- Feb 21, 2017
Do you know where this picture was taken?View attachment 48968
Since we are doing diggers this is Bill Keonig's (seated under the DA Speed Sport flag) 818 A/D circa 1964. The twin 409's
were pulled when Bill became a track car owner / builder. One mill went into the #37 Chevelle shoed by Johnny Kapovich & multiple feature wins. The other went into the #1 Chevelle shoed by Ted Janecyk = 1965 track championship IIRC.
Later Bill won a number of championships with shoe Bud Koehler.
Bill was inducted into the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame. RIP my friend.
My first local short track hero. I could and can still hear them practicing at Greenville Pickens from my house.
Chicago amphitheater, about 4100 S Halsted St just east of the stock yards it was the exposition center before McCormick Place & other venues were built. I babysat that thing a few times when they went for chow.Do you know where this picture was taken?
OK, it bares a striking resemblance to the basement level of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.Chicago amphitheater, about 4100 S Halsted St just east of the stock yards it was the exposition center before McCormick Place & other venues were built. I babysat that thing a few times when they went for chow.
Reminds me: I darn near got got squashed by Budweiser Clydesdales @ a sports show there. The wagon & ponies were next to a wall, I'm next to the wall checking out the ponies (I ride). Drivers are in the seat & the damn Dalmatian starts barking like crazy. The horses start jumping getting ready to run I was lucky to get out of there. Have disliked Dalmatians ever since.
One winter they held indoor drag races @ that place, nobody could hook up on finished concrete.
He was an ace. His boy Mardy was pretty good in the Pro Cup series and is now a CC in ARCA for Sam Mayer.My first local short track hero. I could and can still hear them practicing at Greenville Pickens from my house.
Butch was so smooth and clean, and had I believe he had Cup deal set up with Kenny Bernstein before we lost him.
So much respect.....
Trickle had to change his number to 09 from 99 because of Charlie Glotzbach. Dick lost a head gasket on lap 124 while still on the lead lap, then he was in the pits filling the radiator every three or so laps before calling it quits after he completed 131 laps.