Midwest Racing Roundup by Tom Botos
Hello racefans looks like my column is gonna be
written more than once a week if if I keep this up! I want
to talk about racing memorabilia. I put my collection of
Racing books and 2 diecast cars on the table and took photos
of them which I have included those pics with this story. I
dont plan on buying anymore racing books unless they deal
with racing here in my local area. I was wondering if we
could start a racing memorabilia mailbag here with my
column? I am real curious how dedicated of a racefan are
you? What racing books and die casts do you own and how many
racing photos do you own? Do you have racecar photos in
frames hanging on your walls like I do? How many races do
you attend each season?Do you attend pavement tracks and
So,yes we will do a racefan questionaire I
want to know how much racing memorabilia you have and how
dedicated of a racefan are you? I am a "die hard" racefan,
if it is cold I bundle up.If is rainy i have a water
resistant jacket I keep in the car. I see many degrees of
racefans some are die hards that show up every week
regardless of the weather. Some fans are "occasional"
racefans that only go when it is "sunny and warm" outside.
My father Tom botos Sr. only goes to race when it is "sunny
and warm" the same holds true for my brother, Mike Botos.
Once upon a time when I was a "younger"
racefan I used to go to only "big" late model races and it
was very costly traveling all over the midwest and my wallet
sure felt the strain! I love going to "big Specials" but I
realized as I got older that the "weekly regular shows" can
sometimes be just as entertaining and exciting as the "big
shows". I guess it is about maturing as a person I matured
as a racefan and now that I am a racewriter and columnist I
see all points of view. I see the promoters point of view as
well as the racefans,crewman,and driver just by sitting and
listening to the drivers meetings at tracks all over indiana.
Wow I really went off topic here!
So,if you do not mind please email me your
"racing questionnaire" I really wanna hear from my readers
as racefans are just as important to our sport as the
drivers and crewmen. Let me know how you got started going
to races? How did you become a racefan? Anyway I have
rambled on long enough here! Please submit your racing
questionnaire or "racing resume" to
firstname.lastname@example.org and any news,notes and pics of
memorabilia you may posess. Gotta Go See You At The Races!!