July 24th, 2013
This is one of those racing events that Jennie and I look forward to from the start of creating the season schedule! In fact it is one of the very first events that we do schedule because we want to put our best foot forward in giving back to our dear friend Marie Smith and our community.
Marie was a 25 year staff member here at Owosso Speedway through 4 different owner-ships. Marie literally turned her hand to every task that it takes to get a racing facility ready to receive thousands of people each week. She was best known for her position at the Pit Board where she would keep the drivers informed of their starting positions for the racing and she would “call them up” for their next race. Marie always had a Home Cooked meal at the Pit Board for all of the staff members when they could take a break. Marie was very active in promoting the racing at Owosso Speedway. She organized the troops and the cars to be a part of every parade in the area. Marie passed out tens of thousands of flyers promoting the race track at the different parades and community events. Marie also started our annual bike giveaway several years prior to Jennie and I knowing her. I do know that since Jennie and I have had a part in the bike giveaway, there have been over 220 bikes that have found new homes with some grateful riders! I can’t even imagine how many smiles Marie Smith is responsible for as she worked to get every child in Owosso a new bicycle! It’s people like Marie Smith that make Owosso Speedway a different kind of place. We are proud to carry on the legacy that Marie created and we are extremely excited to host this annual event!
This weekend is going to be extra special because Journey Federal Credit Union will be here with some staff that has never been to a race track before! We welcome Journey Federal Credit Union! Although the staff that will be attending is not “on the clock”, I encourage everyone to get to know the folks from Journey and ask them about the best banking rates in town!
The racing event itself will certainly be incredible as well! We have a super tight point’s battle in our Affordable Tire & Service Center Pro Late Model class and all of the Heavy Hitters will be here! Our Drive Train Specialists Modifieds are also racing and the action will be furious as these open wheeled racing machines battle it out! The Economy Print & Graphics/Chet’s Auto Service Sportsman will be here and a great turnout of cars is expected. Our Shiawassee Shores Pure Stocks will once again put on a great show to thrill the fans! It is going to be One Memorable Weekend! I hope that you can join us!
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