THE INCOMPARABLE INGERSON BROTHERS
Tough Competitors in Two Eras of North Country Racing


McIver Portrait Photo
Courtesy of Cho Lee

Leland

McIver Portrait Photo
Courtesy of Cho Lee

Donald

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Douglas

Ladabouche Collection
Russell, "The Wild Child"

            The Ingerson brothers, all hailing from New Hampshire, were one of the most successful brother combinations in North Country racing - right up there with the Libby brothers in Maine and the Dragon brothers in Vermont. My only experience with them is few years, towards the end of their careers, when they ran the Flying Tigers at Catamount and the late model sportsman program, By 1975, they were all essentially retired.
            Donald raced the least; Douglas had the fewest photos [in proportion to the number of races he ran or won]; Leland was - in some ways - the most successful; and Russ, the youngest was also very successful while racing the furthest into the modern era. They were good - looking men, undoubtedly the heartthrobs of a number of female spectators, and good enough fellows to get along with until you pissed them off. Pretty tough bunch if that happened, so I hear. Russ seems to be the only one still around, and - while once being very flamboyant -he is very publicity shy now.


Cavalcade of Auto Racing Photo - likely From Bob Doyle
Russ leads Doug across the finish line at Thunder Road in this famous blanket finish. Russ is in the Pelletier / Falzarano 51;
Doug is in the legendary George Hay car; and Leland is in the second George Barber team car.

        
Courtesy of Cho Lee

This poster, designed by the ever - publicity - conscious Ken Squier, shows Doug, at left, with Leland and Russ. Much was done to further
the mystique of the brothers, as the two photos, shown below, Russ' Pelletier / Falzarano 51.
    

LELAND PHOTOS


Courtesy of Cho Lee

Lee, at the height of
his career, with the
prominent George
Barber team car.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Leland [left] and Doug
in T Road Victory Lane
with Johnny Gammell.

George Barber Collection
Courtesy of Cho Lee

Again, with the
second Barber car.

Ladabouche Collection
In the same era.
 

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Leland, in the 47,
with legendary Roy
Pappy Forsyth in the
team 46 - at T Road.

Barber Photo
Courtesy of Ken Paulsen

Lee's car, with rare damage.
Must have been "the
morning after". Note the
Forsyth car in the garage.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee's last real racing
effort - a stint in Tom
Tiller's back up car -
around 1971.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer

The Tiller car, with
one seven removed.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Another potrait.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee in a Thunder Road B Class
Vic Lane with Mike Beattie and
George Horn
.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee winning with Bill
White's coupe at
Northeastern.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee [car 47] beside Doug
in a pileup at Northeastern
Speedway.

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee, flanked by Llouyd Hutchins<
Henry Montandon, Freddy Mills,
and Mutt Dexter at Northeastern.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee [white outfit center]
talks with Skip Easter as
a concerned group of drivers
surrounds the critical wreck
of Wayne Vincent at T Road.
 
Courtesy of Cho Lee
Lee and Doug, in a 1960's
pit meeting at T Road.
 

DOUGLAS PHOTOS


Courtesy of Ken Paulsen

Doug, with the George
Hay 68, winning at Northeastern
Speedway. The "reference to
Ray Stygles is after Ray
was seriously injured at
T Road in another Hay 68.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Doug [center] in T Road
Victory Lane
with Johnny Gammell
[right] and Leland.

George Barber Collection
Courtesy of Cho Lee

With another of the
Hay cars at
Northeastern.

Courtesy of Rich Palmer

Doug, with a Tiger
car he ran around
1968.
 

RUSSELL PHOTOS
There are many others on the Pelletier / Falzarano Page - CLICK HERE

 
Courtesy of Jeff Elliott
This is supposedly Russ [left]
and Doug with Russ' first car.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Russ [68] and Lee [47]
seem to have avoided
this Northeastern Spdwy
pileup around 1961.

Courtesy of Mike Gilbert

The Pelletier car at
Northfield, VT's Dog
River Speedway. There is
question as to whether
owner, Ed, or Russ
was driving the car then.

Courtesy of Cho Lee

Russ, in the immaculate
Pelletier / Falzarano 51,
with a T Road win.
 

Courtesy of Lloyd and Greg
Gilbert

Russ, with an early
Flying Tiger. The car
says #51, but I don't
recognize the crewman
as a Pelletier / Falz. guy.
 

Courtesy of Mark Austin
The Elms family sedan
at Northeastern.
 
 
Courtesy of Mark Austin
The Elms family coupe
at Thunder Road.
 
Courtesy of Mark Austin
A different Thunder Road win
 with rhe Hudson coupe.


Courtesy of Cho Lee

Another flathead coupe
at Northeastern.
 

Steve McKnight Photo
Russ walks out of the
Catamount infield around
1968. Is that his wreck
behind ?
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
An early Flying Tiger
ride at Catamount.
 
Courtesy of Jeff Elliott
An early Flying Tiger
wreck at T Road.

Courtesy of Steve McKnight
Russ at Catamount
near what was likely
a 1956 Ford Tiger. 
 
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
An accident with Lennie Stockwell
during the limited sportsman era.

Courtesy of Mark Austin
The P&F limited sportsman.
 

Courtesy of Rich Palmer

The first gorgeous Pelletier /
Falzarano late model car.
This was a limited
sportsman. There are many
more photos available -
CLICK HERE.
 
 
Burlington Free Press Photo
Ladabouche Collection

The limited sportsman,
featured in the local paper.

 
Courtesy of Tom Pelletier
The new Chevelle attraacted media
attention on opening day.
 
 
Courtesy of Tom Pelletier
The 51 team.
 
 
Courtesy of Tom Pelletier
Russ, on opening day
with the new Chevelle.
  

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Not such a good day
with the famous
Chevelle.
 

Ladabouche Photo

The 2nd gorgeous Pelletier /
Falzarano late model car.
This was the famous Chevelle.
There are many
more photos available -
CLICK HERE.
 

Courtesy of Steve Pecor
Russ, on opening day.

Ladabouche Collection
One of Russ' last
appreciable rides came
when the Blake & Loso
- owned 72 was vacated
by George Horn and
turned over to Russ.
  

Courtesy of Cho Lee
Things were a tough go
for Russ in the B&L 72.
 
 
Courtesy of Andy Boright
Russ takes the B&L
72 down the pit ramp

Ladabouche Collection
Russ takes the B&L
72 down the pit ramp
at Catamount. Visible
are some of the classic
haulers of the day, like
Beaver Dragon's yellow
bus that once carried
Russ' #51 Chevelle.
 

Remember, there a ton more Russell photos on the Pelletier / Falzarano page. See links above.

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