Impact Racegear Late Model Heats paying $83 to win at Dillow Memorial

IRONTON, OH (July 10, 2014)Impact RaceGear will once again sponsor the late model heats, which will pay $83 to win, at the 20th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial Race, August 16th, at Portsmouth Raceway Park.

We were very happy to have Impact RaceGear on board as a sponsor of last year's late model heat races and are even more excited to have them back for the 20th Annual event, said Steve Dillow, son of the late Fred Dillow.  We have known the Christy family for many years and think a lot of them and having Impact RaceGear as a part of Dad's race means a lot to us, Steve said.

Impact produces high quality race shirts, headgear and other items so be sure to check their website out at www.ImpactRaceGear.com.


Ryan Pfunk Potter Halfway Leader Award and The Pfunk Posse.  In Memory of a Special Friend!

IRONTON, OH (July 6, 2014) There are people in this world who make a lasting impression. Whether you met Ryan Potter one time or many times, the impact was always the same. He was your friend for life. He was the textbook definition of friend, and then some.

Ryan was a spunky, fun loving, big hearted guy who loved his family, his friends and dirt track racing. He had a DJ business as a hobby and sponsored the $100 halfway leader award at the Fred Dillow Memorial Race. Tragically, Ryan passed away unexpectedly in July 2013.

After Ryan passed away, a group of his family and friends, known as The Pfunk Posse, wanted to continue the tradition of sponsoring the halfway leader award in his name because of his love for dirt late model racing, just like Ryan's brother, Brandon, continues the tradition of his DJ business. Last year, they came together and raised $625 to sponsor the Ryan Pfunk Potter Halfway Leader Award of the late model feature. This year, they have already raised $700 and it will more than likely increase by the night of the race.

The Pfunk Posse is taking it a step further this year, in honor of their friend and his love for dirt late model racing, they are adding an additional $1,000 to the purse for the Dillow Memorial. In turn, they will be watching the FDM from the turn 1 beach house and celebrating the life of Ryan Potter and the wonderful memories they shared with him.

Having Ryan as a part of the Dillow Memorial means more than I can even put into words. He was a dear friend and a part of my family. He was the type of guy who would do anything for you and I have great memories of him, said Susan Dillow, Fred's daughter.

RJ Conley took home the $625 Ryan Pfunk Potter Halfway Leader Award last year. Who will it be on August 16th? Find out at the 20th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial Race at Portsmouth Raceway Park!


Late Model Illustrated and AR Bodies to Sponsor 20th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial

IRONTON, OH (June 10, 2014) The family of Fred Dillow are excited to welcome Late Model Illustrated and AR Bodies as supporters of the 20th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial, which will take place on Saturday, August 16th at Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio).

Late Model Illustrated will be one of several sponsors of the Super Late Model main event, which pays $5,000-to-win. In addition, all drivers in all classes that compete in the 20th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial will receive a 4-month subscription to Late Model Illustrated.  

“Brian and Carolyn McCleod, Publishers of Late Model Illustrated, are a joy to work with and do an outstanding job with their magazine. The fact that they are giving each driver a 4-month subscription is very cool," says Brayden Dillow, grandson of the late Fred Dillow.

AR Bodies will sponsor a nose/combo kit to one lucky Super Late Model or Limited Late Model driver. That driver will be drawn at random during the night.    "This is a great product for any driver to receive and we are looking forward to giving it away the night of the race," said Fred's daughter, Sherri Dillow Willis.

The Dillow family would like to thank all of the wonderful sponsors of this prestigious event. Visit the Official Website of the Fred Dillow Memorial at www.FredDillowMemorial.com for additional purse and sponsor information.


"Bozo's Just Give Me One Lap" Fast Time Award paying $1,077 at 20th Annual Fred Dillow Memorial!

IRONTON, OH (January 22, 2014) - With the 2014 season just around the corner, work has already began on this year's 20th anniversary of the Fred Dillow Memorial. "Bozo's Just Give Me One Lap," in memory of the late Bozo Bragdon will once again be the presenting sponsor of the super late model fast time award paying an impressive $1,077.

"We are pleased to have the Bragdon family return as a part of this event this year. They are a very close knit family like us (the Dillow's) and Bozo loved racing." said Susan Dillow, daughter of Fred Dillow and promoter of the Fred Dillow Memorial.

The Fred Dillow Memorial will return to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on August 16, 2014. Additional purse and contingency sponsorship information will be released in the weeks leading up to the event. Stay logged on to www.freddillowmemorial.com for the latest news regarding the event.