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Claychamp123

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #270 on: November 11, 2014, 09:57:37 PM »
What ever happened to Phil Youngs, aka Bumper-jack. Is he still among the living? How about Dick Gamlin and another one is Ron Hall. Haven't heard anything about those guys in a long time.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #271 on: November 12, 2014, 07:56:00 AM »
Went to Phil's junkyard a couple of times when I was gathering parts for my first late model.  Last I heard he was in Florida somewhere.  I remember his Camaro-bodied modified, pretty rough! 

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #272 on: November 12, 2014, 06:32:29 PM »
Yeah, let's rejuvinate this thread. How about Dick Reagan? Blake Carnahan? Jim Hickey? Dave Hafner (although I think he was sitting in front of me at the Lancaster Open this year)? Wimpy Sipple?


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #273 on: November 12, 2014, 06:57:25 PM »
Wow Blake Carnahan..holy sh... I haven't heard his name in eons.  Number 00 if I remember right a Corvair body ( at least the one at U/R I recall.

I remember Blake as being one of the first to use nomex undergarments and gloves...ahead if his time there. I also remember some guys mocking him

behind his back for it....calling him a F1 wannabe.  Blake it seems had the last laugh and I'm sure he didn't consider safety a joke.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #274 on: November 13, 2014, 10:53:56 AM »
Dave Hafner lives in Hamlin, and owns "a few" hot rods.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #275 on: November 13, 2014, 11:49:56 AM »
I have a few pictures of Blakes #00 in my programs. .I use to watch him race at The Old Shangri La Speedway.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #276 on: November 17, 2014, 08:19:43 AM »
Blake Carnahan ran a '62 Chev bubble top...was team mate to Jim Thompson #01     Jack Naum #22    Wally Burnett #94x   John "Fireball" Roberts # 513 Don Bushbacher #671 Jack Emerson #17

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #277 on: November 23, 2014, 11:32:44 AM »
Jack Emerson is around. he comments on my facebook page from time to time. How about Eddie Thompson..think he ran supers and raced the ex-shampine 8-ball modified coupe on dirt a bit.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #278 on: November 24, 2014, 02:03:46 AM »
Jack Emerson is around. he comments on my facebook page from time to time. How about Eddie Thompson..think he ran supers and raced the ex-shampine 8-ball modified coupe on dirt a bit.
Eddie was inducted in to the Oswego Speedway HoF in 2012. I hear he still goes up there.


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #279 on: March 30, 2015, 09:44:47 PM »
I know there are a lot of pass drivers out there i have seen race a few come to mind maybe you remember them or now what has come of them..
      1. Doug Hewitt ( i think last name is right )
      2. Gail Barber ( if i'm correct he drove a #20 or #01 mod at the old shangri la )
      3. Jerry Cook ( red #38 mod raced at chemung and shangri la )               
Dick Emerson  #13 at Lancaster Black and white

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #280 on: April 01, 2015, 03:13:54 PM »
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #281 on: June 04, 2015, 12:37:09 AM »
I'll toss a few out from My mid-seventies LM days at Shangri-La.

Mike Casterline
Duane Ellis
Cecil King
Dick Finnerty

I know ole Jim Zach is still around
Randy Hedger is an official with NASCAR in NC.
Pete Walker passed away an number of years ago.

and Denny McNally ( the guy I used to help) is off to parts unknown.


74' and 75' were good years for me.
Pete Walker was a mechanic a block from my home and I got to know him as any 15 yr old racing fan would. He was a nice man and politely answered any question I asked. The date escapes me but it was around 79-81. Shangri-la didn't have a retaining wall everywhere and I watched him and another driver crash in turn 2 and Pete left the racing surface. I didn't know until now how tragic that turned out. If my memory is incorrect, please let me know. RIP Pete


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #282 on: June 04, 2015, 07:28:57 AM »
I believe Pete Walker was killed in a tragic accident at Oswego, not Shangri-La.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #283 on: June 04, 2015, 08:19:31 AM »
Pete Walker died from his injuries from a wreck at Oswego in 1977.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #284 on: June 04, 2015, 09:36:03 AM »
Pete was dring the Loden Brothers #29, that Mike Loescher had vacated. Mike stated to me the car was a "death trap".
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