Terry Poovey to Serve as Grand Marshal for Dallas Half-Mile
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 21, 2023) – Progressive American Flat Track is thrilled to announce that dirt track legend Terry Poovey has been named the Grand Marshal of the Mission Dallas Half-Mile presented by Roof Systems at Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas on Saturday, April 22.
It’s only fitting that the native Texan and winner of five Grand National Championship Half-Miles will serve in the role as Progressive AFT returns to the Dallas Fort-Worth area where he resides for the first of the ‘23 season’s five Half Miles.
Poovey enjoyed a 30-year AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame career, in which he won a total of 11 Grand National Championship Main Events aboard Harley-Davidson, Honda, Bultaco, and Rotax-powered racebikes. An oval specialist and Daytona Short Track hero, Poovey earned multiple wins on Miles, Half-Miles, and Short Tracks alike.
While, like so many of his contemporaries, the majority of Poovey’s wins came aboard Harley-Davidson’s iconic XR750, Poovey also has the distinction of being the rider American Honda handpicked to debut and develop its revered RS750 race bike that later went on to win four consecutive Grand National Championships with Ricky Graham and Bubba Shobert at the controls.
After finally hanging up his helmet in 2005, Poovey joined forces with his brother-in-law and fellow Hall of Famer Kenny Tolbert to serve as the crew for multi-time champion Chris Carr.
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Gates will open for fans at 5:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. PT) with Opening Ceremonies scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 p.m. PT).
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FOX Sports coverage of the Mission Dallas Half-Mile presented by Roof Systems, featuring in-depth features and thrilling onboard cameras, will premiere on FS1 on Sunday, April 30, at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT).
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