SEPT. 22, 2021 - Shark Racing is excited to announce that both Jacob Allen and Logan Schuchart will drive the 1990 Knoxville Nationals tribute cars they used at the Knoxville Nationals last month during next weekend’s 59th running of the Williams Grove National Open at the famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA.
In August, the drivers competed in the 60th annual Knoxville Nationals behind the wheel of cars that resembled Bobby’s winning machine from the historic 30th Knoxville Nationals. The cars brought back a lot of memories for fans of “Scruffy” and iconic August night in Iowa.
Shark Racing partners Drydene Performance Products, C&D Rigging, NGK Spark Plugs, and Pell’s Tire Service were all gracious to allow the team to honor Bobby’s triumph and look forward to being part of a second appearance by the cars during another of the sport’s crown jewel events.
“We were all excited to honor Bob and celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Knoxville win,” said Bill Klingbeil, of Shark Racing. “It wouldn’t have happened without the support of all our sponsors including Drydene Performance Products, C&D Rigging, NGK Spark Plugs and Pell’s Tire Service. They are all a big part of what we do out here with the World of Outlaws and all have the utmost respect for Bobby. We also had Iron Stag Crane Services join us at Knoxville. Their Vice President, Shane Eisnenhart, was at the 1990 race and able to join us out there this year as well.
“The cars turned out great. Nate Berwager, from R.A. Smith & Sons Auto Collision, did a great job matching the color blue. For the decal layout and execution, Aaron Ott spent a lot of time recreating the car decals and worked with Zack Barber at Lakeside Creative to ghost the brand marks on the wings. We just wanted to try and make the cars look as authentic as possible. We feel like it worked. Bobby loved the look of them and I know a lot of other people did too. We’re excited for the home fans that couldn’t make it to Knoxville that they’ll now get see them in person.”
Allen and Schuchart are both seeking their first World of Outlaws triumph at Williams Grove. Both drivers call Hanover home and would love to duplicate their mentor’s success at “The Grove.” Bobby won the 1975 National Open and has 36 career wins at the half-mile dirt oval. In last year’s National Open, Jacob finished a career-best seventh in his Drydene-backed No. 1a. Schuchart led the first 11 laps before finishing third. It was the second time he finished third (2015) in the race.
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