July 10, 2008
Josh McGuire Records Pair of Twelfth Place Finishes at PRP; Preps for Doubleheader Weekend!
(GRAYSON, KENTUCKY) Josh McGuire and the Stephens Motorsports team were in action over the 4th of July holiday weekend at the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) sanctioned two high-profile events on Saturday and Sunday, July 5-6 at PRP. In the $10,000 to win 'Pepsi 75' on Saturday night, Josh was ninth fastest in qualifying and later won his heat race behind the wheel of his #34 entry. After starting from the outside of the front row for the 75-lap main event, Josh sported a great racecar, but unfortunately suffered mechanical woes that led to a twelfth place performance in the 'Pepsi 75.'
Due to the mechanical problems with the #34 car on Saturday, Josh wheeled Tim Hall's #11 car in the Sunday finale at Portsmouth. The Grayson, Kentucky native rallied to finish fifth in his heat race and advanced to the $5,000 to win 'Independence Day 50' by virtue of his second place effort in the B-Main. After starting nineteenth on the grid for the 50-lapper, Josh was able to gain seven positions en route to another twelfth place finish. You can view complete results from the doubleheader weekend at PRP online at www.macsracing.com!
With the Stephens Motorsports team taking the next several weekends off to rebuild their motor arsenal for the high-paying races in August, Josh will take the opportunity to drive for Tim Hall once again this upcoming weekend. They will travel to the Rocky Top Raceway in Coal Grove, Ohio and the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia on July 11-12. Rocky Top will play host to the $5,000 to win 'Engines, Inc. 50' on Friday night, while Tyler County welcomes the Independent Racing Series (IRS) for another $5,000 to win show on Saturday. You can view more information about the doubleheader weekend online at www.rockytopraceway.net and www.irsracing.net.
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
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