"Beyond The Dirt" Wtih Kelly Hoerner

Posted by D.S. 3/23/2016 9:17:31 AM
(Photo courtesy of Layn Mudder of LPT Images.)

Dacotah Speedway:  What is your favorite thing about the Dacotah Speedway?
Kelly:  My favorite thing about the Dacotah Speedway was the day I won my first ever feature in the Legends against Ivan Sailer. The previous week, he had beaten me and after the races, he flaunted the trophy in the pits and I swore if I had the chance to get him the following week, I was gonna come out on top and I did.

Dacotah Speedway:  Why did you choose car number 21?
Kelly:  I built my first race car when I was 21 years old.

Dacotah Speedway:  What is your favorite movie?
Kelly:  Six Pack with Kenny Rogers.

Dacotah Speedway:  What was your first racing t-shirt?
Kelly:  I designed my first racing t-shirt way back in the 1980’s. If I remember, I think Dan McDonald still has a cap and t-shirt somewhere.

Dacotah Speedway:  What is your most memorable race and why?
Kelly:  It was at the Bismarck track during the Governor’s Cup. I had just won my heat against some high dollar cars and Fargo. Leo Burkhardsmeier looked over the top of his enclosed trailer and asked what I did to my car to make it so good. I told him what I did and he said, “If I need my car set up for a wet track, I’m calling you.” It make this young driver feel proud as hell.

Dacotah Speedway:  Who inspired you to get into racing?
Kelly:  The one that inspired me the most was Ken Dagman. His car was the first car I ever got to race. After two years of begging, he sold me his race car and I have been racing ever since.

If you'd like to be featured on our "Beyond The Dirt" series call Michelle Stoxen at 527-7229 or Layn Mudder at 667-9420.  The 2016 season of high banked, dirt track racing begins Friday, May 6th at Dacotah Speedway.


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