The Make Wish Race at Thunderbowl Speedway
Interview with Dave Pusateri
Friday, January 12, 2018 – Dave Pusateri of California has been named the recipient of the 2017 “Thomas J. Schmeh Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Sport” by all three voting panels of the North American Sprint Car Poll. Over the past 24 years, Pusateri and his team at Tulare (California) Thunderbowl’s Trophy Cup have raised around $1,500,000 for the “Make A Wish” Foundation.
In 1994, Dave Pusateri came up with the idea of an event that featured a main event that was fully inverted, putting the fastest cars at the rear for a passing filled race. The 24th edition of the Trophy Cup last October was bigger than ever, as the event continues to grow as one of the crown jewels of winged 360 sprint car racing.
The North American Sprint Car Poll is an annual awards program of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame & Museum. All awards will be distributed in 2018 at tracks throughout North America. This award was announced at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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