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Old 08-11-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Default Englewood Super Stocks - '60's & '70's

Late Model stock car racing was nothing new to this area during the '50's and '60's, but Modified and Midget racing seemed to be the main attraction at a lot of the Colorado tracks.

Although Englewood Speedway was not one of the first tracks to host late model stock cars, the Codner family realized the popularity of this type of racing and finally featured their own division for the 1967 season. Before that, the only late model type of cars that ran at the track had to run the Figure 8 course, as the oval was reserved for Modifieds and Midgets. Fans packed the stands to catch this "new" division and car owners and drivers from all over came to give the 3/8 mile paved oval a try.

Known as late model "Super Stocks", the division started running on Saturday nights at Englewood while Sundays featured the Modified shows. By the late '70's the term Super Stocks for these cars was dropped for Late Models. Today, at many race tracks Super Stocks and Late Models are two separate type of divisions.

This thread features some of the Englewood Super Stocks from the late '60's thru the mid-'70's. This was a great, innovative time for these type of race cars as many makes and models were used. By the late '70's, as this class morphed from Super Stocks into Late Models, it seemed the "Camaro & Prefab Revolution" took over and all the cars pretty much looked the same.


(Scott & Cindy Wilson collection) Fritz Wilson was Englewood's first Super Stock champion
in 1967. He also drove the #59x Jet-X car that year.




(Kent Moore collection) 1967 Super Stock action featuring John Halvarson #29,
Fred Tryon #49, and Lee Stogsdill #18. Many Figure Eighters ran their cars on the oval in
the first couple of years of the Super Stocks. That's the Wilson brothers (Don #114 and
Fritz #59x) taking the high line around this pile up.




(Irwin Fogel collection) Bill Aikin's Super Stock from 1967. I believe Larry Cook might
have been the pilot.




(Mel Keller photo) Chuck Wion's Studebaker from 1970.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Bill & Dale Fleming's cool '71 Dodge from
the 1973 season.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Pick Pickering's Super Stock from 1974.

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(J.L. McGuire collection) Tom Leonard #11, Dave Swan #21, and Pete Stringer #20 during
1971 action at Englewood.




(Mel Keller photo) Rich Perry from 1970.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Super Stocks round turn 3 at
Englewood in 1973.




(Irwin Fogel collection) John Mullins in Tom Crump's wicked '55 Chevy from 1968.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Darrell Stingerie ran this cool Mustang
during the 1975 season.




(Mel Keller photo) Bob Oldfield's bright orange Chevy from 1970. Wes Boesel drove this
car to a 5th place finish in points that season.

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(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Butch Speicher #73, Pick Pickering #40,
Russ Lexa #28, and Lynn Bybee #78 in 1973.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Herb Fish and crew from 1971.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworh collection) Roy Jackson arrives at the track in 1974.




(Kent Moore collection) Greg Higgins drove this Jim Young owned Chevelle in 1968.
Dig the 'groovy' patterned vinyl roof!




(Don Wilson collection) Don Wilson picked up a lot of wins during the late '60's in
this Frank Caputo owned Chevy.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Joe Lehman took the 1973 Super Stock championship at
Englewood in this beautiful maroon & black "Shakey's Pizza Special" owned by Lee Bierbaum.

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(J.L. McGuire collection) Quite a mess in Englewood's turn 3 & 4 during early '70's action
featuring Wes Boesel #244, John Hochmiller #63, Wayne Stallsworth #1, Ray Slife #95 and more.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Bart Manley's purple '55 from 1968.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Pete Stringer won back-to-back Super Stock championships in
'71 and '72.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Larry Noska wheeled Ivan Chambers' Chevy in 1972.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Lou Varia from 1975.




(Mel Keller photo) Lynn Jones and crew in 1970.

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Great thread Jerry Lee! Those pics bring back some great memories for me. ~VB
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Great thread Jerry Lee! Those pics bring back some great memories for me. ~VB
Thanks Buzz! Great memories for me as well, I'll post more as I find 'em!
Oh, look what I found.......


(J.L. McGuire collection) Late '60's Super Stock pile up. That's Lynn Hunter's #141.




(J.L. McGuire collection) I always thought that Larry Polich's green #13 'Cuda made a
great looking Super Stock. No superstition with the Polich brothers. This was from 1974.




(Photo by John Verhoeff/Stallsworth collection) Another great looking Super Stock was
Ralph Young's Mustang that Wayne Stallsworth drove to the 1974 championship.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Joe James, Jr. #54 battles Tom Leonard in the #10 Hornet. The
Englewood Super Stock rules were relaxed a bit in 1973 to allow "Pony Cars" like this to run.




(Mel Keller photo) Jim Opperman (left) wheeled this '67 Plymouth in 1970.




(Mel Keller photo) This 1970 shot of Englewood's turn 3 features a lot of different makes
and models that ran in the Super Stocks.

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(Photo by Jerry Lee McGuire) A 4-door '59 Ford wasn't a popular choice for a stock car,
but here's one!




(J.L. McGuire collection) This pack of Super Stocks puts on a show for the full house
at Englewood sometime in the early '70's.




(Mel Keller photo) Bruce Hayes and crew in 1970.




(Irwin Fogel collection) Don Wilson picks up this win in 1967.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Pete Stringer from 1972.




(Mel Keller photo) 1970 Super Stock action featuring Bob Couch #71, Denny Fish #93,
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(Irwin Fogel collection) Dean Gates #156 avoids this barrel-rolling Super Stock in 1967.




(Howard Lammers collection/Courtesy of Bruce Rhoades) Howard Lammers' gets ready for
a tow to the track in 1967.




(J.L. McGuire collection) This could be Fritz Wilson in #14 tangled up in this mess.




(Stallsworth collection) Doug Stallsworth's cool '55 Chevy from the early '70's.




(Bruce Rhoades collection) Vern Root #52 (who looks to be sitting in the back seat of this car),
Greg Higgins #117, and Mark Whited #30 join this 1967 Super Stock pile up.




(Stallsworth collection) Wes Boesel wheeled this Danny O'Connell owned Stock in 1968.

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I love this thread. It's like a museum. I can stare at these images for hours. Thanks guys for sharing.
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(J.L. McGuire collection) Don Braun's '57 Chevy from 1968. Man, check out the wheel
clearance on this car! In the background on the right is Lewis Icke's #105, a super fast
'56 Ford that Bobby Jackson drove that year.




(Joe Cahill photo) Dean Gates #90 and Rich Perry #5 came together during 1968 Super
Stock action.




(Lynn Hunter collection/Courtesy of Rick Losh) Lynn Hunter's multi-colored Super Stock
fit right in with the psychedelic '60's.




(J.L. McGuire collection) Frank Young & crew with the hilariously sponsored 3 WAY HAPPY-GAS
Super Stock from 1967. Anyone know what this "Happy-Gas" was??




(Mel Keller photo) Ray Slife and crew from 1970.




(John Verhoeff photo/Stallsworth collection) Steve Smith #7 and Bobby Jackson #3
during 1975 Super Stock action.

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