Besides racing at Dover, we ran many other tracks and NY National being one of them. They had nice big paved pits. New York National Speedway opened on Long Island in March 1966 and ran to October 1980. The track had four lanes. I remember them racing in the winter with snow on the side of the track. The ran Fri, Sat and Sun. I think they ran shows on Wed nights too.
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I remember that being a pretty good track. WAY out on Long Island. Only got to run there in 1966, that's when I moved to South Carolina. But did find 4 trophies from that track that survived my moving around the country.
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Remember the OPENING day ! Just had to go ! ...I had just lettered the legendary "Henry The Eighth" '50 ford (first owned by Lou DiRubba-Built by Lagana) for new owner (JIM WINKLER-Armonk,N.Y.)[ who we are tracking down.] Rode with him BUT....never made it ! He was flat towing it with a big ol GM station wagon with rear coil springs. It was weaving (The Race Car), all over from one lane to the next on the Sunrise Highway. Jim could't hold her in control ! fish tailed so bad ,we hit both the left and right side guard rails and the car came loose. Sat on the side off the road and watched everybody go by. Limped back to Armonk and missed opening Day. RETURNED many Times with Dover Racers on Fri & Sat Nights (John Benson & a bunch of Ct. Dover runners ) Place was JUST like Southern California. Made Dover more and more less appealing by comparison. Problem though...were all their Weird classes (AHRA).... you could just about make -up your own and be sure of a 'OCT'....One Car Trophy.
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