Rob’s Rambling’s by Rob Staley

The rest of the story(In memory of Paul Harvey) …

Danville, VA ~ Although last weekend’s Frostbite Modified bash at Orange County was an artistic success, the fact remains that the attendance and car count was below expectations. On the plus side, the drivers who did show up loved the track and wished to race there more. According to a speed51.com article, some would even like to move the North-South Shootout to Orange County Speedway.

Speaking of OCS, is there a nicer or harder working general manager than Kim Foushee? Despite maintenance problems in the early week and the small crowd for the Frostbite, she was optimistic about her regular season opener in six weeks on April 18th. “I hope we have this kind of weather (mid 70’s last Saturday) for our first regular race” she stated. Kim even sang the National Anthem before the race and quite well, thank you.

One of the classes that could see a big hike in entries at OCS is Grand Stock. Reportedly a car is being prepared for 15-year old Travis Capps son of multi-time class winner Eddie Capps. The elder Capps will return with a new car and teenager Lizzie Smith is also expected to race at least a partial schedule. There are several other drivers rumored to be heading to Grand Stock, a class that in past years has had a small car count, but plenty of action.

This week things really shift into high gear with a number of tracks opening up (alas with the weather getting bad again). In these hard economic times, the local tracks need you more than ever. Remember, it’s much cheaper to attend a race at your local track than a NASCAR tour race.

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