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3 SEP 01
MINNESOTA PROVES COLD FOR J.C.
Miller Lite 300

26 AUG 01
ATI BRINGS BLACK MAGIC TO JENNERSTOWN
Pennsylvania 300

17 AUG 01
WISCONSIN TESTS ATI
Wisconsin 300

4 AUG 01
SAUTER WINS NUMBER SEVEN
Texas Roadhouse 300

22 JUL 01
BEATTIE HUNTS BEST FINISH YET IN SALEM
Tecumseh 300

15 JUL 01
ATI STEERS CLEAR OF THE WALLS IN BERLIN
tires.com 300

09 JUL 01
BLACK MAGIC DEBUTS IN CHICAGO
Chicago Motor Speedway

2 JUL 01
RECORD NUMBER OF CAUTIONS AT TOLEDO
Toledo, OH

18 JUN 01
ATI RACING SHOWS DETERMINATION IN SHOW-ME STATE
Odessa, MO

11 JUN 01
HANDLING WOES HURT ATI RACING IN NASHVILLE
Nashville, TN

23 MAY 01
ATI RACING RIDES THROUGH CONCORD
Concord, NC

ENGINE TROUBLE SLOWS "BLACK MAGIC"
September 9, 2001 - Memphis, TN

Bad luck struck the "Black Magic" ATI # 09 early in the ASA/AC Delco Series Rev Up 200 at Memphis Motorsports Park. J.C. started the race in the 21st spot. On lap two Beattie get sandwiched between Scott Hansen and Doug Stevens Jr., which resulted in a knocked out toe-in and bent spindle.

The ATI Performance Racing crew worked feverishly on the ATI # 09 and got J.C. back out on the track 3 laps down. From there the car would not get back up to speed and Beattie pulled off on lap 82 with engine troubles. "We had a great car," commented crew chief Dwayne Hudson, "there wasn't much we could do about the incident on lap two."

Rookie Johnny Sauter dominated the Rev Up 200 and won his record tying ninth race of the 2001 ASA/AC Delco Series season. The A.P. Plasman team did face some trouble when a miscue on the lap 100 four-tire pit stop dropped Sauter back to 14th. He charged through the field and passed Kevin Cywinski on lap 155 and never looked back.

Cywinski was Sauter's only real challenge over the event's final 50 laps, although the 1997 ASA National Champion could only draw within 10 car lengths on one occasion. "Sauter is so fast, we have to be perfect in order to compete," said Cywinski.

Butch Miller finished third, with Joey Clanton and Mike Cope rounding out the top-five. Mike Eddy, Travis Kittleson, Scott Hansen and Tim Taylor rounded out the top ten.

The next stop on the ASA/AC Delco Series is Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on September 16 at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Race Results:

1) Johnny Sauter # 9 - 200 laps
2) Kevin Cywinski # 21 - 200
3) Butch Miller # 52 - 200

37) J.C. Beattie Jr. # 09 - 82

Fans in the Baltimore area can listen for J.C. Beattie, Jr. on The Checkered Flag, a radio program covering NASCAR, CART, IRL, and Maryland racing. The Checkered Flag can be heard on WNST 1570 AM, Saturdays between 9 and 11 AM. Be sure to check www.jcbeattie.com or www.asaracing.com often for the latest information on J.C. Beattie, Jr. and the ATI Performance Racing team.


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