CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 28, 2014) – Officials of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) announced today that Speed51.com will be the “official media partner” for the organization.
“We are thrilled and excited to have formed this special alliance with Speed51.com,” said KDDP Executive Director Tom Roberts. “Speed51.com is the nation’s preeminent site for asphalt short track racing. It is the perfect vehicle to help us spread the word as we move forward with our new program.”
“We are very honored to be a part of the Kulwicki Driver Development Program,” Bob Dillner, Speed51.com owner said. “Alan Kulwicki was a unique individual who did things differently back when he raced and has become a standard that we see in the sport today. We are excited to help promote a program that is helping the next generation of drivers in our sport."
The KDDP was established earlier this year by the family of late NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki. The program’s mission is to help worthy drivers along in their careers, while simultaneously keeping Alan’s memory and legacy alive. The organization announced earlier this week that seven drivers will be selected to compete for the inaugural “Kulwicki Cup” award during the 2015 racing season.
“When Alan was running the short tracks of the Midwest, we could follow his progress in the racing papers like Midwest Racing News, Checkered Flag Racing News and others,” said Roberts. “Those publications were so instrumental in helping get the word out about Alan and so many other young racers back then. The times have changed and taken its toll on print media. That’s why Speed51.com has become so important. It has assumed the mantle as the premier news source for short track racing and has carried on the heritage of all those old great racing trade papers.
“Not only do I visit Speed51.com on a regular basis, I have personally been a registered member of the site for quite some time now,” said Roberts. “It is truly your one-stop information source for all short track racing news. Their ‘Trackside Now’ reporting and ’51 Live TV’ events have taken short track media coverage to a new level.
“Bob Dillner and I have been friends for many years and I have so much respect for what he has done to help keep our sport vibrant during some tough economic times,” Roberts added. “Bob and wife Angie have put together an incredible staff of professionals at Speed51 and we are so pleased to have the opportunity to work with them.”
-KDDP Press Release