This weekend’s MIROCK event at Rockingham Dragway is shaping up to be a “can’t miss” event. With weather halting eliminations at the season opening event, Pro Street, Real Street, and 4.60 Index racers still in competition will be playing double duty at the second Rockingham event. But, the biggest buzz surrounding the 18th annual FBR Shop Summer Sizzler race is undoubtedly the $5,000 guaranteed winner’s payout for the Saturday Pro ET race. The FBR Shop and Steve Earwood were able to put together an incentive big enough to get even the most seasoned sportsman racers nervous about the Saturday race. If that wasn’t already enough, there is now a $100 bonus being paid out to the #1 Qualifiers in the sportsman classes (4.60 Index, 5.60 Index, Crazy 8’s, and Top Sportsman).
Marion Ford of The FBR shop is someone you can guarantee will be at all the MIROCK events and has been for many years. Most racers know him as the happiest guy on the vendor midway and some wonder if he doesn’t let the nitrous filling get to his head! The FBR Shop is always looking for ways to “give back” to the racers and Marion is a big time supporter of motorcycle drag racing and the MIROCK series. So, when Marion had an unexpected medical emergency just last week it was uncertain as to whether or not he would be in attendance at the very event he sponsors. Those of us who know Marion didn’t have a doubt that he would be too stubborn to stay home like his doctor ordered and he will indeed be in Rockingham this weekend.
There have been hundreds of racers sending positive vibes towards Marion and his family and just as many volunteering to help out this weekend as The FBR Shop Summer Sizzle goes full throttle with Marion trackside. Some anonymous racers put their heads together to come up with a “Thank You” to Marion and all his hard work (and stubbornness), but instead of a gift for him, they knew the ultimate gift was to give back to the racers that The FBR Shop work so hard to support. So, on behalf of The FBR Shop, there will be a $100 bonus to each of the #1 Qualifier’s in the sportsman classes (4.60 Index, 5.60 Index, Crazy 8’s, and Top Sportsman) at the MIROCK race this coming weekend. Please remember to thank The FBR Shop and all the other sponsors you see this coming weekend for their support and give Marion a helping hand if he needs it!
For Event Information Visit: http://www.mirockracing.com/events/summersizzler.htm