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 Posted: Sat Mar 15th, 2008 09:50 am
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I had a lot of favorites, but, Wayne McGuire was my Hero! When the 41 didn't show up on Friday night at Huntington Motor Speedway, my night was ruined. (almost)

Wayne's nephew, "Bad Fast" Josh McGuire, is carrying on the family tradition. Josh, a fine young man, is one of the hottest young drivers around. We get to see him run at Rocky Top and PRP and find it real comfortable to root, once again, for the 41 car.

There are a lot of things about Wayne I did not know and Josh has graciously shared some details on his own web page, linked here with Josh's permission.

 

http://www.joshmcguireracing.com/wayne.html

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 Posted: Sat Mar 15th, 2008 10:16 am
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I also think it's neat that Josh is wheeling the #41 at area tracks.

Wayne was everyone's favorite.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 15th, 2008 08:22 pm
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LARRY AND I GOT TO KNOW JOSH THIS PAST YEAR, HE IS A NICE YOUNG

MAN...HE ALWAYS  HAS TIME TO TALK TO RACE FANS AROUND THE TRACK.

YOU CAN SEE ALOT OF HIS UNCLE WAYNE IN HIS DRIVING.  HE KNOWS

HOW TO HANDLE A CAR..I HOPE HE MAKES IT TO NASCAR SOME DAY, THAT

IS HIS DREAM.

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LARRY AND I GOT TO KNOW JOSH THIS PAST YEAR, HE IS A NICE YOUNG

MAN...HE ALWAYS  HAS TIME TO TALK TO RACE FANS AROUND THE TRACK.

YOU CAN SEE ALOT OF HIS UNCLE WAYNE IN HIS DRIVING.  HE KNOWS

HOW TO HANDLE A CAR..I HOPE HE MAKES IT TO NASCAR SOME DAY, THAT

IS HIS DREAM.

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This may or may not be factually correct, but, I'm trying, 50 years after the fact, to rely on the memory of a then 10 year old boy.

Huntington Motor Speedway, Wayne crashes in his heat race and my memory thinks he might even have flipped. Anyway, his car was pulled off on the hook. A disasterous night for me and probably not a real good one for Wayne, either. I tried to make the best of the evening by eating 7 or 8 delicious race track hot dogs; weiner on a bun, smothered with mustard, a thick layer of dust, and something that, in the dark, passed for wet, chopped onions. Plus, to snack on, some really killer pop corn that was probably the previous weeks left overs from a local Drive-In theater. A few candy bars for dessert, all washed down by a continous supply of soda pop. A growing boy needs nutricious meals and lots and lots of sugar.

The heats came and went and the interminable intermission once again found me standing in line at the concession stand. It took so long to line up the feature that it gave me time for a quick trip to the rest room, a stinky pig sty with plywood walls that did not go to the top, leaving a "window" that one could look out and all could look in. Embarrassing as it was, all that pop had to go somewhere and you just knew they used that stuff to water the track. I could never figure out how all that dust still managed to escape that icky, sticky, sugar water.

Finally lined up, the front row coming out of turn 4 to take the green, a Petty blue blur comes blazing out of the turn 2 pit ramp and Wayne McGuire is on the track, in the race, blasting past competitors cars and on his way to winning another Championship Race.

It truly was the stuff Heroes are made of.

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When Wayne pulled in at Ohio Valley Speedway back in the late 50's and early 60's the question was "who will run second tonight"?

Instead of the competitiors watching the track and what was happening there they all kept there eyes peeled on the highway, watching for the blue GMC pickup and the #41 they feared coming from the south.

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Wayne's car was restored and spent some time on display at the Sprint Car Hall of Fame in Knoxville, IA. He made the final ballot for induction into the hall a couple years back but didn't unfortunately make the final cut with the voters. He certainly racked up enough wins (many in BIG races). The Oct 2007 issue of Flat Out magazine had a two-page story on Wayne. Copies can be ordered at http://www.threewidemedia.com . Here is a shot from his victory in the 4th of July championship race at Atomic.

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Wayne was always one of my favorites.  From the time he first showed up at the Fairgrounds Motor Speedway in Louisville in 1961 for a 500-lap supermodified race.  He got there on race day when qualifying was held the night before.  Took a few practice laps in the afternoon and started on the tail.
He came from the rear in 50 laps and spent the rest of the first 100 (it was run in 5 100-lap segments that year), and all the next four trying to get around Gordon Johncock.  Later on, I remember flagging a couple of those, one he won by 13 laps.

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Wouldn't it be great if Josh was able to get Wayne's car (which he should rightly have) and put it on the track one more time?????

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CRS is setting in.  It was just yesterday, but I saw on some site or other that Wayne's car was being auctioned by "Joe's Garage" in California.  Last I heard it was at Joe Baird's garage in Shelbyville, Ind., and he was the one who restored it.  His son told me he was planning on putting it in the auction, but that's l know.

Joe brought it to Indianapolis Raceway Park, where Wayne won a big super race once, and Bill Holder came over from Dayton and did a spread in Stock Car racing about it.

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