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George Koyt (left) with Modified and Winston Cup driver Tighe Scott looking at photos from George's collection of the many cars Tighe had driven throughout his career in this 2008 photo from New Egypt Speedway.

 


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Legendary Car Owner Paul Deasey Passes


Car owner Paul Deasey (right) next to driver Gerald Chamberlain.

Word has reached us of the passing of legendary car owner Paul Deasey. 

Paul raised the bar in the 60's and into the early 70's with his "Big Donkey" stock cars.  While Paul had many of the best drivers of the day behind the wheel of his powerful modifieds such as Al Tasnady, Gerald Chamberlain, Stan Ploski and many, many more, the cars always had the attention of those in the pits, and those in the stands.  To this day, when you think of iconic modified stock cars, for many, the Paul Deasey owned #707 will always be at the top.

Paul Deasey & Al Tasnady (Ace Lane Sr Photo) Stan Ploski with The Big Donkey  (Ace Lane Sr Photo) Paul Fitzcharles with the Falcon (Wayne Bechtel Photo)

Some additional information on the man, Paul Deasey:

Paul Deasey was a professional baseball pitcher in the 1950’s for the St. Louis Browns minor league team in St. Catherine’s Ontario, where in his first game he pitched a no run – no hitter. His competitive spirit migrated to automotive racing where Paul’s competitiveness, problem solving and unique approach to engine design and custom chassis construction made his cars very desirable and successful. Paul’s legendary number 707, “Big Donkey” led him and over eight drivers to be inducted into the DIRT Motorsports Hall of Fame.
 

During his racing career, Paul Deasey also worked for Koehler and Sons in Philadelphia, manufacturing ball bearing grinding machines. After their closing, and with over twenty years of employment there, Paul moved back to south-central Pennsylvania and began Deasey Machine Tool & Die, Inc. in 1979 (source:  http://www.deaseymachine.com/aboutUs.htm ).

 

Additional information, along with service information can be found at:  http://www.berkebilefuneralhome.com/Home

 

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Paul Deasey.  We will always remember his contribution to the sport of modified stock car racing here in The Vault.

 

Joe Macfarlan & Family


Jackie Hamilton Passes

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Word has reached us that championship winning racer Jackie Hamilton has passed away.  Jackie was always one of the most popular drivers wherever he competed.  Jackie is shown above in victory lane at the Flemington Speedway (Ace Lane Sr. photo), along with just a few of the cars that he raced in during the 60's & early 70's.

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jackie Hamilton.

Additional information: 
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Skip Turyonas Passes

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Sad news has reached us that Flemington racer Skip Turyonas has passed away.  Skip is shown early in his career behind the wheel of his #8T sedan (top photo), and then in his familiar white and red race cars that he campaigned throughout the late 70's & 80's.

Our condolences go out to the friends and family of Skip Turyonas.

Friends and family may pay their respects on Friday, February 13, 2015, from 7-9 PM at the Warren Hills Memorial Home 234 W. Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 14, 2015, 10 AM at the funeral home followed by an 11 AM Funeral Mass at St. Ann's Church in Hampton, NJ.   For more information, please click the link below:


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Putting Competition Back into Qualifying

East Windsor Speedway - mid to late 70's - Paul Irving photo used to create image above.
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