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vintage race photo's
visited from mishawaka indiana usa
looking for 1960-70 Todd Gibson
60's supermodified pics from Oswego Speedway, New York
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.
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
oko visited from lome lome togo
jonathan clemens visited from jetmore Kansas U.S.A
His number 6 car is still around. I still runs on the track.
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 [email protected] 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
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
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!
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:
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.
Scott visited from Fairfax VA USA
Thanks for your website!
Question over the driver of #2
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
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.
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.
visited from El Cajon California USA
Wish I could locate cars from the
60's from the So. Cal. area for restoration.
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!
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.
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
Kyle Napiontek visited from Montesano
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
from Lansing Kansas USA
Get well soon and thanks for being there for
so many racers.
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!
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"
Mark Lewallen visited from Barling
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
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
The good old days
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
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.
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!
visited from OKC OK USA
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.
Tom Harris visited from Herndon
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.
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
I will miss you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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,
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.
brittnay visited from tulsa ok usa
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
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
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
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
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
visited from medina ohio US
any info on 100" champ car,orange &
black #86A(chrome tape number)also, Nance sprint car, Serial#
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!
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
visited from Oak Grove Missouri
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
visited from GA USA
reminding me of the great people that raced at the KC, Western MO and
Eastern KS area tracks. Your site is fantastic.
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
thanks for your
tribute to a really great guy!
SPRINT CAR PICS.
visited from CAL. USA
GREAT PHOTOS!! I'LL BE SENDING MANY RACE FANS TO THIS SITE. HERK
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!!!
70 sprint/ super modifieds
larry james visited from ks
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
visited from shawnee kas usa
glad to see that fans still remember
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.
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
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
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
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 .
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.
forgot my uncle
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Bob Light visited from Oklahoma City
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.
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
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.
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.
moby visited from Sapulpa Ok
got any pictures of sammy phillips running some champ dirt in the
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.
Ned H Fry visited
from West Burlington IA US
I know most of these guys ,WOW do I feel
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
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
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!
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
Bell Oklahoma Driver from the 1950's to 1970's
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
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
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.
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
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!
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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
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.
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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.
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DeVeny Cutler visited from Oklahoma City Oklahoma USA
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
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.
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.
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.
johnsonthebig visited from oklahoma city oklahoma us
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
Even though I have always been an Ohioan, I visit your site at least weekly for great open wheel history.
drivers from the past
Bucky Roper visited from Ketchum
Thanks for the memories !
paul and cora knapp visited from mullinville ks usa
Lots of memories . Great going back in the past to see friends from long ago.
Barnett visited from Ford Kansas U.S.A.
this is a great site
Dustin Guinn visited from Ankeny
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.
visited from Jetmore Kansas USA
This is a really cool web-site. It
help me lot on my speech project. RIP Evart.....(Grandpa)
for the memories
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
My website can be found at: KANSAS KARTING SCENE
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.
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
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.
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.
Kim Fairbank visited from Wichita
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.
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?
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?
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.
Bartlett's rail #98
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
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.
Ron Williams visited from
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
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.
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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!!!!
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
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
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.
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.
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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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