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June 27, 2012

BOWMAN: Edison Motorsports looking for new pilot

Weir, team are parting ways

Despite sitting third in the points battle at the Kokomo Speedway and second at Gas City heading into last weekend’s action, Scotty Weir and the Edison Motorsports team have opted to go different directions for the remainder of the season.

“Monte [Edison] and I spoke Saturday night and we both agreed that it was probably best for us to go in different directions,” said Weir. “I have some options so I think I’ll be able to still run quite a bit. This car [No. 77 J and S Consulting], I know I will be in at least every other week. The owners of the car work on a NHRA team so they are racing themselves every other week but plan on racing this car those weekends they aren’t at an NHRA event. We’ve talked about me taking the car for a week while they are gone and I’ll take care of it and race it.

“As it looks right now, there might be just a couple of nights I won’t be able to be [at Kokomo] racing,” Weir continued. “This is a good race car. In all the races I’ve competed in this year driving it, we’ve never finished outside the top six. I think things are going to work out fine.”

The combination of Edison and Weir won the Kokomo title in 2008 when Weir replaced Cottle in the seat for most of the season when Cottle elected to chase the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series championship driving for the Contos Racing team.

While Weir was on the track competing Sunday, Edison was on hand as a spectator after his No. 10E car was damaged pretty heavily after Weir flipped it Friday night at Gas City. On Sunday, Weir finished second to Justin Grant and that coupled with then points leader Coleman Gullick and second place in points Kyle Larson both competing elsewhere, the Marion driver took over the top spot in the points chase at the local bullring.

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