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KC RACEWAY
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO

TRACK SIZE:  3/8 MILE HIGH BANKED DIRT OVAL

RACE DAYS:   SATURDAY NIGHTS: SPRINTS, LATE MODELS,  MODIFIEDS & STREET STOCKS 

PHONE:  740-663-4141

WEBSITE:  WWW.KC-RACEWAY.COM

DIRECTIONS: 12 MILES SOUTH OF CHILLICOTHE ON US 23, THEN 2 MILES WEST ON BLAIN HIGHWAY, THEN SOUTH

10/15/06 - K-C Champions announced on dawn of Dirt Track World Championship

10/15/06 - DUNN AND DIRT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEGEND

10/12/06 - Tony Stewart Latest DTWC Entry

10/1/06 - K-C Prepares for Late Models's crown jewel

 

 

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K-C Champions announced on dawn of Dirt Track World Championship
By Scott Wolfe

CHILLICOTHE, OHIO- 10/15/06 - Jim Nier's K-C Raceway has announced its 2006 racing champions on the eve of Dirt Track World Championship week (Oct. 19-21), where the world's greatest drivers will compete for the $50,000 top prize in the 26th annual running of this crown jewel event.
Claiming the 410 Super Sprint Championship is Vandalia, Ohio's Jimmy Stinson. Stinson also the 1997 champion, edged veteran Dave Dickson for the sprint car crown, while Jason Montgomery, Jackson, Ohio, claimed his second straight late model crown at K-C. Aaron Higgins, a sixteen year-old Waverly, Ohio Tiger, claimed the Modified championship in his rookie season, over veteran driver Bud Frazier of Chillicothe. Tommy Mossbarger, Chillicothe, Ohio claimed a close championship win over Justin Poling. Mossbarger claimed the last race of the season to second place Poling to secure the championship by just four points 498 to 494.
Securing his second straight championship, Montgomery is hoping for a better run in this year's Dirt Track World Championship. Last year Montgomery was put at a deficit when he blew a tire in qualifying, decimating his chances for a strong DTWC run in front of the hometown crowd and dirt racing's biggest stage. The stakes are higher this year as the top drivers from all the top sanctions are pre-entered with hopes of grabbing the $50,000 top prize. Additionally, Nextel star Tony Stewart has entered-- as undeniably the biggest name on the list-- along with Kenny Jacobs, a sprint car champion crossing ranks to the late models; and the Australian champion Craig Vosbergen of Perth, Australia. Entries from over 25 states and Canada could make this year's entry list much larger than last year's 127.
Montgomery is well prepared for a stronger run in this year's event. But he knows he will need some better luck. "Last year was a disappointment," he said. "But things like that (flat) are out of your control. We think that if the car stays together, we can be a factor in a run for the championship."
Young Aaron Higgins is in the same boat, except he will be competing for the modified crown. Only sixteen, Higgins operates like a veteran. Higgins hopes to finish strong and if the cards fall in place, bring home a win. He will join Bud Frazier, Mike Long, Jamie Adams, Bob Crace, Jr. and the rest of the K-C contingent for a hometown win against the best in the nation. Crace, Jr., a seven time K-C champion, from Chillicothe won the first-ever modified Dirt Track World Championship.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date. Gates open at 4 each day. Warm-ups are at 5:30 Thursday, and 6:00 Friday and Saturday.
The best bargain in racing, tickets are only $55 for all three days.
Following is a top ten list of K-C Raceway's track champions and season points:
410 Sprint Cars Late Models
Jimmy Stinson Jason Montgomery
Dave Dickson Kenny Christy
Nick Naber Delmas Conley
Mark Imler Greg Oliver
Butch Schroeder Mark Frazier
Todd Kane Rod Conley
Keith Baxter Tony Throckmorton
Ron Blair Craig Gibson
Adam Strausser Bart Hartman
Eddie Slone Ben Adkins

Modifieds Hobby Stocks
Aaron Higgins Tommy Mossbarger
Bud Frazier Justin Poling
Mike Long Joe Williams
Jamie Adams Nathan Preston
Bob Crace, Jr. Steve Leist
Bob Mapes Richard Trego
Tim Brown Dan Reno
Jeff Houser Jeff McGarvey
Damon Taylor Jamey Adams
Doug Betts Joe Hunley

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DUNN AND DIRT TRACK WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LEGEND
Dunn wins Cinderella first DTWC

10/15/06 - At the very first Dirt Track World Championship two ‘legends’ were born that day in the form of a race, the aforementioned ‘DTWC’, and a driver who has gone into the history books and the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame with now legendary status.
Jim Dunn was your typical weekend warrior. A man who loved to race, loved the competition and everything associated with the sport. And like quite a few racers, he was long on talent and short on cash.When Jim Dunn showed up for the very first Dirt Track World Championship in October 1981 he had seriously considered hanging up his helmet after the conclusion of the 1981 season. His racing funds had been depleted and he had a debt.
Still, Jim Dunn decided to travel down to Pennsboro, WV one fateful October weekend. And it started out bad. Not good at all.After sustaining some serious damage in his heat race, Dunn decided to pack it in and head for home. When his hauler wouldn’t start he decided to put the crew to work readying the car for the B Main, which he had made by finishing in the last transfer spot in his heat to qualify for the B Main.
He went out and his luck began to change. He won the B Main and made the feature! He was starting in the 23rd position, but at least he could count on start money.But what happened next is the stuff of which legends are made…. He won!
Jim Dunn had entered racing folklore and West Virginia’s Pennsboro Speedway history by methodically picking off one driver after another, all the while working his way to the front of the pack against the toughest dirt Late Model racing had to offer.
By the mid-point of the race Dunn was in seventh and the car kept getting faster. He kept passing cars until he had race leader Rodney Combs in his sights. With 12 laps to go, Dunn made a bold move on the outside, blasting around Combs. Dunn had made history. From weekend warrior to national star ... all within the space of 100 laps around the grand ‘ol dame known as Pennsboro Speedway.
And he also won the highest paying dirt Late Model race up to that point anted up by promoter Carl Short, who, through ultra-successful and innovative promotional efforts, turned the first Dirt Track World Championship into an instant success and a established tradition. Short also, in one weekend, turned the race into one of the crown jewels of dirt car racing, a position it still enjoys today.
Dunn got started racing one night when he was 21 years old and saw his first stock car race.The very next weekend Dunn had bought a stock car and entered it in the Hobby Stock division. It was 1972. In 1974 the Roseville, Ohio resident moved up to the Late Model class.
During the early years Dunn raced for fun. But by the late 1970’s he began taking his racing more seriously. He won regularly at his home track, St. Clairsville (Ohio) Speedway, and began running more and more at other tracks away form home. He often competed at tracks like Wayne County, Coshocton, Hilltop, Zanesville and many others.
In 1980 his father’s business, Dunn Trucking, began sponsoring him and he purchased a new WRC Race Car from Rodney Combs and equipped it with a Horn Racing Engine. With crew members Bill Bonifant and Rocky Carr, Dunn began traveling with the Bert Emick and Bill Moore’s newly formed All Star Circuit of Champions Late Model series.
In 1980 Dunn won the ASCoC’s points championship by virtue of one feature win and many top five finishes. In 1981 Dunn finished second in points, but the year took its toll on the team’s finances.
By the end of the year Dunn’s racing account was bare, and he headed for Pennsboro for what he thought might very well be his last race.
After wining the DTWC, Dunn’s car builder and fellow competitor, Rodney Combs, who he had taken the lead from and the then unheard of $30,000 to win payoff, said, “If I couldn’t win, there is no one I’d rather see win it than Dunn.”
Dunn’s win was more than promoter Carl Short could ask for. Word quickly spread that this big dollar race was won a by a then relatively low budget racer, so maybe, just maybe, anyone had a chance to win.
The DTWC and Dunn’s win had gone into the history books after that day, a favorite chapter, and the mystique, uniqueness and prestige of the DTWC was born that weekend.
The $30,000 first place money Short handed to Dunn in the form of three, $10,000 checks, saved Dunn’s racing team and career. He paid off bills and bought another car. For the next 18 months wherever Dunn would travel to race, race fans everywhere knew who he was. The win had made Dunn a national star and people spoke his name in the same breath as Combs, Moore, Swartz, Smith and Simmons.
Jim Dunn was a college graduate who had held a degree in education. After teaching high school seniors history and government, he began working for his father’s business, which enabled him to take more time off to concentrate on racing.
When the 1983 racing season began in Florida, Dunn made the trip and scored a ASCPoC win at East Bay Raceway.It seemed like the start of a great year.
Later that year, on Friday May 6, 1983, Dunn pulled into his home track at St. Clairsville for a weekly race. He had a large following there and he didn’t disappoint his fans as he won the feature in front of an excited hometown crowd.
Two nights later, on Sunday May 8, Dunn was racing at Paducah Speedway in Kentucky in a NDRA sanctioned event. During the race, which was held amid terrible track conditions, a freak racing accident occurred involving several cars which resulted in Dunn losing his life and Jack Boggs sustaining serious injuries, including several broken bones.
A legend, a great racer and a fan favorite, was gone.
Two weeks after his last race, St. Clairsville Speedway held the ASCoC sanctioned Jim Dunn Memorial, which was won by Donnie Moran and held in front of a SRO crowd.
And every year since then a Jim Dunn Memorial race has been held, first at St. Clairsville, and then picked up by Muskingum County Speedway, where it is still held. The Midway (OH) Speedway in Crooksville, OH also holds a Jim Dunn Memorial annually.
To this day people still talk about that incredible first DTWC and about Dunn’s ride from the rear to the front, giving hope to all weekend warriors that they could take on the big boys and win. That, more than anything, at the time, was the most valuable marketing tool Carl Short had to establish the race in the minds of racing fans and drivers.
And it reverberates even today.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts will be held from October 19-21 at Jim Nier's KC Raceway south of Chillicothe, OH near Waverly, OH and is being promoted by Carl Short and Dean Nardi.
Tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.

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Tony Stewart Latest DTWC Entry

Chillicothe, OH -10/12/06 - Famed NASCAR Nextel Cup star and Eldora Speedway owner Tony Stewart is the latest driver to enter the upcoming 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The crown jewel race will be held October 19-21 at Jim Nier’s KC Raceway in Chillicothe, OH and will pay the winner $50,000 to win. Stewart is no stranger to racing dirt Late Models and recently finished second at the recent Lucas Oil Knoxville Late Model Nationals in Knoxville, IA.
Stewart indicated his recent success at Knoxville, his desire to compete, and the prestige of the DTWC were all factors in his entry. Plus, he says "the opportunity came....and I jumped at the chance to come to K-C."
“It's always a treat for dirt racing fans to be able to see a NASCAR driver at the track, but having Tony Stewart come to race is something special,” commented Dean Nardi, who along with DTWC founder Carl Short is promoting the event. “Stewart will surely give a top notch effort as he showed with a strong 2nd place finish at the recent Knoxville Late Model Nationals. The surprise winner of that race was Brian Shirley, who also will be appearing at the DTWC.”

“We urge the fans to come out early to K-C Raceway. Advance ticket sales were very strong, running well ahead of last year's pace, and with the addition of Stewart to the field interest is running even higher than normal in the 26th annual DTWC.”

Stewart will be competing in his Mark Richards prepared Rocket Chassis sponsored by the Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats and teamed with Josh ‘Kid Rocket’ Richards.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shorts will be held from October 19-21 at Jim Nier's KC Raceway south of Chillicothe, OH near Waverly, OH and is being promoted by Carl Short and Dean Nardi.
Tickets prices will be $50 for adult general admission, $15 children general admission ages 6-11 with children under age six admitted free for general admission. Three-day pit passes will be $60.
Special reserved seating is also being made available for the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts. The top five rows of the grandstands, including the main grandstands and the new grandstands in turn four, will be mandated reserved seating. Pre-sale tickets for reserved seating are $45 per ticket. After October 9th reserved seating will be $55. Reserved seating ticket prices for children age 11 and under will be $15 per ticket pre-sale and $20 per ticket after October 9th. A seating chart is available on the KC Raceway website (www.kc-raceway.com) and race fans may pick their preferred seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session. Qualifying and heat races will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Driver entry fee will be $100 if pre-entered by October 9th, 2006. After October 9th the driver entry fee will be $200.
For further information visit the K-C Raceway website << www.kc-raceway.com >>> or call 289-4114.

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K-C Prepares for Late Models's crown jewel
By Scott Wolfe
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO - 10/1/06 - Jim Nier's K-C Raceway has sat idle for nearly a month, but many hours of long work continue at the Southern Ohio Speedplant, where the nation's finest race drivers will assemble for the 26th running of the Dirt Track World Championship over the October 19-21 weekend. The first class promotion team of Dean Nardi, Carl Short, and Jim Nier have brought one of racing's crown jewels back to a first class facility for the $50,000 to win affair. The support card offers $2500 to the winner of the modified main.
Racing on the K-C high banks with fast speeds, close action, and the competitive nature a short track cultures makes Jim Nier’s place the perfect stage for America’s original mega-buck event.
Pre-sale tickets still remain on a limited basis as well as primitive camping space both on-site and adjacent to the speedway. The 26th annual DTWC has snowballed with momentum this year as an increased interest both from fans and drivers hope to make the 2006 event even more successful than last year's. Three-wide racing and warm weather made the 25th annual silver anniversary event one of the best in DTWC history. One of the nation's most notable names, Scott Bloomquist of Tennessee brought home the win.
The 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts kicks off on Thursday evening October 19 with an open practice session for late models with qualifying and preliminaries for the Modifieds. Qualifying and heat races for late models will be held on Friday evening October 20 with the consolation race, a non-qualifiers race and the 100-lap Dirt Track World Championship to be held on Saturday evening October 21. Sunday October 22 will serve as the rain date.
Tickets remain on pre-sale until Oct. 9. To place your credit card orders telephone the DTWC office toll free: 800.536.5277.Tickets are also available via mail order by sending a money order or cashier's check to: DTWC, P.O. Box 349, Powell, TN 37849.Race fans will also be able to order pre-sale tickets from the Dirt Track World Championship presented by Arizona Sport Shirts website designed by Lynn Appleget of Appleget Associates at: www.dtwc.net For additional information about the 26th Annual Dirt Track World Championship contact: P. O. Box 349 - Powell, TN 37849. Telephone: 865-947-0500.
K-C Raceway is 12 miles south of Chillicothe on SR 23, two miles out Blain Highway at Alma. For further information, please call 740-663-4141. For race information, visit the K-C website at <<www.kc-raceway.com>> or call 740-289-4114, Monday - Friday 8AM to 6PM.

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