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#1 Tom Eatherly

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:40 AM

Who was in the Pro Main,1975, for the Nationals in San Antonio, TX. Who won?

Same question regarding Hinsdale, 1968.

 

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#2 MG Brown

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:04 AM

I was just thinking how great it would be to have an archive of major slot racing events like racingsportscars.com has for sports and prototype racing.

Unfortunately "in the day" it was thought to be a fad and recording the history being unimportant for the most part, and today few step up to the plate to document events (with a tip of the hat and thanks to those who do the work that we enjoy on these pages).

How unfortunate.
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#3 Gil Aubin

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:13 AM

Wasn't Hinsdale the race that Ray Gardner won? Sorry, those brain cells have long since moved on to other functions.

There are some serious historians hanging around here, I'm sure the correct info will follow soon.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 09:31 AM

1975

Donnie Barber won and TQ'd for Camen. Pretty sure he ran a Tony P steel car with Joel's horsepower.
Other racers included Mike Porfirio, Steve Bogut, Chris Burlew, and Joel of course.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:27 AM

Yup, he ran one of my steel chassis.


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Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:59 AM

Who was in the Pro Main,1975, for the Nationals in San Antonio, TX. Who won?


Jim Honeycutt would know who all was in the San Antonio main.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:06 AM

Tony,

Did you run the same style frame to win the other Nats that year at Elmsford? Was it the IM nats?
I know we loved that steel frame because it worked everywhere and was nearly indestructible.
People forget how bad most of the tracks were. I would love to see a retro race on a Red Imperial.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 11:08 AM

Don Barber's winning car still exists. It was on display at a reunion we had at Buena Park raceway some years back, and sported a M.A.C. Lola T292 body painted mostly in white. That's all I recall about it.

Indeed Ray Gardner was the Arco winner on the 155' King track at Hinsdale, IL on August 31, 1968. Dave Bloom won Concours with a superb Sunoco McLaren Mk6. The race was marred by a rash of blown motors due to a very unclean power and there were also circuit-breaker issues nd the track had a nice launching ramp in its main straight..., and Ray survived the mess.

Cozine, Vitucci, Rubin, Nelson, Brady, Tempel, Ray of course and one unidentified 8th racer.

Gardner won backing off, with Billy Tempel second and Jerry Brady third after everyone but Gardner ran into some kind of trouble.
Ray Gardner declared after the race that this was the biggest thrill of his life, and he was still shaking hours later.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 06:56 AM

Mike, mine was same style, I think don may have finished second at Elmsford, not sure. Odds are good speedy may have that chassis or it could be the Bruce P car at the museum. I know Bruce wound up with either my IM Nats car or my arco car. Which ever race predates my trip to visit PDL in California.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 12:30 PM

Tony,
We only got older cars from Bruce P. , all from 1966 to 1973. Apparently, over 100 cars vanished when Bruce moved from Louisiana to California, the moving company "lost" 3 large boxes containing all these cars.
Somewhere in America, a loot of former pro-racing cars is floating, awaiting its discovery...

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

I've got the race sheets somewhere, I'll post them if I find them.
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Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:24 AM

Don's winner.

 

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 10:42 PM

Looks like I ran a Tony P  Spyder in the B race. I seem to remember being on the floor a lot under the bank.  Loved that Engleman.  I think Speedy pitted for Don in the main.


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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

Update/Fix since I can't edit my post #11.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:37 PM

And I'll just stick the 1974 Pro Main here because it needs to be somewhere before I lose it.

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:35 PM

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 05:41 PM

Updated with another imagehost 1975 USRA Nationals

 

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and the 1974 Pro Main

 

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