MARSHFIELD SUPER SPEEDWAY STARTS THE REBUILDING PROCESS WITH ASA AFFILIATION DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2005) -- A track open since 1977 could hardly be considered in a building year, but that is exactly the position that Marshfield (Wis.)...
MARSHFIELD SUPER SPEEDWAY STARTS THE REBUILDING PROCESS WITH ASA AFFILIATION
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2005) -- A track open since 1977 could hardly be considered in a building year, but that is exactly the position that Marshfield (Wis.) Super Speedway is in, at least according to Tommy Gibbons who is in his first year as promoter/operations manager of the half-mile oval.
"This really is more of a rebuilding year," Gibbons explained. "Fans and drivers will see a lot of changes this year, all for the good. This is one of the nicest half miles in Wisconsin, and the track is in excellent shape. There are a lot of talented drivers in Wisconsin, and some of them take their racing so seriously that all their money goes into the race car. They deserve to have a track equal to the task for them to race at, and we are going to make Marshfield Super Speedway that racetrack."
The weekly Saturday night program will feature four main divisions, including Super Late Model, Super Stock, 4-Cylinders and Cruisers. Additionally, special events this season will include visits by the Wisconsin Challenge Series, Hoosier Outlaw Sprints and an Eve of Destruction. The opening night is April 29, and complete schedule information can be found online at www.MarshfieldSpeedway.com or by calling (715) 384-8325.
A former driver, Gibbons brings enthusiasm and optimism to the facility, along with a lot of new ideas.
"One of the biggest things drivers will see this year is consistency at the track," he claimed. "If we say that we are going to do something, then we will do it and follow through for the year. April 29 is still a long ways away, but I already feel like we are in the eleventh hour and there are still a lot of things that need to be done before opening day."
One of the most visible changes to Marshfield Speedway is the Level I ASA Member Track affiliation. This will bring contributions to their year-end point fund, marketing assistance, and enhanced participant accident insurance to the competitors.
"We want to create a new image for Marshfield Super Speedway, and by joining ASA it is a first step in the right direction. Many of the drivers, simply by having an ASA patch on their jacket, will give them a lot of pride by belonging to such a storied organization. Of course, to them also the membership and insurance package is huge," Gibbons said.
"Tommy is a real 'go-getter'. He is already made numerous positive strides in placing Marshfield on the leader board of race track facilities as he meticulously sets about to turn things around and implement many good ideas," said Dennis Huth, president of Racing Speed Associates which owns and operates the ASA Racing Member Track program. "As a former driver, Tommy has a good perspective of what the competitors will want, and he has been working with many of the other ASA Member Tracks to get some feedback on what the fans will want. At the end of the year, I expect that everyone involved with Marshfield Super Speedway will look back and be amazed at how far they have come. We welcome them aboard the ASA Member Track program!"