"Racing is my way of making a living"~Bobby Allen

    Shark Racing got its name from the love of a son for his father and as a tribute to the sacrifices all of America’s veterans made for our country.      


    Joseph Allen, Bobby Allen’s father, was a pilot for the U.S. Army and a member of the famous “Flying Tigers.” The Tigers’ shark-faced fighters remain among the most recognizable of any individual combat aircraft and combat unit of World War II. They demonstrated innovative tactical victories when the war was not going well for the United States.

 
    After the war Joe Allen was a commercial airline pilot.He also drove race cars, including some on the beach at Daytona in the early days of NASCAR. His son got his love of speed honestly. Bobby Allen started to include “shark teeth” on his sprint cars after Joe Allen died of cancer in the early 1980s.

 
     This tribute has grown through several formats until it was formally established as the team’s name in 2008 when Logan Schuchart, Bobby Allen’s grandson, started driving 358 sprint cars.

 
    Today Shark Racing is a professional racing team and a tribute to Joe Allen and the other American military veterans and active service people who sacrifice to make America great.

 
    Now retired as a sprint car driver, Bobby Allen owns and manages the team and fields sprint cars for his son, Jacob Allen, and his grandson, Logan Schuchart, who is now the fourth generation of racers in this all-American family.  

                                                                                                       
                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                  

                     Left to right:                          

        Bobby Allen, Joe Allen (Papa Joe) & Jane Allen(Grandma Jane)        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                              

 

Pictures were featured in Life Magazine in the 
                1960s from his World Championship     

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