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Matt Lofton No. 16 Strutmasters.com DuQuoin State Fair Pre-Race Report

Thursday September 6, 2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 30, 2012) – Matt Lofton and the No. 16 Strutmasters.com, Coulter Motorsports Chevrolet team head to Du Quoin, Ill. this weekend for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Southern Illinois 100 presented by Federated Car Care.

Heading to the DuQuoin “Magic Mile,” ARCA will be making its 18th stop of the 20 race 2012 schedule and the second of two dirt-track events. While in it’s 60th Anniversary season, the series has sanctioned an event at the legendary dirt track 30 times and with this year’s running will be celebrating alongside the 90th annual running of the DuQuoin State Fair.

While an asphalt racer by birth, Lofton has become increasingly interested in the unique complexities of dirt racing after his first outing less than a month ago at the Springfield State Fair. Amidst fighting worn tires in the 100-lap event, Lofton learned the dirt’s characteristics under the heavy ARCA stock cars and left with a new sense of accomplishment. That sense has the Roxboro, N.C. native eager to sink his teeth into another slick, sliding, dirt track in hopes of wheeling his No. 16 Strutmasters.com Chevrolet to the front.

Lofton’s Coulter Motorsports crew, led by crew chief Skip Eyler, has prepared the aggressive racer chassis No. 016 for his second foray onto dirt. Chassis No. 016 last ran at Springfield, taking Lofton’s rookie dirt stripes away and the Chevrolet handles the dirt action very well.

“Dirt track racing is a unique and fun experience for me,” said Lofton. “The characteristics of the track change by the minute and it really requires a racer to adapt quickly. I learned a lot in my first race at Springfield and I look forward to taking that knowledge into this weekend and gunning for a great finish for my Strutmasters.com Coulter Motorsports team.”

Racing action from the DuQuoin State Fair kicks off Monday with a lone practice session from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. followed by Menards pole qualifying at 11:15 a.m. The green flag is set to wave over the Southern Illinois 100 at 1:30 p.m. (All times Central.)


You can also get LIVE updates wherever Coulter Motorsports travels by following on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CoulterMtrsprts and

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Also please be sure to support Coulter Motorsports sponsors at:

Rip It Energy Fuel: www.RipItEnergy.com

Shell Shock: http://shellshock.homestead.com/

Wiley X: www.wileyx.com

Tempest Cycles: www.tempestcycles.com

About Strutmasters.com:

Strutmasters.com builds automotive struts and springs for cars and SUVs equipped with air suspension. They also provide both replacement air ride suspension parts, including air springs, air struts, compressors, air bag suspension and dryers, and conversion kits that, convert your car to high quality passive suspension systems. Air shocks, air springs, air struts and other air ride suspension parts wear out. Strutmasters.com gives you the option of replacing them with top quality passive suspension parts engineered to fit your specific application. They have been designing and building suspension kits and conversions since 1999 when they produced their first Lincoln air suspension kit. Strutmasters.com also maintains a fleet of test cars that they try out new products on.

About Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF):


The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501© 3 agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation.

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