By Tommy Goudge, Litt PR
September 28, 2005 - After a string of bad luck, mechanical problems, and DNF’s on Ryan Litt’s record lately, the 18 year old from Lyons, Ontario, Canada got back on track with a fine 10th place run in the AVSS season finale at Michigan’s Dixie Motor Speedway on September 9th. Next up on the schedule for the #07 BRR Media, Velocity Wings, BS&B Beast/Claxton Sprint Car and its driver and crew is the HOSS season finale at the Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in Ohio this Sunday, October 2nd.
Ryan and the team have competed twice before at the immaculate central Ohio speedway, once with the wing, and once without. Ryan garnered a heat win and 10th place feature finish in his only other start with the HOSS group during the event at Mansfield this season on July 3rd, and an 18th place feature finish without the wing in the USAC National Sprint Car event held July 9th. If you’re superstitious, or believe statistics at all, Ryan could be in for a good run this weekend, as some of his best runs this season have taken place in the state of Ohio, both at Mansfield, and at the Toledo Speedway as well.
If you’re wondering why the team seems to be having a slow and sporadic finish to the season, it’s because two events the team had planned on competing in at the Lake Erie Speedway in Northeastern Pennsylvania have both been cancelled. One was a USAC National Sprint Car event slated for September 17, and the other was the upcoming Lake Erie Bowl, a huge 3 day event which would have taken place over the weekend of October 7, 8 and 9 featuring among a bunch of other divisions, the HOSS Sprinters, but the event was cancelled by the track due to financial and fuel concerns. The last event of the “regular season” for Ryan and the team will be either this weekend’s HOSS event at Mansfield, or the rescheduled USAC National Sprint Car Series event at the Winchester Speedway in Indiana which is slated for October 16th.
The HOSS event at Mansfield is part of the track’s big Cavalcade weekend, a 2 day affair which will also feature a rescheduled ISMA Supermodified event which was rained out back in August, 305 Sprints, the MSA Supermodifieds, and 5 other divisions. The HOSS event will take place on Sunday, October 2nd along with the MSA event, while the ISMA event will take place on Saturday. It will be a great weekend of racing at one of the best short tracks on the continent. For more information visit www.hossracing.com or www.mansfield-speedway.com, as well as the official Ryan Litt racing site at www.RyanLitt.com.