First Annual "The Don" 100 Late Model Race this Saturday at Columbia Motorsports Park
Just ONE more day until "The Don" 100 Late Model race at Columbia Motorsports Park. Entry list is growing daily - be there to find out who will win "The Don" 100.
by Jane Smith
Lake City, FL (May 2, 2009) Not only is this coming Sunday Mother's Day but also the weekend of the first annual "The Don's" 100 Late Model race at Columbia Motorsports Park.
Don Nerone, owner of Columbia Motorsports Park recently wrote an open letter to all Late Models and had this to say.
"The state of survival is at hand. If you look at the rules and the schedules for the late models today their survival is bleak. All of my racing life this is where my heart has been. Whether right or not, my goal has been to get to watch the best drivers in this division compete. It is time for all the cars and fans to support this great sport or you will miss it when it is gone. Get off the couch and hear the roar, smell the fuel of real short track racing. Tracks cannot continue to run these races at a loss forever. I tried to put a rule package together so all the cars could compete together. We spent enough time and testing to make it fair for all cars."
"Our extended lap race was 4/4/09 with 11 cars? It was the most competitive Late Model race I have seen in years. Four lead changes, great side-by-side racing and after the race the top 3 were doing high fives in the tech area. You don't see drivers act like this at most of the races. This is what we need more of at the races…something we can sell to the fans and the kids. After some thought I went to the computer (which is something I should never do) to spill the beans…so here GOES."
"SATURDAY NIGHT MAY 9TH COLUMBIA MOTORSPORTS PARK WILL DO THE DON'S LATE MODEL 100…$2,000 TO WIN…100 LAPS, YELLOWS COUNT WITH LAST 10 UNDER GREEN. FREE ENTRY FEE, FREE PARKING, FREE CAMPING AND FREE PRACTICE SATURDAY MORNING. COME EARLY STAY LATE. ANYONE NOT HAVING FUN WILL BE DQED."
So far, the following drivers have answered the call to Don's open letter - Wayne Anderson, Randy Anderson, Jessica Murphy, Eddie Gainey, Jason Garver, Doyle Boatwright, Jason Vail, Kevin Henry, Kevin Dicks, Todd Brown, Alan Bruns, Cliff Bafaro and another Wayne Anderson car with a unnamed driver. More are expected and "The Don" 100 promises to be one of the best races of the year.
Also on Saturday's program will be the Sportsman, Pure Stock, V-8 Bombers, Welter Weights and Boat Race.
Don Nerone also added this to his open letter, "CALLING ALL FANS…IT IS TIME TO SUPPORT THE LATE MODELS OR WE COULD LOOSE THEM. NOW LET THE CIRCUS BEGIN…HURRY, HURRY, HURRY SEE THE BEARDED LADY…SHE WALKS AND TALKS AND CRAWLS ON HER BELLY LIKE A REPTILE…oops it's Don tripped in the tech area."
"I want to especially thank the drivers that were there for the last race. Hope they all can make this one"
This is one race that you won't want to miss this Saturday. "The Don" 100 promises to be a good race with plenty of action and all it needs is the support of the fans and drivers in the state.
Racing action will start at 7:30 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm. For more information on Columbia Motorsports Park go to www.columbiamotorsportspark.com or call 386-755-9302.
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