ELKHART LAKE, Wis., – June 29, 2023 – Oh, the things that happen in the world of motorsports! In a recent incident that left everyone at Road America both amused and bewildered, the president of the iconic racetrack, Mike Kertscher, had a comical response to Will Power’s less-than-flattering comments about the circuit’s offtrack safety and care.
For those who missed it, after a disappointing qualifying run that landed him in 22nd place on the grid for the Sonsio Grand Prix presented by AMR, Team Penske driver Will Power didn’t hold back when he called out the track, saying, “This track’s terrible; when you go off, they do a terrible job here so they need to pick up their game.” – Read More About It.
Well, Mr. Kertscher, known for his quick wit and sense of humor, decided to respond in a truly unforgettable way. He commandeered one of the famous “**** trucks” used to empty portable toilets throughout the 4.048-mile facility and strategically parked it in front of Power’s motorcoach in the drivers’ lot atop the paddock.
With a mischievous grin and a touch of irony, Kertscher’s clever rationale was simple: “Call this a **** track, get the **** truck!” The unexpected sight of the pungent vehicle created quite a spectacle, bringing laughter and lightheartedness to an otherwise contentious day.
But it doesn’t end there. Road America, never one to miss an opportunity for fun, has decided to turn this memorable incident into a charitable cause. In a limited-time offer, they plan to sell “Kertscher’s Septic Service” Poo Power T-Shirts featuring an amusing caricature of the infamous **** truck. A portion of the proceeds from the sales will go to the Speedway Children’s Charities, which Will Power represents as part of the PeopleReady challenge. Now that’s what we call a win-win situation!
So, dear motorsports enthusiasts, get ready to show your support for a good cause and grab your very own “Kertscher’s Septic Service” Poo Power T-Shirt. Not only will you be spreading laughter and joy, but you’ll also be making a difference in the world. Let’s turn a lighthearted incident into an opportunity for generosity and camaraderie. Together, we can prove that laughter is the best medicine, even in the fast-paced world of racing.
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In the end, it’s remarkable how a few words, a humorous response, and a brilliant idea can come together to create a story worth sharing. Kudos to Road America for their light-hearted approach and for using this unexpected turn of events to make a positive impact. So, let’s embrace the spirit of fun and support a great cause while proudly wearing our “Kertscher’s Septic Service” Poo Power T-Shirts!
(Note: Please keep in mind that this article is meant to be lighthearted and humorous, and it does not intend to undermine the seriousness of safety concerns in motorsports. Information provided was excerpted from Marshall Pruett’s story in RACER Magazine Online.)