Send a private message to Racephoto1. We did fairly well and had a really good time. Buddy Taylor raced full time at Manzanita and other tracks in the state and is the only non Arizona resident in the Hall. Jerry Wise and I had a partnership from that turned into a life-long friendship. I was now really hooked!

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I pitted on various cars until I was drafted into the Army in But I knew right then it was time for a change. Right into the fence, and over and over I went.

We faded from the sport in the ’70s. User Name Remember Me? You currently have javascript disabled.

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The team of Steinegger rxcecar Eshenbaugh is generally credited with bringing professional racing to the Phoenix area and they carried the Arizona banner at tracks throughout the nation. As of today, my wife Terri and I have been married since one week after my first race in Albuquerque, NM in Since I now lived in Kansas, Jack B. We were running against sprinters from the Lubbock area, we put on a hard Jaloney and got lucky and won that race. Find More Posts by rapid He got me racing motorcycles and then cars.

Bob Cody had went with us, and on the way home he told me that he had to figure out a way to get one of these Parson cars.


We had been the first Amarillo car to crack the top ten, plus I had been the first Amarillo driver to win the Southwestern Championship. So I told Pop I was quitting his ride.

And Dad got a kick out of when Jerry would get ribbed about the time his rig was, supposedly, parked in a ‘Holiday Inn’ where he stayed one night, and his midget carried a ‘Ramada Inn’ sponsorship and the trailer carried a ‘Follow me to the Ramada Inn’ sticker. He had a total of 35 mcclng in the Phoenix area plus numerous others racecad Colorado. I’ve forgotten my password Forum Password. He set fast time and outran Colby Scroggins and Jan Opperman in the lap qualifier.

In the back of my mind, I think that racecxr helped Dale get started, because by a few years later there were eight or nine Parson cars at Amarillo. Send a private message to gibby I’ll never forget watching you totally dominate a midget main event at the old “7 Flags Speedway”, in Albuquerque NM, I think it mcclunb you were in Passarelli’s midget.

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My son Kyle and I found the original jsrry Parson built frame sitting in a used car lot here in Amarillo in December of Walt James, an early president of the CRA will, at age 83, be the oldest competitor. Larry Ward earned the respect of the racing fraternity by covering every phase of the sport for the Phoenix Gazette and later for the Arizona Republic. My name is Mike Rwcecar, I am 56 yrs. During that year we were invited to come to Tucson and Phoenix for a four day show in June.


The tank had been overfilled. The quality of our engine suffered that year.

Drove sprint cars at Manzanita Speedway for six decades. Vintage Midgets, Sprints and Roadsters will be on display while others run exhibition races on the one third mile track.

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Photo Contributed by Monte Cole. Martin spent many years active in different phases of auto racing. Cody ended up winning the championship, I was second, and Moss was third. The Jack Walker cars caught our eye so we contacted him about building us a car, and he agreed to do so. We won the mid-season championship at Amarillo. In the fall ofI received word at work that I was being returned to Amarillo as manager of the terminal there.