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20 Questions with Les Sternard

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20 Questions with Les Sternard

Name: Lester Harold Sternard

Nickname: Black Stallion

Age: 67

Division: Street Stock

Car Number: 76

1. Who was your favorite driver growing up?
IRV ITTIEN

2. Most memorable moment in racing?
LOSING A RACE TO MY BROTHER WENZEL (1977)

3. What’s your favorite food?
STEAK

4. What do you drive for a street vehicle?
1993 CHEVY 1/2 TON PICKUP

5. What or who got you into racing?
MY BROTHERS AND I DECIDED TO BUILD A CAR OUT OF A 1969 FORD COUGAR

6. How many years have you been racing?
LOST COUNT

7. Most forgettable moment in racing?
SPINNING OUT WHILE LEADING THE FEATURE BY HALF A LAP (2010)

8. Who is your biggest rival/competition?
(THEN) AUGIE DERENNE, (NOW) EVERYONE OUT THERE IN MY DIVISION

9. What’s your favorite movie?
STROKER ACE

10. If you weren’t racing, what hobby would you have?
GARDENING, JUST BEING GRANDPA TO MY GRANDKIDS

11. What was your first car number?
76

12. Where was your first race at?
DOOR COUNTY SPEEDWAY

13. What is your favorite music group or band?
JOHNNY CASH

14. First memory in racing?
WRECKED MY CAR THE NIGHT BEFORE DOOR COUNTY SPEEDWAY, MY BROTHERS WORKED ALL NIGHT ON IT TO JUST HAVE IT READY FOR THE NEXT NIGHT. THEN WENT OUT GOT QUICK TIME AND WON THE FEATURE.

15. How did you pick your current number?
1976 STARTED RACING, YEAR OF THE BICENTENIAL

16. What is your favorite race track?
THUNDERHILL RACEWAY

17. What divisions have you raced in?
LATE MODELS IN THE 70′S, NOW IN A STREET STOCK.

18. What type of driver are you?
PATIENT

19. What type of track do you prefer?
TACKY

20. Why do you race?
FOR MY KIDS, AND FANS! ALSO HELPS I’M RETIRED AND IT GIVES ME SOMETHING TO DO!