With the arrival of February 1st it marks the midpoint of the off-season for racers in New England. We here at Derek Robbie Motorsports thought it might be a good time to update you on a few items we have been working on over the winter.
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.