Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kistler Racing Products Open House a Huge Success

(FREMONT, OH) 1-24-09 Kistler Engines and Kistler Racing Products,
located in Fremont, Ohio, opened their doors to the public on
Saturday as fans, drivers, owners, media, and product representatives
were invited to see what goes on behind closed doors at the Kistler
operation. It was announced earlier in the week that Kistler Racing
Products would lend support to the F.A.S.T. Championship Series for
the 2009 season as the title sponsor, which added to the already loud
buzz about the new concept as people poured into the Kistler shop from
all around Ohio and Western PA.

Guest speakers Brian Kemenah (Kistler Racing Products), Keith Berner
(Accu-Force Shock Dynos), Greg Merchinson (Kinsler Fuel Injections),
Byron Reed (9 time track champion at Attica and Fremont), Jack Elam
(J&J Chassis), and Paul Kistler (Kistler Engines) were all on hand
for a question and answer session that proved to be educational for
the race teams in attendance. In addition to that, Paul Kistler
treated the crowd to a demonstration of the shops engine dyno
process and Accu-Fource demonstrated their shock dyno to interested
parties. Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments were served throughout
the day.

The overflowing crowd spent most of the day bench racing and talking
about plans for the 2009 racing season as they awaited the results of
the raffle where David Harrison walked away with the grand prize  his
choice of a J&J, JEI, or Eagle Chassis. Jared Horstman won a set of
wings from Wings Unlimited. Tim Shaffer won a complete Direct Mount
front end assembly and Byron Reed won a set of Pro Shocks.

Paul Kistler expressed his gratitude to the local racing community by
saying, You guys built this place. I could have just pocketed all the
money, but I wanted to build a facility where you guys would all enjoy
coming to and could be proud of. In regards to title sponsorship of
the F.A.S.T. Championship Series, Brian Kemenah stated that, We made
the decision to do this because the money is going back to the racers.
Thats the main reason. We knew that F.A.S.T. is putting the money
back into the hands of the guys who need it.

The 22 race F.A.S.T. schedule will kick off on April 24th at Attica
Raceway Park and finish on September 12th at Fremont Speedway. A full
schedule and explanation of the points system will be released soon.
The point fund total continues to climb as more sponsors and
advertisers are being secured. The goal is to be able to pay $10,000
to the winner of the Kistler Cup and pay down to $1000 for 10th
place. In addition, there will be a contingency award program with
parts, certificates, and discounts worth more than $20,000 that will
be divided up amongst the teams throughout the season and at the year
end banquet. All this is in addition to what the two tracks pay out
for their respective points funds.

For more on F.A.S.T., visit

and see what the buzz is all about. A new F.A.S.T. web site will be
launched in the coming months to provide more coverage for the 2009
racing season and more special features will be added.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Former Tri-City Speedway Owner Bob Mauersburg Dies‏

by Brian Spaid

January 23, 2009


FRANKLIN, PA …. Former Tri-City Speedway track owner Robert “Bob” Mauersburg of Sigel, Pa., died on January 21, 2009, at the Clarion Hospital in Clarion, Pa.

Mauersburg, 82, operated Tri-City from 1985 to 1987. Known as a tough businessman, Mauersburg ceased operations at the Venango County half-mile oval during the 1987 season when a local amusement tax and high insurance costs caused him to conclude that the track would not operate at a reasonable profit. The track remained closed until it was sold by Mauersburg in 1995 to the current owners, Mike Graham and Roger Crick of Rimersburg, Pa. They reopened the track in 1996.

During Mauersburg’s reign at Tri-City, one of the most famous events in track history occurred when future four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon competed in a 1985 All Star Circuit of Champions Super Sprint race at 14 years of age.

Mauersburg was a World War II veteran and a former industrial arts teacher at North Clarion High School near Leeper, Pa. He also was the former owner and operator of Mauersburg Coal Company.
He is survived by two sons, John and William Mauersburg, and several other family members.

Friend will be received at the McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville, Pa., on January 23rd. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on January 24th at St. Dominic Church in Sigel, Pa., with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Staszewski officiating. Burial will be in Saint Eusebius Cemetery, East Brady, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by Roger and Susie Crick and Mike and Margaret Graham. They have promoted Sunday night racing at the popular facility since they reopened it in 1996. The DIRTcar Big Block Modifieds, FASTRAK Late Models, E Mods, Pro Stocks and Thundercars raced each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval in 2008. Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


One of the most consistent drivers on the Western Pennsylvania circuit over the last decade has been Andy Mckisson of Strattanville, Pa. Driving the familiar yellow family owned 0 sprint car he has been a consistent top ten finisher over the years despite racing on a limited budget. This season Mckisson is hoping to take the team to the next level. Right now the team is planning an early start with a possible trip to Florida with the O’Reilly All-Star Circuit of Champions. If the team isn’t able to make it to Florida they will be ready when the northeast openers get underway.

Despite a late start in 2008 Mckisson put together one of his most consistent seasons nearly winning his first night out at Thunder Mountain Speedway. From there he managed to finish in the top ten in two thirds of his starts including his first career win at Mercer Raceway Park. The visit to victory lane at Mercer kept his winning streak intact giving him at least one win in each of the last five seasons.

Mckisson finished the 2008 season being honored by the Twin State Racing Club where he was awarded the club’s annual Sportsmanship Award. Andy was voted the winner after he stopped on the track to help fellow competitor Bob Felmlee out his car which had caught on fire during a heat race at Lernerville Speedway.

Currently Mckisson Motorsports is seeking more funding so they spend 2009 following the competitive O’Reilly All-Star Circuit of Champions tour. The All-Stars have just released an ambitious schedule and Mckisson will definitely be a strong contender for Rookie of the Year honors. The team is actively seeking sponsorship and anyone interested in bringing sponsorship, small or large to the team for the 2009 season please contact Andy at 814-764-5152

Monday, January 19, 2009

Clayton Joins O'Reilly All Stars for 2009

Camargo, IL (1-19-09) by All Star Racing Series- It is with great
privilege that the Deanthony Marketing Partners Race Team announces
that "The Modern Day Cowboy" Daron Clayton of Sikeston, Mo. will be
competing with the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions. Clayton
who will be piloting the number 92 car will contend for the 2009
series championship, as well as Rookie-of-the-Year honors.

Clayton's Triple X Chassis / J&D Performance powered mount will be
tuned by New Egypt, N.J. Native Anthony Knighten, who has taken the
roll of crew chief/ team manager for the new team. Knighten's resume
is highlighted with revereded racing organizations such as Tony
Stewart Racing, Bob East and Forsythe Championship Racing. Knighten
has also spearheaded the marketing and operations of the team.

"I am honored to be working with a driver of Darons caliber, and I
am certain the ''Modern Day Cowboy" will live up to the nick name
that his fans have affectionately given him," expressed Knighten.

The Indianapolis based team will also be competing in several World
of Outlaw events throughout the season. Strong partnerships have been
forged with support from Triple X Race CO, DWT Douglas Wheels, J&D
Performance, Indy Powdercoat , Fluid Transfer Products, Cornwell
Tools, Deanthony Marketing Partners, Hoosier Tire, and Pro-Image Sign
and Design.

The team will make their debut in Ocala, Florida during O'Reilly All
Star Winter Nationals. Between Florida Speedweek and the start of the
full season in April, there will be a fundraiser party held to mark
the launch of the new team into the season as they are continuing the
search for sponsors and support. Stay tuned to
for information regarding the event.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Cap Henry Signs With Race Fan Radio Live broadcasts from the Chili bowl‏

Cap Henry has signed an agreement with Charlie Brown CEO of Race Fan Radio to promote the Northen Ohio Driver, as he tries to climb the racing ladder. The first order of business will include live interviews from the 2009 chili bowl on Along with this Cap will be doing other promtional spots for Race Fan Radio, as well as further developing his web site New things to come there will be a fan page, as well as a merchandise page.

Team CHR leaves for the chili bowl on Saturday 1/10/09
First track session will be Monday 1/13/09 for practice
Next Session will be Friday the 16th when he hits the track with some of the big name guys including the likes of Dave Darland, our own local racer Greg Wilson, Billy Wease, NHRA's Cruz Pendegron, and Tony Elliot are a few of the racers he will be competeing with.

Davey Sammons Looking Forward To 2009 Racing Season

BORDENTOWN, NJ - With the New Year comes excitement.

And Davey Sammons is excited about the upcoming racing season.

The Bordentown, N.J., driver has spent countless hours in his shop preparing for what he hopes to be a memorable and successful season on the United Racing Company Tour. In addition to following the URC circuit, he also intends to run select 410 Sprint Car races in Central Pennsylvania.

He will begin his season at the 24th annual Motorsports 2009 Race Car & Trade Show, January 16 and 17th at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Sammons' Maxim Chassis No. 79 will be on display in the Bob Hilbert Sportswear booth throughout the weekend. Sammons will be unveiling his race car with a new paint scheme, designed by Radical Design group. Fans will also be able to preview his new 2009 merchandise. He will be available for autographs, at his car, from 12pm-2pm on Saturday, January 17th.

Sammons, the 2006 URC Rookie of the Year, finished ninth in last year's series points chase. His goal for the 2009 season is to finish in top five in the prestigious point chase.

Associate sponsors on the No. 79 include Area Auto Racing News, Anderson Performance, Artʼs Radiator, Pete Sacksʼ Baby Huey Express, Billʼs Printing, Bob Hilbert Sportswear, Encon Heating & Air Conditioning, Haulmark Trailers, Jim Boggʼs Auto Repair, Palmco Race Car Repair, Powtek Powder Coating, Radical Design group and VP Racing Fuels.

The team is currently seeking a major sponsor is assist in their 2009 efforts.

For more information on Davey Sammons, be sure to visit

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Johnny Beaber will return to action in 09 driving for Jeff Taylor/America Motorsports as a teamate with Jeff Taylor and Jack Helget. Johnny's main focus will be Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway where the team plans to compete this season. The entire Beaber family would like to thank Jeff, Ami, Jack, Cathy and everyone involved with the team and we look forward to enjoyable season.