David Kruger Obituary, Death – We are deeply saddened to learn that David Kruger, who was inducted into the Huset’s Speedway Hall of Fame in 2012, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. David Kruger is gone but not forgotten.
Despite the fact that David Kruger began his career in stock car racing at an age that was somewhat older than usual, he eventually became one of the most successful street stock racers in the Midwest.
When he was 36 years old, David Kruger of Steen, Minnesota started racing Street Stocks at Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa. The track is located in Iowa. David Kruger’s ascent to the top of the podium on the track did not take very long. Within his first two years of competition, David won his first of a total of four championships at Rapid Speedway. In the end, Kruger finished his career with 40 victories in the Street Stock category.
In addition, Kruger was successful with his silver #97 street stock in other Midwestern racetracks, such as the dirt track ovals in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Hartford, South Dakota, Jefferson, South Dakota, the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, and Slayton, Minnesota. At Huset’s Speedway, David Kruger was victorious in a total of 28 A Features races, and he also had 16 triumphs at the Lake County Speedway in Madison, South Dakota.
In 1986, David also competed in the Street Stock division at Lake County Speedway and won the championship there. In addition, Kruger was victorious in the Street Stock Jackson Nationals held in Jackson, Minnesota in the year 1990. In 2007, David Kruger decided to end his career as a full-time competitor and retire.