Don Mercer Named Technical Director Of Ultimate MOV Series
BECKLEY, WV – The Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Series Director Robbie Cyrus has named Don Mercer of Charleston, WV the Technical Director of the new series. Mercer is a good fit for the Ultimate MOV, and he also techs the American Motor Racing Association, which has formed an alliance with Ultimate MOV.
Weekly AMRA Super Late Model Series competitors that run with the Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Ultimate MOV Super Late Model Series touring races will see a familiar face in Mercer, who also is the Technical Director with AMRA. The AMRA competitors will receive AMRA points when they compete in Ultimate MOV series events.
Mercer comes from a racing family and has been around the sport for his entire life. He has been a fan, a competitor, and an official. As a youngster, he watched his Dad race Sprint Cars at Ohio Valley Speedway in the mid-1970s. Beginning in 1986, Mercer began working as a crew member for various dirt late model teams.
In 2003, Mercer went to the “other side of the fence” and became a race official. He has been a promoter, a Race Director and a Tech Inspection for the past 13 years. He served in all of those positions at Beckley Motorsports Park in Beckley, WV from 2003 through 2011. In 2007, he also worked at I-77 Speedway in Ripley, WV as Race Director, and then Technical Director.
Mercer became the AMRA Technical Director and the Modified Road Warrior Tour Race Director in 2011. AMRA sanctions weekly super late model racing in West Virginia and Ohio. The Dave Poske’s Performance Ultimate MOV Tour will give AMRA drivers an opportunity to compete in races with more laps and more money.
“I think Don Mercer will be an asset to the Ultimate MOV series as a Tech Man,” Cyrus said. “Don is honest and fair with everyone. I have worked with Don at different tracks and different series and he will do a good job with the Ultimate MOV Series.”
Mercer likes the concept of the Ultimate MOV and AMRA alliance and is looking forward to overseeing the technical aspect of the competition with his familiarity of the competition he will see coming through his tech line.
“I look forward to this opportunity with the Ultimate Mid-Ohio Valley Super Late Model Tour as their Technical Director,” Mercer said. “The AMRA Late Models needed a regional tour, and with the two working together, it was the right fit for me to get back to touring and helping all our teams in the area get recognition.”
The first race for the 2017 Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Ultimate MOV Super Late Model Series where drivers can earn points will be part of a Quad-Sanctioned race for all four Ultimate Regional Series with the $20,000-to-win 60-lap Aaron’s King of the Commonwealth at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, VA on Saturday night, April 8.
The race will be quad-sanctioned along with the Ultimate Southeast Super Late Model Tour, the Ultimate Battle of the Bluegrass Super Late Model Tour, and the Ultimate Northeastern Super Late Model Tour. The Fastrak Southeast and Mid-Ohio Valley Pro Late Model Series will also be in action with a co-sanctioned 40-lap $3,000-to-win race at VMS on April 8.
Both races are National Points events for Ultimate and Fastrak. Drivers can use the points earned in these respective races to replace an event point total of lesser value in their Regional point total. The first Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Ultimate MOV points race will be on Friday night, June 2 at Beckley Motorsports Park in Beckley, WV.
The Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Ultimate MOV Super Late Model Series is currently booking races for the 2017 season. For more information, contact the Dave Poske’s Performance Parts Ultimate MOV Series Director Robbie Cyrus at 304-575-3792 or E-Mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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