Rich Bickle

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Rich Bickle
RichBickleARCAMidwestStatePark2019.jpg
Bickle at a 2019 race
Born (1961-05-13) May 13, 1961 (age 58)
Edgerton, Wisconsin
AchievementsFour-time Slinger Nationals winner (1992, 1996, 2003, 2013)
Five-time Snowball Derby winner (1990, 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999)
Two time National Short Track Championship winner (1990, 2010)
Awardsinducted in the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame (2015)[1]
NASCAR Cup Series career
85 races run over 12 years
Best finish38th (1999)
First race1989 All Pro Auto Parts 500 (Charlotte)
Last race2001 Old Dominion 500 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 3 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
54 races run over 7 years
Best finish24th (2001)
First race1994 Busch Light 300 (Atlanta)
Last race2003 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 9 1
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
79 races run over 7 years
Best finish2nd (1997)
First race1996 Florida Dodge Dealers 400 (Homestead)
Last race2005 Toyota Tundra 200 (Nashville)
First win1997 Craftsman 200 (Portland)
Last win1997 Hanes 250 (Martinsville)
Wins Top tens Poles
3 34 6
Bickle (center) after winning the final stock car races at Lake Geneva Raceway in 2006

Richard Bickle, Jr. (born May 13, 1961) is an American professional stock car racing driver. Now retired from NASCAR racing, Bickle, who has never completed a full season in the NASCAR Cup Series, had a long history in short track racing. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described him in 2012 as a "stud on the short tracks in the late 1980s and early '90s and a journeyman who rarely caught a break in NASCAR."[2] He won three NASCAR truck races, had a career-best fourth-place finish in NASCAR Winston Cup (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) in 218 career NASCAR starts.[2]

Early career[edit]

Bickle was brought into the sport as a child, when he watched his father, Rich Sr., race throughout Wisconsin.[3] The younger Bickle began racing motocross at the age of five. While winning the 250cc championship on Sunday nights when he was 16, he raced stock cars at Jefferson Speedway on Saturday nights in 1977.[3] He went behind his father's barn to pick out one of his father's old racecars and selected a beat up 1968 Pontiac GTO. "It was so beat up you could hardly tell what it was."[3] Bickle started racing a 1974 Pontiac as a sportsman at Jefferson for the second half of the 1977 season and the whole 1978 season.[3] Bickle stopped racing motorcycles after he graduated in 1979.[3] He built a 1972 Ford Torino with a 302 cubic inch motor that year, which he began using at mid-season.[3] He used the car to win a heat and the semi-feature at Columbus 151 Speedway in the car's first night out, and it ran well at Lake Geneva Raceway and Rockford Speedway.[3] That off-season he changed the rear clip on the car to improve it for Rockford before deciding to give away the car and build a new one.[3] In 1980 he raced weekly at Rockford, Lake Geneva, and Capital Speedway (now Madison International Speedway), winning 23 semi-features which was the most in the United States.[3] He was named the Sportsman Rookie of the Year at Lake Geneva and Rockford.[3]

Bickle turned his Rockford car into a late model in 1981 and raced the car to a Top 5 points finish at Lake Geneva and ninth place at Capital.[3] He raced the car at Slinger Super Speedway and selected ARTGO races.[3] He won his first late model feature that season at Lake Geneva.[3] For 1982, he decided to try to run as many races as he could within 300 miles of his home, and he had raced in between 90 and 100 events by the end of the season.[3] He had won a couple of features and had set fast time at Wisconsin Dells Speedway (now Dells Raceway Park).[3] At the off-season banquet for Slinger Super Speedway, he told track owner Wayne Erickson that he would win the 1983 track championship.[3] Bickle focused on winning Slinger's track championship that year and he finished in the Top 5 in 17 of 18 features that season to win the track championship.[3] In 1984 he raced primarily at Slinger, Wisconsin International Raceway (WIR), and Capital.[3] Bickle won his first half mile feature at WIR even though he had raced at Capital for several seasons.[3]

Bickle updated his car, hauler, engine, and equipment for 1985 with a new sponsor.[3] He won the season opener at Capital and several other features later in the season en route to winning the track championship.[3] He had a good season at WIR and raced well at the ARTGO races that he ran.[3] In 1986 he won the points championship at Capital Speedway.[3] He had 17 feature wins that season, and he ran well at Slinger, WIR, and Wisconsin Dells.[3] In 1987, he raced at numerous Wisconsin tracks. He won a $15,000-to-win event at Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1987. Butch Miller, who had led most of the race, went in for a pit stop with 60 laps left and Bickle and Ted Musgrave gained the lead. The race was halted for rain and hail with 46 laps left, and it was declared over with Bickle receiving the win.[3]

He had won 230 races at various short tracks, including Lake Geneva Raceway, Wisconsin International Raceway, and late model track championships at Slinger Super Speedway in 1983 and 1989.[4] Bickle won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway a record five times: 1990, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 1999.[5]

ASA[edit]

In 1990, he made his debut in the American Speed Association, a Midwest-based racing organization based primarily in short tracks. He finished runner up to Johnny Benson in Rookie of the Year standings.(Ironically, Benson would take over Bickle's old Cup ride in 2000.)

NASCAR Winston Cup[edit]

Bickle in 1996

Bickle made his NASCAR Winston Cup debut in 1989 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in his self-owned, unsponsored #02 Buick. He finished 39th out of 42 cars after his engine expired 37 laps into the race. He made his first start in the Daytona 500 the next year when, once again driving his own underfunded Oldsmobile, and finished 28th, just five laps down. Bickle competed in 11 events over the next three years(leading one lap at Charlotte in 1993). 1994 marked a then career-high in terms of starts, driving ten races, most of them for Harry Melling. After years of limited starts, Bickle made the full-time jump to Cup in 1998, driving the #98 Thorn Apple Valley Ford Taurus for Cale Yarborough, replacing Greg Sacks who had been critically injured in an accident at Texas. Bickle had two top-five qualifying efforts and finished a career-best 4th at Martinsville and delivered an emotional post-race interview. When the sponsorship went away, Bickle signed with Tyler Jet Motorsports to drive the #45 10-10-345 Lucky Dog Pontiac. It was an up-and-down year for Bickle and the team; Bickle posted top-10s at the Pontiac Excitement 400 and the Pocono 500. However he had trouble qualifying for races, and after the Pepsi Southern 500 at Darlington, he was released from the team. Bickle drove some for Melling Racing that year. In 2000, Bickle did substitute duty for Joe Bessey's team, and drove one race for Morgan-McClure Motorsports the following year, in addition to driving once for Midwest Transit Racing.

NASCAR Busch Series[edit]

Bickle has found considerably more success in the lower levels of NASCAR than he has in Winston Cup. He made his Busch Series debut in 1993 at Atlanta, finishing 27th with engine failure. Bickle's best season in the Busch Series was 1994, where won one pole and had four top-10 finishes in a limited schedule. In 2001, he made his first full-time run in the Busch Series, driving the #59 Kingsford Chevy, and competed in 27 events before he was released. He has run only one Busch Series race since then.[citation needed]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

Bickle's 1997 truck

Bickle began racing in the Craftsman Truck Series in 1996 for Petty Enterprises, winning two poles, having 9 top-10 finishes and wound up a solid 11th in points.[citation needed]

For 1997, he switched to the #17 DieHard Chevrolet owned by Darrell Waltrip Motorsports, and the combination was an instant success. Bickle started four races on the pole position, winning three. He nearly won a fourth race at Sonoma until both a chaotic next-to-last restart occurred as well as rookie Boris Said retaliating against Bickle for contact during that restart; foiling the race for Bickle. When the checkered flag fell on the season, he was second in championship points. Since then he has run a limited schedule in the trucks, the most starts he's had in a season since then is twelve in 2003.

Career after NASCAR[edit]

Bickle occasionally races at special events at his home tracks in Wisconsin.[2] As of 2007, Bickle planned to open an auto fabrication business in Edgerton with his father, tentatively named Rock County Flatheads and Fabrication. Bickle had owned an auto customization at his racing shop in Mooresville.[6] He began concentrating more being a businessman and by 2012 he operated three businesses. He owned a hot rod shop in Janesville, Wisconsin, a bar in Madison, Wisconsin, and a drive-shaft business in Madison.[2]

Bickle built a new chassis that he raced from 2005 until 2010.[2] He was dissatisfied with the car's performance and acquired one of his early 2000s cars back for the 2011 National Short Track Championship at Rockford Speedway.[2] Bickle was second fastest in practice and raced in the top five during the feature.[2] In 2012 he qualified third for the Slinger Nationals behind Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth. After being sent to the back of the field for early-race contact, he battled his way up to the lead just after half way, and he finished sixth.[7][8] At the end of the 2012 season, Bickle won the National Short Track Championship race at Rockford Speedway for the second time.[9]

Bickle announced that 2013 would be his final season of racing stock cars; competing for the full season in the ARCA Midwest Tour,[10] he also returned to Slinger Super Speedway where he won his fourth Slinger Nationals after the apparent winner, Steve Apel, was disqualified.[11] Bickle battled for the lead in the middle of the 2013 National Short Track Championship race and ended up finishing fourth.[9] He ended his career on the following weekend finishing 22nd at the Oktoberfest 100 ARCA Midwest Tour race at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway on October 6, 2013.[12] He came out of retirement in 2015 - racing at the Slinger Nationals, Madison, and several races at Wisconsin International Raceway.[13] In 2015, he was inducted in the Southeastern Wisconsin Short Track Hall of Fame citing his two Slinger track championships and four Slinger Nationals wins.[1] Bickle is the subject of a 2019 book Barnyard to Brickyard - The Rich Bickle Story and he announced a book signing tour of Wisconsin race tracks in July 2019.[14]

Personal[edit]

Bickle poses for a photographer wearing his Green Bay Packers hat at the 2015 National Short Track Championship at Rockford Speedway (Illinois)

Bickle, who is single, is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan and follows them whenever he can.[citation needed] He also likes riding his Harley-Davidson, restoring and building hot rods and adding to his antique beer can collection.[citation needed]}

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Winston Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Winston Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NWCC Pts Ref
1989 Bickle Racing 02 Buick DAY CAR ATL RCH DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT
39
NWS CAR PHO ATL
22
62nd 143 [15]
1990 Olds DAY
28
RCH CAR ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 84th 79 [16]
1991 Close Racing 47 Olds DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR
26
ATL
34
DAR
24
BRI NWS
DNQ
MAR TAL CLT DOV
DNQ
SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR PHO ATL 51st 237 [17]
1992 TTC Motrosports Inc. 45 Ford DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL CLT DOV SON POC MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR
DNQ
NWS
20
CLT
25
CAR PHO ATL
34
49th 252 [18]
1993 DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL
38
SON CLT
21
DOV POC MCH DAY
DNQ
NHA POC TAL
DNQ
GLN MCH
41
BRI
DNQ
DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV MAR NWS
DNQ
CLT
40
CAR PHO ATL
36
48th 292 [19]
1994 DAY
DNQ
RCH
DNQ
TAL
DNQ
MCH
35
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
DNQ
CAR ATL
DNQ
43rd 849 [20]
Melling Racing 9 Ford CAR
41
ATL
37
DAR
23
BRI NWS
DNQ
MAR TAL
DNQ
SON CLT
34
DOV POC
28
MCH
30
DAY
20
NHA
21
POC
34
IND
29
GLN
Roulo Brothers Racing 39 Chevy PHO
37
1995 Dick Brooks Racing 40 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA
38
POC
30
TAL IND
37
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI
31
DAR
21
RCH DOV
35
MAR
DNQ
NWS
27
CLT
38
CAR PHO ATL 45th 538 [21]
1997 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 26 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL DAR TEX BRI MAR SON TAL CLT DOV POC MCH CAL DAY NHA POC IND
34
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV MAR CLT TAL CAR PHO ATL 65th 61 [22]
1998 Cale Yarborough Motorsports 98 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR
41
TAL
DNQ
CAL
DNQ
CLT
24
DOV
31
RCH
27
MCH
27
POC
32
SON
31
NHA
38
POC
28
IND
39
GLN
22
MCH
28
BRI
18
NHA
40
DAR
19
RCH
DNQ
DOV
19
MAR
4
CLT
17
TAL
DNQ
DAY
39
PHO
11
CAR
18
ATL
DNQ
39th 1773 [23]
1999 Tyler Jet Motorsports 45 Pontiac DAY
33
CAR
DNQ
LVS
23
ATL
30
DAR
DNQ
TEX
12
BRI
DNQ
MAR
11
TAL
14
CAL
32
RCH
10
CLT
25
DOV
33
MCH
24
POC
24
SON
21
DAY
18
NHA
14
POC
7
IND
DNQ
GLN
36
MCH
28
BRI
DNQ
DAR
23
RCH 38th 2149 [24]
Melling Racing 9 Ford NHA
20
DOV
36
MAR
37
CLT
39
TAL
41
LJ Racing 91 Chevy CAR
DNQ
PHO HOM ATL
2000 Joe Bessey Motorsports 60 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR
30
TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY NHA POC MAR
DNQ
CLT TAL
21
CAR
DNQ
PHO
35
HOM ATL 56th 231 [25]
Coulter Racing 61 Chevy IND
DNQ
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV
2001 Midwest Transit Racing 50 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL RCH CLT DOV MCH POC SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND
32
GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT 56th 137 [26]
Morgan-McClure Motorsports 4 Chevy MAR
31
TAL PHO CAR
BAM Racing 49 Chevy HOM
DNQ
ATL NHA
2003 Conely Racing 79 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO CAR
DNQ
NA - [27]
78 HOM
DNQ
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
1990 Bickle Racing Oldsmobile 29 28
1991 Close Racing Oldsmobile DNQ
1993 TTC Motrosports Inc. Ford DNQ
1994 DNQ
1999 Tyler Jet Motorsports Pontiac 22 33

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts Ref
1990 Beard Motorsports 00 Pontiac DAY
DNQ
RCH CAR MAR HCY DAR BRI LAN SBO NZH HCY CLT DOV ROU VOL MYB OXF NHA SBO DUB IRP ROU BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT NHA CAR MAR NA - [28]
1994 98 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL
27
MAR DAR HCY BRI ROU NHA NZH CLT DOV MYB GLN MLW SBO 76th 171 [29]
TTC Motrosports Inc. 45 Ford TAL
42
HCY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT MAR
Gene Petty Motorsports 88 Chevy CAR
37
1995 Virtue Racing 54 Ford DAY
5
CAR RCH ATL
13
NSV DAR BRI HCY NHA
33
NZH CLT
8
DOV
16
MYB GLN MLW
10
TAL
DNQ
SBO IRP MCH
15
BRI DAR RCH DOV
37
CLT
41
CAR
7
HOM
11
33rd 1220 [30]
1996 45 DAY
DNQ
CAR RCH ATL NSV DAR BRI HCY NZH CLT DOV SBO MYB GLN MLW NHA TAL IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR HOM NA - [31]
1998 Bickle-Smith Motorsports 91 Ford DAY CAR LVS NSV DAR BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT
33
DOV RCH PPR GLN MLW MYB CAL SBO IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH HOM
41
79th 183 [32]
ST Motorsports 59 Chevy DOV
28
CLT GTY CAR ATL
1999 Bickle-Smith Motorsports 91 Ford DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH
39
BRI CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
64th 516 [33]
HVP Motorsports 63 Chevy DAR
27
RCH
11
DOV
DNQ
MEM
39
Pontiac PHO
27
Bickle-Smith Motorsports 91 Pontiac HOM
11
2000 DAY CAR LVS
DNQ
ATL
DNQ
DAR
29
BRI TEX
DNQ
NSV TAL CAL RCH NHA CLT
DNQ
DOV
DNQ
SBO
5
MYB
5
GLN MLW
35
NZH PPR GTY
41
IRP MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT
DNQ
CAR
DNQ
MEM PHO
DNQ
HOM
DNQ
70th 329 [34]
2001 ST Motorsports 59 Chevy DAY
16
CAR
7
LVS
15
ATL
29
DAR
15
BRI
39
TEX
23
NSH
12
TAL
13
CAL
29
RCH
16
NHA
21
NZH
8
CLT
17
DOV
26
KEN
27
MLW
12
GLN
22
CHI
28
GTY PPR IRP
9
MCH
29
BRI
20
DAR
25
RCH
16
DOV
24
KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM 24th 2595 [35]
2003 PF2 Motorsports 94 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX TAL NSH CAL RCH GTY NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO
38
CAR
DNQ
HOM 147th 49 [36]

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 NCTC Pts Ref
1996 Petty Enterprises 43 Dodge HOM
21
PHO
30
POR
27
EVG
4
TUS
2*
CNS
32
HPT
12
BRI
19
NZH
15
MLW
20
LVL
27
I70
10
IRP
5
FLM
3
GLN
5
NSV
18
RCH
16
NHA
12
MAR
7
NWS
8
SON
29
MMR
8
PHO
11
LVS
11
11th 2914 [37]
1997 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 17 Chevy WDW
3
TUS
2
HOM
11
PHO
5
POR
1*
EVG
1*
I70
4
NHA
20
TEX
21
BRI
2
NZH
4
MLW
3
LVL
5
CNS
5
HPT
23
IRP
10
FLM
3
NSV
6
GLN
16
RCH
4
MAR
1*
SON
12
MMR
5
CAL
26
PHO
18
LVS
16
2nd 3737 [38]
1998 PacWest S/T Motorsports 78 Dodge WDW
10
43rd 551 [39]
Tyler Jet Motorsports 17 Chevy HOM
17
PHO POR EVG I70 GLN TEX BRI MLW NZH CAL PPR IRP NHA FLM NSV HPT LVL
Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Ford RCH
6
MEM GTY MAR
5
SON MMR PHO LVS
1999 Bickle-Smith Motorsports 45 Ford HOM PHO EVG MMR MAR
36
MEM PPR I70 BRI TEX PIR GLN MLW NSV NZH MCH NHA IRP GTY HPT RCH
7
LVS LVL TEX CAL 66th 201 [40]
2002 Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Ford DAY DAR MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM
6
MLW
11
KAN
13
KEN
15
NHA
12
MCH
12
IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 28th 776 [41]
2003 Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY
19
DAR MMR 22nd 1288 [42]
Fasscore Motorsports 9 Ford MAR
8
Billy Ballew Motorsports 15 Ford CLT
10
DOV
32
TEX
24
SBO
12
TEX MAR
12
PHO
33
HOM
22
Dodge MEM
12
MLW
27
KAN
13
KEN GTW MCH IRP NSH BRI RCH NHA CAL LVS
2005 Green Light Racing 08 Chevy DAY CAL ATL MAR GTY
36
MFD
5
CLT MLW
28
KAN KEN MEM IRP 47th 458 [43]
07 DOV
27
TEX MCH NSH
27
BRI RCH NHA LVS MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ABSC Pts Ref
1989 Bickle Racing 65 Chevy DAY
29
ATL KIL TAL
2
FRS POC KIL HAG POC TAL
34
DEL FRS ISF 33rd - [44]
Venturini Motorsports 25 Chevy TOL
4
DSF SLM ATL
1990 Bickle Racing 65 Chevy DAY
DNQ
ATL KIL TAL FRS POC KIL TOL HAG POC TAL MCH ISF TOL DSF WIN DEL ATL NA - [45]
1991 Roulo Brothers Racing 26 Chevy DAY ATL KIL TAL TOL FRS POC MCH
3
KIL FRS DEL POC TAL HPT MCH ISF TOL DSF TWS ATL 102nd - [46]
1992 39 DAY FIF
23
TWS TAL TOL KIL POC MCH FRS KIL NSH DEL
3
POC HPT FRS ISF TOL DSF TWS SLM ATL
39
59th - [47]
1993 Olds DAY FIF
18
TWS TAL KIL CMS FRS TOL POC MCH FRS POC KIL ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN 65th - [48]
TTC Motrosports Inc. 45 Ford ATL
34
1994 DAY TAL FIF LVL KIL TOL FRS MCH
42
DMS POC POC KIL FRS INF I70 ISF DSF TOL SLM WIN ATL 112th - [49]
1996 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 11 Chevy DAY ATL SLM TAL FIF LVL CLT CLT KIL FRS POC MCH FRS TOL POC MCH INF SBS ISF DSF KIL SLM WIN CLT ATL
4
127th - [50]

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Autobiography[edit]

  • Barnyard To Brickyard - The Rich Bickle Story, John Close.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Bobby Gill
Snowball Derby Winner
1998, 1999
Succeeded by
Gary St. Amant
Preceded by
Jeff Purvis
Snowball Derby Winner
1996
Succeeded by
Bobby Gill
Preceded by
Rick Crawford
Snowball Derby Winner
1990, 1991
Succeeded by
Gary St. Amant