The WSSRL has teamed up with a producer from the hit Speed show Pinks to craft a pilot for the cable network. The show will follow the building of a Super from start to finish, culminating in an actual race. Cameron's hope is that this exposure can translate into better coverage for his league. "We want to draw a parallel line of how Supermodified racing is old school, build it, then run it. We're hoping that the pilot will give us the exposure to get Speed to pick up six or eight of our races."
By turning up the publicity through television, Cameron hopes to attract sponsor dollars that will help him achieve his vision. Five years down the road, he wants to be sanctioning 16-18 races in a season running from March through November. The primary season will be bolstered by a winter heat series held at a track such as Tucson Raceway Park. He envisions a field of 28-30 cars with quasi-spec chassis and spec motors racing for purses in the $35,000 range.
While spec'ing chassis and engines goes against Supermodified philosophy, Cameron feels it may be necessary. "The excitement of Supermodified racing is that the modifications are pretty open. The downside of it is because they are, [the spending] can be crazy. So we're working on modifying some things where we can contain the costs, because they're getting out of control." Lowering costs and raising income, Cameron's plans for the WSSRL are ambitious, but it is that type of drive and innovation that has kept all of the Supermodifieds on the track and not in the garage. CT