04-28-2012 02:16 PM
If I recall from reading news reports,weren't legal proceedings brought against Correllis. I know he wasn't supposed to exit the pits on the back straightaway.
Originally Posted by jgallant
ALSO: Are you part of the Gallant family that lived on RT 43 next door to the Hill's between East View Rd and the high school. If so, I delivered the afternoon newspaper to Sid and his wife for many years. I think his mother lived in the house next door. They were super nice folks. Always gave me a tip. They had a son Steve who was my age or younger. Same mold as his folks. Super nice guy. If I recall, Steve passed a few years ago. I think Steve was a loyal Donnie Ackner and LV fan and hung out at my buddy Stevie Wicks garage off RT 150 just outside W. Sand Lake. All good stuff to remember. I haven't been up there in 15 or so years. I'm sure things have changed a bunch.
04-28-2012 02:19 PM
Thanks for the pics.
Originally Posted by mikepa
My opinion, but Gremlin bodies never looked good as asphalt mods but did as dirt mods. Vegas looked good as both.
04-28-2012 04:17 PM
This is a dirt modified I've owned for 16 years--my first race car. It is a Tom Pogo chassis, upgraded in the late 80's to torsion bars, 377 Chevy powered. It was raced in Wisconsin for many years before retiring to a life of vintage oval events in Colorado.17 I-76 07.jpg#1 I-76 April 17 2011.jpg17 I-76 07.jpg#1 I-76 April 17 2011.jpg
04-28-2012 04:39 PM
Sorry about the double picture post!
04-28-2012 06:02 PM
First of all I would like to say thanks to everyone who posted these great Mod pictures. This site as well as H.A.M.B. take me back to the greatest time of my life. My question is does anyone have any pictures from Shangri-la, Five mile pt.,or Penn can? I spent every weekend in the 70's,80's, and early 90's at these tracks. If I knew then what I know now I would have taken better care of the pictures I took with my Kodak 110 instamatic. Again Thanks for the memories!!!!
04-28-2012 10:00 PM
This is a beutiful car I love it. About ten years ago Me and a friend went to Tri City Speedway in east St Louis for a UMP late model race and they had a so called super modified race as a filler but they were just coil over cars with big wings and tires. A guy showed up with an old early 60's era Edmunds 4 inch single tube framed rear torsion front buggie spring straight axle super with Hilborn injected 327 that the corrosion was still on the injectors and the finned valve covers. It had skinny six inch front tires and a huge humper right rear. They all laughed at him until he set fast time and started on the pole and led all but the last half lap of the 30 lap feature. He would have won but the winged cars finally packed the track enough on the bottom so the wings would be an advantage. He ran the top on the cushion the whole race and never was straight from the drop of the green flag. He was just less sideways down the straight. It was a sight to behold. The winner had to feel bad because after the race nobody was around his car. Every one wanted to see the antique that made the latest and greatest look bad. Allstarracing
Originally Posted by ghubrex
04-29-2012 02:19 AM
No I'm not from West Sand Lake. I live in Greenport with my family. My parents still live in Stuyvesant. My father used to take pictures at the Valley along with Matt Buda. He has a huge collection of photos. He now shoots at Glen Ridge, Fonda, and Accord. I was only 16 years of age on the faithful night of August 23,1980.
Corellis had hit Walt Schutt in the side, spinning him around. Corellis went out the backgate, when the green flag was displayed. The full field of modifieds came off turn two at full speed and hit Walt Schutt head on. His car ended up in turn three. I can remember this event like it was yesterday.
04-30-2012 03:36 AM
Hey guys Check out the Beech Ridge race track site or New Hampshire International Speedway site you all might know about it already but N.H.I.S is planning on building a very large east coast stock car museum at the front of the track property Scheduled completion 2015 I couldn't make a link work I'm not very good with them .
04-30-2012 10:01 AM
Richie Evans Pinto
Found this cool Richie Evans Pic, By Bob Clark, & thought It deserved to be here for all to see... Richie Evans Memorial 2009 (Bob Clark Photo).jpg
04-30-2012 12:35 PM