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 Terry Pletch

#29

Terry Pletch drives the #29 360 Sprint Class car.  His home track is Terre Haute Action Track but he can also be found racing at Kokomo, Eldora, Gas City, Lawrenceburg and Paragon.  He lives in Frankfort, IN.

Team members helping Terry are:  Brenda, Gina, Ashlee, Kim, Bart, Shady and Jeff. 

Terry started racing in 1972 in the AMA Motorcycle Class at Linden IN because he was young and passionate about everything.  He saw that racing was exciting and ego driven.  His first win was in 1973 in the AMA Novice Class at Terra Haute Action Track.  Career highlights include #3 in the Nation as a AMA Novice, top 10 in nation as a AMA Junior, top 24 in the nation as a Rookie Expert, National #73 as 2nd year Expert AMA, won Tony Hulman Sprint National in 1999, and he won Vince Osmond Sportsmanship Award in 2000.

The thrill of racing for Terry was winning Masters at Knoxville on his first try.  Hard, clean, passionate and the competition are thrills in racing for Terry.  His most exciting racing moment was coming through the non-qualifier Heat, starting 21st and beating JJ Yeley with 3 laps to go in 1999 at Tony Hulman Nationals at Terre Haute.  He's most proud that the racing community gives him the awesome opportunity to encourage them in their faith that Jesus is a real person with a real desire to give them peace and joy in their spirit.

Terry's racing heroes would be anybody that can keep balance in their life both racing and living outside of racing.

Of racing, Terry says, "Not too much....balance, balance, balance keep your priorities in line....Christ, Family, Vocation then Racing.

 

   

 


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