Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Kevin Gobrecht Born In Hanover, Pennsylvania - May 2, 1969

May 2, 1969 - September 24, 1999
Kevin Gobrecht
Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA.
He was a 1987 graduate of New Oxford High School and a 1992 graduate of Millersville University. He was a member of the New Oxford Social and Athletic Club, the York County Racing Club, the Allstar Circuit of Champions, the World of Outlaws, the Checkered Flag Fan Club and the Republican Club of Hanover. He was the driver of the # 93 Amoco Sprint Car owned by Hylton-Blaney Motorsports.

He won over 100 Go Kart races from 1977-1989 and competed throughout Eastern and Southern U.S. He won over 100 Micro-Sprint races from 1990-1999, including the Coors National Open in 1992 and 1994.

He won the 1995 Lincoln Sportsman of the Year by Auto Racing Club of Hagerstown, Pennsylvania and was named the 1995 National Sprint Car Rookie of the Year by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum.

He was a replacement driver for Jac Haudenshild in the Elden Racing # 22 car, competing on the 1996 World of Outlaws tour. He raced in four events including a 3rd place finish in the Amoco Knoxville Nationals make-up feature.

In 1997 he drove the Stauffer's Apple Chevrolet car and won the Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway.

On July 31, 1998 he won his first World of Outlaws feature at Williams Grove Speedway and won the Kenny Weld Memorial at Lincoln Speedway on Oct. 10, 1998.

In 1999 he won the All Star Circuit of Champions Feature at Volusia Speedway Park, won three races in less than 24 hours (Williams Grove, Lincoln, Port Royal), was the winner of Williams Grove Speedway's "Early-Bird Championship", debuted in the National Sprint Car Pole with a national ranking of 5th, won the Historical Big One at Eldora Speedway, Rossburg, Ohio and placed 3rd at the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxsville, Iowa.

Gobrecht died on Saturday, Sept. 24, 1999 at age 30, in a sprint car crash at I-80 Speedway near Greenwood, Nebraska.

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