KANSAS CITY, Kan. (Dec. 17, 2007) –While the University of Kansas football team is preparing for the Orange Bowl against Virginia Tech, Kansas Speedway President Jeff Boerger is thinking about the best way to prepare a Virginia ham.
Boerger, who is a 1988 graduate of KU, has placed a friendly wager with fellow ISC track president Doug Fritz, a 1981 graduate of Virginia Tech and the president of Richmond International Raceway. Boerger has agreed to send Kansas City strip steaks and sunflower seeds (after all, Kansas is the sunflower state) to the Richmond staff if his Jayhawks are unsuccessful. In return, Fritz has agreed to send the Kansas Speedway staff Virginia hams and peanuts if the Hokies fall to the Jayhawks.
“The Virginia hams will taste extremely good after I watch my Jayhawks beat the Hokies of Virginia Tech,” said Boerger. “Coach Mark Mangino and his staff have done a great job this year and it’s been exciting to watch KU get recognized for all of their hard work. Several staff members at Kansas Speedway are KU graduates and we’ll all be pulling for the Jayhawks to beat the Hokies. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!”
“Although I would like to introduce two tasty Virginia products to the employees at Kansas Speedway, I would much rather taste victory over the Jayhawks when my beloved Hokies reign supreme at the Orange Bowl,” said Fritz. “I will be watching closely from the stands in Miami and I look forward to returning to Richmond to hand out the strip steaks and sunflower seeds to all of the employees at Richmond International Raceway. Go Hokies!”
While Fritz will be in Miami with his family to catch the Orange Bowl, Boerger will be in Kansas City cheering on KU.
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