|74 Alan Schmitt|| ||Updated by Driver: 3/1/2009|
Edited by Staff: 3/2/2009
| ||Hometown: Omaha, NE|
Marital Status: Married - Patty
Children: Tammi, Carrie
Employer: Dimatic Die & Tool
Job: Setup Foreman
Year Started Racing: 1994
Total Years Racing: 14
Racing Hero: The King, Richard Petty
|Owner: Alan & Patty Schmitt|
Crew Chief: Jim Kruse / Jeff Strong
Crew: Jerry Schmitt, Tammi Kruse, Carrie Strong, Chad Strong, Dylan Kruse.
Sponsors & Support: Hose & Handling, Frank's Trenching, Ultimate Racing, Seal-Rite Insulation, 2ndLap.com, Nebraska Truck Equipment Company.
|I-80 Speedway (NE) - Stock Car #74|
| Awards & Accomplishments|
|Blackbird Bend Speedway - Pro Am:|
2003 Track Championship with 5 wins, 20 Top 5's, and 22 Top 10's.
Eagle Raceway - Pro Am:
1995 Most Improved Driver Award
1996 Hard Charger Award
1999 Clean Sweep Award (won heat, Dash and A Feature all in same night!)
Other than rookie year, always in Top 10 in Points.
| Career Summary|
Shelby County Speedway 1994-1998.
Sunset Speedway 1994-2000.
Eagle Raceway 1994-2001.
I-80 Speedway 2001-2002, 2007, 2008.
Blackbird Bend Speedway 2003.
Grand National Late Model:
Blackbird Bend Speedway 2004, 2006.
IMCA Late Model:
Shelby County Speedway 2005.
| Racing Goals|
|To continue racing and having fun, all the while spending time with my family. Being competitive and running towards the front is the greatest natural high there is!!|
| Other Interesting Team Information|
|Racing is a family thing for me. My wife, both daughters and their husbands, and my grandsons are involved.|
The selection of my car number was a bit weird. When I signed up for my number at Sunset in 1994, I ended up with 74. Much later that year, we remembered that 74 had been my number when I raced ATV's during 1972-1976.
I've had my race car featured in two local papers - In 2008 in Omaha City Weekly, on the front page, and in 1998 in All About Motorsports from Council Bluffs.
I built both of my Pro Am cars. Both were raced during the 2007 racing season at I-80 Speedway and were top running cars.