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BJ, Chris and Robin had discussed Speed Venture’s situation the previous evening. This first season was a success from a racing standpoint, with the team’s car finishing “in the money” (one of the top five) in 12 of the 15 races it completed. As a result, the sponsorship offers critical to the team’s business success were starting to come in. A big break had come two weeks ago after the Dunham race, where the team scored its fourth first-place finish. Goodstone Tire had finally decided Speed Ventures deserved its sponsorship at Pocono -- worth a much needed $40,000 -- and was considering a full season contract for next year if the team’s car finished in the top five in this race. The Goodstone sponsorship was $1million a year, plus incentives. BJ and Chris h ad gotten a favorable response from Goodstone’s Racing Program Director last week when they presented their plans for next season, but it was clear that Goodstone’s support depended on the visibility they generated in this race. “BJ, we only have another hour to decide,” Chris said over the phone. “At the end of the Dunham race, we were $50,000 in the hole. Since Dunham, we got the $40,000 from Goodstone and paid the $15,000 Pocono entry fee. If we withdraw now, we can get back half the $15,000 entry. We’ ll lose Goodstone, they’ll want $25,000 of their money back, and we’ll end the season in the hole. If we run and finish in the top five, we have Goodstone in our pocket and can add another car next season. You know as well
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  • Fall '17
  • Robert Hathaway
  • Chris James

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