With the dropping of the ball complete and only echoes of bells ringing in our ears, Springport Motor Speedway officially welcomes in the 2012 season with an exciting announcement about the upcoming season.
Springport Motor Speedway is very happy to announce that an iconic name in the Michigan Racing Family will be assuming the duties of head flag man. The Beebe name is synonymous with short track racing in Michigan and Springport Motor Speedway is pleased to announce that third generation flagman Tim Beebe will be the man in charge at the top of the tower as his wife Julie Beebe secures the tower to lead the timing/scoring team.
Tim Beebe brings over 40 years of flagging experience to Springport, including significant time on both dirt and pavement, dropping the green and throwing the checker at many of Michigan's most well known facilities and biggest events like the MSPA Autovalue Wednesday Racing Series, World of Outlaws, and the Dealer's Choice.
Julie brings 10 years of short track racing scoring experience to the Port. For the last several years, the husband & wife team has been a valued member of race control at I-96 Speedway and Cherry Speedway.
They will continue to spend their Friday nights in Traverse City, working with Roger Steig's team, but their Saturdays and Sundays will be spent monitoring Michigan's #1 Action Attraction, the track located in the middle of everywhere, Springport Motor Speedway.
Tim is the son of legendary Michigan race promoter Dick Beebe and the grandson of Galesburg Speedway founder Paul Beebe. Tim flagged his first race at age 14 and the Speedway Entertainment Group is very happy to have the Beebe's experience join us for the 2012 racing season.