Speed51’s “The Bullring” short track racing talk show on Monday, March 9 will be dedicated to short track racing legend David Rogers, who passed away Sunday following complications associated with his battle with cancer. In honor of Rogers, the show will begin at a special start time of 7:11 a.m. ET to honor the driver of the No. 11 Super Late Model.
Throughout the show, racers and other members of the industry who knew Rogers will join the show to discuss the legacy of “The Gentle Giant.”
Lee Faulk, who built up a close relationship while working with Rogers throughout his career, will join the show to discuss what Rogers meant to short track racing.
Matthew Dillner of Dirty Mo Media will also join the show to put into words how much David Rogers meant to him during his time working in the short track racing industry.
After driving his car on a handful of occasions while Rogers battled cancer in 2019, Bubba Pollard became very close with Rogers in recent years. As a friend and competitor, Pollard will join The Bullring to discuss his relationship with Rogers and the legacy he leaves behind.
Brad May, another competitor who frequently battled Rogers at New Smyrna Speedway, will make an appearance on the show to discuss his most memorable moments with Rogers.
Rusty Marcus, the General Manager of New Smyrna Speedway, will also join the show to discuss what Rogers meant to the Florida racing scene, and in particular the amount of respect he received from everyone at New Smyrna.
Throughout the show, Speed51’s Bob Dillner, Alan Dietz and Elgin Traylor will also be in studio to discuss the man and racer that David Rogers was. Other guests are also expected to be added to the show to honor Rogers.
This weekend’s Alabama 200 winner Jake Garcia and ARCA Menards Series winner Chandler Smith will also join the show to discuss their big weekends.
The Bullring normally airs every Monday morning at 7 a.m. ET as a free broadcast on Speed51.com and on Speed51’s Five Star Race Car Bodies Facebook feed. This week’s show will air at a special time of 7:11 a.m. ET to honor Rogers. Join us to remember one of the greatest men to ever strap in behind the wheel of a race car.
-Story by: Speed51 Staff