Mike Carpenter

Jet Motor speedway, TRICO, and Raleigh Fairgrounds

Michael Carpenter
PM Air Warrior
6726 Odyssey Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806
SFAE-SDR-AW
Voice 256-876-6549 DSN 746
Cell 256-337-9577
Fax 256-876-6568
Visit the PM Air Warrior website at
https://airwarrior.redstone.army.mil

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil
is that good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   4 years ago
Always enjoy seeing a clip of a Farmer John Matthews win.
Mike Carpenter
@mike-carpenter   4 years ago
The Fairgrounds at Raleigh was a hotbed for racing. Lots of guys ran dirt there, as well as Wilson And Jet.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   4 years ago
Yep, I lived in Wilson from 1970-1980 and we ran a Limited car at Wilson and Wake County driven by Danny Lee. Al Grinnan at the time would win on Richmond's asphalt Southside in NASCAR LMS on Friday night and then win in eastern Carolina on dirt in Saturday night outlaw races.
Mike Carpenter
@mike-carpenter   4 years ago
Dave, You may remember Phil Morgan 11A, I believe he may have ran Wilson. In the 70's he was a terror at Butner and Trico in a Corvair. He later ran a LMS Nova.Al Grinnan was tough, not too mention a POW! I have a Virginian Gazette in shreds and will try to post some good stories on Al.
Dave Fulton
@dave-fulton   4 years ago
Mike, I'd love to see any Al Grinnan pieces as you get a chance. If you care to join, or at least take a look at, here's the link to our Al Grinnan Memories page here at RacersReunion: http://stockcar.racersreunion.com/group/al-grinnan-remembered
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