WEXFORD, PA. (OCTOBER 26, 2011) The Geisler Racing Team and Crate Late Model standout Mike Pegher Jr. achieved their ultimate goal recently at Dog Hollow Speedway! Pegher Jr. captured the $30,000 prize at the FASTRAK Grand Nationals as his Cochran Automotive #1 Late Model flew past the checkered running on VP Racing Fuels’ Late Model Plus.

The Grand Nationals is the richest and highest recognition in the country for most crate late model drivers. As a result of his championship, Pegher’s racecar will be on display in the Hall of Champions at the IMIS show in December and you can beat that VP will be there!

Statistically, Pegher’s season has been phenomenal while competing in both Crate and Super Late Models. In 35 Crate starts, Pegher has posted an astounding 30 top ten finishes with 23 of them being in the top five. Add in his 12 wins, the $30,000 FASTRAK Grand Nationals Championship and numerous other accomplishments the team has had in 2011 and it becomes a season that any race team would like to have. In 11 Super Late Model starts Mike has three top ten finishes, 2 top fives, and one win earned at Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway back in May.

“I need to thank my crew, Lynn Geisler and all my sponsors, they're the ones that give me this opportunity to do this,” Pegher humbly stated during his on track interview at Volunteer Speedway. “On one of the restarts I saw that he (Robbie Blair) was right there and I knew he was going to go for it so I sort of just let him go and followed him, I wasn't trying to win the race, just win the money (Grand Nationals Championship).”

Mike continued when asked about the FASTRAK Series, “It's a really good series, up in the northeast it's gotten so big and it helps us out, you know guys that can't afford $40,000 motors to do Super Late Model racing; If it wasn't for Stan Lester, Vicki Emig and Mike Leone, we wouldn't be able to do it.”

Catch Pegher at the Swainsboro Raceway in Georgia for the $20,000 to win Turkey 100 for unsanctioned Crate Late Models on Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 25, & 26. Stay tuned to vpracingfuels.com for more Late Model action!