It was so long ago I couldn't tell you many details.
Early Early 70's
I was around 5 or 6
I don't know who won?
It wasn't my first race but that that what I can remember.
I was always hooked.
The race was at Atomic Speedway "K-C Raceway now"
May of 1985
I was 3
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Originally Posted by CGF
Me, Lancaster Motor Speedway in Ohio in 1981, maybe 1982. I remember Keith Altiers driving a very loud blue car, dropping my Burger King hamburger thru the stands and Ted Johnson's sharp red #25.
around 69 or 70 at 34 raceway in wesy burlington at 9 or 10 years old a guy by the name of heap won
Roger Long, or Bob Pierce
Got to ride with Roger on kids night, memory came back while giving my kids a ride in my car............35yrs later.
I misunderstood My mind ant what it was.
2. Highland Rim Speedway (Dirt Then)
3. A few months old
6. Even "Back" then.
...The Last Rebel...
woulda have to have been '79 i was four and from what i remember those sideboard cars mostly camaros were flying.....i belive it wouldve been jeff purvis, billl ingram, or buddy morris at the front at dixie or rome and ITS DIRT LATE MODEL RACING....hooked at conception confirmed when i dug my way out so i could finally see it for myself....lol
If you consider old sedans in 1950's as latemodels i've seen them old sedans in 1950 they were race cars factory made at time.
Sometime between 81 and 84 sitting at turn three at Williams grove speedway. I remember someone talking about the race that happened there, I think it was a STARS race or something. I was pretty young then, like elementary school, if that track was not such a big thing to me I would not remember those nights anymore.
I absolutely hated them and could not wait for them to get off the track, just about everybody around me held the same sentiment. It was not my first race, I have no idea who won and I was not a fan after wards.
I remember everybody cheering when the sprints came back out for a feature, don't remember who won that night in the Sprints but the talent at that track back then was second to none. All I know is I was probably rooting for Steve Smith and I believe he was in the 66 Black Bandit back then (not the 19 he is more well known for).
1. Spring 1979
2. Southern Ohio Raceway
3. Two weeks old
4. Chargin' Charlie Swartz
1984 or 85
Owendale Speedway (MI)
Aaron Anthes #43 (he always won there)
Yes, 1st race
Im still going, so i must be hooked
"If your not living on the edge your wasting space."
Not latemodels, just coupes w/rollbars and no fenders
1. When ?
2. Where ?
3. How old were you ?
4. Who won ?
5. Your first race ?
6. Were you hooked ?
2. Black River Fairgrounds
4. one of the 4 Racecars dad had at the track that day.
5. 1st year in the pits. Rode the track in dads wrecker during cautions.
6. Racing was part of our lifestyle from the time I can remember.
Last edited by Butch; 07-22-2010 at 11:16 AM.
must have made some kind of impression
First big race
Charlie Swartz in the first ever wedge car.....dominated in every way
First race away from Skyline....so yeah, it was like my first real race
must have been hooked....I'm still watching
Love reading your guys replies. Keep them coming.
1. When ? 1977
2. Where ? East Bay Raceway
3. How old were you ? 4 or 5
4. Who won ? I could not tell yea I was only 4 or 5
5. Your first race ? Yes
6. Were you hooked ? Yes!
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Cherokee or Shelby Fairgrounds
Probably Freddy, or Stick, or Plylar or Duvall or Piazza
Hooked and still hooked
well mamma told me i beeen going to the races since i was 6 months old. BLESS YOUR HEART MAMMA!!
Mamma said that she took me to Peoria Speedway in Peoria IL
first race would beeen a weekly race in the summer of 1991 she cat remember who won.
I been going to the races ever since! but now i go to Spoon River Speedway outside of Canton, IL
But my first big time late model race was in summer of 1997 (Hav-a-tampa)
I got a John Gill shirt (still have the shirt ) he was wearing his cowboy boots when i got the sirt signed
but I the interent says driver of the #66 BILL FRYE won that night.
i was 6 years old
AND I AM LOVING RACING MROE THAN EVER!!!!!!
like the ole sayin goes
DIRT IS FOR RACING ASPHALT IS FOR GETTING THERE!
Ready for some MIDWEST DIRT SLINGIN!
1st race was 1968 southern ohio raceway, it was charlie swartz who won, he was driving the 8-ball car and of course i was hooked, i was 12 years old
I was seventeen and it was 1971 @ Dorsey Speedway in Elkridge, Maryland. I believe Vic Lewis took the feature in the #96 55 Chevrolet. I believe the following year all the Chevy guys switched from 55's to chevelle bodies. I remember that being a pretty big deal. I was hooked immediately. My first race was actualy eight years earlier on Long Island @ Islip Speedway. All the cars were coupes.
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