Mark Burch Motorsports – Black Magic

By Kaylea Zumbach

NEWTON (August 27, 2010) – When we left you last time, it was in preparation for the 20th Annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals (August 5-7). Since then the Mark Burch Motorsports crew has made some changes and come back with the magic!

Chad Humston was the tenth car out to qualify, setting quick time with 15.875 seconds on Thursday (the first night of the 360 Nationals). Chad raced his way through the rest of the evening, placing second in his heat and brining home third place in the A-Main. He went to sleep leading the evening with 493 points.

When it came time for the twenty-five lap, final, A-Main feature event on Saturday evening, it was Chad Humston and the Engler Machine and Tool #1M sitting in the pole position. It turned out to be a night of some unfortunate racer’s luck for the Mark Burch Motorsports, Chad Humston Racing team. As the field came out of turn four, preparing for lap thirteen, something appeared to loosen up on the #1M. Fatefully the team would have to call it a weekend. “There was a saying that says something like you only being as good as your last race, and unfortunately our last race was a DNF and we aren’t very proud of that. I don’t know what you do to keep a bolt from shearing off, but we have made some changes so that we have four bolts sharing the load, instead of two.” Owner Mark Burch had to say.

Last week the Mark Burch Motorsports, Chad Humston Racing team made their way to Boone County Raceway in Albion , Nebraska , to shake down their “Black Magic” car before making their way to Mid-Nebraska Speedway on Saturday. Friday night’s hot laps at Boone County Raceway gave the team something to smile about as they showed up to an “awesomely prepared track”, according to Chad . The team found a set up that would give them a 12.949 second lap time in hot laps. After some practice they were ready for the rest of the evening. Chad started second row outside for his heat and finished it with the win. His heat race win put him in tenth for the A-main and after a great race; he brought home a solid win. “Nothing like a win to get the boys firing on all eight cylinders again!” Chad said of the night.

After a night like that you can bet the team was ready for Mid-Nebraska Speedway in Doniphan , Nebraska . “More fuel for the soul. It was another dominating performance and it put Chad and the “Black Magic” #1M, chocolate covered banana wagon, in victory lane for the seventh time this season. Our assessment of the track changing from choppy to slick to rubber down was correct. Our Mark Burch Motorsports Engler Fuel Injected engine was singing and our Wolfweld Chassis was on rails.” A happy Mark Burch said.

Although in the last month there have been some obvious ups and downs, the Mark Burch Motorsports, Chad Humston Racing team has picked up and they’re ready to keep the momentum going. They will be bringing “Black Magic” back at Knoxville Raceway this Saturday. Be sure to get out there and cheer them on!

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Mark Burch Motorsports

The mission of Mark Burch Motorsports is to be an innovator in the unrefined business of Sprint Car racing on dirt, while representing our sponsors and manufacturers in a professional and positive manner both on and off the track. It is our goal to develop and improve our winning spirit and carry on our winning tradition by utilizing the growth of close personal relationships throughout our organization. This pursuit of excellence is the fuel that feeds the fire of our souls.

Engler Machine and Tool, Inc.

Engler Machine was started in 1980 by Tim Engler. His main line of business at that time was plastic injection molds. Over the years he has diversified very widely leaning more towards “high performance products”. He now builds fuel injection systems, custom made pulling chassis, gears, shafts, specialty CNC products, racing engines and some custom machining.

Tim has been involved in tractor pulling and holds 13 national titles in that sport, he no longer pulls himself but has been influential to the success of many other pullers through his advice and building capabilities. He races winged sprint cars when time allows this is something he truly likes and wishes he had more time to do.

Currently, Tim and his staff have been developing a new mini-sprint fuel injection system. There are a handful of these units currently being dyno and track tested with great results. Look for full production of these units this summer. Please call 812-386-6254 for more information. (

Aaron Elliott – Arrow Truck Sales – Kansas City, MO.

Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. began operations in 1950 from a small used truck lot in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. From the initial start-up, the company has followed the principle of providing high-quality, pre-owned vehicles to customers who want to maximize the value of money. Arrow has always followed a policy of honesty and full disclosure. We place high value on the reputation we’ve built throughout the North American trucking industry. Our pledge: We are not going to jeopardize our reputation for the sake of avoiding a little work or for a short-term profit based on misleading practices. Unlike some of our competitors, we carry a wide selection of all makes and models. With over 2,000 trucks in inventory, we can find the right truck to fit your needs. And since our inventory changes daily, we are always looking to buy quality, pre-owned units as well. So when you have a single unit or a fleet to dispose of, call us. With branches located throughout the United States and Canada, we are always close by. Quality, value and selection – Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is your best source of pre-owned medium and heavy duty trucks in North America. The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services, and is one of the world’s leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 96,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells their products in more than 180 markets. Volvo Group sales for 2009 amounted to approx. 29 BUSD. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Shares are listed on Nasdaq OMX Nordic Exchange and are traded OTC in the US. Call 800-311-7144 for more information about Arrow Truck Sales, or download the brochure. (

WolfWeld Chassis

WolfWeld racing chassis and custom welding located in Tea, South Dakota. Contact Doug Wolfgang at 605-368-9955 for more information.

Whitetail Paradise

Whitetail Paradise Outfitters offers a one of kind hunting experience. They are nestled along the scenic Pine Creek, near Long Pine, Nebraska. Whitetail Paradise Outfitters is an all inclusive outfitter offering rifle, archery and black powered hunting. They specialize in Turkey hunts, Whitetail or Mule deer hunts, Goose hunts, predator hunts and also offer seasonal trout fishing and seasonal Wing hunts as well. Your hunt pricing includes lodging, food, RV hookups, a scent free gear storage unit and trout fishing! For more information please contact Bruce Rossman at 402-340-6255 or visit the website at

Triple R Tire

For all of your Farm, Truck and Automotive tire needs contact: Bruce Rossman at 402-925-5633. Triple R Tire, 47641 Us Highway 20, Atkinson, NE 68713.

S & S Welding, Inc.

Since 1980, S & S Welding, Inc. had been an industry leader in manufacturing the finest custom-built motorcoaches and trailers. Our distinct and innovative designs provide image and impact for all of our customers. From our basic tag trailers to out most elaborate motorcoach and trailer combinations, our quality continues to prove our dedication to each customer. (

Vortex Racing Products

Vortex Racing Products is the industry leader in Sprint Car Wing design. From humble beginnings in 1995 where we began producing wings for our own use we quickly became engaged in producing wings for other race teams. Inspired by a life-long background in racecar design and manufacturing from our Dad, we (Paul and Lynton) continued to evolve into a company known for producing a product a little different from the rest. This ability to manufacture a Wing that is unique in design is what has been our success. With the use of our own race teams in Australia and America, we continually push the boundaries of design with an extensive testing program of our products each and every year. It is with our understanding of chassis design and manufacturing that we are able to communicate with our clients and tailor a wing package that best suits their driver, team and make of chassis. We call this,” The Vortex Advantage”. (

Mark Burch Motorsports would like to thank the following product sponsors; Schoenfeld Headers (; Total Seal Piston Rings (; Manton Push Rods (; Ultra Lite Brake Components (; Pro Shocks (; Dyers Top Rods (; King Racing Products (; Speedway Motors (; Weld Racing (; Hoosier Tire (; Harris Decals (; Eckley Racing Engines (; Rage Fuel Systems (; Electomotive Engine Controls (; Huggins Cams (); Wireless Amber Alerts (; National Rod Ends; Wulff Pumps (; Shaver Wesmar Gear Drives (; CV Products (; and Saldana Racing Products(