A Brief History of Lineman Racing





The History of Lineman Racing



Northeast dirt modified racing is truly a family tradition. Lineman Racing is known for its family involvement, most of our race team is made up of family members and close family friends. Bob and Ann Lineman started the race team in 1974. Bob bought a Krietz chassis and started racing at Flemington Speedway in Flemington NJ. Bob went on to compete at other speedways such as East Windsor, Reading Fair Grounds, and Nazareth. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Bob moved on to the tri-track circuit of Big Diamond, Grandview, and Penn National.


In 1990 Bob had the best season of his career, winning 4 features at Bridgeport Speedway and 1 at Grandview speedway. Bob Lineman has competed over 30 years and has raced at more then 20 different racetracks, spanning from Cornwall Speedway in Ontario Canada to The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte NC. Bob is in the top 10 of all time winning drivers small block division at Bridgeport Speedway. He has 10 feature wins at Bridgeport, 1 at Grandview speedway, and 1 win at Seacoast (Georgetown) Speedway.


Bob & Ann Lineman are the parents of 3 children, Bob Jr., Jim, and Ann Marie. Bob is the owner-operator of Cenco Heating Oil in Burlington, NJ, which is now the home of Lineman Racing an Authorized Troyer dealer. The Lineman Family lives in Doylestown, PA which is where the USA-1 modified is kept and maintained.


The past 8 years Richie Tobias was the driver for our USA1 big block. We have run a wide variety of special shows, Hagerstown, Grandview and Super Dirt Week just to name a few. We have one of the highest finish percentages in the past six years at super dirt week.


The family tradition still continues as Bob Lineman Jr. has taken over the driving of the family owned USA-1 in the small block division at various speedways.


A family that races together stays together!