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vintage race photo's
Don Woolley visited from mishawaka indiana usa
looking for 1960-70 Todd Gibson photo's

60's supermodified pics from Oswego Speedway, New York
Rich Edwards

I have pics that I took at Oswego Speedway of old supermodifieds form the 60's. I was wanting to know if anyone form the midwest would be interested in seeing them.

Old photos
Roger Schrater visited from Albany Oregon USA
My father raced in Dodge City, Hutch, and many of the race tracks in Kansas and Oklahoma.... I have many photos taken in the late 50's and early 60's on Webshots.com. click on the "community" tab and search "rogerjeanita" and look at the 3 Kansas cars albums.... If the webmaster would like to use any of the photos in my albums, you are welcome to do so.... I saw "Howard Pedigo" mentioned on this site... He had purchased my dad's "24" race car and my dad continued as mechanic, body and suspension man and pit crew.... We, for a short time, lived directly accross the road from him and his family.... Both he and his wife Melba are gone now, but it's nice to see these people be recognized in a website like this..... Thanks again.... Roger Schrater

Trailers and truck bodies
Don Stone visited from Phoenix Arizona
I would just like for you to know, Jerry Stone, he is my first cousion , was in the first televised World of outlaws race held at Manzanita raceway

Driver 1968-1979 CAR No.5A
Charles Ormerod visited from Wichita Kansas USA
Just got a computer and wanted to see if any of my pictures were on here. Know BOB LAWERENCE and MIKE CORNEILSON have many that I don't have. Drove all over Kansas and Okla. Was track Record holder in Enid From around 1975-? for 20 laps in simi late model cars

site
oko visited from lome lome togo
great site
evarts car
jonathan clemens visited from jetmore Kansas U.S.A
His number 6 car is still around. I still runs on the track.

Evart Isaac
Jonathan clemens visited from Jetmore Kansas U.S.A
I am evarts great-grandson. I would like to send you some pics of him and Dale Reed and herb copland but i dont have your email. so can you send me your email my email is www.jon45x@yahoo.com I am glad you have taken the time to put all of these old driver in a web site. My grand dad would just be so happy. let him rest in peace. jerry sodeberg is my grandpa. he is still alive. Like mom said come out to the jetmore motorplex and we will rememeber grandpa evart. Jonathan clemens

TERRY BIVENS 70' MONTE CARLO
LINNY SMITH visited from LEE'S SUMMIT MO US
THE BLACK & RED # 53 70'MONTE CARLO IS JUST LIKE MY FIRST STREET STOCK THAT I RACED I-70 IN 1996 & 97. IT IS NICE TO SEE A SITE FOR THE PAST RACERS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I STILL RACE AT I-70 IN THE SUPER STOCK CLASS IN THE # 54 DODGE RAM SUPER STOCK TRUCK.


Sprint car 1J
Linda Collins visited from Palestine Texas USA
This is a wonderful site. I see a lot of drivers I have loved over the years. However, the car in picture #30/lap 4, the blue car 1J, is driven by Ted Bacon, not Baker, from Bartelsville, Oklahoma and it is owned by my parents, Jim and Joyce Wallace from Tyler, Texas at the time this picture was taken. I grew up around our race track and many others and my favorite driver is Steve Kinser who I had the pleasure of meeting along with many other drivers over the years. RUN WHAT YA BRUNG! DO IT IN THE DIRT!


Ferris Collier racing last 40 years
Kathy Poore visited from Oklahoma City Oklahoma USA
I've been looking at all your great pictures & also going back in time reading old NCRA race results (off the O'Reilly's site) & reminiscing over championship winners of the past 25 years or so, of which my brother Ferris Collier was so much a part of. 2003 has been such a tough year for us here in OKC with the passing of greats like Ronnie Brotherton & DE (Gene) Suggs. Racing in OKC is just not the same without the cars Ferris drives/drove & such great drivers coming to town like my ol' friend Larry McDaniels and so many others out of that era. Had I known then what I know now, I certainly would have made it out to MORE races other than just OKC & Enid, and infrequent trips to races at Tulsa, Pocola, Muskogee, Missouri (like Springfield, Bolivar, Sedalia, & Rolla), Arkansas, etc. I regret never getting to see a race at Hutch or anywhere in Kansas for that matter. Ferris hasn't been able to race much since he & Judy's accident down in Dallas/FW in March 2001 at the Nascar Winston Cup races where Judy was so badly injured in the freak accident. It's a great site you have & thanks for all the great pics & awesome memories many of us are thrilled to be able to go to online & revisit! Working for AOL, I can be reached in OKC at: KathyPoore@aol.com

racing
debbie zarnowski( white) visited from hutchinson kansas reno
this is a great site.my dad is todd white, and i remember going to the old mohawk speedway in hutcinson .so thanks for the phots of the old timers.

Cars
Scott visited from Fairfax VA USA
Thanks for your website!

Question over the driver of #2
Lloyd Leep
visited from Oklahoma City Oklahoma U.S.A.
Harold Lloyd Leep is the driver of the #2 modified on the thrid page of the Kansas drivers. I saw the web page and immediatly called him to ask if indeed it was him. He said that it was and he drove that car in that particular race. The color of his helmet was the tip, he said that the helmet changed color to that ugly red after he painted it. He also said that it didn't have enough time to dry so it was an all around mess. My dad would also like to pass along that he appreciates the website and it's look into the past.

Get Well Soon
John E. Helm visited from Springfield Missouri U.S.A.
thanks for all you have done for racing

Family Friends
Brad Earnest visited from Wood River Nebraska
Mr. Nance and my father became good friends over the years. It was a pleasure to view this site and realize how good it use to be.

Memory Lane
John Merrell visited from Royse City Texas USA
Thank you so much for that trip down memory lane. My father worked on the sprint cars of Richard Summers and Bobby Marshall in the mid-80's so the pictures of Richard and Bobby were a wonderful surprise. Keep up the great work.

Super Modifieds
Jerry Shirey visited from El Cajon California USA
Wish I could locate cars from the 60's from the So. Cal. area for restoration.


Nance comments
Shirley Cordell visited from PLano Texas USA
I rememeber Nance, Swindell (my favorite driv), & the Devils Bowl! Wow what a great combination!!!!!!!! Oh for the good old days!

open
scott
visited from las cruces nm usa
cool site :) ive viseted a lot of sites... some are lame, some you cant read, but this one is nice. contrasting colors makes it easy on the eyes.

Mr. Nance
Ned H Fry visited from West Burlington IA US
MR.Nance, I wish the very bestand am soory that you are under the weather. I got hurt at Knox in 1983 and lost the car, The MD told me to set out the year. Mr Nance told me to come down and pick up a chassie to build for the following year will I was getting better and pay him later. What a guy. Thanks the best . Ned H Fry
racingfromthepast.com
Kyle Napiontek visited from Montesano WA USA
Great site, thanks for all of your hard work and contribution to the sport.

My first Sprint Car
Warren Johnson visited from White Pigeon Mi USA
I used to sponser LaVern and the 1N when Jimmie Sills was driving and Ricky Hood bought my first few cars from Nance Now run the U2 sprinter Hello to Lavern and Marvella and family (I WISH THEM THE VERY BEST} wj

Nance
Linda
visited from Lansing Kansas USA
Get well soon and thanks for being there for so many racers.

Thank you
Michael Slevin, Jr. visited from Lewisville Texas USA
I had the privelege of meeting Mr. Nance on several occasions...always had a kind word or interesting story for me, although I was only a kid. My family got my brother and I Nance jackets and a catalog for Christmas one year...what a thrill, still have them 20 years later. The driver roster in the clean 1n cars over the years are pretty close to my favorite drivers, also. Thank you so much for giving us all so many fantastic memories!

Oklahoma Supers
Jimmy Overturf visited from tulsa ok usa
This is an awsome website!..I look for updates almost daily. I have lived in Tulsa all my life and have been a race fan since I was very young. "Thanks for the memories"

website
Mark Lewallen visited from Barling AR us
Just loved it..great to see the names and cars that hooked me as a child.Would love to see cars and stars from the old track at Joplin and Elmdale,AR Anyone?

Great Site
Carlon Bethel visited from Chillicothe Ohio USA
I got this link from Jimmies Old Time Racing Photos.You have a great site and I really enjoyed the old pictures, Thanx

The good old days
Tobey Sampson visited from Torrance Ca. USA
I can't get enough of this old stuff!! My dad, Tommy Sampson, owned cars in the 70's and it was great. Holman,Parsons, Armstrong,Larry Wilson, and D.E. Suggs were his shoes. It was alot of fun being a kid growing up around these guys. Iwas saddened to learn George and D.E. had passed away.All of the lod mans drivers were hard chargers and really great people. Imiss the old days. Thanks for making an out of this world site to remind us all the way it was. I have a load of pics I'll send you from the 70's and 80's I'll send you before to long. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

My great grandpa
Briana Joann Nance visited from Wichita Kansas U.S.A
I am excited to see that you have posted my great grandfather on your website.Eventhough i grew up around the shop until he had his stroke i never really understood his life.recently when he went into the hospital I was informed about everything that he has contributed to Sprint Cars and I am to say that I am very proud.Thank you very much for everything you have posted on him.Our family appreciates this very much.
Remembering Mr. Nance.
John W. Byrd visited from Austin Texas USA
I have always thought the world of LaVern Nance, especially when he paired-up with my favorite driver, Sammy Swindell in the Nance house car. If Sammy would have stayed with Nance, I bet he would be the one with the 15 WoO championships instead of Steve Kinser. I met Mr. Nance one time in Dallas. He came into our hotel room during a rained-out Devil's Bowl show, and he, myself and my departed friend (Herschel Woodham) talked for hours about everything. This was the year after Sammy left for the Raymond Beedle Old Milwaukee sprinter, and Mr. Nance told us that Sammy was the most knowledgible driver that he had ever met, and that he was always welcome back to drive the Nance house car. Great guy!

Oklahoma Drivers
Lloyd Leep
visited from OKC OK USA
Great Website. I think it's great to stop and remember the men who started it all. Oklahoma Drivers have proven again and again to be some of the best in the country.

60's
Tom Harris visited from Herndon Virginia US
What a surprise to find this site. I had almost given up hope as I went through the pages looking for my alltime favorite driver Angelo Howarton #27. But there he was at the end. As a kid in the 60's I can still remember setting in most of those cars in the pits after each race in Muskogee, cranking the wheel and pretending to race. Thanks for bringing back those memories. makes me want to look for my old photos that they sold at the track.

oklahoma drivers
brad collier visited from broken arrow oklahoma usa
brought back a lotta of great memories. i spent almost every saturday at the tulsa speedway from 74 to 83

Daddy I will miss you!
Samantha Etter visited from Tulsa ok U.S.
I think this is a very good website, I would like to say a few things about my daddy, first he was a very good man, he was always there for anybody who ever needed him, he was always there for me when i needed him, My daddy would call me his "BLUE EYED BABY GIRL", We had some fun times dad, but when we can be together again dad, it will be like old times. Dad i miss you so much. I want you to keep looking over us like you have been ok daddy. "I LOVE YOU" and i miss you love you daddy.

eugene hair
bill hair visited from gorman tx u.s.a
glad to see pics of my uncle eugene. i now am a car owner and i have allways looked to uncle eugene as a hero of mine. thank you for the pics to show some recognition to him.

Great website
Bobby York visited from tulsa oklahoma
This is the first time I have seen this site brings back a lot of memories.Seeing the pictures from the 60s and 70s of the drivers my dad (Pete York) raced against and seeing pictures of his cars was really neat. Keep up the good work.

Late Model Racers
Mitch Doherty visited from Ft.Madison IA USA
I had the privledge of being able to watch the GREATS race in Donnellson,IA.My grandparents lived there and I would ride a bus down from the Quad Cities at 8 yrs. old just to see Ernie Derr and Ramo Stott and the others race.I thought the sun rose and set on Ernies shoulders.It was always the best of times to be at the track and watch these guys do battle.

STAN WOELKE
Lisa visited from Beatrice Nebraska USA
Hi, just wanted to put my dad's name in here to show how proud I am of him and how much I wish I could have seen him race, but mom made him sell the racecar when she found out she was pregnant with me...oh well! I LOVE YOU DAD!!! By the way he used to race back in the 50's and 60's in BEATRICE, NEBRASKA AND WAS QUITE GOOD AT IT--I HAVE THE PROOF--LOTS OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES MY MOM SAVED--MY DAD WAS AWESOME!!!

NW Ar racing
Lori (Farmer) Lee visited from N. Little Rock Arkansas USA
My dad is Jim Farmer (#58) who raced at Tri-State. Those were the days!

Dan Lampe?
Adrienne Michelle Lampe visited from NJ USA
hi... if you know a Dan Lampe from missouri, tell him Adrienne says hi... she's 19, if he knows me, email me.

Danny C, Etter
Trisha (Etter) Wayland visited from tulsa oklahoma usa
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE. I WOULD LIKE THANK YOU FOR PUTING THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT MY DADDY EVERY WORD THAT IT SAYS IS TRUE CAUSE HE WAS A VERY WONDERFUL MAN AND A LOVING FATHER,HUSBAND AND PAPA. HIS LOVES OF HIS LIFE WAS HIS KIDS,WIFE,GRANDKIDS AND RACING. HE LOVE TO BE AT THAT RACE TRACK ALL THE TIME IF THAT MAN COULD HE WOULD SLEEP THERE. HE USED TO RACE BUT HE GAVE IT UP AND STARTED TO HELP MY UNCLE TIM BARNES. HE WAS THE MAN WHEN IT CAME TO DOING SOMETHING HE COULD DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.HE HELP MY UNCLE TIM BARNES MINI STOCK CHAMP IN 2001 AND 2002 AND HE WAS MECHANIC OF THE YEAR BOTH TIMES.WE ALL KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING US FROM ABOVE AND SMILING EVERY TIME THE CHECKER FLAG IS WAVED AT TIM BARNES FOR WINNING WE ALL KNOW YOU HELPED THEM GET THOUGH IT LIKE YOU ALWAYS DID. DADDY WE ALL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU VERY MUCH REMBER YOU ARE STILL "DAN THE MAN". DADDY I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND I THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME WITH THAT COLD BEER IN YOUR HAND YELLING TEDDA EDDA GET ME ONE MORE I LOVE YOU. REST GOOD DADDY CASE WHEN I CAME TO BE WITH YOU I WILL HAVE A ALOT THINGS FOR YOU TO DO SOMETHINGS DON'T CHANGE RIGHT DADDY CAUSE YOU ARE "DAN THE MAN" I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND MISS YOU TOO.

racing
brittnay visited from tulsa ok usa
i think that sprintcar racing rocks! i wish i was talented enough to drive one! even with my uncle driving and all i still dont know how for 14 years! sad!

Danny C.Etter
james etter (JD) visited from tulsa oklahoma usa
first of all i would like to thank you for such a great site.and dad i want you to know how much we all miss you friday nites are not the same with out you.i know how much you loved racing.i grew up at the track and couldnt wait till i was old enough to get in the pits then when i got my first car you were there to help me and uncle tim.now i help him its not the same without you but i know you are there with us.but its not the same but i know you are in heaven looking down on us saying jd do this for tim,i felt like i was tought from the best cause dad you are the best at everything you did and i have some tough shoes to fill and i try. i rember last year when sam and i went up there to receive your award for mechanic of the year i was so happy that you got it again but sad that you were not there to get it mom displays it along with the other ones you got.dad i just want you to know how much i love you and miss you!!!.and one day i hope to get mechanic of the year cause i was tought by the best you and my uncle tim barnes so rest daddy and keep that light shinning on us every friday nite!!!!!!! love you

danny etter
bheaps visited from tulsa ok usa
danny was such a good guy a loving father a loving husband and any one best friend. he was always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. i should know he is my bother in law. he would always greet everyone with a smile and a cold one. never ever met a stranger. he is dearly missed and he will always be in our hearts i love you dan.

DANNY CHARLES ETTER
BHEAPS visited from TULSA OK USA
HE WAS SUCH A GOOD MAN DEVOTED FATHER AND LOVING HUSBAND AND BEST FRIEND HE WAS ALWAYS THERE TO LEND A HAND OUT TO ANYONE. HE WAS ALWAYS THERE WHEN WE NEEDED HELP AROUND OUR HOUSE ARE JUST SOMEONE TO HANG OUT WITH. HE NEVER EVER MET A STRANGER I SHOULD KNOW I AM HIS SISTER IN LAW. THERE NEVER WAS A DULL MOMENT WITH HIM OUR HIS WIFE AROUND. ALWAYS WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AND A COLD ONE IN HIS HAND. IT IS SO HARD TO BELIEVE THAT DAN IS NOT WITH US ANY MORE BUT HE IS ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS

in memory
gary garner visited from tulsa okla tulsa
of my dad who passed away last year for the many good times we had working the old track for ervin wolf on sat at tulsa on sat and muskogee on friday my family hubert garner mom june and i really had gerat times

info wanted
Ron Cubic visited from medina ohio US
any info on 100" champ car,orange & black #86A(chrome tape number)also, Nance sprint car, Serial# 11-82-64.
Awesome!
Tony B.
visited from Midlothian Illinois USA
This is a great site! Those super modifieds were really cool! This is defiitely one of the best racing sites on the web, great job!

Jeff Forshee
sharon forshee visited from long beach california usa
Thank you for remembering Jeff Forshee. Viewing this site has brought back wonderful memories for me. Jeff was my husband and we had our first son Cody on a Tuesday and we were racing in Oklahoma City on Friday. At that time we lived in Wichita, Kansas. Pete Forshee was Jeff's dad and he put together the race cars for Jeff. Then 3 years later we had another son Josh. The boys loved watching their dad race. Cody would also build his own race cars out of legos. He built cars for his brother and other kids. They would make the basement a race track by bringing in dirt. Thank goodness it was unfinished at that time and that I was not there to see what was going on. They had heat races and features and the black flag, yellow caution flag (as parts would sometime fall off) and of course the winning checker flag (which the winner was just as excited that he had won a real race). Each one was a number and name of a real race car driver. Cody also made a lego race car for Josh Dutton who passed on a year before Jeff. That was one of his favorite toys also. He also made one for me of Jeff"s race car after Jeff's death, because he knew I had always wanted one, but was always to busy keeping up with his own lego sprint car and request from the other sprint car lego racers. I found your website while looking for a article about my son Josh Forshee. He is the crewchief for a young driver named Jeremy Campbell out of Detroit Michigan. They form the youngest team ever to run with the World of Outlaws and that was the article I was looking for when I found this site. Again thanks for putting this together and for letting me go back in time and to see how racing was and is in the Forshee Blood for years, back to Red Forshee, Pete Forshee, Jeff Forshee and Cody Forshee and Josh Forshee. Again Thanks for the memories!

70's late models
Tony Hudspeth
visited from Oak Grove Missouri US
Great site!! I enjoy looking at all of the old photos.Wandering, if anyone has any of Bob Kaufman? Or maybe some old race programs from Riverside, Lakeside with his name. I'll check back in as much as I can.

Missouri Racers
Bobbie Monahan
visited from GA USA
Thanks for reminding me of the great people that raced at the KC, Western MO and Eastern KS area tracks. Your site is fantastic.

pictures
Monte Cole visited from Alen Tx USA
Was wondering if anybody had any good color pics of Shot Hamptons 94 or Doc Garretts 55 that Emmitt Hahn drove in OKC. It was dubbed the OKC Special. Great Site

Lavern Nance info
Pat Mills
visited from
thanks for your tribute to a really great guy!

SPRINT CAR PICS.
HERK
visited from CAL. USA
THANK YOU!! GREAT PHOTOS!! I'LL BE SENDING MANY RACE FANS TO THIS SITE. HERK

buddy cumley
larry james visited from wichita ks usa
buddy's birthday was 12-30-1938, he passed away on 1-19-1994, he bought the nance owned car #999 and it became #333 purple and white in color, anyone got any photos of him and or the car? it was driven by many of the top drivers from around here such as dale reed, jerry everhart, wade grady and many others!!!

60, 70 sprint/ super modifieds
larry james visited from ks wichita usa
my brother in law owned the number 333 super his name was buddy cumley, he owned cumley sand, he passed away back in 1994 of a heart attack. he still is missed dearly by all who knew him

terry bivins
curtis coons visited from shawnee kas usa
glad to see that fans still remember him

Thanks!!!
Ric J. McDonald visited from Greenbrier AR United States
Just happened upon this wonderful "blast from the past". I spent alot of time at the Springfield Fairgrounds Speedway as well as I-70. These photos bring back wonderful memories. Thank you very much.

Wonderful memories
Roy Mathis visited from Van Buren Arkansas USA
What a great website! My brother told me about it and I couldn't wait to see it. How I remember the races at the Tulsa Fairgrounds in the 60's and 70's. We drove from Hominy Friday and Saturday nights when they had them both nights. Never forget all the great races watching Angelo Howerton, Buddy Cagle, Al Lemmons, Jack Belk, Dan Diaz, Emmett Hahn, Ralph Blackett, Harold Leep, Jackie Howerton, the Taylor brothers, Lambert brothers, and my wifes favorite Ron Fowler, Frankie Lies and so many others I never dreamed I would see pictures of. Thanks

Missouri Drivers
Paul Campanelli visited from Springfield MO USA
Thanks for giving me a place to see these great old pictures!

Any stories from the past
Chadd Allen Howell #49 visited from Waurika Oklahoma USA
If anyone knows any good stories about my father or any picture i would love to here from you... Thanks

Racer pics
Dee Moss visited from Tulsa Oklahoma United States
This site is really neat. Looking for some pics of Delbert Bates. Saw one of Jerry Rea, and Buddy Cagle Sr.

oklahoma drivers
terry willis visited from las vegas nv usa
soooo coooool!this page brings back fond memories.in the early 80's i crewed for eddie brookshire and james perry at okc.ive been in racing since then and now live in las vegas,nv.i relly miss these old cars and would like to buy one sometime!guys used to make these street legal and drive them. i wish we had some vintage racing out west. we just may start some here in vegas .

KOOL SITE
Jerry Sage visited from Indianapolis Indiana USA
This is a pretty kool site. I know some of the drivers that are pictured here, they used to race with my dad in the mid 70's here in Indiana. I was wondering if you might know of any other sites like this that might be for here in Indiana. Thanks, and keep up the good work.

You forgot my uncle
Paul Leatherman visited from Porum Oklahoma USA
I can't believe that you would forget to include my uncle, Dan Leatherman on your pages, he's been racing late modles since the early 60s. He has raced with alot of the people you have on the site and been an idol of alot of the younger drivers.

SUPERS OF THE 50 60
JOHNNY SULLIVAN visited from KOKOMO INDIANA USA
THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SITES I HAVE EVER VISITED AND I WILL VISIT EVERY CHANCE I GET THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES OF THE BEST DRIVERS OWNERS I CAN RELIVE MY YOUTH AND MY MEMORIES OF MY FATHER THAT HAS GONE TO THE BIG TRACK IN THE HEAVENS

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Great Site

Bob Chapa
Wendy Chapa visited from Del City Oklahoma USA
Would like to add some info about my dad, Bob Chapa #C1, raced at Goldsby, Ok State Fairground Sperdway, Altus (Quartz Mtn), and Meeker.

70's Supers
Steve Wampler visited from walters ok USA
I love your site. I watched the guys from WF Texas and Lawton. Its great to relive the memories. Thanks

Kansas City race tracks
Greg Bailey visited from Kansas City MO. U.S.A.
If you loved the racing at the Kansas City tracks you will love the book HIGH PLAINS THUNDER. I just saw a copy and it is great! you can order one from this web site just click on that title.

Enjoyed this site
Bob & Amy Daugherty visited from Ketchikan Alaska USA
Thanks Larry, for he link

Sprint Cars
Jason Hill visited from Green Springs Ohio U.S.A.
i really enjoyed lookin at this site. i think its pretty cool to see what the old sprinters used to look like. i will be entering my rookie year at fremont speeday and at attica racewaypark. and i also would like to be able to put a link to this web site on my own web site so if i could have your permission i would appreciate it. thanks

racing from the past
Bartt Roberts visited from Hutchinson KS. U.S.
I think your website is outstanding. It is cool to see the racing history from the past. Keep up the good work.

Supers from the 60's
Tom Herseth visited from Boise Idaho USA
What a great site.....I ran in the 70's with a Don Edmunds bodied super at Chico Ca & west Capital in Sacto CA...I found my super after 28 years and I am restoring it as well as 2 others..A Nelsen Kinney Car that ran at San Jose CA. and the "Bud Sherwood" car that ran at T-Car in Reno NV....Once again what a great site

Thanks
Bob Light visited from Oklahoma City Oklahoma USA
Growing up in OKC during the mid-sixties, guys like Harold Leep, Emmett Hahn, Jackie Howerton and Evard Humphrey were my heroes. Thanks for the memories.

your website
Woody Hampton visited from Tupelo Mississippi USA
I came across this site by mistake and I've never regretted it one bit. I really like looking at the old pics and even sent in a couple on the Nance page. I was always a big fan of Sammy Swindell and the Nance car. Got the pleasure of meeting Mr. Nance back in the early 80's and he was truly one of the nicest people I've ever met in racing. A true gentleman. I also must add that I love looking at those restored racecars as well, and hope one day to do one myself. Once again I love the website and will continue to check back for updates.

70's sprinter
Ivan Brady
visited from
Some news about the 1976 Maxwell sprinter of Canadian Barry Kettering .It will be on display in the Knoxville Hall of fame along with Lyn McIntosh's Stanton car this summer.Cars owned now by Russ Wanzuk of Thunder Bay Ont.Ca.A very impressive website, keep it up.

Drivers
Tim McDowell visited from Bonner Springs Kansas USA
Do you have any pic's. of the following drivers? Super Mod Charlie Kraft,Sprint car: T.J. Giddings,Late Model: Larry Sullivan and Bob Eveland.

sammy
moby visited from Sapulpa Ok USA
got any pictures of sammy phillips running some champ dirt in the 80'?

Memories
Jim Jones visited from Ventura CA USA
Enjoy looking at all the great photos on your site. I grew up watching the Jalopies transform into Supermodifieds here in the LA area every Sunday on Channel 5. Made it out to a few shows in person at Carpenteria Thunderbowl, Gardena Stadium and Ascot, thanks to an understanding father. I remember Lonnie Jensen coming out to race in a big open comp event at Ascot in the mid-sixties, but they wouldn't let him run because his cockpit was too narrow to meet the local rules. Later, of course, several drivers from the midwest frequented So. Cal. for the USAC & Outlaws shows, drivers like Eddie Leavett, Kenny Weld, Gregg Leffler, Shane Carson, etc. Still, the sprinters never compared in my mind to a pack of snarling Supers coming down to take the green.

Old guys
Ned H Fry visited from West Burlington IA US
I know most of these guys ,WOW do I feel old

photo # 88
dick shaw visited from terre haute indiana u s a
this could be larry miller from Bedford, In. he drove the #14 at times, you have some real good photo,s keep it up, thanks

web site
john shipman jr visited from terre haute indiana usa
this site is so awsome i really liked looking around at all the pics it is an awsome look at the history of the great sport of auto racing i remebr some of the drivers on your site my grandfather was a long time flaggman for u.s.a.c. so i got to go many places with him and meet lots of really nice pepole this site brings back so many thoughts of when i was a young boy and traveling around to all the races keep up the great work and good bless

great site!
Ray Daugherty visited from stilwell OK USA
i could not believe the pics. i've always heard of jackie bob martin's crysler powered car and thanks to this site, i got to see the pic! hope theres more where those came from!

9 years old again.....
Corey Ltters visited from Ransom (Hometown) Kansas U.S.A.
GREAT SITE!! Man, it was like a look back into my childhood. Especially the Dodge City photos.. Anyone have old pictures of the "Limited Modifieds" from the early and mid 80's? That is what my dad used to run there and it would be cool to some old pics of the "Lil Red Coupe" Growing up around Jon Johnson, Pat McVicker, John Blurton, and a whole bunch of other characters was neat and its cool to see the cars they ran before I was even born...Great Job, and keep it up!

Picture $44
jay woodside visited from Wichita KS sedgwick
The picture #44,( car Number 2)isn't Jay, Randy didn't say it was. That is a misunderstanding. The picture is of Harold Lloyd Leep, we believe. Jay cannot remember of ever driving this car . Please make the correction. Pat and Jay woodside
Tommy Bell Oklahoma Driver from the 1950's to 1970's
Gina Bell
visited from
This is a great web site,with excellent pictures of all the great racers from the past. I'm 25 years old and never saw my dad race, he passed away in 1998, I've been trying to find information about his racing career. I have his #45 super modified car I tkink he raced in the late 60"s early seventies. I hope to one day completely restore it and take it to car shows around Oklahoma. love your web site thanks for remembering the great racers from the past.......

long time fan
Jim Brothers visited from Evansville IN USA
I was a big fan from 1975 till I moved to Indiana in 1991. Shane Carson was probably my favorite, but I remember cheering for Jerry Stone (Stony) and anyone else in any of the Ofixco cars. For 3 years in the early 80's, a group of us would meet every Friday night in OKC and Saturday nights in Tulsa. It's great to see some of these pictures. Thanks

genealogy
Dwayne Crandall visited from St. Louis MO USA
Looking for any history, pictures of cars, drivers, fans, programs, pamphlets, etc. for Springfield Missouri's "Airport Speedway" during the 1960's.

KC Racers
David Sumpter visited from Kansas City Missouri USA
In your Kansas City Site, I saw mention of Kenny and Jerry Weld, but not Greg who made it to the 500. Also you have the old Lakeside Track listed but I didn't see anything about Riverside or Olympic Tracks which were very busy in the 'Old'(I'm in my 6th Decade) Days in Kansas City. Many good memories for me from all three tracks. Now I make the New Lakeside and State Fair Speedway in Sedalia for the WoO and Gumout Races. Hope to make Knoxville some day too. Love your Web Site. Could use less yellow and green print. Hard to read for the more senior eyes.
Great Memories!
A. Michael Collins visited from Seattle Wa USA
Thanks for remembering all of these local and regional racing legends! My dad is Wallace Collins from Norman, OK. He drove the #40 Super Modified in the late '60's and '70's in OKC. I'll never forget the excitement of those Friday nights: my dad hooking up the trailer with the car on it, mom grilling up some burgers and throwing them in a brown bag for all of us kids, and heading off up to the fairgrounds. Glad to know you understand the thrill. I live in Seattle and roadrace vintage Honda motorcycles...keep it alive, man!

Late Model photos
Danny visited from Kannapolis NC USA
I was in OKC in the early 80's and saw some great racing. Your site has brought back many good memories.

88 Racing Coming Soon
Thomas Narron visited from Hutchinson Kansas USA
I have a lot of photos of my Dads (Cletus Narron) car,that my uncle (Dennis Narron) drove and many other photos from some of the drivers seen on this web site.

Band Web site
Sherry Harper visited from Kansas City MO USA
I am disappointed that there is absolutely no mention of Jerry Weld anywhere on your web site, especially in the memory pages. I thought for sure he would be there when I reached the last page. I know many, many people who will be very disappointed. He was one of the greatest, not to mention that his name lives on in the "Weld Wheels" tradition!! If you need pictures or bio information I am sure that I could connect you with whatever you need. Otherwise, this web site is awesome, I stumbled upon it looking up the WoO 2003 schedule. As soon as I opened it I knew it was a "treasure". I called my brother immediately after I bookmarked the site. Good Job. I will be back.

Racing from the Past
Sharon DeVeny Cutler visited from Oklahoma City Oklahoma USA
I really enjoy looking at all the pictures of the drivers and their cars. Can you please tell me where you put my dad, John DeVeny; he should be in the "In Memory" section and was sent by my daughers Kristi Touboulie. Thanks

Great Pictures
Vanessa Chenoweth
visited from Salina Kansas USA
My grandpa is Steve Foster #21 I enjoy the pics of him and hope to see more. My dad is the flagman at Salina Speedway and I love racing! I really enjoy the site.

general info.
Gary Pace visited from tulsa okla. usa
i enjoy this site about the past. i raced around the Tulsa area from 76-96. my father in law was karl bolton who raced in the area until his wreck in 1966 which left him paralyzed.

Racing Photos
John Barr visited from St. Louis MO USA
I love looking at your site, I am in the process of building a site for St. Louis area racers both current and past. I used to attend a lot of races at I70 speedway, Sedalia and Capital Speedway and never knew the names of a lot of the drivers from that area that competed. Your site has aided me greatly in restoring my memory. Keep up the good work.

yourweb page
dennis johnsonthebig visited from oklahoma city oklahoma us
brings back old memorys. spent many nights in the pits at the Oklahoma fairgrounds speedway, working on Steve Coley's #52 modified and Super. I will find some of our old pics and send them to you. Thanx for you well done work Dennis L. Johnson

Thankyou
Lee Booth
visited from
Even though I have always been an Ohioan, I visit your site at least weekly for great open wheel history.

Oklahoma drivers from the past
Bucky Roper visited from Ketchum OK USA
Thanks for the memories !

none
paul and cora knapp visited from mullinville ks usa
Lots of memories . Great going back in the past to see friends from long ago.

vintage modifides
Michael Barnett visited from Ford Kansas U.S.A.
this is a great site

NCRA
Dustin Guinn visited from Ankeny Iowa USA
I grew up in SE Kansas and attended many NCRA races in Kansas and Oklahoma with my father. We went to Caney and Dewey on regular occasions and to the fairgrounds in Tulsa to all the specials and at least once a month. This page sure brings back the memories. Especially the NCRA yearbooks, I think we have every one from 75 on. Thanks.

Evart Isaac!
Ashley Theel visited from Jetmore Kansas USA
This is a really cool web-site. It help me lot on my speech project. RIP Evart.....(Grandpa)

Thanks for the memories
Bob Curtis visited from Winfield Kansas USA
My name is Bob Curtis. I grew up in Arkansas City. My dadís name was Babe Curtis. He operated the taxicab service there for 30+ years. I barely remember going to the races at the old 77 Speedway. But what I do remember is going to the races with my Dad from 1964 to 1977. In all the years that 81 Speedway raced jalopies, super sprints, and super modifieds, up to 1977, we only missed 8 to 10 races. It wasnít anything for us to drive to OKC to watch races on Friday night, then drive home 260mile trip, drive to Tulsa the next day and back that night, (another 260miles) and then be at 81 that Sunday. We also attended races at Muskogee, Joplin, Caney, Dewey, Dodge City, and of course the Hutchinson Nationals. And of course wherever we went on vacation, my Dad and I always found races to go to. (Memphis, El Cajon, Ca, Marshalltown, Iowa) But, home away from home, was at OKC, Tulsa, & 81 Speedway, to watch the Super Modifieds. Harold Leep, Roy Bryant, Bill Curless, Lawrence Miller & Dick Walker, were all good friends of my Dadís and them and many other driverís names were usually the main topics at our family dinner table. Ernie McCoy another good friend of my Dadís, once stated at his shop, that my dad and I traveled to just to watch races more than the average driver raced. I myself never raced cars, but instead have race go-karts. 2003 will be my 37th year racing karts, racing on dirt the last 22years. I still try to go and watch a sprint car race, now and then. But, racing will never be like it was when the Super Modifieds ran. My Dad passes away in the late 80ís. I had a lot of great times spending time with him going to the races. And now your site brings back a lot of them memories. Thanks for your time with the site. ---- Bob Curtis P.s. I have a site of my own: the KANSAS KARTING SCENE http://kansaskartingscene.50megs.com

My website can be found at: KANSAS KARTING SCENE

Hutch Nationals
Ryan Rice visited from White City KS
Awesome site, great coverage of the nationals, would like to see more of the late 80's late models, keep up the good work.

past racing
Pete Elkins visited from amarillo texas usa
Wanted to let you know how nice your site is. Enjoyed seeing my fathers picture. G W Elkins is now 81 yrs old and doing pretty good still loves to talk about the good racing days contact him at 806 352 3593 or 806 355 3618. keep up the good work. Thanks Pete Elkins

Vintage Stock Cars
Steve Long visited from Statesville NC USA
I just found your site and I really enjoyed it! I grew up in southern Missouri and it was a kick to see the pictures you had posted. I'll see if I can dig up a couple to send you.

This site
Monte Cole visited from
I check this site every day. I have sent alot of pics to Warren and he has put alot of them on the site. It is great to see all the pics that everybody has sent in. It is great to see Randy and Kyle getting started on the 6 car. Keep it up Warren.

Supers
Kim Fairbank visited from Wichita KS USA
Warren, great site! I've come here often enough I had to purchase a car to restore!! It came from Enid and is a purple 26 driven by Larry Melvin. I am looking for photos if anyone has any. Thanks for the memories of my childhood. I spent many hours at the races with my grandparents watching the supers.

GREAT SITE
TOM JOHNSON visited from TULSA OKLAHOMA UNITED STATES
GREAT SITE YOU HAVE.I use to help glen hunter back in the day.Would be nice to see more of the modifieds from okc and lawton area.keep up the good work and ill keep looking for the mods of the 70s and 80s

This awesome site!
KyleWillingham visited from Amarillo Texas
Thanks for posting the frame photo on your site! So are you coming to the Chili Bowl?

crawfords
don watts
visited from ok
great to see the crawford racing pics.hadnt seen a corky crawford pic in years.ray and emmitt what a great show they put onall those years.you ought to get some off the other family members racing pics on the site.i know a couple of them drove micros think one was keith crawford dont recall the other.and donnie crawford.is the charles crawford part of the family?

fab site
dennis dye visited from wichita kansas us
best racin site, i check it very regular to view news and pic's of cars ect. keep up the excellant work.

Wes Bartlett's rail #98
Ed Bartlett
visited from Haven Kansas
Thanks for putting the picture of my dad's rail on your website. All the pictures and names on this site bring back a lot of old memeories. We hope to have 98 restored someday and when we are done we will send you another picture.

Restoration Project
Terry Melius visited from Texas Ft Worth
Looking for info on finding a restorable fiberglass sedan body such as Ford Victoria sedan seen on many of the Wichita Supers in the 70's.

ALL
Ron Williams visited from Lebanon Missouri
Great Site and it keeps getting better.If I can dig up any older Late Model Pics I will try to send them. The Muskogee LM's were so tough back then and I grew up watching all those drivers when we either went to Thunderbird or they came to the Ozarks. Keep up the outstanding work

LOVE THEM ALL
PAULA ETTER visited from TULSA OKLAHOMA AMERICA
THIS IS SUCH A GREAT WEB SITE WHAT BETTER WAY THAN THIS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE ONES THAT ARE GONE.BUT STILL LIVES IN OUR HEARTS GOD BLESS ALL OF THEM.

Nebraska Modified Racing Association
Roy Melton visited from Siloam Springs AR USA
I was car owner with George Bogue on Car #96. I enjoyed the days ('64-'69) when people like Harold Leep, Pappy Weld, Ray lee Goodwin, just to name a few of out of town drivers would come to the old Midwest Speedway in Lincoln,NE and Eagle Raceway and give us locals a run for the money. LOVE this site!!!!

OKC Racing
Mark Brotherton visited from OKC OK. USA
Always a pleasure to visit your site-truly the best on the web. The younger generations of today have no idea of what they have missed except for the efforts of people like you.
My website can be found at: Oklahoma City Racing 1957-1967

memories
grace sheldon visited from ft scott ks us
years ago i did a needlepoint saying "i know a speedway in the sky where brave young drivers thunder by and all who live this racing game must know that fate may call their name" my husband who drove and worked on cars for years now has grandsons to carry on what he started. bless you all

Great memories
Kevin Myers
visited from Springdale Arkansas USA
Thanks for the great website it sure brings back some great memories for me as I grew up in the 70/80's in Wichita my father Cork Myers raced semi-lates at81 speedway.The pictures of Bud Haehn were great. Bud & RB Flynn were good friends of my father& many good times were shared with them & i'm glad you have a website that honors them like they should be. Many drivers today wish they could drive like they did.

Great Racers
Carl Flwer visited from TOPEKA KANSAS U.S.A.
Some of the pictures that I see bring back a lot of the past. I remember some of the guys that Raced in Topeka at the Old Shawnee County Fair Grounds And Shawnee Speedway in the early 70s. I would have been about 7yrs old then.

Racing from the past
Tammy visited from Oklahoma City OKLAHOMA USA
Hi Warren! Once again you've outdone yourself. I really enjoyed looking at all the old pics and reading the information on the drivers, even the ones I never knew. Seems funny how all of those old pics bring back so many memories. The good ole' days. One thing for sure racing is a family sport. Carried down generation after generation. Once again keep up the great work! Tammy




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