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DICKEY RACING 2008

 

After a successful season in 2007, Dickey Racing has stepped up their program. Kelly Racing Enterprises, Wickline Motorsports, and BarbaraTerry.com will be teaming up with Dickey Racing for one of the most aggressive seasons in recent years.  Seasoned road racer Richard Dickey will be seated in a variety of race vehicles while concentrating on the ever challenging SCCA Road Racing Series and the two Baja efforts.

 

Wickline Motorsports has taken Dickey Racing, more specifically driver Dickey, as a team driver and will support his efforts in both the SCCA series and other selected events.  In conjunction, Dickey will display his NASA sanctioned American Iron IROC Camaro at two NHRA events in which Rick Wickline will drive his Top Dragster.

 

Long time partner and ex-Nissan driver Mike Kelly will continue to back Dickey as car owner and team principle in an effort to put his 2004 Mazda RX-8 in the winner's circle at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs in Topeka.  At the same time, Dickey Racing will be supporting Mike's effort to take a Regional Championship in the same car.  Asked about getting back in the driver's seat, Mike explained jokingly, "I can't take it anymore, I've gotta drive something."  He went on to say, "Seriously, we want to win both regional and national points this year and many of these races coincide on the same weekend."

 

After a gallant effort in the 40th Baja 1000 last year, celebrity host and promoter Barbara Terry, has contracted the road racer to co-drive both the Baja 500 and the 1000.  Dickey Racing will have some involvement in the technical aspects of the Baja buggy but any details have yet to be disclosed.  Known mostly as a road racer, Dickey has been a rally driver since his first TSD in 1971 and the founder of the 20 year, 1200 mile, Comanche Peak Road Rally of Texas. An on and off road, outlaw rally throughout the greater Southwest.

 

"We've got a full plate this year," expressed Dickey.  "My crew has come together well, since last season, and we are prepared for what confronts us.  Dedication, a little luck, and time willing, we'll make it happen.  It's a great opportunity and an exciting challenge."

 

Dickey Racing would like to thank our supporters Kumho Tire, Kelly Racing Enterprises, Wickline Motorsports, Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development, barbaraterry.com, Motorsport Sales of Dallas, Nissan Motorsports, Track Tek Racing Fuels, and local Granbury sponsors A-1 Paint and Body, Granbury Muffler, Quality Automotive, Discount Tire of Granbury, Barking Rocks Winery, and JCS Import Services.  

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DICKEY RACING 2007 IN REVIEW

 

Veteran road racer Richard Dickey completed a successful season, in 2007, with five wins and two track records.

 

Motorsport Ranch in Cresson, Texas was the venue for the January season opener. Sports Car Club of America hosted the inaugural two day Double Regional race in which the long time Nissan pilot broke out his beautiful Nissan 300ZX Improved Touring ride and waxed the competition. Dickey won the Saturday race in the rain and followed up with a win and a track record on Sunday.

 

Dickey and Pressley Boozer, acting chief engineer and technical liaison for Dickey Racing, then ventured to Vermont to retrieve a Mazda RX-8 for Kelly Racing Enterprises.  The 3800 mile round trip put road racer Mike Kelly into the owners box and Dickey in the driver seat to contend or a National Championship in the SCCA Touring 3 class.

 

The seasoned competitor showed his prowess, in the flashy Mazda, by winning three races to include Motorsport Ranch Houston, Texas Motor Speedway, and Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas.  Dickey finished second in Divisional Points to Rob Lay, but demoralize him by stealing his track record at Texas Motor Speedway. 

 

"The track record at TMS was excellent", bragged Dickey, "but I think the highlight was beating my driving school instructor, Don Istook, in a heads up race at Houston."  This race pitted the Kelly Racing Enterprises RX-8 on Hoosier rains against Istook's Audi TT with Hoosier dries on a quickly drying track.

 

The SCCA National Runoffs at Heartland Park, in October, proved somewhat uneventful as Dickey qualified midpack. An early morning rain storm and the wrong tire choice rendered Dickey 15th after being as high as 12th, early in the race.

 

In November, with the help of car owner Mike Kelly and his business partner at Quality Automotive James Matthews, Dickey received an invitation to drive in the 40th Edition of the Baja 1000.  Promoter and celebrity host Barbara Terry put the program together with the help of Glacier Bear Racing, both of Charlotte.  The team completed the most difficult section of the event but the vehicle proved to be too tight to keep up with checkpoint closing times.

 

Dickey Racing would like to thank our supporters Kumho Tire, Kelly Racing Enterprises, Wickline Motorsports, Mazdaspeed Motorsports Development, barbaraterry.com, Motorsport Sales of Dallas, Nissan Motorsports, Track Tek Racing Fuels, and local Granbury sponsors A-1 Paint and Body, Granbury Muffler, Quality Automotive, Discount Tire of Granbury, Barking Rocks Winery, and JCS Import Services.

 

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