Cal Green is a Charlotte-area race fan. Before this year he was a working-class guy scraping by with a 9-to-5 job as a courier. However, in just a few months he’s made enough money outside his normal job to pay off his truck, make a down payment on a well-appointed house, and still have enough cash left-over to buy Carolina Panthers season tickets.
How did he do it? Was it a lucky day at the local casino? A hot stock tip from a co-worker? Inheritance from a long-lost rich uncle? No, no, and no. He got rich by simply emptying out dumpsters full of bent and torn sheet metal outside of the Athenian Motorsports race shop.
“I was delivering some contracts to Roush-Fenway Racing, and I had a few spare minutes to kill, so I went over to the old RPM shop next door”, Green said in an exclusive interview. “I noticed a bunch of Zaxby’s logos out front, but when I went around back, wow—so much metal just sitting out there! They didn’t seem to be doing anything with it, just throwing it out, so I loaded some into my truck. The guys at the scrap metal place were happy to pay me for it.”
Green said that he has returned at least once a week since, and has never been disappointed.
“Every Monday, it’s full of twisted, shredded, and completely bent yellow sheet-metal”, Green explained. “I’ve never been disappointed yet. I’ve had to make multiple trips most weeks, not that I’m complaining!”
Athenian Motorsports, which fields entries in the Xfinity and Truck Series for John Wes Townley and Dylan Lupton, could not be reached for comment.
“Its not like its enough to quit my full-time job, but I’m glad to have a great second source of income”, Green concluded. “I mean, I’m better off, but I’m still not as rich as these guys are—they can wreck a truck and a car every week, it seems.”