From the World of Outlaws
CONCORD, N.C. — July 5, 2011 — In what is becoming a marquee event on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series schedule, the 23rd Annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics will once again be a beacon that calls the greatest sprint car drivers from around the world to Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio for an all out throw down to determine the best of the best.
“The race has become an extended, racing family, reunion,” said co-race promoter, Brad Doty. “It’s nice to see a lot of the same people year after year who have shown up to support the event throughout all these years. We have also been extremely fortunate to have some great marketing partners who are very important in continuing to make the race a success.”
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Doty, a native resident of Ohio, is a former driver turned author and television analyst and has been co-promoting the event since 2005 but has lent his name to the race since it’s inception. Each year, the racing jamboree has grown in prestige as many drivers circle the race date each year as one of the key races during the long and grueling season. The 2011 edition, which is slated for Wednesday, July 13, will boost one of the most impressive driver lineups in the history of the event as NASCAR Superstar and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owner Kasey Kahne is scheduled to suit up and compete for the night’s top prize. 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion and 2009 Classic winner Steve Kinser has been one of the hottest drivers on the circuit in 2011 and great enjoys competing in the race.
“The Brad Doty Classic is a special race to me because Brad is a great friend of mine and for many years was a great competitor,” said Kinser, a two time Classic winner. “Obviously we want to win this one because it is that special and you want to feel like anytime you pull into the track that you have a real good shot at winning.”
Drivers and teams will get the chance to race their way through the University of Northwestern Ohio Heat Races. If they can’t transfer to the night’s feature event through the heats, drivers can use the Butler Built Seats Last Chance Showdown to secure a starting spot in the A-main.
Since hanging up his racing helmet and picking up a co-promoters hat, Doty has learned that there is a completely different side of race nights when you look through the eyes of an event planner.
“I definitely see things from a different perspective as a promoter then I did as a driver,“ said Doty. “As a driver you tend to focus on what is best for you and your race team and not what is best for the sport in general. As a promoter you want to have everything go perfectly and have a race that leaves the fans breathless! Unfortunately things aren’t always going to be perfect and not everyone is going to be happy, but for any event to be successful the racers, promoters and officials have to work together and there has to be some give and take by everyone for it to work.”
With the 23rd edition of the Classic upcoming, Doty and his partners in the race, UNOH President Dr. Jeff Jarvis, and Track General Manager Bob Fricke are already looking towards the future of the event.
“Dr. Jarvis and Bob have been great to work with and we are all continually looking for ways to make the event bigger and better then the year before.”
Tickets are still available for the 23rd annual Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics by going to www.Limaland.com or by calling the track at (419) 998-3199.