Motorsports Brands - Roush Dirt Programs Continue To Make Traction
Mooresville,Jun. 25, 2012: Roush Yates' dirt engine programs continue to grow with more and more racers utilizing Roush Yates engines and technology throughout the country. Three dirt drivers found Victory Lane this weekend with their Roush Yates Ford and Chevy engines.
Chris Brown captured his second win of the 2012 season with his Roush Yates 410 Chevy engine at Valley Speedway in Grain Valley, MO on Saturday night. Brown earned the pole position and survived heavy lapped traffic to lead all 50 laps and capture the USTMS National Championship Series victory by the length of his bumper (0.095 second margin of victory)."It was a great race and a great race track," said Brown in Victory Lane. "I wish I could have seen what was going on behind me because it had to be one heck of a race."
Brown will go back to work on Tuesday at Mineral City Speedway in Fort Dodge, IA for the first of five straight nights of racing during the USMTS Summer Swing.
Jack Dover continues to blow away the competition, winning another ASCS Midwest sprint series race on Friday night with his Roush Yates Sprint 360 Ford engine. Dover started eighth in the main feature at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, NE and quickly moved up to second behind Don Droud Jr. With one lap to go, Dover was able to easily pass Droud and capture his fourth win of the season.
Jason Johnson, driver for Stenhouse Jr. Racing, earned his fifth Lucas Oil ASCS victory of the season this weekend at Salina Highbanks in Salina, OK with his Roush Yates Sprint 360 Ford engine. Johnson drew the pole starting position and battled fellow contender Johnny Herrera most of the race before Herrera's engine expired with one lap to go. Johnson's victory brought him to second in the Lucas Oil ASCS Championship Standings.
Roush Yates' FR9 engines captured poles in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and ARCA Racing Series this weekend. Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 for Richard Petty Motorsports, earned the pole at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA while Chris Buescher qualified fastest at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, IN.