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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 02-16-2013, 12:44 PM   #161
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A bad night for Pueblo driver Bill Yalotz.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #162
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A race report from after the PPSCRA had moved to Colorado Springs International.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #163
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Some ads from the good old days.
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #164
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Another night of racing at PPS.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:18 AM   #165
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In a related topic to this thread,, there is a 28 minute film on youtube titled "A Time To Live" by the Alexander Film Company. It was a promo made in 1964 and shows the Springs and surrounding areas. There are some great aerial shots and PPS and Sportsmans are probably visible, i haven't been able to pick them out yet.
The film was posted on youtube by the Pikes Peak Library.

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Old 02-26-2013, 01:49 PM   #166
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Hey Mike, that video was pretty hard to find so while I've got it I'll post it here for any one that wants to see it.




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Old 02-27-2013, 12:17 PM   #167
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Thank you Olen. The video was sent to me and i didn't realize how tough it was to find until i tried searching for it.
Funny how they skipped over one of the biggest attractions in the area, The Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Probably didn't want potential homeowners to think there was noisy race cars to deal with.
The aerial shots in the film are taken from the east side of town looking west toward Pikes Peak. Almost all of the race tracks in Colorado Springs over the years were located at what would be the bottom of the screen on all of the areal shots, on the plains. Pikes Peak Speedway, Sportsmans Raceway Park, Colorado Springs International, and a drag strip were all located on the flat plains, around 7-12 miles from the center of downtown Colorado Springs.
Turf Club Speedway/Pikes Peak International was located about 15-20 miles due south of downtown. And of course the Pikes Peak Hillclimb was on Pikes Peak, the starting line was about 20 miles due west from downtown.
It was a great place for a race car loving kid to grow up, i was surrounded by racing. Sadly, they're all long gone except the Hillclimb which is the second oldest continuous race in America next to the Indy 500.
But the film is a good trip down memory lane for the folks who lived there then and now. And a lot of the people contributing to this thread were stationed in the military, in and around Colorado Springs so there's some memories there as well.

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Old 03-13-2013, 06:06 AM   #168
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I haven't heard anyone mention the red white and blue wagon......Alvin "The Chipmunk" Browning.
He is back behind the wheel at El Paso County Speedway

I have 2 pictures here with a chipmunk on them. One is a blue #81 car and the other is a red #81 car. Could these be the same person?
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:38 AM   #169
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Alvin and the chipmunk car from my Fathers collection.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:32 PM   #170
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Yep, that's Alvin. That was a pretty unique race car. Always ran good too. Thanks for the photos and welcome to the site.
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