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Old 04-16-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Jim Opperman

A successful businessman and former owner of Quality Metal Products, 1974 ERA Super Modified Champion and Late Model driver, Jim Opperman was instrumental in the conversion of Colorado National Speedway from one of the nations finest mile dirt tracks to the present 3/8 mile asphalt facility. Opperman bought Colorado National Speedway in 1989 and transformed the speedway into what as been acknowledged as one of the premier asphalt tracks in the country.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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Mr. Opperman was also influential in bringing back the sport of Figure 8 racing to Colorado when he paved an 'X' through the infield in 1989. The Eighters hadn't ran in the area since Englewood Speedway had closed in 1979.

I always loved that green #10 Modified he wheeled back in the late '60's at E.S.
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I think he had some very quick offset roadsters too, RIGHT?
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