2021 SSCC and Tribute to Bob Radefeld Print
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Monday, 06 September 2021 08:34

The Silver State Classic Challenge (SSCC) for 2021 starts off for Team Pantera Racing with both happiness and sadness.  Mark Skwarek and Jim Wallace successfuly campaigned Mark's orange Pantera in the Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC), only to find out about a week later that a good friend and Team Pantera Racing ambassador, Bob Radefeld, had passed away.

Bob was an intrumental influence in bringing Panteras to the SORC.  He was a regular participant himself, along with a small cadre of cohorts from around the region. Bob did a lot to keep the Pantera alive in the hearts and minds of the public and his efforts were always greatly appreciated. Bob ran a beautiful red Pantera GTS that was just as comfortable on the street as it was on an open road race course.  His smile could be infectious and he always had a kind word for others. Bob will be missed by his family and his extended Pantera brethren.

To honor Bob's life, Team Pantera Racing has created a special event decal commemorating his time with us.  All TPR members will be wearing this decal on their car for this year's SSCC.

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As for the SSCC Race itself, we have at least two confirmed Panteras showing up, and possibly a third.  Along with the team will be some returning veterans and a new face or two.  Veteran Pete Beckham will be bringing a Shelby GT350 instead of his Pantera, while a new recruit who wasn't able to get his Pantera ready in time, will be bringing his wide-body late model Challenger.  Mark Swarek and Dennis Antenucci are both racing their award winning Pantera's, each of them having prepped, tuned and tested their cars at speed and are ready for this year's event.

Mark will be sporting some brand new wheels, while Dennis Antenucci still waits for his; instead, Dennis will be running his Campy clones in Gold as he did in 2019.   Both Panteras are wicked fast and they have the right drivers to tame those wild Panthers.

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Along with the racers, the normal group of support crew are also set to show up for the event this year, including Peter Menyhart, Asa Jay Laughton, and joined this year by Gerry Romack who would race his Panter except it's not yet ready again for a road race.

TPR has a good number of folks taking over the Hotel Nevada this year and are ready to have a good time.  They'll be sure to have a dinner in memory of Bob and drink a toast to his varied and fantastic life spent with the team.

We hope to see you there as well.



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