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#1 Mike Patterson

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:03 PM

I was going through a box of miscellaneous papers today, and discovered this:

 

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It was folded up, and apparently my Dad used the back of it to add up some money.

 

If you attended this race, feel free to comment!


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:20 PM

Looks like the Glen Oaks launch pad!


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:35 PM

Why were the qualifications "timed every other lap"?
 
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:37 PM

Stop watch technology??


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:50 PM

One of my proudest racing moments was getting to call myself "teammate" to a veteran of this race in an OCC Enduro with John Strachan, plus at the last minute getting Mike Peskar added to our team. It was an amazing day and I learned a ton about smooth driving.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:53 PM

Why were the qualifications "timed every other lap"?

 
This was common at that time. The timers of that era started at one pass across the lap counter and stopped with the next pass. The operator recorded the time and reset the timer manually.
 
My how far we have come. It was common to hear an announcement of "on time" so that a driver knew he was on a timed lap.
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:16 PM

I was there. It was hot, muggy, and crowded.

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:10 PM

I qualified for the Main.

 

Dan Bloodworth was my "pitman."

 

Dan and i had discovered drinking and (I was 17). I led most of the race and with just a few minutes to go something happened to my car... can't remember exactly what but I'm thinking it was something to do with inattention from a drunken pit crew (and driver). I believe I spun a pinion or something incredibly stupid (don't think bloody was even putting heatsink on car between heats). Anyways was out of race several minutes... lead went bye-bye... Joel Montague won, I believe.

 

Also remember trying to break-in motor while chargers were on "overcharge" and scrambling to build new motor..

 

Those days were full of over-glued tracks and track power supplies of undetermined quality.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 11:39 AM

Those days were full of over-glued tracks and track power supplies of undetermined quality.

 
The brass era of the golden age... you really had to want to win. No smooth punch bowls. No dependable power supplies/batteries. Breathing glue and solvent fumes all day and night. 
 
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

Cleveland area big league national racing scene in the early '70's at Parma.  When ever you saw Dave Smirka, Dan Bloodworth, and John Wisneski.....you saw the other two.  Good times.







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