Wayne Anderson’s response regarding this past weekend’s race at Auburndale Speedway.

Posted by: on September 27, 2011

The motor in the 77 car at Auburndale Speedway was tossed out because the seals were not approved by the Florida United Promoters series, which is false. There have been several FUP races this year with Byron Koury Engines. I won the Clyde Hart FUP race with a Byron Koury spec, set fast time at Citrus, finished 4th with no tech problems. Alan Bruns had a Byron Koury spec engine at the Clyde Hart FUP race with no problems. Randy Anderson raced the FUP race at Lake City with this same motor and car from Saturday night and had no problems. Todd Allen finished 3rd at the last FUP race at New Smyrna with a Byron Koury spec and had no problems. Rex said in the driver’s meeting Saturday that the race was being run under FUP series rules. So how can you say the motor isn’t legal after Saturday nights race?

There was a meeting at New Smyrna Speedway with Steve from Progressive Engines, Jimmy Cope from Cope Engines, Dave from CRE, Byron Koury from Byron Koury Engines, Robert Hart, Kim Brown, Butch Pierce, Alan Bruns, Danny Allen, Dick Anderson, and myself. It was agreed that the 5 motors that were built or rebuilt by Byron Koury Engines were grandfathered in. Byron Koury was asked not to build any more, which he agreed.

Let me start by saying that the motor did not win the race Saturday night. We would have ran 2nd if the 07 had not broke a rear end. The 77 car was a limited engine carrying the weight of a super spec (2850), which I felt was wrong. The 77 owners were told by Rex after the race to take the motor out and HE would take it to Steve at Progressive to be checked, or send someone sometime this week. Tom Sytsma asked Rex to have Brian from Progressive (who was there) to seal it and he would take it to Progressive since he only lives 40 mins. from Progressive. Rex said no. Then the Sytsmas asked who was going to pay to have it put back together and Rex replied “not my problem”. Then the Sytsmas asked “when could we have our motor back because we are going to Punta Gorda Friday and Rex replied “sorry about your luck”. I then asked Rex to call Rusty Crews, director/tech inspector for the FUP series, to check the approved seal numbers, and Rex response was that Rusty was no longer going to be the director of the FUP series, so why call him?

The problem with Rex Guy and I go past Saturday night.

Rex was upset with the FAST series last year when we would not return for the 2nd race at his track. So he went to all the owners of the tracks that the FAST series was going to and have them go with him on a new series, the Florida United Promoters series. The truth about it is the FAST lost money, so we were glad something else came along. We only started FAST to generate late model racing. We just didn’t like how the tracks (Rex) went about it with back door meetings. I have put my differences aside and showed up to every FUP race but one to show I support late model racing.

I was told by Rex Guy on the phone last week that he and Don Cretty were going to control Florida late model racing and the other track owners (Bronson/Punta Gorda) need to get on board. Myself and the rest of you late model racers can only hope that Rex doesn’t control our racing, which we have supported longer than he has been a track owner.

I just personally want everyone to know how this went down. I race for a living and would not take a chance on losing the money I earned. I feel sorry for Tom & Tommy Sytsma for having to go through this BS over a vendetta!

Was this a way to repay the Campis for Rex’s track causing so much damage to their car earlier this year?! I have been racing for 25 years and well respected around the country. I am not a liar or thief, can Rex Guy say the same thing?

I also want to thank Jim Fenton and the Wescott family for giving us a great paying race and the hospitality shown by them this weekend. I just hate the fact that the race was at Auburndale Speedway.

Sorry this was so long but I felt like people need to know the truth.

Wayne Anderson
352-330-2008

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