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Vintage Racing. This is my most valued page. Race cars displayed here must be at least 20 years old. Some have been taken by me while many others have been sent by friends and people I have never met. I thank you all for your contribution. Pictures some of you have provided help to make this what it is ment to be a tribute to some of the best ever  race cars and drivers this part 0f the counrty. These drivers, cars and race tracks should not be forgotted. Thanks for keeping the memories alive.
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Canfield Speedway Memorial Day 1953
1953  L-R  Felix Mesconis, Gus Iacozilli, Pat Mock, Bud Moore, Bill Harding, Bill Spear, Mike Klapak

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Helmet Dash 72 Tom Wimer 33 JimBickerstaff     
Jim Becker  Canfie;d Speedway Eddy Burrows Flag   man
;Phil Ladigo and Murph.
                                Nook Walters
Bill Larson " The Happy Hooker" also caled the "Skinny Skunk"



Gus Iacozelli at the Cleveland Arena



Rollie Beal Toledo Oho
Matt Clingen 1968 Hilltop Speedway
Jr. Smalley Atomic Speedway 1967
  


83 Bob Krauss 10 Lou Blaney

Tom Jarrett wins Elkins WV 1967
Bob Mounts Tom Jarrett Gene Friend


   4 Tommy Jarrett of Austintown Oh pictures Top dirt driver who could and did  win anywhere in the Tri-State area.


Tom Jarrett
           Action at Sharon Speedway  11 Chuck Dorsey 21 Tom Jarrett


Chip Whorley Girard Oh.
Jim Longo Hubbard Ohio

     18 S. Unger 103 J Strap  39 Pulaski


Bob Webster raced with the Ohio Speedway Assn. in 1948 and 49 at county fairgrounds like Berea, Ravenna, Dover, Marion, Lorain, Newark and later Barberton. The car was built by George Ponting. The unique body was built by a after market company called Mercury. These bodys replaced Model A bodies to form Speedsters. Bob Webster is now 86 years old and living in Apoka Florida. Many thanks to David Ponting for sharing these pictures for all to see.


  




 


  



The Ponting Special gets pointed in the wrong direction. William Leohr Inc.. a Chrysler Plymouth Dealer in Chippewa Lake Ohio was the sponsor
 
Gibb Orr  drove the Ponting Special in 1950 and 51.
Webster and Duris
Ted Wise
Buddy Barris
9 Photos by Tom Sisler

Brad Doty at Lernerville

Ralph Quarterson

Tom Sisler
Ed Lynch Sr.
Jack Sodeman Sr.
Gus Linder
Bill Zipay
Rich Bonnell
mercer  1976
Bill Forney of Boardman Ohio one of the best ever 3 picture tribute. Thanks to Mike Forney for the photos. 7 time Canfield Speedway champion. Won 33
consecutive races. And so much more.



Bob Brockett car owner of many a top driver
Glen Gault

Dave Hoffman


Brian Muelhman

 
Lou Gentile

Lou Gentile
Jeep Iacobucci a Cleveland Racing Legend These pictures are from Jeep's own photo collection.

6 Joy Fair pics. A  Michigan legend won more races at more places than he even knows
                1961
Joy Fair
                        1969

Joy Fair
                            1975

 
Joy Fair
 
Joy Fair

 
Joy Fair
Mr. Invitational over 500 feature wins Bob  Wearing Evans City Pa.
   



Bob Wearing
Bob Wearing

Bob Wearing

Ed Swart, Bob Wearing, Butch Buccella, and Don Martin

Butch 1965

       9 Butch Buccella pics different time periods in the famed Snoopy special

 


Butch Buccella





Butch Buccella

Rich Miller
Bob Blaney the Hartford Flash
Lou Gentile
Bill Larson with Murph.
Bill Larson
Bill Larson
Paul Miller
Mike Borawiec
         Junior Postlewait

Mason Hiester
Bud Wilhelm
Chuck Daugherty
Glen Gault
 6 cyl. Mod Lou Gentile
Lou Gentile
Jody Ridley

Rick Newton 1973 Sandusky

Don Townsend
12 picture Tribute to MAX Bump
Mecca Ohio

 
Canfield Speedway 1953 Max Bump pulls Gene Showers from flaming carHero award from Charles Findley
Max Bump
Max  Bump














Larry Walters at Mercer Speedway

6 Bobby Allison cars
Bobby Allison
Bobby Alison
Bobby Allison

Bobby Alison

Bobby Allison



2 Don Luffy cars
Don Luffy
Don Luffy

Indiana Fairgrounds
The one armed bandit Chuck Amati
Chuck Amati
Poncho Carter
Steve Travers
Steve Travers
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
Frank Gorichky
Frank Gorichky
Jan Opperman
The Legend Jan Opperman

Jan Opperman
Fizer

can you tell me where the next 3 phots were taken?


Andy Lutz



The legend Jim Shampine
Jim Shampine



Todd Gibson The Flintstone Flyer

Falcon Midget



Bob Knoll


              Al Baysich Midget



3 rear engine Super Mods
      3 Ted Wise picsTed Wise  Ted Wise
  Ted Wise






    Bud Millers Museum


The board tracks
 
Jan Opperman
  .


Florida 60s Modified
  Marvin Davis orginally from Mckinley Heights Ohio next 2 pics.Marvin Davis
 
Marvin Davis


couple California Stock cars


Diz Dean next 4 cars
Diz Dean
Diz Dean
Diz Dean

Diz Dean
Lou Blaney
Sharon Speedway 1982 Lou Blaney
Bob Stanford 98 Bob Stanford

Brain Fink and Bob Wearing get together


Bob Wearing
Bob Wearing
Tommy Kristyak
Tommy Kristyak
Lou Blaney &  Tommy Kristyak
Lou Blaney and Tommy Kristyak
Deek Scott
Deek Scott
Bobby Allen
Bobby Allen
Les Myers
Les Myers

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Expo Speedway Action
Heavy damage to front of 31 while the rear of 98 Phil Wertz looks fine

canfield speedway bob james


 



Heidelberg Don Gregory white 7 orange 7 Bob Cook
69 Jepp Iacobucci 299 Chuck Morris

                          The great Herb Scott


Don Gregory at Heidelberg

Glen Gault at Heidelberg

Norm Benning at  Heidelberg


Dale J ohnson and Stan Hover



left to right Herman wise Steve Unger and Tommy Dixon @ Skyline Speedway
9-6-1972 Skyline Speedway 18  Steve Unger and son Rick
Denny Walters 1975

Expo Speedway
Vic George

Andy Lutz 37 Chevy
Mike Little
Don Snyder
John Whitehead
The 8 balls Bob Wearing and Herb Scott
Blackie Watt's Hemi
Frankie Choura

Johnny Axe
Ralph Quarterson
vic george
Bill Banic


Gene Habbashaw
 
Bob James Maple Hts.
Dick Bailey
Joe Scala
Lou Blaney Sprint car crashed

Steve Unger at Hilltop
Rick Unger Terra Haute 1987
Larry McPeek 5-73 Ohio Valley

Cork Whorley Girard Oh. Bud Crumm


Jeep Iacobucci

Max Bump
MAX BUMP
Pete Cassella
Canfield Speedway under the lights.
The Late Great John Buzzard Newmiddletown Oh. He would have been a star
Tom Wimer
Bobby Johnson
Bobby Johnson and Jim Baile

Bobby Johnson
Mason Heister

Dick Swartzlander
Sheldon Kinser won Sharon USAC show July 4th 1979
Tom Bigelow won Sharon USAC show 9-2-1978
Billy Cassella 2nd to To Tom Bigelow 9-2-1978
Rich Levalla
Kenny Berends Hillegass Special
Action at Canfield Sppedaw
South Park 1964
1958 I know I can race this thing
1963 future race driver
Emmitt Reihard
Emmitt Reihard

Phil Wertz WINS
The thrill of victory
agony of defeat

The #16 raced at Canfield and Sharon and more in the late 60s the # 24 won at a lot of places later on the asphalt Just 2 of the cars raced by Jim Bickerstaff
Jim Bickerstaff
Mineral Ridge Oh. won on dirt or asphalt against all comers for 30 years. 11 picture tribute

                                                  
Jimmy Bickerstaff

Jim Bickerstall Heilderberg

 


Jim Bickerstaff at Midvale



Jim Bickerstaff




 






Bob Lenlof
Bob Lenlof
  Jim Ashbrook             Jim Ashbrook
Tony Delullio

Tony Delullio

Doris Wisecarver
Doris Wisecarver
Ron Dolen
Ron Dolen
Chuck Gibson
Chuck Gibson  Baldy Baker 

Herb Scott
Herb Scott
Bob Wearing
Bob Wearing

Joe Mihalic
Joe Mihalic


next 13 pics Sharon Speedway pit gate early 60s
Bud Wilhelm
Bud Wilhelm

Don Sawyer
Don Sawyer
Nook Walters
Nook Walters

Jimmy BickerstaffJim Bickerstaff
Bill Forney
Bill Forney
Herb Scott
Herb Scott
George Schimley
George Schimley
Junior Postelwait
Junior Postelwait
John Martin

Phil Wertz
Phil Wertz
Lou Pallotta
Lou Pallotta


Dick Lantz
Dick Lanzt

Blaney brothers Gary 00 Bob 10 Lou
10
            Gary Blaney

Gary Blaney

             Bob Blaney

Bob Blaney
                   Bob Blaney
Bob Blaney
                   Lou Blaney
Lou Blaney
 
Jim Gillespie
#1 Nook Walters 1956 & 58 Canfield Speedway Champion
Nook Walters
 
Ron Hegedus
Ron Hegedus

Bob Senneker early career
Bob Senneker

Bill Forney  199. 7 time Canfield Speedway Champion at one time won 33 consecutive races, In a two week period won 3 100 lap races. In 1964 he was top qualfier every night of racing at Canfield Speedway  The list goes on for the Boardman Oh. area racing legend.
Bill Forney Canfield Speedway
 

Bill Forney and Roy Gemberling
Dave Benner 1969 Canfield Speedway Champion

Dave Benner
  5 Mike Borawiec pics




Mike Borawiec


Mike Borawiec


Tommy Jarrett
Tom Jarrett
Fantastic 50's & 60's

 


 
Arlie Gault the orginal orange blossom special Coalburg Ohio
Arlie Gault


John Martin


Southington Speedway
above photo Southington Oh Speedway
3 Joe Mihalic pics 1-A1 & 19
 









 
Mike Klapak Warren Ohio  The 1950-51-52 NASCAR Sportsman champion
  7 pictures
 










 


  Bob Greer one time Hubbard Ohio Police Chief next 6 pictures
Raced at Daytona to Canfield Speedways
Bob Greer

Bob Greer

Bob Greer

Bob Greer
 
Bob Greer
Bob Greer
Iggy Katona and Andy Hampton
can anyone tell me who is in these 2 photos?
could be USAC at Sharon.
Shotgun Schonce 1971 Canfield Speedway
Jim Becker
Jim Becker
Jerry Reeves 1971

         Tom Coe Howland Oh.

Dave Hoffman The Butler Bullitt Lernerville track champion 1975, 76, 77,  91.

Glen Gault at Canfield Speedway
Glen Gault
Tom Jarrett
Tom Jarrett

Plil Ladigo 6cylinder stock Canfield Speedway
Phil Ladigo
WHO DRIVES THIS CAR?
Rabbi Hippley
Rabbi Hippley

Dave  Schrader

             Earl Teeters
Earl Teeters
Bill Routhbauer
Bill Rothbauer
THE 70s & 80s
Tommy Jarret
21 Tom Jarrett
Deek Scott
Bill Gabrielson
1 Nook Walters 54 Butch Buccella
Nook Walters and Butch Buccella
Ron Hedegus Canfield Speedway       
             Bood Lodge
Bood Lodge

              Tom Peck

Tom Peck

                 L J Dennis
L. J. Dennis     Marty Belik Brookfield Oh
Marty Belik
  Phil Wertz Canfirld Oh.Phil Wertz              
                 Jim Irvine
Jim Irvine
 

Paul Rhodes in Cloud 9
Paul Rhodes
Bill Webster
Geoff Bodine
Tommy Jarrett
Tom Jarrett
Jim Wood
Jim Wood
Buddy Cochran
Buddy Cochran
Bob Krauss
Bob Krauss
Bob Krauss
Jack Andrews
Jack Andrews
Paul Bush

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