Buckwalter Tackling Full East Coast Sprint Slate

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Buckwalter Tackling Full
Tim Buckwalter. (Jacob Seelman photo)

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. – Tim Buckwalter will contest the full Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series schedule this year, driving for Bill Gallagher Motorsports in the No. 5g.

Buckwalter joined the team in May of 2019 and found immediate success, picking up an early victory at Grandview Speedway.

The combo grabbed five top-five finishes in seven starts on the tour, including victories at Grandview and again at Big Diamond Speedway in June.

An unfortunate violent flip on lap one of the feature at Georgetown Speedway in July left the team with no cars to finish out the season, but crew chief Curt Michael is optimistic that better days are ahead this time around with Buckwalter back at the controls.

“Were all happy to continue to race with Tim. We get along well, as do all of our crew guys and families,” said Michael. “Tim did a great job when we ran, and we had some wins and good runs. We had one big crash at Georgetown and we had a fast car that night too, but those kind of things are going to happen when you run hard.”

In addition to the East Coast Sprint Car Series schedule, thanks to the team’s recent acquisition of a Rider 410 engine, Buckwalter and company will also run the Eastern Storm with the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series in June, as well as make the trip out to Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway in late August for the Sprint Car Smackdown.

“We’re looking forward to running all of the Rapid Tire USAC East Coast Races, along with the Eastern Storm and a trip to Kokomo,” said Michael. “Tim has done Eastern Storm and Kokomo before, but it will be new to our team and myself, so hopefully we can have some good runs with our Rider 410.”

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