Track Talk Newsletter
The Saskatoon Stock Car Racing Association's newsletter highligting the events held at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
Track Talk 2013
May 11, 2013 Track Talk
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Round Nine Racing
You are in for a treat…local racing at its best! Tonight’s lineup includes the Part Source Mini Stocks, the Budget Car and Truck Rental Street Stocks, the Cooper Tires Thunder Stocks and the SKL Trailers Pro Trucks. The season is at the half way point now and we’re starting to get a glimpse of how this year is going to shake down for these divisions.
We are pleased to welcome the Saskatchewan Roughriders to Auto Clearing Motor Speedway. They will be on the concourse level signing autographs for our fans. Go say “hi” and congratulate them on their recent win!
Tonight you’ll also watch qualifying for the SuperSeal 150. This is the third of the five race Dakota Dunes Casino Western Canadian Super Late Model Championship Series. More than 36 teams have registered to vie for a spot in Wednesday’s feature race.
The pits are busy tonight…there is over 100 cars/teams squeezing into their spot. Lots of cars = lots of competition = great racing at Auto Clearing Motor Speedway.
featuring the pro trucks
The SKL driver profile – Pro Truck #38 – Rick Kucher
Q. Take us back into the Kucher racing history. I understand the family has been involved with racing for quite some time? A. My dad Phil has been racing since the 70's. Hanging around the race track since he was just a kid, Dirt & Asphalt. He's raced "Claimer", "Street", "Super Stock". The 'ol #33 with his Crew Chief being George Frey. I started racing in 1999, The "Ultimate Enduro" was my first Race. Then I built a "Thunder", raced that for 3 years. In 2003 I built a "Street Stock" & raced it for 3 years. At the end of 2005 I called it quits, I had 2 baby girls that were growing up too fast. In 2009 my kids were old enough to have an interest into racing, so....here I am. I bought the truck I have now locally & love it! It's great to have the family support I have.
Q. The Pro Truck division has grown so dramatically, are you enjoying the division, competitors? A. The Pro Truck Division is the place to be. We as a team are having so much fun. Everyone in the class races hard & at the end of the day we can all say we had fun.
Q. Give everybody the story behind the color scheme this year. A. 2011: "Racing For Life".
We decided as a team to do something completely different this year. We painted our Race Truck Pink in support to fight Cancer. My family, my crew’s family and many more families have been affected by Cancer and I feel I can use my Race Truck to bring awareness and further support into curing this horrible disease. We named this season "Racing For Life", because that is what people do - they race for their life & they want to be the ones who say "We Won" in the end. It is also a time to remember all of the loved ones who we have lost because of Cancer.
Q. Your truck has been working very well this year, where do you find information on set up, internet? Magazines, competitors? A. Honestly....I do not know, I was just told to shut up & drive. My dad spends hours playing around with set up. As well, Alex Leschenko has been a part of our program for years.
Q. Who is on your pit crew and do you have set roles for everybody? A. It starts with my dad (Phil) as Crew Chief, Tire Pressures is Carla's job, Gas man is Decoy, Tire Man is Walter & Gasman is Bruce.
Q. I saw an in car camera view of you racing and it showed you using one hand for steering, a habit you have developed? Are you a two footed driver? A. WOW, an in car camera view???? Hopefully I was waving with all 5 fingers? Yes, I'm a 1 handed & a 2 footed driver. The one handed thing I just did on my own, being a 2 footed pedal squisher, I learnt that from dad.
I wish to thank each & every one of my sponsors, my family, friends & last but not least my crew. Without everyone's support I know I would not be out here. This year I have met a lot of people by going Pink, Thank You for the loud CHEERS to all of those who are survivors & fighters! Thank You.
Points Standings (As of July 16th, 2011)
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