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Old 05-18-2015, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Sprint Cars at Vacaville (HELP)

I know this is a long shot, but I have to try. I am looking for anything (Articles photo's etc) regarding The CRA sprint car show at Vaca Valley Speedway (Vacaville) from 1959. My dad won the race and I know next to nothing about it. I know it was a "MONZA" style race (3 segments 50 laps each) on the 1.25 mile oval built out of the SCCA road course. I know he drove the Morales Brothers "Tamale Wagon". I know there was a lot of good drivers there.
My dad only remembers it being HOT and that he won. It was memorial day weekend I believe. he said it was so hot Alex and Gil Morales had to drill holes onto the plexiglass windscreen in front because his hands were blistering through his gloves.
I have ONE picture of that race (after race shot with Alex Morales) and can't seem to find any anywhere. I have "googled" it backwards and forwards, images, newspapers etc.
I have found plenty of information about the 2nd and last sprint car race there in 1960, but it's as if the 59 race didn't happen. My dad is usually good especially about races he won but not this one
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:29 AM   #2
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Here ya' go Lee!
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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I just backed into this site tonite. Chuck Hulse is a name I remember, but I couldn't remember from where. Like a lot of 60 year old brains, it finally registered. It was on one of the "Glory Days" programs hosted by Dave Despain. I do not remember which show, but I think Chuck won the race that that particular show covered. Lee do yo have any knowledge of this race or show? I recorded those shows when they were re-broadcast back in the 90's, I think. Possibly he was driving a Lola 70.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:25 PM   #4
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I just backed into this site tonite. Chuck Hulse is a name I remember, but I couldn't remember from where. Like a lot of 60 year old brains, it finally registered. It was on one of the "Glory Days" programs hosted by Dave Despain. I do not remember which show, but I think Chuck won the race that that particular show covered. Lee do yo have any knowledge of this race or show? I recorded those shows when they were re-broadcast back in the 90's, I think. Possibly he was driving a Lola 70.
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