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Logan Dernoshek Racing, Inc.

     Logan Dernoshek Racing was founded in 1993 when Warren Dernoshek introduced his son, Logan, to high performance kart racing, which is the primary training ground for nearly all of today’s professional race drivers. Through the seasons they advanced to master several classes, amassing over 35 feature wins at numerous dirt and asphalt oval tracks. The team also competed successfully in several national class events against drivers from across the USA.

     In 1996, after two and a half successful years of karting, the father-son team made the move to the growing UMP modified division. The duo quickly adapted to the full size stock car and proved that they were contenders by racking up over 15 top ten finishes. More impressive, the team earned a feature win in their rookie year against teams with many years of experience.

    The 1997 season saw the team continue their winning ways by compiling 30 top ten finishes and four feature wins. The team finished second in the extremely challenging York Triathlon Series against 120 veteran drivers. The team also finished second in Sterling Dash points (Part of the Triathlon Series) and Pittsburgh's Pennsylvania Motor Speedway track points. A second in the Pennsylvania region and a 77th of 3,000 in UMP national points were also garnered.

     In 1998 Logan Dernoshek Racing once again competed in the UMP modified division at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. The team also competed in five races in the NASCAR Late model division at Motordrome Speedway. LDR saw their success continue as they captured three feature victories and never failed to finish outside the top five in 25 races in the modified. The NASCAR Late model brought success also as they gained a top ten finish in five starts.

     Logan Dernoshek Racing moved to the NASCAR Late Model division full time in 1999. Their rookie year was a successful one as they qualified for every race and gained two top ten finishes. The team was also able to win a heat race near the end of the year. LDR gained great exposure as one of the top rookie teams.

     With the new millennium came new things at Logan Dernoshek Racing. The team campaigned a 2000 Hamke chassis with a Pontiac Grand Prix body at Motordrome Speedway every Friday night. Throughout the year LDR was very competitive against the 30 car fields that were the norm at Motordrome. Successes throughout the year included winning several heat races, racking up ten top ten finishes, and an eighth place points finish. The highlight of the season was the team leading 50 laps of the Snap-On-Tools 200 special event, the biggest event of the year in western Pennsylvania. The team finished the race on the lead lap with a top ten finish.

     The 2001 season brought new challenges to the Logan Dernoshek Racing team. A record number of rainouts made it difficult to gain momentum and fine tune the race car. However, the team was able to garner 9 top ten finishes and win several heat races at Motordrome Speedway. LDR also made an appearance at Jennerstown Speedway earning a top five finish.

     Logan Dernoshek Racing Inc. truly had a breakout year in 2002. The team scored three feature victories, numerous heat race victories, 15 top five finishes, 20 top ten finishes and a top five in points. One of the team's three victories was the Eastgate Dodge 100; the first leg of the Motordrome triple crown. The team gained valuable exposure for their sponsors and was a fan favorite throughout the season.

Warren Dernoshek:

     Warren Dernoshek is no stranger to motorsports. His motorsports career dates back to the days of Yenko Sportscars and the legendary Yenko Supercars of the 60's. While acting as a mechanic and later as crew chief for the extremely successful Yenko SCCA team, Warren also built and drove his own racecars with great success at the Heidelberg (PA) Speedway. After giving up his own driving career, he helped many teams find their way to victory lane.

     Along with being crew chief and part owner of Logan Dernoshek Racing, Warren is also the engine builder. His tremendous knowledge of engines shows on the track as the LDR No. 10 is always fast down the straightaways!

     Warren currently owns and operates a SAAB and High Performance mechanical shop.


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