BOB WEIKERT REMEMBERED

Posted on: Apr 19, 2011 at 12:43
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(PORT ROYAL SPEEDWAY) When fans file into Port Royal Speedway to take part in the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprints Bob Weikert Memorial on April 30, they’ll be lucky enough to see a blast from the past circle the track. As part of a conjoined effort between Weikert’s Livestock, the Weikert family and current car owner Jesse Keen, fans will get to see the famed, legendary Weikert’s Livestock No. 29 circle the track just one more time.

When sprint car racing is talked about for generations to come, Bob Weikert will be fondly remembered. Bob had some of the best "shoes" from all over the country pilot the famous #29.  I can fondly remember racing against and usually following the beautiful blue and white Weikert car.

One night during a 100 lap event at Jennerstown Speedway we were refueling during the half way stop. We were full and had a jug left over. Bob ran over and ask if he could buy it as they were out and the cars were beginning to push off. We handed him the jug and he left to top off his car. After the feature he came over and handed me a fifty dollar bill. I was still in my uniform and told him I couldn't change it at the time. He said he didn't want any change, thanked me again and disappeared. That was Bob's way of helping a struggling independent team. I still remember it after all these years.

Bob's beautiful blue and white Trevis Craft cars ran up front everywhere they went. He probably sold more cars for Trevis than any other owner. Weikert's Livestock "29" and sprint car racing will be synonymous for many seasons to come.

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