RUDOLPH, WI (WAOW) – It’s been one year since The Wisconsin native raced on the NASCAR circuit but is known all over the country as the king of short track racing, having won more than 1,200 feature races. Trickle grew up in the small community of Rudolph and much of his racing career took place on tracks throughout the state.
On Sunday, hundreds gathered at an event in Rudolph to kick off the process of raising money to construct a memorial in Trickle’s honor. Friends and family broke ground for the memorial at the Rudolph Community Park.
The memorial will feature an 8-foot bronze statue of Trickle waving to his fans, as he was always known for doing. Granite walls with laser-etched displays of Trickle’s cars and accomplishments will surround the statue. The entire memorial is estimated to span about 34 feet wide at the park. Organizers say it will take a couple years for the monument to be constructed.
The kick-off event also had an auction of Trickle memorabilia and commemorative shovels that were used during the ground breaking ceremony, all in effort to raise funds for the project.
On Memorial Day, The Dick Trickle Memorial Fund Race will be held at Golden Sands Speedway in Plover. The speedway will be donating $1 of every race ticket sold to the memorial project.
For more information on donating funds, visit The Dick Trickle Memorial Project page on Facebook.