ADEL, Iowa – The number of votes left little doubt that Andrew Burg has quite a fan following.
Burg’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock was the top choice in August balloting for the Sybesma Graphics IMCA Facebook Fan Favorite contest.
As a result, the 13-year-veteran will receive a mini-hood from contest sponsor Sybesma Graphics.
“I’ve always raced a Hobby Stock. I’ve spent my entire career in that division,” said Burg, who finished fourth in points at Stuart, anticipates a similar finish at Boone and won a single feature at each track this season. “I like the cost of the class and being able to race with the best of the best. We race with a lot of the best drivers in the country every Saturday and Sunday of the season.”
He shares a shop with Shannon Anderson, John Watson and Jamie Songer.
“I started racing with my dad when I got out of the service. I bought a used car for the first season and we built a new one for the next year,” Burg said. “It’s gotten a little more stressful over the last two years but things have come to fruition more. I’ve made a lot of friendships and met a lot of people racing.”
Burg’s 16-year-old son Keith does most of the work on his dad’s car at the track. He’ll start his own Hobby Stock career next season in one of Burg’s used rides.
Jimmy Keenan, Watson and often Songer round out the crew.
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