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Lynn Geisler 


5/24/06 - Geisler’s Luck Changes At PPMS

5/15/06 - Yet Another Second Place Run For Geisler

4/17/06 - Geisler Has Strong Runs At Lernerville And PPMS

 

 

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Geisler’s Luck Changes At PPMS

Cranberry, PA (May 24, 2006) The Geisler Racing team and 2005 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee, Lynn Geisler finally broke a string of bad finishes this past weekend at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway.

Lynn decided to bring out his ‘spec’ motored Rocket Chassis this past weekend at PPMS with hopes of changing his luck at “Dirt’s Monster Half Mile”. The change did just that as Lynn would have his best finish of the season at the Pennsylvania speed plant with a second place run.

The finish moved Geisler up to 7th in the point standings at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway trailing point leader Lou Bradich by 63 points. Lynn also leads the Budweiser point standing at the Lernerville Speedway by 19 points over Ken Schaltenbrand.

This weekend the team will be in action at the Lernerville Speedway on Friday as well as Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Also with some exciting news is Lynn’s son, Travis Geisler. Travis, who is 25, has been named temporary race engineer of Dale Jarrett's #88 on the Nextel Cup Circuit. The Cranberry Township native served in that role Saturday at Lowes Motor Speedway's Nextel Cup All Star Challenge, and will continue in that role for the next three weeks. Jarrett's team was temporary restructured after a four-week suspension of crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe, was upheld Thursday, May 18th. Labbe will not return to racing until the Michigan race, June 18th. Geisler said, "I wouldn't call it a promotion, but it's a great opportunity to accelerate my learning curve. This is how I see myself making a living." Geisler, a former driver in both the ARCA and Busch Circuits, was unable to secure a ride last season and instead, decided to put his Vanderbilt Mechanical Engineering degree to use this year. He signed with Robert Yates Racing team and works with the ARCA team and also the No. 90 Busch team of Matt McCall, age 24 and Steven Leicht, age 20 and now the Nextel Cup car. As an engineer, Geisler serves as a consultant to the crew chief. He keeps up with all the changes and data on the car, pools the information, and presents it to the crew chief. Geisler said, "I have a chance to keep a hand in getting cars to go faster. It isn't behind a wheel but it is the next best thing!" In addition to working with Jarrett's team Geisler will also be working with Tommy Baldwin, crew chief of Elliot Sadler's No. 38. Geisler added, "There is a lot of communication and sharing of information. That's the benefit of working for a multi-car team."

Lynn Geisler and Geisler Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters:
#1 Cochran GM MegaCenter, Hotsy, Marshall Stamping, Groff Tractor & Equipment Inc., Tri-State Hose & Supply, Bolea Oil, Rocket Chassis, Easy Care, American Race Tire, Lias Tire, Rhodes Performance, Afco Shocks, Appleton Power Rack & Pinions, Barry Grant, BultlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, Calico Coatings, DirtTrackDigest.com, Dynatech, Frankland Racing Supply, Kunzler Signs & Decals, Mechanix Wear, Scott Performance Wire, Setrab Oil Coolers, Speed Bear Fasteners, Stewart Warner, Turbo Blue Racing Fuel, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Wrisco Industries Inc.

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Yet Another Second Place Run For Geisler

Cranberry, PA (May 15, 2006) The Geisler Racing team and 2005 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee, Lynn Geisler had another solid night at Lernerville Speedway earning another second place finish. Lynn passed race leader Chuck Kennedy on lap nine of the 25-lap feature event to take the lead. Geisler would pull away from the field till a lap 17 caution put the rest of the field on his bumper. Second place runner, John Flinner, would get the better restart and go on to win the feature with Lynn taking his third second place finish in as many ‘Fab Four’ events at Lernerville Speedway. 

With his three-second place finishes, Lynn has a 19-point lead over Ken Shaltenbrand in the 2006 Budweiser Point Standings. The past two Saturdays the team competed at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Unfortunately the team has not had much luck at ‘Dirt’s Monster Half Mile’. Last week the Lynn got caught up in an accident that regulated him to an 18th place finish. 

This past Saturday the team had some engine woes in the heat and was forced to start the feature event on the tail. Lynn battled his way up to the 6th position until the engine problems returned. The problems forced Lynn to the pit area with a finish of 22nd. 

This week the team will take their Cochran Automotive, Marshall Stamping, Rocket Chassis GTO to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway for a regular show as Lernerville Speedway will feature the World of Outlaws Sprint Series this Friday Night. 

Lynn Geisler and Geisler Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters: #1 Cochran GM MegaCenter, Hotsy, Marshall Stamping, Groff Tractor & Equipment Inc., Tri-State Hose & Supply, Bolea Oil, Rocket Chassis, Easy Care, American Race Tire, Lias Tire, Rhodes Performance, Afco Shocks, Appleton Power Rack & Pinions, Barry Grant, BultlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, Calico Coatings, DirtTrackDigest.com, Dynatech, Frankland Racing Supply, Kunzler Signs & Decals, Mechanix Wear, Scott Performance Wire, Setrab Oil Coolers, Speed Bear Fasteners, Stewart Warner, Turbo Blue Racing Fuel, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Wrisco Industries Inc. 

For more information on Lynn Geisler and Geisler Racing visit: www.LynnGeisler.com Media Contact: Jason Shank - www.dirttrackdigest.comE-Mail: jshank@dirttrackdigest.com

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Geisler Has Strong Runs At Lernerville And PPMS

Cranberry, PA (April 17, 2006) The Geisler Racing team and 2005 National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee, Lynn Geisler headed to Lernerville Speedway this past Friday night for their Season Opener. With 40 Late Models signed into the pits and a bad pill draw, Lynn started in the back of his heat. Lynn finished fifth in his heat to transfer to the feature event. Lynn did not finish high enough for the re-draw, which put him in the 14th starting position for the feature.

Lynn had his 25th Anniversary #1 Cochran Rocket Chassis hooked up as he had moved to the 5th position by the 5th lap. Geisler made his way into the 3rd position by lap 10 as the two leaders (Jared Miley & Matt Lux) pulled away. As the leaders raced with each other Lynn just ran his own race and waited for someone to make a mistake. The great race for the lead ended with nine laps to go as Matt Lux pulled to the infield moving Lynn up to the second position. Lynn was too far behind to make a late race charge and finished the race in second.

The following night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway started just as good as Friday finished. Lynn fell into the second spot at the start at the start of the feature event and was racing hard with Keith Barbara for the second position until lap 14 when Barbara finally made the pass. Steve Baker and John Flinner would then put the pressure on Lynn for the 3rd spot. Lynn lost the handle of his Rocket Chassis in turns 3 & 4 unfortunately taking Steve Baker with him. Baker’s night would be over but Geisler was able to continue only to go to the tail of the field. Geisler was able to battle his way back up to the 8th position when the checkered flag fell.

This week the Geisler Racing Team will race with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this Tuesday, April 18 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA. for the April 7 rain postponed $10,000 to win ‘Spring Showdown In Sarver Town 50’. Then back to Lernerville Speedway on Friday for a regular “Fab Four” event and PPMS for another regular “Action Event” program. For more information on these events visit: www.lernerville.com and www.ppms.com.

Geisler Racing would also like to send out their deepest sympathy to the family of Al Straka. Longtime Geisler crewmember and family friend, Al Straka passed away this weekend. Straka, affectionately known as "the Goof", was involved with Geisler Racing since it's inception (literally - he took Lynn to get his driver's license when he turned 16.) Ironically, Straka also took Travis to get his driver's license when he turned 16.

Straka had a huge heart and was willing to do whatever was needed to help out around the race shop. That included many thankless, but necessary jobs like running parts, picking up Travis from school or the airport and taking him to the race track. He always brought laughter with him to the shop and the race track. He is survived by his son Jim, daughter Darlene and two granddaughters.
Lynn Geisler and Geisler Racing would like to thank all of their sponsors and supporters:

#1 Cochran GM MegaCenter, Hotsy, Marshall Stamping, Groff Tractor & Equipment Inc., Tri-State Hose & Supply, Bolea Oil, Rocket Chassis, Easy Care, American Race Tire, Lias Tire, Rhodes Performance, Afco Shocks, Appleton Power Rack & Pinions, Barry Grant, BultlerBuilt Motorsports Equipment, Calico Coatings, DirtTrackDigest.com, Dynatech, Frankland Racing Supply, Kunzler Signs & Decals, Mechanix Wear, Scott Performance Wire, Setrab Oil Coolers, Speed Bear Fasteners, Stewart Warner, Turbo Blue Racing Fuel, Ultra Shield Race Products, and Wrisco Industries Inc.

For more information on Lynn Geisler and Geisler Racing visit:
www.LynnGeisler.com

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