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Motorsports Brands - Roush-Yates Takes First 2012 Championship

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Mooresville, Sep. 25, 2012: Roush Yates engine drivers Chuck Hebing and Jack Dover delivered the first championships of 2012 over the weekend. Chuck Hebing claimed the Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints Championship and Jack Dover defend his title as the Lucas Oil ASCS Midwest Champion.

Chuck Hebing came into Saturday's finale at Fonda Speedway three points behind Lance Yonge and emerged as the Empire Super Sprint Champion. Hebing had a great season with his Roush Yates-powered Ford 360 engine, winning five races and earning his second overall championship.

Jack Dover had a successful weekend at Greenwood, Nebraska's I-80 Speedway. Dover powered to victory lane on Friday night after he took the point early in the race and ran away with the night's 25 lap non-stop feature event. Fellow Roush Yates-powered driver Jason Johnson came in a close second. Dover backed up his win on Saturday by claiming the ASCS Midwest Region Championship for the second time in two years.

Jason Johnson also saw success on the Sprint 360 circuit over the weekend, finishing second to Jack Dover on Friday night and delivering a knock out performance to win at I-80 Speedway on Saturday. Johnson led all 25 laps of the Fall Brawl finale after drawing the pole position.

"The Stenhouse Jr. Racing guys and Roush Yates engines are really doing a great job," said Johnson. "They have given me a great car to race all week long and are making it a lot of fun to drive!"

Chris Wall took his new Roush Yates-powered Ford 410 dirt late model engine to Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday night and won his first time out. Wall topped Wendell Wallace of Batesville, AR to earn his third victory in the past five Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series events.

Jeremy Payne added to his spectacular season on Thursday night, winning the United States Modified Touring Series A Main on the opening night of the 14th annual Featherlite Fall Jamboree. The victory was Payne's first at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, MN) and the eighth of his USMTS career.

"This is awesome," said Payne. "I've always wanted to win one here and the track was perfect tonight. The car worked the best up top. I went up there and tried to run away from everyone."

Jeff Provinzino also won this weekend with his Wissota Ford 360 dirt late model engine at the Thunder in the Pines in Grand Rapids, MN.