Bob Ross named as technical inspector

WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIRES BOB ROSS AS TECH INSPECTOR PLANO, TX (March 17) - The World of Outlaws has hired Bob Ross as its new Technical Inspector, series President Ted Johnson announced Friday. Ross, who for eight years...

WORLD OF OUTLAWS HIRES BOB ROSS AS TECH INSPECTOR PLANO, TX (March 17) - The World of Outlaws has hired Bob Ross as its new Technical Inspector, series President Ted Johnson announced Friday. Ross, who for eight years worked for Promoter Robert Lawton, replaces Doug Martens. Martens, the Skoal Outlaw Series' tech inspector for two years, left the world's largest sprint car racing series during the off- season. "His experience with IMCA and Robert Lawton should make him a real asset for the World of Outlaws," Johnson said. Ross started as a security guard and was Lawton's tech inspector for the last three years. "Another guy and I worked five different tracks (in Iowa) during the summer," Ross said. "During the Iowa State Fair, I worked at Des Moines (Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway). Then, when he (Lawton) ran the weekly shows, I worked at Jefferson (Greene County Speedway) on Wednesday nights, Marshalltown Friday nights, Boone Saturday nights and Mason City (I-35 Speedway) on Sundays. "When we weren't racing, Rod Robbins and I got the Jefferson race track ready on Mondays and Tuesdays. On Thursday night, we worked Marshalltown. I was involved in all parts of racing." While Ross said he's excited about working for the World of Outlaws, he admitted he was nervous before his first race (Friday at Devil's Bowl Speedway). "I think that (being nervous) will pass," Ross said. "I'm going to get to see a lot of country traveling with the World of Outlaws. It's going to be fun. I plan to do the best job I can, and I want to have fun while I'm doing it." WoO*eof

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