Davin Scites aims for rookie championship

Pendleton, IN (March 15, 2003) - Competing in 13 ASA Racing Series races during the past two seasons, Wayne (WV) driver Davin Scites steps up his 2003 program, aiming for the $50,000 rookie championship. Scites will drive the number 06 car with ...

Pendleton, IN (March 15, 2003) - Competing in 13 ASA Racing Series races during the past two seasons, Wayne (WV) driver Davin Scites steps up his 2003 program, aiming for the $50,000 rookie championship. Scites will drive the number 06 car with associate sponsorship from Coyne Textile Service.

"Our main goal is to be in the mix for the rookie title and become a contender. ASA is going to be very tough in 2003," said Davin Scites. "Our main objective is to finish races and continually learn about the tracks and cars in this series," added the 27-year-old West Virginian.

Making his series debut at the state-of-the art USA International Speedway in March of 2001, Scites finished in the 27th position in the Florida 200. His next appearance took place at the .400-mile oval of South Boston Speedway, with Scites involved in an altercation and finishing 28th.

Scites also made starts at Concord Motorsport Park, Toledo Speedway, Salem Speedway and the .50-mile Jennerstown Speedway. A 15th place finish at Salem was his best of the season. In 2002, Scites made seven appearances in ASA, producing a best finish at Toledo, crossing the line in 16th. In July at Jennerstown, Scites led the initial laps of his ASA career, pacing a total of nine circuits in the 300-lap race.

"We competed in two limited schedules to feel our way into ASA," Scites said. "We had a big learning curve and we able to educate ourselves on several different tracks and the current package of radial tires and fuel-injected engines. I'm a chassis person so the motor program was a big plus. It sold us coming to ASA."

Like many of today's racecar drivers, Scites began racing at the age of five in the go- kart division. In 1996, he moved to legends, learning the basics at local tracks and also in Ohio. The following season proved to be key for Scites as he notched the biggest victories of his early career. He won the Summer Shootout and championship at Lowe's Motor Speedway and later that season captured the road course legends nationals in Phoenix at Firebird International Raceway.

After experiencing success in legends, Scites then advanced to late models. Grabbing the pole and scoring win at Concord Motorsport Park was added with a 2001 win at I-75 Speedway in a 150-late model event. Scites also began competing in ASA during the 2001 campaign.

After the conclusion of the 2002 ASA season, Scites made a transition with chassis builders, changing to the Howe Racing Enterprises Chassis. Scites likes the support that

Chas Howe and the rest of the staff supplies to their ASA program. Robbie Pyle, Rick Beebe, J.C. Beattie and seven-time ASA National Champion Mike Eddy all use Howe Chassis.

"Everyone is super nice at Howe and I look forward to working with them throughout our first full season in ASA. Running this chassis also allows us to benefit from several other teams with Howe chassis."

For the 2003 season, the American Speed Association has instituted a safety rule, that states competitors can either change tires or fuel the car, but not both. This change was meant to bring more safety into America's Premier short track stock car series.

"It's a great rule. It helps lower budgeted teams like us with bringing fewer people to the track. It should force everybody into at least two stops and put a lot of strategy into the races."

The ASA Racing Series begins its 2003 season on March 22 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland (FL) with the Jani-King 200. This marks the series fifth trip to the .75-mile oval. Eventual 2002 National Champion Joey Clanton won last year's season opener at the track.

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<pre> Scites Aiming For $50,000 ASA Rookie Championship

Pendleton, IN (March 15, 2003) - Competing in 13 ASA Racing Series races during the past two seasons, Wayne (WV) driver Davin Scites steps up his 2003 program, aiming for the $50,000 rookie championship. Scites will drive the number 06 car with associate sponsorship from Coyne Textile Service.

"Our main goal is to be in the mix for the rookie title and become a contender. ASA is going to be very tough in 2003," said Davin Scites. "Our main objective is to finish races and continually learn about the tracks and cars in this series," added the 27-year-old West Virginian.

Making his series debut at the state-of-the art USA International Speedway in March of 2001, Scites finished in the 27th position in the Florida 200. His next appearance took place at the .400-mile oval of South Boston Speedway, with Scites involved in an altercation and finishing 28th.

Scites also made starts at Concord Motorsport Park, Toledo Speedway, Salem Speedway and the .50-mile Jennerstown Speedway. A 15th place finish at Salem was his best of the season. In 2002, Scites made seven appearances in ASA, producing a best finish at Toledo, crossing the line in 16th. In July at Jennerstown, Scites led the initial laps of his ASA career, pacing a total of nine circuits in the 300-lap race.

"We competed in two limited schedules to feel our way into ASA," Scites said. "We had a big learning curve and we able to educate ourselves on several different tracks and the current package of radial tires and fuel-injected engines. I'm a chassis person so the motor program was a big plus. It sold us coming to ASA."

Like many of today's racecar drivers, Scites began racing at the age of five in the go- kart division. In 1996, he moved to legends, learning the basics at local tracks and also in Ohio. The following season proved to be key for Scites as he notched the biggest victories of his early career. He won the Summer Shootout and championship at Lowe's Motor Speedway and later that season captured the road course legends nationals in Phoenix at Firebird International Raceway.

After experiencing success in legends, Scites then advanced to late models. Grabbing the pole and scoring win at Concord Motorsport Park was added with a 2001 win at I-75 Speedway in a 150-late model event. Scites also began competing in ASA during the 2001 campaign.

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After the conclusion of the 2002 ASA season, Scites made a transition with chassis builders, changing to the Howe Racing Enterprises Chassis. Scites likes the support that

Chas Howe and the rest of the staff supplies to their ASA program. Robbie Pyle, Rick Beebe, J.C. Beattie and seven-time ASA National Champion Mike Eddy all use Howe Chassis.

"Everyone is super nice at Howe and I look forward to working with them throughout our first full season in ASA. Running this chassis also allows us to benefit from several other teams with Howe chassis."

For the 2003 season, the American Speed Association has instituted a safety rule, that states competitors can either change tires or fuel the car, but not both. This change was meant to bring more safety into America's Premier short track stock car series.

"It's a great rule. It helps lower budgeted teams like us with bringing fewer people to the track. It should force everybody into at least two stops and put a lot of strategy into the races."

The ASA Racing Series begins its 2003 season on March 22 at USA International Speedway in Lakeland (FL) with the Jani-King 200. This marks the series fifth trip to the .75-mile oval. Eventual 2002 National Champion Joey Clanton won last year's season opener at the track.

For additional information on the ASA Racing Series visit asaracing.com.

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