Gumout Racing Series to Compete in Pete Jacobs Memorial By Kendra Jacobs TIFFIN, OH (May 15)-On May 20, the Gumout Racing Series will compete in Orrville, Ohio to honor Pete Jacobs, who built Wayne County Speedway. The...
Gumout Racing Series to Compete in Pete Jacobs Memorial
By Kendra Jacobs
TIFFIN, OH (May 15)-On May 20, the Gumout Racing Series will compete in Orrville, Ohio to honor Pete Jacobs, who built Wayne County Speedway. The event will be the series single Ohio appearance during the 2000 season.
Rising stars in the world of sprint car racing will race wheel to wheel on the 3/8-mile clay oval. Paul McMahan, driver of the United Expressline U2, as well as Craig Dollansky in the Karavan 7 will fight for the $5000 prize. Jeff Shepard, of Upperco, Maryland and Randy Kinser, brother of Steve Kinser, will also be eyeing victory lane.
The Gumout Racing Series points battle is heating up as the series enters its sixth race of the season. Each driver is focusing on the $50,000 point's prize money as the series enters its sixth race of the 2000 season. Brad Furr, Jason Meyers, and Ronald Laney are keeping the contest for Brodix Rookie of the Year tight.
Pete Jacobs is Wayne County Speedway's founder. Pete is the father of Kenneth Jacobs, who started his racing career at Wayne County Speedway. Pete Jacobs is the grandfather of nationally known sprint car drivers Kenny and Dean Jacobs. The fourth generation of Jacobs sprint car drivers, including Lee and Garrett Jacobs has also started at Wayne County Speedway. Garrett Jacobs will be making his first Gumout Racing Series appearance Saturday.
Local sprint car hero and TNN: The Nashville Network commentator Brad Doty will be on hand throughout the night. Doty will be selling and autographing copies of his autobiography STILL WIDE OPEN.
Wayne County Speedway's grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. for the $5000-to-win $500-to-start event. Gumout Racing Series action will begin at 7 p.m. WoO