FINDING THEM YOUNG
Photos of Drivers Much Earlier Into Their Careers [or even earlier :)


Bushey Family Collection
Courtesy of Jack Anderson
I
ra Farnsworth [F13 shirt]
at Malletts Bay Raceway.
Anyone know the person at left ?

Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Stan Meserve
at Unity Raceway.
Pre - Grand National days

ACT Site Photo
Phil Scott
at Thunder Road.
Before the political career
 
Courtesy of Dan Ody
Howie Westervelt [left]
and Buzz Hackel
at Burden Lake Speedway.
Roadster era in NY
 
Quenneville Family Collection
Courtesy of Norm Vadnais
Vince Quenneville, Jr.
at Devil's Bowl.
Pitting for Dad ?
 
Quenneville Family Collection
Courtesy of Norm Vadnais
Vince Quenneville, Sr.
in Air Forcel.
Want young ? Ya got young !
 
Midstate Club Site
Adrian Flath
at Evans Mills.
Love that old sign work !
 
Bob Mackey Photos
Courtesy of John Rock
Al Mesic, Jimmy Cayea,
Charlie Branham [the eldest Branham] and Joe Bruno [Bob's younger brother].
at Airborne Park Speedway.
Cayea still shows up once in a while at the track
 
Bob Doyle Photo
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Allen Whipple
at Bear Ridge.
He actually looked
 younger at Catamount
years later. It was those glasses.
 
Source Unidentifed
Alan "Rags" Carter
maybe at Nazareth.
You always wonder about
those nicknames.
 
Courtesy of MVRCA SIte
Al Hammond
at Oxford Plains.
Pre Tony DiPompo Days ?
 
Courtesy of Ed Fabian
Al Romano
at Pico Raceway.
Much younger than he appears
 
Courtesy of Neal Davis
Armand LaQuerre, Sr. [rt]
Norm Chaloux
at East Montpelier, VT.
The LaQuerre family patriarch
 
Bob Doyle Collection
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Ron "Red Dog" Barcomb
at Catamount.
Has actual hair ?
 
Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Buddy Bartdwell
at Brattleboro Speedway.
Maybe around 1951 ?
 
Dragon Family Collection
Harmon "Beaver" Dragon
at Milton Elem. School.
Before he earned the nickname
 
Dragon Family Collection
Brent Dragon and
Ricky [RPM] Paya
at some moto cross place.
Great shorts boys !
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Tom Tiller [rt]
at Catamount.
With Beaver Dragon
 
Courtesy of NE Vintage Mod Site
Bentley Warren
at a Mass. track.
Yes folks, Bentley was young once
 
Courtesy of Lew Boyd
Dr. Dick Berggren
at Beech Ridge [?].
Maybe not Dr. yet here ?
 
Courtesy of NE Vintage Mod Site
Billy Greco
at UNK track.
Billy was
appropriate then

Paul Conley Photo 
Courtesy of RA Silvia
Bill Slater
at Thompson, maybe.
He didn't even look that
 young then, did he ?
 
 
Courtesy of Rob Trombley
Bill WImble
at Airborne Park.
As we say up he-ya, he was a
young dairy fah-mah then
 
Courtesy of Dragon Family
Bobby Dragon
at Catamount
Not far out of Milton High School
 
Norman McIver Portrait
Courtesy Cho Lee
Bob Brunell
at Thunder Road
Whatever he just had - it
musta been potent !
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
Melvin "Bob" Bruno
at Airborne Park Spdwy.
Pre -Vic Wolfe era
 
Courtesy of Cho Leee
Bradford Bob Rushford
[left] at Bear Ridge.
With photographer and
Bardahl dealer Bob Doyle
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of Bruno Family
Vic Wolfe [far left] and Wesley Mischler 2nd from left] at some presentation for Bob Bruno.
Yes folks,
the same Wesley !
 
Courtesy of Gail Bushey Horn
Bob Bushey
at a Malletts Bay track.
Bob's feature win/season record still holds at Airborne since 1954
 
Courtesy ofPhil Miller
Bob Devine
at Rhinebeck.
Yhe one with the helmet
 
Courtesy of Dragoon Collection
Bob Dragoon
at Airborne.
Bob raced up to age 73
 
Courtesy of Ken Gypson
Bob Elliott
at Stateline Spdwy.
He is alive and  well - in Marlboro, VT
 
Courtesy of Shawn Byrne
Bob Ellis
at Devil's Bowl.
Started in the Dare Devil class
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Bob Tauscher
at UNK track.
Had big years at the Valley
 
Courtesy of Rob Trombley
Bob Trombley
at Airborne Park.
One of three racing brothers
 
Ladabouche Collection
Courtesy of Steve Pecor
Brad Wright
at Catamount.
I hear that hair didn't last
 
Courtesy of CJ Richards
Brian Ross
at Airborne.
Don't let the innocent look fool you...
Wes Moody has stories.
 
John Grady Photo
Bruce Doestal
at Fonda Spdwy.
I bet Mrs Doestal loved
washing that outfit.
 
Courtesy of Mike Richards
Bruce Milo
at Devil's Bowl.
Looks like Brad Wright's brother
 
Courtesy of Mike Richards
Bruce Richards
at Devil's Bowl.
W
orkin' for Dad at the Bowl
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Bucko Branham
at Airborne.
I
have a younger shot but can't find it.
 
Courtesy of Walt Ryan
Buddy Krebs
at Rhythm Inn Spdwy.
 The Suffield #5.
 
Courtesy of Richard Delisle
Jean-Paul Cabana
at Riverside, in Quebec.
I have a younger shot but you
can't really see him as well.
 
Courtesy of Jodie Trayah
via Steve Jangraw
This shows the Trayah Boys - Carl and Herb along with the Farnsworth twins - Ronnie and Ira
From Colcheste
r Raceway
 
Courtesy of Jodie Trayah
via Steve Jangraw
More of the Trayah and
Farnsworths. That's Herb Cobb seated in center and Norm Chaloux off to right.
Burlington snack bus operator Beansie Dumas owned this car at one time.
 
Courtesy of Ken Gypson
Carl Fink
at Rhinebeck Speedway
F
irst driver of fabled 62Jr.
 
Courtesy of Darrell Rogers
Carl Rogers
at UNK Speedway in  Maine
One of my rare Maine entries.

 
Courtesy of Davis Family
Cecil Bosworth
at Claremont Speedway
With owner Chet Cashman.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Rene Charland
at Rhythm Inn Speedway
One of his earliest shots.
 
 
Courtesy of Charlie Smiths
Charlie Smith
at Busch GNN event
Still crews for Trampas Demers.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dutch
Charlie Elliott
at Snaford Speedway [ME]
Became of NE's biggest promoters.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Chester T. Wood
at T Road banquet
With a young Ken Squier.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
The late great Cho Lee
at Riverside [MA]
Wow, what a pudge
wudge in those days
.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Chuck Beede
at Bear Ridge Speedway
In the coupe days.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
C.J. Richards [left]
at Fairmont Speedway
With officials Ray Pritchard
and Bill Barsalow
.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Topo Despault
at Catamount
With dad, Clem.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Clem Desapult
at Thunder Road
With the infamous Studebaker.
 
Courtesy of Amy Garrison Dauski
Cliff Wright [left] and
Bob Zautner [middle above]
at Rhinebeck Speedway
With driver du jour, Doug Garrison.
 
Courtesy of Herbert Family
Pete Corey
at UNK Speedway
One of his earliest shots.
 
Courtesy of D Bolw Program
Robbie Crouch
at D Bowl Speedway
In his first year with Northern NASCAR circuit.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
Steve Danish
at Airborne Pk. Speedway
Steve began a little later in life.
He wasn't a kid even in 1950's.
 
Courtesy of Terry LaFerriere
John Casey
at Catamount
With son, Danny.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
Danny Bridges
at Airborne Pk. Spdwy banquet
I think that is Bob Mackey.
 
Frank Simek Photo [Obviously]
Dave Lape
at UNK location
Yes, there's hair.
 
Courtesy of TMC Chase
David Pearson [lft]
at Spartanburg Speedway
One of his earliest shots.
 
Courtesy of Shawn Byrne
A wonderful Devil's Bowl Year 1 shot: from left: CJ Richards, Mert Hulbert, Graham Trudo, John Wales, Jim Byrne, and Bob Ellis.
A 1967 photo.|
 
McDowell Photo
Courtesy of Phil Miller
Duncan "Rebel" Harris
at Rhinebeck Speedway
One of his many rides in
a brief career
.
 
Courtesy of Someone
on Dofight Forum
Denis Giroux
at Airborne Speedway
With a Cabana team Coupe.
 
Courtesy of Charlie Edkins
Denny Zimmerman
at Stafford Sprgs Speedway
One of the Eastern Bandits.
 
Courtesy of Tom Ormsby
Dick Dixon
at Riverside Speedway
OK Rubber Welders
apparently had to do with
retreads
. Go figure.

Courtesy of Dan St. Pierre
Dick Glines
at Oxford Plains Speedway
Former Driver and Crouch Crew Chief.

 
Ladabouche Collection
Dave Dion
at Norwood Arena
Catamount had no idea
what was coming !
.
 
Courtesy of Otto Graham
Doc Blanchard
at Alb. - Saratoga Speedway
One of his earlier coupes.
 
Courtesy of Don Rounds, Jr.
Don Rounds
at UNK location
Had exceptionally long career.
 
Courtesy of Dan Ody
Don Ackner
at Leb.Valley Speedway
Took him years to not look young.
 
Courtesy of Mike Richards
Donnie Drown
at D. Bowl Speedway
Mainly a Bowl driver.
 
Courtesy of Otto Graham
Donny Wayman
at Fonda Speedway
The ultimate hired driver.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
Courtesy of Cho Lee
"Black Jack" Dubrul
at Th. Road Speedbowl
Once part of the Catamount
onwership group
.
 
Courtesy of Patty Winn Schoonmaker
Eddie Delmolino
at Leb. Valley Speedway
Then driving for Gordon Ross.
 
Ladabouche Photo
Eddie Foley
at Fairmont Speedway
Partly visible at far right.
For those who know the PIgeon
boys - that's them in the shot.
 
Courtesy of Otto Graham
Ed Ortiz
at Fonda Speedway
One of those Western NY
Fonda invaders
.
 
Source Unknown
Ed Patnode and Leo Matte
at work to prepare for Riverside Speedway
Leo ran a lot of great cars for great drivers.
 
Courtesy of Ed Fabian
Steady Eddie Allen [ctr]
at Dev.Bowl Speedway
Still drives a hauler for one
of the big league race teams
.
 
Ace Lane Photo
Courtesy of Black Jack Racing
Steady Eddie Flemke
at UNK Speedway
Amazing driving career.
 
McDowell Photo
Courtesy of Phil Miller
Doug Garrison [ctr]
at Empire Raceway
With Barney Tompkins.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Ernie Barcomb
at Malletts Bay Speedway
Brother of Leonard, Uncle of Ron, and apparently cousin of Cliff Barcomb. He was the skinniest, fightingest Barcomb.
 
Courtesy of Ernie Bodreau
Ernie Bodreau
at Claremont Speedway
Former driver and owner; current
racing historian
.
 
Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Ernie Marshall
at Danbury Arena
He and son, Eddie had long careers.
 
Courtesy of Mike Cain
Frankie Stoddard [ctr
with hand on roof]
at Catamount
Stub Fadden wasn't young by then.

 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Stub Fadden
at Thunder Road
Now, he and son, Alvin are both much younger here !
 
Courtesy of Mike Richards
Fast Freddie Little
at Devil's Bowl
Now a Devil;s Bowl official.
 
Courtesy of Chip Gauthier
Group of Fonda drivers
from 1950's
Obviously they were all much younger then. Roger Gauthier [far right] looks like a teenager.
 
Courtesy of Walt Ryan
Roy "Pappy" Forsyth
at Safford Park Spdwy
He, like Steve Danish, did not start out as a very young man, so he was never a
kid while racing.
 
Courtesy of Ely family
Frank Hoard, Sr.
at Lebanon Valley
He actually races with grandchildren
at some races
. Has aged well.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Rapid Ralph Palmer
at Fairmont Speedway
Would go on to be Dexter Dorr's
"house driver" at Valley
.
 
Courtesy of Gerard Major
Frank Hodge
at Bouvrette Speedway
He had a long career.
 
Norm Oakes Photo
Frankie Schneider
at UNK venue
He seemingly raced forever.
Wally Campbell and
 Tommy Coates also shown
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Frank Keene
at Bear Ridge Speedway
He raced well into the 2000's.
 
Courtesy of Joe Staiger
Chet Hames [rt]
at McGregor Speedway
One of NY's best known flaggers.
 
Courtesy of Phil Miller
Fred Searing
at The Pine Bowl
He
helped many others along
on their own careers.
 
Courtesy of Ken Paulsen
Johnny Gammell [rt]
at Northeastern Speedway
banquet.
The other guys would obvioously be much younger, as well.

 
Courtesy of MVRCA Site
Gardiner Leavitt
at a Maine track.
Still dealing in race products.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Gary Balough
at a Florida track.
Probably a helluva shoe then, too .
 
Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Gene Bonnett
at Catamount.
Still had hair and everything.
 
Courtesy of John Grady
Gene Mangino
at a Malta.
First time he brought that
car out on the Fonda dirt - did it Plow !
Just a  touch snug, she was !
 
Courtesy of Phil Miller
Gene Bergin
at the Pine Bowl.
He ran good cars even back then.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
George Horn
at Northeastern Spdwy.
He was best known for having
Catamount's 1st [and probably only]
409 Chevy LMS
.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
George McRae
at Catamount.
In his best Hurricane.
 
Courtesy of NE SPDWY Site
George Whitney
What was he about 13 here ?

 
Courtesy of Phil Gevry
Gilles Brochu
at Waterloo, ONT.
One of Quebec's 1st drivers.
 
Courtesy of Scott Haskell
Glenn Andrews
at Thunder Road.
All the way down from Oxford, ME.
 
Courtesy of Cliff Owen
Gordy Owen
on way to a track.
Car Owner Ralph Bushey
in background.
 
Courtesy of CJ Richards
Graham Trudo
at Saranac Lake Spdwy.
Still insisting that was a hobby car.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Gregg Lyman
at T Road.
Son has raced since.
 
Courtesy of MVRCA Site
Harold Wilcox
at Unity Raceway.
A real early entry.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Harold Hanaford
at T Road.
Still shows up for every Milk Bowl.
 
Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Hector LeClaire
at Catamount.
Went into Real Estate full time.
 
Courtesy of Davis Family
Howard "Punky" Caron
at Claremont.
Looked a lot different then.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
The Ingerson Boys.
We still have Russell with us.
 
Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Ira Turner
at Catamount.
Possibly the strongest man
to ever run at Catamount.
 
Courtesy of NE Vin Mod Site
Irish Jack Murphy
at an Unknown track.
Love the 6 on the roof.
 
Courtesy of Jo Towns
via Otto Graham
Irv Taylor
at Fonda Speedway.
I am proud to say I was inducted into Weedsport with him in 2011.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Jack Johnson
at Fonda.
Tony Villano's 37, likely his 1st ride.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Jack Farquhar
at Fonda Speedway.
One of his first cars.
 
Courtesy of John Rock
Jack Liberty
at Airborne.
Went on to crew chief
for Mike Bruno
.
 
Courtesy of Jack Anderson
Jack Anderson
at Colchester Raceway.
Says he was only 15 or 16 here.
 
Courtesy of Jackie Peterson
Jackie Peterson
at a Colchester track.
This was around 1951.
 
Courtesy of Midstate Club
Jackie Wilson
at Lebanon Valley.
Joey Lawrence cars at that time.
 
Courtesy of Gilbert Family
Jean-Paul Cyr at home
with Greg Gilbert [one of his
first sponsors].
That's Norm Cyr's wrecked Flying Tiger.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racinge
Butch Jelley
at Leb. Valley
His sister always called him
Clarence
.
 
Courtesy of Ted Bennett
Jerry Cook [in car]
at home.
Building cars for Ken Meahl when
he was too young to drive
.
  
Courtesy of Phil Miller
Jerry Townley
at the Pine Bowl.
Not sure whose car that was .
 
Courtesy of Rick Luke
Jim Luke [rt]
at Fonda.
With Jeep Herbert.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Jim Devine
at Fonda.
Lost early in life in
 non-racing accident
.
 
Courtesy of Ken Parrotte
Jim Reed
at home in Peeksill .
Arguably best ever in NASCAR
short track series of 1950's
.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Joe Thomas
at Airborne Pk.
Became of few Vic Wolfe
hired drivers
.
 
Courtesy of Pete Zanardi
via Dave Dykes
Joe Csiki
at a midget race.
Most of career as midget driver.

Courtesy of Ken Gypson
Joe Messina
at Rhinebeck Speedway.
Used to love those Hudsons !
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Joey Kourafas
at Oxford Plains.
With what amounts to the
first Oxford 250 trophy
.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Joey LaQuerre [lft]
at Thunder Road.
Working on the Hawaii 5-0,
likely his first car he owned.
 
Courtesy of Mid State Club
Joey Lawrence [rt]
at Olean.
With Rebel Harris.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Johnny "The Kid" Clark
at Thunder Road.
When he really was a kid.
 
Courtesy of Dan Ody
John Grady
at Whites Beach.
Believe it or not he was young once.
 
Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Johnny Richmond
at Fairmont Speedway.
One of few times I ever saw
him not smiling
.
 
Source Unknown
Stan Wetmore, Johnny
Flach, and Lou Searing
at Leb. Valley.
They were all younger then.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
"Little John" Rosati
at Thunder Road.
Made a real splash in Northern
NASCAR but loved the mods
.
 
Courtesy of Roger Liller
Jokko Maggiacommo
at the Pine Bowl.
I'd hate to put that name on
a small dotted line
.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Courtesy of John Rock
Denton Dow and Fran Kane
at Airborne Pk..
Wes Moody's 2 most long
suffering wrenches
 
Courtesy of Warrensburgh
History Society
Karl Duell, Jr
at Ashland Park Spdwy.
Fielded multiple cars
 at Warrensburgh
.
 
Unidentified Source
Ken Canestrari
at Fonda.
Still racing modifieds, I think.
 
Courtesy of Weedsport HOF
Ken Meahl
at a Western NY track.
He actually looks younger in
shots taken ten years later
.
 
Chuck Ely Photo
via Bob Ely
Kenny Tremont, Jr.
at The Valley.
Still a top gun 30+ years later.
 
Courtesy of Shoemaker Family
Kenny Shoemaker
at Warrensburgh.
With his first car owner, Cliff LaRose of Whitehall, NY.
 
Courtesy of Jerry King
Jerry King
at Pico Raceway.
Went on to build and own
cars for Fairmont and
Devil's Bowl
.
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
The Lanphear boys
at Thunder Road.
Can't tell which is which here.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
More Lanphear Racing:
I recognize Norm Andrews, Jay Yantz, Tony Andrews,
and Tal Hill.
Apologies to the other 2 guys;
i wasn't at the races in those days
.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Larry Caron
at Catamount.
Still see him at T Road
once in a while
.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Larry Demar
at Thunder Road.
Boy, did he love his Fords !.
 
Source Unknown
Larry Mendelsohn
at Islip Speedway.
Driving force behind Islip, demo
derbies, and the All Star League
.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Larry Granger
at Thunder Road.
I call this his TOUGH GUY photo.

 
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Lee Petty
at UNK track.
About the age he would have raced
at Airborne in 1954.
 
 Courtesy of Davis Family
Leo Howlandr
at Claremont Spdwy.
Raced mostly in flathead era.
 
 Courtesy of Mike Cain
Kevin Lepage and
Dave Moody
at Thunder Road.
Lepage was about 20, Moody
slightly older
.
 
 Courtesy of Dave Dykes
Lew Boyd
at Lakeville.
I have younger shots
 but I like this one
.
 
Bob McDowell Shot
 Courtesy of Pettit Collection
Link Pettit
at Empire Raceway.
We can't tell if Pinky is younger.
 
 Courtesy of Davis Family
Lloyd Severance
at Claremont.
Also known as sponsor, after driving career [Severance Furs].
 
Norman McIver Photo
 Courtesy of 176 Racing Site
Lloyd Hutchins, Jr far lft]
at Northeastern Spdwy.
With Lee Ingerson beloved brother-in-law Henry Montandon, Merlin Bean, and Freddie Mills.
 
 Courtesy of Otto Graham
Lou Lazzaro [left]
at Fonda.
Scarcely old enough to drive legally, he is seen here with the much older co-stars
Peter Corey, Howie Westervelt, and
Jeep Herbert. The other 3 were likely old
enough to be his fathers.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Mack Miller
at Thunder Road.
The little bugger would fight
over the drop of a hat
.
 
Paul Conley Photo
 Courtesy of Paul Mascitti
Don MacTavish
early demo at Norwood.
Unfortunately, he never
got to be old
.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Mark Rossi
at Thunder Road.
A big guy to drive mini stocks.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Ronnie Marvin
at Thunder Road.
Very atypical: he is pleasant
and he has hair. Scary man !
 
Cavalcade of Racing
Marvin Galarneau
at Oxford Plains.
This is the guy who pays you
at T Road every week, folks.
 
 Courtesy of May Family
George May II [Skip]
at Norwood Arena.
George May's dad.
 
Roxanne :Ladabouche Photo
Me at Devil's Bowl.
The car I won my only race with.
142 lbs there, now my feet weight that.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Mike Osborne
at Thunder Road.
A brilliant and also tragic
figure in T Road history
.
 
 Courtesy of Mike Richards
Mike Richards[ctr left] and Bob Savoie [ctr rt]
at Alb - Saratoga Spdwy.
Bobby was smilin' as usual.
 
From the Keene NH Sentinel
Mike Cody
at Safford Park Spdwy.
Best known at Claremont.
 
Ace Lane, Sr Photo
 Courtesy of Tom Alfrey
Mike Grbac
at UNK track.
Mike spent time in the All
Star League
.
 
 Courtesy of Andy Boright
Mike Perrotte
at Devil's Bowl.
We are waiting for him"to get another promotership somewhere.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Maurice "Little Mo" Dubois
at Thunder Road.
A relatively brief career,
but successful
.
 
Bob McDowell Photo
 Courtesy of Phil Miller
Money Bags Moe Gherzi
at Plainville Stadium.
An early cutdown car.
 
Moody Family Photo
Wes "Slugger" Moody
with Bobby Ecert
at Saranac Lake.
Right in front of Aaron Hoyt's
infamous barn off turn 4
.
 
Bob McDowell Photo
 Courtesy of CJ Richards
Nelson Moore
at Stateline Spdwy.
One of the nicest guys ever.
 
Bob Mackey Portrait
 Courtesy of Nephew Family
Dick Nephew
at Airborne Pk.
Went on to a NASCAR national
points championship in 1961.
 
 Courtesy of Ken Parrotte
Nolan Swift
at Oswego.
Pre-Super Mod days !.
 
 Courtesy of Cyr Family
Norm Cyr
at Catamount.
This is the car from the Jean-Paul
Cyr/Greg Gilbert photo above
.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
 Courtesy of John Rock
The Ormsby Kids
at Airborne Pk Spdwy.
Craig, Todd, and the youngest brother.
 
 Courtesy of Otto Graham
Otto Graham
at Fonda.
Well - known photographer.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
Pat McGraff
at Malletts Bay Raceway.
Became flagger and
Catamount official
.
 
John Grady Photo
Pepper Eastman
at Fonda Speedway.
A very popular NY driver.
 
Source Unknown
Pete Silva
at Unity Raceway.
With Ralph Nason and George Silva.
 
 Courtesy of Scott Haskell
Pete Racine
at Webster Flats, Lyndonville, VT
A hard worker to preserve the
history of Northeastern Spdwy
.
 
John Gradcy Photo
Eddie Pieniazek [rt]
at UNK location.
Shown with the original crew
of what would become the
Richard Welch 77 team
.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Sonny Rabideau
at Safford Park
{Keene NH].
Went on to a brilliant career with Frank Smith's 311.
 
 Courtesy of Conde & Parry Site
Ralph Holmes
at Utica Rome.
Shown here with Bernie Miller's
old semi late model Olds
.

Stygles Family Photo
 Courtesy of George Hill
Ralph Stygles
at Groveton [NH].
A member of a large racing family.

Bob Frazier Portrait
 Courtesy of CJ Richards
Ray Richards
at Fairmont.
Brother to CJ and owner of
those75's driven by Beaver
Dragon and others
.

John Grady Photo
Ray Sitterly
at Fonda.
A popular independent,
i saw him win his feature
at Fonda.
.

 Courtesy of Mike Richards
Ray Nutting
at Devil's Bowl.
"The Used Car Man", he still
runs that business in
Center Rutland.
.
 
Gordon Ross Collection
 Courtesy of Dick Hansen
Ray "Zero" Brown
at UNK track.
Got name from one of his
 car numbers;
also ran midgets.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Red Fisk
at Thunder Road.
Ran from 1950's to late '90's
out of Northfield, VT
.
 
 Courtesy of Denny Zimmerman
Red Foote
at UNK CT track.
Like Zimmerman, he became
one of the famed Eastern Bandits
who showed Southerners how Mods were run for a few years.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
The Buzzi Bunch
at Thunder Road:
Dennis Tucker, HC Harvey,
Louie Cassani, and Richard Buzzi
I still see Louie around T Road.
 
 Courtesy of Otto Graham
Richie Evans
at Alb.-Saratoga Spdwy.
I have younger shots, but this
is the best one
.
 
From Racing Program
 Courtesy of Mark Austin
Richie Panch
at Devil's Bowl.
Trophy girl looks a little like
his sister, Marvette.
 
 Courtesy of Andy Boright
Ricky Craven [left]
at Catamount.
With Stan Meserve, last
y
ear of Catamount.
 
Romano Family Photo
Joe Romano's race team
at Fonda.
Early in the team's career: UNK< Joe, driver Dutch Reed, Andy Romano,
and UNK
.
 
From Catamount Program
Ronnie Bonnette
at Catamount
Had hair then. I still call
him "The 16 yr - old Sensation"
as did the local paper.
 
John Grady Photo
Ron Proctor
at Devil's Bowl.
Hell, his kid doesn't look
that young any more
.

Don Parker Photo
 Courtesy of Andy Boright
Ron Lamell, Jr and
Linda Alexander
at Catamount.
She's still driving some
 in the Midwest
.
 
 Courtesy of Ron Bettis
Ron Bettis
at Thunder Road.
Drove into the 1990's; uncle
of current driver Shawn Fleury
.

Unidentified Source
Ron Narducci
at Stafford Sprgs.
The Top Wop. A great guy !
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Quite the buch here
at Thunder Road:
From right- Steve McKnight,
UNK, John Rosati, Doug
Falzarano, and UNK
Young lions in a young NASCAR
 LMS circuit
.
 
Keene Sentinel Photo
Art Rousseau [left]
And Ernie Gahan [rt]
at Safford Park
[Keene NH].
Awards being given out
by local American Legion
.
 
 Cavalcade of Auto Racing
Rudy Charbonneau
at Fairmont Speedway.
With Ed "Peanut" Foley [ctr]
and Allen Pidgeon
.
 
 Courtesy of CJ Richards
Russ "Rube" Shaw
at Fairmont Speedway.
A wild young well driller,
he ran Norm Scarborough's cars
to several wins in 1965 and 66
.
 
Bob McDowell Portrait
 Courtesy of Phil Miller
Russ Truelove
His best career was in NASCAR
racing, pre - superspeedway days.
 
 Courtesy of Otto Graham
Sam Barlow
at Lebanon Valley.
A renaissance man - driver,
historian and evn artist
.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
 Courtesy of John Rock
Jim LeClaire
at Airborne Pk.
Sapphire, Twelve Port - he had
 a bunch of nicknames
.

Bob McDowell Photo
 Courtesy of Phil Miller
Sayles Casey
at the Pine Bowl.
One of the older drivers who would spend some time starring at Lebanon Valley when all those little old tracks died out.
 
 
Bob McDowell Photo
 Courtesy of Ken Gypson
Schooch Schoonmaker
at the Pine Bowl.
He drove at the Valley
until a relatively ripe old age.
.
 
 Courtesy of Dave Dykes
S.J. Evonsion
at Riverside.
Proudly holding his All
Star League helmet
.
 
Norman McIver Portrait
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Thomas Michael "TBone" Curley
at Thunder Road.
A career made after his driving
career
.

Bob Doyle Photo
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lennie "Tiger" Stockwell
at Catamount.
Once injured at Catamount,
he became an official.
.

 
 Courtesy of Mike Richards
Tim Richards [rt]
at Devil's Bowl.
I regret not having simiar shots
of Sharon or Jerry
.
 
 Courtesy of Tony Mordino, Jr

Tony Mordino
at UNK track.
He drove all over southern
New England
.
 
 Courtesy of Conde &
Parry Website
George Gallup
at Sharon Sprgs Spdwy
He was one of Frank Trinkhaus'
first hired drivers.
.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee Ingerson, Mike Beattie,
and George Horn
at Thunder Road.
B class winners. Beatie would
go on to own and promote
the Groveton track
.
 
Ladabouche Collection
Howie Miller
at Otter Creek Spdwy.
He was the local Chevy dealer
near that track
. That car was
a deep -throated roaring beast.
 
Irv Conron Photo
 Courtesy of Chris Companion
Young lions at the Valley:
UNK, Lee Palmer, Ollie Palmer, Lou Hacker, Bob Kudlate, and Henry Bouchard.
Anyone know the first guy? I always thought it was Howie Westervelt
 but it's not..
.
 
 Courtesy of Vogel family
Ted Vogel and family
at Pico Raceway.
This includes Ted, Jr - who drove and owned cars later.
 
 Courtesy of Cho Lee
Wade Walker
at Catamount.
A future Montpelier car dealer,
he has the old Dennis Tucker Hurricane here
.
 
Bob Mackey Photo
 Courtesy of John Rock
Bill Branham
at Airborne Park.
He had the most potential
anyone had seen over at
Airborne, but he didn't have
the resources
.
 
 Courtesy of Chris Companion
Win Slavin
at the Valley.
He drove at the Valley
for years and still
helps out with certain teams.
 
Courtesy of OsNASCAR
Big Bill France in late1940's.
In these days, he drove promoted, and did about everything else.

Courtesy of Roger Liller
from the Hughes Family
Carleton Hughes
at Rhinebeck in 1957.
I saw Carleton at Airborne in
2012 helping the Tremonts.
 
 Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Steve Poulin
at Catamount.
Very young here - has hair. Now a photographer, Steve was a great
crew chief, as well.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Carl Fink at Coxsackie.
Very young here - has hair. We just recently lost Carl.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer
Mike Perrotte at an awards banquet.
He's holding Alan Moody, Wes' eldest.
         

 

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