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477Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Stock Cars on the Marlboro road course

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    Mar 10, 2007
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      Yes they raced motorcycles at Marlboro and it was call the Tobacco Road Classic.
      Most of the people in the stands didn't even know a race was going on and across the street (Md. Rte. 301) they camped for days.  It was beyond wild there as well.
      Rick Mandelson
      Ellicott City, Maryland
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      Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2007 1:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Stock Cars on the Marlboro road course

      I 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.

      Cheers, Bob

      tcooper@sprintmail. com wrote:
      > *Quite nitrating, I had forgot those early days.*
      > *Ted*
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      > *From:* larryj300 <mailto:larryj300@yahoo. com>
      > *To:* Marlboro_Raceway@ yahoogroups. com
      > <mailto:Marlboro_Raceway@ yahoogroups. com>
      > *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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