Saturday, January 24, 2009

Road Trip?

I had initially thought that our first road trip of the season would be Memorial Day weekend. BUT, plans have changed. We are now focused on trying to get the car finished to attend the first FASTRAK National event of the year at Modoc Speedway in South Carolina for the Modoc 100 on March 6th & 7th!

We are pretty excited about making this trip and hope that we can make it happen. A quick glance at the tentative schedule has us racing at 15 different tracks in 7 states this year!

Butch, Dave & Ron are at "Rocket" school this weekend - let's hope they learn something!

The car will be heading over the KAR Fab this week for the new body, the new 604 GM Crate Engine should be here Monday or Tuesday, so things are falling into place.

We are still looking for new product, associate and primary sponsors to join our team. Please contact me if you or anyone you know may be interested.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

On to 2009...

We are gearing up for the 2009 Season. The Crate is ready to go to KAR Fab for the new body, then it is off to Flinner Signs and Decals to get lettered. I think the emod is also going to KAR Fab and will have a new look this year as Flinner will also be lettering it.

I have been working hard looking for new sponsors to take our team to the next level. We are so close...just need a little more backing to get it done. In today's tough economic times, it hasn't been easy to garner much interest. I feel that the economic situation could be good for dirt track racing, as family's will be looking for inexpensive entertainment and their local dirt track will fit the bill!

We are starting to put together our schedule and hope to begin with the local mall car shows. It will depend on how the work and money flows if we will be ready in time. Not too many tracks have released schedules yet, but we were happy to get a couple events at Lernerville Speedway. I was also happy to see a FASTRAK Northeast Tour Event scheduled at Roaring Knob - we are looking forward to that one. Our first road trip looks to be at the end of May with a three-day trek that will start at The Dirt Track at Lowe's, move to Wythe Raceway, then end at Princeston Speedway in West Virginia. I am already excited for this trip, so I hope we can make it happen and there aren't any scheduling conflicts with the Northeast Tour.

We will be attending the Tri-City Speedway banquet this Sunday, then the Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Banquet on January 31st. Butch will be honored as the 2008 Crate Late Model Rookie of the Year for PCTC.

That's all for now - if you or anyone you know is interested in joining our team as a marketing partner, please contact me.

See you at the races!