Bob Judkins Sr.

Discussion in 'The Checkered Flag' started by Bobw, Nov 3, 2018.

  1. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    If you follow modified racing you knew his car and the great drivers he had. His grandson is Ryan Preece
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  2. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    R.I.P.

    Interesting history from the obituary...
    "Bob was most notable for his on-the-track achievements in the New England area, running the famed number 2x modified race car. In the sixties, Judkin’s ’37 Ford Coupe dominated the track with drivers Jerry Wheeler, Tony Mordino, Billy Harmon, Mario “Fats” Caruso, Rene Charland, Gene Bergin, Kenny Shoemaker and legendary driver Ed Flemke. Then in 1971, Judkins introduced a new style of race car, hanging a Ford Pinto body on the famous 2x. Stafford Motor Speedway’s Jack Arute tried to convince NASCAR to allow the 2x to run, telling Bill France, Sr that the new body style was the “future of racing”. Once cleared by NASCAR, the Judkins 2x Pinto Revolution began..."
     

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