Al Purkey Press Release
(Coffeyville, KS) - The wait is now over! Al Purkey and the Al Purkey Racing team will make the trip North this week to kick off their 2006 racing season.
Al Purkey will invade Lakeside Speedway (Kansas City, KS) Friday (March 31) for his season opening act. Lakeside Speedway is located I-435 North to exit 18 then 1 mile NW on SR-5. For more information on Lakeside Speedway call 913-229-2040 or visit them on the web at www.lakesidespeedway.net.
Following Lakeside Speedway he will travel to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, NE) Saturday (April 1). I-80 Speedway is located of I-80 at exit 420 on the north side of the interstate. For more information contact them at 402-944-2233 or visit them at www.neracewaypark.com.
He is on the prowl battling to claim his 5th MLRA Championship. He will debut a brand new Larry Shaw By Purkey car powered by Hatfield Racing Engines. New 2006 “The Shark” T-shirt’s will be available at the races both nights at APR’s rig after the races. Children Medium through Adult 4x will be available. Ask for Sabrina.
Al had a very strong 2005 campaign, as he captured for the 4th time the O’Reilly MLRA Championship. He amassed Ten victories, Eleven second place finishes, and Thirty-one Top Five and 38 top Tens. He had no DNF’s. In the 44 events that he entered last season. He only lost the O’Reilly NCRA Championship by 18 points.
Four (4) time MLRA Champion (‘98,’99,’01,’05)
Two (2) time NCRA Champion (‘03, ‘04)
85 (eighty-five) Feature wins since 1997
Tied with Larry Phillips for most NCRA wins (24)
Second on MLRA all-time win list (41)
2004 Pump-N-Pantry Nationals (Doniphan, NE)
2002 Early Thaw Champion (Casa Grande, AZ)
We would like to Thank our sponsors. Larry Shaw Race Cars, VP Racing Fuels, Afco Racing Products, Duralite Racing Wheels, Allen Sign Studio, Hatfield Racing Engines, Taylormade Proformance, Bert Transmissions, Wilwood Brakes, Mason Racin, Schoenfeld Headers, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Razor Oil Pumps, Performance Bodies, Hoosier Racing Tires and Mr. Moto Products.
When the APR team is fully fueled with fans and sponsors, there may be no catching them.
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