for drivers mandatory for 2008 at Attica and Fremont
By Brian Liskai
(Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007) - Both Fremont Speedway and Attica Raceway Park
are continuing to take the input received from fans, drivers and sponsors
and look for ways to provide more exciting, entertaining racing. Part of
that will be to incorporate one-way radio communications between track
officials and racers during the 2008 season. All drivers competing in all
divisions at both tracks will be required to utilize the radios in 2008.
"We value the input we receive
from the fans and teams. One of the things we have heard over the years
is why does it take so long to line up cars during yellow and red flags.
By incorporating one-way radios we will be able to tell each driver where
they are to line up. Coupled with our officials using the line-up boards,
it should cut down significantly on the number of yellow flag laps we run,"
said Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer.
"There's also a safety measure
involved in the one-way radios. We'll be able to tell the drivers when
there is a problem on the track and where it is," added Attica Operations
Director Rex LeJeune.
Both tracks will be using
the Raceceiver 1600 Elite (a yellow model about the size of a pager or
cell phone). Call for special pricing. Pricing includes a battery, clip
and ear buds. Ross Paulson of the Computer Man, 200 E. State St., Fremont,
Oh. 43420, has them in stock. Paulson is accepting cash, check or credit
card (credit card users must bring them to the store). Contact Paulson
at 419-355-0011 for more information or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the radios at www.raceceiver.com/c~5.php