July 21, 2008

Josh McGuire Runner-Up in Butterball Wooldridge Memorial; Heads to Illinois!

(GRAYSON, KENTUCKY) The Josh McGuire Racing team took their own #41 C.J. Rayburn chassis to the Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky over the July 18-19 weekend for a pair of Dirt Late Model events. On Friday night, Richmond played host to a $2,000 to win unsanctioned show. Josh McGuire was leading his heat race until suffering rocker arm problems on the last lap. After starting at the tail end of the feature, Josh made only a couple of circuits and wound up twenty-fourth in the final rundown.

Things went much smoother for the Grayson, Kentucky driver on Saturday, July 19 at the Kentucky speedplant. The O'Reilly Battle of the Bluegrass Dirtcar Series invaded Richmond and a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 21st annual running of the 'Butterball Wooldridge Memorial.' Josh won his competitive heat race and later rolled off from the front row for the feature event. Following the drop of the green flag, Josh paced the field for the first two circuits before being overtaken on lap three. He hung around the front of the stout field and at the completion of the 'Butterball Wooldridge Memorial,' Josh found himself credited with a strong runner-up performance to winner Victor Lee. You can view complete results from the doubleheader weekend online at www.richmondkyraceway.com.

The #41 team will now turn their sights to a monstrous week of Dirt Late Model action. Josh is headed to the Land of Lincoln to compete in six straight nights of racing action in the state of Illinois. The "Monster Midwest Tour" features six events at six different venues from July 22-27. Each of the races this week in Illinois will pay $2,000 to the winner and the point champion from the mini-series will be awarded an extra $1,500. You can catch Josh at the following locations this week on the "Monster Midwest Tour":

July 22 | Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois) | $2,000 to win
July 23 | Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Illinois) | $2,000 to win
July 24 | LaSalle Speedway (LaSalle, Illinois) | $2,000 to win
July 25 | Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) | $2,000 to win
July 26 | Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) | $2,000 to win
July 27 | Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Illinois) | $2,000 to win

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