20 Questions with Dan Ratajczak

Photo by Mary Lewis (www.danlewisphoto.net)


Name: Dan Ratajczak

Nickname: Frog Station Flash

Age: 46

Division: IMCA Modified

Car Number: 73

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
Jerry Jonet

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
Winning 3 IMCA Modified features in a row at Luxemburg Speedway

3. What’s your favorite food?

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
2008 Red Ford F-350

5. What or who got you into racing?
Friends from high school

6. How many years have you been racing?
20+ years

7. Most forgettable moment in racing?
Climbing the fence at Luxemburg Speedway after the race was over to yell at the flagman

8. Who is your biggest rival/competition?
The IMCA Modified class is so competitive anyone on any given night is a rival and competition

9. What’s your favorite movie?
Oceans 11

10. If you weren’t racing, what hobby would you have?
Under water basket weaving

11. What was your first car number?

12. Where was your first race at?
Luxemburg Tri-Star Speedway

13. What is your favorite music group or band?
REO Speedwagon

14. First memory in racing?
Winning my first race at 141 Speedway when it was still blacktop

15. How did you pick your current number?
Someone already picked #13 so I duct taped the number and made it #73

16. What is your favorite race track?
Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa

17. What divisions have you raced in?
Street Stock, Super Stock and IMCA Modified

18. What type of driver are you?

19. What type of track do you prefer?

20. Why do you race?
I race because I love to race and I don’t know how to fish