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Cycle Country To Support Dexter Bean; BlackJack Racing In Toledo

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Stock Car Racing Topics:  Dexter Bean, Hantz Group 200

Cycle Country To Support Dexter Bean; BlackJack Racing In Toledo

Chris Knight
BlackJack Racing
October 13, 2007

TOLEDO, Ohio (October 13, 2007) - - Officials from BlackJack Racing announced today that Cycle Country will support sophomore ARCA driver Dexter Bean in Sunday’s Hantz Group 200 presented by Belle Tire. Bean currently sits third in the ARCA RE/MAX Series (ARS) championship standings and hopes to secure his 11th top-10 finish of the year in his fourth career start at Toledo in tomorrow’s season finale.

Cycle Country Accessories Corp (ATC on the AMEX) has a rich 26 year history of producing accessories for the Power Sports Industry. These products are attached to ATVs and UTVs to increase both the “fun factor” and utility of these off-road vehicles. Cycle Country is best known for their ATV mounted snow and work plows. The company also manufactures, in their NW Iowa plant, a full line of hunting equipment, food plot 3 point implements, pull behind Rough Cut mowers, equipment racks, sprayers, trailers, Perf-Form™ oil filters, and molded wheel covers.

Cycle Country’s motto is “Work Hard, Play Hard.” With this in mind, their engineers are constantly developing new products to extend the capabilities of the ATV/UTV. They are “made in America ” products and have stood the test of time for both design ruggedness and features in demand. Cycle Country is the only ATV plow manufacturer that offers a lifetime warranty on their plows. The company sells their products through a network of over 12,000 dealers located throughout the USA , as well as Canada , Europe and Asia .

The company maintains a “user friendly” web site at cyclecountry.com that guides the user through the selection process for their specific ATV/UTV. Assembly manuals are available from their Website as well.

“We’re very excited to have a corporation like Cycle Country on board with us this weekend at Toledo,” said Dexter Bean, driver of the No. 6 Five Star Telecom-Cycle Country Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. “We’ve had a great season and as a team we would like nothing more than to close out our successful year with a win on Sunday for Cycle Country and the rest of our sponsors.”

“We are very proud to be supporting Dexter and the team at Toledo Speedway and have him represent the company at such an exciting short track,” stated Randy Kempf, President & CEO of Cycle Country.

Entering Toledo , Dexter Bean, a native of Westby , Wisconsin has 50 ARCA RE/MAX Series starts to his credit with five top-five finishes and 16 top-10 efforts. He holds a career best finish of second at Salem Speedway and Pocono Raceway (April 2007 and June 2007). He owns the 2006 ARCA SIM Factory pole award at Salem Speedway (September 2006) while hoisting a career-best speedway time trials effort of fourth at Pocono Raceway (June 2006). Bean has also led 138 laps in six races.

The Hantz Group 200 presented by Belle Tire (200 laps/100 miles) is the 23rd of 23 races on the 2007 ARCA RE/MAX Series schedule. The 62nd ARCA race held at Toledo Speedway is a two-day show. Practice begins Saturday, October 13 with an hour and-a-half hour practice session planned from 12:30-2:00 p.m. ARCA SIM Factory pole qualifying is set for later in the day at 3:30 p.m. The event will take the green flag on October 14th, shortly after 2:00 p.m. The race will be televised live on SPEED with additional race coverage online at arcaracing.com. All times are local.

For more on Dexter Bean and BlackJack Racing, please visit DexterBean.net

For additional input on Cycle Country, please logon to CycleCountry.com

Dexter Bean, BlackJack Racing, Toledo Speedway Notes of Interest:

  • Dexter Bean will make his fourth career start at Toledo Speedway Sunday. In the fall event last year, Bean started 17th and finished 24th. Earlier this year, Bean started 15th and finished 17th after being spun out late in the event.

  • Crew Chief Chris Bires is the brother of NASCAR Busch Series driver Kelly Bires and the brother in-law to NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver Johnny Sauter and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Tim Sauter.

  • Dexter Bean has set a new personal record this year excelling past his 2006 ARCA RE/MAX Series stats after posting three top-fives and 10 top-10 finishes after 22 races this season. Last year, Bean had recorded two top-fives and five top-10s.

  • BlackJack Racing hopes to announce their 2008 racing plans at the ARCA RE/MAX Series Championship Awards Banquet in Covington , Kentucky on Saturday, December 8.

    MEDIA CONTACT:

    NAME: Chris Knight, BlackJack Racing

    PHONE: 239.834.9797

    EMAIL: Knight849@aol.com



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