May 2, 2012
Josh McGuire Takes Checkers at Willard; Runner-Up
in Southern 50
(GRAYSON, KENTUCKY) The Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) team
recorded their second feature victory in as many weeks on Saturday
night, April 28 at the nearby Willard Speedway in Willard, Kentucky.
The unsanctioned 'Pepsi Late Model Challenge' was held over the weekend
and the #41 team made a last minute decision to invade the 1/4-mile
facility. The decision proved to be a profitable one, as Josh McGuire
swept the evening's racing activities. Josh laid down the quickest
lap during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led flag-to-flag
in the 30-lap feature event to claim the $1,500 payday!
A day earlier, Josh was in action at the Southern Ohio
Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio on Friday, as a $6,000 top prize was
up for grabs in the annual running of the 'Southern 50.' Josh ran
second in his heat race, which locked him into the outside of the
third row in the 50-lap main event. In front of the large crowd, the
Grayson, Kentucky hotshoe stormed past four competitors en route to
a sterling runner-up performance behind only winner Eddie Carrier,
Jr. Full results from the 'Southern 50' can be accessed by clicking
"I will take a first and a second place finish
every weekend if I could," said McGuire following the completion
of a strong month of April. "Our car is performing really well
right now and hopefully that continues heading into some of these
bigger races on our schedule during the month of May. I am really
looking forward to heading north to Hartford and LaSalle next week.
It should be a lot of fun racing against the Lucas Oil bunch up there
and we'll try our best to run up front with them!"
Josh and his #41 team have opted to take the upcoming
May 4-5 weekend off from Dirt Late Model competition. They will be
busy; however, as they will prepare their equipment for a Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader on May 11-12 in the states of
Michigan and Illinois. Josh is scheduled to participate in the $10,000
to win program on Friday night at the Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford,
Michigan, while Saturday's $10,000 to win battle will be held at the
LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. Additional information on the
LOLMDS double-dip can be viewed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.
Josh would like to thank all of those dedicated sponsors
who have backed him through the years including: U. S. Steel, GCP
Race Engines, MasterSbilt Race Cars, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, DJ's
Kitchen Corner, K&E Trucking, Henry Consulting, Inc. (HCI), Tri-State
Floor Covering, Budda - Bert Transmission Sales & Service, Mar-Kel
Enterprises, The Steve Womack Family, Jeff Moody, Topping's Commercial
Services, Sebco, Inc., RW Rental Supply, Key-Way Trucking, Ashland
Specialty, McGuire Speed Shop, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Hoosier
Tires by Frye, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), ButlerBuilt Professional
Seat Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, Stealth Carburetors,
PPM Racing Products, Wiles Driveshafts, Peterson Fluid Systems, K&N
Filters, Integra Shocks, Keyser's Port City Racing, Cizmar Rivets,
Frankland Racing Products, Mason Racin', Dyer's Top Rods, Sweet Mfg.,
Youngblood Concrete, Impact Racing Decals, Dart Machinery, Delph Communications,
and Schoenfeld Headers.
The latest dirt on Josh McGuire can be found all year
long on his official home on the web, located at www.JoshMcGuireRacing.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph - Delph Communications