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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 08:30 am
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My was Pennsboro because of the over all atmosphere.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 09:18 am
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As a kid, mine was Atomic in Ohio, because it was my home track. As a teenager, it was Plant Field at the old Florida Fairgrounds and Eldora. Plant Field because of the atmosphere and Opp. Eldora because it was Eldora. My favorites have changed alot over the years. The old Lawrenceburg was always a favorite, right now at this point in my life, I have to say its Kokomo.

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For me, it would have to be Southern Ohio Raceway. The speed, the banking, and all of the great drivers I saw there starting in 1967. Talk to any driver who raced there, or any fan that saw racing there, and they will tell you there was nothing like Southern in its' good years.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 09:03 pm
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Heidelberg & South Park. Nothing else comes close for me.

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 Posted: Sat Feb 6th, 2010 09:33 pm
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Elkins Motor Speedway in the 70s and early 80s. You brought your own chair. They had a cool anouncer. Hed say Riiiichard Skiiiidmoore looookin em over! They reopened I79 in 75 I think, we went and it was dissappointing. LJ Dennis won but not many cars showed up. I said Im never coming back here. in the early 70s LJ Dennis was the man to beat in a big ugly white ford. Later Eugene Towsen in the #40 was tough and Gene Lodge in the Mark5 and Jewel Carson in the #37 ford.

1-79 in the 8os. When I came back to WV in 1988 .IN 1989 I hardly missed a race there. They ran Fri and Sat. The competition was better then Elkins. Elkins had a lot of junk cars. Getting to the track at Elkins was a pain. Turn left at the barn, follow the creek, go over the bridge, turn right at the outhouse get on the one lane road and follow the cows. Butch Mcgill was the man to beat in the Scott Bros #18.

Pennsboro was my favorite place to be on Sunday. In the 70s Pennsboro ran every Sunday. The covered stands were nice since they raced during the day. Bob Cannon from Newark Oh was tough in the Yellow #57 or the Red #80. The first Hillbilly I went to was in 1976. Bob Wearing Sr won in a beat up Camaro. I mean beat up. To me to win in that beat up hunk of junk was amazing. Back then his name was Bob Wearing and later it became Bob Wearing Sr.

Today if I lived there my favorite track would be Elkins since its the only one open. Its easier to get to also with the 4 lane going all the way to Elkins and entering the track on the back side. Makes it alot easier.

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 Posted: Sun Feb 7th, 2010 12:08 am
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Midway, near Crooksville, Ohio. When they reopened in 1988, they were pulling close to 100 cars, and sometimes a lot more, every Sat nite. We would leave Glouster, go to Skyline, watch the whole program there, jet back across 329, and make it up there in time to watch all 4 features. Pretty cool. Friday nights at Ohio Valley, Sat nights at Skyline AND Midway, and Sunday afternoons at R&R in Zanesville. Now my closest track is in Rock Springs, Wyo. 75 miles away.

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Heidelberg Raceway was mine. Great facility, seating,pits etc. Had a 1/4 mile and a 1/2 mile track in it. The pits were in the infield so with a good pair of Binoculars you could see what was going on. All the big names came to race there including USAC and NASCAR. Loved the big long distance races at the end of the year. Ed Witzberger had his act together for I feel that track was one of the best in the country. Saddly now it's a shopping center. At least I can relive the memories as I have many old videos of the track. 

 

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As a young kid my favorites were Sportsman Park in Bedford, OH and Canfield.  After getting out of the Army, I had three favorites.  Cloverleaf Speedway in Valley View, OH, Heidelberg (dirt and pavement) and Sharon (pavement).  The racing at those tracks was always good and the crowds and car counts were excellent.  Back when I was a kid, Sportsman Park ran one class, Sportsman Division and in 1953 they qualified a total on 173 cars for the season!!.  It was an amazing place and anyone who was a "shoe" ran at Sportsman.

 

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Heidelberg was the greatest.  The year ending Pittsburgher drew cars from all over the north east and the purse would be high even by today's standards.  Saw some of the best race there.  Every time I pass by on Interstate 79 I can't help but remember the good times. 

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any track I COULD GET TO! Columbus was home track but I always liked Toledo Speedway when we would get there.Dayton speedway was the most awesome looking place I was ever at though.

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