The Lew Boyd penned book dedicated strictly to one of racing’s most recognizable families is a great read that makes a great gift for the racing fan in your life.Dick ” Toby” Tobias was instrumental in changing dirt track modified racing with his designed and built tubular chassis’. The Tobias racing family has since spawned track champions and race winners with Dick and son Rich being the 1st father and son to win the prestigious Super Dirt Week big block modified championships held at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse,New York. Toby’s last ride was June of 1978 when he was killed in USAC racing action at the Flemington Fair Speedway in New Jersey. The Tobias family soldiered on with son Ronnie garnering wins in big block and small block action as well as being track champion at Grandview Speedway.Ronnie’s wife Dianne was an accomplished driver in the micro sprint class and son Ronnie,Jr has taken laps in a variety of race cars.Toby’s wife Mary and daughter Debbie kept the Tobias Speed Equipment business moving on with what became known as the “Tobias Taxi” .Debbie’s husband Paul Lotier has a storied career in the mods and sprints as did Toby’s son Scott who also found rides in anything with an engine and tires.Paul Lotier.Jr. has taken on racing responsibilities with his ownership of a SpeedSTR piloted by Tim Buckwalter which won the 2017 Action Track USA point title.Rich continued the family tradition by creating the Briggs & Stratton powered Slingshot,having seen races in 17 states and Canada as well as the MOPAR driven SpeedSTR’s seen in the tri-state area and Canada.These classes were designed to showcase team maintenance and driver ability without sacrificing food on the table or mortgage payments.The Slingshots currently have driver ages ranging from 6 to 82 and has created many bigger class stars that moved on from the Slingshots.The “Toby” book is loaded with photos from all of the racing careers of the family.It is a book that brings a racing family to your coffee table and allows the race fans of today to see what racers endured since the 50’s in this family history.Book is $29.00 with shipping and handling of $ 4.50 .PA residents must pay 6% sales tax.Order by calling 717-866-7450 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Check or money order accepted.Also can be picked up at Speedway Entertainment 11 W. Washington Ave. Myerstown,PA 17067.
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