June 20, 2008

Josh McGuire Scores Pair of Top Tens Last Weekend in Ohio!

(GRAYSON, KENTUCKY) Grayson, Kentucky native Josh McGuire kicked the June 13-14 weekend off at the Rocky Top Raceway in Coal Grove, Ohio on Friday night, June 13. An unsanctioned show was held last Friday at RTR and a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Josh drove his #41 C.J. Rayburn racecar to a fourth place finish in his heat race before winding up in the ninth position in the 'Tri-America Contractors 50.'

Josh then made his debut in the Stephens Motorsports #34 ride on Saturday evening, June 14 at the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Independent Racing Series (IRS) sanctioned a $5,000 to win show on Saturday at PRP. In his first night with the Flemingsburg, Kentucky team, Josh wheeled their C.J. Rayburn chassis to a fourth place effort in heat race action prior to being credited with an eighth place performance in the A-Main. That eighth place run was not easy; however, as Josh had to rally from the tail of the field twice due to an incident and a flat tire. You can view complete results from both southern Ohio ovals online at www.rockytopraceway.net and www.irsracing.net.

"Our weekend did not start off so hot at Rocky Top, as I wasn't very good at all for some reason," quoted McGuire yesterday via telephone. "But at Portsmouth on Saturday, the #34 car was really quick. I think we had a third place car, but I unfortunately had to come from the back a couple of times due to a wreck and a subsequent flat tire. I have to thank Mary Lou and everyone associated with the Stephens Motorsports team for allowing me to drive their equipment. It is a privilege and hopefully we can land the #34 in victory lane very soon!"

The Stephens Motorsports team, with Josh behind the wheel of their #34 entry, will once again tackle the Buckeye State of Ohio this upcoming weekend. The Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio will play host to a $2,000 to win show tonight, June 20, while the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio will do the same on Saturday evening, June 21. You can learn more about both of these venues online at www.molerracewaypark.com and www.portsraceway.com.

Josh would like to thank all of those dedicated sponsors who have backed him through the years including: DJ's Kitchen Corner, D&C Salyers Construction, Baby Cat Trucking, C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, GCP Race Engines, Expert Glass & Door, Inc., Glenny Glass, K&E Trucking, Long Architectural Sales, Hoosier Tires, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), Sunoco Race Fuels, Dave Poske's Performance Parts, Ashland Specialty, Tri-State Floor Covering, RW Rental Supply, I-64 Chevron, Manning Furniture, Omer's Exxon, SHY Racing Suspensions, Impact Racing Decals, Allstar Performance, Bazell Race Fuels, Budda - Bert Transmission Sales & Service, Callies Crankshafts, Dyer's Top Rods, Hypercoils Springs, K&N Filters, Ohlins Shocks, Sweet Mfg., W.M.F. Racing Products, and McGuire Speed Shop.

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