Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday funnies

Hopefully I haven't already used these.



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Even more Chuck Berry, "No Money Down".


Friday, January 29, 2016

Sunday, September 26, 1976, Langley Speedway

The rain delayed Claimer Championships.


Sunday, September 26, 1976

B.C.'s First Annual Claimer Championships

C dash

1 – Doran Rickey, Clinton

B dash

1 – Bob Beasley, Kamloops

A dash

1 – Fred Ayers, Kamloops

“Social” event (?)

1 –Mike Ens, Langley
2 – Ric Jonasson
3 – Allan Adams

“Winners” race

1 – Del Hibbert, Kamloops
2 – Gord Land, Burnaby

Powder Puff event

1 – Del Wilkes

claimer B main

1 – Bob Fletcher
2 – Don Walsh
3 – Jim Hartney

claimer A main

1 – Mike Bebek, Kamloops
2 – Rick Archibald, Surrey
3 – Buddy Lynds, White Rock


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sunday, September 19, 1976, Langley Speedway

The last big super stock special of the year.



Sunday, September 19, 1976

Fall Super Stock Special
$4,000 Purse
plus the claimers

super stock times

Al Tourond, 15,376
Ron Eaton, 15.446
Cam Barnes, 15.470
Rick O'Dell, 15, 493

claimer B dash

1 – Phil Scarfo

claimer A dash

1 – Bjorn Illingby

super stock B dash

1 – Lloyd DeJong

super stock A dash

1 – Rick O'Dell

claimer B main

1 – Dan Villeneuve, Abbotsford
2 – Terry McGillivray, White Rock
3 – Phil Scarfo, New Westminster

claimer A main

1 – Buddy Lynds
2 – Dave Binning
3 – Paul Gendron

super stock B main

1 – Herman Scheurman, Bow, WA, '69 Chevelle
2 – Larry Lodge
3 – Lloyd DeJong

super stock A main (100 laps, 14 started)

1 – Ron Eaton
2 – Rick O'Dell
3 – George Doonan

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sunday, September 12, 1976, Langley Speedway

Championship race day.


Sunday, September 12, 1976

LMORA Championships

super stock time

Al Tourond, 15.498

claimer dash

1 – unknown

modified sportsman dash

1 – Bill Lawrence

super stock dash

1 – George Doonan

claimer B main

1 – Atom Villeuneuve

claimer A main

1 – Dan Villeneuve

modified sportsman main

1 – Marty White

super stock main

1 – Al Tourond

Grudge race
Hemrich vs. White

1 – Gordie Hemrich

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sunday, September 5, 1976, Langley Speedway




 A rainout, but some info to end the points season.


Monday, January 25, 2016

Saturday, August 28, 1976, Langley Speedway

Langley Speedway results along with some motocross from Mission. (The clipping is from Monday, August 30, 1976.)


Saturday, August 28, 1976

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

claimer B dash

1 – Tom McCaskell

claimer A dash

1 – Buddy Lynds

modified sportsman dash

1 – Marty White

super stock dash

1 – John Rothwell

claimer C heat

1 – Bjorn Illingby, Vancouver
2 – Terry McGillivray
3 – Lizz Johnson, Abbotsford

claimer B heat

1 – Bob Fletcher, Pitt Meadows
2 – Tom McCaskell, Surrey
3 – Jim Hartney, Burnaby

claimer A heat

1 – Lee Thomas, Port Coquitlam
2 – Dave Binning, Langley
3 – Paul Gendron, Langley

modified sportsman heat (or is that the main result?)

1 – Marty White
2 – Bill Lawrence
3 – Doug Heath

super stock B heat

1 – Jim Fraley, Surrey
2 – Doc Dockendorff, Vancouver
3 – Tom Mair, Vancouver

super stock A heat

1 – Al Tourond, Surrey
2 – Jack Cross, Langley
3 – Gordie Hemrich, Vancouver

claimer B main

1 – Bjorn Illingby, Vancouver
2 – Terry McGillivray, White Rock
3 – Atom Villeneuve, Mission

claimer A main

1 – Bob Fletcher, Pitt Meadows
2 – Wayne Baber, Maple Ridge
3 – Dave Binning, Langley

modified sportsman main

(see above)

super stock main

1 – Herman Scheurman, Bow
2 – Jim Godfrey
3 – Jack Cross

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sunday funnies

From various sources.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

More Chuck Berry, "My Mustang Ford".


Friday, January 22, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 1976, Langley Speedway

Back to the regularly scheduled classes.


Saturday, August 20, 1976

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

super stock times:

Tom Berrow, 15.461
Don Nickel, 15.479
Randy Cheadle, 15.534
Al Tourond, 15.560
Gordie Hemrich, 15.718
Jim Godfrey, 15.759

modified sportsman fast time:

Bill Lawrence, 15.539

claimer fast time:

Buddy Lynds, 17.80

claimer B dash

1 – Joe Kreisberg

claimer A dash

1 – Phil Scarfo

modified sportsman dash

1 – Ted Mill, New Westminster

super stock A dash

1 – Randy Cheadle, Burlington, WA

No heat information.

Claimer B main

1 – Rob Carter
2 – Atom Villeneuve, Mission
3 – Dan Villeneuve, Abbotsford

Claimer A main

1 – Buddy Lynds
2 – Allan Kennedy
3 – Lee Thomas, Port Coquitlam

Modified Sportsman main

1 – Keith Whitter
2 – Doug Heath
3 – Ted Mill

super stock main

1 – Tom Berrow
2 – Gordie Hemrich
3 – Al Tourond
4 – Bob Thomas
5 – Tom Mairs
6 – Lloyd DeJong
7 – A.M. Prendergast


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Saturday, August 14, 1976, Langley Speedway

Super stock special with Victoria drivers doing well.


Saturday, August 14, 1976

Carling O'Keefe Challenge
super stock special
$1,000 to win the 100 lap main
$4,000 purse

plus claimers

6,000 in attendance

times:

Rick O'Dell, 15.347
Roy Haslam, 15.433
Al Mullet, 15.497
Ross Surgenor, 15.507
Gordie Hemrich, 15.567
John Rothwell, 15.703
Tom Berrow, 15.781
Al Tourond, 15.786

claimer B dash

1 – Dennis Roberge, Whonnock

claimer A dash

1 – Dave Binning, Langley

super stock B dash

1 – Herman Scheurman, Bow, WA

super stock A dash

1 – Al Mullet
2 – Ross Surgenor

claimer B main

1 – Gord Land
2 – Atom Villeneuve
3 – Bruce Langille

claimer A main

1 – Buddy Lynds
2 – Mike Ens (Lorne Mikeens?)
3 – Mark McFadyen

super stock B main

1 – George Benson
2 – Doc Dockendorff
3 – Jim Mairs
4 – Herman Scheurman

super stock A main (100 laps, 14 start, 11 finish)

1 – Rick O'Dell, Victoria, 100 laps, $1000
2 – Gordie Hemrich, Vancouver, 100 laps, $500
3 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam, 99
4 – John Rothwell, Burnaby, 99
5 – Al Tourond, Surrey, 98
6 – Rudy Tomash, Richland, WA, 98
7 – Tony Johnston, Victoria, 98
8 – Roy Haslam, Victoria, 97
9 – Jim Godfrey, 97
10 – A.M. Prendergast, 93 (?)



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Saturday, August 7, 1976, Langley Speedway

An old favourite wins the super stock main.


Saturday, August 7, 1976

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimers

Nineteen super stocks timed in. Eleven under sixteen seconds.

Cam Barnes, 15.585
Al Mullet, 15.650
Jack Cross, 15.746
Al Tourond, 15.765
Tom Berrow, 15.806
Gordie Hemrich, 15.858
John Rothwell, 15.858

claimer dash

1 – Buddy Lynds

modified sportsman dash

1 – Jim Hagen, '74 Pinto

super stock dash

1 – Randy Cheadle

claimer B heat

1 – Wayne Baber, Maple Ridge
2 – Ron Dinsmore, Surrey
3 – Bob Fletcher, Pitt Meadows

claimer A heat

1 – Mark McFadyen, New Westminster
2 – Rob Carter, Langley
3 – Buddy Lynds, White Rock

modified sportsman heat

1 – Marty White, Bradner
2 – Bill Lawrence, Aldergrove
3 – Keith Whitter, Vancouver

super stock B heat

1 – Tom Mair, Vancouver
2 – Pete Harding, Surrey
3 – A.M. Prendergast, Port Moody

super stock A heat

1 – John Rothwell, Burnaby
2 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam
3 – Gordie Hemrich, Vancouver

claimer main

1 – Mark McFadyen
2 – Dave Reeve
3 – Al Kennedy

modified sportsman main

1 – Marty White
2 – Bill Lawrence
3 – Keith Whitter

super stock main (50 laps)

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – Randy Cheadle
3 – John Rothwell
4 – Tom Berrow
5 – Pete Harding
6 – Al Mullet
7 – Jack Cross
8 – Al Tourond

Lap 18, eight car crash. Cam Barnes and Frank Fletcher out. Lap 47, Doc Dockendorff out. Also ran: Brian Devers, George Benson, Lloyd DeJong and Jim Godfrey.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

some more Art Pollard

In 1961 the modified sportsman circuit included Eugene Speedway. Art Pollard did well there.



Monday, January 18, 2016

some older clippings from down south

Art Pollard did well on the local northwest circuit for modifieds in the early 1960s.



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday funnies

A couple Drag Cartoons covers.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Chuck Berry, "Jaguar and Thunderbird".


Friday, January 15, 2016

Jerry Ruth in Calgary

Been doing the online research lately (which is why I'm late for today's post) so a few results for the "virtual scrapbook".

Drag racing in Calgary. Jerry Ruth winning again.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Saturday, July 31, 1976, Langley Speedway

Another regular race night.


Saturday, July 31, 1976

modified sportsman, super stocks, claimers

Many race results missing (just not reported)

Claimer dashes missing.

Modified sportsman dash

1 – Marty White

super stock dash

1 – John Rothwell

Heat race results missing except:

Modified sportsman heat

1 – Marty White

claimer B main

1 – Atom Villeneuve

claimer A main

1 – Gordon Land

modified sportsman main

1 – Marty White

super stock main

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – Jack Cross
3 – Cam Barnes

Reg Kennedy (in Al Tourond's super stock) spun out lap 35.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 1976, Langley Speedway

Super stock special.


Saturday, July 24, 1976

Mid-Summer Special

super stock special with claimers

$1,000 to win, 100 super stock main

$4,000 total purse

claimer B dash

1 – Atom Villeneuve

claimer A dash

1 – Rick Archibald

super stock B dash

1 – Dennis Lester

super stock A dash

1 – Roy Haslam

claimer B main

1 – Atom Villeneuve

claimer A main

1 – Mark McFadyen

super stock B main (50 laps)

1 – Bill Halliday, Courtenay
2 – Dennis Lester, Burnaby
3 – Randy Cheadle, Burlington

super stock A main (100 laps, 14 started, 8 finished)

1 – Roy Haslam, Victoria
2 – Al Tourond, Surrey
3 – Ross Surgenor, Victoria

Cross and Berrow, Dillman and Rothwell crashed out. Cam Barnes also out.

Points

super stock

Tom Berrow, 454
Jack Cross, 316
Jim Godfrey, 310
Al Tourond, 306
Gordie Hemrich, 128 (?)

modified sportsman

Marty White, 274
Keith Whitter, 201
Bill Lawrence, 165

claimers

Buddy Lynds, 140
Dave Binning, 93
Ray Weisgerber, 52

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Saturday, July 17, 1976, Langley Speedway

Two new class records. Also some motocross from Mission.


Saturday, July 17, 1976

modified sportsman, super stocks, claimers

times

super stocks

Jack Cross, 15.286, NTR

modified sportsman

Marty White, 15.364, NTR

claimer B dash

1 – Walter Letkeman, Clearbrook

claimer A dash

1 – Allen Kennedy, Surrey

modified sportsman dash

1 – Steve Barnett, New Westminster

super stock dash

1 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam

claimer C heat

1 – David Smith, Burnaby
2 – Terry McGillivray, White Rock
3 – Murray Chambers, Vancouver

claimer B heat

1 – Mark McFadyen, New Westminster
2 – Walter Letkeman
3 – Dan Villeneuve, Abbotsford

claimer A heat

1 – Atom Villeneuve, Mission
2 – Ray Weisgerber, Surrey
3 – Allan Kennedy, Surrey

modified sportsman B heat

1 – Doug Heath, Surrey
2 – Ron Hagen, Surrey
3 – Dave Potosky, Surrey

modified sportsman A heat

1 – Marty White, Bradner
2 – Bill Lawrence, Aldergrove
3 – Jim Hagen, Burnaby

super stock B heat

1 – A.M. Prendergast, Port Moody
2 – Frank Fletcher, Langley
3 – Tom Mair, Vancouver

super stock A heat

1 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam
2 – Jack Cross, Langley
3 – Gerry Dillman, Kamloops

claimers B main

1 – Alf Ends, Clearbrook, '66 Chevelle
2 – Chuck Swanson, Surrey, '65 Chevelle
3 – Rob Carter, Langley, '66 Beaumont

claimers A main

1 – Mark McFadyen, New Westminster, '66 Chev
2 – Buddy Lynds, White Rock, '64 Chevelle
3 – Vern Keith, Surrey, '64 Chevelle

modified sportsman main

1 – Marty White, Bradner, '32 Ford
2 – Keith Whitter, Vancouver '71 Pinto
3 – Doug Heath, Surrey, '75 Gremlin

Doug Heath had lead until a lap seven yellow.

Super stock main (50 laps)

1 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam, '72 Chev
2 – Jack Cross, Langley, '66 Cheve
3 – Al Tourond, Surrey, '73 Plymouth Scamp


Monday, January 11, 2016

Saturday, July 10, 1976, Langley Speedway

Back to racing after a week off. The race report also includes some Mission drag racing stuff.


Saturday, July 10, 1976

modified sportsman, super stocks, claimers

claimer B dash

1 – Rob Carter

claimer A dash

1 – Dave Binning

modified sportsman dash

1 – Ted Mill

super stock A dash

1 – Al Tourond

no heat race information

claimer main

1 – Rick Archibald

modified sportsman main

1 – Steve Barnett, New Westminster

super stock A main

1 – Al Tourond
2 – Jack Cross (15.324 NTR)
3 – Darrell Dockendorff


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday funnies

Looking for another story...but in the meantime.


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Saturday morning sockhop

The Sadies, "The Horseshoe".


Friday, January 8, 2016

Saturday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 7, 1976, Langley Speedway

Saturday, July 3, 1976

no racing scheduled.

Wednesday, July 7, 1976

Joie Chitwood Thrill Show

Thursday, January 7, 2016

1976 story on a Langley Speedway racer

53 year old (back in 1976) claimer driver Terry McGillivray.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

drag racing, 1976

Big racing weekend, June 26-27.



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

busy weekends in 1976

All three major venues running: Langley, Mission and Westwood.





Monday, January 4, 2016

motocross ad for Mission, 1976

I guess this was at the old drag strip location.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday funnies

More Alley Oop. Actually this is the end of this story. I'll need to find something new for next Sunday.



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Saturday morning sock hop

Gary Miles, "Mr. Taxi Cab Driver".


Friday, January 1, 2016

Saturday, June 26, 1976, Langley Speedway

Good old Langley Days. And good old John Rothwell wins.


Saturday, June 26, 1976

Langley Days Special

$500 guaranteed to winner of the 50 lap super stock main

super stocks, modified sportsman, claimer

super stock times

Al Tourond, 15.343 NTR (old record, 15.534)
John Rothwell, 15.568
Tom Berrow, 15.649
Jim Godfrey, 15.716
Gordie Hemrich, 15.839
Ten cars under 16 seconds.

Claimer B dash

1 – Albert Badke, Mission

claimer A dash

1 – Bjorn Illingby, Vancouver

modified sportsman dash

1 – Keith Whitter, Vancouver

super stock dash

1 – Tom Berrow, Coquitlam

claimer C heat

1 – Jim Darby
2 – Phil Scarfo, New Westminster
3 – Tom McCaskell, Surrey

claimer B heat

1 – Dave Binning
2 – Chuck Swanson
3 – Allan Kennedy, Surrey

claimer A heat

1 – Buddy Lynds
2 – Det Wrede, Surrey
3 – Dan Villeneuve, Abbotsford

modified sportsman heat

1 – Steve Barnett
2 – Ted Mill, New Westminster
3 – Keith Whitter

super stock B heat

1 – Brian Devers, Surrey
2 – A.M. Prendergast, Port Moody
3 – Tom Mair, Vancouver

super stock A heat

1 – Gordie Hemrich
2 – Tom Berrow
3 – Moe Willits, Port Coquitlam

claimer B main

1 – Chuck Swanson, Surrey
2 – Paul Gendron, Langley
3 – Jim Darby, Maple Ridge

claimer A main

1 – Dave Binning, Langley
2 – Buddy Lynds, White Rock
3 – Mark McFadyen, New Westminster

modified sportsman main

1 – Marty White, Bradner
2 – Steve Barnett, Vancouver
3 – Keith Whitter

super stock main (50 laps)

1 – John Rothwell, Burnaby, $500
2 – Tom Berrow
3 – Gordie Hemrich

Lap 43, Berrow and Tourond spun out while fighting for lead. Rothwell took over first.