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25 Ricky Stephan          Updated by Driver: 11/20/2001
Proofed by Staff: 3/29/2003

 Driver Information
Hometown: SouthSiouxCity,NE
Birthdate: 9/12/71
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 182
Marital Status: Married - Michelle
Children: Courtney - 5, Rachel - 2
Employer: IBP
Job: Delivery Clerk
Year Started Racing: 1985
Total Years Racing: 17

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2001 Dirt Works
Motor: Chevy 350
Owner: Ricky Stephan
Crew Chief: Rich Stephan
Crew: John Eblen, Josh Blom, Alphonso Girard, Mike Tomoson
Sponsors & Support: Dirt Works, Stephan Welding, Stephan Recycling, IBP, Ray-Son Graphics, Parker Store - Kriha Fluid Power, Jack's Automotive & Machine, Sunoco Race Fuels, Guarantee Oil Co., Trio Auto Parts.

 Tracks & Series
Shelby County Speedway (IA) - Modified #25

 Awards & Accomplishments
2001 - Dirtworks North Central Region Champion, Buena Vista Raceway Track Champion, 5th in IMCA National Points, 13 A Feature Wins.
2000 - Audubon Speedway Track Champion, North Central Region Runner-up, 11th in IMCA National Points.
1999 - Shelby County Speedway Track Champion, Audubon Speedway Runner-up.
1998 - 3rd in IMCA North Central Region, 15th in National Points, Interstate Speedway Track Champion, Buena Vista Raceway Track Champion, Audubon Speedway Runner-up.
1997 - Interstate Speedway Track Champion, Buena Vista Raceway Track Champion.
1996 - Park Jefferson Speedway Track Champion.
1994 - Audubon Speedway Runner-up.
1993 - Park Jefferson Speedway Track Champion.
1988 - Park Jefferson Speedway Track Champion.
1987 - Buena Vista Raceway Track Champion.

 Career Summary
Started racing around 1984. I started out in a Limited Late Model, and a few years later I moved into a Modified. Soon after, I began winning Championships and races, at least 3 a year. I became involved because of my father, Rich, who began racing back in the 60's and 70's with his two brothers, Ron and Ralph.
 Racing Goals
To hopefully someday become the IMCA National Modified Champion, and to continue to win races and Track Championships for many years to come.
 Other Interesting Team Information
The car number is the same as my father's. He had it through many years. My pit crew is a very hard working bunch, volunteering many hours during the week to work on and prep the car, and going to the track to see that I make it to Victory Lane. I also have another pit crew, called the "Bleacher Creatures", which includes my wife Michelle and my two daughters, Courtney and Rachel, my mom, Barb, and John's wife, Shelly. We don't have any real rituals before race time, but I do get very clear-minded and do a lot of concentrating. We do enjoy a few cans of Coors Light after a good night of racing!

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