Inside Line Promotions – SALINA, Okla. (April 29, 2013) - Bill Rose is tired of watching.
After taking the last two weeks off to focus on rehabbing his left arm, which was broken during action in the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season-opening weekend, Rose is contemplating a return to the seat when the series heads to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday.
“My arm is feeling so good and I’m just tired of being a spectator,” he said. “I don’t think my arm is 100 percent, but I can race with it.”
Rose has been working out at PitFit Training in Indianapolis and recently had a doctor discover that something in his elbow was misaligned.
“He said, ‘There’s something messed up in your elbow,” and I was like, ‘No kidding. That’s what I’ve been trying to tell everyone,'” Rose said. “He grabbed my arm and you should have seen how far back he put it. It was the loudest pop.”
Rose’s flexibility and strength has dramatically improved since that moment and if it continues the next few days, he said there is a chance he will race this weekend.
Meanwhile, Bill Rose Racing driver David Gravel recorded another top 10 during the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series lone event last weekend.
After rain soaked the Midwest, Friday’s event at Salina Highbanks Speedway was postponed to Saturday. On a fast track, Gravel qualified eighth to make the inversion for the heat races. He started and finished second, earning him a spot in the dash.
Gravel finished the dash in fifth place, which is where he started the main event.
“He ran good,” Rose said. “The track was so fast there wasn’t much passing. For some reason the engine wouldn’t run well until halfway through the race. So he lost a few spots on the start and after that it was just follow the leader.”
Gravel placed ninth on the high-banked track, which was the eighth top-10 finish for Bill Rose Racing this season.
BILL ROSE RACING QUICK RESULTS -
April 27 – Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Okla. – Qualifying: 8; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (3); Feature: 9 (5).
BILL ROSE RACING SEASON STATS -
20 races, 0 wins, 4 tops fives, 8 top 10s, 12 top 15s, 15 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series
Here is a great video by LTD Productions featuring Bill Rose Racing driver David Gravel at Tri-State Speedway on April 20: http://youtu.be/rF2OxGW_ZQ0
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“(President) Michael Thomas is just a guy who loves racing and he likes to help out the little guy, the guy who just doesn’t have a lot,” Rose said. “They make all kinds of neat stuff. It’s really cool all the stuff they make.”
Rose would also like to thank FireTextResponse.com, Wright Process Systems, Kart Magic, Maxim, Keizer Wheels, Vital Signz, Simpson Race Products and DMI for their continued support.
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