FROM AVILLA AND BAER FIELD TO NASCAR

LET THE RACES BEGIN! 

 

The 2005 season at Baer Field Speedway brings about many changes. Most noticeable is that they will be running on Friday nights instead of Saturdays now. Qualifying will be replaced by draw system that will determine the A-Main races. They will have two race nights where drivers will be able to break track records.

The staff at Baer Field Speedway has also changed. Jerry “Boom-Boom” Cannon will be the new voice for he will be the announcer at the track with Denny Elkins as Jerry’s assistant announcer and color commentator. Up high on the flag stand will be Dale (Termite) Bolinger and in the tower scoring will be Paul Ladd, also a new face. Paul Ladd is the brother of the long time scorer and timer at Baer Field Speedway, Dick Ladd. Denny Tucker will stay the Chief Inspector for the pits and have two new assistants, Terry Denton and Ken McMillen.

The grandstand gates will open at 5:00pm and racing will start at 7:45pm. Do not forget to check each Waynedale News issue for discount coupons! For more information or if you have any questions feel free to call the office at 478-RACE (7223).

Hope to see you out this season!

 

Terry Fisher Senior started racing on the oval track at Avilla in 1981. At that time he was driving a 1969 Plymouth Roadrunner. The engine was a souped-up 440 and the division was Street Stocks.

Terry’s son, Terry Fisher Junior (TJ), followed in his father’s footsteps and began his racing career in Go-Carts at Baer Field Raceway. At 14, he advanced to the Street Stocks and won Rookie of the Year in 2000. In 2001, TJ won the Baer Field Championship.

Terry is still racing in Champion Racing Association (CRA), but this year he has been invited to race in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS). His sponsors will be Militec-1 and Trucks Magazine. Militec-1 is a liquid oil additive, and Trucks Magazine sells truck accessories and off-road truck parts.

I asked Terry Senior how TJ got his chance to race in the NCTS. He said, “Rudy Hernandez, a member of their racing crew has been doing PR work for TJ since TJ began his winning ways at Baer Field.” Rudy is a member of the Air National Guard and contacted Dave Cushner, co-owner of Rick Markle Racing. After looking at TJ’s record Rick Markle decided to take a chance on TJ and let him drive in some of the NCTS events. TJ’s first competition will be August 5, a 200-lap feature at Raceway Park, on the 5/8 mile track in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Watch for TJ racing locally under the Fisher Motor Sports banner. His sponsors this year while racing in the Sunoco Championship Racing Series are: Militec-1, Bailey Trucking, Stoops Freightliner, General Petroleum and T & L Engine Development. TJ would like to thank all of his sponsors and fans because without them none of this would be possible.

TJ graduated mid-term from Norwell High School and is enrolled at IPFW in Mechanical Engineering. He would like to do well for his new sponsors in the NCTS and eventually get a ride in the Nextel Cup. Terry Fisher Sr. said, “This is a long way from where we started but it’s great to have this opportunity.”

 

For updates and info go to: fishermotorsports.com.

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