Dick Trickle to join Benson at Berlin May 10

MARNE, MI - NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Dick Trickle has agreed to compete at Berlin Raceway on Saturday, May 10, as part of Johnny Benson Tribute/Todd Senneker Memorial Night. Trickle, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, earned NASCAR Winston ...

MARNE, MI - NASCAR Winston Cup veteran Dick Trickle has agreed to compete at Berlin Raceway on Saturday, May 10, as part of Johnny Benson Tribute/Todd Senneker Memorial Night.

Trickle, a native of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, earned NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors in 1989 at the age of 48. The 61-year-old veteran is a short-track legend, with over 1,200 feature wins throughout the United States in All Pro, ASA, ARTGO, ARCA, IMCA, MASCAR, NASCAR, USAC, and CWRA. He has won more races at all levels than any other driver in NASCAR. The two-time ASA Champion and nine-time ASA runner-up also has wins at the NASCAR Busch Series level and Winston Cup level (he won the Winston Open in 1990). Trickle has raced in several thousand Late Model events around the Midwest and continues to race a half dozen or so a year at the short tracks where he cut his teeth.

Trickle has raced dozens of times at Berlin Raceway through the 1970's and 1980's in both Late Model and ASA. This will be his first appearance at Berlin since 1986, when his day ended in a fiery crash in Turn 3 (he was unhurt). Trickle, along with Benson, will race in a 75-lap Coors Light Late Model feature on Johnny Benson Tribute /Todd Senneker Memorial Night sponsored by Comerica Bank.

The event celebrates Benson's first race in his home state since winning his first NASCAR Winston Cup race last November at Rockingham. It also serves as a fundraiser for the Todd Senneker Foundation, in memory of Berlin Raceway's 2001 Sportsman Rookie of the Year who passed away in a snowmobile accident in early 2002. The Todd Senneker Foundation awards a college scholarship to a graduating senior from Wayland Union High School, where Todd attended school. One dollar for each ticket sold for the race will be donated to the Foundation.

Tickets for the May 10 race are $21 in advance or $22 on the day of the race. Children 3-12 are half price and 2 and under are free. Pit passes are $25.

Tickets can be purchased at the Berlin Raceway Ticket Office, open 10-6 Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until the end of the race on racedays; by phone to the Berlin Raceway ticket office (616-677-5000); through TicketMaster by phone (616-456-3333), on the Internet (www.berlinraceway.com or www.ticketmaster.com); or at the Fifth Third Ballpark Ticket Office.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Dick Trickle , Johnny Benson