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Race Tracks Everyone has their favorite race track(s) growing up as a kid. In this forum you can discuss your favorite old race track. Make sure to title your new thread with the name of the race track.



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Old 12-26-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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Default Slinger Speedway, Dirt in the Sixties

Southeastern Wisconsin modifieds and sportsman, in the dirt . They also served beer ot 18 year olds with a proper ID, in retrospect, not a good thing! lol Not sure when the track was paved, I was gone from the scene then, but atteneded a few Slinger Nats in the late eighties. They paved and cleaned up that track real nice! Now it reminds me of the wooden bowl at the stat fair where the motorcycle daredeviles would ride around and defy gravity! Here's some pictures:







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Old 12-26-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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And some sportsman action:






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Old 12-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #3
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Hey Slim,

Thanks for the photos. One thing for sure, those boys liked the front nerf bars. Big & strong.

It really is interesting the different choices around the county depending on the era.

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Great photos Slim, hey all you figure 8'ters, they have a cross in the middle of the track there.~Olen


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Old 12-26-2009, 11:37 AM   #5
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You're right about it being like a speedbowl, Slim. Flagged an ASA race there, and it reminded me a lot of Anderson. Once again, loved working races in Wisconsin. Fun but tough on the liver.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: Slinger Speedway, Dirt in the Sixties

I hear ya John, I had to leave it alone, finally! I hear the nerf bar comments all the time now, just took em for granted back then! Yes they are huge! Thanks for the comments!
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Hi Slim, Those modified are just plain cool. I saw modifieds similar to them a O'hare. They were insanely fast. I'm curious, did these cars run in Chicago?
I remembered two more names, these guys ran Cadets at O'hare, Dick Seffens and Dieter Holtz. Do you remember them? I think at the time I saw them they both were driving '55 Chevys.
Thank you for sharing your photos they are terrific.



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Old 12-26-2009, 03:49 PM   #8
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I had relatives living in Chicago then, and my brother and I would spend a few week, each summer, with them. I always managed to see a couple of races down there each time. O'Hare being my favorite. The modifieds you see here did run regulary in the Chicago area, some of the tracks that come to mind are Wilmot, Rockford, Waukegan and I am sure there were others, too I Don't remember those particular Cadet drivers, but I sure did dig those Cadets, kind of like the Milwaukee Sportsmen but cleaner, cooler, louder, faster and better looking! Real racecars, as opposed to amateur cars!

Thanks for the comments, I'm liking this forum, real well!

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Old 12-27-2009, 08:31 PM   #9
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Can't forget this guy! Arguably the best sportsman driver! Frank Smith:





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Old 12-28-2009, 11:00 AM   #10
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These are great pics Slim, looking forward to more of the same. Some of those Mods are just the coolest.
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