New statue unveiled near Wausau for racing legend Dick Trickle

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RUDOLPH (WAOW) — Wisconsin native and racing legend Dick Trickle was honored Sunday at the 6th Annual Dick Trickle Memorial gathering.

A day full of rainy weather didn’t stop collectively around 500 friends, family, and fans from coming out and paying their respects.

“When I was a kid you used to always go to the races just to watch Dick,” racing fan Keith Wosick said. “He was always awesome and he put on a great show.”

“He just was a gentleman to everybody and that’s why there’s so many people here today,” Dick Trickle’s brother Chuck Trickle said. “He was my brother. He was my friend and he was my hero.”

This year’s memorial service was a bit different than recent years. A statue that was years in the making was finally completed and unveiled for everyone to see.

“It’s a tribute to Dick,” Gary Erickson, Director of the Dick Trickle Memorial Project said. “What a person, that starts with nothing can do what he did. I mean he became one of the best stock car drivers in the country.”

The statue will remain at Rudolph Community Park for anyone to visit.

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