By Bob Weaver|
"The Booger Hole Bandit is running strong," according to Eddie Piggott, who
with Rick Rickard, owns the Calhoun race car. The car is 22nd in points out
of the top 200 racers in its class. 2000 such cars are in the category up and
down the east coast.
"We've had to put in four motors already," said Piggott, who said the car has
taken some knocks. Last weekend in Jackson County it landed on top of
another racer, for what he described as a free ride. A wrecker had to pull
The racer is in the 2000 class AMRA, open-wheel, modified international
This Friday the race is at the I-79 Speedway at Shinnston, a Road Warrior
event, and on Saturday at the Elkins Speedway. The intensive weekend
schedule lasts through October, and includes races in three states.
"It will take $16,000 to keep the racer going between now and the end of the
season," said Piggott.
"I'm really grateful to our sponsors and our team," he said, which includes
the crew, Frankie Yeager, Cody Cale, Kevin and Steve Hartshorn. "We also
owe a lot to Tony Arthur for some special help."