It’s always great to see local Tracy residents trying to make it big in industries that are normally dominated by others, like in the case of Justin Philpott. But what really bothers me is seeing only one local featured and called out when there is a second — and who is, in all areas, a more accomplished driver going to the very same race that Justin will be at.
This other driver does not get the recognition, nor does he have the deep pockets that Justin’s parents have. This driver has to do everything all on his own, and yet he is still more competitive and a more accomplished driver. This other driver has even helped from time to time with not only Justin’s cars but also a number of other local drivers’ cars.
The thing is that money talks, and if this other driver had a few local sponsors that would be willing to give just a little and have their companies appear on live television, they would get their money’s worth.
Oh, by the way, this “other” driver is Ryan Philpott, older cousin to Justin and the nephew of David.