#211 Little Valley NY 1/10
- LV had Short Track Racings on their list of fair events and Short
was what it was. Like I had expected, the 16 Demo type cars ran 3
heats and a 9 car feature on a too small heavy watered track in the
demo square. There were 2 big cement blocks maybe 50 feet apart and
the cars ran around them. The demo square is just inside the edge of
the 1/2 mile track so this dinky track is not an inner loop. 1/10
might be calling it bigger than it really was. Started about 10
minutes past the 7:30 start time but the was racing over around
8:30. A good sized FWD Caddy was the winner. Pretty poor excuse for
a racetrack but noone is counting quality.
None of the other trackchasers stuck around for the never ending
school bus demo. 2 of the 5 buses were able to pound each other for
a hour after the other 3 had stopped. They finally declared the
Foster brothers co-winners of the demo. The demo was over 1 & 1/2
hours long ending at 10:30 with only 1 quick red for a bus that had
the roof collapsed. The 2 buses sounded like they could have run
another hour even though the backs were really mangled.
A little more on Little Valley. Pam and I enjoyed the fair. It had a lot
more "local" feel to it then some of the other fairs we have recently been to.
I think it was my favorite fair of the year so far. It was $2 to park, and $8
for fair admission.
Members of the Pamby family clan gathered in the grandstand included PJ
Pamby, Pam and Guy Pamby, Andy Pamby and his brother Tom Pamby, and cousin Norm
Pamby from out west. Uncle Gordy Pamby was delayed at work and did not make the
As Tom stated, the track was in the infield of the half mile, and did not use
the frontstretch. The 16 cars were split into three heats of five or six,
with the top three finishers making the feature. This was an oval track, and
there is no figure 8 racing at the fair this year, as there has been the past
They started about ten minutes late, but still had all the racing completed
in an hour.