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ISCARS RETURNS TO LONESOME PINE RACEWAY

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ISCARS RETURNS TO LONESOME PINE RACEWAY

ISCARS PR
June 22, 2009


DAYTONA BEACH, FL - International Sport Compact Auto Racing Series (ISCARS) DASH Touring, Sanctioned by American Speed Association (ASA) returns to Lonesome Pine Raceway this week for the rainout (May 9) rescheduled for Saturday, June 27th.

After an exciting finish to in Race 2 at Dillon in which Rookie Eric Gerchak grabbed a win in only his second series’ start, the series gears up for two feature races this Saturday in Coeburn, VA.

Another Rookie to watch will be local standout Caleb Roark. While Roark was involved in an accident in Race 1, the team repaired the car and Roark showed he can run competitively. He is expected to do well in front of the home crowd.

Two-time Series’ Champ Danny Bagwell sits atop the ISCARS Championship Standings with a small lead over Gerchak and Randy Humphrey.

Entered for this week race is 2002 Series’ Champion Jake Hobgood.

Two more female drivers, Megan Reitenour from Ohio and Lindsey Adams from Texas are looking to enter ISCARS on a full-time basis. Jessica Berrier competed in the first two races of the season.

As interest in the series grows there is a scramble for cars, engines and equipment. ISCARS is preparing to launch a modern website complete with 3d graphics and videos featuring race highlights and driver profiles and boasts a large field of challengers for Rookie of the Year. Highlights from the first two races at Dillon are viewable on YouTube.

Joey Jones Racing has completed an arrangement to team with Geoff Bodine for the remainder of the season. Jones scored a double-header win at New Senoia Speedway in 2008 and is looking to enhance his opportunity by bringing Bodine onto his team. Lonesome Pine Raceway will mark their first effort together.

Rookie driver Kevin Calkins, teammate to Brad Queen underwent surgery two weeks ago to repair a non-racing issue involving his arm. He is at home recovering and doing well. Calkins is uncertain as to whether or not he is out for the season. Queen has been advertising for a replacement driver.

The Series looks forward to returning to Lonesome Pine Raceway on Saturday and again in October. Many of the folks from the deeper south are hoping for sunny skies, but cooler temperatures in the mountains.

ISCARS DASH Touring is sanctioned by the American Speed Association . To learn more of the Daytona Beach, Florida-based Racing Speed Associates or the American Speed Association® including the ASA Member Track program, call (386) 258-2221 or send an e-mail to info@asa-racing.com. For news and information from racetracks and regional tours involved in the American Speed Association®, visit www.asaracing.com .

ASA™, ASA Racing™ and American Speed Association® are trademarks of Racing Speed Associates, LLC. Racing Speed Associates, LLC is not related to or affiliated with ASA Late Model Series, LLC



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