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 Posted: Wednesday May 24th, 2006 08:16 PM
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..This looks like Skagit to me--- Isn't that Jerry Edson's old car?? 

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 Posted: Wednesday May 24th, 2006 08:19 PM
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...not sure, but isn't that Jay's dad Barney in the 29 car?

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Jerry Edson's car--- isn't this Skagit?

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 Posted: Wednesday May 24th, 2006 08:39 PM
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Yakidirt wrote: ...not sure, but isn't that Jay's dad Barney in the 29 car?Not sure what picture you are looking at but the one with the 29 car is Jay at Skagit.  The ones with Jerry Edson are at  Butte Mt. during an old Northwest Sprint Car event.

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Hi Speedbuggy,Yeah, I'm having a hard time getting my responses in with the right pic for some reason.... thanks for the info on the edson car- I could's sworn that was barney's car, but I was just a little fart back when those pics were taken--- Really cool pictures and bring back some great memories :)

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 Posted: Friday May 26th, 2006 09:15 PM
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Just an Old Guy wrote: 1951 Silver Lake Speedway. Bob Scovill's D.O. HAL. Thought to be same day as above crash photo.


Link is to a photocopy from a May 23, 1951 National Speed Sport News item on the Silver Lake Speedway (Everett, WA) race:

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8862/nssnmay2319519ec.jpg

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WHAT A GREAT COUPLE OF DRIVERS FROM SKAGIT- AL (KRANKY) KRIENS IN THE 7 CAR AND DAVE EHLERS IN THE 5.

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Guess who.

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John Carroll?

Must have been in the early 90's he made the Dirt Cup main. I noticed that John was the only driver in the main with a manual steering gear. When questioned about it he gave a smile and said a relaxed driver doesn't need power steering- and he stuck out both arms to simulate holding the steering wheel with a very light grip (with monstor sized paws). The guy was gold and one of the last to do it all. RIP John!

I have this one next to my shop awaiting restoration. More pictures are needed.



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C'mon Bigfoot put your visor down.

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This is all I have of JC. besides a few articles from Racing Wheels. His legend lives on with the memorial race every year. :dude:

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anymore pics and info on Silver Lake Speedway would be great...

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Here's a clipping Just an Old Guy sent me not too long ago. Shows an aerial view of the Silver Lake area with the oval. Half mile horse track. According to Allan Brown's History of America's Speedways it ran from c.1927 to c. 1934. And then again in 1951. I've got race results from 1935 so information keeps trickling in on the track.

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And here's a photo of a big car (what we'd now call a sprint car) reportedly at Silver Lake Speedway in the 1930s. Mario Bianchi raced right back into the 1920s all over the Pacific Northwest. He and his brother Pete were pioneers of auto racing in this area. Again, thanks to Just an Old Guy for sending these photos from way back when.

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thanks, i use to live in that area.... i have a map from 1944...and

it shows were the track is...(was) right were I5 is now...

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Here's another shot from Silver Lake Speedway 1951. It's of Bob Scovell's D.O. Hal.

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And one more taken right around the same time, 1951.  The houses in the background would have been along what is now 112th St. to the north of the track.

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Here's on from another track no longer in existance, Jantzen Beach in Portland, OR. No date. Probably 1950's. It's Bill Mechner in the #66 midget, former Gordie Lundquist car. Note he's pumping up pressure in the fuel tank. And no, it didn't last all the way through the race. Something else the driver had to remember to do.

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does any body have more pics...from evergreen speedway they would like

to share?

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Again

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Skagit

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  Man oh man..look at all that hair...... EVEN GORDY STEWART!:shock:

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Chuck#16 wrote: The Day man
Sweet pic Chuck:)



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Temple Toyota......if memory serves me that was Ed Williams's dealership that he inherited from his dad many moons ago. I know that Ed sponsored some cars back in the day before he sold the place. 



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Gerry and Larry, Sky Valley 1976

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How did those roadsters like McLees is driving do on the dirt? 

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Maybe too new, but Simone, 1985.

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sidelines04 wrote: Maybe too new, but Simone, 1985.
Anthony Simone...saw him with the USAC Supermodifieds when they came up to Evergreen Speedway in '85 or '86. Also saw him @ the Copper World Classic a few times.  Didn't he get in trouble with the law a few years later?

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Bob46 wrote: How did those roadsters like McLees is driving do on the dirt? 
Up here in Washington, not to good. Rollie Lielke drove a Don Edwards built roadster with Sky Valley and Skagit for a few years and did really good. I do not know of any others that did any good on dirt.

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LOL, Chuck#16...the only thing you could do to make that photo more recognizable is widen it a little to show the blackberry bushes that acted as the crash wall on the backstretch. It probably wasn't so bad in a stock car, but going off the backstretch in a sprint or super modified must have really hurt!
Sadly, it looks as if nothing is left of the track, I'm down in PDX for my daughter's heart surgery, and went out searching for the track yesterday. Ironically, as you are going northbound on I-5, there is still a freeway sign directing you to the exit to Portland Speedway.
Also went out to Banks last evening just because. My other daughter, who rode along asked me, "Uhhh, why are we here?" I told her, "it's like visiting Mecca."
"What's Mecca,"she asked?
What's Mecca???? It's the place sprint car fans hang out at in the summertime!

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The pic of Anthony Simone from Evergreen brings back some good memories. That car was one the original style supers that Ed Hyder started building that led to his radical 24" offsets.  The year that Anthony drove that car at Evergreen was a 2 day "National" event. One day on the 3/8's the other on the 5/8's. At the end of the weekend Anthony was racing his Suburban around the 5/8's after a few beers and Bob Beadle heard the noise and came out onto the track to put a stop to that nonsense....lol.....and was greeted with a full cup of beer to the face from Mr Simone.

 And yes....Mr Simone later spent some time "away"....lol.



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How could a person forget Portland Speedway and the infamous 3rd turn blackberrys....lol. I remember one year Joe Delong taking a trip out there.....the wrecker hooked up to his rear nerf and pulled him out. Joe couldn't get out of the car because blackberry bushes were wrapped around the entire car. They towed him back to the pits and had to cut away the bushes before he could get out. I wish I would have taken a picture that day......probably wasn't too funny to Joe but I couldn't stop laughing.

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Speaking of BT Express. This must be 1986 or so.

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sidelines04 wrote: Speaking of BT Express. This must be 1986 or so.
Thats looks like Monroe around '84 or '85. I must be old...cuz i don't remember racing a #2...:shock: 

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Racing Dennis Hall's Kart.

Here's Dennis Kitts behind Byron Coleman at Evergreen.

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sidelines04 wrote: Racing Dennis Hall's Kart.

Here's Dennis Kitts behind Byron Coleman at Evergreen.


Dennis "Buckwheat" Hall. We still BS on the phone. I think I remember that night... His dad (Don) asked me to "break in" his freshly rebuilt 100cc Yamaha because buckwheat had to work late that night. That  engine had a ton of power. I asked Don if it was a big bore (122cc) & he just grinned.;)  Well Dennis was DQ'd after the main! The big Honda piston fell right into the barrel.:shock:

I believe that is Arnie Starks on the outside of Kitts. Byron Colemans car was an ex Billy Kinnelly car.

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Any pics of 50s-60s midgets...yellow 25 with a triumph is one I am looking for...just wonderin if anyone has any pics of my dads old car.  Thanks.

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