|Photo ID #||c08.17.06_018_3rd_FLM_0078_1|
|Car #:||#18, #49 & #3|
|Driver (s) :||Pete Madsen, Fritz Epright and Jimmy Horton|
|Photo provided by:||PM|
you know the real reason they put billboards up between 3 & 4! If you didn't
mind the dust, or even a few racecars from time to time flying up at you, this was one
interesting view! Here Pete Madsen takes a nice line through the short chute between
3 & 4 with Fritz Epright attempting the crossover move, going from the high groove to
the low groove in hopes of diving under the #18 and pulling him down the frontstretch...
The whole time, Jimmy's back there licking his chops! This was Flemington,
and these were the Modifieds!
I like this photo.... Here's a closer look at the cars:
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|08/18/06||Paul Garzillo||........and thru the short chute.............
About the billboards: The area between the 3rd and 4th turns was very close to the property line of the speedway, with only a narrow gravel road before the property fence.Who remembers as a kid being scared walking on the road because the cars were right next to you????
When the adjacent property was developed, a large parking lot was built right up against the outer fence, giving the 'creative' race fans an opportunity to see their racing for free. I remember guys parking there with masonry scaffolding stacked 3 high and stepladders in their pick up trucks. Shortly thereafter, the billboards appeared and corrected the issue.
|08/18/06||3-Wide||I walked all over the fairgrounds during the course of the night. My dad and establish our seating area near the top of Sec 3 & 4 in turn one and then I would make my way around... As a 13 year old I kinda felt like if I was ever going to drive the place, I needed to know it inside and out! I'd watch from the frontstretch... from turn 4, from the cracks in the fence near the 4th turn gate... I'd walk that skinny road you are talking about hoping that the racecars would stay on their side of the track, but wondering if I could get out of the way in time if they didn't... I'd watch from the 3rd turn stands... Kinda felt like a whole different speedway just by changing the view.|
|08/18/06||Paul Madsen||I believe this picture was taken during a heat race for a 200 lapper. It might of been the year Fritz won.|
|08/18/06||Andy Horne||HORTON ALWAYS SEAMED TO DRIVE THRU THE TURNS RATHER THAN SLIDE THRU , DID'T HE? I REMEMBER SITTING IN TURN 1 LOOKING DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHT-A-WAY IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT TRYING TO LOOK THRU THE DUST AT THE CARS AND I KNEW EXACTLY WHERE EVERYONE WAS JUST BY THE WAY THEY SET UP FOR TURN ONE. STAN WOULD THROW THE CAR SIDEWAYS BEFORE THE FLAG STAND ALONG WITH BILLY OSMUN AND KEN BRENN. CHAMBERLAIN (ESPECIALLY) AND SAMMY BEAVERS AND GLEN FITZCHARLES WOULD FINNESS THE CAR THRU THE TURN. I CAN SEE THE ROOFS OF THE CARS NOW.|
|10/04/06||Steve Fegley||I believe it was 1989 and I was walking on that road to turn 3 when Stan the Man came through those billboards in the $ sign car. If I'm not mistaken he broke his arm or his wrist?. Anyway, scared the heck out of me - I never walked through there again.|
|I only remember Stan breaking his arm in the first turn accidents involving the #43 and #4T7. I think Bill Dubovich took the #$ out of the park, but I'm not sure what turn and not sure if he was injured...|