The new track manager and part of the Last Chance Promotions team that is taking over operations of the Bullring in 2014, Dobson admits he is need of a few extra hours in the day.
“We will be spending a lot of time in Quincy over the next month, meeting with a number of people, including sponsors, staff, drivers and fans,” Dobson said. “We have strong support of sponsors in Quincy, yet we’ve never met most of them so we need to spend some time letting them know who we are and our plans.”
Step by step, the LCP team is putting together a game plan, not only for 2014 — but beyond. Dobson has kept me informed about what is going on behind the scenes, and it is genuinely exciting. Much of the information is still in the “off the record” category, but let me tell you it is all exciting.
LCP has a list of about 100 things it will be undertaking — seriously, there are about 100 things on the list — but what fans, drivers and others need to remember is not all of these improvements and projects will be seen immediately. It will be a process, but as fans, drivers and the rest of us see them begin to materialize it will be obvious these guys know what they are doing.
“We will be sizing up the facility and figuring out areas where we can make simple improvements during the offseason,” Dobson said. “We will be starting to pencil together a rough schedule in the next few weeks so that by late November/early December we have something firm to release. Most of (what is being done early) won’t be very visible to the fans, but we will continue to be working hard behind the scenes through the end of the year.
“Once we get to the new year, we hope to be in a position to start opening the curtain on some of these things for people to be able to see and start building excitement for the 40th anniversary season of the track.”
The new era of Quincy Raceways is officially underway.