Rick Treadway Update 2000-05-10

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve sent out a newsletter, but I haven’t forgotten about you! Racing, real estate, flying, and the stock market have been keeping me busy. After nearly calling racing quits because of Sam Schmidt’s...

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve sent out a newsletter, but I haven’t forgotten about you! Racing, real estate, flying, and the stock market have been keeping me busy.

After nearly calling racing quits because of Sam Schmidt’s tragic accident and the high cost of racing, I decided to just scale down the program. With the costs of traveling all over the country overwhelming, we will be racing the pavement midget at the Speedrome, as well as at other events around Indianapolis.

We’ve had three races this season, and the first two ended quickly with mechanical glitches. Talk about getting discouraged, it seemed as if something was always breaking on the car, until last night...

The MCI WorldCom/Miller Lite/Sunoco/ McClure Oil/Sanders Sports Marketing/ Eviciti car was definitely working well last night at the Speedrome. Starting pole position in the heat race, we lead every lap and WON! In the main event, once again in pole position, I was determined to come out of turn one with the lead. Luckily everything went our way and I led the remaining 50 laps for the second victory of the night.

My current schedule can be found on my website at ricktreadway.com. Every Wednesday night we race at the Speedrome, 802 S. Kitley Avenue, starting at 7pm. If you head west on Washington from 465, turn left on Kitley Ave., then 2 blocks on the right. (353-8206)

More upcoming local midget races:

Thursday, May 25th Carburetion Night:
Speedrome - rescheduled from earlier rainout

Saturday - May 27th:
Budweiser Night Before the 500 - Indianapolis Raceway Park
Televised Live on ESPN2 9:30-11:30 EST

We are lined up for an in-car camera that evening!

Friday – June 30th:
Anderson Speedway, Anderson IN
Televised - tape delayed broadcast Wed. July 5th ESPN2 11-1AM EST

Wednesday – August 23rd
Indianapolis Raceway Park
Televised – tape delay broadcast Sunday August 27th ESPN2 9:30-11:30PM

A sincere thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my sponsors and their services. For all your telecommunication needs, call (317-590-6767) or email me (rick@treadwayracing.com) and I’ll be sure to hook you up!

THANKS TO MY SPONSORS:

MCI Worldcom/ McClure Oil/Sunoco/Miller Lite/ Eviciti/ Sanders Sport Marketing

I hope to see you soon at the track, but until then...

GAS IT UP,

Rick Treadway

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Series USAC
Drivers Rick Treadway , Sam Schmidt