“But I’™ve been truly blessed,” he continued. “The motor is back and running right again and we got the car put back together and I’m here in good health with the opportunity to race at my favorite track in a huge event.”
When pressed about the magnitude of tonight’s show, Spencer noted he and his team are looking at it as just another race — albeit a very big three-day show.
“With coming up short last year even though we had three strong runs, we are just focusing on making it into the feature,” he stated. “We know it’s going to be three nights of racing with the best in the business and running for big money.”
Both tonight’s and Friday’s features pay $5,000 to win while any driver cracking the lineup in Saturday’s feature will earn nearly as much as they would if they won any other night and $10,000 is up for grabs to the winner. Spencer noted that as much as he would like the money, it’s not the driving force behind him this weekend.
“With my family’s history out there [Kokomo] and as much as I love that track, I would be just as happy to win a feature if it only paid $50 to win, just to say I won one at Kokomo. The money would be great too, but just to know I won a feature at the track I’ve grown up at means more to me than the money.”
Brett Bowman covers the Kokomo Speedway for the Tribune. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.