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  • #9080
    anonymous
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      Hi all,

      Besides racing at Dover, we ran many other tracks and NY National being one of them. They had nice big paved pits.
      New York National Speedway opened on Long Island in March 1966 and ran to October 1980. The track had four lanes. I remember them racing in the winter with snow on the side of the track. The ran Fri, Sat and Sun. I think they ran shows on Wed nights too.

      Andy Panessa


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      #14323
      tomblake
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        I remember that being a pretty good track. WAY out on Long Island. Only got to run there in 1966, that’s when I moved to South Carolina. But did find 4 trophies from that track that survived my moving around the country.

        #14325
        anonymous
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          I remember seeing many of our Dover guys race at NY National.

          Andy


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          #14327
          dino
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            Remember the OPENING day ! Just had to go ! …I had just lettered the legendary “Henry The Eighth” ’50 ford (first owned by Lou DiRubba-Built by Lagana) for new owner (JIM WINKLER-Armonk,N.Y.)[ who we are tracking down.] Rode with him BUT….never made it ! He was flat towing it with a big ol GM station wagon with rear coil springs. It was weaving (The Race Car), all over from one lane to the next on the Sunrise Highway. Jim could’t hold her in control ! fish tailed so bad ,we hit both the left and right side guard rails and the car came loose. Sat on the side off the road and watched everybody go by. Limped back to Armonk and missed opening Day. RETURNED many Times with Dover Racers on Fri & Sat Nights (John Benson & a bunch of Ct. Dover runners ) Place was JUST like Southern California. Made Dover more and more less appealing by comparison. Problem though…were all their Weird classes (AHRA)…. you could just about make -up your own and be sure of a ‘OCT’….One Car Trophy.

            #14328
            dino
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              Radio Ad …who could forget, on WABC Radio 77 am….”SUNDAY AT THE BIG TRACK IN NEW YORK…….Take Sunrise Highway to exit 56 in Center Moriches ….Sunday ….Sunday .”

              #14330
              anonymous
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                Hey Dino,

                Here is a radio ad for NY National. IClick on it to open it. t’s a zipped file.

                Andy


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                #14331
                dino
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                  Hey …I did it …just click on the little “zip” tag (ny nat zip.) and keep clicking open, til the media player opens and plays it….THE SEARCH Has begun for the WABC DOVER Commercial …got some Radio Commercial Freaks in the Big Apple trying to find it.

                  #14340
                  tomblake
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                    We get to SEE the pictures to bring back the memories.
                    Now we can HEAR one of the old commercials.
                    Who is going to come up with the SMELL of burning tires and Sunoco 260?

                    #14342
                    dino
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                      Video Bob has been in the attic working on some “smell-o-vision” projects….Tom ? 2:25 am …what ‘a we got a Night shift?

                      #14346
                      bobby-s
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                        7-24-365 😮
                        what ever it takes to make this site AWESOME

                        thank you V Bob and the rest of the “HOME TEAM,,”

                        BOBBY S.

                        #14348
                        tomblake
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                          quote dinotheweirdo:

                          Video Bob has been in the attic working on some “smell-o-vision” projects….Tom ? 2:25 am …what ‘a we got a Night shift?

                          Just got hooked.
                          Last month I went to my 50th year high school reunion in Connecticut.
                          Visited the college in Danbury.
                          Than found the Dover site.
                          Called some old racing buddy’s that started from the Dover site
                          It’s like being a kid all over again.
                          Memories, memories, memories.
                          And I live in Florida now so it took quite a few miles to cover a lot old ground. I would have liked to go up to the drag strip if I knew about the trip the FTA planned. But didn’t find the site till after they were there.

                          #14358
                          vbob
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                            Hey
                            Found these up in the a—-!!
                            I got mine !!

                            ‘V’


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                            #14359
                            vbob
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                              Hey Found this up there 2!!
                              Not sure which track,maybe Ct.??

                              ‘V’


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                              #14362
                              tomblake
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                                I thought I saved a lot of stuff but you have got me and a lot of other guys beat by a bunch. And I mean that in a good way. There would be a lot of memories lost if it wasn’t for you and your attic.

                                #14364
                                vbob
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                                  Hey
                                  Tom,
                                  I had lots of 55’s too but none are upstairs or downstairs!!
                                  Remember runin old rt8 the upper road heading back to Waterbury???
                                  Racing nearthe scales on rt 8 !!!

                                  ‘V’

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