Dave Stine Memorial 10k presented by VP

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On January 31st, 2021, Division 1 Super Comp racer, Dave Stine, tragically lost his life in an ATV accident only 2 miles from his house. Dave was always well known around the track in Division 1, 2 and 3 for his willingness to drop everything he was doing to help a fellow racer make that next round when in a pinch.

That willingness was seen on and off the track, not only in his own Super Comp dragster, but also working on his wife, Kara’s, Top Dragster and Super Comp dragster. There was also a brief stint when Kara drove for Anthony Dicero’s A/Fuel team in 2016 & 2017.

Dave was also willing to jump in anytime to help with Karen Stalba and DJ Cox’s Alcohol teams, and Billy Jackson’s Top Fuel Harley Team; when they would be down a crew member.

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Dave Stine in staging lanes

As a tribute to Dave and his impact in the racing community, VP Racing Fuels, the Mid Atlantic .90 Association, and Roadrunner Race Fuels (owned by Dave’s in-laws) are putting together one of the richest Super Comp events in East Coast history. During the first Mid Atlantic .90 event on May 22nd at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa., the Super Comp winner of Saturday’s Race #1 will pocket $10,000 guaranteed in Dave’s honor.

President Rob Keister said, “In just over six days since announcing this event, the outpouring of support from the racers and companies has been outstanding. Not only are we giving away the largest payout in 8.90 history to a lucky winner that day, but we also have tons of sponsors who have put up extra money. [Such as] a perfect light, best winning and losing package, best appearing car, and a burnout contest to be contested in round two of qualifying for Super Comp.”

Travis Theobald who has made extremely popular trophies for events such as the Spring Flings and TB Promotions, is making a one-off special design trophy to be given to the winner on Saturday along with a big check provided by Nitro Graphics. Once the dust has cleared, all racers and family are welcomed to the Maple Grove Pavilion for a Pig Roast, band and a celebration of life led by RFC Chaplin Dale Ressler.

All racers who enter the event will receive a commemorative sticker & cup in Dave’s memory. Event t-shirts will be sold at the track and all proceeds will go to Racers For Christ directly.

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Dave Stine competing in his dragster

Gate Times and Entry Fee Information

There will be a Test & Tune held on Friday, May 21st from 10am to 4pm with a $55 fee for racers and $10 for crew,. Gates will open back up at 5pm for the Fast Friday Night event T&T that is held for all vehicles. It is encouraged to get in, teched, and parked for the weekend to save on downtime Saturday, even if you are not running the T&T.

Gates will open on the 22nd at 7am, with qualifying kicking off at 8:30am, entry fee is only $30 at the gate, $15 for any crew and $100 paid to Rob Keister. All racers will get two qualifiers, followed by eliminations.

On Sunday, racing returns for Race #2 of the 2021 Mid Atlantic .90 season as a perfect way to test & tune for the LODRS event the following weekend. The entry for Sunday’s race is $30 at the gate, $15 for crew and $80 paid to Rob Keister.

Not only will Super Comp be contested, but also Top Sportsman, Top Dragster, Super Gas & Super Street for a great warm-up for the following Lucas Oil Divisional to be held on Memorial Day.

For more information, you can contact Rob Keister at 856-332-2851 or by email at BKSG1198@gmail.com.