Date: 4/10/2011 10:03:03 PM

Central Pennsylvania Legends Cars

For Immediate Release


New Oxford, Pa., Sunday, April 10, 2011 

The Central PA Legends organization is pleased to announce the addition of several new drivers.

LARRY GIBBS, a graduate of NASCAR Racing School, worked previously for Roush Racing, but decided to try his hand on a steering wheel of his own.  His No. 43 1934 Ford will debut this year with the Central PA Legends.  This Gettysburg resident works with vintage racecars by day and is anxious to try his hand with the series that he describes as “cost effective” for him.  He also feels that racing on dirt is the way to gain the best racing experience.

Sponsors include Wildasin Tool Sales and Merrysman Modifications.  Helping Gibbs this season is crew chief Donny Cool and his two granddaughters Danica and Bailey.

CODY HAINES is a third generation racer. He chose the Central PA Legends series to make his racing debut.  Driving a 1934 Ford Sedan No. 21, this 16 year-old looks forward to his first race in April at Susquehanna Speedway.

Haines, a student at Penn Manor High School, opted for the Legends series because “it’s a nice group of people, a fair series”, and feels there will be opportunities to move up. 

Stan’s Spray Shop is the current sponsor on the car.  His crew is truly a family endeavor, consisting of his grandfather Larry, his father Curt, his uncle Andy, and Stan Haines.  Cody’s goal is to have a job as a race driver in any class, although he admits that the modifieds are his favorite class.

BOB STOUGH of East Berlin is the newest driver to join the roster of Central PA Legends.  A welder/fabricator by day, Stough brings 26-years of racing experience with him.  With 17 years in go-karting, Stough moved on to street stocks, thunder cars, classic cars and late models before making the decision to try the fast-growing Legend Cars series.  Stough selected the series because he felt the Legends were “friendlier on the budget than other series”.

Stough’s racing accomplishments include a karting championship at Hunterstown Speedway, a street stock championship at Trail-Way Speedway, and thunder car Rookie of the Year honors at Lincoln Speedway.

Sponsors on the No. 07, a 1937 Chevy Sedan, include York Street Oil & Lube Center, Shearer Brothers General Contracting, Auto Solutions, Rubber Racer.com and Greg Keeney Masonry.

RANDY MINNICH is driving the No. 75R legend this year for owner Ron Dick, Jr.  Minnich, a crewmember on a 600cc micro team, had been watching the Legend class and always felt they put on a good show.  Minnich raced both go-karts and motorcross years ago, but spent the last 25 years involved in RC racing.  He owned RC Speedway in Newville, PA, where he resides.  One accomplishment he is proud of is finishing second in a RC race to Nascar’s Tony Stewart.

Sponsors on the 1937 Chevy Legend are Smith Fuels and Capitol Car Wash.  Minnich has no regular crewmembers, but is always looking for anyone willing to help.

Central PA Legends Cars, considered by INEX, the international sanctioning body of Legends, Bandolero, and Thunder Roadster Cars, to be one of the premier Legends Car dirt series in the country. The Series Sponsors for 2011 are Baker Door Company of Mechanicsburg and Golf Cart Services of New Oxford, with Impressive Signs of York continuing to provide series support.

More information is available at www.centralpalegends.com.

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