Mike Cope Racing's Jay Marshall takes Road Course Event

Jay Marshall of Brooksville, driving his ex ASA National Tour Car prepared out of the Mike Cope Racing stable bested all class challengers at the SARRC Invitational Challenge held recently at Roebling Road Raceway, just outside, Savannah.

Jay a recent convert to road racing from circle track is proving to be a force to be reckoned with in the V8 StockCar events held at Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta etc.

Marshall and teammate Greg Cecil, another ex circle tracker have been lighting up the south’s fastest road courses with their “take no prisoners” driving style. Cecil has at least nine road course victories this year alone.

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I think some tracks still have pit stewarts but don’t know if they actually speak for the drivers or not with the owners. But they are there to help.

I would say the majority of local racers aren’t in it for the money and know they probably won’t break even. Yes, we do have race shops that build and maintain cars and some make some pretty good money but most of the guys/gals take care of their own cars. They go out after dinner and work on them giving up some family time for sure. They save to race because money is tight. And all they want is to be treated fairly and honestly and appreciated for their efforts. And all of them would like to see better purses and hopefully someday they will.

The majority of people we are talking about in local racing are just the average Joe except some have alot more money in their pockets than others. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that.

Everyone have a good weekend!!!