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posted July 06, 2001 12:41 PM
OšREILLY AUTO PARTS ALL-STAR SERIES TO RACE AT EAGLE AND PARK JEFFERSON
Back-to-back races are Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. (July 6, 2001) Drivers of the OšReilly Auto Parts
All-Star Series, NASCAR Touring will wind up their racing this month with
back-to-back events on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14.
On Friday, July 13, theyšll compete in the Eagle 50 at Eagle (Neb.) Raceway,
a one-third mile dirt oval. The next night, Saturday, July 14, theyšll be at
Park Jefferson Speedway, Jefferson, S.D., a half-mile dirt oval, for the
Patrick M. Pinney Contractors 50.
The drivers of NASCARšs only dirt track touring series have competed at
Eagle Raceway just three times in the past. Steve Kosiski won in 1990, Bob
Hill captured the checkered flag in 1991 and Kosiski was victorious again in
a 1992 race.
Park Jefferson has hosted the OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series drivers 15
times since 1986, the second year of the series. Two races took place there
in 1986 and, with the exception of 1993, when the series did not appear at
Park Jefferson, there has been one race per year at the oval.
Steve Kosiski took the inaugural 1986 race, then scored additional wins in
1987, 1989, 1995 and 1998. The second race in 1986 went to Dale Fischlein.
The remaining races were captured by Joe Kosiski. He won in 1988, 1990,
1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2000.
Registration stations for the OšReilly Series cars and drivers open at 3
p.m. on both July 13 at Eagle Raceway and July 14 at Park Jefferson
A driversš meeting at 7 p.m. at Eagle is followed by practice at 7:30 and
racing at 8. At Park Jefferson, the driversš meeting is at 6:45 p.m., with
practice at 7 and racing at 7:30.
The OšReilly Auto Parts All-Star Series is one of nine NASCAR Touring Series
that blanket the United States, bringing special events to many NASCAR
Weekly Racing Series tracks and some NASCAR superspeedways and road courses.
NASCAR Touring Series can provide a competitor with an entire career, or
they can provide valuable experience to competitors moving through the
NASCAR ranks. Corporate sponsors make significant contributions to NASCAR
Touring Series point funds. The sponsors include R.J. Reynolds,
Anheuser-Busch, Featherlite Trailers, Goodyšs Headache Powders, OšReilly
Auto Parts, Raybestos Brakes and RE/MAX International Inc.