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Weekend Brings Numerous Wins On Dirt And Asphalt For Roush Yates Drivers

RY1Mooresville, NC (May 21, 2012) Wins came rolling in from all around the country with drivers finding Victory Lane on dirt and asphalt using their Roush Yates-powered engines.

Chuck “Cobra” Hebing entered Saturday’s Patriot Sprint Tour event at Woodhull, NY as the clear-cut favorite. Looking for his first win in 2012, Hebing used his Roush Yates Ford Sprint 360 engine to move around Bryan Howland on a lap-seven restart and hold off the entire field to win the ASCS Patriot season opener. Hebing started ninth but moved up easily due in large part to the fact that he was the only competitor in the 22 car field that could run the very top of the racetrack in the early stages.

“The track was definitely a challenge tonight,” admitting Hebing in Victory Lane. “The track was interesting but it was tough. We definitely had a lot of power. You couldn’t get near that cushion but I kept getting on it. It was the only way to be fast.” The win was Hebing’s fifth victory at Woodhull and his 36th career Patriot Sprint Tour A-main victory.

Buzzie Reutiman had a great weekend at Ocala (FL) Speedway with his Roush Yates 410 Chevy Dirt Modified engine in the Scorpion Racing Products Modified division. Dalton Lanich was leading with 11 laps to go but Reutiman was slowly making ground. With only 5 to go the yellow came out, setting Reutiman up with the lead and the win.

All eyes were on Brandon Sheppard this weekend and the young man made the most of it. Sheppard piloted a new Rocket Chassis house car for the first time Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway in the World of Outlaws Dirt Late Model Series. He had a great run on second place Ron Davies during the closing laps and flew down the back stretch looking to go high. At the last second he dove under Davies with his Roush Yates powered Ford 410 Dirt Late Model engine to get beside him and complete the pass coming off turn four. On lap eighteen first place Russ King relinquished the lead to Sheppard for the win.

Chub Frank, driver of a Roush Yates Ford 410 Dirt Late Model engine, pulled off a flag-to-flag triumph at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, PA last Friday night. Frank took full advantage of an off weekend from World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition for a visit to Victory Lane. “It always feels good to get a win,” said Frank. “I don’t care where you’re at – it’s hard to win anytime in these cars anymore.”

Tim Isenberg also experienced Victory Lane this weekend at Lafayette County Speedway with his 410 Ford Dirt Late Model engine.

Chris Buescher brought Roush Yates their first ARCA win of the season at Toledo Speedway on Sunday. Buescher passed nine-time winner Frank Kimmel just after the final restart and held off the veteran for the final 48 laps to score the win. His final margin of victory was 3.514 seconds.

“I had a lot of fun racing with Frank,” said Buescher, development driver for Roush Fenway Racing. “There’s no better way to win here. To get the win from Frank was a blast. Hats off to the Roulo Borthers and the help we get from Roush Fenway and everyone at the engine shop at Roush Yates. It was just a blast all day.” The victory was the sixth of Buescher’s career.

Ricky Stenhouse, reigning Nationwide Series champion and points leader, won again Sunday at Iowa Speedway. Leading 209 of 250 laps, Stenhouse built a lead on the field of over five seconds at times during the race. “It almost feels like a hometown race to us now,” said Stenhouse Jr. in Victory Lane. “This is the way you want to win them. You want to go out and dominate.” Stenhouse Jr. extended his lead in the points standings to 28 over Elliott Sadler.

About Roush Yates – Roush Yates, of Mooresville, N.C., designs, engineers and crafts high performance racing engines with the power to perform and the horsepower and durability you’d expect from legendary NASCAR pioneers Jack Roush and Robert Yates. The partnership of power and precision has come from merging the knowledge and experience of two legendary engine builders, both with a passion for winning today and powering up for tomorrow. In 2009 Doug Yates purchased his father’s half of Roush Yates Engines to become a co-owner in the company.

As CEO, Doug Yates leads a staff of 180 engineers and technicians who design, assemble, test, and service racing engines at two separate state-of-the-art facilities in Mooresville, North Carolina. Here, the best minds and latest technology are hard at work producing over 1,000 racing engines each year for teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, ARCA, Grand-Am, FIA GT3, Dirt Late Model, Sprint cars, and NHRA Pro Stock. At Roush Yates Engines, the mission is Power Performance, which is achieved through innovation, design, precision engineering, and skillful craftsmanship. Building the best engines in racing today, providing service that’s second to none, and honoring a commitment to research and development are the heart of Roush Yates Engines.

In June 2011, Roush Yates’ Performance Products division expanded to a new 50,000 sq. ft. retail center in Mooresville to better serve the entire performance industry with mass-produced new parts, customized new parts, and used parts; racer consumables as well as chassis dynamometer testing services.

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