Sam turned his passion for racing into a career. He started Windpusher Supply in 1981 fabricating race cars. From building chassis’ to repairing cars to building bodies was his day-to-day operation. As the racing industry evolved so did his business. In 1986 his business became Windpusher Racing Products. He not only was building and fabricating but now offering high performance auto parts. Race cars, drag cars, off road cars and streetcar enthusiast were his customers. Sam was always willing to help out new and up and coming racers get started in the sport. Sam was a mainstay for the local racer in way that allowed racers to actually race. His business was vital in keeping racers on the track each week. Often times racers needed repairs or parts for a car because the night before they crashed or broke something.
If it wasn’t for Windpushers they wouldn’t have been able to race. With his race shop located one mile from Auto City Speedway and eight miles of Dixie Motor Speedway often times Sam would leave the race track to get a part or fix something on car. He would lend advice to fellow competitors and even setting up their chassis to compete. Sam’s greatest accomplishment to motorsports was helping pioneer the I.M.C.A. modifieds in Michigan. As a driver in this division Sam won numerous features on both dirt and asphalt sometimes in the same weekend. Even though he competed against his own customers, Sam found time to help out and give advice on how to be more competitive.
A few of the current Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame drivers who drove his Windpusher Chassis include, Tony Brabbs, Jeff Finley, Dave Mulder, John Doering Jr., and Joy Fair. Not to mention many other top area drivers competing at the various tracks around Michigan, Indiana and Ohio raced his chassis. His cars have competed all over the Midwest, Canada and Florida. His Windpusher Chassis has won 100’s of features, many track championships and track records all over the Midwest. It wasn’t uncommon to be at a local racetrack and see the Windpusher Chassis in the modified division complete in over half the field. Area promotors consulted with Sam on how to keep the affordability of racing low but yet make the racing competitive.
Upon retirement in 2002 Sam stepped behind the microphone and co-hosted a pair of radio shows with Cy Fairchild and then Larry Loynes. He was able to advocate for area promotors and racers to continue to grow the sport. His Windpusher Chassis still competes today even though he passed away in 2007. He is highly regarded chassis builder and fabricator. They still have an annual Windpusher 70 Memorial race in his honor at Auto City Speedway.
Sam Faur - April 5th, 1951 – November 2nd, 2007