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Old 06-03-2009, 05:57 AM   #4
Thomas E
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Lakeside Speedway Season Track Champion

Pete Ducker

This is what I remember of what Arthur Ducker, Pete's dad, explained about his son's death.

Pete (Ducker) died November 14, 1953 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. It was at a AAA Midget Championship Race, during which the steering apparatus on Pete’s midget race car collapsed, causing it to catapult into the infield and roll several times. Ducker was killed instantly. Arthur was not told at what point (lap) during the race that Pete’s crash occurred. Pete Ducker was also a member of the RMMRA.

This was told to me a couple of years later after my mom and I moved to an apartment (after dad died) that was owned by Arthur Ducker in Denver, Colorado, one block from the Denver/Englewood city line.

"Stay tuned for the greatest spectacle in racing" ~ Sid Collins

LAKESIDE - Late at night by the old Lakeside Speedway, you can hear the ghosts - The barking, crackling "Flathead Fords", the zinging "Chevy Stove Bolt's", The rumbling of the "KK-Offy's", and the snarling "Ford V8-60's". Listen and faintly hear the announcer say, "Ladies and gentlemen, the line up for the trophy dash," and the place would erupt with the mix echoes of cheers and boo's...Remember...

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