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19b Tim Bengard          Updated by Driver: 5/23/2002
Edited by Staff: 4/21/2003

 Driver Information
Hometown: Exira,IA
Birthdate: 2/13/80
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 185
Email Address: bengard@metc.net
Employer: Quality Machine
Job: Machinist
Year Started Racing: 1996
Total Years Racing: 5
Racing Hero: Jeff Anderson - he was at our home working on his car (my dad built Jeff's motors) and I always said that I wanted to grow up and be a trapper and a racecar driver just like Jeff Anderson. Also Dale Earnhardt - he was a legend.

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2000 Jet
Owner: Tim & Jed Bengard
Crew Chief: Jed Bengard
Crew: Tanner Powers, Amy Bengard, Brenda Bengard, Jed Bengard, Amy Heckenbach.
Sponsors & Support: Thielen Trucking - Atlantic, IA, Ironman Racing - Corning, IA, Phippen Carpentery - Exira, IA, Car Quest - Audubon, IA, Mills Tree Service - Exira, IA.



 Tracks & Series
Adams County Speedway (IA) - Modified #19b
Shelby County Speedway (IA) - Modified #19b

 Awards & Accomplishments
On July 3, 2000 I won the Stock Car Feature at the Budweiser Modified Madness in Alta, Iowa. That was a big win for me. I also won the Season Championship race in Harlan the same year. I have won several races at the Audubon Speedway. In 2001 I won the Rookie of the Year Award at Audubon and Stuart in my Modified.
 
 Career Summary
I became interested in racing through Jeff Anderson. My dad was his engine builder for a number of years and I became hooked. I started with the Hobby Stock class at age 16. I jumped to the Stock Car class in 1999 and ran through 2000. Dad and I wanted to get into the Modifed class so we jumped once again in 2001. I am now racing NASCAR in Corning and Denison, with some IMCA shows and specials thrown in.
 
 Racing Goals
I would like to race NASCAR Stock Cars or Sprints with all the big name runners I have heard about all my life.
 

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