2003 schedule announced

New Smyrna Beach Speedway is the first stop on the Allison Legacy Touring Series schedule in 2003. Drivers will be competing in two fifty lap races during Daytona's Speedweeks. A lucky driver will take the win for a Valentines Day gift on Friday...

New Smyrna Beach Speedway is the first stop on the Allison Legacy Touring Series schedule in 2003.

Drivers will be competing in two fifty lap races during Daytona's Speedweeks. A lucky driver will take the win for a Valentines Day gift on Friday night, February 14th. The second 50 lapper will be held on Saturday night, February 15th.

Defending Champion Chad McCumbee, the 2002 National and Carolina Champion won both events last year and will be a force to reckon with this again this year. Young Joey Dennewitz from Pennsylvania who is the 2002 PA Legacy Region Champion is entered and will be one of the cars to watch. James Lee, from Corpus Christi, Texas, who is the 2002 STARS Region Champion will be a strong contender. Erik Darnell, always a top place finisher, and the Darnell gang will be on hand representing the Great Lakes Series.

New Smyrna Speedway, a high banked and fast speedway, has become a favorite for Legacy Drivers. An estimated twenty five to thirty cars are entering and coming from as far away as Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois.For more information about the Allison Legacy Series go to www.allisonlegacy.com

A New Woman Driver Joins the Allison Legacy Series The Allison Legacy Series and EdLin Motorsports of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that 15 year-old Lauren Butler will be competing for the 2003 PA Legacy Championship. When Lauren's dad, Ed Butler, started his driving career at Motordrome Speedway, she was too young to be on the pit crew so she spent time at the track videotaping her father racing.

Lauren started her driving career in 2001 in go-carts. Butler has fond memories of her first ever race. As she recalls, "I won my first ever race, it was at Columbiana Speedway." Over the past two seasons, Butler has earned over 10 wins in go-carts at Columbiana Speedway and Buckeye Speedway, both in Ohio and the Jennerstown Speedway in Pennsylvania.

According to young Butler, one of the main reasons the team decided to compete in the PA Legacy series is because of the success that Women have had in the form of feature winner Kelly Sutton and two time divisional champion, Jayme Bolkavac. Butler hopes to carry on the high level of competition that both Sutton and Bolkavac have had and feels that by having her father, as crew chief will be the key to her success. Women drivers in the series are Emily Harkins who was a pole and race winner at Sunshine Speedway in 2001, Kati Leonard, a Touring Series regular, Katie Hager from New England and Sarah Shaub from Michigan.

Butler's goals are to start the season by earning some top 10 finishes and hopefully by the end of the season contending for a win. The team hopes that if all go well to be competing in the National Series of Legacy cars in a couple of seasons. Butler is a freshman at Brasher High School and in General Studies

England Secures Sponsor and Keeps A Part of History Alive Legacy series driver Fred England will be sporting a new paint scheme for 2003. His new sponsor is "John Boy & Billy's Mountain Spring Water". Fred visited the bottling plant recently with his dad and wife, Tammy. The spring house is 100 years old and has a pipe line running from a mountain near Johnson City, Tennessee. The pipeline was constructed in the early 1900's and supplied all of the water to Johnson City. Fred, Tammy & Mr. England are standing on top of the water line and can hear the water running from the mountain.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Kelly Sutton , Erik Darnell , Chad McCumbee