|At Statue sculptures, our talented crew of designers, craftsmen and sculpture artists have been making one of a kind custom portrait projects for individuals, business and professional organization for many years. In 2005 we were commissioned to make a custom life size bronze bust of Bill Bader Sr. a name that became linked with drag racing since April 1974 when Mr. Bader purchased an inoperable dragstrip named Norwalk Dragway. Working with pictures and discriptions provided by Jayme Bader and her associates at Norwalk raceway the first step was creating a clay model bust of Mr. Bader. When we were reviewing the pictures provided by Norwalk Raceway of Bill he seems to bequite the personality showing a lot of expression as a fun lovingcharacter with a big warming smile. Our sculptor worked to capture this mans essence in this art piece and raise it above a mere three-dimensional rendition to a classic work of art that transmits its magic and power to the viewer forgenerations after this bronze sculpture bust was created. Statue Sculptures welcomed the opportunity to create a major work of art in figurative bronze statuary with the creation of the bronze bust of Bill Bader Sr.
During Night Under Fire on July 2, 2005, John Force unveiled his choice for the first Drag Racing Legend to be honored on the hood of his Nitro-burning Mustang. There, before a capacity crowd, John Force unveiled to the world the bronze statue bust of Bill Bader Sr, a name that became linked with drag racing since April of 1974 when he purchased an inoperable dragstrip namedNorwalk Dragway. Mr. Bader provided a lifelong commitment that would captivate drag racing fans and participants from every aspect of the sport,and forever placed Norwalk Raceway Park among the top racetracks in the world. Bill’s way included a fastidious attention to detail and a commitment by providing family entertainment at an affordable cost. Norwalk Raceway i.e. Summit Motorsports Park's rapid growth was fueled by the commitment of one family of happy warriors, whose attention to detail and spirited dedication to the customer, is unequaled in drag racing. Few businesses anywhere on the planet strive as hard to please their customers.
Summit Motorsports Park, formerly Norwalk Raceway Park and Norwalk Dragway, is a drag racing facility located on State Route 18 near Norwalk, Ohio. It has been a National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) sanctioned facility since 2007 and annually hosts a round of both the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series. Norwalk Raceway would like to use this original custom portrait bronze bust to be duplicated and used as an award that will be presented each year at their awards banquet.