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Old 01-19-2013, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Darrell Stewart #66 passes Big Country Speedway

Darrell passed away 1/18/13. Big County Speedway legend.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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Darrell passed away 1/18/13. Big County Speedway legend.
Sorry to hear the news......here's a pic of Darrell & crew with their '55 Chevy from 1973 at Intermountain Speedway. Was this the year he took the championship here??


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Old 01-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear the news......here's a pic of Darrell & crew with their '55 Chevy from 1973 at Intermountain Speedway. Was this the year he took the championship here??


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Jerry Lee-- Thanks for posting this photo. From left to right: Darrell, Dean (twin-brother), unknown, the legendary Joe Waelen, and Don Derr.

It was not until 1975 and 1976 that Darrell won his first two track championships at Intermountain Speedway in his 'wicked fast' #66 KRAE Vega Wagon. Prior to 1975 in his #66 '55-Chevys, Darrell had many runner-up track championships during those years.

Joe Waelen was an 'extraordinarily gifted wrench' who was also responsible for ensuring that Kenny Clark and his #13 '55-Chevy won consecutive track championships during the late '60s and early '70s at Intermountain Speedway. I would often stop by Darrell's garage near my parents house in south Cheyenne to visit with Darrell, Joe, and the #66 crew.

R.I.P. Darrell...my ol' friend. ~Buzz Wendzel
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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For more pictures of some of Darrell's great rides see http://web.archive.org/web/200507120...artdarrell.htm



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