On Monday Steve Drevicki was a stand in driver for the injured Tim Buckwalter. On Thursday morning Drevicki is the talk of the Speedstr racing scene and perhaps the racing scene in general after winning not just one, but two races in a row with last corner, last lap passes.
Drevicki showed his driving diversity by winning at the Championship Energy Action Track Usa in Kutztown on Tuesday. Action Track is known for its tight bullring style racing that presented Drevicki and Steve Buckwalter putting on a thrilling race for second trading slide jobs for about ten corners before Drevicki took the spot. Drevicki used a slide job in the final corner to go by Kenny Miller III to take the win.
Miller III and Steve Buckwalter were the top three.
Drevicki returned to the seat of the 52 car on Wednesday night at the “Kingdom of Speed” Bridgeport Speedway. A race track that is very different in layout from the scene of Drevicki’s Tuesday win presented the same outcome. Jared Silfee looked poised for the big win. A tremendous cross over move in the final corner and using the momentum from the high banking allowed Drevicki to slide by at the line.
Silfee was second with Briggs Danner coming home third.
Drevicki’s two wins were worth $4,000 for car owner Earl Fellin.
A rough estimate of per race cost for the Speedstr falls at $200. The USAC SpeedSTR -- a self-starting Midget-Modified-Sprint Car hybrid with a four-cylinder Mopar motor -- first hit the track in 2008. Since then the class has gained popularity at Kutztown’s Action Track Usa and at various touring events.
Billy Pauch Jr. is the reigning Speedstr champion.