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DRIVER OF THE #27 PRO FOUR MODIFIED
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Derek Robbie and DDR Motorsports introduce Track day for Vets
Bellingham, MA, Sunday, February 14, 2016 – As a result of a continued support from a longtime backer of Derek Robbie’s racing, the team has created a new program where at many of the races the team participates in they will host a US veteran from the area. The idea is to say thanks to and give a service man or woman the experience of New England Short track racing. With Robbie and the team running at various tracks in New England this year it allow for the team to say thanks in many area around the region.
“We’re doing this program because I want to let them know what they did for our country I’m very thankful for, I really am”, says Robbie.
The team has enlisted the assistance of retired Lieutenant Colonel James Williams, a 30 year armed forces veteran to lead the program. Jim has been a supporter of Robbie’s racing for several years and the teams has great respect for his extended service to our country. Jim’s responsibilities will be focused on coordinating with a local veterans group near the tracks for a veteran whom would like to attend an event. The team cannot express how thankful they are for his willingness to join the team in this role.
As part of the program the team will host a veteran and their companion at a race and the team will:
- provide them with pit passes to the race
- give them each team Apparel (t-shirt, etc.)
- supply them with a meal and drinks during the day
- make them honorary crew members for the day
- a gift certificate for a free vehicle undercoating from team marketing partner, New Hampshire Oil Undercoating
- have the track announcer recognize the veteran for his service by announcing he/she is our guest for the day.
Robbie and the team would like to say thanks to Jim Williams and NH Oil Undercoating along with all of his partners for being so valuable and they could not do it without them. Derek reminds all if you or anyone else would like to help with this program or any other aspect of our race team, please feel to reach out to me and we’ll be glad to work something out.
Derek Robbie would like to thank his family and friends and all of his loyal partners for their continued support as he builds towards 2016. They include Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, Marshall's Jewelers, with locations in Bellingham, MA and Milford, MA, Shibles Family Mattress in Belmont, NH, Bellingham Parts Plus of Bellingham, MA, RH Landscaping of Winchendon, MA, Cliff Nelson Motorsports, and RH2way Racing Communications of Riverside, NJ.
First off, as many of you know we sold the DDR Motorsports #27 ProFour Modified. The car was purchased by another father and son team who look to follow a similar path my dad has laid out for me. Though not racing it until later in the year, I am excited to see how PJ does with the car and hopes he has as much success with it as I did. Look for him to debut near the end of the year at Waterford Speedbowl if everything goes well for him in practice.
With the ProFour sold, this has left a void in the garage, a void we have yet to fill. Dad has spent some serious time crafting out a plan for my racing future. He has brought on good friend Mark Giordano into a larger role with the team (you might remember he has been my driving coach) and together they have had numerous conversations on the direction to go. I know they have been on the lookout for cars and motors all winter trying to flesh out the best deal. Dad has also been talking with several car owners over the winter on either partnering with them or discussing a possibility of a ride for some races. This of course is all furthering my modified racing career.
On another front, Dad has had discussions with Scott Edwards, whom I drove for last year at Seekonk Speedway in his number 6 Northeast Mini Stock Tour car. Scott informed Dad the car is available for several races this year and it looks like we will be racing that car a handful of times for fun. As they say, nothing beats seat time and I look forward to jumping behind the wheel of his well-prepared machine and having some fun in-between mod races.
So as it sits today, the mod schedule is still a work in progress, but with each passing day we get closer to finalizing the details. In speaking with Dad over the past weekend, he says we are very close (within weeks) to releasing our season’s plans. I know this is late in the offseason and I can tell he is getting antsy without a car in the garage but I know it’s all worth it. I keep reminding him our original plan was to take 2016 and prepare for an all-out assault in 2017. The pace of this off-season falls within those plans and I know with some patience, we have a killer machine and great runs when we do hit the track.
Thank you all for your continued support and I look forward to seeing you at the track this year.
Contact: Derek Robbie
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Derek Robbie adds NH Oil Undercoating as new marketing partnerBellingham, MA, January 8, 2016 – Derek Robbie, driver of the DDR Motorsports Modified, is pleased to announce a new marketing partner for the 2016 racing season. In 2016 Derek will be sporting the logo of NH Oil Undercoating. “I am really excited about bringing NH Oil Undercoating on for their first experience with racing” said Robbie. “I’m excited about to building a great relationship with them. The services they offer really benefit the people who love their cars, and that pretty much includes all fans of auto racing. I really see a great benefit for them, coming into racing. ”
Says NH Oil Undercoating Owner, Joe Dupont, “NHOU Is proud to sponsor Derek Robbie, at just 19 years old this Motorsport racecar driver has been actively pursuing his racing dreams for the past 11 years. Derek's passion for racing, his drive for excellence, and his desire to reach out to his fans both on and off the racetrack encapsulates everything NHOU stands for. Derek's father has supported his son every step of the way and that father/son duo was something that especially hit home with our NHOU family and sealed our decision. NHOU would like to welcome you to our team and may 2016 be our best year yet!”
The service NH oil Undercoating offers is well-known in the NH area with locations in Deering NH, and Concord NH. They also have a network of dealers all over MA, NH, VT, and Maine. NH Oil Undercoating offers services to protect the bottom undercarriage of your vehicle from rust as well as protection for your pick up truck bed. Using a powerful compound sprayed on the underside of your vehicle it helps protects against corrosion for all metals and creates superior lubrication for all moving parts. They offer this service at their locations as well as a do it yourself kit for at home applications (available for purchase on their website). For more information about NH Oil Undercoating and the products and services they offer, visit their website at http://www.nhoilundercoating.com/
“With the team moving into the full mod, bringing on another marketing partner only helps step our game up.” say Derek’s father and car owner Doug Robbie. Robbie also adds “This is the 5th straight off-season that I’ve brought on a new marketing partner for the upcoming season. I am really excited to show NH Oil Undercoating how awesome the fans of auto racing are.”
Derek Robbie would like to thank his family and friends and all of his loyal partners for their continued support in 2015 and is looking forward to 2016. They include Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH, Marshall's Jewelers, with locations in Bellingham, MA and Milford, MA, Shibles Family Mattress in Belmont, NH, Bellingham Parts Plus of Bellingham, MA, RH Landscaping of Winchendon, MA, and RH2way Racing Communications of Riverside, NJ.