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.
Canfield Speedway Memorial Day 1953
1953 L-R Felix Mesconis, Gus Iacozilli, Pat Mock, Bud Moore, Bill Harding, Bill Spear, Mike Klapak
Helmet Dash 72 Tom Wimer 33 JimBickerstaff
Jim Becker Canfie;d Speedway Eddy Burrows Flag man
;Phil Ladigo and Murph.
Bill Larson " The Happy Hooker" also caled the "Skinny Skunk"
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.
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
9 Photos by Tom Sisler
Brad Doty at Lernerville
Ed Lynch Sr.
Jack Sodeman Sr.
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
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
Mr. Invitational over 500 feature wins Bob Wearing Evans City Pa.
Ed Swart, Bob Wearing, Butch Buccella, and Don Martin
9 Butch Buccella pics different time periods in the famed Snoopy special
Bob Blaney the Hartford Flash
Bill Larson with Murph.
6 cyl. Mod Lou Gentile
Rick Newton 1973 Sandusky
12 picture Tribute to MAX Bump
Larry Walters at Mercer Speedway
6 Bobby Allison cars
2 Don Luffy cars
The one armed bandit Chuck Amati
The Legend Jan Opperman
can you tell me where the next 3 phots were taken?
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.
Dave Benner 1969 Canfield Speedway Champion
5 Mike Borawiec pics
Fantastic 50's & 60's
Arlie Gault the orginal orange blossom special Coalburg Ohio