Brownsburg, IN — Winning three USAC Silver Crown Champ Car races in a row is an accomplishment of epic proportions. In fact, it’s a feat that occurs so rarely, it took 13 seasons for it to happen again.   Perhaps there was something in the air that had Friday night’s “Dave Steele Carb Night Classic” […]

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The only time this writer saw Dave Steele race in person, he won.   As one is often tempted to do when we lose a racer like we did Dave to tragic circumstances, I might be tempted to find some extra meaning in this occurrence.  It is often comforting to know we were able to […]

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One of the most successful drivers in the history of open-wheel racing in the state of Florida died in a Sprint Car crash Saturday night at Desoto Speedway in Bradenton, Florida.  Dave Steele, 42, was competing in a Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series race at the 3/8-mile oval when the accident resulting in his death […]

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A pair of familiar faces found their way back to victory lane during Saturday night’s racing action at Desoto Speedway. In Saturday’s 30-lap Winged Sprint Car feature, Shane Butler raced from fourth to first in the opening laps and was in a battle with Dave Steele for the lead when Butler made a dramatic move under two lapped […]

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Five-hundred laps around the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in a non-winged Sprint Car would tucker out even the most veteran and finely-tuned driver, but Chris Windom’s exhaustion after climbing from his car Saturday night took a back seat to his elation over winning a second Little 500.   Windom took the lead on lap 427 and […]

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