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Don Ponder, Owner/Racer
Don Ponder, one of the two owners of Affton Lawn Equipment, also has another passion for Racing.

Over the years.....

Racing Profile:

Owner/Driver: Don Ponder brings a solid business foundation as a private business owner for over 25 years (Affton Lawn Equipment), as well as having spent more than 2 decades in motor sports. Don is in a unique position to evaluate what it takes to run a successful race team.
Started race career in 1974. Off Road Racing venue includes: Baja Buggy - Class 9 (1200 cc to 1600 cc) - Class 1 Unlimited - Class 9 (1600 cc), Off Road Trucks and Rear Engine Sprint Cars. He has raced in Florida, Oklahoma, Texas as well as the entire Midwest. Racing Accomplishments
1985: Mint 400 Class 10 2-Seater. Finished 18th out of 40 starters.
- Off Road Racing Assoc., Cranon, WI; 2nd Place
- Formula Desert Dog Off Road Series; 3rd Place
1986: Competed in Mickey Thompson Off Road Series
- Hoosier Dome, Silverdome, Astrodome; 12th Place Points
- Midwest Off Road Series; 1st Place, 3 out of 4 races entered
1987: Memorial Day 100 Lake Geneva, WI; 3rd Place
- Rolla Extravaganza; 1st Place in 2 classes (1200 cc & 1600 cc)
- Formula Desert Dog Off Road Series; 3rd Place
1989 - 1993: Competed in Class 1 Unlimited & Class 9 (1600 cc)
- Finished 1st thru 4th in both classes
1994: Left off road racing circuit. Entered Rear Engine Sprint Midgets 1915 cc
VW Class
- Instrumental in forming a new racing association, M.R.E.M.A.
(Midwest Rear Engined Modified Association)
1994: 5th in points
1995: 4th in points
1996: 3rd in points
1997: 2nd in points
1998: St. Charles Raceway Points Champion
- I-55 Raceway Points Champion
-Missed Association Championship by 2 points
Racing Profile
Racing Division:
Type of Vehicle: Off Road Truck - Ford Ranger (2700 cc)
Chief Mechanic: Don Ponder
Crew Chief: Randy Eller
Sponsors: Affton Lawn Equipment
Assoc. Sponsors: Wide Open Race Gear, Douglas A. Hughes Services, Jill England Originals-St. Louis, MO., Archway Import Auto Parts, Carl's 4-Wheeldrive & Performance Centers, EnviroWorks, InstaShade Racing Shelters, Extreme Safety Product, Custom Signworks, Goodyear, Race Ready Products Team Profile
Name: Casper OffRoad Racing Address: 9875 Gravois Rd., Affton, MO 63123 (314) 631-8140
Owner: Don Ponder
Driver: Don Ponder
Crew: Randy, Kathy, Colby and Curtis Eller
Media Liaison: Don Ponder (314) 631-8140