Tobias: Looking Both Ways

Former dirt modified and USAC Silver Crown star Richie Tobias has more irons in the fire than a blacksmith. “One of my favorite races was at Syracuse (in 2002) with J.J. Yeley, at least until I lost the brakes. One challenge Richie Tobias did pull off was winning the 1992 big-block modified finale at Syracuse to match his father, Dick’s, 1975 score. In 1990, Tobias thrilled the crowd with a run around the outside from last to first on a muddy surface to claim the last chance race. Bridgeport in the spring and Syracuse in the fall,” recalled Tobias. “We’re the only father and son to win the Syracuse modified race and it really played on my mom’s emotions. Her only complaint was she said she wished I’d won in a Tobias No 17.”.

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