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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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