Newsmaker of the Week, Mike Laguzzo ... If the name Mike Laguzzo is not familiar to readers of Area Auto Racing news, it shouldn’t be - yet.
After months of rumors, Laguzzo has purchased Rolling Wheels Raceway from World Racing Group.
Laguzzo’s credentials are scant. He is a race fan, a truck driver by profession. He first tried to buy Utica Rome Speedway but was rebuffed. He freely admits he has no background in the promotion of car racing.
Lagazzo plans to keep Rolling Wheels under the WRG umbrella, has plans for mega-purse races and to expand Rollling Wheels’ limited schedule to a more full fledged one.
A complete unknown a week ago, Lagazzo has emeged as a potential major player in the crowded Central New York short track market.
If for nothing more than bravado alone, Mike Laguzzo is Area Auto Racing News’ Newsmaker Of The Week for March 11, 2014.