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, 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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