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(MAY 16, 2013)…National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Brad Doty will serve as the 2013 Grand Marshall for the upcoming Calistoga Speedway Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday night, August 30th, starting at 6:30 PM.
We invite all of you to join Bobby Gerould, Brad Doty and the Inductees family and friends in what surely will be an emotion packed ceremony to honor an elite group of individuals responsible for Calistoga Speedways rich history. Brad Doty is the man behind the book "Still Wide Open" that was co-authored by award winning journalist Dave Argabright. In 1992 Doty received a phone call from Slick 50 Sprint Car World Series television producer Pat Patterson who offered him a job as an analyst during the live broadcasts. After some hesitation, Doty accepted the position. Since 1992, Doty has been the one constant face during World of Outlaw sprint car races on television. Subsequently, he has been an ambassador for all kinds of sprint car racing and won awards including being named the Nation Sprint Car Poll's "Media Member of the Year" on numerous occasions. Doty will subsequently serve as the Grand Marshall for the entire Louie Vermeil race weekend at Calistoga Speedway.
For immediate release - July 6, 2011 News contact: Dave Argabright (317) 598-1263 FISHERS, Ind. - Brad Doty and Dave Argabright will be appearing at Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway to sign their book, "Still Wide Open," on July 22-23.
FISHERS, Ind. - Brad Doty and Dave Argabright will be appearing at Pennsylvania's Williams Grove Speedway to sign their book, "Still Wide Open," on July 22-23. Doty, a member of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, has since earned accolades as an accomplished television commentator and color analyst. He also pens a column each month in "Sprint Car and Midget Magazine." "The race has become an extended, racing family, reunion," said co-race promoter, Brad Doty. Doty, a native resident of Ohio, is a former driver turned author and television analyst and has been co-promoting the event since 2005 but has lent his name to the race since it's inception. "The Brad Doty Classic is a special race to me because Brad is a great friend of mine and for many years was a great competitor," said Kinser, a two time Classic winner. Since hanging up his racing helmet and picking up a co-promoters hat, Doty has learned that there is a completely different side of race nights when you look through the eyes of an event planner. "I definitely see things from a different perspective as a promoter then I did as a driver," said Doty. "As a driver you tend to focus on what is best for you and your race team and not what is best for the sport in general. As a promoter you want to have everything go perfectly and have a race that leaves the fans breathless! Unfortunately things aren't always going to be perfect and not everyone is going to be happy, but for any event to be successful the racers, promoters and officials have to work together and there has to be some give and take by everyone for it to work." With the 23rd edition of the Classic upcoming, Doty and his partners in the race, UNOH President Dr. Jeff Jarvis, and Track General Manager Bob Fricke are already looking towards the future of the event.
Sprint Car Hall of Famer and TV announcer Brad Doty was immensely popular among the fans…Because of the different qualifying, all those in attendance received 100 NEMA points…Santos is the second 16-year old to win with NEMA this season, Ryan Dolan doing it at Thompson's Icebreaker.
It is one a host of father-son teams in NEMA that includes George and Tim Heath of Lebanon, CT, and Alex and Andy Shlatz of Windsor, CT, Brad and Kyle Carpenter of Gloucester, MA, Jan and Ryan Dolan of Acton, MA and Glen and Randy Cabral of Plymouth, MA, Brad Doty Again Part Of Boston Louie Cast Sprint Car Hall of Fame member Brad Doty will return to New England to be part of the announcing team for the Northeastern Midget Association-sanctioned "Boston Louie Memorial" Saturday night, Aug. 24 at Waterford Speedbowl. In five years the "Boston Louie" has become the premier Midget race in the northeast. "We are very pleased that Brad is returning," said Bobby Seymour. "Brad is an inspiration for all of us and his presence adds a great deal to the event," continued Seymour. In addition to his trackside announcing, Doty will be available to the fans. An Apple Creek, OH native, Doty battled back from a devastating injury at Eldora in 1988 (which left him wheel chair bound) to become one of the top racing announcers in America. He currently is part of Speed Channel's weekly coverage of the World of Outlaws and also does "the color" on SCN (Sprint Car Network) Radio. Doty teamed with noted writer Dave Argabright to produce "Still Wide Open. One of the country's top sprint car drivers for a number of years, Doty was actually second in WOO points when the crash happened. He stuck with the sport and helped make Sprint car racing in general and WOO in particular a television entity at TNN.
The name Brad Doty is probably familiar with everyone reading this column.
Following Brad's 1988 accident at Eldora, he followed pretty much the same challenging path as Brian. Though Brad is confined to his chair he has been color commentator for TNN and has remained a central figure on the national sprint car scene and has been inducted into The Sprint Car Hall Of Fame. Brad has remained the same great personality that he was when beating the competition on the race track. At the November fund raiser held at Tiffany's Banquet Hall in Brookfield, Ohio, Brad joined Brian bringing the two hard charging heroes together. Brad has written an article in the January issue of Sprint Car/Midget magazine about Brian and the Ohio fund raiser. We are quick to throw labels around but I believe both Brian and Brad fit the bill for "hero". BRAD DOTY
Thirty cars were on hand Wednesday night in an attempt to make the field for the 40-lap main event, named after famous sprint car driver Brad Doty, who was injured after a sprint car accident in 1988.Doty is currently a racing commentator on TNN during Pennzoil World of Outlaws broadcasts.