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- Brand new Brewerton Speedway, under construction... not sure what year.
- Early 50's Brewerton action.
- Ray "Crash" Gilbert wins a Brewerton feature in 1960
- Mike Rizzo ran #33 in the early days.
- Jolt'n Joe Orso and the Scream'n Six. This was my favorite on the Fulton/Brewerton circuit when I was a kid. The car was # 96 and the scream'n Six referred to the six banger under the hood that beat all the flat-heads back then. Owner Andy Susco sent along this image and said... "it was a very fast car. We won a lot of races with this car. In 1964,at Fulton speedway,we won every race that we finished, heats,semis,and features."
- Brewerton blacktop action Greg Shephard sent this along to me, he said "My father, Gary Shephard Sr., used to race at Brewerton and Fulton speedways in the early to mid-sixties. He raced two cars, one the number 2 shown here and the other was the number 5 car (which was a Blue and white Hudson with a 6 cyl) sponsored by Bob Barzee (Village Collision, North Syracuse)."
- Jack Naum was dominant during this era. 1966 (photo by unknown)
- John "Fireball" Roberts was a top contender in the 6cyl/flathead days. 1967 (photo by unknown)
- Flathead and six cylinder modified action from the old asphalt Brewerton Speedway... and here's more.
- Mike Sessler sent me this shot of Brewerton Speedway about 1970. A Late Model heat... Mike said "my dad's late model leading, no idea who's driving".
- Mike Zopp/Dutch Hoag This is a 1965 modified feature with Mike Zopp in Wes German's potent Broome Heating modified beating a newly arrived Dutch Hoag of Bath, NY in the Turner Brothers coupe. Shangri-La where this picture was taken had offered a bounty in 1965 on Zopp after he had won several consecutive features at the Owego facility. Dutch collected the $500 bounty the next week breaking Zopp's dominance at Owego. Of interest German was one of the first to use Grand National (now Sprint Cup) motors from the Ford factory team of Holman and Moody. These were motors that had run 500 mile races and resold to other teams. This 04 had a giant 427 CI Ford under the hood. image and description courtesy of Gary "AJ" George
- Dutch Hoag at Shangri-La in 1966.
- Billy Rafter or is that Dave Lape... along with Lou Lazzarro and the Shampine mustang seen here lining up for the 1967 Fulton 100 spring race
- Lee Osborne's "Orange Crate" coach leads Dutch Hoag and Wimble (rough, but worth a look). I believe this and the following two images to be from 1967
- A much better shot of the Osborne #81 taken by John Grady at Albany Saratoga.
- A much better shot of the Turner Bros. #18 also by John Grady at A. S.
- The coupes scatter on the front straight of the NYS fairgrounds in 1968, as seen from the old grandstands.
- Dick Clark's neat mustang at Fulton (April 1969).
- Dick Clark's Coupe...
Dick's son, Duncan says this is the same car (chassis) as the Mustang pictured above. Duncan went on to say..."Dad did in the Mustang in a crash at Wall Stadium in an All Star League race later in '69. Up until 1970, we only ran Fulton a couple of times a year, usually early in the year and late. NASCAR used to frown upon running "outlaw" tracks. Dad drove for Hugh Hedger, and we were regulars on the Malta-Fonda-UticaRome circuit. In 1970 we followed Richie, Sonny Seamon and a couple of others to become regulars at Shangri-La and Fulton. Dad won his first feature at Fulton in that coupe in '70, and another one in '73 in a Barracuda."
- Dutch Hoag at the "Fulton 100" in '69, that's Bobby Merz alongside. You can read a great article at stockcarracing.com about Dutch and his Langhorne adventures.
- Lou Lazzarro leads off turn 4 at Fulton
- here's another shot from the same day. That's the Turner brothers #18 Corvair running third. (1969)
- Sam Reakes lines up for a Fulton race, that's Bill Wimble and Norm Mackereth in the background
- Evans was once a hired gun... he got the ride in the Wright-Zautner #24 after kenny Shoemaker vacated the seat in 1968. The ride didn't last long as Zautner was not impressed at the time and told Richie, "get out out from behind that wheel, you will never make a driver!" This rare shot was taken at Albany Saratoga Speedway by the equally legendary John Grady.
- correction.. Ted Renshaw ... not Roy Makinson I am told, at Fulton. I have learned that this is the former Lee Osborne built orange crate #81. It was driven by Jackie Evans at Langhorne and then sold to Renshaw. I have now learned that there were actually 4 Osborne coaches:
*The offset motor asphalt car from '66-'67, that won all the races around this area was sold to Bill Sandman, who converted it to a Dirt Car.
*There was a dirt sedan purchased from the Bill Wimble team (McCreadie?) - I think that was only raced 1 or 2 times and sold again.
*The dirt car Lee built (1968) - Won at Lebanon Valley, Waterloo, Monroe County, etc. - this one had the 'shortened' front section on the body.
*and the Jackie Evans-Renshaw Langhorne car (1968)
- Maynard Troyer unveiled this gem at Fulton. It was the beginning of his modified dominance!
- Maynard and Dutch battle on the Fulton asphalt in the spring of '69
- Legends on the Fulton asphalt Sam Reakes, Dutch Hoag and Lou Lazzaro, also the spring of '69
- Bentley Warren was wicked fast on both dirt and asphalt with this potent coach
- Fulton pace lap 1970, first 5 starters, Guy Chartrand, Jim Shampine, Richie Evans, Bob Sweeny, and Lou Lazarro.
- A view from the backstretch of Fulton... sure wish they would go back to blacktop again, I'm told it's still there under the dirt. (photo by unknown)
- Fulton 1970, just guessing here, #62 Don wayman, #54 P.J. Catalano?
- Troyer really became competitive with this spotless machine
- Maynard lapping the field
- Mike Loescher's beautiful #88 coach. (courtesy of www.Turn5Photo.com)
- Bentley Warren piloted this potent #44 coach. Later this car would become the stars n stripes Diffendorf s-360
- Bill Henry and Gary Reddick, that's the red Turner brothers #18 corvair in the background. (1970)
- 1970 action at Fulton
- Roger Treichler sketch of the #74 coach
- Roger's coach again
- Renshaw coach being chased by Richie Evans at Lancaster in 1971
- Merv Treichler's dirt Corvair under construction at Gil Bruss' shop in January 1972. Although Merv drove it on dirt, Pete Snyder (1970 Lancaster Speedway Late Model champion) drove it once or twice for Merv at Lancaster in '72
- #7 Hoag coupe taken at the Syracuse Motorsports show in 2005
- Don Diffendorf cops a Fulton feature with the S/360 coupe
- Don Diffendorf again... 1968? (image provided by mike Burley)
- Hot Shoes ready to take the green on the Fulton asphalt. Guy Chartrand has the pole with the Pine outside, Richie Evans and Bob Sweeny make up row two
- Mike Miller wins at Fulton in the Turner bros. #18
- Storm'n Norman Mackereth, tried his hand at mods too
- Mike Rizzo and his coupe modified at Oswego. Photo by Mike Sessler, who told me "I believe it's 1974. He totaled it first time out. Dick Emerson spun in turn 3 at Oswego and Mike caught his wheel and slammed the wall. Later that year he tried unsuccessfully to get in to the Labor Day race at Syracuse with it."
- Jerry Cook's Daytona modified... photographed at Oswego in '82
- Richie Evans restored mods at Oswego.
- Richie's Rusty Nail special, an illustration I did many years ago from a photo I took at Fulton speedway. Take a look at what the International Motorsports Hall of Fame has to say about Richie.
- The sharp looking cover of a book about the life and times of Richie Evans by Bones Bourcier (that's Bones seated in front of Richie's car). I got my copy of the book from Coastal181.com. These folks have lots of great books about all kinds of racing...
- Richie's first Pinto bodied modified debuted in '72 at Oswego speedway (he won). This is possibly a shot of his '74 Pinto. (John Grady photo)
- Bob McCreadie at the OSWEGO PORT CITY 150 in may 1978. I have never seen another color pic of this car. Bob also won the last ever blacktop race at Fulton with this car in 1978. Most people know Bob McCreadie as a dirt driver, but he ran well on blacktop too. Have had a few arguments with people who say he never ran blacktop until I show this pic. (from Mike Burley)
- Evans again Photographer John Grady told me Richie was sporting the beard because of a bout with chicken pox. 1980 or '81 maybe
- 1978 shot or maybe '77 of a Troyer Pinto at Oswego (photo by mike Burley)
- Maynard's cars always looked good and his crew wasn't too bad either!
- Charlie Jarzombek's #1 gets cradled off after a hard hit in turn one while trying to qualify for the 1981 Port City event.
- Mike Stefanik gave the third turn wall a mighty wallop... also during the '81 Port city race.
- Greg Sacks won the mod portion of the 1982 Port city event on this day. He was absolutely dominant in the Willsburg #5 back then!
- Maynard Troyer at Oswego... his cars were always show stoppers
- George Kent also the '82 Port city show.
- 1986 Richie Evans Memorial, Eddie Bellinger and others
- 1986 Richie Evans Memorial, Tony Hirschman and Brian Ross
- 1986 Richie Evans Memorial, S. J. Evonsin and Jan Leaty
- 1986 Richie Evans Memorial, Tommy Baldwin and John Anderson
- 1986 Richie Evans Memorial, winner, Jamie "The Jet" Tomaino
- ROC Modifieds This is a thumb-nail recap of the Modified portion of the 2005 Jim Shampine Memorial event.
- 2005 Classic Weekend (ROC Modifieds) This is a thumb-nail recap of the Modified portion of Classic weekend.
- Cliff Kotary's coupe at the 2005 Syr. motorsports show. See More on this car from the Midstate Antique Stock Car Club.
- Kotary was unbeatable at the NYS Fair. I lived just a few mile from from the fairgrounds and this was always my favorite day at the fair, by far!
- Turn two pileup at the NYS Fair in the early '60s.
- Coupes line up for the 1965 NYS Fair Labor day race. This race was a BIG deal before the DIRT weekend began in 1972 (photographer unknown).
- Trouble in turn 1 ended Kotary's bid for six straight Labor day wins.
- "Wee Willie" Allen, 1966. He was always a top runner and fan favorite back in those days.
- Falcon bodied modified from a Syracuse motorsports show. I have learned this from the Midstate Antique Stock Car Club: "The car was originally built by Jack Johnson, Harry Peek & Tony Valiano in Harry's mothers garage in the winter of 1967. Jack was the driver in '68 & a little of '69. 1970 saw the "Shoe" behind the wheel as he needed a ride grabbing a couple wins in it. Jacks long time friend & mechanic Jo Jo Desarbo recalled the car well and remarked about blowing a motor just loading it one saturday afternoon. Jack laughed and told of Tony complaining about a seat bracket Jack built for a fiberglass seat that weighed 50 pounds. With that jack replied, "Tony, you built us a car that weighs two ton - what's 50 pounds more?" with that, Tony spun around and left the garage." (written by Sharon & Richard Parry)
- Dutch Hoag Was nearly unbeatable at the local paved tracks in this Turner brothers ride, shown here at the Syracuse mile, where he did not find as much success... 1968?
- Rolling Wheels raceway... in the early days
- Cliff Norton always a contender at Rolling Wheels
- Cliff Norton again at Rolling Wheels
- Dave Kneisel's "Ole Bones" coupe.
- Don Bushbacker's coupe at the Wheels, around 1969
- John McArdell with his top running dirt mod in 1969.
- Will Cagle coupe, almost unbeatable in the northeast. This is a restoration of, what I would say is a 1971 version of the #24.
- 1st turn action at the NYS fairgrounds during DIRT week.
- same day as above, from a different angle!
- Harry Peek's coupe at Fonda.
- Lou Lazzarro One of the best. This is a sketch I did in '76.
- Wayne Reutiman at the Port in '77, note the injectors!
- Lou Lazzarro pauses for a nice shot with with his potent coupe.
- Lazzarro again relaxing between the action.
- Will Cagle and Charlie Castle at the 'Port
- "Wiley Will" won everything in sight in those days! That's Frankie Mears in front and Magic Shoes on the outside.
- Darrel Welty drove the Binner 66 in 1977.
- The Reading fairgrounds where greats such as Gerald Chamberlain, toby Tobias, johnny Botz and Kenny Brightbill honed their skills.(1977)
- Frankie Schneider is ready for hot laps at the old Reading fairgrounds in 1977.
- legends, Toby Tobias & Frankie Schneider at an equally legendary racetrack, the Reading fairgrounds (illustration by yours truly).
- Darrel Welty ... I think, at rolling Wheels in '78
- Buzzie Reutiman at the NYS fairgrounds... 1978?
- Restored Reutiman 00 coupe
- Jimmy Horton leads Sammy Beavers into the first turn at the NYS fairgrounds. This was the rained out '77 Schaefer 200, run in the spring of '78.
- Wayne Reutiman's "de-capitated" modified sits among many mangled cars on the backstretch after a huge backstretch crash in that '78 spring race. Amazingly, Wayne was able to escape unhurt.
- Frankie Schneider's red and white #2 races in a pack in the '78 spring Dirt week show.
- Lou Lazzaro and Ken Brenn line up for the '78 spring Dirt week show.
- October 1978 - program cover and starting lineup.
- Ferillo Grant King car either Billy Osmun or Gary Balough's ride, they both wore the same number.
- Merv Treichler has the edge on Will Cagle.
- craZ8 of Magic Shoes Mike McLaughlin and one of his earlier modifieds.
- Charlie Castle's first modified at the Port in 1979.
- the yellow #9 of George Ely.
- Phil Mott and his 5x at Weedsport.
- Sandman coach Chuck Ciprich wheels it at the Wheels!
- Merv Treichlers coach at Rolling Wheels.
- A view of the Weedsport pits and Alan Johnson's 14j.
- Jack Johnson's modified, 1979, in the the Weedsport pits.
- Gary Balough's "bat-mobile" dominated the competition at Syracuse in 1980. Read the story.
- Jimmy Horton's Statewide ride at the Port. Merv Treichler's 58 in the background .(1980)
- A J slideways and the original Mudbus at the Wheels... 1981
- Alan Johnson's Conely farms 14j at the Wheels in 1981. This was the first Troyer Mud Bus. Alan and Tico Conley debuted the Troyer's Mudd Bus #1 at Canandaigua in the spring of '81 where they smoked the field. The next day at the Wheels, Alan put the car in the wall in a heat race, but they got it fixed in time for Alan to again dominate that day. Mudd Buss numbers 2 and 3 went to Danny Johnson and Will Cagle: Cagle's being something of a surprise as he typically built his own cars and Troyer feared he might copy this design. Merv Triechler also got a Mudd Buss late in the season and proceeded to lap the field at the Northeast 150 at Weedsport that September. A month later that car took him to victory at Syracuse. Last I knew, Mudd Buss #1 was sold to Canada's Harvey Hainer, but I have no idea what happened to it after that.
- Charlie castle won the modified invitational during the '81 WOO show at Rolling Wheels.
- Merv Treichler Gary Ulig and Chuck Akulas charge off of turn 4 during the '81 invitational.
- Maynard Forette's Grant King machine at Rolling Wheels in '81.
- Craig Keel terrorized the DIRT regulars with this low slung machine. update from Jim Ferlito... That photo was taken in 1981 I believe at Weedsport. That is the number 99 of Phelps on the outside of Craig Keel. Cricket did an outstanding job with that car!!! We were/are good friends with the Keels - Craig's Mom would sit with our group during the races. His dad Dan would call us several times a day with racing info.
Anyway, that is actually my second modified - a Buck Buckley built chassis (from sprint car fame). We really struggled with that car on Glen's circuit which were usually dry and hard tracks. Jack Johnson sat me down and said we should run the Brewerton-Fulton-Evans Mills circuit because you could run a tire that would help get it hooked up. Jack was right. We won the points at Evans Mills, were 2nd at Fulton and I believe 4th or 5th at Brewerton.
- Mike McLaughlin brought his crazy 8 to the same show in 1981.
- 'Ole Bones Dave Kneisel, truly a class act. We lost Dave and Jim Shampine on the same 1982 Labor day weekend.
- Dave Kneisel's coach Jim Walker's beautifully restored and street legal! Shot taken during July 10th 2004 "retro event" at Oswego.
- Merv Treichler had some great runs with his Troyer Mudd Bus. 1982
- "Magic Shoes" Mike Mclaughlin and the craZ8 at weedsport.
- The '82 CRC event at Weedsport attracted invading hot shoes Jimmy Horton and Brett Hearn.
- Alan Johnson ready for action in 1982.
- a gaggle of cars race down the backstretch at Weedsport. On the low side are Bob Podolak (4), Magic Shoes (z8) and C.D. Coville (61).
- My cousin Charlie Trump's modified effort ... well, we had fun anyway! (1983)
- Another shot of the Trump modified at Brewerton. That's George Rinaldi wrenching the motor.
- Another cousin Bob Trump, just another member of this finely tuned team... ummm, guys, the valve cover fell off again!
- Roger Phelps was a real strong runner on the small block circuit.
- Bob Sitterly, 1987 Super DIRT Week. Could that be Otto pushing in the back?
- Brewerton program cover from 1988 shows gentleman Paul Jensen taking the low groove.
- Joe Sobodka enjoys a rare quiet moment in the Brewerton pits... 1990?
- mod sketch for your viewing pleasure :-).
- Another illustration... Gould Construction has helped Tom Bliss out frequently over the years. this was one of Tom's earlier modifieds.
- Jack Johnson flanked by two family members of mine! ... late'80's or early '90's
- Donnie Wetmore around 1990.
- 2011 Bristol Speed Trials photo gallery, as seen by Don Wilshe, owner of the fastest car there!
- Thumbnail race re-cap of the Can-Am TQ Midgets at Oswego Speedway (June 4, 2005)
- Pete Pazer runs to the outside of Greg Furlong in that same Oswego TQ show. Pete has also represented Syracuse NY well during his trips to Atlantic City
- Thumbnail image page of the first Ford Focus midget event on the short track at Oswego Speedway (May 14, 2005)
- Mario Andretti's # 1 and the # 51 of Roger McCluskey at Oswego Speedway 1966. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- Don Branson also was in the show in '66. (Rich Edwards racing photos)
- Mario and Aldo at Oswego, 1967?
- Jim Hurtibise and Sonny Ates get familiar with the Oswego steel, 1967
- Gary Bettenhausen's sprinter at the NYS fairgrounds after his July 4th 1974 crash. This was a USAC Silver Crown event won by Al Unser (results). See also (links), In Gary's own words and this related story from Dave Wickham.
- Jimmy Horton at a 1980 URC show at the Wheels
- Same show Jimmy Horton and his Statewide sprinter prepares to be pushed off.
- Jeff Swindell at the Wheels
- Sammy Swindell Rolling Wheels outlaw show
- same show and one of my better shots, with a twin lens reflex!..larger image
- Steve Kinser wins a WoO feature at the Wheels (same day)
- same show again Joe Marotta and Ted Johnson. Steve Kinser in the background
- The winning pass on the low side, and Tom Bliss takes his first ESS feature at Fulton in 1987. This is the same Stanton chassis that Steve Kinser used 6 years earlier (see Kinser pics above)
- Victory lane sure feels good!
- Doug Wolfgang had just fired it up in the Wheels pits, and was making a hell of a lot of noise when I snapped this shot!
- that's me! and one of Tom bliss' midgets
- 41 midget Owned by Eddie Griffith with driver Doug Cross shown here at I.R.P.
- Two beasts The 9 was piloted by Dave Darland, also at I.R.P.
- supers were king during the '78 wingless WOO show on the Syracuse mile, and Bentley Warren owned the show! Bob Stelter sped to the pole in the Tobin #21 supermodified in that show as the outlaw sprinters had a pretty rough day without the wings on the big moody Mile. Here is a page that provides much more info on this unique event.
- Mike Arminio in the Smith sprinter on one of the Victoria weekend sprint races (late '80s?), he hit the wall full bore coming out of turn two.
- Craig "Cricket" Keel flying high and wide at Fulton on his way to the ESS championship. This was 1994.
- another feature win for Cricket.
- Bobby Podalak in Tom Bliss's former car battles with Tom, in the former Keel #8 at Brewerton Speedway in 1988
- This ESS sprinter was a joint effort between Tom Bliss and Darren "Snake" beach. This machine had won the URC title the previous year. tom exits turn 4 at Fonda in this shot.
- Tom bliss also tried his hand in a TQ midget indoors in Buffalo NY.
- Pat Abold's # 69 at Gateway Intl. Speedway, Madison, Il. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- Bentley Warren's # 29 at Gateway Intl. Speedway. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- Pat Abold's # 01 at IRP, In. car owned by Jeff West. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- Bentley Warren's # 29 at IRP, In. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- #110 sprinter owned by Jeff West, driven by Joe Gosek and Brad Armstrong. I think Brad Armstrong might still be driving the #110. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- Davey Hamilton at Gateway Intl. Speedway, Davey Hamilton won the Oswego Classic in 1997.
- Neat vintage midget taken during the retro show at Oswego. (7-10-04)
- Brad Doty one of the nations all time champion sprint car drivers and a true gentleman, seen here interviewing WoO sprint car driver Terry McCarl at I-55 Raceway, Missouri 15 April 2006.
- another midget from the same day... cool!
- Mike Stelter's sharp looking ESS car was on hand at the 2005 Syr. motorsports show.
- The Can-Am TQ's put on one heck of a show on Oswego's short track in '05. They are always a big hit with the fans. (Marie Bristol photo)
- Skip Matczak at DuQuoin Il.
- And speaking of Skip... could this be the first "Polish cannon"? (image relayed to me by Rich Edwards)
- Link... Anderson Speedway "Little 500" drivers records
Rich Edwards collection
- August 2005 34 images from my most prolific contributor! This collection is from I-55 Raceway (MO) and Belle Clair Speedway (Illinois)
Models by Mike Kapuscinski
- 1/16 scale Jeff Locke #37 ISMA Super added on Sept 2013 built by Norman Sterner
- A collection of wicked cool supermodified models crafted by Norman Sterner
- Mike Burley's 1970 Troyer Falcon a real nice piece!
- Mike Burley's Dutch hoag and Lee Osborne models really nice...
- Mike Burley's Bodine, Evans and Loescher models must see
- Mike Burley's Bob McCreadie asphalt pinto model a unique piece... and Don Diffendorf's S/360 coach and coupe.
- Mike Burley's White Lightning Troyer asphalt pinto model When Maynard left Nagel to build cars the skeptics said he would fail. Boy were they wrong...
- Mike Burley's Ray Burley coupe a really nice way to honor his dad!
- Cick Clark's 'Cuda Rob Miezejewski, of Tucson, Arizona built this fine replica of Dick Clark's Barricuda modified.
- Barefot Bob McCreadie's 1986 Syracuse winner, nicely done by Rob Miezejewski
- Ben Williams collection Charlie Jarzombek, Ralph Holmes, Richie Evans, Greg Sacks and Curtis Turner.
- Ben Williams collection Richie Evans Cavalier and Merv Treichler Mud Bus.
- Ben Williams collection More from Ben, Buzzie Reutiman, Jerry Cook, Charlie Jarzombek, Deek Decker, Maynard Troyer, Lou Lazzaro, Shampine Wedge, Doug Hewitt, Richie Evans, Bob McCreadie and Bernie Miller
- Fred's Resin Workshop Model crafting website with an awesome photo gallery!
- Vintage modified models such as Cliff Kotary's NYS Fair winners and much more!
Odds & Ends
- The Hurst Floor Shift Special 1964 Indy: Smokey Yunick showed up at the track with one of the most radical cars ever to enter the 500-mile race. Called the Hurst Floor Shift Special, it featured a catamaran-like layout with the driver placed in a pod adjacent to a second pod containing the engine, front and rear suspension, fuel tank, and radiator. The car was practiced by Duane Carter but the driver was to be Bobby Johns. Unfortunately, Johns, the guy who almost won the Daytona 500 with Smokey's Pontiac in 1960, had trouble adjusting to the car's handling characteristics and eventually backed it into the turn one wall during practice for the the last day of qualifying. The car was too unique for the Indy folk and was was outlawed and never allowed to compete. all photos by J.D. Ellis
- Here are some more shots from J.D.:
- Hurst Floor Shift Special wallpaper - 1024x768 version 1600x1200 version
- Katelyn Patrick made quite a splash in the Legends division down around Charlotte NC. Katelyn is the step-daughter of my cousin Gary Trump.
- Dirt late model at Rolling Wheels in Elbridge NY... from around 1969. Don't know who, but a real sharp piece
- Gordie's Indycar Rich Edwards took this photo in 1965 at the old Jack and Benny diner, Gordy Johncock stopped by Oswego for a visit. photo and info courtesy of: Rich Edwards racing photos.
- Here's an old one from John Grady... action at Lounsdale RI. John told me this was the only racetrack in that state and that it closed in the mid 50's.
- My visit to Bristol Motor Speedway.
- My visit to the Kodak team shop.
- DW's 1987 Daytona 500 winner at his Tennessee auto dealership.
- Me charging up the middle in the Penzoil car! A screen capture from my NASCAR racing2 game.
- Me looking for victory lane after a feature win at Sherman's Speedway in Caroga Lake, NY
- Maynard Troyer's Daytona flip in 1971. See the incredible footage on YouTube, and read a great article about it at SIvault.
- Rusty Wallace at the Glenn
- Butch miller's #52 was on hand for the Oswego ASA show in 1984.
- Bobby Allison's ASA car, also at Oswego.
- Roger Ward's '62 Indy winner
- Billy Vukovich overcome from the heat after his '53 Indy win
- 800x600 wallpaper The Gray Ghost
- Old Calhoun Parnelli Jones' famous ride.
- STP turbine- dominated the '67 Indy 500
- another shot of the Granatelli machine, with a good look at the helicopter turbine powerplant. Many thanks to my friend Jim for this contribution!
- Granatelli promotional pic also submitted by Jim. Jim says Andy and Parnelli were in the original picture and Joe and Vince Granatelli were added for a marketing deal later.
- A.J. Foyt's career is showcased at the Indy museum.
- F1 Ferrari illustration I did many moons ago.
- old Ferrari illustration I also started long ago, and finished recently with Paint shop Pro
- Good friend, Larry Clift was a top runner with his orange #6 microd back in 1967-68
microd action at the NYS Fairgrounds 10th mile track.
- I've had race cars too they were just a little smaller!
- beach racer Mike Thornton sent me this pic. He visited the Birthplace of Speed Park in Ormond Beach Fl in '05. The first sanctioned race meet occurred here in 1903
- Dale Earnhardt and son It was Jr's first IROC... 2000? (John Grady photo)
- DE Gone but never forgotten...
- King Richard addresses the infield crowd in July at Daytona. (2007)
- Danny K competed with the legends at Lowes Motor Speedway in the summer of 2007. (ever-present crew chief, Barry Cann takes a break in the background)
- My latest racecar, seeing plenty of action via Online supermodified racing!
Newspaper articles covering northeast racing over the years...
For many years, before the internet, and before cable tv, Dick O'Brien, John Hill
and others provided the information racing fans in the central NY area craved. I always looked forward to opening the Syracuse newspaper, going to the sports page and reading their articles to find results or plan my racing weekend. Dick O'Brien, now retired, provided clippings of his many articles to Mike "Pinner" Johnson, who in turn, has scanned and individually featured them on his web site, Pinners bar and Grill
. You can now find these artcles as well as many more archived here...
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- Aug 18 1960 - Fulton's Bob Pierce Wins Before Record Speedway Crowd
- Sep 22 1960 - Bellinger Cops Speedway Honors; To Race in International Classic
- Aug 10 1961 - Sequin Challenges Oswego's Leading Driver, Bellinger Injured
- Sep 28 1961 - Man from Michigan Wins Fall Classic at Oswego Track
- Sep 22 1966 - Warren Paces Wild Oswego Program
- Jun 4 1969 - Shampine's Cobra wins Fulton 100
- Jul 23 1969 - Deuce Deals Winning Hand at Oswego
- Jul 30 1969 - Ghost of Todd Gibson Returns to Oswego as Mackereth Speeds to First Win
- Jul 1 1970 - 8 Ball pockets another Grand
- Oct 7 1970 - Hendrick Cops Oswego 150... image
- Aug 11 1971 - Out of Fuel - Out $1,225
- Sep 1 1971 - 8-Ball Rolls to All-Star Victory
- Aug 16 1972 - Sixth for Shampine Saturday at Oswego
- Jul 11 1973 - Swift returns to form, beats Shampine by car length in thriller
- Aug 8 1973 - Midsummer Championship to Winks
- Aug 29 1973 - Classic promo article (part 1) - part 2
- Apr 15 1974 - Shampine starts fast
- May 5 1974 - Evans, Cook race at home
- May 6 1974 - Reichert, Shampine share Oswego honors
- May 13 1974 - Bodine nips Evans, Cook at Shangri-La
- May 17 1974 - Fairgrounds entry list continues to grow
- Jun 17 1974 - Evans, Reichert, Shampine triumph
- Jun 30 1974 - Unser, Andretti co-favorites for July 4th race here
- Jul 3 1974 - Big cars here for 100 miler at Fair... image
- Jul 5 1974 - Fair crowd thrilled by Al Unser's title drive... Results
- Jul 12 1974 - Midweek auto series starts
- Jul 15 1974 - Evans, Bellinger cut out hot pace
- May 8 1974 - Cagle, Stelter take weekend races
- Jun 3 1974 - Shampine, Cagle lead local race drivers
- Jun 14 1974 - Auto racing world series booked at Pocono
- Jun 16 1974 - Shampine doubles at Oswego, Wheels
- Aug 9 1974 - Treichler rallies for Modified victory
- Aug 12 1974 - Area ovals draw large crowds
- Aug 16 1974 - Inflation squeezes area auto racing
- Aug 19 1974 - Jimmy 'Winks' at Oswego speedway pack
- Aug 26 1974 - Cagle, Evans fly back for victories
- Sep 13 1974 - Cagle, Evans, Shampine dominate area auto racing
- Sep 20 1974 - Oswego's modifieds draw big field
- Sep 23 1974 - Shampine first at Oswego
- Oct 4 1974 - Last call for race fans
- Apr 16 1975 - Supermodified Racing Season Preview
- Apr 23 1975 - Gary Allbritain Wins Spring Warmer at Fulton
- May 6 1975 - Oswego Speedway opens Sunday... image
- May 11 1975 - Opening Day wins to Shampine, Worley
- Jun 25 1975 - Fred Graves Wins Thriller Over Shampine at Oswego
- Jul 9 1975 - Wallace Wins Permatex 100 for Supermodifieds at Fulton
- Jul 16 1975 - Jim Gray wins Oswego Speedway Feature
- Jul 19 1975 - Dates finally first at Big O
- Jul 26 1975 - 1962 season at Oswego ended era, started another.. continued
- Jul 28 1975 - Coniam hits winners circle
- Aug 13 1975 - Steve Gioia Cracks Winner's Circle, Wallace Closes in on Point Lead
- Oct 1 1975 - Logan Nips Shampine in Final Oswego Feature... image
- Jul 14 1976 - Accident Filled Night at Oswego Speedway
- Jul 20 1977 - Cheney Survives Firey Crash In Oswego Speedway Race
- Jul 27 1977 - Coniam, McCready & Catalano Win Fulton Features
- Aug 3 1977 - Shampine's New Car Arrives
- Jul 19 1978 - Shampine Ties Gibson's Record
- Jul 26 1978 - Shampine Wins Two More Features, Sets New Record
- May 17 1979 - Shampine Wins Oswego Opener
- Jul 19 1979 - Gioia Wins Second Oswego Feature (Shampine crashes rear-engine car)
- Jul 19 1979 - Ciprich is Oswego's Mid-Summer Champ
- Jul 21 1979 - Shampine Seeks New Challenge
- Oct 13 1980 - Balough wins Schaefer.. continued
- Jul 6 1981 - Rookie Driver Keel Wins at Weedsport
- Aug 27 1981 - Heveron wins 11th feature of season
- Memorial Day Weekend, 1982 - Heveron lucks out, Sacks bags one
- Mar 10 1987 - Graf's long local run in auto racing ends... image
- May 7 1987 - Warren set to defend Oswego title
- May 11 1987 - Old pros Johnson, Warren earn wins
- Jun 8 1987 - McKnight notches 1st supermodified victory at Oswego
- Jun 25 1987 - Lighting system designed to reduce pileups
- Jul 20 1987 - Cookman dies in race accident at Thompson
- Jul 27 1987 - McCreadie regaining winning touch
- Aug 3 1987 - Bodine didn't forget how to race at Oswego
- Aug 17 1987 - New Yorkers shine in Connecticut
- Aug 20 1987 - ESPN helps motor sports race in popularity
- Aug 25 1987 - Three car Rolling Wheels crash worst in ESS history
- Sep 3 1987 - Supers, Mods to race at Oswego
- Sep 14 1987 - Gibson comes back from debacle to win in New Hampshire
- Aug 1 1988 - Michaels Dominates, Wins First Feature
- Sep 1 1988 - Oswego's Classic grows in prestige
- Apr 5 1990 - It's no longer trendy to run NASCAR mods
- Apr 9 1990 - Johnson starts DIRT season with his old winning style
- Apr 26 1990 - Racer's life dream ends in tragedy
- May 3 1990 - DIRT-Asphalt Challenge in Sunday test at Nazareth
- May 7 1990 - Hearn earns win at Nazareth
- May 10 1990 - Bentley and Eddie show returns as Oswego season revs up
- May 17 1990 - Carbery steps down as ESS club race director
- May 31 1990 - Outlaws undertake NYS tour after being under the weather
- Jun 7 1990 - Outlaw sprint champ collects wins as he awaits call from Indy
- Jun 10 1990 - Heveron rebounds at Jennerstown
- Jun 14 1990 - Hall of fame selection caps retired Swift's illustrious career
- Jun 18 1990 - Donovan, muldoon team up at Oswego
- Jun 21 1990 - Competitive racing highlights fledgling Outlaw circuit
- Jul 2 1990 - Substitute driver wins at Oswego... image
- Jul 4 1990 - Hoffman, Nelson take checkered flags
- Jul 5 1990 - Ross, Schrader form new duo on Winston Cup circuit
- Jul 12 1990 - Bahre's dream opens sunday
- Jul 16 1990 - New Hampshire track, driver dominate action
- Jul 19 1990 - Youth racing in full swing this weekend at Fairgrounds
- Jul 23 1990 - Ross finishes 27th, Vogler dies in crash
- Jul 26 1990 - Crowded racing schedule takes its toll on weekend drivers
- Jul 30 1990 - Father, son triumph at Oswego
- Aug 2 1990 - After feeling flames, Campolieta decides to quit auto racing
- Aug 6 1990 - Another new winner takes Oswego's checkered flag
- Aug 9 1990 - After bumpy start, ESS has its act together
- Aug 13 1990 - Double wins boost Phelps, Wetmore on Outlaw circuit
- Aug 23 1990 - Lazzaro drives his maroon #4 into Fondas Hall of Fame
- Aug 27 1990 - J.J. Michaels wins one for his cousin
- Aug 30 1990 - Graves to chase Winston Cup rainbow
- Sep 6 1990 - 5 year old Evans machine wins at Oswego for Kent
- Sep 10 1990 - McCready notches 100 DIRT mod wins
- Sep 13 1990 - Pauch seeks fifth Victoria 200 title in as many tries
- Sep 17 1990 - Pauch continues NY success with Victoria 200 win
- June 1994 - Dick Holynski passes
Okay, now you could go back to the Supermodified pages if you wish :-)
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