)
April 22 – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win (23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic)
April 28 – Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win (Spring Shootout)
April 29 – Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win (9th Annual Spring Sizzler)


Jack Bailey aims for a triumphant return to SoBo

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2006, Cornelius, N.C. - Cornelius, N.C. -
It's been more than five years since Jack Bailey has raced at South Boston
Speedway, but he's eager to return to the track and turn his first official
laps in a Hooters Pro Cup Series car.

The 23-year-old Stafford, Va., native said he feels more prepared for his
Northern Division run than he has ever felt before the start of a racing
season. And that's saying something. Though this is Bailey's first year
driving the No. 93 Ford for Randy Humphrey Racing, he's been racing
somewhere ever since he was 10 years old.

The No. 93 team tested at South Boston earlier in March, but Bailey said he
and crew chief Robert Huffman decided to forgo more tests in favor of
getting the car in perfect shape, and lining up a great pit crew. "The team
is really excited about getting the first race under our belt," Bailey said.


If pit stops go well, and qualifying goes similarly smooth, Bailey thinks
his team will run up front on Saturday.

"God willing, and everything goes our way, we feel like we can run in the
Top 5, Top 10," Bailey said. "I'm excited, and I really look forward to
running this year."

The young driver said Huffman and car owner Randy Humphrey, both racing
veterans in their own right, have been good influences on him. The Christian
men have provided exactly the guidance Bailey needed as he moved to a new
place and began racing in a new series. He split time between Late Model
racing and a stint in NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series last year, but he's
glad to be able to focus on the Pro Cup now. "I needed to come down here
and get a fresh start, so to speak," Bailey said.

The Hooters USAR Pro Cup 250 at South Boston Speedway, will be televised on
April 5th at 5pm on SPEED. For more information on the #93 Ford driven by
Jack Bailey, please visit www.jackbailey.com or contact Mike Mallon at
Perrott Marketing.


G.R. Smith Records First Dirt Late Model Win at Modoc!
March 27, 2006

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith racked up his first career Dirt Late
Model feature victory last Friday night at the Modoc Speedway in Modoc, South
Carolina. The young Mooresville, North Carolina transplant started off the
evening by posting the quickest time in qualifying on the ultra-quick Modoc
racing surface. In only his ninth race behind the wheel of his Dirt Wheels
Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand
Prix, G.R. bested Casey Roberts and Jack Pennington, among others, for the
$2,000 victory!

Following the big win at Modoc, the Premier Motorsports team traveled to the I-
20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina on Saturday for an unsanctioned,
$4,000 to win show. G.R. qualified tenth and rolled off from the outside of
the fifth row in the A-Main. The immaculately prepared #22 machine immediately
made a charge to the front, only to get spun out after advancing to the fifth
spot. G.R. restarted his mount from the tail of the field and made another
charge, this time to the third position. He was a close third to Jack
Pennington and Rambo Franklin when the two leaders made contact, sending
Pennington into G.R. After heading pitside to make repairs to his ride, G.R.
returned to the track to salvage a solid eighth place finish.

"It is great to get that first win under our belt," stated the young, clean-cut
driver when asked about his run at Modoc last Friday. "Our car was really
strong all night and I was able to beat some of those guys that run Modoc
regularly, so that felt really good. That was the first time that I have raced
a Dirt Late Model at a track multiple times and we ended up winning at Modoc in
our second time there. Then at I-20, I feel like we had a legitimate shot of
winning that race as well. We came from the back a couple of times and got up
there and battled for the lead before the leaders made contact in front of me.
I feel like our Dirt Late Model program is really taking shape and I am looking
forward to the rest of the season!"

The Premier Motorsports team is set to invade the Clary's Speedway in
Brinkleyville, North Carolina this Saturday, April 1. The third annual 'Nathan
Wright Memorial' is on tap at Clary's and a buxom $10,000 top prize is on the
line for the Dirt Late Model division. A full racing program is on tap this
Saturday and the event should draw plenty of heavy hitters for the large
payday. This will be G.R.'s first visit to the Tarheel State venue. For more
information concerning this unsanctioned event, point your web browser to
www.clarysspeedway.com!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com.


O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Adds Lake Cumberland, Hires Tech Director for 2006

LEXINGTON, KY -- The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts has added two dates at the Lake Cumberland Speedway to the 2006 Schedule. In addition, the series has hired Del Bohle to be the Technical Director for the upcoming 2006 season.

The Series' first visit to the Lake Cumberland Speedway in three years will be on Saturday, May 20th for the Coca-Cola 40, paying $3000 to win as the O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Drivers will test the newly refurbished racing surface for the 2006 season. The second trip of the year to the Burnside, KY 3/8-mile oval will close out the season on Saturday, October 14th as the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series will sanction the Lake Cumberland Classic. Previous winners of the Lake Cumberland Classic include the likes of four-time Classic champion Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Jim Curry, Rod Carter Jr., and Michael Chilton.

The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series has also hired Del Bohle as their Technical Director for the 2006 racing season. Bohle has been involved in racing for over 30 years as both a driver and a crew chief. The list of drivers Bohle has turned wrenches for is an impressive one including Todd Anderson, Johnny Wheeler, Steve Hillard, and most recently Frankie Coomer.

The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series kicks off their 2006 campaign in less than two weeks at the Larry Yantz promoted Ponderosa Speedway with back-to-back events on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th. The April 7th show pays $3000 to win while the April 8th event pays $5000 to win. Both nights will feature a complete racing program with Racing Optics Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and the O'Reilly Auto Parts A-Main.

After Ponderosa, the series travels north on I-75 to the King Family's Florence Speedway on April 14th and April 15th. Once again, two complete shows for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will find the winner cashing a $3000 paycheck for Friday, April 14th's Spring 50 Tune-Up and then a $5000 top prize for Saturday, April 15th's Spring 50.

The third weekend of April, the series makes its first stop of the season to the Tim Keithley promoted Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN for the highly-anticipated 23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic paying $3000 to win on April 22nd.

The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series closes out the month of April with a double header weekend on April 28th at the Richmond Raceway in Richmond, KY and April 29th at the Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY. Richmond's Friday night special pays $3000 to win while the 9th Annual Spring Sizzler at Bluegrass Speedway will also pay $3000 to win.

For more information on the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, please visit our website at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or contact the Series Office at (859) 271-4501.

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series April Schedule
April 7 – Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $3,000 to Win – 3rd Annual Spring 40
April 8 – Ponderosa Speedway, Junction City, KY - $5,000 to Win – 1st Annual Ponderosa 50
April 14 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $3,000 to Win – Spring 50 Tune-Up
April 15 – Florence Speedway, Union, KY - $5,000 to Win – Spring 50
April 22 – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN - $3,000 to Win – 23rd Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic
April 28 – Richmond Raceway, Richmond, KY - $3,000 to Win – Spring Shootout
April 29 – Bluegrass Speedway, Bardstown, KY - $3,000 to Win – 9th Annual Spring Sizzler

2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car Series Sponsors
O’Reilly Auto Part – Title Sponsor and “Official Auto Part Retailer of the O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car Series”
Arizona Sport Shirts – Presenting Sponsor and “Official Souvenir Manufacturer & Vendor of the O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car Series”
Sunoco Race Fuels – “Official Race Fuel of the O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car Series”
2006 O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series Supporters Include: O’Reilly Auto Parts, Arizona Sport Shirts, Sunoco Race Fuels, DART Machinery, PPM Performance Products, Bazell Fuels, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply, Racing Optics, Trailer Parts & Sales, Honda of Prestonsburg, Cruise with the Champions, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, Rattliff Motors, Bert Transmissions, Rick Schwallie Photography and Real Wheels


G.R. Smith Records First Career Dirt Late Model Win
March 25, 2006

G.R. Smith reached victory lane for the first time in the 2006 racing season
and the first time in his young Dirt Late Model career on Friday night. The
former Big Block Dirt Modified ace and frequent ARCA RE/MAX Series competitor
took the checkers last night at the Modoc Speedway in Modoc, South Carolina.
The Mooresville, North Carolina transplant set quick time in qualifying and
bested Casey Roberts and Jack Pennington, among others, in the feature event to
record the $2,000 victory! More information will be available in the press
release this week...

The Premier Motorsports team is off to the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South
Carolina tonight, March 25, for a $4,000 unsanctioned feature event. For more
information on this big event, point your web browser to www.i20speedway.com!


G.R. Smith and Premier Motorsports Ready for Modoc, I-20
March 22, 2006

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) The Premier Motorsports team, with G.R. Smith
behind the wheel, will invade the state of South Carolina this weekend for two
Dirt Late Model events. The Mooresville, North Carolina based team will travel
to the Modoc Speedway in Modoc, South Carolina on Friday, March 24 for an
unsanctioned, $2,000 to win event. The young Big Block Dirt Modified
transplant will then head to the I-20 Speedway in Batesburg, South Carolina for
the first time. A $4,000 to win special event is planned for I-20 on Saturday
evening. For more information concerning both of these exciting events in
South Carolina over the weekend, point your web browser to
www.modocspeedway.com and www.i20speedway.com.
G.R. spent last weekend in South Carolina as well, as he took to the track at
Modoc last Friday and the Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina
on Saturday. At Modoc, G.R. was one of the fastest cars in hot laps and posted
the sixth quickest lap in time trials. He backed those performances up with a
solid seventh place run in the $2,000 to win A-Main event. That finish was
G.R.'s best run to date behind the wheel of a Dirt Late Model.
On Saturday at Lancaster, G.R. and the team did not have the kind of night they
had hoped for in the Carolina Clash Late Model Series event. He drew a late
number for qualifying and struggled a bit, partly due to the track slowing down
from the beginning to the end of the time trial session. In the B-Main, G.R.
tried to make a push to transfer to the $5,000 to win A-Main, but just fell
short, as he finished fourth in the race with only the top three advancing.
G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com.


NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series Releases 2006 Schedule

LEXINGTON, KY -- The NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series has released its tentative schedule for 2006 as Kentucky's premier Open Wheel Modified Series looks ahead to the upcoming racing season with each scheduled event paying $1500 to win.
The NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series begins its third season at Harold Hardgrove's Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday, April 22nd. Races two and three find the series at Junction City, KY's Ponderosa Speedway on Friday, May 19th and Richmond, KY's Richmond Raceway on Saturday, May 20th. The series closes out the month of May with the 6th Annual Mod Squad Bash at Bardstown, KY's Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday, May 27th.
Saturday, June 3rd, the NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modifieds head to eastern Kentucky for the first trip of the year to the 201 Speedway. The series ventures back to Burnside, KY's Lake Cumberland Speedway on Saturday, July 1st.
The BoB "Mod Squad" starts the month of August back at Sitka, KY's 201 Speedway on Saturday, August 5th. A double-header weekend follows with visits to Larry Yantz's Ponderosa Speedway on Friday, August 11th and David & Anita Ferrell's Bluegrass Speedway on Saturday, August 12th for the 6th Annual Bluegrass Rumble. The series ends August with their second trip of the year to the Richmond Raceway on Saturday, August 19th.
The 2006 season for the NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series is scheduled to come a close in September as the Series makes its third visit of the season to Richmond Raceway on Saturday, September 16th and the final race of the season on Saturday, September 23rd at the Lake Cumberland Speedway.
Hanover, IN native Joey Kramer is the defending NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series Champion while Columbia, KY's Kelly Warren won the inaugural series title in 2004.
For more information on the NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series visit our website at www.battleofthebluegrass.com or call the series office at (859) 271-4501.

NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series 2006 Schedule
Date Venue Location Win
April 22 Lake Cumberland Speedway Burnside, KY $1500
May 19 Ponderosa Speedway Junction City, KY $1500
May 20 Richmond Raceway Richmond, KY $1500
May 27 Bluegrass Speedway 6th Annual Mod Squad Bash Bardstown, KY $1500
June 3 201 Speedway Sitka, KY $1500
July 1 Lake Cumberland Speedway Burnside, KY $1500
Aug 5 201 Speedway Sitka, KY $1500
Aug 11 Ponderosa Speedway Junction City, KY $1500
Aug 12 Bluegrass Speedway 6th Annual Bluegrass Rumble Bardstown, KY $1500
Aug 19 Richmond Raceway Richmond, KY $1500
Sept 16 Richmond Raceway Richmond, KY $1500
Sept 23 Lake Cumberland Speedway Burnside, KY $1500


Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Set for Huge Month of April

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gets back into action in April with an intense racing schedule with five events to be held with the total purses exceeding $360,000. To kick off the month on Saturday Night, April 1st it will be the third visit for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the historic Brownstown (IN) Speedway for the 9th Annual "Indiana Icebreaker" paying $10,000 to win. In the previous two appearances at the Jackson County Fairgrounds 1/4 mile speed-plant Mike Jewell of Scottsburg, IN and Terry English of Benton, KY have captured victories there.
After visiting America's Heartland the Series then turns its attention to the southeastern part of the United States with events on Saturday Night, April 8th at the Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA followed by a Sunday evening affair at the Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC. Dixie Speedway will host the "Jimmy Mosteller Classic" on Saturday Night paying $10,000 to win. The event was originally scheduled for last October as part of the annual "Dixie Shootout", but fell victim to rain. It will be the third appearance for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to one of the legendary venues in all of dirt track racing. Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL has won both times the series has raced at Dixie Speedway in 2004 and again last season. The following night, the Series makes its first appearance at "The Place Your Mamma Warned You About" Cherokee Speedway for a $10,000 to win event.
After the weekend off for the Easter Holiday Weekend the Series cranks up into high gear with the first mega dirt late model event of the '06 Season the Inaugural "Colossal 100" at The Dirt Track@Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC on April 21st and 22nd. The 100 lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event on Saturday Night will pay $50,000 to win and $2,000 to start with a total purse right at $200,000. Last year Grayson, KY's Jackie Boggs picked up the win in the first appearance at the ultra-modern facility for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
To wind up the month of April it will be another track making its first ever appearance on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule as the 25th Annual "Stanley Schetrompf Memorial" will be contested at the one of the most recognizable venues for dirt late model racing, the Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD on Saturday Night, April 29th. A top prize of $10,000 to win will be up for grabs in the Series first ever visit to the Frank Plessinger promoted facility.
For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can visit their website at www.lucasdirt.com or call the series office at (859) 271-4501.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series April Race Schedule
Saturday, April 1----Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, IN-9th Annual "Indiana Icebreaker" $10,000 to win - www.brownstownspeedway.com
Saturday, April 8----Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-"Jimmy Mosteller Classic" $10,000 to win - www.dixiespeedway.com
Sunday, April 9------Cherokee Speedway-Gaffney, SC-$10,000 to win - www.cherokeesuperspeedway.com
Sat-Sun, April 21-22-The Dirt Track@Lowe's Motor Speedway-Concord, NC-Inaugural "Colossal 100" $50,000 to win - www.lowesmotorspeedway.com
Saturday, April 29---Hagerstown Speedway-Hagerstown, MD-25th Annual "Stanley Schetrompf Memorial" $10,000 to win - www.hagerstownspeedway.com

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series All-Time Event Winners (2004-2006)
Don O'Neal-7
Shannon Babb-4
Steve Francis-3
Matt Miller-3
Donnie Moran-3
Brian Birkhofer-2
Scott Bloomquist-2
Rick Eckert-2
Terry English-2
Earl Pearson Jr-2
Jackie Boggs-1
Eddie Carrier Jr-1
Steve Casebolt-1
Bart Hartman-1
Scott James-1
Mike Jewell-1
Randy Korte-1
Mike Marlar-1
Jimmy Mars-1
Tim McCreadie-1
Dale McDowell-1
Billy Moyer-1
Jimmy Owens-1
Dan Schlieper-1
Robbie Scott-1
Steve Shaver-1

2006 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Sponsors
Lucas Oil- Title Sponsor and “Official Oil Products of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”
K & N Filters - “Official Filters” of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”
Sunoco Race Fuels- “Official Race Fuel of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”
Arizona Sport Shirts – “Official Souvenir Manufacturer & Vendor of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series”
2006 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Supporters Include: Lucas Oil Products, K & N Filters, Sunoco Race Fuels, Arizona Sports Shirts, DART Machinery, COMP Cams, PBM Performance Products, Hawk Performance Brakes, Edelbrock, PPM, AFCO, Quarter Master, Design 500, Penske Racing Shocks, Banshee Graphics, Jesel, C J Rayburn Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Real Wheels, MasterSbilt Race Cars, Lazer Race Cars, Mason Racin, Cruise With The Champions, Petroff Towing and All-Star Performance


G.R. Smith Decides on Modoc this Friday
March 16, 2006

Instead of competing in the open practice session at the Lancaster (SC) Motor
Speedway like originally planned, G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team
will invade the Modoc Speedway in Modoc, South Carolina for an unsanctioned
$2,000 to win feature event. The team will then head to the Lancaster (SC)
Motor Speedway on Saturday evening for round two of the Carolina Clash Late
Model Series. A $5,000 payday awaits the winner at the Lancaster, South
Carolina oval on Saturday.
www.grsmith22.com
Ryan Delph Delph Communications


G.R. Smith Twelfth in Carolina Clash Opener, Lancaster Up Next

(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) Round one of the 2006 Carolina Clash Late Model
Series is in the books and rookie competitor G.R. Smith was able to register a
twelfth place finish despite suffering overheating problems at the historic
Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. The driver of the Dirt Wheels
Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand
Prix was one of the fastest cars in the Friday practice session, but missed the
setup on his machine for the qualifying session last Saturday. The
Mooresville, North Carolina transplant had to start tenth in his consolation
event, but got up on the wheel in order to take the second transfer spot in the
B-Main event.
In the $5,000 to win A-Main at the Gastonia, oval, G.R. rolled off near the
tail of the grid for the green flag. He was making some headway through the
field before overheating problems start to creep up on the young and talented
former DIRT Modified pilot. G.R. was eventually forced to pull off of the
speedway in order to save his powerplant and was relegated to a twelfth place
finish. He was; however, deemed Rookie of the Race after all of the
tabulations were finalized.
"I think I could have gotten up to seventh or eighth and that would have been a
pretty good finish considering where we started after qualifying," commented
Smith earlier this week. "I was trying to pull out of line during the caution
laps to cool down the motor, but that wasn't working at all. Finally, I had to
make the decision to stay out there and possibly gain a couple of positions or
save the motor. I chose the latter and decided to call it a night. Hopefully,
we can get timed in better this week at Lancaster and not get behind the eight
ball so early in the night."
Round two of the ultra-competitive Carolina Clash Late Model Series will take
place this Saturday evening at the Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South
Carolina. An open practice session will be held this Friday, March 17, with
the racing action slated to heat up on Saturday, culminating with another
$5,000 to win feature event. The latest news and information concerning this
exciting 50-lap event can be found online at www.lancasterspeedway.net and
www.carolinaclash.com.
G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Behrent's Performance
Warehouse, Delph Communications, DH Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels,
Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.
The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Carolina Clash Opener this Weekend at Gastonia

March 7, 2006
(MOORESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports will kick
off the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series this weekend at the historic
Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina. The young driver of the Dirt
Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix plans
to compete for the Carolina Clash Series Championship, as well as Rookie of the
Year honors in 2006. The event this weekend at the Carolina Speedway kicks off
a 34-race schedule for the series, which sanctions Super Late Model races
throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia.

The exciting racing action kicks off this Friday, March 10 at the venerable
Gastonia, North Carolina oval with an open practice session and media day. The
wick gets turned up on Saturday when the cars and stars of the Carolina Clash
Super Late Model Series will duel for a $5,000 payday. The feature event will
be 50-laps in length on Saturday, March 11. For more information on the wheel-
to-wheel Dirt Late Model action this weekend, point your web browser to
www.carolinaclash.com and www.carolinaspeedway.net.

"I am excited to get the Carolina Clash season underway and hopefully we can
put out a strong performance in the opening race of the season," stated G.R. in
a telephone conversation recently. "We have been thrashing since returning
from Speedweeks at Volusia a couple of weeks ago. We moved our operation to
Mooresville, North Carolina from the Pittsburgh area and that takes a lot of
time and dedication. In addition, we haven't found a transporter yet that
really fits what we are looking for in a rig. Hopefully, our hard work will
pay off when we hit the track this weekend at Gastonia."

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Delph Communications, DH
Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels, Pro Power Racing Engines, and
Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com.


G.R. Smith Commits to Carolina Clash Series Following Volusia Events

(FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY) G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports made their Dirt
Late Model debut last week in five events at the Volusia Speedway Park in
Barberville, Florida. The team was very competitive right out of the box,
qualifying on the front row of a heat race on four out of the five nights.
With nearly 100 competitors in the pits, the action was fast and furious to try
to make the starting field for the A-Main event each evening. G.R. put his
Giacobbe Trucking / Dirt Wheels Speed Shop #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix
into the $10,000 to win A-Main at Volusia on last Friday, February 17 in only
his fourth Dirt Late Model event. He retired early from the 50-lap main event
after the track took rubber and became one-lane and registered a twenty-eighth
place finish.

You can read all about each of the five nights of racing action for G.R. by
accessing the NEWS page on his official website, located at www.grsmith22.com.

"I am pretty pleased with how we performed last week at Volusia," commented
G.R. today via telephone. "We were fast right out of the box and qualified
well every night but one. With the level of competition that was present all
week long at Volusia, it was very hard to stay up front and transfer out of the
heat or B-Main. One slight rookie mistake or bobble and someone was there
waiting to take advantage. Overall though, I am encouraged by the way we
performed and I was able to get quite a bit of track time, which is what I
needed."

The team is currently in the process of moving their Dirt Late Model operation
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to their new home in the Charlotte, North
Carolina area. By virtue of the move, the Premier Motorsports team has decided
to chase the Carolina Clash Series in 2006 and compete for the series
Championship and Rookie of the Year honors. In addition to the Carolina Clash
Series dates, G.R. plans to compete in several O'Reilly Southern AllStar Series
events, as well as mega-events like the 'Colossal 100' at the Lowe's (NC) Motor
Speedway and the 'Dream 100' and 'World 100' at the Eldora (OH) Speedway.
G.R.'s next scheduled event is the Carolina Clash Series opener at the Carolina
Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina on March 11. A $5,000 payday is up for
grabs at the historic Tarheel State oval.

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Delph Communications, DH
Competition Decals by HIP, Duralite Wheels, Pro Power Racing Engines, and
Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com


G.R. Smith Readies for Daytona ARCA 200

(FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY) G.R. Smith announced today that he will in fact drive the
#94 entry out of the Bobby Gerhart Racing stables this Saturday, February 11 in
the 43rd running of the Daytona ARCA 200 at the famed Daytona International
Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. G.R. will be a teammate of the three-time
Daytona winner Bobby Gerhart and will pilot the BGR Research / Lucas Oil
sponsored #94 Monte Carlo. The popular ARCA RE/MAX Series event will be
broadcast live on the SPEED Channel at 4:00 p.m. late Saturday afternoon.

G.R. earned his best career ARCA finish last year at Daytona when he finished
sixteenth after qualifying his mount fourteenth fastest of the stout field at
the 2.5 mile superspeedway. The Folsom, New Jersey native also has experience
behind the wheel of the very race car that he will be piloting on Saturday. He
was thirteenth fastest in an ARCA practice session at Daytona back on December
16, 2005. His teammate Bobby Gerhart was the quickest in that particular
practice session at 184.388 mph.

"I am extremely excited to compete at Daytona this weekend and I think we have
a car to run up front," commented Smith recently. "Bobby (Gerhart) has great
equipment and I am very comfortable in the car that I will be driving this
week. We need to qualify well and if we can do that, I think our chances of
staying up front all day are pretty good. I definitely believe that we have a
car to qualify in the top five and if we can stay out of trouble, I think we
can finish in the top five. I want to thank Bobby Gerhart Racing for giving me
the opportunity to compete in his equipment this week at Daytona and for Lucas
Oil and the rest of our great sponsors for their support."

The ARCA RE/MAX Series event at Daytona has drawn a record 71 entries this
year. Practice for Saturday's Daytona ARCA 200 will commence on Thursday, while
ARCA Pork Pole Qualifying will take place at 11:05 a.m. on Friday morning.
Positions 1-32 will be filled with the qualifying procedures, while
provisionals will make up the rest of the starting field. The green flag for
the 80-lap/200 mile Daytona ARCA 200 will drop at 4:10 p.m. on Saturday,
February 11, with the SPEED Channel covering the event live on television.

You can keep up with all of the events on the official ARCA RE/MAX Series
website, which is located at www.arcaracing.com.

To learn more about G.R. Smith, please point your web browsers to  www.grsmith22.com.


G.R. Smith Readies for Dirt Late Model Debut at Volusia Speedway Park

(PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA) The Premier Motorsports team and young driver G.R.
Smith will officially make the transition from Big Block Dirt Modified racing
to Dirt Late Model racing on February 13-18 at the Volusia Speedway Park in
Barberville, Florida. The UMP Racing Series will sanction four events at the
1/2-mile, high-banked oval, while the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will
rule over two events on February 16 & 18. The first three events of the week
at VSP will pay $5,000 to the winner, while the final three shows will pay
$10,000 to the driver who is lucky enough to reach victory lane. To learn more
about the shows at the Volusia Speedway Park, please visit www.woolms.com and
www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com.

Below is the racing schedule for the driver of the Dirt Wheels Speed Shop /
Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix for
Florida. Please note that the schedule can change depending on weather, track
conditions, and other variables.

February 13 - Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $5,000 to win
February 14 - Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $5,000 to win
February 15 - Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $5,000 to win
February 16 - Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, World of Outlaws, $10,000 to win
February 17 - Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, UMP, $10,000 to win
February 18 - Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, World of Outlaws, $10,000 to win

"We thought about running some events at Brunswick and East Bay to get our
season started, but I didn't want to rush anything," commented Smith today via
telephone. "When we hit the track at Volusia for the first time, I want to
make sure our equipment is 100 percent ready to go. I am excited about getting
behind the wheel of a Dirt Late Model for the first time. I went through the
McDowell-Cook Driving School in November, so I do have a little seat time.
But, I am sure it will be a totally different ballgame when I pull out onto the
track at Volusia. Hopefully, the transition won't take a lot of time and I can
get up to speed and be competitive right out of the box."

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team just received their shipment of
their new T-Shirts, which were produced by Arizona Sport Shirts. You can
purchase them from G.R. by stopping by his hauler or by filling out the online
order form at www.grsmith22.com. The high quality shirts are available in
sizes 10/12, 14/16, Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, & XXXL.

In other news, G.R. also has a 2005 1.75" Rocket Chassis Combo Car available
for sale. You can view all of the extras by clicking on the FOR SALE page of
the website! If you are looking for a Dirt Late Model for 2006, G.R. and the
Premier Motorsports team can hook you up with a first class ride!!!

G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team would like to thank the following
sponsors for their support this season: Dirt Wheels Speed Shop, MCB
Motorsports, Giacobbe Trucking, Baker Carburetion, Delph Communications, DH
Competition Decals by HIP, Pro Power Racing Engines, and Rocket Chassis.

The latest dirt on the #22 team can be found online at www.grsmith22.com.

Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications www.delphcommunications.com.


MCCREADIE CHOOSES VP’S LATE MODEL PLUSTM FOR 2006 CAMPAIGN

SAN ANTONIO, TX (January 30, 2006) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., industry leader in the manufacture of racing fuels and performance chemicals, announced today that second generation Big Block DIRT Modified star Tim McCreadie of Watertown, NY, has chosen to continue using VP Racing’s Late Model PlusTM racing fuel in his quest to win the 2 006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship. “I’m a typical racer -- we go out to win races and I want to do everything I can to maximize performance,” said McCreadie. “I believe Late Model Plus was a big part of our success last year. It made good power and protected our engines by running cool. We’ve got too much invested in these engines to run any risk of overheating or detonation. Our team believes Late Model Plus gives the greatest assurance that we won’t ever have to deal with those kinds of issues.”
In just his second season as a dirt Late Model driver last year, Timmy Mac stunned and amazed the dirt Late Model world as the leading winner on the WoO tour with eight victories and challenged for the series championship all season long before finishing third in points. He began the 2006 season by picking right up where he left off with a win at Tulsa’s Chili Bowl earlier this month. With his commitment to Late Model Plus, McCreadie joins other dirt Late Model luminaries including Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Scott Bloomquist and many others whose success on the track can be traced in large part to the performance assurance offered by VP’s premier fuel for Late Models.
For more information about Tim McCreadie, visit www.timmccreadie.com. For more on VP Racing, visit www.vpracingfuels.com.
VP Racing has manufactured the best fuels for motorsports since 1975. With its more than 60 unique blends, VP has fueled champions in virtually every racing category and class -- from circle track, drag racing and road racing to off-road, off-shore and even airplane racing. In race venues not controlled by a fuel rule, VP consistently fuels more winners than any other American fuel company. VP has been the fuel of choice for NHRA Pro Stock Champions for 30 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any major sponsor in the industry.
VP is the Official Fuel of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as well as the exclusive fuel supplier and/or sponsor of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Supercross; IJSBA (International Jet Sports Boating Association); SKUSA (Superkarts! USA); Star Mazda; Stars of Karting; and Champ Car Atlantic, among many other sanctioning bodies.


Seigfried Racing Enterprises

Seigfried Racing Enterprises has been busy preparing for the 2006 season. Driver Laudan Seigfried and the 99x team will compete at the Port Royal Speedway in 2006. It will be the teams first full season racing in the super latemodel class. We have recently unveiled our new website at www.laudanseigfried.com be sure to check it out and please sign our guest book.

Seigfried Racing Enterprises would like to welcome Riverfront Transportation, Haus Automotive, Franny’s Hilltop Service and Blake Tobias Motorsports to the team in 2006.

Returning to the team are Schaeffers Harley Davidson Buell in Orwigsburg, PA. , B’s Automotive Sales & Service, Pottsville, PA., Berman Freightliner, Leesport, PA. , Kramers Power Equipment, Sch. Haven, PA. , Kens Tire, Cressona, PA. , Sch. Haven Body & Fender, Cressona, PA. , A&C Race Engines, Hagerstown, MD. , Jacks Auto Supply, Sch. Haven, PA. Litech Race Systems, Gilbertsville, PA. Seigfried Racing Bodies, Friedensburg, PA.

Schaeffers Harley Davidson will be having there annual Race Day February 11th. It’s a great time to see all the different racing vehicles and meet the drivers. Race Day once again will kick off the MDA fundraising Ride For Life XIX . There will also be 15% discounts on racing apparel and full face helmets in the boutique and 15% off Screamin’ Eagle Parts & Accessories in the parts department. It all gets started at 8 am and continues on all day. Stop by and see the Schaeffers Harley Davidson dirtlatemodel driven by Laudan Seigfried. Schaeffers is located just off route 61 behind the red church in Orwisburg, PA

Kramers Power Equipment in Sch. Haven will have an open house on February 18th Seigfried Racing will have the 99x for all to see. Kramers Power Equipment is you one stop for all power equipment needs. They are an authorized dealer and repair center for John Deere, Honda, Stihl. Stop by February 18th Kramers is located south west of Sch. Haven on route 183.

Watch for more updates and off season appearances and be sure to check out www.laudanseigfried.com.


$200,000 Colossal 100 Late Model Event
To Open The Dirt Track's Season April 21-22


CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2006) - One of the richest purses in late
model stock car racing will be up for grabs April 21-22 when The Dirt Track
@ Lowe's Motor Speedway opens its seventh season with the inaugural Colossal
100.
Featuring total cash awards of $200,000, the richest event ever run
at The Dirt Track will conclude with a 100-lap championship feature paying
$50,000 to the winner. Thirty-six cars will take the green flag in the main
event with each starter guaranteed at least $2,000.
"Colossal is a word used to describe something that elicits awe or
taxes belief, and that's why it is a perfect name for this early-season late
model spectacular," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager
of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "The late models have consistently presented the
best racing at The Dirt Track and a $200,000 purse is sure to raise the
level of competition, leaving both fans and competitors in awe."
Spread over two nights, the Friday portion of the Colossal 100 will
feature group time trials and heat races. The top two finishers in each heat
will secure a spot in the 100-lap finale and a draw will determine the
starting line-up.
Saturday night's program begins with a driver autograph session and
the on-track action includes at least two additional qualifying races prior
to the main event. The Dirt Track's traditional late model format will be
utilized, including the extremely popular double-file restarts where drivers
can choose either the inside or outside line.
Two provisional starting spots in the 36-car feature field will be
reserved for the drivers with the earliest pre-entry postmarks who do not
make the main event through the preliminary races. The pre-entry deadline
for the Colossal 100 is Feb. 10 and entry blanks can be downloaded from
www.lowesmotorspeedway.com/colossalentry.pdf.
If purchased in advance, reserved tickets, good for both Friday and
Saturday nights, are $49 for adults and $19 for children ages 12 and under.
Two-day pit passes are $60 in advance.
Tickets and pit passes can be purchased online at
www.lowesmotorspeedway.com or by calling the Lowe's Motor Speedway ticket
office at 1-800-455-FANS.


VIRGINIA MOTOR SPEEDWAY EXTENDS HOLIDAYS WISHES

Saluda, VA - The entire staff of Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincerest warm wishes for a very Merry Christmas as we stop to enjoy this wonderful time of the year with our friends and family.
To our friends, fans, drivers, owners, sponsors, and members of the media we also extend a heartfelt wish for a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.
As we all take time to be with our family and friends during this holiday season we also need to pause and take time to remember, in prayer, our U.S. troops stationed throughout the world keeping peace. We pray for their safe return to their friends and families as soon as their jobs are done.
The 2006 season will soon be upon us and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you once again for some of the best dirt racing in the country.
Thanks for your continued support and cooperation.


Freedom Fighters 50 goes to Banal; Stambaugh, Anderson, Britton and Wantz winners at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-The action at Wayne County Speedway was non stop Saturday night from a car giveaway to door handle to door handle three wide racing. Richard Horn of Wooster, Ohio had the lucky ticket and got to drive home in a 1987 convertible Corvette. For the first time in nearly a month Mother Nature shined down on a packed grandstand and pits full of race cars. And she was treated to a great show.

The Freedom Fighters 50 is the salute to our public safety officials who risk their lives everyday serving our country. It got started with Scotty Peltz leading the stout field of American Payroll Advance Super Late Models to the green flag. It was short lived as Millersburg Ohio’s Keith Berner took the early lead. The caution flag flew on lap 3 for a Thomas Baker spinout. When the racing resumed the top three cars of Berner, Peltz and George Lee remained the same, but through the field the racing was intense. Fifteenth starting Mark Banal was up to ninth place. At the front of the pack Berner pulled away from the field; but another caution on lap 14 for the cars of Baker and Mark Bellamy getting together. Lap 14 found Banal up to sixth place and hard charging for more. The green flag dropped and Berner took off like a rocket, but another caution flew on lap 17 for Chet Alexander stopping with a flat tire. Banal had moved up to second place before the caution flag flew and seventh starting Ryan Markham had moved to third. When the green flag dropped Banal didn’t waste anytime attempting to make a move on Berner. Banal hooked the high side and blew past Berner. Berner didn’t give up as he shoved the nose under Banal every lap. The leaders hit lapped traffic on lap 28. On lap 32 Banal slipped high and Berner darted by. On lap 35 Banal changed lines and zipped underneath Berner coming off of turn 4. Banal had to with stand a couple of late race assaults by Berner as he could pull along side Banal, just couldn’t compete the pass. Banal was the first to the checkered flag. He was followed by Berner, Markham, Doug Drown, 12th starting Shane McLoughlin, Scotty Peltz, Dave Hornikel, Eric ‘Spud’ Myers and JR Gentry. Markham, Drown and Hornikel won heat races and Peltz won the dash. Myers set fast time and Charlie Duncan won the Consolation race.

In the RPM Motorsports Modified division it was a nine car Talladega like pileup on the opening lap that brought the field to the a red flag. The track was cleared and the green flag would drop. Rob Stambaugh jumped to the point and wouldn’t look back. Mike Lonas would hound Stambaugh every lap, it wouldn’t be enough as Stambaugh took the checkered flag. He was followed by Lonas, Matt Shroyer, Took Wiles and Bruce Miller. Heat race winners were Rory Reed and Rocky Kugel. Shroyer won the Dash and Larry Kugel won the Consolation race.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it was Rick Frame taking the early lead. Last weeks feature winner didn’t waste anytime as he powered past Frame to take the lead. It was all Anderson as he bested Fred Snyder who finished second. He was followed by Tim Myers, Rich Frame and Travis Mensching. Frame was the dash winner. Jose Marsh and Jim Nicely took the heat race wins. Paul Holmes won the Consolation race.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks it was Neil Nisly taking the early lead. He would reluctantly hand over the top spot to Henry Britton. Britton would take advantage and run from the filed. Jeff Theil would make a late race charge but came up a little short. At the line it was Britton, Jeff Theil, Nisly, Dale Beckett, Jr. and rounding out the top five is Josh Robinson. Heat race winners were Charlie Ray and Mitch Reichard. Nisly won the Dash.

The 2005 WCS faster pastor grand finale was also on tap. The round winners squared off against each other with the winner crowned the Fastest Pastor. Pastor Glen Coblentz would take the early lead. He was hounded by Pastor Doug Wantz lap after lap. Wantz or Coblentz wouldn’t budge. With a daring late race barrage Wantz snuck by Coblentz for the lead to take the checkered flag. He was followed by Pastor Coblentz, Pastor Mark Sarver, Pastor Bryan Phillips, Pastor Bryan Miller and Pastor Matt Phillips.

WCS again ends with a bang as the racing program concludes all scheduled racing until next spring. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models (37 cars)
Dash
1. Scott Peltz 2. Keith Berner 3. Chet Alexander 4. George Lee II 5. Eric Myers 6. Blaine Aber
Heat 2
1. Ryan Markham 2. Brad Malcuit 3. Shane McLoughlin 4. JR Gentry 5. Charlie Duncan 6. Eric Eicholtz 7. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 8. Hans Grossniklaus 9. Mike Giess 10. Ron Hoopingarner 11. George Delaney
Heat 3
1. Doug Drown 2. Rick Bond 3. Mark Banal 4. Thomas Baker 5. Clint Coffman 6. DJ Miller 7. Jason Flory 8. Jay Watson 9. Dave Wirt 10. Harold Snell 11. Jim Cushing
Heat 4
1. Dave Hornikel 2. Eric Smitley 3. Justin Chance 4. Mark Bellamy 5. Jeff Wright 6. Chester Elliott 7. Kristen Flory 8. Jeremy Canada 9. Randy Pollock 10. Mark Gardiner
B-Main 1
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Clint Coffman 3. Jason Flory 4. DJ Miller 5. Jay Watson 6. Dave Wirt 7. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 8. Mike Giess 9. Kristen Flory 10. Harold Snell 11. Jeff Wright 12. Hans Grossniklaus 13. Chester Elliott 14. Randy Pollock 15. Ron Hoopingarner 16. Eric Eicholtz 17. Jeremy Canada 18. George Delaney

A-Main (Feature)
1. Mark Banal 2. Keith Berner 3. Ryan Markham 4. Doug Drown 5. Shane McLoughlin 6. Scott Peltz 7. Dave Hornikel 8. Eric Myers 9. JR Gentry 10. George Lee II 11. Brad Malcuit 12. Rick Bond 13. Clint Coffman 14. Chet Alexander 15. Charlie Duncan 16. Eric Smitley 17. Justin Chance 18. Thomas Baker 19. Mark Bellamy 20. Blaine Aber

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Dash
1. Matt Shroyer 2. Mike Lonas 3. Rob Stambaugh 4. David Liles 5. Took Wiles 6. Bobby Kitchen
Heat 2
1. Rory Reed 2. R. Bruce Miller 3. Darrick Hubbard 4. Wayne Maffet, Jr. 5. Jay Howe 6. Bruce Jennings 7. Ernie Scott 8. Gary McGregor 9. Paul Davis 10. Steve White
Heat 3
1. Rocky Kugel 2. Mitchell Lam 3. Dean Ecker 4. Rob Cutlip 5. Kyle Brown 6. Larry Kugel 7. Mike Skeens 8. Randy Ridgeway 9. Corey Camillo
B-Main 1
1. Larry Kugel 2. Bruce Jennings 3. Randy Ridgeway 4. Paul Davis 5. Corey Camillo 6. Mike Skeens 7. Bob Shelhorn

A-Main (Feature)
1. Rob Stambaugh 2. Mike Lonas 3. Matt Shroyer 4. Took Wiles 5. R. Bruce Miller 6. Rick Wohlford 7. Wayne Maffet, Jr. 8. David Liles 9. Rocky Kugel 10. Dean Ecker 11. Darrick Hubbard 12. Rory Reed 13. Mitchell Lam 14. Kyle Brown 15. Rob Cutlip 16. Jay Howe 17. Larry Kugel 18. Bruce Jennings 19. Randy Ridgeway 20. Paul Davis

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Dash
1. Rich Frame 2. Troy Anderson 3. Tim Myers 4. Fred Snyder 5. Verne Siegrist 6. Keith Tish
Heat 2
1. Jose Marsh 2. Todd Swim 3. Donna Gentry 4. Jack Wile 5. Phil Lam 6. John Hatfield 7. Dave McMillen 8. Don Baney 9. Roger Drouhard 10. Jerry Lynch 11. Denny Shear
Heat 3
1. Jim Nicely 2. Chad Craver 3. Robert Wile 4. John Magyar 5. Dan Tuttle 6. Paul Holmes 7. Travis Mensching 8. Randy King 9. John Swinehart 10. Bill Cramer

B-Main 1
1. Paul Holmes 2. Travis Mensching 3. Don Baney 4. John Swinehart 5. Denny Shear 6. John Hatfield 7. Bill Cramer 8. Randy King 9. Roger Drouhard

A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Fred Snyder 3. Tim Myers 4. Rich Frame 5. Travis Mensching 6. John Swinehart 7. Paul Holmes 8. Robert Wile 9. Jim Nicely 10. Donna Gentry 11. Don Baney 12. Phil Lam 13. John Magyar 14. Dan Tuttle 15. Chad Craver 16. Jack Wile 17. Keith Tish 18. Jose Marsh 19. Verne Siegrist 20. Todd Swim

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Dash
1. Neil Nisly 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Henry Britton 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Josh Robinson 6. Matt Wohlford
Heat 2
1. Mitch Reichard 2. Ed Ray 3. Nick Smith 4. Stan White 5. Cody Renard 6. Bryan Baker, Sr. 7. Reggie Stoltzfus 8. Pat Malone
Heat 3
1. Charlie Ray 2. Willard Yarnell 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Jason Thiel 5. Jim Hudson

A-Main (Feature)
1. Henry Britton 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Neil Nisly 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Josh Robinson 6. Nick Smith 7. Ed Ray 8. Trevor Phillips 9. Cody Renard 10. Willard Yarnell 11. Mitch Reichard 12. Matt Wohlford 13. Charlie Ray 14. Alan Summers 15. Stan White 16. Reggie Stoltzfus 17. John Raber 18. Jim Hudson 19. Carlos Aponte 20. Pat Malone 21. Bryan Baker, Sr.


Wayne County Speedway Rained out
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Wayne County Speedway officials were forced to cancel tonight’s races due a steady rain moving through the area this morning.

Next week September 3rd will be the season championships the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, The RPM Motorsports Modifieds, The Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. The season championships for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models will the 2nd annual Freedom Fighters 50. They will crank it up one last time for a chance to win $4000, going 50 laps.

One lucky fan will also drive home with a Corvette, courtesy of Coffman Corvettes.

The fourth leg of the exciting faster pastor series is also on tap. After that is completed, the grand finale will hit the track. Where the four faster pastor winners throughout the year will compete head to head to determine who is the faster pastor.

If additional changes are needed the information will be immediately released. Keep checking www.waynecountyspeedway.com for updates.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Wayne County Speedway washes out
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Wayne County Speedway officials were forced to cancel tonight’s races due to severe weather moving through the area.

The next week Saturday August 27th will be the season championships for the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, The Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. That will conclude all points races for 2005. The fourth and final qualifying leg for the exciting faster pastor series is also on tap. Mark your calendars to see the local clergy strap into one of the ultra competitive Mini Stock race cars.

The Chase for the Championship concludes for the American Payroll Super Late Models on September 3rd it will be the 2nd annual Freedom Fighters 50. The American Payroll Advance Super Late Models will crank it up one last time for a chance to win $4000. It will be a straight 50 lap race. Also running will be the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. Purse details for both divisions will be release when available. One lucky fan will also drive home with a Corvette, courtesy of Coffman Corvettes. The grand finale of the exciting faster pastor series is also on tap. The four faster pastor winners throughout the year will compete head to head to determine who is the faster pastor.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


The Chase for the Championships winds down at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-The Chase for the Championships is coming to a close because this Saturday August 20th is the season championships for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models at Wayne County Speedway. August 27th the Chase for the Championships concludes for the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, The Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model division Orrville Ohio native Doug Drown holds a 52 point lead over three time track champion Ryan Markham. Drown has been Mr. Consistency as he has only one feature win this year, but only finished out of the top five one time. Markham has 6 feature wins for 2005 and has slightly closed the gap to the top spot the last several weeks. Sitting third with one feature win for 2005 is Fredricksburg native Dave Wirt. A couple of weeks ago Wirt sustained heavy damage to his rocket chassis. In the fourth position is George Lee, Lee has finished 6th twice out of the last three weeks. It’s a close battle of the fifth position as JR Gentry currently holds it down. Gentry has put together several solid runs recently. He is shadowed by Clint Coffman who sits 12 points behind Gentry, waiting to pounce if the opportunity arises.

In the RPM Motorsports Modified division its Creston Ohio native Took Wiles with a 128 point lead over David Liles. Wiles, who took the past three years off after a successful Late Model and Pro Stock career; is in his first year racing in the RPM Motorsports Modified division. He has visited victory lane 4 times this year. Liles has one feature win this year at the Mid Season Championships, which gave him a bonus of double points. Sitting third the 2004 RPM Motorsports Modified Champion Larry Kugel 12 points out of second, Kugel has finished in the top five 6 times this year. A pair of former Pure Stock guys in their first year racing in the RPM Motorsports Modified division sits forth and fifth. Rory Reed has been consistent this year, as he is 22 points out of third. Not too far behind Reed is Mitchell Lam. Lam is the 2004 Thrifty Discount Muffler Track Champion. His best finish this is a 4th place on June 26th.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it is Lodi Ohio native Troy Anderson leading the way with a 86 point lead over Fred Snyder. Anderson is a three time track champion at Wayne County Speedway, so there is no question he knows how to get around the 3/8s mile speedway. Anderson has notched 7 wins for 2005. The battle for second is going down to the wire as Snyder sits 8 points ahead of Todd Werntz. 8 points equals a few positions on the race track. Werntz is in his first year racing his 57 Chevy. Currently fourth is Tim Myers. Myers known for running the high side has finished in the top five 6 times this year. Sitting in the fifth place is Millersburg Ohio native Keith Tish. He has put together a solid year, but this past week had motor trouble in hot laps before rain washed out the nights racing.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it is Killbuck Ohio native Dale Beckett who holds a 84 point lead over second place. Beckett has 4 feature wins in 2005 and 4 second place finishes. Currently sitting in second place is Henry Britton. Britton has 6 feature wins and several second place finishes. He has rebounded well for not racing the first week of the season. With several solid finishes under his belt just 38 points out of second is Jeff Theil. He has 4 third place finishes for 2005. The 2004 runner up in the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division currently is fourth, 54 points out of third place. And rounding out the top five is Springville Ohio native Bradley Hensel. He has 2 third place finishes, and has had several strong runs this year.

This Saturday August 20th will be the season championships for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. Also on tap will the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks, which all will be points races for those divisions. Racing will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’. The fourth and final qualifying leg for the exciting faster pastor series will be on the card this week. Mark your calendars to see the local clergy strap into one of the ultra competitive Mini Stock race cars.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Wayne County Speedway washed out
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Wayne County Speedway officials were forced to cancel tonight’s races due to severe weather moving through the area. “We hated to cancel but when there is word of a possible tornado sighting in Wayne County, we thought it was in everyone’s better interest to go ahead and call it” stated General Manager Tina Heil. Everyone is reminded to save your ticket stubs as they will be honored next week.
Next Saturday August 20th will be the season championships for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. Also on tap will the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks, which all will be points races for those divisions. Racing will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.
The fourth and final qualifying leg for the exciting faster pastor series will be pushed back one week to Saturday August 20th. Mark your calendars to see the local clergy strap into one of the ultra competitive Mini Stock race cars.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Wayne County Speedway adjusts schedule
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Wayne County Speedway officials announce adjustments to the remaining racing schedule.

Racing on Saturday August 20th will be the season championships for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. Also on tap will the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks, which will be points races for those divisions. Racing will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.

The next week Saturday August 27th will be the season championships for the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, The Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. The racing again will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’. That will conclude all points races for 2005.

For September 3rd it will be the 2nd annual Freedom Fighters 50. The American Payroll Advance Super Late Models will crank it up one last time for a chance to win $4000. It will be a straight 50 lap race. Also running will be the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. Purse details for both divisions will be release when available. One lucky fan will also drive home with a Corvette, courtesy of Coffman Corvettes. The grand finale of the exciting faster pastor series is also on tap. The four faster pastor winners throughout the year will compete head to head to determine who is the faster pastor.

Due to a scheduling conflict the September 17th Pure Stock and Mini Stock Nationals has been cancelled.

The fourth and final qualifying leg for the exciting faster pastor series is this Saturday night August 13th. Mark your calendars to see the local clergy strap into one of the ultra competitive Mini Stock race cars. Also on tap will be the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. Gates open up at 3:00 PM, time trials at 5:30 PM and racing starts at 7:00 PM

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Bloomquist Will Battle at the Valley!

West Lebanon, NY: In a surprise announcement made late last night, the
venerable "Bad Boy" of Late Model Racing, Scott Bloomquist, from Morrisburg,
TN, has confirmed the he will join the 12 contracted Dirt Late Model stars
at Lebanon Valley Speedway, Monday August 15th, 2005.
Throughout his career, Bloomquist has been labeled as the outlaw of the
outlaws. He has over 400 career late model victories and nearly a half
dozen series championships, in 1,100 starts. He is considered the most winningest
driver in Late Model Racing.
Along with the contracted dozen members of the DIRT Late Model Series to be
on hand, Scott Bloomquist will make his only scheduled appearance in the
Northeast with the WoO Late Model Series, that being at Lebanon Valley. Even after
his Platinum Membership with the organization was recently revoked, Lebanon
Valley Speedway and it's staff have confirmed that he is still scheduled to appear
at this Monday Night's Extravaganza!
Team Goewey and CARQUEST are presenting the First Ever Appearance of the
Stacker2? World of Outlaw® Late Model Series at Lebanon Valley Speedway,
this Monday, August 15th, 2005. Also on hand, will be the a full schedule of Big
Block Modifieds!
Tickets are going fast! And the Tailgate Party is in Effect! Gates open at
5pm, racing starts at 7pm.
You are not going to want to miss this show!
For more information, visit our website at www.LebanonValley.com, or for
tickets call the Speedway offices at (518) 794-9606 or (518) 794-9965.


Markham, Brown, Anderson and Britton victorious at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Wayne County Speedway opened the gates and treated the packed grandstand of fans to a night of exciting racing for fan appreciation night. The racing was sponsored by Federated Auto Parts and WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model division it was Doug Drown jumping out to the early lead. The caution flew on lap four; Dave Wirt took a tumble over the guardrail in turn 3 rolling the Rocket chassis twice. He was uninjured. On the restart Drown jumped out front with Ryan Markham, Brad Malcuit and ninth starting Matt Lux in tow. Drown pulled away from Markham but his lead was erased, as he started picking his way through lapped traffic when another caution flew on lap 16 for Clint Coffman who had stopped on the track. When the green flag again waved Markham pressured Drown on the high side of the racetrack. He hung the Rocket chassis on the edge where he competed the pass on lap 17. Drown then battled back on the bottom of the race track. Both race cars ran door handle to door handle, trading paint on a few occasions. The caution flag would wave on lap 23 for Randy Scott, George Lee and DJ Miller. All three would return to the pits, with Scott racecar sustaining heavy front end damage from hitting the guardrail on the front straightaway. It was all Markham the rest of the way. He was followed by Drown, Malcuit, Lux and Alexander rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Alexander, Coffman and the Dash win went to Drown. Wirt set fast time.

It was the third week in a row that and sixth time total that Markham placed the Park Ohio, Advance Cylinder, Biscottis Restaurant, Stu's Place, J & D Door Company, Bert Transmission; Malcuit powered Rocket Chassis in victory lane.

“It took my Rocket chassis a little to come in there, but when it did she was gone” stated an ecstatic Markham after the races.

In the RPM Motorsports division Kyle Brown jumped out to the early lead. The yellow flag would fly on the first lap for Cory Camillo who lost the handle in turn 2. On the restart Brown would bolt to the lead. He would receive a heavy assault from Rob Stambaugh. Stambaugh would look to the outside of Brown then dive to the inside trying all he could to make the pass. Another caution would wave on lap 11 for a massive pile up in turn two. Once cleared up, the green flag waved and again Brown zipped out front. Stambaugh wouldn’t give up as he continued to hound Brown. It just wasn’t enough as Brown came home the winner. He was followed by Stambaugh, Matt Shroyer, Bruce Miller and Took Wiles. Heat race winners were Jay Howe and Miller and winning the dash was Brown. Setting fast time was Wiles.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks it was Fred Snyder blitzing to the lead. He would hold off a fierce onslaught from Tim Myers and Troy Anderson for several laps. But a cut tire would force Snyder to slip back some and contact between another car resulted in Snyder spinning out in turn 3 on lap 5. Snyder headed pitside to change the tire and returned to the track on the tail. The shakeup at the top moved Myers to the point where he would be followed by Anderson. On lap 10 Anderson would motor past Myers for the lead, where he wouldn’t look back. He was followed by Myers, Jose Marsh, Donna Gentry and Todd Werntz rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Marsh and Jim Nicely and Snyder won the dash. Anderson set the quick time.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it was Henry Britton jumping to the early lead. Last weeks feature winner Brandon Morrow dropped in line to run second but the caution would fly for Morrow on lap 3 with mechanical problems. The moved the current points leader to second. On the restart it again was all Britton as he powered away from the competition. He would take the checkers for the sixth time this year. He was followed by Beckett, Jeff Theil, Nick Smith and Josh Robinson. Trevor Phillips and Nick Smith won heat races and Britton won the dash. Morrow set fast time.

The fourth and final qualifying leg for the exciting faster pastor series is next Saturday night August 13th. Mark your calendars to see the local clergy strap into one of the ultra competitive Mini Stock race cars. Also on tap will be the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks. Gates open up at 3:00 PM, time trials at 5:30 PM and racing starts at 7:00 PM

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Fast Time-Dave Wirt 17.726
Heat 1
1. Doug Drown 2. Eric Myers 3. Brad Malcuit 4. Eric Smitley 5. Dave Wirt 6. Ryan Markham

Heat 2
1. Chet Alexander 2. Matt Lux 3. Rick Bond 4. JR Gentry 5. George Lee II 6. DJ Miller 7. Jim Gentry 8. Jeff Wright 9. George Delaney 10. Steve Fultz 11. Ryan Eddleblute 12. Jeff Wages

Heat 3
1. Clint Coffman 2. Blaine Aber 3. Dave Hornikel 4. Jason Flory 5. Thomas Baker 6. Randy Scott 7. Gary Hensel 8. Stephen Hollabaugh 9. Jay Helton 10. Harold Snell

B-Main 1
1. Randy Scott 2. DJ Miller 3. Jim Gentry 4. George Delaney 5. Stephen Hollabaugh 6. Jeff Wright 7. Jeff Wages 8. Harold Snell 9. Randy Pollock 10. Bob Enos 11. Jay Helton 12. Gary Hensel 13. Steve Fultz 14. Ryan Eddleblute

A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Doug Drown 3. Brad Malcuit 4. Matt Lux 5. Chet Alexander 6. JR Gentry 7. Jason Flory 8. Eric Myers 9. Rick Bond 10. Dave Hornikel 11. Eric Smitley 12. Blaine Aber 13. Clint Coffman 14. Thomas Baker 15. DJ Miller 16. Randy Scott 17. George Lee II 18. Jim Gentry 19. George Delaney 20. Dave Wirt

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Fast Time-Took Wiles 19.517
Heat 1
1. Kyle Brown 2. David Liles 3. Rob Stambaugh 4. Mike Lonas 5. Matt Shroyer 6. Took Wiles

Heat 2
1. R. Bruce Miller 2. Corey Camillo 3. Larry Kugel 4. Rory Reed 5. Bruce Jennings 6. Rocky Kugel 7. Jim Morey

Heat 3
1. Jay Howe 2. Darrel Mayer 3. Gary McGregor 4. Mitchell Lam 5. Lonnie Kidd 6. Rob Cutlip

A-Main (Feature)
1. Kyle Brown 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Matt Shroyer 4. R. Bruce Miller 5. Took Wiles 6. Jay Howe 7. Rocky Kugel 8. Larry Kugel 9. Rory Reed 10. Mitchell Lam 11. Rob Cutlip 12. Lonnie Kidd 13. Gary McGregor 14. Darrel Mayer 15. Jim Morey 16. David Liles 17. Mike Lonas 18. Corey Camillo 19. Bruce Jennings

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Fast Time Troy Anderson 21.345
Heat 1
1. Fred Snyder 2. Hiram Bachmann 3. Troy Anderson 4. Tim Myers 5. Chad Craver 6. Donna Gentry

Heat 2
1. Jim Nicely 2. Keith Tish 3. Don Baney 4. Travis Mensching 5. Robert Wile 6. John Swinehart 7. Randy Nisly 8. Ken Duncan 9. Rich Frame

Heat 3
1. Jose Marsh 2. Todd Werntz 3. Paul Holmes 4. Jack Wile 5. Denny Shear 6. Bill Cramer 7. John Hatfield 8. Verne Siegrist 9. Jeremy Lynch

B-Main 1
1. John Swinehart 2. Verne Siegrist 3. Randy Nisly 4. Dave McMillen 5. John Hatfield 6. Bill Cramer 7. Ken Duncan

A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Tim Myers 3. Jose Marsh 4. Donna Gentry 5. Todd Werntz 6. Hiram Bachmann 7. Jim Nicely 8. Travis Mensching 9. Don Baney 10. Chad Craver 11. Keith Tish 12. John Swinehart 13. Paul Holmes 14. Verne Siegrist 15. Robert Wile 16. Fred Snyder 17. Denny Shear 18. Randy Nisly 19. Jack Wile 20. Dave McMillen

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Fast Time-Brandon Morrow 23.193
Heat 1
1. Henry Britton 2. Brandon Morrow 3. Josh Robinson 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Matt Wohlford 6. Jeff Thiel

Heat 2
1. Trevor Phillips 3. Ed Ray 4. Jason Thiel 5. Edwin McCalmont 6. Neil Nisly 7. Greg Miller 8. Josh Morrow 9. Pat Malone 10. Reggie Stoltzfus

Heat 3
1. Nick Smith 2. Brad Hensel 3. Willard Yarnell 4. Mitch Reichard 5. Charlie Ray 6. Mitchell Johnson 7. Bryan Baker, Sr. 8. Stan White 9. Josh Gentry

B-Main 1
1. Mitchell Johnson 2. Neil Nisly 3. Greg Miller 4. Josh Morrow 5. Pat Malone 6. Reggie Stoltzfus 7. Bryan Baker, Sr.

A-Main (Feature)
1. Henry Britton 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Nick Smith 5. Josh Robinson 6. Ed Ray 7. Jason Thiel 8. Ed Harris 9. Neil Nisly 10. Matt Wohlford 11. Mitch Reichard 12. Brad Hensel 13. Willard Yarnell 14. Trevor Phillips 15. Mitchell Johnson 16. Edwin McCalmont 17. Charlie Ray 18. Greg Miller 19. Josh Morrow 20. Brandon Morrow


M.A.S.S. show dropped from Wayne County Speedway Schedule
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Due to a conflict among tire sponsors and the Mid American Sprint Series tire rule the August 20th Mid American Sprint Series event scheduled for Wayne County Speedway has been dropped.

Next week August 6th is the popular fan appreciation. The American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks will be in action. Gates open up at 3:00 PM, time trials at 5:30 PM and racing starts at 7:00 PM.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Markham, Anderson, Wiles, Morrow and Phillips winners at Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, Ohio-Saturday night July 30th Wayne County Speedway opened the gates and filled the grandstands and packed the pits full of race cars as over 100 cars signed in. The racing was sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.

The third leg of the exciting faster pastor series is in the books. It was Pastor Brian Phillips from the Wyandott Freewill Baptist Church jumping out to the early lead. He pushed the Ford Escort Mini Stock hard the opening laps to extend a large lead enabling him to cruise to victory. He joins Pastor Wantz and Pastor Coblentz as qualifying 2005 faster pastors. The grand finale is scheduled for September 3, 2005. Over 1,500 food items have been collected to date for charity with the faster pastor program.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models it was Ryan Markham and Eric ‘Spud’ Myers dueling it out the opening laps. Myers slipped by Markham to open up a sizeable lead. Myers was needling his way through lap traffic when he lost the handle bringing out the caution on lap 14. He was sent to the tail of the field. That handed the lead over to Markham. It wasn’t smooth sailing as Doug Drown pressured Markham. Drown passed Markham, only to have Markham slip back by the next circuit. As the checkers would fly it was Markham, Drown, J.R. Gentry, Myers and D.J. Miller. Dave Wirt and Dave Hornikel won heat races. Markham won the Dash and George Lee won the B-Main.

It was the fifth time this year that Markham placed the Advance Cylinder, Biscottis Restaurant, Stu's Place, J & D Door Company, Bert Transmission; Malcuit powered Rocket Chassis in victory lane.

In the RPM Motorsports Modified division is was Dave Atkinson lead the first lap but it was all Took Wiles after that as he led the next 19 laps to take the checkers. He was followed by Larry Kugel, Mike Lonas, Rocky Kugel and Kyle Brown. Rocky Kugal and Darrick Hubbard were heat race winners and Larry Kugel won the dash.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it was Dundee Ohio racers Fred Snyder blasting to the lead early. He battled Todd Werntz and Troy Anderson for several laps before succumbing to Anderson and Werntz. As the checker flag waved it was Anderson, Myers, Werntz, Snyder and Keith Tish rounding out the top five. Tim Myers and Travis Mensching were heat race winners, while Werntz won the dash.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it was Brandon Morrow leading the field to the green flag. Morrow was pressure by Dale Beckett throughout the race. But Morrow would cover the field taking the checker flag. He was followed by Beckett, Jeff Theil, Josh Robinson and Henry Britton. Theil and Britton were heat race winners and Bo Yarnell won the B-Main.

Next week August 6th is the popular fan appreciation. The American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks will be in action. Gates open up at 3:00 PM, time trials at 5:30 PM and racing starts at 7:00 PM.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Heat 1
1. Ryan Markham 2. Eric Myers 3. Charlie Duncan 4. Doug Drown 5. Scott Peltz 6. DJ Miller
Heat 2
1. Dave Wirt 2. Thomas Baker 3. Blaine Aber 4. Clint Coffman 5. Harold Snell 6. Randy Pollock 7. George Lee II 8. Jeff Wages 9. Eric Smitley 10. Gary Hensel 11. Mike Giess
Heat 3
1. Dave Hornikel 2. Justin Chance 3. JR Gentry 4. Jeff Wright 5. Stephen Hollabaugh 6. Jim Gentry 7. Hans Grossniklaus 8. George Delaney 9. Mark Gardiner 10. Jeremy Canada 11. Brian Huffman
B-Main 1
1. George Lee II 2. Hans Grossniklaus 3. Jeremy Canada 4. Brian Huffman 5. Gary Hensel 6. Randy Pollock 7. Eric Smitley 8. Jeff Wages 9. Jim Gentry 10. Mike Giess 11. Mark Gardiner 12. George Delaney

A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Doug Drown 3. JR Gentry 4. Eric Myers 5. DJ Miller 6. George Lee II 7. Hans Grossniklaus 8. Thomas Baker 9. Jeff Wright 10. Blaine Aber 11. Clint Coffman 12. Dave Wirt 13. Dave Hornikel 14. Brian Huffman 15. Harold Snell 16. Scott Peltz 17. Jeremy Canada 18. Justin Chance 19. Charlie Duncan 20. Stephen Hollabaugh

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Heat 1
1. Larry Kugel 2. Dave Atkinson 3. Took Wiles 4. Mitchell Lam 5. Mike Lonas 6. Wayne Maffet, Jr.
Heat 2
1. Rocky Kugel 2. Kevin Morehouse 3. Corey Camillo 4. Tom King 6. Rory Reed 7. David Liles
Heat 3
1. Darrick Hubbard 2. Matt Shroyer 3. Kyle Brown 4. Rob Cutlip 5. Justin Morey 6. Gary McGregor 7. John Morehouse 8. R. Bruce Miller

A-Main (Feature)
1. Took Wiles 2. Larry Kugel 3. Mike Lonas 4. Rocky Kugel 5. Kyle Brown 6. Dave Atkinson 7. Matt Shroyer 8. Rory Reed 9. Mitchell Lam 10. Gary McGregor 11. Rob Cutlip 12. Wayne Maffet, Jr. 13. John Morehouse 14. David Liles 15. Tom King 16. Darrick Hubbard 17. Corey Camillo 18. Kevin Morehouse 19. Justin Morey 20. R. Bruce Miller

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Heat 1
1. Todd Werntz 2. Fred Snyder 3. Verne Siegrist 4. Troy Anderson 5. Keith Tish 6. Jim Nicely
Heat 2
1. Tim Myers 2. John Swinehart 3. Randy Nisly 4. Jeremy Lynch 5. Robert Wile 6. Roger Drouhard 7. Donna Gentry
Heat 3
1. Travis Mensching 2. Chad Craver 3. Bill Cramer 4. Don Baney 5. Jack Wile 6. Dave McMillen 7. Denny Shear 8. Paul Holmes 9. Bryan Baker, Jr.

A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Tim Myers 3. Todd Werntz 4. Fred Snyder 5. Keith Tish 6. Robert Wile 7. Donna Gentry 8. Travis Mensching 9. Verne Siegrist 10. Don Baney 11. John Swinehart 12. Paul Holmes 13. Jeremy Lynch 14. Roger Drouhard 15. Chad Craver 16. Randy Nisly 17. Denny Shear 18. Bill Cramer 19. Jack Wile 20. Dave McMillen 21. Jim Nicely

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Heat 1
1. Brandon Morrow 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Josh Robinson 5. Trevor Phillips 6. Brad Hensel
Heat 2
1. Henry Britton 2. Nick Smith 3. Neil Nisly 4. Mitch Reichard 5. Matt Wohlford 6. Cody Renard 7. Josh Morrow 8. Josh Gentry 9. Reggie Stoltzfus 10. Mitchell Johnson
Heat 3
1. Jason Thiel 2. Ed Ray 3. Charlie Ray 4. Edwin McCalmont 5. Bryan Baker, Sr. 6. Willard Yarnell 7. Pat Malone 8. Ziggy Kugel 9. Joe Nichols 10. Robert Norris
B-Main 1
1. Willard Yarnell 2. Cody Renard 3. John Raber 4. Josh Gentry 5. Pat Malone 6. Robert Norris 7. Ziggy Kugel 8. Reggie Stoltzfus 9. Josh Morrow 10. Joe Nichols 11. Mitchell Johnson

A-Main (Feature)
1. Brandon Morrow 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Josh Robinson 5. Henry Britton 6. Jason Thiel 7. Nick Smith 8. Brad Hensel 9. Trevor Phillips 10. Mitch Reichard 11. Charlie Ray 12. Neil Nisly 13. Cody Renard 14. Willard Yarnell 15. Josh Gentry 16. Edwin McCalmont 17. Ed Ray 18. Bryan Baker, Sr. 19. John Raber 20. Matt Wohlford

July 31, 2005 Faster Pastors
Scott Provins-Orrville Christian Church
Denny Miller-Trinity United Methodist Church
Michael Oyler-The Star in the East Messianic Synagogue
Steven Caler-St. Peters Lutheran Church
Bob Neidlinger-West Hill Baptist Church
Brian Phillips-Wyandott Freewill Baptist


Markham, Anderson, Lonas, Britton and Rohr winners at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-After having last week off due to the weather racers and fans alike were ready to sling some dirt at Wayne County Speedway. Saturday July 23rd the pits had over 100 cars signed in and the grandstand was full. Christmas in July was presented by Cashland as Santa also made an appearance at the track. Also sponsoring the night’s events was WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.

It was an on the edge of your seat feature for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model action that saw Doug Drown jump out in front early. He was pressured heavily by Eric Myers and Ryan Markham. On lap 7 Markham went to work on the high side as Myers went low, coming off of turn two the three leaders were three wide, door handle to door handle. Shaking out on top was Myers and Drown slipping back to third. As the leaders started handling lapped traffic a caution for Eric Smitley and Eric Eicholtz on lap 11 flew. At that point Markham was starting to work on Myers. Myers held off Markham until lap 14, but Markham strength was the high side. He completed the pass and ran away from the field to take the checkers. He was followed by Myers, Drown, Charlie Duncan and Rick Bond to round out the top five. Myers was the fast qualifier.

“If our lift bar wouldn’t have broke, I think we would have been all right” stated Myers after the races. “Ryan (Markham) was good up on the top. It was pretty cool running three wide there”.

Markham placed the Biscottis Restaurant, Stu's Place, J & D Door Company, Bert Transmission; Malcuit powered Rocket Chassis in victory lane for the fourth time this year. After the races he said “That’s what the fans came to see, three wide there. Doug started on the pole and he has been running good over here. Just me and Spud (Myers) were chomping at the bit, just looking to go. I knew we had a good car, our tires came in everything just clicked”.

In the RPM Motorsports Modified division it was Mike Potopsky jumping out to the early lead. He would be pressured by Mike Lonas, who would slip by for the lead on lap 17. Potopsky’s tires would slightly fade as eighth starting Kevin Morehouse would sneak by for second place. As the checkers flew it was Lonas, Morehouse, Potopsky, David Liles and Kyle Brown rounding out the top five.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks division it was Todd Werntz leading the first lap. That’s all he would lead as Troy Anderson worked around Werntz on the second lap and wouldn’t look back. Werntz followed Anderson to the checkers. The AMB transponder scoring system came in handy for the third finishing position as Donna Gentry powered past Roger Drouhard and Travis Mensching. It was Anderson’s fifth feature win this year.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it was Dalton Ohio racer Trevor Phillips powering to the early lead. He would hold off all contenders for several laps until Henry Britton ducked under Phillips on lap 10. No competitor could mount a serious charge at Britton. He was followed to the checkers by Jason Theil, Dale Beckett, Phillips and Nick Smith rounding out the top five. It was Britton’s fifth feature win for 2005.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models (25 cars)
Fast Qualifier-Eric Myers 18.815
Dash
1. Doug Drown 2. Ryan Markham 3. Charlie Duncan 4. Eric Myers 5. Rick Bond 6. Dave Hornikel
Heat 1
1. Blaine Aber 2. George Lee II 3. Jim Gentry 4. Randy Scott 5. Jeff Wright 6. Clint Coffman 7. Dave Wirt 8. Ryan Eddleblute 9. Randy Pollock 10. Harold Snell
Heat 2
1. JR Gentry 2. Thomas Baker 3. Eric Eicholtz 4. George Delaney 5. Mike Giess 6. Eric Smitley 7. Jeremy Gerhart 8. Jeremy Canada
B-Main 1
1. Dave Wirt 2. Clint Coffman 3. Eric Smitley 4. Jeremy Canada 5. Jeff Wages 6. Ryan Eddleblute 7. Jeremy Gerhart 8. Harold Snell 9. Randy Pollock

A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Eric Myers 3. Doug Drown 4. Charlie Duncan 5. Rick Bond 6. George Lee II 7. JR Gentry 8. Dave Hornikel 9. Dave Wirt 10. Clint Coffman 11. Blaine Aber 12. Thomas Baker 13. Jim Gentry 14. Eric Eicholtz 15. Jeremy Canada 16. Randy Scott 17. Jeff Wright 18. Mike Giess 19. Eric Smitley 20. George Delaney

RPM Motorsports Modifieds (21 cars)
Fast Qualifier Mike Lonas 20.479
Dash
1. Matt Shroyer 2. Mike Potopsky 3. Rory Reed 4. Rocky Kugel 5. Mike Lonas 6. David Liles
Heat 1
1. Took Wiles 2. Larry Kugel 3. Justin Morey 4. Mitchell Lam 5. James Beatty, Jr. 6. Ernie Scott 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Corey Camillo
Heat 2
1. Kevin Morehouse 2. Jay Howe 3. Corey Camillo 4. Kevin Potts 5. Gary McGregor 6. Rob Cutlip 7. Ted Beaver 8. Rick Wohlford
B-Main 1

A-Main (Feature)
1. Mike Lonas 2. Kevin Morehouse 3. Mike Potopsky 4. David Liles 5. Kyle Brown 6. Rory Reed 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Justin Morey 9. Kevin Potts 10. Gary McGregor 11. Jay Howe 12. Rocky Kugel 13. Ted Beaver 14. Ernie Scott 15. Matt Shroyer 16. James Beatty, Jr. 17. Took Wiles 18. Larry Kugel 19. Rick Wohlford

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks (23 cars)
Fast Qualifier Troy Anderson 21.575
Dash
1. Todd Werntz 2. Troy Anderson 3. Fred Snyder 4. Tim Myers 5. Verne Siegrist 6. Jim Nicely
Heat 1
1. Donna Gentry 2. Keith Tish 3. Dave McMillen 4. Roger Drouhard 5. John Magyar 6. John Hatfield 7. John Holmes 8. Bill Cramer 9. Paul Holmes
Heat 2
1. Chad Craver 2. Jose Marsh 3. Denny Shear 4. Phil Lam 5. Steve Skelly 6. Jeremy Lynch 7. Robert Wile 8. Jack Wile 9. Garry Richards
B-Main 1
1. Robert Wile 2. Jeremy Lynch 3. Paul Holmes 4. Jack Wile 5. Garry Richards 6. Bill Cramer 7. John Hatfield

A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Todd Werntz 3. Donna Gentry 4. Roger Drouhard 5. Travis Mensching 6. Jeremy Lynch 7. Tim Myers 8. Fred Snyder 9. Keith Tish 10. Robert Wile 11. Paul Holmes 12. Dave McMillen 13. Steve Skelly 14. Phil Lam 15. John Magyar 16. Jack Wile 17. Denny Shear 18. Verne Siegrist 19. Garry Richards 20. Chad Craver

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks (30 cars)
Fast Qualifier-NTR Brandon Morrow 21.189
Dash
1. Brandon Morrow 2. Trevor Phillips 3. Brad Hensel 4. Greg Miller 5. Jeff Thiel 6. Bryan Baker, Sr.
Heat 1
1. Henry Britton 2. Ed Ray 3. Nick Smith 4. Cody Renard 5. Mitch Reichard 6. Mitchell Johnson 7. Jason Shaw 8. Tim Nagel 9. Josh Gentry 10. Tim Workman 11. Pat Malone 12. Kenny Griffith 13. Greg Miller
Heat 2
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Jason Thiel 3. Neil Nisly 4. Charlie Ray 5. Willard Yarnell 6. Matt Wohlford 7. Phil Veno 8. Josh Morrow 9. Edwin McCalmont 11. Brian Dawson
B-Main 1
1. Mitchell Johnson 2. Matt Wohlford 3. Phil Veno 4. Jason Shaw 5. Edwin McCalmont 6. Josh Morrow 7. Tim Nagel 8. Pat Malone 9. Tim Workman 10. Kenny Griffith 11. Josh Gentry

A-Main (Feature)
1. Henry Britton 2. Jason Thiel 3. Dale Beckett, Jr. 4. Nick Smith 5. Trevor Phillips 6. Brad Hensel 7. Neil Nisly 8. Jeff Thiel 9. Cody Renard 10. Willard Yarnell 11. Bryan Baker, Sr. 12. Matt Wohlford 13. Jason Shaw 14. Phil Veno 15. Ed Ray 16. Josh Robinson 17. Mitch Reichard 18. Charlie Ray 19. Mitchell Johnson 20. Brandon Morrow

WCS Mini Trucks
A-Main
1. Jason Rohr 2. Brandon Craver 3. #02 4. Tom Garlick 5. Tim Myers Jr. 6. Caz O’Dell


Wayne County Speedway cancels due to Weather
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-Hurricane Dennis is not a race fan as he made his presence known in Northeastern Ohio this week causing Wayne County Speedway to cancel Saturday nights races. “We are disappointed to cancel but with the large amount of rain we received the past few days Mother Nature has forced our hand” stated General Manager Tina Heil.

Next week July 23rd will be Christmas in July. Santa Claus will be making his first appearance at WCS for 2005. Also for the kids will be a toy scramble. The American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks will be in action. Gates open up at 3:00 PM, time trials at 5:30 PM and racing starts at 7:00 PM.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Drown, Stambaugh, Anderson, Britton, Craver and Coblentz victorious at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-The action was non-stop Saturday night July 9th at Wayne County Speedway, as fans were treated to tight door handle to door handle racing in all divisions. It was American Red Cross night and the racing was sponsored by WQKT 104.5 ‘Sports Country’.
It was the second leg of the highly anticipated Faster Pastor series. Area clergy traded their suits and ties for driver’s suits and helmets to see who would be tonights faster pastor. Area pastors participating were Glen Caudill from the West Salem Church of God, Glen Coblentz from the Longenecker Mennonite Church, Duane Detweiler from the Fairlawn Mennonite Church, Chris Troupe from the Emanuel Baptist Church, Russ Ward from the North Stewart Road Church of God and the Wayne County Speedway track Chaplin Eric Ruth.
Starting on the pole was Pastor Caudill as his congregation donated the most non-perishable food items. He led the field down for the green but slipped too low and got stuck in the mud which brought out the caution. With the field reset it was Pastor Coblentz charging out to the front. He would be pressured by Pastor Ward, but Pastor Ward couldn’t duck under him for the pass. Sixth starting Pastor Ruth would slide up to third by the half way point and would attempt to close on the top two pastors. At the checkers it was Pastor Coblentz followed by Pastor Ward, Pastor Ruth, Pastor Troupe, Pastor Caudill and Pastor Detwiler. The food items will be donated to Boys Village which is the charity Pastor Coblentz chose.
It was a battle of attrition in the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models as Ryan Markham set the early pace. The red flag would fly on lap 8 for a huge pileup on the front straightway. The track was partially block by the Eric Eicholtz machine which left several drivers no where to go. Jim Gentry, Eric Smitley, Charlie Duncan, Mark Bellamy and Eicholtz were all involved. Eicholtz, Bellamy and Duncan had to retire for the night but all drivers were ok. Once the green flag flew Doug Drown would charge to the point slipping under Markham. Eighth starting Drown wouldn’t look back as he held on through a slew of cautions for the win. He was followed by Markham, Dave Wirt, and Rick Bond. Rounding out the top five was Chet Alexander.
In the RPM Motorsports Modified division it was last weeks feature winner Rob Stambaugh jumping out to the early lead. Took Wiles would hound Stambaugh lap after lap trying to slide past him for the lead. Stambaugh would hold his ground for the win. He was followed by Wiles, Eighth starting Newark Ohio racer Kevin Morehouse, Jay Howe and rounding out the top five was Mike Lonas.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it was Fred Snyder and Troy Anderson switching the lead back and forth. Those two would battle for several laps before Anderson finally cleared Snyder. On lap 14 Anderson started to pull away from the Snyder which allowed Tim Myers and Todd Werntz to join in the fray. Myers and Werntz would slice and dice but couldn’t catch Anderson or Snyder. That’s how they would cross the finish line. Finishing third was Myers, fourth went to Werntz and rounding out the top five was Verne Siegrist.
In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division the action was just as good which saw Henry Britton and Dale Beckett trade positions for the first 4 laps. Britton sliced ahead of Beckett for the lead on lap 7 and wouldn’t look back from there as he brought home the checkered flag. Finishing second was Beckett, third was Nick Smith, fourth Josh Robinson and rounding out the top five was Jeff Theil.
For the first time ever at Wayne County Speedway was the four cylinder Mini Trucks. Starting on the pole from Orrville Ohio was Bill Wallace. Wallace brought the field to the green flag but would then fade back. Blasting to the early lead was eighth starting Brandon Craver. He was followed by fellow Thrifty Discount Muffler truck Bill Bardy. That’s how they would finish. Coming home third was Tom Kemp, fourth was Sam Piper and rounding out the top five was Dan Cline.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com  

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
July 09, 2005
Heat 1
1. Ryan Markham 2. Chet Alexander 3. Dave Wirt 4. George Lee II 5. DJ Miller 6. Clint Coffman
Heat 2
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Mark Gardiner 3. Jeremy Canada 4. Eric Eicholtz 5. Thomas Baker 6. Don Gross 7. Jim Gentry 8. Jeff Wright 9. Tom Denzinger 10. Ron Stuart
Heat 3
1. Doug Drown 2. JR Gentry 3. Dave Hornikel 4. Rick Bond 5. Eric Smitley 6. Mark Bellamy 7. Randy Pollock 8. Blaine Aber 9. Jeff Wages 10. Jeremy Gerhart
B-Main 1
1. Mark Bellamy 2. Jim Gentry 3. Blaine Aber 4. Randy Pollock 5. Jeff Wright 6. Hans Grossniklaus 7. Jeff Wages 8. Tom Denzinger 9. Jeremy Gerhart
A-Main (Feature)
1. Doug Drown 2. Ryan Markham 3. Dave Wirt 4. Rick Bond 5. Chet Alexander 6. JR Gentry 7. Blaine Aber 8. Jim Gentry 9. Randy Pollock 10. Jeremy Canada 11. Dave Hornikel 12. Mark Gardiner 13. Clint Coffman 14. DJ Miller 15. Eric Smitley 16. Eric Eicholtz 17. Mark Bellamy 18. Charlie Duncan 19. Thomas Baker

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Heat 1
1. Rocky Kugel 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Took Wiles 4. Mike Lonas 5. David Liles 6. Larry Kugel
Heat 2
1. Mitchell Lam 2. Randy Ridgeway 3. Rick Wohlford 4. Rob Cutlip 5. Darrel Mayer 6. Justin Morey 7. Gary McGregor 8. Bootie Petsko 9. Mike Skeens 10. Duane Platzer
Heat 3
1. Kevin Morehouse 2. Rory Reed 3. R. Bruce Miller 4. Jay Howe 5. Corey Camillo 6. Tom King 7. Ted Beaver 8. Ernie Scott 9. James Beatty, Jr.
B-Main 1
1. Justin Morey 2. Gary McGregor 3. Ted Beaver 4. Tom King 5. Bootie Petsko 6. Bob Shelhorn 7. Mike Skeens 8. James Beatty, Jr.
A-Main (Feature)
1. Rob Stambaugh 2. Took Wiles 3. Kevin Morehouse 4. Jay Howe 5. Mike Lonas 6. Rob Cutlip 7. David Liles 8. Corey Camillo 9. Rory Reed 10. Mitchell Lam 11. Justin Morey 12. Gary McGregor 13. Larry Kugel 14. Rocky Kugel 15. Rick Wohlford 16. Darrel Mayer 17. R. Bruce Miller 18. Randy Ridgeway 19. Ted Beaver

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Heat 1
1. Troy Anderson 2. Fred Snyder 3. Jim Nicely 4. Todd Werntz 5. Tim Myers 6. Verne Siegrist
Heat 2
1. Travis Mensching 2. John Swinehart 3. Dave McMillen 4. Denny Shear 5. Don Baney 6. Randy Nisly 7. Roger Drouhard 8. Jeremy Lynch
Heat 3
1. Paul Holmes 2. Robert Wile 3. Keith Tish 4. John Magyar 5. Chad Craver 6. Bill Cramer 7. Donna Gentry 8. James Rothwell
A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Fred Snyder 3. Tim Myers 4. Todd Werntz 5. Verne Siegrist 6. Robert Wile 7. Keith Tish 8. Travis Mensching 9. John Swinehart 10. Denny Shear 11. John Magyar 12. Paul Holmes 13. Don Baney 14. Randy Nisly 15. Chad Craver 16. Dave McMillen 17. Donna Gentry 18. Bill Cramer 19. Jeremy Lynch 20. James Rothwell

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Heat 1
1. Henry Britton 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Nick Smith 4. Josh Robinson 5. Ed Ray 6. Bryan Baker, Sr.
Heat 2
1. Brandon Morrow 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Charlie Ray 4. Neil Nisly 5. Willard Yarnell 6. Matt Wohlford 7. Edwin McCalmont 8. Pat Malone 9. Tim Workman
Heat 3
1. Jason Thiel 2. Mitch Reichard 3. Josh Morrow 4. Josh Gentry 5. Jeremy Madison 6. Brad Hensel 7. Mitchell Johnson
A-Main (Feature)
1. Henry Britton 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Nick Smith 4. Josh Robinson 5. Jeff Thiel 6. Jason Thiel 7. Ed Ray 8. Neil Nisly 9. Brad Hensel 10. Bryan Baker, Sr. 11. Mitchell Johnson 12. Mitch Reichard 13. Matt Wohlford 14. Willard Yarnell 15. Tim Workman 16. Edwin McCalmont 17. Pat Malone 18. Charlie Ray 19. Josh Morrow 20. Brandon Morrow 21. Jeremy Madison


Wayne County Speedway adds the M.A.S.S. to August Schedule
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville Ohio—Wayne County Speedway is pleased to announce that they have recently added the Mid American Sprint Series to their August schedule bringing in the 410 Sprints on August 20, 2005. The M.A.S.S. sprinters will be running for $2,500 to win and $300 to take the green flag.

“We are very happy that we are going to get to work with Joe Darmofal and the Mid American Sprint Series” stated General Manager Tina Heil. “We have heard nothing but good things about the Mid American Sprint Series and are looking forward to the August date. It means a lot to have Sprint cars here at WCS and we are working toward continuing that” continued Heil.

Also on tap August 20th is the Season Championships for the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models and the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks. Racing will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports County’.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Markham, Stambaugh, Britton and Snyder take top honors at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville Ohio- Ryan Markham of Ashland Ohio came home victorious in the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model division Saturday night July 2nd. Joining Markham in the winners circle were Rob Stambaugh in the RPM Motorsports Modified division, Henry Britton in the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division and Fred Snyder in the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock Division.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model feature action it was Creston Ohio driver Jason Flory racing at one of his home tracks for only the second time this year took the early lead. Flory would extend his lead but a couple of cautions would erase his lead. When the green flag would drop Flory used the low side to again jump out front. Ryan Markham was trying to make the high side work lap after lap trying to close the gap on Flory. By lap 12 Wooster Ohio driver Doug Drown would enter the mix as the top three drivers were very tight. With two laps remaining Markham got just enough car along side Flory, giving Markham the preferred line around the track. Markham placed the Biscottis Restaurant, Stu's Place, J & D Door Company, Bert Transmission; Malcuit powered Rocket Chassis in victory lane for the third time this year. Drown finished third and Dave Wirt finished fourth and JR Gentry rounded out the top five. DJ Miller, Gentry and Flory were heat race winners. Thomas Baker won the B-Main and Clint Coffman set fast time.

“We qualified good, won our heat race. We were just good all night. It means a lot to win here at home at Wayne County Speedway. The competition here is so good” Markham stated after the races. “Everyone has good equipment. To bad my buddy ‘Spud’ (Myers) wasn’t here, he beat us a couple of times but we are gonna try and even that score a little bit” Markham concluded.

Flory finishes second for one of his best finishes at Wayne County Speedway. “We were good, Ryan (Markham) just had a little better car on the high side than we did” stated Flory. “He just beat us on the last lap of course, we had a good run and I was happy with that.”

In the RPM Motorsports Modified division it was Rob Stambaugh jump out to the early lead. Larry Kugel would battle Stambaugh, with Stambaugh keeping Kugel at bay. On lap 6 Took Wiles used the high side to blast past Kugel for second. Wiles would attempt to track down Stambaugh but he just didn’t have quite enough. Stambaugh came home the winner followed by Wiles, Kugel, David Lies and Rocky Kugel rounded out the top five. Newark Ohio racer Kevin Morehouse and Rocky Kugel were heat race winners. David Liles set fast time.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks Fred Snyder would pace the field out front early. A couple early cautions bunched the field up and enabled Troy Anderson to slip by Snyder on lap three. Andersons lead last another five laps as Snyder had the high side working as he slipped past Anderson for the lead on lap 8. Anderson would continually work the low side to no avail. Snyder crossed the strip first; he was followed by Anderson, Jose Marsh, Todd Werntz and Robert Wile. Heat races went to Anderson, Snyder, Werntz and Hiram Bachman. Anderson set fast time.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it was Navarre Ohio racer Josh Robinson blasting to the early lead. That lead would evaporate as Mansfield Ohio driver Henry Britton would work the high side on Robinson most the race. But it was the inside that enabled Britton to complete the pass on Robinson for the lead. At the line it was Britton, Robinson, Jeff Theil, Dale Beckett and Bradley Hensel. Finishing sixth was sixteenth starting Nick Smith; Smith was the B-Main winner. Winning the heats were Greg Miller, Mitchell Johnson and Britton. Brandon Morrow set fast time.

For the make up feature from June 25th it Britton taking the early lead. Beckett would put heavy pressure on Britton but couldn’t make a pass stick. Britton would take the checkers over Beckett, Robinson Trevor Phillips and Jason Theil.

The second leg of the Wayne County Speedway Faster Pastor races is scheduled for July 9th. The pastors racing are Russ Ward from the North Stewart Road Church of God in Mansfield; Glen Coblentz from the Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg. Glen Caudill from the West Salem Church of God in West Salem; Duane Detweiler from the Fairlawn Mennonite Church in Apple Creek and Chris Troupe from the Emanuel Baptist Church in Big Prairie.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

July 02, 2005
American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Fast Qualifier-Clint Coffman 17.995
Heat 1
1. DJ Miller 2. Ryan Markham 3. Charlie Duncan 4. Dave Hornikel 5. Clint Coffman 6. Thomas Baker 7. Mike Giess 8. Jeff Wages
Heat 2
1. JR Gentry 2. Dave Wirt 3. Rick Bond 4. Mark Bellamy 5. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 6. Jeremy Canada 7. Randy Scott
Heat 3
1. Jason Flory 2. Mark Gardiner 3. Doug Drown 4. Blaine Aber 5. Jim Gentry 6. Jeff Wright 7. Eric Smitley 8. Jay Helton
B-Main
1. Thomas Baker 2. Jeff Wright 3. Eric Smitley 4. Jeremy Canada 5. Mike Giess 6. Jeff Wages 7. George Lee II 8. Jay Helton
A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Jason Flory 3. Doug Drown 4. Dave Wirt 5. JR Gentry 6. Rick Bond 7. DJ Miller 8. Mark Gardiner 9. Clint Coffman 10. Charlie Duncan 11. Blaine Aber 12. Thomas Baker 13. Mark Bellamy 14. Jeff Wright 15. Jeremy Canada 16. Mike Giess 17. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 18. Dave Hornikel 19. Eric Smitley 20. Jim Gentry

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Fast Qualifier David Liles 19.988
Heat 1
1. Kevin Morehouse 2. Larry Kugel 3. David Liles 4. R. Bruce Miller 5. Darrel Mayer 6. Mitchell Lam 7. Justin Morey 8. Tom King
Heat 2
1. Rocky Kugel 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Took Wiles 4. Mike Skeens 5. Kevin Potts 6. Rob Cutlip 7. Ted Beaver
A-Main (Feature)
1. Rob Stambaugh 2. Took Wiles 3. Larry Kugel 4. David Liles 5. Rocky Kugel 6. Kevin Morehouse 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Mitchell Lam 9. Rob Cutlip 10. Mike Skeens 11. Tom King 12. Gary McGregor 13. Darrel Mayer 14. Ted Beaver 15. Rory Reed 16. Justin Morey 17. Kevin Pitts

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Fast Qualifier Troy Anderson 21.664
Heat 1
1. Troy Anderson 2. Donna Gentry 3. Chad Craver 4. Verne Siegrist 5. Ron Hixenbaugh 6. John Magyar 7. Jim Nicely
Heat 2
1. Todd Werntz 2. Tim Myers 3. Jose Marsh 4. Travis Mensching 5. Dave McMillen 6. Denny Shear 7. Paul Whitten 8. Tim Kingsbury
Heat 3
1. Hiram Bachmann 2. Roger Drouhard 3. Shaun Cains 4. Robert Wile 5. Bill Cramer 6. Garry Richards 7. Don Baney
Heat 4
1. Fred Snyder 2. Keith Tish 3. Bryan Baker, Jr. 4. John Holmes 5. John Swinehart 6. Jason Skelly 7. Jeremy Lynch 8. Mike Provinka
B-Main 1
1. Dave McMillen 2. Ron Hixenbaugh 3. Don Baney 4. Denny Shear 5. Jason Skelly 6. Bill Cramer 7. John Swinehart 8. Jeremy Lynch 9. Jim Nicely 10. Garry Richards 11. Paul Whitten 12. Tim Kingsbury
A-Main (Feature)
1. Fred Snyder 2. Troy Anderson 3. Jose Marsh 4. Todd Werntz 5. Robert Wile 6. Shaun Cains 7. Chad Craver 8. Dave McMillen 9. Don Baney 10. Travis Mensching 11. Ron Hixenbaugh 12. Paul Holmes 13. Donna Gentry 14. Keith Tish 15. Jason Skelly 16. Roger Drouhard 17. Denny Shear 18. Hiram Bachmann 19. Tim Myers 20. John Holmes

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Fast Qualifier Brandon Morrow 24.274
Heat 1
1. Mitchell Johnson 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Brandon Morrow 4. Matt Wohlford 5. Josh Gentry 6. Jason Kodek 7. Darrell Taylor, Jr. 8. Greg Miller
Heat 2
1. Henry Britton 2. Bryan Baker, Sr. 3. Brad Hensel 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Josh Morrow 6. Willard Yarnell 7. Edwin McCalmont 8. Shawn Phillips
Heat 3
1. Greg Miller 2. Jason Thiel 3. Ed Ray 4. Trevor Phillips 5. Mitch Reichard 6. Neil Nisly 7. Mike Snyder 8. Ken Duncan
B-Main 1
1. Nick Smith 2. Willard Yarnell 3. Neil Nisly 4. Edwin McCalmont 5. Shawn Phillips 6. Jason Kodek 7. Darrell Taylor, Jr. 8. Ken Duncan
A-Main (Feature)
1. Henry Britton 2. Josh Robinson 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Brad Hensel 6. Nick Smith 7. Jason Thiel 8. Ed Ray 9. Matt Wohlford 10. Mitch Reichard 11. Bryan Baker, Sr. 12. Willard Yarnell 13. Edwin McCalmont 14. Josh Gentry 15. Mitchell Johnson 16. Neil Nisly 17. Shawn Phillips 18. Josh Morrow 19. Trevor Phillips 20. Brandon Morrow

Federated Auto Parts
Make Up Feature from June 25, 2005
A-Main (Feature)
1. Henry Britton 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Josh Robinson 4. Trevor Phillips 5. Jason Thiel 6. Brad Hensel 7. Mitch Reichard 8. Jeff Thiel 9. Mike Snyder 10. Ed Ray 11. Neil Nisly 12. Mitchell Johnson 13. Willard Yarnell 14. Bryan Baker, Sr. 15. Greg Miller 16. Matt Wohlford 17. Edwin McCalmont 19. Darrell Taylor, Jr. 20. Josh Gentry 21. Nick Smith 22. Josh Morrow 23. Brandon Morrow


2nd Leg of the Exciting Faster Pastor Scheduled for July 9th at Wayne County Speedway

By Ryan Pearson
Orrville, Ohio- The second leg of the Wayne County Speedway Faster Pastor races is scheduled for July 9th. The first installment of the Faster Pastor went to Doug Wantz of Chippewa Church of the Brethren. Almost 500 food items were collected and donated to the Creston Salvation Army.
“The buzz created by the first round of the Faster Pastor racing was amazing. I received calls all week from people wanting to get involved and Pastors wanting to race” stated General Manager Tina Heil. “It was also great to donate 500 non-perishable food items to Pastor Wantzes selected charity” Heil continued.
The pastors racing July 9th are Russ Ward from the North Stewart Road Church of God in Mansfield; Glen Coblentz from the Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg. Glen Caudill from the West Salem Church of God in West Salem; Duane Detweiler from the Fairlawn Mennonite Church in Apple Creek and Chris Troupe from the Emanuel Baptist Church in Big Prairie.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Ohio Sprint Speedweek “Pete Jacobs Memorial” goes to Kane
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-The one and only “Pete Jacobs Memorial” is in the books as Todd Kane notches his name record books as the 2005 winner for the Monday leg of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Federated Auto Parts Triple Thunder Sizzler Series was the weekend racing extravaganza celebrating 40 years of racing at the 3/8s mile clay oval. The grandstands were packed full of fans, as several came out to watch the 410 sprints for Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Brandon Martin was the one to beat early as he blasted to the lead and would extend his lead lap after lap. The red flag flew on lap 11 when the Upper Sandusky racer Ed Neumeister got upside down in turn one. Once the green flag flew Martin again blasted ahead of the field, with David Harrison in tow. A tight battle waged for the third place as Marty Ling and Cameron Dodson sliced and diced back and forth. The caution would fly on lap 20 when both Ling and Harrison would get together causing both to spin. That caution moved Kane up to second, when the green flag would fly Kane pulled up on Martin as they would run side by side battling for the top spot. Kane overtook Martin on lap 24. It went down hill for Martin from there as he took a tumble one lap 30 in turn one running second. Dodson who was running second slowed and he would have to retire pitside for fuel on lap 37. From there it was all Kane as he pulled away from the competition. Wooster Ohio’s Jamie Martin who started eighteenth would come home second, he was followed by Medina Ohio driver Andrew Paulker. David Harrison worked his way up to fourth after he pitted with a flat tire. Rounding out the top five was Rodney Morgan. Heat race wins went to Mike Linder, David Harrison and Todd Kane. The B-Main win went to Nick Mulheim.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models action it was Mark Banal setting the pace early. He wheeled his Rayburn chassis high and low just keeping out in from of Dave Wirt and Doug Drown. Wirt slicing and dicing would work high then slip low, that strategy worked as Banal slid high just a little and Wirt ducked under as they drag raced down the front straightaway. On lap 17 Wirt was able to clear Banal, Banal would retire pit side with mechanical problems. Wirt covered the field in the remaining laps; as he pulled clear of Drown. Drown finished second, he was followed by Charlie Duncan, the ‘Michigan Madman’ Rusty Schlenk from Jackson Michigan finished fourth. Rounding out the top five was George Lee. Taking heat race wins were Charlie Duncan, Doug Drown and Rusty Schlenk.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek “Pete Jacobs Memorial”
June 27, 2005
Heat 1 1. Todd Kane 2. Brian Scott 3. Tim Hunter 4. Doug Stanley 5. Bryan Grove 6. Chad Livingston 7. Aaron Middaugh 8. Rodney Morgan 9. Richard Livingston 10. Nick Patterson
Heat 2 1. David Harrison 2. Marty Ling 3. Rick Logan 4. Brian Smith 5. Matt Lucius 6. Aaron Shaffer 7. Ed Neumeister 8. Bill Ault 9. Jac Neville 10. Will Ault
Heat 3 1. Mike Linder 2. Brandon Martin 3. Cameron Dodson 4. Andrew Palker 5. Jeff Banyas 6. Nick Mulheim 7. Jamie Martin 8. Danny Mumaw 9. David Dickson 10. Kurt Winkler
B-Main 1. Nick Mulheim 2. Aaron Shaffer 3. Jamie Martin 4. Ed Neumeister 5. Rodney Morgan 6. David Dickson 7. Danny Mumaw 8. Jac Neville 9. Richard Livingston 10. Nick Patterson 11. Will Ault 12. Aaron Middaugh 13. Chad Livingston 14. Bill Ault 15. Kurt Winkler(DNS)

A-Main 1.Todd Kane 2. Jamie Martin 3. Andrew Palker 4. David Harrison 5. Brian Smith 6.Rodney Morgan 7. Rick Logan 8. David Dickson 9. Jeff Banyas 10. Aaron Shaffer 11. Brian Scott 12. Cameron Dodson 13. Brandon Martin 14. Matt Lucius 15. Tim Hunter 16. Doug Stanley 17. Marty Ling 18. Nick Mulheim 19. Mike Linder 20. Brian Grove 21. Ed Neumeister

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Heat 1 1. Charlie Duncan 2. Dave Wirt 3. Dave Hornikel 4. Mark Gardiner 5. George Lee II 6. JR Gentry 7. Eric Smitley 8. Chet Alexander
Heat 2 1. Doug Drown 2. Keith Berner 3. Ryan Markham 4. Clint Coffman 5. Jerry Miller 6. Thomas Baker 7. Justin Chance 8. Jeff Wages
Heat 3 1. Rusty Schlenk 2. Mark Banal 3. Mark Bellamy 4. Eric Myers 5. Rick Bond 6. DJ Miller 7. Blaine Aber

A-Main (Feature) 1. Dave Wirt 2. Doug Drown 3. Charlie Duncan 4. Rusty Schlenk 5. George Lee II 6. Clint Coffman 7. Eric Myers 8. Eric Smitley 9. Blaine Aber 10. JR Gentry 11. Jerry Miller 12. DJ Miller 13. Jeff Wages 14. Ted Allman 15. Rick Bond 16. Mark Banal 17. Justin Chance 18. Mark Bellamy 19. Mark Gardiner 20. Tim Myers 21. Keith Berner 22. Ryan Markham 23. Thomas Baker 24. Dave Hornikel


The Wayne County Speedway Federated 40 Birthday Bash goes to Ruhlman
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville Ohio- The second day of the Triple Thunder Sizzler Series was on tap Sunday at Wayne County Speedway. The Federated 40 Birthday Bash celebrating the 40th anniversary at Wayne County Speedway packed the pits full of race cars. Sunday’s festivities started with a Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame induction, honoring 24 well deserving individuals who have raced, worked or been a fan of Wayne County Speedway for the last 40 years.

The Federated 40 Birthday Bash went to the Clarklake Michigan driver Brian Ruhlman. He bested a stout field American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. Rulhman started on the pole but was continually hounded by Wooster Ohio driver Doug Drown. Lap after lap Drown would close on Ruhlman but Ruhlman remained steady and hit his marks each lap. Drown finished second, he was followed by Keith Berner, 10th starting Eric ‘Spud’ Myers, Bart Hartman, Mark Banal, D.J. Cline, Mark Gardiner, Wayne Maffet Jr. and George Lee rounded out the top ten. Heat races wins went to Bart Hartman, Steve Casebolt, Keith Berner and Doug Drown. Ryan Markham and Cory Conley both won B-Mains.

“The track was pretty good, and the car was really hooked up” stated Rulhman in victory circle.

In the RPM Motorsports it was Rocky Kugel jumping out the early lead. He would be hounded the entire race by last night feature winner Took Wiles. Wiles looked low but couldn’t complete the pass. Kugel took home the win his first for 2005 at Wayne County Speedway. He was followed Wiles, Jay Howe, Mitchell Lam and David Liles. Heat race winners were Kyle Brown, Took Wiles and Bruce Miller. Rob Stambaugh won the B-Main.

The Federated Auto Mini Stock division Dale Beckett was announced the winner after a post race inspection. He was followed by Josh Robinson, Jeff Theil and Henry Britton and Nick Smith. Andy Parks, Dale Beckett and Jeff Theil were heat race winners. Jeremy Lucas won the B-Main.

On Monday June 27 the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts will once again headline the mighty winged 410 Sprint Cars in a $5,000 to win, $400 to start, 40-lap main event. The Super Late Models will share the card that will feature a $2,000 to win, $200 to start feature event. The 2005 edition of the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts comes 40 years and one day after the track first opened on June 26, 1965. It also comes on the track’s traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek Monday date that has been at Wayne County Speedway for 20 years. Gates for the Monday June 27 event will open at 4:30 PM with racing starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is $18 for adults, ages 15 & under admitted free, Seniors $15, Military Personnel & families free and Pits $30.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.  

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models (39 cars)
Fast Qualifier-Bart Hartman 18.747
Heat 1 1. Bart Hartman 2. Mark Gardiner 3. John Sizemore 4. Charlie Duncan 5. Ryan Markham 6. Chet Alexander 7. DJ Miller 8. George Lee II 9. JR Gentry 10. Jeff Wright
Heat 2 1. Keith Berner 2. Brian Ruhlman 3. Eric Myers 4. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 5. Jerry Miller 6. Clint Jameson 7. Eric Smitley 8. Jeremy Canada 9. Jeff Wages 10. Ryan Eddleblute
Heat 3 1. Steve Casebolt 2. Mark Banal 3. Dave Wirt 4. Jay Helton 5. Dave Hornikel 6. Clint Coffman 7. Rick Conley Jr. 8. Justin Chance 9. Rick Bond 10. Jeremy Gerhart
Heat 4 1. Doug Drown 2. DJ Cline 3. Mark Bellamy 4. John Mason 5. Blaine Aber 6. Cory Conley 7. Thomas Baker 8. Randy Pollock 9. Jim Gentry 10. Ron Hoopingarner
B-Main 1 1. Ryan Markham 2. George Lee II 3. Clint Jameson 4. Jerry Miller 5. Eric Smitley 6. JR Gentry 7. Jeff Wages 8. Jeff Wright 9. DJ Miller 10. Chet Alexander 11. Jeremy Canada 12. Ryan Eddleblute
B-Main 2 1. Cory Conley 2. Dave Hornikel 3. Rick Bond 4. Justin Chance 5. Jeremy Canada 6. Clint Coffman 7. Blaine Aber 8. Rick Conley Jr. 9. Randy Pollock
A-Main (Feature) 1. Brian Ruhlman 2. Doug Drown 3. Keith Berner 4. Eric Myers 5. Bart Hartman 6. Mark Banal 7. DJ Cline 8. Mark Gardiner 9. Wayne Maffett, Jr. 10. George Lee II 11. Mark Bellamy 12. Charlie Duncan 13. Dave Hornikel 14. Jay Helton 15. Ryan Markham 16. Dave Wirt 17. John Sizemore 18. Steve Casebolt 19. John Mason 20. Cory Conley

RPM Motorsports Modifieds (32 cars)
Fast Qualifier-Rob Stambaugh 20.027
Heat 1 1. Kyle Brown 2. Chris Basich 3. Bo Wiley 5. Ron Clonch 6. Norm Aronhalt 7. Randy Pennington 8. Rob Stambaugh
Heat 2 1. Took Wiles 2. Rocky Kugel 3. David Liles 4. Jess Hartman 5. Michael Basich 6. Gary McGregor 7. Corey Camillo 8. Ted Beaver 9. Bruce Jennings
Heat 3 1. R. Bruce Miller 2. Mitchell Lam 3. Rory Reed 4. Jay Howe 5. Ray Belt 6. Justin Morey 7. Bob Shelhorn 8. Mike Skeens 9. Mike Lonas
B-Main 1 1. Rob Stambaugh 2. Mike Skeens 3. Norm Aronhalt 4. Bob Shelhorn 5. Ted Beaver 6. Justin Morey 7. Gary McGregor
A-Main (Feature) 1. Rocky Kugel 2. Took Wiles 3. Jay Howe 4. Mitchell Lam 5. David Liles 6. Rory Reed 7. Michael Basich 8. Mike Skeens 9. Ernie Scott 10. Ron Clonch 11. Ray Belt 12. Chris Basich 13. R. Bruce Miller 14. Norm Aronhalt 15. Kyle Brown 16. Ted Beaver 17. Bob Shelhorn 18. Bo Wiley 19. Jess Hartman 20. Rob Stambaugh

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks (30 cars)
Fast Qualifier-Andy Parks 23.397 (New Track Record)
Heat 1 1. Andy Parks 2. Josh Robinson 3. Willard Yarnell 4. Matt Wohlford 5. Greg Miller 6. Mitchell Johnson 7. Jeremy Lucas 8. Mitch Reichard 9. Josh Gentry 10. Jeff Darr
Heat 2 1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Brad Hensel 3. Nick Smith 4. Henry Britton 5. J.R. Cagle 6. Trevor Phillips 7. Bryan Baker, Sr. 8. Corey Questel 9. Darrell Taylor 10. Darrell Taylor, Jr.
Heat 3 1. Jeff Thiel 2. Mike Snyder 3. Neil Nisly 4. Gary Hensel 5. Ed Ray 6. Travis Gray 7. Edwin McCalmont 8. Brandon Morrow 9. Josh Morrow
B-Main 1 1. Jeremy Lucas 2. Travis Gray 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Edwin McCalmont 5. Bryan Baker, Sr. 6. Mitch Reichard 7. Josh Gentry 8. Mitchell Johnson 10. Darrell Taylor, Jr. 11. Josh Morrow 12. Darrell Taylor 13. Corey Questel 14. Brandon Morrow
A-Main (Feature) 1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Josh Robinson 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Henry Britton 5. Nick Smith 6. Mike Snyder 7. Brad Hensel 8. Trevor Phillips 9. Neil Nisly 10. Matt Wohlford 11. Willard Yarnell 12. Jeremy Lucas 13. Travis Gray 14. Ed Ray 15. Greg Miller 16. Bryan Baker, Sr. 17. Edwin McCalmont 18. J.R. Cagle 19. Gary Hensel


Myers wins two in a row at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio—Wayne County Speedway kicked off the opening night of the Federated Auto Parts Triple Thunder Sizzler Series Saturday night June 25th with the Kids Extravaganza. Saturday’s festivities got started early with kids games and ended with kids Bicycles races. In between was a night of action packed racing in all divisions. Federated Auto Parts along with 104.5 FM WQKT ‘Sports Country’ was the sponsor of tonight’s racing.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model it was Eric ‘Spud’ Myers taking home the checkered flag in the CRM Colored Mulch, Advance Cylinder, Gottarace.com, Weisgarber Trucking, Mason Racin, Panther Motorsports Design, Baseline Transport, Paradise Lawn Care, Malcuit Racing engine powered Rocket Chassis. Ryan Markham started on the pole but by the completion of the first lap it was Myers who powered to the front. That’s how they would run on the score board but on the track Myers and Markham raced side by side for several laps with Myers manning the bottom and Markham hanging it out on the top. After battling it out for the majority of the race, on Lap 22 Myers started to pull away from Markham. That’s how they crossed the finish line. Doug Drown finished third, Dave Wirt forth and 17th starting Jerry Miller rounded out the top five. Heat races went to Wirt, Drown, Myers and Markham. Dave Hornikel won the B-Main.

“That was a good race, side by side lap after lap” stated Myers. “It was the same thing we have always been doing. Jim, Kyle, Jerry and Dave did it tonight. It took a few laps for my tires to light up but when it did it took off. My hats off to my crew they did a heck of a job”

In the RPM Motorsports division it was the 2004 Modified Points Champion Larry Kugel taking the lead on the first lap. It was short lived as on the second lap Took Wiles jumped out front and never looked back. It looked as if Rob Stambaugh was saving a little extra for Wiles but a lap 12 bobble cost him several positions. Stambaugh was able to work his way back to the second place position where he would finish. Coming home third was Bruce Miller, he was followed by Jay Howe and Mitchell Lam. Heat race went to Howe, Wiles and Kugel. While Rory Reed won the B-Main.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it was Troy Anderson taking the early lead. On lap 6 Fred Snyder would work his way to the point and battle to hold off the competition as Jose Marsh and Troy Anderson hounded him lap after lap. They worked hard but Snyder a little harder as he held them off for his first win of 2005. Anderson finished second followed by Marsh for third. Finishing fourth was Tim Myers and fifth Todd Werntz. Anderson, Marsh and Snyder were the heat race winners.

Due to time constraints the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks couldn’t start their feature. Saturday July 2nd the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks will run their make up feature along with a complete additional show.

The 40th Anniversary season is underway at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH and a huge anniversary celebration, the Triple Thunder Sizzler Series, a three-day dirt track racing extravaganza celebrating 40 seasons at Wayne County Speedway has been planned for June 25-27. On Sunday June 26, the actual birthday marking 40 years of operation of Wayne County Speedway, the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will be doing a live pre-race broadcast from the track prior to the Federated 40 Birthday Bash that will spotlight dirt Late Models, Modifieds and Mini Stocks. The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil live show at Wayne County Speedway will be hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and will air live from 12:30 – 2:300 PM est at: www.racetalklive.com The times of the live broadcast have been adjusted since a previous news release was issued.

On Sunday June 26 the Federated 40 Birthday Bash will be held to honor the track’s 40th season. Wayne County Speedway opened for the first time on June 26, 1965. During the Sunday program the dirt Late Models will headline with the Modifieds and Mini Stocks in attendance. The 40-lap main event will pay $3,000 to win and $200 to start. Gates open at 12:30 PM with qualifying at 2:00 PM and opening ceremonies for the new Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame starting at 3:00 PM. In addition there will be an ice cream and cake party, race car rides for kids and much more. General admission will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and ages 15 & under free admission. pits $28.

On Monday June 27 the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts will once again headline the mighty winged 410 Sprint Cars in a $5,000 to win, $400 to start, 40-lap main event. The Super Late Models will share the card that will feature a $2,000 to win, $200 to start feature event. The 2005 edition of the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts comes 40 years and one day after the track first opened on June 26, 1965. It also comes on the track’s traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek Monday date that has been at Wayne County Speedway for 20 years. Gates for the Monday June 27 event will open at 4:30 PM with racing starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is $18 for adults, ages 15 & under admitted free, Seniors $15, Military Personnel & families free and Pits $30.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.  

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Fast Qualifier-George Lee II 17.311 (Current Track Record 17.215)
Heat 1 1. Dave Wirt 2. Blaine Aber 3. Rick Bond 4. George Lee II 5. Dave Hornikel 6. Jim Gentry 7. Mike Giess 8. Jeff Wages 9. Jeremy Gerhart
Heat 2 1. Eric Myers 2. Chet Alexander 3. DJ Miller 4. Thomas Baker 5. Jerry Miller 6. Randy Pollock 7. Chester Elliott 8. Tom Denzinger 9. Al Farris
Heat 3 1. Doug Drown 2. Charlie Duncan 3. Mark Osborne 4. Mark Gardiner 5. Eric Eicholtz 6. Clint Coffman 7. Jeff Wright 8. Ryan Eddleblute
Heat 4 1. Ryan Markham 2. Jason Flory 3. JR Gentry 4. Eric Smitley 5. Jay Helton 6. Ron Hoopingarner 7. Mark Bellamy 8. Jeremy Canada
B-Main 1 1. Dave Hornikel 2. Jerry Miller 3. Clint Coffman 4. Jim Gentry 5. Jeff Wright 6. Tom Denzinger 7. Jeff Wages 8. Jay Helton 9. Ryan Eddleblute 10. Ron Hoopingarner 11. Chester Elliott 12. Eric Eicholtz 13. Mark Bellamy 14. Allan Farris 15. Randy Pollock 16. Jeremy Canada 17. Mike Giess
A-Main (Feature) 1. Eric Myers 2. Ryan Markham 3. Doug Drown 4. Dave Wirt 5. Jerry Miller 6. Charlie Duncan 7. George Lee II 8. Clint Coffman 9. Blaine Aber 10. JR Gentry 11. Jason Flory 12. Chet Alexander 13. Dave Hornikel 14. Jim Gentry 15. DJ Miller 16. Rick Bond 17. Eric Smitley 18. Mark Osborne 19. Mark Gardiner 20. Thomas Baker

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Fast Qualifier-Darrell Mayer 20.360
Heat 1 1. Jay Howe 2. Mitchell Lam 3. Rocky Kugel 4. Mike Skeens 5. Gary McGregor 6. Justin Morey 7. Ted Beaver 8. Darrel Mayer
Heat 2 1. Took Wiles 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Rick Wohlford 4. Rick Schmidt 5. Rob Cutlip 6. Ron Clonch 7. Ernie Scott 8. R. Bruce Miller 9. Bruce Jennings
Heat 3 1. Larry Kugel 2. Kevin Morehouse 3. Mike Lonas 4. David Liles 5. Randy Ridgeway 6. Rory Reed 7. Bo Wiley 8. Corey Camillo 9. Randy Pennington 10. Kevin Pitts 11. James Beatty, Jr.
B-Main 1 1. Rory Reed 2. R. Bruce Miller 3. Bo Wiley 4. Darrel Mayer 5. Corey Camillo 6. Ted Beaver 7. James Beatty, Jr. 8. Kevin Pitts 9. Randy Pennington 10. Bruce Jennings 11. Justin Morey 12. Ron Clonch 13. Ernie Scott
A-Main (Feature) 1. Took Wiles 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. R. Bruce Miller 4. Jay Howe 5. Mitchell Lam 6. Rory Reed 7. Randy Ridgeway 8. Rob Cutlip 9. Gary McGregor 10. David Liles 11. Bo Wiley 12. Kevin Morehouse 13. Rocky Kugel 14. Corey Camillo 15. Rick Schmidt 16. Mike Skeens 17. Mike Lonas 18. Darrel Mayer 19. Rick Wohlford 20. Larry Kugel

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Fast Qualifier-Jim Nicely 21.816
Heat 1 1. Fred Snyder 2. Jim Nicely 3. Chad Craver 4. Denny Shear 5. Jeremy Lynch 6. John Swinehart 7. Bill Cramer 8. Phil Lam
Heat 2 1. Jose Marsh 2. Paul Holmes 3. Travis Mensching 4. Keith Tish 5. Jason Skelly 6. Paul Whitten 7. Donna Gentry 8. John Holmes
Heat 3 1. Troy Anderson 2. Tim Myers 4. Robert Wile 5. Don Baney 6. Dave McMillen 7. Richard Stringer
A-Main (Feature)
1. Fred Snyder 2. Troy Anderson 3. Jose Marsh 4. Tim Myers 5. Todd Werntz 6. Keith Tish 7. Donna Gentry 9. Jeremy Lynch 10. Chad Craver 11. Robert Wile 12. Denny Shear 13. Paul Holmes 14. Dave McMillen 15. John Swinehart 16. Richard Stringer 17. Jason Skelly 18. Paul Whitten 19. John Holmes 20. Travis Mensching 21. Bill Cramer 22. Don Baney 23. Jim Nicely

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Fast Qualifier-Mike Snyder 24.314
Heat 1 1. Trevor Phillips 2. Nick Smith 3. Josh Robinson 4. Mike Snyder 5. Mitchell Johnson 6. Gary Hensel 7. Neil Nisly 8. Bryan Baker, Sr. 9. Charlie Ray 10. Brandon Morrow
Heat 2 1. Josh Morrow 2. Henry Britton 3. Wendell Miller 4. Brad Hensel 6. Mitch Reichard 7. Matt Wohlford 8. Edwin McCalmont
Heat 3 1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Ed Ray 4. Jeff Thiel 5. Jeremy Lucas 6. Willard Yarnell 7. Josh Gentry 8. Greg Miller 9. Jeff Darr
Make up feature will be run July 2nd.


CNN To Film At Wayne County Speedway This Weekend
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, OH --- CNN (Cable News Network) will be making a weekend
appearance at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. CNN special projects
producer Ted Rubenstein and a production crew will be visiting the 3/8 mile
clay oval on Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 to film various features
for an upcoming documentary on grassroots dirt track racing with a focus on
dirt Late Model racing. CNN will be on hand during Wayne County Speedway's
40th anniversary celebration.

"We're producing a documentary on dirt track racing, a sport based on
grassroots, and we're looking forward to visiting drivers and tracks,"
commented Ted Rubenstein, a long time producer for CNN. ""We're looking at
the sport and its importance at the grassroots level and how it has grown
over the years. To that end we have been filming segments with some drivers
and in addition to visiting Wayne County Speedway we are planning on filming
additional segments in September at Eldora Speedway for the WORLD 100."

"We'll be at Wayne County Speedway to film a segment with Doc Lehman, who
has also been consulting and advising us on this project since last winter.
Doc Lehman, as we've been told by a number of people in racing, is an expert
on dirt track racing and dirt Late Model racing so we will be filming
commentary with Mr. Lehman."

In addition, CNN will return to Wayne County Speedway on Sunday June 26 to
film the Dirt Nation(tm) presented by Lucas Oil radio show, co-hosted by
Lehman and Dave Seay, who will be on hand at the track doing a live radio
broadcast Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 PM EST during the track's 40th birthday
celebration.

Lehman is a co-host of Dirt Nation(tm) presented by Lucas Oil and is also a
long-time journalist, publicist and marketing agent. He is also a former
promoter of Wayne County Speedway and currently owns the popular
DirtAmericaOnline.com website.

The CNN documentary will be edited during the fall months and broadcast
internationally at a date to be announced. "We've been on the road filming a
couple segments with dirt Late Model drivers and we have found that this
sport is far and away bigger than we imagined," said Rubenstein, who is
based at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, GA. "It's been a real eye-opening
experience and we're looking forward to our visits to Wayne County and
Eldora speedways."

On Saturday night Wayne County Speedway kicks off its anniversary weekend on
June 25 when the track will host a weekly racing program spotlighted by
their annual Kids Nite Extravaganza. A full racing program featuring
American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds,
Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts
Mini-Stocks will be on hand. Each Saturday night the gates open at 3:00 PM,
hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission
prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted
free, pits $25.00. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active
military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military
identification card to all events.


On Sunday June 26 the Federated 40 Birthday Bash will be held to honor the
track's 40th season. Wayne County Speedway opened for the first time on June
26, 1965. During the Sunday program the dirt Late Models will headline with
the Modifieds and Mini Stocks in attendance. The 40-lap main event will pay
$3,000 to win and $200 to start. Gates open at 12:30 PM with qualifying at
2:00 PM and opening ceremonies for the new Wayne County Speedway Hall of
Fame starting at 3:00 PM. In addition there will be an ice cream and cake
party, race car rides for kids and much more. General admission will be $15
for adults, $12 for seniors and ages 15 & under free admission. pits $28.

On Monday June 27 the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts
will once again headline the mighty winged 410 Sprint Cars in a $5,000 to
win, $400 to start, 40-lap main event. The Super Late Models will share the
card that will feature a $2,000 to win, $200 to start feature event. The
2005 edition of the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts
comes 40 years and one day after the track first opened on June 26, 1965. It
also comes on the track's traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek Monday date that
has been at Wayne County Speedway for 20 years. Gates for the Monday June 27
event will open at 4:30 PM with racing starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is $18
for adults, ages 15 & under admitted free, Seniors $15, Military Personnel &
families free and Pits $30.

A special three-day pass will also be offered. To get pre-sale savings a
three-day general admission pass is $36.00, $30 for seniors and $75 for a
three-day pit pass. Call 419.522.8761 to order.


Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition &
excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of
Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Rt 30 then one mile
north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track),
419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email:
tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Myers wins at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio-The action was bad fast at Wayne County Speedway Saturday night June 18th for the Mid Season Championships. All divisions were competing for double points plus the additional bragging rights of being a Mid Season Champion. The grandstand was full of fans and over 100 race cars packed the pits. The nights racing was sponsored by 104.5 WQKT which saw Eric ‘Spud’ Myers best a strong field of Super Late Models to come home the feature winner for his third win of the year.

In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models division Scott Peltz started on the point but by the completion of the first lap Myers had blasted into the lead from his 4th starting position. An early caution would fly for a Thomas Baker spin out on lap 3. At the drop of the green flag Myers again would pull away. 7th starting Mark Banal would zip up to second place and set his sights on the leader. By lap 10 Myers had a comfortable lead and looked like he had it in the bag. Another caution, this time Rick Bond spun on lap 12. If Banal was going to make his move it would now. Myers puts it on cruise control and Banal can not close the gap. On lap 14 Dave Wirt would slide up into the second place position and he too attempted to pressure Myers. But Myers had them covered tonight, as he brought the CRM Colored Mulch, Advance Cylinder, Gottarace.com, Weisgarber Trucking, Mason Racin, Panther Motorsports Design, Baseline Transport, Paradise Lawn Care, Malcuit Racing engine powered Rocket Chassis to victory lane.

“The car was awesome again Ryan, we had a great race car” stated Myers. Kyle (Figley) dialed it in again; we did some tuning on shocks and stuff. Freed the car up, she was good. My guys are incredible and it showed tonight”.

In the RPM Motorsports Modified division the first lap would see some tight racing as Barry Jacobs and Larry Kugel were going for the same ground which resulted in damage to Jacob’s machine. Jacobs was forced to retire for the evening. Kugel then would take the early lead which was short lived as a caution came out for Rob Cutlip, Mitchell Lam and Mike Lonas. Lonas was not able to continue and retired pit-side. When we returned to racing it again was Kugel showing the way for the first 6 laps. On lap 7 David Liles would motor to the front and 14th starting Rob Stambaugh would slip up to 5th place. Stambaugh picked them off on by on as he slowly worked his way into 2nd place on lap 11. A fierce battle would wage for the lead as Liles and Stambaugh switched running order on lap 15. Liles battled back and regained the lead on the next lap and would extend a short lead to take the checkered flag. He was followed by hard charging Stambaugh, Jess Hartman, 16th starting Took Wiles and Bobby Kitchen.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it was last weeks feature winner Troy Anderson setting the pace early. Jim Nicely would put some pressure on Anderson on lap 6 but he couldn’t complete the pass. Larry Baldwin would bring out the caution with a spin and he was able to continue. Jose Marsh was able to zig and zag his way up the second place by lap 12 and pressure Anderson for the lead. As the white flag flew Marsh slid by Anderson for the lead and went on for this first win of 2005 at WCS. Marsh was followed by Anderson, Fred Snyder, Todd Werntz and Jim Nicely.

In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division Jeff Thiel would set sail out front of the field. On lap 6 coming off of turn two, Thiel slid high causing him to fall back to third place handing the lead over to Henry Britton. Three time feature winner Dale Beckett moved into the second place and would pressure Britton. Beckett couldn’t make a pass stick and would settle for second. Britton would take his first win for 2005; he was followed by Beckett, Thiel, Bradley Hensel and Mike Snyder.

The 40th Anniversary season is underway at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH and a huge anniversary celebration, the Triple Thunder Sizzler Series, a three-day dirt track racing extravaganza celebrating 40 seasons at Wayne County Speedway has been planned for June 25-27. On Sunday June 26, the actual birthday marking 40 years of operation of Wayne County Speedway, the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will be doing a live pre-race broadcast from the track prior to the Federated 40 Birthday Bash that will spotlight dirt Late Models, Modifieds and Mini Stocks. The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil live show at Wayne County Speedway will be hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and will air live from 12:30 – 2:300 PM est at: www.racetalklive.com The times of the live broadcast have been adjusted since a previous news release was issued.

On Saturday night June 25 the track will host a weekly racing program spotlighted by their annual Kids Nite Extravaganza. A full racing program featuring American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini-Stocks will be on hand. Each Saturday night the gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free, pits $25.00. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.

On Sunday June 26 the Federated 40 Birthday Bash will be held to honor the track’s 40th season. Wayne County Speedway opened for the first time on June 26, 1965. During the Sunday program the dirt Late Models will headline with the Modifieds and Mini Stocks in attendance. The 40-lap main event will pay $3,000 to win and $200 to start. Gates open at 12:30 PM with qualifying at 2:00 PM and opening ceremonies for the new Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame starting at 3:00 PM. In addition there will be an ice cream and cake party, race car rides for kids and much more. General admission will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and ages 15 & under free admission. pits $28.

On Monday June 27 the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts will once again headline the mighty winged 410 Sprint Cars in a $5,000 to win, $400 to start, 40-lap main event. The Super Late Models will share the card that will feature a $2,000 to win, $200 to start feature event. The 2005 edition of the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts comes 40 years and one day after the track first opened on June 26, 1965. It also comes on the track’s traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek Monday date that has been at Wayne County Speedway for 20 years. Gates for the Monday June 27 event will open at 4:30 PM with racing starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is $18 for adults, ages 15 & under admitted free, Seniors $15, Military Personnel & families free and Pits $30.

A special three-day pass will also be offered. To get pre-sale savings a three-day general admission pass is $36.00, $30 for seniors and $75 for a three-day pit pass. Call 419.522.8761 to order.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Fast Qualifier-Ryan Markham 18.286
Heat 1 1. Charlie Duncan 2. Ryan Markham 3. Mark Banal 4. Thomas Baker 5. Mark Bellamy 6. Randy Scott 7. Dave Hornikel 8. Jeff Wages 9. Ron Hoopingarner
Heat 2 1. Dave Wirt 2. DJ Miller 3. Chet Alexander 4. Doug Drown 5. George Lee II 6. Eric Smitley 7. Mark Gardiner 8. Jay Helton 9. Eric Eicholtz 10. Ryan Eddleblute
Heat 3 1. Eric Myers 2. Scott Peltz 3. Blaine Aber 4. Rick Bond 5. Clint Coffman 6. Chester Elliott 7. Jim Gentry 8. Jeff Wright 9. Don Gross 10. Ty Myers
B-Main 1 1. Chester Elliott 2. Randy Scott 3. Dave Hornikel 4. JR Gentry 5. Mark Gardiner 6. Eric Eicholtz 7. Ty Myers 8. Jeff Wright 9. Jeff Wright 10. Don Gross 11. Eric Smitley 12. Ryan Eddleblute 13. Ron Hoopingarner 14. Jim Gentry 15. Jeff Wages

A-Main (Feature) 1. Eric Myers 2. Dave Wirt 3. Doug Drown 4. Mark Banal 5. Chet Alexander 6. Scott Peltz 7. George Lee II 8. Ryan Markham 9. Charlie Duncan 10. Thomas Baker 11. JR Gentry 12. Mark Bellamy 13. DJ Miller 14. Clint Coffman 15. Dave Hornikel 16. Randy Scott 17. Rick Bond 18. Blaine Aber 19. Mark Gardiner 20. Chester Elliott

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Fast Qualifier-Took Wiles 19.673
Heat 1 1. Jess Hartman 2. Bobby Kitchen 3. Kyle Brown 4. Matt Shroyer 5. Dean Ecker 6. Gary McGregor 7. Randy Pennington 8. Mitchell Lam 9. Took Wiles 10. Ted Beaver
Heat 2 1. Bootie Petsko 2. Larry Kugel 3. Barry Jacobs 4. Jay Howe 5. Rob Cutlip 6. Ernie Scott 7. James Beatty, Jr. 8. Lonnie Kidd 9. Rory Reed
Heat 3 1. David Liles 2. Randy Gray 3. R. Bruce Miller 4. Rocky Kugel 5. Rob Stambaugh 6. Bruce Jennings 7. Mike Lonas 8. Corey Camillo 9. Ron Clonch
B-Main 1 1. Bruce Jennings 2. Took Wiles 3. Mike Lonas 4. Mitchell Lam 5. Rory Reed 6. Gary McGregor 7. Ron Clonch 8. Ted Beaver 9. Randy Pennington 10. Corey Camillo 11. Ernie Scott 12. Jason Jones

A-Main (Feature)
1. David Liles 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Jess Hartman 4. Took Wiles 5. Bobby Kitchen 6. Larry Kugel 7. Rory Reed 8. Jay Howe 9. Mitchell Lam 10. Bruce Jennings 11. Rob Cutlip 12. Gary McGregor 13. Rocky Kugel 14. Randy Gray 15. R. Bruce Miller 16. Kyle Brown 17. Matt Shroyer 18. Dean Ecker 19. Barry Jacobs 20. Mike Lonas

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Fast Qualifier-Jim Nicely 21.846
Heat 1 1. Larry Baldwin 2. Jim Nicely 3. Todd Werntz 4. Don Baney 5. Dave McMillen 6. Chad Craver 7. Paul Whitten 8. Hiram Bachmann 9. Jeremy Lynch 10. Donna Gentry
Heat 2 1. Jose Marsh 2. Paul Holmes 3. Tim Myers 4. Todd Swim 5. Travis Mensching 6. Robert Wile 7. John Holmes 8. Denny Shear 9. Jim Herrington
Heat 3 1. Fred Snyder 2. Troy Anderson 3. Keith Tish 4. Shaun Cains 5. Randy Nisly 6. Verne Siegrist 7. Jack Wile 8. Richard Stringer 9. Bill Cramer 10. Steve Skelly
B-Main 1 1. Verne Siegrist 2. Chad Craver 3. Robert Wile 4. Jeremy Lynch 5. Donna Gentry 6. Jack Wile 7. Denny Shear 8. John Holmes 9. Richard Stringer 10. Jason Skelly 11. Bill Cramer 12. Paul Whitten
A-Main (Feature) 1. Jose Marsh 2. Troy Anderson 3. Fred Snyder 4. Todd Werntz 5. Jim Nicely 6. Shaun Cains 7. Travis Mensching 8. Paul Holmes 9. Keith Tish 10. Verne Siegrist 11. Tim Myers 12. Donna Gentry 13. Jeremy Lynch 14. Todd Swim 15. Chad Craver 16. Robert Wile 17. Randy Nisly 18. Larry Baldwin 19. Dave McMillen 20. Don Baney

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Fast Qualifier-Jason Thiel 24.389
Heat 1 1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Mike Snyder 3. Jason Thiel 4. Ed Ray 5. Mitchell Johnson 6. Willard Yarnell 7. Charlie Ray 8. Cody Renard 9. Todd Bossler 10. Neil Nisly
Heat 2 1. Brad Hensel 2. Josh Morrow 3. Josh Robinson 4. Justin Brown 5. Nick Smith 6. Josh Gentry 7. Mitch Reichard 8. Brian Dawson 9. Jason Kodek
Heat 3 1. Henry Britton 2. Jeff Thiel 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Matt Wohlford 5. Greg Miller 6. Tim Workman 7. Bryan Baker, Sr. 8. Edwin McCalmont
B-Main 1 1. Willard Yarnell 2. Bryan Baker, Sr. 3. Neil Nisly 4. Brian Dawson 5. Charlie Ray 6. Mitch Reichard 7. Cody Renard 8. Tim Workman 9. Jason Kodek 10. Todd Bossler 11. John Raber 12. Josh Gentry
A-Main (Feature) 1. Henry Britton 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Jeff Thiel 4. Brad Hensel 5. Mike Snyder 6. Jason Thiel 7. Josh Robinson 8. Ed Ray 9. Trevor Phillips 10. Nick Smith 11. Matt Wohlford 12. Neil Nisly 13. Justin Brown 14. Mitchell Johnson 15. Willard Yarnell 16. Greg Miller 17. Bryan Baker, Sr. 18. Charlie Ray 19. Brian Dawson 20. Josh Morrow


Markham goes back to back at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville Ohio- Mother Nature was a race fan on Saturday night June 11th as Wayne County Speedway squeezed the entire race program in. Forecasted showers and thunderstorms didn’t make an appearance at the 3/8 mile clay speed plant. The forecast also didn’t stop the fans and race teams from coming out as the grandstands and pits were packed. The fans were treated to an excellent night of racing that saw Flyin Ryan Markham best a strong field of American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. The nights racing was sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.
In the American Payroll Advance Super Late Model division Doug Drown started on the point and took the early lead. The caution would fly on the first lap for a pile up involving Scott Peltz, Dave Wirt, Rick Bond and Mark Bellamy. Wirt, Bellamy and Peltz couldn’t continue and retired pit side. The race would go green again but a hard crash involving Charlie Duncan brought the caution out on lap 3. Drown then went to work and stretched out a comfortable lead over Markham, George Lee and Chet Alexander. On lap 10 Eric ‘Spud’ Myers was patiently working his way through traffic and passed Alexander for fifth place. At the front Drown was dusting the field but behind him Myers was closing in on second place. Myers and Markham battled back and forth the second running position, side by side, back and forth with Markham up high and Myers down low. On lap 24 Myers nosed Markham at the line for second as Drown showed the way. With the white flag waving Drown exited off of turn two high, and slid off the back stretch losing ground to Myers and Markham. All three cars jammed it into turn three and coming out of turn four it was Markham up high and Myers down low. That’s how they would cross the finish line with Markham edging out Myers by a nose. Drown came home third followed by Alexander, Lee, Dave Hornikel, J.R. Gentry and D.J. Miller rounding out the top ten. In time trials George Lee smoked the old track record that was previously held by Charlie Duncan (July 10, 2004) timing in at 17.214 averaging 78.425 MPH around the track.
Markham placed the Park Ohio, Advance Cylinder, Biscotti’s Restaurant, Stu’s Place Bert Transmission, J&D Door, Dor Lo Pizza; Nor-Ice Malcuit powered Rocket chassis to victory lane. "That was a whale of a race! The competition is so tough over here on any given night you have to have all eight cylinders up and running at all times. It's really tough here now. We try to do the right things every week” stated and calm and cool Markham in victory lane. I feel bad for Doug (Drown), he had a good run going there, he ran a good race. (Eric) Spud (Myers) got up there and kept sticking his nose underneath of me there a few times and I thought, well, I better crank it up a notch and drive it a little harder. And we made it. You know every win is good but to win on the last lap is special. Its means a lot to us to be here at Wayne County this place is special to us and were are happy for our fans” continued Markham.
In the RPM Motorsports Modifieds it was Bruce Miller out front early. Barry Jacobs squeezed by for the lead on lap 4 but would pull in with mechanical problems on lap 7 handing the lead over to Took Wiles. Charlie Duncan pulling double duty would power up to second on lap 8. Wiles held a comfortable lead for most of the race but on lap 17; lapped traffic almost played a factor coming off of turn two Wiles split two cars barely clearing them. At the line it was Wiles as he placed the Quality Excavating & Const., United Precast, Cline Bros. Tree Service, Fisher Performance, Santmyer Oil Throwin Dirt chassis in victory lane. Duncan ran out of laps to come home second. 8th starting Rob Stambaugh came home third. Matt Shroyer finished fourth he was followed by Kyle Brown, Bruce Miller, Rory Reed, David Liles and Bobby Kitchen. Rocky Kugel rounded out the top ten.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks Paul Holmes would power to the front. The racing behind him was exciting as Travis Mensching, Donna Gentry, Tim Myers, Troy Anderson and Fred Snyder all sliced and diced for positions. Holmes extended his lead by a straight away by lap 7, but several cars got together on the back stretch on lap 12 bringing out the caution and resulted in Gentry and Jim Nicely going pit side for flat tires. Both would re-join the field on the tail. That caution bunched the field back up but also moved Myers, 8th starting Anderson and Snyder within striking distance of the leader. The green flag flew and Anderson methodically picked off Myers and set his sights on Holmes. On lap 14 with the white flag in the air Anderson pulled up on Holmes on the high side and made it stick for his third win of the year. Holmes came home second and Snyder third. Finishing fourth was Myers he was followed by Keith Tish, Todd Swim, Verne Siegrist, Todd Werntz, Jack Wile and Robert Wile.
In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it was Nick Smith jumping out to the early lead. Smith had the car to beat as he extended his lead. 4th starting Josh Robinson would put the pressure on Smith but complete the pass. Patiently moving through traffic was 7th starting Henry Britton, by lap 12 he had worked his way past Robinson for second place and was closing on the leader. Britton didn’t have enough and at the end as Smith barely held him off for the win. It was Smiths first ever feature win as he placed the Hillcrest Trucking, Art and Bev Smith Storage Escort GT in victory lane.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models

June 11, 2005
Fast Qualifier--George Lee II 17.214 (New Track Record)
Heat 1
1. George Lee II 2. Clint Coffman 3. Chet Alexander 4. JR Gentry 5. DJ Miller 6. Alan Baker 7. Randy Scott 8. Tom Denzinger 9. Jeff Wages 10. Mark Gardiner 11. Eric Eicholtz 12. Jeremy Canada
Heat 2
1. Dave Wirt 2. Ryan Markham 3. Doug Drown 4. Blaine Aber 5. Mark Bellamy 6. Thomas Baker 7. Wes Morrison Jr 8. George Delaney 9. Brad Moore 10. Al Farris 11. Luke Beiri
Heat 3
1. Eric Myers 2. Charlie Duncan 3. Scott Peltz 4. Dave Hornikel 5. Rick Bond 6. Jim Gentry 7. Jeff Wright 8. Eric Smitley 9. Mike Giess 10. Ron Eddleblute 11. Ron Hoopingarner
B-Main 1
1. Randy Scott 2. Alan Baker 3. Thomas Baker 4. Jeff Wright 5. Jim Gentry 6. Wes Morrison Jr 7. Jeff Wages 8. Tom Denzinger 9. Ron Eddleblute 10. Ron Hoopingarner 11. Eric Smitley 12. Eric Eicholtz 13. George Delaney 14. Luke Beiri 15. Al Farris 16. Mike Giess 17. Brad Moore
A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Eric Myers 3. Doug Drown 4. Chet Alexander 5. George Lee II 6. Dave Hornikel 7. JR Gentry 8. DJ Miller 9. Rick Bond 10. Blaine Aber 11. Alan Baker 12. Clint Coffman 13. Jeff Wright 14. Randy Scott 15. Thomas Baker 16. Jim Gentry 17. Charlie Duncan 18. Dave Wirt 19. Scott Peltz 20. Mark Bellamy

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
June 11, 2005
Fast Qualifier-Took Wiles 19.731
Heat 1
1. Rob Stambaugh 2. Took Wiles 3. Rory Reed 4. Kyle Brown 5. Rocky Kugel 6. Darrick Hubbard 7. Dean Ecker 8. Justin Morey 9. Tim Everhart
Heat 2
1. Matt Shroyer 2. Larry Kugel 3. R. Bruce Miller 4. David Liles 5. Mitchell Lam 6. Gary McGregor 7. Scott Smith 8. Ron Clonch
Heat 3
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Bobby Kitchen 4. Randy Gray 5. Mike Lonas 6. Ted Beaver 7. Corey Camillo 8. Rob Cutlip
A-Main (Feature)
1. Took Wiles 2. Charlie Duncan 3. Rob Stambaugh 4. Matt Shroyer 5. Kyle Brown 6. R. Bruce Miller 7. Rory Reed 8. David Liles 9. Bobby Kitchen 10. Rocky Kugel 11. Mitchell Lam 12. Mike Lonas 13. Darrick Hubbard 14. Randy Gray 15. Rob Cutlip 16. Dean Ecker 17. Gary McGregor 18. Tim Everhart 19. Larry Kugel 20. Ted Beaver 21. Barry Jacobs 22. Justin Morey 23. Scott Smith 24. Corey Camillo

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
June 11, 2005
Fast Qualifier-Troy Anderson 21.941
Heat 1
1. Troy Anderson 2. Todd Swim 4. Rich Holmes 5. Dave McMillen 6. Phil Lam 7. Bill Cramer 8. Keith Tish
Heat 2
1. Jim Nicely 2. Donna Gentry 3. Travis Mensching 4. Jeremy Lynch 5. Jim Herrington 6. Jack Wile 7. Denny Shear 8. Chad Craver
Heat 3
1. Fred Snyder 2. Tim Myers 3. Verne Siegrist 4. John Holmes 5. Paul Whitten 6. Robert Wile 7. Todd Werntz

A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Paul Holmes 3. Fred Snyder 4. Tim Myers 5. Keith Tish 6. Todd Swim 7. Verne Siegrist 8. Todd Werntz 9. Robert Wile 10. Jack Wile 11. Dave McMillen 12. Jim Nicely 13. Phil Lam 14. Donna Gentry 15. Steve Skelly 16. Paul Whitten 17. Bill Cramer 18. Travis Mensching 19. Denny Shear 20. Jim Herrington

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
June 11, 2005
Fast Qualifier-Dale Beckett 24.394
Heat 1
1. Jeff Thiel 2. Dale Beckett, Jr. 3. Nick Smith 4. Brad Hensel 5. Neil Nisly 6. Ed Ray 7. Josh Gentry 8. Darrell Taylor 9. Tracy Hamilton
Heat 2
1. Henry Britton 2. Josh Robinson 3. Jeremy Lucas 4. Willard Yarnell 5. Nick Scheff 6. Bryan Baker, Sr.
Heat 3
1. Mike Snyder 2. Mitchell Johnson 3. Trevor Phillips 5. Alan Summers 6. Edwin McCalmont 7. John Raber

A-Main (Feature)
1. Nick Smith 2. Henry Britton 3. Josh Robinson 4. Dale Beckett, Jr. 5. Jeremy Lucas 6. Mitchell Johnson 7. Jeff Thiel 8. Trevor Phillips 9. Mike Snyder 10. Brad Hensel 11. Alan Summers 12. Willard Yarnell 13. Bryan Baker, Sr. 14. Ed Ray 15. John Raber 16. Neil Nisly 17. Darrell Taylor 18. Tracy Hamilton 19. Josh Gentry 20. Cody Smith 21. Nick Scheff 22. Jason Kodek 23. Edwin McCalmont


Markham Takes Checkers at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville Ohio – It was an action packed Saturday night full of tight racing at Wayne County Speedway. The grandstands were full and the pits were packed with race cars as over 120 cars signed in. Ryan Markham from Ashland, Ohio came home the winner in the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. Markham knows how to get around the 3/8th mile speed plant as he is a three time track champion at WCS. The racing was sponsored by Red Ferris Chevorlet and WQKT 104.5 FM ‘Sports Country’.
In the American Payroll Advance it was tight battle early as JR Gentry and Dave Hornikel went door handle to door handle, Gentry came out the early leader but on lap 8 he returned pit side with mechanical problems handing the lead over to Hornikel. Markham and Dave Wirt would begin to put heavy pressure on Hornikel and Markham slid by for the lead on lap 11. Slowly Doug Drown was working his way to the front and by lap 21 he overtook Wirt for second. It was too little too late as Markham had built enough a lead to cruise his Biscottis Restaurant, Stu's Place, J & D Door Company, Bert Transmission, Malcuit powered Rocket Chassis into victory lane. Drown charged his way to second after starting 9th. Then it was Wirt, Hornikel and Franklin Pennsylvania racer Matt Lux rounding out the top 5.
In the RPM Motorsports Modified division the action was just as good as Mike Shroyer paced the field early. It didn’t last long though on lap 3 Canfield Ohio driver Mike Potopsky blasted into the lead. Potopsky had built a comfortable lead but by lap 13 Matt Lux had erased anything that resembled a lead. On lap 15 Lux looked low and completed the pass for the lead but a caution came out before the lap was competed and scored an official lap. It appeared Lux was the man to beat and that it was a matter of time before he took off with the lead. After the caution it appeared Lux’es tires didn’t fire back up and then with 2 laps remaining something broke on his machine and he returned pit side. That put steady moving Barry Jacobs into second place, but at the checkers it was Potopsky, Jacobs, Mike Lonas, Larry Kugel, and Rory Reed rounding out the top 5.
In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stock division it appeared early that it wasn’t going to be a race as Dundee Ohio driver Fred Snyder set sail in front of the field early on. Last weeks feature winner Troy Anderson quickly was making his way through traffic and by lap 3 he was running 3rd. With Snyder out front the battle was for second as Jim Nicely and Anderson would run side by side for several laps which ended with Anderson spinning out on lap 9 and collecting Todd Swim. That bunched the field back up and it again was a tight battle for the lead with Nicely trying the high side. He made it stick by taking the lead on lap 14. At the flag it was Nicely, Snyder, Todd Werntz, Tim Myers and Travis Mensching rounding out the top 5.
In the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks it was Dalton Ohio driver Trevor Phillips leading the way early. Lap 4 found Dale Beckett moving to the front of the pack with Henry Britton close in tow. Just like last week Britton was plastered to Beckett’s bumper but he couldn’t complete the pass. On the white flag lap both cars were side by side with Beckett with the slight advantage. Britton would slip a little thus giving the win easily to Beckett. This is Beckett’s third victory in the Beckett Auto Sales, TBS Carpet Outlet Ford Escort GT this year. He wad followed by Britton, Phillips, Josh Robinson and Jeff Theil.
Don’t forget all the racing action on hand next week at Wayne County Speedway next Saturday night June 11, 2005! It’s LADIES NIGHT – we’ll have a Powder Puff Race along with the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Federated Auto Parts Mini-Stocks all sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models
Fast Qualifier--George Lee II 18.289
Heat 1
1. George Lee II 2. Ryan Markham 3. Doug Drown 4. Brad Malcuit 5. Mark Bellamy
Heat 2
1. Charlie Duncan 2. Stephen Hollabaugh 3. Mark Gardiner 4. Matt Lux 5. DJ Miller
Heat 3
1. Chet Alexander 2. JR Gentry 3. Rick Bond 4. Thomas Baker 5. Randy Scott
Heat 4
1. Dave Wirt 2. Dave Hornikel 3. Clint Coffman 4. Blaine Aber 5. George Delaney
B-Main 1
1. DJ Miller 2. Randy Scott 3. Eric Eicholtz 4. Randy Pollock 5. Mike Giess 6. Jeff Wages 7. Wes Morrison Jr 8. George Delaney 9. Jeff Wright 10. Jim Gentry 11. Eric Smitley 12. Mark Bellamy 13. Steve Fultz 14. R. Huppengarner 15. Jeremy Canada

A-Main (Feature)
1. Ryan Markham 2. Doug Drown 3. Dave Wirt 4. Dave Hornikel 5. Matt Lux 6. Charlie Duncan 7. Stephen Hollabaugh 8. Chet Alexander 9. Mark Gardiner 10. Eric Eicholtz 11. Clint Coffman 12. Thomas Baker 13. Randy Pollock 14. Randy Scott 15. Blaine Aber 16. DJ Miller 17. JR Gentry 18. Rick Bond 20. George Lee II

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
Fast Qualifier-Mike Potopsky 19.956
Heat 1
1. Matt Lux 2. Mike Potosky 3. Mike Lonas 4. Mitchell Lam 5. Greg Parker
Heat 2
1. David Liles 2. Jeff Sharp 3. Gary Shroyer 4. R. Bruce Miller 5. Rob Cutlip
Heat 3
1. Barry Jacobs 2. Larry Kugel 3. Scott Stiffler 4. Jay Howe 5. Rory Reed
B-Main 1
1. Took Wiles 2. Kyle Brown 3. Gary McGregor 4. Arlen Coy 5. Bob Shelhorn 6. Ted Beaver 7. Justin Morey

A-Main (Feature)
1. Mike Potosky 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Mike Lonas 4. Larry Kugel 5. Rory Reed 6. Scott Stiffler 7. David Liles 8. Matt Shroyer 9. Took Wiles 10. Mitchell Lam 11. Arlen Coy 12. Gary McGregor 13. Rob Cutlip 14. Bob Shelhorn 15. Matt Lux 16. Jeff Sharp 17. Greg Parker 18. Jay Howe 19. Kyle Brown

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Fast Qualifier-Troy Anderson 22.446
Heat 1
1. Troy Anderson 2. Paul Holmes 3. Todd Swim 4. Chad Craver 6. John Holmes
Heat 2
1. Todd Werntz 2. Fred Snyder 3. Donna Gentry 4. Verne Siegrist 5. Robert Wile
Heat 3
1. Jim Nicely 2. Hiram Bachmann 3. Keith Tish 4. Gene Showalter 5. Dan Tuttle
Heat 4
1. Tim Myers 2. Travis Mensching 3. Jason Skelly 4. Jack Wile 5. Denny Shear
B-Main 1
1. Jose Marsh 2. John Holmes 3. Robert Wile 4. Don Baney 5. Denny Shear 6. Dan Tuttle 7. Paul Whitten 8. Russ Cox 9. Bill Cramer 10. John Swinehart 11. Jay Lance 12. Phil Lam 13. Dave McMillen 14. Jeremy Lynch 15. Rich Holmes

A-Main (Feature)
1. Jim Nicely 2. Fred Snyder 3. Todd Werntz 4. Tim Myers 5. Travis Mensching 6. Keith Tish 7. Hiram Bachmann 8. Jack Wile 9. Donna Gentry 10. Verne Siegrist 11. Paul Holmes 12. Todd Swim 13. Robert Wile 14. Steve Skelly 15. Don Baney 16. Chad Craver 17. Gene Showalter 18. Troy Anderson 19. Jose Marsh 20. John Holmes

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
Fast Qualifier-Jeff Theil 24.192
Heat 1
1. Jeff Thiel 2. Alan Summers 3. Nick Smith 4. Mitch Reichard 5. Bryan Baker, Sr.
Heat 2
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Gary Hensel 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Jason Thiel 5. Edwin McCalmont
Heat 3
1. Henry Britton 2. Mitchell Johnson 3. Mike Snyder 4. Josh Robinson 5. Brad Hensel
B-Main 1
1. Matt Wohlford 2. Josh Morrow 3. Neil Nisly 4. Jeff Darr 5. Jeremy Madison 6. Willard Yarnell 7. Darrell Taylor 8. Matt Byler 9. Josh Gentry 10. Gary Boales, Sr. 11. Corey Questel 12. Charlie Ray 13. Greg Miller

A-Main (Feature)
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Henry Britton 3. Trevor Phillips 4. Jeff Thiel 5. Josh Robinson 6. Gary Hensel 7. Mike Snyder 8. Alan Summers 9. Matt Wohlford 10. Brad Hensel 11. Edwin McCalmont 12. Neil Nisly 13. Josh Morrow 14. Bryan Baker, Sr. 15. Jeff Darr 16. Nick Smith 17. Jeremy Madison 18. Mitchell Johnson 19. Jason Thiel

‘Faster Pastor’ Round 1
Results: 1st – Doug Wantz, 2nd James Large, 3rd Eric Ruth and 4th Daryl Amis.
Thank you to the following driver/owners who generously offered their race cars for the event: Dale Beckett # 18, Josh Gentry #00, Josh Robinson #23 and Mike Snyder #55, Charlie Ray #1 (crashed before the event and had to withdraw)
Thank you to the following Pastors and their church congregation who so generously contributed 408 canned items and 65 boxed items to charity:
Pastors are listed below in order of amount of donated items:
Pole Position – Daryl Amis, Orrville Christian Church, Orrville, Ohio
(Pastor Amis sold 87 presale tickets totaling $574. Wayne County Speedway donated $287 to their church)
2nd Position – Doug Wantz, Chippewa Church of the Brethren, Creston, Ohio
(Pastor Wantz sold 8 presale tickets totaling $92. Wayne County Speedway donated $46 to their church)
3rd Position – James Large, Spring Mountain Chapel, Warsaw, Ohio
(Pastor Large sold 15 presale tickets totaling $180. Wayne County Speedway donated $90 to their church)
4th Position – Eric Ruth, Our own Wayne County Speedway Track Chaplain
(Pastor Ruth was asked to enter the field at the last minute to fill the field)


Triple Thunder Sizzler Series Marks 40 Years At WCS
By Ryan Pearson

With the 40th Anniversary season underway at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH a huge anniversary celebration, the Triple Thunder Sizzler Series, a three-day dirt track racing extravaganza celebrating 40 seasons at Wayne County Speedway, will be capped off on day three with the running of the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts that is held each year to honor the founding father of the track. Wayne County Speedway will host a three-day dirt track racing celebration from Saturday June 25 through Monday June 27.
On Saturday night June 25 the track will host a weekly racing program spotlighted by their annual Kids Nite Extravaganza. A full racing program featuring American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini-Stocks will be on hand. Each Saturday night the gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.
On Sunday June 26 the Federated 40 Birthday Bash will be held to honor the track’s 40th season. Wayne County Speedway opened for the first time on June 26, 1965. During the Sunday program the dirt Late Models will headline with the Modifieds and Mini Stocks in attendance. The 40-lap main event will pay $2,000 to win and $200 to start. Gates open at 12:30 PM with qualifying at 2:00 PM and opening ceremonies for the new Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame starting at 3:00 PM. In addition there will be an ice cream and cake party, race car rides for kids and much more. General admission will be $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and ages 15 & under free admission.
On Monday June 27 the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts will once again headline the mighty winged 410 Sprint Cars in a $5,000 to win, $400 to start, 40-lap main event. The Super Late Models will share the card that will feature a $2,000 to win, $200 to start feature event. The 2005 edition of the Pete Jacobs Memorial presented by Federated Auto Parts comes 40 years and one day after the track first opened on June 26, 1965. It also comes on the track’s traditional Ohio Sprint Speedweek Monday date that has been at Wayne County Speedway for 20 years. Gates for the Monday June 27 event will open at 4:30 PM with racing starting at 7:30 PM. Admission is $18 for adults, ages 15 & under admitted free, Seniors $15, Military Personnel & families free and Pits $40.
A special three-day pass will also be offered. To get pre-sale savings a three-day general admission pass is $36.00, $30 for seniors and $75 for a three-day pit pass. Call 419.522.8761 to order.
“We’re going to celebrate Wayne County Speedway’s 40th anniversary in a big, big way,” stated WCS track owner Ernie Coffman. “With the Triple Thunder Sizzler Series we’ve put together to celebrate this historic milestone for the track, what better way to end it than with the Pete Jacobs Memorial for the annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek event at Wayne County Speedway. We’re hoping all the race fans and the people who have supported the track the past 40 years will turn out for some outstanding racing and a celebration of an important dirt track.”
Previous Ohio Sprint Speedweek winners at Wayne County Speedway include Doug Wolfgang (2 wins), Rocky Hodges (2 wins), Dave Blaney, Bobby Allen, Steve Seigle, Kevin Huntley, Mark Keegan, Frankie Kerr, Dale Blaney, Keith Kauffman, Joey Saldana, Byron Reed (2 wins), Travis Rilat and Kelly Kinser. During the 20 year history of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Wayne County Speedway the annual event suffered three rain-outs.
Wayne County Speedway races a weekly racing program every Saturday night featuring American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini-Stocks. Each Saturday night the gates open at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Rt 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Rain is the Winner at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio--Rain is the winner this week at Wayne County Speedway. A line of showers came through at 3:00 PM washing out this weeks racing. “We are disappointed because we were very excited to recognize our veterans” stated General Manager Tine Heil. “But we will be ready to go again next week for some great racing”.
The American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks all will be in action next week June 4th. Also on tap will be the first leg of the highly anticipated Faster Pastor series with these local ministers and pastors in action. Eric Ruth WCS track Chaplin, Daryl Amis Orrville Christian Church, James Large Spring Mountain Chapel, and Doug Wantz Chippewa Church of Brethren. Next weeks racing is sponsored by Red Ferris Chevrolet and WQKT 104.5 ‘Sports Country’.
Keep checking www.waynecountyspeedway.com for addition information on the 40th anniversary weekend of June 25th, 26th and 27th. Details are forthcoming.
Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Myers goes back to back at Wayne County Speedway
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio --- After losing a battle with Mother Nature last week Wayne County Speedway was able to treat a packed grandstand with an action packed night of wide open racing. Saturday May 21st the pits were full of race cars as over one hundred cars signed in to the 3/8 mile clay oval on Advance Cylinder night. Eric ‘Spud’ Myers took home the checkers in the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models for the second week in a row to highlight some great racing action.

The night kicked off with three make up features from May 7th. The RPM Motorsports Modifieds took the track and the action was fast and furious. Ashland, Ohio native Jay Howe started from the pole and set the early pace. Mike Lonas who started on the outside of the front row pressured Howe early. Rob Stambaugh who started 8th, flexed his muscle by putting on a show three wheelin around the track passing several cars working through traffic. At the front, like he was shot out of a cannon, Creston Ohio native Took Wiles driving the Quality Excavating & Construction, United Precast, Cline Bros, Tree Service, Fisher Performance Throwin’ Dirt Chassis blasted to the lead and didn’t look back. A tight battle waged between Stambaugh and Howe with Stambaugh three wheelin to a second place finish. He was followed by Howe, Lonas and Evans City Pennsylvania native Jeff Walters.

Next on the track was the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and it didn’t disappoint if excitement is what you desired. Todd Werntz from Orrville, Ohio set the pace early. On the second lap Fred Snyder went pit side, changed a flat tire and resumed the race from the tail. He would work his way forward patiently. Up front Werntz and fifth starting Troy Anderson waged a tight battle for the lead with Anderson wresting it away. He would stretch his lead a little, but a fierce battle for second would continue for several laps as Werntz, Jose Marsh and Snyder sliced and diced for several laps. Anderson came home the winner followed by Werntz, Marsh, Snyder and Denny Shear.

To complete the make up features from May 7th the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks took the track. The 2004 points champion Mike ‘Magic Shoes’ Snyder would set the early pace. Dale Beckett who charged to the front, waged another tight battle for the lead as he and Snyder ran side by side for several laps. He cleared Snyder and placed the Beckett Auto Sales, TBS Carpet Outlet in the winners circle for the first time in 2005. He was followed by Snyder, Bradley Hensel, Dalton, Ohio’s Trevor Phillips and Fast Eddie Ray.

The wide open dirt slinging racing action didn’t stop there as the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models took the track. Millersburg, Ohio George Lee jumped out to an early lead. He was followed by Flyin Ryan Markham. Lee stretched out a comfortable lead and it looked like he might run away with one. But like the week before Eric ‘Spud’ Myers would patiently wait through traffic until his tires lit up and he blazed his way to the front. By lap 15 Myers had caught Lee and again patiently waited for room underneath Lee to squeeze by for the lead. Myers cruised the CRM Colored Mulch, Advance Cylinder, Gottarace.com, Weisgarber Trucking, Mason Racin, Panther Motorsports Design, Baseline Transport, Paradise Lawn Care, Malcuit Racing engine powered Rocket Chassis to victory lane, he was followed by Lee, 6th starting Dave Wirt, Doug Drown and Markham. Mark Gardiner, Chet Alexander, Clint Coffman, 2004 Track Champion Charlie Duncan and Mansfield, Ohio’s Rick Bond rounded out the top ten.

“Its great to get two in a row, to double up like that is cool” stated an ecstatic Myers after the races. “We were really fast in the heat race, after the heat race we knew we had a fast race car, My crew (Kyle and Jim Figley) worked their tails off, I got the best crew here and it showed tonight” Myers continued.

The wide open action continued as the RPM Motorsports Modified feature hit the track. Mount Vernon Ohio driver Barry Jacobs and Sunbury Ohio Rob Stambaugh would wage an epic battle that just would not quit. Words don’t do the race justice as both Jacobs and Stambaugh would take turns on who would show the way. Stambaugh would lead early, he then passed it on to Jacobs on lap 12. On lap 16 Stambaugh looked low and Jacobs left just enough room for Stambaugh to narrowly squeeze by and then held on for the victory. Finishing second was Jacobs, followed by Mike Lonas, Jeff Walters and Matt Shroyer.

In the Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks it was Dundee Ohio’s Fred Snyder on the point early. Troy Anderson would take the lead and just as in the make up feature Snyder had to stop pit side for a flat tire, he would restart on the tail of the field. When they returned to green flag racing it was Anderson followed by Todd Werntz, Jim Nicely and Chad Craver who waged a tight battle for second through fourth. Anderson would extend his lead while the top five would continue to battle. Anderson cruised to victory while hard charging Verne Sigcrest would blast through to a solid second place finish. Craver too had a very strong and solid finish at third; he was followed by Nicely, Werntz, Snyder, and Keith Tish.

In the every exciting Federated Auto Parts Mini Stock division it was Springville, Ohio native Bradley Hensel showing the way early. He was followed by teammate Dale Beckett and Mansfield, Ohio driver Henry Britton. Britton and Beckett put on a show as both drivers split Hensel for the lead. Beckett came out on top and would stay there; as Britton would finish second. Hensel came home third followed by Eddie Ray and Trevor Phillips.

RPM Motorsports Modified
MAKEUP FEATURE FROM MAY 7th
A-Main (Feature)
1. Took Wiles 2. Rob Stambaugh 3. Jay Howe 4. Mike Lonas 5. Jeff Walters 6. Matt Shroyer 7. R. Bruce Miller 8. Mitchell Lam 9. Randy Ridgeway 10. Rocky Kugel 11. Kyle Brown 12. Rory Reed 13. Bruce Jennings 14. Gary McGregor 15. Stacey Stewart 16. Ted Beaver 17. Rob Cutlip 18. David Liles 19. Justin Morey

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
MAKEUP FEATURE FROM MAY 7th
A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Todd Werntz 3. Jose Marsh 4. Fred Snyder 5. Denny Shear 6. Jack Wile 7. Robert Wile 8. Donna Gentry 9. Travis Mensching 10. Verne Siegrist 11. Phil Lam 12. Paul Holmes 13. Jeremy Lynch 14. Tim Myers 15. Jason Skelly 16. Don Baney 17. Jim Herrington 18. Todd Swim 19. Paul Whitten 20. Chad Craver 21. Bill Cramer

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
MAKEUP FEATURE FROM MAY 7th
A-Main (Feature)
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Mike Snyder 3. Brad Hensel 4. Trevor Phillips 5. Ed Ray 6. Alan Summers 7. Jeff Thiel 8. Bryan Baker, Sr. 9. Matt Wohlford 10. Mitchell Johnson 11. Willard Yarnell 12. Edwin McCalmont 13. Mitch Reichard 14. Chris Yarnell 15. Neil Nisly 16. Corey Questel 17. Jason Thiel

American Payroll Advance, Ltd. Super Late Models (28 Cars)
May 21, 2005
Quick Time-Doug Drown
Heat 1-Eric Myers, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown, Clint Coffman, George Delaney
Heat 2-Mark Gardiner, Charlie Duncan, Chet Alexander, Blaine Aber, JR Gentry
Heat 3-George Lee, Dave Wirt, Wes Morrison Jr, Rick Bond, Dave Hornikel
B-Main-Eric Eicholtz, DJ Miller, Eric Smitley, Thomas Baker, Randy Pollock, Mark Bellamy, Rocky Owens, Jim Gentry, Jeremy Canada, Steve Fultz, Jeff Wages, Ron Huppengarner, Justin Chance
A-Main- 1. Eric Myers 2. George Lee 3. Dave Wirt 4. Doug Drown 5. Ryan Markham 6. Mark Gardiner 7. Chet Alexander 8. Clint Coffman 9. Charlie Duncan 10. Rick Bond 11. DJ Miller 12. Blaine Aber 13. Dave Hornikel 14. Thomas Baker 15. Wes Morrison Jr. 16. JR Gentry 17. Eric Eicholtz 18. Eric Smitley 19. Randy Pollock 20. George Delaney

RPM Motorsports Modifieds
May 21, 2005
Heat 1- Larry Kugel, Rob Stambaugh, Jeff Walters, Rory Reed ,Gary McGregor
Heat 2-Barry Jacobs, Mike Lonas, Rocky Kugel, R. Bruce Miller, Bob Williams
Heat 3- Matt Shroyer, Took Wiles, David Liles, Randy Ridgeway, Bruce Jennings
B-Main-Jay Howe, Mitchell Lam, Kyle Brown, Justin Morey, Stacey Stewart, Randy Pennington, Ted Beaver, Rob Cutlip, Rick Wohlford, Randy Gray

A-Main (Feature)
1. Rob Stambaugh 2. Barry Jacobs 3. Mike Lonas 4. Larry Kugel 5. Matt Shroyer 6. Took Wiles 7. David Liles 8. Randy Ridgeway 9. Jay Howe 10. Jeff Walters 11. R. Bruce Miller 12. Rory Reed 13. Mitchell Lam 14. Bruce Jennings 15. Justin Morey 16. Stacey Stewart 17. Bob Williams 18. Rocky Kugel 19. Gary McGregor 20. Ted Beaver

May 21, 2005
Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks
Heat 1-Troy Anderson, Ron Hixenbaugh, Keith Tish, Travis Mensching, Jack Wile
Heat 2-Todd Werntz, Chad Craver, Verne Siegrist, John Holmes, Robert Wile
Heat 3-Fred Snyder, Jim Nicely, Don Baney, Donna Gentry, Denny Shear
B-Main-1. Todd Swim 2. Paul Holmes 3. Jason Skelly 4. Phil Lam 5. Rich Holmes 6. Jeremy Lynch 7. Bill Cramer 8. Paul Whitten 9. Tim Myers 10. Tim Kingsbury 11. Jose Marsh 12. Jim Herrington

A-Main (Feature)
1. Troy Anderson 2. Verne Siegrist 3. Chad Craver 4. Jim Nicely 5. Todd Werntz 6. Fred Snyder 7. Keith Tish 8. Jason Skelly 9. Ron Hixenbaugh 10. Denny Shear 11. Phil Lam 12. Don Baney 13. Donna Gentry 14. Jack Wile 15. Paul Holmes 16. Travis Mensching 17. Robert Wile 18. Todd Swim 19. John Holmes 20. Rich Holmes

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks
May 21, 2005
Heat 1-Dale Beckett, Jr, Jeff Thiel, Mike Snyder, Bryan Baker, Sr., Josh Robinson
Heat 2-Henry Britton, Trevor Phillips, Ed Ray, Alan Summers, Neil Nisly
Heat 3-Brad Hensel, Edwin McCalmont, Greg Miller, Willard Yarnell, Mitchell Johnson

A-Main (Feature)
1. Dale Beckett, Jr. 2. Henry Britton 3. Brad Hensel 4. Ed Ray 5. Trevor Phillips 6. Jeff Thiel 7. Mike Snyder 8. Alan Summers 9. Bryan Baker, Sr. 10. Josh Robinson 11. Neil Nisly 12. Matt Wohlford 13. Edwin McCalmont 14. Greg Miller 15. Willard Yarnell 16. Mitch Reichard 17. Cody Renard 18. Nick Scheff 19. Josh Gentry 20. Jason Thiel 21. Mitchell Johnson


“Kid Rocket” Races in Michigan
May 13, 2005

Shinnston, WV --- Shortly after getting out of school on Friday Josh and his dad Mark headed for Lima, OH. where the World of Outlaws Stacker 2® Late Model Series traveled for their first appearance in Ohio in 2005 for the $10,000 to win “Outlaw Night 60 presented by The University of Northwestern Ohio” at Limaland Motosports Park. Joe Paxton and the rest of The Mark Richards team had “Kid Rockets” Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Gran Prix unloaded and ready for tonight’s action but shortly after arriving at the race track a power failure occurred, the result from severe weather forced postponement of the Friday night event for the World of Outlaws Stacker 2® Late Model Series sanctioned event. Officials of the WoO Stacker 2® Late Model Series and Limaland Motorsports Park will search for a possible reschedule date.
May 14, 2005
On Saturday morning the entire “Kid Rocket” team headed up I-69 into Michigan to Quincy, Michigan for the scheduled "Wolverine Nationals 50" with a $45,000 purse and paying $10,000 to win at The Butler Battlegrounds sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Stacker 2® Late Model Series this race marked the very first appearance for the WoO LMS tour in Michigan.
Over 50 race teams signed in for the "Wolverine Nationals 50". “Kid Rockets” team unloaded the Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Gran Prix for tonight’s event and Josh qualified it 4th quick and that placed him in the 4th heat race which he went on to win, putting Josh in the dash race where he finished in 3rd locking him into the 3rd starting position for the “Wolverine Nationals 50". At the start of the feature Darren Miller and Rick Eckert got by Josh and they ran single file for most of the 50 laps on the one lane race track and Josh finished in 5th for the event moving him solidly into the top 10 in World of Outlaws Stacker 2® Late Model Series points. Clint Smith won with Darren Miller in second Rick Eckert was third followed by Tim McCreadie and Josh.
This coming weekend Kid Rocket will return to the WoO LMS trail with events scheduled for Brushcreek MotorSports Complex in Peebles, OH on Friday May 20th and then on to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN on Saturday May 21st.
“Kid Rocket” has also released three new T-Shirts, new sweatshirt & new “Kid Rocket” hats. All new merchandise can be purchased at the tracks or through Kid Rocket’s website at: www.joshrichards.com.
For more information on Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards visit his website at: www.joshrichards.com.
Farr MotorSports.


Wayne County Speedway rained out
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, OH --- Wayne County Speedway succumbs to “Mother Nature” yet again. For the third time this year, Rain comes out on top. Next Saturday May 21st is Goodwill Industries night and it guarantees to be an action packed night of racing with double features on tap for the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks, plus a complete program of American Payroll Advance Super Late Models. Also scheduled is the first round of the highly anticipated Street Car Drags. Next weeks racing is sponsored by Advance Cylinder and WQKT 104.5 ‘Sports Country’. Wayne County Speedway will also celebrate graduates by issuing a general admission pass to all high school seniors who have their student identification cards.

“Due to the large amount of rain that fell last night and the 90% chance of storms on the forecast for today, we are throwing the red flag” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “Hopefully this will give everyone enough time to maybe find a dry place to race this evening.”

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


Myers wins Wayne County Speedway Opener
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, Ohio --- Wayne County Speedway kicked off its 40th season Saturday night in grand fashion by welcoming over 110 race cars to the pits and a packed grandstand on a night of action packed racing sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM. The Orrville Ohio 3/8 mile clay speed-plant got a late start but Eric ‘Spud’ Myers made the wait well worth it.

Myers started tenth but found his way to the front by running on the bottom. Once nearing the front he waged an intense battle with Flyin Ryan Markham splitting cars between them. He continued to work the low side to slide to the front of the pack and never looked back.

After starting the year with some good runs and recently having a string of bad luck it feels good to get one” stated an elated Myers after the win. “It felt great, and I think the long caution helped my tires”. Spud also mentioned the hard work his crew of Jim and Kyle Figley put in on the race car. “I can’t say enough about what those guys do”.

At the beginning Dave Wirt extended a sizeable lead but a mid-race caution bunched the field back up. When the race went back to green Wirt, Myers and Markham waged an all out three wide battle for top spot. Markham a three time Wayne County Speedway track champion finished with a solid second place finish. Coming home third was Clint Coffman, followed by Chargin Charlie Duncan who pitted, returned to the tail and worked his way up to fourth. Fifth was Wirt, followed by Guys Mills, Pennsylvania driver Stephen Hollabaugh, George “The General” Lee, 2004 MACS Rookie of year Ty Myers, Doug Drown. Dave Hornikel rounded out the top ten.

This coming Saturday May14th at Wayne County Speedway will be the first leg of the Faster Pastor series. Also on tap will be the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks.

Due to some registration and computer technical difficulties races got started late. Wayne County Speedway will also be running make-up features for the RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks.

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

American Payroll Advance Super Late Models (31 cars)
Fast Qualifier- Doug Drown
Heat 1- Rick Bond; J.R. Gentry; Clint Coffman; Chet Alexander
Heat 2- Charlie Duncan; Ryan Markham; Eric Myers; Blaine Aber
Heat 3- Dave Hornikel; George Lee; Scott Peltz; Wes Morrison Jr
Heat 4-Dave Wirt, Randy Scott; D.J. Miller; Stephen Hollabaugh
B-Main- Doug Drown

Feature:
1. Eric Myers; 2. Ryan Markham; 3. Clint Coffman; 4. Charlie Duncan; 5. Dave Wirt; 6. Stephen Hollabaugh; 7. George Lee; 8. Ty Myers; 9. Doug Drown; 10. Dave Hornikel; 11. Thomas Baker; 12. D.J. Miller; 13. Scott Peltz; 14. Chet Alexander; 15. Randy Scott; 16. Blaine Aber; 17. J.R. Gentry; 18. Justin Chance; 19. Wes Morrison; 20. Rick Bond

RPM Motorsports Modifieds (23 cars)
Heat 1-David Liles
Heat 2-Gary Shroyer
Heat 3- Took Wiles
Feature Rescheduled May 14, 2005

Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks (28 cars)
Heat 1- Jose Marsh, Jack Wile, Verne Siegrist, Jeremy Lynch, Keith Tish
Heat 2- Troy Anderson, Jim Nicely, Todd Swim, Donna Gentry, Bryan Baker Jr
Heat 3- Fred Snyder, Todd Werntz, Travis Menschig, Robert Wile
Feature Rescheduled May 14, 2005

Federated Auto Parts Mini Stocks (29 cars)
Heat 1- Jeremy Lucas, Dale Beckett, Eddie Ray,Jeff Theil, Chris Yarnell
Heat 2- Bradley Hensel, Mike Snyder, Al Summers, Bryan Baker Sr, Matt Wolford
Heat 3-Trevor Phillips, Jason Theil, Bo Yarnell, Mitchell Johnson, Neil Nisly
B-Main- Josh Morrow
Feature Rescheduled May 14, 2005


Wayne County Speedway Opener Washed Out Again by Mother Nature
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, OH --- For the second straight week the season kick-off for the 40th anniversary season of Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will have to wait a week as torrential overnight shower Friday night caused track officials to postpone opening night that was scheduled for Saturday April 30. Next Saturday night May 7 Wayne County Speedway will launch the 40th season of the 3/8 mile clay oval with the special Street Car Drags Qualifier #1 on tap in addition to a full racing program featuring the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini-Stocks. Next Saturday’s season opener will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH.
“Due to the large amount of rain the races for April 30, 2005 have been cancelled,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “We’re really disappointed about having to cancel again today, but you just can’t do anything about Mother Nature. Again we will be ready to go next week”.
Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.
Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Route 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.


RD 1 OF LAP LATE MODEL $25,000 CHALLENGE THIS SAT AT VMS

Saluda, VA – Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will host WRAR / WNNT / Ken Houtz Chevrolet Night this Saturday April 30th. The night’s activities will feature Round 1 of the Victory Lap Late Model $25,000 Challenge presented by BB&T for steel head late models. The 40 lap event will pay $1500 to win.

The four race series for steel head late models will provide some of the best racing action of the season. In 2003 the speedway paid out a $15,000 bonus to John Staton of Chesapeake, VA for winning three of the four events. After four different winners in 2004 can this year’s version produce a big money winner? Only time will tell, but you can bet that there will be a large contingent of competitive drivers that will be gunning for the big money.

“This is like throwing gas on a fire,” commented Track General Manager Clarke Sawyer when asked about the level of competition expected for the four race series. “We already have one, if not the most competitive class of late model drivers in the country. I know I would put them up against anyone. Now you will see some regional hot shoes coming in to try and ride away with the big bonus money, we might all be surprised who shows up for these four races,” added Sawyer.

The four race series will once again offer a bonus program for multiple wins. The Victory Lap Late Model $25,000 Challenge will pay a $5,000 bonus to anyone winning two of the four events with it ballooning to $15,000 if a driver wins three of four events. And finally, if a driver should sweep all four events that driver would pick up a cool $25,000 bonus. Track rules for the Victory Lap Late Model Division will apply. Remaining tentative dates for the four race series will be June 11th, August 6th and September 3rd.

Also scheduled to race along with the Late Models on Saturday will be the Truckin Thunder Sportsman, Budweiser Modified and the Dixie Chopper All American divisions.

Competitor gates for Saturday, April 30th will open at 3pm with spectator gates opening at 4pm. On track activities will begin at 6:15pm with hot laps. Divisions scheduled to race on Saturday: Victory Lap Late Models (40 Laps), Truckin Thunder Sportsman (30 Laps), Budweiser Modifieds (25 Laps) and the Dixie Chopper All Americans (15 Laps). Late Model, Sportsman and Modified divisions will run Hot Lap Time Trials and Features only. All Americans will run heats and a feature. Adult, Senior and Military tickets are just $10, Students 13 – 17 yrs old $8, Children 7 – 12 yrs old $4 and Children 6 and under free. The Speedway offers a Family Pass which includes two adults and two children 12 and under for only $20. Fans can also go to the speedway’s website to get a $2 Off Discount Coupon good on any Adult, Senior or Military general admission ticket.

Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway is a 1/2-mile, dirt oval. The track is located on U.S. Route 17, eight miles north of Saluda, VA and 25 miles south of Tappahannock, VA. The speedway is just a short drive from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Southern Maryland and the Hampton Roads area.

To learn more about Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway and its 2005 schedule of events, fans may call the Speedway office at (804) 758-1VMS or visit the track’s web site at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: DAVE SEAY (804) 758-1867 OR (804) 357-7223


Wayne County Speedway Opener Falls To Inclement Weather
By Ryan Pearson

Orrville, OH --- The season kick-off for the 40th anniversary season of Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will have to wait a week as torrential downpours on Friday and a forecast for frigid weather and snow for Saturday’s season opener moved track officials to postpone opening night that was scheduled for Saturday April 23. Next Saturday night April 30 Wayne County Speedway will launch the 40th season of the 3/8 mile clay oval with the special Street Car Drags Qualifier #1 on tap in addition to a full racing program featuring the American Payroll Advance Super Late Models, RPM Motorsports Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Federated Auto Parts Mini-Stocks. Next Saturday’s season opener will be sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH.

“Due to the large amount of rain and the pending forecast for Saturday the races for April 23, 2005 have been cancelled,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “It’s disappointing and frustrating to lose our opener to the weather but it will just make the anticipation for next week’s kickoff to our chase to the championship that much more intense. With this being Wayne County Speedway’s 40th anniversary we’re all anxious to get this very special racing season started as soon as possible.”

Wayne County Speedway races every Saturday night with the gates opening at 3:00 PM, hot-laps/qualifying at 5:30 PM and racing at 7:00 PM. General admission prices are adults $12.00, senior citizens $10.00 and 15 and under admitted free. Wayne County Speedway is also allowing all active military personnel, spouses and children to enter free with a military identification card to all events.

Wayne County Speedway is celebrating 40 years of history, tradition & excitement and races every Saturday night. WCS is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH or 15 miles west of Massillon, OH on US Rt 30 then one mile north on Carr Road. For more information contact: 330.682.7435 (track), 419.522.8761 (office) or WCS GM Tina Heil at 300.465.9058 or email: tinaheil@zoominternet.net Website: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.  


Cox Communications announces 2005 sponsorship of the KMG Racing Team featuring Richard Gdovic competing in the NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series

Yorktown, VA – April 14, 2005
Cox Communications (www.cox.com), one of the nation’s largest high capacity, broadband communications provider’s and the nations third-largest cable service provider, announced it would be a secondary sponsor for the 2005 racing season for the KMG Race Team featuring Richard Gdovic driving the #07 NASCAR Late Model Monte Carlo at Langley Motor Speedway in Hampton, Virginia and the #07 NASCAR Late Model Grand Prix at Southern National Speedway, Kenly, North Carolina.

“The KMG Racing Team has presented us with a unique program that we feel will increase Cox’s market share in both our business and residential divisions”, said Suellen Seabrook, Marketing Manager for Commercial Business at Cox’s Hampton Roads office. “We look forward to a successful marketing campaign exploring the use of racing as an additional advertising medium. We view this as a very unique venture to share with our existing clients as well.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to align our team with another major sponsor this year and we have put together an exceptional marketing plan to immediately increase Cox Communication’s market share” said Richard Gdovic. “We have hand picked a select group of sponsor partners that we feel offer exceptional products and services and Cox provides a suite of services that offer great value to both business and residential customers”

About Cox Business Services
Cox Business Services is an affiliate of Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., the nation’s third largest cable broadband communications company. A full-service, facilities-based provider of telecommunications solutions, Cox Business Services serves home offices; small, medium and large-sized businesses; school districts; and hospitality, government and military properties in cities across the nation. Cox offers high-speed Internet services; switched voice services and long-distance; and dedicated voice, data and video transport services. More information about Cox Business Services can be accessed on the Internet at www.coxbusiness.com.

About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications company with approximately 6.6 million total customers, including 6.3 million basic cable subscribers. The nation’s third-largest cable television provider, Cox offers both analog cable television under the Cox Cable brand as well as advanced digital video service under the Cox Digital Cable brand. Cox provides an array of other communications and entertainment services, including local and long distance telephone under the Cox Digital Telephone brand; high-speed Internet access under the Cox High Speed Internet brand; and commercial voice and data services via Cox Business Services. Local cable advertising, promotional opportunities and production services are sold under the Cox Media brand.

About KMG Racing
The KMG Racing Team is based out of Yorktown, Virginia. The team will compete in most of the races at Langley Speedway and a partial season at Southern National Speedway. For more information and the race schedule for Langley Speedway please see www.langley-speedway.com. For more information and the race schedule for Southern National Speedway please see www.southernnational.net.


MACS Announces Final WRISCO Aluminum ROY Contender

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series is pleased to announce a new WRISCO Aluminum rookie of the year contender for 2005. Brent Robinson, 17, Smithfield, VA, is another youngster vying for the $2,500 in cash courtesy of WRISCO Aluminum. He brings the total to four drivers attempting to grab the title. His combatants will be Devin Friese (PA), Jerry Fifield (VA), and Matt Hubbard (DE).

Opening with the Series next weekend on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at Potomac and Cumberland respectively, will mark the beginning of Brent’s second season in the Super Late Models. Robinson, like his youthful rival Matt Hubbard, started his upward mobility in the sport at a young age. He began his racing exploits when he was eight years old and has been racing for nine years. His resume includes time behind the wheel of Go-Karts (1 year), Legends (2 years), and Mini-Cup cars on asphalt (3 years), in addition to his limited late (1 ˝ years) experience.

He has several ROY titles to his credit as well as championship in the previous divisions in which he participated. In 1998, he was the Mini-Cup Rookie and in 2002 he held that title for the Legend cars. He has three Mini-Cup championships including ’97 at Southside, ‘98-‘99 at Langley as well as SERCA championships in ’98-‘99.

Brent chauffeurs the #3 Rocket Monte Carlo powered by a 415 Malcuit Chevrolets shod with American Racer and Hoosier Tires as well as Ohlins Shocks. His boosters include Steel Tech Fabrication Inc., Poske’s Performance Parts, Stuckey Enterprises, Terry Heating & Air Conditioning, and Granny and Papa. Brent’s website is http://www.brentrobinsonracing.com


Copyright © 1998-2006 by South Jersey Dirt Racing/ToddJ All Rights Reserved.  Born on date April 21, 1998