The state of Pennsylvania is rich in motorsports history. No place in the state produces more talent and pride for the state then central Pennsylvania. The area is known for its dirt track and sprint car racing. The term “Pennsylvania Posse” is common speak not only throughout the area, but throughout the country as well. But, there is one team, one family, that has carried the state and its blue collar heritage on its shoulders, that team is Peck Motorsports.
Peck Motorsports began as a NASCAR Nationwide Series program in 1988 with driver Tom Peck behind the wheel. The car was owned by his brother, Dr. Michael Peck. Together, the family duo went on to become the most successful team from the Keystone State to ever compete on the national motorsports stage. Tom Peck collected over 50 top-10 finishes in just four seasons of full-time competition. The team ran from the 1988 to1995 with full seasons from 1990-1993.
From that time since, there has been no team based in the state to collect the results and publicity that Peck Motorsports has. Today, the team has a rebirth. This time it’s Dr. Michael Peck’s son, Todd who is behind the wheel. Dr. Peck is still the team owner and the team still calls central Pennsylvania home. They will compete with Todd behind the wheel in five NASCAR Camping World Series events this year proving once again that it’s Peck Motorsports who is the Pride of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania-based team made its NCWTS debut this past year running in three events with Todd Peck behind the wheel of the No. 96 Arthritis Foundation/Kids Get Arthritis Too Chevrolet Silverado. Although the team has yet to announce its race schedule, they plan to compete in 10 to12 events throughout the year.
Todd will be the 2012 Young Adult Honoree for the Capital Region Arthritis Walk on May 19, 2012 at HersheyPark. Join his team to walk with Todd at www.centralpaaw.kineter.org You also come out to see Todd and his Team at the Harrisburg Senators game on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. You will have a change to tour his truck hauler and get an up close look at his truck before he drives around the warning track at the game.
Be sure to check out our webpage for the most up to date schedule of Todd’s activities in Central PA.