COXSACKIE SPEEDWAY

COXSACKIE SPEEDWAY
[Possibly Also Once Called Race Park Speedway]
Coxsackie, NY

 


Both Photos Courtesy of Dan Ody

The familiar turn one view that most people know Coxsackie from. Below - Another view.


Courtesy of Roger Ginder via Joe Grossetti


Courtesy of Joe Grossetti
The great explanation on the shot from the photographer says it all. We need help with names
on all 3 cars.

 
Courtesy of Joe Grossetti
A rough and ready looking Carl Fink with the familiar 62Jr car.
 
Courtesy of Joe Grossetti
For those who don't know - SNAFU was an acronym made up during WWII.You can pretty much figure what the FU stood for. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Chuck Bennett, Northeastern African American racing pioneer. He joins the likes of Johnny Kettel, Bo Green, and Bennie Myers.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Postcard shot of a car crashing in full view of the folks on the familiar t urn 1 banking at Coxsackie.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Opening day, 1952. A nice crowd on the bank. Maybe they had no stands,
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Opening day, 1952 winner Fred Searing. Maybe we now know why his son was named Lou. Good people.
 
Jack Meeker Photo
via Joe Grossetti
An aerial while the track is apparently still in operation.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
April, 1953 shot  of wet conditions after what appears to have been a heat race.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 7 or possibly F7. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 11. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Driver gloves even !. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 23. This guy has more photos of him than anyone else except maybe Spaulding or Garrison. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 23, with the whole damn gang. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 23 again. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 28 Bill Redner and crew. Any relation to Hoppy Redner?
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 38. At a distance, this car looks like a #38 Stretch Van Steenberg drove, but I am not convinced that is Stretch in the car. Looks like him. We need help with driver name for this car.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 38. Not Stretch. Below - The SVS 38 at L. Valley.
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Courtesy of Arnie Ainsworth
Same car - that's pretty obvious.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 334. We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 117 getting win. This is not the Garrison 117. We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 336. Someone named Carlson apparently involved here. We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car F-7. Confident looking guy. We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Carl Fink. Same shot except in black and white.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Cars in the pits. Definitely newer version of the 117. We need help with drivers name for these cars.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Great shot of a skirmish. We need help with drivers names for these cars.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Car 48 and lots of company. Don't know what's going on but it is a great shot. We need help with these names.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
I love this shot - might be the best one.  I am surprised to see bleachers. Don't you love the "safer barriers ? Cement.
We need help with drivers names for these cars.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Huck Spaulding, from Catskill. He drove ice racing cars until he was about 150.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Huck Spaulding again. Very professional - looking car.

George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Huck Spaulding again. Driving Jim Brush's 27 at Coxsackie. Sometimes George Welch drove it.
 
George T. Morgan Photo

Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Great view of the pits..
We need help with drivers names for these cars.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Another great view.
We need help with drivers names for these cars.
 
Courtesy of   Joe Grossetti
Come one, come all.
 
Courtesy of   Joe Grossetti
Joe's program. I have one, too, if I can find it.
 
George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

The well -traveled Stan Disbrow, from Poughkeepsie, NY
 
George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Great action show with a smoking Car 5 on the pole.
 
Columbia Green News Photo
via Joe Grossetti

More action, with Fred Searing leading the pack.
We need help with driver names.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

The 01 with a spare wheel at the ready.
We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Car 32 and pilot.
We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Car 54 and pilot.
We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Howie Westervelt of Ravena, NY. Looks like him and the car number is accurate for the time.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

The smokey Car 5 from a previous action photo and the snappy - dressed pilot.
We need help with driver name for this car.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Duke Southern, apparently a NJ driver. Professional - looking entry.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Doug Garrison winning May race at Coxsackie in 1953.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of  Amy Garrison Dauski
via Joe Grossetti

Doug with his Coxsackie car. Apparently very good equipment.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Another Garrison win.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of  Amy Garrison Dauski
via Joe Grossetti

Another Stillwell Motors 5 victory. It's too bad better records were not kept in this ewra. Drivers like Garrison, Westervelt, and others likely set records we think people like Hearn are the first to set.

George T. Morgan Photot Courtesy of   Donna Kreeber-Mateer
via Joe Grossetti

Doug winning a Coxsacie race with Barney Tompkins' 99.
We need help with driver name for the 95 car.
 
 George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Hal McCarty was a top driver of that era - at several tracks.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
A different car for Hal here.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
George Welch driving Jim Brush's 27 at Coxsackie. Sometimes  Huck Spaulding drove it.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti
Link Pettit, with his father-in-law Martin Lawrence's 00. We saw this car in Vermont in this time period.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti

A night race win for Pete Winnie, who also appeared at tracks like Rte 66 Spdwy.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti

Pete Winnie with something approaching race tries.
 
George T. Morgan Photo
Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer via Joe Grossetti

Another Stan the Man win. Check out the little girl so close to the track.
         
Irv Conron Photo
 via Joe Grossetti

Art Stuarts, Jr. - father of the Valley's Uncle Art, was chief pit steward at Coxsackie for a time.

 
George T. Morgan Photo  Courtesy of  Donna Kreeber-Mateer  via Joe Grossetti
A 1952 race lining up. Don't you love the pace car ? I sure do.

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