SRU Good News for April 2, 2010
SRU graduate becomes 'The Negotiator' on race day
BETHELEHEM - Richard Yetter II, a 2000 Slippery Rock University sport management graduate, used the winter to regroup, decide on a new paint scheme and new number for his dirt track race car. He also used the time to prepare his campaign for district court judge in Pennsylvania's 03-2-12 districts.
Yetter, who now lives in Easton and is best known as "Ricky" or "The Negotiator" in racing circles, was recently profiled in Pennsylvania Racing News.
A 10-year, racecar driver, Yetter is also a Bethlehem-based attorney. He told the News he expected his time on the racetrack would be reduced if he wins the judgeship. He also unveiled his car's new look - various shades of green - at the recent grand opening of the Third Annual IRCO-sponsored Dirt Track Heroes Show in Phillipsburg, N.J. He has been part of the show since it began.
Last season, after wrecking in the early rounds, he ended in 31st place.
The Yetter machine has gone green for the upcoming racing season, and he selected the number five, in honor of his son, Colton Cash, born Nov. 5.
His car is sponsored by the Yetter Law Offices with Jim's Towing and Judy's Auto Repair providing additional help for the Lehigh Valley-based team, which travels to the Big Diamond track weekly.
Yetter said he hopes to have a second car of Teo design readied for some of the season's special Modified shows. He also has a Slingshot racer in his arsenal of racecars ready for special shows.
Yetter had a successful career in the small car divisions before moving to the Modifieds in 2000 racing with the late Bill Riehl for two seasons.
After taking time off of racing to earn his law degree at Thomas Cooley Law School, Yetter returned to racing in 2004. He has recorded wins at the Redline Raceway and the Afton Speedway in the past and has competed at Thunder Mountain, Five Mile Point, Accord, Grandview, New Egypt and the Big Diamond racetracks.
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