For the remainder of the 2012 racing season, Robby Wolfgang has made the decision to step away from the sport of Sprint Car Racing to focus on pursuing his degree in Mechanical Engineering at South Dakota State University as well as to explore alternative opportunities within Sprint Car Racing.
First and foremost, Robby would like to thank Bill Smith and Bruce Williams for the opportunities they have given him in the past few years. Special thanks also go out to Stepping Stone Genetics, Sioux Falls Ford and Celebrate Community Church for their support of the #33 machine as well as Karl's Chevrolet, Phillips' Floors and DeeZee Manufacturing for their support of the #7k machine. Speedway Motors, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Hoosier Tires, Competition Suspension Inc., Fibertech Performance and numerous others also deserve many thanks. Last but not least, Robby would especially like to thank the great fans of this sport for their continued support!
Robby and the 7K team put together an impressive opening weekend at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE with a win in Friday night's competition and a solid 6th place finish after starting Saturday's feature 8th. Robby also walked away with the Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Series Points lead, although the 7k does not plan on competing in the full series. Thanks everyone for your support!
View pictures of Robby's victory
Stepping Stone Genetics has signed on to be the primary sponsor on the Bill Smith owned 33, as well as, an associate sponsor on the Bruce Williams owned 7k. Robby cannot wait to get the racing season underway and has high expectations for 2012. Both the Smith 33 and the Williams 7k will be competing in the 410 Sprint Car divisions at Huset's Speedway in Brandon, SD and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, IA, respectively.
"This ‘Cub’ packs
a mighty bite,
and he will have plenty
more chances to howl."
As the son of racing legend Doug Wolfgang, you would think that Robby would simply follow in his dad's footsteps. But Robby's racing career actually started on two wheels rather than four. At the age of nine he started racing dirt bikes. As a young boy he displayed both extreme talent and determination, leading to regional championship titles and national competitions. For the next several years Robby traveled across the country, collecting numerous titles and competing against the best amateur motocross riders the US has to offer.
In 2008 Robby made the switch that so many race fans had been waiting for. Robby and his dad teamed up with car owner Loren Barstad, to get Robby behind the wheel of a 360 sprint car. Robby was able to transfer his motocross skills to the oval track and immediately demonstrated a natural talent for open wheel racing. With only 13 sanctioned races under his belt he brought home his first victory at Huset's Speedway on July 27, 2008.