Gene's Racing History
Gene retired from racing on his birthday, July 9, 2006.
The Bud Car finished in the 6th place in the Music City Motorplex points race among 25 cars in 2005. It finished 11th nationally in the MMRA points chase that included 32 cars. At Highland Rim Gene Washer was 10th in a 25 car points event. He did all this despite missing about half of the races during the season because of conflicts while attending his son's travel baseball games. In 2004 Washer finished a limited racing season 8th in the points at Carthage. The Bud Car finished in the top 10 in the Kentuckania Super Mini-Cup Series, 36th in the MMRA national points series while running only four of its races and 12th in the Riverview Speedway points system even though it ran limited races because Riverview. It had several top five finishes in a limited 2003 schedule that include tracks at Jeffersonville, Ind., Carthage, Tenn. and Bowling Green, Ky.
In 2002, Washer won a feature at Bowling Green's Raceway Park (Ky.) and finished 6th place in the points standing despite missing eight or nine races. The Bud Car finished 16th in the Air Force Super Mini-Cup 2002 National Championship at Bowling Green.
He ran three races at Twin Fountains Raceway Park in Shelbyville, Tenn. and finished 11th in the points race among the 21 drivers who competed there.
In 2001, Washer finished 4th in The North Alabama Super Mini-Cup fall season; 7th in the Bowling Green Raceway Park (Bowling Green, Ky.) points standings; 10th in the points at Twin Fountains (Shelbyville, Tenn.) after two races. The No. 8 Bud Car won the 1999 points championship at Twin Fountains.
In 2000 they had a fast car, but wrecks and equipment failures kept them out of the point champion.
Some good things happened. Following the 1999 championship run, the Budweiser of Clarksville and Cookeville Chevy crossed the finish line first in a big feature race in a battle with the eventual point champion, Wayne White.
The No. 8 also won a heat race and was the fastest qualifier in the Octoberfest 2000 Championship. The car was on the pole five times.
The bud car won the points championship at Twin Fountains in 1999, just two years after its first race at the same track in 1997.
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