After reading the editorial in The News-Times on Dec. 15 about the late William "Catfish" Reese, I have to write my own opinion. I agree whole-heartedly about what was written!
Ever since I've known about the cancer that took over his body, a fear has enraged me because of a few nearby residents quietly tapping their fingertips on a nearby surface awaiting the homecoming of Catfish.
Knowing that there is now a greater chance that the Gordon Park Speedway will not reopen, I plead with everything that is in my heart that we all fight to make sure that the track opens in the spring. Whether you do or not, I will. Racing has been bred into my blood and no one can take that away.
We cannot let prudes destroy what Catfish has worked so hard to build and what we love so dearly.
Please don't take away the chills that cover my body, the butterflies that enrage my stomach, the tunnel vision that I slip into and the ever-so-raging heartbeat that takes over my chest when my race car hits the track and the green flag waves.
Why should something so dear be taken away from good, hard-working people, who only want to do what they love?
Why do these people live to make so many people unhappy? Why is the highlight of their life to try and destroy what we love?
I challenge you in the spring to come out for one race. Sit back, relax and enjoy the excitement!
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