|Date: 5/15/2019 10:55:13 PM|
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Championship Energy Action Track USA.
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NOTE: there are 2 photos attached to this press release: 1) Dave Darland wheels a USAC SpeedSTR during a 2018 event at Action Track USA (Carl Hess Photo) and; 2) the 600 Sprints storm down the front strech with a packed grandstand watching (Action Track USA file photo).
Meitzler Memorial Rained Out; Dick Tobias Classic Set For May 19 @ Action Track USA
Kutztown, PA (May 12) - What can we do to turn Mother Nature into a race fan?
That seems to be the million-dollar question asked by many tracks, racers, and fans right now as ol' Ma Nature put an end to several racing programs over the past weekend (again), including Sunday's season opening Goldie & Elton Meitzler Memorial at Kutztown's Championship Energy Action Track USA.
The 2019 campaign will now kick off this Sunday, May 19, with the seventh annual Dick Tobias Classic, a 75-lap affair for the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs that pays a whopping $5,000 to the winner.
All of the past winners of the Dick Tobias Classic are planning to be in the field this Sunday. Rick Eckert (2013), Brad Brightbill (2014), and Tim Buckwalter (2018) will attempt to win their second 75-lap Tobias Classic. No one, however, has had more success in the lucrative long distance event than three-time and defending SpeedSTR point champion Billy Pauch Jr. "The Kid's Kid" has triumphed in the race dedicated to the memory of Dick "Toby" Tobias on three occasions (2015, and twice in 2017 - the race was rained out in '16 so it was held two times the following season).
There will be a large contingent of SpeedSTR competitors looking for their initial victory in the prestigious event, with many of them bringing top-notch pedigrees to the Berks County oval. "The People's Champ" and USAC star Dave Darland of Kokomo, IN, will be flying in and competing in a SpeedSTR. Darland earned a fourth-place finish in his only Action Track USA start in 2018.
Billy Pauch Sr., the 2016 point champ, returns to SpeedSTR wars this year...and a victory in the Dick Tobias Classic is one of the few blemishes on his stellar racing resume`. Sprint Car standout Chase Dietz , last year's four-time winner Briggs Danner, "the Flyin' Buckeye" Matt Westfall, and "the Royersford Rocket" Steve Buckwalter are just a few of the other challengers for Sunday's big $5,000 paycheck.
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