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74 Alan Schmitt          Updated by Driver: 3/1/2009
Edited by Staff: 3/2/2009

 Driver Information
Hometown: Omaha,NE
Birthdate: 9/15/53
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 175
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

 Car Information
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.



 Tracks & Series
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
Pro Am:
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.

 

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