Monday, November 30, 2015

1975 Westwood Endurance race

The season usually ended with a 7 hour race. Story on the 1975 meet.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday funnies

More Alley Oop.



Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday morning sock hop

"Hot Rod Henry" by Lola Dee.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Mike Ores profile from 1977

A profile of Mike Ores from Canada Auto Sport.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

1977 Enduro at Westwood

From Canada Auto Sport.




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

final points, 1975 Langley Speedway

Here are the final points for the 1975 season. Not sure about other trophy winners. If I find them I'll post that list as well.


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sunday, September 21, 1975, Langley Speedway

Langley $4,500, the big, and final, race of the 1975 season at Langley Speedway.



Sunday, September 21, 1975

Langley $4,500

super stock special and claimers

times

Ron Eaton, 15.112, NTR
Ross Surgenor, 15.521
Larry Pollard, 15.523
Gordy Stewart, 15.531

claimer dash

1 – Lyle Gordon, '64 Chevelle

super stock B dash

1 – Jim Godfrey, '65 Chevelle

super stock A dash

1 – Larry Pollard
2 – Ross Surgenor
3 – Gordy Stewart

claimers B heat

1 – Sid Boudreau, Surrey
2 – Terry McGillivary, Surrey
3 – Gordon Land, Surrey

claimers A heat

1 – Lyle Gordon
2 – John Kondra, Surrey
3 – Allan Adams, Vancouver

claimer main

1 – Lyle Gordon
2 – Dave Sapach
3 – Al Kennedy

super stock C heat

1 – Brian Devers
2 – Bob Nairne
3 – Wayne Jamieson

super stock B main

1 – Jim Godfrey, Langley
2 – Herman Scheurman, Burlington, WA
3 – Tommy Hamilton, Campbell River

super stock A main (100 laps)

1 – Ron Eaton
2 – Roy Haslam
3 – Cam Barnes
4 – Don Nickel
5 – George Stewart

Lap four – Dave Angus and Gordie Mannes crash. Ross Surgenor blew head gasket while second.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sunday, September 14, 1975, Langley Speedway

Championship races for the Lower Mainland Oval Racing Association (LMORA).



Sunday, September 14, 1975

LMORA Championships
Carling – O'Keefe

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

times

super stocks

Al Tourond, 15.747
Jack Cross, 15.913
Cam Barnes, 15.947
Moe Willits, 15.947
Gordie Hemrich, 15.989

claimer dash

1 – unknown

modified sportsman dash

1 – Ken Kennedy

super stock B dash

1 – Brian Devers

super stock A dash

1 – Andie Fentie

claimer C heat

1 – Roger Boucher
2 – Doran Rickey
3 – Detlof Wrede

claimer B heat

1 – Ken Klatt
2 – Larry McKenzie
3 – Harold Oliver

claimer A heat

1 – Barry Emmott
2 – Lyle Gordon
3 – Buddy Lynds

Modified sportsman and super stock heats unknown.

Claimer B main

1 – Danny Villeneuve
2 – Harold Oliver
3 – Roger Boucher

claimer A main

1 – Jim Godfrey
2 – Mark McFadyen
3 – Ken Wilcox

modified sportsman main (35 laps, 15 start)

1 – Marty White, '32 Ford
2 – Ken Kennedy
3 – Bill Lawrence

Lap 22 – five car pile-up. Jim Hagen, Doug Heath and Joe Pottie out.

Super stock B main (35 laps, 11 start)

1 – Earl Wutke
2 – Frank Fletcher
3 – Doc Dockendorff

super stock A main (50 laps, 16 start)

1 – Jack Cross
2 – Al Mullet
3 – Gordie Hemrich
4 – Cam Barnes
5 – Andie Fentie
6 – John Rothwell (voted most popular driver)
7 – Don Nickel
8 – Pete Harding

Also there: Al Tourond, Moe Willits, Reg Kennedy (cracked block during practice).

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday funnies

More Alley Oop.



Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday morning sock hop

"Hot Rod Hop" by The Sportsmen Quartet.


more about Ed Patterson at PGARA in 1964

Things went a bit sideways for Ed in 1964. He got suspended from racing for a month. Like with NASCAR in 2015 those same sort of things (at least the consequences) happened 50 years earlier.





some 1964 stuff from PGARA

A question on Ed Patterson, racing out of Prince George, was asked. Here is some info from 1964. Seems he had raced a number of years before making it to PGARA. Then there were some issues.




Friday, November 20, 2015

Sunday, September 7, 1975, Langley Speedway

The three classes -- super stocks, modified sportsman, and claimers -- back at it.



Sunday, September 7, 1975

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

times

super stocks

Jack Cross, 15.567 NTR (previous records by Jack Cross: August 23, 15.572; July 12, 15.608)
Al Tourond, 15.685
Gordie Hemrich, 16.187

claimers

Lyle Gordon, 18.00 NTR

claimer B dash

1 – Jim Friesen

claimer A dash

1 – Allan Adams

modified sportsman dash

1 – Frank Fletcher

super stock dash

1 – Al Mullet

claimer C heat

1 – Rick Archibald
2 – Ronald Ens
3 – Hugh Glover

claimer B heat

1 – Harold Oliver
2 – Gordon Lang
3 – Larry McKenzie

claimer A heat

1 – Dave Sapach
2 – Barry Emmott
3 – Mark McFadyen

modified sportsman B heat

1 – Dave Potosky
2 – Dirk Jansema
3 – Bob Smaill

modified sportsman A heat

1 – Marty White
2 – Bill Lawrence
3 – Ken Kennedy

super stock C heat

1 – Wayne Jamieson
2 – Bob Nairne
3 – Herman Scheurman

super stock B heat

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – Frank Fletcher
3 – Tom Mair

super stock A heat

1 – Al Mullet
2 – Al Tourond
3 – Doc Dockendorff

claimer B main

1 – Doran Rickey
2 – Allan Kennedy
3 – Larry McKenzie

claimer A main

1 – Ken Wilcox
2 – Allan Adams
3 – Gord Land

modified sportsman main (25 laps, 15 start)

1 – Doug Heath, '72 Vega
2 – Marty White, '32 Ford
3 – Bob Brodoway, '74 Vega

Lap ten – Tom Baumgarner (Spokane) and Dirk Jansema crashed into the wall. Lap 20 – Bill Lawrence spun into Marty White. Lawrence lost a wheel.

Super stock main (50 laps, 23 start)

1 – Al Mullet
2 – John Rothwell
3 – Gordie Hemrich
4 – Doc Dockendorff
5 – Andie Fentie
6 – George Irwin
7 – Al Prendergast
8 – Herman Scheurman
9 – Bob Nairne
10 – Al Tourond
11 – Jack Cross

Lap 15 – Dave Angus, Andie Fentie, Brian Devers, Bob Nairne all crash. Later Al Tourond hit Hemrich and pushed into Jack Cross. Cross went off track but came back on broadsiding Hemrich.

Saturday, September 6, 1975

Western Speedway, Canada 200

1 – Roy Haslam (started 11th)
2 – Gary Kershaw
3 – Larry Pollard
4 – Don Harper, Ashland, OR
5 – Bobby Allison
7 – Gordie Hemrich

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Westwood mountain high racing from 1975.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

another item on Reg Kennedy

Columbian sports columnist Glyn Lewis on Reg Kennedy.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Sunday, August 31, 1975, Langley Speedway

A NASCAR modified sportsman special.


Sunday, August 31, 1975

NASCAR modified sportsman, claimers, media race

times

Marty White, 15.654, NTR (old record, Brian Bishop, 1973, 15.740)
Bob Jones, 15.993

B claimer dash

1 – Roland Berg, Surrey

A claimer dash

1 – Mark McFadyen, New Westminster

B modified sportsman dash

1 – Lloyd Wagner, Port Coquitlam

A modified sportsman dash

1 – Marty White

claimer C heat

1 – Rick Archibald
2 – Ray Mitchell
3 – Ron Hagen

claimer B heat

1 – Roland Berg, Surrey
2 – Dave Sapach
3 – Gordon Lang (Land?)

claimer A heat

1 – Wes Chevelday
2 – Jim Godfrey
3 – Lyle Gordon

modified sportsman C heat

1 – Doug Heath
2 – Ted Mill
3 – Donald Harris

modified sportsman B heat

1 – Jim Hagen
2 – Bob Brodoway
3 – Mike Rickter

modified sportsman A heat

1 – Bob Jones
2 – Marty White
3 – Ted Mitchell

claimer B main

1 – Ray Weisgerber, '63 Ford
2 – Danny Villeneuve
3 – Ian Mairs

claimer A main

1 – Jim Godfrey, Langley
2 – Dave Sapach
3 – Dave Binning

modified sportsman B main

1 – Doug Heath, Surrey, '72 Vega
2 – Don Harris, '33 Plymouth
3 – Jim Hagen, '29 Ford

modified sportsman A main

1 – Marty White, '32 Ford
2 – Bob Jones, '33 Ford
3 – Ken Kennedy, Union Bay

media race

1 – Dave Moyer, Columbian
2 – Lowell Sheppard
3 – Mike McMan

Monday, November 16, 2015

Saturday, August 23, 1975, Langley Speedway

Another regular night of racing.


Saturday, August 23, 1975

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

times

Jack Cross, 15.572, NTR

claimer dash

1 – Barry Emmott

modified sportsman dash

1 – Marty White

B super stock dash

1 – Earl Tucker

A super stock dash

1 – Jack Cross

No information on heat races.

Claimer main

1 – Alan Adams
2 – Jim Godfrey
3 – Roland Berg

modified sportsman main (20 laps)

1 – Marty White
2 – Bob Jones, Wenatchee, WA
3 – Mike Rickter

super stock consolation main

1 – Doc Dockendorff
2 – Earl Wutke
3 – Larry Lodge

A super stock main

1 – Rollie Walker
2 – John Rothwell
3 – unknown (Al Tourond?)
4 – Jack Cross
5 – Gordie Hemrich
6 – Moe Willits
7 – Cam Barnes
8 – Bob Thomas

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sunday funnies

More Alley Oop.



Saturday, November 14, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Saturday, August 16, 1975, Langley Speedway

Rain postponed the event to the next day, Sunday, August 17, 1975.


Saturday, August 16, 1975

Rain on Saturday forced the race to be postponed to Sunday, August 17, 1975. More threatening weather which shortened some main events.

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

Some confusing information in the race reports so some finishes are still in question.

Times

Andie Fentie, 15.755
Al Tourond, 15.804
Jack Cross, 15.836
John Rothwell, 15.852
Gordie Hemrich, 15.885

A claimer dash

1 – Wes Chevelday, Surrey, '65 Chevelle

Modified sportsman dash

1 – Ken Kennedy

B super stock dash

1 – Cliff Hague

A super stock dash

1 – John Rothwell

B super stock heat

1 – Cliff Hague
2 – unknown
3 – unknown

A super stock heat

1 – Cam Barnes
2 – Tom Berrow
3 – Rollie Walker

fast claimer heat (I think)

1 – Ken Wilcox
2 – Bjorn Illingby
3 – Wes Chevelday

No other heat information.
B claimer main

1 – B. Illingby, Vancouver, '64 Chevelle
2 – Wes Chevelday, '65 Chevelle
3 – Allan Kennedy, Surrey, '61 Plymouth

A claimer main

1 – Barry Emmott
2 – Ray Mitchell
3 – Mike Enns

Modified sportsman main (13 laps – shortened?)

1 – Marty White, '32 Ford
2 – Al Prendergast, '32 Ford
3 – Bob Smaill, '73 Vega

B super stock main

1 – Cliff Hague
2 – Bob Nairne
3 – Tom Mair

A super stock main (35 laps, down from 50 laps)

1 – Al Tourond
2 – Cam Barnes
3 – Rollie Walker
4 – Jack Cross
5 – Gordie Hemrich
6 – Tom Berrow
7 – Bob Thomas
8 – George Doonan
9 – Frank Fletcher
10 – Doc Dockendorff

Also ran: Andie Fentie and John Rothwell.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Saturday, August 9, 1975, Langley Speedway

Big $1,000 to win super stock special bringing in the out-of-towners.


Saturday, August 9, 1975

Carling O'Keefe Challenge
$4,500 purse
super stock special
plus claimers

times

Roy Haslam, 15.227, NTR, won $75, (old record, Harold Hardesty, 1972, 15.32)
Ron Eaton, 15.431, Victoria
Gary Honeyman, 15.548, Spokane
Larry Pollard, 15.682, Victoria
17th, Reg Kennedy, first time at Langley

claimer dash

1 – Jim Godfrey

B super stock dash

1 – Larry Lodge

A super stock dash

1 – Gary Honeyman

No information on any heat races.

Claimer main (22 start)

1 – Ray Weisgerber
2 – Vern Keith
3 – Jim Godfrey

Seven car pile up on lap two.

B super stock main (50 laps)

1 – Larry Lodge
2 – Doc Dockendorff
3 – Paul Dunbar
4 – Vern Wright, Port Alberni

A super stock main (100 laps)

1 – Roy Haslam, $1000
2 – Ron Eaton
3 – Gary Honeyman
4 – Larry Pollard
5 – Al Tourond
6 – Rick O'Dell
7 – Al Mullet
8 – Gordie Hemrich
9 – Cam Barnes
10 – Jack Cross
11 – Jerry Dillman, Kamloops
12 – John Rothwell
13 – Moe Willits
14 – Don Hood, Grant's Pass, OR
15 – Cliff Hague, dnf
16 – Ross Surgenor, dnf


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Saturday, August 2, 1975, Langley Speedway

Not sure where the modified sportsman class was. (Is the plural of modified sportsman "modified sportsmen"? Probably.)


Saturday, August 2, 1975

super stocks and claimers

Claimer B dash

1 – Mark McFadyen, '64 Malibu

Claimer A dash

1 – Larry McKenzie, Vancouver

super stock B dash

1 – Pete Harding, Surrey

super stock A dash

1 – Al Mullet, Bellingham, '64 Chevelle

C claimer heat

1 – Al Adams
2 – Dennis Wood, Surrey
3 – Roland Berg, Surrey

B claimer heat

1 – Ted Wood, Delta
2 – Rick Blondin, Coquitlam
3 – Jim Mairs, Vancouver

A claimer heat

1 – Buddy Lynds
2 – Doran Rickey
3 – Gord Land

C super stock heat

1 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam
2 – unknown
3 – unknown

B super stock heat

1 – Brian Devers, Surrey
2 – Doc Dockendorff, Burnaby
3 – unknown

A super stock heat

1 – Al Mullet
2 – unknown
3 – unknown

B claimer main

1 – Mark McFadyen, New Westminster
2 – Bob Carter, Vancouver
3 – Al Adams, Vancouver

A claimer main

1 – Vern Keith, Surrey, '64 Chevelle
2 – Buddy Lynds, White Rock
3 – Doran Rickey, Surrey, '63 Chevelle

B super stock main

1 – Herman Scheurman
2 – Orton Ker, Victoria
3 – Brian Devers

Called at lap seventeen. Brian Devers hit the fence. Scorers went to last completed lap to determine finish.

A super stock main (35 laps, 13 started)

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

Lap eleven George Doonan and Al Tourond tangled. Doonan was out. Last lap Dennis Lester lost a wheel. Cam Barnes, John Rothwell, Cliff Hague, Doc Dockendorff and Bob Nairne all spun out to miss him.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

profile of Reg Kennedy

Reg Kennedy ran the 1975 Export A NASCAR series, and won it.


Monday, November 9, 2015

some drag racing from 1975

All the big names of the day: Ruth and Bonin included.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sunday funnies

More Alley Oop.



Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday morning video

Bill "Maverick" Golden and The Little Red Wagon. Bill passed away earlier this year. Another pioneer gone.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 1975, Langley Speedway

Back to the regular classes after the special the previous weekend.

A youngster -- Buddy Lynds -- sets the claimer track record.


Saturday, July 26, 1975

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

times:

John Rothwell, 15.800
Al Mullet, 15.932
Gordie Hemrich, 16.017
6th, Al Tourond, 16.275

claimers

Bud Lynds, White Rock, 16 years old, 18.18 NTR (old record by Jim Godfrey, 18.23)

claimer dash

1 – Buddy Lynds

modified sportsman dash

1 – Ted Mill

super stock B dash

1 – John Gray, Burnaby

super stock A dash

1 – Gordie Hemrich

claimer C heat

1 – Jim Sadlezi, Surrey
2 – Bernie Moore, Langley
3 – Ian Mairs, North Vancouver

claimer B heat

1 – Jim Mairs, Vancouver
2 – Allan Adams, New Westminster
3 – Harold Oliver, Delta

claimer A heat

1 – Vern Keith
2 – Dave Sapach
3 – Buddy Lynds

modified sportsman B heat

1 – Bob Brodoway
2 – Dave Potosky
3 – Dirk Jansema

modified sportsman A heat

1 – Bill Lawrence
2 – Marty White
3 – Jim Hagen

super stock C heat

1 – Wayne Jamieson
2 – Tom Reed
3 – Larry Montgomery

super stock B heat

1 – John Gray
2 – Brian Devers
3 – Doc Dockendorf

super stock A heat

1 – Rollie Walker
2 – Larry Lodge
3 – John Rothwell

claimer main

1 – Jim Mairs, '65 Chevelle
2 – Harold Oliver
3 – Vern Keith

modified sportsman main (20 laps, 17 start)

Race run mostly under yellow flag.

1 – Steve Barnett, '27 Chev
2 – Bob Brodoway, '74 Vega
3 – Jim Hagen, '29 Ford

super stock B maintenance
1 – Wayne Jamieson, '64 Chevelle
2 – Ron Fritzley, '69 Chevelle
3 – Mike Reitan, Bellingham, '68 Chevelle

super stock A main

1 – Al Mullet
2 – Rollie Walker
3 – Cliff Hague

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 1975, Langley Speedway

Super stock special.


Saturday, July 19, 1975

Mid-Summer super stock special and claimers.

Over 6,000 in attendance.

Times:

George Stuart, Campbell River, '71 Chevelle, 15.395
Al Tourond, 15.456
Gordie Hemrich, 15.476

Jack Cross blew his engine in practice. Cam Barnes (rear-end) and Randy Cheadle (into wall) also out before qualifying.

Claimer dash

1 – Lyle Gordon

super stock B dash

1 – Bob Nairne

super stock A dash

1 – Gordie Hemrich

No information on any heat races.

Claimer main

1 – Jim Godfrey
2 – Ken Wilcox
3 – Lyle Gordon

super stock B main

1 – Bob Thomas
2 – Ron Fritzley, Edmonds, WA
3 – Pete Harding
4 – Sieg Krickemeyer

super stock A main (100 laps, 16 start, 9 finish)

1 – George Stuart, $1000
2 – Gordie Hemrich
3 – Ross Surgenor
4 – Larry Pollard
5 – Al Mullet
6 – Andie Fentie
7 – Jerry Dillman, Kamploops
8 – Herman Scheurman
9 – Dave Angus
10 – Moe Willits

Lap two, George Doonan broke steering box. John Rothwell and Doonan out.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 1975, Langley Speedway

More from the month of July 1975 at Langley Speedway. The article includes points leading up to that weekend's race.


Saturday, July 12, 1975

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

times:

Jack Cross, 15.608 NTR (beat Hemrich's June 8th 16.685 record)

claimer dash

1 – Mike Ens

modified sportsman dash

1 – Ted Mill

super stock B dash

1 – George Benson

super stock A dash

1 – Al Tourond

No information on any heat races.

Claimer main

1 – Jim Godfrey, Langley
2 – Ken Wilcox, Vancouver
3 – Ron Bollick, Vancouver

modified sportsman main

1 – Ted Mitchell, Wenatchee
2 – Bob Smaill, Surrey
3 – Bill Lawrence, Aldergrove

super stock main (50 laps)

1 – Jack Cross
2 – George Benson, Washington
3 – Gordie Hemrich
4 – Rollie Walker
5 – Pete Harding
6 – Al Tourond
7 – Bob Nairne
8 – Sieg Krickemeyer
9 – John Gray
10 – Cliff Hague

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 1975, Langley Speedway

Seem to be skipping a day here and there. Not keeping my eye on the blog.

So, continuing with the 1975 season at Langley Speedway.

Saturday, July 5, 1975

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

Eighteen super stocks qualified. Missing were regulars Al Mullet, Andie Fentie and Al Tourond.

Claimer dash

1 – Vern Keith, Surrey, '64 Chevelle

modified sportsman dash

1 – Ted Mill, Surrey, '72 Vega

super stock dash

1 – John Rothwell, Burnaby, '67 Chevelle

claimer C heat

1 – Bernie Moore, Langley
2 – Dave Binning, Langley
3 – Don Gibson

claimer B heat

1 – Terry Worsfold, Surrey
2 – Jim Godfrey, Langley
3 – Murray Chambers, Vancouver

claimer A heat

1 – Wes Chevelday, Surrey
2 – Mike Ens, Surrey
3 – Roger Boucher, Langley

modified sportsman heat

1 – Marty White, Bradner
2 – Jim Hagen, Burnaby
3 – Dirk Jansema, Langley

Lap five, Joe Pottie, Chuck Smaill and Bill Stewart crashed and did not resume the race.

Super stock B heat

1 – Wayne Jamieson, Surrey
2 – Brian Devers, Surrey
3 – Butch Danchuk, Surrey

super stock A heat

1 – Gordie Hemrich, Vancouver
2 – Bob Nairne, Langley
3 – Peter Harding, Surrey

claimer main

1 – Jim Godfrey, '64 Beaumont
2 – Roger Boucher, Fort Langley, '64 Chevelle
3 – Ken Wilcox, Vancouver, '64 Rambler

modified sportsman maintenance

1 – Bill Lawrence, Aldergrove, '73 Gremlin
2 – Jim Hagen, Burnaby, '29 Ford
3 – Ken Kennedy, Union Bay, '32 Ford

super stock main (15 cars, 50 laps)

1 – Gordie Hemrich, '72 Chevelle
2 – Jack Cross, Langley, Chevelle
3 – Peter Harding, Surrey, '67 Ford
4 – Bob Thomas
5 – George Doonan

Lap seventeen, John Rothwell crashed into wall. Lap 21, Hemrich took lead. Lap 27, Dick Deatley and Butch Danchuk went into the wall in turn two.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sunday funnies

More Alley Oop.