Matt Poole is making his return to racing, thanks in large part to his many fans that have encouraged him to do so after many disappointments in the 10 year quest for his racing dreams. Therefore, Matt is turning to those fans to help him make the dream come true.
“Chasing the racing dream, the hard way” was Matt Poole’s slogan from the beginning. He set out on his journey after the sudden death of his mother, Peggy Poole, in January, 2003. Then his motivation was given an extreme boost after his dear friend Tonya Schultz was murdered by her husband in 2005.
During his time away from racing, Matt Poole says many of his fans and friends asked him repeatedly if he would come back to racing, especially after numerous disappointments along the way.
“I have a legion of fans that have been behind me over the last several years” he says. “It is my hope that those same fans will help me get there”.
The goal is a package of races in the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Series. Matt would run a full season in the ARCA Trucks, (8 races) and would be competing for Rookie of the Year honors. Also slated for Matt are three races in ARCA’s premier series. Matt would race two short tracks, as well as an intermediate track. Two of those races will be televised on Fox Sports 1 channel.
A crowd funding page has been integrated with the Matt Poole Racing website, where friends and fans can contribute as little as ten dollars, or any amount they care to contribute. Each and every person who contributes will get their name listed on the Matt Poole Racing website.
As he has always done, all race winnings will be donated to the American Heart Association in memory of Peggy Poole, and to the Victory Junction Gang Camp in memory of Tonya Schultz. Donations will be made on behalf of Matt Poole Racing, as well as the car owner, and each and every person who contributes.
“Fans aren’t just helping to make the dream come true. We are all helping others together, as a team. We need 12,500 people on our team”
To read about Matt Poole’s unique story, and hop aboard the Matt Poole Freight Train, please visit the Matt Poole Racing Fundraiser page.