Who remembers Easter Monday Races

Harvey Tollison
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04/03/15 12:03:09PM
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Even ran sports cars with the old Grand Nationals at Bowman Gray Speedway in the early 60's


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TMC Chase
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04/03/15 12:55:51PM
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Would be interesting to read some memories from those who attended.

Here are a few I found already posted to RR.

1949 at Iredell Speedway by Robert Mitchell:

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/historic-speedways-and-ghost-tracks/13544/iredell-speedway#r13545

1956 (I think) at Peace Haven Speedway - Robert Mitchell

1956 at Rockingham Speedway

http://stockcar.racersreunion.com/group/rockingham-speedway/page/ap...

1969 Easter Monday 200 at Bowman Gray by Paul Woody

http://racersreunion.com/paul-woody/gallery/30506/easter-monday-1969-bowman-gray

1976 Trico Speedway by Dave Fulton

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/22075/bobby-allison-ray-hendrick-raced-where-easter-monday-1976-any-rr-members-race-there-that-day




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1963 at Bowman Gray - Jim Paschal wins. My blog post:

http://bench-racing.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-15-1963-jim-paschal-bags-bowman.html




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1957 at Bowman Gray - Curtis Turner wins convertible race.




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TMC Chase
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1962 at Bowman Gray - GN race won by Rex White

Post by ... well, ME.

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/31956/april-23-1962-good-fortune-rains-down-on-rex-white

This race wrapped up a ridiculously busy multi-day schedule for the teams. They raced on Maundy Thursday at Greenville-Pickens, had Good Friday off, ran again at Rambi Speedway on Saturday, hoofed it up to Martinsville for a rescheduled race on Easter Sunday, and wrapped up the grind with the Easter Monday race at Bowman Gray.




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Newspaper ad for 1956 Peace Haven race from March 31, 1956, The Dispatch




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TMC Chase
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1967 at Bowman Gray - Bobby Allison wins GN race




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1959 at Bowman Gray - GN won by Jim Reed




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April 3, 1961 Bowman Gray - Rex White wins




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1966 Bowman Gray - Pearson wins - his 4th straight win in 8 days in Cotton Owens' Dodge.

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/22438/a-racing-history-minute-april-11-1966




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1969 Bowman Gray - Perk Brown wins 200-lap modified race




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Though SCHEDULED for April 2nd, the 1956 Easter Monday race at Peace Haven was apparently rained out - just as it was in 1955. From April 5, 1956 Spartanburg Herald.




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Unsure of Peace Haven winners in 1953 and 1954

April 6th, 1953

April 19th, 1954




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1964 at Bowman Gray - Marvin Panch wins




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1960 at Bowman Gray - Glen Wood's 1st GN win

Post by Tim Leeming

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/22645/racing-history-minute-april-18-1960




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Allison with his trophy from his 1967 win.




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Fred Lorenzen made his only Bowman Gray GN start in the 1963 Easter Monday race. Raced #44 Ford in third of three starts for owner Stewart McKinney.




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Pancho in the Wood Brothers' Ford racing Wendell Scott.




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1968 Bowman Gray - Perk Brown wins 200-lap modified race




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1958 Bowman Gray - Bob Welborn wins convertible division race

http://racersreunion.com/community/forum/stock-car-racing-history/36249/racing-history-minute-april-7-1958




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Jim Streeter
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04/08/15 03:33:31PM
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Peace Haven ran in the Early 50s It wasswitched to Bowman Gray later. I drove at Peace Haven in 1951.

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1965 Bowman Gray Easter Monday was SCHEDULED for April 18th. But the race was rained out and re-scheduled for May 15th.




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Robert Mitchell
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03/29/16 11:29:18PM
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The April 2 Peace Haven race was rescheduled for May 6. Here is the results -

Robert Mitchell
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03/29/16 11:35:00PM
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Results for the 1953 and 1954 Peace Haven Easter Monday races -

1953

1954

Robert Mitchell
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03/29/16 11:36:48PM
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Results for Peace Haven 1951 Easter Monday race -

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April 7, 1947

http://racersreunion.com/robert-mitchell/gallery/31690/peace-haven-speedway-1947-ad




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April 10, 1950 Winston-Salem Speedway

http://racersreunion.com/robert-mitchell/gallery/32449/peace-haven-speedway-buddy-shuman-1950




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April 14, 1952

http://racersreunion.com/robert-mitchell/gallery/32712/peace-haven-speedway-curtis-turner-1952




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