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April 25, 2005


Brian Ruhlman had hopes of improving on his pair of 2nd place finishes from the previous weekend. He was set to repeat last weekend’s race schedule at I-96 Speedway in Ionia, Michigan on Friday night with the #49 late model and then make the Saturday trek to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, OH for the modified race in the #20 car owned by Chuck Sanning. Rain and cold temperatures through out the area forced both tracks to cancel races early. 


Next weekend Brian will once again be competing in the Sunoco American Late Model Series, driving the #11 Lawrence Motorsports late model, sponsored by Dick Lavy Trucking and Winner’s Meats.  Friday night will find them at I-96 in Ionia and then Saturday they will travel a bit farther north to compete at Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, MI.  Currently, Brian is 2nd in the points standing following Aaron Scott by just 2 points.  Duane Chamberlain is tied for 2nd place and Rusty Schlenk in 4th. 


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Other fine companies supporting the Ruhlman Race team this season include Dirt Late Model Magazine, Rand Machine Products, Spartan Tool Division, Rocket Chassis, Malcuit Racing Engines, ACPT, Pro Shocks, Bell Helmets, Design 500 Racewear, Hypercoils, Dave Poske’s Performance Parts, Creekside, St. Henry Nite Club, Dargie Racing Engines, Sanning Service Station, Dick Lavy Trucking, Stoops Freightliner, Nichol Monument, Winner Meats, SeCure Com., Mason Racin, Dyers Rods, Fuel Safe, Ansonia Lumber Co., Rehmert Cycle Sales, Little Johns Lazer Wash, and Schafer Oil Co.


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Ruhlman Racing



Brian at speed at Eldora Speedwy this past weekend. Brian finished 5th in the Late model and 2nd in the modified.                     

Brian finished 6th this past Friday night at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Point championship titles Brian is competing for in 2005.Current standings as of April 13th, 2005

Sunoco ALMS series : 6th place 

Oakshade Raceway

Eldora Speedway  

UMP Ohio state points

UMP Michigan state points

UMP National points standings

Final Statistics for 2004:

Races run: 47                                Championships: 1

Wins: 11             Top 5's: 26           Top 10's: 40           DNF's: 2             DNQ's: 2 


Point championship titles Brian is competing for in 2005.Current standings as of April 13th, 2005

Sunoco ALMS series : 6th place 

Oakshade Raceway

Eldora Speedway  

UMP Ohio state points

UMP Michigan state points

UMP National points standings

Brian finished 4th in the Octoberfest 350 race at Hagerstown Speedway this past weekend. Brian won his heat race and started 3rd in the 100 lap feature.

Brian made the feature at the DTWC this past weekend by passing fast qualifier Dale McDowell in lapped traffic to win the 1st B-main. Brian started 17th and finished 14th in the 100 lap feature race.


Brian wins ALMS race at Oakshade Raceway on August 7th.


Chad wins $2000 race at Tri-City Speedway Sunday, August 1st



Chad Ruhlman wins $5004 payday at Gambler's Raceway Park this past Sunday, July 25th.

Brian wins the Howard "The Fuelman" Miller memorial race 

at Oakshade Raceway Saturday night, July 3rd. 


May 15, 2004
By Scott Hammer

Brian Ruhlman picked up his first feature win in eight years at Oakshade
Raceway Saturday night.

With another large car count, the late model feature was once again a tough
race to get a starting position in with nearly twice as many cars having to
pack things up and watch the feature from the stands as the number of cars
actually starting the feature.

Max Stough's effort to make the feature was thwarted in the second late
model consolation after his car rolled over a couple times in an incident at
the end of the front stretch. Stough was not hurt.

Bruce Stuart took advantage of starting from the pole in the 25-lap late
model feature and opened up a big lead early on. Brian Ruhlman closed in on
the leader and on lap eight, made a move to the inside of Stuart to take the

Stuart had more problems four laps later when he came off turn four too high
and made contact with the front stretch wall. Stuart then faded back through
the field.

Last week's feature winner, Kris Patterson, worked his way up to second
midway through the race, but Ruhlman had opened up a huge lead over the rest
of the field.

A caution for Brian McCabe on lap 17 eliminated Ruhlman's large lead, but
Patterson couldn't keep up with Ruhlman after the green flag flew once

Ruhlman made it a clean sweep on the night, winning his heat and making it
look easy in his win in the late model feature. It was his first feature win
in eight years at Oakshade Raceway and only his second ever.  His first
victory came the first night he raced at Oakshade.

Patterson couldn't make it two wins in a row and settled for second ahead of
Justin Paxton, Rusty Schlenk (who started in the last row) and Matt Miller



April 17, 2004

Chad Ruhlman won his first feature at Eldora Speedway on April 17th. 

Chad is the current Modified division point leader at Eldora.


Here's a couple pictures of the new Lawrence Motorsports Rocket for this season.


Here's a picture of Brian and Chad in UMP modifieds at Eldora at the Fall Nationals. 

Chad will be driving the Sanning family owned #2J all season at the Big E in 2004. 


Tentative 2004 Schedule posted 

(More races to be added as schedules become available)


2003 Statistics:  Wins: 8     Top 5's: 13      Top 10's: 12

Brian Ruhlman Racing and Mike Lawrence Motorsports would like to thank all of our 2003 sponsors. Please support the companies that support our sport. (And mention that you saw their name on our cars)

Rand Machine Products          Spartan Tool Company

Dick Lavy Trucking          Stoops Freightliner

Winner's Meats          Nichol Monument

Fisher Performance          Dargie Racing Engines

Francis Furniture          Ansonia Lumber

Rehmert Cycle Sales          Rocket Chassis

Malcuit Racing Engines          Sannings Service Station

Suppa Motors          Ruhlman Race Cars

Willys Carburetors          Bell Helmets

Poske Performance


Brian received his second consecutive Eldora Late Model Championship honors at the Eldora Speedway banquet this past weekend. Brian also finished 3rd in the modified division points winning all six feature events he competed in at the speedway. 


Brian scores 4th place finish in 16th annual Hagerstown Octoberfest 350.

DTWC Results

This past weekend, Brian competed in the DTWC at Bluegrass Speedway. He qualified 22nd fast out of 151 cars. Starting 3rd in the 4th heat, Brian was pressuring Rodney Combs for the transfer spot when Combs slipped out of the groove while passing a lap car and spun. "Somehow" Combs was given his spot back after bringing out the caution and Brian ended up third,putting him on the pole for the 2nd B-main on Sunday.  

In the B-main, Brian finished 3rd, one spot out of transferring to the feature. Brian was in the final transfer spot but a failed pass on leader, Rick Corbin, let Rick Aukland get by for second, ending our chances for a starting spot in the DTWC. 

Some pictures from the DTWC at Bluegrass Speedway in Bardstown, KY


The Lawrence Motorsports team and Brian Ruhlman captured the 2003 Eldora Speedway Late model Championship this past week end with a 2nd place finish in the UMP Fall Nationals race at Eldora. This is the second straight late model championship for Brian at Eldora and the third straight championship for the Lawrence Motorsports team as they also won the title in 2001 with former driver Jerry Bowersock

Brian also was the winner of the UMP Modified portion of the Fall Nationals in his own #49 Modified setting fast time over the 175 cars entered. Chad Ruhlman set 2nd fast time in the Sanning Motorsports #2J making history at the Big E by becoming the first brothers to qualify 1-2 at an event at the speedway. Chad suffered a flat tire while leading his heat race dropping him from the running.


Pictures from the Pittsburgher 100

The 87R of Chad Ruhlman, the #49 Modified, and #49 Late Model in the pits 

            Chad's car sporting some new sheet metal for the Pittsburgher

       The emod finished 2nd Friday night and broke while leading in Saturday's big race at the Pittsburgher.      


9/15/03 Article from Fremont Speedway's website

On the pole of the 30-lap feature event for the ALMS late models was the 3 of Rick DeLong and on the outside front row was Hillard Miller. From the drop of the green flag, Miller couldn't be touched. The battle was for the runner up position as Rick DeLong, Justin Paxton, Wayne Maffett, Jr., and Brian Ruhlman raced sometimes 4 wide for the second spot. Miller had it on cruise control as he picked up the A-Main victory. Second was Justin Paxton, third was Wayne Maffett, Jr., fourth was Rick DeLong, fifth was Brian Ruhlman, sixth was Duane Chamberlin, seventh was Kris Patterson, eighth was Jerry Bowersock, ninth was Scott Bowersock, and rounding out the top ten was Ronnie Perrine.


Pictures from the World 100

A very cool picture of the car just prior to lining up for our second qualifying lap.

Picture thanks to Steve (aka SC13 from

The Lawrence Motorsports #11 machine in the pits at the World 100. 

World 100 results:

Qualifiying: 45th fast out of 222 cars.

Heat race: Started 8th and finished 7th 

B-main: Started 21st and finished 13th

News Release





By: Dick Nevins



              They have been the most consistently exciting class at the “wicked half-mile” this
       season.  With a good field of cars, there has also been a good mix of winners both local
       and visiting from
Indiana and Illinois.  They are the UMP Modifieds and they put on
       another great show at Hartford Speedway Park Friday Night.

            One particular dirt track star from exit 59 on the Ohio turnpike decided to travel to
       exit 46 on I-94. It was Brian Ruhlman from
Maumee, OH., UMP Modifieds champ at
       Eldora Speedway and currently second in points in the Sunoco American Late Model
       series. Ruhlman made his
Michigan trip worthwhile as he took the 25 lap feature and
       pocketed $1000.

            Hartford’s’ “Doctor of Racentology” announcer Wayne Bunn told the crowd to “keep
       your eyes on the 49 car,” and it was good advice as tenth starting Ruhlman advanced
       through the pack. 
Hartford points leader Curt Spalding led from lap1 with Star City,
’s Jesse Bitterling challenging every lap. By lap 11 Ruhlman was up to third and
       got by Bitterling on the outside on lap 15. With an inside move on lap 22, Ruhlman got by
       Spalding for good and blasted under the checkered flag with Spalding, Bitterling, Jeff
       Sayles, Tony Roland, Mick Roach, “Bub” Patrick and George Molter behind.  Spalding
       took the first heat over Sayles and William Harrison took heat two over Bitterling.

Brian picked up the UMP Modified feature win at Hartford Speedway Park in Hartford, MI Friday night. He also finished 2nd in the #11 Lawrence Motorsports Late Model during the ALMS event.

Some Pictures from The Dream at Eldora


Setting fast time at Eldora opening night.

Modified Feature winner at Eldora.

The engine actually broke a rod with one lap to go but held on for the win!

Race action at the 2002 UMP Fall Nationals

Some donuts after winning the UMP Fall Nationals at Eldora

Victory Lane after winning the 2002 UMP Fall Nationals at Eldora Speedway

Emod at Eldora during UMP Fall Nationals

Jimmy Owens "making contact" to get the lead on the last lap. This pass cost us the win and earned Jimmy the UMP Nation point title worth $100,000. ( I just wish he would have given us the $2000 that the pass cost us in the race)

Victory Lane at the Johnny Appleseed race at Eldora

Crew(from left to right) Schuh, Pat, Saus, Rissey, Keith, Kevin

Johnny Appleseed race action with 2nd place Greg Johnson


On the pole for the heat race at the World 100. (Finished 2nd to John Gill)

On the stage at Eldora after winning the USAC 4 Crown Nationals

Victory lane at the "Big E"

Qualifying at Raceway 7 UDTRA show (qualified 5th fast and finished 5th in race)