Dave is the primary driver of the River Racing Chevrolet Cobalt. He has been racing for about 35 years and has driven many different cars along the way, including a 70 1/2 Z28 Camaro, 63' Nova, 68' Camaro, 89' Firebird, and of course the Pro Stock Chevrolet Cobalt. His passion for racing began with his interest to work on cars, trucks and tractors - just building things in general. Dave's favorite thing about being at the track is the comradery of the drag racing sport and the opportunity for a unique interaction with the fans. When he is not racing, Dave enjoys working in his shop and spending time with his kids and his grandchild. In regards to the racing program, this year Dave looks forward most to qualifying at the NHRA National Events the River Racing Team is slated to participate in, as well as having Robert back in the driver's seat yet again.
"It's going to be another exciting year, there is a lot to look forward to and we are really happy to have Robert back and driving as well".
Robert River - Pontiac Firbird
Robert is the current driver of the 1989 Pontiac Firebird. Robert started racing the Pontiac at the age of 16 and drove for two consecutive race seasons, then took two years off to play college baseball. Now 21 and back in the driver’s seat, Robert is excited to compete around the Midwest in the 2016 season and be back with the crew for his father Dave at the NHRA Pro Stock racing events. When not at
the track, Robert enjoys staying fit and spending time with family and friends.
“I had the opportunity to get back in the driver’s seat and it has never been better. It’s going to be another awesome season and we’re going harder than we ever have before. Good things have been happening all around us and we’re looking forward to keeping the momentum.”
Meet the River Racing Team
Drivers: Dave River (Chevy cobalt)
Robert River (Pontiac Firebird)
Owners: Dave and Paula River
Crew Chief: Robert River
Crew: River Bouska, Jeff Huber, Cale and Angie Davis, Ashley Harrison, Shawn Fluhr, Dan Harry