Pete Walker was a mechanic a block from my home and I got to know him as any 15 yr old racing fan would. He was a nice man and politely answered any question I asked. The date escapes me but it was around 79-81. Shangri-la didn't have a retaining wall everywhere and I watched him and another driver crash in turn 2 and Pete left the racing surface. I didn't know until now how tragic that turned out. If my memory is incorrect, please let me know. RIP Peteuticamike said:I'll toss a few out from My mid-seventies LM days at Shangri-La.
I know ole Jim Zach is still around
Randy Hedger is an official with NASCAR in NC.
Pete Walker passed away an number of years ago.
and Denny McNally ( the guy I used to help) is off to parts unknown.
74' and 75' were good years for me.
racefan61 said:Ok Boys and Girls here are a few names for you
1. Herbie Green LM # 88 his last car was all Blue if i remember right .
2. Tommy Gush Mod purple #55
3. BoB Frisbie LM if i recall all White #2
4. Chub Kennedy was before my time but do have pic of him i what to say year is early maybe late 60's car # was 44 ..
The first 3 i do remember watching but 1 thing i cant remember either Gush or Frisbie had a nick name what was it or did both have nick names???
Shamrock 3x said:I like this thread, so let's hear about a few more from days past....Dave Seils, Tommy Leeson, Bud Schilling, Bobby Hudson, Cam Gagliardi, Danny Mason, Gary Mason, Vic Lewis, Leo Lewandowski, Dick Fowler, Ralph Holmes, Norm Schmidlin, Harry Peek, Jerry Hayes, Graeme Bolia. FYI, I met Vince Randisi at a car show in Spencerport in 2012 or 2013. He was actually in the middle of a boat trip in the Erie Canal and stopped by my car to look it over and to chat...nice guy, and he won a lot of Super Stock races! Also, just recently met Ron Martin, who had some success in the #4 Modified at Lancaster in the '70s. He apparently attends most of the current races at Lancaster as a spectator....nice guy too. Next!
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