Due to the actions of my Business partner, Bill Satterfield the races at Roswell Dragway are currently cancelled until further notice. If something changes it will be posted. So that everyone knows what is happening currently, the following statement will hopefully shed some light and put the rumors to rest. Contrary to popular belief, Roswell Dragway and Pecos Valley Racing is not entirely Bill Satterfield. The drag strip is leased to me and Pecos Valley Racing is a partnership that was formed with a 60% - 40% split. He has the majority interest but I am the manager of the company as our contract reads. He was to be an investor in bringing the drag strip back to a great facility for racers and their families. He chose to attend the Roswell Drag Racing Association meeting on July 11th and I was told by many people that he stood up an announced that he wanted out and the price he was willing to accept. From what I also have been told he then proceeded to attack me personally. He commented about me “not listening”. If you know anything about this man he demands people to do what he says. I have a couple reasons for never wanting to work for him, he is a liar and the way he treats people. It was inexcusable and I was not going to work for someone like that. As a few of you know that have come out from the beginning a year ago last February to help work at the track, he was always out there ramrodding everything that was being done. All I heard was that anyone who came out didn’t work to his expectations and that they would want something in return for their help since they were volunteering. So that left a couple of us that still believed this would all be worth it, work hard and get the track open. As some of you know that came to race at the track last year he was always present, running the show. Last fall at the Super Charger race I made a management decision without consulting him and he blew a gasket. He took all his personal stuff and left saying he was done with me the track. What I also want everyone to know is that throughout this whole time his statement to me was “You are the manager, this is your track and I just want a nice place to come race”. Up until this point the only time it was “my” track was when there was something going wrong. So now he is not present at the track on race day and he has stayed out of trying to run the track. The staff and myself have had the gate open, the grounds are in the best shape they have ever been in and the track is always ready for race day. I have said this before many times, the track was going downhill for many years; I stepped up to do this. I knew very little about managing a drag stip. I made an announcement at the racing banquet that I was going to be the manager and you all stood to support me. So not only am I fighting to be part of the race track but I am also fighting the racers. I have given you the best facility in the area, staff that wants to work as hard as myself to make your race day fulfilling but with the continuously low car count it is not easy to keep the track open. You want guaranteed payout money?? I look at other tracks that do this, they have sponsors for that, the track doesn’t pay it out and if you get the IHRA magazine look at the Ironman race in Gulfport, MS, Box 1st place $1200.00, Martin MI $1500.00. I paid $3000.00 and had 25 cars. I am asked why I do not advertise more and why I don’t bring in special shows, well again if I don’t have the working money how do I do that. It is expensive to bring in special shows and to advertise. Last year when I brought the Southwest Super Chargers I raised the gate fee to $15 and it always had been $20 for a special show in the past and I hear nothing but flack and whispers about how I was gouging people. You go anywhere else and you always pay more at the gate for a special show. Why is it different here? Something else that has bothered me is the statement that people tell me, “Well the track never used to do it that way”. Well I am not the prior managers and apparently their ways didn’t work well otherwise they would still be the manager. I am learning everyday about what to do and what not to do, again I said at the beginning I have never done this before. There are so many racers here in Roswell that don’t come out to the track and support the great facility that we have. Everything that has been done there has been for the racers. Most of what I hear is negative comments about me or the way the track is run. I am trying to run this like a business. If there are so many people who know how the track should be run why didn’t they step up to do this? There are very few people who realize the work that goes into making sure the track is ready for race day, but there are a ton that will “tell” you all you are doing wrong and what needs to be changed. I also found out on Monday the 15th at noon in an email that I have until this Friday the 19th to have a firm offer to buy him out which was extended to the 22nd. I have been talking with a couple of people and there is interest but the question remains for me, why I should want to continue trying to help the racing community when the majority shows no support. In closing I also want to address the rumors that were being spread in Albuquerque and some of the other tracks before the Ironman race I held last month. I was told by many racers, both who came and who didn’t that: “Don’t go to Roswell because she doesn’t have any operating money to pay the purse and there is going to be “no” track prep. Well we all know who started that rumor and yes it did hurt “the track”. But if the racers who came that day say anything about how good their cars were, the track was hooking. It is a shame that this track has to endure such BS from people who lie and only want to ruin it for everyone else. I paid every dollar that was guaranteed and if you didn’t come because of the lies, you missed a lot of money and a great time. I am not sure at the moment where the track and I are headed.