Even Grand Marshal: Steve Schmidt
Steve Schmidt is this year’s Event Grand Marshal. He will display his NHRA Pro Stock race car along with several engines. He will also be available for autographs on Sat. from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Steve Schmidt started his Sportsman racing career in Modified in 1973. In 1997, he became the 13th member of the NHRA Holley 6-second Pro Stock Club with a run of 6.962 seconds at the Mac Tools Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla. He ended the year fifth in the standings for his second top-five finish and his fourth top-10 finish.
Steve Schmidt of Steve Schmidt Racing Engines is on a mission to build the most innovative drag racing and high performance engines possible. "I have always been a race fan and I got started working on engines while attending Purdue University," says Schmidt. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, Steve Schmidt Racing has over 45 employees and ships out custom competition and high performance street engines to racers all over the world. Visit steveschmidtracing.com for more information.