8 PIR WINS PUTS STEELE AT HEAD OF"COPPER WORLD" CLASS
Dave Steele has more wins than any other driver in USAC competition at Phoenix International Raceway. Next Thursday he'll try to add to his eight previous victories on the mile paved oval when he competes in both ends of the 33rd"Copper World Classic" presented by Fast Signs.
Steele, of Tampa, Fla., owns five Silver Crown and three Midget trophies and amazingly has swept eight of the last 12 USAC races at PIR, including last year's 25-mile Midget race! He also owns both 1-lap track qualifying records! He set both records in 2004, at 138.201 mph in the Midgets and 142.197 mph in the Silver Crown cars.
He'll pilot car #91 in both races, his Toyota/Oakley Beast Pink Toyota Midget entered by Nine Racing of Laguna Beach, Calif. and his West Coast Roofing/Classic Corvettes Beast/Speedway Engines Silver Crown car entered by Bruce Nicholas of Naples, Fla. His Midget team owns 132 USAC wins, more than anyone else in club history.