It's probably the busiest that B.A. Wilson has been on the PR circuit this year. It doesn't hurt that the biggest race of the year is in his 'back yard' so to speak at Texas Motor Speedway. From the numerous radio interviews and appearances...
It's probably the busiest that B.A. Wilson has been on the PR circuit this year. It doesn't hurt that the biggest race of the year is in his 'back yard' so to speak at Texas Motor Speedway. From the numerous radio interviews and appearances along with coordination with the team sponsor, Berryman Products, also headquartered the DFW Metroplex, B.A.'s schedule has been extremely hectic.
"We're really excited about coming back home to Texas to race in front of our friends, family, and local fans," noted Wilson in a recent on-air interview. "Texas Motor Speedway is such a special facility for us, not only because we are from the area, but also considering it's where we posted our first top ten as a team. We've experienced some of the typical ups and downs as of late but we think we have everything back in order and we're looking forward to another strong run on Friday".
This past week, B.A. Wilson was invited to be the guest speaker at Plano Jasper High School by the student group S.T.A.N.D. (acronym for Students Taking Action, Not Drugs). Some 85 students and faculty were treated to the NCTS season's video highlights along with a chance to take a tour of the #73 Berryman Hauler. In addition, Wilson was able to spend a few minutes conveying the importance of living a drug free life and how it has benefited his career.
"It was really pretty easy for me to avoid all of the peer pressure of drugs and alcohol growing up because I was always racing on Friday and Saturday nights" noted Wilson. "Once I decided to set my goals and make a career out of racing, being able to stay away from the drugs and the negative influences became fairly easy over time. That’s probably the main thing I'd recommend growing up is to set your goals and your standards high. Once you do, it's easy to say no to peer pressure." Afterward, Wilson signed numerous autographs for both faculty and students. He also did an interview for the student run Plano-school television network.
B.A. and Sonntag Racing have also teamed up with 96.3 KSCS FM, the leading Country radio station in Dallas/Ft. Worth. The station is promoting its own label of breakfast cereals featuring popular morning show hosts, Terry Dorsey and Mark "Hawkeye" Louis. Proceeds of "Dorsey Flakes" and "Honey Nut Hawkeyes" benefit both Scottish Rites Hospital and Children's Medical Center of Dallas along with Cook Children's Medical Center of Ft. Worth. The #73 Berryman Chemtool Chevrolet will prominently feature the cereal box logos on the back quarter panels.
Wilson gave some of the on air staff as well as other local members of the media a special treat; laps in Chevrolet's tandem truck at the speedway at speeds up to 140 mph. One of the guests reported it to be both "exhilarating and terrifying" at the same time. She later acknowledged that she was glad that she had the opportunity to take the ride with B.A. He's a great driver and we’ll be sure to cheer for him in the race!