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posted April 02, 2001 09:52 AM UIN: 16262997
Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS)
Indiana, PA
April 1, 2001
By: Jeff Geesey

For Immediate Release

The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series (MACS) is making final preparation
for the opener at Hagerstown Speedway,
Hagerstown, MD, in just over one week. The Series has a full schedule
with 31 dates in five states this season.

The Plessinger's greet the Series for the 35-lap Shorty Bowers-Bull
Durham Memorial race. This event pays tribute to,
two very important and influential individuals who raced at Hagerstown
Speedway throughout the course of it's steep
history and tradition. The Series will be back to Hagerstown Saturday,
May 26 for a 40-lap $7,000 to-win show
featuring a $34,000 purse. The track management and the Series has
already discussed some options for 2002, and
details will be released at a later time.

Several drivers have indicated their intentions to follow the Series
this year. Included in the list is defending champion
Lynn Geisler, as he attempts to turn the hat trick as he attempts to
claim his third title. The Sam Ray team with Jim
Yoder and Glenn Ray as the chauffeurs have indicated their intention to
return to the Series trail. Larry Wright, Imler,
PA, is for the second year going to campaign with the Series. Scott
Haus has three complete cars at the ready from
the Robert Mapes stable. Bill Kneeper plans to return for his second
season with the Series. Jim Mazur is returning to
the Series fold, but will miss the first show at Hagerstown, as his
expanding business has slowed the car preparation,
but his nephew Chuck is burning the midnight oil so the team can be
ready as the Series makes it's first stop of two at
Cannonball Speedway, St. Clairsville, OH.

New teams planning to compete are a pair of Ford drivers. Mike Blose,
New Bethlem, PA and Bob Wearing, Jr,
Renfrew, PA. Blose, an owner/operator will be vying for the ROY title
while Wearing, driving the Bob Fritz owned
machine, is joining the Series for their first full season. Blose, 2000
track champion at Dog Hollow Speedway and
Challenger Raceway, claimed a prestigious honor earlier this year. He
was recognized as the winningest Late Model
driver in the Northeast, claiming 17 markers to his credit. Mike was
honored at the Sammons presented Area Auto
Racing News Pennzoil Motorsports show in Fort Washington, PA this past
January. Wearing, already has a Series win
to his credit eliminating from ROY consideration.

Matt Urban, North East, PA, driving the second car in the Bill Roberts
team is living out his dream of being a part of a
traveling Series. Urban, holds one career marker with the Series and
brings additional depth to the group. Among
the top drivers from the northeast section of the Series region he
brings a smooth hard charging driving style that is
sure to be a fan favorite.

Chris Shuey, Orefield, PA, has indicated his intentions to race the
majority of the shows. A stalwart competitor at Port
Royal, he is branching out and traveling this season. He will be
eligible for the ROY title.

Tom Decker, Tyrone, PA, is coming off a successful season at Challenger
and an outstanding fall conclusion to his
race season. He has the drive and fortitude to make his bid for the ROY
title. This will be Tom's first effort at a
traveling schedule and is quite excited for all the new tracks he will

Brad Goff, Zanesville, OH has expressed his intentions for the ROY title
and is slated to be at Hagerstown. Goff, a
regular at Muskingum County Speedway, pilots his sleek, black #44 and
has several years as a late model pilot under
his belt.

All of the MACS officials look forward to this upcoming race season!

Thanks for your continued support and cooperation.

Andy Geesey President 724.465.0255 FAX 724.465.2529
Matt Geesey Sec/Treas. 724.349.4282
Jeff Geesey P.R. Director 724.465.2222

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