KY (May 24) -- We couldn't pass up this story. Scott James from
Lawrenceburg, Indiana won the biggest race of his career when he
captured Saturday night's STARS Battle of the Bluegrass Dirt Car
Series race at Florence Speedway. James, dressed in his Hoosier
drivers suit made by Simpson Products and riding in his Hoosier-shod
late model, took the lead from Darrell Lanigan with nine laps to go in
the 50-lap 17th Annual Ralph Latham Memorial race. James also
collected $5,000 for the win. The race is named in honor of one of
Ohio's best race car drivers.
The Battle of the Bluegrass Series is in its second
season racing at tracks in Kentucky and Tennessee and was organized to
offer local racers an affordable alternative to high-cost traveling
circuits. The series also allows any tire brand to be used.
Last season's champion was Eddie Carrier, Jr. This
season, Scott James leads the series standings over rookie Mike Marlar.
To learn more about the series visit www.battleofthebluegrass.com.
The Hoosier drivers suit was the brainchild of Hoosier
Tire Midwest's Chad Anderson who made arrangements with Simpson
Products to offer the purple Hoosier drivers suits to program drivers
at a reduced cost. Congratulations Scott James on your win and thanks
to Chad for his efforts in developing the stylish suits for Hoosier
program drivers across the country.