Rich Lewerke

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Rich Lewerke


Rich Lewerke drives the #97 in Modified and the Late Model Class car.  His home track is Hamilton County Speedway.  He lives in Garner, IA.

Team members helping Rich are:  Mark Lewerke, Brent Grove and Steve Watson.

Rich started racing in 1989 in the Modified Class at I-35 Speedway for the love of speed.  His first win was in 1990 in the Modified Class at I-35 Speedway. 

Career highlights include 5 Track Championships, Winning the 2006 IMCA Super Natioansl in a Modified at boone, finishing 2nd in the IMCA Super Nationals in Modified, finishing 3rd in the Drivers Dream at Des Moines, winner of the Half Mile Nationals at Manzanita Speedway and 2000 Region Championship in Modified.

The thrill of racing for Rich is close racing.  His most exciting racing moment was his 2nd place finish in the Super Nationals.  He's most proud of 80 wins and numerous Track Championships.

Rich's racing hero is Bill Elliott.

Of racing, Rich says, "It is hard work and very competitive!".

Rich's favorite racing website is



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