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Old 12-24-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default Hales Corners Speedway, Hales Corners WI

One of about a half dozen tracks in the Milwaukee/Southeastern Wisconsin region. The modifieds running these tracks were banded together under the MSC-"Milwaukee Stock Cars" banner, which had idividual track championship as well as an over all championship. Drivers had the option of displaying there point standing from the previous year as there car number. USAC, did that, too! Here's my favorite, Hales Corners Speedway, great action for fifty some years, till it made way for a Menards and Urban sprawl in 2003.













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Old 12-25-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hey Slim,

Great action photos of the modifieds at Hales Corner. Any idea of the years, possibly early sixties????

Thanks for the nice info.

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Old 12-25-2009, 03:35 PM   #3
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Mid to late sixties, I was with Uncle Sam by this time! The color shots are right before they started tearin' her down!
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Nice! Great old photos I love'em.
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I agree with Webby, those are some great pics. If this video from YouTube is any indication, they must have been some great races there.



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Cool Video!
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:57 AM   #7
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I just love these lil' tracks! Always sad to see one go.
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Great Modified Pics! I started going to Hales the last couple years they ran. 1971 was their last year there. Here are some pics from the early 70's including Al Schill #80 Nova in the first year for the Late Models - 1972.







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Second picture is Lee(or Keith Sonns) I can never remember which and Bernie Binon "the Rubber Ducky". Everyone thought Bernie and I might be racing for the Championship that year and we did give a hell of a run. However, we forgot about Mike Klecker!!!! I had a '64 Ford Galaxie #43 with a mural of a duck hunter on the trunk shooting up the behind of a duck, feathers flying and all! Everyone got a laugh out of that.
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Ah, you mean this guy:





Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember that painting on your trunk. Where did you finish in '72?
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