After Nearly Two Decades, Lebanon Valley Pro Stock Racer Doug Olds’ Set To Take A Break

Story By: OLDS BROTHERS RACING – HINSDALE, PA – Lebanon Valley Speedway Pro Stock racer Doug Olds has taken time since racing ended for the season to do some reflecting and looking to the future.

“At this time I have decided that it was time to step away from racing for the first time in 16 years,” Olds said. “I have met some of the best people and have had great the greatest sponsors and fans over the years.”

Things have already been set in motion.

“I have already sold the 73 Pro Stock,” he said. “It has been my chariot for the last four and a half years. It was a blast and I achieved a huge goal of winning a Pro Stock race. I may have never achieved my ultimate goal of racing a Truck on TV, but I’m truly proud of what we accomplished with one of the smallest budgets in the class.”

Will Olds miss the thrill of being behind the wheel?

“While I love the rush and excitement that racing brings, I have come to realize how much it monopolizes my time,” he said. “I have made a commitment to my sponsors to bring the best car I could to the track every week. That takes an extreme amount of time and effort.”

“In the beginning, it was a nice step away from the stress of normal life,” he said. “However, over the past year or two, it has become the majority of stress and time in life.”

What’s next for Olds?

“I look forward to the next step,” he said. “I plan to take the extra time and money I will have to restore my Father’s 1991 GMC pickup. It was the last truck he owned before he passed. It’ll be a pleasure to fix it up to its original glory and keep his memory alive.”

Does this mean fans won’t see the Olds Brothers at the track?

“While I’ll be stepping away, Olds Brothers Racing still has a street stock sitting in mothballs,” he said. “Who knows what the future will bring.”

Olds’ very grateful for everyone’s support over the years and their continued support at this time.

“I truly want to thank everyone that has followed me through my racing journey,” he said. “I really tried to strive to be the most professional driver with some of the best-looking equipment to give my sponsors and fans something to be proud of.”

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