And, as you can see in your photo, Ritchie is sitting in the Mensing-owned, Ford Vpowered Kurtis Kraft midget that propelled him to countless wins and championships. Kenyon returned to racing the next year, despite losing part of his left hand. Please log in to use this feature Log In. Don says this is the first of the Don Edmunds midgets. Increasing clouds with periods of showers late. Not likely, experts say Arrest Log: Geertz owned the Uptown and Sunset Movie theaters in town and further invested in the fairgrounds when he built the Bel-Air Drive-In during
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He used to race in New England, but longed for dirt surfaces and bigger fields, more competition. He settled his family in Davenport in , but he had already been racing speedsters since the s. Photos - John Stanley - Photo, Talladega Short Track. Mel, brother Don and father Everett designed it. The year-old from the Buckeye State was fresh off his victory at the Hut Hundred the previous year, but by the looks of the steering wheel, this had not been a good day.
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With the help of younger brother Don, his lifelong chief mechanic, and his late father, Everett, he constructed a special glove with a socket sewn into the palm. Diagonal view of track from turn 1. It takes a lot of time to cultivate and maintain sponsors and you have to invest in the right materials and spend the time it takes to help them reach your audience. F; was one of the best and most challenging times I hav every had in my racing career. When speaking about female competitors in the event, Fast Lane instructor Jim Bishop has a simple explanation for their success.
Commented Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. When it was over, cars and parts were strewn everywhere. Sign in anonymously Don't add me to the active users list. An eighth-grader at Pendleton Heights Middle School, Grissom started racing quarter midgets at the age of 5, progressing to junior sprints and mini-sprints before joining the Mel Kenyon Midget Series this year. So I spun out on the fourth turn of the first lap and got stuck in the mud.