Bowman Gray Bump
With today's August 21, 2017 solar eclipse, a reminder of one that passed over Rockingham in March 1970.
|Race preview in August 20, 1967 edition of Rochester NY's Democrat and Chronicle|
TRENTON, N.J. - Seventeen of the top 20 finishers in last year's Trenton "200" modified sportsman stock car national championship will be back to try their hands at a repeat performance, but ironically only two will be in top 30 guaranteed slots when the green flag falls on the fifth annual renewal of the classic at Trenton Speedway at 3:30 pm. today.
|The race, however, was rained out on August 20.|
|TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The 5th annual 200-mile race for modified and sportsman stock cars was called off Sunday because of rain. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing event was rescheduled for next Sunday, Aug. 27. There were 152 cars in the pits when the postponement was announced.|
|When the drivers returned the next week, they got more of the same.|
|TRENTON, Aug. 27 - For the second Sunday in a row, rain forced postponement of the fifth annual Trenton 200-mile race for modified and sportsman stock cars at Trenton Speedway. It was rescheduled for 2:30 P.M. next Sunday.|
|But then a couple of days later, the third date was moved.|
|The rain-plagued Trenton "200" modified-sportsman stock car national championship at Trenton Speedway has been rewritten again, and the previously announced rain date of Sunday, Sept. 3, has been switched to Sunday, Sept. 10 because of a conflicting NASCAR race date at Utica-Rome Speedway. When the weatherman won the second straight Trenton 200-miler last week, NASCAR eastern zone field manager Bob Sail and NASCAR chief-steward Bob O'Rourke advised Race Director Sam Nunis that the postponement could be reslated this Sunday, Sept. 3.|
|FINALLY on September 10, the race was held - though rain threatened it yet again. AP race report as published in the September 11, 1967 edition of The Progress-Index|
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Carl "Bugsie" Stevens of Rehoboth, Mass., beat out a hot contender in an 80-lap battle Sunday for first place in the Trenton 200 modified-sportsmen stock car national championship at Trenton Speedway.
Can anyone tell me if they have any Key West Stock Island Speedway photos? My father ( John Gendron) used to own this track when we were living in Key West, Fla from 1955 to 1970. I've been trying to find photos from my childhood for years[/quote]
Here are a few shots currently on RR. I searched for "stock island".