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Drag Racing Mourns the Loss of Summit Motorsports' Bill Bader Sr.

Posted By: Steve Baur
Like everyone in the drag racing community, the ProMedia family was shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Bill Bader Sr., a visionary not only in drag racing, but event promotion in general. Bader’s philosophy of treating racers, fans, and sponsors in equal regard helped elevate Summit Motorsports Park into a destination racetrack, becoming a model for other tracks and promoters to follow. That tradition, of course, has continued under the guidance of Bill Bader Jr. for two decades.

“Our hearts are broken for the entire Bader family, and we will continue to pray for them as they go through this tough time,” said NMCA and NMRA President and CEO, Steve Wolcott. “Bill was a giant in this sport, contributing more than many of us will ever know,” Wolcott added.

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