Chad Pedigo drives the #85 Street Stock
Class car. He lives in Arcola, IL. His home track is
Charleston Speedway but he can also be found racing at Fayette County
He started racing in
1999 in the Street Stock Class at Charleston Speedway after getting in his
cousin's car and having a blast. His first win was in 2000 in the
Street Stock Class at Charleston Speedway and Vermilion County Speedway.
Career highlights include 3 Feature wins in 2000, ran Super Street for
half the season in 2002, won 7 Features in Street Stock at Charleston
Speedway, won the October $2000 to win race at Fayette County Speedway.
The thrill of racing for Chad is just trying to pass the
guy in front of him and getting it done. His most exciting racing
moment was the win at Fayette County Speedway for $2000. He'd never
ran for more than a few hundred dollars before that. He couldn't
believe that Charlie would put up that kind of money. There were a
lot of fast cars and Chad didn't know if he could hold them off, running 3
wide a few laps. He's most proud that most of the guys that he runs
with respect him. They know Chad runs as clean as race as he can and
they race him clean as well.
Chad's racing hero is Ernie Irvan.
Of racing, Chad says, "It is fun, rewarding and some
weeks a lot of work!".