The man who probably best embodies the spirit of Unity Raceway has agreed to lease the track from owner Ralph Nason, it was announced on Monday. Fernald, who has competed at the track in various divisions, is probably best-known these days for his long-distance ramp jumping.
Last fall, Fernald jumped his car through a vacant mobile home on the Unity Raceway fronstretch.
The official release from the track reads as follows:
Unity Raceway owner Ralph Nason Sr. annnounces the lease of the Route 139 oval to long-time racer, businessman and flying ramp runner George Fernald Jr.
George, along with his wife Sherri and family, will bring the fans and racers an exciting 2008 season. More details are in the works as the "New Spirit" works the details for the 60th season at Unity. Web info will be under construction and up as soon as possible.