ARCA Menards Driver Ed Pompa will be using a 1997 Darrell Waltrip throwback scheme this weekend on his ‘Milwaukee Crusher/Double H Ranch’ Fast Track Racing Toyota #11 at Salem Speedway.
Ed stated, “With Darrell retiring from the broadcast booth this year, I thought it would be cool to do a DW throwback, as a ‘thank you’. We are running the #11, which Darrell ran at various times, but this particular scheme was from his #17. I have been working with Frontline Designs on this idea since January. Frontline had planned to do the car Sep 4th, which involved stripping last years’ wrap and installing the new one. Hurricane Dorian delayed the wrapping of the car by almost a week. Rick finished it up Monday night. Now the guys at the shop: Mike, Dick, Jay, Steve and Keith will be hustling to finish up the car. It will be interesting to see the reaction when we roll this car out of the hauler at Salem. There shouldn’t be any problems spotting THIS car on the track!”
“Last year, I did a throwback to Andy’s (Hillenburg) ARCA championship paint scheme from 1995, and since ARCA is now part of NASCAR, I figured why not go with a NASCAR champions’ throwback this year.”
“Everyone at Salem really gets into the throwback race. The pre-race autograph session is a lot of fun. I can remember way back when I was younger, getting drivers’ autographs at the local track. It’s a great way to say ‘thanks’ to all the fans who come out and support the local tracks and our racing series. Salem Speedway under the lights is always a blast.”
“Thank you to everyone that has been on the race car this year for helping support the Double H Ranch. Green Renewable Inc., Finger Lakes Mulch & Soil, Milwaukee Crusher Co., Burt Crane, Beck’s Garden Supplies, Pompa Bros. Inc., Turn One Condos, T-Shirt Graphics and Barb & Jay Biondi. Through their contributions, The Double H Ranch has been able to help a bunch of kids make memories that will last a lifetime. Go to www.doublehranch.org to learn more about this amazing facility and their mission. A special thanks to my wife for her support. She jokingly refers to my ARCA racing as therapy for my mid-life crisis.”