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May 2 -       I archived. I added a new blog Weekly Blog May 3, 2017 called You See Some of the Damndest Cars.

May 5 -       I redid the entire Uncle Art Stuarts Book page. Thanks previously to Mike Visconti and recently to Rob Davis for making their precious books available to be scanned. All the links had broken on the page and it wasn't half finished as it was before today.

May 6 -       Yesterday, stock car racing lost one of its most impactful and dedicated personalities in the passing of Tom Curley. It is no mistake or dumb luck that, while tracks all around him were struggling, Thunder Road continued on with great success. My respects and thoughts are with Darla and the ACT family. I also did a new page on The Racing Loomis Family.


Courtesy of Cho Lee

        Today I also learned that Irv Taylor passed away in late April. One of New York State NASCAR racing's best drivers for hire, Irv was inducted into the hall of fame at Weedsport the same year I was. He was one of my favorite drivers in that Fonda area of tracks.


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Me, Irv Taylor, and Dave Lape at the Weedsport induction in 2011.

May 12 -       Recently,  we lost another local racing figure of note. Ed Pelletier, who was in on the ownership of a number of top cars including the highly - popular
Russ Ingerson Chevelle, passed away. I fixed a number of broken links on the Bear Ridge Speedway page, as well.


Courtesy of Mike Gilbert
Ed Pelletier looks at the camera as he talks to starter Archie Blackadar at the old Dog River Speedway, Northfield, VT.

May 20 -       I just finished working on the Albany - Saratoga Speedway. So, far, this has involved over 13 hours, Needless to say, it is extensive. I have only the earlier dirt era to do on the track, but I will get what I have just done up as soon as I can.

May 21 -       I just finished working on the expanded Albany - Saratoga Speedway page.

May 23 -       I just found a page called A 1959 Valley Preview, which never got finished and put up on the site.

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