Promoters Of The Year - Post Falls, ID
Joe (pictured) and Walt Doellefeld, promoters of Stateline Stadium & Speedway located in Post Falls, ID, were recently honored as the Thirty-Third Auto Racing Promoter of the Year by Racing Promotion Monthly, the idea newsletter for auto racing promoters. The Doellefelds received the industry's most prestigious award on their fifth nomination. The ceremony was part of the Speedweek National Workshops, the concluding event of the Thirty-Sixth Annual RPM Promoters Workshops Series. The Auto Racing Promoter of the Year is selected annually in balloting by promoters nationwide.
Honored as Regional Auto Racing Promoters of the Year were Bill Ryan, Oxford Plains (ME) Speedway; Bruce Rogers, Grandview (PA) Speedway; Billy Thomas, East Alabama Motor Speedway; the Nuckles Family, Columbus (OH) Motor Speedway; The Queensland family, Deer Creek (MN) Speedway; Toby Kruse, Marshalltown (IA) Speedway; Lanny Edwards, Devil's Bowl (TX) Speedway; and Joe and Walt Doellefeld, Stateline (ID) Stadium & Speedway.
Two other awards were presented during the ceremonies. John McKarns, whose motor-sports ventures have included ARTGO promotions and MotorSports Management Services which operates the weekly racing program at the LaCrosse (WI) Fairgrounds Speedway was awarded the Tenth Annual Stew Reamer Service Award, recognizing lifetime service to the weekly auto racing industry. National Speed Sport News, presented the Nineteenth Annual National Speed Sport News Award for outstanding annual short-track event to the Dirt Track World Championships.
For more information, visit www.racingpromotionmonthly.net.
Grays Harbor Goes ASA - Elma, WA
Grays Harbor Raceway located in Elma, WA, has joined the growing number of ASA Member Tracks. The 3/8-mile clay oval hosts six weekly divisions throughout the season on Saturday nights. The 6,500-seat facility also hosts some of the best touring dirt series as well, including the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars. The 2009 seson opens on Saturday, April 25, with 360 Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Midgets, and Cruisers in action. For more information, visit www.graysharborraceway.net or www.ASA-Racing.com.
Back To Pavement - Lebanon, MO
The Lebanon I-44 Speedway will once again return to Asphalt Racing for the 2009 season. The Speedway which was pavement from 1989-2002 was the hotbed for Saturday night short-track racing during those years. In 2003, the track was converted to a dirt surface, while the Asphalt surface still remained under the dirt.
Kool Kids Shirts - Memphis, TN
Bring your future racers up right with the COMP Cams "Never Too Little to Think Big" T-shirt. Younger kids will love these shirts, which sport "crayon" style car graphics on the front and the words "Never Too Little To Think Big." Available in three youth sizes: XS (2-4), S (6-8), and M (10-12). For older kids, the new "Horsepower Never Goes Out of Style" shirt is perfect and comes in L (14-16) and XL (18-20). For more information, visit www.compcams.com.
Coleman Inducted - Menominee, MI
Gene Coleman, the founder and owner of Coleman Racing Products and Coleman Machine was recently inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame. Coleman, 67, began racing in 1964 and plans to race this upcoming season. While he has accumulated feature wins and track championships both as a racer and car owner/sponsor too numerous to list, Coleman is probably best known for innovative racing products such as a brake activated engine kill switch, directional vane brake rotors, internal axle seals, and many more-some of which have received patents. Coleman is now semi-retired and resides part-time in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he keeps tabs on the racing industry while pursuing his second passion, flying. Congrats Gene!