SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA - The third time is the chram, so Accuride and the Belt Sander Racing Association have secured Guy Bucasas as the event announcer for the upcoming National Championship Belt Sander Races set for July 25 at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. The 2013 event marks the third time Bucasas will act as the announcer for the BSRA National Championships, where he has become a crowd favorite known for his running commentary and lively banter. In addition to the National Championships, Bucasas has emceed several BSRA regional races held at Accuride distributor locations along the west coast.
BSRA president Jamie Goodwin says he originally recruited Bucasas for the 2009 championships because of his effervescent personality. “Guy is such a unique and eccentric person, I didn’t have to think twice—I knew he would be perfect!” Goodwin said.
“I have a lot of fun at these events,” says Bucasas. “And these races are so much more awesome in person—it’s like a circus—how could you not have fun?”
Bucasas wasn’t as sure as Goodwin about the venture, but once he arrived at that first race, saw the crowd-packed grandstands, spectators crammed up against the rails, pretty girls tossing Frisbees and T-shirts to the crowd, and the array of wildly festooned sanders, he knew he was in his element.
The BSRA National Championship Races feature speed-obsessed competitors who race stock and modified belt sanders down a 75-foot wooden track. The fastest and best-dressed sanders take home trophies and special awards presented by Accuride. This year, the event will include a new competition, the Crash & Smash Demolition Derby. Participants with sacrificial sanders can register for the head-on “Crash” segment or the “Smash” segment, where sanders will careen into a post specially designed to cause sanders to break apart. Contestants will earn prizes, with the most spectacular crash taking home a trophy.
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