|History of Verdoorn Racing
Verdoorn Racing began when brothers Bryan and Roger purchased an I.M.C.A. hobby stock in the
fall of 1994. By the spring of '95, brothers Wayne and Jeff had joined to form the all family race
From their start in '95, Verdoorn Racing have been competing at tracks in Southwest Minnesota and
Northwest Iowa in the I.M.C.A. hobby stock division. In the late summer of 1999, after four and a
half years of racing against the regions best veteran hobby stock race teams, Verdoorn Racing
purchased an I.M.C.A. street stock. They finished the '99 season gaining valuable experience at
Throughout the 2000 racing season, Verdoorn Racing competed regulary at Jackson Speedway,
finishing 13th in points, and at Murray County Raceway in Slayton, Minnesota, finishing 10th in
points. Overall, it was a successful season for Verdoorn Racing's first full season in a stock car.
Through out the 2001 race season, Verdoorn Racing competed regularly at Jackson Speedway on
Saturday nights, and they also raced a number of races at Murray County Raceway in Slayton. In
2001, Verdoorn Racing had five top 5 finishes and 24 top tens and finished 5th in track points at
Jackson. Among their accomplishments during 2001 include a 4th place finish at the annual Jackson
Nationals and being awarded the prestigious Sportsmanship award from fellow street stock drivers at
the 2001 Jackson Speedway awards banquet.
|2001 I.M.C.A. Street Stock driven by Roger Verdoorn.
|1972 race car driven by Steve Verdoorn.
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One of Verdoorn Racing's most important influences was their father Joel and uncle Steve when they
began their racing in 1972. Steve raced at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa in 1972 and 1973.
He also visited tracks in Worthington, Slayton, Lemars, and Sioux Center in the summers of '72 and
'73. They raced a 62 Ford with a 390 cubic inch motor. As the picture shows, driver safety has
come a long way since the early '70's. There was only one class in those days, so they ran all 40+
cars in four features.
Though they raced only two seasons, they were big influence on the current members of Verdoorn