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Old 02-18-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Goodmorning. I may have been Mr. Swift on a race track years ago, but I'm definetely not on the computor. So please be patient with me. My name is Rett Rundell, currently living in Springhill, Florida. Raced mid 60's to 1980 at Hales Corners, Cedarburg, Slinger (when it was dirt) Speedways. Ran Fords with some success. Found this site while doing some research for a model I'm building. Just retired two years ago and modeling seems to help fill the void. I can only ride my Harley so much!! LOL Am looking forward to conversing with some other short track junkies.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:05 PM   #2
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Welcome to Auto Racing Memories Rett! We are honored to have you on-board!
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Old 02-18-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome. Don't know how much I can contribute, but we'll see what happens. I should mention the tracks I mentioned are all around the Milwaukee area and it was Sportsman and Late Model racing. One more thing. I was quite surprised when I scanned down to Slinger Sportsman pics and saw my face!!! I won a race driving Bill Seiske's '57 Chev. Sort of shocking after 38 years to see a pic of myself! Maybe I'll meet someone in here who remembers those days.
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Rett,
I'll test my memory here. In or around 1973, did you drive car #43, something like a orange and white '62 ford maybe? I think I might have built a model of your car back then. My brother and I used to build models of many of the Sportsman and Late Models. Probably didnt look too much like the real car, I was 12 at the time.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:36 AM   #5
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Yea, that would have been me! Also, in the sportsman pictures Slim posted, that is me with a checker at Slinger, driving Bill Sieske's '57 Chevy when my car was out of commission one night. Love looking at these old pics. Old #7??? Did you race there, and when. I was racing 4 nights a week. We had Hales on Saturday, Slinger on Sunday, Cedarburg on Wednsday, and Thursday All Sportsman.......lot of fun, and lot of friends.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:58 PM   #6
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Never did any dirt track racing. Ran demolition derby for 15 years and that's where I used the #7.

I have added some pics in Slim's Hales thread and will post a few more later.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:30 PM   #7
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Demo is how I started....Crazy Jims in '65 & '66. Didn't do so great. Started roundy round in '66 with a '56 Chevy #60 that couldn't get out of its own way. Sure am glad I improved after that. Jimmy Lord and Frank Smith helped me a lot in the next couple of years. Jimmy was a good friend of mine before racing. Glad to hear from someone who remembers me from "the good old days at Hales"!
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:14 PM   #8
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the pics. It brings back a lot of good memories. Rick Tackman had sent me some too. Wish I could make it back for one of the reunions, maybe someday. Rett
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