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Sean Rayhall2009 UARA-STARS Champion car owner Tom Pistone has chosen Sean Rayhall to drive his late model stock cars during the 16-race UARA-STARS tour this season. The team’s first race is slated for March 17 at Hickory Motor Speedway, a track where Pistone’s original LTO chassis has had much success.

“We’re extremely excited about running with Sean this year in the UARA-STARS,” said Pistone, former owner of Performancenter Racing Warehouse. “We learned a lot about racing the tour when Matt McCall won the championship for us in 2009 and we have full intentions of winning top rookie honors this season.”

Rayhall echoed Pistone’s sentiments.

“I’ve had a lot of racing experiences from legends cars, formula cars, even the ProCup Series, but racing in the UARA-STARS is by far the pinnacle of my career thus far,” said Rayhall. “The competition in the UARA is second to none and it has proven itself as the best training ground before moving up to ARCA and NASCAR’s regional and national touring series.”

Rayhall brings an impressive resume to the UARA-STARS. He has competed in various forms of motorsports including road racing and the very popular US Legends cars in the southeast. The 17-year old has amassed over 70 feature wins in those divisions in less than 150 starts. The No. 14 of Rayhall will be sponsored by 1st Action Services of Atlanta and Advanced Envrionmental, Inc.

For more information on Sean Rayhall, visit his website at For more information regarding the UARA-STARS, visit them online at or “like” them on Facebook under the United Auto Racing Association.

Cyrus EngineerCyrus Engineer took his maiden victory in the Junior Rotax class and now heads the points standings after a positive season opener at Al Ain Raceway in the UAE (30 September).

The venue for the 2011 Rotax Grand Finals hosted the UAE Nationals’ curtain raiser with more than 70 contestants and the Mumbai-born teenager had to contend with not just a strong field of competitors, but also the sweltering 40 degree heat.

In the preliminaries – timed qualifying followed by heats and Pre-final– Cyrus recorded the 4th fastest time before taking 2nd and 4th place finishes. His aggregate scores gave him a second row starting grid place for the final.

Cyrus had to start from P4, on the outside line of the two rows of karts. As the race began to find its rhythm, the youngster had become part of a 4-kart breakaway group disputing the lead.

Keeping a cool head, Cyrus worked his way up the order and with just two laps remaining swept past the race leader and held his advantage to the finishing line. He said: “As soon as I caught up with the race leader I positioned myself on his tail and put him under pressure for the next few laps. It paid off when he ran wide and I had the opportunity to overtake him cleanly. From there I held it together until the chequered flag.”

Cyrus’ Team Manager – Richie McLeod couldn’t hide his delight: “It’s fantastic that Cyrus came through to win from the back of a quality-packed group.”

McLeod added: “He was composed and focused and that helped him put together some high-quality, decisive passing moves. All of which combined brilliantly to result in a clean victory for Cyrus and the ‘RacePrep’ team.”

he next round of the Championship takes Cyrus to the Dubai Kartdrome on 14th October where he is hoping to capitalize on his excellent start. Keep track of Cyrus on