17630Re: [TrackChasers] Lancaster Figure 8 races-late 1970s
- Oct 16, 2013A bit of internet searching revealed further evidence of figure 8 racing
at Lancaster (NY), not only in 1977-78, but also in 1963. I don't know
if the 1/4 mile even existed in 1963, so perhaps the first f8 racing
there was on dirt.
I also discovered a listing for figure 8 racing at Holland (NY) as early
as 1977. I don't know if they had the inner f8 built yet at that time or
if they were using the outer f8 for cars back then.
On 10/16/2013 5:33 AM, RTRYFBAR@... wrote:
> Thanks, Andy. I'm sure Will White is interested in this information as
> well. I wonder if at the time they has a paved "X" as part of the inner
> trackso that the course was all paved? Maybe some day I'll dig out some
> Gater News papers from 1977-1978 and see if I can find a picture of the
> figure-8 racing.
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> From: andycv_105 <andycv_105@...>
> To: TrackChasers <TrackChasers@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 9:17 pm
> Subject: [TrackChasers] Lancaster Figure 8 races-late 1970s
> Apparently there were semi-regular Figure 8 races at the Lancaster, NY
> speedway in the late 1970s. My brother's list has a Lancaster Figure 8
> track listed with a 1980c date.The 2nd Edition of National Speedway
> Directory (1977) had Figure 8 listed as a division under the Lancaster
> National Speedway's listing.
> Also, in a 1978 Lancaster Racing Program that I have has a Figure 8
> Roster listing 24 names and car numbers. So presumably Figure 8 racing
> took place using the 1/4 mile inside track during the late 1970s.
> Andy S
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