Numbers are growing every day, bringing strong car counts to the line in every division. Social media sites are buzzing, as race teams and fans alike can't wait for the action to return to the popular 3/8th-Mile oval at Fraserville, Ontario. Series organizer and promoter Andrew McFadden says it's amazing to see all the long hours and hard work finally coming to fruition.
"I'd be lying if I said there haven't been some sleepless nights over the past few months, but we're starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel," said McFadden with a smile. "The plan is coming together quite nicely and I'm really looking forward to seeing what happens when we swing open the gates for the practice session and the first point paying event."
McFadden and his team have been putting together a strong group of sponsors to take their effort to the next level. The latest partner to come to the table is Belleville, Ontario's Associated Muffler & Brake, who will supply trophies to feature race winners throughout the eight event Grassroots Racing Series schedule. Associated Muffler owner Tim Tomlinson says he was impressed with McFadden's 'Cinderella' story and is thrilled to get in on the ground floor of this exciting motorsports venture.
"We've sponsored some local racers over the years, but the chance to get involved with a new series at one of the finest motorsports venues in the province is a tremendous experience," admitted Tomlinson. "The guys who work here and even our customer base are big supporters of short track racing. We've had some good word of mouth advertising going on since we first started putting this deal together. I'm really impressed with the steps Andrew McFadden has taken to bring action back to Kawartha and I hope he's successful for many years to come. I can't wait for the first main event checkered flag and hand-over their Associate Muffler & Brake winner's hardware."
The Grassroots Racing Series will hold an open test session - along with the Ontario High School Electronic Vehicle Challenge Event - Friday, May 16 starting at 10:00. Action gets underway for the season with Late Model, Thunder Car, Mini Stock, 4Fun and Legends racing Friday, June 6. Full series details can always be found by clicking the 'Grassroots Racing' tab at www.kawarthaspeedway.com.
About Associated Muffler & Brake: Since 2005, the undercar specialists at Associated Muffler and Brake - 222 North Front Street - Belleville, Ontario have kept Quinte region motorists rolling with prompt, reliable, expert service on import or domestic vehicles of any size. A founding member of the Independent Muffler Dealers Association of Ontario, they a part of a buying group 20 affiliates strong and keep up to date with the latest developments in automotive technology. A perennial winner of the local reader's choice awards for service excellence, they are a proud member of the community and proudly support local sports teams and automotive apprenticeship programs.
To learn more about Associated Muffler and Brake, see www.associatedmuffler.com.
Prepared by: Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications/First Draft Media