Plymouth, IN (PRWEB) March 1, 2006
Here it is 2006 and it has been announced that Plymouth Speedway, Plymouth, Indiana will race a full season this year. With Tim Smith out of Chicago as the new track owner and local racing legend Bobby Blount from Lapax, Indiana as track promoter this could be the best racing season the fans at Plymouth Speedway have ever seen. One question still needs to be answered, how is the car count going to be? Is it going to be the same-o low car count as before?
Well let's hope not folks. The only way to boost the car count is for more businesses to get involved on the local levels. Not just for the tracks or special events but more with the drivers and teams that run each week on shoestring budgets. These teams such as "skeetermotorsports" need for sponsors to step up and fund their teams.
It seems most sponsors fail to realize that the bulk of big time drivers and teams started out on a local level. For instance look at David Stremme. David started his career racing at New Paris Speedway, New Paris, Indiana. (His father Lou still races there and is a crowd favorite.) Now David is racing the #40 Coors Lite Nextel Cup Car as a rookie this year. David was used as an example because David earned his way to where he is, not like most big timers that had major funds behind them every step of the way.
There is alot of local talent out there that will never see their dreams fulfilled just to the simple lack of funds and that is a tragady. Now back in 2002 Terry "Skeeter" Wiles started the season at New Paris Speedway about mid season and missed 10 weeks of racing. At the end of the first night he was listed as 77th place in the points standings. At the end of the season he worked his way up to 23rd in the final points standings and that includes a night that involed a wreck that gave him a concussion and dislocated his right shoulder (not his fault). With hard work and talent he took his mini-stock from a c-feature car to the ministock main events.
Will a sponsor step up and sponsor Skeeter's dream of a late-model? Will a sponsor step up and help boost the local car count? Only $25,000.00 for a lifetime of advertising.