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A Check, A Trophy and a Freezer of Meat Adds Up to A Sprint Car Race Win From the Fair

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Ricky Logan is a global sprint car racer who spends his racing year between the United States and New Zealand. He races both 410 and 360 cars three to five times every week.

Arkansas native has endless summer on the sprint car racing circuit by spending have the year in the United States and half the year in New Zealand, photo by DaveHillsRacingImages.com
Arkansas native has endless summer on the sprint car racing circuit by spending have the year in the United States and half the year in New Zealand, photo by DaveHillsRacingImages.com
“As soon as the six month season is over in the winter in the United States, I hop on a flight to New Zealand,” said the Little Rock, Arkansas native. “I get about a day of rest and it’s off to the races for six months Down Under.” Logan won the National Sprint Car Championship Series in New Zealand in 2008 against some of the world’s best sprint car drivers.

Ricky Logan took home a trophy, a check, half an pig and half a cow after winning a sprint car race during the Marion County Fair in Knoxville, Iowa, photo by DaveHillsRacingImages.com
Ricky Logan took home a trophy, a check, half an pig and half a cow after winning a sprint car race during the Marion County Fair in Knoxville, Iowa, photo by DaveHillsRacingImages.com
Logan’s most recent race was at the Marion County Fair at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. “We were going to make the journey out to the west coast for two weeks to participate in the ASCS tour races,” he said. “But we decided instead to stay put and prepare for the two biggest weeks of the sprint car season, the Knoxville Nationals.”

It turned out to be the right choice. Logan took the 360 feature win, his second win at Knoxville this summer. He started the feature on the pole position and took off into a race of his own. After only three laps around the fast half mile, Ricky had already extended his lead by a full straight away. “I knew from the minute we took off that as long as I didn’t do something stupid we had this race in the bag,” he said. “The car was running around the track like it was on rails.”

After his win, Logan collected a check and a trophy. “I also won half a beef and half a hog since the race was run during the Marion County Fair,” he said. “We’re going to be celebrating this win at the bar-b-que for a while.”

Logan lives to race. He also pilots his own plane to different parts of the country. “It took a long time, lots of work and a lot of wins to get to where I am now,” said the 39-year-old racer. “When I first started I was like a starving artist. I went to a lot of races and had nowhere else to sleep but my car. I’m really grateful for my sponsors who help me to do what I love to do all the time, and that is race.”

Logan’s cars are equipped with K&N products. “K&N is what engine builders recommend,” he said. “The life of the engine is the heart of the race car and K&N keeps our heart pumping. K&N protects our engines, gives us power and filtration and keeps our engines clean.”

Logan will race a few more 410 races between Kansas and Wisconsin between now and the Knoxville Nationals. “Any win is great,” he said. “It does not matter if it’s a weekly race or a national touring race. It’s an awesome feeling.”

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