Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by 2 Sweet, Nov 14, 2019.
Kenny Iverson 1966
We lost both the cool dirt tracks in OKC and Tulsa. We still have Salina but not much else. I grew up going every Saturday night until it moved to a new locale but eventually it died. My buddy won the track championship one year and moved up to 410 sprints at the new location. Now they run horses at the old fairgrounds track,it is so sad to drive by it now.
Escanaba and Norway both became paved tracks in the early 70’s. Escanaba shut down in the late 70’s and sat idol for along time. 15-20 years ago they tore up the pavement and opened up another dirt track. It’s now going strong. Norway stayed open the whole time. Norway had a stronger tie with the Milwaukee bunch which raced there a lot.
We had tracks in Dewey,Enid,Tulsa,OKC,Muskogee and they were all thriving. Some drivers would race OKC and Tulsa in the same weekend. It was quite an era in the 60s and 70s.
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Jerry richer in the 3. Don Benoit next to him in the blue 55
Kent Pearson, yeah she’s gettin a bit rough
73 or 74 they parked it in back 40.
Couple guys think We can fix that.
They got it running. Now what do you do with 50 something year old beat to Schit sportsman car.
Well seeing it’s Upper Michigan the guy who owns the liquor store puts it on display
Harold was a legend around here
Andy Hillenburg ran WOO for awhile. Local family with roots in racing in this area.
James Eubanks was another local driver
#2 Willie Goeden ,#5 Ken Markwardt ,#30 Tom Schley ,#14 Etchie Biertzer. 1972
Richard Peterson’s (Moms cousin) 58 Edsel, his second car.
Great racing, but, unfortunately, these cars killed a lot of drivers.
You can see why. Those guys were crazy.
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