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Josh McGuire Takes Checkered Flag in the Down And Dirty 30 at Beckley Motorsports Park

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Shortly after winning at Beckley Motorcports park, Josh McGuire and his crew earned another checkered flag at the K-C Raceway, at Chillicothe, Ohio.
Shortly after winning at Beckley Motorcports park, Josh McGuire and his crew earned another checkered flag at the K-C Raceway, at Chillicothe, Ohio.
Josh McGuire and the Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) team recently earned their fourth victory of the 2011 season, during a race held at Beckley Motorsports Park, in Beckley West Virginia.
Josh McGuire and the Josh McGuire Racing ream rcently earned their fourth victory of the season at the Beckley Motorspoets Par, in Beckley, West Virginia.
Josh McGuire and the Josh McGuire Racing ream rcently earned their fourth victory of the season at the Beckley Motorspoets Par, in Beckley, West Virginia.


Competing in the Dirt Late Model class, McGuire qualified with the fourth fastest lap of the day prior to finishing second in the dash. Lining up on the outside, in the front row of the feature, Down and Dirty 30, the driver took the lead in the first lap of the event. Once owning the first place position, McGuire was in a heated battle early on with a fellow driver, but managed to hold his spot and eventually pulled away to take the checkered flag.

"We were challenged early in the race by Tom Dohm," recalled McGuire. "He was all over us for ten to fifteen laps, but then we were able to pull away and start lapping cars deeper into the field. We don't travel to this speedway very often," continued the driver, "usually once or twice a year."

Referring to the key to success at this particular event, McGuire explained, "Getting the lead early. The track was going to be fast and very hard to pass on, so whoever got the lead first was probably going to win."

According to Josh McGuire his #41 car "has really performed well throughout 2011 season, and at times has been exceptional. "However, our finishes don't show how fast we have been," explained McGuire. "It's very easy for the team to get down when we run so well, and don't have the finishes to show for it. But the team has stuck together, and it will make us stronger when we are able to get back on top again. I don't know if you can ever use the lows to your benefit," shared McGuire. "You just have to ride out the bad times by thinking about how much you really like the good times. The work ethic pretty much stays the same when you're on the top or the bottom. It's just part of this sport we love that is known as racing."

Although the JMR team has experienced their share of highs as well as lows throughout 2011, as the season winds down, McGuire and his crew are prepared to and anticipating finishing the season on a positive note. When asked the key to experiencing success through the remainder of the year, McGuire explained, "You have to stay sharp, even though the season is winding down. It's easy to start the vacation early and get lazy. But the better you finish out the season, the easier the winter can be when the bills start piling up." Even though a well-performing car does not always lead to taking the checkered flag, Josh McGuire has an acute understanding that the odds of success increases drastically if mechanical issues are not added to the equation. That said, the JMR team are strong advocates of maintaining their racecar, and depend on K&N products to keep the internal components of their engine free of contaminants and well lubed.

"We've been using K&N product exclusively since 2007," stated the driver. Their oil filters are the easiest to use with the wrench-off option, and they provide the best in filtration, which keeps our engines running longer between rebuilds. The air filters work in perfect tandem with the oil filters by keeping all the dirt and debris we encounter out of the engine. K&N air filters are also able to breathe when they are in very dirty and dusty environments. They can keep out all that dirt and still breathe better afterwards. They are amazing," he continued. "Other than running fast on the track, maintenance is the most important aspect of racing."

Since taking the checkered flag at Beckley Motorsports Park, Josh McGuire and the JMR racing team have seen their share of success. McGuire was runner-up in the "Harvest 50" at the Skyline Speedway, in Stewart Ohio, and finished second at the Annual "Fall 50" at the Florence Speedway, in Union, Kentucky. The driver also earned his fifth victory of the season at the K-C Raceway, in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Referring to his followers of racing, Josh McGuire said, Fans make the sport. Sponsors give us the ability to race for the fans. We are all one big team, and must work together to make sure racing stays a viable sport in the future.

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