Drought Can Stop a Riverboat. Can It Stop Lamar Racing?

Water is being brought to the Lamar Speedway by this old tanker to prepare the track for Saturday’s August 25th races

The Lamar Racing Club’s Promotions and Publicity committee met on August 14th to discuss the future of the 2012 race schedule and talked about different ways to promote the races. At issue are the drought, and rumors, “there won’t be races at the Lamar Speedway the rest of the season, because of the water shortage”. The vote was unanimous to finish out the planned schedule.

The club spent over $400.00 for water and fuel for the last races. Approximately 126,000 gallons of water were hauled to the track and put in the water hole to be used when needed. Nearly one-third of the water was lost due to evaporation. This time the plan is to bring water and put it on the track at the times that Don Woller needs the track wet down. Doing this presents scheduling problems and reduces the availability of volunteer truck drivers. Anyone interested in helping drive the truck can, please contact Kelley Morris at (719) 336-5414. Kelley Morris (Club President) pointed out; we have to keep Lamar Racing going for the benefit of our Racers, our Fans and our Sponsors.

Saturday Night Dirt Track Racin’ will be filled with fun and excitement for the whole family. The event is being called “Back To School Bash”. Any student with last year’s Student ID or this year’s class schedule will receive $2.00 off of the General Admission price. The children’s activity at intermission will be “Bike Night,” so kids bring your bike. The concession stand as always will have lots of good food and drinks. At 7:00 PM a full program of racing will begin, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Super Stocks, and IMCA Hobby Stocks. All of the LRC classes will be running Trucks, Econos and (only at the Lamar Speedway will you see these cars) the LRC Mini Stocks. Prizes and gifts will be given out by race announcer Ryan Simmons. The weather should be pleasant for everyone. With the racing season winding down and the points races still very close in all of the classes, each driver will be driving their hardest for a chance to win their classes elusive track championship.

Photo by Carolyn Graves & Article by Don Graves, both members of The Lamar Racing Club.

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