476Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Stock Cars on the Marlboro road course
- Mar 10, 2007I recall some go kart trials at Marlboro. There were a bunch of
complaints that made them decide not to race there, including the shocks
on the driver and cars coming in and out of the oval, a kart losing it
in the righthander leading into the hairpin and spinning into oncoming
karts, the height of the guardrail in the oval, and a guy somehow
getting launched on the berm we used to flag from between the fence and
Cappy's. Somehow, I don't recall them mentioning the trees.
Question is, did motorcycles ever run at Marlboro? Those guys raced some
placed I'd be afraid to drive anything outside of a fully padded safety
car. I believe they raced at Thompson, for instance.
> *Quite nitrating, I had forgot those early days.*
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> *From:* larryj300 <mailto:larryj300@...>
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> *Sent:* Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:25 AM
> *Subject:* [Marlboro_Raceway] Stock Cars on the Marlboro road course
> From my research of Marlboro, it turns out the Late Model Stock
> cars ran road course races on Sunday Sept. 23, 1956 and Sunday Oct.
> 14 1956. These were sanctioned by the Northern Virgina Stock Car
> Club and the PEN-MAR club. The scoresheet I have lists them as being
> run on the "long track",
> The winner of both races was the great New Jersey driver, Frankie
> Schneider in a 1956 Ford. Behind him on 9-23 were Charlie Dyer, Bill
> Morgan, Elmo Langley and Bill Brown. 30 cars started the feature
> race that day.
> On 10-14, Frankie beat out Elmo Langley, John Dodd Jr., Charlie
> Dyer and Harold Frankel. 25 cars started the main on this day.
> Another interesting race came on June 29, 1958 when the weekly
> Sportsman-Modified cars that normally raced on the oval were run on
> a .7 mile road course. It it odd seeing 1937 to 1940 Ford coupes and
> sedans racing on a road course. The winner that day of Baltimore's
> Johnny Roberts ahead of Carl Henderson, Elmo Langly, Preston Welsh
> and Clay Eastridge.
> Marlboro had something for everyone.
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