Story by Chris Roy

Travis Dunbar is making the move this season to compete in the Coors Six Pack Pro Stock Series, which is a 6 race schedule divided between Lee Speedway, in Lee, NH and Canaan Fair Speedway, in Canaan, NH. Travis and the race team along with some new crew members have spent the winter getting the car ready to race, at the Coors Season opener on May 28th at Canaan Speedway.

When he isn’t turning the wrench, Travis has been meeting the fans at the Northeast Motorsports Expo, Auburn show, as well as booking appearances with the Autism Society of Maine.

Travis with fans at Northeast Motorsports Expo

Travis will be competing for “Rookie of the Year”, and there is a good chance he may get it since Canaan is his favorite track to race at. “The track is fast, smooth, and the fans and racers are friendly and very supportive of our Autism Awareness program.” remarked Travis.

We asked Travis what he would like to see changed to improve the safety at the race track. This is what he had to say, “I really wish that tracks like Canaan and Oxford would fix their back stretch situations. I wish that Oxford would bring the wall out to the track
surface. That would eliminate cars from getting airborne before hitting the concrete. Canaan also has a similar situation coming out of turn 2 where cars get airborne before striking trees, posts, and tires with truck rims in them. I almost lost my back-up driver last year and did lose my car to a crash where the throttle got stuck and he got airborne into those afore mentioned items. If Canaan either built a backstretch wall or at least made a wall of race tires without rims, I think that cars would be saved and most importantly the safety of drivers would be much improved.”

Travis is also looking forward to racing with the Pro All Stars Series (PASS), as PASS will be returning to Oxford Plains Speedway. The super late models will be racing 150 green flags laps Saturday before the TD Bank 250 on Sunday. Travis’s thoughts on the return to OPS, “Oxford Plains Speedway is huge for us and our advertisers because it is in our local marketing area.”