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May 24, 2013

Moro father-son share at Sprint Car 101

Featured guests at the Sprint Car 101 program of Thursday, May 16, were father and son, Tony and Matt Moro.

With host Bob Baker, Hall of Fame Director, the evening started with a review of how each guest began his racing career. Both started out racing Go Karts. Son, Matt, started at 14 years of age, while father Tony started when in his early twenties, winning his class at the Speedway Grand Nationals in 1983.

Tony then moved up to Late Models for a short time before he began racing sprint cars at age 35. During his first year, Tony was named Rookie of the Year and All-Iowa Rookie of the Year.

Matt Moro started his sprint car career at 17 and has been named the Junior Fan Club Favorite Driver.

Both drivers entertained the audience with stories of their racing experiences as well as giving their opinions of how to lower the cost of racing.

Tony Moro now runs Tony Moro Collision Center in Des Moines and races in the truck division in Des Moines. Matt Moro works at Karl Moyer Chevrolet and continues racing sprint cars.

Sprint Car 101 is a feature of the Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum and is held the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Fame and Museum. The next program is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, and is free and open to the public.

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