Scott Bowersock earns his living by painting race cars, helmets, motorcycles, and anything else needing a professional look. In his spare time, he races a Late Model--which, of course, sports a paint job by Bowersock Signs & Lines. In 2000 Scott won the Stock Car title at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. He raced Late Models in 2001 and captured a feature win at Montpelier (Indiana) Motor Speedway before a crash totaled his car and ended his season prematurely. He bounced back this season with a car bearing his motorsports art business as the primary sponsor. Scott's brother, Jerry Bowersock, competes in the No. 23J Late Model. We have a hunch Jerry's paint job is just as spiffy as Scott's.
YOUNG GUN IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Lane Brenden, 14, raced this year in the Hobby Stock Division at Lake County Speedway in Madison, South Dakota, and at Huset's Speedway in Brandon. This was his first year competing in stock cars after racing go-carts the previous three years. In the first half of the season, young Hurricane Lane won two B features at Lake County and had several Top Fives at both tracks. He's supported by a pit crew consisting of Rocky Brenden, Pete Brenden, Ty Hanten, Bill Marken, Steve Borkowski, and Scott Borkowski. One of his sponsors, Ricky "Rudd" Atkinson, has every issue of Stock Car Racing since its inception in 1966. Go Lane! And thank you, Ricky!
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RACING AND LOVING IT
Jon Heidenthal, 43, of Myakka City, Florida, has been racing since he was 11, beginning with dirt bikes in Ohio. Jon, shown in Victory Lane with two of his three sons, competes in the Street Stock class at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida. He just completed his second full season as a Stock car racer. In 2002, he captured three feature wins and finished Third in points. Jon's wife, Stefani, says the whole family has a love of racing and they all enjoy the show every Saturday night. She says Jon gets as excited about getting his issue of Stock Car Racing each month as he does about racing.
Jack Daughtry of Greenville, Alabama, is a second year racer at Butler County Motorsports Park. In his first year, at age 14, he had nine starts and won two features in an '88 Buick LeSabre in a front-wheel-drive class. This season he's moved up to a rear-wheel-drive class and drives a '85 Monte Carlo (No. 6). He's started six features, won three, and finished third in two others. He's also won five of six heat races this year. With stats like that, he hopes to build a future racing career.
2ND GEN RACER
Corey Agee, of Ridgeway, Virginia, is a 19-year-old second generation driver, racing for his family-owned Agee Racing. They have been competing for almost 30 years. He drives this very clean Modified (No. 83) at Ace Speedway in Altamahaw, North Carolina, and is the youngest racer in the division. He hopes to land a ride in one of NASCAR's top divisions one day, but until then will get his laps in at the NASCAR's Weekly Racing series track in North Carolina.
40 YEARS ON
Sam McComb races at I-25 Speedway (formerly Beacon Hill) in Pueblo, Colorado. He's been turning the wheel since 1963 in everything from Demo Derby cars to Tuff Trucks, but hasn't had a full race win since 1982. His luck may be changing because he picked up a Trophy Dash win earlier this year. Just to see him on track brings a smile to his face and his racing fans. They sent this photo of his No. 72 Street Stock. Keep wheelin' it, Sam!