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Photo ID # 12.05.03_37J_ROC_FLM_0070_1
Car #: #37J
Driver (s) : Paul "Sandy" Rochelle
Location: Flemington, NJ
Date: 1970's
Photographer: Ace Lane
Photo provided by: Paul Garzillo
Comments: Comments provided by Paul:  Paul 'Sandy' Rochelle posing next to a very beaten up #37j @ Flemington, 1974. He always got the most out of his equipment, and this car was no exception. I think I saw him in a legends car at Grandview this year. Ace Lane photo.
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12/05/03 Scott Pacich I am 99.9% positive that this is the car that Sandy was building when I first hooked up with him and Ken Davis.  It was pretty far ahead of it's time (when it was new).  It had no rear kick-up on the frame, just tubing. Kind of like what a TEO/Bicknell/whatever...frame looks like now. It was his design, and he built it. It ran only a few times as Davis's 104 (Ken died), and I think Butch Kozimor bought it. Both Butch and Sandy drove it.

I always thought that Sandy was one of the best drivers I ever ran across. He had a knack of taking 3rd level machinery and running up front with it.  I was at Flemington the night he won his first URC feature (over Buck Buckley).  I remember the cars he built after starting a business with Ron Zuckerman.  It's a shame that business didn't last. Sandy could drive anything.

12/06/03 Bob Hoffman. Sandy Rochelle drove the team car of Cass and O Neill at East Windsor and Bridgeport Speedways several times. Sandy won a fifty lapper at East Windsor driving the team car that Charlie O Neill bought from Dick Toby Tobias. Sandy was one of the nicest and cleanest drivers I eaver had the pleasure of working with.
12/12/03 D. Smith (Paul),  Just wanted to let you know that the Paul Rochelle you saw racing a Legends car at Grandview this year was not "Sandy", who has retired from racing, but his son.  In fact you probably saw all three of "Sandy's" boys racing there - Paul, Craig & Jason. They all have followed in their Dad's footsteps and if you ever want to see some GREAT competitive driving, find out where they are racing and come out to see them.
(not sure) Cliff (Kipp) Mowery I got to know Paul in the mid 80s.   What a fun guy. Great driver.  I painted a car for him at my shop in Belvidere NJ.  It was a light blue car with Mobil 1 painted on the side.  He raced it a few times at Flemington.
03/27/06 George Rogers Got know sandy when he was installing utility's in Belvidere NJ where I was living.  That was twenty years or so ago.   I now live in Oklahoma but do miss racing back east. George Rogers - Sapulpa Okla.
07.03.12 Burroughs Both Ron and Sandy worked on the frame of my #38 modified that Ron drove at Middletown, N.Y. 

I was at Nazareth 1/2 mile one night when Sandy attempted to qualify 5 Sportsman cars, they stopped him at 4, Ron Zuckerman once told me that Sandy was the absolute best junk car driver ever born. 

Car was Butch Kozimore's from Great meadows, that's Ron on opposite side.