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TERRY BALDRY ERASES 17-YEAR-OLD
TRACK RECORD AT WISCONSIN INT'L RACEWAY 

8-20-04

Terry Baldry set new track record on Hoosiers!!KAUKAUNA, WI (August 19) -- It was a record breaking night for Terry Baldry (photo) at Roger VanDaalwyk's Wisconsin International Raceway when the Omro, WI driver not only broke a 17-year-old track record set by Butch Miller, he also won the Fox River Racing Club's (FRRC) Late Model division 50-lap race during their regular Thursday Night Thunder program. The Late Model division, considered the top class in the Fox River Racing Club, is one of six divisions that compete every Thursday at the famous 1/2-mile facility and runs exclusively on Hoosiers. The 2004 season marks the 30th consecutive year the FRRC has been in weekly competition at Wisconsin International Speedway. 

The memorable night began with Terry Baldry setting a new track record in qualifying when he circled the D-shaped oval in 19.236 seconds erasing the 17-year-old mark set by Butch Miller. Miller's time (19.238 seconds) was set in 1987 in the ARTCO Series which later became the NASCAR Midwest Series which currently runs exclusively on Hoosier tires. Even more amazing is the old mark was set using a 4-barrel carburetor, while Baldry's mark was in a 2-barrel carburetor (less horsepower). Baldry also eclipsed the FRRC's record (19.393 seconds) set this year in the club's opening race by Mike Gardner. Baldry set the mark using Hoosier 27.0 x 10.0-15 3035/3045 tires.

In the 50-lap race, Baldry came from ninth place to take the lead on lap 24 en route to his third win of the season. With the win, Baldry also captured the overall Budweiser/WAPL Triple Crown Series title as well. He also increased his lead in the FRRC driver rankings to 199 points and has all but wrapped up his 6th consecutive Late Model championship. 

Other winners during the evening included; Tom Spierowski in the Limited Late Model division, Todd Schuette in the Sport Trucks division, Terry Van Roy in Super Stocks, Phil Verboomen in Sizzlin' Fours and Jeff Wohlrabe in Figure Eights.

There are just two Thursday programs remaining on the 2004 FRRC schedule with the season ending event on September 2nd.

Hoosier Oval Asphalt Product Manager Terry Newton will be traveling north this weekend to Wisconsin International Raceway to enjoy the Blue race which is the conclusion of the special Red, White and Blue three-race program. The two (twin-50's) races are this Saturday, August 21st, at 7:00 pm.

Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. is proud to be partnered with both the Fox River Racing Club and Wisconsin International Speedway during the 2004 season.  

      

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