RACER SPOTLIGHT: DAVE ALLEN
There were many cool stories that unfolded during the NAPA Halloween Classic. One in particular revolved around former track champion Dave Allen. After cooking his turbo bike earlier in the season he had been presented the opportunity at a handful of races to run the brightly painted street bike owned by Don Trafford. Racing the loaner ride, Dave was one of 33 racers to compete in the Sled/Bike class at Classic XXI. Remarkably enough, Dave ended his season on a very positive note by winning the biggest Bike/Sled category in Classic history.
Riding like a man on a mission, he defeated Brad Crawford from Kennewick, Wash., with a 10.53 on a 10.46 dial in after Crawford was a little later at the tree, finishing second at 9.80 on a 9.79 dial in.
Congratulations to Dave on his major event title (and special thanks by Trafford for the very nice gesture of loaning him his second race bike for the event). We want to also pass along congratulations to both David Wood and Don DePeel for winning the Sled/Bike Gambler races staged on both Thursday and Friday. Additionally, a big tip of the hat to all the contestants in this year's Sled/Bike class - it was fun watching you battle it out for the final time this season!