Hershel Roberts drives the #58 Late Model
Class car. His home track is Quad City Speedway but he can also be
found racing at Davenport Speedway. He lives in East Moline, IL.
Team members helping Hershel are:
Ken, Gene, Sandy, Ted, Tony, Lee, Ron. Roberts Motorsports is the
Hershel started racing in 1967 in the
Figure 8 Sportsman Class at Rock Island County Fairgrounds because he and
his brother went to the race and started a hobby. Career highlights
include winning back to back Late Model Features in '06 at the age of 64,
from '75 to '89 went to Late Model and was going to quit. Drove Open
Wheel Modified from '89-'98. Then they bought a Late Model car
through '02. His son and he formed their own team Roberts
The thrill of racing for Hershel is the
competition. There are a lot of good drivers. You have to have
good luck, Hershel says. His most exciting racing moment was his
first race he ever won. With 2 laps to go he got spun and put it in
reverse and won. He's most proud of being a clean driver and respect
from the fans and drivers, which means a lot to Hershel.
Hershel's racing heroes are Ray Gors Sr.,
Ronnie Weed, Gary Webb.
Of racing, Hershel says, "Don't forget the
racing fans are what makes the sport. If you don't have fans you
don't have racing!".