HOLLY, Mich. – official series release —
Must See Racing announced Wednesday that its upcoming event at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. on May 2 will be known as the inaugural Tom Bigelow Classic.
The event will honor former USAC Midget and Sprint car champion and nine-time Indy 500 starter Tom Bigelow and will be the second Must See Racing sprint car event of the year.
‘It’s really nice,” said Bigelow responding to the news of an event honoring him. “It’s a real honor when you get recognized for things you’ve done in racing.”
Bigelow acknowledges that Berlin Raceway was a track he enjoyed racing at and he enjoyed a bit of success there.
“I liked it,” he said.”I probably only ran there three times but I really enjoyed racing there. We did win a USAC Sprint Car race there in the ’70s. I don’t remember too much about that particular night except all the regulars where there. Tom Sneva, Johnny Parsons and all the regular guys were there. That’s when a few of the guys had the rear-engine sprint cars.”
One of his other visits to Berlin wasn’t as memorable. “I remember running off the backstretch another time I was there,” laughs Bigelow.
Bigelow is anxiously awaiting the May 2 event and plans to be on hand to greet friends and fans alike.
Bigelow was the 1978 USAC Sprint Car champion, 1984 USAC Midget champion, and 1982 Indy Speedrome USAC Regional Midget champion. Bigelow held the all-time USAC Sprint Car win record with 52 for several years until Dave Darland surpassed him last August.
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