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The Loud Pedal Report – Local and National Stock Car Racing Weekly

 

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KENTUCKY (11/27/12) – Here we stare December directly in the face and the Loud Pedal is still be pushed to the floor as sports longest running season continues on…stock car racing.

It’s often an aspect that’s doesn’t get nearly enough attention. It’s noted that the NASCAR racing season is the longest of any sporting genre there is. Well it also should be noted that far and beyond the NASCAR season the short track racing season with growing warmer climate norms now has become a true 12 month a year sport. This weekend two events go green one in Pensacola, Florida the most prestigious short track event in racing the Snowball Derby for asphalt racers across the country and a more regional/state event Thunderhill Raceway in Summertown, Tennessee host its 6th Annual Christmas for Kids race on the dirt for racers.
 
While the Snowball Derby offers prestige and money to allure racers from all 50 states, the Thunderhill race is more a local event giving racers one last chance to throw their race car sideways in the corners before getting ready for the next season, all the while allowing fans to gather for one last race as well. Collecting unwrapped gifts and non-perishable food items, the track gathers a nice donation for the local Sumner County area for kids under age 14. www.thunderhillracing.com has more details.
 
It’s that same giving spirit that takes place also this Saturday that sees racer and race fan Tommy Fischer host his 9th Annual Racing for Kids Christmas in Owensboro this year at Smokehouse Grille (formerly the Shady Restaurant at 3955 East 4th Street).
 
scooby car1For a gift valued at $20-25 at the door, from 2-5 racers, race fans and others will share in a good time over food and lots of bench racing from this last season, and seasons long ago. Fischer, who owns Fischer’s Keystop, a car repair and towing business in Owensboro is without question Kentucky Motor Speedway and Owensboro racing in general’s biggest cheerleader. With an ARCA stock car, and an ARCA truck both equipped with two seats, Fischer doesn’t miss a Sunday night at the quarter-mile giving rides to kids during intermission. His love of kids and of the sport gave birth to the gift raising event in post season to further share his giving spirit. Tommy’s sponsorship of several fellow racers assures there will be plenty of racers at the fund raiser Saturday afternoon, but sponsorship or not racers show up for Tommy because he shows up for them all year.
 
The racer in him broke out a Four-cylinder entry near the end of the this season as a freshly red/white and blue painted #60 hit the track and like fellow racer Kelly Clark, Tommy found a hitchhiker for the passenger side in the form of a stuff Scooby-Doo to ride shotgun and yet give another reason for the kids to smile as he flashes by the grandstands lap after lap chasing a victory.
 
That all for the kid’s spirit for the grandfather racer and cheerleader makes Tommy one of the true legends of area racing. And it’s the reason so many will turn out not only from the Owensboro area Saturday but from the whole Western Kentucky area to support Tommy’s mission. We encourage you to attend, take a toy, and enjoy some great food and fellowship on a peaceful Saturday afternoon following Christmas shopping in Daviess County. Kentucky Motor Speedway fan or not, it’s a racing themed event that will expose you to some great people and give you a boost of holiday spirit.
 
If you need more information give Tommy a call at (270) 684-0262 but better yet grab a toy and head to the Smokehouse Grille Saturday.
 
The Loud Pedal gets pushed one last time this weekend… we’ll wrap up the season and get ready for the IMIS Industry trade show next weekend in Indy next Tuesday here on The Loud Pedal Report!
 
Richard Cunningham is a Madisonville born, Western Kentucky University graduate with some 25 years in the Stock Car Racing PR business. A noted motorsports journalist he publishes several websites including www.KYRacing.com focused on Kentucky motorsports. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

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