But the legends that provided us with the great memories and excitement were
not just drivers. The other legends are the owners, mechanics, promoters, and
sponsors, and flagmen (or starters) that made it all possible. Consider the starter,
a ...

Author: Len Kasper

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480973664


Page: 228

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SPENCER SPEEDWAY LEGENDS 1957-1977 by Len Kasper SPENCER SPEEDWAY LEGENDS 1957-1977 was written using notes and journals kept by the author, and it tells an in-depth chronology of a racetrack in a suburb of Rochester, New York, over a twenty-year period. The storyline follows the drivers, owners, promoters, officials, and race crews that made this incredible history possible. It includes a multitude of behind-the-scenes information and personal stories with rare photographs from the author and from the racing families themselves. For those who lived through the period, it is a nostalgic trip back in time. For others, it will be a compelling journey through time where local tracks were evolving from jalopy tracks to professional racing circuits, and their drivers rose to national prominence.

Speedway LegendsSpeedway Legends

Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed upagain to produce the third in their highly praised trilogy about the world¿s most excitingsport.Speedway Legends deals with their lifelong passion for ...

Author: John Chaplin


ISBN: 0857042718


Page: 160

View: 656

Speedway historian John Chaplin and image archivist John Somerville have teamed up again to produce the third in their highly praised trilogy about the world's most exciting sport. 'Speedway Legends' deals with their lifelong passion for speedway racing and their admiration for the men who, over almost ten decades, have by their skill, daring and bravery, made it what it is. It honours the many personalities they particularly admire and is designed to make speedway enthusiasts aware of how their contribution to the development of the sport has made it what it is today.

Scottish Sporting LegendsScottish Sporting Legends

KEN MCKINLAY Speedway Born: Blantyre, 7 June 1928 Died: Leicester, 9
February 2003 CAREER: Glasgow Tigers 1949–54 Leicester Lions 1954–61
Coventry Bees 1962–4, 1970 West Ham Hammers 1965–9: British League
champions ...

Author: Robert Philip

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781780571669


Page: 256

View: 526

Scotland may not have won a World Cup (yet!), but many of the country’s sportsmen and women are revered as global legends, including Olympic and US Open champion Andy Murray and winner of six Olympic gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy. In football, the likes of Denis Law, ‘Slim’ Jim Baxter and Jimmy ‘Jinky’ Johnstone would not have looked out of place in the canary yellow of Brazil, while managers Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein have become part of football folklore, as has Sir Alex Ferguson in more recent times. Amazingly, Scots have reached the top in just about every major sport: Jim Clark and Sir Jackie Stewart in Formula One; Andy Murray in tennis; Ken Buchanan and Benny Lynch in the boxing ring; Chris Hoy in cycling; sprinters Allan Wells and Eric Liddell on the Olympic track; and, as befits a nation renowned as ‘the home of golf’, Sandy Lyle was recognised as the greatest player on the planet upon winning the Masters in 1988. Scottish sport is the richest of tapestries and in Scottish Sporting Legends the cream of the crop are entertainingly profiled in a revealing collection of pen portraits of stars past and present.

American MotorcyclistAmerican Motorcyclist

... 4 p.m.; AMA building at Speedway AMA Superbike Series technical inspection
open till 5 p.m. Practice for all pro road-racing classes (including BMW Battle of
the Legends), till 11:20 a.m. Willi's Motorcycle World antique motorcycle museum;





Page: 124

View: 747

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Legends of Delaware Auto RacingLegends of Delaware Auto Racing

He had been involved in auto racing since hewasateen and participated in his
first race at Harmony Speedway in Maryland. Success on the track would soon
follow the young Dutton, as he won the first one-hundred-lap race at Little Lincoln

Author: Chad Wayne Culver

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467138291


Page: 160

View: 763

Welcome to a fast-paced thrill ride into Delaware's rich racing history. The earliest drivers raced on dusty tracks carved into a farmer's field. Early characters like Johnny Martin and Paul Walker helped establish racing in Delaware shortly after World War II. The latest generation races at the famed Georgetown Speedway and Delaware International Speedway, and drivers, owners and promoters like Ricky Elliott, Curt Michael and Brett Deyo make racing the thriving sport it is today. Through interviews and extensive research, author Chad Wayne Culver has captured the stories of some of Delaware's best-known racing legends.

Sports Legends Tiger Woods Jimmie Johnson Muhammad Ali David Beckham Sports Book Junior Scholars Edition Children s Sports Outdoors BooksSports Legends Tiger Woods Jimmie Johnson Muhammad Ali David Beckham Sports Book Junior Scholars Edition Children s Sports Outdoors Books

He has had the most wins of any driver at the following racetracks: • California
Speedway Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dover International Speedway Kansas
Speedway Charlotte Motor Speedway • Texas Motor Speedway Martin Truex Jr. (
78) ...

Author: Eye on Sports

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541965300


Page: 240

View: 904

The most definite way for athletes to be hailed as sports legends is by setting world records. In this ebook, you will read about the amazing stories of Jimmie Johnson, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and David Beckham. Learn from their hardwork and determination. Take inspiration from their struggles and triumphs. Start reading today.

The Legend of the First Super SpeedwayThe Legend of the First Super Speedway

The Legend of the First Super Speedway thrusts you into the early 20th century with vivid interpretations of auto racing and what it would be like to walk among the people and grasp their world view.

Author: Mark Dill

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 1098335163


Page: 384

View: 388

Barney Oldfield riveted his eyes into one of the 3.2 million bricks that paved America's First Super Speedway. He sought to blot out the din of a packed grandstand and the dangerous gusts that could sweep his car into the unforgiving concrete wall. A record run could restore his reputation as America's Speed King or cost him his life. A record run could deliver the telling blow in the raging culture war for the soul of American auto racing. Oldfield has the fastest car in the world, and now he must prove himself as America's champion and ensure the success of his friend Carl Fisher's titanic battle to raise the modern Indianapolis Motor Speedway up from a fallow cornfield. It's May 1910 and you have a front-row seat. The Legend of the First Super Speedway thrusts you into the early 20th century with vivid interpretations of auto racing and what it would be like to walk among the people and grasp their world view. You will meet the rugged characters of the era as they get corned on whiskey, chew chaw, and bounce violently as they scorch the bricks of America's first speedway. You will ride with them on trains, bound across the craggy terrain of road races, and step over dead horses rotting in the street. The world convulsed with technological change, and the winners mastered it. Everything unfolds through the eyes of protagonists Barney Oldfield and Carl Fisher as they grapple with a cultural battle for the soul of American auto racing. Most importantly, early auto racing's good, bad, and ugly are put before you in an unvarnished fashion. Why? Because it really happened. No storyteller needs to dramatize a single detail because the amazing events actually took place and the awe-inspiring people behind them walked the Earth just as you do now.

South Carolina Sports LegendsSouth Carolina Sports Legends

He is a member of the International Motorsports and the National Motorsports
Press Association Halls of Fame as well as the Charlotte Motor Speedway Court
of Legends. (NASCAR.) GRANT BENNETT, 1980. The legendary youth golf
teacher ...

Author: Ernie Trubiano

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439637746


Page: 128

View: 282

South Carolina Sports Legends celebrates the golden anniversary of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Legendary figures include football luminaries Banks McFadden, Doc Blanchard, “Deacon” Jones, Steve Wadiak, and George Rogers; basketball hotshots Frank Selvy, John Roche, and Alex English; baseball stars Shoeless Joe Jackson, and Bobby Richardson; coaching giants John Heisman, Frank McGuire, Frank Howard, Danny Ford, and John McKissisck; NASCAR legends David Pearson and Cale Yarborough; boxing champion “Smokin’ Joe” Frazier; golfer Beth Daniel; Thoroughbred trainer Frank Whiteley; contributors Herman Helms and Bob Fulton; and barrier-breakers Althea Gibson, Lucille Godbold, and Willie Jeffries.

Indy Racing LegendsIndy Racing Legends

... the young Italian crashed the car . In a year - old Hawk - Ford - a fairly simple
and straightforward car — Grantelli finally won the race he had been trying for all
his adult life . The now famous wet kiss on the cheek is part of Speedway legend .

Author: Tony Sakkis

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760301239


Page: 160

View: 682

Profile 25 of the greatest drivers and builders in the history of Indy Car racing including A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, and AL Unser.

Dover International SpeedwayDover International Speedway

... International Speedway in 1959. In the 1970s, NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee
Bobby Allison also won in the Melvin Joseph No. 49 Ford Mustang. Joseph
owned race cars from 1949 to 1974, which were driven by NASCAR legends like

Author: Chad Culver

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439645321


Page: 128

View: 785

In the fertile farmlands of Delaware, there is a monster--a one-mile, concrete oval that has earned a reputation for being one of the toughest NASCAR® tracks since its first race in 1969. Built upon a farmer's field and airstrip, Dover International Speedway has a story filled with dreams and determination. From Richard Petty's first win at the speedway in 1969 through today's modern NASCAR heroes, "The Monster Mile" has witnessed some of racing's most memorable moments and continues to provide some of the best racing in NASCAR to this day. Many rare images have been gathered to provide a never-before-seen look at this historic speedway. Take a journey through time on one of the toughest, fastest, and most unique tracks ever built.

All American SpeedwayAll American Speedway

Fifteen-year-old James Bickford, surrounded by Placer County and All American
Speedway royalty, poses in the winner's ... Young James set a track record at All
American in the Legends of the Pacific class and swept a Bandalero program in ...

Author: Bill Poindexter

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439644225


Page: 128

View: 640

It began as a rodeo arena with bucking broncos entertaining an annual gathering for the Placer County Fair in Roseville, California, about 10 miles east of Sacramento. The rodeo grounds eventually gave way to a different kind of horsepower in 1955, when a dirt track was built. The original Roseville Speedway later became All American Speedway. The surface was paved in 1972, and three years later, its signature race, the Rose Classic, was born. Future NASCAR drivers Ernie Irvan, Mike Skinner, and more visited the track. The Rose Classic went away in the early 1990s, but NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action lives on each year.

Ebony Legends in SportsEbony Legends in Sports

He became the 'first' African American driver to qualify for the Indy 500, in 1991,
and also ran an Indy Northern Lights Racing League event, at Las Vegas
Speedway, in addition to his TransAm duties. As Ribbs says, nobody can
question his ...

Author: P. Paul Provost

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438979588


Page: 236

View: 888

The enthusiasm that I have for sports has led me to bring forth a work, encompassing many sports in which African Americans were not always privy to participate. In the effort to overcome this inequality, many challenges and struggles were experienced, because of the deprivation, and have been addressed within these pages. Much has been achieved as a result of the endurance of these many African American, legendary athletes. It is very disturbing to know what we, as African Americans, went through to arrive at where we are, and now appear to be losing ground. Staying abreast of the various sports has alerted me to the declination in numbers and deterioration of African Americans in the sports arena. This declination is a documented fact and must be expressed in bold terms. My primary purpose in writing this book, "Ebony Legends in Sports," is that it will certainly be a wake-up-call, for action, in the total African American community. My hope is that it will inspire the youth of this, and future generations, to return to the glory of the games, that they will become members of athletic programs, in mass, in their schools, follow through with their endeavors and persevere, as our legends did.

St Austell SpeedwaySt Austell Speedway

Containing many rare photographs of St Austell's speedway legends, this book talks about the formative years of the shale sport west of the Tamar river.

Author: Jeremy Jackson

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 0752437895


Page: 160

View: 165

Containing many rare photographs of St Austell's speedway legends, this book talks about the formative years of the shale sport west of the Tamar river.

This is IndianapolisThis is Indianapolis

Visitors share the sights and sounds , see the equipment , revel in the exploits
that are the stuff of Speedway legend . OF RARE HALL OF FAME Racing
legends shown here during Hall of Fame induction ceremonies include ( seated )
Rodger ...



ISBN: IND:30000046765008



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Legends of NASCARLegends of NASCAR

With five races remaining , the Winston Cup tour headed to Charlotte Motor
Speedway . Earnhardt held a 75 - point lead over Wallace Thanks to a broken
camshaft that ended Earnhardt ' s day only 13 laps into the race and the resulting
43 ' d ...

Author: Charlotte Observer

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1572435577


Page: 144

View: 546

Offers profiles of six veteran NASCAR drivers, looking at their lives and how they have contributed to their sport.

The Historic Manzanita Speedway in PhoenixThe Historic Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix

Also , the legend , A.J. Foyt , raced at Manzy one time ; of course , he won the
race . Hall's promotional skills helped pave the way for numerous Manzy drivers
to rise to the national spotlight in racing , the most recent being NASCAR's J.J.
Yeley ...

Author: Larry Upton

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738585173


Page: 127

View: 232

Phoenix's Manzanita Speedway, the last of the big dirt tracks located near the central corridor of a major metropolitan area, is now gone. The track opened in the early 1950s when Jack Holloway, president of the Arizona Jalopy Racing Association, along with Avery Doyle and Gene Gunn, set about convincing Rudy Everett and Larry Meskimen to convert their unprofitable dog-racing operation into a quarter-mile dirt track. On August 25, 1951, Everett and Meskimen beamed with excitement as Manzy opened to an overflowing crowd. They had tapped into America's post-World War II craze for automobiles and found their own Lost Dutchman Gold Mine in the process. Manzanita Speedway dominated dirt-track racing in Phoenix and was heralded as one of the top five dirt tracks in the United States. Manzy became an integral part of the racing culture in Phoenix, and its sale and closure in 2009 created a sense of lingering disappointment.