For race fans from the upper-Midwest that make the annual pilgrimage to Speedweeks and/or the Snowball Derby, one of the consistent things at these shows has been the appearance of David Rogers. Rogers passed away earlier this week (Sunday March 8th, 2020.)
While well known for his accomplishments in his home state of Florida, Rogers also gained national attention by winning the NASCAR Weekly Racing Championship in 1994. On his way to the 1994 championship, Rogers picked up 22 consecutive feature wins at Volusia County Speedway. Rogers also won the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing 4 times (1987, 1999, 2001 & 2009) at New Smyrna Speedway. While sitting out the 2019 World Series, his car did pick up the title with Bubba Pollard behind the wheel.
Rogers left an impression on all that crossed his path, including Minnesota racer/crew member/fan Adam Oxborough; “David and I probably only had a 15-minute conversation, but I’ll forever remember that and how much it meant to have such a legend just sit and have a beer and a chat with me.”