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July 6 WNY Driver of the Week: Rich Sharpe III

Driver: Rich Sharpe III.

Age: 41.

Hometown: Depew.

Lowdown: Sharpe has won five of the six Street Stock races he has participated in at Lancaster National Speedway and Dragway in 2017. Sharpe is currently deadlocked in a tie with Mark Hoch at 369 markers apiece in the Lancaster Street Stock season point standings heading into this Saturday's race card.

Sharpe is the son of the late driver Rich Sharpe Jr., and the nephew of former Lancaster Late Model champion, the late Pete Snyder. Rich is the brother of driver Kyle Sharpe.

Rich Sharpe III

Accomplishments: Rich is the 2015 Lancaster Street Stock champion and a two-time Street Stock victor in Lancaster's prestigious U.S. Open, 2014 and 2016. Rich's season-ending 2014 U.S. Open victory kicked off a Lancaster consecutive race win streak of seven that extended into the 2015 season. He earned the FOAR Score Fan Club's 2014 Achievement on Asphalt Award.

Favorite Food: "Anything my wife cooks me."

Favorite Music: Classic country including Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings.

Hobbies: Family camping with wife Felicia and children, Rich IV, 12; Aleigha, 10 and Jake, 8.

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