CRA: Mansfield to host 2004 event

Salem, IN (November 18, 2003) -- Sunoco Super Series officials, along with Mansfield Motorsports Speedway General Manager Jerry Smith, have announced that the Sunoco Super Series will have a 100-lap event at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway on ...

Salem, IN (November 18, 2003) -- Sunoco Super Series officials, along with Mansfield Motorsports Speedway General Manager Jerry Smith, have announced that the Sunoco Super Series will have a 100-lap event at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway on Saturday, June 12, 2004. Track owner Michael Dzurilla and General Manager Jerry Smith have transformed Mansfield Motorsports Speedway into one of the premier short track facilities in the country. The banked ½ mile oval, located just outside Mansfield, Ohio, is presently undergoing some additional improvements for the 2004 season. The facility recently announced it would host a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event on Saturday, May 16th in addition to an ASA Racing Series event and two Hooters North Pro Cup events in 2004.

"We are extremely happy to be returning to Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in 2004," remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of the Sunoco Super Series. "It is a privilege to be able to take our series to such a great facility. I want to thank Mike Dzurilla and Jerry Smith for allowing the Sunoco Super Series to be a part of their impressive 2004 schedule of events. We are expecting a great field of cars, especially with the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway Late Model rules being so close to the Sunoco Super Series rules!"

A packed house of close to 10,000 fans saw a spectacular race by eventual winner Brian Rievley in the Mansfield 100 this past June. Rievley, the 1998 Sunoco Super Series Champion, took the early lead from his outside pole starting position. Rievley lead the first 37 laps before Junior Hanley slid by to take the lead on lap 38. Hanley, who had battled from his tenth place starting position to take the lead, kept the lead until a restart on lap 93. Rievley, who stayed in contention even after being passed by Hanley, got a great restart and was able to power by Hanley to take the lead on lap 93. Rievley went on to win, while Andy Ponstein got by Hanley to finish 2nd. Hanley hung on to finish 3rd followed by Fred Campbell in 4th and Dave Jackson in 5th.

More information on Mansfield Motorsports Speedway is available at www.mansfield-speedway.com. More information on the Sunoco Super Series is available at www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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