From Wilke-PAK Motorsports
USAC National Midget competition resumes for Wilke-PAK Motorsports and driver Jerry Coons Jr., when the team travels to Hickory Speedway in Hickory, N.C. for a mid-week doubleheader on March 24-25. Leader Card Racers / Wilke-Pak Motorsports will seek an historic record 134th USAC National feature victory when the USAC Mopar National Midget Series visit the 1/3-mile paved oval.
Steve Lewis and Wilke’s both have an all-time USAC record of 133 total USAC National feature wins to their credit. The Wilke’s scored their initial USAC feature win with Rodger Ward in the 1959 Indianapolis 500 as Leader Card Racers, and earned their 133rd career victory with Josh Wise in the last year’s “Pepsi Midget Nationals” at Sun Prairie, Wis.
After three early season events the team is ninth in the USAC National points. Coons scored a ninth place finish at USA Raceway Park (Tucson, Ariz.) on Feb. 21, and then finished 13th at The Dirt Track at LVMS, and fifth on Feb.28 at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
Leader Card Racers – A Dynasty Of Speed
Leader Card Racers is the remarkable story of one family’s four-generation passion for auto racing. Beginning with a team of midgets before WW II, successful paper manufacturer Bob Wilke, his son Ralph, and now his Grandsons have owned and sponsored winning racing cars on the Championship trail, on dirt track, and currently with a successful return to midgets. The Wilke Family won the Indy “500” three times. Leader Card Racers also has 6 USAC Indy Car National Championships, 2 USAC Silver Crown Championships along with Wilke Pak Motorsports 9 Midget Championship titles.
The book is 10 x 10 inches, hard cover, 235 pages with over 200 pictures, dust jacket, sewn, archival paper and fully indexed. Also included with your book purchase form WilkePakMotorsports.com, you will receive A Complete Victory and Championship Log & Driver Roster. Please send $55.00 + $5.00 shipping, total $60.00 payable to:
Leader Card Racers, 901 South 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204, Attn: Mark Wilke
Team: Wilke-PAK Motorsports, Milwaukee,Wis.
Driver: Jerry Coons Jr., Tucson, Ariz.
Sponsors: Toyota, Toyota Racing Development, QTM, Autonet Mobile, Gary Stanton,Racing Optics, Speedway Motors, Hoosier Racing Tires, K & N Filters, Schoenfeld, Kwik Change, BMRS, Fuel Safe, Spike, Autometer, DMI, EFI Ignitions, Sanders, Kenny’s Components, Hepfner Racing Products, Behling Racing Equip, Joe Gibbs Racing Oil, Maxwell Industries, Scott Shop Towels, Butler Built, Engler, Afco
March 24 Hickory (N.C.) Speedway
March 25 Hickory (N.C.) Speedway
April 11 Anderson (Ind.) Speedway