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The Goldsberry Project

March 2009


The Goldsberry Project is an original 1963 SS Nova race car first driven by the renowned Midwest racer David Goldsberry in the late 1960s. The car then passed through several area racers during the next decade including John Cornelius, Russell Long and finally to Mel Kluhsman of KRC, Kluhsman Racing Components. Mel was just 16 when he went racing in this legendary car.

The car owns a couple of area track championships and has seen action on both dirt and asphalt. Now this infamous racecar will ride again with the amazing help of the following sponsors.

Reliable Chevrolet and GM Performance Parts has supplied the power with the all new CT525 6.2L aluminum racing crate motor boasting and impressive 525 HP in a bullet proof race proven package.

TCI Transmission has supplied us with and awesome Circle Track Powerglide and Converter and Fast Shafts will insure we get the power to the Ford 9 inch floater out back.

Bassett Wheels are building a special set of five spoke 15 by 10 inch racing rims from their “Inertia” line including a special bead lock application. Their efforts will give the Nova a great old “Anson wheel” look while applying their latest technology for enhanced performance and durability.

Bilstein racing shocks are placing their race-tested products on all four corners to help the big crate motor hook up. Not to mention American Racing Tires from Boubin Tire will allow the Nova to really pound the ground.

From the safety and comfort side of things, three-time Nascar Nationwide Series Champion Randy Lajoie is contributing two of his Joie of Racing Seats to the project. Which not only begs an obvious question, but also brings us to the heart of the Goldsberry project. Yes, it is to be a two-seat ride experience at the Lucas Oil Speedway this season and beyond.

Promoted by both its own web page at LucasOilSpeedway.com (one million hits per month during race season) and the Lucas Oil Power Hour radio broadcast the project will get plenty of attention. The Lucas Oil Power Hour is a one-hour racing radio talk show airing every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. on JOCK 98.7 FM in the Springfield, MO market. A delayed video broadcast of the show can also be viewed and audio only archives will soon be stored at LucasOilSpeedway.com.

The building of the project will be documented on its webpage in both photo and video form. And the completed car will serve as both a two-seat ride experience at the Diamond of Dirt Tracks and as a promotional car for the Speedway and its sponsors. There are plans in the works to involve the Midwest Dairy Association in the program, which will facilitate the racecar visiting schools in the off-season to promote healthy eating habits including 3 dairy servings per day.

So how can you or your company get onboard, literally, to the Goldsberry Experience?
Simply contact Randall Bowman at (417) 777-1875 or randy@lucasoilspeedway.com.
It is going to be the ride of a lifetime with amazing exposure for your company and products. Don’t miss out, because it is about to really take off, don’t get left in the dust, call or email today.


Currently the General Manager of the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO, Randall Bowman has been a gear-head all his life and involved in Motor Sports Marketing Since the mid 1990. When he arrived at O’Reilly Auto Parts at a time when they were involved in a couple fairs and participated at a few area racetracks and truck pulls. When he left six years later they had 12 Nationally Televised Race events from Nascar Camping World Trucks to NHRA. Over a 150 race track affiliations and multiple sponsorships of Regional Racing Series such as the MLRA, MARS, NCRA, ASCS, Nascar All-Stars, WOW and more. He helped guide O’Reilly in those formidable years towards the race-marketing giant they are today.

Now in the role of GM at the Diamonds of Dirt Tracks his goal is to help continue to develop the Lucas Oil Speedway into one of the top race facilities in the Nation. He is passionate about racing, especially vintage racecars and the history therein. He is an accomplished motor sports writer, radio talk show host and graphic artist. He is a member of the Ozarks Area Racers Association and works to facilitate their annual Ozarks Area Racer’s Reunion in Springfield, MO. He is slowly working towards his ultimate goal of creating a mid-west racing museum in the Ozarks.

Bowman will be the final driver of the 007 car taking fans for what will certainly be the ride of a lifetime, steeped in history, lore, and pure adrenaline!






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