MACS Announces Final WRISCO
Aluminum ROY Contender
Indiana, PA - April 20, 2005 - By: Jeff Geesey - The Mid-Atlantic
Championship Series is pleased to announce a new WRISCO Aluminum rookie of the
year contender for 2005. Brent Robinson, 17, Smithfield, VA, is another
youngster vying for the $2,500 in cash courtesy of WRISCO Aluminum. He brings
the total to four drivers attempting to grab the title. His combatants will be
Devin Friese (PA), Jerry Fifield (VA), and Matt Hubbard (DE).
Opening with the Series next weekend on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 at
Potomac and Cumberland respectively, will mark the beginning of Brent’s second
season in the Super Late Models. Robinson, like his youthful rival Matt Hubbard,
started his upward mobility in the sport at a young age. He began his racing
exploits when he was eight years old and has been racing for nine years. His
resume includes time behind the wheel of Go-Karts (1 year), Legends (2 years),
and Mini-Cup cars on asphalt (3 years), in addition to his limited late (1 ½
He has several ROY titles to his credit as well as championship in the previous
divisions in which he participated. In 1998, he was the Mini-Cup Rookie and in
2002 he held that title for the Legend cars. He has three Mini-Cup championships
including ’97 at Southside, ‘98-‘99 at Langley as well as SERCA
championships in ’98-‘99.
Brent chauffeurs the #3 Rocket Monte Carlo powered by a 415 Malcuit
Chevrolets shod with American Racer and Hoosier Tires as well as Ohlins Shocks.
His boosters include Steel Tech Fabrication Inc., Poske’s Performance Parts,
Stuckey Enterprises, Terry Heating & Air Conditioning, and Granny and Papa.
Brent’s website is http://www.brentrobinsonracing.com
MATT HUBBARD ANNOUNCES BID FOR
MACS ROOKIE TITLE
Contact: Michelle Petroff, (618) 406-6842 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAFORD, DE (April 4, 2005) – Delaware’s Matt Hubbard has announced a bid
for the Mid-Atlantic Championship Series’ (MACS) WRISCO Aluminum Rookie of the
Year title. Hubbard, a high school sophomore, will divide his time between the
classroom and racetracks as his #12m team will tour with the traveling series
throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia.
Prior to competing in super late models, Matt competed in the karting ranks,
modified lites and limited late models. Matt already holds two RoY titles –
one from the World Karting Association and the other from Middleford (DE)
Speedway for his performance in the mod lite division. During Matt’s inaugural
season last year in the 700+ hp super late model division, he notched three
impressive feature wins at Virginia Motor Speedway.
The 2005 MACS season will kick off with a pair of $5,000-to-win shows at
Potomac Speedway and The Rock Speedway on April 22- 23. Several competitors
including past champions, national hotshoes and the two other WRISCO Aluminum
Rookie of the Year contenders (31 year-old Devin Friese of Pennsylvania and 43
year-old Virginian Jerry Fifield) will on converge on the two Maryland tracks.
In addition to their plans with the MACS series, the #12m team also plans to
compete in various other touring series and geographic regions. After rain
cancelled several events, the team is looking forward to next weekend’s World
of Outlaws’ Late Model Series shows at The Rock Speedway (4/8) and Virginia
Motor Speedway (4/9). Matt will pilot a new C.J. Rayburn Monte Carlo in 2005
with support from HabNab Trucking, Trinity Transport, Fleet Sales Inc., Behrents
Performance Warehouse, Custom Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire and Koni Shocks.
For more information on Matt Hubbard and his scheduled events, please visit
http://www.matt-hubbard.com. For the latest on the MACS series, log on to their
new web site at http://www.macsracing.com.
MACS Releases First Draft of ’05
By: Regina Geesey
Indiana, PA - February 27, 2005 - The Geesey brothers Mid-Atlantic
Championship Series (MACS) is entering its ninth season of operation, and
quickly becoming one of the oldest sanctioning bodies still under the same
ownership. “We are pleased to announce the first draft of the 2005 racing
schedule”, related Jeff Geesey, Series P.R. Director. “The fans and drivers
alike have been eagerly awaiting our schedule since the fall and now the time is
here to release the first draft,” stated an enthusiastic Geesey.
“We have been busy working with promoters during the last four months to
bring our events to larger audience,” continued Geesey. “At this stage, we
have 18 dates, and we are still talking to more host facilities about adding
additional shows. “Currently, we will be presenting shows at 11 host speedways
in four states including Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia”,
emphasized Geesey. To-date, the tracks presenting MACS events include, in
alphabetical order: Brushcreek Motorsports (OH), Challenger Raceway (PA);
Hagerstown Speedway (MD); Hesston Speedway (PA); Lernerville Motorsports, Inc.
(PA); McKean County Raceway (PA); Potomac Speedway (MD); Portsmouth Raceway Park
(OH); Sharon Speedway (OH); “The Rock” Alleghany County Speedway (MD);
Virginia Motor Speedway (VA).
“We aren’t done yet” Geesey stated. “Other promoters continue to
express interest as they ponder the remaining dates available. Tracks still
interested in securing date(s) for this season are: Bedford Speedway (PA);
Central Pennsylvania Speedway (PA); Eriez Speedway (PA); KC Raceway (OH);
Muskingum County Speedway (OH); Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PA);
Stateline Speedway (NY), plus others. We may not add all of those listed, but I
think we will be at the majority of them plus maybe some surprises,” related
“The balance of the remaining open dates will be awarded on a first-come,
first-serve basis. We want to accommodate the promoter’s needs but the window
of opportunity for picking and choosing is rapidly coming to a close. Once we
get to 30-35 shows we are not going to schedule anymore”, summarized Geesey.
Other notable news about the schedule Geesey added, “We are nearing the one
million-dollar mark in prize money for the season and by the time we are done I
expect to easily top that mark. If we gain the rest of the shows that are
currently being discussed, then we’ll eclipse that mark”.
Specific details about each event will be forthcoming in the next several weeks
with the kick-off this season only a seven short weeks away.
This Schedule is a first draft and is tentative as well as subject to change or
modification. This shouldn’t be taken as the final schedule as more dates will
April 22 Potomac Speedway 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
23 “The Rock” Alleghany County Speedway 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
21 McKean County Raceway 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
28 Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway 50 $10,000 $50,000
24 Lernerville Speedway 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
25 Hesston Speedway 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
2 Portsmouth Raceway Park 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
3 Portsmouth Raceway Park 50 $10,000 $50,000
5 Brushcreek Motorsports 43 $ 4,000 $26,000
6 Brushcreek Motorsports 58 American Heritage H/D $60,000
20 Hagerstown Speedway Conococheague $10,000 $57,000
3 Sharon Speedway 50 $ 5,000 $28,500
4 Portsmouth Raceway Park 50 $10,000 $50,000
17 Virginia Motor Speedway 50 $10,000 $50,000
23 Lernerville Speedway 50 $ 8,000 $40,000
7 Challenger Raceway $4,000 $30,000
8 Challenger Raceway TBA
9 Challenger Raceway $20,000 $100,000
Raindate October 21, 22, 23
MACS Announces Rules and
Procedural Amendments for '05
By: Jeff Geesey
Indiana, PA - January 16, 2005 - The Mid-Atlantic Championship Series is pleased
to announce a few minor rules and procedural amendments for the '05 season.
The first procedural change covers the drivers meetings and driver attendance.
First, "as in the past, attendance is mandatory at all drivers' meetings.
However, during the past season, we noticed some drivers were absent from the
meetings and some would leave early. As a result, we are implementing a new
procedure to ensure attendance throughout the meetings. Drivers' names will be
called off at random during the meeting. Any driver not answering when called
will be sent to the tail of the heat race". Secondly, "we are
sensitive to the length of the meetings and to speed things up next season, we
will have certain announcements available as hand-outs that will be distributed
at the sign-in table”.
The second area to be addressed is relative to entry fees and minimum purses.
"The minimum entry fee will be $50.00 for all events. Entry fees will
increase as the purse increases. The minimum purse for 2005 is $5,000 to win
which carries an increased purse to $28,500”. The third procedural
modification is relative to the series flat tire rule. "When circumstances
require, three courtesy laps will be given. This will depend upon the size and
lay-out of the pit area, location of track gates, etc. Whenever we will go to
three laps, this will be announced at the driver's meeting and it will be posted
at the trailer. If no announcement is made the customary two-lap rule will apply”.
The fourth area is relative to the points system. There are three changes that
will be infused into the rule book. First,..."if there are more than ten
cars in a heat race, the points will continue to drop off by one point for each
position. For example, tenth place earns 16 points; eleventh will earn 15
points; and so on". Next, "in events that have C Mains, D Mains, etc.,
cars that do not transfer will earn fifty points for the C, forty-five points
for the D, forty points for the E, thirty-five points for the F, and thirty
points for the G". Finally, "cars added to an A Main will keep their
heat race points, but they will forfeit any points earned in a B, C or D Main,
etc". The next area of change is regarding the WRISCO Aluminum MACS Rookie
of the Year contenders. "Drivers seeking the Rookie of the Year title must
declare their intent by April 1”. Another category of change is the Protest
Fee. "Protest fees have been increased to $1,000 for any technical protest.
$350.00 will go to MACS as the protest fee; $650 will go to the protest car, if
found to be legal; or will be refunded to the protestor, if the car is illegal”.
Minor adjustments have been made to the car specifications. They include the
minimum wheelbase at 103" (no tolerance); rear deck height 37" (no
tolerance); rear quarter panels are 48" from rear axle centerline (no
tolerance); stock nose pieces can extend a maximum of 48" from center of
front hub to farthest point extending forward; carbon fiber drive shafts are
highly recommended – in any case all drive shafts must be painted white or
some other bright color; any lead weights must be painted white or some other
bright color and must bear the car number. No lead weights above the decking.
Each lead weight must have at least two, ½” diameter bolts using locking
washers and nuts securely mounted to the chassis; helmets must be a minimum of
Snell 95 or SA2000.
Thanks for your continued support and cooperation.