not forgotten . . .

Ron Lux


Buffalo, NY
day.Dec.1939 - 16.July.1966


Ron Lux was a resident of Buffalo, New York and was employed by Casey Trucking. In 1963,he drove under the pseudonym of Bucky Buckholtz, and also, in 1965, as Bob Hodgson, a crew member on the Purdy team. He was trying to avoid suspension from USAC, which at the time did not permit their drivers to run in non-USAC events. He finally revealed his true identity after his fourth straight win, deciding to put USAC on hold during this terrific seacon.
Ron went on to win the 1965 Supermodified points championship at Oswego Speedway by a wide margin, driving the famous Purdy deuce, winning 5 features in a row during one stretch and 12 overall for the season. This was a new machine for the '65 season and this car would become a legend in it's own right, winning 25 features with four different drivers.

Ron won the Orange County Eastern States 200 dirt Modified race in 1965, beating the finest competition that division had to offer. He also set fast time for the first asphalt Langhorne National Open modified (Race of Champions) event in 1965. He died in a USAC sprinter at Tulsa, OK in July of 1966.

  . . . from various sources including www.motorsportmemorial.org


Langhorne, 1965


In the winner's circle again with his crew, Howard Purdy, Ray Moonan and the real Bob Hodgson!

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first 1965 win at Oswego

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Lux leads the way in his "Buzzard Bomb" #6 at Lancaster NY, late 50's or early 60's

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  stats
  • 1965 Oswego Speeday track champion
  • ranks 16th on the all time Oswego supermodified win list (12), all in 1965, 5 in a row.
  • Langhorne National Open, 1965 - Ron Lux set fast time, Dutch Hoag sat on pole due to being a guaranteed starter. First year for asphalt oval, paved for 1965. Ron finished 17th, Bill Slater won.
  • he blew away the field at Orange County in the '65 Eastern States 100 with a carbureated car against the injectors!
USAC Results
Date Event Chassis-engine Start Finish Reason Points Purse
66-04-24 Trenton Kuzma FE-Offy 11 6 120 $1123
66-06-05 Milwaukee Kuzma FE-Offy 17 11 20 $1059
66-06-26 Atlanta Kuzma FE-Offy 27 18 Engine 0 $650

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