Starting at a young age.
When your father is known as a kingpin in 1966, well, racing is in your blood whether you want it or not. That is so true for our next inductee. Starting at a young
age in the karts for his father, this driver got the racing blood flowing fast. Moving to 1980’s and into the Midgets & Sprints, running both classes. Though the blood
was still flowing so were the growing pains. He says 1986 was his worst year although in 1985 with a brand-new car just taking it out for the hot laps, he tears the
car in half. We will give that his most embarrassing moment. In 1987 driving for Richard Lovell the #71 Coors Light Silver Bullet brought him a championship. The
growing pains finally ended. After a 14-year career, this driver recorded over 31 feature main event wins, most at Silver Dollar Speedway which was his favorite track. Even
driving for John & Carol Bickford because at the time Jeff Gordon was still too young, he was a winner. It is the NCARA’s honor to welcome our next Chico
inductee into the Hall of Fame class of 2019.
A few words from Rick
A big part of the NCARA Awards ceremony and BBQ are the testimonials and stories some of the inductee’s share with us. Thank you Rick.