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 Posted: Fri Aug 1st, 2008 12:07 pm
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In the pits at Cloverleaf.  The 29 (former #74) makes it debut at the Leaf and makes the dash.  A lot of our friends came over to question what we had done, what cam, etc.  Of course we lied. 

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Jack Bowsher picks up a supermodified feature at Cloverleaf.  Jack was a regular Friday night visitor the first two seasons that the track opened.  The supers were dropped in favor of Late Models (Sunday nights) and Hardtops (Saturday nights) with the supers getting a couple of special events.  Jack turned to the stock cars about then and really took off in MARC/ARCA and USAC, running a two car team with A.J. Foyt as his lead driver and picking up a couple of Championships along the way.  Jack continued to field ARCA new cars into the twenty-first century before his passing.  I used to enjoy shooting the bull with him at Charlotte while sitting around his AJ Foyt hauler.

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Namon Martin ran a Clark Gas Station on Puritas Avenue in Cleveland and raced this Fairlane on the ARCA New Car circuit back in late 60s.  Namon was from down south and a pretty good driver on the pavement, but was much better on the dirt circuits that ARCA ran back then.  He kept the Fairlane (then painted red and yellow) parked out front of the gas station to get customers to stop in.  It worked, as his Clark station was doing better than the Regular stations in the area.  I kind of lost touch with him when I moved out of town and I think he may have moved.  He was a good guy and always had time to talk racing.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 4th, 2008 12:38 am
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Crew chief Gene Clark and driver Bill Goodnight back in the 60s.  Gene was a really good mechanic and chassis guy, who later ran his own Pony Car and Late Model and also helped his buddy, Tony DeLillo.  Gene later ran Bullit Racing, a Hooters Cup team that is still very successful.  I ran into Gene at the Cloverleaf Reunion and he is battling cancer.  Being the tough guy he is, I wouldn't bet against him.  Also, one of the funniest guys in the pits and a great story teller.  I think Gene probably helped all of us than used to ran Painesville and Cloverleaf in the Pony Car division, and my driver, Bobby Terlop, posted the first Pony car win (a dash) driving Gene's #11

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Veteran Supermodified driver, Don Albrittain picks up a win at Cloverleaf back in the 60s.  It was always interesting when both Don and his son Gary would be in the same race.  There were no breaks cut by either, but they raced each other hard and clean.

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While going through my old pictures and images I came across this picture, which appears to have been taken at Lorain County Speedway.  Anybody know who this is?  I asked a couple of the old timers around here, but no answer.  Any help would be appreciated in identifying the driver and the car.

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When this article appeared in the old Cleveland Press we meant what we said and 7 years later two of the three partners did just that.  We sold our LM Camaro to Ron Stokey and cleaned out the garage.  I stayed away for awhile, but was drawn back in to the racing world when I started to do PR and Sponsor stuff for USAC Sprint Champ, Larry Dickson.  Soon I was working at Marion County Int'l drag raceway for Bill and Shelby Gutherie.  I moved back to the Cleveland area and was still pretty much out of it, lettering a few cars and going to a race or two.  Then I met Ed Curtis, a young man who wanted to race and needed some funding.  I invested in a Street Stock with Ed and he did quite well.  He and his brother Jim went LM racing and then ARCA New Car Racing.  My friend Kevin Ruic had just taken over Cloverleaf Speedway and there I was again, deeper than I wanted to be, but having fun.  I did back off after the Leaf closed, but got involved with the MSA for awhile and then with Nick Gullatta's ARCA Truck effort.  Now, I'm backing away again and going to concentrate on gathering the history of racing up in these parts and kick back for awhile.  Or at least try!

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Forney was good !! ... But I remember Kenny Lowe #28 who is in this pic...won the track championship at Cloverleaf and Painesville in the same year back then ...

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hartwell wrote: Forney was good !! ... But I remember Kenny Lowe #28 who is in this pic...won the track championship at Cloverleaf and Painesville in the same year back then ...
I also remember Kenny Lowe driving Ed Fuerst's 3X 55 Chevy to the Lorain County Championship the last year it was dirt.  Fuerst and I had gone to high school together and he started out drag racing and finally saw the light.

The Calhoun Brothers (Norm and Gordon) were both darned good drivers, with Norm wining in the old coupes at Sportsman Park and then the Modifieds at Canfield, Midvale and whereever else the decided to run.  Gordon used to sneak up to the Leaf to run some stock race racers, too.  Both were employed by Goodyear and did a lot of tire testing, as did Kenny Lowe and Jeep Iaacocobucci.

The 28 car I first thought was Kenny Lowe, but then I remembered the Maroon 28 and it was Brenner who was always fast.  Bickerstaff, Fonney and Gus Acozili also did their share of winning at the Leaf.  Forney, Acozili, Jeep Iacobuccil, Tony Gullatta and I are all headed for the Toledo reunion next week.  We're hoping that Joy Fair is feeling well enough to attend.  The stories those guys tell are priceless.

Thanks for posting all of your old photos.  They sure bring back some memories.  You have quite a collection.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Believe it or not I am a female..and I knew Kenny Lowe, and also Gordon Calhoun. My father had an employee who's husband  worked on Kenny Lowe's car. So we went to Barberton, and where ever else he raced to watch him...I was approx 8 yrs old then. I was crazy about racing back them My father bought me a type of quarter midget and it was painted of course like Kenny's 292 car. I then started winning  powder puffs, and eventually got my own car, then was the first women to win at Midvale.

Right about the time I won my first feature, I became a test driver at Goodyear ..just like Kenny again...it was kinda funny I followed in his foot steps. I also won in Roger Blacks car and Darrell Dexters. I am currently a crew chief for Kristin Flory a female dirt Late Model driver. We tied for the most wins last year at Lakeville Speedway, finished 3rd in the Triple Crown Points, and won the Season Championship Race. We weren't at Lkeville for 4 wks last year racing at Muckingum Speedway, or we may have gotten a better season ending. She is very god, and we work on the car all ourselves...We do all our own set-ups, tires, everything...we change our own motors, do body work, even weld. Its a good time for sure.

I know Gordon very well, as I talk to him currently. He e-mails me everyday. I also was personal friends with John Anderson, and some others. I still see Johns wife, and have remaimed friends over the years.

I don't know how to post pictures on your site? Could you explain it to me? 

Thankyou !!!  

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