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|Tuesday, September 08, 2009 3:41:15 PM
|Hi everybody! Itâ€™s me, Sloan, and we decide to have my father and I give an update to you. Trish, the writer, did well, but all the time it took communicating back and forth we thought it would be best to go back to the old way, and if I'm overloaded with stuff dad will pick up the slack.
Tuesday after school I got in the truck and noticed a letter addressed to me on the floor. I picked it up and ask dad if he knew what it was. He said probably junk mail because it didn't have a return address on the front, but it did on the back and it was from Daytona Florida. Hmmm? I opened it up and it was a letter from Mike Helton, President of NASCAR! What a shock.
As you may know I applied for the Drive for Diversity program this year, we asked Jill if she could help us get Gary Estes Motorsports a qualified team in case I or the other girl from around here wins they would have the opportunity to drive for Gary=2 0if they wanted and could work out a deal. A few days after that my dad got an e-mail from Jill at NASCAR wanting our address. We sent Gary and our address, but had not heard anything from them for about a month. Dad was getting a little worried we had done something wrong, but we hadnâ€™t. We'll put a copy of the letter on the web for partners to view as soon as we get permission from NASCAR.
The rest of the week I just went to school at DCS and got used to being on a schedule again. Well, close to a schedule. I didnâ€™t make it to the Rebel radio station in time so we had to do it by phone, that was differentâ€¦ I didnâ€™t get a chance to get to the shop at all, but Steve Luts and some of the guys got the body looking great on our black car while Steve from Sign- A- Rama did some custom vinyl for the backup car we got to take to the Drake fast in Lakengren . Our goal was to have the NASCAR rookie title sewn up so we could take the new car and I'd get to meet my fans out in Preble County, but the points race is way too close. My lead will just be j 6 points by the time you read this. Keep sending me your good thoughts and well wishes, because I'll need all of your support right now.
The Rebel Racer some was SUPER fast Saturday night at Columbus. I went a 14.33 that was second fast to Donny Hill, the current Ohio State point leader and multiple time track champion. The dash race went well also. I was able to get in front of the 99 car as he bobbled just out of turn three, get a second place finish. I believe he won the main event race Friday night. He's a good, but aggressive, driver that taught me a bunch this year out of the Oakley asphalt corral of cars. In the feature things were looking great 'til a caution came out and during that caution my car quit. It just stopped very suddenly!!! They tried to push it to start it, but nothing!! I was beyond upset because if I could have finished in that position it should have gave me enough points to win the championship. However, that's not the bad news!!! As I was racing through the rear of the pack I was in a fight for position against the other rookie point leader . I was putting the move on him the hard way on the out side. He stepped it up and made a great wheel-to-wheel race until the 19 car spun out in the end of three turn forcing us to split him. 14 took the bottom while I sprinted to a hole on the top, just then something broke right after I cleared him, slamming the new car into the wall. Not sure if it was a cut tire or the sway bar that had been dragging since the start of the race. I hate to say this, but that car is done for the rest of the season and my chances to be the first female to win a championship may be over. If we just had the resource to replace that whole ignition system I would have been up front of all that mess and would have been telling you a totally different story.
Well, Gary wasn't too mad and as my quote that's on my web site says, â€śI can do all things through Christ that strengthens me,â€ť So, come on and join me or just pray for me as I attempt to do the impossible this weekend and hold onto a narrow margin. I know with everyone's good wishes and support, along with my great team that we can win this championship!!!
Be sure to read next week for racing results here in the newspaper and at my web site, this point are going to be close. Check my web site for free ticket to the last race at Kil-Kare this season we trying to work out a deal to get NEW race fan in the stands. If we get one: you these will be FREE!!! Also we apologies to anyone effected by the confusion at the track last week. Please let us know and we make it right.
See you at the track. Lots of fans in the stands is going to be very important this coming week!!!!
|First bad wreck in five years
|Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:28:08 AM
| Sloan was in second place when she decieded to go to outside for the win Me and Gary had just got done telling her real racecar driver need to learn how to do this. this time i didnt pay off but she getting much better at the outside passes
|Sunday, September 27, 2009 5:45:58 PM
|Sloan Won ROY for Ohio NASCAR Whelen Late Models , ( A real late model
Possible the youngest in NASCAR Whelen Late models in Nation
She was first female to set fast time,at Kil-Kare
Sloan has three second quicks Columbus and Kil-Kare
First female to Win a heat race in Ohio
First female to Lead for 12 lap in feature in Ohio,
First female to finish 2nd in a feature in Oh,
First female to have three third place finishs in Oh
First female to have 6 top five's in Oh
First Female to have 18 top 10'sin Oh
Only female ranked in top 25 NASCAR Whelen rookie in the Nation
All with earning respect from her competitors driving Gary Estes Motorsport
|Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:42:30 AM
|Sloan select to test for one of the 10 seat it going to be tough but she use to it.
The evolution of the Drive for Diversity, NASCARâ€™s leading on track diversity initiative, will continue in 2010 as competitors relocate to Charlotte and enter â€śacademy-styleâ€ť development under a single team ownership structure. The 909 Group, which took over operational responsibilities for Drive for Diversity in 2009, will own and operate 10 teams fielding Drive for Diversity competitors. Under the Revolution Racing banner, these minority and female drivers will compete on four NASCAR Camping World Series teams and six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series teams.
In addition, Revolution will also create a youth racing initiative that will identify aspiring drivers who may eventually enter Drive for Diversity in late model stock cars.
â€śDrive for Diversity, under the day to day management of The 909 Group, will continue to provide strong opportunities for minority and female competitors,â€ť said Marcus Jadotte, Managing Director of Public Affairs for NASCAR, who oversees the sanctioning bodyâ€™s diversity initiatives. â€śThis new structure for developing young drivers and crew members is an evolution of an initiative that has seen 31 drivers compete, winning 33 races. D4D drivers will be located in the nerve center of NASCAR with greater access to industry resources, technology, training, testing, and shop experience.â€ť
Drive for Diversity is one of the most aggressive competition-based diversity programs in all of sports. In 2009, 12 Drive for Diversity drivers have combined for six wins, 51 top fives and 125 top-10 finishes.
The 909 Group, a sports and entertainment agency, will continue to provide marketing support to NASCARâ€™s diversity initiatives. John Story will serve as President of Revolution Racing managing day-to-day operations of the company. Max Siegel will maintain his role as Chief Executive Officer of both Revolution and The 909 Group.
â€śWeâ€™ve spent most of 2009 thinking about ways to expand opportunities available to the drivers and crew members involved in Drive for Diversity,â€ť Siegel said. â€śAll of the teams involved in the initiative since its inception in 2004 have provided meaningful support for the program. To better assess and develop talent, we are putting the drivers under one roof and in identical cars. This new standardized structure will also create more meaningful sponsorship opportunities that will in turn provide resources necessary to compete at the highest level with the goal of getting drivers to NASCARâ€™s premier series.â€ť
Andy Santerre, a four-time NASCAR Camping World Series champion as a driver and team owner, will join Revolution Racing to oversee its Camping World Series operations. Blair Addis, a current Drive for Diversity team owner, will oversee Revolution Racingâ€™s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program.
Current and former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers will serve as coaches and mentors to the drivers, who will be given additional seat time and be allowed to compete in more than one series as they develop. The coaches will share information with the drivers in the shop and during their intense on-track testing program which will begin in early November and continue throughout the 2010 season. In addition to drivers, Revolution, along with corporate partner Sprint, will continue to build on developing over-the-wall athletes led by long-time NASCAR pit crew coach Phil Horton, who has trained a significant number of current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew members.
Revolutionâ€™s drivers for the 2010 season will be determined following the Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco Oct. 16-19. Those drivers will be featured in a television series, â€śChanging Lanes,â€ť developed in collaboration with the NASCAR Media Group and set to air in early 2010 on BET. The 10-part series will showcase the development of young Drive for Diversity competitors trying to make it in the big-time world of NASCAR racing.