Wednesday, April 30, 2014

another Tradex photo

Legend George Barris getting his photo with the RIVISION custom of L.F. Launier.


Monday, April 28, 2014

some more from the Tradex 2014

Wayne King working on his car. Always good to have the Peregrine at the show.



Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday cartoons

A couple more from that Aurora Speedway program.



Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar. (Although there isn't much guitar on this one.)


Friday, April 25, 2014

Tradex 2014

Got to see a childhood hero of mine at the recent Tradex Classic and Custom car show.

Jerry Ruth, the King of the Northwest.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

final points (?), Langley Speedway, 1972

A page from a Langley Speedway program. Looks to be describing the championship races. Points on the right. Seems correct. It just doesn't say it's for 1972. Or that it's final.

So, unofficially:

A super stock:

Gordie Hemrich

B super stock:

Tom Mair

Modified stock:

Andie Fentie

Claimer:

Al Prendergast

Not sure about foreign/mini stock yet.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sunday, September 17, 1972, Langley Speedway

Final race of the season. The big $1000 to win race for super stocks.


Sunday, September 17, 1972

Belmont Motor Stakes
and Claimers and Powder Puff

Fast time:

Harold Hardesty (in Hershel McGriff Olympia Special), 15.32 NTR
Gary Kershaw, 15.32

Nine cars under 16 seconds. Bump spot for the A main was 16.34 by Al Tourond.

B dash:

1 – Lou Ferguson

A dash:

1 – Ross Surgenor

Powder Puff main:

1 – Marilyn Boucher

Claimer main:

1 – Reg Kennedy
2 – Terry Worsfold
3 – Roger Boucher

C main:

1 – Joe Deseno, Surrey
2 – Blaine Johnson, Parksville
3 – Wally Moa, Skagit

B main:

1 – Cliff Hague, Surrey
2 – Doug Birchell, Campbell River
3 – Don Fletcher, Delta

A main (75 laps):

1 – Ross Surgenor, Victoria, 69 Chev, $1000
2 – Al Mullet
3 – Neal Newberry, Wenatchee, WA

Hardesty tried to pass inside Kershaw on a lap 60 restart. Kershaw went into the turn one fence.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sunday, September 10, 1972, Langley Speedway

Championship races for the Lower Mainland Oval Racing Association (LMORA). Also the final points race for the season.


Sunday, September 10, 1972

Lower Mainland Oval Racing Association championship and final points race.

Super stocks, modified stocks, foreign stocks, claimers.

Claimer main:

1 – Gerard McHale, Maple Ridge

Foreign stock main:

1 – Pierce Isaacs, West Vancouver
2 – Ron Dixson
3 – Neil Gustafson

Modified stock main:

1 – Andie Fentie, Aldergrove
2 – Don Fletcher
3 – Larry Lundgren

B super stock main:

1 – Herman Scherman, Bow, WA
2 – Bob Nairne, Langley
3 – George Benson

Tom Mair disqualified after spinning leader Earl Wutke on last lap.

A super stock main:

1 – Al Mullet
2 – Gordie Hemrich
3 – John Rothwell, (in 68 Chev of Jim McMillan)



Monday, April 21, 2014

Sunday, September 3, 1972, Langley Speedway

Third last race for the 1972. Last time the A modifieds would run at the track for a few years.


Sunday, September 3, 1972

Washington Racing Association and BC Track Racing Association modifieds
and Claimer.

Fast time:

Roy Smith, 14.38

Claimer dash:

1 – Gordon Harding, Langley

B dash:

1 – Drew Kitsch, Kelowna

A dash:

1 – J.P. Standley, Roseburg, OR

Claimer main:

1 – Terry Worsfold, Surrey
2 – Steve Butala, Port Coquitlam
3 – Steve McGuire, Surrey

B main:

1 – John Carroll, Stanwood, WA, 427 upright
2 – Ken Klatt, Vancouver
3 – Don Fletcher, Delta

Lap 11 – Seig Krickemeyer and Bob Brodoway (another newspaper says Frank Fletcher) touched wheels. Brodoway (Fletcher?) flipped, caught fire and pinned Seig (who lost all but one tire).

A main:

1 – Larry Sproule, rear-engine
2 – Ross Fontes, Lynwood, WA
3 – Bud Hoelzle, Ferndale, WA

Sunday, April 20, 2014

cartoons

From the mid-50s.



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mel Keen on the road

Some Calgary clippings from 1956. Looks like he made it to Edmonton's speedway as well as Springbank in Calgary. Not sure where else.



Sunday, April 13, 2014

more old cartoons

From that old program.



Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Another one from the mp3 player that I like.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Saturday, August 26, 1972, Langley Speedway

Another regular night of racing.

 

Saturday, August 26, 1972

Super stocks, modified stocks, claimers.

Track repaved previous week.

Super stock times:

Al Mullet, 16.09
Gordie Hemrich, 16.12
Rick Adsit, 16.17
Rollie Walker, 16.19
Al Tourond, 16.31
Paul Dunbar, 16.40

Claimer dash:

1 – Gordon Harding, 56 Ford

Modified stock dash:

1 – Frank Fletcher, Fort Langley

B super stock dash:

1 – Cliff Hague, Surrey

A super stock dash:

1 – Rollie Walker, Richmond, 64 Chevelle

B super stock heat:

1 – Cliff Hague

First super stock heat:

George Benson (Skagit) and Alex Praisley into back straight fence.

No other heat information.

Claimer main:

1 – A.M. Prendergast, Port Moody, 58 Dodge
2 – Jim Braun, Aldergrove, 58 Dodge
3 – Wayne Goulet, 57 Chev

Modified stock main (15 start, 7 finish)

1 – Andie Fentie, Aldergrove
2 – Don Fletcher, Delta
3 – Bob Brodoway, Langley

B super stock dash:

1 – Dave Angus, Surrey, 65 Ford
2 – Cliff Hague
3 – Harley Gustafson, White Rock

A super stock main:

1 – Al Mullet, Bellingham, 64 Chev
2 – Paul Dunbar, Kamloops, 64 Chev
3 – Al Tourond, Surrey, 65 Chev



Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Saturday, August 19, 1972, Langley Speedway

The open wheel variation of the IDC makes it to Langley. The last time for this portion of the series to be at the track.


Saturday, August 19, 1972

International Drivers Championship

Supermodifieds, caged sprints, A modifieds

Fast time: Palmer Crowell, rear-engine, 14.48

C main:

1 – Deake Lyndall, Lucerne, CA
2 – John Carroll, Standwood, WA
3 – Ken Klatt, Vancouver

B main:

1 – Bill Deschamp, Lakeport, OR
2 – J.P. Standley, Roseburg
3 – Dave Bowling, San Jose, CA

A main (16 cars start)

1 – Bob Seelman, Lansing, MI, $1000
2 – Ed Hopper, San Jose, CA
3 – Cliff Hucul, Prince George

Final points for IDC series:

1 – Bill Deschamp, 690
2 – J.P. Standley, 600
3 – Ed Hopper, 567



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Saturday, August 12, 1972, Langley Speedway

A regular night of racing.

 

Saturday, August 12, 1972

Super stocks, mini stocks, claimers.

Claimer dash:

1 – Al Prendergast

Mini stock dash:

1 – John Pace, Surrey, 66 Cortina

A super stock dash:

1 – Al Mullet

B super stock dash:

1 – unknown

mini stock heat:

1 – John Pace

A super stock fast heat:

1 – Al Mullet

No other heat race information.

Claimer main:

1 – Horst Rode, Vancouver, 59 Plymouth
2 – John Martin, Burnaby, 54 Oldsmobile
3 – Al Prendergast, Port Coquitlam, 58 Ford

Mini stock main:

1 – John Pace
2 – Ron Dixon
3 – Dennis Phillips

B super stock main:

1 – Bill Godfrey
2 – Lou Ferguson
3 – Harley Gustafson (66 Comet recently bought from John Rothwell)

A super stock main:

1 – Al Mullet
2 – Rollie Walker
3 – Gordie Hemrich

also ran: Dennis Lester, Jim Fentie.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Saturday, August 5, 1972, Langley Speedway

The A modifieds (super modifieds and caged sprints) of the WRA and BCTRA show up for a night of racing.


Saturday, August 5, 1972

A modifieds.

Washington Racing Association and BC Track Racing Association.

And the Claimers.

Fast time:

Bob McLees, 14.94

Claimer dash:

1 – Al Prendergast

B dash:

1 – Jack Cross

A dash:

1 – Butch Fuller

No mention of heats.

Claimer main:

1 – Seigi Linderberger, Delta, 59 Plymouth
2 – Steve McGuire, Surrey, 60 Dodge
3 – Norm Wold, Langley, 60 Chev

B main:

1 – Bob Johnson, Burlington, WA
2 – Robin Carr, Burnaby
3 – Gene Mathews, Woodinville, WA

A main (40 laps, 18 cars)

1 – Bud Hoelzle, in Bud Morgan's car, Ferndale, WA
2 – Don McLeod, Tacoma, WA
3 – John Tharp

Lap 4 – Larry Sproule in the rear-engine hit by Hoelzle into the fourth turn fence.

Lap 13 – Larry Fangler and Dennis Goldstraw into turn four fence. Both out.

Lap 24 – Butch Fuller into the turn four fence.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

some cartoons

From an old Aurora (Playland) Speedway program. Found this online.



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday morning sock hop

Hopefully I haven't posted this before. I notice I do that once in a while. This got back on my mp3 and I like it.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Saturday, July 29, 1972, Langley Speedway

Back to the regularly scheduled show of "super stocks/modified stocks/claimers".



Saturday, July 29, 1972

Super stocks, modified stocks, claimers.

70 cars in the pits.

4000 in attendance.

Claimer dash

1 – Al Prendergast

Modified stock dash

1 – Bob Wills

B super stock dash

1 – Al Tourond

A super stock dash

1 – Al Mullet

No information on heat races.

Claimer main

1 – Steve Butala

Modified stock main

1 – Andie Fentie

B super stock main

1 – Al Tourond
2 – Earl Wutke
3 – Bill Godfrey

A super stock main (35 laps)

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – George Irwin
3 – Dennis Lester

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Saturday, July 22, 1972, Langley Speedway

Another big race for the month of July. This time the International Driver's Challenge (IDC) for Unlimited Super Stocks. And surprise, surprise, McGriff didn't win.



Saturday, July 22, 1972

International Driver's Challenge (IDC) Unlimited Super Stocks

6500 in attendance.

Fast time: Hershel McGriff, 15.78

Other times: Ron Eaton, 15.99; 8th, Harold Hardesty, 16.33

C dash

1 – Don Nickel, Surrey

B dash

1 – Harold Hardesty

A dash

1 – Hershel McGriff

B main

1 – Rick Adsit
2 – Kent Brock
3 – Rudy Blumenhagen
4 – Brad Baerg
5 – Tom Hamilton

A main (100 laps)

1 – Harold Hardesty

IDC final points

1 – Harold Hardesty, 655
2 – Ron Eaton, 595
3 – Hershel McGriff, 455
4 – Rollie Walker



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Second leg of the NASCAR WGN Export A Series

Just to follow up on the Langley Speedway WGN race. The second one was run at Victoria's Western Speedway. Hershel McGriff won the majority of the money. No real surprise there.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Saturday, July 15, 1972, Langley Speedway

Saturday, July 8, 1972 was rained out. Scheduled as a regular "super stock/modified stock/claimer" meet.

The next weekend, Saturday, July 15, 1972, was a one time attempt to run sports cars at the track. Regulars from the SCCBC made a go of it. (And, no, this is not an April Fool joke. It really happened.)



Saturday, July 8, 1972

Super stocks, modified stocks, claimers

Rained out.

 
Saturday, July 15, 1972

Sports cars from the SCCBC.

4000 in attendance.

Six cars went out in practice.

32 cars qualified.

Four Groups:

Group one – Production.

Group two – Sedan.

Group three – Formula.

Group four – Modified.

Some qualifying times:

Tony Morris, 16.03, Camaro.

Bob Stevens, 16.08, Datsun 510.

Tom Weishmann, Formula Ford, 14.96.

Overall winners:

Sedan: Tony Morris.

Modified: Bob Stevens; 2nd, Charley Godecke (Porsche); 3rd, Mike Hall (Lotus).

Production: Peter Mitchell; 2nd, Charley Godecke; 3rd, John Schuberg (Sprite).

Formula: Tom Weishmann.

Some class winners:

C production:

1 – Pete Jadot
2 – Wray Nixon, Cooper.

Formula Vee:

1 – Jake Rempel
2 – Dean Roberts, Portland
3 – Al Ores, Burnaby

A difficult race to make sense of. The overall assessment was that it wasn't a success. And it never was attempted again.