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Photo ID # d09.04.07_076_PLO_FLM_0070_1
Car #: #76
Driver (s) : Stan Ploski
Location: Flemington, NJ
Date: 1970's
Photographer: George Koyt
Photo provided by: George Koyt
Comments: Well, in the mid 70's, most top running modified teams had switched from coupes and sedans to Gremlins and Pintos, and then just when we thought we had a clear vision of the future, this Pete Chesson owned Pinto showed up with Stan Ploski behind the wheel.  A lot lower than any other car of the day...  trick front suspension... a very "fit and finished" look... 

All of us sitting in Section 3-4 asked each other, "Is this what every dirt track modified would look like within the next 5 years?"
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09/0407 BOB HUMMER Sr. I remember this car with Stan making a debut in it.It sure was pretty and different than the others at Flemington but it did not handle well. Seemed like it would easily oversteer and Stan was constantly tring to keep it straight. This car seemed to have a lot of the present engineering in it from the asphalt cars in that era.
09/09/07 Bob T It was a small block 400ci mod. With front and rear "A" frames. It did not work. After a few weeks it was a straight axle car.
09/09/07 Brian Loutrel This modified was featured in a Hot Rod magazine profile in the fall of 1974. The car had independent rear suspension. This was the only dirt modified that I am aware of that had independent rear suspension.
01/08/08 Larry Ferraiuolo I thought this car with Stan won the Flemington 200 in 1973, Whether it still had the A frames in it, I don't know.