Mike Beyore and the #54 Crew Prepare for the 2015 OSCAAR Schedule

Mike Beyore and the #54 Crew Prepare for the 2015 OSCAAR Schedule

By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media


Every calendar in Mike Beyore's world has just one month. After another long, cold Canadian winter, the second generation racer known as "The Whitby Warrior" only cares about the month of May. It's when he has to have his #54 machine ready to tackle the grueling OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model schedule for another season.


After logging a 6th place finish in last year's final standings, Beyore and his crew went to work just days after the final checkered flag to work toward a strong run in 2015. No strangers to a hard effort and long hours in the shop, the team is looking forward to kicking-off the new campaign, but they know it's time to just do the jobs as they come along to make sure their driver can find his way to the front of a highly competitive pack.


"I've never really understood why they call this the off season," confessed a smiling Mike Beyore. "We usually have more going on at this time of year than we do once we start racing. I look forward to having everyone around the shop, working on the car and getting our hands dirty. It's an excellent bonding experience."


Beyore says that the biggest item he and the crew have on their pre-season checklist is putting the car back together. Just after the last campaign ended, everything was stripped-down to basic frame and cage. Suspension components were examined and the welds were checked for structural integrity. Around the end of January, new body work was added and now, with the year's first on-track activity just over a month down the road, it's time for some last minute lipstick and mascara.


"I won't be exactly sure what the final product will look like until we roll off the trailer, but based on some of the early sketches I've seen, I think we'll have a winner," said Beyore. "Norm Mayhew at Mayhew Graphics has done some great work for us over the years and I know he won't let us down."


With an immediate focus on one 31 day period, Mike Beyore is looking forward to strapping into the racecar. The first on-track action of the year takes place with a practice session Sunday, May 3rd at Sunset Speedway. The same venue will host Super Late Model qualifying Saturday, May 16th and a 50 lap 'A' main the following day. Saturday, May 30th – with a rain date of Sunday, May 31st – the focus will shift to Flamboro Speedway for another headline dance for the Outlaw teams.


Mike's brother Max – who finished 2nd in the 2014 OSCAAR Modified standings and earned the division's Rookie of the Year Award – will run 30 lap feature events on the 16th at Sunset and the 30th at Flamboro.


Follow Mike Beyore throughout the season on Twitter via @54buck and at www.beyoreracing.ca .


Mike Beyore's 2015 OSCAAR Outlaw Super Late Model tour is supported by Stemac Machinery & Industrial Tools, Millennium Crane, Metals Plus, CNC Custom Machining, Praxair, MGS Performance, Mayhew Graphics, Vista Engineering Corporation, Lesco Industrial Restoration and new sponsor, Hoy's Garage, with promotional and media services by Clarke Motorsports Communications.


Photo attachment: Jim Clarke – Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

Mike Beyore turns a quick lap during the Summer Rush event Kawartha Speedway. The driver known as 'The Whitby Warrior' is looking forward to kicking off the new OSCAAR Super Late Model schedule.


Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media

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Contact:  Joe Crowley at (937) 338-6014 or Joe@EldoraSpeedway.com

13929 State Route 118 | New Weston, OH  45348





ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 23, 2015) – Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, passed away this morning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He was 93.


The family will receive friends from 2-8 pm (EDT) on Friday, March 27 at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home, 1000 N. Broadway St., in Greenville, Ohio.


A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am, on Saturday, March 28 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Burkettsville, Ohio.  Father Tom Hemm will lead the celebration. Baltes, who was a United States Army Solider during World War II, will be buried with full military honors in the St. Bernard Catholic Church Cemetery following mass.


In lieu of flowers, the Baltes family requests that memorial contributions be given to the American Heart Association.


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AR Bodies partners with CARS Tour for 2015 and beyond


Media contact Norm Desjardins – (603) 387-5598

AR Bodies partners with CARS Tour for 2015 and beyond

Greenbrier TN. (3/21) The CARS Tour for super late model and late model stock car racers has created a tremendous off season buzz in the southeast racing scene, and Aluminum Racing Products (AR Bodies) is pleased to be on board with awards for all CARS Tour competitors

AR Bodies will award product discount certificates to the fifth place finisher in every super late model and late model stock car feature; season ending awards include a complete "A" package body for the 2015 late model stock car titlist and a $1,000.00 product discount certificate for the 2015 super late model champion.

When the first tech line forms at Southern National Motorsports Park for the X-1R - USA Performance Products 300 on March 28, the CARS Tour tech team will utilize a complete set of body templates provided by AR Bodies.

According to AR Bodies President Jerry Criswell," The CARS Tour is bringing together the two most popular top flight short track racing divisions in the southeast; it's a bold new concept that is sure to be a big hit with racers and race fans alike. As a company we are proud to support the series and it's competitors."

Visit AR Bodies on line at www.arbodies.com . Learn more about the CARS Tour at www.carsracingtour.com .

About AR Bodies: Based in Greenbrier Tennessee, AR Bodies is one of the founding members of the ABC (Approved Body Configuration) program in place at speedways and in touring series through out the United States and Canada. AR Bodies manufactures a full line of track tested and proven race car bodies and components. The founding members of the ABC (Approved Body Configuration) program in place at speedways and in touring series through out the United States and Canada. 

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