Special to Reflector-Chronicle
CHAPMAN — The "Grassroots Racing Show" with co-hosts Doug Thompson and Roger Thompson and filmed at the Kansas Auto Racing Museum in Chapman is featured in this months edition of “Circle Track” magazine.
The "Grassroots Racing Show" is broadcast weekly on the Eagle Communications System, Inc. to 730,000 households across the state of Kansas. The show can also be viewed on the Internet at grassrootsracing.org. The show is in its third season and has become extremely popular among the racing industry.
The show features racing action from oval tracks across Kansas and Missouri condensed to a 60-minute program with technical information provided by the Thompson brothers.
The show features co-hosts Doug Thompson and Roger Thompson. Doug previously raced late models, mini-stocks, modifieds and raced in the NASCAR Goody’s Dash Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with over 365 feature wins, two national championships, three state titles and ten track championships. Roger Thompson drove late models and sprint cars with hundreds of feature wins and track championships. Roger previously raced in the NCRA Sprint Car Series.
“We are honored that a publication of the stature of ‘Circle Track’ magazine chose to do a feature story on the ‘Grassroots Racing Show,’ We are proud of the show and delighted with the national exposure,” Doug Thompson said.
“We try to structure the show to provide solid technical information to the racers while providing quality entertainment to the fans. The at-track film crew does an excellent job with at-track interviews, on-track racing action including in-car cameras which give the viewer a good picture of what it’s like to race short track, dirt track racing in the Midwest,” Roger Thompson said.
Circle Track magazine is a monthly publication owned by Source Interlink Magazines, LLC with national offices in New York with branch offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and Palm Coast, Florida. It is the number one source for advanced racing technology in the United States."
The "Grassroots Racing Show" can be viewed weekly on Eagle Cable Systems in the Abilene area on Channel 2 on Thursdays at 1 a.m., 5 a.m., noon p.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. or out of the Hays affiliate on Fridays at 1 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., Saturdays, at 1 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 p.m.
The Thompson brothers are also co-hosts of the show “Hey Whatever Happened to ____?” Each week is a story about a celebrity from Kansas. The website is heywhateverhappenedto.org.