After Dover and Lebanon Valley it was off to Island Dragway for the first time ! when I was bracket racing at Lebanon a friend of my said becuase I lived 2 hrs down from Lebanon I should try going to Island Dragway in NJ,it was closer and the hi way speed was 65 mph and your car goes faster cuase your closer to sea level and when I got there I thought I was back at DOVER !!! I couldnt believe how it was till I got there ,I think I only went back to Lebanon once !!! in 10 yrs !!! Islands the Greatest and my car did go faster !!! To me its the closest thing to Dover left around here !!!….And it has History just like Dover !!! I used to see Lee there with his son running the Camaro ,Clem was there with the Maverick and I even seen Drake there with his kids running the JR dragsters , My kids Loved to go with me !! So plenty of Dover guys raced there !!!…………………………tomato !
ISLAND DRAGWAY I RUN THERE ALOT HAVE BEEN FOR YEARS. ITS NOT CHANGED MUCH OVER THE YEARS. I REMEMBER IN THE 60S AND 70S AND EARLY 80S THE PLACE WAS ALWAYS PACKED WITH RACERS AND WATCHERS BOTH SIDES OF TRACK. STILL MISS CLASS RACING. FIRST RAN I/STOCK WITH 61 VETT THERE. ONLY TRACK I LOVED MORE POCONO DRAG LODGE. HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU GUYS THERE NEXTED YEAR. BILLT THE KIDD BENDER
V-BOB Very Nice !! I win more with the kids , there like “Good Luck” so we leave my wife home now ! …tomato !
I am a real dope just found out where Island Drag is I always thought it was on Long Island so never bothered I hate the ride thru NYC , now I see were it is,,,,,,,, less of a ride than English town too………
Funny…After Dover …Island…True ! OCT.18 …Jackman should bring that Mopar …He knoes where the track is now 😆
Video Bob ,, GOOD BUDDIE … I need your 57 for the oct. race .. I just have to make a few small modifications and i promise i’ll return it rite after the race ,,, Oh please,please , please …. 😆 😆 😆 Billy
Hey, SUPER SQUASH, you’ll have to look for it in the New Haven,Ct. area,after I dropped a valve
in the 383 motor about 5 years ago I sold it as a roller to a guy in North Haven,then he sold it to someone in New Haven !!
Hope you are doing well !!!
Did New Jersey change the law that you had to be 18 to get in the pits? I remember sneaking in my brother because he was underage, he had to hang out by the truck to keep from getting sent to the spectator side. I also remember when 16 year old Hank Taylor was cleaning up in S/SA , must have been in 66. He couldn’t race in NJ because they wouldn’t let him in the pits
Hey Bill today I was in Montgomery N.y. went by a place called Storm King contracting is that your buisness?
NJ changed the law sometime after 66. I went to Island when Garlets set the record at 200 it was 64 and I watched from the spectator side then I found a trunk to get in the pits. At Englishtown when they first opened the asked Jack Merkel to bring all the cars from his shop (like he owned them all) and again I snuck in. Now when I go to the tracks I ask for a senior discount.
Used to go to Civil Air Patrol meetings in Montgomery. That was before we got into racing tho. But no, that’s not our business. We lived in Cornwall, NY back when we were racing. We named the car after Storm King Mountain, which was just south of Cornwall. Actually, the first year we ran the max wedge, it was called the Angry Ram. I copied the Rams head art work out of one of the old $.25 Hot Rod magazines. It was on the front fenders. When I did the 2 tone paint for the 65 season my mother suggested Storm King. My brother & I had a tooling business in Oklahoma called Storm King Tooling, but that was all, & it’s gone too. Would like to take another run at it with a 9second car, but I don’t expect this green, socialist government to allow any of us to do this much longer, call me paranoid.