January 2007 - MMRA Newsletter
A new year is here and the racing season will be starting before we know it.
For the fifth year in a row, we will be kicking off our season in Florida
during Speedweeks - but this year will be very different.
For the first time ever, MMRA has rented an entire facility just for our
Speedweeks Special event. From Wednesday, February 14 through Saturday
February 17th, we will have Bronson Motor Speedway to ourselves. Some
"old timers" may remember Bronson was the site of our first ever Touring
Series race back in 2003. It is a great track for our cars, and the
facility will be a great place to kick off our year.
Bronson is owned by veteran racer Mike Cope who knows what makes a track
enjoyable for racers. Every pit is paved and they even have
electricity! There are no inside retaining wall to tear up cars, a
covered tech area, and service trucks will be coming to provide water and
dump services for the RV's.
The focus in Florida this year will be on FUN first, and lots of track time
second. We plan to accomplish this by having a short daily schedule,
but with only 4 divisions, lots of racing for every racer who comes.
Wednesday will just be practice, pre-tech for racers who need to dial in
their cars (and dust off their driving skills). Then Thursday through
Saturday, we will have full Touring Series events each day. Here is a
rough schedule for now:
11 - 1
Qualifying - for front row
As veterans of Speedweeks know, it gets cold when the sun goes down, so we
want to be finished with racing by 6 or 7pm. Then, everyone will have
plenty of time to grab dinner, bench race, and hang out. Even with the
short schedule however, every racer should get several rounds of practice, a
qualifying run, qualifying races like NASCAR does at Daytona, and a 50 lap
feature - ALL 3 days!
One more thing we would like to do is have a big cookout after the races one
night. The manager of the track, Tommy Dunford, has said they have
grills, etc. and it would be no problem to put something together.
If you, or someone you know, would be willing to help with this effort by
purchasing some of the food, helping with cooking, setup, cleanup, etc.
please let us know. Send e-mail to
think it will be a great time to enjoy racing, warm weather, and the
excitement of a new year.
MMRA has made a big investment in this event to provide a great Speedweeks
experience for you. This year should be the best ever, and we hope you
will come join us for the fun. Keep checking back on the MMRA website
to see the latest news and information about Speedweeks - and the entire
2007 racing season!