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May 2007 - MMRA Newsletter

Hello Racers!

Although we have had our share of spring rainouts, the 2007 season is finally getting underway.  Our membership rolls, points standings, and race results are starting to fill out, and it looks like it will be a great year.

I would like to use this newsletter to introduce a new program for MMRA.  For years we have promoted the fact that MMRA is the place for kids to get their start in racing.  It is great to have many successful racers including Shelby Howard, Stephen Leicht, Will Kimmel, Alison Quick, and Carl Edwards race our cars and then move on in racing.

At the same time however, we have a group of veteran racers that deserve more recognition for their accomplishments.  Over the years, we've seen guys like Chester McDowell, Mark Rouse, Troy Turner, and Larry Theobald demonstrate amazing talent on the track.  These veterans are true racers, and they often display skill and poise on the track that our young racers would do well to emulate. 

These racers are even more impressive when you consider that they race knowing if they break it, they have to fix it.  Few of them have big sponsors or parents who will pay the bills, so when they finish up front it is even more impressive. 

MMRA would like to recognize these veterans with a new award we'll call the masters cup.  It will be awarded to the racer 40 years and older who finishes highest in the final points standings.  There will be an award for the eastern PRO Division and also the western PRO Division.  These racers will receive the masters cup at the 2007 MMRA awards banquet in November.

To see the competitors in the running for the masters cup, just look for an "M" before their name on the members page and also on the points standings page. 

Pete Neimeier
President, MMRA