(Press Release from Mr. Rooter ProTruck Series)
The Mr. Rooter ProTruck Series will not race at the New London -Waterford Speedbowl in 2017. The track ownership is in the midst of some legal issues. For the Mr. Rooter ProTruck Series these issues have necessitated the cancellation of all four 2017 race dates.
“Our ProTruck owners, drivers, sponsors, and families have overwhelmingly expressed that they are uncomfortable with the series traveling to the SpeedBowl this season,” explained competition director Marshall Hurley. “They all love the track, and are close to the staff. It feels like a family problem more than a business issue. All you have to do is look at the picture of the 42 in victory lane at Thompson and you can see this is a family sport. When all the factors are considered, there was no other alternative solution.”
There is a price to be paid by losing the venue. As mentioned earlier, the series loses four valuable race dates from the schedule.
“The tracks have been very supportive from my first day with this series.” commented Hurley. “The owners and general managers are remarkable people that love the ProTrucks. I know they understand the decision and will help us out in any way they can.” Expect at least one new race date to be announced within the week.