How did you get started in racing?
The Strehle family has been involved racing since the early 40's,
starting with my Grandfather in Pensacola Florida, with my father
moving to Northern Ohio in the early 70's there has been family members
racing here every since (Father Mac,my Mother Shirley, Sister Kathy,
Brother Bo, Myself Billy, and finally Son Brian ) making up 4
generations of Strehle Racing.
You are working on starting a new racing series in 2012. Tell us about
The Redneck Racing Association (T.R.R.A.) is a brand new race series
for 2012. I am the Owner/Promotor of the series,Billy
Strehle(216-217-5038) and Jack Saylor(440-458-1052) is our Race
Director. The main purpose of this series is to bring family and
friends together in this sport and allow them to participate at an
affordable cost. We want to bring "The Fun Back Into Racing"!!! This is
an endurance style series with the cars being factory stock with proper
safety upgrades, cars being of basic bluebook value from $1500 and
under. For $2000 or less you should be ready to race this series. All
teams must have a minumum 2-4 drivers(depending on race length) with no
maximum number of drivers. so with 4 drivers, you can be ready to race
for $500 or less each!!! The more drivers the less the cost per person!
For the first season we are looking to race Ashalt Ovals,
Dirt/Clay Ovals and a Road Race. With all races being in length 4 hours
to 12 hours according to schedule. We are hoping to get
multi-generation families involved(From Grandparents their kids and
grandkids, brothers, sisters nieces, nephews, cousins friends...). We
want to generate a fun family and friends type atmosphere. We will be
having several forms of entertainment at all events, D.J/Karaoke for
adults and the kids as well!!! Fun games and other activities to keep
the fun non-stop and of couse lots of racing action on the track! So if
you are looking for a fun, affordable way to go racing and have a blast
with your family and friends its here... THE REDNECK RACING
ASSOCIATION!!!! Help spread the word and tell
everyone you know to check us out. For more detailed information go to
our website... http://www.trraracing.com.
Hope to see you ther in 2012!
What are your plans for 2012?
As far as my personal racing for the upcoming 2012 season, we are
currently making our plans, some of what are we are working on are as
I am building a Port City Car to be run at Lake County Speedway
in the Sportsman division also plan on racing it at Barberton and
Midvale Speedways in their Late Model Divisions(The body of the car is
in fabrication, its going to be something special!!! A throw back to
when racing was fun, everyone will want to see this one when its
finished!). I also have a charger that will be racing at tracks like
Lorain, Sandusky, Barberton...(also in the Redneck Series). I have an
Alcohol Kart to be raced by my Step Son at Martinsville, Little Indy...
And Finally we are still working with Rick Yatson from Yatson Racing on
a BRAND NEW RIDE for 2012, waiting to see what rules are, but are
looking at either Main Event Late Models or Jegs CRA Late Models. Will
update when the time comes. I also have been expanding my personal
business, Coyote Entertainment, so with all this going on, its going to
be an extremely busy off season for STREHLE RACING and myself!!! I want
to take a second to thank all my sponsors and those fans that kept
supporting me during a really tough 2011 season. And pledge to them
that 2012 will be much better! THANKS EVERYONE!
Whats the most enjoyable thing about racing?
Its that it is a family tradition for us, it has helped to keep our
Tell us little about your car and what tracks you race at?
I currenly race a Howe Late Model with a 2009 Monte Carlo Body on it, a
Dillion Sportsman, an alcohol Kart and my son is racing in a Jr alcohol
Kart. We race Lorain, Sandusky, Midvale and many other tracks in Ohio,
PA, Michigan and Indiana.
When you are not racing what do you do for fun?
I am a D.J/Karaoke host so I spend alot of my time doing shows.
Spending time with my Family.
If you could win any race in the world, which one would you want to win?
Well of course the overwelming answer would probably the Daytona 500 or
something along that lines, but mine would be a close call between the
Polar Bear 150 at Rockinham or The Snowball Derby at 5 Flags Speedway
in Pensacola Florida because they are grass root racings elite races
Is there anybody you would like to thank?
My family, for the years of support and encouragement so I can
41 yrs old
27 Years racing Experience
1999 Mansfield Track Champion,1986 Street Stock & 1988 Late Model
Rookie of the years, 1988 Buckeye Bash Winner...
Currenly Racing 4 Divisions...
Bounty Late Model Driver
Ohio Stock Driver
Pure Stock Driver/Coach/Team member
Open Comp. Alcohol Kart Driver
Owner-Jr Alcohol Race Kart(Driver Brian Strehle Boutell, 11 yrs old)