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Josh McGuire's Season Ends with Violent Flip at 201 Speedway...

(October 27, 2013) Josh McGuire and his #41 JMR team closed out the 2013 racing season on Saturday night, October 26 at 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky. The 2nd Annual 'Halloween 50' was on tap at the thirty year old racing facility and a $5,000 winner's check was on the line. Josh started his evening by clicking off a New Track Record during the qualifying session, but that is when his night unfortunately took a turn for the worse. The Grayson, Kentucky ace was involved in a serious incident in his heat race, which resulted in his #41 JMR Chassis enduring a series of violent flips.

Following the accident, Josh was transported by ambulance to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in nearby Paintsville, Kentucky. He was diagnosed there with a fractured C-1 vertebrae and airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia for further evaluation. The neurosurgeon at St. Mary's opted to take a neck brace approach instead of surgery and Josh will be wearing a neck brace around the clock for the next three months.

"The neurosurgeon and all of the doctors that cared for Josh expressed how lucky he was that he didn't get injured more seriously," said wife Tracy McGuire. "They are optimistic that no surgery would be needed as long as Josh wears the neck brace properly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All glory to God and thanks to all of the medical staff that were so wonderful and compassionate. Josh and myself have been humbled by so many of the thoughts and prayers from the racing community and we are forever grateful!" (B. Meyer Photo)

 
McGuire Competes in 33rd Annual DTWC at Portsmouth Raceway Park

(October 20, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) returned to action on October 18-19 in the 33rd edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A stellar field of 79 competitors converged on PRP to compete in the crown jewel extravaganza, which boasted a hefty $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Josh McGuire timed in twentieth fastest in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session and later finished fifth in his loaded heat race.

When the tension really mounted on Saturday evening, Josh ran third in his B-Main, which was one mere position away from a coveted transfer spot into the 100-lap DTWC. As a consolation prize, Josh was able to compete in the 'Jim Dunn Memorial' Non-Qualifiers Race. The Grayson, Kentucky ace wound up fifth in the $3,000 to win race behind only winner R.J. Conley, Tim Dohm, Andrew Reaume, and Donnie Moran. Full results from the action-packed weekend at Portsmouth can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

 
Josh McGuire Climbs to Second in Black Jack & Farley Boggs Memorial!

(October 6, 2013) Josh McGuire, of Grayson, Kentucky, unloaded his #41 machine on Saturday evening, October 5 at Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio, as the 5th Annual 'Black Jack & Farley Boggs Memorial' was held at the storied speedplant. The unsanctioned event drew fourteen competitors to the Buckeye State complex to vie for the $3,000 top prize. Josh recorded the fourth quickest lap during the time trial session and later placed fifth in the dash. After starting the main event from the inside of the third row, Josh was able to pick off three competitors en route to his twelfth runner-up performance of the 2013 racing season behind only victor Jackie Boggs. Full results from SOS can be accessed online at www.southernohiospeedway.com.

 
Broken Axle Slows McGuire in Annual Running of Harvest 50...

(September 29, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) stormed into Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio on Saturday evening, September 28 for the annual running of the 'Harvest 50.' The unsanctioned program, which boasted a $5,000 payday, drew a stout 43 car field to the Buckeye State oval. Josh McGuire laid down the second quickest lap overall during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the fourth row, Josh was up to the fourth spot and looking for more when a broken axle ended his run and relegated him to a disappointing fourteenth place effort. Full results from the 'Harvest 50' can be viewed online at www.skylinespeedway.net.

 
Josh McGuire's Weekend Headlined by 201 Speedway Runner-Up

(September 23, 2013) With inclement weather shuffling their weekend schedule, Josh McGuire and his #41 team headed to the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana and 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky on September 21-22. On Saturday in the 34th edition of the 'Jackson 100' at Brownstown, Josh timed in twelfth quickest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later finished fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a second place effort in his B-Main, Josh started the $15,000 to win main event from the outside of the tenth row. The Grayson, Kentucky native was then moving forward early in the 100-lapper, but unfortunately clipped an inside utility tire and later retired in the twenty-first position.

At 201 on Sunday, the unsanctioned 'Roger Breeding Memorial' was on tap and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Josh clicked off the seventh fastest lap during the time trial session prior to scoring a heat race triumph. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the A-Main, the mayor of "Bad Fast" was able to move up one spot on his way to a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Jackie Boggs. Complete results from both weekend races can be obtained by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.

 
McGuire Posts Solid Finishes in Brushcreek's One Epic Weekend!

(September 15, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) traveled to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio from September 12-14 for the track's 'One Epic Weekend.' On Thursday night in the $600 to win weekend opener, Josh McGuire set fast time during the qualifying session, won his heat race, and later finished a strong runner-up in the A-Main behind only victor Mike Meyers. At Brushcreek on Friday evening, preliminary action was held for Saturday's twin $10,000 to win main events.

Josh clicked off the third quickest lap in his group during time trials on Friday prior to earning a third place finish in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the first 50-lapper on Saturday, Josh was able to move past three competitors en route to a solid sixth place showing. The top twelve finishers were then inverted for the second 50-lap affair and the Grayson, Kentucky native wrapped up his long weekend at Brushcreek with an eighth place performance. Complete results from 'One Epic Weekend' can be accessed online at www.brushcreekmotorsports.com.

 
Josh McGuire Racing Tackles Portsmouth and I-77 Over Labor Day Weekend

(September 2, 2013) Josh McGuire and his #41 team struck out to the states of Ohio and West Virginia over the Labor Day holiday weekend to enter a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggies. On Saturday evening, August 31, Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio played host to the annual running of the 'Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble,' which boasted a $15,000 winner's check. Josh timed in fourth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later scored the win in his loaded heat race. After starting third on the grid in the 50-lap feature event, Josh unfortunately suffered a flat tire and later retired from the 'Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble' in the nineteenth position.

At I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia on Sunday night, September 1, the 45th edition of the 'Hillbilly 100' took place and a whopping $25,000 top prize was on the line. Josh got his night started by qualifying eighth fastest in Group B during time trials. Unfortunately, the Grayson, Kentucky hotshoe suffered problems in his heat race, which led to a ninth place finish, and he was unable to make the start in his B-Main. Therefore, Josh missed out on the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza, which was eventually won by Jimmy Owens. Full results from the Labor Day weekend double-dip can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
McGuire Seventh in Friday Night Rumble; Runner-Up at Portsmouth

(August 25, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) invaded Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 23-24 for a pair of Dirt Late Model events. On Friday evening at Ponderosa, the 6th Annual 'Friday Night Rumble' took place and a $7,500 top prize was on the line. Josh McGuire won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 60-lap feature event from the outside of the front row. The Grayson, Kentucky driver eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the seventh spot in the unsanctioned A-Main after getting caught up in a mid-race incident.

At Portsmouth on Saturday night, a $2,000 winner's check was up for grabs in a weekly program. Josh clicked off the fastest lap during the qualifying session and later placed second in heat race action. The popular driver known as "Bad Fast" then moved up to second in the running order in the feature and grabbed a strong runner-up finish behind only victor Ben Adkins. Complete results from both venues can be found online at www.ponderosaspeedway.net and www.portsraceway.com.

 
Josh McGuire Runner-Up in Fred Dillow Memorial at PRP!

(August 18, 2013) Josh McGuire and his #41 JMR team ventured north to the Buckeye State of Ohio on August 16-17 for a pair of $5,000 to win unsanctioned showdowns. On Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, the annual 'Victor Ike Moler Memorial' took place and a strong 31 car field was in the pit area. Unfortunately, Josh experienced some motor issues early in the night and scratched from the program.

Things went much smoother for the Josh McGuire Racing team on Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. Josh laid down the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session, which earned him an extra $1,077 bonus. After finishing fourth in the dash, Josh started the 19th Annual 'Fred Dillow Memorial' from the outside of the second row. The Grayson, Kentucky ace then ran amongst the top five throughout the 50-lap distance before making a charge in the final couple of laps to earn an impressive runner-up performance behind only race winner R.J. Conley. Full results from Saturday at PRP can be accessed online at www.portsraceway.com.

 
McGuire Cashes $3,000 for Hall of Fame Classic Win at Southern Ohio!

(August 4, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) visited victory lane for the fourth time in the 2013 racing season on Friday night, August 2 at Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio! Josh McGuire was very impressive all night during the 3rd Annual 'Hall of Fame Classic,' as he set fast time during qualifying, won the dash from the sixth starting spot, and later led all thirty laps in the feature event. The Grayson, Kentucky ace claimed the $3,000 victory by besting Delmas Conley, Rod Conley, Jason Montgomery, and Brett Kennard!

The #41 team then ventured to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky on Saturday evening, August 3 for the 'Hatfield / McCoy Feuding 50.' The unsanctioned program drew a strong field of competitors to vie for the $5,000 top prize. Josh clicked off the third quickest lap during qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lapper, Josh fell back to as far as twelfth before making a serious charge back through the talented field. When the checkers were displayed, he found himself second in the finishing order behind only victor Eddie Carrier, Jr. Complete results from both weekend showdowns can be accessed online at www.southernohiospeedway.com and www.201speedway.net. (Southern Ohio Sports Photos)

 
Josh McGuire Racing Strong in Weekend Events at Skyline & 201!

(July 28, 2013) Josh McGuire and his #41 team bolted into Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio and 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky over the July 26-27 weekend. On Friday night at Skyline, the annual 'Jack Shutts Memorial' boasted a $3,000 top prize. Josh, who has enjoyed a tremendous win percentage in his career at Skyline, set fast time during the qualifying session prior to taking the win in the dash. The Grayson, Kentucky ace then ran a steady race during the unsanctioned main event and wound up second behind only race winner Tim Dohm.

At 201 on Saturday evening, a $1,500 winner's check was on the line in a regular weekly showdown. Josh set a New Track Record during time trials and later scored a heat race victory. After starting the feature from the pole position and leading the first six circuits, Josh slipped a bit to finish fourth in the final rundown behind only victor D.J. Wells, Chris Combs, and Stephen Breeding. Complete results from both programs can be accessed online at www.skylinespeedway.net and www.201speedway.net.

 
McGuire Sees Rain At Southern Ohio; Finishes Eighth in Butterball...

(July 21, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) had their sights set on a pair of high profile events over the July 19-20 weekend at Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio and Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky. Following a rain-out of the $3,000 to win 'Buckeye 30' at Southern Ohio on Friday night, Josh McGuire traveled to Richmond on Saturday gunning for his third straight 'Paul Butterball Wooldridge Memorial' title.

Josh posted the ninth quickest lap during the qualifying session and later placed third in his heat race to earn a coveted transfer spot into the $7,500 to win main event. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth in the unsanctioned 'Paul Butterball Wooldridge Memorial,' the Grayson, Kentucky ace moved up to the sixth position during the course of the race before fading a bit in the waning laps. As the checkers fell over the talented field, Josh found himself credited with an eighth place performance in one of Kentucky's biggest races. Full results from Saturday at Richmond can be accessed online at www.richmond-raceway.net.

 
Josh McGuire Runner-Up at Southern Ohio and 201 Over Weekend!!!

(July 14, 2013) Josh McGuire and his #41 team rolled into Southern Ohio Speedway in Wheelersburg, Ohio on Friday night, July 12 to kick-off their doubleheader weekend. The 3rd Annual 'Southern 50' was held on Friday at SOS and a $6,000 winner's check was on the line. Josh timed in second fastest during the qualifying session and later placed third in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the unsanctioned 50-lapper, Josh was able to blast past six competitors on his way to a stellar runner-up performance behind only race winner Jared Hawkins.

On Saturday evening, July 13, the JMR team had plans of defending their 'Butterball Wooldridge Memorial' title at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky, but a heavy downpour sent them to 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky instead. Josh laid down the second quickest lap during the qualifying session prior to taking home the win in heat race action. During the course of the $1,500 to win weekly main event, the Grayson, Kentucky ace slid back a few spots early in the race, but made a last lap charge to claim another runner-up effort behind only victor Chris Combs. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.southernohiospeedway.com and www.201speedway.net.

 
McGuire Competes in Budweiser 50 at MCS; Sees Rain at PRP & 201...

(July 7, 2013) Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) had a huge four-race extended weekend planned from July 3-6, but Mother Nature had a much different plan for the #41 team. On Wednesday night at the Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the annual running of the 'Budweiser 50,' which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Josh McGuire timed in tenth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and later finished fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Josh started the 50-lapper from the inside of the ninth row. The Grayson, Kentucky hotshoe was then able to vault up inside of the top ten before handling problems late in the race caused him to retire and finish in the fifteenth spot.

The #41 team then had plans of entering the $10,000 to win 'Independence 50' at the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and the $5,000 to win 'Hatfield & McCoy Feuding 50' at the 201 Speedway in Sitka, Kentucky. Unfortunately, heavy rains wiped out the racing action at both facilities and Josh was only able to get one race into the record book over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Full results from Wednesday at MCS can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 
Josh McGuire Victorious Again at Skyline; Finishes Third at PRP!

(June 23, 2013) Josh McGuire continued his unbelievable track record at the Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio on Friday night, June 21, as he captured yet another feature win at the Buckeye State venue! Josh earned Fast Time honors during qualifying with his lap of 13.01 seconds and later took the win in heat race action. After starting from the pole position in the weekly main event, Josh dominated the race to cash the $1,500 payday over Freddie Carpenter, Jason Montgomery, Delmas Conley, and Ralph Withem!

On Saturday evening, June 22, the Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) team rolled into the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for a $2,000 to win regular weekly show. Josh timed in second quickest during the qualifying session and later placed sixth in the dash. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the A-Main, Josh was able to move past three competitors on his way to a podium finish behind only winner Rod Conley and runner-up R.J. Conley. Complete results from both Ohio speedplants can be found online at www.skylinespeedway.net and www.portsraceway.com.

 
McGuire Runner-Up in $10k Black Gold 50 at Beckley!

(June 16, 2013) The Josh McGuire Racing (JMR) team stormed into the Beckley Motorsports Park in Prosperity, West Virginia on June 14-15 for the 'Black Gold 50' weekend. On Friday night, Josh McGuire timed in seventh fastest during qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later wound up tenth in the final rundown of the $2,000 to win tune-up race. In Saturday's 'Black Gold 50' program, Josh laid down the sixth quickest lap during time trials and later placed third in the $600 to win dash. During the course of the 50-lap, unsanctioned main event, which boasted a hefty $10,000 top prize, Josh was able to advance up to second to finish a strong runner-up behind only winner Zack Dohm. Complete results from the Beckley double-dip can be accessed online at www.beckleymotorsports.com.

 
Josh McGuire Racks Up Second Win of 2013 on Friday at Skyline!

(June 9, 2013) Josh McGuire and his #41 JMR team celebrated in victory lane for the second time in 2013 on Friday night, June 7 at the Skyline Speedway in Stewart, Ohio! Josh, who enjoys an unbelievable win percentage throughout his career at Skyline, started his night off by posting the third quickest lap during the qualifying session and winning his heat race. After starting third on the grid in the 25-lapper, Josh grabbed the point on lap two and drove away from the field en route to the $1,500 triumph. The Grayson, Kentucky ace nabbed the first place prize money by besting Rod Conley, Freddie Carpenter, Chris Garnes, and Travis Brookover!

The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday evening, June 8 for a regular weekly show, which boasted a $2,000 top prize. Josh laid down the fastest lap during time trials and later won his heat race to earn the pole position for the main event. "Bad Fast" was then battling Jackie Boggs for the lead in the A-Main when he broke a j-bar and driveshaft, which caused him to retire with heavy damage in the fifteenth position. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.skylinespeedway.net and www.portsraceway.com.

 

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