• Johnny Ray (ground thumper) Hair Sr
Devin
@devin   7 years ago
Awesome!
Keith Smith
@keith-smith   7 years ago
I think the photo was taken at the old Fayetteville speedway ,looks like T.D.Welker's tire sales truck... on the back of photo should be aF code letter
Donald W Hair
@donald-w-hair   7 years ago
No, Fayetteville had guard rails. If you look the only thing around the light poles is the mound of dirt Leland raceway is the only one that had that.
William Horrell
@william-horrell   7 years ago
Yep this is Leland for sure. This may be Welkers tire truck but I do believe it is the John Boney tire truck from Belville in the background. Donald I have a picture of this car in primer as it was being built. I remember Johnny a little bit. He brought this car to Sherwodd Hewitt's houseon Van Buren Street inSunset Park to have some work done on it around 1975 or1976 seems like the time frame. Sorry to har of Johnny's passing. Wasn't there a drivernamed Mickey Hair that was related to you guys?
Donald W Hair
@donald-w-hair   7 years ago
William, You are exactly right. My dad was friends with Sherwodd. I would love to get that photo you have and yes Mickey Hair is related to us. My brother Mike used to race also still lives in Leland. my email if you can sent that picture is donald.hair@navy.mil... Good to hear from you. I went to Sunset Park Junior High in 79 before moving to Leland..been in the Navy for almost 30 years now and getting ready to retire. Hope I can carry on the family racing after I get settled down in one location..Good to hear from someone who remembers my dad on here.
bill mcpeek
@bill-mcpeek   7 years ago
Donald, congrats on the 30 yrs and Thank you sir for your service to our country.
Donald W Hair
@donald-w-hair   7 years ago
Thank you very much..proud to serve
William Horrell
@william-horrell   7 years ago
Donald.I will send you a copy of the pic as soon as I can get a chance to look and find it. I know I have it as I saw it a couple months back browsing through my pics. Yep I went to Sunset also but was around 1967. Ditto on Bill McPeek comments as well!
Patsy Thompkins ~ Keisler
@patsy-thompkins-keisler   7 years ago
If you get the itch to run...let me know. I know right where to put you...ask any of these guys!! I come with the BEST references...LOL!!!
Darene Fann Honeycutt
@darene-fann-honeycutt   7 years ago
I would love to know more about the building of the Fayetteville Speedway.
Dennis Andrews
@dennis-andrews   7 years ago
"Ground Thumper" great name for a race car. Johnny Newton used to have one named the same that he ran at Rockingham and Dillon.
Johnny R. Hair Jr.
@johnny-r-hair-jr   6 years ago
Yes this was taken at the Old Fayetteville Speedway. My dad never ran the number 11 in Leland it was X1
Johnny R. Hair Jr.
@johnny-r-hair-jr   6 years ago
My younger brother and I are going to search for pics from the day and post them. Hope to relive the memories.
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