Quite a few competitors used the division as a stepping stone to national competition, Len Sutton, Art Pollard, Bob Gregg, and Les Anderson among them.Billy Foster and mechanic John Feuz, shown here with a pretty, amply carbureted roadster, made it right to the Brickyard, but the effort was short-lived.It all came to an end, however, time-trialing at Flemington, NJ, on September 3, 1938.Gardner was flat out when he noticed a child had somehow wandered onto the track. Many railbirds believed that the suddenness of Gardners reaction to seeing the youngster in front of him may have been related to an incident at Californias Legion Ascot Speedway eight years earlier.Foster died in an accident in practice prior to the 1967 NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway.From #992 - This Fuel Altered car, the Winged Express, ran an impressive 7.29 at 207.00mph at the 1968 Pomona NHRA Winternationals.
What a winter, he said, and suddenly its almost over.
In the famous Snap 6, an Edmunds sprint car, was Jim Martel, a highly regarded veteran from Massachusetts, who continued on to a stellar career.
Leading was Bob Bushley, a local driver from North Windham, ME, in kind of a funky, home-built machine.
But in the same event two years later, driver Wild Willie Borsch must have seemed stunningly impressive to photographer Bob Mc Clurg.
From #991 - Geoff Bodine ran a Pinto-bodied modified in 1981.