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Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-25-2011, 04:58 PM
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Posted By JRHud
Re: 1970's CRA Fair races in Imperial (also known as the El Centro races)

Merry Christmas, Mickey. Yes, Curt Waters did take over CAE in the 70's but I'm not sure what happened after that.
Sure would be cool if they would bring back the 2 day fair races at Imperial...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-24-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,017
Posted By JRHud
Re: 1970's CRA Fair races in Imperial (also known as the El Centro races)

Mitch, the 90 car is the Vern Williamson Offy. It was built by Hank Henry in the mid 60's and I believe it was always Williamson's car. Not sure what happened to it later on though. Another one of...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-18-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,741
Posted By JRHud
Re: Name this track

A winnah!! I spent many nights as a youth in these grandstands and many more as an adult in the pits. My first recollection of going here was probably in 1960 or 61. By that time, the crashwalls...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-17-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,741
Posted By JRHud
Name this track

All right trivia time. How many can ID this track?
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-11-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,259
Posted By JRHud
Re: S.O.W. Chevy at Ascot

If you have Joe Scalzo's book "American Dirt Track Racer", you'll find a picture of this car spinning out at El Centro. Looks like Bob McCoy's "headin for the basement" in anticipation of going for a...
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 12-11-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Introduction... New Member
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Posted By JRHud
Re: New Member

Great to see you here, Mickey. I spend a lot of time here checking out the history. maybe we'll get some more CRA stuff on here.
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,175
Posted By JRHud
Re: The Agajanian 98 dirt car

I remember Billy from the early 60's selling "cover lenses" to the drivers at Ascot in the years after his injury. Carmen Schroeder did the "Gilmore Roars Again" reunions to benefit Billy.
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 12-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,776
Posted By JRHud
Re: New "old guy"

Mitch,
My name is Jerry Hudson.I started in CRA as a rookie in 1978 driving for a guy named Dave Scott who moved out west from Massachussets. We were an extremely low budget deal but I managed to...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-03-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,175
Posted By JRHud
Re: The Agajanian 98 dirt car

I remember this car was owned by Lyle Greenman in 1963 and the mechanic on the car was named Pat Combs. They stopped at the house to pick up my dad on the way to Sacramento for the annual hundred...
Forum: Race Tracks 12-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 118
Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
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Posted By JRHud
Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

How about the legendary Manzanita outside of Phoenix?
Looks like when this Satalite photo was taken, the demolition had already begun.
Forum: Race Tracks 12-03-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 118
Sticky: In Remembrance... The Ghosts of old race tracks
Views: 145,993
Posted By JRHud
Re: The Ghosts of old race tracks

Here's a ghost image of where South Bay Speedway 117 was located southeast of San Diego.
This was one of the tracks in addition to Ascot that the CRA ran at. I was fortunate enough to run at both in...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-03-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,276
Posted By JRHud
Re: Missing Leonard Surdam Chevy sprint car

How cool to see these old pics. In the one above of Walkup/Surdam taken at Whiteman stadium I noticed my dad in the upper left. he was a CRA official all through the 60's, 70's and 80's.
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-03-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 18,276
Posted By JRHud
Re: Missing Leonard Surdam Chevy sprint car

Gotta love this pic of Ponzini at Sacto. They used this for the design of the CRA decal in the 70's.
Forum: New Members Post Here First! 12-03-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,776
Posted By JRHud
New "old guy"

Found this site a while ago- just decided to register. I used to race with CRA in the late 70's into the 80's. I grew up watching races at Ascot in the 60's and really enjoy the old pics!
Now i'm...
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-03-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 24,596
Posted By JRHud
Re: 1980's California Racing Association

I was fortunate enough to get to race with these two in the early 80's. Dean retired in I think 85 and Eddie continued on till Ascot closed in '90 and maybe a little after.
Forum: Sprint Cars & Champ Cars 12-03-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 30,202
Posted By JRHud
Re: Old Foyt sprintcar sold....

As a kid growing up in the 60's I got to see this car run. The picture of the car as #4 spinning out is actually former flattrack racer Don Hawley (not Cantrell) early in his sprint car career.
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