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Fisher 28th to 11th with bent frame at Toyota Allstar

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  • Fisher 28th to 11th with bent frame at Toyota Allstar

    I have been tied up this week, and waited to see if anyone else would start this thread.

    In the Allstar Shootout last weekend, Sarah took a car with a bent frame from 28th place on the starting grid to 12th place on the track. After the apparent winner was disqualified, all drivers were moved up one position. Fisher was running in 9th place on the last lap when she was hit and lost 3 positions.

    Very early in the qualifying race on Friday night, Fisher was pushed into the outside wall. The wreck bent the chassis frame. The crew tried to fix the frame, but there was still damage when she raced in the main event Saturday night.

    BMR had only one car at the event, and that was for their driver who finished 2nd in points in Nascar West. Point in these divisions go to the drivers, not the teams. Lewis and Fisher did not get the benefit of a BMR car at Allstar Race. The top 15 drivers in points in the Busch divisions are invited to the event. This year, 16 Nascar West drivers were invited.

    Fisher's sponsor money was for the regular season. From what has been posted at racingwest.com, all sponsor money for all BMR drivers covered the regular season only. The deal for the Allstar race came together the Wednesday before the event, and it was with a Ford team. It is worth noting that Sarah's crew from BMR went over to the Ford team to crew her car for the Allstar Shootout.

    This post from racingwest.com is from the BMR PR person:

    Pressdog...BMR isn't a sponsor. Did you notice that Andrew Lewis also didn't driver his usual ride, the #18 from BMR? He drove for Clay Andrews and that was a deal he put together for himself. Portenga brought on King Taco for some additional sponsorship. Usually sponsor support only points races and this was a driver invitational. I am glad Sarah race and thank you to Bennet Lane for helping her do so. Don't forget her team that came on with two days notice. They worked all night to get that car runable after she was put in the wall a day earlier. The team worked until 1 am and was back a few hours later to get the car ready. WTG team. This was her team from the #20 car that came on their own to do this for her. She's a great person and I wish her the best.
    "It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."

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    I saw that at racingwest and thought about posting it here, but many folks on this board don't usually have many nice things to say about Sarah.

    I hope to hear good news about her future soon.

    Go Sarah!!


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      "I think of Indianapolis every day of the year, every hour of the day, and when I sleep, too. Everything I ever wanted in my life, I found inside the walls of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I love it all, from the first to the last day in May. The moment that race starts is always the greatest moment of my life, and the day I win that race, it will be as if my life has ended. There is nothing more I could want out of life."
      - Eddie Sachs."


      • #4
        One of the things that concerns me is that a key marketing position at RCR was vacant for a long time, and might still be vacant. And not from lack of qualified candidates. On of the responsibilities of this position was to be sponsorship for Fisher.

        A couple of months ago, RCR was planning on having 4 cars in Cup next season. Now they plan 3. RCR was planning on having 1 car in Busch. Now they plan 2. It takes a lot less to run Busch.

        Did Goodwrench cut their funding for next season? Did the addition of Hersheys make up for it?
        "It is sad that open-wheel racing has become a buy a ride situation, but it is what it is."


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