Mayse Team Set To Make Late Season Charge
The Mayse Motorsports team has spent much of the 2008 season reconfiguring their racing operation. The team, which includes 2006 DragRaceResults.com Bracket Series national champion Rustin Mayse, and his father, 2005 BTE Million Dollar Race Runner-Up Robbie Mayse has undergone a complete facelift over the past 9 months. Gone are the teams familiar 2006 American Dragsters, as a pair of new American machines have taken their place. The team also sold their previous Corvette Roadster Super Gas machine in favor of a newer
Don Davis built Corvette Roadster previously campaigned by Division 5 standout John Steffen. Additionally, the team added a new trailer to the fold.
As if that transition weren’t enough, the Mayse team has also ordered a second Super Gas entry from Don Davis Race Cars, so both Robbie and Rustin can compete in Super Comp and Super Gas in 2009. All the while, the team has managed to maintain a steady racing schedule throughout the early portions of 2008, and has enjoyed success along the NHRA Lucas Oil tour.
Rustin Mayse finds himself in the middle of a heated battle for the Division 4 Super Gas championship in his rookie season in the class. The nineteen-year-old Mayse will jockey for the top position with former NHRA World Champion Jimmy Lewis, defending Division 4 champion Wes Neely, and multi-time division champions Tommy Phillips and Roger Warren. Mayse currently sits in the 5th position in the Division standings, but is the only racer in the top five to have attended just three divisional events thus far. Mayse is also in contention for the JEGS All-Stars berth in Super Gas, where he currently sits in the fourth position. In fact, while he has a long way to go on the national scene, his 288 point total thru just 5 events has Mayse in position to make a late season run at the top ten in NHRA national points.
As such, the team has developed a rigorous season-ending schedule that will kick off with this weekends Lucas Oil Division event at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY. From there, the team will attend the granddaddy of all NHRA events, the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis. They will conclude the Division 4 schedule with LODRS events in Shreveport, LA (September 12-14) and Noble, OK (October 17-19). The Mayse team also plans to attend the O’Reilly Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex, and may tack on additional divisional and national events if Rustin becomes a major threat in Super Gas points down the stretch.
The Mayse’s will also attend a myriad of big dollar bracket events to complete their aggressive schedule, including the annual Million Dollar Race in Memphis October 2-5, a DragRaceResults.com Bracket Series event in Rusk, TX September 6-7, and the NHRA Division 4 E.T. Finals on October 10-12 at the Texas Motorplex.
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The Mayse team receives support from several performance aftermarket manufacturers, whom they credit with allowing the team to continue their success on all levels of sportsman
racing. Those partners include Reeder Distributors, Kendall Oil, American Race Cars, Brodix Cylinder Heads, TCI Automotive, Comp Cams, Milodon, Auto Meter, Holley Performance, AFCO Racing, Hoosier Tires, and Advanced Product Design.