KNOXVILLE, IOWA (APRIL 27, 2001) - Three-time Goodyear Masters Classic champion Rick Ferkel of Tiffin, Ohio, has said 'yes' to this year's $3,000-to-win challenge at the Knoxville Raceway. The 1993, '94, and '95 winner of the 360-cubic-inch...
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (APRIL 27, 2001) - Three-time Goodyear Masters Classic champion Rick Ferkel of Tiffin, Ohio, has said 'yes' to this year's $3,000-to-win challenge at the Knoxville Raceway. The 1993, '94, and '95 winner of the 360-cubic-inch sprint car race for drivers age fifty-plus has agreed to wheel Don Long's Gaerte-powered Maxim sprinter on Friday, June 1. Ferkel's ride, driven regularly at Knoxville by Brett Golik, is sponsored by Searsboro Telephone Company, Allen Tucker Trucking and the Original Motorcycle Company of Des Moines. The "Ohio Traveller", who missed his first Goodyear Masters Classic last June as he was busy directing the Gumout World of Outlaws Series, has never finished worse than sixth in his seven years of event competition.
Joining Ferkel will be defending Goodyear Masters Classic champion Terry Pletch of Frankfort, Indiana. Pletch has entered his Gaerte/Maxim 'Holy Ghost Power' sprinter in the event which is again being run in conjunction with the United States Auto Club (USAC) Coors Light Silver Bullet Series during the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame induction weekend. The entry list to date (with best finish):
<pre> 2T Lue Holland McCallsburg, IA Trostle/Gaerte 13th - 1996 4S Tommy Scott Springfield, IL Maxim/Scott DNQ - 2000 5G Rick Ferkel Tiffin, OH Maxim/Gaerte 1st-'93,'94,'95 6S Shelby Steenson Mentor, KS Schnee/Advance 4th - 1999 8 Carl "Midge" Miller Willingboro, NJ Shaw/Jereco 7th - 2000 8B John Bankston Beaumont, TX J&J/Kriner 2nd - 1998 9 John Naida Lambertville, MI Avenger/Ott DNQ - 2000 9A Chuck Amati Freeman Spur, IL J&J/Gaerte Rookie 12K David Hendricks Adel, IA Maxim/Ostrich 16th -1999 12X Jerry Crabb Des Moines, IA Maxim/Ostrich 1st - 1998 24C Lloyd Armey Sedro-Woolley, WA Beacker/Hillier 9th -1998, 2000 27C Jim Cress Mt. Vernon, WA Eagle/Hillier Rookie 29 Joe Roach Winter Park, FL Gambler/Redmond Rookie 29P Terry Pletch Frankfort, IN Maxim/Gaerte 1st - 2000 33 Bill Smith Worthington, MN Wolfweld/Smith 9th - 1996 72 Al Thomas Ludlow, IL Dynamite/Foxco 10th - 1999 79 Dick Mahoney Newmarket, ONT Avenger/Heinz DNQ - 2000 84 Dave Heskin Monticello, MN Buckley/Woodke 8th -1998, 2000 7777 Edd French Keller, TX Avenger/SpeedSpec 4th-'96,'98
Needs Ride: Mark Amenda Streator, IL Rookie