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09/18/06


VP Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel Supplier of DTWC
By Jarrod Lehman

CHILLICOTHE, OH (September 15, 2006) - Promoters of the upcoming 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts recently announced that VP Racing Fuels has been named ‘Official Fuel Supplier of the Dirt Track World Championship’. The prestigious dirt Late Model ‘crown jewel’ event is a major brass ring for dirt Late Model teams across the country. Promoted by Carl Short and Dean Nardi, its scheduled for October 19-21 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Chillicothe, OH. As part of VP’s marketing partnership and support, VP fuels will be available to competitors on site throughout the weekend.
“We're excited to be the ‘Official Fuel’ of the DTWC for the second consecutive year,” said Steve Scheidker, VP’s Global Marketing Manager. “The DTWC is one of the premier events in dirt track racing, making it a perfect fit given VP Racing Fuels’ growing involvement in that market.”
“VP prides itself on developing custom fuels to optimize overall performance for specific applications. Dirt track racing, in particular, places unique demands on a racing fuel, not the least of which is the need to lower engine operating temperatures. More and more dirt Late Model teams have come to appreciate not only the cooler temperatures, but also the increased horsepower and extra torque offered by fuels like VP’s Late Model Plus™ and C12™.”
“The results tend to speak for themselves when you look at the winners who choose VP. Scott Bloomquist, who’s having a phenomenal year, and Tim McCreadie and Shane Clanton, the top two in World of Outlaws points, are just a few of the winners who are getting their power from VP’s Late Model Plus.”
Partnering with the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts also gives VP the opportunity to work closely with the multitude of drivers and teams that will be in attendance competing for the coveted trophy and $50,000 first place payoff. “Our association with the DTWC allows us to make even more people aware of our products,” Scheidker continued. “VP is all about ‘makin’ power’ and that’s true not only of our fuels, but also our engine oils, gear lubes, performance chemicals and more. We can help teams make power in many different ways and we’re looking forward to working with all of them.”
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 31 consecutive years, a record unmatched by any sponsor in the industry. In addition to being the Official Fuel of the DTWC, VP is the Official Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing; AMA (American Motorcycle Association) Supercross; Champ Car Atlantic; Star Mazda; and Stars of Karting, among many others.
More information can be obtained from VP’s website – www.vpracingfuels.com or contact: VP Racing: Steve Scheidker – 210-635-7744; vpmarketing@sbcglobal.net.
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Chubzilla Competes At Eldora

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank and the 1* Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis team returned to Eldora Speedway last weekend for the WORLD 100 where the 2004 WORLD 100 champion again made the starting field.
Chubzilla time in 13th fastest over the 196 car field and started fourth in his heat race and finished third, putting him into the starting field where he finished 15th in the main event’s final rundown that left Chubzilla somewhat displeased with the car’s performance.
"Something's wrong with this car, it felt like I was driving a lumber wagon it didn't have any movement at all,” commented Chubzilla after the race. "I'll take it home and go through all of it this week I'll find it.”
Up next for Chubzilla is World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on Sept. 22-23 for the Pittsburgher 100.
Chub and The 1* team would also like to thank the following for their support and services without them we couldn’t do it. Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis, AllStar Performance, Area Auto Racing, ARGO Mfg., ATL, Aurora Bearing Company, Brinn, DANO, Dyer’s, Fel-Pro, Fluidyne, Frankland, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier, Hyperco, Jones Racing Products, KB Carburetors, Nystroms Auto Sales, Mason Racin, Motul, MSD, Outlaw Brakes, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction, Ringers, Rush Filters, Scott Performance Wires, Simpson, SpeedBear, Speedway Illustrated, VP Racing Fuel, Weld Wheels, Woodward Machine, Wrisco Industries.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Wows ‘Em At Eldora
By Kevin Kovac

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards headed back to Ohio this past weekend competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix for his second WORLD 100 at Eldora Speedway.
Richards’s bid to win Saturday night’s 36th annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway in just his second career start fell short, but his fourth-place performance still made him the highest-finishing World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular in the prestigious dirt Late Model event.
Richards, 18, had no qualms with his run in the show, which was sanctioned by DIRT MotorSports’s United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) division. He enjoyed being the evening’s leader of the WoO LMS brigade, which numbered eight drivers strong in the feature.
“I’ll take fourth in the World 100 any day,” he proudly said following the race.
Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., emerged victorious in the thrilling show, which observers immediately considered one of the most memorable in World 100 history. He started from the pole position, but didn’t take the lead until lap 86 when he got the extreme inside line to work for him.
The final 25 laps saw Richards in the middle of a titanic battle at the front of the pack that included Pearson, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., and Jeep VanWormer of Piconning, Mich. Several other drivers, including WoO LMS regulars Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., and Clint Smith of Locust Grove, Ga., were also in the mix.
Richards, who started 10th in his father Mark’s Rocket Chassis House Car, climbed as high as second, on lap 79. But moments after Richards challenged Babb for the lead, VanWormer passed both Richards and Babb with a high-side assault to assume command.
Pearson then came on to pass Richards, Babb and VanWormer in succession and grab the lead for good. He marched on to earn $39,000 for his first career World 100 triumph, taking the checkered flag several car lengths ahead of Babb.
VanWormer finished third, while Richards, who attempted to pass Babb for second on lap 94 during the race’s frenetic final moments, settled for fourth place. It was Richards’s best career World 100 finish, easily topping the 25th-place run he had in his first start a year ago.
The sheer intensity of the World’s late stages amazed Richards, who realized he was part of a special race.
“When we were all racing so hard for the lead, I was like, ‘Holy cow, I can’t believe this is going on!’” offered Richards, the 2005 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year. “I thought, Whoa! This is the World 100!
“With so much stuff happening you can easily get caught up in all it (the excitement). You just try to pretend it’s like a video game and focus on what you’re doing.”
As he accepted well-wishes while sitting on the door of his No. 1 outside his team’s hauler following the 100, Richards summed up his night: “That’s the most fun I’ve ever had racing.”
Of course, Richards felt he should’ve finished a bit higher.
“I had probably a second-place car, but there were some mistakes I made,” he analyzed. “I thought the middle of the track was pretty good, but Earl showed me the bottom when he went by. I should’ve moved down there earlier, but I didn’t know my car was good down there.
“I learned a lot, though. Being in a race like that is great experience.”
Kid Rocket, who may have been the youngest highest-finishing driver in WORLD 100 history, also assisted Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart on Wednesday night for The Prelude race with NASCAR drivers. Stewart drove a Rocket Chassis Late Model owned by Josh & Mark Richards and took it to victory Wednesday evening. The Richards’ then auctioned off a door panel from the car with proceeds going to the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame and sold it for $600.
Up next for Kid Rocket is West Virginia Motor Speedway on September 15 & 16 before returning to World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on Sept. 22-23 for the Pittsburgher 100.
For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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DTWC Takes On ‘International’ Flavor With Drown-Vosbergen Team-Up
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- When racing action gets underway October 19-21 at the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts (DTWC) there will be a definite ‘world’ flavor to it as Australian dirt Late Model superstar and champion Craig Vosbergen will be in competition for the weekend driving a Doug Drown-prepared back-up car as the popular ‘down under’ star attempts to make the prestigious crown jewel event at KC Raceway where DTWC promoters Carl Short & Dean Nardi will again stage the mammoth racing event that will see the winner of the DTWC take home $50,000.
“I think its going to make it more of a ‘world’ championship with people from different parts of the world competing instead of just the United States,” commented dirt Late Model young gun Doug Drown of Wooster, OH. Drown drives the Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
“Craig has a reputation of being a good driver and I think he will do well for us,” continued Drown. “We have basically the same equipment that he runs over there so it won’t be anything new to him. I’m pretty excited and I think he is too and I think it will be a good deal exposure-wise for our team and hopefully we’ll have a good weekend for both of us.”
After spending a number of years in other divisions and achieving success, Vosbergen, a second-generation driver, jumped into dirt Late Models during the 2001/02 season and during his rookie campaign won the Kwinana Motorplex Late Model championship title. Since then he has racked up an incredible string of championships and feature wins.
“One thing I always said to myself was that if was going to go and race in the US it would be against the guys we read about ‘the best of best’ of which all of them will be at the DTWC,” stated Vosbergen. “If we get our doors blown off by these guys at least it gives me a true indication of where we stand and I have no shame about getting beaten by these guys that race for a living and do it so well.”
Vosbergen has long wanted to come to the USA to compete and it’s something that has been looked at for some time. “Originally my former Crew Chief Cy Wilson, who at the time was working for Eric Jacobsen, and is now happily married and residing in the US, suggested we try and set up a deal with EJ's Team to race his backup car for a few shows and possibly purchase this car and then bring EJ out to Australia to drive it,” explained Vosbergen. “Cy was confident that we could be competitive if we had the right equipment which encouraged me to pursue my interest of racing in the US.”
“Unfortunately Cy moved on to run his own business and we never got to secure this deal and I thought it was over but then along came Doc Lehman & Brian "Bear" Chalmers, two super enthusiastic Late Model marketing guys that through hours of internet chat and phone calls finally put a deal together that involved Doug Drown Motorsports out of Wooster, OH. After several lengthy discussions with Doug himself to the point where we were both comfortable with the arrangements ‘the deal was done’.”
“I have been very lucky this time to be involved with the Drowns as this deal wouldn't have come off without them.”
Drown was also quick to acknowledge support from his sponsors for helping to make this happen. “First, I want to thank Carl Short and Dean Nardi for their encouragement and support,” said Drown. “Product-wise Rocket Chassis, Dave Poske Performacne Parts, Mike Farr from Genesis Racing Shocks, Simpson and Hoosier Racing Tires are helping us out product-wise and giving us a break on stuff to make this more affordable so maybe we can do it again in the future. We appreciate their help.”
Drown also feels the race fans who attend the DTWC will take an interest in Vosbergen and how he fares against his American brethren the third weekend of October and that the extra ‘world’ element will inspire interest and excitement. “Absolutely, it will probably be one of those deals where, I know not so much for me, it wont change anything I do or what people think of me, but for Craig more people will have their eyes on him,” said Drown. “People will be watching him whether he’s at the front or the back no matter where he is at. And hopefully we’ll be at the front ourselves but Craig will be someone to watch.”
Drown & Vosbergen will also be participating in several pre-race public appearances around the Chillicothe, OH area along with other drivers whose appearances will be announced shortly.
For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com. For more information on Craig Vosbergen visit: www.teamvos.com.
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Doug Drown Scores Four Top Ten Finishes; Looks To ‘World’
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- During the extended Labor Day weekend Doug Drown of Wooster, OH scored four top finishes at three different tracks in special events held over the weekend. Drown competed in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
“We had a fairly successful weekend, we had all top tens,” stated Drown. “To be able to come out of that for the weekend in one piece and didn’t tear any equipment up Id have to say we had a good weekend. The crew did a good job, we ran four times over the weekend so I think that’s a testament of how good our team has come along. I think it shows we’re able to handle that type of busy racing in the future.”
On Friday Drown returned to his ‘home’ track at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler weekend and on Friday night during the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial finished fourth in the 40-lap main event. With Wayne County rained out on Saturday the team headed south to Portsmouth Raceway Park for the MACS sanctioned race where they finishes sixth in the main event after qualifying third fastest.
On Sunday Drown and the team returned north to compete in the 35-lap Sunday Sizzler special event at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH where he crossed the checkered flag in third. On Monday the Drown team returned to Wayne County Speedway for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 and finishes seventh in the 50-lap feature event.
Another treat for Drown on Monday was watching his father, Jeff Drown, be inducted into the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame. “That was pretty cool, he definitely deserved it I think,” commented Drown. “He was someone I always looked up to as a racecar driver and he could wheel anything. Even today if he got in one he could get to the front. It was a great honor to see him inducted and maybe someday we’ll be there right with him. It might be hard with us on the road but it was a great achievement for Dad.”
Drown was also pleased to see long-time friend and team sponsor Brad Malcuit be inducted as well. “I’ve always looked up to Brad,” said Drown. “When I was a younger guy he always had nicknames for me like back when I was running around with Charlie (Duncan). Brad, just seeing him down there, he deserved it. He is a great racer and could win anywhere all over the country. He could go anywhere and win. And now being good friends with him it was great seeing him inducted the same time as my father.”
This weekend Drown will make his second trip to the WORLD 100 at Eldora Speedway. “I’m looking forward to it,” said Drown. “Its one of those deals you have to have everything ready to go and I know a lot of people say you have to practice out there and get out there a few times which we weren’t able to do this year. I think our chances of making a heat race is pretty good, we’ve had some luck but you can never count on that. We’re just going to try and make the top 120 and then try for a heat race. If we could get lucky and make the A Main this year that’d be unbelievable!”
For more information on Doug Drown & Doug Drown Racing visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Kid Rocket Competes In Keystone State
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards headed to Pennsylvania for World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition this past weekend competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, PA for the two-day, two program Oil Region Labor Day Weekend Classic.
On Sunday evening Kid Rocket finished second in his heat race and in the main event battled his way throughout the 50-lap feature to finish second behind race winner Chub Frank. “I started the last lap running third and thinking, ‘We got a pretty good finish here’,” said Kid Rocket, who started fifth. “Then I rolled into three and saw Chub go out there and go for the win.” Kid Rocket finished behind the winner with a 1.769 seconds margin.
On Labor Day for the second night of WoO LMS competition at Tri-City Speedway Kid Rocket won his heat race before finishing 17th in the main event.
Up next for Kid Rocket will be a return to the mighty highbanks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH for the upcoming WORLD 100. The WoO LMS is off until visiting Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pa., on Sept. 22-23 for the Pittsburgher 100.
For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Chubzilla Wins In Home State

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank and the 1* Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis team swept World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) action at Tri-City Speedway in Franklin, PA Sunday evening by winning the $10,000 to win Oil Region Labor Day Weekend Classic main event in addition to winning the dash and his heat race.
“We really didn’t have the winning car tonight, but it don’t matter,” said Chubzilla to the WoO LMS P.R. rep. “They paid me the money.” Chubzilla won the race coming off turn four to pass Billy Moyer for the win in a brand-new Lester Buildings Rocket No. 1*. “I really didn’t think my car was all that good.”
“Those last five laps (Moyer) started slowing down, and that just gave me a chance.” Chubzilla started on the pole but faded early to third before heading back to the front. “On the last lap I was thinking, If he just leaves me that top (in turn three), I’m gonna hammer it in one time around there on the cushion and hope it don’t flip over.”
The win Sunday was Chubzilla’s seventh career WoO LMS victory.
The WoO LMS returned to Tri-City Speedway on Monday Labor Day for the second program where he finished third despite some front-end suspension woes after winning his heat race.
Chubzilla will spend the rest of the week preparing for this weekend’s WORLD 100 At Eldora Speedway where he will try to return to victory lane. Chubzilla won the crown jewel event in 2004.
In other Chubzilla news ADC has notified the team that the new 2006 Chub Frank 1/24th & 1/64th diecast cars with the new Lester Buildings color scheme will be delivered and available at Eldora Speedway this weekend and will be available for fans at the Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals souvenir trailer and at the autograph session at the Lester Buildings display.
Chub and The 1* team would also like to thank the following for their support and services without them we couldn’t do it. Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis, AllStar Performance, Area Auto Racing, ARGO Mfg., ATL, Aurora Bearing Company, Brinn, DANO, Dyer’s, Fel-Pro, Fluidyne, Frankland, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier, Hyperco, Jones Racing Products, KB Carburetors, Nystroms Auto Sales, Mason Racin, Motul, MSD, Outlaw Brakes, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction, Ringers, Rush Filters, Scott Performance Wires, Simpson, SpeedBear, Speedway Illustrated, VP Racing Fuel, Weld Wheels, Woodward Machine, Wrisco Industries.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Aukland, Conley Among Drivers To Do DTWC Double-Duty
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- When racing action gets underway October 19-21 at the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts (DTWC) there will be a number of drivers doing double duty that weekend as some top dirt drivers have elected to run both the Late Model and Modified portion of the crown jewel weekend events and two of those drivers, Rick Aukland and Corey Conley, are no strangers to victory lane at KC Raceway where DTWC promoters Carl Short & Dean Nardi will again stage the mammoth racing event that will see the winner of the DTWC take home $50,000.
Aukland, the Fargo, ND transplant who now calls Zanesville, OH home, just missed the cut in the main event last year but took the popular win in the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race while Conley, of Wellsburg, WV, also missed the starting field but raced through the field to take second to Aukland in the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race and then came back to win the Modified feature race in his first appearance at KC Raceway.
“We’ll bring them both,” revealed Aukland. Aukland, a former winner of many national events, including the North South 100, Pittsburgher and Masters 100, among many others, drives the K&E Trucking/Chase Race Decals sponsored Malcuit Racing Engines/MasterSbilt Grand Prix #12 dirt Late Model. He also fields his own Modified and has racked up numerous wins this season, sometimes winning in both the Late Model and Modified on the same nights. “I love the track over there and it’ll be here in what? A month? We’ll be ready!”
“I thought taking the Dirt Track World Championship to KC was a nice change, that track is racy from bottom to top. It’s a first class facility and I hope they keep it there. We went to KC not long ago and finishes second to Bart (Hartman). The track is in good shape and usually always smooth and I love it there.”
“We’ll bring the Modified when we come and we probably haven’t ran it more than 20 times this summer but we have a lot of fun with it.”
For defending Modified race winner Corey Conley, it's basically a no-brainer for him to enter once again. "Last year was the first time I ever set eyes on KC Raceway and we had a great time there," stated Conley, a dirt Late Model driver who spent the majority of the season on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Conley competes in his Rocket Chassis #14 dirt Late Model sponsored by Denoon Lumber, Reese Homes, Rocket Chassis, Yale, Dave Poske Performance Parts, Ballato Auto Salvage "That track is simply awesome. We ran both our Late Model and our Modified and had great runs in both all weekend. We'll be back this year with both cars and see what we can do."
"What Carl and Dean are doing by pumping the Modified portion up with money, sponsors and recognition is terrific. We had an outstanding run in the Late Model in the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race and then passed some cars to win the Modified main event and the response and exposure we got was tremendous. I'm looking forward to it. Matter of fact, I want to win both of those races this year, especially the Dirt Track World Championship." In his Modified performance last year at the DTWC, Conley defeated 71 drivers from eight states.
All entry and pit fees will remain the same as last year but this year the Modifieds will run entirely on Thursday and Friday. "For the 2006 race, we decided to alter the schedule so that the Modifieds would be able to complete their portion of the DTWC with a 40-lap feature on Friday night," revealed Nardi. "All qualifying for the Modifieds will be held on Thursday, leaving just the feature to be run after the Late Model heats Friday."
"The reason for the change in schedule is two-fold. Primarily, we wanted to cut down on the time the Modifieds had to spend at the track. For a support division, one extra night is costly. Secondly, many of our fans wanted to be allowed access to the drivers in the pits at the conclusion of the DTWC Saturday night. With another race to be run, this wouldn't have been possible."
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Kid Rocket Conquers Columbus

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards headed south for World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition this past weekend competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix where came away with a big victory at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, MS on Saturday night August 26.
In Saturday night’s ‘Battle at the Bullring 50’ at Columbus Speedway Kid Rocket proved to be one of the shining stars of the show as he rallied to take the win over current WoO LMS point leader Tim McCreadie in dramatic fashion. Leading a good chunk of the main event, Kid Rocket lost the lead to McCreadie on lap 33 only to regain the lead on lap 46 and cruise on to his second career WoO LMS feature win.
“That was fun,” said Richards, who earned a $10,000 paycheck for his first-ever visit to Columbus Speedway.. “To lead the first 33 laps and then have to get back past McCreadie, that makes this win pretty satisfying.”
Kid Rocket’s victory came in the same Rocket Chassis he drove to his only previous WoO LMS triumph on August 15, 2005 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y.
The rising star’s second career victory came one race after he had registered his best finish this season on the WoO LMS: second place on August 15 at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Mo.
“We struggled some at the beginning of the year, but ever since we had a good run at (Ohio’s) Sharon (Speedway on July 8) we’ve been getting consistently better,” said Kid Rocket. “I don’t know what it is, but we’ve really started running well and having more fun. I was lost for a little bit with the racetrack. After leading so long (from the initial green flag) I didn’t know where the fastest lane was, and before I knew it Timmy was by me.”
“My Dad was trying to tell me to slow down and get to the bottom. I didn’t see him signaling me for awhile, but once I moved down there I realized that’s where I needed to be.”
“The car just stuck right around the bottom. I ran in too hard (on lap 47) and just about flipped in one and two, but then it grabbed the track when it came down and I got a great run off two.”
It was a sweep of sorts for Kid Rocket as he also won his heat race and the dash race. Kid Rocket qualified fourth fastest at 13.96.
Up next for Kid Rocket will be the WoO LMS sanctioned Oil Region Labor Day Weekend Classic 50 - Rounds One & Two to be held September 2 & 3 at Tri-City Speedway Speedway in Franklin, PA.
For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Chubzilla Races In Deep South

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank and the 1* Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis team just completed another extended road trip by competing in two races in the southern states of Tennessee and Mississippi.
On August 23 & 24 Chubzilla traveled to Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN for the Scorcher 100 but bad luck would hamper his efforts resulting in a DNF. Chubzilla then headed to Mississippi and the Columbus Speedway for World of Outlaws Late Model Series action on Saturday August 26 for the Battle at the Bullring 50 where Chubzilla scored a third in his heat race before lining up 11th in the main event. When the checkers waved Chubzilla had moved up to fifth place at the finish.
Up next for Chubzilla will be the WoO LMS sanctioned Oil Region Labor Day Weekend Classic 50 - Rounds One & Two to be held September 2 & 3 at Tri-City Speedway Speedway in Franklin, PA.
Chub and The 1* team would also like to thank the following for their support and services without them we couldn’t do it. Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis, AllStar Performance, Area Auto Racing, ARGO Mfg., ATL, Aurora Bearing Company, Brinn, DANO, Dyer’s, Fel-Pro, Fluidyne, Frankland, Hedman Hedders, Hoosier, Hyperco, Jones Racing Products, KB Carburetors, Nystroms Auto Sales, Mason Racin, Motul, MSD, Outlaw Brakes, Outerwears, Performance Bodies, Performance Friction, Ringers, Rush Filters, Scott Performance Wires, Simpson, SpeedBear, Speedway Illustrated, VP Racing Fuel, Weld Wheels, Woodward Machine, Wrisco Industries.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Three ‘DTWC Pre-Race Shows’ To Be Broadcast

Chillicothe, OH --- The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will once again feature three special pre-race radio programs broadcasting live from KC Raceway in Waverly, OH when the crown jewel dirt Late Model event is staged in October. The Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH and is promoted by Carl Short & Dean Nardi.
“We had so much positive response to it last year that we decided to do it again,” stated Dean Nardi. “This year it will be known as the ‘DTWC Pre-Race Shows’ and will be a DTWC entity produced by Doc Lehman and aired over the popular Racetalklive. Race fans who may not make the trip until Friday or Saturday will be able to be kept up-to-date on what is going on by tuning in each day.”
The DTWC Pre-Race Shows will air on Thursday October 19 from 8:00 – 10:00 PM, Friday October 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. All times are eastern and the shows can be accessed at: www.racetalklive.com. Hosting the shows will be Doc Lehman, Mark Potter and Chuck Griffith. Sponsorship of the broadcasts will be announced soon.
“Like last year we’ll bring listeners as many dirt Late Model drivers to them as possible,” commented Doc Lehman, the producer and co-host of Dirt Racers Radio. “We want to keep listeners updated on what stories are developing for the weekend and what the drivers have on their minds as they prepare for one of dirt Late Model racing’s top crown jewel events.”
Joining Lehman will be Mark Potter, a long time announcer and host of the RaceNite radio program and Chuck Griffith, a veteran track announcer and radio and television broadcaster.
“I am honored to be asked by Doc to be affiliated with such a prestige event,” said Potter. “You never know what will happen or get said with three journalists that like to have a good time get together with the top drivers, crew chiefs and others in the know. I am looking forward to trying to get the drivers to open up a bit more to allow fans and listeners a chance to meet the person - not the driver.”
“This will be a lot of fun and will be very interactive with the guests,” added Griffith. “I’m looking forward to working with Mark Potter and Doc Lehman and I have worked on various projects together over the years so I am anticipating an extremely entertaining time with this. And it’s the Dirt Track World Championship at KC Raceway, it doesn’t get any better than that!”
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Doug Drown Looks At $33,500 Hometown Prize

Wooster, Oh --- Doug Drown has spent the 2006 racing season competing with World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, MACS, Sunoco ALMS and other entities in addition to independent races and with Labor Day weekend coming up and an abundance of sanctioned races in a tri-state region the popular young gun will stay close to home this coming weekend as the track where he scored his career first track championship will not only honor his father but will also put up a potential $33,500 for one driver to potentially collect. Drown will compete in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
Race fan will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH this weekend when the track presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend. On Friday September 1 WCS will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday evening September 2. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer.
Additionally, on Saturday September 2 Drown’s father, Jeff Drown, a multi-titled track champion, will be inducted into the Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame for his accomplishments on and off the track on Saturday evening.
On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a $2,500 to win main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. A special autograph session that Drown will participate in will be held.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program, the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge. If one Late Model driver wins the features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus.
Orry Wirt was the 15-year old crewmember and son of WCS Super Late Model driver Dave Wirt who tragically lost his life last April in a traffic accident.
“I think this weekend is great for local drivers in particular, there are several big races going on this weekend so it was a perfect weekend for WCS to have this special,” commented Doug Drown, the 2005 WCS Super Late Model champion who also won a feature this season at WCS during one of his infrequent visits. “There may still be several good and bigger named drivers show up to race. It's great that they are having the $25,000 challenge but it will be hard for a driver to win that's for sure.”
Drown represents the common attitude drivers have about this coming weekend. “I am into the idea of what they are doing with the challenge,” continued Drown. “It would have to be a good one because the winner of the race is the one everyone remembers. If a person has the ability to win both races by going out and running hard then great if not, then I guess it will be like the $25,000 bonus was never there and the fans will see two great show anyhow.”
Drown feels that the possibility is strong for one driver to nail down the bonus. “I believe it is possible for someone to win both shows and take home the $25,000,” stated Drown. WCS local drivers are great, there are a few that are up front every week like (Jason) Flory, (Charlie) Duncan and (Ryan) Markham, but every once in a while a few of the others get in the mix. So I would say it's going to be hard to win, but very possible by a hand full of guys I won't mention that way I don't offend anyone for leaving them out (laughs)!”
So does Drown feel he has a legitimate shot at winning the whole enchilada of $33,500 this weekend? “I feel our chances are pretty good at winning both shows, but I am not going to go out and race any different then I normally do,” responded Drown. “If it is meant to be then great. If not no problem I just hope to finish in the top five then both nights.”
“WCS has been known as an American Racers track so the drivers on those tires have a little advantage and they have won 10 of the 12 races this year. But with the races being longer in length this weekend and a lot of the local drivers, but not all, are use to running longer races, I feel will make things a little more interesting (with our Hoosier Racing Tires). Hoosier took us to victory lane already at WCS this season, I think we can do it again.”
Jeff Drown started his racing career at WCS in the early 1970’s and over the next two decades-plus raced primarily in the Limited Late Model division (often called Chargers, Pro Stocks, etc…) and in the Late Models scoring numerous feature wins and dominant win streaks as well as two WCS championships. He remains active in his son’s racing career and team and will be honored by WCS on Saturday evening.
For more information on Doug Drown Racing visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Late Model Drivers Eye $33,500 Payday At Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH --- Race fans and drivers will be able to close out the summer season in a big way at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH this weekend when the track presents the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash, a two-day, two-program racing extravaganza that will close out summer on Labor Day weekend with the possibility of one Super Late Model driver having a chance to take home $33,500 for the weekend. On Friday September 1 WCS will host the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial followed by the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 on Saturday evening September 2. Additionally, one fan will go home with a Corvette and one fan may go home $25,000 richer.
“I love this,” stated newly crowned WCS Super Late Model track champion Jason Flory. “I’m going to bring everything I’ve got Friday. Point racing is over. I’ve been accused of rough driving this year. You want to see some rough driving? You get in my way and I’m leading Friday night you better get the hell out of the way. I see it in NASCAR all the time and its called rubbing, and we’re going to be rubbing Friday night. “
On Friday September 1 the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will be held with Super Late Models headlining in a $2,500 to win main event. Additionally, the Inaugural Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash will be held for the top six qualifiers with $1,000 going to the winner of the six-lap dash race. Also appearing that evening will be Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks and the popular Faster Pastor grand finale and a special autograph session with drivers like Blaine Aber, Doug Drown, Clint Coffman, Eric Smitley & many, many others.
On Saturday September 2 the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 will be staged featuring the Super Late Models in a $5,000 to win main event along with the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. WCS promoter Ernie Coffman has also instituted a bonus program that will have the level of competition turned up to thermal-nuclear proportions as drivers will have extra incentive to drop the hammer and go flat-out around the spacious 3/8 mile banked clay oval.
“What we’ve decided to do is start the Orry Wirt Memorial Driver Challenge and the Orry Wirt Memorial Fan Challenge,” informed WCS owner Ernie Coffman. “What that means is, if one Late Model driver wins the features on Friday night and Saturday night, they will earn a $25,000 bonus! Additionally, we’re going to have a program where one lucky fan has the chance to win $25,000 also if the fan who is chosen at random can match up to the top two finishers in Saturday night’s Freedom Fighters 50 race.”
Orry Wirt was the 15-year old crewmember and son of WCS Super Late Model driver Dave Wirt who tragically lost his life last April in a traffic accident.
The response from drivers near and far has been immediate and drivers have begun inking this coming weekend into their schedules as they eye the $25,000 bonus. “I think this weekend is great for local drivers in particular, there are several big races going on this weekend so it was a perfect weekend for WCS to have this special,” commented Doug Drown, the 2005 WCS Super Late Model champion. “There may still be several good and bigger named drivers show up to race. It's great that they are having the $25,000 challenge but it will be hard for a driver to win that's for sure.”
Drown represents the common attitude drivers have about this coming weekend. “I am into the idea of what they are doing with the challenge,” continued Drown. “It would have to be a good one because the winner of the race is the one everyone remembers. If a person has the ability to win both races by going out and running hard then great if not, then I guess it will be like the $25,000 bonus was never there and the fans will see two great show anyhow.”
“I think it’s going to be a great weekend and as for winning that $25,000 bonus, I have no better chance than anyone else,” added Flory, who drives the Joe McIllvaine Trucking, Medina Mountain Motors, Ray’s Garage, Donnie Moran Racing sponsored Mastersbilt Race Car/SMS Engines #02. “When I think of this weekend coming up Keith Berner comes to mind. I think Keith Berner, Ryan Markham, Charlie Duncan, George Lee, Doug Drown, I think those guys will be there and have a chance.”
“I’ve won four races there this season and I’d like to win the next two but the competition is so tight there its anybody’s race. That’s a lot of money. I’m glad Ernie is putting that kind of money up, it should draw some big names.”
Drown agrees with Flory that the possibility is strong for one driver to nail down the bonus. “I believe it is possible for someone to win both shows and take home the $25,000,” stated Drown, who drives the Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
“WCS local drivers are great, there are a few that are up front every week like Flory, Duncan and Markham, but every once in a while a few of the others get in the mix. So I would say it's going to be hard to win, but very possible by a hand full of guys I won't mention that way I don't offend anyone for leaving them out (laughs)!”
So does Drown and Flory feel they each have a legitimate shot at winning the whole enchilada of $33,500 this weekend? “I feel our chances are pretty good at winning both shows, but I am not going to go out and race any different then I normally do,” responded Drown. “If it is meant to be then great. If not no problem I just hope to finish in the top five then both nights.”
“WCS has been known as an American Racers track so the drivers on those tires have a little advantage and they have won 10 of the 12 races this year. But with the races being longer in length this weekend and a lot of the local drivers, but not all, are use to running longer races, I feel will make things a little more interesting (with our Hoosier Racing Tires). Hoosier took us to victory lane already at WCS this season, I think we can do it again.”
Flory has made it known he will be there locked and loaded. “If I win Friday night Saturday morning the pressure is off of me, it’s on the other guys because I’m going to be the guy that is winning,” responded Flory. “I wasn’t the guy everyone thought would be winning this past season. I’ve been having a great year and you can attribute it to sponsorship or Donnie Moran or whatever you want to call it, I’m going to ride it as long as I can (laughs)!”
But a fan and a Super Late Model driver aren’t the only ones with a chance to win extra money. “We are also doing a bonus program for the Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks,” revealed Tina Heil, General Manager of WCS. “If the same Pure Stock driver wins both nights that driver will earn an extra $1,000 and if the same Mini Stock driver wins both nights that driver will receive an extra $500. This should contribute to the level of intensity for the weekend!”
But that’s not all! On Saturday the 2nd Annual WCS Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held in addition to one lucky fan taking home a 1974 Corvette. “It’s a 1974 classic big block 454 T-top Corvette and she’s worth about $25,000 - $28,000,” explained Coffman, also the owner of Coffman Corvette. “Its got new paint, new interior, new brakes, new tires and the nice part of this is a lot of people got on board and fixed us up with the stuff to restore it.”
A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Saturday September 2 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time for the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50.
Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.
“And this two-day race weekend will now be an annual event,” added Heil.
You can pick up specially priced pre-sale weekend tickets for the Inaugural Summer Sizzler Clash Labor Day blitz. Presale tickets are available during the week by calling the track office between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:30 pm at 419-522-8761. PRE-SALE: 2 day Adult General Admission is $30; 2 day Senior Citizens is $25; Children 15 & Under Free. Tickets at the gate the day of the event:
Adult General Admission $18; Senior Citizens $15; Children 15 & Under Free; Pit Passes $30 each night.
Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 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 GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net. For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

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Sprint Car Superstar Kenny Jacobs Enters Dirt Track World Championship
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will have an extra added element of entertainment and drama this October when internationally known Sprint Car superstar Kenny Jacobs takes the wheel of a dirt Late Model for the first time and attempts to make the starting field of the $50,000 to win crown jewel dirt Late Model event. The Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH and is promoted by Carl Short & Dean Nardi.
“We wanted to add a little extra spice to this year's DTWC, and getting Kenny Jacobs to agree to compete in the race is just the ticket,” stated co-promoter Dean Nardi. “When Jacobs called me about the opportunity, he seemed totally revved about running the event. He is well aware of the DTWC's long and glorious history as a crown jewel race.”
Jacobs will be competing in a Brian Ruhlman-prepared Rocket Chassis.
“Brian Ruhlman is very pleased to be able to provide a quality car for Jacobs to race,” continued Nardi. “Brian has won multiple features in both his Rayburn and Rocket cars this year, so there isn't a bad choice between the two. I also spoke with Mark Richards of Rocket about providing some assistance in getting Jacobs up to speed with a Late Model. We are going to try to get Kenny some practice time at K-C prior to the DTWC.”
As for Jacobs, one of Sprint Car racing’s more successful stars, he isn’t shying away from the challenge of his first dirt Late Model race. “I’m not going there just to be there, I’m going to be running just as hard as I can run,” proclaimed Jacobs, who has won some of Sprint Car racing’s biggest events.
Jacobs, of Holmesville, OH, known as ‘Mouse’ in the United States and the ‘Money Man’ in Australia, has been racing Sprint Cars since 1973 and has Hall of Fame credentials. He is the leading feature winner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series and a former winner of such high-profile Sprint Car races as the $100,000 The Historical Big One, USA vs W. Australia Champion, Perth, Australia, East Bay Nationals, Williams Grove National Open, Sharon Nationals, Hoosier Hundred and dozens of others. Jacobs has won races sanctioned by the ASCoC, World of Outlaws, USAC and STARS. His most recent win came on Monday August 8, 2006 in the Front Row Challenge at Oskaloosa, Iowa.
“From a marketing standpoint, Kenny Jacobs is gold in central Ohio,” commented Nardi. “He's arguably the most popular driver in the region. We will certainly utilize him in helping to promote the race with some appearances at retailers in the area and in the media.” Jacobs, along with Ruhlman and several other dirt Late Model drivers will be participating in a number of personal appearances throughout Ohio promoting the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.
For Jacobs, 51, a husband, father & grandfather, the prospect of competing in a dirt Late Model for the first time presents itself as a challenge, but challenges are what Jacobs has contended with his entire racing career. “Of course I’m a bit concerned with how I will do, I have never raced a Late Model before in my life so I’m hoping between now and then I can get some laps in somewhere,” said Jacobs. “Going to KC Raceway, that’s a good thing because I have a million laps at KC Raceway. I at least know the race track. Now I just have to figure the car out and hopefully the car owner can relate to a Sprint Car driver and we get it figured out.”
Jacobs is more than happy with the chance to run equipment owned and prepared by Brian Ruhlman, a top Midwest dirt Late Model racer based in Michigan with a long list of accomplishments in dirt Late Model racing including the defending Sunoco American Late Model Series championship, three Eldora Speedway championships along with track titles at Eriez and Ace High speedways, a STARS Rookie of the Year title and such high-profile wins as the Octoberfest 350 at Hagerstown Speedway, the UMP Late model Fall Nationals and the Johnny Appleseed, both at Eldora Speedway, and numerous others.
Ruhlman races his #49 Rocket Chassis powered by Malcuit Racing Engines with sponsorship support from Rand Machine Products, Spartan Tool, Poske Performance Parts, Dirt Late Model Magazine, Ruhlman Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, Malcuit Racing Engines, ACPT, Hypercoils, Bell and Design 500.
“Brian Ruhlman is a top driver with good equipment and I know he has excellent equipment and I know from my brother in law, Ed Haudenschild, that Brian is a very intelligent guy and knows what he is doing,” explained Jacobs. “I’m sure his coaching will help me a lot. He’ll have to coach me a little bit to make sure I’m doing the right things and hopefully we’ll have good results.”
Jacobs grinned when asked about also competing against such dirt Late Model stars as defending DTWC champion Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Chub Frank, Wendell Wallace, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brian Birkhofer, Donnie Moran, Rick Eckert and the rest. “I can hardly wait!” stated Jacobs immediately. “I’ve watched Scott (Bloomquist) run an awful lot and I’ve often thought about that I’d like to run against him sometime but I’m not sure I want to do it in a Late Model, I’d rather have him in a Sprint Car (laughs)!”
“I know Donnie (Moran), he’s a great guy, and I think I can learn a lot from all of them. I look forward to racing with Scott and the rest. If I get a good enough race car and a fast race car, hopefully I can make him work real hard.”
With word of his first foray into dirt Late Model racing already out to family members and close friends, Jacobs was asked what the immediate response has been. “The initial response from everyone in my family is, ‘You are going to do what?’ (laughs)!” chuckled the second-generation driver. “It’s kind of funny. You know, my Dad (Ken ‘Jake’ Jacobs) went from open wheel cars to Late Models and was very successful in the Late Models and was actually more successful in that than he was in an open wheel car. So maybe a little bit of that will be in my system and I can pick it up. I’m looking forward to trying it, I think things will go pretty well for us.”
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Dirt Racers Radio At 26th Annual DTWC

Waverly, OH --- The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts will have a substantial multi-media contingent of projects and among the first to be announced is that the popular north central Ohio based Dirt Racers Radio program will record its Sunday October 22 show from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts that will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH and is promoted by Carl Short & Dean Nardi. Dirt Racers Radio will also be the DTWC’s Ohio based weekly update outlet leading up to the event.
“Our show is broadcast every Sunday so we thought we’d come down early and record as many guests as possible and then leave the last 10 minutes of the show open to fill in our listeners, live on Sunday about the finish and other details,” stated Doc Lehman, a co-host of the show. “And each week leading up to the DTWC we’ll have all the latest news, updates and guests as help pave the way for getting the word out on what an exciting race weekend this will be.”
Dirt Racers Radio airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
“Over the next several weeks we’ll have DTWC promoters Carl Short & Dean Nardi on in addition to many drivers who plan on making the trek down to KC Raceway,” added Ryan Pearson, a co-host of the show. “We’ll do our best to keep Ohio based fans apprised on what is coming up at the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. We’ll announce our special DTWC appearances schedules within the next week.”
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Doc Lehman Recovering From Open Heart Surgery
By Jarrod Lehman

Smithville, OH --- Doc Lehman, president of Lehman Motorsports Services, a Motorsports marketing & public relations company founded in 1985, is well on his way to recovery after experiencing a massive heart attack and subsequent heart surgery that necessitated in five-bypasses. Lehman, who was stricken on July 22, is now at home recovering after being hospitalized in the cardiac care unit at Canton (OH) Aultman Hospital for eight days. The immediate needs of LMS’ clients is being handled by LMS staff members Jarrod Lehman and Ryan Pearson as well as Atlanta, GA-based Farr Motorsports president Mike Farr until Lehman is ready to reassume his many various duties.
“The surgeons and cardiologists of course want Doc to stay off work for a month or two but he will have none of that,” stated Jarrod Lehman, who is his son and long time staff member. “Whatever time frames they have given him he has made up his mind to accomplish in half the time. The first day he was home he was already walking upwards of a couple miles per day to get into shape. He refuses to consider himself sick or as a ‘patient’. While he isn’t working on Motorsports things, per se, he is directing the rest of us and concentrating on his health issues and his progress has been nothing short of remarkable after being on the verge of death less than two weeks ago,”
“He is tenacious, to say the least. He’s been through a lot, medically, and surgically, but by his attitude you would never know it. He just wants to get back to 110% as soon as possible and get back to taking care of his clients and the racing publications and radio shows. He has taken advantage of this time off though to spend considerable extra time with his three grandsons, which he is enjoying and relishing.”
Over the next two weeks Lehman hopes to start to slip back into active work-mode and within a month hopes to be at full capacity. “Dad, who smoked for 37 years and was darn near a smoker’s advocate, is now strictly anti-smoking,” added Jarrod Lehman. “He hates it, and he’s on a crusade to eradicate it. Don’t think about lighting up in his office or home! He feels his Higher Power has given him a second chance, well, third chance as this was his third heart attack, and he isn’t about to squander it.”
Lehman is a reporter & columnist for Area Auto Racing News, Dirt Late Model magazine and RPM Racing News. He is also a co-host of Dirt Racers Radio and is a local/regional freelance writer for various mainstream publications. In addition, LMS clients include the Dirt Track World Championship, Wayne County Speedway, Chub Frank Racing, Genesis Racing Shocks, Josh Richards, Doug Drown Racing and others.
Next weekend Lehman will be honored with others during the Class of 2006 Induction Ceremonies for the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame that will be held in conjunction with the dirt Late Model ‘crown jewel’ race, the North-South 100 that will pay $50,000 to win at Florence Speedway in Florence, KY. Lehman will be inducted into the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Sport’ category on Saturday August 12 for his 33 years of work in dirt Motorsports racing in various capacities.
For more information on Lehman Motorsports Services email: DocLehman@sssnet.com 


Dirt Racers Radio To Broadcast From Benefit Sunday

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Racers Radio will once again be making a ‘road trip’ when the show originates from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing that will be held Sunday afternoon July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST. Dirt Racers Radio will be recorded during the event from 1:00 – 3:00 and broadcast during the show’s regular timeslot from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
This year’s 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crewmember of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Among some of the recent drivers and teams to sign up for next Sunday’s benefit show include Ryan Markham, Dave Wirt, Jim Gentry, Mark Gardiner, George Delaney, Trevor Phillips, Jamie Martin, George Lee, Brandon Morrow, Josh Morrow, Jacob Gerbetz, Mason Radcliff, George Delaney, Eric Smitley, Zero Walters, Don Baney, Matt Wohlford, Alan Summers, Brian Dawson, MACS driver DJ Miller, Lucas Oil Late Model Series driver Corey Conley and dozens of others.
In addition to the dozens of teams and other entities that will be on hand to support the show new commitments to attend have come from the Dirt Track World Championship, Area Auto Racing News, RPM Racing News, Dirt Late Model magazine, Wayne County Speedway, Hilltop Speedway, Lakeville Speedway, Wrisco Aluminum, Scheaffer Oil and many others.
Among some of the area businesses that will be attending and setting up displays are Pearl Investments, Trent Insurance, Fought Signs, Movie Gallery, Sheer Professionals, Essence Salon, Gross Lumber, Pampered Chef and others including Sheer Professionals who will be there for the ladies doing manicures, upstyles and consultations.
In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, faced painting, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.
The Wayne County Fairgrounds are spacious, clean and immaculate in appearance and best of all it’s located right off U.S. Route 30 which is 20 minutes away from I-77 (Canton) and I-71 (Mansfield). Admission is free. This is a great chance to spend an afternoon bench racing, socializing, meeting drivers, check out all types of race cars, from ‘Super’ Late Models to Sprint Cars to Modifieds to Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Trucks and everything else.
There is no charge to enter, no charge to set up your race car or a booth or table to promote your business or sell your merchandise or hype your race track or series in front of thousands of race fans. Don’t get any better than that, does it?
For more information or to register your race car visit: www.dougdrown.com. Send your contributions to: Courtney Drown, 1120 Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. For more info email: drown12@hotmail.com or call: 330.601.0610.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
Tracks, sanctions and businesses who would like to set up a free display should contact Drown.
Wayne County Fairgrounds is located right off Route 30 in Wooster, OH between Canton and Mansfield.
To register your car, donate a door prize or get more information visit www.dougdrown.com and click on the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Drown Racing banner or email Courtney Drown at: Drown12@hotmail.com or telephone: 330. 601.0610
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Genesis Racing Shocks Debuts New Merchandise

Atlanta, GA --- Genesis Racing Shocks, the break-out shock company that was founded several months ago and has been racking up the wins in dirt Late Model and Modified racing, has released a new line of wearing apparel and merchandise that was produced by Slavic Custom Race Shirts. The new line of merchandise is now available for ordering and is available via mail order through the Genesis Racing Shocks website located at: www.genesisracingshocks.com. Click on the ‘Products’ button.
Genesis Racing Shocks was founded on March 1 by Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, are two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing.
Now available are ash gray and black t-shirts for only $12.00; ash gray and black embroidered sweatshirts for only $40, black embroidered polo shirts for only $40.00, black embroidered LW embroidered black jacket for only $60.00, leather and wool embroidered black jackets for only $160.00 and a black apron for only $18.00. Shipping charges are extra.
The new manufacturing facility and corporate office for Genesis Shocks and their new Genesis Racing Shocks line of upscale, high tech shock absorbers is located at: Genesis Shocks, 5020 Old Ellis Point Suite 200, Roswell, GA. 30076. Telephone: 678-659-9454. Fax: 678-659-9457.
The Genesis Racing Shocks website is located at: www.Genesisshocks.com.
For more information on Slavic Custom Race Shirts telephone: 800 - 367- 6756 or 724 - 437- 6756 or E-Mail: RonSlavic@verizon.net Website: www.slaviccorp.com.

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Doug Drown & Slavic Release New Merchandise
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- North central Ohio-based dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown of Wooster, Oh has just released a new array of team merchandise that was produced by Slavic Custom Race Shirts and are now ready for shipping. Drown, 23, drives the Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
“Slavic did an awesome job,” stated Drown. “We’ve always had decent stuff in the past but this time he totally blew it out of the water, they’re all great. Every one looks great so hopefully fans will purchase them. They are really nice and everyone who has seen them likes them and they’re selling pretty good. That reflects on how nice they look. Slavic does top notch work and I’m just glad he’s doing it for us.”
“The quality and artwork is above and beyond our expectations. He got them done for us in a week and that’s awesome turnaround that he did for us. We really appreciate everything he has done for us and how he helps us out.”
Currently available are:
White Graphic T's
Adults (S-XXXXL): $15.00
Kids (XS - L): $12.00

Black Long Sleeve Logo T's
Adults (S-XXXXL): $20.00

Orange Hooded Logo Sweatshirts
Adults (S-XXXXL): $27.00

Add $4.00 shipping & handling! Free trading card included!
Make check or money order out to: Doug Drown Racing
Send check or money order to: Doug Drown Racing, 1120 Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Free Doug Drown trading card with all orders!
For more information on Slavic Custom Race Shirts telephone: 800 - 367- 6756 or 724 - 437- 6756 or E-Mail: RonSlavic@verizon.net.
Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race teams, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to sign up for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their teams, racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free of charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans. The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.
This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.
The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.
For information visit: www.dougdrown.com and click on the Cause for Care button.
Doug was also spotlighted in a feature story this month in the national publication DIRT LATE MODEL magazine.
For more information on Doug Drown and the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Doug Drown Keeps Wins Coming
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, Oh --- For the first time in his career dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown won two consecutive races at the same track when he took the checkers on Sunday July 16 at Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH. The week prior Drown also came up the winner driving his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
After being rained out on Friday evening after winning his heat race Drown returned on Sunday for the make-up date and won the main event over George Lee, Keith Berner, Eric Myers, Rick Aukland and Ryan Markham.
“We’re having good luck down there and each one gets better and better each time we win,” commented Drown. “With the competition that is down there, the track has been different every time we have been there and we’ve run three different set-ups there. We’re keeping on top of things and the guys are doing a great job getting the car ready. It’s nice to get back-to-back wins, we’ve never done that before.”
Drown was more than happy to get the win over a stout field. “There was definitely some tough competition in the back and those guys are really good on slicker race tracks,” explained Drown. “I was just amazed we were actually in front and pulled away for a straightaway lead. I was waiting for them to come knocking on the door. My brother was giving me the slow down sign and sometimes that’s what you have to do sometimes to go faster and that’s what we did.”
“Even though we’ve won, its still fun to race there. From the time you pull in and the way they welcome you, the whole place is just real friendly, a great atmosphere. They welcome you. It’s like a big group of friends getting together and you never see anyone arguing or complaining.”
Drown also gave high marks to his equipment. “The Rocket Chassis, it was real good,” said Drown. “We were maybe a tick off, we could have been a little better, but we’ve actually figured a few things out. (Steve) Casebolt helped me out a little. We’ve been picking up our game and I’m happy with the way it’s running. So we’ll go down to KC Raceway this weekend and hopefully make the races and make a run for it.”
Drown is also fired up about his shock program. At the beginning of the season Drown changed their shock package over to Genesis Racing Shocks based in Atlanta, GA. “I love them,” said Drown. “Mike (Farr) has been a big help to us and I’ve never had a guy who I could call and talk about shocks. Now having a guy to talk to anytime, even from the races, I can explain what is going on and he’ll help. The shocks are reliable, they’re holding up. That’s a big thing. Everything seems to be working, the Genesis Shocks, Rocket Chassis and Hoosier Racing Tires.”
On Saturday night Drown and team competed at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH where after a disappointing qualifying effort Drown stormed through the filed from 17th to sixth. “It was a good run for us,” said Drown. “We hoped to come up through there and get a top ten. The high side came in during the feature and we were able to come up through there. I made a couple moves maybe I shouldn’t have but its only a 25 lap race you have to get after it quick or maybe miss out on an opportunity to pass more cars. It was great to come up through there. It was a good run and the guys are real happy with it. I thought we had a top three car but we had to start in the back, but we made out own luck by not qualifying well that night.”
This coming weekend July 21-22 Doug Drown Racing will return to World of Outlaws Late Model Series action with another trip to Jim Nier’s KC Raceway south of Chillicothe, OH for the Veterans Appreciation Weekend for two 50-lap, $10,000 to win races.
“Right now the car has been really good and we’re looking forward to going back to KC,” said Drown. “We’ve been close down there but missing something but I think we found something that will help us. Hopefully when we go down there we can get a hold of the track. As long as we can get the right set up and tires I think we’ll be in the hunt, hopefully a top ten, but the first goal is to make the race.”
Doug Drown Racing also recently announced a new line of wearing apparel and merchandise is now available. The new merchandise is produced by Slavic Custom Race Shirts and currently available are 2006 Doug Drown t-shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts. For ordering information visit: www.dougdrown.com.
Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race teams, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to sign up for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their teams, racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free of charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans. The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.
This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.
The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.
For information visit: www.dougdrown.com and click on the Cause for Care button.
Doug was also spotlighted in a feature story this month in the national publication DIRT LATE MODEL magazine.
For more information on Doug Drown and the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Dora The Explorer, Drivers, Tracks & More At Sunday Race Benefit
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- On Sunday July 23 at the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing kids will have a special treat when they get the opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Dora The Explorer. In addition to Dora, there are many other activities for kids in addition to a huge array of race cars of all forms in addition to games, raffles, an auction and tracks and businesses who will have booths and displays set up. The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.
In addition to the dozens of teams and other entities that will be on hand to support the show new commitments to attend have come from the Dirt Track World Championship, Area Auto Racing News, RPM Racing News, Dirt Late Model magazine, Wayne County Speedway, Hilltop Speedway, Lakeville Speedway, Wrisco Aluminum, Scheaffer Oil and others.
Among some of the recent drivers and teams to sign up for next Sunday’s benefit show include Ryan Markham, Dave Wirt, Jim Gentry, Mark Gardiner, George Delaney, Trevor Phillips, Jamie Martin, George Lee, Brandon Morrow, Josh Morrow, Jacob Gerbetz, Mason Radcliff, George Delaney, Eric Smitley, Zero Walters, Don Baney, Matt Wohlford, Alan Summers, Brian Dawson, MACS driver DJ Miller, Lucas Oil Late Model Series driver Corey Conley and many others.
Among some of the area businesses that will be attending and setting up displays are Pearl Investments, Trent Insurance, Fought Signs, Movie Gallery, Sheer Professionals, Essence Salon, Gross Lumber, Pampered Chef and others including Sheer Professionals who will be there for the ladies doing manicures, upstyles and consultations.
This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.
The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.
The benefit is already expanding beyond last year’s event and teams and businesses are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of promotional opportunities to market and publicize the event.
In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, faced painting, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.
The Dirt Racers Radio program, aired every Sunday evening over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH, will also be in attendance with a two-hour radio broadcast from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit.
“Something else the driver's may want to note, is that we will be setting up a merchandise stand and anyone who would like to sell their t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc… we will have someone there to do that for you,” commented event organizer Courtney Drown. “We ask that if you choose to participate in this, that $1 from each merchandise sale go toward the Orry Wirt Family. This will allow for drivers and their spouses to be able to enjoy the festivities of the day themselves.”
“We would also appreciate any door prizes that anyone, or any team or their sponsors would like to donate. If they are not able to make it on that day but still wish to donate something they may mail it to us.”
The Wayne County Fairgrounds are spacious, clean and immaculate in appearance and best of all it’s located right off U.S. Route 30 which is 20 minutes away from I-77 (Canton) and I-71 (Mansfield). Admission is free. This is a great chance to spend an afternoon bench racing, socializing, meeting drivers, check out all types of race cars, from ‘Super’ Late Models to Sprint Cars to Modifieds to Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks, Trucks and everything else.
If you can make the show please do so, if you can’t make it but if you can send along racing shirts, hats, diecast, tickets, DVD’s, a cash donation, whatever to help the cause and promote your endeavor, please do so.
The Wirt family has been an important and contributing member of the dirt racing community since the late 1930’s.
Please open your hearts and wallets, and if at all possible bring either your race car or just yourself (and friends) and attend if at all possible. This will be a ‘feel-good’ event that will help a wonderful family and give race fans, drivers, owners, crew, promoters, sanction officials and everyone else a great day to do some good and have some f-u-n.
There is no charge to enter, no charge to set up your race car or a booth or table to promote your business or sell your merchandise or hype your race track or series in front of thousands of race fans. Don’t get any better than that, does it?
For more information or to register your race car visit: www.dougdrown.com. Send your contributions to: Courtney Drown, 1120 Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. For more info email: drown12@hotmailcom or call: 330.601.0610.

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Radio Supporting ‘Cause For Care’ Benefit Show

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown and his wife, Courtney, will be appearing on several radio shows during the coming days to talk about the upcoming 2nd Annual Cause For Care Car Show & Benefit that will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH. Doug Drown Racing organizes the show each year. This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crewmember of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.
On Saturday July 15 the Drown’s will appear on RaceNite with host Mark Potter. RaceNite, a national radio program, is aired every Saturday evening from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM over Racetalklive. The show can be heard at: www.racetalklive.com or www.racenitelive.com
On Sunday July 16 the Drown’s will appear on Dirt Racers Radio that airs every Sunday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan pearson and can be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com
On Monday evening July 17 the Drown’s will make an appearance on the Monday Night Motorsports show with hosts John Richetta, Mark Kenyon and Ernie Saxton. Monday Night Motorsports is broadcast over WEST-AM 1400 in Easton, PA and begins airing at 5:30 PM EST.
Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race teams, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to sign up for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their teams, racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free of charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans. The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.
The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.
For information visit: www.dougdrown.com and click on the Cause for Care button.
“There are quite a few people saying they’re looking forward to it,” said Doug Drown. “Definitely it will be a good turn out. Courtney is doing a great job getting everything lined up and planned. Now it’s just a matter of getting all the people lined up to help and take care of some logistics.”
For more information on Doug Drown and the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit visit: www.dougdrown.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


A Message From Courtney & Doug Drown. Please take a moment to read!

Good Evening!

I wanted to remind everyone that the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show and Benefit is coming up on Sunday, July 23rd, from 1-5 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds here in Wooster, OH. This show would not be possible without the support of people such as yourselves! Please, if you are planning on attending the show, send me your name, address, and telephone number. This is open to any and all types of race/performance cars, businesses, race teams, promoters, etc. It’s all free of charge and we would be honored if you would bring your car/set-up a booth, etc. We want to make this an event for everyone in attendance to enjoy. Set-up is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 23rd. Please enter at the gate near East of Chicago (near the horse stalls). Haulers may be parked in the infield of the horse track.

This year we have added an auction to the agenda, which we hope will spark some interest. If any of you have anything you would like to donate to auction off (i.e. door panels, hoods, old firesuits, trophies, track tickets, collectibles, photos, etc.) please let me know as soon as possible. We would like to get a list on our website so that attendees can check it out ahead of time and know what is available for bidding on.

We also need door prizes and several volunteers. If you would like to donate a door prize or your time the day of the show, please feel free to e-mail me (drown12@hotmail.com) or call me at 330-601-0610. I would love to hear from you!!

This year we will also be setting up a merchandise table, where we will have someone available to sell your t-shirts, hats, etc. for you so that you don't have to stay at your car the whole day. We want you to feel like you can roam around and enjoy the festivities for yourself as well. If you would like to participate in this, please call me. All we ask is that $1 from each merchandise sale go to the family of Orry Wirt.

One last request is that if you are planning on bringing your car (even tentatively), or just making an appearance, please e-mail me so that I may announce it on the radio show on Sunday evening. The fans are really looking forward to this and the question always seems to come up who is going to be there. Everyone of you have a number one fan out there, hoping to see you at the show!

Again, I thank you for your time and generosity in helping a fellow race car driver out. Doug and I are very thankful and fortunate to be part of such a wonderful racing family!! We look forward to seeing you at the show!!

Sincerely,
Courtney Drown
Phone: 330.601.0610
Email: drown12@hotmail.com

P.S. If you are planning on coming - don't forget your swimsuits for "Dunk the Driver". This is not mandatory in order for you to participate in the show - but it is a lot of fun and hope you will join in!! Also, just a reminder DIRT RACERS RADIO WILL BE THERE BROADCASTING - This would be a great time to acknowledge your supporters/sponsors/crew, etc…! One last note, if you would like to participate in the Fan Favorite Voting Contest, just as last year, please put your helmet on your car upside down or a basket to collect your votes - someone will be around to collect the money toward the end of the show!! :) - The winner will receive a prize!!


Doug Drown To Hit Airwaves

Wooster, OH --- Doug Drown will once again be hitting the airwaves as the dirt Late Model driver and his wife, Courtney, will appear on the Dirt Racers Radio show on Sunday July 16 to discuss the upcoming 2nd Annual Cause For Care Car Show & Benefit that will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST. The show can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

“It’s nice of (show hosts) Doc (Lehman) and Ryan (Pearson) to ask us on to talk about the 2nd Annual Cause For Care Car Show & Benefit,” said Drown. “We want to get the word out any way we can to make people aware of the benefit. Dirt Racers Radio will also be at the benefit doing their show, too.”

Drown and the team will be busy this weekend. “We’re going back to Hilltop and then we have a MACS race on the schedule but we might go to Wayne County because of the (2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit), we want to really get the word out about that. Then the week after we’ll go down to KC Raceway for the World of Outlaws Late Model race.”

Drown competes in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race teams, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to sign up for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their teams, racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free of charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans. The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST.

This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.

The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.

For information visit: www.dougdrown.com and click on the Cause for Care button.

“There are quite a few people saying they’re looking forward to it,” said Drown. “Definitely it will be a good turn out. Courtney is doing a great job getting everything lined up and planned. Now it’s just a matter of getting all the people lined up to help and take care of some logistics.”

Doug was also spotlighted in a feature story this month in the national publication DIRT LATE MODEL magazine.

For more information on Doug Drown and the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit visit: www.dougdrown.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Sprints & Late Models Spotlighted On Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening July 16 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight two successful ‘young gun’ dirt racing stars, one who competes in a dirt Late Model and one who races 410 Sprint Cars. Dirt Racers Radio will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

410 Sprint Car young gun Jamie Martin, 22, of Moreland, OH will make a return appearance to Dirt Racers Radio. Martin races the Orrville Trucking & Grading/Santmyer Oil/S&V Enterprises/Roto Rooter/Wirt Towing #15 Sprint Car throughout the Ohio-Pennsylvania region. Joining Martin will be his younger brother, Broc, who is about to begin his Sprint Car career, and their father and car owner, Jim Martin.

Also appearing will be dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown of Wooster, OH who will be joined by his wife, Courtney, to prep the upcoming 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit that will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH. Drown drives the Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Kid Rocket Competes in Buckeye 50
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards headed to the northeast
this past weekend for World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition
competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace
Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis,
Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

On Saturday evening Kid Rocket headed for Sharon Speedway in Hartford,
OH for the WoO LMS sanctioned Buckeye 50. Qualifying seventh fastest in
time trials Kid Rocket won his heat race and finished fourth in the
dash. In the Buckeye 50 main event Kid Rocket was on fire and after
passing Darrell Lanigan for second kept within striking distance of the
lead all through the race until three to go when Chub Frank got by him
for second.

Kid Rocket’s run came in his backup car as his primary car was sidelined
by a dropped engine valve as scored a heat-race victory. “I think we had
a second-place car,” said Richards, who drove a one-year-old machine
that had never been raced prior to Saturday night. “But on the last
restart my Dad (Rocket co-owner Mark Richards) told me to move down (by
hand signals) because that’s where I was better, and Chub had a little
softer tire and was able to get me on the outside.

“We’re happy with third. I needed a good run to get my confidence back,
because when you’re running bad, it can break you down.”

On Sunday Kid Rocket went to Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway for the
unsanctioned Penn National 50 where he suffered a flat in the heat and
was running strong in the feature until another flat occurred and he was
forced to dropped out with a DNF.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Chubzilla Races In Northeast
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank remained racing in the
northeast this past weekend by competing in one unsanctioned race and
one sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Chubzilla
competed in World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition driving his
Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser,
Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race
Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

On Friday evening Chubzilla traveled to Raceway 7 in Conneaut, OH for
the unsanctioned Jay’s Auto Wrecking Ohio Nationals 50. During his heat
race Chubzilla suffered a flat tire sending him pit side forcing him to
the B Main. Starting near the rear of the field Chubzilla stormed
through the field but unfortunately suffered a second flat tire as he
reached seventh place.

On Saturday Chubzilla went to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH for the
WoO LMS sanctioned Buckeye 50. Setting third fast time Chubzilla then
finished second in his heat race and started fifth in the main event and
soon found himself in third place. On lap 48 yellow flew again restarted
third and took to the high side going down the back straightaway and
drove to the outside and rubbed the guardrail sending sparks flying off
the rear bumper going into turn three. Going into turn one Chubzilla
dove under race leader Rick Eckert and got beside him, hooked a rut and
finished second as the checkers waved.

“After the track sets for a little (under caution), the outside gets
cleaned up and you can run it,” said Chubzilla. “But after three or four
laps, it gets to where it’s loose. I noticed that after the first
restart when I was outside (Darrell) Lanigan, so I knew I had to get
down. I had to get back to the bottom. You just couldn’t run up there
too long.”

Saturday’s action at Sharon was taped by the SPEED cameras. It will be
broadcast over the television network on Sun., Aug. 27, at 6 p.m. EDT.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub
Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Doug Drown Takes Another Weekend Win

Wooster, OH --- It was a busy weekend for Doug Drown and Doug Drown
Racing as the dirt Late Model driver scored another win and also nailed
down a top ten finish in a special event. Drown competed this past
weekend in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin
Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier
Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks/Slavic Custom
Racing Shirts Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

On Friday evening the talented 23-year-old scored another win at the
newly re-opened Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH, his second Hilltop
victory of the season. Hilltop reopened this season after laying dormant
for 33 years by new owner Jeff Norris. Drown won over a tough field that
included Lucas Oil Late Model Series regular Corey Conley and north
central Ohio powerhouse Ryan Markham.

“That was pretty awesome, it was a good win for the team,” stated Drown.
“We had a bad weekend last weekend so going down there we got some
confidence back. The car was awesome all night long. All the hard work
paid off for the short week we had. It’s a nice track to win at. The
whole Norris family does a good job. When you roll in to the place it’s
like a bunch of friends getting together but we get paid to race. I wish
we were able to race there every week. We will try to get there as much
as possible though.”

The race wasn’t a cakewalk as the field was loaded with high-powered
talent. “Corey came up through there and came up to the outside of me
when we got into lapped traffic and took the lead and I was, ‘Oh man,
here we go!’ (laughs),” chuckled Drown. “It ended up I got around him
and ended up pulling away a little bit. It was fun racing Corey, he
always races you clean and made it really fun. I’m sure the fans had a
good time watching that.”

On Saturday night Drown and the team headed Midway Speedway in
Crooksville, OH for the Jim Dunn Memorial where he scored a top ten
finish. “The car was real good,” commented Drown. “I just messed up in
the heat race, we were too tight and I ended up third in the heat. The
feature we went with the wrong tire. We were three compounds harder than
what won the race.”

“I know a lot of guys gambled and did the same thing we did but a lot of
them pitted and changed and came back out. I think we had a top five car
but we still got a top ten so that’s not too bad. I was glad to see Rick
Aukland win. There were a lot of good cars that finished behind us. We
got beat by tires but I’m not complaining. The guys are happy and the
car is running great.”

Drown and the team will be back out next weekend. “We’re going back to
Hilltop and then we have a MACS race on the schedule but we might go to
Wayne County because of the (2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show &
Benefit), we want to really get the word out about that. Then the week
after we’ll go down to KC Raceway for the World of Outlaws Late Model race.”

Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show &
Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race teams,
promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to sign up
for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their teams,
racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free of
charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans. The
2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday July
23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
EST.

This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt
was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave &
Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained
in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has
accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will
help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.

The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and
drivers are expected to be on hand.

For information visit: www.dougdrown.com and click on the Cause for Care
button. “There are quite a few people saying they’re looking forward to
it,” said Drown. “Definitely it will be a good turn out. Courtney is
doing a great job getting everything lined up and planned. Now it’s just
a matter of getting all the people lined up to help and take care of
some logistics.”

Doug was also spotlighted in a feature story this month in the national
publication DIRT LATE MODEL magazine.

For more information on Doug Drown and the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car
Show & Benefit visit: www.dougdrown.com

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Special Racing Benefit Draws Near
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Excitement is building for the 2nd Annual Cause for Care
Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing and drivers & race
teams, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers are all urged to
sign up for the growing benefit show to display, sell and promote their
teams, racing organizations/tracks and businesses, all absolutely free
of charge to a large and captive audience of race teams and race fans.
The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit will be held on Sunday
July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM –
5:00 PM EST.

This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt
was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave &
Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained
in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger. The family has
accumulated a substantial debt and it is hopeful that this show will
help defray some of those expenses. Orry spent 28 days on life-support.

The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and
drivers are expected to be on hand.

The benefit is already expanding beyond last year’s event and teams and
businesses are encouraged to sign up to take advantage of promotional
opportunities to market and publicize the event.

“We hope to make this event even bigger and better than before,” stated
event organizer Courtney Drown. “With the additional room that the
fairgrounds allows us, we will be able to once again hold a chicken
b-b-q, have activities for children to enjoy, plus all of the racecars,
raffles, auction and much, much more!”

Want to get your track, series, team or business in front of thousands
of race fans in a clean, spacious setting for FREE? Want to have a
chance to market and expose your track, series, team or business and
sell merchandise and distribute promotional material to thousands of
race fans for FREE? Want to assist in helping a dedicated two-generation
racing family out and get your message out to thousands of race fans,
drivers, promoters, etc…? You can bring a booth, table or souvenir
trailer and set up for FREE!

Last year’s show, that benefited a three-year-old girl with cancer, was
a major success and this year’s edition looks to easily surpass the 2005
show.

“We would also like to use this day as a day to recognize teams’
sponsors,” said Mrs. Drown. “Hopefully they will pass along this
information to their sponsors and make them aware that they are also
welcome to set-up booths to promote their products and/or services – the
more the merrier!”

In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions
families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat
safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing,
faced painting, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a
the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors.
Additional activities will be announced soon.

“One new addition to this year's show is the auction,” revealed Mrs.
Drown. “We need items from drivers, fans, promoters, anyone who is
willing to donate door panels, old firesuits, track tickets, we will be
accepting items for this through Wednesday, July 19. We would like to
know as soon as possible any donations we can be expecting so that we
can announce ahead of time what will be available at the auction that
day. The auction itself will take place at 3:00 p.m.”

The Dirt Racers Radio program, aired every Sunday evening over WQKT
104.5 FM in Wooster, OH, will also be in attendance with a two-hour
radio broadcast from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit.

“In an additional attempt to raise money for the Wirt family we have
also added a Fan Favorite Voting Contest this year that we ask for the
drivers’ help in,” said Drown. “All you have to do, if you wish to
participate, is have your helmet on your car upside down to collect
money in. The driver who turns in the most money donated by the fans at
the end of the afternoon will receive a prize.”

“Additional attractions added to this year's show will be a speed pitch
game, children's fingerprinting from 1:00 - 3:00, and Sheer
Professionals will be onsite to offer some of their awesome services
(details to come). Also, special guest, Dora the Explorer, will be there
to meet and greet some of her local fanatics - something parents will be
sure to want to bring their cameras for!”

“We also still need door prizes. We have made an aggressive attempt at
contacting local businesses, but will gladly take in anything race
teams, sponsors, or fans would like to donate.”

“Something else the driver's may want to note, is that we will be
setting up a merchandise stand and anyone who would like to sell their
t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc… we will have someone there to do that
for you. We ask that if you choose to participate in this, that $1 from
each merchandise sale go toward the Orry Wirt Family. This will allow
for drivers and their spouses to be able to enjoy the festivities of the
day themselves.”

“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped support this cause to date.
Doug Drown Racing really appreciates your involvement and generosity.”

“We would also appreciate any door prizes that anyone, or any team or
their sponsors would like to donate. If they are not able to make it on
that day but still wish to donate something they may mail it to us.”

The Wayne County Fairgrounds are spacious, clean and immaculate in
appearance and best of all it’s located right off U.S. Route 30 which is
20 minutes away from I-77 (Canton) and I-71 (Mansfield). Admission is
free. This is a great chance to spend an afternoon bench racing,
socializing, meeting drivers, check out all types of race cars, from
‘Super’ Late Models to Sprint Cars to Modifieds to Pure Stocks, Mini
Stocks, Trucks and everything else.

It’s also a chance to eat some good food, have some fun with all the
many activities and most importantly, help out a racing family that has
always been there for others.

If you can make the show please do so, if you can’t make it but if you
can send along racing shirts, hats, diecast, tickets, DVD’s, a cash
donation, whatever to help the cause and promote your endeavor, please
do so.

The Wirt family has been an important and contributing member of the
dirt racing community since the late 1930’s.

Please open your hearts and wallets, and if at all possible bring either
your race car or just yourself (and friends) and attend if at all
possible. This will be a ‘feel-good’ event that will help a wonderful
family and give race fans, drivers, owners, crew, promoters, sanction
officials and everyone else a great day to do some good and have some
f-u-n.

There is no charge to enter, no charge to set up your race car or a
booth or table to promote your business or sell your merchandise or hype
your race track or series in front of thousands of race fans. Don’t get
any better than that, does it?

For more information or to register your race car visit:
www.dougdrown.com. Send your contributions to: Courtney Drown, 1120
Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. For more info email:
drown12@hotmailcom or call: 330.601.0610.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Brad Doty Headlines Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening July 9 edition of Dirt Racers Radio
will spotlight the former World of Outlaws Sprint Car star and current
television broadcaster Brad Doty. Dirt Racers Radio will air from 6:00 –
8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed
over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc
Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Brad Doty returns to the show as special in-studio guest to talk about
the upcoming 18th Annual Brad Doty Classic that will be held on
Wednesday July 12 at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, OH. The race
will be sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Doty will
talk about the promotion of the race in addition to other subjects
surrounding the world of Sprint Car racing.

Also appearing will be Chris Dolack, Vice-President of Media for Dirt
Motorsports. Dolack will also discuss the upcoming 18th Annual Brad Doty
Classic and the impact the race has for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car
Series.

In addition, Courtney Drown, wife of dirt Late Model star Doug Drown,
will appear to prep the upcoming 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show &
Benefit that will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County
Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest
dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 -
8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be
heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email
Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Chubzilla Scores Weekend Win
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank competed up north over the
holiday weekend and came away with one victory on the World of Outlaws
Late Model Series trail. Chubzilla competed in World of Outlaws Late
Model Series competition driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All
Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports,
Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series Roberts Trucking 50
at Stateline Speedway saw Chubzilla return home where he finished sixth
in his heat race and 15th in the main event.

The following evening he traveled to New York where the Bear Lake, Pa.,
star scored a convincing victory in Sunday night’s World of Outlaws Late
Model Series Star Spangled 50 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway, giving him
blow-out wins in consecutive visits to an area that’s a hot-bed of DIRT
Modified racing. “I’m starting to like coming up here,” said Chubzilla,
who dominated a WoO LMS event last August at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park
in Elbridge, N.Y.

Racing in front of a near standing-room-only crowd at DIRT MotorSports
NorthEast’s flagship track, Chubzilla, who started third, disposed of
fellow tour regulars Steve Francis and Billy Moyer in a single circuit
to assume command for good on lap 15. He glided away from the pack over
the remaining distance, beating Ashland, Ky.’s Francis to the finish
line by a healthy margin of 6.593 seconds.

With only a single caution flag, on lap six, slowing the race, Chubzilla
lapped all the way up to seventh-place. “When you start lapping the good
guys, it’s a pretty good sign that you’re (running good),” said Frank,
who earned $10,000 for his second WoO LMS victory of the season and the
sixth of his career. “You never know with these guys, but I knew I had a
good car and didn’t think anybody could pass me without making a mistake.”

Chubzilla also won his heat and set fast time in qualifying.

On Monday Chubzilla traveled to the Yankee Doodle 50 at Central PA
Speedway, in Clearfield, PA. The unsanctioned race saw Chubzilla storm
the field and finish a strong second in the final rundown.

Up next for Chubzilla will be a WoO LMS race at Sharon Speedway in
Hartford, OH on Saturday July 8.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub
Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Has Busy Holiday Weekend
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards headed to the northeast
this past weekend for World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition in
New York competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf
Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket
Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

On Saturday at Stateline Speedway in New York where he finished sixth in
his heat race and came across the checkers with a 14th place Roberts
Trucking 50 main event finish in WoO LMS competition.

On Sunday night in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Star Spangled
50 at Cayuga County Fair Speedway Kid Rocket scored a sixth in his heat
race before finishing ninth in the feature event.

On Monday evening with the WoO LMS off that night Kid Rocket traveled to
Muskingum County Speedway where he finished second in his heat race and
ninth in the feature.

Up next for the young driver will be a WoO LMS sanctioned event at
Sharon Speedway in Hartford, OH on Saturday July 8.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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The ‘General’, Captain & ‘Private’ On Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening July 2 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the General, the (real) Captain and a Private from the world of dirt racing. Dirt Racers Radio will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Special in-studio guests will include dirt Late Model driver George 'The General' Lee of Loudonville, OH and his son, Captain Adam Lee, a member of the United States Air Force and rookie dirt Late Model driver Trevor Phillips of Dalton, OH.
Lee is a central-Ohio based dirt Late Model racer who has competed all through the OH-WV-PA region and elsewhere and who has won features at tracks like Wayne County Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway and Latrobe Speedway, among others. Lee's son, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, will be home on a short leave before returning overseas. Captain Lee has already served in Kuwait, Turkey and Germany. Phillips, a former Mini Stock driver, is competing in Late Models for the first time this season.
Lee drives the Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #21 sponsored by Cowen Trucklines, Hauge Crystal Clear, Bert Transmission, Mason Racin' and Tiger Rearends. Phillips drives the Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #6 sponsored by GLR, Mason Racin’ and Cowen Trucklines.
Hilltop Speedway Race Director Ed Frederick will also be appearing to give a mid-season review of the Holes County track and what is coming up at the newly opened track in the coming weeks.
Also appearing will be Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Public Relations Director James Essex who will be previewing the Monday July 3 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race that will be held at Muskingum County Speedway.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.
 
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Promoters Assemble Top-Flight Staff For 26^th Annual DTWC

Waverly, OH --- The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented
by Arizona Sport Shirts will once again be staffed by a group of
industry professionals. The Dirt Track World Championship presented by
Arizona Sport Shorts will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC
Raceway near Chillicothe, OH and is promoted by Carl Short & Dean Nardi.
The staff that will assist the KC Raceway staff members will be made up
of long-time industry officials from the ranks of sanctioning bodies.

“Without question Jim Nier’s staff at KC Raceway are among the best,”
stated Dean Nardi. “We were truly impressed with their professionalism
and conviction to provide a well-run show. But a race the magnitude of
the DTWC requires extra hands and like last year we have assembled a
top-notch contingent of professionals that, like the KC staff, helped
make last year’s DTWC a tremendous success.”

Among those who are returning to serve in various capacities will be
Bret Emrick as the DTWC Race Director, Dixie Phillips as Chief Scorer,
Walt Burson & Chuck Phillips in charge of Tech Inspection and Rick
Eshelman as announcer. Emrick, Burson & Eshelman work for the World of
Outlaws Late Model Series while the Phillips’ both work for the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

"I'm glad that Dean has asked me back,” stated Bret Emrick. “We had
talked earlier this year about the position but at that time I couldn't
commit. Things worked out. Dean gave me a call Monday and we got
everything worked out. There really wasn't much to work out other than
Dean asking me and then me agreeing (laughs)!”

"I'm glad to be back. From what Dean tells me the same crew will be
working this years DTWC so that will make things good. Consistency is
one of the key elements in pulling off a good show. Being consistent
with the rules and with the staff working the show just makes things so
much easier for everyone involved."

Emrick isn’t the only one anxious to return to the 26^th edition of one
of dirt Late Model racing’s ‘crown jewel’ events. “After last year's
DTWC, where it seemed that everything went right, it will be great to go
back and work again this year,” commented Dixie Phillips. “Last year,
the weather was perfect, the car count was great, track was in good
condition, lots of fans, fantastic racing, and overall no problems
running the show. It will be difficult to top last year!”

“Working with Cheryl (from KC) and Amy Kesner (from Roaring Knob), made
scoring and getting lineups ready so easy. Both girls were great to
work with as was Bret Emrick who is always such a great leader and runs
a well-organized show. It's a privilege to work with someone with
Bret's experience.”

“To be asked to come back and call the 26th annual DTWC is not only
exciting, but it is truly an honor, considering all of the quality
announcers that are available to do this,” added Rick Eshelman. “It was
a no-brainer type answer when Dean asked me to return.”

“My experience at last year's event was one of not only self
gratification, but also true enjoyment for this race as I have witnessed
it at WVMS, Pennsboro, Bluegrass, and even Thunder Ridge. K-C /is/ the
true home now for this classic. I truly believe that this race will
prosper for years to come in Ohio. It is well worth the 800+ mile trip
to be a part of one of the crown jewels in dirt track racing.”

The appointed race officials also expressed their confidence in DTWC
promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi, as well the Nier family and staff
as the pivotal reasons for accepting the positions. “I think that Dean
Nardi and Carl Short and their wives put a lot of hard work into making
sure they covered all their bases so that the DTWC seemed to run without
any problems,” offered Phillips. “I wish them the best of luck this year
as they continue the tradition of the DTWC.”

"Overall, it was a good experience,” was Emrick’s motivation. “The DTWC
staff and the K-C Raceway staff did a great job all weekend which made
my job easy. All I really had to do was direct things and make sure the
rules were enforced.”

“The race teams did a super job as well. Without the co-operation of the
race teams no matter what the staff does is mute. There has to be
co-operation between the race teams and staff in order to put on a good
show. I think the same will be true this year.”

"Dean and Carl as well as the Nier family were happy with the show last
year. Of course, there were some wrinkles that will be smoothed out.
But, you have that with any show. You learn from experience. The fans
this year will hopefully get the same exciting racing they got last
year. That was a heck of a race.”

"I'm looking forward to this years edition. October will be here before
you know it!"

Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race
fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual
tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general
admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for
general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October
1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’
window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit
pass will be offered for $50.

After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50
for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11
with children under age six admitted free for general admission.
Three-day pit passes will be $60.

Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th
Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts.
The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and
the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating.
Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October
1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for
children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per
ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway
website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred
seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport
Shorts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice
session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening
October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the
100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening
October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.

Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After
October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.

To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver,
money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC
will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover
and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC
office toll free: 800.536.5277.

Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or
cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.

Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt
Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts website
designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans
will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC
website.

For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World
Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone:
865-947-0500.

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CNN Presents Spotlights Chubzilla In Dirt Track Warriors

Bear Lake, PA --- Before NASCAR, high-speed race car drivers raced on dirt – and they still do. Dirt track automobile racing – an estimated billion dollar a year business with 30 million fans – is “the biggest sport you’ve never heard of,” according to the new documentary CNN Presents: Dirt Track Warriors, premiering on Saturday, July 1, at 8 p.m., with a replay at 11 p.m. Dirt Track Warriors re-airs on Sunday, July 2, at 2 a.m., 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. All times Eastern. The new documentary spotlights Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA who competes in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

Dirt Track Warriors features exclusive access to the personal and professional lives of the drivers of lightweight, high-horsepower racing machines called “dirt late model” cars. The documentary follows racing’s Chub “Chubzilla” Frank, “bad boy” Scott Bloomquist, and teenager Josh “Kid Rocket” Richards through a season of high-speed, dirt-throwing racing, climaxing with dirt late model’s biggest prize, the World 100 at Eldora Speedway in rural Ohio.

For Dirt Track Warriors, senior producer Ted Rubenstein interviewed dirt track’s “kings” throughout the 2005 racing season and offers viewers a look at the grueling life on the dirt track circuit through heartland America, which sometimes puts great strain on the personal lives of the drivers and their families. With the eyes of the racing world on the World 100, viewers learn whether 17-year-old phenom Josh “Kid Rocket” Richards will qualify for his first World 100 competition; whether Scott Bloomquist, celebrating his 25th year in dirt track racing will win his fourth championship at Eldora; or, whether “Chubzilla” can repeat his 2004 first-place success.

CNN Presents: Dirt Track Warriors was produced by Ted Rubenstein, with field producing by Emily Probst and Jamie Hutton. Mark Nelson is vice president and senior executive producer of CNN Productions. CNN Presents is the most honored documentary program in cable news.

For more information visit: www.cnn.com/dirttrack. For more information on Chub Frank visit: www.chubfrank.com.


Special Ken ‘Jake’ Jacobs Motorhome Raffle Announced

Orrville, OH --- Race fans and others will have a chance to win their own motor home to go chasin’ racin’ by participating in a special raffle. The motor home owned by the late Ken ‘Jake’ Jacobs is being raffled off and tickets will be available beginning on Monday June 26. The 37-foot Newmar Dutch Star motor home will find a new home on September 1 when the winning raffle ticket is drawn.

The late Ken ‘Jake’ Jacobs, former racer and father of current Sprint Car racers Kenny & Dean, former champion racer Bud, and grandfather of Sprint Car drivers Lee & Cody Jacobs and dirt Late Model driver Trevor Phillips, passed away in December 2005. “Our mother really has no use for it anymore so the family decided to raffle it off,” explained daughter Lola (Jacobs) Phillips. “We’re going to focus the raffle on racing people. I’d like to see a race fan win it because the only places the motor home ever went to was to race tracks.”

Raffle tickets will be $100 each and the drawing will be held on September 1 or whenever the last ticket is sold.

Tickets will be available starting on Monday June 24 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH at the 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial Ohio Sprint Speedweek race.

“We’ll have a table set up at Wayne County Speedway selling the tickets beginning Monday,” explained Phillips. “And after that anyone who would like to purchase a raffle ticket can get them from any family member. Just stop Kenny, Dean, Bud, or any of the boys at any race track and they will have them. They will also be available by mail through Mason Racin’.”

The motor home is a 1996 Newmar Dutch Star, 37-feet with one slide out. It has 70,000 miles on it.

“That motor home has a lot of special memories and a lot of history behind it,” stated Jerry Phillips, a son-in-law. “It’s in terrific shape and well-maintained. We hope someone who loves racing like Jake did will win it.”

Those outside the area who would like to purchase a Ken ‘Jake’ Jacobs Motorhome Raffle Ticket can order them through Mason Racin’ at: P.O. Box 28, Millersburg, OH 44654 or by calling toll free: 877.572.7141. The website is located at: www.masonracin.com.

In the event that all the raffle tickets are not sold by September 1st, the drawing
will then become a 50/50. Of the 50% taken in all will go to the motorhome debt.
Winner need not be present, but is responsible for delivery.

For additional information contact Lola Phillips at: lphill9132@hotmail.com or telephone: 330-857-7785.

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Race Car Benefit To Have Radio Broadcast

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Racers Radio will once again be making a ‘road trip’ next month when the show originates from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing that will be held Sunday afternoon July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 – 5:00 PM EST. Dirt Racers Radio will be recorded during the event from 1:00 – 3:00 and broadcast during the show’s regular timeslot from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

This year’s 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crewmember of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life in April from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger.

“We did the radio show from the Cause For Care Benefit Show at the fairgrounds last year and had an absolute blast,” stated co-host Ryan Pearson. “The crowd was big, there were lots of race cars, good food, games, you name it, it was all there. This year it will be huge and we’re very grateful that the show organizers invited us there to produce our show for that evening.”

“I expect this year’s show to expand and anticipate lots and lots more racecars and fans from outside the area,” added co-host Doc Lehman. “Besides the obvious, that it’s for a very worthwhile cause, what a way to spend an afternoon among drivers, their cars, all the activities that will be going on, all the great food, raffles, this is going to be fun, fun, fun.”

“Plus it’s a good opportunity for drivers to get some exposure,” commented Pearson. “I think we had close to 16 guests on last year and with us also being broadcast over the internet we have a significant potential audience out there. This will be fun, there was a lot of energy at the Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit last year.”

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

“We hope to make this event even bigger and better than before,” stated event organizer Courtney Drown. “With the additional room that the fairgrounds allows us, we will be able to once again hold a chicken b-b-q, have activities for children to enjoy, plus all of the racecars, raffles, auction and much, much more!”

“We would also like to use this day as a day to recognize teams’ sponsors. Hopefully they will pass along this information to their sponsors and make them aware that they are also welcome to set-up booths to promote their products and/or services – the more the merrier!”

In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.

All proceeds will go directly to the family of Orry Wirt to help defray expenses.

“In an additional attempt to raise money for the Wirt family we have also added a Fan Favorite Voting Contest this year that we ask for the drivers’ help in,” said Drown. “All you have to do, if you wish to participate, is have your helmet on your car upside down to collect money in. The driver who turns in the most money donated by the fans at the end of the afternoon will receive a prize.”

“We would also appreciate any door prizes that anyone, or any team or their sponsors would like to donate. If they are not able to make it on that day but still wish to donate something they may mail it to: Courtney Drown, 1120 Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691.”

Tracks, sanctions and businesses who would like to set up a free display should contact Drown.

Wayne County Fairgrounds is located right off Route 30 in Wooster, OH between Canton and Mansfield.

Additional information will be released at a later date with updates, driver information and more.

To register your car, donate a door prize or get more information visit www.dougdrown.com and click on the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Drown Racing banner or email Courtney Drown at: Drown12@hotmail.com or telephone: 330. 601.0610

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Kid Rocket Competes in WoO LMS Duo Events
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards headed south this past weekend for World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition in two states competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

On Friday evening Kid Rocket traveled to the Western Kentucky Speedway for the Western Kentucky 50. Kid Rocket finished sixth in his heat race and eighth in the main event.

On Sunday Kid Rocket journeyed down to Georgia for the ‘Fathers Day 50’ at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama where he scored a fourth in his heat race and an 11th place finish in the A Main.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next compete Saturday, July 1 at Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York in the $10,000 to win ‘Roberts Trucking 50’. The next night, Sunday, July 2, Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport, New York host the Series in the SPEED covered $10,000 to win ‘Star Spangled 50’.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Chubzilla Races Down South
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank spent the weekend down south where he competed in two World of Outlaws Late Model Series races in addition to a side trip to Dixie Speedway. Chubzilla competed in World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

On Friday evening Chubzilla traveled to Western Kentucky Speedway for the Western Kentucky 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series where he placed fifth in his heat race and 12th in the main event.

On Saturday with the WoO LMS having a night off Chubzilla traveled to Mickey Swims’ Dixie Speedway for the Coca Cola Classic where he finished 23rd after experiencing some difficulties in the main event.

Chubzilla returned to the WoO LMS trail on Sunday for the ‘Fathers Day 50’ at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama where he scored a third in his heat race and a 12th place finish in the main event/

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next compete Saturday, July 1 at Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York in the $10,000 to win ‘Roberts Trucking 50’. The next night, Sunday, July 2, Cayuga County Fair Speedway in Weedsport, New York host the Series in the SPEED covered $10,000 to win ‘Star Spangled 50’.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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CNN Producer, Young Guns On Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening June 25 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the producer behind the upcoming dirt racing documentary and two talented ‘young guns’. Dirt Racers Radio will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

CNN producer Ted Rubenstein will appear on the show to discuss the upcoming CNN Presents program, Dirt Track Warriors that will air on CNN worldwide July 1 & July 2. The documentary focuses on dirt Late Model racing and filming was conducted at two Ohio tracks, Wayne County Speedway and Cedar Lake Speedway.

Also appearing will be Glenn Elliott, Jr., a 19-year-old second-generation Super Stock driver who competes at Lakeville Speedway in his 1985 Monte Carlo SS #67 sponsored by Glen and Linda Elliott, Lakeville Speedway and Pepboys Automotive. Also appearing will be Dustin Cyrus, a 20-year-old Mini Stock driver who competes in his 1993 Ford Escort GT #X.

Also dropping by will be Chuck Griffith, Race Director at Lakeville Speedway who will discuss the upcoming American Payroll Advance Big 4 Series race the following week in addition to the weekly program at the Holmes County dirt track.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Jacobs Brothers Invade Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening June 18 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the famed Jacobs racing family as the show takes a look at the long history and contributions to the sport the Jacobs family has had in dirt racing over the decades. Dirt Racers Radio will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Appearing will be Kenny, Bud & Dean Jacobs. The three brothers will discuss their careers and their family’s long-standing involvement with the sport. They will also discuss the upcoming 11th Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial that will be held in honor of their grandfather at Wayne County speedway on Monday June 26 in addition to the newly announced Ken Jacobs Memorial Dash that will be run the same day with six members of the Jacobs family competing.

Also appearing will be KC Raceway promoter Jim Nier who will discuss his upcoming ‘The Night The Stars Come Out’ Sprint Car and Late Model special event in addition to the upcoming 24th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Dirt America Online Has A New Owner!

Smithville, OH --- Dirt America Online, one of the most successful online websites covering dirt Late Model racing since 2000, will be undergoing some major changes over the coming days and weeks that will further expand the scope the of the website. Known as ‘Dirt Racing’s FREE Online Magazine’, Dirt America Online, besides undergoing a major facelift, will also be adding even more cutting-edge features when Bucky Doren assumes the website on June 15. Current Dirt America Online owner Doc Lehman is stepping away from the website and is turning the popular website over to Doren who will assume full control of the website.

“It’s been a wild six years with this website and I’ve had a lot of fun, was able to be creative on occasion and hopefully bring some legitimate, vital and worthwhile news and interviews to those who visited the website these past six years,” commented Lehman. “The whole concept behind the website was to bring the people behind the racing world to the forefront so they could express their views, opinions and concepts of their teams, sanctions and tracks to the populace. I hope we accomplished that.”

“But the time has come to move on. I feel like I’m running out of gas with it and that its time for an injection of new blood and creativity and Bucky Doren is the man for that job. He is talented, creative, energetic, honest and has a vision of where he would like to take the website. His enthusiasm and excitement excites me and I can’t wait to watch Bucky take the reins and move the website further forward than I could ever hope to take it.”

Doren is no stranger to the dirt racing world. His primary employment comes as the Program Director at K-98.5 FM (KOEL) in Waterloo, IA and he also hosts a morning radio show, the ‘Bucky ‘n Brooks Morning Show’. Doren also has extensive experience in dirt racing as a media member, race promoter, race director and announcer. Doren, through his RaceRPM.com website has also been a leader and innovator in audio webcasting special racing events and was the first to have limited trackside updates in 2002.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” stated Doren. “It means a lot to have someone like Doc Lehman willing to hand ‘their baby’ over to you – a passing of the torch if you will. It’s a little nerve wracking to think about taking DirtAmericaOnline.com over, but it is also very exciting.”

“Bucky and his associates will do an outstanding job, I have no doubt about that,” added Lehman. “There are some quality young guns in media out there who Bucky will assemble that will take it further.”

“Its just time for me to move on as I will be concentrating more on Lehman Motorsports Services and the clients. I also have a Sunday night radio show for the time being that takes considerable time and I have two books in various stages of completion that I have neglected the past couple years that I would really like to get finished as well. Freeing myself up from the website and the other radio show will allow me to accomplish that I hope, in between extra time hanging out with my three grandsons.”

Lehman remains on staff at Dirt Late Model magazine, Area Auto Racing News and RPM Racing News.

“I do have to thank the many, many visitors who keep coming back to the website, many on a daily basis,” said Lehman. “Those people, as well as the advertisers and the many drivers, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers who allowed me to bother them for interviews and news, they helped make the website and all credit goes to them in addition to three other folks.”

“There would never have been a Dirt America Online website if it wasn’t for the webmasters. First, Stacy Scheers, who helped establish it, then Seann Anderson who did an excellent upgrade and then finally Mike Farr of Farr Motorsports who has kept it updated the past couple years. All three have worked tirelessly and have done a great job over the past six years and any kudos the website has gotten has to go to them. They all went above and beyond the call of duty and I more than likely took advantage of their time and expertise far beyond what I should have.”

“But now is the time for a new era and Bucky Doren, I am more than confident, will take the website even further. His passion, dedication and knowledge of dirt racing is hard to match. The website is in more than capable hands and I’m looking forward to Bucky’s new design and concepts for the website as he will now be handling all aspects of the website.”

Doren has already been planning various additions that will make the website even more comprehensive and entertaining and he has a vision for the website. “My dream job has always been to do something involved with dirt track racing as a full-time gig,” explained Doren. “This move, as I see it, moves me one step closer to living that dream. We all want to be known for something, dirt track racing is my ‘something’.”

“While I’ve been lining up a few things on this end, I’ve been asked if I am going to change things. The answers is no. I hope to add a few things that show my point of view of the dirt track racing world. It will still be a race fan’s web site. I think what Doc has done to bring the ‘behind the scenes’ look of the world of dirt Late Model racing is the site’s key to success. I want to add to that same point of view with open wheel modified racing, so the plan is to add the modifieds into the mix.”

“Somewhere along the way, we at RaceRPM.com have been deemed the unofficial experts of modified racing in the Midwest. It’s a badge we wear with pride. I’m guessing it stems from the fact that we were, at the time, the only web site that web casts and have Limited Trackside Updates for open-wheel modified racing in the Midwest. I think we are still the only site webcasting modified events. The Harris Clash, the IMCA Super Nationals, and the Fall Jamboree are on our 2006 schedule.”

“In 2005, RaceRPM.com featured live radio web casts of the IMCA Harris Clash at Knoxville Raceway, The IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals at Boone Speedway, the USMTS Featherlite Fall Jamboree from Deer Creek Speedway, and the Modified Winter Nationals from East Bay Raceway Park. We even hit the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to broadcast the IMCA Duel in the Desert last year. All these events feature some of the best, if not the best, modified drivers from across the country.”

“We would love to add events like the Modified Madness from Batesville Speedway or the Xtreme Super Nationals in Clinton, MO, but we are working with a limited budget and my radio work schedule is an issue at this time.”

“Another addition will be the uses of audio files to the site. We will move our driver interviews (From the Drivers Seat) over from RaceRPM.com to DirtAmericaOnline.com. RaceRPM.com will become a trackside news web site while DirtAmericaOnline.com will become our ‘away from the track’ interview site featuring both text stories and downloadable audio files to read. We will keep it free to the race fans.”

“My goal is to keep things from become a commercial laden web site. Although the ads are how the bills get paid, I don’t want the site to look like it is more about making money than about telling the story of dirt track racing.”

“Doc will still have some stories that we’ll post. Everyone who has been a contributor over the years is still welcome to do so. We are looking at adding a few more writers. We are also looking at creating some news things to the site, but that will probably down the road.”

Doren will begin implementing the new changes and additions to the website soon after the Fourth of July holidays are complete.

To contact Bucky Doren email: buck@racerpm.com.

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‘Classic’ Corvette To Be Given Away At Wayne County Speedway

Orrville, OH --- One lucky person will take home a fully reconditioned and restored Chevrolet Corvette from Wayne County Speedway at the end of summer as part of a promotional campaign being staged by the popular 3/8 mile dirt banked oval located south of Orrville, OH and sponsored by Coffman Corvette of Mansfield, OH. It costs nothing to enter and those who qualify to participate need only be a general admission ticket buyer or fill out an entry form where participating Clear Channel radio stations are on location with the Corvette.

“It’s a 1974 classic big block 454 T-top Corvette and she’s worth about $25,000 - $28,000,” explained Ernie Coffman, the owner of Wayne County Speedway and Coffman Corvette. “Its got new paint, new interior, new brakes, new tires and the nice part of this is a lot of people got on board and fixed us up with the stuff to restore it.”

The 1974 Corvette will be on display at a wide variety of venues in conjunction with various on-location broadcast sites through Clear Channel radio stations throughout north central Ohio. Among the stations participating in the promotion are the Fox Rock Networks 102.3, 107.7, 98.3 in addition to country music station WNCO 101.3.

The car will be given away to a lucky winner on Saturday September 2 at Wayne County Speedway during the 3rd Annual Freedom Fighters 50 dirt Late Model special event.

“My goodness they are doing something like you have never seen,” commented Coffman about the radio promotions for the contest. “About every 15-20 minutes they’re talking about Wayne County Speedway on the Fox Network, WNCO, all of their stations. The race fans are loving it, they can’t wait and there is a tremendous amount of interest.”

Race fans attending Wayne County Speedway each Saturday evening are encourage to keep their general admission ticket stubs for the drawing on September 2 and bring them with them that evening.

“It’s a wonderful and exciting promotion,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “With the radio stations giving the track air time plus being out ‘on the road’ with the Corvette at all their live remotes and locations it will not only make people more aware and excited about Wayne County Speedway, but it’s creating quit an interest in the track and the promotion itself. Who wouldn’t want to win a classic Corvette?”

“This is the third year that Ernie Coffman and everyone at Coffman Corvette has given away a Corvette at Wayne County Speedway and the interest keeps getting bigger and bigger. The night we give the car away always creates a positive tension with much anticipation among the fans as each one hopes their ticket stub is the one selected.”

For more information on Coffman Corvette visit: www.coffmancorvette.com. For more information on Fox Rock Network and WNCO-Mid Ohio Country visit: http://www.foxclassicrock.com and http://www.wncofm.com.

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with 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 located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 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 GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Berheisel Race Cars/Lazer Chassis & Coffman Corvette.

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Cyco Custom Race Products Debuts With Carbon Fiber Product Line
By Doc Lehman

Indianapolis, IN --- Management has just officially announced the formation of Cyco Custom Race Products, a new manufacturer that produces and specializes in carbon fiber products and components for the racing industry with products focused primarily on dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Modifieds. The new company, formed by Cy Wilson and Clint Doll, have also launched a new website located at www.cycocustom.com. Cyco Custom is already drawing a lot of attention and interest, picking up customers on a daily basis from the world of racing.

“Cyco Custom is manufacturing light weight Carbon Fiber race car products. The lightweight product line ranges from hood scoops (4.5 ounces), wheel covers (4.5 ounces) to oil cooler covers (3.5 ounces), along with additional products in the Dirt Late Model market. We are also producing and paying special attention to Carbon Fiber Sprint Car and Modified components as well. Our entire product line can be found on-line at www.cycocustom.com” stated Cy Wilson, who will head up manufacturing from the Cyco Custom headquarters. “We’re introducing some new generation parts that are extremely light (mere ounces), mega strong and durable but yet extremely flexible and adaptable to any racecar.”

The flexibility and strength of the product was a major priority to Cyco Custom. And after much research the team has developed a specialty resin for the Carbon Fiber products that allows much needed flex for the products, but yet doesn't compromise the strength and integrity of the product!

"We all know how strong Carbon Fiber is, but our challenge was to make a product that would also adapt with the nature of a race car and allow for maximum flex, but still keep the strength and durability of the product unchanged,” continued Wilson. “After a lot of trial and error, we came up with the right combination. It's really unbelievable how far you can flex these parts and not hurt the product, but at the same time keeping the product lightweight and extremely strong and durable."

Wilson is a former dirt Late Model crew chief who spent a number of years on the team of Australian dirt Late Model star Craig Vosbergen in addition to administering crew and crew chief duties with such American stars as Steve Shaver and Eric Jacobsen, among others.

Some of first components being developed by Cyco Custom Race Products for Dirt Late Models include Hood Scoops, Air Boxes, Wheel Covers, Oil Cooler Covers, Roofs and Roof strips. In the Sprint Car market the company has produced Front Wing Caps, Top Wing Caps, Shock Covers and Wheel Covers. The Modified product line currently consists of roofs, roof strips, wheel covers, shock covers and oil cooler covers. Cyco Custom is currently working on additional product designs and hopes to have those available by mid-summer.

Carbon fiber is a high strength, high stiffness synthetic fiber that is used in a variety of structural and electrical applications. Carbon fiber composites have amazing structural properties. Carbon fiber composites are ten times stronger than steel, yet are still five times lighter. In comparison to aluminum, carbon fiber composites are eight times stronger, two times stiffer, but still 1.5 times lighter. Carbon fiber composites have superior fatigue properties to all known metallic structures, and when coupled with the proper resins, carbon fiber composites are one of the most corrosion resistant materials available.

“There is definitely a market for this,” added Wilson. “Time will tell in the next few months but interest has exceeded our original expectations.”

Wilson also feels his long tenure working in dirt racing allows Cyco Custom the advantage of knowing and understanding what teams want and need. “That’s been a big thing from our point of view,” commented Wilson. “It’s got to be practical as well as useful. It makes it a lot easier for us to relate to the drivers and teams and their wants and needs. The experience working on race cars the last 10 years has been an will be an extreme advantage for us when designing and developing the product.”

Among some of the drivers who are already using Cyco Custom Race Products components include dirt Late Model stars Earl Pearson, Jr., Matt Miller, Steve Shaver, Eric Jacobsen, Joe Kosiski, Eric Myers (who with Kyle Figley have been instrumental in the early stages), Jared Teegarden, Paul Wilmoth and Steve Wilmoth. Sprint Car drivers who have already began accumulating Cyco Custom race Products parts include Dean Jacobs, who participated in some design work, Brian Leppo and Jamie Martin while Modified star Kenny Johnson driving the Hassy Chassis house car is also a Cyco Custom race Products customer.

The new website, located at: http://www.cycocustom.com is comprehensive and detailed. The website showcases each individual product and all the various options associated with each. The site is 100% E-Commerce oriented and allows for secure on-line purchasing by using any major credit card. Customers can call the Cyco Custom offices to place their order (304-210-8046). Product orders will ship with-in 24-hours of the order. Carbon Fiber product comes standard in a black/black carbon fiber finish with options of Silver/Silver. Cyco Custom can also custom paint the product (Wrisco Color Specs) to match the color scheme you are currently using on your racecar.

Another aspect of Cyco Custom is their Carbon Fiber Concept option. Any interested person can submit a concept part for a custom quote to produce in carbon fiber (not just race related parts). Cyco Custom will review the request and contact you with-in 48-hours with a custom quote to have your custom product produced.

"If you can dream it up, we can re-produce it with Carbon Fiber,” explained Wilson. “While we have our existing product line, anyone who is interested in a custom quote on anything they would like to have produced just needs to give us a call or fill out our ‘Custom Concept Form’ on-line."

For additional information on Cyco Custom Race Products contact the company at: Cyco Custom Race Products, PO Box 24564, Indianapolis, IN 46224. Telephone: 304-210-8046 or visit the website at: www.cycocustom.com.

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Big Changes Coming to Dirt America Online
By Doc Lehman

Smithville, OH --- Regular visitors to Dirt America Online will be pleasantly surprised sometime during the next week or so when news will be released about some major and significant changes to the long-running online news magazine that covers dirt track racing in general, and dirt Late Model racing specifically.

Dirt America Online, founded in 2000 by owner and editor Doc Lehman, will undergo significant changes and a major overhaul soon that will move Dirt America Online into another level of dirt racing coverage with some cutting edge additions to the website.

“It’s time for some changes and to look ahead with the website and that’s exactly what is going to happen very, very soon,” commented Lehman. “There will be cool changes made that will help expand the scope and amount of visitors to Dirt America Online. This is going to be good and I think all the regular visitors to Dirt America Online will be especially excited.”

“There is one new aspect that is going to be implemented to the website and handled by one of the very best and truly professionals in dirt racing and dirt racing media coverage. This will be good for the website, the visitors and especially those involved in dirt racing in general.”

“Bottom-line, a new era at Dirt America Online is about to commence.”

Dirt America Online is located at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

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Dirt Late Model Notebook
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
This Friday is a special night for the Lynn Geisler racing team as they will celebrate their 25th Anniversary with #1 Cochran Automotive at the Lernerville Speedway. It will be Fan Appreciation Night as well as #1 Cochran Night at the Speedway. Lernerville will feature a spectacular Zambelli ground and aerial Fireworks display as well as an autograph session with Lynn Geisler. Lynn will also have his #1 Cochran Automotive, Marshall Stamping, Groff Tractor & Equipment Inc., Tri-State Hose & Supply, Bolea Oil, Rocket Chassis Grand Prix on display before the nights festivities.

In only his second year in an I.M.C.A. late model, Dave Stricker picked up the first win of his career at Independence Motor Speedway this past weekend. Two weeks after earning a career-best second place finish, Stricker took his first win in the 25-lap headliner.

Steve Casebolt leads a strong contingent of "Rookie of the Year" contenders on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series including Brady Smith, Corey Conley of Wellsburg, WV, Michael England of Glasgow, KY and Damon Eller of Crumpler, NC.

Wendell Wallace has recently released a plethora of exciting apparel and merchandise items on his website, which is located at www.wendellwallace.com. Stop by and check out the new t-shirts, women’s apparel, diecast cars, and window decals that are now available: www.wendellwallace.com.

Eric ‘Spud’ Myers has just received a big order of new T Shirts for the new season. You can pick one up at the Spud hauler at the tracks and they are only $10 for adults and $8 for kids sizes.

After the conclusion of the Ralph Latham Memorial feature event, Greg Johnson of Bedford, IN was named the 2006 Kentucky Speedweek Champion. Johnson becomes the very first Kentucky Speedweek Champion in the John Hall owned/J&H Construction/Outlaw Graphics/Hall's Angus Farms/Pro Power Engines/Intimidator Pontiac Grand Prix.

Matt Miller and ASI Racewear will debut a new T-Shirt design at Eldora Speedway for the upcoming “$100,000 Dream” for dirt late models. ASI Racewear will be the official vendor trailer for Matt Miller merchandise in 2006 and will be at every Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned events in 2006 for fans wanting to purchase Matt Miller merchandise.

Matt Miller and DSI Racing competed at Eldora Speedway this past Sunday night in another ALMS Late Model event and took home his third win this year at the famous Eldora Speedway. Miller driving a Rocket Chassis powered by a Russell Baker engine, used his many laps of experience to once again show the way around the big ½ track and solidify that the DSI Racing Team will be a favorite to win next weeks “Dream 100” paying $100,000 to win. Miller is the defending champion of the event winning the 2005 version and collecting the $100,000, the largest winners purse for dirt late model racing in the country.

The Riggs Motorsports team (Terry English, Kevin Cole, Scott Riggs, Jason Riggs) announced ARC Racing Engines, Inc. on board as a supporter of the Harrisburg, Illinois based Dirt Late Model team. The Brownsburg, Indiana engine builder will provide the team with horsepower that they need to reach victory lane.

The Revel Motorsports team with driver Bryan Barber will take this weekend off (Dream 100 weekend at Eldora) in preparation for the two night swing with the Battle of the Bluegrass at the Ponderosa Speedway on June 16 and then to the Bluegrass Motor Speedway on June 17. Both events pay $3,000 to win.

Six races into the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series season there have been six different winners. The point battles for the championship and rookie of the year have tightened up as well. Billy Ogle Jr, of Knoxville, TN has held the lead in the championship standings since the first race at Atomic Speedway, but the defending champion is closing the margin. Ogle finished fourth at Tri-County and scored his second top five of the year in the Vanover Concrete Finshers, Calhouns Restaurant, Warrior Race Car. His consistent finishes have allowed him to maintain the lead in the standings throughout the season. He has 996 points through six races in the Thunder Series circuit.

A new website dedicated to Dirt Late Model driver Rick Eckert and his 25th Anniversary Season has been unveiled at www.rickeckertracing.com. The new site has all of the same great features as the old site, but with a fresh, new look. One of the cool parts of the site include a different picture in the header on every page, highlighting Rick's accomplishments in his twenty-five years of racing action.

Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns and news stories all located at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The popular WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series stop at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa, which was postponed last week because of wet grounds, has been rescheduled. The event will be held on Thursday night, July 20, and will precede the two-day Pump and Pantry Late Model Nationals at Mid-Nebraska Speedway in Doniphan, Neb., on July 21 and 22 and the series' first-ever appearance at Boone County Speedway in Albion, Neb., on July 23.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will next be in action on Friday and Saturday, June 16 and 17 at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI with back to back $10,000 to win events. The cameras of SPEED Channel will be on hand to tape Saturday Night's events which will be shown on a date and time to be announced in the future. For more information on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series you can visit their website at www.lucasdirt.com.

In the 14 events so far the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has seen 10 different drivers win events this season and 326 drivers have competed with the series at least once in 2006.

The Carolina Clash Racing Series takes a two-week break before returning to action on Friday June 23rd at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC, and then on Saturday night June 24th in Laurens, SC. Complete event information for all Carolina Clash Series activities is available online at www.carolinaclash.com.

Up next for the O’Reilly Southern All Star Racing Series is a Georgia double-header culminating on Friday night June 16th at the Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, GA and concluding on Saturday night June 17th at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA. The pair of events will be fifty lappers paying $5000 to the winner. For more info please call (256) 539-4484 or visit www.southern-allstars.com.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next be in action Friday, June 16 at Western Kentucky Speedway in Madisonville (Nebo), Kentucky before traveling to East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phoenix City, Alabama Sunday, June 18.

Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns and news stories all located at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
At Lakeville (OH) Speedway the first round of the American Payroll Advance Big Four Series for the Super Late Models will go Friday, June 16th with the second round set fro two weeks later on the 30th of June.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH has announced that the popular 3/8 mile banked oval has a ‘new’ old announcer behind the mic as popular north central Ohio based Chuck Griffith has returned to the Saturday night dirt track as an announcer. Griffith, who spent a number of years behind the microphone at Wayne County Speedway, returns to the track after a one–year absence. Griffith will partner with Bob Sigler as the voices of the jelly-city based speed plant.

A dozen prominent individuals that have spent years and decades participating at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be recognized and honored on Monday June 26 when they are inducted at the 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place prior to race time when the Pete Jacobs Memorial is staged as night two of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars. The induction ceremony and race will be held on the 41st anniversary of the track’s opening. Honorees being inducted include drivers Blaine Aber, Jim Case, Jeff Drown, Marriann Jacobs, Dave Ledford, Wayne Maffett, Sr., and Brad Malcuit. Being inducted in the Fan category will be James Gentry, Sr. while the Car Owner category inductee will be Bob Mullens. Those named into the Staff category include Glen ‘Calhoun’ Davisson, Gary McKisson and Bob McGovern.

“Topless Tuesday” is fast approaching. Make plans to attend the first of two of these don't miss special events when the roofs come off Tuesday evening, June 20, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Bring your stop watch along, and pick out your favorite seat for a bird's eye view of the Late Model and Crate Late Model drivers wheeling around the banked, lightning fast track without their roofs. The winner of the 35-lap Late Model feature event will pocket $2000 for his efforts.

Track Enterprises, Inc. along with the Quincy Raceway proudly presents NASCAR night at the Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois. This special midweek race has been scheduled for Tuesday June 13th, 2006. NASCAR star Ken Schrader will be driving his UMP Late Model in competition with other top Late Model drivers from the Midwest. Kenny Wallace, #22 Auto Zone NASCAR driver will also be on hand driving his modified.

The prestigious Skyler Trull Memorial race will make its first ever appearance at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC Sunday evening, July 9th. The O’Reilly Southern All Star series will sanction the $10,000 to win event. The 6th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial will be the largest ever held at the 4/10 clay oval. The STM Committee will match last years Make-A-Wish Foundation donation of $5000. Local race fans have already raised an additional $1500 for both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and race lap leaders. The STM is a one day event. Grandstands $20 Pits $25 Children 10 and under in Free. Pit Gate opens at 3 PM. Grandstands open at 4 PM. Hot laps promptly at 7 PM.

There will be no racing on Saturday, June 10 at Volunteer Speedway as the track takes its annual second week of June off to allow drivers, crew members, fans and track employees a week off for summer vacation. Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, June 17 … and it will be “Fan Appreciation Night” with $5 adult grandstand admission. Plus everyone will be permitted to go down onto the front straightaway and also into the infield pits prior to the night of racing to get up-close looks at the race cars and meet the drivers. For more information, please contact the track at (423) 235-5020.

The Rock will switch to Sunday evening for its next race on June 11. The first leg of the Tri-Track Championship for Street Stocks plus Super Late Models, Hobby Stocks and 8-cylinder Junk Cars are scheduled. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 p.m. Heats start at 6 p.m. For more information about The Rock, visit www.therockspeedway.com.

Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns and news stories all located at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
Bernheisel Race Cars, the makers of the Lazer dirt Late Model chassis, have recently announced a $150,000 promotional campaign where drivers will be eligible to be awarded a new Lazer Chassis contingent on their 2006 point finish with racetracks that have signed up for the BRC Lazer Chassis Challenge program. Nine different dirt tracks and one series have signed on for the BRC Lazer Chassis Challenge program with point champions being offered a new Lazer Chassis with minimal contingencies. Visit the website at: www.lazer3.com.

Management has just officially announced the formation of Cyco Custom Race Products, a new manufacturer that produces carbon fiber products and components for the dirt racing industry with products focused primarily on dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Modifieds. The new company, formed by Cy Wilson and Clint Doll, have also launched a new website for the company that is already picking up customers on a daily basis from the world of dirt racing. Info: http://www.cycocustom.com/Cyco/index2.html.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship will have a presenting sponsor for the 2006 edition of the famed ‘crown jewel’ race as Dirt Track World Championship co-promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi have announced that Arizona Sport Shirts are returning as the presenting sponsor of the dirt Late Model mega-event. The Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH. Arizona Sport Shorts, based in Indianapolis, IN, was also the presenting sponsor for last year’s Dirt Track World Championship. Info: www.dtwc.net.

ASI Racewear will debut several new driver T-Shirt designs and will hold a special raffle drawing for a fan to win a Bobby Labonte driving suit. This special raffle will be at the ASI vendor trailer at Eldora Speedway starting June 7th the day of the Nextel Prelude. 100% of all monies taken in from fans purchasing raffle tickets will be donated to the Victory Junction Camp. The Bobby Labonte driving suit that will be raffled off on Saturday June 10th before the “Dream 100” is the driving suit Bobby wore during his last season with Joe Gibbs Racing and Interstate Batteries.

ASI Racewear will also debut the new 2006 Sunoco Dirt Late Model Champions shirt at Eldora Speedway on June7th. Sunoco Race Fuel drivers that won series championships and significant late model events in 2005 will be displayed on this one of a kind shirt that is sure to be a collector’s item for the dirt late model fan. Several new driver T-shirt designs will be debuted as well at Eldora including the 2005 Dream 100 Champion Matt Miller. Several new Earl Pearson Jr designs will also be available at Eldora including the popular “My Name is Earl” shirt design in a new color and design look.

Dirt Late Model driver George Delaney’s wife Deb has created a beautiful black and white checkered quilt with WCS Late Model drivers’ cars embroidered on the white blocks. The quilt is approximately 4’ x 5’. This beautiful keepsake is being raffled off to benefit the family of Orry Wirt. You can purchase tickets from Deb at the track or via mail order:

Send 3.00 per ticket or 2 for $5.00 to:
Orry Wirt Late Model Quilt Raffle
c/o Deb Delaney
141 Lerue St
Apple Creek, Oh 44606

Please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached. Deb will mail you your ticket stubs back. Winner to be drawn at the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit on July 23rd at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH.

2nd Annual Cause For Care Benefit Show Set:

The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing has been announced and will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST. This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life recently from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger.

In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.

To register your car, donate a door prize or get more information visit www.dougdrown.com and click on the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Drown Racing banner or email Courtney Drown at: Drown12@hotmail.com or telephone: 330. 601.0610

Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns and news stories all located at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
The CNN documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.


Dirt Racers Radio On The Road Sunday

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening June 11 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will be produced on the road at a local racecar charity event and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Dirt Racers Radio will record the show Sunday afternoon during the Tabby Yarnell’s Benefit Race Car/Hot Rod/Bike Show that will be held in Navarre, OH and will benefit the Racers For Tots program in addition to helping defray medical expenses for 14-year-old Raythnia Buttermore who is suffering from cancer.

The show will be held at the Richville Community Park, 6655 Navarre Road SW, Navarre, OH on Sunday June 11, 2006, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. T

Among the many activities will be a vote for your favorite car contest, 50/50 drawing, Freddie the Frog, WQKT’s Dave Dial on one end of the park and a band on the opposite end, a silent auction & door prizes. The food vendors on hand will be Smoked House BBQ and Petruccelli's.

Among some of the Late Model, Modified, Street Stock, Mini Stock and other division drivers expected to be on hand include Rory Reed, Tim Meyers, Jeff Wright, Todd Wertz, Brian Dawson, Brandon Craver, Chad Craver, Stan White, Mark Gardiner, Thomas Baker, Allan Baker and others.

The first 100 cars to pay their registration fee will get a dash plaque donated by Engravers Gallery. Any drivers wishing to participate, or anyone wishing to donate anything either for the auction or a door prize contact Tabby Yarnell at: 330-830-1087, or email at: boandtabby@sbcglobal.net.

An account has been opened at Charter One under a Racers for Tots account.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com

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Chubzilla Does Extended Road Trip
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA kept busy on the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this past week as the series headed north. Chubzilla is competing this season in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

On May 30 the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series appeared at ‘The 7 Clans Casino 50’at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, ND where Chubzilla was third fastest in time trials and a second in his heat race and placed tenth in the main event.

The next night the tour traveled to North Central Speedway-Brainerd, MN for the ‘North Central 50’. After qualifying third in time trials Chubzilla won not only the dash race but also his heat race before scoring a solid third in the feature.

On Thursday June 1 the tour then traveled to Deer Creek Speedway-Spring Valley, MN for the ‘27th Featherlite Trailers Gopher 50’. Chubzilla was fourth fastest in qualifying and scored a third in his heat race before advancing six positions in the main event with a sixth place finish.

On Friday evening June 2 Chubzilla drove all night to get to Paducah International Raceway for a UMP sanctioned event where he won his heat race. Unfortunately the wrong tire selection resulted in a DNF. On Saturday evening the team traveled to Florence Speedway where Chubzilla finished fifth in his heat race and third in the b main.

Next weekend Chubzilla will be back at Eldora Speedway for THE DREAM race, an unsanctioned event that pays the winner $100,000.

Chubzilla fans are reminded that he will be one of the primary subjects of the upcoming television documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, that will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.

Also, Chubzilla has announced that his all new line of 2006 merchandise in Lester Buildings colors is now available on his website on the merchandise page. The new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Races In The Northern States
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards spent the previous weekend graduating high school before hitting the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for several races in the great northern states. On the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Kid Rocket is competing this season in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

Up first was the ‘27th Featherlite Trailers Gopher 50’ at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, MN on May 30 where Kid Rocket times in seventh fastest and a fourth in his heat race. He then finished ninth in the main event after starting in the 15th position.

The following night the ‘North Central 50’ was held at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, MN. During time trials Kid Rocket turned in the sixth fastest lap before finishing second in his heat and fifth in the dash. He then finished eighth in the feature race.

The series then traveled to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks,ND for the ‘The 7 Clans Casino 50’ on June 1 where Kid Rocket scored a fourth in his heat race with a 13th place finishing spot in the main event.

Coming up next for Kid Rocket will be Eldora Speedway for THE DREAM race, an unsanctioned event that pays the winner $100,000.

Kid Rocket fans are reminded that he will be one of the primary subjects of the upcoming television documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, that will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Doug Drown Wins On ‘Historic’ Night
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Last Friday night was termed ‘historic’ for one reason and it turned out that way for another reason as well. Hilltop Speedway in Millersburg, OH has been shuttered since 1973 and last Friday evening the grand re-opening Super Late Model race was held to mark the occasion and coming home the victor was Doug Drown of Wooster, OH who will go into the record books as the first winner of the ‘new’ Hilltop Speedway, a track that was closed for nearly a decade before he was born. Another notable that night was the fact that Drown’s infant son, Cale, attended his first-ever race and the ‘old man’ took the win driving his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Lehman Motorsports Services/Genesis Racing Shocks Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

For a couple decades the Holmes Hilltop Speedway ran each week in Millersburg, OH until the end of the 1973 season when the track was finally shuttered, for what most people thought was for good. Few ever imagined the track would ever return but that’s exactly what happened this year when Ashland, OH businessman Jeff Norris, a second-generation racer, purchased the property and spent months and months revitalizing, renovating and remodeling the track.

“It was definitely a great feeling,” understated Drown, 23. “Obviously the guys prepared the cars well because it seemed like a lot of the guys were breaking something. The track wasn’t really that rough, it was pretty smooth and only had one hole in one turn.”

“But you have to hand it to them at Hilltop, they did everything to get that show in and the drivers all came out and helped. It ain’t cheap at $5.00 a gallon to burn racing fuel but every single driver came out and helped run the track in. Jeff took care of us, so we took care of him.”

“Definitely the car was awesome and it was exciting to win in a race like that, it came down to the second to last turn of the last lap so it was definitely a good win for the team.”

No one disputed how exciting the race was. “It was exciting as all get out and I don’t think there was anyone who was sitting down for that in the stands,” said Ed Fredericks, Race Director and Head Flagman at Hilltop. “Doug and Ryan did a great job in that race, it couldn’t have been more entertaining for the fans. It was a great way to usher in the new era of Hilltop Speedway.”

Drown’s win didn’t come easy as he had to fend off the relentless challenges of Ryan Markham. Drown and Markham spent lap after lap virtually side by side and it wasn’t until the checkered flag of Ed Fredericks dropped did Drown have the win in hand.

“I kept seeing his nose once in awhile and I thought pretty soon Ryan will let it all hang out and with coming around for the white flag he came flying in there and I went in there, and if he wouldn’t have jumped the cushion he probably would have went around us, but we held on,” explained Drown. “Ed Fredericks said he had never been on a flagstand and never saw a race that exciting. He said we put on a great show.”

“I think that’s the way it’ll be in Friday night down there. The track will be able to have that cushion and it won’t be follow the leader. I think they have a great thing going on down there.”

Drown won over Markham, Blaine Aber, D. J. Miller, J. R. Gentry, Eric Smitley, Mark Gardiner, Ty Myers, Charlie Duncan, Andy Fike, Michael Stiltner, Josh McMorrow, Jeff Wright, Travis Brookover, Jim Gentry, Tracey Fritter, Mike Stiltner and Mike Graber.

With inclement weather forcing nearly every other dirt track in Ohio to cancel last Friday, Hilltop management dug in and made every effort to get the show in. “I gained a lot of respect for them down there,” stated Drown. “I hate to admit it but I was one of the doubters who thought they wouldn’t get a race in until July. But they did it and its exciting racing. I was impressed and I hope the fans enjoyed it.”

“From the time we pulled in to the gates, people were waving and thanking us for coming. Where else do you get that at? They were all friendly. To me there is nothing bad you can say about the place. The races that night should have been cancelled but the guy showed he is there to race and that’s all we wanted to do.”

Another highlight of that night for Drown was the fact that his son, Cale, who was born this past October, attended his first-ever race with Dad and Mom, Courtney, and it was on a night that Dad took a very impressive win on a special night.

“I told Courtney that’s how memories are made,” commented Drown. “The first night out he goes to the races that we take him and we win and that’s something we can always share as a family together plus the grand opening night of that track. It’s sweet. It was great.”

“The track held up things so Courtney could get on down and Ed Fredericks held Cale until she got down so she could carry him over to victory lane. The whole crew, the whole family, it was a great time for all of us that night.”

“The car was great and I want to thank Mike (Farr) for getting our shock package (Genesis Racing Shocks) figured out. He helped us with that and got us straightened out and we picked up a win.”

This Saturday evening Drown will compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series when they make a visit to the King Family promoted Florence Speedway in Union, KY for the 20th Annual "Ralph Latham Memorial" race on Saturday night June 3rd. The race is a tribute to one of the all-time great drivers out of the Cincinnati, OH area who will be posthumously inducted into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame at Florence on August 12th.

For more information on Doug Drown visit the website at: www.dougdrown.com.

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Chubzilla Makes Show Me 100 In Debut

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA traveled to West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, MO for the 14th Annual Show Me 100 this past weekend. It was Chubzilla’s first appearance at the crown jewel event as he qualified for the race in exciting fashion. Chubzilla is competing this season in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

After starting fifth in the third heat race Chubzilla had an arduous battle with the front runners as he made his way into third place and the final transfer spot in an exciting last lap move coming through turns three and four to take the spot which put him in the 15th starting slot for the Show Me 100 main event. During the main event Chubzilla held steady and was able to advance four positions for a 11th place finish in his debut Show Me 100 race.

Chubzilla spent Sunday May 28 racing the UMP sanctioned special event at Tri-City Speedway, Granite City, Ill., where he scored a second in his heat race, a sixth in the dash and a second in the main event.

Chubzilla will be back on the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series as they will travel to the upper Midwest for three $10,000 to win events in three nights. River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota presents ‘The 7 Clans 50’ Tuesday, May 30 followed by the ‘North Central 50’ at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 before wrapping up Thursday, June 1 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota for the ‘27th Featherlite Trailers Gopher 50’.

Also, Chubzilla has announced that his all new line of 2006 merchandise in Lester Buildings colors is now available on his website on the merchandise page. The new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Sets NTR, Graduates High School

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards set fast time and a New Track Record on Tuesday night at a track he competed at for the very first time. He then spent the weekend graduating from high school. On the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Kid Rocket is competing this season in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

Kid Rocket headed to the state of Missouri for a first time ever appearance at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, Missouri for the $10,000 to win ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ at the high-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval.

Kid Rocket set fast time and a new track record over the 26-car field with a time of 14.740. Kid Rocket finished second in his heat race and won the dash race. The yellow lights would flash at lap 31 when the driveshaft on Kid Rocket’s car broke sending the 2005 World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ pitside for repairs. He would return to the event many laps down.

This weekend with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series off Kid Rocket participated in his high school graduation on May 26 at Lincoln High School. Kid Rocket was the recipient of several prominent awards including the Top Scholar Award in Construction, DCP, Perfect Honor Roll and National Honor Role.

On Sunday May 28 Kid Rocket will return to Eldora Speedway to compete in a Sunoco American Late Model Series race at Tony Stewart’s mighty high banks in western Ohio.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Hilltop Speedway, WoO Sprints Spotlighted On Dirt Racers Radio
By Ryan Pearson

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening May 28 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight a new race track and an old series and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Special in-studio guests will include Hilltop Speedway promoter Jeff Norris and Race Director Ed Fredericks who will discuss the revitalized Millersburg, OH track and it’s grand opening.

Also appearing will be Steve Sinclair of SLS Promotions and Chris Dolack of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series who will discuss the upcoming June 1 World of Outlaws Sprint Car race at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com

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SARGENT, SCHRADER, WALL AND HOWARD HEADLINE Dirt Nation™

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening May 29th will present a plethora of special guests from the world of dirt track racing across the country. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay.

Dirt Nation™ will spotlight the 4th Annual UMP Tri-Track Challenge that will be held at Paducah International Raceway in McCracken County, KY, I-55 Raceway in Pevely. MO and Vermilion Co. Speedway in Danville, IL. The 4th edition of the The Tri-Track Challenge consists of three consecutive $10,000-to-win events at the trio of dirt tracks in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois during the June 2-4th weekend. Adding to the excitement of the nation’s best dirt late model teams competing for $30,000 in winnings, a hefty $10,000 bonus is also up for grabs to any driver who can claim two of the three main events. Appearing to discuss the event will be promoters Bob Sargent and Kenny Schrader.

Making a return to Dirt Nation™ will be southern dirt late model driver Chris Wall of Springfield, LA. The “Intimigator” pilots the Stuckey Enterprises prepared #71 MasterSbilt sponsored by C & M Gator Farms, Gator Trax Boats, Wall2Wall Performance Engines, XTREME Graphics, GVS, Eagle Motorsports and Stuckey Enterprises.

Also making a return will be Duane Howard driver of the BPG Racing / Chad Sinon Motorsports owned Teo Race Car #4 sponsored by BPG, Barringer & Associates Real Estate and Insurance Services, Mojo Sport Fishing, Ristorante San Marco (Ambler, PA), Maverick’s Motorcycle Club and BACA Biker’s Against Child Abuse of Montgomery County (PA).

Making his first appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be Lance Dewease of Fayetteville, PA. Dewease, is a regular with the Pennsylvania Posse driving the Pete Postupack owened#25 sponsored by HAMM, Professional Building Systems, Hank’s Performance Products, DMI, Pete’s Bridge Street Motors, Harrisburg North Golf Resort and H&H Lighting.

Also making his first appearance will be Steve Sinclair of SLS Promotions to talk about the upcoming World of Outlaw and Allstar Circuit of Champions co-sanctioned events at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH and Terre Haute Action Track - Terre Haute, IN. Sinclair will also discuss his IRA Sprint series.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com.

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$150,000 BRC Lazer Chassis Challenge Announced
By Doc Lehman

Jonestown, PA --- Bernheisel Race Cars, the makers of the Lazer dirt Late Model chassis, have recently announced a $150,000 promotional campaign where drivers will be eligible to be awarded a new Lazer Chassis contingent on their 2006 point finish with racetracks that have signed up for the BRC Lazer Chassis Challenge program. Nine different dirt tracks and one series have signed on for the BRC Lazer Chassis Challenge program with point champions being offered a new Lazer Chassis with minimal contingencies.

Tracks signing on for the program include Pennsylvania tracks Hesston Speedway, Roaring Knob Raceway, Thunder Valley Speedway, Port Royal and Penn Can Speedway. Maryland track signing up include Hagerstown Speedway, The Rock/Allegany County Speedway and Potomac Speedway. Ohio track Wayne County Speedway and the United Late Model Series are also participating in the program.

“We’ve always been a staunch supporter of local racing and local race tracks and what we wanted to do was show interest in the local races at weekly tracks,” explained Jim Bernheisel, owner of Bernheisel Race Cars. “What we do is we’ll give away a Late Model chassis to the point champion. There are some contingencies attached to it, they have to buy some pieces to finish the car so it’s done properly and they have to agree to race it.”

“But it’s an $11,000 package for $5995 and it’s a great deal for someone who really wants a car. Were also giving gift certificates for third, fifth and seventh place finishers in points good for anything at all and its doubled for anyone who runs a Lazer chassis. We want to spread it back through the pack a little bit. The champion always gets all the accolades so we decided to spread it through the pack a little.”

At most of the tracks the ‘Super’ Late Model and Limited Late Model point champions will be eligible for the Lazer Chassis while at Wayne County Speedway and the United Late Model Series will be offering chassis to the 2006 point champion in addition to the 2006 rookie of the year.

‘We have been a staunch supporter for years of local racing,” explained Berheisel on his reasons for this program. “I love racing with a series, I race with the MACS series myself, I’ve raced with Renegade full time and off and on I’ve raced with World of Outlaws and the Lucas Oil series but I believe we’re making a big mistake in this game if we don’t pay attention to local tracks who are the backbone of this sport.”

The response to the BRC Lazer Chassis Challenge from promoters has been positive. “We’re actually thrilled to be partnered with Jim Bernheisel and Bernheisel Race Cars and Lazer chassis as he has got a great promotion that he has put together that will really pique the interest of our Late Model drivers,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “We’re thrilled to have him on board at Wayne County Speedway.”

So why did Jim Bernheisel choose weekly race tracks to partner with in this marketing venture? “Our motivation for coming up with a plan like this is to come up with partner racetracks that do a good job in marketing and promoting and publicity,” said Bernheisel. “Our company is looking for goodwill out of this for racers who may not be real familiar with us, for the racers to say, ‘Wow, they care about what they’re doing’.”

“We’re depending on the race track to promote this program and make that known but we’re real excited about it and anytime you can partner up with someone who does a good job in handling their own business can do nothing but good for you as well.”

The program also extends to the United Late Model Series that is based in the northeast. “He sent a proposal and as soon as I read the proposal, I about fell out of my chair!” exclaimed Chris Zuver, owner of the United Late Model Series. “He was offering the 2006 ULMS point champion and the 2006 ULMS Rookie of the Year and new car, based on a few provisions. The offer was basically a $12,000 sponsorship for ULMS and I called Jim back up and told him I would accept his proposal and would like to Bernheisel Race Cars as our title sponsor. He obviously, accepted and the ULMS BRC Lazer Challenge Series took another step forward to where we are at now.”

“I think this will be huge motivation,” added Heil. “And one thing that excites me about this is great drivers start at the local level and not many of the great drivers every get a chance with good equipment that could send them on to bigger divisions. With the help Jim is offering us at Wayne County Speedway is a chance to help someone who may not have real good equipment, that may need a boost in that direction just to provide a boost to their career.”

In the past 15 years Bernheisel Race Cars has positioned itself as one of the premier race car shops in the entire country. Offering a variety of services and products and a friendly, helpful staff gives Bernheisel Race Cars an edge over all others in the crowded racing industry.

Bernheisel Race Cars opened the doors on a part time basis in 1981 and began operating full time during 1987. Company founder and president, Jim Bernheisel, saw the need for a quality dirt late model building and repair facility in the northeast United States. Located for over 15 years on Rt. 72 in Jonestown, PA, Bernheisel Race Cars is easily accessible via Exit 90 of Interstate 81. Also nearby are I-78, I-80 and the PA Turnpike.

An 8,000 square foot facility houses a full service fabrication shop as well as one of the largest, well stocked parts departments to be found anywhere. State of the art fabrication equipment enables B.R.C. to build consistent high quality race cars in any stage of completion. Computer controlled parts inventory and shipping systems allow efficient and accurate processing of all parts orders.

Bernheisel Race Cars is located at 1 Bordnersville Road, Jonestown, PA 17038 or telephone: 717.865.6691. Visit the website at: www.lazer3.com.

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Chubzilla Hard Charges In Missouri

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA headed to the state of Missouri for a first time ever appearance at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, Missouri for the $10,000 to win ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ at the high-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval. The race was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Chubzilla is competing this season in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

Chubzilla worked his way into second after starting 15th. Struggling in time trials and preliminary races Chubzilla said he just missed the set-up on the car but was pretty much right on the mark for the main event despite falling on position short of the win.

Chubzilla is now at West Plains Motor Speedway working on the car and getting ready for this weekend’s Show Me 100 ‘crown jewel’ event.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will travel to the upper Midwest for three $10,000 to win events in three nights. River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota presents ‘The 7 Clans 50’ Tuesday, May 30 followed by the ‘North Central 50’ at North Central Speedway in Brainerd, Minnesota scheduled for Wednesday, May 31 before wrapping up Thursday, June 1 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota for the ‘27th Featherlite Trailers Gopher 50’.

Also, Chubzilla has announced that his all new line of 2006 merchandise in Lester Buildings colors is now available on his website on the merchandise page. The new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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World of Outlaws Sprints To Use Wayne County Speedway As ‘Battleground’

Orrville, OH --- After a 21 year absence the famed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series is returning to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH for a midweek show and to give race fans more bang for their buck the event will be co-sanctioned with the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars allowing race fans a tremendous field of national, regional and local Sprint Car stars when the invasion occurs at Wayne County Speedway on Thursday June 1. Among the world wide famed Sprint Car drivers who will appear include such luminaries as Jac Haudenschild, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Chad Kemenah, Craig Dollansky, Daryn Pittman, from Australia superstar driver Brooke Tatnell, rising female star Becca Anderson and many others including local favorite Dean Jacobs and a strong contingent of All Star Circuit of Champion and weekly racers from Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“I think there is a lot of tradition there from years past and with Jac Haudenschild and the Jacobs boys all in that area we think there is a draw there,” stated Steve Sinclair of SLS Promotions who is bringing the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars to Wayne County Speedway. “And bringing the All Stars and Outlaws together, that hasn’t been done there so hopefully it is something that can be built on for years to come.”

“We’re trying to give the fans added value by bringing the All Stars with the Outlaws and it’s been a good working relationship so far between the two series. We’re looking at this race and track as a ‘battleground’ of sorts, that is why we chose a midweek date so we can attract some of the Pennsylvania guys and the guys who run weekly at the tracks in Ohio. They will see some of the best Sprint Car drivers in the country.”

The last time the World of Outlaws Sprint Car appeared at Wayne County Speedway was August 6, 1985 to a packed house.

“This has been a long time in coming and the entire management team and staff at Wayne County Speedway have been anticipating this race for a long time now,” commented Tina Heil, General Manager at Wayne County Speedway. “The fan response has been absolutely tremendous since this race was first announced a couple months ago and the interest and excitement has not abated at all. This is one race not to miss, especially with so many of the sport’s superstar drivers coming in from all over the country and Australia.”

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers are also excited about coming to Wayne County Speedway, with one in particular relishing the thought of racing there again.

“That’s a tough track, a tough competitive track and I have always liked Wayne County and I think we can run good there,” commented Jac Haudenschild of Wooster, OH, who currently sits second in the World of Outlaws point championship chase. “I always liked that track, it’s a racy little track and it’s close to the house. We’re really looking forward to running Wayne County this year and I know the others drivers are too. It will definitely be competitive there.”

In addition to the ‘Mean 15’ contingent of World of Outlaws Sprint Car drivers who will be on hand the All Star Circuit of Champions will also provide some top-flight talent in the likes of Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson, Danny Smith, Chad Blonde, Paul May, Butch Schroeder and Tim Hunter along with ‘independent’ racers like Dean Jacobs, Mark Keegan, Byron Reed and so many others who are expected.

"All of the drivers know how tough the competition is in Ohio, and now with the event at Wayne County Speedway wrapping up four consecutive nights of racing from New York through Pennsylvania and into Ohio, it ought to be a pretty exciting race," said Chris Dolack, DIRT MotorSports VP Public Relations. "We've had a bunch of rainouts early this season so it was difficult to develop any consistency or momentum, but now that we're scheduled to race nearly every single day for the rest of the month, that shouldn't be an issue."

The World of Outlaws Sprint Cars will invade Wayne County Speedway on Thursday June 1. Pit Gates will open at 2:00, grandstand gates at 4:00 , hotlaps at 5:30 with the full racing program starting soon after. Also on the card will be Modifieds. Advanced reserved seat tickets are now available and there is a $2 discount per ticket on all tickets sold in advance. Pit Combo Ticket, Any adult ticket with pit pass privileges $35. Adult Reserved Main Grandstand Rows 5-14 $33. Adult Reserved Main Grandstand Rows 15 & 16 $35 (come with a pit pass). Adult Reserved Main Grandstand Rows 1-4 $29. Adult General Admission, turn 1 & 4 bleachers $29. Child 0-12 yrs. Main Grandstand Rows 5-14 $12. Child 0-5 Main Grandstand Rows 1-4 & G.A., sections free. Competitors Pit Pass, Driver plus 4 crewmembers are $25 per person. All Other Pit Passes are $40.

Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 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 GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net or visit the WCS website at: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

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Kid Rocket Does The ‘Shake Down’

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards spent this past weekend doing something a little different since the World of Outlaws Late Model Series had the weekend off. Kid Rocket traveled to Cumberland, MD where he competed in Bob Salathe’s Rocket Chassis at The Rock, Allegany County Speedway to assist the driver in ‘shaking down’ the racecar where Kid Rocket finished ninth.

On the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Kid Rocket is competing this season in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

Up next for Kid Rocket and the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series will be to the state of Missouri for a first time ever appearance at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, Missouri. The $10,000 to win ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ unfolds Tuesday, May 23 at the high-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval.

That weekend following the ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ Kid Rocket will take most of the weekend off as he prepares for his high school graduation that will take place on May 26 at Lincoln High School.

On Sunday May 28 Kid Rocket will return to Eldora Speedway to compete in a Sunoco American Late Model Series race at Tony Stewart’s mighty high banks in western Ohio.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Chubzilla Competes In Iowa & Illinois
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA spent this past weekend in Iowa and Illinois competing in two dirt Late Model events where he scored two top ten finishes. Chubzilla is competing this season in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

Last Friday evening Chubzilla headed west for shows at Farley Speedway in Farley, IA on Friday Night May 19th where he finished second in his heat race and a ninth place finish in the main event. The following evening Chubzilla traveled to La Salle Speedway in La Salle, IL on Saturday Night May 20th where he finished third in his heat race and third in the main event.

Up next for Chubzilla and the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series will be to the state of Missouri for a first time ever appearance at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, Missouri. The $10,000 to win ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ unfolds Tuesday, May 23 at the high-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval.

Following the WoO LMS race at Bolivar Chubzilla will head to the unsanctioned 14th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Show Me 100 that will be held at Don and Billie Gibson’s West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, Missouri on May 25th-27th, 2006. The 14th edition of the legendary event will boast $40,000 going to the winner of the 100-lap affair, and $4,000 just to make the twenty-four car starting grid.

Also, Chubzilla has announced that his all new line of 2006 merchandise in Lester Buildings colors is now available on his website on the merchandise page. The new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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‘Intimigator’ Ready To Bite On DTWC

Chillicothe, OH --- The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship will be held October 19-21 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Waverly, OH and drivers from coast to coast are already taking a good hard look at the prestigious ‘crown jewel’ and the $50,000 top prize including one driver from the deep south who also happens to be one of the hottest drivers thus far during the early stages of the 2006 racing season. The race will again be co-promoted by Carl Short and Dean Nardi.

“We really wanted to come last year but there was a conflict of schedules but yeah, we really want to make it up there this year to KC,” revealed Chris Wall of Springfield, LA. Wall has already won 11 dirt Late Model races this season including five wins on the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series in addition to six other high profile events including a stunning win over defending Dirt Track World Championship champion Scott Bloomquist last month at the James King Memorial at Columbus Speedway in Mississippi.

“It’s always neat to come to a big event like that,” continued Wall. “Scott (Bloomquist) won that deal last year and we’ve had the opportunity to run with those guys and always enjoy running with those guys who run on a national level.”

Wall, who with his wife, Missy own C & M Gator Farms, thus earning him the nickname the ‘Intimigator’, drives the C & M Gator Farms, Gator Trax Boats, Xtreme Graphics, Stucky Enterprises, GVS, Eagle Motorsports Mastersbilt Chassis #71 powered by Wall2Wall Perfomance Engines.

This October will be Wall’s initial appearance at the Dirt Track World Championship and the friendly and outgoing star driver is looking forward to competing in Ohio in October. “We love to travel, we just don’t always have the opportunity and time to always do it but we’re looking forward to racing at KC,” continued Wall. “The whole team is exciting about coming up there for that race.”

“As far as winning it, it would be a career high. Something with that much prestige never mind the fact of that kind of purse. It would be a career high to pull off a top five but to win would be just awesome. But we definitely want to go there and give it a try.”

Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.

After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.

Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.

Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.

To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.

Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.

Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.

For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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WCS Late Model Champ, Rookie of Year To Get Lazer Chassis

Orrville, OH --- In addition to the championship point fund money that will be available for the 2006 Wayne County Speedway Late Model track champion and top ten point finishers, there will be some extra icing on the cake this year for two Late Model drivers who excel at the Orrville, OH 3/8 mile clay oval. Wayne County Speedway management have announced that they have entered into a marketing partnership with Bernheisel Race Cars of Jonestown, PA, the makers of the Lazer dirt Late Model chassis, to award the 2006 Wayne County Speedway track champion as well as the 2006 Rookie of the Year a new Lazer dirt Late Model race car.

“We’re actually thrilled to be partnered with Jim Bernheisel and Bernheisel Race Cars and Lazer chassis as he has got a great promotion that he has put together that will really pique the interest of our Late Model drivers,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway. “We’re thrilled to have him on board at Wayne County Speedway.”

In the past 15 years Bernheisel Race Cars has positioned itself as one of the premier race car shops in the entire country. Offering a variety of services and products and a friendly, helpful staff gives Bernheisel Race Cars an edge over all others in the crowded racing industry.

“We’ve always been a staunch supporter of local racing and local race tracks and what we wanted to do was show interest in the local races at weekly tracks like Wayne County,” explained Jim Bernheisel, owner of Bernheisel Race Cars. “What we do is we’ll give away a Late Model chassis to the Wayne County Speedway point champion and the rookie of the year. There are some contingencies attached to it, they have to buy some pieces to finish the car so it’s done properly and they have to agree to race it.”

“But it’s an $11,000 package for $5995 and it’s a great deal for someone who really wants a car. Were also giving gift certificates for third, fifth and seventh place finishers in points good for anything at all and its doubled for anyone who runs a Lazer chassis. We want to spread it back through the pack a little bit. The champion always gets all the accolades so we decided to spread it through the pack a little.”

Wayne County Speedway track management also feels it will provide some extra excitement and motivation to its strong contingent of dirt Late Model drivers and teams that call Wayne County Speedway home.

“I think this will be huge motivation,” commented Heil. “And one thing that excites me about this is great drivers start at the local level and not many of the great drivers every get a chance with good equipment that could send them on to bigger divisions. With the help Jim is offering us at Wayne County Speedway is a chance to help someone who may not have real good equipment, that may need a boost in that direction just to provide a boost to their career.”

So why did Jim Bernheisel choose Wayne County Speedway to partner with in this marketing venture? “Our motivation for coming up with a plan like this is to come up with partner racetracks that do a good job in marketing and promoting and publicity,” said Benheisel. “Our company is looking for goodwill out of this for racers who may not be real familiar with us, for the racers to say, ‘Wow, they care about what they’re doing’.”

“We’re depending on the race track to promote this program and make that known but we’re real excited about it and anytime you can partner up with someone who does a good job in handling their own business can do nothing but good for you as well.”

Bernheisel Race Cars opened the doors on a part time basis in 1981 and began operating full time during 1987. Company founder and president, Jim Bernheisel, saw the need for a quality dirt late model building and repair facility in the northeast United States. Located for over 15 years on Rt. 72 in Jonestown, PA, Bernheisel Race Cars is easily accessible via Exit 90 of Interstate 81. Also nearby are I-78, I-80 and the PA Turnpike.

An 8,000 square foot facility houses a full service fabrication shop as well as one of the largest, well stocked parts departments to be found anywhere. State of the art fabrication equipment enables B.R.C. to build consistent high quality race cars in any stage of completion. Computer controlled parts inventory and shipping systems allow efficient and accurate processing of all parts orders.

Bernheisel Race Cars is located at 1 Bordnersville Road, Jonestown, PA 17038 or telephone: 717.865.6691. Visit the website at: www.lazer3.com

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with 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 located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 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 GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water, Bernheisel Race Cars & Coffman Corvette.

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Over-Saturated Grounds Forces Wayne County Speedway To Cancel

Orrville, OH ---- Over five inches of rain in the past ten days forced officials at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH to cancel the racing program on Saturday May 20 due to over-saturated grounds. Track officials convened and upon inspection of the grounds found that it was too wet in key areas of the property thus forcing the cancellation. The track has tentatively scheduled a practice session on Tuesday May 23 and will be back in action on Saturday evening May 27 with a full racing program.

“After talking with (track prep) Tim Myers and (track owners) Ernie & Clint Coffman, we all decided that due to the tremendous amount of rain we have gotten the past ten days we decided to cancel because our parking lot and grandstand area is sopping wet,” explained WCS General Manager Tina Heil.

“We hate to do it. We felt we could get the track in racing order but we would have suffered too much damage trying to park cars in the parking lot. That was the deciding factor in canceling the races. We’re sick about having to cancel but we hope we get enough sunny weather that we can be back to practice on Tuesday and race on next Saturday night May 27.”

Weather permitting a practice session will be held on Tuesday May 23 from 5:00 – 9:30 PM. Next Saturday night May 27 Wayne County Speedway will host another edition of their 2006 Chase to the Championship featuring the Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks.

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks with 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 located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 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 GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com

Wayne County Speedway would like to thank the following track corporate sponsors for their support during the 2006 racing season: Fultz Fabrication, Cashland, Thrifty Discount Muffler, Hague Crystal Clear Water & Coffman Corvette.

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Cashland Signs With Wayne County Speedway Modifieds

Orrville, OH --- A new corporate division sponsor has signed an exclusive three-year marketing agreement with Wayne County Speedway to sponsor the exciting and rapidly expanding Modified division of race cars that are now a popular mainstay at the Orrville, OH racing facility. Cashland, with corporate offices based in Dayton, OH, has come on board to support the exciting Modified division at Wayne County Speedway. The division will now be known as the Cashland Modifieds.

“I think it’s fantastic that Cashland has decided to use Wayne County Speedway and our Modified division to market and promote their stores,” stated Tina Heil, General Manager of Wayne County Speedway, a popular 3/8 mile clay oval. “Wayne County Speedway is now growing by leaps and bounds and so is Cashland with new stores being opened and planned continuously. We hope to grow together and help give Cashland exposure to our many fans and drivers.”

“Anytime you can bring in a growing concern like Cashland to support a division at the track it’s a positive and we are confident that they will be long-term marketing partners with Wayne County Speedway,” added Ernie Coffman, promoter & owner of the track. “We’re taking this track to the top and we’re planning on bringing Cashland with us. I am confident that they will be more than happy with the impact dirt racing has on their bottom-line in terms of exposure and increased market share.”

A little over a decade old, Cashland offers a wife range of services with closer to 200 locations already firmly established not only in Ohio but also in Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan. Cashland serves thousands of customers each week with a variety of services fulfilling a variety of short-term financial needs.

At all Cashland locations, customers can cash their check, receive a cash advance, buy a money order, or wire transfer funds through Western Union services. But it is with customer service that Cashland really excels. All transactions are handled with courtesy, professionalism and friendliness.

At Cashland, their goal is to help!

The Cashland Modifieds at Wayne County Speedway compete weekly and during the past couple years the ‘Mod Squad’ division has grown at a tremendous rate at the track with such star drivers as Took Wiles, Mike Lonas, Kyle Brown, Larry Kugel, Ron Miller, Rory Reed, Rob Stambaugh, Bruce Jennings and many others. Some of the Late Model drivers who now run a Modified include Allan Baker, Eric Smitley and Tom Conley while other support division drivers who moved up to the Cashland Modifieds include Mitchell Lam and Jim Nicely.

Cashland will be continuing to add new locations throughout the region. You may also call Cashland toll-free at 1-877-690-CASH (2274) to speak directly with a customer service representative. For additional information visit: www.cashlandloans.com.

Some area Cashland stores in the Wayne County Speedway area include:
Cashland
330 West High Street
Orrville, OH 44667
Phone: (330) 684-1045
Cashland
806 East Bowman Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: (330) 264-8129
Cashland
1310 Claremont Avenue
Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: (419) 281-7585
Cashland
2933 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 834-2670

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring the Fultz Fabrication Super Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks and the Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini Stocks. Wayne County Speedway is located nine miles east of Wooster, OH on US Route 30 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 GM Tina Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

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Bloomquist, Balzano, Miller Top Dirt Nation™

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening May 22 will present a plethora of special guest from the world of dirt track racing across the country. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

Dirt Nation™ will spotlight the 14th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Show Me 100 that will be held at Don and Billie Gibson’s West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, Missouri on May 25th-27th, 2006. The 14th edition of the legendary event will boast $40,000 going to the winner of the 100-lap affair, and $4,000 just to make the twenty-four car starting grid. Appearing to discuss the ‘crown jewel’ event will be driver Scott Bloomquist of Mooresville, TN and Show Me 100 P.R. Director Ben Shelton.

The Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) will be spotlighted on the show as MACS Race Director Jeff Geesey will appear with defending series champion Mike Balzano of Parkersburg, WV and MACS rookie of the year contender DJ Miller of Wooster, OH. Geesey, Balzano & Miller will also discuss the upcoming 59th Anniversary Classic at Frank Plessinger’s Hagerstown Speedway, Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday May 27.

Making a return to Dirt Nation™ will be Emmett Hahn the renowned Sprint Car promoter and driving force behind the American Sprint Car Series who will appear for the first time. Hahn will discuss his sanctioning body and the state of Sprint Car racing and his series’ appearance at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway on Saturday May 27.

Returning to the show will be Buffy Swanson, the public relations director at the New Egypt Speedway in New Jersey. Swanson will discuss the weekly season, special events and the teams who are competing at the track. Swanson will also preview the upcoming Joy Auto Parts Medal of Honor Night featuring Twin 20’s.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Wayne County Speedway NEWSLINE
Compiled: May 18, 2006

WCS owners Ernie & Pam Coffman recently announced that Tina Heil is WCS’ new General Manager. Tina can be contacted at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

Wayne County Speedway would like to acknowledge and extend its appreciation to the 2006 division sponsors: Fultz Fabrications Late Models, Cashland Modifieds, Thrifty Discount Muffler Pure Stocks & Hague Crystal Clear Water Mini-Stocks.

On Friday evening WCS owner & promoter Ernie Coffman and WCS General Manager Tina Heil will both appear on the national radio program Race Nite that airs every Friday & Saturday evening from 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM. Ernie & Tina will discuss WCS, the upcoming season, WCS drivers and more. The show airs via the internet at: www.racenitelive.com.

On Sunday May 21 WCS promoter Ernie Coffman and WCS General Manager Tina Heil will appear on the Dirt Racers Radio show to discuss the 2006 season and some of the promotional activities that are being planned. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST on WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. It is also available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

WCS ON INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION SOON:
CNN television producers have announced that the one-hour documentary on dirt track racing that was filmed at various racetracks last year, including Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, will air in July. The documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.

CNN producers are planning a promotional campaign that will entail various promotional tools and venues to promote the documentary to the mainstream television audience. Details will be released soon.

CNN producers and film crews visited several dirt tracks including Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH and Cedar Lake Speedway in Cedar Lake, Wisconsin, in addition to visiting the shops and homes of national dirt Late Model star drivers Scott Bloomquist, Chub Frank & Josh Richards. Others interviewed for the documentary include NASCAR driver & Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart, Dirt Late Model magazine editor Tim Lee & former promoter & series official Doc Lehman.

Pure Stock driver Dave McMillen is carrying special graphics on his racecar in tribute of his late mother and biggest fan, Madeline McMillen and Orry Wirt. Dave would also like everyone to know he will be willing to have decals made up to honor individuals that have recently passed including the late Robert Wile, a Pure Stock driver, Wes Morrison, Sr., a Late Model driver, Orry Wirt and his mother. Contact Dave at the track or visit his website: http://www.mcmillenracing.com.

Late Model driver DJ Miller will appear Monday May 22 on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil national radio show that airs from 8:00 –10:00 PM EST via the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Info at: www.dirtnation.net Visit DJ’s website at: http://www.djmillerracing.com.

Be sure and check out this coming week’s Area Auto Racing News as it will feature an interview with WCS Late Model driver Chargin’ Charlie Duncan. Also grab an RPM Racing News this week as it will feature an interview with WCS Modified driver Mike Lonas.

Late Model driver Ryan Markham is getting ready to place the order for shirts for the ’06 season in the next couple weeks. The shirts will celebrate Flyin’ Ryan’s 15th anniversary season as a dirt Late Model driver. They will have plenty of short sleeve T's, but they are taking pre-orders for long sleeve T's and sweatshirts. For info email Lora Markham at: markham@bright.net or see her at the track.

Former Mini Stock driver Trevor Phillips, who is moving into a Late Model this season, is the third generation of his family to race at WCS. He is the fourth generation to be involved in the track in some capacity (his great-grandfather was WCS founder Pete Jacobs).

WCS congratulates WCS Modified driver Eric Smitley on his recent engagement to Angie Bucher.

WCS congratulates Late Model driver Thomas Baker on his recent marriage to Nicki Gentry.

Coming soon in the July 2006 issue of the national Dirt Late Model magazine look for extended feature article and photos on Late Model driver Doug Drown. Info at: www.mompub.com. Visit Doug’s website at: www.dougdrown.com.

The 2nd Annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday June 26, the actual 41st anniversary date of the track that also happens to coincide with the WCS’ Pete Jacobs Memorial that same night as part of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions. The main event will pay $5,000 to win. WCS GM Tina Heil has assembled a Hall of Fame committee to make this year’s selections to the Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame.

Mini Stock driver Bo Yarnell’s wife Tabby has organized a benefit car show. From Tabby: “Tabby Yarnell’s BENEFIT RACE CAR/HOT ROD/BIKE SHOW to benefit Racers for Tots (Marine’s Toys For Tots) & Raythnia Buttermore, a 14-year-old Massillon girl with ovarian cancer, will be held Sunday June 11, 2006, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There will be a vote for your favorite car contest, hopefully a dunking booth, WQKT’s Dave Dial on one end of the park and a Band on the other end. 50/50 drawing. Freddie the Frog from Rock 107 will also be there. Dirt Racers Radio will be doing the show. The first 100 cars to pay their registration fee will get a dash plaque donated by Engravers Gallery. There will also be a silent auction & door prizes so bring your cash. As of right now there will be no beer. The vendors will be Smoked house BBQ and Petruccelli's. Anyone wishing to donate anything either for the auction or a door prize please call Tabby @ 330-830-1087, or email her at boandtabby@sbcglobal.net.

An account has been opened at Charter One under a Racers for Tots account.”

Dirt Late Model driver George Delaney’s wife Deb has created a beautiful black and white checkered quilt with WCS Late Model drivers’ cars embroidered on the white blocks. The quilt is approximately 4’ x 5’. This beautiful keepsake is being raffled off to benefit the family of Orry Wirt. You can purchase tickets from Deb at the track or via mail order:

Send 3.00 per ticket or 2 for $5.00 to
Orry Wirt Late Model Quilt Raffle
c/o Deb Delaney
141 Lerue St
Apple Creek, Oh 44606

Please include your name and a phone number where you can be reached. Deb will mail you your ticket stubs back. Winner to be drawn at the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit on July 23rd at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH.

2nd Annual Cause For Care Benefit Show Set:
The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing has been announced and will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST. This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life recently from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger.

The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.

In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.

The Dirt Racers Radio program will also be in attendance with a two-hour radio broadcast from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit.

Wayne County Fairgrounds is located right off Route 30 in Wooster, OH between Canton and Mansfield.

To register your car, donate a door prize or get more information visit www.dougdrown.com and click on the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Drown Racing banner or email Courtney Drown at: Drown12@hotmail.com or telephone: 330. 601.0610

WCS has contracted with Lehman Motorsports Services for public relations services.

40 YEARS AGO THIS COMING WEEK AT WCS:
May 28, 1966:
Dash: Eph Davis
Heat: Mel Taylor
Heat: Eph Davis
Heat: Cecil Dunlap
Crack The Whip: Mel Taylor
Consy: Pete Bonewit
Feature: Roger Reuer, Joe Thompson, Eph Davis, Wimpy Yarman, Ken Jacobs

NOTE: To have your team news included in the next edition of WCS Newsline send an email with the information to: wcsnewsline@waynecountyspeedway.com.

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Promoters Invade Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening May 21 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight promoters and promotions in dirt racing and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Appearing on the show will be new Wayne County Speedway General Manager Tina Heil who will discuss the 2006 season at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH and talk about what is in store for the popular 3/8 mile clay oval in Orrville, OH. Heil will also be heading up the sales and marketing departments at the track. Also appearing will be Wayne County Speedway promoter & owner Ernie Coffman who will also talk about upcoming promotional activities at the track.

Also stopping by will be Dean Nardi, half of the promotion team for the upcoming 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship that will be held in October at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Chillicothe, OH. Nardi, the publisher of Dirt Late Model magazine, along with Carl Short, are promoting the ‘crown jewel’ dirt Late Model event.

Returning to the show will be Rex LeJeune, the General Manager of Attica Raceway Park, who will discuss the following week’s National Sprint Tour race at Attica Raceway Park on Friday May 26.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Tina Heil Returns To WCS

Orrville, OH --- Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will have someone ‘new’ at the helm of the promotional and marketing department this year as track owner Ernie Coffman has announced that Tina Heil will be returning to a management position at the track. Heil served as the track’s general manager last season and left to pursue other options however with the recent resignation of WCS General Manager Jay Howe due to health reasons Heil has enthusiastically agreed to return as the promotional/marketing/sales director for the track that is celebrating 41 years of operation.

“I’m thrilled about it actually,” commented Heil. “I really didn’t think that was what I wanted to do but once racing season started I started missing it and seeing everything that needed to be done so I’m thrilled they asked me back. I will be doing everything that I did last year and then some but I won’t be required to be there at every race. We want to make sure the staff can make the calls they need to make and run the show by themselves and get the show done in a timely fashion that way I can be out promoting Wayne County Speedway at other tracks and venues.”

It was a matter of timing as Jay Howe was forced to step aside due to health issues he is experiencing but Heil was ready, able and willing to step back into a management position. “Jay went to the Coffman’s and informed them about some health problems he was having and requested to be left out of his position,” explained Heil. “So it all kind of fell into place. Jay has already been emailing me with things he has been working on so I appreciate that.”

Heil, despite being a part of the management team last season, is definitely no stranger to Wayne County Speedway. Before she married Rob Heil, Tina Heil was known as Tina Jacobs. Not only did she grow up directly across the road from WCS, she still lives across the road even today. Her grandfather, N.E. ‘Pete’ Jacobs, and three partners (including this reporter’s uncle) founded WCS. The very land that WCS sits on was a large part of the Jacobs family farm.

Tina’s father, Harve, was instrumental not only in helping get WCS built and up & running, he was also an officer on the board for many years and was the track’s first announcer, a position he held for years. (Tina’s mother, Regina, was a longtime scorer.)

To go a little further into Heil’s family tree, her uncle is Ken ‘Jake’ Jacobs, a big dirt track star in the 1960’s and early 70’s which makes Kenny, Dean & Bud Jacobs, all three successful Sprint Car drivers, her cousins. The next generation is represented by Kenny’s son, Lee Jacobs, Dean’s son, Cody and Heil’s nephew, Garrett Jacobs, who raced Sprint Cars at WCS for several years. Additionally, a cousin’s son, Trevor Phillips, is starting his dirt Late Model career this season.

With WCS coming off a World of Outlaws Late Model special event, Heil is preparing for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series next month in addition to the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars in addition to the track’s strong weekly program as well as other special nights that will occur this season.

There is one night she is particularly looking forward to. “We’ll have the second annual Wayne County Speedway Hall of Fame induction ceremony that we’ll be working on and we’ll hold it on the Pete Jacobs Memorial for the All Star Sprint Speedweek show that ironically falls on Monday June 26, the actual 41st anniversary of the track opening,” revealed Heil. “I want to form a committee to decide on who the inductees will be. Last year the response was phenomenal. It was such a positive experience all the way around. All the people who were inducted were thrilled about it and they had fun seeing all their old friends. The ceremony was awesome and I think everyone will be looking forward to it this year.”

“I am so thankful that we inducted my uncle, Kenny, because he passed this past winter so I am just glad we were able to do when he was still here. He had such an impact on Wayne County Speedway so I am glad we were able to do that while he was still here.”

Wayne County Speedway runs every Saturday night featuring Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Mini Stocks. Heil can be contacted at her office at: 330.642.0269 or via email at: tinaheil@zoominternet.net.

For more information on WCS visit: www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

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Chubzilla Headed West
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA spent a wet and dreary weekend in Illinois and Indiana for naught this past weekend as the two World of Outlaws Late Model Series races were postponed due to inclement weather. Chubzilla is competing this season in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

This weekend Chubzilla will head west for shows at Farley Speedway in Farley, IA on Friday Night May 19th and La Salle Speedway in La Salle, IL on Saturday Night May 20th.

Up next for Chubzilla and the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series will be to the state of Missouri for a first time ever appearance at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, Missouri. The $10,000 to win ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ unfolds Tuesday, May 23 at the high-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval.

The following weekend Chubzilla will head to the unsanctioned 14th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Show Me 100 that will be held at Don and Billie Gibson’s West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, Missouri on May 25th-27th, 2006. The 14th edition of the legendary event will boast $40,000 going to the winner of the 100-lap affair, and $4,000 just to make the twenty-four car starting grid.

Also, Chubzilla has announced that his all new line of 2006 merchandise in Lester Buildings colors is now available on his website on the merchandise page. The new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Kid Rocket Gets One Race In

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards spent a soaked drenched weekend in Illinois and Indiana this past weekend when both World of Outlaws Late Model Series races were postponed due to inclement weather. Kid Rocket, however, was able to make the long trek over to at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Saturday evening to compete in their weekly program. Kid Rocket is competing this season in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

At Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Saturday night Kid Rocket started seventh in the main event and was able to work his way up to second place in the main event before the final checkers waved over the field.

Up next for Kid Rocket and the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series will be to the state of Missouri for a first time ever appearance at Bolivar Speedway USA in Bolivar, Missouri. The $10,000 to win ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ unfolds Tuesday, May 23 at the high-banked 3/8ths mile clay oval.

That weekend following the ‘Bank of Bolivar 50’ Kid Rocket will take most of the weekend off as he prepares for his high school graduation that will take place on May 26 at Lincoln High School.

On Sunday May 28 Kid Rocket will return to Eldora Speedway to compete in a Sunoco American Late Model Series race at Tony Stewart’s mighty high banks in western Ohio.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Doug Drown Competes At Portsmouth
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Doug Drown searched high and low for a race this past weekend and despite heavy rain throughout most of Ohio and the surrounding region Drown found a race in Portsmouth, OH to compete at in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

Drown entered the competition at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH Saturday evening May 13 and came home with a solid third place finish in the main event. “We had one caution and it was early on in the race,” explained Drown. “It was a smooth race track. It was pretty awesome. When they dropped the green we dropped back a couple spots and then we got back in line and started picking them off and ended up getting to third. (Josh) McGuire and Jackie (Boggs) took off and I ran Jackie back down. It was pretty good racing it was the best I ever ran there. The car was awesome and everything ran great so were looking forward to going back down this summer for all their MACS races.”

This weekend Drown and team will be heading to Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH for round one of the 2006 American Payroll Advance Big 4 Series race where Drown holds the record for most feature wins in that series.

“I love racing down there, it’s a cool bullring type of track. Its always tough to actually win down there but if we can run top five we’ll be pretty happy, they have a good payoff. We just need to keep the wheels on the car and stay out of trouble.”

On Saturday night team plans are to tentatively compete at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH.

For more information on Doug Drown visit the website at: www.dougdrown.com.

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Kid Rocket Spotlighted On CNN Documentary
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards will be appearing soon on international television when CNN Presents airs a special documentary on dirt Late Model racing that spotlights Kid Rocket, among others. This season Kid Rocket is competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

The one-hour documentary on dirt track racing that was filmed by CNN at various racetracks last year will air in July. The documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.

CNN producers and film crews visited several dirt tracks including Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, Eldora Speedway and Wayne County Speedway, both in Ohio in addition to visiting the shop and home of Josh Richards.

This weekend he will travel to the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series race Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois Friday, May 12 for round 1 of the ‘Battle Of The Borders Weekend’ before the second $10,000 to win – 50 lap main event making up the weekend unfolds Saturday, May 13 at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Indiana.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Chubzilla To Appear On CNN
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA will be appearing soon on international television when CNN Presents airs a special documentary on dirt Late Model racing that spotlights Chubzilla, among others. Chubzilla is competing this season in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

The one-hour documentary on dirt track racing that was filmed by CNN at various racetracks last year will air in July. The documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.

CNN producers and film crews visited several dirt tracks including Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, Eldora Speedway and Wayne County Speedway, both in Ohio in addition to visiting the shop and home of Chub Frank.

Also, Chubzilla has announced that his all new line of 2006 merchandise in Lester Buildings colors is now available on his website on the merchandise page. The new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

Up next for Chubzilla is the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series race at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois Friday, May 12 for round 1 of the ‘Battle Of The Borders Weekend’ before the second $10,000 to win – 50 lap main event making up the weekend unfolds Saturday, May 13 at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Indiana.

Fans are encouraged to seek out the Chubzilla souvenir trailer and check out the all-new merchandise as well as take advantage of the huge clearance sale on previously released merchandise. The ‘Movin’ The Blue’ clearance sale is now on and all merchandise with the blue color graphics scheme are now available at rock bottom prices at the Chubzilla Souvenir Trailer and the Chub Frank website at: www.chubfrank.com.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing. The new selection of merchandise has been added and new merchandise will soon appear regularly on Chubzilla’s website.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


CNN Documentary Air Dates Set
By Doc Lehman

Atlanta, GA --- CNN producers have informed Dirt America Online that the one-hour documentary on dirt track racing that was filmed at various racetracks last year will air in July. The documentary, Dirt Track Warriors, will air on Saturday July 1 at 8:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. The program will re-air on Sunday July 2 at 11:00 PM and again at 2:00 AM. All times are eastern.

CNN producers are planning a promotional campaign that will entail various promotional tools and venues to promote the documentary to the mainstream television audience. Details will be released soon.

A CNN producer will also be granting Dirt America Online an interview in the coming days with more details about the documentary and the promotional campaign. A CNN producer will also tentatively appear on the Dirt Nation™ and Dirt Racers Radio shows, among others, prior to the airdate of Dirt Track Warriors.

CNN producers and film crews visited several dirt tracks including Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin, Eldora Speedway and Wayne County Speedway, both in Ohio in addition to visiting the shops and homes of Scott Bloomquist, Chub Frank & Josh Richards. Others interviewed for the documentary include Tony Stewart, Tim Lee & Doc Lehman, among others.

More information and details will be released soon.

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SUMMER, RACE CARS & COMIC BOOKS
By Doc Lehman

Way back in the early 1960’s for several years my family lived out in the country. Being away from town limited the activities kids could engage in so my younger brother and I contented ourselves with baseball, football, bike riding, fishing, fighting and whatever else we could find to do. But right around 1965 two things happened that I delved into passionately as a pre-teen: racing and comic books. Already hooked on (rock) music due to the tidal wave of Beatlemania, plus the fact my older teenage sister, Cheryl, kept me hip, racing and comic books became two more passions that have stayed with me for four different decades.

Always an avid reader (my Aunt Margie taught me to read & write before I went to kindergarten), my older brother, before he grew up and married and left home, used to drag home, on occasion, comic books. I instantly fell in love with the four-color adventures of Superman, Batman, Superboy, Spider-Man, Fantastic Four and all the rest. I became not only an avid reader of them, but a collector as well. For me, the only comic books worth buying, reading and collecting were superheroes! Oh, the science fiction ones were good, especially the artwork of artists like Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson and others, but nothing compared to Superman, Batman, Captain America, Daredevil, Legion of Superheroes and all the rest. Give me a Jack Kirby drawn comic book anytime!

Then I went to my first dirt race.

In my family, cars were a hot topic of discussion any time my father and uncles got together. And auto racing wasn’t far off. When my uncle, Wellman Lehman, joined up with Pete Jacobs, Myron Werntz and Gary Bossler and built Wayne County Speedway, a mere three miles away down a side road from our home, and I attended the grand opening on June 26, 1965, that was it. I was hooked on racing! I lived for it! As did my younger brother, Stewart.

So, I had two strong interests and passions: racing and comic books, with rock ‘n roll music a close third.

It was around this time I learned how deep racing ran in my family. My Grandfather, W. Bert Lehman, went to his first race in 1914 (!) and was immediately hooked. He eventually became a car owner. Later on, during the 1950’s my Mother’s brother, Cecil Smith was a part time driver and full time car owner during the majority of the 1950’s racing all around central Ohio.

To me, racecar drivers were heroes, too. Sure, I knew about AJ Foyt and I knew about Richard Petty and all the rest, but they were nothing compared to my weekly heroes at Wayne County Speedway like Ken “Jake” Jacobs, Eph Davis, Royal Freed, Joe Thompson, Woody Holland, Dean Alexander, Jim Gentry and so many others. To me, those guys stood 10 feet tall. They were my true, real-life “heroes” as a young kid.

Out there on the track, slinging them open wheel “super” modifieds (ne; Sprints) and full bodied (ne; Late Models) sideways, whew…. That was living. These guys were brave, daring, exciting.

The racing fever caught on so bad with my brother and myself that we dubbed the road we lived on, County Road 142, “Dragway 142”, similar to the real Dragway 42 near West Salem, OH that our older brother, Don Horst, frequented. Not content with that, and desperately wanting to go in circles on the dirt, Stewart and I gathered up a couple neighborhood kids and, armed with shovels and rakes, trudged into the open field next door to our house and began digging up out our own oval dirt track.

We dug, and dug, and dug until we had a circle track. We labored for over a week, daily, for hours, on this until we were done carving out what, looking back, must have been a ½ mile track (it wasn’t!). We found old boards and planks and constructed a flagstand and a one-row bench for grandstands. We found other smaller pieces of wood and made our own wooden trophies (Can’t race without giving the winner a trophy). Thus, Lehman Speedway was open for bike races.

Yep, we had it bad.

We even, by hand, made up our own souvenir programs, had officers for the track (I was the prez… being the oldest boy still at home, of course) and we would make popcorn and Kool Aid for our fans, consisting of other neighborhood kids and an occasional parent, who would come watch us burn our energy up circling our track.

(By the way, my number was #066, the same one that car owner Pete Jacobs used when Dean Mast and Ken Jacobs raced his cars.)

After that first trip to Wayne County Speedway on the very first night of operation, two new race fans, two new race addicts, were born. My brother and myself have been going racing ever since.

As my comic book collection began to grow, I would often come across other forms of comics and dismiss them. If they ain’t superheroes, I don’t wanna know (course, some of those comics I turned down…for free….are worth a mint now). But one day my older brother and new wife, Betty Jean, stopped by and he tossed me a handful of comic books. I was thrilled, but they weren’t superheroes!!!

What they were, were some pretty cool comics for a kid race fan in the mid-1960’s: Auto racing comics! While a devotee to DC Comics and Marvel Comics these comics were produced by Charlton Comics and contained stories and artwork covering all forms of racing. Some titles even had their own “stars”, or “hosts”, like “Clint Curtis” who appeared in HOD RODS AND RACING CARS and TEENAGE HOTRODDERS, “Scot Jackson” in DRAG ‘N WHEELS and DRAG STRIP HOTRODDERS, “Rick Roberts” in GRAND PRIX, and so on.

Hey! These were alright! And they were all about racing!

Some were drag racing oriented, while some featured Midgets, Sprints, Modifieds and other forms of Motorsports. Heck, these are A-OK, even though they don’t have costumed men beating the crap out of the bad guys, sometimes Clint Curtis or Rick Roberts might have to go pugilistic on someone. But the cars, the racing, that was so cool to a kid who loved both racing and comics. The best of both worlds, indeed. I began buying these comics and gave them space in my collection.

Around 1970 I was a teenager and even began writing for some comics “fanzines”. I also began to do research into old comics and found out that the auto racing comics I purchased for several years were mostly written and drawn by Jack Keller, an artist who lived in Reading, PA and who had been a comic book artist for close to 30 years at that time. He was also an avid race fan as I was to find out (he would HAVE to be!).

I wrote him a letter and sent it to the publisher and, amazingly, several weeks later received a very nice response from Mr. Keller! I was thrilled that someone of his stature would write to some goofy teenager. He filled me in on his career and his love of auto racing. Living in Reading, PA, Jack Keller was in a hot bed of racing. He loved the sport and, to my total amazement, began writing and drawing the auto racing themed comic books for Charlton Comics way back in 1955! He continued to write and draw them through 1973, when he retired from the business.

I later found out that Jack Keller, born June 16, 1922, first began drawing comic books in 1941, creating, writing and drawing THE WHISTLER for Dell Comics’ WAR STORIES. Through the 1940’s and 1950’s he worked for a variety of comic book publishers, including the mighty Marvel Comics where he became well known for their western comic, KID COLT, OUTLAW (which I had a stack of).

Self-taught, and with a passion for auto racing, Keller signed with Charlton Comics in 1955 and began producing their auto racing comics which were a success. Ten years later both Marvel Comics and Charlton Comics wanted his exclusive services and while Marvel paid so much better (this is the company that introduced Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America, X-Men, etc…), Keller took Charlton’s offer as they allowed him exclusive and creative control and the chance to continue creating the auto racing comics, his first love.

In 1973 Keller retired from producing monthly comic books, around the same time I quit actively collecting comics (when I quit collecting, I had over 5,000 comics from the mid-1940’s through 1973). By then my passion for racing was still great, and growing, but being a teenager in the early 70’s, and with a deep love of music (rock ‘n roll and soul), plus the fact that another “passion” commanded my attention (GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!), something had to go. So I spent the majority of the 70’s going to races and rock concerts…..with girls! (Except Sunday nights when I worked at Wayne County Speedway)

JACK KELLER

(Note: I purchased my first car by selling 5 old comic books that were collector items. I would give anything to have those 5 comics back today! I later sold 4 comic books and purchased my second car, as well. I could sell them today and buy a new car and maybe a second one).

It was with a sense of sadness that I recently found out that Mr. Keller had passed away this past January 2 (2003) at the age of 80. He was the only person that I knew of that, like me, loved comics and the artwork, and especially loved racing. Since his passing I was able to discover that he was born in Reading, PA, graduated from West Reading High School in 1940, and was laid to rest at Forest Hills, Reiffton, PA. He is survived by two sons, Richard of Mount Penn and Robert, who lives in Portland, CN. A sister, Vivian Riegel, resides in Sinking Spring, PA.

I guess when you hit my age nostalgia has a funny way of gripping you which usually finds yourself recalling the old days with fondness. As a kid in the 60’s, life sure was good, despite Vietnam, race riots, assassinations. We baby boomers had it made. I knew it then and I know it now.

Racing, comics, The Beatles, the BATMAN TV show, Little League, Model Car kits (had over 80 of them at one time), rock ‘n roll, it was good time to grow up. But as the years wane interests dissipate and one tends to move on.

But the same passion, excitement and anticipation I had for racing close to 40 years ago remains unabated. I love racing, always have, always will. It’s been the one constant in my life.

And I’m the third generation of my family to be caught up in this madness. My grandsons, Hunter, Beau & Brendan, will be the fifth generation.

The beat goes on….as does the memories.

©2006 Doc Lehman/Dirt America


2nd Annual Cause For Care Benefit Show Set
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Doug Drown Racing has been announced and will be held on Sunday July 23 at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster, OH from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST. This year’s show’s proceeds will go to the Orry Wirt family. Orry Wirt was the 15-year-old son and crew member of dirt Late Model driver Dave & Angie Wirt who tragically lost his life recently from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in which he was a passenger.

The show will spotlight racing and a large array of racecars, teams and drivers are expected to be on hand.

“We need our race heroes to help us out!” exclaimed event organizer Courtney Drown. “We ask that they bring their cars and join in on the fun on this day. We hope to make this event even bigger and better than before. With the additional room that the fairgrounds allows us, we will be able to once again hold a chicken b-b-q, have several activities for children to enjoy, plus all of the racecars and more!”

“We are hoping to draw many local race fans and others in the community who may be introduced to racing for the first time on this day. We would also like to use this day as a day to recognize teams’ sponsors. Hopefully they will pass along this information to their sponsors and make them aware that they are also welcome to set-up booths to promote their products and/or services – the more the merrier!”

In addition to a large array of race cars of all types and divisions families can enjoy a chicken BBQ, ice cream cones, kids’ games, car seat safety inspections, kids fingerprinting, dunk the driver, 50/50 drawing, Sparky The Firedog & his fire truck, door prizes and a the chance to meet and greet your favorite drivers and their sponsors. Additional activities will be announced soon.

The Dirt Racers Radio program, aired every Sunday evening over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH, will also be in attendance with a two-hour radio broadcast from the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit.

All proceeds will go directly to the family of Orry Wirt to help defray expenses.

“In an additional attempt to raise money for the Wirt family we have also added a Fan Favorite Voting Contest this year that we ask for the drivers’ help in,” said Drown. “All you have to do, if you wish to participate, is have your helmet on your car upside down to collect money in. The driver who turns in the most money donated by the fans at the end of the afternoon will receive a prize.”

“We would also appreciate any door prizes that anyone, or any team or their sponsors would like to donate. If they are not able to make it on that day but still wish to donate something they may mail it to: Courtney Drown, 1120 Curtwood Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691.”

Wayne County Fairgrounds is located right off Route 30 in Wooster, OH between Canton and Mansfield.

Additional information will be released at a later date with updates, driver information and more.

To register your car, donate a door prize or get more information visit www.dougdrown.com and click on the 2nd Annual Cause for Care Car Show & Benefit presented by Drown Racing banner or email Courtney Drown at: Drown12@hotmail.com or telephone: 330. 601.0610

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Drivers & Moms Headline Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The national Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening May 15 will present it’s annual Mother’s Day show with special guest from the world of dirt Late Model and Sprint Car racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

Stopping by to kick off the show will be Forest Lucas and Bob Patison of Lucas Oil who will discuss the upcoming grand opening of the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO and the continuing success of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. They will also make a special announcement.

Making her first appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be Renva Dover, the mother of World of Outlaws Late Model Series star Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, GA who drives the J&J Steel, Hennessey Rental Tools, New Vision Graphics, Dover Cylinder Heads, S&H Motorsports Larry Shaw Race Cars/ Racetek Racing Engines #17.

Joining the show will be Mariann Jacobs the mother of Sprint Car stars Kenny, Bud & Dean Jacobs and the grandmother of Sprint Car drivers Lee Jacobs, Cody Jacobs and dirt Late Model driver Trevor Phillips. Mariann will be joined on the show with her sons Kenny, Bud & Dean, all championship drivers. Kenny is a long time star Sprint Car racer who is competing in 2006 on a part time basis for the Mike Woodring owned #19 JEI while Dean is racing the Pullins Motorsports owned #29. Bud is a retired championship winning Sprint Car & Late Model racer.

Also appearing on the show will be Rita Scott, the mother of dirt Late Model star Robbie Scott and the grandmother of Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards. Robbie Scott drives the Amos Paving & Seal Coating, Walts, Inc., Banshee Graphics sponsored Rocket Chassis/Gary Stanton Racing Engines Mopar #18.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Charlie Duncan Headlines Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening May 14 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight dirt Late Model star Chargin’ Charlie Duncan of Millersburg, OH and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Duncan is a top north central Ohio dirt Late Model star with multiple track championships and wins. Duncan drives the American Payroll Advance, Rod Eddleblute’s Garage, Coblentz Trucking, SCFN Fueling Centers Mastersbilt/Malcuit Racing Engines #17. Duncan will talk about his plans for the 2006 racing season.

Also appearing will be Bob Schippers, the owner & promoter of Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH and the track’s Race Director, Chuck Griffith. Schippers & Griffith will join Duncan to talk about the upcoming American Payroll Advance Big 4 Series race for ‘Super’ Late Models that will be held on Friday May 19.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Brent Robinson prepares to return to racing action!
By Brian Tidball

Brent Robinson had high hopes entering the 2006 Dirt Super Late Model racing season. Coming off his first season on the road he ended up 8th in the final points standings on the Mid Atlantic Championship Series in 2005. Not too bad for someone with very limited Super Late Model seat time and trying to finish his senior year in High School. Now a Freshman at Old Dominion University the 18 year old Smithfield, Virginia driver has been sitting idle since the April 15th World of Outlaws events at Virginia Motor Speedway. “We were on our last years motor, we have two and we knew the other needed some work and knew this one would need freshening soon. We became aware of just how soon once we got on the racetrack. The car worked so well in the turns but we were giving up 5 car lengths on the straights”, said Robinson

“We thought we had a sponsor for the year and were planning on running the Lucas Oil Series and go for Rookie of the Year. That fell through and it has us on a really tight budget. We have some really good people helping us and they’re doing what they can do to help keep us going. The motor is at George’s (CAMS Racing Engine’s George Coleman) being worked on and we’re waiting on a few parts, but the money I’ve earned with my business is paying for the engine (Brent Robinson Inc.) We sell Brad Penn Racing Oil and vinyl signs and decals. I was hoping we’d had it back for the Lucas race at Hagerstown, but the parts held us up”, he said.

“Right now our plans are uncertain where we’ll race but we will be back on the track soon. We’re now looking at the Southern Nationals because that really fits into my schedule with school and all”, he added. Other than that my schedule is on my website with a couple more dates to be added soon. IF we get our motor back this weekend we are going to go to Tazewell for the Lucas Oil show. The next show after that is Clary’s Speedway on the 20th of May and then either Hagerstown for the MACS show on the 27th or Clary’s for the 2 Carolina Clash shows on the 26th and 27th. We haven’t decided on that one yet”,stated Robinson.

Robinson drives a Rocket Chassis with power from a CAMS Racing Engines 419 Chevrolet on American Racer by Lias Tires with help from the following; Terry Heating and Air Conditioning, Stuckey Enterprises, Steeltech Industrial Fabrication Inc., Bernheisel Race Componenets, Racecom, Bell Helmets, Ringers Gloves, Cometic Gaskets and Granny and Papa.

Brent on the track!
Keep up with Brent’s latest at
www.brentrobinsonracing.com


Chubzilla Wins At WCS …. Again!
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- This past weekend Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank raced his way to victory lane at Wayne County Speedway for his first World of Outlaws Late Model Series win of the year driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

Chubzilla’s weekend started at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Pebbles, OH where Chubzilla was fast qualifier in time trials and scored a second place finish in his heat race before crossing the finish line sixth in the main event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

On Saturday Chubzilla and the team headed north to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH for the Buckeye Classic 50 where Chubzilla qualified seventh fastest in time trials and scored a win in the third heat.

For the Wayne County Speedway main event a large and enthusiastic crowd was on hand to see Chubzilla do it one more time, taking yet another sanctioned win at WCS, something he has been very adept at. During the last seven sanctioned dirt Late Model races at WCS, the man known as Chubzilla has won six of them.

Matt Miller and Rick Eckert led the field to flagman Ed Frederick’s snarling green flag with Miller taking the lead over Eckert, Tim McCreadie, Chubzilla and Dave Hess, Jr. Despite Miller’s early dominance the field was hot on his tail with McCreadie and Frank battling for numerous laps as Clint Smith and Hess did likewise. Throughout the field there were several battles going back and for positions including some pretty hardcore racing laps with Billy Moyer and Ryan Markham as well as McCreadie eventually took the lead before succumbing to Frank’s first and final pass for the lead and then the win on lap 42.

“This is great to finally win a World Of Outlaws race this season”, declared Frank from the winner’s circle. “Tonight was a tire game and we went a little harder than some of the guys. Believe me, I didn’t want any cautions in the last half of the race. Going harder on tires meant we needed long green flag runs. That’s why McCreadie got back by me when we did have that lap 24 restart. Harder tires means they take a little longer to get going. I wasn’t too worried when Tim got by us but I didn’t want anymore cautions. The track was racy. You could run from top to bottom and when the lapped cars got in there it made it fun.”

“I want to dedicate this win to Orry Wirt. His dad, Dave, and I are pretty good friends and my heart goes out to Dave and his family on their loss.”

Orry Wirt, a 15 year-old freshman at nearby Triway High School, passed away April 28 from injuries sustained in an April 2 auto accident. His father, a long time driver at Wayne County Speedway and throughout the Ohio Valley region, was deeply touched by Frank’s words when he joined the winner in victory lane.

“The race track is definitely different than it used to be but it seems to me like it still takes the same tires. The thing is you need to be a little bit tighter but its still racy. All in all the track was nice.”

“I knew Rick (Eckert) and I had the same tires on and I knew that McCreadie and Matt (Miller) would get out front and probably drive off a little bit and we weren’t too worried about that unless we couldn’t reel them in. And once I got past Rick I knew we could reel them in pretty good even though it was in traffic. The lapped traffic wasn’t too bad, I was a little nervous at the end but I wasn’t getting off that bottom. I had a little trouble to get by (Steve) Shaver but he saw me and got out of the way.”

After being interviewed by the print media at his pit after the feature Chubzilla appeared live on the national Race Nite radio show broadcast on Racetalklive.com. Chubzilla was interviewed by Race Nite reporter Keith Koval and Race Nite host Mark Potter.

The World Of Outlaws Late Model Series next travels to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois Friday, May 12 for round 1 of the ‘Battle Of The Borders Weekend’ before the second $10,000 to win – 50 lap main event making up the weekend unfolds Saturday, May 13 at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Indiana.

Fans are encouraged to seek out the Chubzilla souvenir trailer and check out the all-new merchandise as well as take advantage of the huge clearance sale on previously released merchandise. The ‘Movin’ The Blue’ clearance sale is now on and all merchandise with the blue color graphics scheme are now available at rock bottom prices at the Chubzilla Souvenir Trailer and the Chub Frank website at: www.chubfrank.com.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing. The new selection of merchandise is being added to on a weekly basis and will soon appear regularly on Chubzilla’s website.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Does The Buckeye Boogie
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards was back on the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this weekend with a double-header in the state of Ohio as the series and Kid Rocket traveled to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex and the Wayne County Speedway where he competed driving his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

At Brushcreek Kid Rocket qualified third quick in time trials and won the third heat race but his fortunes in the main event suffered when mechanical trouble forced him out of the race relegating him to 22nd after a fourth starting spot. At Wayne County Speedway on Saturday Kid Rocket timed in 12th fastest out of the 47 car field and finished fifth in his race putting him in the B Main where we won handily and then eventually wound up with an 18th place finish in the main event.

Richards hopes his fortunes continue to improve as the season goes on. “It’s been a little rough this year with our help situation but we’re trying to get through,” explained Richards. “Like last night we got caught up in a wreck and didn’t get to finish and we had an extremely good car. The next couple weeks we hope to get straightened out and get going again.”

He is also looking forward to graduation day on May 26. “That’s the weekend of the Show Me (100), I’ll have to miss the Show Me this year,” revealed Richards. “I’m excited, I kind of woke up a little bit and it was like ‘Whoa’ because we just got our cap and gowns last week and kind of realized I’m actually graduating this year. It’s kind of scary but I’m excited, I get to go racing.”

He also acknowledged how cooperative his teachers and principle have been as the honor roll student started his racing career the past couple years. “Yes, the teachers have been extremely cooperative, same with the principle, he’s really cool,” said Richards. “I gave him a t-shirt the other day and he’s been really good about it. It’s helped me out a ton. I’ve had honor roll first semester. English class is still pretty tough.”

“I’m not exactly sure what I want to do for college yet right now or which college I want to go to back home. I want to get this racing thing going the best I can. This is the perfect opportunity so hopefully I can make the best of it.”

And that and keep on looking for, and finding, victory lane.

Which he will have another attempt at this weekend when the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series travels to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois Friday, May 12 for round 1 of the ‘Battle Of The Borders Weekend’ before the second $10,000 to win – 50 lap main event making up the weekend unfolds Saturday, May 13 at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Indiana.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Australian Late Models, VonDohren, Pittman On Dirt Nation™

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening May 8 will present a wide variety of stars from the world of motorsports and another look at dirt Late Model racing ‘down under’. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

The 2005-2006 Australian dirt Late Model season is now completed and a special review of the season will be spotlighted on Dirt Nation™ featuring three top Australian dirt Late Model drivers. Appearing will be Craig Vosbergen, Brad Blake and Jason Oldfield. Additionally, Brian ‘Bear’ Chalmers of BCM Motorsports, a marketing company, will also appear.

Returning to the show will be Craig VonDohren, the east coast Modified star who is now driving for Chad Sinon’s BPG Racing/Sinon Motorsports in the Teo Pro Car #1c powered by Morrison Performance and sponsored by BPG Industries, Stauffer Construction and Barringer & Associates Insurance & Real Estate Services’

Daryn Pittman of Owasso, Oklahoma will make his debut appearance on the show. Pittman, a member of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series’ Mean 15 drives the Reeve Kruck owned Titan Racing Team Sprint Car #21 sponsored by Titan Garage & Sheds, Hop & Sack Convenience Stores.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Mike Lonas Headlines Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening May 7 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight dirt Late Model and Modified driver Mike Lonas of Mansfield, OH and will air at a special time of beginning approximately at 7:15 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Special in-studio guest will be Mike Lonas of Mansfield, OH, a dirt Late Model and Modified driver who has been racing for just under a decade but has amassed just under 100 wins thus far. Lonas drives the Coffman Corvette, Wayne County Speedway, American Payroll Advance, Cave Electric, Richland Lumber, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Mastersbilt Race Cars #5 and a Pierce Race Cars #5 Modified.

Another guest to be announced will also appear.

The show will start at approximately 7:15 PM EST due to the Cleveland Indians game.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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WCS/WoO Buckeye Classic 50 Attracting Top Drivers
By Doc Lehman

Orrville, OH --- It appears that the upcoming Buckeye Classic 50 sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series that will be held on Saturday May 6 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be attracting drivers other than the contingent of World of Outlaws Late Model Series traveling professionals and the hardy breed of dirt Late Model drivers that call Wayne County Speedway home. A number of regional and national dirt Late Model drivers will be heading to the fast and newly-banked 3/8 mile clay oval to take on the World of Outlaws and the Wayne County brigades. The Buckeye Classic 50 will pay the winner $10,000 from a total purse of $45,000.

“I consider my chances anywhere we go as good as anyone else’s,” said Bart Hartman of Zanesville, OH, a national dirt Late Model star and a former regular and winner on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour. Hartman, a former Dirt Track World Championship and North-South 100 winner, drives the Rocket Chassis/Cornett Racing Engines #75 sponsored by Imler’s Poultry, UrgentCash, Gress Oil and Fibertech. “We’ve had some real good runs and success at Wayne County Speedway. I’ve heard they made some changes so we’ll have to see. Those drivers they have are good. There are no easy pickings anymore. You roll into any racetrack you have got guys who are tough as any traveler. But at Wayne County, they have a lot of good ones up there.”

A regional dirt Late Model racer who lives in Creston, OH, nearly in Wayne County Speedway’s backyard, is looking forward to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series coming in to Ohio and he knows his team will have to be focused to make a bid for the big money. “The competition at Wayne County is great, I travel around and Wayne County is still one of the toughest local race tracks to make a show,” stated Jason Flory. Flory competes at tracks in Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and elsewhere. Flory drives the Joe McIllvaine Trucking Company, PBM Performance Parts, Sunoco Race Fuels, Weld Wheels Mastersbilt Race Cars #02. “You go in there, they have some great drivers and the competition is second to none there. It’s a good racy track too.”

“To run with those World of Outlaws guys is a blessing because you learn a lot from those guys. They are very talented drivers. It’s going to be exciting. It’ll give us a chance to show what we can do. You can’t win unless you get in so first we have to qualify for the show and a top ten would be great but realistically making that starting field would be good enough for us.”

Among the World of Outlaws Late Model Series drivers from coast to coast who will be in attendance include defending champion Billy Moyer, Tim McCreadie, Steve Francis, Rick Eckert, Chub Frank, Dale McDowell, Darrell Lanigan, Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Clint Smith, Garrett Durrett, Eric Jacobsen, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and John Blankenship.

Some of the Wayne County Speedway contingent who will be defending their home turf include defending track champion Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, J.R. Gentry, Charlie Duncan, Blaine Aber, Jim Gentry, Mark Gardiner, Rick Bond, Thomas Baker, Chet Alexander, Clint Coffman, Dave Hornikel, Randy Scott, Mark Osburn, Eric Smitley and others.

The race is also attracting some big name national stars like Hartman, Mike Balzano, Steve Shaver and Corey Conley, among others. Additionally a number of well-known regional drivers like Flory, Ricky Elliott, Eric Myers, Keith Barbara, Robbie Blair, Brad Malcuit and DJ Miller, among others, will be on hand.

There will also be some extra cash on hand for one driver as an extra $1,000 will go to one talented driver. “The bonus is an incentive and thank you for the highest finisher that is not currently in the top 20 of any national touring series or has ever won a World of Outlaws Late Model race,” revealed Tim Christman, part of the promotional team at DIRT Motorsports, Inc. “It gives the highest local or regional driver an opportunity to earn another $1000 which is what they would have won by winning the feature on a normal Friday or Saturday night show.”

Adult general admission tickets are $25.00, students (ages 7 –15 years of age) general admission tickets are $10.00 with children 6 years of age and under admitted free to general admission. Pit admission is $35.00.

For the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned race pit gates at Wayne County Speedway will open at 3:00 PM with spectator gates opening at 4:00 PM. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 PM followed by time trials. A complete racing program will start at 7:00p PM with heat races, ‘B’ Main events and the pole dash determining the starting field for the Buckeye Classic 50.

Also on the racing card will be the Wayne County Speedway Modified and Pure Stock divisions.

For further information on the Buckeye Classic 50 phone Wayne County Speedway at 419-522-8761 (office), 330-682-7485 (track) or visit the Wayne County Speedway website located at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or www.dirtmotorsports.com/LMS.

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DTWC Reserved Seating Open
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- Even though it’s a few months away race fans are anxious and excited about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) and for those who want reserved seating that may not have had it at last year’s event promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi have announced that May 1 was the day that reserved seating would be open to any race fans. Previously promoters gave the reserved seating ticket holders from last fall’s event first chance to renew their seats until May 1 but now all reserved seating remaining will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship will be held October 19-21 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Waverly, OH.

“We thought it was only fair to last year’s fans who reserved seats to give them the first chance at renewing them,” commented Dean Nardi. “The deadline is up and now the remaining reserved seats are available to anyone who would like to have them. We’ve been very happy with the early response to this year’s edition and it’s apparent that the success we had from last October has translated into a renewed interest and excitement for the race.”

Race fans aren’t the only ones with a high level of anticipation for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship as drivers are already looking ahead including Bart Hartman of Zanesville, OH who finished third last October. Hartman is a former Dirt Track World Championship winner.

“I’m definitely looking forward to it again this year,” stated Hartman. Hartman drives the Rocket Chassis/Cornett Racing Engines #75 sponsored by Imler’s Poultry, UrgentCash, Gress Oil and Fibertech. “I like that facility, it’s a great facility and the whole staff there does a great job. I think the racing spoke for itself last year.”

Hartman is also a proponent of having the race at KC Raceway. Hartman feels that since they were going to move the event to a new facility that KC Raceway was the prime choice for numerous reasons. “Since they moved it I think going to KC was a good choice,” said Hartman. “Because in this day and age of racing you have to have nice facilities and it has plenty of parking and camping and concessions are all great. I don’t see where you could take it to too many other places and got the same results.”

“I was disappointed we didn’t win it last year. We spent a lot of time down there through the summer and we made a little different tire choice and it cost us. But to win it again, it would mean a lot. And that’s what we’re intending to do.”

Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.

After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.

Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.

Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.

To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.

Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.

Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.

For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Chubzilla Conquers Hagerstown
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- This past weekend Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank raced his way to victory lane at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*. It was Chubzilla’s first win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Chubzilla had an excellent evening at Hagerstown Speedway for the 25th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial on Saturday. Chubzilla set fast time over the 50 car field, won his heat race and dominated the feature by leading every lap on his way to victory lane for the $10,000 winner’s payoff.

"I want to thank all my crew and everyone here, the track was great all night long,” stated Chubzilla after the win. “The car was a little tight early on and I saw Earl (Pearson) stick his nose in there a couple of times, but it handled real well in traffic and I am pleased to get this win."

"I also want to especially thank all of my great sponsors including Lester Buildings and everyone associated with them, we couldn't do this without a lot of help from them and everyone else on the car along with the product sponsors we have, they are all a tremendous help with our race team."

Chubzilla was driving a new Rocket Chassis. He also had a ‘guest’ crew member, Mike Farr.

Chubzilla will also be appearing on the radio on Monday. Chubzilla returns to the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday May 1. The show airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed at: www.racetalklive.com and for more information: www.dirtnation.net

Up next on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour is a pair of Ohio dirt track racing venues will host the premiere dirt Late Model racing series. Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Pebbles, Ohio and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio welcome the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 respectively. Both events offer $10,000 to the winner from the posted $45,000 purse.

Certainly having one of the most unique layouts in dirt track racing Brushcreek Motorsports Complex features a high-banked 3/8ths mile clay tri-oval described as ‘Wicked Fast’. The $10,000 to win ‘Barry’s Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. 50’ will mark the second appearance by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

Following the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex event the World of Outlaws Late Model Series travels to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio for the May 6 $10,000 to win ‘Buckeye Classic 50’. The national event marks the first ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the semi-banked 3/8ths mile dirt oval. Besides the strong contingent of national stars the World of Outlaws Late Model Series brings to Wayne County Speedway a strong contingent of regional and independent dirt Late Model stars are expected in addition to the strong field of Wayne County Speedway regulars that will be defending their turf.

Fans are encouraged to seek out the Chubzilla souvenir trailer and check out the all-new merchandise as well as take advantage of the huge clearance sale on previously released merchandise. The ‘Movin’ The Blue’ clearance sale is now on and all merchandise with the blue color graphics scheme are now available at rock bottom prices at the Chubzilla Souvenir Trailer and the Chub Frank website at: www.chubfrank.com.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Scores A Lernerville Thriller
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards traveled north to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA on Friday evening April 28 where he emerged victorious in the Late Model main event. Kid Rocket scored his win at Lernerville over famed veteran driver Lynn Geisler driving his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

Kid Rocket’s feature win came after starting ninth in the field. By the 19th lap Kid Rocket had caught up to the leaders and then proceeded to engage them in battle. A lap 25 caution necessitated a green-white-checker finish with Kid Rocket taking the lead on the restart and held on to take the win.

"I knew this was only 25 laps, so I had to get up on my heels,” commented Kid Rocket in victory lane. “This is only my second win."

The following evening Kid Rocket journeyed to Hagerstown Speedway for the 25th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial at Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland where he finished second in his heat race and 10th in the main event.

Up next on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour is a pair of Ohio dirt track racing venues will host the premiere dirt Late Model racing series. Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Pebbles, Ohio and Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio welcome the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 respectively. Both events offer $10,000 to the winner from the posted $45,000 purse.

Certainly having one of the most unique layouts in dirt track racing Brushcreek Motorsports Complex features a high-banked 3/8ths mile clay tri-oval described as ‘Wicked Fast’. The $10,000 to win ‘Barry’s Chevrolet-Buick, Inc. 50’ will mark the second appearance by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

Following the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex event the World of Outlaws Late Model Series travels to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio for the May 6 $10,000 to win ‘Buckeye Classic 50’. The national event marks the first ever appearance of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series to the semi-banked 3/8ths mile dirt oval. Besides the strong contingent of national stars the World of Outlaws Late Model Series brings to Wayne County Speedway a strong contingent of regional and independent dirt Late Model stars are expected in addition to the strong field of Wayne County Speedway regulars that will be defending their turf.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Doug Drown Scores First of Season
By Doc Lehman

On Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH Doug Drown of Wooster, OH came to the track in hopes of doing some testing in anticipation of the following week’ World of Outlaws Late Model Series race at the track where he is defending champion and with a top five finish in mind Drown and his team went out and scored the feature win over a 34-car field. Drown, who is on the road this season running a variety of World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, MACS, UMP and other sanctioned and unsanctioned races returned to his home track for opening night driving his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

“The team did great tonight, the car was awesome all night,” stated an enthused Drown right after he arrived at his pit after capturing the checkered flag. “I was a little concerned coming here with Hoosiers (Racing Tires) because they haven’t been real dominant in the past on weekly shows here and everyone knows that but the tire program Hoosier has going on, they are doing something right.”

“And with our new Genesis Shocks, it’s great to get them into victory lane. Our whole team worked hard for it, we worked all day. I wasn’t happy with my performance in the Sunoco race and the guys did a great job getting things changed and it paid off. We came here to do what we wanted to test and tune for the Outlaws and I was just hoping for a top five and that’s what makes this even more sweeter this weekend.”

Thus far during these early stages of the 2006 season Drown has ventured out to high profile races in Georgia and Virginia in addition to races in Ohio and despite some bad luck it appears the team has turned the corner as the bulk of the season lay ahead. Drown indicated that Saturday’s win would be a substantial motivator for his team.

“To win here with the guys that were here tonight just makes it sweet and I guess we did it in pretty good fashion out there,” commented Drown. “It’s just being consistent. That’s one thing running with the big guys, you have to learn to be patient and a little more smoother and it pays off. I try to keep my cool and keep the tires underneath me and it worked out I guess.”

“Track was awesome. Definitely you could move around. (WCS track prep) Tim (Myers) and the staff put on a great show and they got the track prepped right. Ultra smooth and if they can keep it like that I guarantee the Outlaws will be loving this place next week.”

Drown was asked if that, despite running with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series earlier this season, did this win give him a boost of confidence as the touring group is set to come into his home track. “I feel a little bit more confident,” responded Drown. “I guess I’m always putting myself down a little bit so I wont be disappointed if things don’t work out but if we can make the race next week I’ll be real happy. If we can get in hopefully we can move up from there. The main thing is to be on top of the game.”

“I think tonight we might have learned a little bit on tires. Hopefully tonight can add for next week. I know this team is pumped up. The 10g’s would be nice but if we can make the race and get a top five in that would be great.”

Drown also feels the win will give the entire team momentum from a mental standpoint and allow them to focus more concisely on the task ahead next weekend. “Absolutely, the whole time this year we’ve been off,” explained Drown. “We’d be good early but feature time we didn’t have the car. Well, this thing tonight after the guys worked on the car we went through the whole car, checked the front suspension. It’s hard work like that when you win it makes everyone happier.”

“Wins are the payoff. Sometimes you wonder why we work all those long hours, why do we work so hard? Well, tonight shows why that hard work pays off. A lot of people don’t understand it takes a lot to prep these cars and I have a group of guys that do an awesome job. And that’s one thing that it takes, it takes a team and if it wasn’t for these guys we wouldn’t have been in victory lane tonight.”

Drown’s crew consists of Ken Moser, James Boreman, Keith Kahl, Jason Flinner, Dan Drown, Shane Hites and Steven Hershberger.

Drown was also more than happy that two changes he made to his car this season has not only worked but may have exceeded expectations so soon. “After tonight I know we made the right decision going with Hoosier Tires this year. Tonight the car planted, it rotated and it did everything it was supposed to do. Hoosier Tires, I was kind of joking earlier in the week about getting them back into victory lane here and I guess we did so hopefully we can do a little bit more when we come back later in the year. Hopefully some of these guys here might start switching over to Hoosiers and I did my job then and showed that they can win here.”

“As for switching to the new Genesis Shocks, I’m impressed with everything Mike Farr has going on there. It’s so simple its unreal. People today were asking me about them and someone said they were expensive but they’re not. They’re probably one of the cheapest shocks with coil over kit and everything right out of the box. You put them on the car and go.”

“And that’s what Mike Farr and Mike Lutz wanted to do and I think they accomplished that. And now its just letting these other guys to realize they have a good product and the craftsmanship in the product is unbelievable and they are so simple to work with.”

Drown was also complimentary towards his chassis and engine builders. “The Rocket Chassis felt good tonight,” said Drown. “I had a great car that we raced last year and this one is a brand new one and tonight we had it hooked up. Those guys, if I’m ever down they’re always there to help. They have great support. They don’t hide anything and they tell you what to do. These shocks, for the price, definitely paid off for us and Rocket Chassis are number one for us.”

“And I have to thank Malcuit Racing Engines for providing a great Ford Mustang engine. It’s just unbelievable the power I have lacked the past couple years and I think it’s paying off now that we switched programs.”

For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Late Model Crewman Passes
By Doc Lehman

Fredricksburg, OH --- Orra D. ‘Orry’ Wirt, 15, of Fredricksburg, OH and the son of popular north central Ohio dirt Late Model star Dave Wirt, passed away Friday April 28 at Akron Children’s Hospital from injuries sustained in a traffic accident on April 2. Orry Wirt was a dedicated member of his father’s dirt Late Model team the past several years and was a popular young man within the north central Ohio racing community.

Wirt was born on October 6, 1990 to Dave & Angie Wirt in Orrville, OH. He grew up with his sister, Alisha, 18.

He was raised and resided near Fredricksburg, OH and attended Triway High School where he was active in sports and academics. He was also active in community service organizations like the Wayne County Hoof & Hide 4H Club and was a regular at the Wayne County Fair showing pigs.

He was a freshman at Triway High School where he excelled in academics and played indoor soccer in addition to playing soccer for the junior varsity team. He played basketball and was the co-caption of the freshman team in addition to his participation as a member of the junior varsity baseball team.

Orry was regularly attended the Moreland United Methodist Church and the Church of the Savior Youth Group.

Orry was also active in farming with his grandfather and uncles.

Another passion of Orry’s was his love of dirt racing in general, but his father’s team in particular. Orry attended dirt Late Model races his entire life and became a regular member of the crew several years ago. In addition to his father’s successful career, his uncle, Lloyd Wirt, a former racer, had a long and successful career racing dirt Late Models. Orry crewed for his father, a regular at Wayne County Speedway in recent years, and traveled with his father to many racetracks.

Orry was also an avowed fan of all drivers.

Surviving are his parents, Dave & Angie, sister Alisha; paternal grandmother Eva Wirt; maternal grandparents Leon & Rita Keener; many aunts, uncles & cousins and an infinite number of cherished friends.

He was preceded in passing by his grandfather, Boyd Wirt, a long time race car owner and car builder, and an uncle, John Van Sickle.

Funeral services will be held Thursday May 4 at 11:00 AM at Church of the Savior, 480 Fry Road, Wooster, Ohio with the Reverends Jeff Watson and Robert Stull officiating. Burial will follow at the Moreland Cemetary. Calling hours will be Wednesday May 3 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Arrangements are being handled by McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill Street, Wooster, OH 44691.

A benefit fund has been established to help the family.

Those wishing to contribute to the Orry Wirt & Wirt Family Contribution Fund to help defray expenses may either drop off or send in their contributions at any Chase Bank or Bank One. Please affix the Orry Wirt & Wirt Family Contribution Fund account number to your check or money order. The account number is: 715357711.

Those who wish to contribute and who live outside the area may mail their contributions in to: Chase Bank, att’n: Orry Wirt & Wirt Family Contribution Fund, 141 N. Walnut Street, Wooster, OH 44691. (Include the account number: 715357711)

Cards of support & encouragement can reach his family by sending them to: 8378 Hoy Road, Fredricksburg, OH 44627.


Babb Named RPM Driver Of The Year
By Doc Lehman

Latrobe, PA --- Shannon ‘The Moweaqua Missile’ Babb, 32, of Moweaqua, IL, was named the 2nd Annual RPM Racing News Driver of the Year based on his 2005 accomplishments and achievements. The RPM Racing News Driver of the Year Award is sponsored by RPM Racing News based in Latrobe, PA and will be presented to Babb in August during the annual National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies during the 24th Annual North-South 100 race weekend at Florence Speedway in Kentucky that will be held August 10-12. Babb won based on receiving a majority of votes by the voting panel selected by RPM Racing News that is made up of veteran motorsports journalists. Earl Pearson, Jr., won the award the previous year.

“I’m thrilled with Shannon winning,” commented Dave Kittey, c-editor & co-publisher of RPM Racing News. “He’s a class driver and he showed that last year at Eldora at the World 100. I think he is a good choice for the second year of this award. He’s a young man and he is one of the future superstars of the sport. He is almost there now but he is definitely the future of our sport.”

Kittey's partner is co-editor and co-publisher Dr. David Horne. "Only three drivers received votes in the balloting and Shannon was the overwhelming favorite and his record speaks for itself."

Babb has been one of dirt Late Model racing’s hottest drivers the past couple years. He drives the CJ Rayburn Race Cars #18 powered by Jay Dickens Racing Engines and carries sponsorship from Car City, J & J Steel, Platinum Motors & RV, Karl Chevrolet, Watters Auto, Performance Rod & Custom, Petroff Towing, Wicks Racing Product, Hoosier by Smash, Sunoco Race Fuels, Allstar Performance; Peterson Fluid Systems; Performance Rod & Custom; Impact Racing Products, Weld Wheel, Bert Transmission, GUTS, Out-Pace Race Products, Schaeffer Oil, Dyers Top Rods, Comp Cams, ARP Racing Bodies, Sweet Manufacturing, Mason Racin’ and Ringer’s Gloves.

Among his many wins in 2005 came the record-setting 2005 performance of 15 feature wins on the Summernationals tour. Among some of his other wins last season included Spoon River UMP Challenge of Champions, Tri-Track Challenge at Vermilion County Speedway, NALMS Roderick Preview, Kevin Roderick Memorial, Dixie Shootout and many others.

Already this season Babb has earned other honors, including being named the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Driver of the Year and the Behind The Wheel Most Popular Driver.

The RPM Racing News Driver of the Year Award honor is bestowed upon a dirt Late Model racer each year at the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame (NDLMHOF) induction ceremonies and has become an annual designation to a deserving dirt Late Model driver who has risen to the top heights of their profession.

RPM Racing News sponsors and administers the RPM Racing News Driver of the Year Award during each induction ceremony of the NDLMHOF. While not part of the overall NDLMHOF process, the award is being given to one driver chosen among an independent group of voters. A permanent standing trophy honoring each year's selection will be placed on-site at the NDLMHOF building.

"Although not a specific category of the NDLMHOF, we think this adds something to the festivities and record in some small way over the years who the most prominent driver of each particular year is," stated Kittey. "Each year when the winner is announced we present the winning Driver of the Year Award winner with a plaque to commemorate the honor.”

“In addition, we have supplied a trophy to the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame that remains at the building. Each year an engraved plate is added to the trophy with the name of each successive Driver of the Year Award winner. We at RPM Racing News take great pride in associating ourselves with this award, the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame and the tireless efforts of Bill Holder in honoring the greats of this sport."

RPM Racing News is a weekly racing newspaper publishing 27 times a season. Weekly publications begin in April and run through the third week of September, with additional printings in October and December. RPM Racing News carries results and photos from over 80 of the areas racetracks, from Ohio to West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New York and Western and Central Pennsylvania.

RPM Racing News is the reality of a joint venture between Dr. David Horne and David Kittey. In 1993 they purchased the monthly magazine "Racing's Almost Perfect Magazine". The two had a goal, the need to fill a void they saw within the area's weekly news coverage of auto racing during the racing season. They continued to publish the magazine for three more years, while still keeping their vision in mind.

In 1996 the conception of their dreams became a reality, as RPM Racing News acquired Tri-State Auto Racing News, the areas oldest racing publication. The acquisition strengthened the market exposure and coverage for RPM Racing News. The move made RPM Racing News the leading periodical covering racing in the area.

For more information on RPM Racing News visit: http://www.jpwd.com/rpm
For more information on Shannon Babb visit: http://www.shannonbabb18.com

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Drivers Ready To Rock For First WoO/WCS Race
By Doc Lehman
Lehman Motorsports Services

Orrville, OH --- It didn’t take long after DIRT MotorSports™ announced they had reached an agreement to bring the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio for the $10,000 to win Buckeye Classic 50 on Saturday May 6 for not only race fans but drivers to get fired up over the prospect of the traveling national professional dirt Late Model stars taking on not only some of the top regional drivers but also the large and strong contingent of Wayne County Speedway dirt Late Model stars. To say the race will be an on-track slugfest is putting it mildly and fans have already been bombarding the track’s office with telephone and email inquiries in addition to DIRT’s headquarters.

“I can't say that I'm surprised, but I have really been overwhelmed with the feedback from the drivers and the fans in the short period of time since we announced the event,” explained Ben Geisler, Executive Vice-President of Operations for DIRT Motorsports, Inc., who owns the World of Outlaws series. “Mike Balzano told me at the Lernerville show that we'll have ‘people hanging from the rafters’ and I believe him.”

“I know that everyone in Ohio can't wait to see Chub Frank, Steve Francis, Josh Richards and all of the World of Outlaws drivers, but as the last two World of Outlaws races have proven, these guys will face tough competition from the cars in the area such as Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, J.R. Gentry, Eric Myers, Rick Bond, Jason Flory, Chet Alexander, Blaine Aber and regional drivers like Mike Balzano and Robbie Blair. It should make for great racing."

The national race is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the semi-banked 3/8ths mile dirt oval and will carry a $45,000 purse. And DIRT Motorsports, Inc., officials have just announced a bonus. An extra $1,000 will go to one talented driver.

“The bonus is an incentive and thank you for the highest finisher that is not currently in the top 20 of any national touring series or has ever won a World of Outlaws Late Model race,” revealed Tim Christman, part of the promotional team at DIRT Motorsports, Inc. “It gives the highest local or regional driver an opportunity to earn another $1000 which is what they would have won by winning the feature on a normal Friday or Saturday night show.”

As for the racing itself, between the World of Outlaws Late Model Series professionals and the local contingent of Wayne County Speedway drivers ready to defend their home turf, a mutual respect exists between the two factions.

“We’re definitely looking forward to the race at Wayne County,” stated Steve Francis of Ashland, KY, known as the Kentucky Colonel and a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. “From what I hear they have changed the banking in the race track and some other things so if should be different for everybody.”

Francis has had success in the win department at Wayne County Speedway but knows the competition level has risen significantly. “You always plan to try and win but with the level of competition on the World of Outlaws any time you get a win it’s special anymore,” added Francis. “Half the field can be within a half a second of qualifying so that tells you how tight everyone is.”

“As far as the Wayne County guys you’ve got George Lee, Ryan Markham, Doug Drown and a bunch of those guys who are tough and I don’t know if you can call Bart Hartman local, or Donnie (Moran), they’ve ran there a lot over the years, Keith Berner and guys like that, there is just a lot of very good race cars in that area. That whole area is just tough with racecars.”

“Anytime you win on the World of Outlaws you’ve accomplished something especially when you throw in so many tough competitors from that local area.”

Francis isn’t the only World of Outlaws Late Model Series driver who knows he will have his work cut out for his team. “I’m excited to get back there, we’ve won there in the past, some STARS races and Renegade races and it’s always been a racy track so I’m looking forward to getting back on it,” commented Rick ‘Scrub’ Eckert of York, PA. “In the past anytime we’ve went there the place was always packed with fans and the one thing I really like is those concessions there, they always had great food there.”

“It’s been years since I’ve raced with some of those guys but I’ve talk to George Lee every now and then and he tells me how fast the place is these days and how tough the drivers are there. Guys like (Ryan) Markham, (Doug) Drown, the Gentry’s and the rest.”

“The fans will also see 12 guys they probably haven’t seen there in a few years and some of the guys have never been there. They’ll see guys racing from California to New York so they’ll see a lot of different guys. (Darrell) Lanigan, (Tim) McCreadie, (John) Blankenship, Josh (Richards), they have never been there. Clint (Smith) might have been there.”

One local driver, a multi-titled champion at Wayne County speedway, is no stranger to competing in World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned events and is looking forward to defending his home turf. “Well, anytime you run with those guys the hardest part is just making the show,” commented Flyin’ Ryan Markham of Ashland, OH. “I was over at Sharon Speedway there for their race and had to come out of the consy and then ended up racing up to seventh in the feature. Once I get in the feature I can run pretty good with them. Like I said, the hardest part is just getting in with them and then regroup after that and go race them then.”

“I’m really excited about the race and I’m taking all precautions to be ready for that race because I’m going to run with them Friday night at Brushcreek and barring anything there I want my other car ready for Saturday night. Whenever you run with those guys, we locals have the talent and capability and have a good show with them and can get up front if everything is 100% right. If you’re on your ‘A’ game with them that night you can run with them, if not, you’re in the back.”

“I know I can run with those guys and it would be astronomical to win that race.”

Another Wayne County Speedway regular who is chomping at the bit to see how his team stacks up against the touring professionals is of the mindset that his fellow competitors will be able to go toe-to-toe with the professionals.

“I think we’ve got a good bunch of guys running at Wayne County that can go about anywhere and run,” stated Rick Bond of Mansfield, OH. “You’ve got Doug Drown, Ryan Markham, Spud Myers, (Chet) Alexander, the Gentry’s, Randy Scott, George Lee, they can run with these guys but they’ll definitely be tough. We’ll have to have our stuff together when they come in but I think a bunch of us can make that show. To make that race though, it would be a dream come true for us (laughs)!”

“It’s a lot of fun with those Outlaws guys. I’ve run with them before and they’re super guys. You learn a lot from them and they're super to race with. I think they'll be surprised when they come into our territory because we have some guys who can run with them. We'll have to have our game face on but they're all a bunch of good guys.”

It appears this will be a match-up that will have the fans talking for some time. "We couldn't be more excited as an organization to be bringing the World of Outlaw Late Models to Wayne County Speedway,” stated Geisler. “Wayne County has always been a hotbed of dirt late model racing and has such a great tradition of Late Model specials that we know the event is going to be a great success.”

Adult general admission tickets are $25.00, students (ages 7 –15 years of age) general admission tickets are $10.00 with children 6 years of age and under admitted free to general admission. Pit admission is $35.00.

For the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned race pit gates at Wayne County Speedway will open at 3:00 PM with spectator gates opening at 4:00 PM. Warm-ups begin at 5:30 PM followed by time trials. A complete racing program will start at 7:00p PM with heat races, ‘B’ Main events and the pole dash determining the starting field for the Buckeye Classic 50.

Also on the racing card will be the Wayne County Speedway Modified and Pure Stock divisions.

For further information on the Buckeye Classic 50 phone Wayne County Speedway at 419-522-8761 (office), 330-682-7485 (track) or visit the Wayne County Speedway website located at www.waynecountyspeedway.com or www.dirtmotorsports.com/LMS.

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Doug Drown Plans Double Duty In Ohio, Radio Appearance
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Doug Drown will be back in action this coming weekend with a two-night Ohio double play as the 23-year-old Wooster, OH resident will also make a radio appearance. Drown will be in competition this weekend driving his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire/Genesis Racing Shocks Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

After finishing fourth in the main event at Midway Speedway in Crooksville, OH last weekend Drown will head north to Attica Raceway Park on Friday 28 and compete in the Sunoco American Late Model Series race followed by the 41st season opener at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. “We’re looking forward to Attica, they usually get a lot of cars for these races there,” said Drown. “We’re going to go to Wayne County on Saturday for their season opener and get some laps in for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race the following weekend there.”

On Sunday evening April 30 Drown will appear on the Dirt Racers Radio show. The Sunday evening April 30 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight dirt Late Model racing and will air at a special time of 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com Joining Drown as special guests will be Ryan Markham, Jason Flory, Steve Francis and Bret Emrick.

Drown is the defending Wayne County Speedway Late Model champion and anxious to get back for the opener. “Even though we won’t be at Wayne County as much this year with our other commitments on the road, I can’t wait to get back out there,” added Drown. “We’ll try our best to get out there and get the job done and try and learn something for the World of Outlaws race.”

The World Of Outlaws Late Model Series will make their debut appearance at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio for the $10,000 to win Buckeye Classic 50. The national race is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at the semi-banked 3/8ths mile dirt oval and will carry a $45,000 purse. Drown is looking forward to the touring regulars competing on his home track.

“I think as long as that track is prepped the way it has been in the past I think people will see a great show,” commented Drown. “I don’t think there are any other series races that night so I think we might see a couple Lucas Oil and MACS guys. It’s going to be a hell of a show. For $25 it will be well worth getting in the gate, especially when you put the locals into the mix. I know my team is sure looking forward to it and I know a lot of the other drivers in this area are getting ready for it.”

For more information on Doug Drown visit the website at: www.dougdrown.com.

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WoO/WCS LM Drivers On Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening April 30 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight dirt Late Model racing and will air at a special time of 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Appearing on the show to preview the upcoming Buckeye Classic 50 race sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS) at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH will be famed WoO LMS driver Steve Francis of Ashland, KY. Francis, known as the Kentucky Colonel, drives the MOPAR Performance, Valvoline, Freeport Recycling Center, MDI Environmental Service Gary Stanton Racing Engines/Rocket Chassis #15.

Also appearing in the studio will be three Ohio based dirt Late Model drivers who will be taking on the invading Outlaws. Ryan Markham of Ashland, OH, a former WCS champion, will return to the show and discuss the upcoming race. Markham drives the Advance Cylinder, Biscotti's Restaurant, Stu's Place, Mason Racin', Thrifty Muffler, Dor-Lo Pizza Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #5m.

Also returning will be Jason Flory of Creston, OH. Flory will also be attending the WoO LMS sanctioned Buckeye Classic 50 at WCS. Flory drives the Joe McIllvaine Trucking Company, PBM Performance Parts, Sunoco Race Fuels, Weld Wheels Mastersbilt Race Cars #02.

Joining Markham and Flory in the studio will be defending WCS track champion Doug Drown of Wooster, OH. Drown will talk about the upcoming race in addition to his other WoO LMS events he has participated in. Drown drives the Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance Parts/Hamlin Automotive/Malcuit Racing Engines/Mason Racin/Bert Transmission/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Dirt Late Model Notebook
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
Halcomb Racing along with Aaron Scott released their new website www.AaronScott1.com Aaron Scott is the 2005 Eldora Speedway Late Model Track Champion.
Jimmy Mars and the Mars Racing team claimed their first victory of the 2006 racing season last Friday night, April 14 at the Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. In other news, the Mars Racing team has released their entire schedule for the remainder of the 2006 racing season. Check out the tour page at www.jimmymarsracing.com.
John Duty is scheduled to run the next 3 weeks at Willamette in order to learn the new car and to do some testing before the team’s first road trip of the year. Duty will take a week off in May before traveling to Ft. Morgan, Colorado to race with the Colorado Late Model Association at I-76 Speedway.
Brett Carlton and the Brett Carlton Motorsports team, along with Delph Communications, are pleased to announce the grand opening of www.brettcarlton.net. The new website is dedicated to Corteco National Late Model Series driver Brett Carlton of Loxahatchee, Florida. The site has all of the information necessary for fans and sponsors alike to keep up with the driver of the L.C. Services / Southern Style Racing Engines / Bilstein #22 Rocket machine.
Veteran Dirt Late Model driver Steve Barnett took the weekend off behind the wheel two weeks ago, but decided instead to crew chief for sponsor, good friend, and NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart at a pair of Dirt Late Model events. Tony, who enjoyed a rare weekend off from the rigors of the NASCAR world, competed in his J.D. Byrider sponsored #20 Rayburn Monte Carlo at the Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky on Friday night and his own Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday.
With the 2006 United Late Model Series opener coming fast, two local drivers have already put their right foot down for the 2006 Bernheisel Race Cars ULMS Rookie of the Year title. Doug Ricotta or Perry, NY will be in his third season of dirt late model racing and Greg Oakes of Franklinville, NY will be entering his first year in the powerful dirt late models and they both want the ULMS ROY title.
Longtime Lynn Geisler crewmember and family friend, Al Straka passed away this weekend. Straka, affectionately known as "the Goof", was involved with Geisler Racing since it's inception (literally - he took Lynn to get his driver's license when he turned 16.) Ironically, Straka also took Travis to get his driver's license when he turned 16. Straka had a huge heart and was willing to do whatever was needed to help out around the race shop. That included many thankless, but necessary jobs like running parts, picking up Travis from school or the airport and taking him to the race track. He always brought laughter with him to the shop and the race track.
Chub Frank has announced the release of an all-new line of new merchandise and souvenirs with the new ‘Lester Buildings’ graphics and color schemes that are now available. The new merchandise will soon be online at the Chubzilla website located at: www.chubfrank.com.
Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns, news stories & more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series, Inc. is pleased to announce a title sponsorship with Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive aftermarket retailer of parts, batteries, accessories and maintenance items. The series is now titled the Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series. The Advance Auto Parts Thunder Series has established itself as a major player in the sport of Dirt Late Model Series racing. Although the series is only in the early stages of its sophomore season, it has become a favorite among drivers, teams and fans with high car counts and great crowds at each event. After posting 14 events in 2005, the series already has locked in 20 events for 2006 and more dates are expected to be added soon.
For the first time in series history, the cars and stars of the WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series will compete here at the famed Knoxville Raceway. The event is scheduled for Friday, April 28, on the spacious Marion County Fairgrounds half-mile, known as "The Sprint Car Capital of the World."
Indiana Dirt Late Model Speedweek is now five consecutive nights of racing beginning Tuesday, May 9, at Thunder Valley Raceway’s quarter mile. The Allstars will have a short ride on Wednesday, May 10, to Twin Cities Raceway Park, in North Vernon. On Thursday, May 11, the racers head south, to Lawrenceburg Speedway, on the Ohio River. Then, Friday, May 12, the Northern Allstars will get dirty at Bloomington Speedway. On Saturday, May 13, the Brownstown Speedway at the Jackson County Fairgrounds hosts the grand finale.
The United Late Model Series announced Gleason Motorsports Media of Bradford, PA joined the ULMS BRC Lazer Challenge Series as the series photographer. Gleason Motorsports Media is owned and operated by Matt and Renee Gleason. The 2006 racing season will be the fourth year for Gleason Motorsports Media and they will once again be the track photographers of McKean County Raceway for the second consecutive year.
The 2006 ULMS BRC Lazer Challenge Series kicks off on Saturday, April 29 at McKean County Raceway with the Jim Duffy Memorial that will pay a minimum of $2000 to win. For more information, check the ULMS website out at www.unitedlatemodelseries.com.
Next up for the O’Reilly Southern All Star Racing Series travelers is the NASCAR Weekend in Talladega (AL) at Talladega Short Track located just across the street from the Talladega Super Speedway. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th. For more information point your web browser to www.southern-allstars.com.
Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns, news stories & more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Some of the Midwest's best dirt late model drivers converge on Tri-City Speedway on Sunday, April 30th for the MARS vs. UMP Clash. It will also mark the first event of the 2006 racing season on the big 1/2 mile dirt oval at Tri-City Speedway. For more information, call 800-617-9077 or 636-448-9111. You can also visit Tri-City Speedway's website at www.tricityspeedway.net
Ever since the Stanley Schetrompf Memorial was started in 1982 to honor the founder and builder of the Hagerstown Speedway, the top late model drivers in the country have visited the Washington County oval to compete in the first big race of the season. This year, the Schetrompf Memorial will kick off the inaugural visit of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday night, April 29th.
Bluegrass Speedway is set for its first special event of the 2006 racing season as the ½ mile high-banked clay oval located just outside of historic Bardstown, KY will present the 9th Annual Spring Sizzler this Saturday evening, April 29. The event will be sanctioned by the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.
The 3rd Annual Spring 40 that was rained out on April 21 has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader weekend at Ponderosa Speedway on May 12 and May 13. The 3rd Annual Spring 40 will be on Friday, May 12, paying $3,000 to win for Late Models, while the 7th Annual Hugh "Junebug" Rowland Memorial will be contested the next evening on Saturday, May 13, also paying $3,000 to win. Both events will be sanctioned events for the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts.
The 2006 Columbus Speedway event schedule has been updated to reflect the addition of the Commercial Dispatch Super Late Model division back as part of the weekly show at Columbus Speedway. The April 29th event will see Super Late Models compete in a 20-lap main event paying at least $1,000 to win. Other contingencies already in place include a $100 Cooley Transportation and 78 Towing Pole Award plus a $100 bonus to win with a Brown Engineering power plant.
Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway will be the place to be once again this Saturday Night, April 29th as it hosts Bill Hudgins Pontiac GMC Night featuring Round 1 of the Victory Lap Late Model $25,000 Challenge presented by BB&T. 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 10th, August 5th and September 2nd.
Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns, news stories & more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
Knoxville Raceway will be a busy place both Friday and Saturday nights and The American Dirt Network, Presented by ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, will be there to bring you all the action. Friday night, some of the best dirt late model drivers in the country will invade the Marion County Fairgrounds for the WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series. Join Steve Zwemke, Troy Powers and Donn MacArthur for all the WDRL action beginning at 8:30pm Eastern, 7:30 Central on The American Dirt Network.
The Sunday evening April 30 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight dirt Late Model racing and will air at a special time of 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. Special guests include dirt Late Model drivers Steve Francis, Ryan Markham, Jason Flory and Doug Drown.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening May 1 will present a wide variety of stars from the world of motorsports. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. Special guests include Chub Frank, Rick Bond, Terry McCarl, Eric Kormann, Bret Emrick and Jim Nier.
Dirt America Online has been updated with numerous articles, interviews, columns, news stories & more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

©2006 Doc Lehman/Dirt America


Corey Conley Disappointed In Weekend
By Doc Lehman

Wellsburg, WV --- Corey Conley, a regular on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, made the trip to Charlotte, NC for the Circle K Colossal 100 dirt Late Model extravaganza that was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway this past weekend. Conley competed in his Rocket Chassis #14 dirt Late Model sponsored by Denoon Lumber, Reese Homes, Rocket Chassis, Yale, Dave Poske Performance Parts, Bilstein Shocks, Ballato Auto Salvage and the West Virginia Motorsports Council.

“For as bad as the track conditions were, surface wise, that was the absolute worst kind of track to run on, too wet and too heavy and too rough,” explained a disappointed Corey Conley. “I feel we had a car good enough to make the show but it didn’t work out that way. But we had to go for the points.”

“I had heard a lot of horror stories about the place and it’s like someone telling you how a scary movie was. You get an idea but you don’t actually realize it until you get there. We have another race scheduled sometime around October to go back down there and I know I am one of many Lucas Oil drivers who asked let’s just cancel that race and not go back to that place.”

“I am one person who is very, very, definitely straight for pleasing the fans. We have to draw the fans and we have to make them happy and give them a good show but I think Lowe’s has gone as far as not caring about the drivers at all and turned it into a circus to make money.”

“I bent two ball joints, I went through four shocks and two front strut rods and I have to get the upper control arm off the car tonight because it looks tweaked up and also a panhard arm bracket, it was all brand new and now it all has to be replaced. That’s just what we’ve found so far. I think it paid $500 to start the B Main and I will have to spend a lot more than that just to replace parts and that doesn’t count entry fees, fuel and everything else.”

“And I didn’t make the race, and that’s OK, that happens, I’m not complaining about that. It’s just we should have been treated with some respect. It was unnecessary what happened down there. It’s a trip I definitely don’t want to make again.”

“I understand they don’t want dust because of the campers or whatever the problem is down there, then they should just close the track or move it or something. That place is the most beautiful place I have ever seen for a racetrack but it doesn’t matter how much you try to shine up a turd, when you’re done, you still have a turd.”

Up next on the docket for Corey Conley Racing is a trip east to Frank Plessinger’s Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland. Conley will be making only his second appearance there.

“I’ve been to Hagerstown one time a few years ago in a friend of mine’s car,” explained Conley. “We didn’t run too well that night but I really like the place. I’m looking forward to getting there in my own equipment. Last time we were there the track was really smooth. They got a bunch of rain but they smoothed the track out nice and got a lot of cars. I’m looking forward to it.”

Conley also acknowledged that not only would he have to contend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers but also the tough competition that the Hagerstown area drivers present.

“That’s the only thing about that place I’m not looking forward to, their locals (laughs),” said Conley. “Those guys are fast down there and it’ll be tough to go in there and outrun guys like Gary Stuhler, Jeremy Miller, Bo Feathers and the rest. Those guys know how to get the job done. Gary Stuhler is someone who can run well anywhere. We just need to get in the show, get some points and climb the ladder a little more.”

The week after with Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series off Conley is making tentative plans to compete in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race at Wayne County Speedway in Ohio on May 6. “There is a very good chance in that, more than likely,” said Conley. “We run well up there and I’d say that’s a 95% chance we’ll be there.”

For more information on Corey Conley visit: www.coreyconley.com.

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Brad Doty & Chuck Griffith Headline Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- After a one-week break for the Easter holiday Dirt Racers Radio will return Sunday for two hours of news, results & interviews. The Sunday evening April 23 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight famed dirt racing personalities Brad Doty and Chuck Griffith and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Brad Doty, former World of Outlaws Sprint Car star and currently a television broadcaster, author and promoter, will appear on the show for an extended segment to discuss the 2006 Sprint Car season, his work for the Outdoor Channel and his upcoming Brad Doty Classic race among other subjects.

Also appearing will be Chuck Griffith, Race Director at Lakeville Speedway who will discuss the upcoming 2006 racing season at the popular Holmes County, OH dirt track. Griffith will preview the 2006 season and pass on some news about the track.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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RPM Racing News Schedule Altered Again
By Doc Lehman

Latrobe, PA --- The delay in the publishing schedule for RPM Racing News has been changed once again, according to co-publisher & co-editor Dave Kittey. Two weeks ago it was announced that RPM Racing News would be taking a two – three week break in its publishing schedule due to Kittey’s scheduled surgery but that has been altered due to a change. RPM Racing News will publish again on Tuesday April 25.

“I feel real bad this has to happen, but the surgery has been postponed one week due to a death in the surgeon’s family so instead of being operated on April 20 I will have the surgery April 27,” explained Kittey. “The surgery is something that has to be done.” Kittey will undergo a second stomach bypass surgery to correct surgery that was done three years ago that developed complications.

Kittey, who along with fellow co-publisher and co-editor Dr. David Horne, is entering their 11th year with RPM Racing News. Kittey will enter the hospital on April 27 for major surgery that will take him away from his duties for nearly three weeks. During that time the publishing schedule for RPM Racing News will be delayed two, and possibly three weeks.

“I hate this has to happen but I have to get it taken care of so I am healthy to keep RPM Racing News going,” commented Kittey. “I do apologize to the readers and tracks.”

RPM Racing News began their 2006 publishing schedule on April 11. “I have a lot of good people who help on the paper but they don’t know how to lay it out which is the main reason for the interruption,” explained Kittey.

Subscribers will receive all issues they have subscribed for and to that end Kittey announced there will be an extra edition published in October. “We’ll publish in October the week of Challenger Raceway’s MACS Fall Fest race and then again the week of the Dirt Track World Championship,” confirmed Kittey.

RPM Racing News is a weekly racing results newspaper publishing 27 times a season. Weekly publications begin in April and run through the third week of September, with additional printings in October and December. RPM Racing News carries results and photos from over 80 of the areas racetracks, from Ohio to West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New York and Western and Central Pennsylvania.

RPM Racing News is the reality of a joint venture between Dr. David Horne and David Kittey. In 1993 they purchased the monthly magazine "Racing's Almost Perfect Magazine". The two had a goal, the need to fill a void they saw within the area's weekly news coverage of auto racing during the racing season. They continued to publish the magazine for three more years, while still keeping their vision in mind.

In 1996 the conception of their dreams became a reality, as RPM Racing News acquired Tri-State Auto Racing News, the areas oldest racing publication. The acquisition strengthened the market exposure and coverage for RPM Racing News. The move made RPM Racing News the leading periodical covering racing in the area.

For more information on RPM Racing News visit: http://www.jpwd.com/rpm.

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‘Big Pimpin’, ‘Wild Child’ Headline Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening April 24 will present a wide variety of stars from the world of motorsports. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

National dirt Late Model star Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA will return to the show to talk about his upcoming season, recent victories and more. ‘Big Pimpin’ drives the Rocket Chassis/Pro Power Racing Engines #15b sponsored by Daufeldt Transport, J&J Steel, Simon Trucking, McDonald's of the Quad Cities, McFarland Pain Clinic, Community Bank of Muscatine, Pratt Motorsports, Woodward Steering, Precision Machine, Bryant Roofing, Executive Finish and DH Competition Decals by HIP.

Veteran World of Outlaws Sprint Car superstar Jac Haudenschild will make a long-awaited return appearance to Dirt Nation™. Known internationally as the ‘Wild Child’, Haudenschild, of Millersburg, OH, a three-time Kings Royal champion, is a regular on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driving the Rick Wright owned #35 sponsored by Wright One Construction.

Doug Horton of Bruceton Mills, WV, who has had an explosive to start to his season by making an impact on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, will make his debit appearance on the show. The popular West Virginia driver steers the Bobby Lake Motorsports owned Rocket Chassis # 46 sponsored by D & M Truck Repair, Yowler’s, Hoosier Racing Tires, Jules Machine, Woodward Steering, Sunoco Race Fuels.

Making his first appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be Steve ‘Hurricane’ Paine of Waterloo, NY. Paine, two-time overall Mr. DIRT 358-Modified champion, is one of the northeast’s top Big Block Modified stars and drives the Teo Pro Cars #7 sponsored by Tallmadge Tire, Geneva Homes, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Pilat Graphic Design, Flaherty Funding, Cayuga Auto Parts and Finger Lakes Auto Machine.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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RaceNite A Success; Start Time Backing Up To 8 PM
By Mark Potter

Hampton, VA ….. “RaceNite is definitely a success,” proclaimed RaceTalkLive.com President Chuck Hall after the shows first two weekends. RaceNite is a program that features race reporters calling in with live updates throughout the night from all types of race tracks across the nation. The show can be heard every Friday and Saturday night worldwide on the net at www.racetalklive.com or by logging onto the official show website at www.racenitelive.com. The show is also broadcast on AM 1490 The Outlaw in Hampton, Virginia

Hall went on to explain, “RaceNite saw over 91,000 in its first weekend and came back to exceed 127,000 listeners last weekend.”

Mark Potter, host of RaceNite, has announced that the start time of the program will be backed up one hour to 8 pm on both Friday and Saturday. “It makes more sense for us to start the show at 8 pm when all of the racing action is underway on both Friday and Saturday night,” commented Potter.

Hall added, “We are able to look at the numbers to see when we have more listeners and it is evident that listenership picks up at 8. Listeners will still get everything that RaceNite offered in the previous five hours but now it will be condensed into a busy four hours.”

RaceNite is presented by Shade Tree Custom Homes, Affordable Transmission, RaceRap.com, and Cruzin Cooler. For additional information about RaceNite or any of its sponsors please contact Chuck Hall or Mark Potter at (757) 766-9262.

To become a Race Reporter or to make sure your race track is added to the coverage please contact Mark Potter via email at racenite2006@verizon.net or (443)362-0638.


Doug Drown Goes Virginia Racing
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Doug Drown of Wooster, OH was back on the road this past weekend as the team headed south to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA for the Rumble On The River 50 race sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Drown competed in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

“I guess it was an up and down thing,” commented Drown on his weekend. “It ran really well in the heat race. We missed it just by a little bit. The B Main, we just went totally wrong on tires. It was a learning curve and we put in our notes what happened. Their facility, once again, was like no other. Good racing all the way around, you could run the top, middle, it was three wide and four wide sometimes. It was the best race I’ve seen there. It’s just disappointing not to be a part of it.”

As for this weekend Drown and team will attend the season-opener at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH where Drown captured the dirt Late Model track championship last season. “Right now we’re going to run Wayne County’s season opener so we can get some track time and work on tires for the upcoming World of Outlaws Late Model Series race they just announced for May 6. We’ll do some work on tires this week. Not saying we will but it’d be nice to get Hoosier back in victory lane there again.”

Drown also debuted a new Genesis Racing Shocks package on his Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #12. “I loved them,” stated Drown. “The car felt great, felt the car finally move again underneath me. I’m looking forward to getting on different tracks with them on. It’s too early to give a true assessment but I really think that both Mike’s at Genesis have come up with something good. The shocks are unbelievable, the quality, the time and effort they put into developing it, the craftsmanship is excellent. I can say right out of the box, the way they felt, I couldn’t be happier.”

Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular and the 2005 Wayne County Speedway champion, has embarked on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) and UMP.

Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Hypercoil, Weld Wheels, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Genesis Racing Shocks and Farr Motorsports.

For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Corey Conley Carolina Bound
By Doc Lehman

Wellsburg, WV --- Corey Conley, off for Easter weekend with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, did some local racing over the weekend as he prepares to depart West Virginia on Thursday for a trip to Charlotte, NC for the Circle K Colossal 100 dirt Late Model extravaganza that will sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Conley will be competing in his Rocket Chassis #14 dirt Late Model sponsored by Denoon Lumber, Reese Homes, Rocket Chassis, Yale, Dave Poske Performance Parts, Bilstein Shocks, Ballato Auto Salvage and the West Virginia Motorsports Council.

Currently fourth in the rookie standings for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the 31 year old racer from the Ohio Valley area has entered all nine shows so far in 2006 making two trips to the A-Main starting grid for the main event. His best finish was an 11th place at Brownstown on April 1st.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour resumes it's 2006 tour on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22 with the first mega event of the 2006 season in dirt late model racing as the Circle K Colossal 100 will be held at The Dirt Track at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The inaugural event will pay $50,000 to win and $2,000 start and features a $200,000 total purse.

We’ll be leaving Thursday afternoon for Lowe’s,” revealed Conley. “We’re going to be in front of lot of people and our sponsors will get a lot of exposure in front of that big crowd. They’re putting on a tremendous event. I know the last few races I’ve been at they’ve been advertising it. It will be a good deal for our sponsors.”

This past weekend found the popular driver at some old stomping grounds.

Midway, then Lowe’s “Not too good of a weekend, we went to a local track that we’ve run around at, we were off the Lucas series and a lot of my family and friends and fans wanted to go so we went to Midway Speedway,” explained Conley. “They do something I disagree with, they draw pills for starting position. We started dead last in the heat and run fourth. We started 12th in the feature and ran fifth. The car was good, it was my new Rocket that we ran in Florida. I was happy with the car but the track wasn’t too good.”

“My next couple Saturdays off from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series we’ll probably be going to Tyler County and Pittsburgh.”

For more information on Corey Conley visit: www.coreyconley.com.

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Chubzilla Races In Virginia, Clearance Sale Offered

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub ‘Chubzilla’ Frank headed south to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA over the weekend to participate in the ‘Rumble On The River 50’ presented by Thurston Spring Service, Inc., that was originally scheduled for April 8 before the $45,000 purse event was pushed back one week by rain. The race was captured before the SPEED cameras for a July 16 broadcast. Chubzilla competed in World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

Chubzilla qualified ninth fast out of the 41 car field and took a third place finish in his heat race before finishing eighth in the ‘Rumble On The River 50’ presented by Thurston Spring Service, Inc. Currently Chubzilla is fifth in points, only 24 points out of first place.

Chubzilla sponsor Lester Buildings had a display at the Virginia Motor Speedway with company representatives on hand to meet and greet the many fans. Lester Buildings will also have a display and be on hand with Chubzilla the following weekend of April 21-22 at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC for the upcoming $50,000 to win Colossal 100.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will travel Tuesday, April 18 to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn. for the April 7 rain postponed $10,000 to win ‘Spring Showdown In Sarver Town 50’. For more information phone 724-353-1511 (office), 724-353-1350 (track) or visit the Lernerville Speedway website located at www.lernerville.com.

Chubzilla has announced the release of an all-new line of new merchandise and souvenirs with the new ‘Lester Buildings’ graphics and color schemes that are now available. The new merchandise will soon be online at the Chubzilla website located at: www.chubfrank.com.

Fans are encouraged to seek out the Chubzilla souvenir trailer and check out the all-new merchandise as well as take advantage of the huge clearance sale on previously released merchandise. The ‘Movin’ The Blue’ clearance sale is now on and all merchandise with the blue color graphics scheme are now available at rock bottom prices at the Chubzilla Souvenir Trailer and the Chub Frank website at: www.chubfrank.com.

Additionally, pre-orders will be taken at the Chubzilla souvenir trailer this weekend and at the upcoming Colossal 100 race at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s later this month for the all-new Chubzilla/Lester Buildings ADC diecast car(s) that will be available in late summer.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Virginia Weekend For Kid Rocket
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards made a return trip to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA Saturday evening to race in the ‘Rumble On The River 50’ presented by Thurston Spring Service, Inc., that was originally scheduled for April 8 before the race was pushed back one week by rain. The race was captured before the SPEED cameras for a July 16 broadcast. Kid Rocket competed in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

Kid Rocket timed in 14th fastest among the 41-car contingent on hand for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned event. The team experienced trouble in the heat race and finished tenth followed by a fifth place finish in the B Main which forced the team to take a provisional start in the main event where Kid Rocket finished 12th after starting 24th.

Kid Rocket is currently ninth in World of Outlaws Late Model Series points, a mere 82 points in arrears of first place.

Kid Rocket and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will travel Tuesday, April 18 to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Penn. for the April 7 rain postponed $10,000 to win ‘Spring Showdown In Sarver Town 50’. For more information phone 724-353-1511 (office), 724-353-1350 (track) or visit the Lernerville Speedway website located at www.lernerville.com

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Benefit Fund Established For Son, Crew Member of Late Model Driver
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- A benefit fund has been established to help the family of Orry Wirt, 15, a crewmember and son of dirt Late Model racer Dave Wirt, who was seriously injured as a passenger in an auto accident on Sunday April 2. Orry has suffered from what is called a brain shear that has resulted in severe injuries to his brain, head and spinal cord. He has remained in a coma and on life-support since being life-flighted to Akron Children’s Hospital following the accident.

Three specialists have assessed Orry and a fourth, a specialist from Atlanta, GA, will offer an assessment this week. Orry remains in a coma on life-support.

Orry Wirt is a freshman at Triway High School and the son of Dave & Angie Wirt of Fredricksburg, OH. He has a sister, Alisha, 18. He also serves as a crewmember on his father’s #991 dirt Late Model team.

Those wishing to contribute to the Orry Wirt & Wirt Family Contribution Fund to help defray expenses may either drop off or send in their contributions at any Chase Bank or Bank One. Please affix the Orry Wirt & Wirt Family Contribution Fund account number to your check or money order. The account number is: 715357711.

Those who wish to contribute and who live outside the area may mail their contributions in to: Chase Bank, att’n: Orry Wirt & Wirt Family Contribution Fund, 141 N. Walnut Street, Wooster, OH 44691. (Include the account number: 715357711)

Orry’s father, Dave, has been a successful dirt Late Model racer for over 30 years with a large fan following and Orry has been an integral part of the crew of the Rocket Chassis/Draime Racing Engines #991 for several years.

Dave, Angie & daughter Alisha have been staying at the Ronald McDonald House at the Akron Children’s Hospital. “The doctors, nurses and staff here at Akron Children’s Hospital have just been absolutely fantastic to us,” commented Dave Wirt. “Some of these nurses, well, I just have to call them our angels. They have done so much not only for Orry but our whole family.”

“I have to thank everyone for the prayers and support. That’s what we need right now. We need a miracle. But we are so grateful to the entire racing community for their prayers and expressions of support.”

Dave Wirt is a father who is experiencing the most traumatic difficulty a parent can ever have thrust upon them, but he has words of advice that needs heeded. “Love your children! Never push them off, always take time with them no matter what! Support and love them!”

“The racing community is our family, too, and we love each and every one of them. That’s why I race, not for the speed, not for the excitement, it’s for the friends we have in racing, the fans, the camaraderie of the drivers and the love and support we all share with one another.”

Cards of support & encouragement can reach Orry Wirt and his family by sending them to: 8378 Hoy Road, Fredricksburg, OH 44627.


Doty, Tomkins, Slack, TTDCS On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening April 17 will present a wide variety of stars from the world of motorsports. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

Brad Doty, former World of Outlaws Sprint Car star and currently a television broadcaster, author and promoter, will appear on the show for an extended segment to discuss the 2006 Sprint Car season, his work for the Outdoor Channel and his upcoming Brad Doty Classic race among other subjects.

The spotlight will be thrown back on to the Tennessee Thunder Dirt Car Series as officials Brad Byrd and Bill Reed will return to the show to make a very significant announcement concerning the series in addition to offering a progress report on the series’ ’06 races and remaining schedule.

Gary Tomkins of Clifton Springs, NY will make a return appearance to Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil. Tomkins is a regular on the Advance Auto Parts Super Dirt Series driving the Honeoye Auto Parts-Beechy Motorsports #1 Big Block Modified.

Roger Slack of the Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway will drop by to discuss the upcoming Colossal 100 that will pay the winner $50,000 for the inaugural edition of the dirt Late Model special event that will be held April 21-22.

Dave Kittey, co-editor and co-publisher of RPM Racing News will also appear to discuss some news and plans for the publication as it enters it’s 11th year of publishing.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Unprecedented Interest In 26th DTWC
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- Even though it’s not until the autumn month of October the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) is all set for the traditional third weekend in October and returning to Jim Nier's KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH. The famed dirt Late Model 'crown jewel' event has experienced unprecedented interest already this spring and avid fans are reminded that there is still time to reserve your seats from last year while drivers from all across the country are already thinking about what it will take to score the prestigious win. The race will be held October 20-21.

DTWC promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi have announced that ticket prices will remain the same as last year and that 2006 Dirt Track World Championship pre-sale tickets have been available since April 1, 2006 including reserved seating. Fans through April 30 can reserve the same seats they occupied the previous year. After May 1 all reserved seating remaining will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

And race fans by the thousands aren’t the only ones already looking ahead at the prestigious race with a $50,000 payday awaiting the winner. Drivers from all across the United States have already begun making inquiries and submitting their entry fees and registering for the classic event, all with one goal in mind.

“I think I’ve run second twice in the Dirt Track World Championship now and I’d like to get that $50,000,” stated famed dirt Late Model star Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, IA who finished second last year to winner Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN. “It’s one of those races that is another big one you need to win to help your career. And I want it.”

Birkhofer, a top national dirt Late Model star, will be at the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship in his Rocket Chassis/Pro Power Racing Engines #15b sponsored by Daufeldt Transport, J&J Steel, Simon Trucking, McDonald's of the Quad Cities and the Community Bank of Muscatine.

“I’m just going to go there like I did last year,” continued Birkhofer. “I went there last year with my foot messed up and after the end of the weekend with us knocking on the door that was like a win to us because I didn’t know how well I was going to be able to race all weekend. You have to run the track well.”

“I’m pretty enthused about going back and we have a new chassis this year and I think it has a lot of big wins left in it.”

Birkhofer, like so many of his fellow competitors, are more than happy the Dirt Track World Championship moved to KC Raceway last year. “KC Raceway is a beautiful place,” commented Birkhofer. “That place has come a long way since the short span I’ve been there. I think I’ve been there three times in the last five years and in the last five years there has been a lot of improvements. The track sure is racy and well prepared. If you’re comparing it to Pennsboro or something like that, hands down it’s better.”

Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All pre-sale tickets will be available at the ‘will-call’ window at KC Raceway the day(s) of the event. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.

After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.

Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website www.kc-raceway.com and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.

Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.

To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.

Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.

For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Dirt Late Model Notebook
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
ASI Racewear will be the official vendor trailer for Matt Miller merchandise in 2006 and will be at every Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned events in 2006 for fans wanting to purchase Matt Miller merchandise.
New Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T Shirts will be in within three weeks and the all new designs and shirts produced by Arizona Sport Shirts will sell for only $10 this year. Info at: www.ericmyers20m.com
Brian Birkhofer announced that his new "Big Pimpin" shirts are now available on his website, which is located at www.brianbirkhoferracing.com. The appealing shirts are available in a plethora of different sizes ranging from Kids 2/4 through 5XL.
Richard Irwin is behind the wheel of the COESfx Rocket Chassis #H1 owned by Duane Hamrick Motorsports for 2006. A new website has just debuted at: www.hamrickmotorsports.com.
The Geisler Racing team and 2005 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee, Lynn Geisler debuted a new paint scheme. The special paint scheme is to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the partnership between Geisler Racing and sponsor #1 Cochran Automotive, out of Monroeville, PA. The familiar white and blue #1C will not be seen in 2006, as the team will skin Lynn’s Rocket Chassis with the classic anniversary color of silver along with the traditional Geisler blue.
In news out of the Flyin’ Ryan Markham camp, Jeff McClain is the new crew guy this season. He's helped Ryan off and on throughout his career. Thrifty Muffler and Mason' Racin are new sponsors for 2006 and returning sponsors are Biscotti's Restaurant, Stu's Place and Advance Cylinder.
Coming off a successful 2005 season in which he finished 2nd in the Pacific Coast Xtreme DirtCar Series Championship Standings, John Duty will debut a brand new Rocket Chassis this Saturday at the 3/10 mile clay oval of Willamette Speedway in Lebanon, Oregon. Saturday’s race will also be the first Bud I-5 Series race of 2006.
The 2004 and 2005 National Champion, Earl Pearson Jr., has relaunched his online merchandise store with new merchandise for 2006. The official Earl Pearson Jr. merchandise can be ordered online at www.earlpearsonjr.net. Earl "The Hurricane" Pearson Jr. has partnered with ASI Racewear to be his official apparel provider and has all new merchandise for 2006 available. ASI Racewear has released several new T-shirt designs for Earl including the 2005 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship T-shirt. Several other designs are available including the popular red "My Name is Earl" T-shirt for 2006.
George Delaney will be running a Rocket Chassis with power from S&D Motors. George and wife, Deb, together with their son Dan, started Double D Designs. It's an embroidery business.
Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, the famed dirt Late Model star, has announced the release of an all-new line of new merchandise and souvenirs with the new ‘Lester Buildings’ graphics and color schemes. Fans are encouraged to seek out the Chubzilla souvenir trailer and check out the all-new merchandise as well as take advantage of the huge clearance sale on previously released merchandise. The new merchandise will soon be online at the Chubzilla website located at: www.chubfrank.com. Additionally, pre-orders will be taken at the Chubzilla souvenir trailer this weekend and at the upcoming Colossal 100 race at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s later this month for the all-new Chubzilla/Lester Buildings ADC diecast car(s) that will be available in late summer.
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, interviews, articles and much more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series has added Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH to their schedule. The date is set for Saturday May 6.
Officials with the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts and Cruise with the Champions announced 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.
The United Late Model Series (ULMS) announced their new website designed by Paul Oyler of Oyler Action Photography in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The new website can be found at www.unitedlatemodelseries.com.
The ULMS BRC Lazer Challenge Series kicks off on Saturday, April 29 at McKean County Raceway with the minimum $2000 to win Jim Duffy Memorial.
Scott Performance Wire is the newest sponsor of the WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series.
The Show-Me Racin Series Late Models will kick off the 2006 racing season April 15th at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.
The 2006 WISSOTA 100, the most prestigious race on the entire WISSOTA racing calendar, has been awarded to the Rice Lake Speedway. The 2006 dates for the WISSOTA 100 will be Wednesday, September 13th through Saturday, September 16th . For more information on WISSOTA, log on to their website at www.WISSOTA.org. More information on the Rice Lake Speedway can be found by visiting their website, www.rlspeedway.com.
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, interviews, articles and much more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Jay Howe has been named the new General Manager of Wayne County Speedway in Ohio.
Ed Bradley has been named tech inspector at Muskingum County Speedway in Ohio.
A certain contingent of dirt Late Model drivers will be gunning for extra bonus cash this Saturday evening April 15 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA courtesy of long-time track sponsor Thurston Spring Services, Inc., when the top three finishing ‘regional’ drivers will vie for bonus money totaling $1,000 when the checkered flag drops on the Rumble On The River 50 main event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series (WoO LMS). The top finishing ‘regional’ driver will receive a $500 bonus with the second highest receiving a $300 bonus and the third highest receiving a $200 bonus courtesy of Thurston Spring Service, Inc. and owner Billy Thurston.
The driver advancing the most positions during the finale of the April 21-22 Circle K Colossal 100 late model spectacular at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway will receive a one-year membership in The Speedway Club at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Known as The Speedway Club Colossal Pass, the award is valued at $2,000 and will place the winner among the private club's elite clientele who utilize the motorsports environment to entertain friends, sponsors and business associates.
Joeseph Gombach Jr., owner and operator of Gombach Towing in Harrison City PA., will be taking over the promotion and daily business operation for Latrobe (PA) Speedway.
A complete racing program, including time trials, will unfold at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. Tuesday, April 18 when the World of Outlaws Late Model Series returns for the rain postponed ‘Spring Showdown In Sarver Town 50’. DIRT MotorSports™ officials have ruled to scrap the completed time trials from the original April 7 date after rain forced postponement of the $10,000 to win event.
For the third straight week, Mother Nature has been the only winner at K-C Raceway, canceling the April 8, 2006 races and postponing the start of the 54th season opener at the storied Midwestern track. The next race will be April 22.
Tabbed as one of the biggest announcements of the 2006 racing season at Jim Nier's K-C Raceway, K-C owner Jim Nier announced the signing of two major sponsors for this racing season-Bazell Race Fuels of Logan, Ohio and Kentucky based Big Sandy Furniture Superstores. The partnership between the raceway and these corporate sponsorships could lead to a long term relationship among the parties, and as a result bring a new dimension to an already growing entertainment venue K-C has to offer.
With the scheduled May 20th Opening Night just around the corner, the construction pace is quickening at the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. Changes are apparent every day as final phase projects are started and completed. Most recently, carpenters are putting the finishing touches on the 21 VIP suites that over looks the 3/8th mile speedway.
Penn Can Speedway is proud to announce continued corporate support from the Pump-N-Pantry Stores of northeastern Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York. Pump-N-Pantry will be the primary sponsor of the two Championship nights of racing at Penn Can Speedway during the 2006 season. Pump-N-Pantry will be title sponsors of the Mid Season Championships Friday July 7th and the Penn Can Championship Night Friday September 8th.
Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY announced that it will once again be an associate with the Contingency Connection national contingency program in 2006. The Contingency Connection is a contingency program ran exclusively at 60 tracks throughout the United States. The contingency awards will be awarded to forty (40) racers throughout the 2006 race season. Each track involved in the Contingency Connection program in 2006 will have a possible total of over $50,000 in national contingency awards up for grabs.
The 25th Annual Stanley Schetrompf Memorial rounds out the month of April on Saturday night, April 29th as the Lucas Oil Late Model Series makes its first ever visit to Hagerstown Speedway. The 50-lap event will pay $10,000 to the winner.
The ‘18th Annual Pittsburgher 100’ at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, located just west of downtown Pittsburgh, Pa., will unfold in 2006 with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioning the prestigious dirt Late Model racing event. Scheduled for Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 this year’s edition of the ‘Pittsburgher 100’ offers $18,000 to win and $1,200 to start the 100 lap main event with nearly $80,000 in total purse money up for grabs.
McKean County Raceway will open the 2006 season on Saturday, April 22 when the track opens the racing season with a practice for all racers and a 75 lap Enduro event. Gates open at 11:00am for practice for all competitors. Practice will start at noon and end at 2:30pm.Opening night is April 29 as the ULMS Late Models kick off their BRC Lazer Challenge Series with the annual Jim Duffy Memorial. This year's winner will receive a minimum of $2000. For more information, please check out the website at www.mckeancountyraceway.com.
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, interviews, articles and much more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
It only took a month for the newly launched Genesis Racing Shocks company to get into victory lane. On March 1 Genesis Racing Shocks, founded by industry stalwarts Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, went into production and on April 2 victory lane was found when east coast dirt Late Model star Allen Brannon took an impressive feature win at Frank Plessinger’s famed Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD.
Bernheisel Race Cars Inc., of Jonestown, Pennsylvania will award the 2006 ULMS BRC Lazer Series dirt late model champion and Rookie of the Year champion a new Lazer G2 chassis.
Close Racing Supply of Eldred, PA has joined the United Late Model Series as the latest contingency sponsor for the upcoming 2006 ULMS BRC Lazer Challenge Series. Close Racing Supply (CRS) is owned by dirt late model veteran, Bob Close and the succesful business will be celebrating their tenth (10th) year of operating and is the Northeast's only GRT chassis dealer.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
On Easter Sunday April 16 the Dirt Racers Radio show will take the night off for the holiday but will return on Sunday April 23 with a jam-packed show. The show will return on Sunday April 23 at its regular time of 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST on WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. The Sunday evening April 23 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight famed dirt racing personalities Brad Doty and Chuck Griffith and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening April 17 will present a wide variety of stars from the world of motorsports. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com  and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. Brad Doty, former World of Outlaws Sprint Car star and currently a television broadcaster, author and promoter, will appear along with Tennessee Thunder Dirt Car Series officials Brad Byrd and Bill Reed, Advance Auto Parts Super Dirt Series star Gary Tomkins, Roger Slack of the Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway and Dave Kittey, co-editor and co-publisher of RPM Racing News.
RaceNite airs from 7:00 PM to Midnight eastern on Friday and Saturday
nights. The Friday night broadcasts will continue through September 1 while the Saturday night programs will run through October 28. RaceNite can be heard at: www.racetalklive.com. For more info visit: www.racenitelive.com
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, interviews, articles and much more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com

©2006 Doc Lehman/DirtAmericaOnline.com


Dirt Racers Radio News
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- On Easter Sunday April 16 the Dirt Racers Radio show will take the night off for the holiday but will return on Sunday April 23 with a jam-packed show. The show will return on Sunday April 23 at its regular time of 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST on WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

“We could have aired the show on Easter Sunday, but with the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavs both playing and broadcast over WQKT the show would have started considerably later and with it being Easter, a day that is traditionally taken off in racing, and with Ryan having two small children and with me having three grandsons and elderly parents, we thought it would be best to take the night off and spend it with family,” explained co-host Doc Lehman. “But we’ll be back the following week, April 23, with Brad Doty and Chuck Griffith, two very, very entertaining and enjoyable guests.”

The Sunday evening April 23 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight famed dirt racing personalities Brad Doty and Chuck Griffith and will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH.

Brad Doty, former World of Outlaws Sprint Car star and currently a television broadcaster, author and promoter, will appear on the show for an extended segment to discuss the 2006 Sprint Car season, his work for the Outdoor Channel, his upcoming Brad Doty Classic race and the return of the WoO Sprint Cars to Wayne County Speedway, among other subjects.

Also appearing will be Chuck Griffith, Race Director at Lakeville Speedway who will discuss the upcoming 2006 racing season at the popular Holmes County, OH dirt track. Griffith will preview the 2006 season and pass on some news about the track that will kick off its 2006 season on Friday April 28 when the track will host Red Ferris Chevrolet, Inc. Fan Appreciation Night featuring Late Models, Mini Stocks, Super Stocks, Mini Trucks and Cruisers.

Future guests to Dirt Racers Radio in the coming weeks include Dave Hornikel, Mike Lonas, Bob Schippers and various other guests from different divisions. “During the off-season there isn’t much to talk about locally in Ohio, but with the local Ohio tracks ready to open the drivers will have plenty to talk about, so we’ll be focusing more of the show on local drivers, promoters, sponsors and crew people, and helping the Ohio tracks not only promote their weekly shows but especially their big, special events,” said Lehman.

“We are also planning a couple ‘special’ shows,” added Pearson. “Like perhaps a show devoted to drivers’ wives, or the mothers of racers, maybe a crew chief’s show, just different themes to showcase the many facets of dirt racing in Ohio and to give listeners an opportunity to get to know some of the people involved in the sport in and out of the driver’s seat.”

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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The Coffman’s, Slack & Kittey On Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening April 9 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the promoters of Wayne County Speedway and the Dirt Track @ Lowe’s, a dirt Late Model driver and the editor of a renowned racing publication when the show returns to it’s normal air time of 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Dirt Late Model driver Clint Coffman of Mansfield, OH will return to the show to discuss his upcoming season. Coffman will be racing the Coffman Corvette, Wayne County Speedway, Malcuit Racing Engines, Performance Race Fuels sponsored Barry Wright Race Cars/Malcuit Racing Engines #2c.

Also appearing will be Ernie Coffman, the owner of Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. Coffman will talk about the upcoming 2006 racing season at the popular north central Ohio dirt track.

Roger Slack of the Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway will drop by to discuss the upcoming Colossal 100 that will pay the winner $50,000 for the inaugural edition of the dirt Late Model special event.

Dave Kittey, co-editor and co-publisher of RPM Racing News will also appear to discuss some news and plans for the publication as it enters it’s 11th year of publishing.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Brookover, Farmer, Tatnell, Gravedigger, Sinon’s On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening April 10 will present a wide variety of stars from the world of motorsports. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

Returning to the show as a ‘special co-host’ will be famed east coast Modified car owner Chad Sinon who will discuss the plans for his team of drivers that include Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard and Ryan Watt. Also appearing for a segment will be Sinon’s wife, Lauren Sinon, who will offer her perspective on being the wife of a busy car owner involved in dirt track racing.

Making a return appearance to the show will be Sara Brookover of Friendly, WV who will discuss her move into Late Models. Brookover will compete at tracks around the Mid Ohio Valley like Tyler County Speedway, I-77 Speedway and Skyline Speedway in addition to tracks throughout the mid-state region including Willard Speedway, Rocky Top Speedway, 201 Speedway and Muddlick Speedway. Brookover drives the I-77 Sunset Strip Gentlemen's Club, Jeff Cleer Signs, DM Automotive, Rhodes Race Wire, Poske Performace Parts-sponsored CJ Rayburn #68.

Making her debut appearance on the show will be April Farmer of Livingston, TN who races an independent schedule with the Carolina Clash Late Model Series, O'Reilly Southern AllStars Series, Tennessee Thunder Dirtcar Series and other regional and local events. Farmer drives the Tennessee Rotary Drilling / Dale Lumber Company / Cooper Recycling / Livingston Rental Center / Livingston Limestone, CVR Race Cars #14.

Famed Sprint Car star Brooke Tatnell of San Souci, New South Wales, Australia, a member of the Mean 15 of the World of outlaws Sprint Car Series will make his first appearance on Dirt Nation™. Tatnell drives the Rush Racing #8 sponsored by Garlic Jim’s Gourmet Pizza/Steel Dreams Motorcycles and Don Ott Racing Engines.

Also dropping by will be Dennis Anderson of Poplar Branch, NC, the man behind the world famous Gravedigger Monster Truck. Grave Digger is the world's best known monster truck. With its high-speed racing, insane freestyle, and awe-inspiring crashes, Grave Digger guarantees to keep fans on the edge of their seats and most recently claimed the 2006 Monster Jam Finals championship.

Latemodelracer.com will be spotlighted as the Genesis racing Shocks Website of the Week. Webmaster and editor Scott Jackson of www.Latemodelracer.com will appear to discuss the website and discuss dirt Late Model racing in the western states.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Chubzilla Releases All New Merchandise!
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, the famed dirt Late Model star, has announced the release of an all-new line of new merchandise and souvenirs with the new ‘Lester Buildings’ graphics and color schemes that will make its debut this weekend at two World of Outlaws Late Model Series races in the Chubzilla Souvenir Trailer. The new merchandise was designed and produced by Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals. Chubzilla will be in World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.

“Ron Slavic of Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, as usual, did another outstanding job on the new merchandise and everything looks fresh, cutting edge and all merchandise is produced with the highest quality materials,” stated the famed dirt Late Model star. “Our souvenir trailer will be at Lernerville and Virginia Motor Speedway this weekend so fans attending those races can get a jump on getting the merchandise. We will also be having a huge blow-out sale of all the ‘blue car’ merchandise at very economical prices.”

Fans are encouraged to seek out the Chubzilla souvenir trailer and check out the all-new merchandise as well as take advantage of the huge clearance sale on previously released merchandise. The new merchandise will soon be online at the Chubzilla website located at: www.chubfrank.com.

Additionally, pre-orders will be taken at the Chubzilla souvenir trailer this weekend and at the upcoming Colossal 100 race at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s later this month for the all-new Chubzilla/Lester Buildings ADC diecast car(s) that will be available in late summer.

This weekend Chubzilla and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will visit Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on April 7, a site where exciting wheel-to-wheel racing is always expected and where Chubzilla has had much success. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va. will host the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series April 8. The cameras of SPEED will capture all the action at the immaculate facility for broadcast at a later date.

All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.

For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Dirt Late Model Notebook
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
Dave Hornikel will be campaigning a 2006 Swartz Extreme chassis with an engine from Reedy's Machine and Speedshop. Sponsorship comes from Imperial Truck Refinishing, Deschner's Pizza, and Phillips Motorsports.
Denny Eckrich drove the "Flying 50" to the 2005 World Dirt Racing League championship. Eckrich is primed and ready to defend that title in 2006. On Friday, April 7, 2006, the cars and stars of the WDRL invade the Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA). On Saturday night, West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, IA) will play host to the WDRL cars.
Steve Shaver of Steve Shaver Motorsports and Sean Cosgrove, of Sean Cosgrove Racing and Drywall Systems Inc., announced WACO Oil & Gas Co., of Glenville, WV has joined the #30 team as a sponsor for the 2006 season.
Dale McDowell, the DMR team and Delph Communications announced the launch of the all-new www.dalemcdowell.com. The website has all of the great features as the previous site, but with a new, exciting look. The site, which is dedicated to the 2005 ‘World 100’ and 1999 Hav-A-Tampa Series Champion, will constantly be updated with the latest news and information concerning “MacDaddy.”
Bart Hartman is recuperating from recent knee surgery but has tentative plans to compete Friday April 7 at Lernerville Speedway for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race.
Brian Birkhofer announced that he will not be running the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series full-time in 2006. While he will compete in many of their events this year, he does not have the full-time help to make a serious challenge at the point title. Birky will instead run a mixture of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, WDRL PolyDome Late Model Series, and other sanctioned and unsanctioned events this year.
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.
The Jordan Bland Motorsports team would like to welcome famed crew chief Danny Myers to their team for the remainder of the 2006 racing season. Jordan and the Bland Motorsports team would also like to announce the addition of W.M.F. Racing Products to their group of sponsors for 2006.
National City Corp. is returning for its second year of association with Jeff Johns Racing. Weir Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC is also returning as a marketing partner for the 2006 season. St. Clair Bowl and Bel-Air Bowl have joined Jeff Johns Racing as new marketing partners for the 2006 season. Jeff Johns Racing current plans are to run I-55 Raceway in Pevely, MO, every Saturday night. In addition, Jeff plans on running special shows throughout the St. Louis area including the 100 lap St. Clair Bowl/Bel-Air Bowl Fair Race at Belle-Clair Speedway in addition to some of the UMP Summernational events. The Jeff Johns #95 Pro Power CJ Rayburn is ready to hit the track.
Eric Jacobsen will be unveiling a new website in the near future at www.ericjacobsenracing.com. To learn more about Jacobsen visit the World of Outlaws Late Model Series website at www.dirtmotorsports.com/LMS.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature articles, news stories, columns and more at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series is set to kick off its much-anticipated 2006 touring season. This year the Gilman City-based series will open with eastern Iowa stops at Davenport Speedway and West Liberty Raceway. The opener on the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds half-mile in Davenport is scheduled for Friday, April 7, with the always-popular West Liberty event set for the following evening, April 8.
Officials from DIRT MotorSports™ have announced that the April 14 and April 15 World of Outlaws Late Model Series event at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama has been rescheduled. The event is now rescheduled for Sunday, June 18 and will be a one-day show. More details and ticket pricing will be available shortly.
The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series and Lisa Bragunier, General Manager of Frank Plessinger’s Hagerstown Speedway are proud to announce the purse for the 32nd Annual Hub-City event for Friday and Saturday, September 22 & 23.
With the plug pulled at Webster City due to rain, the 20th annual tour for IMCA Sunoco Late Models now travels to Lee County Speedway in Donnellson for its first green flag on Friday, April 7. Events Saturday, April 8 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington and Sunday, April 9 at Quincy, Ill., Raceway complete the weekend tripleheader.
A new racing surface and enhanced track conditions await the contenders of the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series (SLMS) when the tour heads to Fayetteville Motor Speedway for the third sanctioned event of the 2006 season on Saturday, April 8th.
Petersen Aluminum¹s contingency awards package for drivers competing in the Deery Brothers Summer Series has been renewed for a fifth season. Both the champion and the rookie of the year in the tour for IMCA Sunoco Late Models will receive 10 sheets of aluminum from Petersen, as will the winner of the Sept. 4 series event during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals.
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. 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.
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 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads to the southeastern part of the United States with back to back races on Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th. On Saturday Night, April 8th Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA will host the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the running of the "Jimmy Mosteller Classic" paying $10,000 to win and on Sunday Night, April 9th the series makes its first ever appearance at the Cherokee Super Speedway in Gaffney, SC for another $10,000 to win feature event.
Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and K&N Engineering, Inc. have announced that K&N Filters has joined the series as the "Official Filter" of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the 2006 season. At each Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event held in 2006 a Driver will be given the K&N Filters "Clean Pass of the Race" Award based on a significant pass made during the nights' events. There will be an award of $250 given to that driver at each event plus a season long point fund will award a Driver $3000 and a trophy for garnering the most K&N Filters "Clean Pass of the Race" points that accumulate during the season.
VP Racing Fuels, industry leader in the manufacture of racing fuels and other performance products, announced today it will offer a contingency program for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors for the 2006 season. The program will take the form of a “Hard Charger“ award, with a $100 product certificate awarded for each race to the driver who advances the most positions from his starting position and finishes the race. At the end of the season, the winner of the most VP Hard Charger awards will have a choice between $3000 cash or ten 54-gallon drums of Late Model PlusTM, VP’s premier fuel for dirt track racing.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature articles, news stories, columns and more at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Promoter Frank Plessinger recently announced that Cindy Rowe Auto Glass in Harrisburg, PA will be sponsoring the point fund for the Late Model division at the Hagerstown Speedway for the 2006 season.
Jeff Arnold and John Daulton have reached an agreement with Brushcreek Motorsports Complex owner Tom Partin that will bring weekly Friday night racing to the high banks of the wicked fast 3/8 mile speed plant in Peebles, Ohio. Jeff and John's Brushcreek Racing promotion will include late models, E-mods, bombers, chevettes, and trophy 4 cylinders.
Athens, OH area businessman Brent Steele, a Late Model car owner and driver has
purchased Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio 3/8 mile oval from previous track owners & operators Lou & Roxanne Hubbard. Opening night will be Friday night, April 14th, with a tentatively scheduled open practice session set for Sunday April 8th.
Saturday April 8th for one night only the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will visit Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for the $10,000 to win Rumble on the River 50 presented by Thurston Spring Service, Inc. Rick Eckert, Steve Francis, Chub Frank, Dale McDowell, Billy Moyer, Tim McCreadie, Brian Birkhofer, Dan Schlieper, Darrell Lanigan, defending race winner Clint Smith, Shane Clanton, John Blankenship and Eric Jacobsen will have their hands full with a contingent of regional hot shoes.
Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY season opener begins April 7 and April 8 with a Friday/Saturday doubleheader of race action that will feature the O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts both evenings. The 3rd Annual Spring 40 will pay $3,000 to win for Late Models on Friday, April 7, while the inaugural Ponderosa 50 will pay $5,000 to win for the Late Models on Saturday, April 8.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature articles, news stories, columns and more at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
Motorsports publisher Coastal 181 has announced the release of GOTTA RACE!, the autobiography of popular Nextel Cup driver Ken Schrader. The book was written with Joyce Standridge and includes forewords by Rick Hendrick and Bones Bourcier. GOTTA RACE! is the latest in Coastal 181’s series of race driver biographies.
On Friday, April 7, 2006, the cars and stars of the WDRL invade the Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA). On Saturday night, West Liberty Raceway (West Liberty, IA) will play host to the WDRL cars. RaceRPM.com will have limited trackside updates each night. Log onto www.RaceRPM.com to learn more.
Listen to full throttle, hair raising , heart stomping live Friday night Brushcreek Racing on Buckeye Country 106.7 WSRW-FM from 8PM to 11PM starting April 21st. Buckeye Country 106.7 WSRW is a 50,000 watt station owned and operated by Clear Channel Communications; with studios, offices, transmitter and a tower located 2 miles south of Hillsboro, OH on State Route 247. Buckeye Country 106.7 WSRW features a mix of current country hits and the golden country you remember, with coverage of local and regional sports plus Ohio State Football. For more information on Buckeye Country 106.7 WSRW visit their web site at www.wsrw.com.
Appearing on the April 4 program of the BetYourDriver.com Race Report presented by Miller Lite will be Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz and his track announcer Troy Rodgers and O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series director Spencer Wilson. The program will take the green flag and go on the air at 8:00 p.m. Listeners can tune in locally on 99.9 FM and around the globe on the internet at www.wvlc.com.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening April 3 will present a wide variety of guests and topics from the world of dirt racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. Special guests include Late Model stars Rick Eckert and Clint Smith, WoO LMS announcer Rick Eshelman, Sprint Car star Dennis Moore, Jr., promoter Howie Commander and Barry Braun and Mark Potter.


Genesis Racing Shocks Already A Winner
By Doc Lehman

It only took a month for the newly launched Genesis Racing Shocks company to get into victory lane. On March 1 Genesis Racing Shocks, founded by industry stalwarts Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, went into production and on April 2 victory lane was found when east coast dirt Late Model star Allen Brannon took an impressive feature win at Frank Plessinger’s famed Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD.

Starting in the eighth starting spot of the main event Brannon, of Stephens City, VA, took the lead with six laps remaining and took the convincing win in the Cindy Rowe Auto Glass Late Model main event driving his Genesis Racing Shocks equipped Dehaven Well Drilling, Brannon Homes & Excavating, Circle Track Supply-sponsored Rocket Chassis/Hershey Racing Engines #30.

“I think they are going to be alright, to put it mildly,” stated Brannon, who scored his second career feature win at Hagerstown Speedway. “We’ve been close but we wanted to get an edge on everybody and I guess we were one of the first cars to get the Genesis shocks so we put them on this week for the first time, started eighth and won the race. The car felt real good.”

“Well, I hoped it would come this soon but I think I was a little optimistic about that and I knew we could produce a good race shock but with all the variables in racing it came pretty damn quick,” was the response of Mike Farr of Genesis Racing Shocks, based in Roswell, GA.

“Allen's a good racer and is up against some of the toughest competition at Hagerstown. I mean when the touring series, like MACS, the World of Outlaws or Lucas Oil Series come to Hagerstown Speedway they’re liable to get out run by a Hagerstown local driver. They are some of the toughest there is. I worked with Allen a little bit in the past and he always been good to work with and open-minded so when he ordered shocks we built them right away and built him a basic setup for his Rocket car.”

So why did Brannon take a chance with a new product? Why Genesis Racing Shocks? “I thought about another brand and then I heard Mike was going back in business to build shocks and when Mike was at another company he helped me out quite a bit,” responded Brannon. “So when I talked to Mike he told me about the company so we sent in an order when they got going and here we got to victory lane.”

“It felt pretty good. They are a good product and Mike and his partner Mike Lutz know shocks and know what to do. I’m more than happy with them.”

Genesis Racing Shocks, founded on March 1 by Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, are two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing.

The new manufacturing facility and corporate office for Genesis Shocks and their new Genesis Racing Shocks line of upscale, high tech shock absorbers is located at: Genesis Shocks, 5020 Old Ellis Point Suite 200, Roswell, GA. 30076. Telephone: 678-659-9454. Fax: 678-659-9457.

A new website for Genesis Shocks is located at: www.Genesisshocks.com.

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Doug Drown Ready For Some ‘Outlaw’ Racing
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- This weekend it’s a return to the road as Doug Drown and his Drown Racing Team head off to compete in two World of Outlaws Late Model Series races after spending last weekend in a somewhat unfamiliar role as a crew member. This weekend will mark the ignition of Drown’s 2006 season in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Wooster Doll Shoppe/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.

Last weekend Drown accompanied driver Brad Malcuit to The Rock/Allegany County Speedway in Cumberland, MD to assist the driver at the MACS sanctioned event. “Brad borrowed my trailer so we went along to help out as a crew member,” said Drown. “Definitely weird being on the other side helping and not driving but Brad is always fun and Barney and Chad who went with us, we had a good time and I got to see how the track was. I felt we did really well, we were only one car out of making it and there were a lot of cars that didn’t make it. We definitely had a good time and that’s the main thing.”

Drown will strap back into his Rocket Chassis this weekend and compete at the $10,000 to win ‘Spring Showdown In Sarver Town 50’ to be held April 7 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania followed by the ‘Rumble On The River 50’ scheduled for April 8 at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va. paying $10,000 to the winner of the SPEED covered event.

“The last time I was at Lernerville I climbed the wall and ripped the fuel cell out but we got the car going that night and everything put back into the car,” explained Drown. “We made a fuel cell bracket out of the tire rack in the trailer, but I think we’ll be alright. I’m looking forward to it and we have a lot better equipment now than we ever had and I guess we’ll see what we have running against those guys.”

Drown is looking forward to returning to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, VA. “We’ve always been right there anywhere from 8th to 12th at VMS and I’m looking forward to it,” commented Drown. “We like that place, Bill Sawyer always keeps the fans and drivers in mind. I’ve gotten a few calls this week and it looks like quite a few fans from this area are going to go down and watch us race there so that’s kind of cool to have fans up here go down there to watch.”

“I’m really looking forward to getting back down there. I tell everyone it’s a NASCAR facility but it just has dirt on the racing surface. It’s run professionally and they keep the prices affordable for fans and drivers to get in. I love racing there, you can pass, you can start in the back and work your way to the front and the payoff is good. Class act down there, all of them and they all treat you real good down there. I’ll be at all their big races.”

Something else Drown is looking forward to is the chance to perform in front of a national television audience. The SPEED cameras will capture all the exciting action of the April 8 ‘Rumble On The River 50’ at Virginia Motor Speedway with broadcast slated for July 16 at 6:00p.m. EDT. The SPEED coverage is part of 15 World of Outlaws Late Model Series 2006 events slated for broadcast in 2006.

“Absolutely, I always wonder if we’ll do well but I think we’ll do alright and with this TV race I hope we can show our potential and shine,” said Drown. “The guys are all fired up and ready to go. It’s amazing how much drive they have. It’s been a long winter and their ready to get going and get out there and I just have to race smart and not tear up any equipment.”

Drown’s crew consists of Ken Moser, James C. Boreman, Keith Allen Kahl, Jason Flinner, Dan Drown, Shane Hites and Steven Hershberger.

Drown also announced that he will now be utilizing Genesis Racing Shocks on his Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #12.

Drown and his wife, Courtney, has also been spending time with his five-month old son and was especially excited that son Cale has begun to rollover on his own. “Yeah, that’s great!”exclaimed the proud Papa. “Except he won’t do it consistently yet. But he’s great and really growing!”

Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular and the 2005 Wayne County Speedway champion, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) and UMP.

Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Wooster Doll Shoppe, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Hypercoil, Weld Wheels, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals, Genesis Racing Shocks and Farr Motorsports.

For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Chubzilla Takes To Airwaves
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, the famed dirt Late Model star, will be making a special radio appearance on Monday April 3 before heading back out on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour next weekend in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
On Monday evening April 3 Chubzilla will help kick-off the 22nd season of the famed Rappin’ On Racin’ radio show hosted by Don Gamble. Rappin' on Racin' is one of the fastest growing and most popular weekly racing radio programs broadcast over the World Wide Web. The first show of this season can be heard live Monday April 3 at 6:00 on WEDO 810 on the AM dial. Rappin' on Racin' is available over the Internet by way of the show’s website at: www.speedwayproductions.biz 
Chubzilla will talk about the upcoming WoO LMS races at Lernerville and Virginia Motor Speedway in addition to his 2006 season and new marketing partnership with Lester Buildings.
Next up for Chubzilla and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be an April 7 visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., a site where exciting wheel-to-wheel racing is always expected and where Chubzilla has had much success. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va. will host the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series April 8. The cameras of SPEED will capture all the action at the immaculate facility for broadcast at a later date.
In other Chubzilla news the current issue of Speedway Illustrated has a feature article on Chubzilla’s newly constructed shop by Lester Buildings. The feature article I in the ‘Shop Talk’ section of the magazine complete with photos. The article, entitled, Lester Puts on the Luster:Chub Frank Needed a New Shop. He Got an Upgrade by Karl Fredrickson is in the May 2006 issue.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Eldora’s Larry Kemp Tops Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening April 2 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the promoter of Eldora Speedway and several of north central Ohio’s toughest dirt Mini Stock racers when the show airs at a special time this week from 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson

Eldora Speedway promoter Larry Kemp will return to Dirt Racers Radio. Kemp operates Eldora Speedway for owner Tony Stewart and over the years has operated a number of tracks in Iowa and Alabama primarily and also administered a couple series. Over the years Kemp’s work has earned him more than a handful of honors and recognition, including being named Regional Promoter of the Year in 1984, 1986, 1997 and 1998 as well as the 1998 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year by the RPM (Racing Promotion Monthly) Promoter’s Workshop. Kemp will enter his 26th season as a promoter.

Also appearing in-studio will be three of Ohio’s toughest Mini Stock racers to talk about their 2006 plans. Among those appearing will be Dale Beckett, Brian Dawson and Tom Ogle.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Scrub, Cat Daddy, Commander & Moore Top Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening April 3 will present a wide variety of guests and topics from the world of dirt racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

A special ‘preview’ of the upcoming Rumble on the River event at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway that will be held Saturday April 8 and sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be presented with special guests including WoO LMS announcer Rick Eshelman and WoO LMS drivers Rick ‘Scrub’ Eckert and Clint ‘Cat Daddy’ Smith.

Returning to the show will be famed race track promoter Howie Commander who will discuss the upcoming 54th season of racing at his Lebanon Valley Speedway in New York in addition to other subjects.

Making his debut appearance on Dirt Nation™ is Dennis Moore, Jr., 35, one of Sprint Car racing’s more exciting stars. His career has spanned from running at Knoxville to his current stomping grounds of California and the "King of California" Series. In between he heads over to Australia to entertain the rabid sprint car masses with not only stout results but wicked wheelies and nuttiness on and off the track. Moore will talk about his 2006 season among other topics.

Also appearing will be Barry Braun to talk about the launch of the RACEXR.com website that will delve into the life and industry of each form of motorsports that it covers. Select racers and personalities offer a different view of the motorsports world and their personal life, daily, backed by a high-performance software contingent to give users an unprecedented racertainment experience.

Additionally, Mark Potter, a co-host of the new RaceNite show that is set to debut on April 7 over Racetalklive.com will drop by to talk about the new weekend show.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.

For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Kid Rocket Hits The Road This Weekend
By Jarrod Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards, after celebrating his 18th birthday on March 22, will be back in action this weekend with a three-night multi-state excursion to Lernerville Speedway, Allegany County Speedway (The Rock) and Challenger Raceway. Kid Rocket will compete in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.

With the World of Outlaws Late Model Series off this weekend Kid Rocket will attend Lernerville Speedway for their season opener for their weekly season on Friday evening. This will also give him a chance to get track time on the famed Sarver, PA oval prior to the WoO LMS event that will be held April 7.

On Saturday evening Kid Rocket will then travel to The Rock/Allegany County Speedway in Cumberland, MD for the season opening MACS sanctioned 50-lap, $5,000 to win main event.

On Sunday Kid Rocket and the team will then head back to Pennsylvania for the annual ‘SpringFest’ dirt Late Model special at Challenger Raceway in Indiana, PA. The unsanctioned race will pay $5,000 to win for the 40-lap main event.

The following weekend Kid Rocket will be back on the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series who will be at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on April 7, followed by a trip the next day to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va. Who will host the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series April 8. The cameras of SPEED will capture all the action at the immaculate facility for broadcast at a later date.

For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Bridgeport ‘Young Guns’ On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening March 27 will present a packed with seasoned veterans and young guns from the world of dirt racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
To commemorate the start of the 2006 ‘northern’ season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Spencer Wilson, Series Director will make an appearance to talk about the upcoming season for the series in general and the March 1 9th Annual Icebreaker race at Brownstown Speedway in Indiana. Joining Wilson will be Rick Schwallie, Media Rep for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Brownstown Speedway promoter Tim Keithley who will talk about the series coming to his track.
Driver who will appear to talk about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will be the famed Freddy Smith of Knoxville, TN. In 2006 the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Arizona Sport Shirts and Banshee Graphics will honor Smith, one of the greats, as he begins his 40th year of racing and at several stops during the '06 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign, race fans across the country will get to pay tribute to the man known as "The Southern Gentleman".
Also appearing will be fellow dirt Late Model star Matt Miller of Waterville, OH. Miller is a regular on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and already has one ’06 win with the series during their annual East Bay Raceway Park Winternationals speedweek. Miller, the defending THE DREAM winner, will talk about his ’06 season with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will also host another JD3Graphics/Bridgeport Speedway Young Guns Preview for the second year in a row. It was almost a year ago that nine virtual unknowns in the racing industry were shot to super-stardom as Bridgeport Speedway, with support from JD3Graphics Lettering & Design, introduced the Young Guns. In 2006 11 ‘Young Guns’ will be featured including returning ‘Young Guns’ Jimmy Horton IV, Drew Ricco and Jesse Hill who will appear on the show to talk about the ’06 edition of the popular program at Bridgeport Speedway in addition to promoter Dave Adams and JD3Graphics owner Jay Dugan.
Another guest, To Be Announced, will also appear.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.
For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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DIRT LATE MODEL NOTEBOOK
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
Jake Latta, 22, from Waterford, PA, a member of the 2000-2001 championship team of Rich Gardner, died in a vehicle accident on Friday, March 17th on Route 97 in Summit Township, just outside of Waterford. Jake had been a member of Gardner's team for six years and was well known by the racing community. Cards to the family can be sent to: Harry and Tammy Latta, 935 East Street, Waterford, PA 16441.
Flyin' Ryan Markham of Ashland, OH has announced that returning sponsors this year to his Rocket Chassis #5m include Biscotti's Restaurant, Stu's Place, and Advance Cylinder. Newly signed sponsors include Thrifty Muffler of Massillon and Mason' Racin'.
Brian Birkhofer and the Birkhofer Racing team have decided to run Rocket Chassis for the 2006 racing season in addition to Mastersbilt although during the course of the season they may switch to Rocket full time.
The current issue of Speedway Illustrated has a feature article on Chub Frank's newly constructed shop by Lester Buildings. The feature article I in the ‘Shop Talk’ section of the magazine complete with photos. The article, entitled Lester Puts on the Luster: Chub Frank Needed a New Shop. He Got an Upgrade by Karl Fredrickson is in the May 2006 issue.
Ryan Dauber has added a few new sponsors for the 2006 season including, LaSalle County Farm Supply, LD Designs, BRT Racks, Performance Rod & Customs, Stealth Carburetors, and Hoosier by Smash.
Eric Myers Racing announced it has recently added two associate sponsors to the team. Coming on board for the 2006 racing season are Cyco Custom Race Products and Base Racing Fuels and Oils. Myers travels throughout the midwest and mid atlantic states with a variety of touring series and drives the CRM Colored Mulch, Advanced Cyclinder sponsored Rocket Chassis #20m.
Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Jerry Thompson didn’t leave his love for speed or the Air Force behind when he retired in 1989. Thompson, a former F-4 Phantom aircraft maintenance superintendent, now has the best of both worlds as he is currently serving as a member of Dutch Davies, Super Late Model #40 Racing Team stabled out of Warren, PA. The entire Davies team is poised to embark on their first full season chasing the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series point title.
Eddie Carrier Jr. of Salt Rock, West Virginia is now an official 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ candidate. Carrier Jr. recently filed the necessary paperwork with DIRT MotorSports™ and joins fellow ‘R.O.Y’. candidates Eric Jacobsen of Santa Cruz, California and Garrett Durrett of Simsboro, Louisiana for the coveted title.
Rick Bond will be in a GRT for the 2006 season with sponsorship from Rod Eddleblute’s Garage, Custom Exhaust, Rodney Bond Septic, Sophie’s Custom Embroidery, Finish Line Bar, Hale’s Harley Davidson and Mason Racin’.
Al Purkey Racing announced that their new website is up and running at www.alpurkey.com.
Doug Smith of Somerset, Kentucky signed a new sponsor for the 2006 season, Climax Mountain Spring Water. Smith has also added a new crew chief for the season, Neal Dalton of Somerset, KY.
The Tommy Elston Racing team and Delph Communications would like to announce the launch of a new Internet home for Keokuk, Iowa's Tommy Elston. The new website, available at www.tommyelstonracing.com. Elston will drive his Elston Auto Repair / Chase Decals / Wix Filters #45 GRT machine in a diverse schedule in 2006, which will include the entire PolyDome WDRL Series.
Randy Scott of Ontario, OH will enter his 25th season as a driver this year driving the Rod Eddleblute's Garage, Finish Line Bar & Grill, S & R Trucking, RTE Bingo Rocket #63.
The April Farmer Racing team, along with Delph Communications, would like to announce the re-launch of www.aprilfarmerracing.com. The new website, which is filled with the latest news and information concerning Dirt Late Model driver April Farmer and her race team, will be constantly updated throughout the racing season to keep fans and sponsors alike up-to-date on the latest happenings.
Garrett Durrett of Simsboro, Lousiana currently leads the World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ points battle and has been on a tear the past two weeks. Durrett drove the Garrett Racing/Davison Transport/Stuckey Enterprises No. 58C Team G Racing MasterSbilt Race Cars/Pro Power Racing Ford Fusion to SUPR Late Model Series victory’s March 3 at Texas Motor Speedway and March 11 at Champion Park Speedway in his home state.
A new dirt late model racing team has been formed in Richmond, Kentucky. Frank Revel, long time race-car owner and former series technical inspector with the O’Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has stepped up to the plate yet again, by forming Revel Motorsports which will have a new twist, new car, and new driver. The driver that will be piloting the number # 10 Rayburn Race Car will be Bryan Barber of Buffalo, Kentucky.
The Riggs Motorsports team recently unveiled a new website dedicated to all four drivers of the Harrisburg, Illinois based team. The new site has all of the same great features as the old website, but with a fresh new look featuring the new paint schemes of Terry English, Scott Riggs, Kevin Cole, and Jason Riggs. Be sure to check out the re-designed website online at www.riggsmotorsports.com.
Benton, Kentucky native Terry English, who drives the AAA Fence / Seay Motors / Clearwave Communications / Riggs Motorsports #96 Rayburn Monte Carlo, has a new paint scheme for rest of the 2006 racing season. The ultra-sharp wrap, designed by Panther Motorsports Design, will be sure to catch the eyes of fans and sponsors alike throughout the season.
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SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
Genesis Racing Shocks was added as the latest marketing partner of the MACS Series for 2006. Genesis is providing five $200 Gift Certificates to the fast qualifiers for Portsmouth Raceway Park (OH) July 2; Virginia Motor Speedway (VA), August 19; Portsmouth (OH) September 3; Hagerstown (MD) Hub-City 150, September 22-23; Challenger Raceway (PA) Fall Fest, October 14-15. Additionally, they Genesis will be providing the 2006 MACS champion with a complete set of shocks valued at $2,600.
MACS announced that Design 500 Racewear, Seattle Washington, a longtime Series sponsor, is significantly bolstering their contribution to the series drivers for the upcoming season.
MACS will open their season at “The Rock” Allegany County Speedway, Cumberland, MD, on Saturday, April 1 that also kicks off the 2006 MACS season south of the Mason-Dixon.
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.
The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts, the nation's most competitive regional racing series in 2005, will kick off its 2006 season with over $120,000 in purse money up for grabs during the 7 events scheduled for the month of April. The 2006 campaign begins with back-to-back shows at the Ponderosa Speedway on April 7th and 8th.
The Northern Allstars/UMP Challenge of Champions Series rolls into the Tri-City Speedway on Sunday, April 9th as the final leg of a three race swing through southern Illinois. The series will be at Godfrey Speedway on April 7th and then at Mt. Vernon Raceway on April 8th before visiting Tri-City Speedway on April 9th.
V-Performance Racing Batteries is the latest addition to the WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series' family of sponsors.
A new electronic scoring system will be in place when The WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series opens its 2006 season in a few weeks. According to WDRL founder and president Jim Wilson, the series will unveil the Iowa-Illinois Taylor Insulation FinishLine scoring system at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, when series drivers open their 29-race 2006 schedule on April 7.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series announced that COESfx has agreed to sponsor the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Crew Chief of the Year’ award as well as sponsor Victory Lane at all 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series events.
New to the NCRA stable of sponsors this year is ICM Ethanol, the world’s largest manufacturer of ethanol-producing equipment. The Colwich, Kan., company is the presenting sponsor of the NCRA for 2006.
The 20th annual Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Sunoco Late Models gets off to a quick start, with the first green flag of the 2006 season set to wave Saturday, April 1 at Hamilton County Speedway.
Indiana Dirt Late Model Speedweek takes the green on Wednesday, May 10, at Twin Cities Raceway Park, North Vernon. On Thursday, May 11, the racers travel south, to Lawrenceburg Speedway, on the Ohio. Then, Friday, May 12, the Northern Allstars unload at Bloomington Speedway. On Saturday, May 13, the Brownstown Speedway at the Jackson County Fairgrounds hosts the grand finale.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts Topless Outlaw Racing Association Late Model series returns for its sixth year of competition in 2006. Hoosier tires will return to the series in 2006 along with American Racing Tires as in the past. There are also some Rookie of the Year candidates who look forward to joining the series and racing with some of the best in the Midwest.
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RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Dirt late model superstar Scott Bloomquist is the latest driver to submit an entry for the inaugural Circle K Colossal 100 scheduled for April 21-22 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway. Featuring posted awards of $200,000, the two-day event will conclude with a 100-lap championship late model 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. With the addition of the 42-year-old Bloomquist, the Circle K Colossal 100 entry list now boasts 159 drivers from 25 states, including defending World of Outlaws late model champion Billy Moyer, 2005 Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series titlist Earl Pearson Jr. and Chili Bowl winner Tim McCreadie.
Promoter Carl Short and BDS Promotions are thrilled to announce the dates for the 38th Annual STARS/Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series Hillbilly 100 along with a record purse and added on track Super Late Model racing action for 2006. The 38th running of the Hillbilly 100 is scheduled for Friday September 1st and Saturday September 2nd. The change to Friday night and Saturday night was made to better accommodate race fans and competitors. Tyler County Speedway will again host the $25,000 to win, $1000 to start, 100-lap Crown Jewel Event.
Officials from the Lebanon Midway Speedway and the Show-Me Racin Series have come together and will sanction the LateModel portion of the 2nd annual Coca-Cola Fall Brawl on Sept.22-23.
The Challenger Raceway has announced plans for the Fourth Annual "Spring Fest," the kickoff to their 2006 "special events only" season. The Fourth Annual Spring Fest will take place on Sunday, April 2. A two-division program of racing is on tap, as the Late Model division will headline the program. They will be competing in a 40-lap main event, paying $5,000 to the winner.
The 49th year of racing at Cedar Lake Speedway is set to begin on Saturday, April 8th.
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INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
The Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club will present "Meet the Promoter" night at their monthly meeting on Tuesday , March 28, at the Christopher Club, 3150 South Dixie Drive, starting at 7 p.m. Many area race track promoters and association representatives will be on hand to outline their racing programs for the 2006 season. Memberships in the DARF organization are available at just $15 for a single or $20 per couple per year. Applications are available on line at hhp://DARF2005.tripod.com, by writing DARF, Box 641, Dayton, Ohio 45401 or
by calling DARF president Dan Hopp, 937 237-9354.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
RPM Racing News will have a slight interruption in publishing in April that will affect the publishing schedule for three weeks due to the recently scheduled surgery for co-editor and co-publisher Dave Kittey. Kittey, who along with fellow co-publisher and co-editor Dr. David Horne are entering their 11th year with RPM Racing News. Kittey will enter the hospital on April 20 for major surgery that will take him away from his duties for nearly three weeks. RPM Racing News will begin their 2006 publishing schedule tentatively on April 11 or April 18th and then take a three-week break from publishing. RPM Racing News will then resume publishing on May 9. For more information on RPM Racing News visit: http://www.jpwd.com/rpm.
One of the motorsports industry’s more respected and successful promoters, Bill Sawyer, will take to the airwaves on Monday March 27 for a one hour preview of the upcoming season at his dirt track, Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway (VMS) in Saluda, VA. The show will air over Racetalklive.com and WLRT 1490 The Outlaw in Hampton, VA from 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST. Listeners across the world can tune in via the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. The show will be hosted by Dave Seay, the Director of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations at VMS and a co-host of the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show.
The Sunday evening March 26 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the promoter of Eldora Speedway, Larry Kemp and two of north central Ohio’s toughest dirt Late Model racers, Rick Bond and Randy Scott, when the show airs at it’s regular time slot of 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com. The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening March 27 will present a packed with seasoned veterans and young guns from the world of dirt racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
To commemorate the start of the 2006 ‘northern’ season for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Spencer Wilson, Series Director will make an appearance to talk about the upcoming season for the series in general and the March 1 9th Annual Icebreaker race at Brownstown Speedway in Indiana. Joining Wilson will be Rick Schwallie, Media Rep for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Brownstown Speedway promoter Tim Keithley who will talk about the series coming to his track in addition to Lucas Oil drivers Freddy Smith and Matt Miller.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will also host another JD3Graphics/Bridgeport Speedway Young Guns Preview for the second year in a row. In 2006 11 ‘Young Guns’ will be featured including returning ‘Young Guns’ Jimmy Horton IV, Drew Ricco and Jesse Hill who will appear on the show to talk about the ’06 edition of the popular program at Bridgeport Speedway in addition to promoter Dave Adams and JD3Graphics owner Jay Dugan.
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©2006 Doc Lehman/Dirt America


Eldora’s Larry Kemp Tops Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening March 26 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will spotlight the promoter of Eldora Speedway and two of north central Ohio’s toughest dirt Late Model racers when the show airs at it’s regular time slot of 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show can be accessed over the internet at: www.wqkt.com The show is hosted each week by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson
Eldora Speedway promoter Larry Kemp will return to Dirt Racers Radio. Kemp operates Eldora Speedway for owner Tony Stewart and over the years has operated a number of tracks in Iowa and Alabama primarily and also administered a couple series. Over the years Kemp’s work has earned him more than a handful of honors and recognition, including being named Regional Promoter of the Year in 1984, 1986, 1997 and 1998 as well as the 1998 Auto Racing Promoter of the Year by the RPM (Racing Promotion Monthly) Promoter’s Workshop. Kemp will enter his 26th season as a promoter.
Also appearing will be dirt Late Model racer Rick Bond of Mansfield, OH. Bond, a great-grandfather, drives the Rod Eddleblute’s Garage, Custom Exhaust, Rodney Bond Septic, Sophie’s Custom Embroidary, Finish Line Bar, Hale’s Harley Davidson, Mason Racin’ GRT #007.
Joining Bond in the studio will be teammate Randy Scott of Ontario, OH who will enter his 25th season as a driver this year driving the Rod Eddleblute's Garage, Finish Line Bar & Grill, S & R Trucking, RTE Bingo Rocket #63.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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RPM Publisher Faces Major Surgery; Paper Interrupted
By Doc Lehman

RPM Racing News will have a slight interruption in publishing in April that will affect the publishing schedule for three weeks due to the recently scheduled surgery for co-editor and co-publisher Dave Kittey. Kittey, who along with fellow co-publisher and co-editor Dr. David Horne are entering their 11th year with RPM Racing News. Kittey will enter the hospital on April 20 for major surgery that will take him away from his duties for nearly three weeks.
“I feel real bad this has to happen but the (hospital) testing took longer than they thought but the surgery is something that has to be done,” stated Kittey. Kittey will undergo a second stomach bypass surgery to correct surgery that was done three years ago that developed complications. “I hate this has to happen but I have to get it taken care of so I am healthy to keep RPM Racing News going. I do apologize to the readers and tracks.”
RPM Racing News will begin their 2006 publishing schedule tentatively on April 11 or April 18th and then take a three-week break from publishing. RPM Racing News will then resume publishing on May 9. “I have a lot of good people who help on the paper but they don’t know how to lay it out which is the main reason for the interruption,” explained Kittey.
Subscribers will receive all issues they have subscribed for and to that end Kittey announced their will be an extra edition published in October. “We’ll publish in October the week of Challenger Raceway’s MACS Fall Fest race and then again the week of the Dirt Track World Championship,” confirmed Kittey.
An announcement will be forthcoming on the decision to start the 2006 publishing schedule either on April 11 or April 18.
RPM Racing News is a weekly racing results newspaper publishing 27 times a season. Weekly publications begin in April and run through the third week of September, with additional printings in October and December. RPM Racing News carries results and photos from over 80 of the areas racetracks, from Ohio to West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, New York and Western and Central Pennsylvania.
RPM Racing News is the reality of a joint venture between Dr. David Horne and David Kittey. In 1993 they purchased the monthly magazine "Racing's Almost Perfect Magazine". The two had a goal, the need to fill a void they saw within the area's weekly news coverage of auto racing during the racing season. They continued to publish the magazine for three more years, while still keeping their vision in mind.
In 1996 the conception of their dreams became a reality, as RPM Racing News acquired Tri-State Auto Racing News, the areas oldest racing publication. The acquisition strengthened the market exposure and coverage for RPM Racing News. The move made RPM Racing News the leading periodical covering racing in the area.
For more information on RPM Racing News visit: http://www.jpwd.com/rpm.


Chubzilla Competes Down South
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, the famed dirt Late Model star, headed south this past weekend with his team to compete in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned Round 1 of ‘The Bayou Battle’ presented by RaceCoaches.com and O’Reilly Auto Parts at Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana. While it was a two-race weekend planned unfortunately night two was rained out as Chubzilla competed in his driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1* that debuted and carried the all new paint and graphics scheme on the famed #1*.
During the main event Friday night Chubzilla started third in the feature and took the lead on lap three by using the low groove. As the track began to lock down Chubzilla moved to the high side looking for rubber and ran down lapped traffic. As Chubzilla attempted to move down on the track Clint Smith got by first down low as the track locked down thus relegating Chubzilla to a fourth place finish.
In preliminary action Chubzilla qualified third fastest, won his heat race and finished second in the dash.
The Bayou Battle’ presented by RaceCoaches.com and O’Reilly Auto Parts after inclement weather Saturday morning forced the event at Fast Trax Motorplex in Chatham, La., to be canceled. The $45,000 event may be rescheduled for a later date this season.
Next up for Chubzilla and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will be an April 7 visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., a site where exciting wheel-to-wheel racing is always expected and where Chubzilla has had much success. Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va. will host the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series April 8. The cameras of SPEED will capture all the action at the immaculate facility for broadcast at a later date.
In other Chubzilla news the current issue of Speedway Illustrated has a feature article on Chubzilla’s newly constructed shop by Lester Buildings. The feature article I in the ‘Shop Talk’ section of the magazine complete with photos. The article, entitled, Lester Puts on the Luster:Chub Frank Needed a New Shop. He Got an Upgrade by Karl Fredrickson is in the May 2006 issue.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Kid Rocket Races In Bayou Country
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards was once again back on the road this past weekend as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned event on Friday at ‘The Bayou Battle’ presented by RaceCoaches.com and O’Reilly Auto Parts at Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana was held where he competed in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.
Starting the night off Kid Rocket timed in seventh fastest during time trials and then scored a solid third in his heat race. During the main event Kid Rockets started 11th where he finished on a locked down track.
On Saturday night the Bayou Battle presented by RaceCoaches.com and O’Reilly Auto Parts, after inclement weather Saturday morning forced the event at Fast Trax Motorplex in Chatham, La., to be canceled. The $45,000 event may be rescheduled for a later date this season.
Next up for Kid Rocket will be the Sunoco America Late Model Series race on Saturday March 25 at Eldora Speedway’s season opener. Following the Eldora opener Kid Rocket will be back on the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series who will be at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on April 7, followed by a trip the next day to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va. Who will host the stars and cars of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series April 8. The cameras of SPEED will capture all the action at the immaculate facility for broadcast at a later date.
Kid Rocket will spend March 22 celebrating his 18th birthday.
For more information on Kid Rocket visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Five Drivers Headline Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening March 20 will present a packed show with a variety of guests from the world of dirt racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Dirt Late Model star Brady Smith of Solon Springs, WI will return to the show to talk about his plans to race with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Smith will be chasing after not only the national championship title but also the Rookie of the Year honors. Smith drives the AMSOIL sponsored MasterSbilt from Mars / Pro Power Monte Carlo #2.
Brian Shirley will also make a long awaited return appearance. Shirley, of Chatham, IL. Shirley drives the Petroff Towing sponsored CJ Rayburn Race Cars #3. Shirley is one of the midwest's rising stars and a former Northern Allstars Late Model Series champion. Shirley will talk about his 2006 season and plans.
Making his debut appearance on the show will be big Block Modified star Wade 'The Flynin' Farmer' Hendrickson of Lawrenceville, NJ. Hendrickson drives the Sal DeBruno-owned South Jersey Overhead Door sponsored Teo Pro Car #0. In 2005, Hendrickson collected one win and finished sixth in Big Block points at Bridgeport Speedway despite missing an event after departing from the Jake Marine #85 mid-season.
Sprint Car star Justin Henderson, of Sioux Falls, S.D., who recently made the jump from racing weekly at Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway, where he is a former track champion in both the 360 and 410 sprint car divisions, to running night in and night out as a touring member of the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, will make his debut appearance on the show. Henderson will talk about his 2006 season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in the Dan Oswalt-owned Sonic Drive-ins/Pontiac of Sioux Falls Schnee #D1.
Also appearing will be Wisconsin star Ryan Aho who is a three-time WISSOTA Super Stock champion with over 171 feature wins and 16 track titles. The 31-year-old father and racer is also a student at the University of Wisconsin Superior majoring in accounting. Aho will talk about his career and upcoming 2006 season driving the Rick Gondik Law Office, Northland Electric Affordable Chassis #71.
Brett Deyo will srop by to talk about his new business, Brett Deyo Motorsports Media, headquartered in New Windsor, N.Y. Among the current major customers are the Race of Champions Dirt Modified and Sportsman Tours, Accord (N.Y.) Speedway, Five Mile Point (N.Y.) Speedway and the Middletown Motorsports Show. A number of race teams have already jumped on board as well. Brett Deyo is a contributor to Area Auto Racing News and is also editor-at-large for Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated magazine.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.
For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Genesis Shocks Joins Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil
By Doc Lehman

Smithville, OH --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show has signed on a new associate sponsor for the show as the popular national radio program begins to expand it's marketing opportunities for businesses to participate with the show. The new Genesis Racing Shocks company that recently debuted with two long time and highly respected industry veterans is now a marketing partner with the show. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs every Monday evening from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com and is produced and hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
"Lately Doc and I have been working on implementing some format changes and adding some unique and fun segments to the show that will be debuting over the coming weeks starting in April," explained Seay. "We're opening these new segments and features up to marketing partners and we're just now marketing these concepts. We were thrilled when Genesis Racing Shocks jumped on board."
"We've been getting huge numbers and the show is the perfect marketing tool to reach our audience that spans folks interested in dirt Late Model, Sprint Car and Modified racing, as well as other forms of dirt racing. I'm convinced the show will help make an impact on Genesis' bottom line."
Genesis Racing Shocks, founded by industry stalwarts Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, debuted on March 1 and have corporate and manufacturing headquarters based in Roswell, GA. Farr and Lutz are two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing.
"When we first heard about the advertising plans Doc and Dave are coming up with to tie-in to Dirt Nation™ it was basically a no-brainer for us to advertise with the show," stated Mike Farr. "We need to get the word out about Genesis, especially since it's new, and I can't think of a better or more economical way than with Dirt Nation™. Not only do they have thousands of race fans and industry people who listen every week, they have big numbers with drivers across the country as well. Those drivers are the ones we need to reach and we feel Dirt Nation™ will help us achieve that."
To be marketed under the product name of Genesis Racing Shocks, the company has committed to offering key innovations and designs in shocks used for competition in dirt and asphalt racing. Genesis Racing Shocks will offer a variety of shocks to meet all needs including non-adjustable and double adjustable mono-tube gas shocks, with and without a reservoir, triple adjustable shocks and others. Genesis Racing Shocks personnel will also be at race tracks servicing their products and will also make available technology information and data.
"Genesis Racing Shocks will be our presenting sponsor for our Dirt Nation™ 'Genesis Racing Shocks Website of the Week'," explained Lehman. "Each week the show will spotlight a unique website related to dirt racing. It's fun, it's informative for the listeners, and if we can help steer new visitors to quality websites so much the better. We have some other things coming to the show soon and we're inviting dirt racing businesses of quality to join us in advertising their services, products and entertainment."
The new manufacturing facility and corporate office for Genesis Shocks and their new Genesis Racing Shocks line of upscale, high tech shock absorbers is located at: Genesis Shocks, 5020 Old Ellis Point Suite 200, Roswell, GA. 30076. Telephone: 678-659-9454. Fax: 678-659-9457. A new website for Genesis Shocks is located at: www.Genesisshocks.com.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Genesis Racing Shocks.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.
For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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DIRT RACERS RADIO Pre-empted Sunday
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The Sunday evening March 19 edition of Dirt Racers Radio will be pre-empted Sunday according to station officials on Tuesday. WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH broadcasts Dirt Racers Radio each Sunday. This week's live edition will be replaced by a 'Best Of' show due to the station's contractual commitments to the Ohio State University. An expected Ohio State Buckeyes round two NCAA game will be broadcast sometime Sunday and show producers, uncertain of the precise time the show could air, elected to forgo this week's live show.
"They call WQKT 'America's Sports Country' station so this unexpected change isn't too surprising," commented Doc Lehman, a co-host of Dirt Racers Radio along with Ryan Pearson. "Without being certain exactly when the game will begin let alone end we felt it wasn't fair to our guests and regular listeners so we decided with station management to air a rerun whenever the game ends. We'll reschedule our guests in the coming weeks."
Dirt Racers Radio will return live on Sunday March 26 at it's regular time slot from 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST. The show also air over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
On Sunday March 26 tentatively scheduled will be Eldora Speedway Larry Kemp and dirt Late Model drivers Rick Bond and Randy Scott. Confirmed and additional guests will be announced soon.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Eric 'Spud' Myers Signs Sponsors; Preps For '06
By Ryan Pearson

Holmesville, Ohio - Eric Myers Racing announced it has recently added two associate sponsors to the team. Coming on board for the 2006 racing season are Cyco Custom Race Products and Base Racing Fuels and Oils. Myers is one of Ohio's most exciting dirt Late Model drivers who travels throughout the midwest and mid atlantic states with a variety of touring series and drives the CRM Colored Mulch, Advanced Cyclinder sponsored Rocket Chassis #20m.

Cyco Custom Race Products was formed by Cy Wilson, the former crew chief for
California Super Late Model star Eric Jacobsen. Wilson specializes in the fabrication of carbon fiber race products such as air boxes and wheel plugs, among other pieces.

Base Racing Fuels and Oils are also on board for the 2006 season. Myers is also a local distributor for Base Racing Fuels and Oils for northeastern and central Ohio.

The team has been busy preparing their Rocket Chassis for the upcoming season. Myers has announced a tentative early season schedule. They look to open the 2006 season up at Jim Neirs KC Raceway on March 25th for a regular show. "We are ready to get going, just doing the finishing touches to the car" stated an excited Myers at the shop. "The spring is usually a busy time for the mulch business but we will be able to get out on the road and have some fun."

2006 tee shirts will be coming soon courtesy of Arizona Sport Shirts. Fans will be able to pick up one by stopping by the trailer at the race track or www.Dirtwearmall.com.

Eric Myers Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: CRM Colored Mulch, Advance Cylinder, Panther Motorsports, GottaRace.com, Arizona Sport Shirts, Weisgarber Trucking, Morris Oil, American Race Tire, Malcuit Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis, Ohlins Racing Shocks, Lehman Motorsports, Dirtwearmall.com, Cyco Custom Race Products and Base Racing Fuels and Oils.

For additional information and updates check www.ericmyers20m.com.

Tentative Schedule
March 25th KC Raceway
April 1st Florence Speedway
April 7th Lernerville Speedway-World of Outlaw Late Models
April 8th KC Raceway
April 14-15th Florence Speedway-Battle of Bluegrass
April 21-22nd The Dirt Track at Lowes-Lucas Oil Dirtcar Series
April 28th Attica Raceway Park-American Late Model Series
April 29th Wayne County Speedway or Muskingum County Speedway


Dirt Late Model Notebook
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
The Dunn-Benson Ford Motorsports team official website has a new look for 2006 and has been updated with all new information including the teams full 2006 schedule. Earl Pearson, Jr., also announced that race fans can purchase tickets for the two big Late Model events at Eldora Speedway in 2006.Fans can purchase tickets for the "Dream $100,000 to Win" and the "World 100" through his official merchandise vendor trailer ASI Racewear. The ASI Racewear vendor trailer will be at most late model events throughout the 2006 racing season and fans can purchase the Eldora tickets at the trailer or can email Tommy Rogers at bigt42ny@aol.com.
On Saturday March 4, 2006 in his home town of Riverton IL, dirt Late Model star Justin Allgaier and Ashley Hanson exchanged wedding vows to an overflowing Church of friends and family. The wedding reception took place at the historic round skyscraper Hilton Hotel in downtown Springfield as over 300 people gathered to wish the young couple their best.
Adam Hensel, the 2005 WISSOTA Late Model Rookie of the Year, will be competing in a 2006 Mastersbilt Race Car this season. Hensel and his team are gearing for the upcoming 2006 race season and will begin the year by displaying their Mastersbilt From Mars at the Austin, MN Oak Park Mall Car Show in conjunction with Deer Creek Speedway on March 11 and 12.
The Brady Smith Racing team announced today that they will follow the NARA Late Model Dirt Series in 2006 and compete for the National Championship and Rookie of the Year titles. The Solon Springs, Wisconsin-based team currently finds themselves thirteenth in the series point standings following the three point races at the East Bay (FL) Raceway Park in early February.
Matt Miller and DSI Racing have teamed up with WD Enterprises to utilize their press release and marketing services for 2006 in an effort to gain additional exposure and publicity for the race team. Matt Miller latest apparel and merchandise will be available at every Lucas Oil late Model Series event on the ASI Racewear official vendor trailer in 2006.
Missouri racer Billy James debuted a new website at: www.BillyJames5jr.com
Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, has signed two additional sponsors for his 2006 campaign as one of dirt Late Model racing’s more popular drivers as he begins his quest for the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship title. Joining the team is Lake Shore Paving of Jamestown, NY and Corry Rubber of Corry, PA. Chubzilla will be competing for the championship title driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
Billy Moyer has added a Barry Wright Race Car to his arsenal. Moyer will defend his World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship.
Billy Moyer, Jr., 18, made his racing debut recently at the Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway season opener.
John Kaanta is looking for volunteer Late Model Drivers who would like to represent their home track(s). The responsibility of the track representative is to collect the ideas and suggestions of their local LM drivers and to provide that information to John. John will need to obtain a track representative (LM driver) from each track that runs the WISSOTA Late Model division. If you would like to volunteer, please send your name, track representing, and email to John at one of the contacts below. Feel free to contact John with any questions you may have at: jkaanta@yahoo.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series hasn’t forgotten the countless individuals from the state of Louisiana and surrounding Gulf coast states devastated by the impact of Hurricane Katrina. With thousands of people still displaced by the devastating storm the World of Outlaws Late Model Series has announced a fund raising effort for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund when the Series visits Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana March 17. One dollar of every gate admission from Round 1 of ‘The Bayou Battle 50" presented by RaceCoaches.com and O’Reilly Auto Parts will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series is pleased to announce the addition of ASI Racewear, Long Island, NY, to their considerable arsenal of marketing partners.
The Northern Allstars Late Model Series Indiana Dirt Late Model Speedweek takes the green on Wednesday, May 10, at Twin Cities Raceway Park, North Vernon. On Thursday, May 11, the racers travel south, to Lawrenceburg Speedway, on the Ohio. Then, Friday, May 12, the Northern Allstars unload at Bloomington Speedway. On Saturday, May 13, the Brownstown Speedway at the Jackson County Fairgrounds hosts the grand finale.
The O'Reilly Auto Parts Topless Outlaw Racing Association Late Model series returns for its sixth year of competition in 2006 and looks to be an improvement on years past. The series is set to kick off their 2006 campaign in less than a month at the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on March 31. The race will be the first of two in the North-South Shootout, a co-sanctioned event with the O'Reilly MLRA Late Models. Night 2 of the shootout will take the series' to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on April 1 to conclude the opening weekend for the series.
The Joie of Seating is the latest addition to the WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series family of sponsors.
At this time the 2006 ULMS BRC Lazer Challenge Series opening event will be April 29 at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania.
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, articles, interviews and much more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Eldora Speedway officials have announced that effective with their season opener, March 25, the race starting time has moved forward. The new time schedule for race meets at the venerable one-half mile clay oval will see the practice sessions getting underway at 6:00 and the racing competition at 7:30 PM. Kicking off the season on March 25 will be the Sunoco sponsored American Late Model Series (ALMS), United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Modifieds and Advance Auto Parts Eldora Stocks.
The Brownstown Speedway will open its gates for full blown racing action on March 25th, 2006, with a full four class program of Bob Poynter Ford Late Models, Rumpke of Indiana UMP Modifieds, Xtreme Graphics Bombers and Indiana Super Stocks.
Brownstown Speedway is busy making preparations for the biggest Indiana Icebreaker in the history of the speedway. 2006 will be the 9th Annual Indiana Icebreaker and will reward a $10,000 to the winner, the largest winner’s share of the purse in the nine year history of the event. For the first time the race will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series which should guarantee a stout field on April 1st.
Whynot Speedway in Meridian, MS returns to action in 2006, and will feature affordable Crate Late Models under the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series banner. Dirt Late Model driver Rodney Wing has purchase the track and his plans are to reopen the facility that has been closed for the past seven years.
Four regional qualifiers will be held for the $2,000-to-start Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals, beginning with the inaugural "Colossal 100" southern states qualifier on April 21-22 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The other three qualifiers will the "Best of the West Late Model Shootout" western states qualifier on June 16-17 at the Dodge City Raceway Park in Dodge City, Kansas, the World of Outlaws (WoO) eastern states qualifier on August 4 at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, and the "USA Nationals" northern states qualifier on August 4-5 at the Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
Circle K, one of the most widely recognized convenience store brands with more than 6,000 locations, has signed as the title sponsor of the inaugural Colossal 100, a $200,000 late model event scheduled for April 21-22 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway. The Circle K Colossal 100 has attracted entries from 156 of the nation's top dirt late model racers including Billy Moyer, Steve Francis, Earl Pearson Jr., Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Donnie Moran, Chub Frank, Matt Miller, Dale McDowell and Dan Schlieper.
Fox Ridge Speedway owners Dave Hesch and Jeff Reglin announced that the Speedway applied for, and was granted, Late Model sanctioning for the 2006 season from the WISSOTA Sanctioning Body.
East Tennessee Businessman Gary Hall recently completed the purchase of Tazewell Tennessee’s 1/3 mile dirt oval dubbed as "The Taz," from longtime successful Track Owners John and Lori Thompson. Gary Hall will welcome back Rick Brooks as the Race Director for the 2006 racing season. All other 2005 staff members will be back as well.
Freedom Raceway is gearing up to bring Late Model racing back to Western New York! Calling it a "major shakeup", track owner Dan Hoffmann recently announced that the Late Models will soon be a part of Freedom’s already fast Friday night lineup.
Even though the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship is still eight months away one driver is already looking ahead to the event, namely, the defending champion. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, who won the dirt Late Model crown jewel event last October is the first driver to enter the 2006 edition of the Dirt Track World Championship that will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH and promoted by Carl Short and Dean Nardi. Pre-sale pit passes, general admission and reserved seating will be available April 1 while driver pre-entries are now being accepted. Info: www.dtwc.net.
Oval Track Promotions, Rick and Ernie Jones, are eagerly awaiting the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series for their season opener at "The Rock" Allegany County Speedway, Cumberland, MD, on Saturday, April 1 which also kicks off the 2006 MACS season south of the Mason-Dixon.
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, articles, interviews and much more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
The spawn of a new manufacturing entity dawned upon the motorsports industry on March 1 with the debut of Genesis Shocks, a new shock absorber manufacturing company that has been founded by two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing. The new company, with manufacturing and corporate headquarters based in Roswell, GA, has been founded by Mike Farr and Mike Lutz. The new manufacturing facility and corporate office for Genesis Shocks and their new Genesis Racing Shocks line of upscale, high tech shock absorbers is located at: Genesis Shocks, 5020 Old Ellis Point Suite 200, Roswell, GA. 30076. Telephone: 678-659-9454. Fax: 678-659-9457. A new website for Genesis Shocks is located at: www.Genesisshocks.com.
Brown Engineering Race Engines has launched a website at: www.BrownRaceEngines.com.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
RaceTalkLive.com president Chuck Hall announced the signing of Shade Tree Custom Homes of Moyock, NC. Hall announced that the premier home builder is sponsoring the Oval track segment of each five hour RaceNite program. RaceNite will keep race fans all over the country updated and in tune with what is happening at racetracks all over the country as events unfold. RaceNite will air from 7:00 PM to Midnight eastern on Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 7 and 8. The Friday night broadcasts will continue through September 1 while the Saturday night programs will run through October 28.
Wells Racing Photography is pleased to announce the launch of his new website on the World Wide Web located at www.WellsRacingPhotos.net. Owner and photographer Chad Wells is the Official Photographer for the O’Reilly Southern All Stars serving in his third year in that role. To learn more about WRP and what they have to offer the drivers and fans of dirt late model racing make sure and check out www.WellsRacingPhotos.net.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns to ESPN2 this Sunday, March 12 with the first time showing of a pair of events from the 2005 racing season. At 12:00 Noon (Eastern) and 11 AM (Central) will be the "Dixie Shootout" from Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. The race saw Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL win his second consecutive "Dixie Shootout." At 1:30 PM (Eastern) and 12:30 PM (Central) will be the "Legends of the Fall 50" from the West Virginia Motor Speedway in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. Earl Pearson, Jr of Jacksonville, Fl continued his late season charge to win the series points by being victorious in this race. The re-airing of the "Legends of the Fall 50" from West Virginia Motor Speedway will be broadcast on Friday, March 31 at 12:00 Noon (Eastern) and 11:00 AM (Central).
Racing returns to The Dirt Track Channel website http://www.thedirttrackchannel.com , this Sunday afternoon, March 12th, at 1:15pm from Frank Plessinger's Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD, with 30-lap feature events for the Big Block Modifieds and the Late Models with a guaranteed starting spot in the Octoberfest 350 on the line for the Modifieds. Fans can access the free webcast at http://www.golivesports.com/Broadcast/broadcast-TDTC.htm.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will present a packed show on Monday March 13 when the show spotlights a number of the sanctioning bodies and tracks that are affiliated with O'Reilly Auto Parts. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. Guests include Chris Madden, Gary Wright, Travis Rilat, Al Purkey, Emmett Hahn, Kevin Greven, Harriett Chancellor, Bob Kaufman and Kelly Carlton.
A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening March 12 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH when a variety of guests appear. Dirt Racers Radio airs from 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. Special guests include DIRT Motorsports President Tom Deery, Genesis Racing Shocks co-owner Mike Farr and dirt Late Model driver Blaine Aber.
Dirt America Online has been updated with news stories, articles, interviews and much more. Check it all out at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.


RaceNite Signs Sponsor; Debut Soon
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The soon-to-launched RaceNite weekend radio program has signed a new sponsor for the oval track segment of the show that will launch April 7 & 8 and will air five hours live each evening with all the latest news, results and reports from race tracks around the country. Shade Tree Custom Homes, of Moycock, NC, the premier home builder, has signed on with the highly anticpated new program. RaceNite will air each Friday & Saturday evening from 7:00 PM EST until midnight on: www.racetalklive.com.
"Any undertaking in broadcasting comes with a large price tag so this is very important," stated Chuck Hall, President of RaceTalkLive and executive producer of RaceNite. "Sponsors like Shade Tree Custom Homes makes shows like RaceNite and Dirt Nation a reality. Without sponsors it would be virtually impossible to present these shows for the thousands of race fans who want them."
RaceNite will be hosted by Hall and Mark Potter and the show will keep race fans all over the country updated and in tune with what is happening at racetracks all over the country as events unfold.
Shade Tree Custom Homes is recognized throughout Southern Virginia and Northeast North Carolina as a premier homebuilder . Building what you want just the way you want it! For more information on Shade Tree Custom Homes visit www.shadetreecustomhomes.com .
With the signing of Shade Tree Custom Homes, Hall feels it's the start in a long line of RaceNite sponsors who will soon be signing on. "We are turning the corner on four more large sponsors coming on board for the RaceNite program," noted Hall, who has been overwhelmed with the response of the concept of the show since it was announced a couple weeks ago. "The response has been over whelming I feel folks who love racing, want, need and really have come to expect more from tracks, series and drivers."
"We have become news and especially racing intense society, RaceTalkLive has spoiled those fans with shows Like Dirt Nation. They want more I think RaceNite will be that news source."
RaceNite show host Mark Potter will be joined weekly on the program by some of the most knowledgeable in Motorsports. Listeners can tune in to hear Doc Lehman, Al Bauer, Doc Love, Chris Madden, Spanky Despian, Ryan Pearson and others as they discuss racing and deliver live updates from the race tracks across the nation."
RaceNite will air from 7:00 PM to Midnight eastern on Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 7 and 8. The Friday night broadcasts will continue through September 1 while the Saturday night programs will run through October 28
"Racetalklive is going great guns right now and we want to keep the momentum going," commented Hall. "We were thrilled when Doc (Lehman) and Dave (Seay) peaked three weeks in a row on Dirt Nation with huge numbers. At this pace it will soon be one of those deals where their people will call my people." Dirt Nation is one of several racing shows on RaceTatlkLive and is the #1 rated motorsports program.
RaceNite is looking for race reporters to be a part of this exciting new program. To be considered please contact Hall and/or Potter immediately at
chuckhall@racetalklive.com or racenite2006@verizon.net.
For additional information or advertising solutions contact Chuck Hall at (757) 766-9262 or Mark Potter at (443) 362-0638.

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Corey Conley First Entry For DTWC Modified Main
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- With the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) all set for the traditional third weekend in October and returning to Jim Nier's KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH, the famed dirt Late Model 'crown jewel' event will once again welcome the popular and highly competitive Modifieds as the support division this year with some aspects staying the same and some aspects changing. All entry and pit fees will remain the same as last year but this year the Modifieds will run entirely on Thursday and Friday. And already drivers are expressing interest with defending race winner Corey Conley of Wellsburg, WV the first entry received for the 2006 edition.
The DTWC will once again attract the biggest names in the sport of dirt Late Model and Modified racing as they all vie for the prestigious championship trophy and honors that accompany a victory in the long-running mega-event. DTWC promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi have announced that ticket prices will remain the same as last year and that 2006 Dirt Track World Championship pre-sale tickets will be available April 1, 2006 including reserved seating.
"For the 2006 race, we decided to alter the schedule so that the Modifieds would be able to complete their portion of the DTWC with a 40-lap feature on Friday night," revealed Nardi. "All qualifying for the Modifieds will be held on Thursday, leaving just the feature to be run after the Late Model heats Friday."
"The reason for the change in schedule is two-fold. Primarily, we wanted to cut down on the time the Modifieds had to spend at the track. For a support division, one extra night is costly. Secondly, many of our fans wanted to be allowed access to the drivers in the pits at the conclusion of the DTWC Saturday night. With another race to be run, this wouldn't have been possible."
For defending race winner Corey Conley, it's basically a no-brainer for him to enter once again. "Last year was the first time I ever set eyes on KC Raceway and we had a great time there," stated Conley, a dirt Late Model driver on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. "That track is simply awesome. We ran both our Late Model and our Modified and had great runs in both all weekend. We'll be back this year with both cars and see what we can do."
"What Carl and Dean are doing by pumping the Modified portion up with money, sponsors and recognition is terrific. We had an outstanding run in the Late Model in the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers race and then passed some cars to win the Modified main event and the response and exposure we got was tremendous. I'm looking forward to it. Matter of fact, I want to win both of those races this year, especially the Dirt Track World Championship.
Conley competes in his Rocket Chassis #14 dirt Late Model sponsored by Denoon Lumber, Reese Homes, Rocket Chassis, Yale, Dave Poske Performance Parts, Bilstein Shocks, Ballato Auto Salvage and the West Virginia Motorsports Council. Conley also drives the Gib Patt owned Modified sponsored by Performance Off Road, Tiger Pub, Johnson Brother’s Automotive and Shadyside Carryout. In his Modified performance last year at the DTWC, Conley defeated 71 drivers from eight states.
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering pre-sale tickets is October 1, 2006. All tickets pre-ordered will begin being mailed out on September 15, 2006. A pre-sale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 pre-sale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website  www.kc-raceway.com and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
"Jim Nier is making a couple of aisles that weren’t there last year in the grandstands of the reserved seating section just for the sake of all of our fans being comfortable and having easy access to the seats," said Nardi. "So we’ll lose around a dozen seats in the reserved section. If someone had one of those seats, they will be given the next best seat available."
Nardi also indicated that fans and teams will again be treated to some special promotions. "Most of the same sponsors that were with us in 2005 will be back in 2006," revealed Nardi. "Some of them have signed back up for two years, not just 2006. And we’re planning for additional sponsorship. As far as programs for race fans and drivers, you can be certain we will not overlook them in bringing additional perks to the event."
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept pre-sale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order pre-sale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 25th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Dirt Nation™ Spotlights O'Reilly Series, Tracks & Drivers
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will present a packed show on Monday March 13 when the show spotlights a number of the sanctioning bodies and tracks that are affiliated with O'Reilly Auto Parts. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
O'Reilly Auto Parts are the dominant auto parts retailer in all of their market areas.
From their roots as a single store in 1957 to their current size of 1431 stores in 25 states the company has progressed a long way and has taken an interest in marketing their company through dirt racing. Appearing will be Kevin Greven of O'Reilly Auto Parts who maintains the company's motorsports marketing and promotional programs. Currently the company supports 10 sanctioning bodies and a huge assortment of race tracks.
Also appearing will be Kelly Carlton of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Southern All Stars Late Model Series along with defending champion Chris Madden, one of the southeast's most popular dirt Late Model racers. The O'Reilly Southern Allstars is the oldest traveling series in the southeast with Dirt Late Models, Asphalt Late Models, Pro Late Models and Supertrucks.
Also appearing will be famed promoter Emmett Hahn, the man behind the American Sprint Car Series. Joining Hahn will be stand out Sprint Car stars Gary Wright and Travis Rilat. The American Sprint Car Series is one of the premier sprint car racing associations in the Nation. The ASCS has taken 360 Sprint Car Racing to a whole new level and Hahn's pioneering efforts to keep the sport affordable for racers and exciting for fans is the key to success of the O'Reilly ASCS.
Making a first time appearance on the show will be Harriett Chancellor who heads up the Mdwest Late Model racing Association (MLRA). Joining Ms. Chancellor will be defending MLRA champion Al Purkey of Kansas. Founded in 1989, the O'Reilly MLRA have been thrilling dirt racing fans for over a decade as the series continues to grow and thrive.
Also joining the show will be Bob Kaufman, one of the promoters at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. O'Reilly Auto Parts is a track sponsor at Cedar Lake and Jaufman will talk about O'Reilly's support of his track in addition to plans and activities that will be occuring at the famed dirt track in 2006.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 - 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.
For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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DIRT'S TOM DEERY HEADLINES DIRT RACERS RADIO
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening March 12 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH when a variety of guests appear. Dirt Racers Radio airs from 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
The new President of Dirt Motorsports, Inc., Tom Deery will be making an appearance to talk about his new role with Dirt Motorsports. Deery is currently Sr. VP Motorsports for Rand Sports and Entertainment Insurance and served as former VP of NASCAR weekly series and regional touring before joining Rand. Deery and his family have a long and storied history in the sport.
One of the co-founders of the new Genesis Racing Shocks will be on hand to discuss the new company. Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing have started Genesis Racing Shocks. Farr, who also owns Farr Motorsports, a motorsports marketing firm, will appear on Dirt Racers Radio to discuss the new company.
The special in-studio guest will be long time veteran dirt Late Model driver Blaine Aber of Wooster, OH. Aber drives the Country Kitchen, Bowman Beverage #81 CJ Rayburn at Ohio tracks. Aber is an eight time track champion at a variety of dirt tracks. Aber will discuss his career and plans for the 2006 season.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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New Genesis Racing Shocks Company Previewed On Dirt Nation™

Roswell, GA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will spotlight the new Genesis Racing Shocks company on it's Monday March 6 program. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is a national dirt racing radio program that is extremely popular among the dirt racing industry. On March 1 Genesis Shocks, a new shock absorber manufacturing company, debuted. Genesis Racing Shocks has been founded by Mike Farr and Mike Lutz, two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing. Farr will appear on Dirt Nation™ to discuss the new company.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
The new manufacturing facility and corporate office for Genesis Shocks and their new Genesis Racing Shocks line of upscale, high tech shock absorbers is located at: Genesis Shocks, 5020 Old Ellis Point Suite 200, Roswell, GA. 30076. Telephone: 678-659-9454. Fax: 678-659-9457.
A new website for Genesis Shocks is located at: www.Genesisshocks.com.
Email: info@genesisshocks.com or MLutz@genesisshocks.com or MFarr@genesisshocks.com.

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Dirt Racers Radio To Air 30 Minutes Early Sunday
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Racers Radio producers were informed late Wednesday that due to the Cleveland Cavs game airing over WQKT 104.5 FM Sunday evening at 7:30, Dirt Racers Radio will begin one half hour early beginning at 5:30 PM EST. A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening March 5 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH with a large guest list on tap. The show will air for it’s regular two hours from 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Famed car builder, car owner and former promoter Mark Richards of Shinnston, WV will appear on the show for the first time. Richards will talk about his company, Rocket Chassis and the sport of dirt Late Model racing nationwide.
Also appearing will be Corey Conley of West Virginia, a regular on the Lucas Oil Late Model Series and a rookie of the year contender will return to Dirt Nation™ along with Ashley Ness of the West Virginia Motorsports Council. Conley and Ness will discuss the new, unique marketing and promotional arrangement and marketing partnership the West Virginia Motorsports Council has entered into with Conley to promote tourism in West Virginia. Conley drives the Rocket Chassis #14 sponsored by Doonan Lumber, Reese Homes and Dave Poske Performance Parts.
Dirt Late Model driver Dave Bucher will also appear to discuss his upcoming 2006 racing season. Bucher will go after the Lakeville Speedway championship and will reveal additional long term plans for his racing team. Bucher drives the Smitley Towing, Ledford Racing Engines #Mean13 Rocket Chassis.
Also stopping by will be Chuck Hall of Racetalklive.com who will preview the new RaceNite weekend program that will launch soon. Hall will also talk about advances made in internet webcasting and will talk about Racetalklive.com’s plans for the 2006 racing season.
The show will return to it’s regular 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST timeslot Sunday March 12.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Deery, Rahmer, Richards, Pauch’s On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will kick off the month of May with a show flush with heavy-hitters in the dirt racing industry on Monday evening March 6. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
The new President of Dirt Motorsports, Inc., Tom Deery will be making an appearance to talk about his new role with Dirt Motorsports. Deery is currently Sr. VP Motorsports for Rand Sports and Entertainment Insurance and served as former VP of NASCAR weekly series and regional touring before joining Rand. Deery and his family have a long and storied history in the sport.
Returning to the show will be Josh Richards, known to his many fans as ‘Kid Rocket’. Richards is a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and is based in Shinnston, WV. Richards competed at his first Chili Bowl this past season and is looking at the 2006 WoO LMS championship. He will be competing in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.
Making his debut appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be Fred Rahmer, one of Sprint Car racing’s most successful drivers. Rahmer will be piloting the Jim & Sandy Kline's familiar J&S Fabrication yellow #22 sponsored by Macri Concrete, Hillcrest Auto Body, Susquehanna Valley Harley Davidson and Rocket Pizza & Subs for the 2006 season. Fred Rahmer, with 359 career sprint wins, will be gunning for the record of 150 at Lincoln Speedway, as well as his 10th Lincoln Speedway track title and 7th Williams Grove Speedway Championship with the newly formed team.
Also returning to the show will be the father-son combo of Billy Pauch Sr., and Billy Pauch, Jr of Frenchtown, NJ. Pauch, Sr., is one of the east coast’s superstar drivers with hundreds of wins in Modifieds and Sprint Cars during his long and illustrious career. Pauch, Jr., is an up-an-coming star who has already scored his career first victory. Both Pauch’s will discuss their plans for the upcoming 2006 racing season.
Additionally Mike Farr of the new Genesis Racing Shocks company will drop by talk about the new shock company. Farr has been working in the industry for nearly 30 years. In addition to Genesis Racing Shocks, Farr is the owner of Farr Motorsports, a motorsports marketing company.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Kid Rocket: Busy Month of March Planned
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards came out of Georgia and Florida with a top ten point placement despite a somewhat disappointing ‘Speedweeks’ with the World of Outlaw Late Model Series (WoO LMS) but is now poised for more WoO LMS action in addition to making a national radio show appearance as well as celebrating his 18th birthday. Kid Rocket competes in the Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.
Richards of Shinnston, WV, the ‘2005 WoO LMS Rookie of the Year’, has driven the Seubert Calf Ranches/ ACE Metal Works No. 1 Mark Richards Racing Rocket Chassis/Cornett Racing Engines Pontiac GTO to a ninth place finish at Golden Isles Speedway and to disappointing twenty-fourth and twenty-second place finishes at Volusia Speedway Park.
Kid Rocket currently sits tenth in WoO LMS points but only 76 points out of first place.
On Monday evening March 6 Kid Rocket will appear on the national radio program Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil. The show airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com
Kid Rocket’s father, Mark Richards, will also make a radio appearance when he appears in the Dirt Racers Radio program on Sunday March 5. The show airs over WQKT 104.5 FM and over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
After opening the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series season this past month the quest for the Championship continues Friday, March 17 with Round 1 of ‘The Bayou Battle 50’ at Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana followed by Round 2 of ‘The Bayou Battle’ scheduled for Saturday, March 18 at Fast Trax Motorplex in Chatham (Monroe), Louisiana.
Both of the $10,000 to win events boast $45,000 purses and mark the inaugural appearances of the WoO Late Model Series to the state of Louisiana. The events will be a match up of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series versus the SUPR (Southern United Professional Racing) Late Model Series.
Fans of Kid Rocket can experience the excitement of all World Of Outlaws Late Model Series events live on www.Dirtvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network broadcasts. And, video cybercast of selected World of Outlaws Late Model Series events will be broadcast through DIRTvision.com.
On March 22 Kid Rocket will celebrate his 18th birthday.
For more information on Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Richards, Conley, Bucher Headline Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening March 5 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH with a large guest list on tap. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Famed car builder, car owner and former promoter Mark Richards of Shinnston, WV will appear on the show for the first time. Richards will talk about his company, Rocket Chassis and the sport of dirt Late Model racing nationwide.
Also appearing will be Corey Conley of West Virginia, a regular on the Lucas Oil Late Model Series and a rookie of the year contender will return to Dirt Nation™ along with Ashley Ness of the West Virginia Motorsports Council. Conley and Ness will discuss the new, unique marketing and promotional arrangement and marketing partnership the West Virginia Motorsports Council has entered into with Conley to promote tourism in West Virginia. Conley drives the Rocket Chassis #14 sponsored by Doonan Lumber, Reese Homes and Dave Poske Performance Parts.
Dirt Late Model driver Dave Bucher will also appear to discuss his upcoming 2006 racing season. Bucher will go after the Lakeville Speedway championship and will reveal additional long term plans for his racing team. Bucher drives the Smitley Towing, Ledford Racing Engines #Mean13 Rocket Chassis.
Also stopping by will be Chuck Hall of Racetalklive.com who will preview the new RaceNite weekend program that will launch soon. Hall will also talk about advances made in internet webcasting and will talk about Racetalklive.com’s plans for the 2006 racing season.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com

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‘Chubzilla’ Signs Two More Sponsors
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA, a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, has signed two additional sponsors for his 2006 campaign as one of dirt Late Model racing’s more popular drivers as he begins his quest for the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship title. Joining the team is Lake Shore Paving of Jamestown, NY and Corry Rubber of Corry, PA. Chubzilla will be competing for the championship title driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Lake Shore Paving, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
Lake Shore Paving is a very successful paving contracting company based in Jamestown, NY. “He’s a race fan and all they do is blacktop and they do a good job,” stated Chubzilla. “You know how expensive this racing is and anytime we can pick up a new sponsor it helps the racing program. We’re looking forward to having them on board. They’re a local company but they do the big jobs. It’s not a small company. It isn’t just go along and do your driveway, they do a lot of commercial and state and government work.”
Lake Shore Paving is located at 7 Osmer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701-2816 or telephone: 716.664.4400.
Chubzilla also announced the signing of long-time supporters Corry Rubber for another season. Corry Rubber Corporation is a small but highly technical ISO-9002 and QS-9000 certified business dedicated to the design and manufacture of elastomeric products through custom molding and extrusion.
“I think they’ve been with me ten years now and I’m happy they came back this year,” commented Chubzilla. “I’m real happy having Jeff Ferro and his family back with us. Jeff, his brother and Dad run Corry Rubber. They are a big help to our motor program and I couldn’t race without him.”
Corry Rubber is located at 601 West Main Street, Corry, Pennsylvania 16407 or telephone: 814.664.2313. Fax: 814-665-9155. Visit their website at: www.corryrubber.com.
After Chubzilla’s trip to Georgia and Florida he and the crew returned to begin construction of the new bodies and graphics package that will adorn the famed #1* with the all-new Lester Buildings colors and graphics. But Chubzilla and his wife, Mary, made a recent weekend trip to Las Vegas with their daughter Margaret and fiancée Norm where they were married this past Friday.
“We had a blast, had a blast!” proclaimed Chubzilla. “Especially since it was on their money (laughs)! It’s usually the other way around. Mary hit it pretty big so basically it was al free trip (laughs). But Norm is a good guy. I’ve known him a long time. He’s been around racing for a long time. He’s helped guys around here who run locally. The Lobb boys, John Venables when he used to race. He’d hang around with those guys.”
“He goes racing with us too. He was helping us when we won the World 100. He’s going to Louisiana with us in a couple weeks too. They don’t start lack topping until spring so he has some time to go racing with us before then.”
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next be in action Friday, March 17 at Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana followed by a Saturday, March 18 date at Fast Trax Motorplex in Chatham, Louisiana. Both events mark the first ever appearances by the WoO Late Model Series in the state of Louisiana.
Chubzilla and team will spend the next couple weeks preparing their 2006 arsenal of Rocket Chassis in the all-new Lester Buildings colors. The new graphics and color package, designed by Ron Slavic, is scheduled to debut at the March 17 WoO LMS race at Baton Rouge Raceway ushering in a new era for Chubzilla.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information on Chub Frank Racing visit: www.chubfrank.com. For more additional information on Lester Buildings visit: www.lesterbuildings.com.

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Genesis Racing Shocks Offers Dawn Of A New Era
By Doc Lehman

Roswell, GA --- The spawn of a new manufacturing entity dawned upon the motorsports industry on March 1 with the debut of Genesis Shocks, a new shock absorber manufacturing company that has been founded by two long-time industry mainstays with decades of combined experience in shock absorber design, engineering and manufacturing. The new company, with manufacturing and corporate headquarters based in Roswell, GA, has been founded by Mike Farr and Mike Lutz.
To be marketed under the product name of Genesis Racing Shocks, the company has committed to offering key innovations and designs in shocks used for competition in dirt and asphalt racing. Genesis Racing Shocks will offer a variety of shocks to meet all needs including non-adjustable and double adjustable mono-tube gas shocks, with and without a reservoir, triple adjustable shocks and others. Genesis Racing Shocks personnel will also be at race tracks servicing their products and will also make available technology information and data.
Farr and Lutz are no strangers to the shock absorber business. Combined they have over 50 years of experience. “I’m excited to be back in the shock and suspension business, although I never really got out of it 100%,” stated Mike Farr. “Racers still called for advice even though I wasn't working for a shock company the past couple years. Our immediate goals are to make a high quality product that race teams are confident with and can afford and to provide support and advice to racers to make winning race teams just like I always have.”
Farr is a former dirt track and drag racer who spent numerous years working in the automotive field. He then went on to spend 21 years in the racing shock business including stints with Carrera Shocks and Pro Shocks. Farr has also worked in the racing fuel business. Farr’s customers over the years have won the sports biggest races including the World 100, Dirt Track World Championship and many others. Farr’s nearly 40 years of motorsports participation and expertise in shock design and development brings a substantial impact to Genesis Racing Shocks.
“We are going to design and build shock absorbers that drivers can use with confidence without guessing or having to dyno everything to confirm the manufacturer’s specs,” commented Lutz. “We feel like we can satisfy their needs with easy to understand and easy to use products that are also very easy on their budgets. We want to provide quality products that work for every customer. As far as we’re concerned, quality and consistency comes in first.”
Lutz first began a long and successful career in the shock absorber business 30 years ago with Monroe Shocks and eventually a long stint with Carrera Shocks. Lutz has contributed innovations in the design and construction of racing shocks that have appeared in nearly all of the major racing events on dirt and asphalt. Lutz’ expertise as an industry leader in engineering innovations brings a wealth of value to Genesis Shocks and Genesis Racing Shocks.
Genesis Racing Shocks has contracted with Berthold Usinage, Inc., of Montreal, Canada for specialized machine work.
The new manufacturing facility and corporate office for Genesis Shocks and their new Genesis Racing Shocks line of upscale, high tech shock absorbers is located at: Genesis Shocks, 5020 Old Ellis Point Suite 200, Roswell, GA. 30076. Telephone: 678-659-9454. Fax: 678-659-9457.
A new website for Genesis Shocks is located at: www.Genesisshocks.com.
Email: info@genesisshocks.com or MLutz@genesisshocks.com or MFarr@genesisshocks.com.

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Wayne County Speedway Owner Added Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening February 26 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH as Ernie Coffman, owner and promoter of Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, has been added as a late addition to the show Sunday evening. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Coffman will talk about the upcoming season at Wayne County Speedway and may have some important information to pass along to WCS regulars.
Special in-studio guest Chuck Griffith will be on hand to talk about his new role as Race Director of Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH. Griffith, who has been a scorer and announcer at Lakeville over the last 12 seasons, and host of the popular former radio show, Thrills on Wheels, plus announcer at Wayne County and Eldora Speedway and current announcer at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, will be involved in race day operations in addition to marketing.
Also stopping by will be Chuck Hall of Racetalklive.com who will preview the new RaceNite weekend program that will launch soon. Hall will also talk about advances made in internet webcasting and will talk about Racetalklive.com’s plans for the 2006 racing season.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Defending Champ Bloomquist First DTWC Pre-Entry
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- Even though the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship is still eight months away one driver is already looking ahead to the event, namely, the defending champion. Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN, who won the dirt Late Model crown jewel event last October is the first driver to enter the 2006 edition of the Dirt Track World Championship that will be held October 19-21, 2006 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway near Chillicothe, OH and promoted by Carl Short and Dean Nardi. Pre-sale pit passes, general admission and reserved seating will be available April 1 while driver pre-entries are now being accepted.
Driver entry fee is $100 if pre-entered by October 1, 2006. After October 1 the driver entry fee will be $200.
Bloomquist, who has now won every dirt Late Model ‘crown jewel’ event in the country, is the first to enter the 2005 edition and is looking forward to another strong performance. “I’ve enjoyed every race that we have run at that race track,” stated Bloomquist. “My first visit there we won the race there and the next time we came close to winning it and we started pretty far back in the field. We’ve run extremely well there. Anywhere you can race and pass, like that place, I look forward to going to every year. Especially when you have an event that is as big as the Dirt Track World Championship and you know it’s somewhere where you don’t have to start on the front row to win it.”
Bloomquist won his first ever Dirt Track World Championship last October during the silver anniversary edition of the race that ironically was Bloomquist’s 25th season as a dirt Late Model driver.
“That was just an amazing race last October and it was a big win for Scott,” said co-promoter Carl Short. “It’s kind of nice that he finally won the race during the anniversary for both his racing career and the Dirt Track World Championship. Scott is one of the best and I know he was very excited to win it, but there’s quite a few drivers out there that will be at the race to make sure it doesn’t happen again. All those drivers want to win this race.”
"It is always important if at all possible to have the race winner back the following year, especially in the case of Scott Bloomquist, whose name is still magic when it comes to attracting race fans,” added co-promoter Dean Nardi. “When you're putting on a race of this magnitude, it is very important to gain the support of all the top drivers and, of course, those on their way up the ladder as well."
"The fact that Bloomquist won the 25th anniversary Dirt Track World Championship on his 25th year of racing was perfect synchronicity. Duplicating that win in 2006 will certainly be a difficult task given the expected strength of the competition, but if anyone can do it Scott can.”
Bloomquist is still ‘fired up’ over his October win and is setting his sites on scoring another Dirt Track World Championship title. “Absolutely we’re fired up,” stated Bloomquist. “You have to realize how many times I came close to winning it or how many times I attempted to win it (laughs). And to attempt something that many times and not accomplish it, it makes it last a lot longer when you finally do win it. Everyone around us is still excited that we won that race and now we’ve won every major event in the sport.”
Bloomquist also hopes his previous win was the start of more. “It (Dirt Track World Championship) still owes me a bunch of them (laughs) the way I see it,” commented Bloomquist. “We’ve won the Show Me (100) three times in a row and I’d like to keep that one rolling so I’d like to start a new tradition with the Dirt Track World Championship. The key to that race is it’s never been at a place that it was really about the race, it was about qualifying and starting up front. Now it’s about the racing and I have emphasis on the race now more than I used to. It was always one we wanted to win but I didn’t put emphasis on it because I didn’t feel like I got my ass kicked.”
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early when they go on sale April 1, 2006. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering presale tickets is October 1, 2006. All tickets pre-ordered will begin being mailed out on September 15, 2006. A presale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 presale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Presale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket presale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website www.kc-raceway.com and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening
October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, the Jim Dunn Memorial non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date. Watch the schedule closely for adjustments from last year.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept presale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order presale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order presale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Francis, Schatz, Conley, Reed On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday February 27 will be a busy, busy place with a number of special guests dropping by including a special co-host. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. On Monday famed east coast Modified car owner Chad Sinon will sit in as special co-host for the show.
Returning to Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will be the Kentucky Colonel, Steve Francis of Ashland, KY. Francis, a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, just came off a big win with the series at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. During the early stages of 2006 Francis has already competed in 20 races and has four wins with including two Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series wins and a World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory. Francis drives the MOPAR Performance Parts/Valvoline/Freeport Recycling Rocket Chassis/Stanton MOPAR/Dodge Charger #15.
Making his first appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be famed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series star Donny Schatz of Fargo, ND. 2006 will mark a decade of Sprint Car racing with the World of Outlaws as the talented 28-year-old just came off a career season ‘down under’ in Australia. The second-generation racer drives the Parker Stores-sponsored J&J Chassis #15.
Cory Conley of West Virginia, a regular on the Lucas Oil Late Model Series and a rookie of the year contender will return to Dirt Nation™ along with Ashley Ness of the West Virginia Motorsports Council. Conley and Ness will discuss the new, unique marketing and promotional arrangement and marketing partnership the West Virginia Motorsports Council has entered into with Conley to promote tourism in West Virginia. Conley drives the Rocket Chassis #14 sponsored by Doonan Lumber, Reese Homes and Dave Poske Performance Parts.
Making a return appearance will be Cory Reed who was recently named the Marketing Director for the DIRT NorthEast. Reed, 34, who worked at the DIRT NE office from 1995 to 2004 before spending 2005 at Orange County Fair (NY) Speedway in the position of Competition Director. Reed will talk about the upcoming season.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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New Lakeville Race Director On Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening February 26 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Special in-studio guest Chuck Griffith will be on hand to talk about his new role as Race Director of Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH. Griffith, who has been a scorer and announcer at Lakeville over the last 12 seasons, and host of the popular former radio show, Thrills on Wheels, plus announcer at Wayne County and Eldora Speedway and current announcer at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway, will be involved in race day operations in addition to marketing.
Also stopping by will be Chuck Hall of Racetalklive.com who will preview the new RaceNite weekend program that will launch soon. Hall will also talk about advances made in internet webcasting and will talk about Racetalklive.com’s plans for the 2006 racing season.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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DIRT LATE MODEL NOTEBOOK
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
The Chubzilla machine keeps rolling on as famed dirt Late Model racer Chub Frank has recently announced the signing of another sponsor to his 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model championship chase. Long-time sponsor Corry Laser Technology, Inc., of Corry, PA is returning for another season with an impressive marketing agreement with the popular racer and former World 100 champion who will compete in 2006 in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
Team Bloomquist has launched a new Scott Bloomquist website at: www.scottbloomquist.net.
When the racing season gets the green flag at NASCAR sanctioned Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 1st, the Late Models and their past champions could very well be the center of attention. Defending champion Ron Kline will be seeking his second straight title. This year the Green Lane, PA racer will be fielding his own entry having purchased the 2005 championship winning car. Pottstown’s Chuck Schutz, a former champion, will be back trying for another title. This season the veteran plans to run the full schedule of Saturday night events in a car sponsored by BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports.
MACS Rookie of the Year contender DJ Miller has a new website at: www.djmillerracing.com.
The Rose Motorsports team and driver Brandon Rose, along with Delph Communications, is pleased to announce the grand opening of www.brandonrose20.com. The website is dedicated to Dirt Late Model driver
Brandon Rose of Columbus, Georgia. Brandon pilots his H&M Auto Care / Race
It / Plainsman Realty Group #20 Warrior / Hatfield machine in Dirt Late Model events across the Southeast.
Ohio driver Eric Smitley will be competing in a BOSS chassis Modified in addition to racing his Mastersbilt #E1 Late Model in 2006.
Ricky Weeks will begin his defense of the Carolina Clash Championship Title on the weekend of March 10-11 at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C. in the series season opener in a $5,000.00 to win 50 Lap main event.
Lakeville Speedway regular Jeremiah McMorrow has a new website at: www.mcmorrowmotorsports.com.
Dennis Erb Jr. was officially crowned the 2006 DART Machinery East Bay Winternationals Points Champion after finishing second to Steve Francis in Sunday nights 75 lap $12,000 to Win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event. Dennis driving a Rayburn Chassis, Petroff Towing Malcuit Race Engines fueled by Sunoco Race Fuels was one of only five drivers that made the feature every night of the six nights events run at East Bay Raceway Park. With his consistent finishes Dennis is also leading the 2006 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series national point’s standings after three events over Donnie Moran by 35 points.
Mike Lonas will be returning to Late Model racing in 2006 in a Mastersbilt Race Car and is aiming at another Lakeville Speedway title. Lonas will compete in a Modified on Saturday nights.
Dirt America Online has been updated with new interviews, articles, news stories and more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The O’Reilly/National Championship Racing Association has announced their 2006 late model series schedule. For more information about the NCRA late model car series, contact us at (316) 755-1781 or visit us online at www.ncraracing.org
PolyDome Products returns as the title sponsor of the WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series for the 2006 season. After joining the series as an associate sponsor during its inaugural season in 2002, the Litchfield, Minn.-based agricultural products manufacturer has been the title sponsor of the popular Late Model touring series since for the past three seasons.
Drivers at 75 IMCA special events, including all 20 races in the Deery Brothers Sum-mer Series, will receive contingencies from Isky Racing Cams in 2006.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has signed Sunoco Face Fuels as the Official Fuel for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2006. The series is excited to be associated with Sunoco and have the opportunity to use the many Sunoco retail outlets as a marketing tool to promote the series in several markets across the country. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will implement a special contest for the racers in 2006 called “The Race For Gas” by Sunoco Race Fuels. The top three finishing Sunoco Race Fuels drivers at each event will earn points throughout the year and a special award will be presented by Sunoco Race Fuels to the driver that earns the most Sunoco points during the year.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next be in action Friday, March 17 at Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana followed by a Saturday, March 18 date at Fast Trax Motorplex in Chatham, Louisiana. Both events mark the first ever appearances by the WoO Late Model Series in the state of Louisiana.
Perfect attendance throughout the Deery Brothers Summer Series will land IMCA Sunoco Late Model drivers in a special race, and more qualifiers at every tour event this season will go home with something extra in their pay envelope. All drivers who compete at the first 19 series races will be entered in the J&J Steel Ironman Challenge, to be held on opening night of the Pepsi USA Nationals Friday, Sept. 15 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington.
Tearoffs from Racing Optics will be awarded to IMCA special events competitors again this season. Valued at more than $50, the product package goes to a designated place finisher at all events in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Lakeville Speedway owner Bob Schippers has appointed Chuck Griffith as the new race director for the 2006 season.
Penn Can Speedway in partnership with Bernheisel Race Components and Stone Excavating is proud to announce the scheduling of the fourth annual BRC Lazer Late Model Shootout Series sponsored by Stone Excavating. This season the series will visit three of the area speedway during the seven race mini-tour. The BRC Series will kick off during the Spring 125 at Penn Can Speedway on Sunday April 23rd.
The search is on for a special young lady between the ages of 5-11 to represent the Hagerstown Speedway throughout the 2006 season. The 2006 Little Miss Hagerstown Speedway Pageant will take place on Friday night, February 24th, at the Hagerstown Speedway Race-A-Rama in the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, MD. Young ladies interested in becoming a contestant should contact the speedway office for entry forms by phone (301) 582-0640 or by mail, P. O. Box 701, Hagerstown, MD 21741.
Promoter Frank Plessinger will officially open the 59th season of racing with the 18th Annual Hagerstown Speedway Race-A-Rama Race Car Show. The show will be held on February 23rd, 24th and 25th at the Valley Mall on Halfway Blvd in Hagerstown, MD. Entry forms can be obtained by calling the speedway office at (301) 582-0640.
Fans are now able to purchase tickets for all Virginia Motor Speedway events by using a Mastercard or Visa credit card. Debit or credit cards may now be used at the ticket window or at the speedway’s souvenir stand to purchase souvenir items. The 2006 season kicks off with an open practice that is scheduled for Saturday March 25th. Opening night is schedule for Saturday April 1, 2006. Registrations are currently being accepted; all numbers are on a first come first served. Competitors can obtain a 2006 registration form by going to the tracks website or by calling the speedway Monday through Friday 10am through 3pm at (804) 758-1867.
The official web-site for the Cleveland Speedway www.clevelandspeedway.com released "Bonus Money" information for this years O'Reilly Southern All-Star "Shamrock" race winner. The 11th edition of the event is scheduled for Saturday night, March 18th can see the winner pick up an additional $2,500 for themselves and an additional $2,500 for their parts supplier if they have the right stuff.
Cleveland Speedway will kick off the 2006 racing season with the second annual Bradley Square Mall Car Show. The show at the Bradley Square Mall in Cleveland, TN will be during mall hours on Friday and Saturday February 24 and 25.
The Inaugural South Carolina ‘SUPER BOWL’ will be held at Sugar Creek Speedway outside Union SC on FEB 24/25.
The 7th edition of the "Bama Bash" is on tap for this coming weekend (Feb. 23rd -26th) at the Green Valley Speedway, off of I-59 in Gadsden, AL. Dirt Super Late Models are atop the card with a $8,000 to win, "A" Main Feature Sunday afternoon (Feb. 26th). Traveling Raceteams from around the country as well as local SLM raceteams are expected. Fans and competitors are encouraged to bring their portable radio's and tune in to 96.7FM to catch the broadcast of the dirt track racing action all weekend.
The top drivers and teams of the 2005 racing season at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY will be honored on Saturday, February 25, with the 2005 Championship Awards Banquet. The 2005 Championship Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday evening, February 25, at the Danville Convention Center in Danville, KY. There will be a meal served beginning around 6:00 p.m., with the awards ceremony to follow the meal.
The 2006 Racing Season has begun, and the Lake Cumberland Speedway in Burnside, Kentucky is getting geared up for the season with an open practice session for all classes on Saturday March 4, 2006. The Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Super Dirt Stocks, (which will be the same as the Road Hogs), and Chevettes will practice from Noon on Saturday until Dark.
With the silver anniversary Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) a huge success last fall preparations are already well underway for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship that will once again be held at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Waverly, OH on October 19-21, 2006. The crown jewel event will once again attract the biggest names in the sport of dirt Late Model racing as they all vie for the prestigious championship trophy and honors that accompany a victory in the long-running mega-event. DTWC promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi have announced that ticket prices will remain the same as last year and that 2006 Dirt Track World Championship pre-sale tickets will be available April 1, 2006 including reserved seating.
At Grandview Speedway the Late Models get to race for two point funds with money coming from track owner Bruce Rogers and also from NASCAR. Kicking off the 2006 season will be the annual Free-to-the-Public practice session set for Saturday, March 25th at 12 noon. On Saturday, April 1st, 7 p.m. the 44th consecutive season of professional stock car racing will get the green flag with the NASCAR Modifieds and NASCAR Late Models in action with a 40-lap feature for the Modifieds topping the show.
Dirt America Online has been updated with new interviews, articles, news stories and more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
The Twin State Auto Racing Club will hold it's annual race car show at the Eastwood Mall in Niles, Ohio from Thursday, March 16th through Sunday, March 19th.
The Twin State Auto Racing Club will hold it's promoters night at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 21st at the Lordstown Administration Building on Salt Springs Road in Lordstown, Ohio.
The recent Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School that was held at Rocket Chassis headquarters in Shinnston, WV on January 27-29 was another resounding success with a packed house of participants as the ‘school’ celebrated 15 years that weekend. Headed up by Rocket Chassis’ Mark Richards and AFCO Racing Products’ Mark Bush, the Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School has grown tremendously and has spawned two other Rocket Chassis/Racewise schools produced by Larry Shaw and Kelly Boen. For more information on Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School visit: www.rocketchassis.com or www.racewise.net.
Dirt America Online has been updated with new interviews, articles, news stories and more at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
RaceTalkLive.com is proud to introduce RaceNite to its growing legion of listeners. RaceNite will keep race fans up to date with racing action from across the nation with live updates direct from the speedways. Race reporters will call in a minimum of three times throughout the night giving results, interviews, and highlights about upcoming events from the RaceNite affiliate speedways.
RaceNite will air from 7 pm to Midnight EST on Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 7 and 8. The Friday night broadcasts will continue through September 1 while the Saturday night programs will run through October 28. RaceNite will also be available OnDemand for up to a week following the broadcast dates so that race fans can tune in at their own convenience.
New race reporters and correspondents have been added already to the innovative new radio programming venture called RaceNite that will be making it’s debut in just a couple short months via the internet from the studios of Racetalklive.com based in Hampton, VA. Racetalklive.com President Chuck Hall confirmed today the addition of two more contributors to the newly proposed program and more are to be added in the days and weeks ahead. The newest additions to RaceNite are Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. RaceNite will bring all the latest news, results and interviews from the world of motorsports live each Friday and Saturday evenings beginning April 7 & 8.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday February 27 will be a busy, busy place with a number of special guests dropping by including a special co-host. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. On Monday famed east coast Modified car owner Chad Sinon will sit in as special co-host for the show that will feature Steve Francis, Donny Schatz, Corey Conley, Cory Reed & Ashley Ness. Info: www.dirtnation.net.
A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening February 26 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. Special in-studio guest Chuck Griffith will be on hand to talk about his new role as Race Director of Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH. Also stopping by will be Chuck Hall of Racetalklive.com who will preview the new RaceNite weekend program that will launch soon. Hall will also talk about advances made in internet webcasting and will talk about Racetalklive.com’s plans for the 2006 racing season.


Chubzilla Wraps Up ‘Speedweeks’
By Doc Lehman

Bears Lake, PA --- The 2006 Volusia Speedway Park Winternationals completed their week-long stay with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the UMP series sanctioning the events. After a Monday night race cancellation due to cold weather and Chub Frank’s Tuesday night UMP feature win, the driver known as ‘Chubzilla’ completed the week of dirt Late Model racing and leaves Florida sixth in points, a mere 40 points out of first place as the third round of the WoO LMS point battle was completed Saturday evening with Chubzilla driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
On Wednesday evening for the UMP sanctioned event Chubzilla scored a third in his heat race and a seventh place finish in the feature. Thursday evening was round two in the WoO LMS point chase with Chubzilla starting a distant 27th and finishing 12th. For Friday’s UMP finale a second in his heat race translated into a eighth place finish.
On Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned ‘Daytona Dodge Chrysler/MOPAR Speed Shop/Valvoline 50’ at Volusia Speedway Park Chubzilla nailed down a second in his heat race and a tenth place finish in the 50-lap main event.
Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series finale was captured by the cameras of SPEED and will be broadcast at a later date.
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series will next be in action Friday, March 17 at Baton Rouge Raceway in Baker (Baton Rouge), Louisiana followed by a Saturday, March 18 date at Fast Trax Motorplex in Chatham, Louisiana. Both events mark the first ever appearances by the WoO Late Model Series in the state of Louisiana.
Chubzilla and team will spend the next couple weeks preparing their 2006 arsenal of Rocket Chassis in the all-new Lester Buildings colors. The new graphics and color package, designed by Ron Slavic and John Flinner, is scheduled to debut at the March 17 WoO LMS race at Baton Rouge Raceway ushering in a new era for Chubzilla.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information on Chub Frank Racing visit: www.chubfrank.com. For more additional information on Lester Buildings visit: www.lesterbuildings.com.

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Corey Conley Promotes West Virginia In Florida
By Doc Lehman

Wellsburg, WV --- Race fans in Florida have been getting the word about something decidedly non-racing, the West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival that will be held at Brooke Hills Park in West Virginia on September 10. And they are becoming aware of the festival through the efforts of dirt Late Model driver Corey Conley of Wellsburg, WV and his recent marketing agreement that aligns him with the West Virginia Motorsports Council Wild & Wonderful West Virginia tourism through motorsports program. Conley of Wellsburg is a current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year candidate.
Conley entered into a marketing arrangement with the State of West Virginia to market tourism in the state through his Corey Conley Racing team as the popular driver competes throughout the United States competing on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Conley’s new marketing and promotional arrangement was put together through the West Virginia Motorsports Council and the special marketing program will be known as the West Virginia Motorsports Council Wild & Wonderful West Virginia through Corey Conley Racing. Conley will utilize his dirt Late Model race car to promote and market various tourist attractions, festivals and other community-related endeavors like the West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival.
Conley spent last week at East Bay Raceway Park racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. This week he is competing at East Bay Raceway Park driving a Modified racecar. With Conley’s Rocket Chassis #14 competing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Conley was able to promote the current program and the West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival all week long via his racecar as well as team members displaying banners and distributing brochures.
“We’ve had a very positive response to the new West Virginia Motorsports Council program and we’ve been able to have some fun making race fans aware of the West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival while we’re down here in Florida,” stated Conley. “This all helps West Virginia with tourism and anything that helps West Virginia I’m all for. It’s a great state and we’re looking forward to having our show car at the festival. It’s pretty cool that it’s in my hometown of Wellsburg.”
“It’s all about auto racing, tourism and economic development,” added Ashley Ness of the West Virginia Motorsports Council. “Corey doing well, the state doing well and all the surrounding counties that have all their projects going on, like the Monarch Butterfly Festival which was one person making something happen and here we go, we’re promoting it and we have a car with the Monarch Butterfly Festival flying around speedways.”
Conley will use his racecar, website, interviews and other methods to promote the West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival and the West Virginia Motorsports Council Wild & Wonderful West Virginia through Corey Conley Racing program.
“The West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival provides fun activities for kids and adults alike to learn more about how they can support the nearly extinct butterfly,” commented Heather Tokas, Coordinator of the Monarch Butterfly State Festival. “The Monarchs lost millions in their population during unseasonable freezing temperatures in Mexico more than once in seven years. Moreover, in the United States and Canada they are annihilated with pesticides and herbicides. I have been raising and protecting Monarchs for 32 years and am thrilled to see so much more awareness being brought into schools and civic groups on how to save the Monarch.”
Tokas, a native of Brooke County, WV is the only butterfly breeder in the state of WV and has been a member of the WV Entomology Society, IBBA (International Butterfly Breeder's Association), Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce, local business owner of Butterflies from Heather and affiliate of the WV Department of Natural Resources. She has raised butterflies for 30 years and decided that the Monarch, which is the WV state butterfly, should have a day to call its own. In 2004 she single-handedly lobbied legislators to create WV Monarch Butterfly Day. It passed as a resolution and will be observed September 10 this year.
“My personal goals for this newly proposed program is to enjoy local people supporting each other and sharing a mutual respect for someone else's dream,” said Tokas. “Together the dreams can be realized. It has been my personal dream to bring awareness to the overlooked beauty that travels thousands of miles to migrate. It is our state butterfly, the Monarch. In March 2004 HR28 was passed by the legislators and it established September 12th as WV Monarch Day. In July of 2005 the WV Tourism Department and Butterflies from Heather established WV Monarch Butterfly State Festival to celebrate WV Monarch Day. This year the Festival will be held at Brooke Hills Park on September 10th.”
Tokas is excited about not only marketing the festival she oversees but also West Virginia tourism in general using motorsports as a marketing tool. “I am excited about the new program being proposed by the WV Motorsports Council and driver Corey Conley's participation to advertise the WV Monarch Butterfly State Festival,” stated Tokas. “He is a good representative of West Virginia and is also from my hometown area in Brooke County. I haven't had the opportunity to thank him in person yet for his willingness to promote this brand new State Festival.”
“It's a great opportunity for Corey as a racer to be in at least 18 national dirt Late Model racing events that will be broadcasted on national television. With him including the WV Monarch Butterfly State Festival on his car it brings more of West Virginia to the track than just racing. The opportunity to expand tourism in WV is inconceivable since Corey is promoting his state this way. This will be seen by an audience that may not have recognized it before. And that creates more support for what the West Virginia Motorsports Council does for the state.”
For additional information on the West Virginia Monarch Butterfly State Festival contact Tokas at: (304) 737-4411 or P.O. Box 246, Wellsburg, WV 26070. Email: btrflyfromh@aol.com Additional information can be found at: http://www.brookewv.org/monarch/index.html.
“If I can do anything to help West Virginia then I’ll do it,” stated Conley. “This is a great chance to introduce motorsports to the mainstream and also hopefully attract racing fans to West Virginia to check out all there is to do and see there in addition to the racing we have. On the other side, this is a good opportunity for me to partner with the state and help promote my racing operation, sponsors and the sport of dirt Late Model racing. I’m in Florida now and we have banners and brochures distributed all over the track. Whatever I can do to help, I’m there.”
For more information on Corey Conley visit: www.CoreyConley.com. For more information on the West Virginia Motorsports Council visit: www.wvmotorsportscouncil.com.

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English, Riggs, Drake, Boen, Hahn Top Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday February 20 will be an active place with a number of special guests dropping by. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Headlining the show will be Riggs Motorsports dirt Late Model team members. Riggs Motorsports is based in Harrisburg, IL and is owned by driver Scott Riggs who will appear on the show with his fellow team drivers Terry English, Jason Riggs and Kevin Cole.
Also appearing will be Colorado dirt Late Model driver Kelly Boen and Afco’s Mark Bush who will discuss the upcoming RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School that Boen is hosting in Denver, Colorado February 24-26. Boen, one of the most successful drivers to come out of the western states, will also talk about his upcoming 2006 season.
Making his first appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be successful Sprint Car driver Jay Drake, famed for his outstanding success driving Sprint Cars and Midgets on both the dirt and asphalt. Drake will talk about his career and his 2006 season.
Returning to Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will be famed promoter and sanction official Emmett Hahn who runs the American Sprint Car Series and is co-promoter of the famous Chili Bowl. Hahn will talk about his series and plans for 2006.
A special appearance will be made by the champion of the Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series Florida Tour that was held at Volusia Speedway Park.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Doug Drown Prepares Schedule, New Sponsors Added
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown, 23, of Wooster, OH has announced a tentative schedule for his 2006 Black ‘N Blue Tour that will see the talented racer tackling numerous sanctioned and non-sanctioned events throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Drown also announced the addition of two additional sponsors to the Doug Drown Racing team for the 2006 season, Hypercoil and Weld Wheels. Drown competes in his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Wooster Doll Shoppe/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
“I think we have a pretty reasonable schedule that is do-able for us,” stated Drown. “We’ll be adding a few more TV races. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series haven’t released their television race dates yet so once they do that there will be some adjustments to the schedule and we’ll be adding some of them.”
“There are some races I would have went to normally but when you throw in the fact that some races are on television, pay $10,000 to win and $700 to start it really pays to go a little further to run one of those rather than a local $2,000 or $3,000 to win race that is closer. I may do better in those but we wouldn’t get the exposure like we are wanting to get. I’m trying to get to as many TV races as we can.”
Drown also explained that additional dates will likely be added to the team’s schedule and there could be some adjustment to the schedule during the season. The schedule will be kept up-to-date and current on the Doug Drown website located at: www.dougdrown.com and maintained by Farr Motorsports.
“My crew wants to go to Knoxville and some others but we’ll plan that once we get close to that part of the season,” added Drown. “And of course, there could always be additional big races that could be scheduled, there are some races being rumored. So we’ll have to see and make adjustments as needed. We’ll likely add some races at the end of the season.”
“But at least we have a tentative schedule and people will have a good idea of where we’ll be and what we’ll be doing.”
Drown will be racing with several sanctioning bodies including MACS, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and UMP. Sunoco ALMS and Northern Allstars Late Model Series events are being considered.
The next race on Drown’s slate will be two World of Outlaw Late Model Series events starting on April 7 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa. The Lernerville event is scheduled as a DIRTvision.com ‘LIVE Video Cybercast’. The next day, April 8, Drown and team will head to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway in Saluda, Va., for SPEED television race.
“We’re going to Lernerville, it’s a good track and it’ll allow us to see where we need to step up and or if we’re on track,” commented Drown. “And we’re close enough to home that if we need to we can come back home and get another car and then head to Virginia.”
“The last time we were at Lernerville we didn’t run too good but you have to get back on that horse. It’s a great track and facility and very historic place. As for VMS, I’m really looking forward to getting back down there. I tell everyone it’s a NASCAR facility but it just has dirt on the racing surface. It’s run professionally and they keep the prices affordable for fans and drivers to get in. I love racing there, you can pass, you can start in the back and work your way to the front and the payoff is good. Class act down there, all of them and they all treat you real good down there. I’ll be at all their big races.”
Drown also revealed that his team had signed on with two new product sponsors for his 2006 Black ‘n Blue Tour, Hypercoil and Weld Wheels.
Hyperco is a supplier of high performance suspension components for all levels of
the motor racing industry. The Hyperco product line includes suspension coils (Hypercoils), Hydraulic load centering Spring Perches and Composite Leaf Springs. Hyperco specializes in the development and optimization of these products for the motor racing industry. Hyperco components are utilized by championship winning teams world wide- NASCAR Nextel Cup, Formula One, Indy Racing League, SCCA, NASCAR Busch series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Grass Roots Oval Track, Endurance Sports Cars, Off Road, Motorcycles "Hyperco components are a part of winning from Late Models to Nextel Cup"...Formula Ford to Formula One, (Hypercoils have been utilized by every Indianapolis 500 winner since 1965).
Weld Wheel Industries has been committed to producing cutting-edge forged alloy wheels of the highest quality to enhance the performance and appearance of race cars, off-road trucks, luxury pickups, SUV’s, premium motor cars, customs, hot rods, and motorcycles. Weld Racing Pro-Motorsport wheels are currently certified by the NHRA for use in the professional fuel classes. World Champions like John Force and Kenny Bernstein use and win on Weld Racing wheels and this same level of technology is used on all Weld Racing Motorcycle wheels.
Doug Drown and the Doug Drown Racing Team will participate in the 2006 Bowl For Kids’ Sake that will be staged on February 25 at 1:00 PM EST at Parkview Lanes in Orrville, Ohio and will be presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wayne County (Ohio). Each team is made up of four bowlers (including a team captain) and each bowler is responsible for raising $100 in pledges. This year’s goal is $4,000.
Team Captains will receive a canvas gift bag that will be distributed only to team captains. The bag contains goodies from BBBS including a water bottle, informational sheet and 4 pledge cards to be given to the team bowlers. Any pledge promised over $25.00 can be billed by the agency. The top pledge collector will receive 2 airline tickets to anywhere in the continental USA courtesy of AAA in Tuscarawas County. For more information contact Courtney Drown @ 330-465-7691 or Jamie Orr at 330-674-4004 or 1 (888)364-5965.
Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular and the 2005 Wayne County Speedway champion, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) and UMP.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Wooster Doll Shoppe, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Hypercoil, Weld Wheels, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals and Farr Motorsports.
For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com.

Drown Racing Tentative Schedule
April: 7th – Lernerville Sarver, PA WOO
8th – Virginia Motor Saluda, VA SPEED WOO
21st -- Lowes Motor Concord, NC LUCAS
22nd –Lowes Motor Concord, NC LUCAS
May: 5th – Brushcreek Peebles, OH WOO
13th – Kemp Motor West Lafayette, IN WOO
19th – Lakeville Lakeville, OH N/S
28th – Central PA Clearfield, PA MACS
June: 3rd – Florence Florence, KY LUCAS
9th – Eldora Rossburg, OH N/S
10th -- Eldora Rossburg, OH N/S
23rd – Lernerville Sarver, PA MACS
24th – Virginia Motor Saluda, VA LUCAS
30th – Lakeville Lakeville, OH N/S
July: 1st – Portsmouth Portsmouth, OH MACS
2nd – Portsmouth Portsmouth, OH MACS
3rd – Muskingum Zanesville, OH LUCAS
8th – Sharon Hartford, OH SPEED WOO
15th – Tyler County Middlebourne, WV MACS
21st – K-C Raceway Chillicothe, OH SPEED WOO
22nd – K-C Raceway Chillicothe, OH SPEED WOO
August: 4th – Lernerville Sarver, PA SPEED WOO
5th – Muskingum Zanesville, OH MACS
12th – Sharon Hartford, OH MACS
19th – Virginia Motor Saluda, VA MACS
Sept: 1st – Lakeville Lakeville, OH N/S
2nd – Tri-City Franklin, PA SPEED WOO
3rd – Tri-City Franklin, PA SPEED WOO
8th – Eldora Rossburg, OH N/S
9th – Eldora Rossburg, OH N/S
15th – W.V.M.S. Mineral Wells, WV LUCAS
16th – W.V.M.S. Mineral Wells, WV LUCAS 29th – Lakeville Lakeville, OH N/S
30th – Lakeville Lakeville, OH N/S
Oct: 12th – Lowes Concord, NC LUCAS
20th – K-C Raceway Chillicothe, OH N/S
21st – K-C Raceway Chillicothe, OH N/S
WOO – World of Outlaws Late Model Series
LUCAS – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
MACS – Mid Atlantic Championship Series
N/S – Non-sanctioned
Schedule tentative and changes may/will be made. www.dougdrown.com.

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Australian Late Model Masters To Be Webcast
By Doc Lehman

Dirt Late Model racing ‘down under’ in Australia is about to get even hotter this Saturday evening February 18 when the Northam Motorsports Park hosts the 2006 Late Model Masters race, a highly anticipated event. The race will be webcast over the internet at the popular Sprint Car World website and will be hosted by Rick Gilmour and Brad ‘Fat Rat’ Steele with an assist from Brian ‘Bear’ Chalmers. To tune in Saturday to listen to the broadcast visit: http://www.sprintcarworld.com.au
One of the favored drivers to pick up the win is Chace Karpenko, a 19-year-old driver who is on a hot streak, especially with his convincing win a week ago after winning the 2006 Western Australian Championship at the Quit Motorplex. Other top Australian drivers expected to compete include a virtual who’s who in western Australian dirt Late Model racing including Brad Blake, Alan Nylander, Ben Ludlow, Michael Hamon, Mark Duncombe, Jason Oldfield, Bob Macgregor, Phil Richards, Paul Delacy, Kevin Bell, Willie Powell, Travis Lorraway and others.
Saturday’s racing program will consist of time trials, four heat races and the 50-lap main event, the Late Model Masters, all starting at 6:30 PM western Australian time.
“After the success of the Australian Late Model Nationals and the world wide response we had to the webcast, I feel it is important to keep the ball rolling by having this weeks race webcast,” commented Brian ‘Bear’ Chalmers, a noted marketing and promotional expert in Australia. “Again we will have Rick Gilmour and Brad ‘Fat Rat’ Steele on the microphones. The webcast will be Saturday night the 18th of February commencing from 6:00 PM western Australian summer time. The link will be at http://www.sprintcarworld.com.au.
The time conversion for listeners in the United States will be approximately at 5:30 AM EST on Saturday February 18.
For this event the drivers are pulling out all stops. “The drivers are very anxious, they don’t often get to run races that are a 50 lap event,” commented Chalmers. “When we race at the Motorplex on a non-title event they are all only 12 lap races, so as you could imagine having a new format to try out will be a great experience for all drivers.”
For additional information visit: http://www.sprintcarworld.com.au or http://www.northammotorsports.com.au.
Additional updated race information and other news can also be found at: http://www.ozlatemodel.com.

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Dean Jacobs Added To Dirt Racers Radio Sunday
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Famed Sprint Car driver Dean Jacobs of Wooster, OH has been added to the line-up for Sunday’s Dirt Racers Radio. A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening February 19 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Dean Jacobs has been competing in Australia since December with the AHG Sprint Car Series. He is home stateside this week to visit his family and friends. Jacobs is currently competing in Australia driving for Geoff Kendrick where Jacobs has had substantial success this season. Jacobs is a long time, second-generation American Sprint Car star with numerous wins and honors in the USA and has been a regular on the All Star Circuit of Champions for many years. Jacobs will discuss his experiences racing ‘down under’ during the 2005-2006 season and his upcoming ’06 USA season in the Pullins Motorsports #29. Jacobs will return to Australia to complete the racing season ‘down under’.
Additional special guests will include Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA who will talk about his 2006 season that just started as well as his new marketing partnership with Lester Buildings. Frank is a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
Also making an appearance will be Eric Smitley of Orrville, OH who will be racing for the dirt Late Model championship at Lakeville Speedway and who will begin racing Modifieds at Wayne County Speedway in 2006.
Also appearing will be Rick Eshelman, the announcer and voice of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series who will give a recap of the WoO LMS races at Volusia Speedway Park in addition to previewing the upcoming WoO LMS season.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com

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Chub Frank Headlines Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- A busy show will be on tap on Dirt Racers Radio Sunday evening February 19 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Special guest will be Chub Frank of Bear Lake, PA who will talk about his 2006 season that just started as well as his new marketing partnership with Lester Buildings. Frank is a regular on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
Also making an appearance will be Eric Smitley of Orrville, OH who will be racing for the dirt Late Model championship at Lakeville Speedway and who will begin racing Modifieds at Wayne County Speedway in 2006.
Also appearing will be Rick Eshelman, the announcer and voice of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series who will give a recap of the WoO LMS races at Volusia Speedway Park in addition to previewing the upcoming WoO LMS season.
Also stopping by will be Chuck Hall of Racetalklive.com who will preview the new RaceNite weekend program that will launch soon. Hall will also talk about advances made in internet webcasting and will talk about Racetalklive.com’s plans for the 2006 racing season.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Chubzilla Conquers Volusia Speedway Park
By Doc Lehman

Bears Lake, PA --- The 2006 Volusia Speedway Park Speedweek got off to a great start for Chub Frank, known far and wide by his legion of fans as ‘Chubzilla’, got off to a winning start on Tuesday as Chubzilla fought his way from the seventh starting spot to take the opening night dirt Late Model main event in convincing fashion. Chubzilla’s win came in a UMP sanctioned race. This was his second UMP win of the season so far. Chubzilla won driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*. Chubzilla will be gunning for the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship this season.
After scoring the win in heat seven Chubzilla found himself starting seventh on the starting grid for the main event. By the end of the race Chubzilla found himself in victory lane.
“It was a good race track, it got a little moisture on the bottom,” explained Chubzilla in victory lane. “We actually went hard on tires on the outside and soft on the inside so that let us stick down on the bottom. I thought it gave it up when we got to second. I tried to go around the outside and three of them passed me. I didn’t even know who was leading (laughs) they were going by so fast and we were in traffic the whole time so I didn’t really know who was leading until we got back by (Darrell) Lanigan and them and the #4 car was leading. He slipped up a little bit and it was enough for us to get by.”
“This is a good start for the week. We didn’t get to run last night because of the cold weather, it was a little cold tonight but it’s supposed to warm up later this week. The track is in really good shape and for the rest of the week it should be good. Tonight was a tire deal but I don’t think that will happen the rest of the week.”
Chubzilla will compete through Saturday (February 15-18) at Volusia Speedway Park for World of Outlaws Late Model Series and UMP races.
Fans can experience the excitement of the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series events live on Dirtvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network broadcasts. And video cybercast of select World of Outlaws Late Model Series events will be broadcast through www.DIRTvision.com.
For more information on Chub Frank visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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‘Chubzilla’ Signs Marketing Deal With Corry Laser
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- The Chubzilla machine keeps rolling on as famed dirt Late Model racer Chub Frank has recently announced the signing of another sponsor to his 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model championship chase. Long-time sponsor Corry Laser Technology, Inc., of Corry, PA is returning for another season with an impressive marketing agreement with the popular racer and former World 100 champion who will compete in 2006 in his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
“Corry Laser has been a part of our team for some time and I’m just tickled they have decided to come back again this season stronger than ever,” stated Chub Frank. “They have always been big boosters of our team and we really appreciate their support this season as we hit the road with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series again. I hope our team can bring Corry Laser and all of our sponsors a championship this year. We’re definitely going to give it our all and with great companies like Lester Buildings, Corry Laser and the others the entire team is pumped and primed.”
“Having been a sponsor of Chub's for several years now, it is a no-brainer to once again sponsor Chub for the upcoming season,” stated company official Scott Brady of Corry Laser Technology, Inc. “In-so-far as race car sponsorships are concerned, we get more feedback from Chub's fan-base than we do on all other sponsorships combined. Also, because we believe that World of Outlaws Late Models will soon become widely recognized as one of the most competitive circuits in stock-car racing, we feel honored to be a sponsor of one of the most colorful and competitive drivers on the circuit.”
Brady also acknowledges that by supporting Chub Frank Racing via a strong marketing program headed up by team marketing representative Mike Farr of Farr Motorsports, that Corry Laser Technology, Onc., gets a return on their investment. “Chub has definitely given us a ton of exposure on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour and hopefully with the growing awareness of the sport, we will get even more exposure through him via larger audiences and television appearances of the car.”
“All marketing and bottom line figures aside, Corry Laser is proud to sponsor Chub because he is the pinnacle of what all race car drivers should strive to be, a tenacious competitor with an unquenchable thirst to win, combined with a deadly mixture of talent and fair-play. He is the Peyton Manning the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. Everyone likes him and that in-and-of-itself is more than enough reason to award him with our sponsorship.”
Corry Laser is a laser job shop specializing in multi-axis laser machining to aerospace, military, and automotive specifications. Corry Laser’s 7-axis CNC laser cutting machines are capable of work areas measuring 120" x 72" x 36" up to 1/2" thick. Corry Laser can do production runs or single-piece prototypes. Corry Laser have applied laser processes on materials including aerospace alloys, stainless steel, composites, ceramics, marble, glass, mica, rubber, and wood. With over 20 years of laser technology experience, certification to aerospace and military quality standards, highly trained personnel, and state-of-the-art laser equipment, customers can be assured of their complete satisfaction, whatever their laser processing needs.
For more information on Corry Laser Technology, Inc., visit: www.corrylaser.com.
After racing one World of Outlaw Late Model Series event and several UMP and Lucas Oil Late Model Series events, this coming week Chub Frank will head across Florida for six nights (February 13-18) at Volusia Speedway Park for World of Outlaws Late Model Series and UMP races. Both World of Outlaws Late Model Series events at V.S.P. will be broadcast on SPEED. Chubzilla has already picked up one feature victory this season already, a UMP sanctioned race at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA on February 1.
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information on Chub Frank Racing visit: www.chubfrank.com. For more additional information on Lester Buildings visit: www.lesterbuildings.com.

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Corey Conley Teams With State of West Virginia
By Doc Lehman

Wellsburg, WV --- Corey Conley of Wellsburg, WV, a current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year candidate has just entered into a marketing arrangement with the State of West Virginia to market tourism in the state through his Corey Conley Racing team as the popular driver competes throughout the United States competing on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Conley’s new marketing and promotional arrangement was put together through the West Virginia Motorsports Council and the special marketing program will be known as the West Virginia Motorsports Council Wild & Wonderful West Virginia through Corey Conley Racing. Conley will utilize his dirt Late Model race car to promote and market various tourist attractions, festivals and other community-related endeavors.
“I think this a great opportunity for me and my team and the State of West Virginia,” stated Corey Conley who is currently competing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, FL. “Anyone who knows me knows I bleed blue and gold. I played in my high school state football championship and until I got hurt I had planned to go to West Virginia and play as a Mountaineer. I have always loved the State of West Virginia, I have been to other cities and other states and I can’t wait to get back home.”
In the coming weeks ahead Conley will look into an all-new graphics package for his famed #14 Rocket Chassis dirt Late Model.
“West Virginia Motorsports Council Wild & Wonderful West Virginia through Corey Conley is a program to promote the state of West Virginia and with Corey’s knowledge and pride in the state of West Virginia and his hometown of Wellsburg he is promoting Wellsburg, his county he lives in, which is Brook and surrounding counties,” explained Ashley Ness of the West Virginia Motorsports Council. “And it’s just a project to prove that auto racing can market a product and Corey is out there to prove he is the man to market a product the way it should be marketed this year so he can potentially get a major sponsor on the side of the car and be able to continue to help us to sponsor other drivers and promote the state of West Virginia.”
“It’s all about auto racing, tourism and economic development. Corey doing well, the state doing well and all the surrounding counties that have all their projects going on, like the Monarch Butterfly Festival which was one person making something happen and here we go, we’re promoting it and we have a car with the Monarch Butterfly Festival flying around speedways.”
Others in the state are also excited about the new marketing venture including legislatures and lawmakers. “I am very excited with this new avenue we now have in West Virginia to advertise our great state of West Virginia and the many beautiful amenities in this state,” commented State Senator Jack Yost. “Wild Wonderful West Virginia has many of ‘God's Best Kept Secrets’ and we are now anxious to share these natural beauties with the rest of the world.”
“This program overwhelms me, the possibilities that motorsports can have on West Virginia Tourism. I also believe that West Virginia has a place at the table to expand on the motorsports industry. It is one of the fastest going sports in West Virginia. I appreciate all the coverage we can secure about our beautiful state and television is the most dynamic media I that can promote our tourism programs.”
“I am excited about the new program being proposed by the WV Motorsports Council and driver Corey Conley's participation to advertise the WV Monarch Butterfly State Festival,” stated Heather Tokas, Coordinator of the Monarch Butterfly State Festival. “He is a good representative of West Virginia and is also from my hometown area in Brooke County. I haven't had the opportunity to thank him in person yet for his willingness to promote this brand new State Festival.”
“It's a great opportunity for Corey as a racer to be in at least 18 national dirt Late Model racing events that will be broadcasted on national television. With him including the WV Monarch Butterfly State Festival on his car it brings more of WV to the track than just racing. The opportunity to expand tourism in WV is inconceivable since Corey is promoting his state this way. This will be seen by an audience that may not have recognized it before. And that creates more support for what the West Virginia Motorsports Council does for the state.”
Conley will appear numerous times on national television with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Senator Yost’s feelings are also shared among others. “The initial reaction from the senators I have been involved with, like Senator Yost has been real excited about it,” revealed Ness. “He is a avid tourism person and knows what it takes to make things happen. And when Corey stepped up to the plate people started getting excited about it. People who didn’t even know what a lugnut is are now just getting involved in Corey’s project. Every businessperson we talked to is 100% behind this project. Why wouldn’t you get excited about Corey Conley out promoting the state of West Virginia and your business and in turn Corey is getting promoted by these businesses also so it’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.”
Throughout the racing season Conley and/or his race car will be making various personal appearances to promote tourism and various community activities and additionally he will be carrying various logos and banners on his race car promoting various tourist destinations in the state and the concept has been readily welcomed. “I look forward to working with our West Virginia Division of Tourism and pardoning the assets that motorsports can bring to our state,” said Senator Yost. “I am very honored to have Corey Conley, a home town boy from Wellsburg, West Virginia, which is my home town, make a good future for himself and his family through the Motorsports industry.”
“The community is also proud of our son and wish him well.”
As for Corey Conley, who is fielding Rocket Chassis and engines from Performance Off Road and Hershey Racing Engines and carrying sponsorship from longtime supporters Denoon Lumber, Reese Homes, Rocket Chassis and Yale with new supporters Dave Poske Performance Parts, Bilstein Shocks, Lehman Motorsports Services and Ballato Auto Salvage, the new marketing arrangement through his home state is basically a no-brainer for the dedicated West Virginia native.
“If I can do anything to help West Virginia then I’ll do it,” proclaimed Conley. “This is a great chance to introduce motorsports to the mainstream and also hopefully attract racing fans to West Virginia to check out all there is to do and see there in addition to the racing we have. On the other side, this is a good opportunity for me to partner with the state and help promote my racing operation, sponsors and the sport of dirt Late Model racing. I’m in Florida now and we have banners and brochures distributed all over the track. Whatever I can do to help, I’m there.”
For more information on Corey Conley visit: www.CoreyConley.com. For more information on the West Virginia Motorsports Council visit: www.wvmotorsportscouncil.com

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Dirt Track World Championship Tickets Available
By Doc Lehman

Chillicothe, OH --- With the silver anniversary Dirt Track World Championship (DTWC) a huge success last fall preparations are already well underway for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship that will once again be held at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Waverly, OH on October 19-21, 2006. The crown jewel event will once again attract the biggest names in the sport of dirt Late Model racing as they all vie for the prestigious championship trophy and honors that accompany a victory in the long-running mega-event. DTWC promoters Carl Short and Dean Nardi have announced that ticket prices will remain the same as last year and that 2006 Dirt Track World Championship pre-sale tickets will be available April 1, 2006 including reserved seating.
“It will be at the same location at KC Raceway and it will be held October 19-21, still the third full weekend in October,” confirmed Dean Nardi. “Based upon the success of last year’s race and the considerable amount of energy generated by that race we’re going to keep the tickets prices the same in 2006. It’s still what I feel is the best bargain for a major dirt Late Model event and we’re going to maintain it, at least for one more year.”
“Ticket sales will open April 1. People can reserve the same tickets they got last year by calling our office or contacting us through the website at www.dtwc.net”.
Advance sale tickets, especially reserved seating, go swiftly and race fans are encouraged to order early. Presale prices for individual tickets are $40 for adult general admission, $10 for children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. The deadline for ordering presale tickets is October 1, 2006. All tickets pre-ordered will begin being mailed out on September 15, 2006. A presale three-day pit pass will be offered for $50.
After the October 1 presale deadline expires tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Presale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 1 reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket presale and $20 per ticket after October 1. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website www.kc-raceway.com and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.
“Jim Nier is making a couple of aisles in the grandstands in the reserved seating section for the sake of all our fans being comfortable and having easy access to the seats,” said Nardi. “So we’ll lose a handful of seats in the reserved section. We won’t know which ones until they do the actual work, which will be sometime at the end of March. If someone had one of those seats they will be given the next best seats available. So they are not going to be shut out. People will be able to get a reserved seat.”
Nardi also indicated that fans and teams will again be treated with some special promotions. “Most of the same sponsors that were with us in 2005 will be back in 2006,” revealed Nardi. “We’re hoping to add additional sponsorship. As far as programs for race fans and drivers, “We haven’t taken a good look at that yet but rest assured there will be improvements in all areas.”
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening
October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship kicks off on Thursday evening
October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, the Jim Dunn Memorial non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date. Watch the schedule closely for adjustments from last year.
To purchase presale tickets and pit passes and/or to pre-enter a driver, money orders, cashier’s checks and credit cards may be used. The DTWC will accept presale credit card orders with Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. To place your credit card order telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.
Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier’s check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.
Race fans will also be able to order presale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net. Fans will also be able to use PayPal to order presale tickets from the DTWC website.
For additional information about the 25th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.

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Bucky Doren Guests on Dirt Racers Radio
February 8, 2006 | By: Jeff Werderman

[Cedar Falls, IA] - - RaceRPM.com's Bucky Doren joins the crew of Dirt Racers Radio Sunday, February 12, 2006.  Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson on WQKT 104.5 FM host Dirt Racers Radio on Sunday nights.  Race fans not in the Wooster, OH area can catch the show on-line at www.wqkt.com.

Doren and the rest of the RaceRPM.com crew are preparing for their annual trip to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, FL) to cover the Modified Winter Nationals, and the trio will talk about what race fans can expect during the four days of live play-by-play racing action beginning Wednesday, February 15, 2006 (7e/6c each night).

Lehman and Pearson will talk about the state of modified racing in the Midwest with Doren.  The open-wheel modified class has been huge in the Midwest for years, and the Ohio area is starting to see the same growth.

"In our part of the racing world, Modifieds have become a strong headliner class," commented Doren.  "When the mods first came on the scene, I don't think many gave the class a second look.  They have come a long way in the last few years, and they are starting to be looked at as a top tier racing division.

"The class is starting to see its own stars rise too," added Doren.  "A handful of years ago, you couldn't name a superstar modified driver.  That is not true anymore, and when we travel to East Bay (Raceway Park), the pit area will be filled with a lot of those names that are starting to become well known."

Dirt Racers Radio airs on WQKT 104.5 FM and on-line at www.wqkt.com every Sunday night starting at 6:00 PM (eastern time), and it runs for two hours.  Doren is expected to join the crew about 6:20 (eastern time).

RaceRPM.com's East Bay Modified Winter Nationals coverage is free to listen to (requires Windows Media Player).  Casey's General Stores, Dick Boyer Engine Development, RaceDay411.com, and RaceRPM.com present the four nights of free listening.


Slack, Fuller, Hearn, Hahn, Moschell Headline Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday February 13 will be taking a varied look at dirt racing this week. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Appearing on Dirt Nation™ to preview the 2006 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series season opener at the Volusia Speedway Park. The series will be in competition February 15-18. Appearing to discuss the Florida swing will be Tonya Moschell, the Operations Director for Dirt Northeast in addition to famed Big Block Modified drivers Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn and Andy Bachetti.
Making a return appearance to the show ill be Roger Slack, General Manager of the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Slack will discuss the upcoming Inaugural Colossal 100 dirt Late Model race that will carry a $200,000 purse and $50,000 winner’s payoff that will be held April 21-22 at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Also returning to the show will be Emmett Hahn, the renowned Sprint Car promoter and driving force behind the American Sprint Car Series. Hahn will discuss his sanctioning body and the state of Sprint Car racing.
Also appearing will be three members of the famed ‘Track Chasers’ group. The Track Chasers are a unique group of dirt racing aficionados who travel all across the country and the world attending as many different racing venues and events as possible. Stopping by to talk about the Track Chasers will be Guy Smith, Will White and Gordy Killian.
Also stopping by will be Bucky Doren, the owner of RaceRPM, one of the leaders in audio broadcasting via the internet. Doren will talk about the upcoming East Bay Raceway Park Modified Winter Nationals where www.RaceRPM.com will broadcast all four night of Modified racing as a free radio internet broadcast. The open-wheel Modifieds wrap up the 30th Annual East Bay Raceway Park Winter Nationals beginning on February 15 through Saturday, February 18.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Dirt Racers Radio Spotlights Late Models & Modifieds
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Special guests from the world of Late Model and Modified racing will be spotlighted on the Dirt Racers Radio program Sunday evening February 12 over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Dirt Late Model and Modified racer Mike Lonas of Mansfield, OH will stop by the studio to talk about his career and 2006 plans. Lonas will be back in a dirt Late Model with a new Mastersbilt Chassis and will compete weekly at Lakeville Speedway. On Saturday evening’s Lonas will compete for the Wayne County Speedway Modified championship in his American Payroll Advance/Griff’s Race Engines #5l.
Returning to Dirt Racers Radio will be dirt Late Model driver Clint Coffman of Mansfield, OH who will talk about his time spent racing in Georgia and Florida during Speedweeks and his upcoming season. Coffman’s family also owns Wayne County Speedway and Coffman will also talk about ’06 plans at the track.
Also appearing will be Bucky Doren, the owner of RaceRPM, one of the leaders in audio broadcasting via the internet. Doren will talk about the upcoming East Bay Raceway Park Modified Winter Nationals where RaceRPM.com will broadcast all four night of Modified racing as a free radio internet broadcast. The open-wheel Modifieds wrap up the 30th Annual East Bay Raceway Park Winter Nationals beginning on February 15 through Saturday, February 18.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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RaceNite Adds Reporter & Correspondent To Line-Up
By Chuck Hall

Hampton, VA --- New race reporters and correspondents have been added already to the innovative new radio programming venture called RaceNite that will be making it’s debut in just a couple short months via the internet from the studios of Racetalklive.com based in Hampton, VA. Racetalklive.com President Chuck Hall confirmed today the addition of two more contributors to the newly proposed program and more are to be added in the days and weeks ahead. The newest additions to RaceNite are Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. RaceNite will bring all the latest news, results and interviews from the world of motorsports live each Friday and Saturday evenings beginning April 7 & 8.
RaceNite will keep race fans all over the country updated and in tune with what is happening at racetracks all over the country as events unfold. RaceNite will air from 7:00 PM to Midnight EST on Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 7 and 8. The Friday night broadcasts will continue through September 1 while the Saturday night programs will run through October 28.
“The response to RaceNite since we broke the news has been nothing short of incredible,” stated Chuck Hall. “And we’re very pleased with not only the reception and tremendous interest but also with the addition to the RaceNite staff with Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. Hey, one is going into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame and one is the chief of police of his town, so it’s hard to argue with that!”
“We already have Al Bauer and Doc Love on as race reporters and we’re happy to add someone like Ryan Pearson,” stated Hall. “Ryan has both radio and announcing experience and will bring a fresh point of view to the races he reports on. He is young, enthusiastic and will bring much to the table for RaceNite.”
“And what can you say about Doc Lehman? He’s just about seen and done it all in dirt racing and I think he knows everyone in that sport. Doc has graciously agreed to join RaceNite as our first correspondent. You never know where Doc will be calling in from and what he will offer the listeners, whether it’s a race report, interviews or breaking news live on the show, he’ll do it all. And Doc is no stranger here as he is half of the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil program that is so important to Racetalklive.”
“With his connections and being so accessible to so many of the drivers, promoters, series officials and everyone else, we’re sure listeners will be interested in what inside information he will bring to the show as well as his commentary and whoever he can drag on with him as a guest from time to time. I’m personally very excited to have Doc’s support and commitment to RaceNite. He brings a high level of credibility to RaceNite and Racetalklive.”
Lehman has worked in dirt racing for 33 years and is a former race track promoter, sanction executive, television producer, publisher and currently is a journalist for Area Auto Racing News, Dirt Late Model Magazine, RPM Racing News and other print publications. He is also the owner of the Dirt America Online website and Lehman Motorsports Services, a marketing and promotional company. Additionally he co-hosts the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Racetalklive and co-host of the Dirt Racers Radio program, based in Ohio. Lehman has been married to Carol for 29 years, has three children and three grandsons.
“I think RaceNite is a concept whose time has come to the radio airwaves and the internet,” commented Lehman. “It’s innovative, cutting edge and will provide a real service to the listeners not only all across the country but across the world. Chuck Hall and Mark Potter are fired up about this project, have made a real commitment and it’s full speed ahead. I think it will be invaluable in terms of exposure for drivers, tracks, series and sponsors. I’m also flattered that Chuck Hall asked me to join the team. I’m a firm believer in Chuck’s vision for Racetalklive and what it provides the racing community.”
Pearson is the current Chief of Police for the Village of Dalton, Ohio where he has served since 1999 with the last three years as head of the department. Pearson, a former track announcer, is also currently a co-host on Dirt Racers Radio in Ohio. Pearson has crewed on a couple of Dirt Late Model teams and also raced a Mini Stock race car for one season. He is also a columnist for the Dirt America Online website. Married to Stephanie and father of two, Pearson got his start in racing by attending races as a kid in Indiana at tracks such as Anderson Speedway and 16th Street Speedway.
“I’m excited about RaceNite,” stated Pearson. “I think it has tremendous potential. Racetalklive has a great reputation and Chuck Hall has worked hard to build it to what it is. I’m just happy to be a part of the team. I think it will reach several different audiences with one common goal: racing!”
Race reporters will call in a minimum of three times throughout the night giving results, interviews, and highlights about upcoming events from the RaceNite affiliate speedways and series. Hall sees that a concept such as RaceNite is viable and will be met with open arms by the listeners.
“With RaceNite we want to collectively bring the race world a source of broadcasting to which has been regarded as geographically linked and locked in to that region,” said Hall. “Lets face it everyone covers Cup, Busch, Trucks but the largest percentage of races and racers are in your backyard, and their time has come for coverage. And we’re assembling a top-notch staff of professionals.”
Mark Potter will host the RaceNite programs from his RaceTalkLive.com satellite studio in Maryland. RaceTalkLive’s Hall will produce the five-hour program from the base studio in Hampton, Virginia. Added features to each show include Al Bauer from www.weeklyracingseries.com and Doc Love from Victory Lane Productions. Other exciting additions will be announced in the near future.
“Mark and I will be the co-hosts for the show while much of the emphasis of the broadcast interviews will be conducted by Mark I will turn my attention more to the side of technical and productions needs,” explained Hall. “However being a radio guy for over 25 years I will have some input.”
Additional race reporters will be named soon.
RaceNite will be the ONLY place to turn when fans want to keep up on the action from dirt and asphalt oval tracks, drag strips, and Karting tracks. Fans will also be kept abreast of the action taking place at the local, regional, and national touring events.
Anyone interested in becoming a race reporter for RaceNite should contact Chuck Hall at (757) 766-9262 or Mark Potter at (443) 362-0638.
There are several marketing opportunities available for businesses looking to reach the oval track, drag racing, Kart, and RC racing markets on a national, regional, and local level. Race tracks and marketing partners interested in being a part of RaceNite should contact Chuck Hall or Mark Potter immediately.
For more information visit: www.racetalklive.com.


Lucas Oil/East Bay Night #1 Webcast Archived At Dirt Nation™

Hampton, VA --- The first night of the 30th Annual Winternationals featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series went off without a hitch. In fact, the professionalism of the teams as well as the track and series officials had the bulk of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in the books and ready for feature time well before 9:30 PM EST. With the live broadcast of the six-night run at East Bay Raceway Park slated to start at 10:00 PM EST on Racetalklive.com it appeared listeners would miss the feature ‘live’ until Dave Seay and Doc Lehman, co-hosts and producers of Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil, offered the remainder of their show over to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series announcers Dustin Jarrett and Michael Despain to bring the broadcast live to listeners across the globe. The show is now archived along with the broadcast of the race at: www.racetalklive.com on the Dirt Nation™ archive page.
Listeners were able to listen to the main event live and hear all the exciting action called as eventual winner Dan Schlieper took the win. After the race Jarrett and Despain offered a recap for the evening and assisted Seay and Lehman close out the broadcast and Dirt Nation™ show with special guest Mike Swims of Dixie and Rome speedways. To tune in visit the Racetalklive.com website and click on the Dirt Nation™ logo at the top of the page for the archived shows.
“If Lucas Oil runs off the show tomorrow like they did tonight only the janitors might be here to interview (laughs)!” quipped Dustin Jarrett. “We want to thank Doc and Dave for letting us crash their party and do the broadcast. We really appreciate them for inviting us to do the race early and cut into their show and bring the race to all the listeners.”
The entire Dirt Nation™ broadcast along with the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series broadcast and post-race interviews are available for listeners to tune into at their convenience.
Jarrett and Despain will broadcast each night from East Bay Raceway Park. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening broadcasts are scheduled for 10:00 PM although the hosts caution listeners to check in early. Thursday, Friday and Saturday broadcasts will begin at 7:00 PM EST and offer the evening’s complete racing program. All broadcasts each night are available at: www.racetalklive.com The week-long broadcasts are being sponsored by Lucas Oil Products, Knoxville Raceway, Petroff Towing, Florence Speedway, Bluegrass Speedway, Ponderosa Speedway, D & D RV and Auto Sales and Columbus Speedway.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Doug Drown Returns From Georgia, Looking To VMS
By Lehman Motorsports Services

The 2006 racing season kicked off for Doug Drown, 23, of Wooster, OH, this past weekend in Georgia and although he got to run some laps it wasn’t quite the weekend he hoped for as Drown’s ‘06 Black ‘N Blue Tour’ officially started aboard his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Wooster Doll Shoppe/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12.
This past weekend Drown and crew traveled south to Oglesthorpe Speedway Park for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Georgia that was held on February 3-4.
After starting 22nd in the main event for the ‘Young Guns’ Drown was scored in 12th position after the race was cut nearly in half. Only 13 laps of the promised 25-laps were run.
“It started off alright, we had a pretty quick car,” explained Drown on Monday after returning home. “I was a little off in the heat but once we got to the feature Booper Bare helped me out a little bit with the setup and I was really quick. Halfway through the race we were already sitting ninth but under caution two cars passed me and they scored them ahead of me and also a person who was three laps down and they gave him his spot back which moved me back to 12th and then obviously with two laps left, that was lap 11, two laps later they checkered flagged it.”
“It was disappointing after going down there thinking we could do good and show them what we had. And I feel we were showing them. We were coming through the pack, but they cut us short with the laps. I’m not saying we would have won but I think we would have definitely moved ahead of three or four cars and had a nice top ten finish.”
The main purpose for Drown and his team to head south was for the opportunities that were being offered through entry fees including seminars, a mock interview and presentation DVD, media exposure and other promotional opportunities.
“Unfortunately hardly anything that was promised happened,” revealed Drown. “I don’t know about any NASCAR reps, we never saw any or heard they were there but that wasn’t why we went. We went for the exposure, the media contacts and the different seminars. We want to be serious about marketing. On Friday we got there at noon and the seminar started and they talked a little bit about how important media is and how you present yourself but there was supposed to be at least five speakers but only three speakers were there and it was done within an hour and we were headed to the track.”
“At the seminar they said they were supposed to do the mock interviews there but they said we’ll go around tomorrow and get you when we can. I was wondering why because we had three hours left to do it in, but unfortunately we never got any interviews and the cameras that were going around were camcorders like you use at home.”
“So we, and most of the others, didn’t get the mock interview or DVD. They told us they would give us a DVD of the interview and hand them out and for us to meet the press but we never got to do that because we never saw any. We also took press kits down and they said they would hand them out for us but I don’t know what happened to them.”
“We were going down for the media coverage and everything else they were offering. I would never go that far for just a $2,000 to win race. I wouldn’t leave the garage for less than $400 or $500 to start for that distant. It was for the media exposure, the seminars and what they said they would do for us. I guess you have to watch some of the people in this racing deal and be careful of who you can trust.”
“But it was definitely a learning experience, just not the way we thought it would be.”
Up next for Doug Drown and Drown Racing will be a trip to Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for the Saturday April 8 World of Outlaws Late Model Series race that will be filmed for later broadcast on the Speed channel.
Drown Racing would also like to remind you that the 2006 Bowl For Kids’ Sake will be staged on February 25 at 1:00 PM EST at Parkview Lanes in Orrville, Ohio and will be presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wayne County (Ohio). Each team is made up of four bowlers (including a team captain) and each bowler is responsible for raising $100 in pledges. This year’s goal is $4,000. Team Captains will receive a canvas gift bag that will be distributed only to team captains. The bag contains goodies from BBBS including a water bottle, informational sheet and 4 pledge cards to be given to the team bowlers. Any pledge promised over $25.00 can be billed by the agency. The top pledge collector will receive 2 airline tickets to anywhere in the continental USA courtesy of AAA in Tuscarawas County. For more information contact Courtney Drown @ 330-465-7691 or Jamie Orr at 330-674-4004 or 1 (888)364-5965.
Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), UMP and Sunoco ALMS.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Wooster Doll Shoppe, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals and Farr Motorsports.
For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com

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DIRT LATE MODEL NOTEBOOK
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
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 Plus™ racing fuel in his quest to win the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship.
Al Purkey Racing announced the addition of a 1:24 scale diecast to the collection of merchandise available to fans for the 2006 racing season. For a limited time Al Purkey Racing is offering a special introductory price of $50.00 + shipping and handling. This preseason offer is only good until March 25, 2006 or until supplies last. Send to: Sabrina Purkey, Attn: Die Cast, Rt 5, Box 34, Coffeyville, KS 67337
After spending most of 2005 among the familiar confines of Cherokee Super Speedway and Thunder Valley Speedway, Brian Lane Racing plans to expand their schedule and travel to events outside of the Carolinas. Team BLR's early season schedule still has many open nights as the team awaits track and series schedules to be released.
Former Modified star turned Dirt Late Model standout, Ricky Elliott is proud to announce the launch of his new web site by WRT Web Designs. The new www.rickyelliott.com uses the vibrant colors of the car design by DH Competition Decals to breathe life in the new site.
The Dennis Erb Racing team welcomes Thomason Transportation, Inc. on board as a major supporter of the #28 team for the 2006 racing season! Thomason Transportation, Inc., which is based out of Marion, Illinois. Thomason's services include regional, long haul, dedicated freight broker, and complete logistics management.
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. Smith is the driver of the Dirt Wheels Speed Shop / Giacobbe Trucking / Baker Carburetion #22 Rocket / Pro Power Grand Prix.
The Riggs Motorsports team became a four car operation recently with the addition of Terry English, of Benton, Kentucky, to the team joining team owner Scott Riggs, Kevin Cole, and Jason Riggs.
Chris Spieker was honored as the Dodge Late Model champion for the 4th time in the last 5 years at the Adams County Speedway banquet that held with an overflow crowd at the Cass County Community Building in Atlantic, Iowa. . His season was highlighted by 6 weekly event wins as well as the winner in the WDRL race held on Memorial Day weekend. Spieker also captured the NASCAR Division II championship and was honored for that at the NASCAR national banquet held in Nashville, Tennessee in November of 2005.
Dale McDowell will also have a teammate for much of the 2006 racing season. Young Jared Landers of Benton, Arkansas will pilot a #77 machine out of the DMR racing stables.
Lee Sutton Racing, of Taylorsville, Georgia, and Delph Communications would like to announce a new website, dedicated to young Dirt Late Model driver Lee Sutton. The website, which is located at www.leesuttonracing.com, features all of the information you need to keep up with Lee Sutton Racing, as well as their 2006 racing plans.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature stories, news stories and more. Visit: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in association with East Bay Raceway Park is set to offer drivers who compete February 6-11th a points fund that will pay out over $30,000 in cash and product to the top 25 drivers based on points awarded for each nights events of the 30th Annual East Bay Winternationals.
Officials of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC have reached an agreement for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to sanction the "Colossal 100" on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd. The mega event will pay $50,000 to win main event with a total purse of $200,000.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series has also announced that Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway has been added to the 2006 Schedule. The event at the ultra-modern Saluda, VA speed plant will take place on Saturday Night, June 24th with a cool $10,000 to win up for grabs. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event at the Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway in Dubuque, IA has been moved from July 30th to Tuesday Night, August 8th.
The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series 2006 rules revisions are fairly simplistic and fall under seven major categories. Revisions occurred in the purses, with the addition of a Winner’s Circle Program, Defending Champions Bonus, Point Fund Distribution, Point System, WRISCO Aluminum MACS Rookie of the Year Declaration; and utilization of Back up cars. Info: www.macsracing.com.
The WRISCO Aluminum MACS Rookie of the Year declaration deadline has been advanced to March 1 from the former April 1. Drivers seeking the Rookie of the Year award must declare their intent by March 1.
World of Outlaws Late Model Series officials have released a schedule for the upcoming 2006 racing season and the quest for the Championship. The schedule finds the band of throttle-stomping travelers visiting 27 different race tracks in a 16 state area for 36 currently booked events. Several remaining dates on the schedule are being negotiated and will be added to the 2006 WoO Late Model Series schedule as warranted.
The 2006 O'Reilly Southern United Professional Racing (SUPR) Late Model schedule has been released and it features 40 races with plenty of special events included to spice up the action. The 2006 schedule will begin earnest on Friday, February 24th with the 2nd Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Cajun Classic at Baton Rouge (La.) Raceway followed closely by Saturday night show just up the road at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS on February 25th. The next weekend will see the O’Reilly SUPR Late Models headline the two-night 3rd Annual Pro-Cuts Texas World Dirt Track Championship at Texas Motor Speedway with two complete shows on Friday night, March 3rd and Saturday night, March 4th.
The O’Reilly Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series along with Ted Hyatt of Hyatt Web Designs are proud to announce the re-launch of the OSAS web page located at www.southern-allstars.com. The site features a complete redesign and more user friendly navigation. The 2006 schedule and rules are posted on the new site along with contact information and photos from the 2005 OSAS banquet.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature stories, news stories and more. Visit: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
The Annual Brownstown Speedway Car Show held at the Speedway on March 11th, 2006. Gates for the car show will open at 10:00AM so cars can unload and stage for judging. The car show will begin at 11:00AM and run until 3PM. The results of the judging will be broadcast live on 96.3 WJAA FM at 2:00PM. Concessions and numerous vendors will be on hand for fans and drivers. Awards will be given to drivers in all four divisions competing at Brownstown Speedway.
The Rocky Top Raceway released the 2006 schedule which will feature eighteen weeks of Rocky Top Raceway Points Racing action featuring the fast and powerful Late Models, the Modifieds, Bombers, and 4 cylinders/6 cylinders. All the high speed thrills and spills will begin on Friday night April 28th and will run every Friday night until August 25th, which will be the last points race of the season. Prior to the season opener, fans and drivers will get the opportunity to come out for a Test and Tune session on Saturday, April 22nd. The Test and Tune session will run from the morning until dusk. Admission for the session will be $10.
Atomic Speedway is gearing up for another exciting season of racing in 2006. The 2006 schedule has been announced. The first race of the season is Saturday, March 4 as the Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series returns for the $3,000 to win Cabin Fever 50. The first points racing of the season takes place on Saturday, March 26.
The top drivers and teams of the 2005 racing season at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, KY will be honored on Saturday, February 25, with the 2005 Championship Awards Banquet. The 2005 Championship Awards Banquet will take place on Saturday evening, February 25, at the Danville Convention Center in Danville, KY. There will be a meal served beginning around 6:00 p.m., with the awards ceremony to follow the meal.
Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania will open the doors for the 2006 season with a big Sunday afternoon event for the late models, sportsman, super stocks, and pure stocks on April 23rd.
Officials at the Lucas Oil Speedway located in Wheatland, MO are proud to release the 2006 Schedule of Events for the refurbished 3/8th mile speedway. With the cooperation of Mother Nature and the exhausting efforts of Gary Hubert and his expert construction crew the major renovation, of what will be the “Finest Dirt Track in the Nation”, will be complete and the first green flag of the 2006 season will fly on Saturday night May 20th. For questions regarding Marketing and Advertising opportunities contact Chuck Stowe at cstowe@lucasoilspeedway.com or call (417) 298-1761.
The 2006 Adams County Speedway season starts with a practice session on April 8th and the first night of competition on April 15th. Go to www.acspeedway.com for further details.
The pre-entry deadline for the inaugural Colossal 100 at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway is Feb. 10 and entry blanks can be downloaded from
www.lowesmotorspeedway.com/colossalentry.pdf. If purchased in advance, reserved tickets 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.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature stories, news stories and more. Visit: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
Taco Carburetors owner, Todd Basselgia, moves business back to his home town of Lebanon, Pa. The decision to make the move was based on family health issues, and the fact that this will bring him closer to the majority of his customers. The new home of Taco Carburetors will be located at 525 East Mifflin Street, in Lebanon, Pa. An open house is being planned for early March. Refreshments and door prizes are planned, with a “Grand Prize” of a “One Year” product sponsorship to be given away. Details on the open house will be released on 2/15/06. For more information, contact Taco Carburetors at 717-383-9470.
Wa-Don Racing, the leading rebuilder/dealer for Bert Racing Transmissions, is now a stocking dealer for a new line of carbon fiber and aluminum driveshafts. Wa-Don Racing was founded in 1987 and is committed to customer service and support. Many of the southeast’s top racers including 2005 O’Reilly Southern All Star Champion Chris Madden, 2004 and 2005 Carolina Clash Champion Ricky Weeks, 2005 Southern All Stars East Champion Dennis Franklin, 2005 Southern Nationals Champion Jeff Cooke and National Late Model Series Champion Ivedent Lloyd count on Wa-Don for all of their driveline needs. Wa-Don is currently accepting dealer inquiries for the entire product line. Potential dealers should call Wade Hegler at 843-902-1540 or e-mail him at wadonracing@sc.rr.com. To learn more about Wa-Don Racing or to see their complete product line please visit www.wadonracing.com.
Fast Shafts, a producer of drive shafts for all types of dirt track race cars, has announced the inclusion of carbon fiber drive shafts to its product line. Fast Shafts has recently become a repair facility for both Bert and Brinn transmissions and will stock most of the important components for both transmissions. In addition, the company is stocking Late Model quick-change rear end yokes. Fast Shafts is located at 5387 Second Avenue in Des Moines, and can be reached toll free at (800) 622-6617.
Fast gaining a reputation as one of the best mall-based sprint car shows in the country, the Northern Ohio Sprint Car Show (NOSCS) is scheduled to run March 24-26, 2006, at the mall in Tiffin, Ohio. The event is once again being sponsored primarily by Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway, with banners for the event again being supplied by Coors Light. For further information about the 2006 Northern Ohio Sprint Car Show call 419-934-9350. The latest information can also be found at http://www.pitgate.com/forums/index.php?topic=2196.0.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature stories, news stories and more. Visit: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series along with www.RaceTalkLive.com have announced that the first seven Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events of the 2006 racing season will be heard live via the internet starting on Friday Night, February 3. "The Super Bowl of Racing II" at the Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA will kick off the '06 broadcasts starting at 7 pm on February 3 with Dustin Jarrett and Wayne Castleberry bringing all the action to you as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gets set for what promises to be an exciting season of racing action. Then starting on Monday Night, February 6 www.RaceTalkLive.com will bring to you six consecutive nights of the 30th Annual "Winternationals" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the famous East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. Dustin Jarrett and Michael Despain will describe the action to you each and every night.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday February 6 will be taking a look south as the annual Speedweeks get underway in the Sunshine state. Special guests include Terry McCarl, Mike Swims, Shane Carson, Jeremy Campbell, Chad Blonde, Andrew Palker, Dustin Jarrett, Michael Despain & more. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Sprint Car racing and race track staff will be spotlighted on the Dirt Racers Radio program on the Sunday afternoon February 5 broadcast over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. This week’s show will air at a special time from 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST due to WQKT’s Superbowl Pre-Game broadcast. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson. A look at the upcoming All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car season will take center stage on the show with special guest Sprint Car star Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH appearing to discuss the upcoming season. Also appearing to preview the ’06 ASCoC season will be new ASCoC series announcer Dana Blair. Also appearing on the show will be three staff members of Wayne County Speedway who will discuss the behind the scenes work that goes on to produce a successful weekly dirt racing program. Appearing will be Jason Shanklin, Pit Steward, Tom Ogle, Chief Tech Inspector and Tim Myers, the director of Track Prep.
Dirt America Online has been updated with several new interviews, feature stories, news stories and more. Visit: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.


Corey Conley Commits To Lucas Oil LM Dirt Series
By Lehman Motorsports Services

Wellsburg, WV --- Popular West Virginia dirt Late Model driver Corey Conley of Wellsburg, WV has announced that he will be a contender for the 2006 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Rookie of the Year title. Conley has committed to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for 2006 in his first bid as a full time series follower. Conley will run the series in his winning #14 Rocket Chassis with sponsorship support from Denoon Lumber, Reese Homes, Yale, Dave Poske Performance Parts, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bilstein Shocks, Hoosier Racing Tire and Ballato Auto Salvage. Conley will utilize Hershey Racing Engines and Performance Off Road Engines.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will kick off the season on February 3rd at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick GA and then head to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton FL for the 30th Annual Winternationals February 6-11th. Conley will remain at East Bay for the following week's Open Wheel Modified Winternationals competing in the Gib Patt owned #707 AMRA Modified.
“I ran with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series a handful of times last year and every time I did they were really nice people to wok with, they treat you really fair,” stated Conley just a couple hours before he was scheduled to head south to Brunswick, GA. “I was just a local guy who hit a couple races with them here and there but they treated me just like I was one of their professionals who ran all their shows. I just think they are a pretty decent outfit and their purses are decent. I just feel they are going in the right direction.”
So with the season kickoff at Golden Isles and East Bay at hand, Conley is finally about to embark on a season he has been planning for a number of years. “I haven’t slept in a month in a half,” quipped Conley. “I’ve just been so wound up. I just can’t even sit still (laughs)!”
“My sponsors, they’re happy, they’re real happy we’re going to out and do TV races,” revealed Conley. “Lucas Oil has a bunch of television races, they’re pretty excited and they’re just happy to be part of a team from out of this area that is going to get out on the national scene.”
“TV is very important and the television thing is one thing you can throw out there and you can tell your sponsor and they can tell their customers, hey, turn on ESPN 2 and see our car and driver on there racing. I think that it’s a pretty good deal for anybody.”
Conley has also made some additions to his team in terms of sponsorship, including Hoosier Racing Tires, Bilstein Shocks and Dave Poske Performance Parts.
“I see them working hard all the time to get their product better and better,” explained Conley about his commitment to Hoosier Racing Tires. “I hear guys complain all the time about they’ve changed this and we don’t like it. But they are out there and again and again trying to make it better. I feel that Hoosier is better over the board in most areas and Hoosier is really working hard to get their tires better.”
“Dave Poske is trying to help me with my program and get into better equipment with out spending a lot of money. His advice and business sense means a lot to me and has been a big help with this big step going to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.”
After his seven-night stint with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Conley will remain for another week at East Bay and compete in the Gib Patt-owned Modified, a car that Conley has had tremendous success in. “We’ve had the Modified down at East Bay for probably five years now and that’s just a fantastic time. That is a fun week for me. The week with the Late Model, that’s my own stuff and with us running the Lucas Oil deal it’s a lot more stress. With the Modified, I still work hard at it, but a lot of the mental stress isn’t there. With him paying the bills on the Modified and taking care of the car it frees my mind up.”
Conley hopes his commitment to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will help elevate his racing program and profile and help in his search for additional sponsorship support. “That’s what we’re really hoping for,” said Conley. “The financial part isn’t really where I’d like it but my employer has freed me up to get out there and scheduling wise I can do it. Financially we need to run really good. I’m hoping that we can get out there and show people we can run top ten with these guys and maybe pull of the Rookie of the Year championship or something like that where someone will come along and help our program and get it to the level it needs to be.”
“I just thrive on competition, I always have.”
Conley’s dedicated and professional pit crew will be unable to make all the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events due to employment responsibilities and logistics. Conley’s crew will be on hand for the regional and local-based events and is made up of Ed Conley, Sr., Brad Horner, Jeremy Sadler, Uncle Frank, Jeff Dorance, Tim Minda and Chris Hart. Anyone interested in crewing with Conley at Lucas Oil Late Model Series events is encouraged to contact Conley via email at: coreyconley@yahoo.com or by telephone at: Daytime Cell Phone: 412-906-0077 or Evening Phone: 304-394-5066.
Fans of Corey Conley will be able to tune in via the internet during speedweeks and keep up-to-date on how Conley is doing down south. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series along with www.RaceTalkLive.com have announced that the first seven Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events of the 2006 racing season will be heard live via the internet starting on Friday Night, February 3.
"The Super Bowl of Racing II" at the Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA will kick off the '06 broadcasts starting at 7 pm on February 3 with Dustin Jarrett and Wayne Castleberry bringing all the action to you as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series gets set for what promises to be an exciting season of racing action.
Then starting on Monday Night, February 6 www.RaceTalkLive.com will bring to you six consecutive nights of the 30th Annual "Winternationals" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at the famous East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. Dustin Jarrett and Michael Despain will describe the action to you each and every night.
For more info on Corey Conley visit: www.coreyconley.com.

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15th Rocket Chassis/Racewise School Huge Success
By Doc Lehman

The recent Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School that was held at Rocket Chassis headquarters in Shinnston, WV on January 27-29 was another resounding success with a packed house of participants as the ‘school’ celebrated 15 years that weekend. Headed up by Rocket Chassis’ Mark Richards and AFCO Racing Products’ Mark Bush, the Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School has grown tremendously and has spawned two other Rocket Chassis/Racewise schools produced by Larry Shaw and Kelly Boen. The most recent gathering in Shinnston, WV brought home the fact that knowledge is a requirement in dirt racing success regardless of the level you are competing at.
Among the featured speakers were Richards, Bush, Dale McDowell and Matt Miller and a varied array of subjects were covered in-depth for the attendees that included local, regional and national dirt Late Model and Modified drivers from all over the country.
“I think it was a success for us and the racers,” stated Mark Richards. “I think the racers got probably one of the best seminars that we ever delivered and one of the best seminars they could get anywhere. This was our 15th year. We started this thing back in ’91 and the first one we did was at a Holiday Inn. We had a small room there, and had 30 or 35 people. Since then the thing has grown and grown. The difference between the first one and now is just leaps and bounds ahead of what it was 15 years ago. It’s 15 times better, and that is a conservative number.
The packed gathering came from all over the country and highlights the importance of staying on top of technology. “We had a terrific turnout,” commented Mark Bush. “We had people from 21 states. The group was made up of a lot of Late Model drivers and crew and also a lot of Modified and Street Stocks. I think we’ll have some people who were there have some pretty big success this year. Hopefully we gave them a tool that they didn’t have in the past. I was really surprised of how many people because they have seen other competitors up their programs after attending. I’m looking forward to doing it again next year.”
“One of the reasons I do this is because I take teaching so serious. When I’m working with someone with the same commitment its enjoyable. We have had people attend this school who have won the World 100 and we have had people who turn around and won their first feature also. So we get people from hobbyist to professional people. For me, it’s just as much fun to see someone win their first feature and it is for someone to win the World 100 who have been to this school.”
Drivers and crew members converged on Shinnston, WV from all points of the country and one example of the importance of attending the Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School was shown when 11 individuals traveled from Oregon to attend including west coast dirt Late Model star John Duty of Portland, OR. “This was my second time at the school,” explained Duty. “I went in 2002 and it was a great school. I wanted to go back this time because things change and I want to try and stay on top of things. I also wanted to bring some people from back here to go to the school so there were 11 of us from back here in Oregon who went to West Virginia to the school. All the people at Rocket, they are all good people and a good company. It was great.”
Duty and the others have a basic reason for attending. “I do it to keep up on technology,” commented Duty. “You need to be on top of what you’re doing to be competitive. You can never learn too much. I learned so much there. And shocks have come so far and this time they got into gas shocks and that has intrigued me. Before I went to his school in 2002, I was a moderate race car driver. After that year I won the Desert Storm race in Ely, NV, a big race for around here and the following year I won the Pacific Coast Xtreme Dirt Car Series title and now I have a car to win anywhere I go within my competition level.”
“It just shows, in my mind, that racers all over the United States are becoming more aware and how important knowledge is to their racing programs,” interjected Richards. “I think racers are doing research and traveling to the better seminars out there and fortunately ours is one of the better ones.”
Bush was also impressed with the large turnout from the west coast. “It was real surprising to me but it was great,” said Bush. “I talked to some of them and they said they came because some of their competitors had attended and they wanted to come and get caught up.”
One major subject that piqued interest was shocks. The technology and importance of shocks has come to the forefront in dirt racing. “The shocks play such an important part in the overall scheme of things,” stated Bush. “It’s a very important ingredient. Everything else could be right with your race car but if the shocks aren’t right you’re going to have problems, you will sacrifice performance. There is a lot of interest in the shock end. We try to show them how much shocks affect performance.”
There will be another edition of the Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School held next year at Rocket Chassis headquarters and, like in years past, it will be a fast sell-out. “We usually sellout early, we have a large class, but we intentionally limit it to a number we think we can handle,” said Richards. “We could have more than one but I think we’d saturate the market. The way it is now it’s a nice size class and works out well for everybody.”
It will also provide drivers and crew members a chance to catch up on all the latest technological advances that will have been made by then. “There are all kinds of companies out there and between Mark and myself we keep up with all the newest trends and new things that are going on,” revealed Richards. “Mark put together a manual that basically started life back in 1991. What we found was it was hard for people to keep notes and listen to everything said. The student back then at the first one took notes and couldn’t really pay attention to what was presented because he was taking notes. The manual we hand out now probably eliminates 90% of the notes. The manual had a lot of information and the manual delivered with the seminar gives them a ton of information.”
For more information on Rocket Chassis/RaceWise Dirt Track Chassis School visit: www.rocketchassis.com or www.racewise.net.

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RaceTalkLive.com Introduces RaceNite

Hampton, VA ….. How many hours have you spent surfing the internet hoping to get results from race tracks that you could not get to? Remember the aggravation when you couldn't get the results when you wanted them? Well www.RaceTalkLive.com has developed the solution.
RaceTalkLive.com is proud to introduce RaceNite to its growing legion of listeners. RaceNite will keep race fans up to date with racing action from across the nation with live updates direct from the speedways. Race reporters will call in a minimum of three times throughout the night giving results, interviews, and highlights about upcoming events from the RaceNite affiliate speedways.
RaceNite will air from 7 pm to Midnight EST on Friday and Saturday nights beginning April 7 and 8. The Friday night broadcasts will continue through September 1 while the Saturday night programs will run through October 28. RaceNite will also be available OnDemand for up to a week following the broadcast dates so that race fans can tune in at their own convenience.
RaceNite will be the ONLY place to turn when fans want to keep up on the action from dirt and asphalt oval tracks, drag strips, and Karting tracks. Fans will also be kept abreast of the action taking place at the local, regional, and national touring events.
“We can’t be everything to everybody but at least we can keep those informed that want to be informed,” commented RaceTalkLive.com President Chuck Hall. He went on to add, “Race fans can rely on us to keep them updated with fresh news and information so they don’t have to wait for results.”
Mark Potter will host the RaceNite programs from his RaceTalkLive.com satellite studio in Maryland. RaceTalkLive’s President, Chuck Hall, will produce the five hour program from the base studio in Hampton, Virginia. Added features to each show include Al Bauer from www.weeklyracingseries.com and Doc Love from Victory Lane Productions. Other exciting additions will be announced in the near future.
The stars of the show will be the race reporters calling in from the race tracks across the nation. Anyone interested in becoming a race reporter for RaceNite should contact Chuck Hall at (757) 766-9262 or Mark Potter at (443) 362-0638.
There are several marketing opportunities available for businesses looking to reach the oval track, drag racing, Kart, and RC racing markets on a national, regional, and local level. Race tracks and marketing partners interested in being a part of RaceNite should contact Chuck Hall or Mark Potter immediately.
Don’t miss this great opportunity and be the one left behind when the light flashes green - Call Today!

Chuck Hall (757)766-9262 chuckhall@racetalklive.com
Mark Potter (443) 362-0638 racenite2006@verizon.net


Chubzilla Kicks Off ‘06 With Win!
By Doc Lehman

Bears Lake, PA --- The 2006 racing season for Chub Frank, known far and wide by his legion of fans as ‘Chubzilla’, got off to a perfect start on Wednesday evening February 1 when Chubzilla came out victorious in the season opener ‘pre-speedweeks’ event at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA. Chubzilla’s win came in a 40-lap UMP sanctioned race that paid $6,000 to win. Chubzilla won driving his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*. Chubzilla will be gunning for the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series championship this season.
“I hope we can keep it going,” stated Chubzilla a day after the win. “We’re 100% even after tonight (Thursday) rained out. But we’re happy with it. The car was good last night. We had a good car here last fall when we came down for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series race and had problems, had to go to the tail and then got wrecked when we going for the top five.”
“So we knew we had a good set up to come back with although we didn’t know what the track would do. We thought it would the same and it was by feature time but it wasn’t as racy as last fall. You never know what you’ll get. But by the feature the set up was good and we’re real happy with the car.”
Chubzilla dominated in his heat race and led every lap of the feature event which was slowed by six cautions although Chubzilla came across the checkers with a substantial advantage over the field.
Chubzilla and team are definitely motivated for the next couple weeks.
“Just starting out with a win, everyone is happy, the crew’s morale is up and everyone is ready to go,” commented Chubzilla. “When you run good it’s easier to make everybody motivated. It’s going to be a long deal, that’s just the start. There are still 14 more races to go the next two and a half weeks so if you can pop off a win it keeps everyone happy and they don’t mind working on the car.”
Up next for Chubzilla will be a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series race on Friday followed by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener on Saturday, both being held at Golden Isles Speedway. Beginning Monday Chubzilla will compete Monday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park for their six-night Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events followed by six nights (February 13-18) at Volusia Speedway Park for World of Outlaws Late Model Series and UMP races.
Fans of Chubzilla can tune in and follow Chubzilla’s exploits next week when he competes with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events at East Bay that will be web cast over the internet each night at 10:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com.
Both events at V.S.P. will be broadcast on SPEED.
Fans can experience the excitement of the World Of Outlaws Late Model Series events live on Dirtvision.com through the DIRT Radio Network broadcasts. And, video cybercast of select World of Outlaws Late Model Series events will be broadcast through DIRTvision.com.
For more information on Chub Frank visit: www.chubfrank.com.

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Chub Frank Signs Major, Multi-Year Agreement With Lester Buildings
By Doc Lehman

Bear Lake, PA --- Chub Frank, known by his multitude of fans across the country as ‘Chubzilla’, has just announced the signing of a major, multi-year major sponsorship agreement with Lester Buildings of Lester Prairie, MN. The new marketing agreement will see the famed dirt Late Model star racing with the Lester Buildings colors and sponsorship logos for the next three years. During 2006 Chub Frank will be competing on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series as he attempts to capture the 2006 championship title aboard his Lester Buildings, Corry Rubber, All Star Performance, Corry Laser, Slavic Corporation, Farr MotorSports, Custom Race Engines, Rocket Chassis #1*.
“It feels great,” stated Frank, also a former World 100 champion. Negotiations took just over two weeks between Larry Lembrich and Tom Borgman of Lester Buildings and Mike Farr of Farr Motorsports to complete the deal. “It’s something hard to do in dirt Late Model racing. It’s going to help our team out a lot. We’ve been looking forward to going racing this year especially after signing with Lester and it showed last night by just how positive everyone was. We’re coming out swinging I guess you could say.”
Frank won the UMP sanctioned feature event on Wednesday February 1 at Golden Isle Speedway in his first race of the 2006 season.
The new 2006 Rocket Chassis body graphics design is currently being formulated by Ron Slavic and John Flinner and for the first time the familiar ‘Chub blue’ color scheme will be absent in favor of Lester Buildings colors on the famed #1*. All race cars will change graphics packages and colors between Florida’s Speedweeks events and the first World of Outlaws event in March except the World 100 car which will change to 2006 schemes later on.
“We’re in step with Chub and his team,” commented Tom Borgman, Marketing Manager for Lester Buildings. “We’re very pleased with the personality and the whole cult of his fan base. We’re reaching a different group of people than what we’re reaching with NASCAR. We look at it as completing the cycle and frankly we actually feel very comfortable with the folks we are reaching through Chub’s pull and personality with the sponsorship. We’re real pleased.”
Lester Buildings joined up with Chub Frank’s race team early last year soon after Frank lost his shop in a fire that was a total loss. That is when Lester Buildings stepped in and during the year the impact from being involved with dirt Late Model racing and Chub Frank specifically was defining when it came time for Lester Buildings to up the ante and take on a major sponsorship role with the team especially after different promotional events (World 100, etc…) and the response from dirt racing fans.
“It was always hard for me to understand, not being a big race guy myself, it was hard for me to see without seeing it on TV which is changing and which played into our agreement with Chub, but yes, I’ve been to a few of the events and it was an eye opener to me,” explained Borgman. “It wasn’t so much an eye opener to (Lester Buildings’s) Larry (Larry Lembrich) who has been around racing his whole life, but was it an eye opener for me? Yes!”
Lester Buildings is one of the largest manufacturers of engineered, wood frame building systems in the United States. Our buildings cover a broad range of customer needs, from standard simple pole barns to custom, one-of-a-kind structures and everything in between. Nearly 130,000 Lester® buildings dot the American landscape today.
Lester buildings are sold and erected through independent, locally-owned Lester builders who service a wide area of the country ranging from the eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains.
The new marketing partnership with Lester Buildings serves as motivation for Chub Frank and his team. “Definitely,” proclaimed Frank. “The whole deal with the garage, they helped us out and that’s all pretty much behind us, the garage is all done. And now we’re focusing on the racing.”
For many a major marketing agreement with a national mainstream company would take pressure off most drivers and team owners, but not Chub Frank. “No this doesn’t take pressure off because I have to perform,” said Frank. “And we want to perform the best. And we’ll have to work a little harder because we want to keep the sponsor. So we’ll actually work harder. But like I Said, since the garage is done now we can focus on the racing and the whole racing deal will be to sell Lester Buildings, selling the name and their products.”
Frank is also confident that the arrangement will be beneficial for both parties based on their working and promotional relationship last season. “We have a good working relationship with Tom and Larry and all of them,” said Frank. “I probably don’t get to talk to them as much as Mike Farr does. The biggest problem I have is we’re going wide open like at Eldora doing autograph sessions and doing their promotional things so we don’t get the time to sit down and talk like I like to, but we do take the time to talk to the fans, and that’s what is important.”
And Borgman concurs, especially as it relates to demographics. “That was sort of our first ring of fire as they say when we got into motorsport sponsorship,” said Borgman. “That is what we wanted to go after at first. We have defiantly seen that and that is where a majority of our return on investment has been. We’re looking at this year as our crux year on both the NASCAR and dirt side to be the year where we reach a heck of a lot more regular folk.”
“It’s an important demographic. The biggest market for our product is the active lifestyle person who has a couple acres or more who is a gear-head. Who has ATV’s snowmobiles, race cars, what have you. And that is where our biggest growth is. The ag-market is declining in importance and the consumer market is growing a great deal and that’s one of the reasons why we got into motorsports.”
All new ‘Chubzilla’ merchandise is being produced by Ron Slavic and Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, the official merchandise provider of Chub Frank Racing.
For more information on Chub Frank Racing visit: www.chubfrank.com. For more additional information on Lester Buildings visit: www.lesterbuildings.com.

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Speedweeks Previews Pt. 1 On Dirt Nation™ Monday
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday February 6 will be taking a look south as the annual Speedweeks get underway in the Sunshine state. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Dirt Nation™ will take a look over the next two weeks at the racing action in Florida and on Monday evening February 6 Sprint Cars will take front and center as the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars will be spotlighted as they get ready for a week of speed at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL.
Appearing to talk about the World of Outlaws Sprint Car season opening events will be Shane Carson, Vice President of Race Operations. Joining Carson will be WoO Sprint Car drivers Terry McCarl and Jeremy Campbell.
New All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series announcer Dana Blair will appear on the show to preview the upcoming ASCoC races at Volusia as well as the 2006 season. Joining Blair will be All Star Sprint Car drivers Chad Blonde and Andrew Palker.
Returning to the show will be Mike Swims, the promoter of Dixie and Rome speedways in Georgia and a consultant with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Swims will talk about the series’ season kick off in Georgia and the six-race series at East Bay Raceway Park.
Also appearing will be announcers Dustin Jarrett and Michael Despain who will be broadcasting the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races from Georgia and Florida live over www.racetalklive.com. The duo will prep the six Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series broadcasts from East Bay that will begin immediately following the conclusion of Monday night’s Dirt Nation™ program.
Making a return appearance to the show will be Drew Ricco, an east coast Modified star who will run two divisions in 2006. Ricco will run the Nick Noll-owned PDS Race Cars #6n Big Block Modified sponsored by Grower’s Gardeners and then race in the 358 Spec Sportsman division racing the PDS Race Cars #34 sponsored by Bogey's Trucking and Paving and Ricco Demolition.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Dale Blaney Headlines Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Sprint Car racing and race track staff will be spotlighted on the Dirt Racers Radio program on the Sunday afternoon February 5 broadcast over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. This week’s show will air at a special time from 3:00 – 5:00 PM EST due to WQKT’s Superbowl Pre-Game broadcast. The show is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
A look at the upcoming All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car season will take center stage on the show with special guest Sprint Car star Dale Blaney of Hartford, OH appearing to discuss the upcoming season. Also appearing to preview the ’06 ASCoC season will be new ASCoC series announcer Dana Blair.
Also appearing on the show will be three staff members of Wayne County Speedway who will discuss the behind the scenes work that goes on to produce a successful weekly dirt racing program. Appearing will be Jason Shanklin, Pit Steward, Tom Ogle, Chief Tech Inspector and Tim Myers, the director of Track Prep.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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CNN Documentary Being Readied For Airing
By Doc Lehman

Atlanta, GA --- With most if not all post-production completed on the special CNN PRESENTS television documentary on dirt Late Model racing it’s just a matter of time before the documentary airs over CNN. And while an airdate will soon be announced many race fans, drivers, series officials, manufacturer’s reps, promoters and nearly everyone involved in some way with dirt Late Model racing anxiously awaits for the premiere broadcast. This could be a real boon and benefit for dirt Late Model racing, giving it huge exposure on a national and international level.

But there is one thing that could help the cause of bringing dirt Late Models mega-exposure: If CNN would get behind this particular show and pull out all stops in hyping, promoting and advertising this particular documentary. CNN has vast marketing, promotional and advertising resources and it would likely benefit the sport to have as many ‘mainstream’ people tuning in to watch the broadcast as possible, far beyond the dirt racing community.

CNN has the resources to advertise and promote this broadcast through CNN and all their affiliate stations (TBS, TNT, etc…) in addition to mainstream newspapers (USA Today) and magazines (Sports Illustrated). This is a golden opportunity to get maximum exposure for the sport itself. The question is how do we encourage CNN to put their promotional/marketing/advertising muscle behind this broadcast?

They say the pen is mightier than the sword and in this age of ‘electronic penmanship’ we are only an email away from making our voices heard and our opinions known.

We at Dirt America Online, Dirt Nation™ and Dirt Racers Radio would like to encourage the fraternity of dirt Late Model devotees to take a couple moments and email the movers and shakers at CNN and respectfully request they market, promote and publicize the dirt Late Model documentary prior to the airdate. Believe me, they read the emails and take each one into consideration. It would be nice to see the dirt Late Model world unite and contact CNN and politely ask for them to really get behind this documentary in a big, big way so the dirt Late Model world, as a whole, will get more bang for the buck when this program airs.

We need as many people around the country and the world tuning in for this documentary.
Please feel free to submit your requests that CNN use their resources to give this documentary a massive promotional push via email to:
Jon Klein, President CNN/US at: jon.klein@turner.com and Mark Nelson, Executive Producer, CNN Presents at: mark.nelson@turner.com.


P.R. by Jay Howe/Hilltop Speedway
Distributed by Lehman Motorsports Services

A Racetrack in Millersburg, Ohio?
By Jay Howe

Back in the 1960’s, there was this novel idea that someone had to create a race track, so that guys could race their cars without having to travel all over the state to race.
Up on a hilltop just a few miles from town, Hilltop Speedway was born.
Many a great driver cut his teeth at this track. Some had their first wins at the track, and a few of them are still racing. Kenny Jacobs, Danny Dean, Jim Gentry, Blaine Aber, John Mason and Jack “E” Norris all once raced there. Jack “E” Norris would tragically loose his life to racing cars at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville Ohio soon after Hilltop was opened. He left behind a young family.
Hilltop like any other track had it’s up’s and down’s. By the mid 70’s, racing at Hilltop went down hill for whatever reason. Some say the economy; some say the state of racing at that time was a factor. Regardless, it shut down. The roaring engines that once echoed throughout the hillsides, was silent. Racing was done at Hilltop Speedway.
Throughout the years, many a dreamer had dreams of reopening up the track. People would stop and look at what once was a racetrack, overgrown with briars, trees, and a mosquito-infested swamp. The property surrounding the track in the meantime had become a junkyard. But then one dreamer that came along who not only had a dream of owning a racetrack, but a desire to reopen a racetrack that his father once raced at. The gentleman’s name Jeff Norris. Jeff was a son of Jack “E” Norris.
In the fall of 2005, Jeff entered into an agreement with the owner of the junkyard to purchase the land that the track resides on. He immediately started to clear the briars, trees etc. from the track. Bulldozers were brought in and the track that once was a 1/4mile bullring was formed into a 3/8’s mile, high-banked track. The swamp was drained. By the time that you are reading this, a car crusher has been brought in; the junk cars and debris are being hauled away.
Spring is just around the corner. Jeff’s dream has spilled over into other people’s dreams. People are starting to take notice, and are becoming actively involved with the work being done at the track. Volunteering their time, their bodies, and their hearts. Stop by the track some weekend, and watch the progress. Maybe our dreams will become yours…
Short track racing at it’s best. Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pure stocks, and mini stocks will make up the weekly racing divisions. Special shows by the sprints, and other racing types will also be on tap. Who knows, a future star on the NASCAR circuit may cut his teeth at Hilltop. Let the dreams begin.
Yes, racing is returning to Millersburg Ohio at Hilltop Speedway in April of 2006. Get in on the ground floor with the rebirth of this racetrack. Advertising opportunities and volunteer positions are available by contacting Jay Howe @ 419.651.6836.
Please visit the website at: www.hilltopspeedway.net.


DIRT LATE MODEL NOTEBOOK
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
Patrick Sheltra and the Sheltra Motorsports team will take to the track for the first time in Dirt Late Model competition on February 1-4 at the Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia for the ‘Super Bowl of Racing II.’ “Mr. Showtime” will then bring his Sheltra & Sons Construction / Brady Ranch / Petroff Towing #23 Rayburn / Pro Power Monte Carlo to the East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida for the annual ‘Winternationals’ on February 6-11. Patrick’s busy Georgia/Florida Speedweeks will conclude on February 13-18 at the Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. You can view Patrick’s upcoming schedule at his official home on the web, located at www.patricksheltra.com
The #3s team of Brian Shirley welcomed nine new sponsors for their 2006 campaign. Headlining the new sponsors includes a prominent name in dirt motorsports and a premier Iowa-based business, J&J Steel. In addition to J&J Steel, premier race outfitter ApexPerformance.net and new associate sponsorships from Design 500, GottaRace.com, Hooker Harness, Ringer’s Gloves, ARP Bodies and Petersen Aluminum will help propel the #3s JAYCO Construction/Petroff Towing/J&J Steel/CJ Rayburn Race Cars team to victory lane.
Mike Lonas has teamed up with car owner Coby Bartham. Bartham and driver Jim Cushing ran the #77 car at Lakeville in 2005. Bartham is putting his Reedy Racing Engine in Mike’s 2006 Mastersbilt with sponsorship from Coffman Corvette, Wayne County Speedway, Reedy's Engines and American Payroll Advance. Lonas, who took the 2005 season off from Lakeville, hopes to score Lakeville win #50 this season. Lonas will also race a Modified weekly at Wayne County Speedway.
In his 32nd season of racing, the #32 of Terry Anvelink will once again be back in the 2006 season. The 7 time Shawano Speedway track champion will continue to be a leading veteran on the Seubert Calf Ranches race team. Look for the Navarino Nightmare to be going after a record setting 8th track championship at Shawano Speedway along with competing at Langlade County Speedway and Seymour Speedway.
After admittedly suffering one of his worst seasons of his career in 2005, Wendell Wallace, of Batesville, Arkansas, is off to a terrific start in his ’06 campaign. The driver known as the “Batesville Bullet” has been one of the strongest cars at the Central Arizona Raceway in Casa Grande, Arizona during the ‘Wild West Shootout Series’ events. Wendell drove his Reva’s Western & Work Wear / J&J Steel / Garrett Racing #88 GRT / Gaerte Grand Prix to a $3,000 victory last Saturday in round one of the five race series.
Bart Hartman will hit the track will be behind the wheel of his familiar UrgentCash / Gress Oil / Imler's Poultry #75 Rocket / Cornett Grand Prix on February 6-11. The Zanesville, Ohio native is scheduled to compete in all six nights of the annual 'Winternationals' at the East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida. All six races will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Following the six nights at East Bay, Bart is planning on competing February 13-18 at the famed Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The UMP Racing Series will sanction four of the events, while the other two races will be held under the World of Outlaws Late Model Series banner.
Up next for Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards will be the Rocket Chassis Chassis School on January 27-29 followed by his season kick off in dirt Late Models on February 3-4 at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, GA for two shows sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, respectively.
2005 Northern Nationals champion #1 Tom Nesbitt will sign in to do battle for a record 48th season.
This past weekend was a busy one for dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown, 23, of Wooster, OH and his team. Not only did he attend the Wayne County Speedway Awards Banquet on Friday night to claim his championship trophy and point fund check but he then immediately headed eight hours east after the banquet to participate in the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show in Ft. Washington, PA where his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Mason Racin/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang was on display in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth that also happened to win the Best Appearing Award for Tracks & Sanctions at the show.
Entering his tenth year of racing, Seaford, Delaware's Matt Hubbard, a rising dirt late model driver is making the pavement jump. After an outstanding rookie year in late models at Virginia Motor Speedway in 2004, featuring 3 wins (including Round 1 of the victory lap $25,000 challenge); Matt hit the road in 2005. Matt raced with the World of Outlaws, MACS, UMP and NARA in over 60 shows from Florida to Michigan. In 2006 Dean Motorsports is giving him the opportunity of a lifetime driving Jim Dean’s famed Dean Mechanical/Jetco Enterprises #99 Dodge in 2006.
Dirt America Online has been updated with new interviews, articles and news stories at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
The CAROLINA CLASH will open its 2006 season at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina on March 10-11.
The WORLD Dirt Racing League PolyDome Late Model Series has unveiled it’s 2006 schedule, with three first-time venues included on the slate. Among the first-time venues for the popular Gilman City, Missouri based series are a late April date at the prestigious Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and mid-summer dates at Boone County Speedway in Albion, Nebraska, and Viking Speedway in Alexandria, Minnesota.
The O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series presented by Arizona Sport Shirts and the NARA Battle of the Bluegrass Open Wheel Modified Series have announced that they are now at a new website address. Available now at www.battleofthebluegrass.com you can get the latest information on the BoB series Late Models and Modified happenings.
The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series recently brought to crescendo the 2005 season at its 9th Annual Awards banquet at the Rustic Lodge, Indiana, PA. The Series awarded $100,405 in cash and prizes to the top ten drivers in the final points standings. Mike Balzano, Parkersburg, WV, was crowned the 2005 MACS Champion.
The 2006 O’Reilly Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series schedule will kick off with the 4th Annual March Madness at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC., with a one day $10,000 to win event on Sunday March 5th.
The finishing touches are being placed on a final schedule, but O'Reilly MLRA officials announced today the release of the tentative O'Reilly MLRA 2006 Thunder Tour schedule. Thus far 22 dates have been finalized for the 2006 racing season spanning four midwest states including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.
O'Reilly Auto Parts based out of Springfield, MO has re-signed as the title sponsor the BoB Late Model Series for three more years.
The 2006 edition of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is ready to kick off the new season on Friday Night, February 3 at Frankie Lloyds’ Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA. The "Super Bowl of Racing II" will kick off what promises to be another outstanding year. The Golden Isles event will also see the debut of the new series tire rule for '06. The tire brand and compounds that will be allowed include: the Hoosier LM20, 1300, LM40, 1600, and D55 (shoulder plated), the American Racer SD44 and MD56 and the Goodyear G40 and G50. For further information you can contact the series office at (859) 271-4501.
After their trip to Golden Isles the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will head to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida for the 30th Annual Winternationals which will be held from February 6-11 with a special practice session on Sunday Night, February 5.
The 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series campaign will unfold Saturday, February 4 at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick (Waynesville),GA with the running of the $10,000 to win ‘Superior Racing Products 50’. World of Outlaws Late Model Series will then travel to Volusia Speedway Park in Daytona Beach (Barberville),FL for rounds two and three of the 2006 season. February 16 and February 18, the WoO Late Model Series race teams will return to the half-mile facility as part of the ‘35th Annual Winternationals’. Thursday’s ‘Daytona Dodge Chrysler/MOPAR Speed Shop/Valvoline 50’ and Saturday’s ‘Daytona Dodge Chrysler/MOPAR Speed Shop/Valvoline 50’ both pay the winner $10,000.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Longtime Dixie and Rome Speedway Promoter Mike Swims is preparing for chemotherapy to treat a malignant tumor in the same intestinal area that he was treated for five years ago. Swims recently underwent routine testing, which occurs every 18 months. The latest test was performed prior to the recent removal of his gallbladder. During those tests, doctors performed a biopsy on a mass, which later turned out to be a reoccurrence of the same malignancy that Swims successfully battled in 2000 -2001. Cards and well wishes for Swims may be sent to P.O. Box 1818, Woodstock, GA 30188.
Bill Sawyer's Virginia Motor Speedway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have announced that the speedway’s initial race date has been reschedule on the 2006 schedule. The 50-lap event at the ultra-modern speedplant will now take place on Saturday Night, June 24 with a $10,000 to win purse up for grabs.
Dirt Late Models will run as a companion event with the famed World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series on Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The events will coincide with the annual NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Ponderosa Speedway track promoter Larry Yantz was named the 2005 O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series "Promoter of the Year" at the series banquet on January 21 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, KY.
Opening night at Mercer Raceway Park is scheduled for Saturday, March 25 featuring the ULMS Late Models, E-Mods, and open Stock Cars.
At KC Raceway work continues on restroom facilities, seating, and the concession area as well as re-laying the track surface and improving drainage. Expanding the pit area to host races such as the Dirt Track World Championship is an ongoing task as well. Future plans call for the addition of a second press tower to accommodate sponsors and press for events like the Dirt Track World Championship.
The 2006 K-C Raceway schedule will be out soon with a target date of March 25 or April 1 set as a tentative "Test and Tune" date. Gift certificates, pre-sale ticket orders, and seat licenses are also available at this time. Seat license forms are available on the website. Tentative dates for the season opener are April 1 or April 8. Further details will be announced as the schedule is finalized.
The Hagerstown Speedway will open on Sunday afternoon, February 26th with the big block modifieds of the northeast and the late models in its traditional east coast opener. Race time is 1:30 P.M. with gates opening at 11 A.M. Promoter Frank Plessinger has posted $2,000 to the winner of each 35-lap feature event.
The promoter of The Rock, Allegany County Speedway will hold a meeting for Super and Limited Late Model drivers on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Multi-Purpose Building at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. Promoter Rick Jones has called the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., to discuss the upcoming 2006 season. All Super and Limited Late Model drivers or owners are encouraged to attend with up to one additional team member. The 2006 racing schedule is expected to be released in the coming weeks. For more information about the meeting or the upcoming season, call the speedway office at (410) 857-3821.
Fed-Ex Corporation continues to expand their motorsports support and Tri-City Speedway is proud to have them come aboard to sponsor the 1st Annual Fed-Ex 50 on Sunday, May 28th. The $10,000 to win event for United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Late Models will be a one day show following the Show-Me 100 held at West Plains Motor Speedway.
The 2006 Volunteer Speedway schedule has been released, and the season-opener is scheduled for Saturday, March 18. The schedule may be viewed on the Web site at www.volunteerspeedway.com.
The 2005 Volunteer Speedway “Night of Champions” awards banquet will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2006 in Kingsport at the MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. A social hour is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Seating arrangements for the banquet will then take place with the meal being served at 7 p.m., to be followed by the awards ceremonies. The individual price of banquet tickets will be $30 up to January 18, and afterward the price increases to $40 per ticket. Contact the track office (Volunteer Tire) at (423) 378-5942 regarding purchasing banquet tickets.
The 19th Annual USA Nationals August 3rd-5th at Cedar Lake Speedway, one of the highest paying dirt late model races in the country with a purse of almost $200,000, will have a different look than in past years. Heading the list of changes will be a large increase in the purse for the three-day event. The USA Nationals feature winner will now take home a whopping $50,000. A lot of money has also been added to the entire finishing order with starting money now at $3,000.
Ponderosa Speedway will begin its 35th season of dirt track sports entertainment with a doubleheader of racing action that will feature the O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and April 8. For information about events at Ponderosa Speedway, visit the track's page on the world wide web at www.ponderosaspeedway.net.
Lernerville Speedway is one of the premier weekly dirt racing facilities in the United States, and beginning with the 2006 season it will be run by long-time Lernerville racers and supporters Gary Risch Sr. and Gary Risch Jr. Rather than continue leasing the DIRT-owned facility in Sarver, Pa., it will now become part of the DIRT NorthEast operations under General Manager Tonya Moschell with Jean Lynch working as an advisor. Lynch is a past recipient of the North American Sprint Car Poll’s Outstanding Contribution to the Sport Award.
The owners of Gambler's Raceway Park are announcing that they have dealt a lease of the speedway to Tom Fulmer, a local Construction Equipment Operator. He has recently, as well as in the past, been the Track Maintenance Operator for both Gambler's and Central PA Speedways. He will be reopening the quarter mile dirt oval for the 2006 season beginning on Friday night, April 21st, 2006 at 7:30 PM. There will be two practice sessions preceding the opening presently scheduled for Saturday April 8th and Saturday April 15th from 2:00 - 6:00 PM.
Dirt America Online has been updated with new interviews, articles and news stories at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
Alan L. Schippers, 55, passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 17, 2006 after suffering a massive heart attack. Schippers, a resident of Owensboro, KY, was a part time staff member of Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH and a 40-year crew member for his brother, Bob Schippers, who also owns Lakeville Speedway. Track management has announced that on September 15, 2006 Lakeville Speedway will be holding the Alan L. Schippers Memorial. Cards and notes can reach the family at: P.O. Box 96, Lakeville, OH 44638.
2006 has brought about significant changes for Seubert Calf Ranches. This season also marks a new addition to the SCR racing division, with the addition of a Rocket Chassis dealership and technical support center. Trace Racing, headed up by longtime SCR racer A.J. Diemel, is the only Rocket Chassis dealer in with a frame jig. All of the SCR cars are built by the very qualified staff of Trace Racing, with Diemel at the helm. Joining him at the new operation are longtime Anvelink motorsports crew chief Barry Krull and former Luke Roffers wrench man Matt Krull working at his side. Trace Racing is located in the Goldstar Racing Supply building in . They can be reached at 715-823-5558.
MasterSbilt Chassis has joined the growing enthusiasm from chassis builders, parts supply companies, professional race teams and marketing agencies for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips. The event showcasing drivers 23 years of age and younger will take place on Saturday, February 4th at the historic half mile Oglethorpe Speedway Park near Savannah, Georgia. Buddy Massengill of Jacksonville, Florida, has agreed to present a $500 discount on a new MasterSbilt Chassis to the winner of the Young Guns Late Model feature, if they are competing in an existing MasterSbilt Chassis. Bodine Massengill rode a MasterSbilt to the title last February during the inaugural race for talent scouts to see emerging stock car racing talent.
The pound of the gavel and a resounding "Sold" from the auctioneer will fill the air of the Matthewson Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia as the 8th Annual Bodee's Racer's Auction & Trade show run January 28 and 29.
Sunoco Performance Products is announcing the introduction of Sunoco 260 GTX, a premium unleaded racing fuel designed to meet the racing needs of sports car sanctioning bodies as well as many other high performance racing applications.
ClicknPrint Tickets® by Extremetix, the Houston, TX-based provider of web-based ticketing solutions, will be a supporting sponsor of the Thirty-Third Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series, Speedweek National Workshop, Lake Mary, FL.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship winners were announced this past Saturday January 14 during the BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast that was live from the Len Sammons-produced Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels extravaganza. The top drivers of the year in dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Modifieds were Shannon Babb, Fred Rahmer and Tim Fuller, respectively.
The winners will each receive $1,000 cash, a championship jacket and trophy from Lucas Oil. Additionally, each winner will also receive a Hoosier Racing Tire jacket from Hoosier Tire Midwest and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. The winning dirt Late Model driver will also be awarded a ‘graphics wrap’ from Panther Motorsports Design.
Dirt America Online has been updated with new interviews, articles and news stories at: http://www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.


Doug Drown To Make Radio, Charity & Race Appearances
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The 2006 racing season is about to kick off for Doug Drown, 23, of Wooster, OH, who will soon be headed south to kick start his ‘06 dirt Late Model racing season aboard his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Wooster Doll Shoppe/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang #12. But in addition to on-track activities Drown will find himself busy doing a popular radio program in addition to participating in a charity event for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters, an organization actively supported by Doug Drown and Doug Drown Racing.
On Sunday January 29 Drown will appear on the Dirt Racers Radio show to talk about the upcoming 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Georgia on February 3-4. Drown will also talk about his upcoming season in addition to the Big Brothers-Big Sisters charity event he will be participating in. Dirt Racers Radio is aired every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH and is available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
The 2006 Bowl For Kids’ Sake will be staged on February 25 at 1:00 PM EST at Parkview Lanes in Orrville, Ohio and will be presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wayne County (Ohio). Each team is made up of four bowlers (including a team captain) and each bowler is responsible for raising $100 in pledges. This year’s goal is $4,000. Team Captains will receive a canvas gift bag that will be distributed only to team captains. The bag contains goodies from BBBS including a water bottle, informational sheet and 4 pledge cards to be given to the team bowlers. Any pledge promised over $25.00 can be billed by the agency. The top pledge collector will receive 2 airline tickets to anywhere in the continental USA courtesy of AAA in Tuscarawas County. For more information contact Courtney Drown @ 330-465-7691 or Jamie Orr at 330-674-4004 or 1 (888)364-5965.
Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.
Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), UMP and Sunoco ALMS.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Wooster Doll Shoppe, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals and Farr Motorsports.
For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Zemken, Jacobsen, Young Guns & Dirt Motorsports Reps On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again be jam-packed with a large assortment of guest from the world of dirt racing on Monday January 30. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

On Monday evening there will be three representatives of Dirt Motorsports stopping by who will discuss the upcoming 2006 racing season for the Big Block Modifieds, Sprint Cars and dirt Late Models. Appearing will be Martin Willis, the Vice President of Technical Operations, Chip Burdick, Competition Director for DIRT NorthEast and Bob Dini, Technical Inspector for DIRT Northeast.

Also appearing will be Sprint Car star Jessica Zemken of Sprakers, New York, a second-generation driver who will move from the Modified ranks to Sprint Car racing in 2006 in the Patterson Motorsports Sprint Car. Zemken will compete on the Empire Super Sprint (E.S.S.) Series in 2006 with sponsorship from NativePoker.com Zemken, 19, will discuss her upcoming season in addition to her 2006 debut performances at the 360 Sprint Winter Nationals taking place at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL January 25-29.

Promoter Ted Austad will appear to discuss the upcoming 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Georgia on February 3-4. Appearing with Austad will be Young Gun competitors Bodine Massengill of Florida and Kellen Chadwick of California who have entered the race.

Making his first appearance on Dirt Nation™ will be Eric Jacobsen, a dirt Late Model star from California who will compete on the 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Matt Miller Headlines Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Late Model racing will be spotlighted on the Dirt Racers Radio program on the Sunday evening January 29 broadcast that airs every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show is also available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.

Headlining the show will be Matt Miller of Westerville, OH. The famed dirt Late Model star won THE DREAM at Eldora Speedway and will return to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2006. Miller will discuss the upcoming season in addition to the soon-to-be-staged weeklong dirt Late Model extravaganza at East Bay Raceway in Florida sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Also appearing will be Spencer Wilson of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Wilson will discuss the upcoming season and preview the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series races coming up at Golden Isles Speedway in Georgia and East Bay Raceway in Florida.

For a different perspective the show will welcome Cy Wilson, a native of Australia who started his career as a crew chief with Team Vosbergen (Bert & Craig Vosbergen) in Australia and who spent time crewing for Steve Shaver and Kenny Compton. For 2006 Wilson will be the crew chief for Eric Jacobsen on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour.

Promoter Ted Austad of Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Georgia will appear to discuss the upcoming 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips. Austad will discuss the busy weekend planned for the nation’s dirt Late Model ‘Young Guns’.

Stopping by to discuss his participation in the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out presented by Stock Car Racing and Circle Track Magazines along with Sport Clips will be Doug Drown of Wooster, OH. Drown, 23, will make the trek to Georgia to race in the upcoming event.

In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.

Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com

For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Don O'Neal Readies for 2006 Season with New Race Team

Martinsville, IN --- Don O'Neal of Martinsville, IN has announced that he has joined the Randall Eller racing team based out of North Carolina for the 2006 racing season. O'Neal the winningest dirt late model driver since the beginning of the 2002 racing season with 88 wins is coming off of a season where he fell just short of winning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finishing second to Earl Pearson, Jr. in the final tally, but still managed to lead the series in wins with seven. O'Neal has announced his intentions to finish the deal in '06 as he will again compete for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Points Championship.

O'Neal's new teammate, Damon Eller of Crumpler, NC will also be running full time with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and will compete for the "Rookie of the Year" title.

Also announcement is that veteran crew chief Danny Myers will oversee both race teams in '06. Myers has a wealth of knowledge, talent and wins to his credit and in '05 he helped the Eller team get their feet wet in the ultra competitive world of dirt late model racing.

O'Neal will compete in cars from MasterSbilt Race Cars in Crothersville, IN powered by Jay Dickens Racing Engines out of Mississippi. Eller will have two chassis manufacturers to choose from in Rayburn and Warrior. O'Neal will be the driver only for the team with the responsibilities of car ownership ending for now. "It's a nice relief to head into the new season, just concentrating on driving the car," said the 41 year old veteran racer. "With all that goes on with ownership, driving, working on the cars, paying the bills, it's going to hopefully get us more wins this year and our equipment should be kept up better in the long haul of a points chase."

O'Neal will bring with him to the team two of his sponsors that joined him towards the end of the '05 season, Hancock Core and Jones Core both based out of Edinburgh, IN will go on the Independence Lumber sponsored cars

Since the start of the 2000 racing season O'Neal has recorded an incredible 118 wins and even more amazing is that during the time span from '00-'05 he has 274 top five finishes. His first major career win came in 1992 winning the "Kenny Simpson Memorial" at his home track, Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN. O'Neal has two track titles at Brownstown (92 and 99) to go along with 41 career wins at what most considered the toughest weekly track in the country for several years. O'Neal has also captured four ”Hoosier Dirt Classic" titles at Brownstown to go along with two "Jackson 100" wins the tracks most prestigious event held each August. O'Neal was the 2004 UMP Summernationals Champion and has 31 career Summernationals wins putting him third all time behind Billy Moyer and Shannon Babb. O'Neal is the all time winningest driver in the Northern Allstars Late Model Series with 28 victories. His biggest career win came in 2003 when he captured the $55,000 to win "Dixie Shootout" at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, GA.

O'Neal's career has also included wins in the "Ralph Latham Memorial" and "Spring 50" both held at Florence Speedway in Union, KY. O'Neal also has a trophy from winning the "Kentucky Klassic" in 1995 at Barren County Speedway in Glasgow, KY, along with wins in the 2003 "Prairie Dirt Classic" at Fairbury, IL, the 2003 "USA World 50" at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY, the 2001, '03 and '04 "Spring Sizzler" at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY and last year captured the '05 Night 1 of the "Masters" at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, WI.
To keep with Don O'Neal and the Eller Racing Team all season long you can visit www.dononeal.com and www.lucasdirt.com.

-Written by Don O’Neal Racing Reps
-Distributed by Lehman Motorsports Services


The ‘0 Show’ Takes The Glory
www.latemodelracingaustralia.com
Brad Blake Wins 2006 Australian Late Model Nationals at Kwinana Motorplex


Kwinana Beach, Australia --- The night started out in "Hollywood" fashion with all cars making their way onto the track for wheel packing and finally forming a line along the main straight kerb to salute the large crowd on hand, as the cars lined up, a flock of photographers lined up to take what would be the finest array of late models ever formed on Australian soils. This was then topped off with a four wide salute to the crowd with defending #1 Bruce Treneham out the front with a large Aussie flag and the national anthem played loud & proud over the PA system, this was with out a doubt a moment that sent chills up any race fans spine.
The racing opened up with Heat 1 and Brad Blake quickly took advantage of his front row start blasting out to a strong win and also setting a track record 2.20.56. Heat 2 was worth the entry fee alone just to watch Northern Territory sensation Chace Karpenko, as he started on the third row #9 Ben Ludlow shot out to an early lead with that #21 Karpenko machine was pulling him in, he then tried to go under Ludlow in turn 3 only to get the squeeze karpenko followed that up with looking on the outside in turn 1 going, as a famous commentator would say "where angels fear to tread" hard onto the turn 1 & 2 walls around Ludlow actually rubbing hard along the exit of turn 2 wall and making the move stick, then going in deep into 3 and coming out with the lead, I was standing next the Karpenkos crew and they were jumping & screaming with the moves this boy was putting on the big motorplex venue, to top that off he then broke the record just set minutes before by brad Blake at 2.16.42.
Heat 3 saw the first win off the night by the second of the Young Guns racing team #11 Jason Oldfeild, hot on his heels was #7 Mark Duncombe & in third #8 Craig Vosbergen. During that heat #4 Bert Vosbergen lost the tailshaft in his machine while travelling up with the leaders. Heat 4 was just a pure class & brute speed with Craig Vosbergen getting to the front early and putting down some very serious lap times, which I might say made a few people standing next to me "Speechless", as the records tumbled during the night on a very fast Motorplex surface Craig took 4 seconds off the track record during that heatto 2.16.42. Following him home was #0 Brad Blake & #4 Bert Vosbergen. Heat 5 would have #99 Ryan Halliday from #21 NT chase Karpenko & #7 NSW Scott Macpherson. Heat 6 #11 Jason Oldfeild for his second win, #45 Matt Goodlad, #2 Brad Ludlow.
B Main Last Chance Qualifier saw transfers to #28 Rob Macgregor, #4 Bert Vosbergen, #62 NSW Darryl Grimson, #19 Matt Nylander, #41 Barry Blake, #10 mark Webster.
Prior to the a main crews were asked to take their drivers rides to the infield as 25 of Western Australia's finest street rods made their way onto the track with all 24 A main qualifiers sitting in for the ride, it was an awesome spectacle as the large crowd on hand appreciated and cheered for Australia's top 24 late model drivers.
A main:Northern Territory driver Chase Karpenko, who qualified third, was the first casualty in the main race when he spun around in turn one and had to go to the rear on the restart.
Craig Vosbergen, who was tipped by many to win the event, had nowhere to go when Karpenko spun, damaging the front end of his car.
Unfortunately for Vosbergen he struggled to be competitive after that with the bumper rubbing on his right front wheel after the incident with Karpenko.
Blake was the early leader from Halliday, Jason Olfield and Ben Ludlow.
Jay Cardy then spun out on the bike track and seconds later Matt Goodlad spun on the back straight which involved Karpekno, Bert Vosbergen, Kevin Bell, Barry Blake and David Nylander.
On the restart Blake pulled away from Halliday, Ben Ludlow and Brad Ludlow.
Five laps into the event Karpenko was out of the game after hitting the turn two fence and was towed infield.
On the restart Ben Ludlow raced underneath Blake and the front runners raced side by side for a few laps on the next start.
Ludlow was running the low line and Blake the high line.
The caution lights came on with 18 remaining when McPherson pulled infield with a smoking engine and at the same time Phil Richards spun out in turn four.
The next restart saw a great race at the front between Brad and Ben Ludlow who swamped Blake on either side and for a while it looked like the Ludlows were going to take a 1-2.
Jay Cardy stopped a great dice between the Ludlows when he spun out on the main straight. On the restart this time it was Ben Ludlow, Brad Ludlow, Brad Blake, Oldfield, and Halliday,
Ludlow junior worked the high line while his father went for the lower option.
Blake, sitting in third was having none of this and went high around Ben Ludlow for second with 15 laps remaining.
Initially he struggled to make the move stick, but persistence paid off.
Oldfield, who was running well in fourth spun with 13 laps remaining giving Halliday a bump up the order.
Ludlow junior’s campaign was soon over when he pulled infield with what appeared to be engine problems, seeing Ludlow senior and Blake fighting it out to the end.
Blake claimed the lead with 10 laps remaining and held a healthy lead to the line.
Halliday traded places with Ludlow to take second overall with ludlow third, Bruce Treneman fourth, Mark Duncombe fifth, Craig Vosbergen sixth, Bert Vosbergen seventh, Michael Hamon eighth, Kevin Bell ninth and rounding out the top ten was Mark Mathews.
After the race Bunbury driver Brad Blake waved the chequered flag with plenty of emotion when he claimed the 5th Australian Late Model Championships at the Quit Motorplex on January 21.
It was Blake’s second win in the prestigious event but this one was probably a lot sweeter given the turmoil suffered by the team in recent weeks.
Two motor rebuilds and the team transporter breaking down, leaving the machinery stranded in South Australia certainly tested The O Show outfit.
But rather than throw in the towel the Blake team purchased a new truck and crew chief Allan Blake worked tirelessly to put the motors back together to give his son the best chance of another title.

Thanks to the following for making this event a success:
Late Model Racing Australia & all involved with in the club
Rod Thurgood @ ozlatemodel.com
Doc Lehman & Dave Seay from Dirt America online & dirtnation.net
Gavin Migro and the Kwinana Motorplex
Darren Shadock @ Sprintcar world
Rick Gilmour & Brad "fat rat" steel for the live web cast commentary
The 29 awesome late models that were on hand.
The fans of late models @ the plex
ELMA & Scott Macpherson, Darryl Grimson.
And everybody that helped with the promotion of this event.

Document released by
BCM Motorsport Marketing


Lakeville Speedway Staff Member Passes
By Doc Lehman

Lakeville, OH --- Alan L. Schippers, 55, passed away suddenly on Tuesday January 17, 2006 after suffering a massive heart attack. Schippers, a resident of Owensboro, KY, was a part time staff member of Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH and a 40-year crew member for his brother, Bob Schippers, who also owns Lakeville Speedway.
Schippers, a veteran of the U.S. Army, leaves a wife, Karen, a sister, Sue, and brother Bob and their families. He retired in July 2005.
Funeral services will be held Monday January 23 in Kentucky. He will be laid to rest in Covington, KY.
Schippers was born in February 1950 in Michigan and spent the majority of his life involved in racing crewing for his brother’s four decade racing operation that fielded at times up to three racecars and raced across the country. When Bob Schippers purchased Lakeville Speedway eleven years ago Al Schippers pitched in and helped get the track back up and running for several years eventually settling into a part time position.
“Al worked and helped Bob for a couple of years when Bob took the track over,” commented Judi Schippers, co-owner with her husband of Lakeville Speedway. “He was the guy that would do whatever needed to be done to keep the track going. He watched over his ‘girls’ at the main ticket booth and covered the grandstand area for those years.”
“He went on to become a respiratory therapist, worked for the State of Kentucky and met Karen, the girl of his dreams a few years ago, married, and made a good life in Owensboro, Kentucky. He, Bob, and their cousin Terry raced together for many, many years across the United States.”
Al Schippers was a friendly fixture at Lakeville Speedway and during the track’s annual ‘Ohio Dirt Blow Out’ weekend extravaganza Schippers was well known for his expertise manning the grills. “He was particularly proud of his ‘Kentucky Burgers’ that he grilled in the pits at the Blowout or whenever he and Karen came to visit Bob and I at the track,” explained Judi Schippers. “He loved to man that grill. Al and Karen were our rock of Gibraltor when Bob became so ill this past fall. He and Karen were at our side immediately and took control of so much that we did not have the time to deal with.”
Track management has announced that on September 15, 2006 Lakeville Speedway will be holding the Alan L. Schippers Memorial. “We hope that all who knew Al will be there with Bob & I to host Karen and as many of the Schippers' family that can attend to celebrate Al's life and his love of racing,” stated Judi Schippers.
Cards and notes can reach the family at: P.O. Box 96, Lakeville, OH 44638.


Sinon & Co., Dirty White Boy & Curt Michaels Invade Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again be jam-packed with a large assortment of guest from the world of dirt racing on Monday January 23. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Headlining the show will be famed east coast Modified car owner Chad Sinon and his three drivers who make up BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports. Sinon is the driving force behind the very successful Modified BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports team and has been champion car owner at Grandview Speedway the past three years. For 2006 the season the BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Motorsports stable will include drivers Craig VonDohren, Duane Howard and Ryan Watt.
Making their first appearances on the show will be Tennessee Thunder Dirt Car Series officials Brad Byrd and Bill Reed in addition to defending and 2005 series champion Anthony White of Clinton, TN who will all talk about the recently completed season and what lies ahead for 2006 for the series. An announcement or two may be forthcoming on the show regarding the series.
Also appearing will be representatives of the URC Sprint Series including defending champion Curt Michaels and series officials John Zimmerman and Bob Miller. Michaels, Zimmerman and Miller will discuss the upcoming 2006 URC season and what is in store for competitors and fans.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For show info visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and  DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Australian Late Model ‘Crown Jewel’ Gets Web Cast
By Doc Lehman

Mandurah - Western Australia - Dirt Late Model fans around the world will now get a chance to tune and listen to the 2006 Australian Late Model Nationals that will be held this weekend at the Quit Motorplex. In an agreement arranged between Quit Motorplex, BCM Marketing and Late Model Racing Australia the prestigious dirt Late Model Australian ‘crown jewel’ will now be available via webcast with noted broadcasters Con Migro and Karl Langdon calling the action. The webcast will be available at through the audio feed at Sprint Car World http://www.sprintcarworld.com.au and listeners in the United States can tune in on Saturday January 21 at 4:00 AM EST to catch all the action.
Due to the efforts of Brian ‘Bear’ Chalmers of BCM Motorsports Marketing and Gavin Migro of Quit Motorplex, two of Australia’s east coast superstars will be in competition. East Coast dirt Late Model stars Scott McPherson and Darryl Grimson have entered the 5th Annual Australian Late Model Nationals.
McPherson is the current point leader in the East Coast Late Model Series in his #7 Metalcorp Steel, Better Trailers Swartz Pontiac Grand Prix while Grimson has been competitive at Tyrepower Parramatta City Raceway driving the Joe Borg owned #62 United Realty, United Acreage Marketing Warrior Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Among western Australian stars that will be in competition include Brad Blake, Ben Ludlow, who will be using American power under the hood, the father-son duo of Bert & Craig Vosbergen, Rob MacGregor, Ryan Halliday, Mark Duncombe, Chase Karpenko, brothers Matt & David Nylander, Paul Delacy, Phil Richards, defending race champion Bruce Trenaman and numerous others. These drivers and others will slug it out for the right to wear the Australia #1 on the side of their car when the Australian Late Model Championship will be staged for the fifth time at the high bank track.
For additional information: www.motorplex.com.au and www.ozlatemodel.com and www.sprintcarworld.com.au.

Australian Late Model Nationals – Past Winners:
2002 - Allan Butcher - Brisbane, Queensland
2003 - Ryan Halliday - Ellen Brook, Western Australia
2004 - Brad Blake - Bunbury, Western Australia
2005 - Bruce Trenaman - Manjimup, Western Australia
2006 - ?

5th Annual Australian Late Model Nationals Pre-Entries:
AUS # 1 Bruce Trenaman (TL Dozing / KB Monte Carlo) WA
# 0 Brad Blake (Blake Auto Centre Pontiac) WA
# 2 Brad Ludlow (Northam Motorsports Ford) WA
# 3 Terry Chamberlain (A1 Patios Pontiac) WA
# 4 Bert Vosbergen (Worldwide Construction Machinery / Racin Tyres & Accessories Pontiac) WA
# 5 Kevin Bell (E-Banc Trade / Fuchs Lubricants Pontiac) WA
# 6 Paul Delacy (Pontiac) WA
# 7 Mark Duncombe (Sanitarium Up & Go / Weet-Bix Taurus) WA
E # 7 Scott McPherson (Metalcorp Steel / BetterTrailers Pontiac) ACT
# 8 Craig Vosbergen (Worldwide Construction Machinery / Racin Tyres & Accessories Pontiac) WA
# 9 Ben Ludlow (Di Candilo Steel City Dodge) WA
# 10 Mark Webster (Farrace Auto Rust / Palfinger Cranes Pontiac) WA
# 11 Jason Oldfield (Northam Motorsports Pontiac) WA
# 14 Willy Powell (Backsafe Lifts Monte Carlo) WA
# 19 Matt Nylander (AJN Engines / Nylander Motorsport Pontiac) WA
# 21 Chace Karpenko (Pontiac) NT
# 27 Jay Cardy (Cardy Racing Components Monte Carlo) WA
# 28 Rob MacGregor (Minetec Communications / Supatilt Monte Carlo) WA
# 30 Mark Matthews (Racin Tyres & Accessories Pontiac) WA
# 35 Darren Currell (Monte Carlo) WA
# 41 Barry Blake (Barry Blake Gearboxes Monte Carlo) WA
# 45 Matt Goodlad (Cranes Esperance Stock Pontiac)
# 54 David Nylander (AJN Engines / Nylander Motorsport Pontiac)
# 57 Michael Hamon (Bar Bados Pontiac) WA
# 62 Darryl Grimson (United Realty / United Acreage Marketing Monte Carlo) NSW
# 71 Phil Richards (Budget Powder Coaters Monte Carlo) WA
# 75 Travis Lorraway (Pontiac) WA
# 99 Ryan Halliday (AJN Racecars Monte Carlo) WA

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Tim McCreadie & Dave Wirt Headline Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Two dirt Late Model drivers will be spotlighted on the Dirt Racers Radio program on the Sunday evening January 22 broadcast that airs every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show is also available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Tim McCreadie, the recent winner of the 20th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals and a member of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series will make his debut appearance on the show Sunday evening. McCreadie, of Watertown, NY and a former WoO LMS Rookie of the Year, will return to the WoO LMS in 2006.
Also appearing will be long-time dirt Late Model driver Dave Wirt of Fredricksburg, OH who will discuss his upcoming season and his nearly 30-year career racing dirt Late Models.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Busy Weekend For Doug Drown
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- This past weekend was a busy one for dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown, 23, of Wooster, OH and his team. Not only did he attend the Wayne County Speedway Awards Banquet on Friday night to claim his championship trophy and point fund check but he then immediately headed eight hours east after the banquet to participate in the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show in Ft. Washington, PA where his Wooster Glass Co/Poske Performance/Mason Racin/Hamlin Automotive/Lehman Motorsports Services/Malcuit Racing Engines/Hoosier Tire Rocket Chassis Ford Mustang was on display in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth that also happened to win the Best Appearing Award for Tracks & Sanctions at the show.
“It was great!” bottom-lined Drown when asked about the Wayne County Speedway Awards Banquet on Friday evening where was honored as the 2005 champion. “Being the champion is the greatest honor to be there with the guys we ran against. The banquet was great and at a very nice facility. The (WCS owners) Coffman’s went through everything pretty quickly but gave each person time to talk and thank their sponsors. It was very nice everyone got to say a few words.”
Drown attended with his wife, Courtney, parents Jeff & Nicki Drown, family members and the entire crew. One special guest was Drown’s three month old son, Cale. “That was cool!” smiled Drown. “He had a little fussing going on early on but he was good to go after he got a bottle. I think he got more attention than anyone did there. He was in little suit and everything and all the girls were oohing and ahhing him. It was great to have the whole family there.”
With Drown’s Rocket Chassis #12 Ford Mustang on display at the Virginia Motor Speedway booth all weekend at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show the Drown’s made the eight-hour trek to Ft. Washington immediately following the banquet to attend the final two days of the huge extravaganza. Drown participate din a special autograph session at the Virginia Motor Speedway booth along with Chris Carr, seven time AMA Grand National Champion. Drown also appeared on the Saturday live radio broadcast of the BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Racing Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil show.
“I think it was a really nice show that Mr. (Len) Sammons and his staff put on,” commented Drown. “It was laid out really nice. It’s amazing how many different types of things are there. There are things for drivers to see what’s new in the industry and a ton of things for the fans. It’s definitely a great thing for everyone in the industry. Definitely a very nice show.”
Drown, who will go out on the road in 2006 racing with a wide assortment of sanctions and high-profile events, was excited to participate in the special autograph session set up by Virginia Motor Speedway “That was really neat, it was fun and amazing how many people were there,” said Drown. “Chris Carr is really cool and definitely a down to earth guy and very successful at what he does. It was great to be a part of Bill Sawyer’s team at the booth. It was very nice to be there and sign autographs and meet so many people. And I’m thrilled that Mr. Sawyer and Virginia Motor Speedway won that award. Their booth was so professional looking and so colorful and inviting.”
“I also had fun doing the Dirt Nation™ radio show. Doc (Lehman) and Dave Seay always treat me good and it sure was different doing the show there in front of so many people with so much going on all around. Everyone out there treated us so good. We really appreciate the reception we got. In fact, we can’t wait to go back next year.”
“I also need to thank Mr. Sammons, Mr. Pratt, Mr. Kovac and the rest of the staff for inviting my father, Jeff, to be in the Sunday afternoon ‘Saturday Night Heroes’ autograph session for retired drivers. That was a blast for him and a great honor. Our family is very appreciative to everyone at Area Auto Racing News for their hospitality.”
Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), UMP and Sunoco ALMS. Signing with Doug Drown Racing for product support for 2006 is Bert Transmissions and Mason Racin’, Inc.
Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals and Farr Motorsports.
For more information on Doug Drown visit: www.dougdrown.com.

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Babb, Rahmer, Fuller Win Driver Of Year Balloting
By Doc Lehman

The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship winners were announced this past Saturday January 14 during the BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast that was live from the Len Sammons-produced Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels extravaganza. The top drivers of the year in dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Modifieds were Shannon Babb, Fred Rahmer and Tim Fuller, respectively.
The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship solicited nominations from race fans all over the country and the final voting ballot were sent to a select panel of professional media members who selected the three drivers of the year for dirt Late Models, Modifieds and Sprint Cars.
The winners will each receive $1,000 cash, a championship jacket and trophy from Lucas Oil. Additionally, each winner will also receive a Hoosier Racing Tire jacket from Hoosier Tire Midwest and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. The winning dirt Late Model driver will also be awarded a ‘graphics wrap’ from Panther Motorsports Design.
Illinois driver Shannon Babb had a tremendous season in dirt Late Models racing with a variety of sanctions and scoring the ’05 UMP Summer Nationals championship title and edged out Tim McCreadie by a scant three votes. Fred Rahmer continued his east coast dominance in Sprint Cars and beat out Steve Kinser in the voting by one vote. Dirt NorthEast Big Block Modified champion Tim Fuller’s selection by voters was unanimous!
“It was again another successful promotion that was fun but first we have to thank the fans who participated in the nominating phase,” commented Doc Lehman, co-host of the radio show. “The response was just incredible and they took it seriously. We also have to thank the many, many professional media members who participated in the final voting process. It was a lot of fun and we’re already planning to make next year’s Drivers of the Year program even more lucrative and entertaining for the drivers and fans.”
“I’d like to thank the fans, too, and also acknowledge the generosity of the Lucas Oil company and the staff there,” stated Dave Seay, a co-host of the radio program. “ And not only Lucas Oil but the good folks at Hoosier Tire Midwest, Area Auto Racing News and Seann Anderson at Panther Motorsports Design. We’re looking forward to announcing who the winners are and getting them on the show to talk about it.”
"It was a blast to debut the winners at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels once again,” said Lehman. “It’s an honor and we have to thank Lenny Sammons, Joe Pratt and the staff for allowing us to be a part of that tremendous show for another year.”
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Lehman Motorsports Services.
Dirt Nation™ also recently debuted a new website at: www.dirtnation.net.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Kid Rocket Competes In His Inaugural Chili Bowl
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Even though the dirt Late Model driver who won the 20th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals wasn’t Josh Richards the 17-year-old high school senior and World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year had a Chili Bowl experience to remember. Attending and competing in not only his first Chili Bowl race but his first race ever in a Midget, the young man from Shinnston, WV, known as ‘Kid Rocket’, made the racing world stand up and take notice with strong performances all week as a member of the John Godfrey led Venture Racing Team. Kid Rocket competed in the week-long activities as a teammate to Tony Stewart, Jason Leffler, Sammy Swindell and Kevin Swindell. Kid Rocket competed in his first Chili Bowl driving a Spike Chassis equipped with a Gary Stanton Mopar Racing Engines sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches of Dorchester, WI, Ace Metal Works of Enterprise, WV, Complete Flooring of Laplata, MD, Well Picked Berries of Watsonville, CA and Stanton Racing Engines/ Mopar.
“It was like any other race we go to, there is so much competition,” commented Kid Rocket. “It’s almost like a World 100 with so much competition but there are so many different drivers. It was a lot of fun. The racing went well. From the first heat race until the last race I think we improved. Those things are a lot of fun. But they’re easy to overdrive. But they’re fun.”
Kid Rocket was accompanied during the week by his father, Mark Richards, and Mike Farr.
During the week Kid Rocket scored a second place finish in his heat race and a third in the A Main Qualifier and a 11th place finish in the A Main. On Saturday he finished seventh in the second B Main, one spot out of transferring into the 20th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
Kid Rocket was quick to acknowledge Venture Racing and Spike Chassis’ John Godfrey for the opportunity to compete in his first Midget race and Chili Bowl. “Mr. Godfrey was just great to us and it was a great experience,” stated Kid Rocket. “The crew knew what they were doing and anytime there was something wrong they got the car fixed. The equipment was all good and they really helped me for my first time out there. Our crew chief, Rusty Kuntz, he was just a real professional and real helpful.”
Kid Rocket did so well he was extended an invitation. “Mr. Godfrey asked if we wanted to come back next year and we said we’d like to do it. I’m ready for it now (laughs)!”
Kid Rocket also was adamant about pointing out the tremendous support he received from his sponsors for the Chili Bowl that included Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, Complete Flooring, Well Picked Berries of California and Stanton Racing Engines/ Mopar. “They made this possible,” said Kid Rocket. “They are why I got to race in my first Chili Bowl and I can’t thank them enough. I’ve been lucky to have good sponsors in my Late Model too. Like with Mike Seubert, without him I don’t know what I’d be doing. If we ever need anything we just tell him and he helps us out. He’s been a great help.”
While Kid Rocket got to meet such famous icons like Johnny Rutherford and be interviewed by Robin Miller, he also learned a great deal from a number of drivers like Tony Stewart, Jason Lefler and Danny Lasoski in addition to fellow Late Model drivers Rick Eckert, Bart Hartman and Chili Bowl winner Tim McCreadie. “McCreadie, Eckert, Hartman, they all gave me advice and Danny Lasoski helped me out a lot.”
As for Kid Rocket’s highlight of the week, he was somewhat perplexed in trying to determine the week’s topper. “I guess all of it, everything happened so fast. And hey, congratulations to Tim (McCreadie). He did a great job out there and I’m really grateful for all the help he gave me out there.”
Up next for Kid Rocket will be the Rocket Chassis Chassis School on January 27-29 followed by his season kick off in dirt Late Models on February 3-4 at Golden Isles Speedway in Waynesville, GA for two shows sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, respectively.
“I’ve been ready to get back into those since I got out of it (laughs)!” chuckled Kid Rocket. “The off-season has gone fast but we’ve got our equipment ready to go.”
For more on Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Dirt Nation™ Motorsports ’06 Shows Archived
By Doc Lehman

Ft. Washington, PA --- The BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast that was live from the Len Sammons-produced Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels extravaganza on Friday and Saturday January 13-14 will be available ‘on demand’ late Monday evening January 16 soon after the airing of the Monday edition of the popular dirt racing radio program. During the two broadcasts a large contingent of special guests appeared. The archived shows will remain archived for a couple months.
“We had a blast, just like last year,” stated Dave Seay, co-host of Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil. “Lenny Sammons and the crew did an excellent job and the show was a huge success. Doc and I had a great time doing the two broadcasts again this year and we hope to be invited back next year.”
Among the guests who appeared during the two broadcasts were Duane Howard, Craig VonDohren, Ryan Watt, Chad Sinon, David Green, Jim Bernheisel, Mike Farr, Steve Scheidker, Larry Boos, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Doug Drown, Chris Rhodes, Rod Sweitzer, Jessica Zemken, Chris Carr, Jenna Stanton, Dana Hastings, Ashley Diehl, Jimmy Horton III, Jimmy Horton IV, Mindy Stephens, Eric Kormann, Mark Forte, Jr., John Zimmerman, Martin Willis, Chip Burdick, Tonya Moschell, Jessica Lindmeir and others.
The shows will be archived at: www.racetalklive.com and www.dirtnation.net.
“What an outstanding Motorsports 2006 show,” commented Doc Lehman, co-host of the show. “We have to give a special thanks to Lenny Sammons and Joe Pratt and the staff at the Motorsports 2006 show and the good folks at VP Racing Fuels for their support in that weekend extravaganza. And we also want to acknowledge the special guests that appeared on Dirt Nation™ during the weekend and of course the biggest thank you goes out to Chad Sinon and his BPG Racing team for supporting and sponsoring Dirt Nation™ during the weekend broadcasts. It’s due to the generosity of Chad Sinon that we were able to bring the voices of so many drivers, team owners and officials to the public who tuned in.”
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Lehman Motorsports Services.
Dirt Nation™ also recently debuted a new website at: www.dirtnation.net.


Babb, Rahmer, Fuller Win Driver Of Year Balloting
By Doc Lehman

The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship winners were announced this past Saturday January 14 during the BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast that was live from the Len Sammons-produced Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels extravaganza. The top drivers of the year in dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Modifieds were Shannon Babb, Fred Rahmer and Tim Fuller, respectively.
The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship solicited nominations from race fans all over the country and the final voting ballot were sent to a select panel of professional media members who selected the three drivers of the year for dirt Late Models, Modifieds and Sprint Cars.
The winners will each receive $1,000 cash, a championship jacket and trophy from Lucas Oil. Additionally, each winner will also receive a Hoosier Racing Tire jacket from Hoosier Tire Midwest and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. The winning dirt Late Model driver will also be awarded a ‘graphics wrap’ from Panther Motorsports Design.
Illinois driver Shannon Babb had a tremendous season in dirt Late Models racing with a variety of sanctions and scoring the ’05 UMP Summer Nationals championship title and edged out Tim McCreadie by a scant three votes. Fred Rahmer continued his east coast dominance in Sprint Cars and beat out Steve Kinser in the voting by one vote. Dirt NorthEast Big Block Modified champion Tim Fuller’s selection by voters was unanimous!
“It was again another successful promotion that was fun but first we have to thank the fans who participated in the nominating phase,” commented Doc Lehman, co-host of the radio show. “The response was just incredible and they took it seriously. We also have to thank the many, many professional media members who participated in the final voting process. It was a lot of fun and we’re already planning to make next year’s Drivers of the Year program even more lucrative and entertaining for the drivers and fans.”
“I’d like to thank the fans, too, and also acknowledge the generosity of the Lucas Oil company and the staff there,” stated Dave Seay, a co-host of the radio program. “ And not only Lucas Oil but the good folks at Hoosier Tire Midwest, Area Auto Racing News and Seann Anderson at Panther Motorsports Design. We’re looking forward to announcing who the winners are and getting them on the show to talk about it.”
"It was a blast to debut the winners at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels once again,” said Lehman. “It’s an honor and we have to thank Lenny Sammons, Joe Pratt and the staff for allowing us to be a part of that tremendous show for another year.”
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Lehman Motorsports Services.
Dirt Nation™ also recently debuted a new website at: www.dirtnation.net.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Dirt Nation™ Live Broadcasts From Motorsports ’06 This Weekend

Ft. Washington, PA --- A reminder to race fans, teams, promoters and others that the popular Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again be broadcasting live from the famed Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels show and both live broadcasts will be brought to listeners by BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports, one of the country’s most success Modified teams. BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Racing Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will broadcast two radio programs live from the Len Sammons-produced extravaganza is held from January 13-15, 2006. On Saturday the winners of the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championships will also be announced during the Saturday January 14 broadcast.
The Friday January 13 broadcast will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST and the Saturday broadcast will air live from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST over www.racetalklive.com. The show will originate from the Virginia Motor Speedway Booth #233.
BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Racing Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will broadcast live from the show on Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14 with a huge assortment of special guests that tentatively include Bill Elliott and Jeff Hammond among a host of dirt racing stars. The 21st edition of the Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will be held at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center near Philadelphia, PA from January 13-15.
Chad Sinon is the driving force behind the very successful Modified BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports team has been champion car owner at Grandview Speedway the past three years. For 2006 the season the BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Motorsports stable will include drivers Craig VonDohren, a five time champion at Grandview and winner of 51 modified features. Exciting ‘young gun’ driver Ryan Watt has won two features at Grandview and is considered a rising young star is also part of them in addition to the recent addition of Duane Howard, one of the east coast’s most successful drivers with a large resume.
Additionally BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports provides some “support” for Modified racers Mike Gular, Bobby Trapper and John Willman. The team also supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Maverick’s Motorcycle Club and BACA Biker’s Against Child Abuse of Montgomery County (PA).
On Saturday January 14 during the broadcast the winners of the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championships will also be announced during the Saturday January 14 broadcast. The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championship encompass dirt Late Model Sprint Car and Big Block Modified drivers.
Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will cover close to 300,000 square feet of the Expo Center with more than 600 exhibit areas offering just about everything automotive. Close to 200 race cars will be on display and there will be appearances by many of the top names in the sport along with many local and regional stars.
The Fort Washington Expo Center, site of the three-day show (January 13-15), is located just a short distance from Exit 339 in Fort Washington, PA.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For additional information visit: www.dirtnation.net.

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Dirt Nation™ Showcases Australian Dirt Racing
By Doc Lehman

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again bring dirt racing fans a diverse selection of special guests and this coming week will be no different as the show will take an extended look at dirt racing in the land known as ‘Down Under’. A special show devoted to dirt racing in Australia will be on tap with a wide variety of well-known personalities from Ozland when the Monday January 16 show airs. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
The father-son team of dirt Late Model stars Bert & Craig Vosbergen will appear to talk about their season and dirt Late Model racing in general. Bert Vosbergen is a long time veteran superstar dirt Late Model driver with an extensive win and championship record. 'The Flying Dutchman', or 'Big Bad Bert', as he is affectionately known to his legion of fans, is one of the most feared and respected competitors in dirt track racing. He is a seven-time state title champ and has twice won the prestigious Adelaide Fireball race, in 1984 and most recently again on January 2, 2006. 2006 marks 40 years the patriarch of the Vosbergen family has been a competitive racer.
Second generation racer Craig Vosbergen became involved in the sport at age 10 and within seven seasons had claimed the Rookie of the Year title in the Grand National division at Claremont Speedway and followed by the 'Winfield Driver Of The Year Award'. In the late 1990's Craig turned his attention to Dirt Late Model Racing. Among his wins and credentials is two Winfield Driver of the year awards, a 1999 State Super Sedan Championship and the 2000 Motorplex championship.
Also appearing will be Cy Wilson, a noted crew chief who got his start with Team Vosbergern Racing a decade ago. During the past several years Wilson has worked in the United States as a crew chief, starting first with Steve Shaver and then Kenny Compton. Beginning in August 2005 Wilson assumed crew chief duties for dirt Late Model driver Eric Jacobsen and will remain in that position during 2006 as Jacobson and Wilson will travel the entire World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour.
Well-known car owner and racer Geoff Kendrick will also make an appearance on Dirt Nation™. Kendrick is the powerhouse behind the high-profile 92.9 Kendrick Racing outfit. Not only is he a successful team owner, but he's also an accomplished racer, proving himself in V8 Supercars, Sport Sedans, Open Water Boat racing and Jet Sprint Boat racing, Sprint Car racing and drag racing. But it's his engine prowess and team ownership that brings Kendrick to the fore. He is the owner of the highest profile sprintcar team in the southern hemisphere for many years. Kendrick’s involvement in motorsport television compliments the twenty-plus hours of TV coverage that Sprint Car racing enjoys each season. Geoff currently hosts his own one-hour television show on Friday nights covering all types of racing.
Appearing with Kendrick will be American Sprint Car star Dean Jacobs who is currently competing in Australia driving for Kendrick where Jacobs has had substantial success this season. Jacobs is a long time, second-generation American Sprint Car star with numerous wins and honors in the USA and has been a regular on the All Star Circuit of Champions for many years. Jacobs will discuss his experiences racing ‘down under’ during the 2005-2006 season.
Joining the line-up for the special Australian show will be Brian ‘Bear’ Chalmers who is the owner of BCM Motorsport Marketing, a marketing company that specializes in dirt racing marketing, public relations, promotions, websites and merchandising and a leader in the field. Chalmers has extensive experience in all phases of sports marketing including dirt track racing.
Additionally, Rod Thurgood will make an appearance to talk about Australian dirt Late Model racing. Thurgood is the owner of Oz Late Model www.ozlatemodel.com the leading website ‘down under’ devoted to dirt Late Model racing.
Terry Young will also make an appearance to update listeners on the 3rd Annual Midwest Speed Expo Trade Show and Swap Meet coming up at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL. Young, a long time industry insider and part of the management team with Hoosier Tire Midwest, will offer his perspective on dirt racing in Australia.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. Visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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WoO’s McCarl, Carter, Dolack Headline Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- The World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series will be spotlighted on the Dirt Racers Radio program on the Sunday evening January 15 broadcast that airs every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show is also available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Appearing will be Dirt Motorsports Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer Brian Carter and Vice-President of Public Relations Chris Dolack who will discuss the upcoming season, scheduling, promotions, the ‘Mean 15’ and a variety of other topics.
Also appearing will be famed Sprint Car driver Terry McCarl of Altoona, IA who was a member of the Mean 15 in 2005 and will return to the series in 2006. McCarl will discuss the World of Outlaws series, life on the road, the competition, other drivers and will touch on his famed Front Row Challenge and Non-Wing Ultimate Challenge races that he promotes as part of McTwo Promotions.
Additionally Ernie Coffman, owner and promoter of Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH, will make an appearance to discuss the World of Outlaws Sprint Car race scheduled at his track in addition to the 2006 season at WCS.
Making his first appearance on Dirt Racers Radio will be Bruce Hines, the newly appointed Director of Race Day Operations at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Chillicothe, OH. Hines, the track announcer in 2005, has assumed the role, duties and responsibilities of the late Joe Lalond, who was an integral part of KC Raceway’s success until his sudden passing last fall.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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BPG Racing Brings Dirt Nation™ to Motorsports ‘06

Ft. Washington, PA --- The popular Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again be broadcasting live from the famed Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels show and both live broadcasts will be brought to listeners by BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports, one of the country’s most success Modified teams. BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Racing Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will broadcast two radio programs live from the Len Sammons-produced extravaganza is held from January 13-15, 2006.
BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Racing Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will broadcast live from the show on Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14 with a huge assortment of special guests that tentatively include Bill Elliott and Jeff Hammond among a host of dirt racing stars. The 21st edition of the Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will be held at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center near Philadelphia, PA from January 13-15.
The Friday January 13 broadcast will be from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST and the Saturday broadcast will air live from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST over www.racetalklive.com. The show will originate from the Virginia Motor Speedway Booth #233.
Chad Sinon is the driving force behind the very successful Modified BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports team has been champion car owner at Grandview Speedway the past three years. For 2006 the season the BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Motorsports stable will include drivers Craig VonDohren, a five time champion at Grandview and winner of 51 modified features. Exciting ‘young gun’ driver Ryan Watt has won two features at Grandview and is considered a rising young star is also part of them in addition to the recent addition of Duane Howard, one of the east coast’s most successful drivers with a large resume.
Additionally BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports provides some “support” for Modified racers Mike Gular, Bobby Trapper and John Willman. The team also supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Maverick’s Motorcycle Club and BACA Biker’s Against Child Abuse of Montgomery County (PA).
“It’s terrific to be returning to the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show for the second year with the radio show,” commented Doc Lehman, co-host of Dirt Nation™. “And we couldn’t have done it without the support of Chad Sinon and the BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports organization backing us up. Chad’s generosity is making this all happen for the show and our listeners and we’re grateful for his support and seemingly unending enthusiasm for all things dirt racing. The sport is lucky to have a gracious and generous person like him.”
“We’ve gotten to know Chad through his appearances on Dirt Nation™,” added Dave Seay, a co-host of the show. “Chad is a fun, fun guy and every time he has appeared, either with a driver or solo, the response has been tremendous from listeners. He’s a great family man who loves the sport of dirt racing and we’re fortunate that he enjoys the show enough to enable us to produce and broadcast it from Motorsports 2006 again.”
Sinon in addition to VonDohren, Howard and Watts are all tentatively scheduled to appear on the BPGRacing/Chad Sinon Racing Welcomes Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Friday evening broadcast and will all four appear soon on a regular Monday evening Dirt Nation™ broadcast.
The BPG Racing/Chad Sinon Motorsports NASCAR Modified entries with VonDohren, Howard and Watts will kick off the 2006 racing season at Grandview Speedway on Saturday, April 1, 2006.
On Saturday January 14 during the broadcast the winners of the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championships will also be announced during the Saturday January 14 broadcast. The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championship encompass dirt Late Model Sprint Car and Big Block Modified drivers.
Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will cover close to 300,000 square feet of the Expo Center with more than 600 exhibit areas offering just about everything automotive. Close to 200 race cars will be on display and there will be appearances by many of the top names in the sport along with many local and regional stars.
The Fort Washington Expo Center, site of the three-day show (January 13-15), is located just a short distance from Exit 339 in Fort Washington, PA.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For additional information visit: www.dirtnation.net.


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NST’s Brownfield Hits The Airwaves Monday
By Doc Lehman

Smithville, OH --- One of the busiest persons in dirt racing these days is Fred Brownfield, the founding father of the newly formed National Sprint Tour (NST). Brownfield, a former driver and currently a renowned promoter on the west coast owns Brownfield Promotions, Inc., and has been the hot topic of discussion from coast to coast recently among not only the Sprint Car community but across all borders of dirt racing in general. Brownfield, in an effort to get his message out, will be appearing Monday evening January 9 on two popular dirt racing radio programs, Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil and the Full Throttle Racing Show.
Since announcing the formation of the NST recently Brownfield has gotten commitments from such teams as Danny Lasoski (Roth Motorsports), Jason Meyers (Elite Racing), Brian Paulus (P and P Motorsports), Woodward Racing’s Volcano Joe’s #2, Steve Kinser (Steve Kinser Racing), Shane Stewart (Rudeen Racing), Tim Shaffer (Parsons Motorsports), Brandon Wimmer (Two Winners Racing), Jason Solwold (Lon Carnahan Motorsports), Jason Sides (Sides Motorsports) and Lucas Wolfe (David Helm/Selma Shell Racing).
Tracks across the country have reportedly began signing NST dates including Susquehanna Speedway Park, Bloomington Speedway, Cottage Grove Speedway, Selinsgrove Speedway and a number of others including Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, CA on February 24th and 25th, the site of the inaugural NST race.
Based in Snohomish, WA, Brownfield Promotions was formed in 1994 and also manages and promotes Grays Harbor Raceway in Elma, WA and the Northern Sprint Tour, a 360 Sprint group that has raced at tracks in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Alberta, Canada with much success.
Brownfield will appear Monday evening on the Full Throttle Racing Show hosted by John Katich at 9:00 PM eastern time. The Monday January 9 Full Throttle show will be the first edition of the show for 2006 on a special day and time. The entire show will run from 9:00 – 11:00 PM eastern time Monday. To tune in via the internet visit: www.usadirtracing.com or www.golivesports.com.
Also appearing on Full Throttle Monday evening will be Brian Carter of DIRT Motorsports, Guy Webb of the All Star Circuit of Champions, Emmett Hahn of the Chili Bowl, ASCS and Sprint Bandits and four time All-Stars champion Chad Kemenah, who will race in the World of Outlaws' Mean 15 in 2006.
Immediately after Brownfield’s Full Throttle Racing show appearance he will immediately appear on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio program along with Sprint Car superstar Steve Kinser. Brownfield and Kinser will appear on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil at approximately 9:20 PM eastern time for an extended segment. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman. To tune in via the internet visit: www.racetalklive.com or www.dirtnation.net The show can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA.
Also appearing on Dirt Nation™ Monday evening will be Sprint Car star Chad Kemenah, the newest member of the ‘Mean 15’ with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Big Block Modified and dirt Late Model star Ricky Elliott and Lenny Sammons and Earl Krause from Area Auto Racing News to discuss the upcoming Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show in Ft. Washington, PA. Noted dirt Late Model businessman Dave Poske will also appear. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil features guests from the dirt Late Model, Modified and Sprint Car industry each week.
Both shows are archived ‘on demand’ for listeners soon after completion of each program.
Listeners will be able to submit questions to Brownfield (and Kinser) Monday evening. On the Full Throttle Racing Show listeners can send questions and comments to the guests or host Katich anytime during the program by emailing: john@usadirtracing.com On Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling toll free 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at Racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com during the program.
After the Monday January 9 program the Full Throttle Racing Show will return to it’s regular weekly Tuesday night time slot. The Full Throttle Racing Show, the internet’s only two-hour weekly news and interview show exclusively featuring Sprint Car, Midget, Silver Crown and Outlaw Dirt Kart Racing can be heard every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Central and 4:00 pm Pacific time on Go Live Sports.com. The Full Throttle show is sponsored by Cox Design and Metal Fabrication of Altoona, IA.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcasts each Monday evening and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Lehman Motorsports Services. For more information visit: www.dirtnation.net.

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‘Kid Rocket’ Readies For Chili Bowl
By Doc Lehman

Shinnston, WV --- Josh Richards is one driver who is nothing but excited with anticipation as the 17-year-old dirt Late Model star and 2006 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year, known as ‘Kid Rocket’, is set to compete in his inaugural Midget race, and it isn’t just any Midget race, it’s the 20th Annual Chili Bowl Nationals that will be held at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, OK January 11-14, 2006. Kid Rocket will be competing as part of Venture Racing’s ‘Super Team’ that includes 2005 Nextel Cup NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, Jason Leffler, Sammy Swindell and Kevin Swindell.
“I’m fired up and ready to go and I’m stoked,” stated Kid Rocket as he prepares for one of the most prestigious short track races in the country. “We went out to Indianapolis a few weeks ago and got fitted at Spike Chassis with John Godfrey. Tony Stewart’s car was sitting next to mine and Mr. Godfrey mentioned our cars would be traveling together in the hauler. That was kind of cool.”
Kid Rocket will leave Shinnston, WV on Tuesday morning and will be ready for the Tuesday night practice session. Kid Rocket will be competing in his first Chili Bowl driving a Spike Chassis equipped with a Gary Stanton Mopar Racing Engines sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches of Dorchester, WI, Ace Metal Works of Enterprise, WV, Complete Flooring of Laplata, MD and Stanton Racing Engines/ Mopar.
“I just can’t wait to get there and compete,” added Kid Rocket. “I’ve heard so much about it and I know it’s one of the biggest races of the year. I’ve never been there but I’ve been watching tapes of past races and like I said before, I’m ready! I’ve worked out all winter for this.”
Mike Farr of Farr Motorsports will be leaving Monday evening to meet with Kid Rocket and his father, noted dirt Late Model car builder Mark Richards in Tulsa, OK.
Kid Rocket is also part of the new full-color T-Shirt that was produced for Venture Racing featuring all of the Venture Racing team cars that will participate in the 20th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.
During 2005 Richards won the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year title in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.
For more on Venture Racing visit: www.venture-racing.com.
For more on Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Busy Evening For Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Racers Radio will have a busy Sunday evening broadcast on Sunday January 8 when a large guest list will be on tap for the dirt racing radio program that airs every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show is also available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Appearing will be Robbie Scott of Shinnston, WV, a popular dirt Late Model driver. Additionally, Ernie Saxton, owner of Saxton Communications, will appear to discuss the upcoming Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show that will be held January 13-15 at the Ft. Washington Expo Center. Also appearing will be Dave Poske, owner of Poske Performance Parts who will talk about his annual upcoming ‘Dave’s Gone Crazy’ sale and also discuss the state of the sport of dirt Late Model racing.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Kinser, Brownfield, Kemenah & Elliott Headline Dirt Nation™

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again bring dirt racing fans a diverse menu of special guests from the world of dirt track racing including the first to the show from the ‘King of Sprint Cars’ on Monday evening January 9, 2006. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Appearing on Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil for the first time will be Steve Kinser and Fred Brownfield who will discuss the newly formed National Sprint Tour (NST). Kinser is considered by many to be the greatest Sprint Car driver of all time and Brownfield is one of the country’s more successful promoters. Both will discuss the upcoming season and particulars of the new NST series.
Returning to Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will be Chad Kemenah, four time All Star Circuit of Champions champion who recently signed as a member of the Mean 15 with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars. Kemenah will call in to the show from Tulsa, OK where the 21st Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals will be staged that week.
Also making a return visit to the show will be Ricky Elliott, the east coast Modified star who recently jumped into dirt Late Models with success. Elliott will discuss his extensive upcoming 2006 dirt Late Model season.
Dave Poske, owner of Poske Performance Parts in Parkersburg, WV will appear to discuss the current state of the sport in dirt Late Model racing and talk about his annual nationally known sale and gathering that is held each January.
Stopping by to talk about the upcoming Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels that will be held at the Ft. Washington Expo Center in Ft. Washington, PA will be show organizers Lenny Sammons, Earl Krause and Joe Pratt. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oill will be broadcasting two live shows from Motorsports 2006 presented by Lucas Oil during the weekend.

In Other Dirt Nation™ News:
Dirt Nation™ recently debuted a new website at www.dirtnation.net.
Dirt Nation™ will be broadcasting LIVE from the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels on Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14. Info at: www.dirtnation.net and www.aarn.com.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. Visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Busy Evening For Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Racers Radio will have a busy Sunday evening broadcast on Sunday January 8 when a large guest list will be on tap for the dirt racing radio program that airs every Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST over WQKT 104.5 FM in Wooster, OH. The show is also available over the internet at: www.wqkt.com and is hosted by Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson.
Appearing will be Robbie Scott of Shinnston, WV, a popular dirt Late Model driver. Additionally, Ernie Saxton, owner of Saxton Communications, will appear to discuss the upcoming Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show that will be held January 13-15 at the Ft. Washington Expo Center. Also appearing will be Dave Poske, owner of Poske Performance Parts who will talk about his annual upcoming ‘Dave’s Gone Crazy’ sale and also discuss the state of the sport of dirt Late Model racing.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Lucas Oil/Dirt Nation™ Top Drivers To Be Announced

The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship nominations have come in at a tremendous rate from race fans all over the country and the final voting ballot, comprised of fan nominations, have been sent to a select panel of professional media members who will select the three drivers of the year for dirt Late Models, Modifieds and Sprint Cars. The winners will be announced on Saturday January 14, 2006 during a live Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast from the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show in Ft. Washington, PA near Philadelphia.
The popular dirt racing radio program, Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil and the Lucas Oil Company have teamed up to once again present the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship with a couple minor tweaks implemented since last year. Lucas Oil is a well-known motorsports supporter based in California and the title sponsor of Dirt Nation™. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs every Monday evening from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com
“I just want to thank all the many, many fans who took the time to submit nominations for the drivers of the year,” stated Dave Seay, a co-host of the radio show. “Last year we did it with a dirt Late Model driver but this year we’ve added the Modifieds and Sprint Cars and the response has been terrific.”
The winners will each receive $1,000 cash, a championship jacket and trophy from Lucas Oil. Additionally, each winner will also receive a Hoosier Racing Tire jacket from Hoosier Tire Midwest and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. The winning dirt Late Model driver will also be awarded a ‘graphics wrap’ from Panther Motorsports Design.
“I’d like to thank the fans, too, and also acknowledge the generosity of the Lucas Oil company and the staff there,” commented Doc Lehman, a co-host of the radio program. “ And not only Lucas Oil but the good folks at Hoosier Tire Midwest, Area Auto Racing News and Seann Anderson at Panther Motorsports Design. We’re looking forward to announcing who the winners are and getting them on the show to talk about it.”
The winners will be announced on Saturday January 14, 2006 during a live Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast from the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show in Ft. Washington, PA near Philadelphia. The show will air live Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com The show will also broadcast on Friday night from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST.
"It will again be a blast to debut the winners at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels once again,” said Lehman. “It’s an honor and we have to thank Lenny Sammons, Joe Pratt and the staff for allowing us to be a part of that tremendous show for another year.”
"There are a dozen or more deserving drivers in each category, I do not envy our panel of experts that will have to narrow down the fields and choose the winners,” added Seay. "This is an opportunity for Dirt Nation™ and Lucas Oil to give back to the competitors that work so very hard to provide great racing and entertainment to the thousands of fans that pack short tracks all over the country and have success at it as well."
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Lehman Motorsports Services.
Dirt Nation™ also recently debuted a new website at: www.dirtnation.net.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Two Generations of Drown’s In Motorsports ’06 Autograph Sessions
By Doc Lehman

Ft. Washington, PA --- Central Ohio dirt late Model racer Doug Drown and his father, former dirt Late Model driver Jeff Drown, will both be participating in two special autograph sessions at the upcoming 21st Annual Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels that will be held January 13-15, 2006 at the Ft. Washington Expo Center in Ft. Washington, PA, Additionally, Doug Drown’s Rocket Chassis #12 dirt Late Model will be on display all weekend in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth (Booth #233.
On Saturday afternoon from 1:00 – 4:00 PM Drown will be signing autographs in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth alongside Chris Carr, the seven-time American Motorcycle Association (AMA) champion.
“Great can be used to describe the folks at Virginia Motor Speedway,” commented Drown. “They also deserve an extra special thank you for inviting me to be a part of their booth at the Motorsports 2006 show. We are ecstatic to be able to participate in the show at all, let alone to be located in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth and to think about signing autographs beside Chris Carr, 7-time AMA Grand National Champion sends chills up my spine.”
Also participating in a special autograph session will be Doug Drown’s father, Jeff Drown, the former dirt Late Model and Limited Late Model driver and champion. Many of the top racing talents that entertained racing fans at area speedways will be on hand to meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs as more than 40,000 people are expected to visit the show that covers more than 275,000 square feet.
The Area Auto Racing News display area will be the place to be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, the final day of the show. Legends of the Sport will be meeting fans and signing special-edition photo cards. Included are Ohio-regional dirt Late Model great Jeff Drown, former ARDC midget champion Bob Cicconi, Danbury, CT. Racearena standout Don Lajoie (father of NASCAR racer Randy Lajoie), former Wall Township Speedway standout Tom Michel and a host of others.
“They are also going to have Modified driver Renee Weeks’ racecar in their booth along with my dirt Late Model and Chris Carr’s AMA motorcycle and it’s an honor to be asked by the folks at Virginia Motor Speedway to be there with my car,” commented Drown, of Wooster, OH. “I enjoy racing there for their big shows and we’re going to definitely be at all of them this season. In fact, my team can’t wait for their April 8 World of Outlaw Late Model Series race. We’ll be there for their Lucas Oil and MACS races, too. We love going there, it’s an awesome race track and a beautiful facility. We appreciate Mr. (Bill) Sawyer and Dave Seay for this opportunity.”
Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will cover close to 300,000 square feet of the Expo Center with more than 600 exhibit areas offering just about everything automotive. Close to 200 racecars will be on display and there will be appearances by many of the top names in the sport along with many local and regional stars including Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Hammond, Kurt Busch, Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits and many others.
While Drown’s Rocket Chassis #12 will be on display all three days Drown himself will be available during the entire show on Saturday and Sunday. Drown will be unable to be at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show on Friday night as he and his wife and team will be attending the Wayne County Speedway Awards Banquet in Mansfield, OH where Drown will be honored as the 2005 WCS Late Model Champion.
“As soon as the banquet is over we’re heading for the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show,” revealed Drown. “It will be a hectic weekend but we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate this championship on the 20th anniversary of my Dad’s (Jeff Drown) first championship. We’re also anxious to spend two days at the Motorsports 2006 show and meet the fans and other racers. It’s also a good opportunity for our sponsors. It’ll definitely be a fun weekend.”
On Saturday January 14 during the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show Drown will also make an appearance on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio program that will be broadcasting live from the show. The Saturday broadcast will air from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com and on WRLT 1490 in Hampton, VA. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will also broadcast live on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals and Farr Motorsports.

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Doug Drown Signs Sponsors
By Doc Lehman

As Ohio dirt Late Model star Doug Drown prepares his racing operation for the 2006 racing season the young, energetic and talented driver has signed several new associate sponsors for his upcoming ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour. Among the noted industry leaders who have recently signed on with Doug Drown Racing are Poske Performance Parts, Malcuit Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic, Hamlin Automotive and Slavic Custom Shirts. These companies join recent sponsor additions Mason Racin’ and Bert Transmissions.
Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), UMP and Sunoco ALMS.
“We have signed a few deals and are looking forward to working with some of the most influential industries in the sport,” revealed Drown, 23, of Wooster, OH. “We will not only be working with Mason Racin' Starters and Bert Transmission, but we also signed a few new associate sponsors over these last couple of weeks including Poske's Performance Parts, Malcuit Racing Engines, Slavic Custom Prints, and Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic.”
“Plus, Hamlin Automotive has decided to financially back us this year. With the experience these guys have in racing, it can only accelerate our program that much more. We are very honored to be working with some of the most top-notch businesses in today's racing industry.”
Poske Performance Parts of Parkersburg, WV occupies approximately 14,000 square feet of modern offices, warehouse, counter sales, and shipping and receiving areas and are currently serving all 50 states, Canada, and several foreign countries. Poke Performance Parts are also involved in trackside parts, tire, and fuel sales on a weekly basis giving them hands on experience and enabling them to stay in touch with what is going on within the dirt track racing industry.
“Dave Poske is a great guy,” stated Drown. “We will be working through him to get all of our performance parts to complete both of our cars for our ‘2006 Black 'n
Blue Tour’. I feel his products and experience with dirt Late Model Racing can give us the edge we have been looking for. It is very competitive these days, and the dependability you get from running their parts gives you a sense of comfort when you’re out on the track.”
Dave Poske Performance Parts is located just off of I-77 at West Virginia State Route 47 just 3/8 mi. west of the Interstate exit (exit 174) in Parkersburg, West Virginia and are open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and closed on Sunday. For orders call: For Orders Call 1-800-430-RACE. The website is at: www.poske.com.
Also joining the Doug Drown Racing team for 2006 is Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic-Pittsburgh. “Another sponsor we are thrilled to have on board this year is Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic,” said Drown. “We just received a call from them on Thursday and we couldn't be happier!! Hoosier Tire is a company that doesn't just settle when they have a top of the line product. They keep experimenting and are constantly taking their tires to the next level. Tire selection definitely plays a key role in winning races and I feel Hoosiers will take us to victory lane this year.”
Drown has also signed an associate sponsorship agreement with Malcuit Racing Engines of Strasburg, Ohio. For nearly 30 years Malcuit Racing Engines owner Brad Malcuit raced and won track championships and ran all across the country over the years with such sanctioning groups as the NDRA, All Star Late Models and STARS. Malcuit also knows how to make a chassis work. Then throw in the fact that he is one of the country’s most successful engine builders and it’s easy to see that Brad Malcuit is a multi-faceted and multi-talented person who has helped countless drivers win track and series championships.
“We have dealt with Brad Malcuit as our engine builder for several years now and have all the faith in the world that he is going to provide us with the most competitive engine out there,” said Drown. “Not to mention his reliability. We are going to switch to a Ford motor this year and look forward to working closely with Brad to get the maximum out of our motors.”
Malcuit Racing Engines is located at 707 South Wooster Avenue, Strasburg, Ohio 44680. Telephone: 330.878.7111.
Doug Drown Racing has also committed to one of the industry’s leaders in merchandise and wearing apparel, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals. Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals specialize in custom racing apparel, team uniforms, hats, jackets, custom designed driver and event shirts from auto racing to moto-x to boats and everything in between. Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals also offers low minimums, super quick turnaround and also vinyl race graphics for cars, bikes, boats or trailers.
“We have also begun working with Ron Slavic of Slavic Custom Racing Shirts for our
2006 merchandise,” commented Drown. “An extended line of Doug Drown apparel and accessories will be available throughout the season and you can be sure that if they are coming from Ron, they are of the highest quality. We are real excited to make merchandising a part of our program and Ron is great to work with. And we believe in their company motto: If it doesn't say SLAVIC then you bought an imitation!”
Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals is located at: 1189 Connellsville Road, Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 or by phone at 1-800-367-6756 or 1-724-437-6756. Visit the website at: www.slaviccorp.com.
Also joining the Doug Drown Racing Team is Hamlin Automotive of Lakeville, Ohio. “On a more local level, Hamlin Automotive has joined our team as a financial sponsor,” said Drown. “Located in Lakeville, Ohio, Brent Hamlin has worked hard at making his business a success and is sure to be able to help with anyone's automotive needs. We are pleased to be able to advertise for him.”
Doug Drown Racing will be announcing additional sponsors in the weeks ahead. “When you spend your whole life looking up to guys like Brad Malcuit, Racin' John Mason, George Lee, Dave Poske, Ron Slavic, it is sometimes hard to believe that you have built this kind of relationship with them, and definitely will welcome any advice they are willing to provide,” commented Drown. “We are proud to be sponsored by all of them and will do everything in our power to get their name out there in 2006.”
“We have taken a little different approach to the sponsorship/marketing aspect of our program this year,” explained Drown. “In August we signed with Lehman Motorsports Services in an attempt to get our name out there and show those in the racing industry what we can provide for them as a competitor in dirt Late Model Racing. We went full speed ahead, sending out proposals, making phone calls and more and I am here to tell you we couldn't be more pleased with the way things are beginning to take off for the upcoming season.”
“All and all we are thrilled with the way things have gone, thus far, for
2006. Aside of our new sponsors, Mike Farr of Farr Motorsports has done a tremendous job designing our website and Doc Lehman’s Lehman Motorsports Services have done wonders for our program. We are very thankful to be surrounded with such great people.”
Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, Malcuit Racing Engines, Poske Performance Parts, Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic, Lehman Motorsports Services, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Hamlin Automotive, Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals and Farr Motorsports.

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Joey Tanner Heads East To The ‘Promised Land’
By Doc Lehman

It appears that the world of dirt Late Model racing will soon be meeting a new young gun driver who will be making a concerted effort in 2006 to make his mark on the sport. This particular young gun, at only 15-years-old, has already proven his worth though by not only winning the Pacific Coast Xtreme Dirt Car Series (PCXDCS) Rookie of the Year title but he also scored his career first feature win, a PCXDCS race at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA. This young gun’s rookie title came against 14 other contenders. Ladies & gentlemen, meet Joey Tanner.
“2005 went good,” understated the personable young man. “It was fun and a good learning experience for me. I set a goal to win rookie of the year and I accomplished what I set out for and I also won a race at Skagit Speedway. That was also what I wanted to do, win a race. Overall 2005 was a good year. I think maybe I could of had a few more wins but what can you do?”
“It was awesome to win rookie of the year especially for a 15 year old racing against older guys who have been racing stock cars for a while. I would have never thought by the end of the season I would have controlled the rookie of the year title that well, and be in the hunt for the win every race.”
“But my highlight of the year had to have been my first win at Skagit Speedway in northern Washington. It was a big win and another step to what I needed to do to get closer to getting noticed.”
Tanner’s success in 2005 came in his CJ Rayburn Race Cars #1 sponsored by Eastside Paving, Jody’s ‘Nothin’ But Fun’, Walters Racing, Waltersracing.com, ABC Restaurant Repair and Iron Tech Welding & Supply.
Tanner, who eats, sleeps and breaths dirt Late Model racing, wants to advance his career and with the blessing’s and enormous support of his family that will happen in 2006 when the family and team move from Portland, OR to North Carolina.
“Moving to North Carolina is something my Dad and I think will help me become a better driver,” explained Tanner. “We need the exposure and back east is where it’s done, with the competition and big league racing teams. We are going to make most of the World of Outlaw Late Model Series races, some Lucas Oil races and some appearances in the Carolina Clash. Mostly I want to run the World of Outlaws series because that's where the best run such as Moyer, Bloomquist, Richards, Lanigan, Francis and all the other top guns. And yes my family and I will all be moving to North Carolina.”
Tanner’s 2006 season will start in Florida in February. “I am pumped and ready to take on the ‘Big Boys’ never been more pumped and ready for a race in my life. With my new crew chief and some new equipment I'm very confident I will be up front when it comes to crunch time. My first year, my learning year is over and I know what I have to do, and how to do it. My goal in Florida is a podium finish which I know my team is capable of, and I expect making the show more nights than not.”
“I will be running my 2005 Rayburn, and my 2004 O'Neal Rayburn and am doing to be running my new Clements Racing Engine. I am glad we met up with them.”
Sponsorship in 2006 will come from Eastside Paving, Jody’s, Boss Hawg’s Sports Bar, 006 Performance, CJ Rayburn Race Cars and Clements Racing Engines.
“This year I will have a new team and crew chief, his name is Brandon Goulet who I met racing here in Oregon,” revealed Tanner. “Brandon and I get along very good and with his smarts and my driving I know will be a good combination. I'm thankful for Brandon and James Tesch for the help and for allowing me to get a chance racing as a team back east. I also would like to thank my Mom and Dad, of course, for allowing me to do this and especially dad for the money put into this. And the support!”
There’s a new young gun on the block and it appears he just may prove to be a real keeper.

©2005 Doc Lehman/Dirt America
Photos ©2005 Steve Reeck/PCXDCS


Dirt Late Model Notebook
By Doc Lehman

DRIVER & TEAM NEWS & NOTES:
G.R. Smith and the Premier Motorsports team, along with Delph Communications, would like to announce the launch of a brand new website into cyberspace. The new site, which is located at www.grsmith22.com, is dedicated to the young Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania transplant and includes the latest news, schedule information, photos, and much more on G.R. The twenty-four year old driver is making the switch to Dirt Late Models this season, after being a force in the D.I.R.T. Big Block Modified ranks.
World of Outlaws Stacker2 Late Model Series driver Rick Eckert, of York, Pennsylvania, has recently hooked up with midget car owner Mike Miller to once again enter the prestigious ‘O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.’ The wildly popular midget event will be held on January 11-14, 2006 at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There are already 270 entrants slated to compete in the indoor event, which surpasses the race record of 249 set last season.
Jeff Robinson of Greencastle, PA was inducted into the Hagerstown Speedway Hall of Fame. Two-time track champion in 1985 and 1987, the Shady Grove Slingshot is seventh on the all-time win list with 38 career wins.
Popular West Virginia dirt Late Model driver Corey Conley has spent the off-season preparing for the upcoming 2006 season that will see the winning driver take to the road next year in search of high-profile sanctioned and television races throughout the Midwest and east coast. A new racecar, an updated website, an aggressive marketing program and a new outlook on his program will see Conley up and down the interstates taking on some of the best in the business. Conley who is also a guest speaker for the D.A.R.E Drug Prevention team at local grade schools and a supporter of the Salvation Army in Wellsburg, WV, will continue to work with current and potential sponsors in preparation for 2006. 2006 sponsors will be announced soon. For more information visit Conley’s updated website: www.coreyconley.com.
Arnie Ranta Motorsports has come on board as a major sponsor of Terry Casey's #42 Rocket / Pro Power entry. Arnie has been a long time supporter of Dirt Late Model racing throughout the upper Midwest and is now solidly behind the Casey Motorsports team. The sponsorship from Arnie Ranta Motorsports will allow Terry to do some more traveling in 2006, which will in turn provide him with more opportunities to compete in open motor competition.
1997 Dirt Track World Champion Marshall Green, of Woodstock, Georgia, and Delph Communications are excited to announce the launch of a brand new website into cyberspace dedicated to the Marshall Green Racing team. The new site, which is located at www.marshallgreenracing.com, features all of the information that you will need to keep up with the driver of the Race It / Riverstone Graphics / Hatfield Racing Engines #89 Grand Prix.
Late model pilot Mark Vineyard has been named as the 2005 O’Reilly Southern All Star Racing Series Behind the Wheel / Cleveland Speedway Driving School Rookie of the Year. Vineyard, of Powell, TN, delivered twelve top tens, four top fives and a win during a twenty-six event tour which traveled to sixteen venues in seven different states.
Carolina Clash Series all-time winner and two-time champion Ricky Weeks will try and make it three Clash titles in a row in 2006 in the Henderson Motorsports entry.
NASCAR driver and motorsports television personality Kenny Wallace of St. Louis, MO will compete with the StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series in their season opener at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, AL on January 7-8 with the $2,500-to-win NeSmith Chevrolet 40 as a part of the 16th Annual Ice Bowl.
Race fans and attendees of the 21st Annual Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels will get a chance to see dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown’s sleek Rocket Chassis #12 on display at the mid-winter extravaganza that is dedicated to everything motorsports. Drown’s racecar will be on display in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth (Booth #233) during the January 13-15, 2006 running of the popular show produced by Len Sammons Productions that will be held at the Ft. Washington Expo Center in Ft. Washington, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.
Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tennessee and D&R Racing of Kingston, Tennessee would like to announce that they will be fielding Warrior Race Cars for the upcoming 2006 racing season. Randy recently captured the biggest payday of his racing career in the Warrior House Car, as he won the prestigious ‘Blue-Gray 100’ at the Cherokee Super Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina back in November. The #116 machine will also be powered by Custom Racing Engines in 2006.
Tim McCreadie, Rick Eckert, Bart Hartman, Steve Francis, Josh Richards and Jeep Van Wormer in announcing their intent on competing in the 20th Annual ‘O’Reilly Chili Bowl Midget Nationals.’ The action will kick off with three straight nights of qualifying features set for January 11-13. Last Chance events and the ever-popular ‘Chili Bowl’ A-Main will then take place on Saturday evening, January 14. All four nights of racing action will be webcast live at www.racinboys.com. Dirt America Online has been updated with New Year’s weekend reading at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

SANCTION NEWS & NOTES:
Hoosier Race Tire will provide tire specs to IMCA drivers beginning next month. Specs for Hoosier-manufactured race tires will be detailed in an advertisement in the January issue of Inside IMCA. A flyer will also be included in the decal packet mailed to drivers after their 2006 license application is received and processed. Included with those specifications are air pressure recommendations, in the following cold starting ranges: Right rear, 16 to 24 PSI; left rear, 12 to 20 PSI; right front, 18 to 26 PSI; and left front, 14 to 22 PSI. Specific questions should be directed to Hoosier distributors. More information is also available at www.hoosiertire.com.
The W.D.L.M.A. has worked out to return to the Sheboygan County Fair Park and the Plymouth Dirt Racing for the 2006 season.
The Carolina Clash Banquet Set for Sat. Jan. 14, 2006 at The Speedway Club in the Lowe's Motor Speedway. For ticket info call Larry Lee at (910)263-2285.
Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Promotor Larry Lee announced that the 2006 Carolina Clash Series Official schedule is near completion and should be released on New Year's Eve. Several positive changes to the schedule have taken place during the past few weeks, with the most noticeable being that the series will kick off in the Carolinas. The previously announced February 3-4 tentative non-points Clash Races which had been planned are off of the schedule.
Clash Series President Larry Lee has named Lisa Pearson Davidson of Bassett, VA as the 2006 Media and Marketing Director. Davidson has a degree in marketing and has worked with the media and sponsors at tracks such as Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, VA and Oak Level Speedway in Oak Level, VA. Davidson will be working with all the tracks the Clash Series races at this year and will be working closely with sponsors for the Carolina Clash Series events and with the Clash Race teams in regards to their sponsorship programs.
The Tennessee Thunder DirtCar Series awards Banquet is coming up Saturday January 21st, 2006. Officials with the series have been working extremely hard to secure sponsorships, race tracks and many special promotions designed to create the most unique racing series going today. We will have rules modifications, format announcement and several very exciting awards and promotions to announce.
The 2006 racing season will feature a Dirt Motorsports Western Racing Series which will bring Dirt Motorsports(DM), the World of Outlaws Late Models, and the Western Dirt Late Model Tour, face to face for no less than four televised shows. The Tour will now be called the Dart Heads Western Dirt Late Model Tour.
Dirt America Online has been updated with New Year’s weekend reading at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.

RACE TRACK NEWS & NOTES:
Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, MS has joined the StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series for the 2006 season. Drivers in the Pike County Speedway Crate Late Model Division will also be competing against drivers at weekly tracks across the country for StormPay.com Weekly Racing Series Regional and National points.
It has been announced that the World of Outlaws will return to Stateline Speedway on July 1 st, 2006. The inaugural Outlaw event at Stateline sponsored by Cummins Engine and Corry Chrysler Dodge last July saw John Blankenship get his first WOO win in front of a packed house and five local racers finishing in the top ten. Details are still being worked out but race fans should circle July 1st for a visit to Stateline Speedway.
Cleveland Speedway has put out an aggressive schedule for the 2006 racing season. The third mile clay oval located in Cleveland, Tennessee will start racing in March and offer race fans and competitors top notch racing that includes a liberal number of special events through November.There are currently no plans to increase the ticket prices for either the grandstands or the pits in 2006. Racing every Saturday night from March to November Cleveland Speedway is located on US 11 (Lee Highway) just north of the US 64 bypass in Cleveland, Tenn. For more information call the track (423) 479-8574. Or visit www.clevelandspeedway.com
After several weeks of discussion, officials at the new Lucas Oil Speedway are very close to publishing the speedways 2006 schedule of events. Although the late model class will not be raced weekly, late model specials will be featured many times during the 2006 racing season including the Lucas Oil Late Model Series . A full schedule of events will be posted on the speedways web site at www.lucasoilspeedway.com as soon as it is complete. Lucas Oil Speedway plans a mid May opening.
Promoter Frank Plessinger announced that the Hagerstown Speedway will begin the new 2006 season on Sunday afternoon , February 26th with a doubleheader program featuring the late models and modifieds. For complete rundown of the 2005 season and any additional driver information, check out the internet at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.
Ed and JoAnn Stevens will present the 15th edition of their pre-season gathering, the Middletown Motorsports Show, at the Orange County Fairgrounds Arena in Middletown, N.Y. This year's version is scheduled for Fri.-Sun. March 17-19.

INDUSTRY NEWS & NOTES:
A new addition to the 20th Annual Piedmont Racing Expo & Auction will be the First Annual Oval Track Race Car Show to be held at the NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh NC, Jan. 20-21, 2006. This will mark the 20th year that promoter and auctioneer Phillip Walker of Hillsborough, NC, the “Piedmont’s Racing Auctioneer” has conducted this racing event and the first time a race car show has been held in conjunction with the traditional auction and oval track trade show.
The third annual 'Southern Tier Speedworld' presented by Mike Stolarcyk Chevrolet of Whitney Point, NY will be presented at Johnson City's Oakdale Mall from Friday, March 3rd through Sunday, March 5th, 2006.
The 21st Annual Reading Racing Reunion & Car Show will return to the Fairgrounds Square Mall in Reading, PA and opening day is set for Sunday, February 26, 2006. The show will continue through Saturday, March 4.

MEDIA NEWS & NOTES:
The Dirt Track Channel website kicks off its 2006 season of live audio webcasting on Sunday afternoon, February 26th, from Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, MD, with Late Models and a Syracuse Qualifier for the Big Block Modifieds. For more information, fans can visit the Hagerstown Speedway website at www.hagerstownspeedway.com, and The Dirt Track Channel at www.thedirttrackchannel.com The webcast times will be announced closer to the broadcast date. More webcast dates are to be announced shortly.
Dirt America Online has been updated with New Year’s weekend reading at: www.DirtAmericaOnline.com.
Clifford Dove of Winchester, VA, photographer for the Area Auto Racing News received the 2005 Hagerstown Speedway Media Award. Dove is also the official photographer of the Hagerstown Speedway.
Romesburg Media announced that its motorsports television program Chase to the Checkered was recognized by the 2005 Accolade Competition. Beginning its fifth season on the air, Chase to the Checkered will be seen Saturday mornings on FSN Pittsburgh starting in June 2006. FSN Pittsburgh is delivered to over 2.4 Million subscribers in eleven media markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.c2ctv.com.
Dirt Nation™ recently debuted a new website at www.dirtnation.net.
Dirt Nation™ will be broadcasting LIVE from the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels on Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14. Info at: www.dirtnation.net and www.aarn.com.
After a two-week holiday break Dirt Racers Radio returns to the air on Sunday January 1, 2006. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.


Anderson, Tomkins, Tanner Headline Dirt Nation™

Hampton, VA --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will bring in the new year on Monday January 2, 2006 with a multitude of guests from the world of dirt track racing. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Becca Anderson, 26, of Houston, DE, will make her debut appearance on Dirt Nation™. Anderson has been racing since 1991 and during 2006 will run for the Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series tour driving the Mike Woodring-owned #19 JEI.
Returning to the show will be Big Block Modified star Gary Tomkins of Clifton Springs, NY. Tomkins is the driver of the Honeoye Auto Parts-Beechy Motorsports #1 owned by Elaine and Jim Beachy. Tomkins is currently a member of Dirt Motorsports’ ‘Elite 11’. Tomkins also scored the Rolling Wheels Speedway track championship.
Also returning to the show will be Joey Tanner, a 15-year-old dirt Late Model phenom from Portland, OR who in 2005 competed on the Pacific Coast Xtreme Dirt Car Series (PCXDCS) and scored their Rookie of the Year title in addition to his career first feature win, a PCXDCS race at Skagit Speedway in Alger, WA. This young gun’s rookie title came against 14 other contenders.
Also appearing will be Ernie Saxton who will discuss the upcoming Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels and Seann Anderson of Panther Motorsports Design who will discuss the recent technological advances in race car graphics.

In Other Dirt Nation™ News:
Dirt Nation™ recently debuted a new website at www.dirtnation.net.
Dirt Nation™ will be broadcasting LIVE from the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels on Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14. Info at: www.dirtnation.net and www.aarn.com.
The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year program nominating is in affect for fans until December 31! Info at: www.dirtnation.net.
Coming Soon! NST’s Fred Brownfield, Chub Frank, Australian dirt racing & more!
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. Visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Dirt Motorsports Spotlighted On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will spotlight the Dirt Motorsports organization on the Monday December 26 show. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

Dirt Motorpsorts is a racing and sports entertainment company which owns and operates four of motorsports' premier sanctioning bodies: the World of Outlaws, DIRT MotorSports Modified Series, United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) and the Mid-America Racing Series (MARS). Through these sanctioning bodies, DIRT MotorSports organizes and promotes 16 national and regional racing series including the World of Outlaws Sprint Series and the World of Outlaws Stacker 2 Late Model Series.

Appearing will be Dirt Motorsports officials President & Chief Financial Officer Brian Carter, DIRT Northeast General Manager Tonya Moschell and Vice President Race Operations Shane Carson.

Among the drivers appearing will be dirt Late Model star Billy Moyer of Arkansas, Big Block Modified star Billy Decker of New York and Sprint Car star Craig Dollansky of Minnesota.

Also appearing will be Dirt Motorsports’ Bret Emrick, PR Director for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Rick Eshelman, announcer for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.

Dirt Nation™ recently debuted a new website at www.dirtnation.net.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. Visit: www.dirtnation.net

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


MERRY CHRISTMAS From DOUG DROWN RACING!

Doug Drown Racing would like to take this opportunity to wish their fans, sponsors, families and friends a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! As we set out on the 2006 Black ‘n’ Blue Tour, we look forward to traveling to a track near you and building strong relationships with those in your racing community. Our goal for next year is to attend as many national races as possible, both sanctioned and unsanctioned, and to get maximum exposure for those that have chosen to support Doug Drown Racing.
We would like to give a special thank you to our 2005 sponsors: Wooster Glass Company, The Wooster Doll Shoppe, Lehman Motorsports Services, Hites Racing Stables, Boals and Boreman Enterprises, MCP Incorporated, Malcuit Racing Engines, Santmyer Oil Company, American Racing Tires, Bilstein Shocks and Farr Motorsports, along with our additional sponsors for 2006 (so far!): Mason Racin’ and Bert Transmissions. For more information on the 2006 Black ‘n’ Blue Tour or to find out more about Doug Drown Racing, visit www.DougDrown.com or e-mail us at info@DougDrown.com.

From our house to yours – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Doug, Courtney & Cale
&
The entire Doug Drown Racing Team:
Steve, Shane, Dan, Ken, Jason, Keith & James


Corey Conley Preps For 2006

Wellsburg, WV --- Popular West Virginia dirt Late Model driver Corey Conley has spent the off-season preparing for the upcoming 2006 season that will see the winning driver take to the road next year in search of high-profile sanctioned and television races throughout the Midwest and east coast. A new racecar, an updated website, an aggressive marketing program and a new outlook on his program will see Conley up and down the interstates taking on some of the best in the business. Conley feels the time has come to climb another rung in the ladder of big time dirt Late Model racing.
“We’ll try to travel out a little more every weekend, more than we did this year,” confirmed Conley. “We’re going to run more sanctioned shows and bigger money shows. You can’t afford to race a local Friday or Saturday night show anymore. Most of your sanctions now are paying good enough money to start that you’d have to finish second or third to make that. It’s just getting ridiculous. Our local tracks are charging more and more and paying less.”
Conley hopes going on the road to sanctioned and big money events as well as television races will help increase awareness of his team and abilities. Conley hopes his marketing campaign will lead to bigger things.
“I certainly hope so,” stated Conley. “I believe going on the road will help us with exposure, it should and I believe it will. We’ve raced with the professionals a good bit the last three or four years and every time we run with them we run well so I think if we can just get out there and run with them more often we can get up front a little better and maybe win a few races out there.”
Conley is getting his arsenal ready for 2006. “We have a brand new 2006 Rocket Chassis and my back up car will be a 2004 Rocket Chassis,” revealed Conley. “We are in good shape car-wise we just need to get our motor program picked up a little bit.”
2005 was a season that saw him grab eight dirt Late Model feature wins along with six Modified victories.
“We had a real good year,” commented Conley. “Eight wins isn’t what we’re accustomed to, I’d like to win more than eight but we ran a lot more of the bigger shows instead of staying around home. I think four of those eight were 50 lap events which isn’t too bad.”
As of this point in time Conley will run an independent schedule in 2006 based on logistics but a run with a series isn’t out of the question. “We probably will stay independent but if we could pick up some help I’d like to get out on the road and follow something like the MACS series.”
Conley who is also a guest speaker for the D.A.R.E Drug Prevention team at local grade schools and a supporter of the Salvation Army in Wellsburg, WV, will continue to work with current and potential sponsors in preparation for 2006. 2006 sponsors will be announced soon.
For more information visit Conley’s updated website: www.coreyconley.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Doug Drown To Appear At Motorsports ‘06

Ft. Washington, PA --- Race fans and attendees of the 21st Annual Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels will get a chance to see dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown’s sleek Rocket Chassis #12 on display at the mid-winter extravaganza that is dedicated to everything motorsports. Drown’s racecar will be on display in the Virginia Motor Speedway booth (Booth #233) during the January 13-15, 2006 running of the popular show produced by Len Sammons Productions that will be held at the Ft. Washington Expo Center in Ft. Washington, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia.
“They are also going to have one or two other cars in their booth but it’s an honor to be asked by the folks at Virginia Motor Speedway to be there with my car,” commented Drown, of Wooster, OH. “I enjoy racing there for their big shows and we’re going to definitely be at all of them this season. In fact, my team can’t wait for their April 8 World of Outlaw Late Model Series race. We’ll be there for their Lucas Oil and MACS races, too. We love going there, it’s an awesome race track and a beautiful facility. We appreciate Mr. (Bill) Sawyer and Dave Seay for this opportunity.”
“Since our track is having a number of sanctioned dirt Late Model events we thought it was a natural to have a car on display in our booth that will be at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway for those races,” explained Dave Seay, PR/Marketing/Sales Director for VMS. “Doug has raced with us before and he’s an exciting competitor and a real professional.”
Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will cover close to 300,000 square feet of the Expo Center with more than 600 exhibit areas offering just about everything automotive. Close to 200 racecars will be on display and there will be appearances by many of the top names in the sport along with many local and regional stars including Bill Elliott, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Hammond, Kurt Busch, Don ‘Big Daddy’ Garlits and many others.
While Drown’s Rocket Chassis #12 will be on display all three days Drown himself will be available during the entire show on Saturday and Sunday. Drown will be unable to be at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show on Friday night as he and his wife and team will be attending the Wayne County Speedway Awards Banquet in Mansfield, OH where Drown will be honored as the 2005 WCS Late Model Champion.
“As soon as the banquet is over we’re heading for the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show,” revealed Drown. “It will be a hectic weekend but we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate this championship on the 20th anniversary of my Dad’s (Jeff Drown) first championship. We’re also anxious to spend two days at the Motorsports 2006 show and meet the fans and other racers. It’s also a good opportunity for our sponsors. It’ll definitely be a fun weekend.”
On Saturday January 14 during the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show Drown will also make an appearance on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio program that will be broadcasting live from the show. The Saturday broadcast will air from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com and on WRLT 1490 in Hampton, VA. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will also broadcast live on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST.
Drown, a former Renegade Dirt Car Series and MACS regular, will embark on his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), UMP and Sunoco ALMS. Signing with Doug Drown Racing for product support for 2006 is Bert Transmissions and Mason Racin’, Inc.
Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.
The race, featuring drivers age 23 and younger, provides an opportunity for professional teams to observe and meet the talented young drivers in one location. Drown, coming off the 2005 Wayne County (OH) Speedway track championship, and a former Renegade and MACS regular, will hit the road in 2006 concentrating on sanctioned races, television races and major unsanctioned events.
For more information visit: www.dougdrown.com.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, The Wooster Doll Shoppe, MCP, Incorporated, Malcuit Racing Engines, Hites Racing Stables, Lehman Motorsports Services, Santmyer Oil Company, Boals and Boreman Enterprises, Malcuit Racing Engines, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’, Bilstein Shocks and Farr Motorsports.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Dirt Nation™ Looks Ahead To ‘06

Hampton, VA --- The popular dirt racing radio program Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is gearing up for the 2006 racing season in a big way. Going into it’s fourth season bringing the dirt racing industry the voices of the sport Dirt Nation™ will expand it’s ‘road’ schedule in addition to bringing the personalities and stars of the sport of Late Model, Sprint Car & Modified racing to listeners every Monday night. But before 2006 arrives the proponents of the show would like to acknowledge the listeners and guests who made 2005 so special.
"During this wonderful time of year I would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” stated Dave Seay, co-host of Dirt Nation™. “2005 has been a marvelous year for Dirt Nation™ with a lot of firsts for the show. From our first visit to Eldora and the DTWC, to our first ever broadcast on the road at Motorsports 2005 and our first road trip to a track, Wayne County Speedway and the creation of our new website. Along the way I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of very loyal listeners of which we couldn't do without.”
“It’s all about the listeners,” added Doc Lehman, co-host of Dirt Nation™. “On behalf of my wife, kids and grandkids we would like to wish each and everyone in the racing community a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as well and hope that everyone can spend that special Christmas Day with family, friends and loved ones.”
“2005 was a terrific year for us on the show. The response and outpouring of support from the listeners has been tremendous and Dave and I are amazed, surprised and especially grateful to everyone who tunes in each week. Gearing the show towards the guests and listeners is the key to the show’s success and we appreciate their support and interest. We had about 275 guests on during 2005 and each and everyone was special and we thank them for spending time with us.”
"We couldn't have had such a wonderful year without the help of our sponsors like Virginia Motor Speedway, DirtAmericaOnline.com, Slavic Custom T-Shirt Designs, JD3 Graphics Lettering and Design and especially Lucas Oil,” commented Seay. “Forest Lucas and his staff have allowed us to expand what we are trying to accomplish with Dirt Nation™ and for that we are greatly appreciative. All I can say is just wait and see what 2006 has to offer!"
“And a big thanks to Chuck Hall at Racetalklive,” interjected Lehman. “This show wouldn’t exist without Chuck Hall’s belief in the show as well as his support, encouragement and professionalism. His station, WLRT 1490 and Racetalklive are important to dirt racing and Dave and I are grateful for his investment and commitment to dirt racing and motorsports in general.”
When the new year rolls around there will be some experimenting with the format as the hosts hope to bring more news to the listeners in addition to even more guests. New segments will be introduced and during the 2006 racing season there will be several fan promotions implemented that are currently being negotiated.
The show will also go back ‘on the road’ in 2006 for several special events including the upcoming Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels held in Ft. Washington, PA January 13-15. The show is also confirmed to return to the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship at KC Raceway and a handful of promoters are currently working with Dirt Nation™ to bring the show to their tracks and special events throughout the 2006 season.
To end the 2005 season Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will host the final two shows on December 19 that will spotlight the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series with several officials from the series and Lucas Oil company as well as Earl Pearson, Jr., and Scott James among others. Also that night will be Big Block Modified/Sprint Car driver Andy Priest. On Monday December 26 Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will highlight Dirt Motorsports. Tentatively slated are Dirt's Brian Carter, Tonya Moschelle, Shane Carson, Billy Moyer, Billy Decker, Bret Emrick and more TBA.
“To bottom-line it, we’d like to thank those who tune in and put up with our goofiness,” commented Lehman. “We're just a couple of bums trying to have fun. We ain't curing cancer or anything important, just trying to bring the personalities and newsmakers of the sport to the listeners so they, and we, can get to know them and if we can all clown around a little and have some positive fun on occasion, why not?”
Seay & Lehman would also like to acknowledge the following for their support, help and backing during 2005: Brian Tidball, Ron Fleenor, Mike Farr, Ryan Pearson, Wayne Castleberry, Steve Scheidker, Tina Heil, Joe Pratt and Kim & Carol.
And of course the show’s sponsors for 2005: Lucas Oil Company, Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals and JD3Graphics & Lettering.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST each Monday evening and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. Visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

QUESTION: What do the following people all have in common in 2005?

Blaine Aber
Dave Adams
Kenny Adams
Chet Alexander
Justin Allgaier
Adam Andretti
Dave Argabright
Doug Auld
Rick Aukland
Mariann Austin
Shannon Babb
Andy Bachetti
Mike Balzano
Steve Barnett
Dick Barton
Brian Birkhofer
Keith Berner
Jim Bernheisel
Chris Blair
Dana Blair
Robbie Blair
Brad Blake
Dale Blaney
Dave Blaney
Kate Blaney
Georgie Bloomquist
Katrina Bloomquist
Scott Bloomquist
Mike Boland
Steve Boley
Rick Bond
Larry Boos
Jackie Boggs
Russ Bradford
Ralph Capitani
Kelley Carlton
Sean Carman
Eddie Carrier Jr
Shane Carson
Brian Carter
Steve Casebolt
Duane Chamberlain
Randle Chupp
Jeremy Clements
Maria Clements
Clint Coffman
Ernie Coffman
Corey Conley
Ray Cook
Craig Cormack
Sean Cosgrove
Steve Crumbacker
Jason Curd
Don Danley
Billy Decker
Ashley Deihl
Chris Dolack
Clint Doll
Craig Dollansky
Bucky Doren
Brad Doty
Billy Drake
Courtney Drown
Doug Drown
Jay Dugan
Charlie Duncan
John Duty
Mike Duvall
Kristal Eckert
Rick Eckert
Denny Eckrich
Eric Eicholtz
Clint Elkins
Ricky Elliott
Bret Emrick
Terry English
Dennis Erb
Rick Eshelman
James Essex
Rocky Esteep
Red Farmer
John Farr
Mike Farr
Cara Foss
Brian Ferrell
Todd Fisher
Ron Fleenor
Jason Flory
Kristin Flory
Mark Forte
Jane Francis
Steve Francis
Chub Frank
Dennis ‘Rambo’ Franklin
Stewart Friesen
Yvonne Friesen
Mark Gardiner
Kari Gasser
Andy Geesey
Jeff Geesey
Regina Geesey
Jim Gentry
J.R. Gentry
Judy Gower
Barry Graham
Terry Gray
Marshall Green
Chuck Griffith
Kevin Gundaker
Emmett Hahn
Jeff Hammond
Bart Hartman
Bobby Hartslief
Dana Hastings
Scot Haus
Bobby Hearn
Brett Hearn
J.R. Heffner
Tina Heil
Jack Hewitt
Todd Higdon
Jesse Hill
Steve Hilliard
Bill Holder
Duayne Hommel
Gayla Hommel
Jimmy Horton IV
Duane Howard
Austin Hubbard
Matt Hubbard
Jason Hughes
Kimmie Iles
Bobby Jackson
Scott James
Dustin Jarrett
Jason Jarrett
Mike Jewell
Danny Johnson
DJ Johnson
John Kaanta
Chad Kemenah
Tracy Kemenah
Larry Kemp
Mark Kenyon
Katie Kile
Josh King
Brandon Kinzer
Dave Kittey
Eric Kormann
Allen Kreitzer
Steve Landrum
Julie LaRock
Danny Lasoski
Tom Lathen
Robert Lawton
George Lee
Larry Lee
Stan Lester
Jim Long
Forest Lucas
Chris Madden
Brian Madsen
Lora Markham
Ryan Markham
Jamie Martin
Tim McCreadie
Dale McDowell
Darren Miller
DJ Miller
Jeremy Miller
Matt Miller
Ron Miller
Dale McDowell
Donnie Moran
Billy Moyer
Eric Myers
Dean Nardi
Bill Nelson
Tom Nesbitt
Jena Numer
Gerald Newton
Bruce Niemeth
Jim Nier
Don O’Neal
Jimmy Owens
Bob Patison
Billy Pauch Sr
Billy Pauch Jr
Daniel Patterson
Earl Pearson Sr
Earl Pearson Jr
Ryan Pearson
Mark Pettyjohn
Ryan Phelps
Lynn Phillips
Dave Poske
Joe Pratt
Andy Priest
Al Purkey
Jeff Purvis
Cory Reed
Jerry Reigle
Drew Ricco
Jerry Rice
Chris Rhodes
Scott Rhodes
Stacy Rhodes
Jerry Rice
Doc Richard
Mark Richards
Josh Richards
Tina Richards
Brian Ruhlman
Davey Sammons
Bob Sargent
Bill Sawyer
Clarke Sawyer
Ernie Saxton
Steve Scheidker
Rusty Schlenk
Bob Schippers
Judi Schippers
Dan Schlieper
Tom Schmeh
Ken Schrader
Rita Scott
Robbie Scott
Jeremy Shank
Steve Shaver
Patrick Sheltra
Matt Shepard
Sue Shepard
Brian Shirley
Carl Short
Chad Sinon
Roger Slack
Brady Smith
Clint Smith
Freddy Smith
Chris Smyser
Mooney Starr
Ricky Stenhouse
Chris Stepan
Dan Stone
Kyle Strickler
Scott Strode
Jeff Strunk
Gary Stuhler
Buffy Swanson
Jim Swanson
Joey Tanner
Matt Thomas
Gary Tomkins
Tony Traficant
Tim Tungate
Todd Turner
Bobby Varin
Mike Vaughn
Chris Wall
Doug Walters
Greg Walters
Pat Ward
Kevin Weaver
Renee Weeks
Ricky Weeks
Jimmy Weller III
John Wight
Martin Willis
Jim Wilson
Spencer Wilson
Dave Wirt
Lucas Wolfe
Colby Wolmer
Eric Zembower

ANSWER: They all appeared on Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil during 2005!
Over 270 guests appeared on Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil during 2005.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil: Bringing You the Voices of Dirt Racing!
Also brought to you by: Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Shirts & Decals, JD3Graphics.
Wishing everyone at a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
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‘Dirt Racers Radio’ Holiday Schedule
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Dirt Racers Radio has announced its holiday schedule for the next two weeks. On Sunday December 18 the show will air later in the evening due to a Cleveland Browns game. A ‘Best of Dirt Racers Radio’ show will be aired at approximately 7:30 PM EST. The following Sunday, Christmas Day, the show will take the night off as WQKT traditionally airs Christmas music during that day.
The show will return live on Sunday January 1 with the popular husband-wife dirt Late Model team of Jason & Kristin Flory of Creston, OH. Jason Flory finished second in points in 2005 at the highly competitive KC Raceway in Chillicothe, OH while Kristin Flory finished second in points at Lakeville Speedway in Lakeville, OH. Jason Flory also competes in a wide array of special sanctioned events in the Midwest and east coast with MACS, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, UMP, Lucas Oil Late Model Series and Sunoco ALMS. Both have competed together in special events like the Dirt Track World Championship and Big 4 Series.
Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Lucas Oil Late Models On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will spotlight the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series along with a talented Sprint Car/Modified driver on the Monday December 19 show. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Appearing to talk about their successful 2005 season and what is ahead in 2006 will be Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials and reps Spencer Wilson, Mike Swims, Bob Patison and drivers Earl Pearson, Jr., the ’05 champion, and Scott ‘Silver Shark’ James, the ’05 Rookie of the Year. Other guests will be announced later.
Also appearing will be Andy Priest, the western Pennsylvania based driver who has had an outstanding career as a successful Big Block Modified and Sprint Car driver. Priest will talk about his career and plans for the 2006 season.
Dirt Nation™ recently debuted a new website at www.dirtnation.net.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. Visit: www.dirtnation.net.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Drivers’ Wives Return To Dirt Nation™

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again present a show that is always a big favorite among listeners. On the Monday December 12 edition of the show a number of wives of various drivers will appear. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

Appearing on the 3rd Annual Drivers’ Wives Show will be Katrina Bloomquist, the wife of dirt Late Model star Scott Bloomquist of Tennessee who just completed his 25th season as a dirt Late Model driver. Also appearing will be Stacy Rhodes, wife of dirt Late Model racer and businessman Chris Rhodes of Pennsylvania and Courtney Drown, wife of dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown of Ohio.

From the Sprint Car ranks Tracy Kemenah of Ohio will make an appearance. Tracy is the wife of defending All Star Circuit of Champions title holder Chad Kemenah. From the Big Block Modified ranks will be Kimmie Iles, the wife of Bridgeport Speedway Big Block Modified star Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Iles of New Jersey.

Also returning to the show will be Kristin Flory, wife of dirt Late Model driver Jason Flory. Kristin is also a successful dirt Late Model racer.

Dirt Nation™ recently debuted a new website at www.dirtnation.net.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation or racetalklive at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or Dirt America on AOL. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com and/or dave@vamotorspeedway.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay and Doc Lehman at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com and DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Father-Son Duo On Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- This Sunday evening December 11 the father-son duo of Ernie & Clint Coffman will headline the Dirt Racers Radio show. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
Ernie Coffman is the owner of Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH who will talk about the changes, improvements and plans for the 2006 racing season at the popular 3/8 mile clay oval. Joining Coffman will be his son, Clint Coffman, driver of the Barry Wright Racer Cars #2c dirt Late Model Clint Coffman will talk about his career, race team and plans for 2006.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Dirt Nation™ Set For Two Shows From Motorsports ’06
By Doc Lehman

Ft. Washington, PA --- The popular Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will once again be broadcasting live from the famed Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels show in January when the Len Sammons-produced extravaganza is held from January 13-15, 2006. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil will broadcast live from the show on Friday January 13 and Saturday January 14 with a huge assortment of special guests that tentatively include Bill Elliott and Jeff Hammond among a host of dirt racing stars. The 21st edition of the Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will be held at the Fort Washington, PA Expo Center near Philadelphia, PA.
“What can I say, Doc and I are fired up about returning to the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show,” stated co-host Dave Seay. “We will again be broadcasting on Friday and Saturday and we’ll have a virtual smorgasboard of guests from the world of dirt racing. We had a lot of fun last year and we’re positive we’ll have even bigger and better shows this year.”
The show will broadcast live on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST and then on Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM EST. The show will originate from the Virginia Motor Speedway Booth #233. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by the Lucas Oil Company with associate sponsorship from Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals and JD3Graphics & Lettering. The show will be available at: www.racetalklive.com or www.dirtnation.net.
“Right now it’s tentative but we’re hoping that Jeff Hammond will make a return appearance to the show and we’re also hoping to get Bill Elliott on to talk dirt racing as well,” commented co-host Doc Lehman. “And of course we’ll have a long line of dirt racing drivers, promoters, sanction officials and manufacturers on the show during both broadcasts as well. This show got huge numbers with the two broadcasts last year and we’re looking for an even bigger audience this year.”
The winners of the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championships will also be announced during the Saturday January 14 broadcast. The 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ - Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year Championship encompass dirt Late Model Sprint Car and Big Block Modified drivers.
Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will cover close to 300,000 square feet of the Expo Center with more than 600 exhibit areas offering just about everything automotive. Close to 200 race cars will be on display and there will be appearances by many of the top names in the sport along with many local and regional stars.
2006 marks the first year the Motorsports show has been sponsored by VP Racing Fuels who celebrated 30 years in the industry in 2005. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas and owned by Steve Burns and Fred Morrison. Motorsports 2006 Presented by VP Racing Fuels will again offer a variety of free Seminars for show attendees and again one of the highlights of the show will be the U.S. Tobacco Ms. Motorsports Pageant.
Exhibit space is filling quickly but there are some choice locations that could still be available. For information on exhibit spaces telephone Joe Pratt at 609.888.3618. Lodging reservations at area hotels offering special show discounts can be made through Marilyn Saxton at 215.752.2392 or through Plaza Travel at 215.322.6888.
The Fort Washington Expo Center, site of the three-day show (January 13-15), is located just a short distance from Exit 339 in Fort Washington, PA.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience. For additional information visit: www.dirtnation.net.

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Mark Richards Headlines On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will host a busy and varied program as a diversified list of guests involved in dirt racing will appear on the Monday December 5 Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.dirtnation.net and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Famed dirt Late Model car builder Mark Richards will make a return appearance after a year. Richards, who owns Rocket Chassis in Shinnston, WV, will talk about his company, seminars and talk about the general state of the sport.
Modified star Eric Kormann of Vineland, NJ will make his debut appearance on the show. Kormann, who races in the Modified Sportsman class at Bridgeport Speedway finished third in that division point chase with one feature win. In the newly formed GM Crate Sportsman class at Bridgeport Kormann won the inaugural championship for that division and the 24-year-old star scored seven feature wins with six of them coming consecutively.
Also making his debut on Dirt Nation™ presented BY Lucas Oil will be Davey Sammons of Trenton, NJ. Sammons, a 17-year-old young gun, spent many years achieving success in Quarter Midgets and Micro Sprints, racking up hundreds of wins and many championships. In 2006 Sammons will make his debut in Sprint Car racing.
Also on tap will be a preview of the Tony Stewart-supported US Open Wheel RC Dirt Championship presented by Customworks RC Center based in Virginia.
An additional guest, to be announced, will also appear on the show Monday December 5.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.dirtnation.net Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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PRI Show & Baker Spotlighted On Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- This Sunday evening December 4 reports covering the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Show in Orlando, FL and dirt Late Model star Thomas Baker will headline the Dirt Racers Radio show. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
Dirt Late Model young gun Thomas Baker of Massillon, OH will be the special in-studio guest. Baker runs the Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #3 sponsored by Ken Adams Trucking and Northfield Park.
Special reports covering the Performance Racing Industry Show held in Orlando, FL will also be featured with Dave Seay, Mike Farr and Rick Eshelman filing reports. Seay is the co-host of the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show and PR/Marketing/Sale Director at Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway. Farr works in the sales department of VP Racing Fuels and is the owner of Farr Motorsports. Eshelman is the announcer for the World of Outlaw Late Model Series.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Dirt Nation™ Radio Kicks Off New Website

Orlando, FL --- The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show has debuted an all-new website for the popular dirt racing program that is located at: www.dirtnation.net. The new website was produced by JD3 Graphics, Lettering & Design. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can now be accessed over the internet via: http://www.dirtnation.net.
“The new website looks great, we’re more than happy with it,” stated Dave Seay, co-host of Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil. “Jay Dugan and his staff did a fantastic job on it and we’re fortunate that we have such a professional company like JD3Graphics backing us up.”
The new website will allow listeners to access the show each Monday evening. Additionally, the new website also has archived shows available ‘on demand’. The website also features an ‘On The Road’ schedule, news page and other features.
“As the weeks progress more and more will be added to the website,” commented Doc Lehman, co-host of Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil. “We’ll have a Poll Question of the Week, a contest page and other features and promotions. We want one destination for our listeners to go to and not only tune in to the show but keep up with all the latest monkey business Dave and I get ourselves into.”
“The Dirt Nation™ site gives us the opportunity to experiment with some new ideas while maintaining the same high level of visual stimulation that people are accustomed to seeing with our logo,” added Jay Dugan of JD3Graphics. The company’s website is located at: www.jd3graphics.com "The Dirt Nation™ site is going to give fans just another avenue of interaction with the show. Whether it be through polls, contests, or trivia it gives an added opportunity to connect with the listeners."
“Dirt Nation™ will have a busy year in 2006,” added Lehman. “At the first of January we’re going to start fine tuning and mixing up the format some, we’ve got some ideas we want to try and implement to give the listeners and fans of dirt Late Model, Modified and Sprint Car racing more news and perspectives and bring even more voices of the industry to the listeners.”
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com Website: www.dirtnation.net.

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Doug Drown Signs Two New Product Sponsors For ‘06
By Lehman Motorsports Services

Wooster, OH --- North central Ohio based dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown of Wooster, OH has signed two new product sponsors for his upcoming 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue’ tour that will see the 23-year-old young gun run an extended schedule of high-profile events including non-sanctioned races as well as those sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS), UMP and Sunoco ALMS. Signing with Doug Drown Racing for product support for 2006 is Bert Transmissions and Mason Racin’, Inc.
Bert Transmissions, of St-Constant, Quebec, Canada, was founded in 1984 by Bert Robidoux and is currently one of the industry’s leaders specializing in transmissions and various drive train and suspension components.
“Bert Transmissions set the standard these days in their field and to have them join our team makes our 2006 prospects look even better,” commented Doug Drown, who just came off the 2005 Wayne County Speedway championship. “Our team has been believers in Bert Transmissions since we started racing and it adds a new level of confidence that we will be out there racing with top-quality equipment, equipment that is reliable and nearly bullet-proof from Bert Transmissions.”
Also signing on with Doug Drown Racing for 2006 is Mason Racin’, Inc., of Millersburg, OH, a large all-encompassing parts supply distributor and the manufacturers of the famed Mason Racin’ Starter. Founded by multi-titled champion and National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame inductee Racin’ John Mason, the company offers all the latest hardware for any team’s dirt track needs. Mason Racin’, Inc., is also a dealer for a wide variety of companies in addition to all Bert products including Rocket Chassis, Coleman, Fire Bottle Systems, Inc., KSE Racing Products, Turbo Start Batteries, Winters Performance Products and many others.
“John Mason is not only a local but a national star and our entire team takes pride in being associated with John and his staff at Mason Racin’, Inc.,” stated Drown. “John, George Lee and the entire staff at Mason Racin’, Inc., stand behind their products and their customers 100%. They also build the best starter in the business as far as I’m concerned. Having quality parts and components means you finish races and both Bert Transmissions and Mason Racin’ will help us be there at the end of the race.”
Bert Transmissions is located at 395 St-Regis North, St-Constant, Quebec, Canada, J5A2E7. Telephone: 450-638-2960. Fax: 450-638-4098. Email: bert@berttransmission.com Website: www.berttransmission.com.
Mason Racin’, Inc., is located at in Millersburg, OH and can be contacted at: P.O. Box 28, Millersburg, OH 44654. Telephone toll free at: 877-572-7141. Email: masrac@valkyrie.net Website: www.masonracin.com.
Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.
The race, featuring drivers age 23 and younger, provides an opportunity for professional teams to observe and meet the talented young drivers in one location. Drown, coming off the 2005 Wayne County (OH) Speedway track championship, and a former Renegade and MACS regular, will hit the road in 2006 concentrating on sanctioned races, television races and major unsanctioned events.
For more information on Doug Drown and Drown Racing visit: www.dougdrown.com or telephone: 330.465.7691 or email: Drown12@hotmail.com.
Doug Drown Racing would like to acknowledge the support of: Wooster Glass Company, The Wooster Doll Shoppe, MCP, Incorporated, Hites Racing Stables, Lehman Motorsports Services, Santmyer Oil Company, Boals and Boreman Enterprises, Malcuit Racing Engines, Bert Transmissions, Mason Racin’ and Bilstein Shocks.

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Eric Zembower’s GIFT FOR KIDS Show Scheduled
By Doc Lehman

Pennsylvania-based dirt Late Model driver Eric Zembower has announced details for the 8th Annual Gifts for Kids Race Car Driver Autograph Session presented by Thomas Automotive & Smith Transport. The show will be held on Saturday December 17th, 2005 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Thomas Chevrolet in Bedford, Pa. A huge assortment of famed present and former drivers will be on hand to meet and greet the public including 2005 Craftsman Truck Series Champion, Ted Musgrave, “Mr. Excitement” Jimmy Spencer, USAC Champion and Nextel Cup Driver, Jason Leffler and NASCAR Nextel Cup, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series veteran driver Mike Wallace headline this years event along with over 50 active and retired Bedford Speedway drivers.
“I have people ask me about the event year around,” stated Zembower. “I think the fans really like seeing all the drivers together and contributing to a good cause.” Gifts and donations will be distributed to several organizations in Bedford and Blair Counties administered by the Bedford County Kiwanis Club.
To enter the autograph line fans are to bring an unwrapped gift or a $5.00 donation. Current and vintage race cars will be on display along with information booths from the Bedford Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. Gifts for Kids have raised just over $48,000.00 dollars since the inception. $6,200.00 was added to the till from the first ever Gifts for Kids Live/Silent auction held on November 12th at the new Heartland Hall Convention Center in Bedford.
Zembower, who founded the event, is dedicated. “There are several reasons why I do this,” commented Zembower. “Just being able to make a difference for needy children. I love Christmas and the whole deal. I could do without Halloween and get right to the holidays. I’ve always been a big proponent of moving the sport past the days of when people looked at you crossed eyed when you said ‘I’m a stock car driver’. And what better way to do that. The whole NASCAR and TV deal of the past 25 years has helped elevate the sport. We at the local level still need to do our part.”
Zembower is also excited that the event has lasted eight years and continues to grow. “Always a great driver and fan turnout,” said Zembower. “Just over 1000 people attended last year’s event. The fans love meeting the drivers. In addition tot he NASCAR drivers we’ll have notable dirt stars like Gerald Chamberlain, Charlie Cragan, Jack Pencil, Scott Rhodes, Larry Wright, Turk Burkett, Jim Nave and Nick Dickson.”
“The event keeps growing and growing. Just having champ Ted Musgrave attend the event is big news and the same with Jimmy Spencer with his recent TV popularity. Mike Wallace has been a big supporter of this in the past and is super to work with. He treats the fans great”
Along with Thomas Automotive and Smith Transport, other supporters of Gifts for Kids include: Interstate NAPA of Bedford & Breezewood, Cellular One, Sheetz, Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, The Comfort Inn of Altoona, Best Western of Bedford, Ressler’s Exxon & Mini-Mart, Bedford Speedway, Keifer Motorsports, Interstate Emergency Services of Breezewood, LaSalles Engine & Chassis, Hendrick Motorsports, Martz Chassis Engineering, WTAJ-TV10 , WBVE-107.5/WAYC-100.9 of Bedford, and the Pittsburgh Pirate/Altoona Curve ball clubs.
For additional information contact Eric Zembower at: 814-623-2194 or ericz@kniselyandsons.com.


Weeks, Elkins, Wolfe, Sinon On Dirt Nation™

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will host three of the biggest names in dirt racing on Monday November 28. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
The Carolina Clash dirt Late Model series will be spotlighted and appearing will be 2005 Carolina Clash champion Ricky Weeks and 2005 Carolina Clash Rookie of the Year Clint Elkins. Also appearing will be Carolina Clash officials Larry Lee and Jim Long.
Making a return appearance will be central Pennsylvania 19-year-old young gun Lucas Wolfe. Wolfe will go out on the road in 2006 as the new driver of the famed Selma Shell #11h Sprint Car on the National Sprint Car League tour.
Also appearing will be famed Big Block Modified car owner Chad Sinon. Sinon will return to the show and discuss his team’s upcoming 2006 racing season that will consist of drivers Jeff Strunk, Craig VonDohren and Ryan Watt.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Flyin’ Ryan Markham Headlines Dirt Racers Radio

Wooster, OH --- This Sunday evening November 27 dirt Late Model star Flyin’ Ryan Markham will headline the Dirt Racers Radio show. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
Markham, of Ashland, OH, is one of central Ohio’s top drivers and a multi-titled track champion. Markham drives the Biscottis Restaurant, Stu's Place, J & D Door Company, Bert Transmission; Malcuit powered Rocket Chassis #5M.
Also appearing will be Bryan Autullo, the new Public Relations Director for the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car series.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Josh Richards Signs Management Contract With Cary Agajanian’s Motorsports Management International
By Doc Lehman

Mooresville, NC --- 17-year-old high school senior Josh Richards, known by his fans as ‘Kid Rocket’ and who has made an explosive impact on dirt Late Model racing with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, has signed an exclusive management contract with Motorsports Management International founded by famed motorsports attorney, promoter & car owner Cary Agajanian. Motorsports Management International, with corporate offices located in Charlotte, Los Angeles and Indianapolis also represents such noted drivers as newly crowned NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne, Jamie McMurray, Matt Kenseth, Dave Blaney, Jason Leffler and Jeff Green. Motorsports Management International will focus on guiding Richards’ career as he moves up the motorsports ladder.
“I’m lucky to have someone like Mr. Agajanian represent me,” commented Richards, who attends high school in Shinnston, WV and who won the 2005 World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year title. “It’s a great opportunity for me as a driver to have someone of that caliber helping me out. He seems interested in what maybe I can do later. He seems like he’s pretty excited to see what we can get done.”
Richards spent a weekend in Florida recently with Agajanian and his associates at the Homestead Speedway near Miami, FL during the season finale weekend for NASCAR that saw fellow Motorsports Management International client Tony Stewart clinch his second NASCAR Nextel Cup championship. Motorsports Management International staff introduced Richards to various car crew chiefs, engine builders, tire specialists and car owners like Richard Childress and Ray Evernham, among others.
“That was great, just to be able to walk up and talk to them was pretty cool,” reflected Richards. “I was watching that race the whole time though and thinking, ‘Man, I’d like to be out there right now!’ That’s what I want to do, just race.”
Richards, who will be racing in 2006 with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in search of a championship title in his Mark Richards Racing-owned Rocket Chassis #1 dirt Late Model, expressed confidence in Agajanian’s experience and passion for short track racing in helping him achieve his goals of eventually reaching the highest plateau in racing, NASCAR. “Yes, definitely, I just want to get out there and drive and with Mr. Agajanian’s help, advice and assistance I hope to achieve that goal,” Richards confirmed. “We’ll be keeping our eyes open for other opportunities.”
Richards’ next race will be the upcoming 20th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, OK where he will make his debut in a Midget during the January 11-14, 2006 extravaganza as a member of the Venture Racing Team and teamed with Tony Stewart, Jason Leffler, Sammy Swindell and Kevin Swindell.
For more information on Motorsports Management International visit: www.motorsportsmanagement.com. For more information on Josh Richards visit: www.joshrichards.com.

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Bloomquist, Fuller, Lasoski Invade Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will host three of the biggest names in dirt racing on Monday November 21. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.
Dirt Late Model star Scott Bloomquist will make a return visit to talk about his 25th anniversary season, his career, his future and more. Also appearing will be Tim Fulller who just clinched the Hoosier-Sunoco Mr. DIRT Big Block Modified points crown. Fuller will talk about his season and what may be ahead in his racing plans. Also returning to the show will be Danny Lasoski, a former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion and regular. Lasoski will talk about his season, the new happenings in the Sprint Car world and his future.
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Headlines Dirt Racers Radio
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- This Sunday evening November 20 dirt Late Model star Eric ‘Spud’ Myers and his team will headline the Dirt Racers Radio show. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
Coming off the 2005 season with six wins, the 39-year-old racer competes in his Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #20m sponsored by CRM Colored Mulch, Baseline Transport, Advance Cylinder, Gottarace.com, Weisgarber Trucking, Malcuit Racing Engines, Paradise Lawn Care, Mason Racin, Rocket Chassis, Morris Oil and Panther Motorsports Design. Myers will run the entire MACS Late Model series in 2006.
Also appearing will be Myers’ crew chief, Kyle Figley, team manager Jim Figley, MACS Race Coordinator Jeff Geesey and two of Myers’ sponsors, Clint Doll of GottaRace.com and Seann Anderson of Panther Motorsports Design.
In addition, Pearson and Lehman will also offer listeners all the latest dirt racing news and results.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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Bristol & More Added To DAO’s 5th Anniversary Contest
By Doc Lehman

With the recent announcement that Dirt America Online was holding a 5th Anniversary contest for the website’ visitors the response for the six prize packages from motorsports teams, tracks, sanctions, media, manufacturers and sponsors has been simply incredible and the huge prize list has expanded even further with O’Reilly Auto Parts the latest to add to the kitty with free tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway and various wearing apparel in addition to other teams, tracks and media contributing to the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration Contest.

The most recent additions to the prize packages have been free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway for both Busch and Nextel Cup races in the spring and summer, jackets, hats and a briefcase all courtesy of O’Reilly Auto Parts/Motorsports. In addition, free tickets to the Viking Fall Classic at Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN next year on October 5th, 6th & 7th, T-Shirts from Jamie Martin Racing and free T-Shirts from the Dirt Track Digest website.

“As it stands right now I think the first place winner will get like 17 or 18 T-Shirts, eight or nine hats, tickets to Eldora, KC, Bedford, Bridgeport, PPMS, Susquehanna, and now Bristol and Viking, a couple sweatshirts, trade show tickets, a subscription and more,” commented Doc Lehman, owner, founder and editor of Dirt America Online. “There is something for everyone and the generosity has been mind-boggling.”

One lucky race fan will end up with a huge prize package that will seem like Christmas came early if he or she is lucky enough to win the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration contest. Six winners will be chosen in a random drawing but the 1st Place Prize winner will receive a large assortment of gifts from the dirt track racing industry including two free tickets to the 2006 World 100 at Eldora Speedway and the 2006 Dirt Track World Championship at KC Raceway in addition to a bevy of shirts, hats, tickets, diecast and other prizes.

On November 28 Dirt America Online (www.DirtAmericaOnline.com) will complete five years of operation and in order to celebrate a new contest has been announced. In addition to the free tickets to the World 100 at Eldora Speedway the grand prize winner will also receive a multitude of T-Shirts, hats, diecast, tickets and other items. The winner(s) will be drawn and announced live on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening November 28. Deadline for entries: Saturday November 26, 2005.

To enter simply send a postcard to: Dirt America Online, P.O. Box 341, Smithville, OH 44677. Include your name, complete mailing address and telephone number. No person(s) associated with Dirt America Online, Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil and/or Dirt Racers Radio is permitted to enter, nor are their relatives. DAO requests that only one postcard per person be sent.

On Monday evening November 28 during the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show special guest Ryan Pearson, a co-host of the Dirt Racers Radio show and the Chief of Police of Dalton, OH, will draw the winning post cards live on the air.

“We thought that since we were about close out on year five why not have a little contest to celebrate,” commented Doc Lehman, founder, editor and owner of Dirt America Online. “And thanks to the tremendous generosity of so many people in the dirt racing industry we have come up with some pretty awesome gifts to give away. Our original thought was to have only one prize winner but with the outpouring of support we will be offering six prize packages. And we’re very surprised and grateful that the support is still coming in.”

Dirt America Online started life on November 28, 2000 as Dirt America. After a couple years online it spent a number of months partnered with Dirt-Racers before evolving into Dirt America Online. The original webmaster was Stacy Scheers followed by Seann Anderson. The current webmaster, since April 2004, is Mike Farr of Farr Motorpsorts.

“We just want to have a little fun as we enter year six,” continued Lehman. “And we hope to make a couple people happy when their prizes show up. The grand prize winner will think Christmas came early when their box arrives, believe me. And they can thank all the terrific dirt racing teams, tracks, series and companies that contributed. Actually, we’re shocked at the support this contest has gotten.”

Below is the complete listings of all six prize packages that will be awarded in the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration contest. As more contributions come in they will be added so check www.DirtAmericaOnline.com for updates.

Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration Contest:
Grand Prize Winner – 1st Place Prize Package:
Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals/ Chub Frank Racing:
Two (2) tickets to the 2006 WORLD 100 – Eldora Speedway
Advance Cylinder – Ashland, OH:
Two (2) tickets to the 2006 Dirt Track World Championship – KC Raceway
O’Reilly Auto Parts/Motorsports:
Two (2) tickets to August Nextel Cup Race @ Bristol Motor Speedway
Two (2) tickets to August Busch Race @ Bristol Motor Speedway
Two (2) tickets to August O’Reilly 200 Truck Race @ Bristol Motor Speedway
One (1) O’Reilly Auto Parts Racing Jacket
One (1) O’Reilly Auto Parts/Racing Hat
One (1) O’Reilly Auto Parts soft briefcase
Scott Bloomquist Fan Club:
1/24 scale Scott Bloomquist Anniversary Chrome Diecast
Chub Frank Racing:
One (1) Chub Frank T-Shirt
One (1) Chub Frank Sweatshirt
One (1) Chub Frank Hat
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals:
One (1) Chub Frank 1/64 diecast car (blue)
One (1) Chub Frank 1/64 diecast car (silver)
One (1) Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals T-Shirt
Earl Pearson, Jr. Racing:
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr Hat
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr/Sunoco Shirt
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr 1/24 diecast car
Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards:
One (1) Kid Rocket T Shirt
One (1) Kid Rocket Hat
Doug Drown Racing:
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (adult)
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (Kids)
Bedford (PA) Speedway:
Two (2) tickets to the ‘Firecracker 35’ race
Two (2) tickets to the ‘Labor Day 55’ race
Rocket Chassis:
One (1) Rocket Chassis T-Shirt
Dixie (GA) Speedway:
One (1) Dixie Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Dixie Speedway Hat
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets - 2006
VP Racing Fuels:
One (1) VP Racing Fuels 30th Anniversary Hat
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Area Auto Racing News:
One (1) Year Subscription
Motorsports 2006 Show presented by VP Racing Fuels
Two (2) Passes to Motorsports ’06 Show
GottaRace.com:
Two (2) GottaRace hats
Demon Carburetion:
One (1) Demon Carburetion Hat
Dirt Late Model Magazine:
One (1) Dirt Late Model Magazine T-Shirt
Lernerville Speedway:
One (1) Lernerville Speedway T-Shirt
Scott Performance Wire:
One (1) Scott Performance Wire T-Shirt
Flyin’ Ryan Markham Racing
One (1) T-Shirt (Kids)
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
Advance Cylinder:
One (1) Advance Cylinder hooded sweatshirt
Sue Stevenson Photography/Officials MACS Photographer:
One (1) 11 x 17” Mike Balzano photograph
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:
Two (2) General Admission Passes – 2006
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Five (5) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt
Viking Speedway:
Two (2) tickets to Viking Fall Classic
Jamie Martin Racing:
One (1) Jamie Martin T-Shirt
Dirt Track Digest:
One (1) Dirt Track Digest T-Shirt

2nd Place Prize Package:
O’Reilly Auto Parts/Motorsports:
Two (2) tickets to Spring Nextel Cup Race @ Bristol Motor Speedway
Two (2) tickets to Spring Busch Race @ Bristol Motor Speedway
One (1) O’Reilly Auto Parts/Racing Jacket
One (1) O’Reilly Auto Parts/Racing Hat
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals:
One (1) Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals T-Shirt
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets - 2006
Doug Drown Racing:
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (adult)
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (Kids)
Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards:
One (1) Kid Rocket Visor
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Dirt Late Model Magazine:
One (1) Dirt Late Model Magazine T-Shirt
GottaRace.com:
Two (2) GottaRace hats
Demon Carburetion:
One (1) Demon Carburetion Hat
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:
Two (2) General Admission Passes – 2006
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt
Jamie Martin Racing:
One (1) Jamie Martin Racing T-Shirt
Dirt Track Digest:
One (1) Dirt Track Digest T-Shirt

3rd Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Dirt Late Model Magazine:
One (1) Dirt Late Model Magazine T-Shirt
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt
O’Reilly Auto Parts Motorsports:
One (1) O’Reilly Auto Parts Racing Hat
Jamie Martin Racing:
One (1) Jamie Martin Racing T-Shirt
Dirt Track Digest:
One (1) Dirt Track Digest T-Shirt


4th Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt
Jamie Martin Racing:
One (1) Jamie Martin Racing T-Shirt

5th Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt
Jamie Martin Racing
One (1) Jamie Martin Racing T-Shirt

6th Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt
Jamie Martin Racing:
One (1) Jamie Martin Racing T-Shirt

DIRT AMERICA ONLINE would like to thank the following for their generosity and support of DAO: Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, Advance Cylinder, Scott Bloomquist Fan Club, Chub Frank Racing, Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards Racing, Doug Drown Racing, Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing, O’Reilly Auto Parts, VP Racing Fuels, GottaRace, Earl Pearson, Jr., WD Enterprises, Rocket Chassis, Demon Carburetion, Area Auto Racing News, Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels, MACS, Dirt Late Model Magazine, Lernerville Speedway, Scott Performance Wire, Susquehanna Speedway park, Bedford Speedway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Dixie Speedway, Ryan Markham Racing, Sue Stevenson Photography, JD3Graphics, Viking Speedway, Jamie Martin Racing, Dirt Track Digest.


Hearn, Stenhouse & BOB Series On Dirt Nation™
By Doc Lehman

The Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show will have an ultra-busy Monday night show this week as one of Modified racing’s top chassis builders, a hot young Sprint Car driver and drivers and series representatives of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass Late Model Series will be spotlighted on Monday November 14. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST on WLRT 1490 THE OUTLAW and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com and is hosted by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman.

For the first time in series history of the O’Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass Series there are co-champions, Mike Jewell and Tim Tungate.

The hottest driver on the tour at the close of the year, Scottsburg, IN veteran Mike Jewell finished the season with five straight finishes of seventh or better. "The Scottsburg Express" had one O'Reilly NARA Battle of the Bluegrass DirtCar Series win on the season which came on June 18th at the Richmond Raceway. The MPC Motorsports #9 is a Bullock powered MasterSbilt Monte Carlo sponsored by Southern Indiana Drilling, Morgan Foods, Stephens Oil, K.P. Radio Sales & Service, Shelton Angus Farms, Scott Co Tire, Remax, Pruett's Auto Repair, Advanced Racing Suspensions, and PBM Performance Products.

Campbellsville, KY native Tim Tungate's consistent finishes help him nab a share of 2005 Championship. After a win on July 23rd at Richmond Raceway's Butterball Wooldridge Memorial, a 7th place nod on August 6th at Soggy Bottom, and a runner-up finish on September 2nd at Mountain Motor, Tungate was able to pull ahead of Whitney McQueary into the lead of the season-long points battle. Tungate held on to the top spot after a pair of top five finishes at 201 and Bluegrass in the month of September. "Stone Cold", as he's dubbed, drives the Guardian Mortgage/Ancil Reynolds RV/J&L Title/ABC Child Care/Cox Properties/Children's Palace/MDW Transport/Price's Grocery/White Construction/Shelly's Hot Styles/Mulch Madness/James Medical Equipment/Phillips Lanes & Restaurant sponsored, AMS powered, CJ Rayburn Monte Carlo for J&L Motorsports.

Also appearing will be O’Reilly BOB officials Spencer Wilson, Dustin Jarrett and James Essex.

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., of Olive Branch, MS, will make his debut appearance on the show. The 18-year-old just completed his third season as a Sprint Car driver and will talk about the big plans for 2006 that his team is formulating for next year.

In addition Bobby Hearn, the guiding force behind the super-successful TEO Pro Race Cars chassis will make his first appearance on the show and talk about his business and the current state of the Modified racing industry.

In two weeks on Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil special guests will include Scott Bloomquist, Danny Lasoski and Tim Fuller.

Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts and JD3Graphics.

Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.

Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Dirt Racers Radio Airs Early w/ Kemenah, Fan Forum
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- This Sunday evening November 13 Dirt Racers Radio will air earlier for this week only. The show will be broadcast from 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST with several special guests on hand. Dirt Racers Radio airs every Sunday evening on WQKT 104.5 FM. The show, hosted by Doc Lehman & Ryan Pearson, can also be heard over the internet at: www.wqkt.com
Appearing will be Chad Kemenah who just wrapped up his fourth consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car championship title. Kemenah, of Fremont, OH, is one of Sprint Car racing’s top stars.
Dirt Racers Radio will also be featuring a ‘Fan Forum’ with several diehard race fans including Gary Baker, Don Danley and Jack Shonk who will talk about the stat eof the sport locally, regionally and nationally.
Dirt Racers Radio usually airs from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST every Sunday but on Sunday November 13 the show will air from 5:00 – 7:00 PM EST due to the late evening Cleveland Browns broadcast.
In addition to Balzano, Kemenah and Baker appearing news and results from around the country will also be offered. Dirt Racers Radio covers local, regional and national dirt racing each week from the studios of WQKT in Wooster, OH located at 104.5 FM on the dial and is streamed over the internet live at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Dirt Racers Radio visit: www.wqkt.com or email Doc Lehman and Ryan Pearson at: dirtracersradio@yahoo.com.

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2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship Announced
By Doc Lehman

The popular dirt racing radio program, Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil and the Lucas Oil Company have teamed up to once again present the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship with a couple minor tweaks implemented since last year. Lucas Oil is a well-known motorsports supporter based in California and the title sponsor of Dirt Nation™. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil airs every Monday evening from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST at: www.racetalklive.com.
“This year we’ve expanded the program, which was very well accepted last year,’ stated Doc Lehman, co-host of Dirt Nation™. “Where last year we only awarded a dirt Late Model driver, Dennis Erb of Illinois, this year, with Lucas Oil once again demonstrating their generosity, we will have three ‘Driver of the Year’ awards that will cover not only a dirt Late Model driver but a Sprint Car and Modified driver as well.”
The winners will each receive $1,000 cash, a championship jacket and trophy from Lucas Oil. Additionally, each winner will also receive a Hoosier Racing Tire jacket from Hoosier Tire Midwest and a one-year subscription to Area Auto Racing News. The winning dirt Late Model driver will also be awarded a ‘graphics wrap’ from Panther Motorsports Design. Additional prizes will be added over the coming weeks.
The winners will be announced on Saturday January 14, 2006 during a live Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil broadcast from the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels show in Ft. Washington, PA near Philadelphia. Each winner will appear on the show the following Monday evening for extended segments.
Fans will nominate the drivers in each division. The top six in each division who gather the most votes will then be submitted to a panel of professional motorsports media who will then vote on the winner of the 2nd Annual Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil Driver of the Year Championship for dirt Late Models, Sprint Cars and Modifieds. Fans can submit their nominee, based on performance during 2005, by emailing: dirtnationradio@yahoo.com or mailing their nominee to: Dirt Nation™, P.O. Box 341, Smithville, OH 44677. The deadline for nominating a driver is December 31, 2005.
"I am very excited with the new format for choosing the Dirt Nation / Lucas Oil Drivers of the Year,” commented Dave Seay, co-host of Dirt Nation™. “To be able to expand the program to not only include the Super Late Model division but to also be able to have the Big Block Modifieds and Sprint Cars involved is a major step, one we could not have taken without Forest Lucas and the folks at Lucas Oil."
"It will again be a blast to debut the winners at the Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels once again,” added Lehman. “It’s an honor and we have to thank Lenny Sammons, Joe Pratt and the staff for allowing us to be a part of that tremendous show for another year.”
"There are a dozen or more deserving drivers in each category, I do not envy our panel of experts that will have to narrow down the fields and choose the winners,” continued Seay. "This is an opportunity for Dirt Nation™ and Lucas Oil to give back to the competitors that work so very hard to provide great racing and entertainment to the thousands of fans that pack short tracks all over the country and have success at it as well."
Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is hosted each Monday evening by Dave Seay and Doc Lehman and airs from 8:00 – 10:00 PM EST and can be accessed over the internet at: http://www.racetalklive.com. Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil is co-sponsored by Virginia Motor Speedway, Dirt America Online, Slavic Custom Shirts, JD3Graphics and Lehman Motorsports Services.
Each show is also archived ‘On Demand’ so listeners can tune in at their convenience.
Listeners can participate on the Monday shows by calling 877-899-7223 or by instant messenger at dirtnation2003 at any of the following instant messenger services online: AIM, MSN or yahoo or dirtnationradio on Yahoo. You can also e-mail Dirt Nation™ at dirtnationradio@yahoo.com and submit your track/tour/team results and news to DocLehman@sssnet.com Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil can also be heard on its host radio station, WLRT FOX 1490 AM in Hampton, VA. For additional information on DIRT NATION™ presented by Lucas Oil contact Dave Seay at: 804.758.1867 or via email at: dave@vamotorspeedway.com Or email Doc Lehman at DocLehman@sssnet.com.

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Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Back On MACS Tour in ‘06
By Doc Lehman

Holmesville, OH --- Eric ‘Spud’ Myers, the Holmesville, OH dirt Late Model driver, announced that he is taking his show on the road in 2006 and will commit to the year long championship chase with the Mid Atlantic Championship Series (MACS). Myers, who will spend his fifth season in a dirt Late Model in 2006, is no stranger to being on the road as his team chased MACS in 2003 and finished with a top ten point finish and since that time has traveled throughout the Midwest and mid-Atlantic region racing with MACS, Lucas Oil Dirt Late Model Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, Sunoco ALMS and many unsanctioned events.
Coming off the 2005 season with six wins, the 39-year-old racer will compete in his Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #20m sponsored by CRM Colored Mulch, Baseline Transport, Advance Cylinder, Gottarace.com, Weisgarber Trucking, Malcuit Racing Engines, Paradise Lawn Care, Mason Racin, Rocket Chassis, Morris Oil and Panther Motorsports Design.
“I feel like that is the direction we want to go,” responded Myers to the question of why run full-time with a sanction. “We want to run a series and I just think we’re ready. We stepped into that deal a couple years ago and maybe it was too soon, but it helped. But I wish we would have waited because I definitely think we could win rookie of the year now. But we’re ready. We’re going to see what we can do.”
“With all the traveling we’ve done the past two years it’s almost been just like running a series. It’s not going to be nothing abnormal for us traveling. And like with MACS we have ran with them before and I think it’s going to be fun, I really do.”
Myers, as well as his crew chief Kyle Figley and team manager, Jim Figley, aren’t the only ones excited to be on the road with MACS in 2006.
“Eric ‘Spud’ Myers competed on the full MACS tour in 2003 and did a terrific job in his first full season on the road,” stated Jeff Geesey, Race Coordinator for MACS. “Jim and Kyle Figley and the rest of the crew did a great job assisting Eric's talents and the team performed solidly every night out, which is not as easy as they made it appear.”
“We missed his camaraderie and good natured kidding around. Last year in a few more appearances Eric not only hadn't lost anything by a limited '04 MACS presence but had actually gained significantly and was a real force to be reckoned with almost any night, anywhere. We are very please that Spud and the #20M crew will be back with us full-time in '06.”
Myers, crew chief Kyle Figley, team manager Jim Figley and two of the team’s sponsors, Clint Doll of GottaRace.com and Seann Anderson of Panther Motorsports Design in addition to MACS Race Coordinator Jeff Geesey will all appear on the Sunday November 20 broadcast of the Dirt Racers Radio show that will air from 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST on WQKT 104.5 FM. Listeners can tune in over the internet at: www.wqkt.com.
For more information on Eric ‘Spud’ Myers visit: www.ericmyers20m.com.


Doug Drown Unveils New Website
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- North central Ohio based dirt Late Model driver Doug Drown of Wooster, OH has debuted an all-new website devoted to the 23-year-old standout who will go on the road in 2006 for his anointed ‘Back ‘n Blue Tour 2006’. The new website is located at: www.dougdrown.com and was designed and will be maintained by Farr Motorsports. The new website will keep visitors appraised of the driver’s racing and other activities throughout the year.

“I think the website is really great, Mike Farr and Doc did a really nice job
putting it all together, but I guess in the back of my mind I knew it wasn't going to be anything less then great. Those guys always do everything top notch.”

“I met Mike during the 2003 season when I ran the Renegade series and I'll admit I was a little hesitant to talk to him at first because I knew that he is a very respected person in this industry, but after a few conversations with him I became very comfortable talking to him because he is the type of guy that will help anyone out if they ask for his advice.”

“I really believe having a website is going to help our team promote ourselves to a wider range of people and allow potential sponsors and long term fans become more familiar with our team and to keep updated on our performance and news.”

During 2005 Drown scored the 2005 Wayne County Speedway championship driving the Wooster Glass, MCP Inc., Boles and Boreman Enterprises, Wooster Doll House, Lehman Motorsports Services sponsored Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #12.

“I really appreciate all the help Farr Motorsports and Lehman Motorsports Services has done for Drown Racing with the website and media coverage,” continued Drown. “I know that if we can keep good people with us then good things will happen and this website is proof of that.”

Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.

The race, featuring drivers age 23 and younger, provides an opportunity for professional teams to observe and meet the talented young drivers in one location. Drown, coming off the 2005 Wayne County (OH) Speedway track championship, and a former Renegade and MACS regular, will hit the road in 2006 concentrating on sanctioned races, television races and major unsanctioned events.

For more information on Doug Drown and Drown Racing visit: www.dougdrown.com or telephone: 330.465.7691 or email: Drown12@hotmail.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Doug Drown Planning ’06 Black ‘n Blue Tour
By Doc Lehman

Wooster, OH --- Doug Drown will start his 2006 ‘Black ‘n Blue Tour’ on the road with an early season trip to Georgia for the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, GA. The historic half-mile speedway will once again showcase some of the nation’s best dirt track racing talent the first weekend of February 2006 when Oglethorpe Speedway Park will host it’s 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006. The race, featuring drivers age 23 and younger, provides an opportunity for professional teams to observe and meet the talented young drivers in one location. Drown, coming off the 2005 Wayne County (OH) Speedway track championship, and a former Renegade and MACS regular, will hit the road in 2006 concentrating on sanctioned races, television races and major unsanctioned events.
In addition to competing in the 2nd Annual Coca-Cola Young Guns Shoot-Out Drown will also participate in the various seminars and media gatherings that will be held during the weekend. "This sounds like a great event that I am looking forward to being a part of,” commented Drown, 23, who became a father for the first time when wife Courtney and the popular central Ohio driver welcomed son Cale into the world on October 24. “I think it is awesome that Oglethorpe Speedway Park puts this on for us younger guys to get noticed.”
“Hopefully we will go down there and be competitive and meet some people that will be able to help me with attaining my lifelong goal of becoming a full time race car driver. No matter what the outcome of the weekend is though, I'm looking forward to having the opportunity to get out early in the season and also getting back on the road again."
After spending the 2005 season dedicating his Saturday nights to Wayne County Speedway as he prepared for a season back on the road in 2006, Drown scored the track championship. His wins came at Wayne County Speedway on July 9 and he scored two American Advance Payroll Big 4 Series special events at Lakeville Speedway in Ohio including that track’s season-ending 10th Annual Ohio Dirt Blow-Out. During the season Drown also competed in various unsanctioned events in addition to races with MACS, World of Outlaw Late Model Series, UMP and Sunoco ALMS. He also made his first trip as a driver to Eldora Speedway’s WORLD 100 and made the top 120 qualifying field. He also competed during the recent 25th Anniversary Dirt Track World Championship weekend and competed in the Jim Dunn Memorial Non-Qualifiers feature.
Drown scored his championship driving the Wooster Glass, MCP Inc., Boles and Boreman Enterprises, Wooster Doll House, Lehman Motorsports Services sponsored Rocket Chassis/Malcuit Racing Engines #12.
“We’re looking forward to getting back out on the road next year and looking forward to all the schedules to be released so we can start planning for 2006,” continued Drown. “I know we’ll get back to races like the WORLD 100 and the DIRT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP but we want to add some more of those kind of events. We’re also looking forward to some television races and we know we’ll be making trips to tracks like Virginia Motor Speedway and the Dirt Track at Lowe’s for their TV races, and as many others that we can get to. I know there’s some rumors of a big race at the Dirt Track at Lowe’s in March or April and if that does happen we’ll be there.”
Drown and his team will also be unveiling a brand new website soon produced by Farr Motorsports in association with Lehman Motorsports Services.
For more information on Doug Drown and Drown Racing telephone: 330.465.7691 or email: Drown12@hotmail.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


‘Kid Rocket’ Teamed With ‘Smoke’ For Chili Bowl
By Doc Lehman

Las Vegas, NV --- Newly crowned World of Outlaw Late Model Series Rookie of the Year Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards of Shinnston, WV will be competing in the upcoming 20th Annual Chili Bowl Midget Nationals as a member of the Venture Racing Team and teamed with Tony Stewart, Jason Leffler, Sammy Swindell and Kevin Swindell. Richards, a 17-year-old high school senior, will be competing in his first Chili Bowl driving a Spike Chassis equipped with a Gary Stanton Mopar Racing Engines.
The popular national event (tickets are already sold out) that will held at the Tulsa Expo Raceway in Tulsa, OK January 11-14, 2006 attracts drivers from all forms of motorsports. Richards’ Midget will be sponsored by Seubert Calf Ranches of Dorchester, WI, Ace Metal Works of Enterprise, WV, Complete Flooring of Laplata, MD and Stanton Racing Engines/ Mopar.
“I’m excited,” understated Richards. “I’ve been working out the past few days and I’ll work out all through the winter to keep in shape for this. I’m really looking forward to driving in the Chili Bowl.”
Richards is also keenly aware of what it means to be driving for Venture Racing Team headed up by the famed John Godfrey, who was the founder of Stealth Chassis and is now with Spike Products. “I’m glad to have the opportunity to drive for someone like him, it’s pretty cool.”
Godfrey, a long-time industry mover-and-shaker, is also looking forward to working with ‘Kid Rocket’. “This will be a great opportunity and its great exposure for him,” stated Godfrey. “There are so many people there and so many drivers, it’s the biggest Midget race of the year.”
“We’ll be fielding five cars. We’ll have Tony Stewart, Sammy Swindell, Jason Leffler, Kevin Swindell and of course Josh. I find it interesting we have a mix of veterans and rookies. It’s always nice to go with someone new who you can maybe help someday. It was what we did with Tony and Jason in the 90’s. We started off ten years ago and won USAC championships with both of them and here we are, I don’t know, ten years down the road and we’re getting them back again.”
Godfrey wouldn’t put just anyone in one of his cars and admits that Richards has real potential and his researched bared that fact out. “Yes I do think there is potential, definitely. To be honest I don’t know that much about Josh but from word of mouth from so many people he just sounds like a kid that just needs a chance. And they have obviously done their homework on us and figured out we’re a good team.”
To get some laps and experience in an open wheel car Richards will be attending the Cory Kruseman Driving School on the west coast in a couple weeks. “I’m pretty pumped to be going out there for that in a couple weeks,” commented Richards. And he is quick to confirm that beyond the Chili Bowl he would be hard pressed to turn down another Open Wheel ride, such as a Sprint Car. “I’d drive one, I’d drive anything,” confirmed Richards.
Richards is also quick to affirm that just making the starting field of the main event for the Chili Bowl would be an achievement in itself. “That would mean a lot,” said Richards. “I never really heard of until last year. But it seems to be a pretty big deal and the more I hear about it the more I want to get out there and see how we do.”
During 2005 Richards won the WoO LMS Rookie of the Year title in his Mark Richards Racing-owned #1 Seubert Calf Ranches, Ace Metal Works, MCB Motorsports, Hoosier Racing Tires, Rocket Chassis, Cornett Engines Grand Prix.
For more on Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards visit: www.joshrichards.com.

-Prepared by Lehman Motorsports Services


Another ‘World’ Added To DAO’s 5th Anniversary Contest
By Doc Lehman

With the recently announced Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration Contest already getting response even more prizes have been added to the ever-expanding list of prizes six lucky winners will share in. One of the most recent donations is a set of tickets to the 2006 Dirt Track World Championship at KC Raceway from Advance Cylinder of Ashland, OH to go along with the set of 2006 World 100 at Eldora Speedway tickets that were donated by Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals. Additional prizes added to the expanding list comes from Advance Cylinder, Bridgeport Speedway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing, JD3Graphics and Sue Stevenson Photography.
“As it stands right now I think the first place winner will get like 17 or 18 T-Shirts, eight hats, tickets to Eldora, KC, Bedford, Bridgeport, PPMS, Susquehanna, a couple sweatshirts, trade show tickets, a subscription and more,” commented Doc Lehman, owner, founder and editor of Dirt America Online. “Plus the additional five winners will get shirts and tickets. Something for everyone and the generosity has been mind-boggling.”
One lucky race fan will end up with a huge prize package that will seem like Christmas came early if he or she is lucky enough to win the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration contest. Six winners will be chosen in a random drawing but the 1st Place Prize winner will receive a large assortment of gifts from the dirt track racing industry including two free tickets to the 2006 World 100 at Eldora Speedway and the 2006 Dirt Track World Championship at KC Raceway in addition to a bevy of shirts, hats, tickets, diecast and other prizes.
On November 28 Dirt America Online (www.DirtAmericaOnline.com) will complete five years of operation and in order to celebrate a new contest has been announced. In addition to the free tickets to the World 100 at Eldora Speedway the grand prize winner will also receive a multitude of T-Shirts, hats, diecast, tickets and other items. The winner(s) will be drawn and announced live on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening November 28. Deadline for entries: Saturday November 26, 2005.
To enter simply send a postcard to: Dirt America Online, P.O. Box 341, Smithville, OH 44677. Include your name, complete mailing address and telephone number. No person(s) associated with Dirt America Online, Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil and/or Dirt Racers Radio is permitted to enter, nor are their relatives. DAO requests that only one postcard per person be sent.
On Monday evening November 28 during the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show special guest Ryan Pearson, a co-host of the Dirt Racers Radio show and the Chief of Police of Dalton, OH, will draw the winning post cards live on the air.
“We thought that since we were about close out on year five why not have a little contest to celebrate,” commented Doc Lehman, founder, editor and owner of Dirt America Online. “And thanks to the tremendous generosity of so many people in the dirt racing industry we have come up with some pretty awesome gifts to give away. Our original thought was to have only one prize winner but with the outpouring of support we will be offering six prize packages. And we’re very surprised and grateful that the support is still coming in.”
Dirt America Online started life on November 28, 2000 as Dirt America. After a couple years online it spent a number of months partnered with Dirt-Racers before evolving into Dirt America Online. The original webmaster was Stacy Scheers followed by Seann Anderson. The current webmaster, since April 2004, is Mike Farr of Farr Motorpsorts.
“We just want to have a little fun as we enter year six,” continued Lehman. “And we hope to make a couple people happy when their prizes show up. The grand prize winner will think Christmas came early when their box arrives, believe me. And they can thank all the terrific dirt racing teams, tracks, series and companies that contributed. Actually, we’re shocked at the support this contest has gotten.”
Below is the complete listings of all six prize packages that will be awarded in the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration contest. As more contributions come in they will be added so check www.DirtAmericaOnline.com for updates.

Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration Contest:

Grand Prize Winner – 1st Place Prize Package:
Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals/ Chub Frank Racing:
Two (2) tickets to the 2006 WORLD 100 – Eldora Speedway
Advance Cylinder – Ashland, OH:
Two (2) tickets to the 2006 Dirt Track World Championship – KC Raceway
Scott Bloomquist Fan Club:
1/24 scale Scott Bloomquist Anniversary Chrome Diecast
Chub Frank Racing:
One (1) Chub Frank T-Shirt
One (1) Chub Frank Sweatshirt
One (1) Chub Frank Hat
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals:
One (1) Chub Frank 1/64 diecast car (blue)
One (1) Chub Frank 1/64 diecast car (silver)
One (1) Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals T-Shirt
Earl Pearson, Jr. Racing:
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr Hat
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr/Sunoco Shirt
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr 1/24 diecast car
Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards:
One (1) Kid Rocket T Shirt
One (1) Kid Rocket Hat
Doug Drown Racing:
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (adult)
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (Kids)
Bedford (PA) Speedway:
Two (2) tickets to the ‘Firecracker 35’ race
Two (2) tickets to the ‘Labor Day 55’ race
Rocket Chassis:
One (1) Rocket Chassis T-Shirt
Dixie (GA) Speedway:
One (1) Dixie Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Dixie Speedway Hat
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets - 2006
VP Racing Fuels:
One (1) VP Racing Fuels 30th Anniversary Hat
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Area Auto Racing News:
One (1) Year Subscription
Motorsports 2006 Show presented by VP Racing Fuels
Two (2) Passes to Motorsports ’06 Show
GottaRace.com:
Two (2) GottaRace hats
Demon Carburetion:
One (1) Demon Carburetion Hat
Dirt Late Model Magazine:
One (1) Dirt Late Model Magazine T-Shirt
Lernerville Speedway:
One (1) Lernerville Speedway T-Shirt
Scott Performance Wire:
One (1) Scott Performance Wire T-Shirt
Flyin’ Ryan Markham Racing
One (1) T-Shirt (Kids)
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
Advance Cylinder:
One (1) Advance Cylinder hooded sweatshirt
Sue Stevenson Photography/Officials MACS Photographer:
One (1) 11 x 17” Mike Balzano photograph
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:
Two (2) General Admission Passes – 2006
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Five (5) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt

2nd Place Prize Package:
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals:
One (1) Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals T-Shirt
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets - 2006
Doug Drown Racing:
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (adult)
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (Kids)
Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards:
One (1) Kid Rocket Visor
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Dirt Late Model Magazine:
One (1) Dirt Late Model Magazine T-Shirt
GottaRace.com:
Two (2) GottaRace hats
Demon Carburetion:
One (1) Demon Carburetion Hat
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway:
Two (2) General Admission Passes – 2006
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt

3rd Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Dirt Late Model Magazine:
One (1) Dirt Late Model Magazine T-Shirt
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt

4th Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing:
One (1) Eric ‘Spud’ Myers T-Shirt
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt

5th Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt

6th Place Prize Package:
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets – 2006
GottaRace.com:
One (1) GottaRace hat
JD3Graphics.com:
One (1) Fitted Hat
Bridgeport (NJ) Speedway:
Four (4) General Admission Passes – 2006
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Bridgeport Speedway ‘Young Guns’ Embroidered Shirt

DIRT AMERICA ONLINE would like to thank the following for their generosity and support of DAO: Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals, Advance Cylinder, Scott Bloomquist Fan Club, Chub Frank Racing, Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards Racing, Doug Drown Racing, Eric ‘Spud’ Myers Racing, VP Racing Fuels, GottaRace, Earl Pearson, Jr., WD Enterprises, Rocket Chassis, Demon Carburetion, Area Auto Racing News, Motorsports 2006 presented by VP Racing Fuels, MACS, Dirt Late Model Magazine, Lernerville Speedway, Scott Performance Wire, Susquehanna Speedway park, Bedford Speedway, Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Dixie Speedway, Ryan Markham Racing, Sue Stevenson Photography, JD3Graphics.


DAO 5th Anniversary Celebration Contest Announced

Smithville, OH --- One lucky race fan will end up with a huge prize package that will seem like Christmas came early if he or she is lucky enough to win the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration contest. Six winners will be chosen in a random drawing but the 1st Place Prize winner will receive a large assortment of gifts from the dirt track racing industry including two free tickets to the 2006 World 100 at Eldora Speedway.
On November 28 Dirt America Online (www.DirtAmericaOnline.com) will complete five years of operation and in order to celebrate a new contest has been announced. In addition to the free tickets to the World 100 at Eldora Speedway the grand prize winner will also receive a multitude of T-Shirts, hats, diecast, tickets and other items. The winner(s) will be drawn and announced live on the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show on Monday evening November 28. Deadline for entries: Saturday November 26, 2005.
To enter simply send a postcard to: Dirt America Online, P.O. Box 341, Smithville, OH 44677. Include your name, complete mailing address and telephone number. No person(s) associated with Dirt America Online, Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil and/or Dirt Racers Radio is permitted to enter, nor are their relatives. DAO requests that only one postcard per person be sent.
On Monday evening November 28 during the Dirt Nation™ presented by Lucas Oil radio show special guest Ryan Pearson, a co-host of the Dirt Racers Radio show and the Chief of Police of Dalton, OH, will draw the winning post cards live on the air.
“We thought that since we were about close out on year five why not have a little contest to celebrate,” commented Doc Lehman, founder, editor and owner of Dirt America Online. “And thanks to the tremendous generosity of so many people in the dirt racing industry we have come up with some pretty awesome gifts to give away. Our original thought was to have only one prize winner but with the outpouring of support we will be offering six prize packages.”
Dirt America Online started life on November 28, 2000 as Dirt America. After a couple years online it spent a number of months partnered with Dirt-Racers before evolving into Dirt America Online. The original webmaster was Stacy Scheers followed by Seann Anderson. The current webmaster, since April 2004, is Mike Farr of Farr Motorpsorts.
“We just want to have a little fun as we enter year six,” continued Lehman. “And we hope to make a couple people happy when their prizes show up. The grand prize winner will think Christmas came early when their box arrives, believe me. And they can thank all the terrific dirt racing teams, tracks, series and companies that contributed. Actually, we’re shocked at the support this contest has gotten.”
Below is the complete listings of all six prize packages that will be awarded in the Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration contest. As more contributions come in they will be added so check www.DirtAmericaOnline.com for updates.

Dirt America Online 5th Anniversary Celebration Contest:
Grand Prize Winner – 1st Place Prize Package:
Slavic Custom Racing Shirts & Decals/ Chub Frank Racing:
Two (2) tickets to the 2006 WORLD 100 – Eldora Speedway
Scott Bloomquist Fan Club:
1/24 scale Scott Bloomquist Anniversary Chrome Diecast
Chub Frank Racing:
One (1) Chub Frank T-Shirt
One (1) Chub Frank Sweatshirt
One (1) Chub Frank Hat
Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals:
One (1) Chub Frank 1/64 diecast car (blue)
One (1) Chub Frank 1/64 diecast car (silver)
One (1) Slavic Custom Shirts & Decals T-Shirt
Earl Pearson, Jr. Racing:
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr Hat
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr/Sunoco Shirt
One (1) Earl Pearson Jr 1/24 diecast car
Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards:
One (1) Kid Rocket T Shirt
One (1) Kid Rocket Hat
Doug Drown Racing:
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (adult)
One (1) Doug Drown T-Shirt (Kids)
Bedford (PA) Speedway:
Two (2) tickets to the ‘Firecracker 35’ race
Two (2) tickets to the ‘Labor Day 55’ race
Rocket Chassis:
One (1) Rocket Chassis T-Shirt
Dixie (GA) Speedway:
One (1) Dixie Speedway T-Shirt
One (1) Dixie Speedway Hat
Susquehanna (PA) Speedway Park:
Four (4) SSP General Admission tickets - 2006
VP Racing Fuels:
One (1) VP Racing Fuels 30th Anniversary Hat
MACS Late Model Series:
One (1) T-Shirt
Area Auto Racing News:
One (1) Year Subscription
Motorsports 2006 Show presented by VP Racing Fuels
Two (2) Passes to Motorsports ’06 Show
GottaRace.com:
Two (2) GottaRace hats
Demon Carburet