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Local racer wins Hard Top class at Bakersfield Speedway


June 9, 2018

Mark La Ciura

Rich with his 1950 Dodge/Plymouth coupe.

Local Tehachapi racer Rich Souza won the Hard Top class on June 2. Souza drives a 1950 Dodge/Plymouth coupe. He purchased the car from Robert Tucker of Shafter, Calif., who built and raced the car for many years. Congrats to Rich!

This Dodge coupe is the only small block dodge powered hardtop in the division. It's fantastic for all car buffs to see these 1940s and 50s vintage cars run on the fastest 1/3 mile clay oval in the west.

Rich will be racing Saturday, Aug. 18 in the Hard Top class. The late models, pro stocks, hobby stocks and mod lites will also be racing at Bakersfield Speedway.

Great fun for everyone.

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