Specifically, they are riding off to the Sunshine State. Mike and Cathie had a thriving business here in Michigan which they have sold and they have purchased the same kind of business in Florida.
Under four years of Mike’s expert guidance as series director, Sprints On Dirt is in great shape. Unlike many businesses that sell a product to one kind of customer, an organization like SOD needs satisfy race fans, sponsors, promoters, and competitors all at the same time, and sometime individual agendas conflict. Mike did an excellent job of managing this complex relationship.
Mike not only managed SOD, but also has experience working with sprint car and late model dirt and pavement speedways and organizations. We wouldn’t be surprised to see Mike’s name pop up in association with some Florida racing entity someday.
Mike told me today: “Cathie and I would like to wish the teams good luck in 2015. We are going to miss the SOD fans, family and tracks. It was a great four years with the series and maybe we will see a few of the teams at East Bay next February. We will be buying a house in Fort Myers or Cape Coral in couple of weeks. Leaving Michigan on April 24. Have a great season!”
So as Mike and Cathie hitch up the horses to the wagon and start heading south, we wish them the best in their new venture and express our heartfelt appreciation for what they have done for SOD. They will always be part of the Sprints On Dirt family.
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