Tim went on to score his second win of the season, but it was his first checkered flag in the sixth annual Dick Tobias Classic. With caution laps counting in the first laps of the Tobias Classic for the SpeedSTRs, Matt Janisch led the way until Steve Buckwalter powered past him off the top of turn four on the 29th trip around the oval. The yellow flew for a spin by Ed Kenderdine with 50 circuits complete, and that meant it was time for the mandatory pit stop for all the teams, with the work taking place on the front stretch in full view of the large crowd.
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Sep- AM. Sep- PM. Toby displayed such versatility going from the stock cars, to bugs, sprints and modifieds winning over features in his career.
Fabricator, mechanic, technical inspector, race car driver—Pennsylvania native Dianne Tobias has worn all these hats and more during the past 35 years. I got into it after Ronnie and I were married in September Ronnie was a big help; he explained how everything worked.
Dick, born March 16,grew up in Hague, Saskatchewan and worked on the family farm until it was lost during the great depression. At that time Dick learned fundamental skills that have carried him throughout his life, these included: How to adapt to difficult situations, the importance of grass roots communications, the importance of hard work and integrity, and how to repair equipment. In Dick joined the Royal Canadian Navy serving as a seaman for five years.
All of the past winners of the Dick Tobias Classic are planning to be in the field this Sunday. No one, however, has had more success in the lucrative long distance event than three-time and defending SpeedSTR point champion Billy Pauch Jr. There will be a large contingent of SpeedSTR competitors looking for their initial victory in the prestigious event, with many of them bringing top-notch pedigrees to the Berks County oval.
Rich Tobias Jr. For his many contributions to the sport, Pennsy entrepreneur Rich Tobias Jr. And designed, built, organized, promoted and commandeered a couple classes of small cars that have taken off like a NASA space launch. Last in line to the throne, Rich pieced together his own deal when he was old enough to drive, as brothers Ronnie and Scott and brother-inlaw Paul Lotier raced the Tobias Speed Shop house cars.
Caution laps counted through the first 25 laps, with Matt Janisch leading until Steve Buckwalter powered past on Lap 29 and ran alone out front until the planned break at Lap When racing resumed, Tim Buckwalter found a much quicker lane through the corners in his No. Billy Pauch Jr.