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racefan61

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010, 11:02:01 PM »
heres one for you Greg Sacks ...... Now i do know if I'm correct I remember him driving a white mod at shangri la #1 .. He did how ever had a brief time in NASCAR cant remember the year or years or even the team he drove for but i do recall him racing

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 11:10:29 PM »
Racefan61, Greg Sacks just raced in the Nationwide race at Daytona for Junior Motorsports.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2010, 11:11:56 PM »
o really he still around and running


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2010, 11:19:56 PM »
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.


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010, 12:26:52 AM »
Pete Walker died due to injuries from a crash while driving the Loden Brothers #29 Vega. I believe it was at Oswego. Pete had replaced Mike Loescher in the car. As far as I know Mike is still running his driving school in Florida.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2010, 06:27:23 AM »
Chris Pozzi is alive an well, living in Newark Valley, N.Y.


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2010, 08:16:42 AM »
Wayne Edwards is still in LeRaysville, and still driving truck (last I talked to him, a few months ago).

Dick Finnerty passed away, man, gotta be 10 years ago now.

A few others from the early 80's I know the whereabouts of:

LM Driver Tom Cummings - Still drilling wells in Monroeton, PA

LM/Mod driver John Preston, still in Wyalusing, working a stone quarry last I knew.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2010, 10:45:29 AM »
 Duane Ellis passed away. What about his son Bud, Where is he? Bob Carlyle used to live in Spencer back when he raced.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2010, 11:10:16 AM »
Duane Ellis passed about 5 yrs ago.

His son Duane {Bud} Ellis Jr. & family live in N.C. -mooresville area.
Still has Duanes old #4 Sport mod.
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2010, 11:32:10 AM »
Doug Hewitt is currently working for Joe Gibbs in NC. I beleive he heads up their reasearch and development.

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2010, 03:41:51 PM »
Update on a few of these guys:

Jerry Mathis now lives in Ocala, FL, and is crew chief for his daughter Wendy's Sprint car.
Mike Loescher is indeed still running the Finish Line Driving School, along with wife Krystal. Dutch Hoag spends time with the Loeschers in February, and they each made it to the first 2 Reunions.
Mike Casterline has recently retired, and made it to the 2009 Modified Reunion during Florida Speedweeks
Not sure where Tom Leeson is now (I think he's still in Rochester), and is friends with Dick Emerson, who I spoke with a few months back. Dick currently winters in Arizona.
Greg Sacks, as previously mentioned, was indeed in the field for the Nationwide race the other night. He looked pretty good, and pulled out a top 10 or top 15 finish, after a penalty sent him to the rear (at least it was ANNOUNCED that he would be put back, but I didn't SEE that happen).

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2010, 07:06:46 PM »
i seen the name Randy Hedger mention now i remember him just cant remember car # i know he drove a MOD.. I do believe the color was red ahhhh car number 33 right ???????


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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2010, 07:41:14 PM »
Ok Boys and Girls here are a few names for you
1. Herbie Green LM # 88 his last car was all Blue if i remember right .
2. Tommy Gush Mod  purple #55
3. BoB Frisbie LM if i recall all White #2
4. Chub Kennedy was before my time but do have pic of him i what to say year is early maybe late 60's car # was 44 ..
 The first 3 i do remember watching but 1 thing i cant remember either Gush or Frisbie had a nick name what was it or did both have nick names???

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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2010, 08:13:47 PM »
wondering about late model racers Dick Flaig and Phil Edwards?
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Re: Where are They Now
« Reply #29 on: July 07, 2010, 11:10:08 PM »
i seen the name Randy Hedger mention now i remember him just cant remember car # i know he drove a MOD.. I do believe the color was red ahhhh car number 33 right ???????

Randy is living in North Carolina and I believe working with Nascar.