Press Release's & Articles...

Lyn St. James Fuels Female Drive for Finish Lines
October 21, 2008
By Michelle Ferrier
Women from all over the world who aspire to a professional racing career end up here, at Lyn St. James' Complete Driver Academy, which brought nine women to the New Smyrna Speedway on Oct. 10, 2008, for the final phase of their Complete Driver Academy.

The nine women are at New Smyrna Speedway for two days of intensive on-track coaching under the guidance of the FinishLine Racing School, run by Michael and Krystal Loescher of Edgewater. They will also get training in chassis setup at the school's garage.  (Read More...)

You can learn to race, from start to 'Finish(Line)'
September 26, 2008
By Michelle Ferrier
The short description is a finishing school for drivers. No not just cars, but race car drivers.

For 20 years, Finish Line Racing School in Edgewater has offered driver development courses for local, national and international clients. In one of their several offerings, a three-day intensive course, students prep for the next step in their racing careers.   (Read More...)

Finish Line Racing School Sponsor's the Ontario Sportsman Series
January 2008
The Ontario Sportsman Series is proud to announce the Finish Line Racing School as a supporting sponsor for the 2008 race season. Finish Line will be awarding the driver that finishes 11th in the OSS Championship points a free 3 day school at their facility based out of Edgewater, Florida. This package is valued at over $4,000. Finish Line Racing School is the leader in the industry with such graduates as Jamie McMurray, Reed Sorenson and closer to home drivers; DJ Kennington, Scott Steckly, and JR Fitzpatrick.  (Read More...)

Circle Track Magazine
October 2007
Q-School - Racing Style - Proven methods for qualifying quicker
By: Bob Bolles

Qualifying up front is very important for several reasons. Bob visits FinishLine Racing School again to explain why.
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Billboard at New Smyrna Speedway
The Daytona News Journal features FinishLine Racing School's car in their billboard at New Smyrna Speedway.
May 2006.

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Speedway Illustrated Magazine
January 2006
Peyton's Place
By: Paul Schaefer

An article on NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Champion Peyton Seller reads, "We Started paying attention to more little things than we used to"... Like the True Laser Track!
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Speedway Illustrated Magazine
January 2006
Sold on Sellers
By: Jeff Burton

Another article, written by 12-year NASCAR Veteran Jeff Burton, believes what NDWS Champion, Peyton Seller, "has done is huge".
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Richard Childress Racing (RCR)
November 11, 2005
RCR Signs Peyton Sellers for NASCAR West Ride with BMR - Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has signed 2005 NASCAR Weekly Series (NDWS) National Champion Peyton Sellers to a multi-year contract and next season will have him driving the No. 16 Chevrolet for Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) in the NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series.
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FinishLine Racing School Students ARE CHAMPIONS !!!
October 2005
2005 Championship WINNERS:
NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series- Div I - 1st Peyton Sellers
NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division - Midwest Series - 1st Justin Diercks
CASCAR Western Series Points - 1st Kevin Dowler
USAC Regional-Speedrome Midgets - 1st Brad Kuhn
AVSS - 1st Cameron Dodson
Thompson Intl. Speedway - Sunoco Modified - 1st Jeff Malave
AND MORE !!!!!
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Circle Track Magazine
Issue: October 2005
Ackerman Report 2005
by Bob Bolles

Quote from page 3: "By using a precise laser alignment system, such as this one from True Laser Track, we can measure the amount of steering in each front wheel to determine if we have either Acermann or Reverse Ackermann. The movement in inches of the laser dot on the target is translated into exact toe gain or loss. No method is more accurate than this." (click here to read a copy of the actual article.....)

Circle Track Magazine
Issue: July 2004
by Bob Bolles

Read another article that appeared in Circle Track Magazine's July 2004 Issue on "Ackermann Technology Revisited" by Bob Bolles. He starts out "turning your steering system to reduce drag". Again they present Mike's TLT in the article.
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Circle Track Magazine
January 2004
The January 2004 issue of Circle Track Magazine did an article on "Advanced Chassis Alignment" featuring Mike Loescher's TLT (TrueLaser Track) alignment system.
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Dodson Blisters Dixie Track Record
By Larry Loynes
Birch Run, MI Jul 05, 2005 - Dixie’s Fourth of July weekend Fireworks show was awesome as usual, but there was nothing usual about the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series 16-year-old sensation Cameron Dodson as the winged warriors made their first visit of the year to the Birch Run speedplant on Friday, July 1st. Young Dodson would soon shock the huge crowd as they witnessed the fastest lap ever run in Dixie Motor Speedway history.
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Drivers let in on secrets at FinishLine Racing
By MATT KANE (Correspondent)
Daytona News Journal
Last update: July 02, 2005

SAMSULA -- Drive the car hard and make it turn.
That's the motto Mike Ledbetter, Mark C. Lowrey and Michael Annett had been driving by in their pursuit of success in the racing world.
That is until Tuesday when, while attending the first of two days at Mike Loescher's FinishLine Racing School at New Smyrna Speedway, they learned the secret to shaving seconds off lap times is not to push the car harder but, instead, to ease up.
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Duane Turner, AVSS Public Relations
June 17, 2005
Photo Credit: Duane Turner

Cameron Dodson on Top Once Again in AVSS Action at Toledo
By Duane Turner, Toledo, OH: 16 year old Cameron Dodson from Greenfield, IN took his third victory of the season at the very fast Toledo Speedway. "We had another great car tonight". Stated Dodson after his victory.
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Circle Track Magazine - Head of the Class
July 2004 by Bob Bolles
New Smyrna Beach, FL
New Smyrna Speedway
Bob Bolles attends FinishLine Racing School
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Magic's quest: Find top black driver
Basketball great Magic Johnson is the point man for NASCAR's diversity effort.
By George Diaz
Sentinel Staff Writer
May 29, 2004

CONCORD, N.C. -- The kid must be out there somewhere, probably growing up in the inner city. A passion exists for fast cars, but he looks at the blacktop outside his home and sees only bouncing basketballs.
Folks are looking for him. Important folks. Former NBA star Magic Johnson is the point man, cultivating his professional and personal contacts with a historic challenge in mind: Find an African-American driver to compete among NASCAR's elite teams. (read more....)

FinishLine Racing School Students to Appear on CMT's "The Drive"
Four FinishLine Racing School students are set to appear on Country Music Television's new reality series "The Drive" premiering Wednesday, April 21 at10:00 pm!  Michelle Theriault, Sarah McCune, Zach Niessner and Davin Scites are the FinishLine Racing School students being featured along with David Stover, Michael Ritch, and Mike Herman. These seven drivers will risk it all for the opportunity to compete in America's most watched sport as "The Drive" documents the ups and downs experienced by these young drivers while attempting to climb through the ranks of racing's farm leagues to the upper echelon - the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series!
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Veteran Mike Loescher Gets A New Project at New Smyrna
by Skip Wall
Mike Loescher, veteran teacher, racer and setup man, has a new project this weekend at New Smyrna. He gets to help develop veteran Mike Laughlin Jr and also to consult with rookie Brandon Collins.
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FinishLine Racing School teams with National Geographic
FinishLine Racing School is teaming up with the National Geographic Channel to help “A Guy with a Dream” – to become a professional driver in NASCAR Nextel Cup. That guy is 22 year-old, Indiana native, and Purdue student - Brad Kuhn.
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FinishLine Racing School Students Demolish Modified Record
BRASELTON, GEORGIA, - Three of motor sports most versatile racers obliterated the previous Lanier National Speedway Featherlite Modified track record today. Indy Racing Northern Light Series driver Jimmy Kite of Stockbridge, Georgia, two-time Indianapolis 500 starter and aspiring NASCAR stock car racer Richie Hearn (Henderson, Nevada) as well as former motorcycle racer Mike Hale (Fort Worth, Texas) piloted the super-quick, stock-block-powered cars. Mike Loescher of the FinishLine Racing School directed the record attempts by the three FinishLine Racing School graduates.
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Racing In The Sunshine State
By D. J. Kennington
As Featured in Performance Racing News
March 2000

I had no idea my race season would be starting in March this year. On Dec. 23, 1999 I received a call from Performance Racing News informing me I won a scholarship for a class at the Finish Line Racing School (Ed. DJ was awarded this scholarship courtesy of PRN for his strong showing during the '99 Eastern and National Series season). At the time it seemed like a great opportunity for me to get out of the shop and have some fun driving a race car in sunny Florida, instead of working on our Castrol Dodge Avengers here in the snow. It's so hard to get pumped up working on the cars when you walk outside and can't see any asphalt - it's hard to believe summer will ever come. Thanks to Performance Racing News, however, I was on my way to Florida to meet Mike and Krystal Loescher and the gang at FinishLine. (read more....)

Getting To The FinishLine
by David Miller
As Featured in Circle Track Magazine

S0 YOU'RE GONNA' GO RACING. MAYBE you're a beginner - maybe not. Maybe you're an aspiring king of racing - maybe not. No matter what path of racing you want to take, a lot of things have to be solidly in place for any racer to be Successful. If you eliminate all the things that are needed regarding great chassis, engines, crew help, and the like, what's left is the information a driver, new or experienced, has in his head. (read more....)

Valuable Lessons
FinishLine Racing School
By Greg MacPherson

By the time most people have reached their 20s, they’ve had enough of school. They’ve lost their patience for sitting and listening. In short, whether or not it’s the actually the case, most of us think we know it all. (read more....)

Mike Laughlin Jr.
Finished 10th in the Hooter's ProCup Championship (read more....)

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