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Joe and Denise Epler Present LOOKING BACK By Curt Synness Steve Celar was a 9-time Montana Open Wheel Racing Association Sprint Car state champion. Steve started out with drag racing for five years in the late 1970s. He switched to Super Stock for four seasons, winning three Stock Car Racing Association of Montana titles and the Capital City SCRA track championship at Thunder Road Speedway twice. In 1988, he burst onto the state’s 360 Sprint Car class driving “Mac Attack,” by sweeping the Magic City Sprint Classic, winning his heat, trophy dash, match race and main event, and went on to capture his first Steve Celar MOWRA high-points championship. Celar retained his title the next year, with a season finale performance at the Dan Laber Memorial Sprint Challenge, winning the heat and trophy dash, placing runner-up in the match race and taking third in the 35-lap feature event. He clinched the three-peat in 1990, earning the A Main victories both nights of the Laber Memorial. In 1994, racing a new car tweaked by head mechanics Charlie Blanchard and Jim Stanger, he ran his state titles win streak to seven in a row, capturing both the MOWRA season high-points crown, and the Montana Sprint Car Summer Nationals. At the 1995 California Tour at Capital City Speedway, the 43-year old Celar swept the Wild West 360s heat, match, sprint and main races. In 2004, Steve’s racing suit was put on display at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame, in Knoxville, Tennessee. SOLD 1950 Classic that has been gracefully transformed into modern open-space living! Close to the Capital Complex, hospital and the Helena trails. A must see at $475,000! Joe Epler, Broker cell 439-9754 Denise Epler, Broker cell 431-1965