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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 10-17-2010, 06:53 PM   #11
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(J.L. Mc Guire collection) Rocky Mtn. News, Sept. 7, 1951




(J.L. McGuire collection) 1961 program featuring Mairl Pieper #141
and David Whitesel #102.

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Old 03-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #12
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I totaly remember englewood speedway, Robbie olson lived on the corner from me when we were kids. My dad Ralph Chumley #44 and uncle Paul Chumley #90 both raced modifieds their. What a great time it was.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:53 PM   #13
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More Englewood memories.....


(Unique Photo) This is a shot of Englewood's new Sportsman division in 1977. Convertables
were allowed in this class as you can see. That's Pete Brandenburg in his yellow #15
roaring by the mess.



(Photo by Bruce Thompson) Cool shot of the Englewood pits as Rick Montgomery awaits
his turn to tech on this hot afternoon in 1974.



(Irwin Fogel collection) September 1967
article from Speed Wheels.

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Old 07-24-2011, 10:58 PM   #14
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More Englewood memories.....


(J.L. McGuire collection) In 1972 Englewood Speedway ran three nights a week with
their regular weekend race meets on Saturday and Sunday, then every Wednesday
night as well. The Wednesday night meets featured Mini Stocks, Chargers (a real low budget
Super Stock kind of class) and Formula Fords. Ahh, those were the days. 3 big nights of
"The Wildest Show on Wheels"!!!



(J.L. McGuire collection) Nick Weber #88 in a '57 Volvo battles Don Hagen #19
in a '70 Datsun during Wednesday night Mini Stock action.



(J.L. McGuire collection) Formula Fords were fun to watch zip around the oval
on "hump day".



(Darrell Smith collection) Quite a few cars showed up every Wednesday for the
affordable Charger class at Englewood. Here, Darrell Smith #2 puts it to another Charger
during a main event.

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Old 07-25-2011, 10:43 PM   #15
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(J.L. Mc Guire collection) Rocky Mtn. News, Sept. 7, 1951




(J.L. McGuire collection) 1961 program featuring Mairl Pieper #141
and David Whitesel #102.
Jerry Lee; wonder who HERK SNERD is?
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:21 PM   #16
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Jerry Lee; wonder who HERK SNERD is?
Heh-heh! Bill, Herk Snerd is actually "Herb" Snerd according to an old program. It always seemed that the newspapers (and sometimes the track programs) used to slaughter some of the drivers names at times. I don't know if the weekly race results were phoned in or what, but most the time there was some sort of typo.

Yeah, ol' Herk Snerd joins the ranks of Wayne Smallsworth, Joe Layman, Jim Hopperman, Lee Sticksdale, Bill Starts, Sam Sower, Rich Codger, Junior Reeler, Roger Avance, and many other mangled names over the years.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:08 PM   #17
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while racing at lakeside, and working for a newspaper on graveyard, i would sometimes bring the results to work with me when i knew we were getting close to deadline....and 1 monday morning the paper reported the Mouse Harmon had won the main the nite before----Moose is a BIG man---300+ pounds---lmao...kt
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In 1951 Sam Gallo won the Englewood Speedway championship and during this time, free bus service was provided from downtown Englewood to the Track.






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Man....

I have some programs from the Roaring Roadster era at Englewood and a flagmen's jacket with WYNN's advertising as well.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:03 PM   #20
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Here's a few more rare shots of Englewood I ran across.....


(J.L. McGuire collection) This angle of the speedway from the air is different than the
one used for the 1975 programs. West Oxford Ave. can be seen in the top left of the photo.




(Candy Codner photo) Fans arrive at the front gate as Sandy Boyer takes their tickets
in 1975. That's me standing by the pole at the top right selling programs.




(Mel Keller photo) The pits at Englewood are packed in this 1970 photo.
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