By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
EPPING, N.H. -- Heading into a busy weekend of racing for the Bobby Webber Racing team, driver Bryan Kruczek will be chasing two wins behind the wheel -- one in a Late Model Sportsman and one in the team Pro Stock.
Kruczek will be looking for his eighth victory at Lee USA Speedway on Friday night, July 30, hoping to hoist yet another trophy in the Boyd Technology No. 19, sponsored by Vynorius Piledriving and Hedges Excavating. On Saturday, the team will make the trip to Claremont Motorsports Park to get back into Pro Stock competition with the Granite State Pro Stock Series in their biggest race of the year, a $10,000 special.
However, the weekend will mean a lot more to the team other then just chasing a few trophies and the big check. On Friday morning, all of the New Hampshire short-track community learned of the passing of Steve Krupski, a fixture at Star Speedway and other tracks in the area for more than 40 years. Steve was known as the one guy in the pit area you could count on to brighten up your day at the track, no matter how difficult it was going. His sudden passing leaves a sense of shock and sadness over the entire community.
But, this weekend, the team goes on to race in his honor.
"41 years of dedicated friendship, always a smile on his face and always genuinely happy to see you and spend time with you," team owner Bobby Webber Jr. said in a Facebook post. "I'm so happy I got to see you last Saturday at the SBM at Star, it was like you knew, you knew you needed to see your family one last time. It's one of those days you knew was coming, but one you hoped never would. I'm going to miss you Steve."
Kruczek is second in the Lee USA Speedway Rodfather Late Model Sportsman championship battle with seven wins after missing one event, and enters Saturday's Pro Stock special fourth in the Granite State Pro Stock Series championship standings with one victory on the season.
Action at Lee on Friday begins at 7 p.m., and Claremont racing begins at 4 p.m. For those who can't make it to the track, Claremont's action will be shown on Speed51.TV beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Lee is not televised.
For more information on Bobby Webber Racing, visit bobbywebberracingllc.com and follow the team on Facebook. Additional information regarding services for Steve will be released to the public once made available by his family.
By Souza Media/Kyle Souza
LEE, N.H. -- When it comes to Lee USA Speedway and Bobby Webber Racing this season, the combination is off to one of the most impressive starts in track history. Bryan Kruczek wheeled the No. 19 Boyd Technology, Vynorius Piledriving, Hedges Excavating machine into Victory Lane two more times this past Friday, July 16, sweeping two races in the same night for the Rodfather Late Model Sportsman.
The path to victory wasn't easy -- as Kruczek had to work his way through the field in both races and pass for the lead in the final stages. However, when the final results were tallied, Kruczek was carrying the checkered flag and holding two trophies. The race was another round of the Race For the Ring, as Kruczek became the first driver to win more than one race in the series.
"It’s a great accomplishment for our BWR team to go out and bring fast cars to the track every week and collect victories and sweep again," Kruczek said. "It's all because of the guys who work hard on this car. This Boyd Technology No. 19 is just on rails, and it’s just fun to drive it and be the guy to chase every week at Lee. I hope we can continue the season we are having there with a few more trophies along the way. "
Kruczek also is closing in on the championship lead after missing the season-opener, and should be a threat for the points title as the season comes to a closer late in the summer.
The next race for Bobby Webber Racing will be right back at Lee USA Speedway on Friday, July 23, looking for another win with the No. 19. For more information on the team, visit bobbywebberracingllc.com.