Philadelphia, PA Sunoca, Inc. and the Schultz family announce the Dave Schultz Memorial Tour in celebration of the life and career of Dave Schultz. Schultz, six time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, died of colon cancer in February. In honor...
Philadelphia, PA Sunoca, Inc. and the Schultz family announce the Dave Schultz Memorial Tour in celebration of the life and career of Dave Schultz. Schultz, six time NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Champion, died of colon cancer in February. In honor of his long association with Sunoco, a memorial tour has been organized. The tour will consist of a pass in Schultz's Pro Stock motorcycle between the Semi-finals and the Finals at each of the NHRA Pro Stock Bike events starting with Gainesville March 18.
"Sunoco had a long and rewarding association with Dave Schule" said Paul Schwab, Manager, Sunoco's Performance Products. "We are honored that the racing community will be able to share in our celebration of the life and career of Dave Schultz in such m appropriate manner. Dave was the kind of racer a sponsor dreams about. Many people will sorely miss him here at Sunoco and throughout the racing community. His life was an inspiration to all of us."
John Smith will start the tour off in Gainesville. Antron Brown will be the next solo rider in Houston. The plan is for various riders that Schultz tutored over the years will take part in the tour.
"Sunoco and Dave had such a good relationship over the last nine years, that I think this memorial tour is a great idea," commented Meredith Schultz, Dave's wife and partner. "This tour is a way to pay tribute to the relationship Dave had with everyone at Sunoco. It is a way for two good friends to say good-bye and to remember all the good times."
At the NHRA race in Atlanta, the new Memorial Commemorative paint scheme will be unveiled. Atlanta is the place Schultz unveiled the new Hayabusa body work last year, so the family thought this would be the most appropriate place to salute Dave's contributions to NHRA and the sport of drag motorcycle rating with the commemorative paint scheme. The Hayabusa bodywork was designed by Schultz and is credited with bringing new blood into the Pro Stock Bike class.
Schultz, winner of 45 NHRA victories, won his tast race using the Hayabusa body in Houston last fall in between chemotherapy treatments.