Bobby Dragon to Return to Busch North Series with Waste Management of New Hampshire, Willoughby Motorsports Rochester, NH (Sept. 10, 2001) - Bobby Dragon, a NASCAR Busch North Series veteran from Milton, Vermont, will make his first BNS start of...
Bobby Dragon to Return to Busch North Series with Waste Management of New Hampshire, Willoughby Motorsports
Rochester, NH (Sept. 10, 2001) - Bobby Dragon, a NASCAR Busch North Series veteran from Milton, Vermont, will make his first BNS start of the 2001 season Saturday afternoon behind the wheel of the Willoughby Motorsports' #38 Chevrolet, carrying sponsorship from Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc., and RAM General Contractors.
"I saw Mark Willoughby at Canaan Speedway where I was racing a Pro Stock, and he offered me the chance to run New Hampshire in his car," Dragon said. "I knew he had good equipment and together we could have a good race. We met again at Thunder Road a week ago Saturday and he said he was still interested in running Loudon if I was still interested, and I jumped at the chance."
Dragon, who sits fourth on the Busch North Series' all-time winners list with 14 victories, has not run a Busch North race since the 2000 season closer at Lime Rock Park. He ended that season tenth in the year-end championship standings. He was third in points in the series' inaugural season in 1987. His most recent series win came in 1997 at the one-mile Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway.
While not running in Busch North, Dragon has seen track time this year behind the wheel of a Pro Stock, making a number of appearances at Oxford Plains Speedway and attempting to qualify for the True Value 250 at that track in July.
Willoughby Motorsports has run a part-time Busch North schedule this season, and currently is ranked 34th in series points standings with Babe Branscombe driving. Branscombe drove the Willoughby Motorsports Chevrolet at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway this past Sunday, finishing eleventh in the PTM Racing 150.
Saturday's race, the New Hampshire 125, will be broadcast live on NBC-TV starting at 2:00 PM.