Now in its second year serving as the Official Truck and Trailer Supplier of the American Drag Racing League (ADRL), Flying A Motorsports has continued to develop strong relationships with the teams racing with the worldâ€™s premier eighth-mile drag racing league.
At each event, owner Alan Cape and his team roam the pits, offering trackside service for any ADRL team free of charge. Cape provides assistance for a variety of problems, and will even overnight parts to get items on a racerâ€™s trailer or motorhome repaired.
â€œAt the races, we try to help people who show up with trailer or motorhome issues,â€ Cape said. â€œWeâ€™ll just jump in and do whatever we can do to get it back on the road or fixed. We try to get as much done as we can.â€
Cape and Flying A Motorsports have helped a large number of ADRL teams since 2011, which is when Flying A Motorsports first became involved with the ADRL.
The 2011 season marked Capeâ€™s return to racing and he enjoyed interacting with the ADRL teams, offering repair services as well as a number of truck and trailer purchase options for ADRL competitors.
If repairs canâ€™t be provided immediately, Flying A can also schedule repairs for upcoming ADRL events.
â€œItâ€™s pretty neat to be able to help somebody. These guys are well-prepared, but stuff just happens sometimes and weâ€™re just happy to be able to help them,â€ Cape said.
With more than 20 years in the truck and trailer business, Flying A Motorsports is one of the largest dealers in the country and offers a variety of high-quality trailers, RVs and campers.
Cape noted that used motorhomes continue to be a popular item, as well as 36-foot lift gate trailers and semi trailers, which offer a safe and sometimes more efficient method for first-time buyers.
Cape, who has a long history in motorsports as well, has worked closely with a variety of ADRL teams to provide new and used trailers and motorhomes, developing enjoyable relationships in the process.
â€œItâ€™s been pretty cool. Itâ€™s been a lot of fun watching these classes and meeting all these people. Itâ€™s been great and the cars are just amazing,â€ Cape said.
â€œEveryone here is so professional and itâ€™s been great to develop some name recognition with these drivers. Itâ€™s just a big family out here. Iâ€™ve formed a great relationship with the ADRL and so many drivers, and that has been just a thrill for me.â€
For more information on Flying A Motorsports, visit www.flyingamotorsports.com or call (800) 222-4004.
The Memphis Drags III at Memphis International Raceway is the eighth stop on the 10-race 2012 ADRL Tour and takes place on Sept. 7-8. For ticket information, visit www.adrl.us/tickets.