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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/28/17 02:46:14PM
9,098 posts

Bud Moore Passed This Morning


General

We lost the great car builder and WWII hero, Walter Maynard "Bud" Moore this morning. Rest in Peace old friend.

http://www.goupstate.com/news/20171128/spartanburg-native-bud-moore-nascar-champion-dies-at-92

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/20/17 05:44:33PM
9,098 posts

1st DIRT NASCAR Grand National Road Course Race


Stock Car Racing History

In this 1984 Scott Baker Willow Springs photo, the late Eric Horn ("Big E") is hands on during an engine swap on Derrike Cope's Jefferson Racing / 7-Eleven Ford Thunderbird. Horn came east with Cope in 1986 and later worked many years for Robert Yates Racing.

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updated by @dave-fulton: 11/20/17 05:45:27PM
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/20/17 04:24:54PM
9,098 posts

1st DIRT NASCAR Grand National Road Course Race


Stock Car Racing History

Here is a link to an interesting 1991 Willow Springs article written by the late L.A. Times reporter, Shav Glick:

http://articles.latimes.com/1991-06-28/sports/sp-1368_1_willow-springs

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/20/17 04:20:08PM
9,098 posts

1st DIRT NASCAR Grand National Road Course Race


Stock Car Racing History

One thing for sure, Chase, by the time I was sponsoring Derrike Cope and his Jefferson Racing Thunderbirds for 7-Eleven in Winston West competition at Willow Springs in 1984 & 1985, the whole deal was definitely paved with asphalt as seen in our member Scott Baker's photo of Derrike there in '85.

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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/18/17 04:37:36PM
9,098 posts

Racing History Minute - November 17, 1963


Stock Car Racing History

So, do we know who the two "Best Dressed Crews" were as selected by the judges appointed by Speedway Management as noted on the entry blank posted by Russ Thompson?

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Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/18/17 10:01:34AM
9,098 posts

Lennie Pond's Crew / 70s & Now


Stock Car Racing History

In the late 60s-early 70s, Lennie Pond of Ettrick, Virginia moved from modifieds to the new (in Virginia) NASCAR Late Model Sportsman division, campaigning his beautiful yellow and gold #1VA Chevelles at Southside Speedway and South Boston Speedway with much success, leading to a NASCAR Virginia State Championship. Richard Petty was so impressed watching Pond, that he convinced him to go Winston Cup racing, where Pond and owner Ronnie Elder's crew kept the same beautiful yellow and gold livery, now sporting #54, and beat out Darrell Waltrip for 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Rookie of the Year honors as an independent. In 2016, a number of Lennie's little Ettrick, Virginia crew gathered to remember Lennie at his little shop, where the beautiful #1VAs and #54 cars were built and maintained. RR member Don Evans photographed the gathering of those now gray haired Lennie Pond volunteer crew members remembering the good times and hard work in racing's bygone era and put them together in a video tribute:


updated by @dave-fulton: 11/18/17 10:04:17AM
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/14/17 04:58:11PM
9,098 posts

Hello Walls - Daytona 1968


Stock Car Racing History

9 minutes of home movies shot in the Daytona Grand National and Sportsman garages 50 seasons ago, during SpeedWeeks 1968:

Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/13/17 12:40:41PM
9,098 posts

Racing History Minute - November 13, 1955


Stock Car Racing History

In 1951, at Richmond's Old Dominion Barn Dance, Crazy Joe Maphis recorded "Racing at Royall Speedway" and sang of Buddy Shuman "An Ole Tar Heel" racing with the Richmond Stock Car Racing Association at what is now Southside Speedway in Chesterfield County, just southwest of Richmond off U.S. Highway 360.


updated by @dave-fulton: 11/13/17 12:47:52PM
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/09/17 11:58:57AM
9,098 posts

November 13, 1977 - Dale Earnhardt Wins Wilson's Southern Late Model 200


General

Wilson Daily Times coverage of Dale Earnhardt's November 13, 1977 Wilson County Speedway win:

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updated by @dave-fulton: 11/09/17 12:01:49PM
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton
11/09/17 10:59:08AM
9,098 posts

November 13, 1977 - Dale Earnhardt Wins Wilson's Southern Late Model 200


General

Color photo of Dale Earnhardt and Robert Gee at Wilson County Speedway with the Southern Late Model 200 winner's trophy on November 13, 1977. Earnhardt drove the Gee Camaro #17 on his fist visit to the famed Wilson half-mile dirt track. In coverage by the Wilson Daily Times he following day, 2nd place finisher Tommy Houston said Firestone tires on the Gee #17 won the race for Earnhardt.

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