Maybe the saddest day of racing for me was at Winchester in 1981. Pat Schauer--what might have been.
I wasn't there. I believe I was helping Steve Stubbs at Salem the same day. Pat was a good friend in addition to being a great driver, and I was totally shocked. His wife, Mary, is still a friend.
Interesting shot - Lining up for qualifying at Northern Kentucky Speedway. ARCA race in 1966. The # 24 is Ron Fike, the # 63 car is Gene Crittenden, and the # 66 car is Bob Thomas. I loved ARCA back then - they'd race anywhere and put on a good show doing it. Enjoy
Vegas, I loved those days, too. Enjoyed working so many different tracks for John Marcum. I remember one race at that track (Kentucky International) when it was so dusty we had to call it off. If memory serves, it was a three-quarter mile (six furlong) old horse track.
Hey, Big John worked this race too !
I've got a bunch of stuff from old Salem Speedway programs to upload when I find the time.
I'll echo Danny's comment.
OK, fellas. Here some stuff from old Salem Speedway programs.
I don't think this is the same incident, because if I recall correctly, the time I'm thinking about he went over without anything else happening. Also, it looks like there is some damage to the left front in the photo that would have kept him from driving the car back around if he went all the way over.
Indyguy thanks for those pics. I have an Uncle who lives right down the street from the old ASA headquarters in Pendelton.