This book, "Bowling Green Stock Car Racing," was written by Larry Upton in June 2010. It is the history of the founding of Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Larry's father was one of the men who assisted in the founding of this dirt track in 1951, and his car won the 1951 Kentucky Regional Championship. If one likes old cars and race cars, this book will be of interest. It can be obtained by ordering through or through any online book seller such as

Also, Larry, and his wife, Judy McDonald, have been engaged by Arcadia Publishing to write a book to be called, "The Historic Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix," which is expected to be released in February 2012. If anyone has photographs of Manzanita Speedway or race cars and drivers from any era of Manzanita racing, please contact Larry or Judy at

Justin Upton Racing has adopted the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund as its charitable partner. The Fund, which became incorporated into law under Arizona Revised Statutes 41-608, and administered by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, was established to benefit the veterans of the State of Arizona. By law, the tax-deductible donations in the fund can never revert to the State General Fund. It will always be used for Arizona’s veterans.

Justin Upton Racing plans to engage in activities to raise funds for the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund, and we encourage our fans, friends, and sponsors to join us in this cause.

Effective January 15, 2007, the State of Arizona has authorized the Motor Vehicle Department to make available to any resident of Arizona a new license plate called, “The Freedom Plate.” The cost of this plate is $25.00 plus all applicable licensing fees. For every license plate sold, the Motor Vehicle Department will contribute $17.00 to the Arizona Veterans’ Donation Fund.

Go to the Arizona Department of Transportation website at for instructions on how you can obtain your Freedom Plate.


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