Gene Hobby

'68 Jack Billmyer Ford

paul woody
@paul-woody   12 years ago
Hey Gene, I used to see this car run at Wilson county Speedway.
Gene Hobby
@gene-hobby   12 years ago
Paul, Thanks for checking the website. The #91 Fairlane, late model sportsman, was owned by Jack Billmyer of Billmyer Ford in Greeenville. I drove and owned the engine in the car which was a 427 destroked 2A396 CI, it made a very quick race car. I ran Richmond Southside, Wilson, Roanoke Rapids, Leland, NC, near Wilmington, held a 250 lap race, every year during the Azalea Festival Weekend. Thanks so much for your comment. Please add my email address to your contact list, genehobby@nc.rr.com. What is your email address? Your friend, Gene Hobby
Jerry Billmyer
@jerry-billmyer   11 years ago
Gene,I was in NC visiting my mother and stumbled across this picture of my fathers car.When did you drive for my father(I was born in "61"so I don't remember alot of the guys who drove in 60-70's)Do you have any other photos of the car?Thank you Jerry Billmyer
Gene Hobby
@gene-hobby   11 years ago
Jerry, I drove for your dad in 67/68 and ran dirt tracks. Mel Bradley in Richmond ran asphalt at Southside Speedway on Friday nights and I ran on Saturday nights in NC. It was my engine and Jack's car. It was a 427 Ford engine with a D-stroked to a 396 cubic inch. I ran the Azalea Festival in Leland, near Wilmington on Sat. night before Easter Sunday on a 250 lap, 4/10 mile dirt track. I ran dirt tracks in Wilson, Roanoke Rapids, and Sanford. I knew Jack very well, and Todd worked at the place I bought tires for my personal car "Just Tires" in Raleigh. I'm sorry to say that I don't have any other pictures than the one you see on this site, bu maybe Mell Bradley does, however I don't know how to get in touch with him. I'm sorry and sympathize with you and your family on Jack's death, he was a really good guy. Take Care, Gene Hobby
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   6 years ago
A couple of photops from the Fred's Short Track Scale Modeling site:
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