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NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Postby Plain Busted » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:03 am

Hi all,

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.

Andy Panessa
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Re: New York National Speedway

Postby TomBlake » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:28 am

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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Re: New York National Speedway

Postby Plain Busted » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:35 am

I remember seeing many of our Dover guys race at NY National.

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Re: New York National Speedway

Postby DINO » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:31 pm

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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Re: NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Postby DINO » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:40 pm

Radio Ad ...who could forget, on WABC Radio 77 am...."SUNDAY AT THE BIG TRACK IN NEW YORK.......Take Sunrise Highway to exit 56 in Center Moriches ....Sunday ....Sunday ."
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Re: NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Postby Plain Busted » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:05 pm

Hey Dino,

Here is a radio ad for NY National. IClick on it to open it. t's a zipped file.

Andy
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Re: NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Postby DINO » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:52 pm

Hey ...I did it ...just click on the little "zip" tag (ny nat zip.) and keep clicking open, til the media player opens and plays it....THE SEARCH Has begun for the WABC DOVER Commercial ...got some Radio Commercial Freaks in the Big Apple trying to find it.
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Re: NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Postby TomBlake » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:25 am

We get to SEE the pictures to bring back the memories.
Now we can HEAR one of the old commercials.
Who is going to come up with the SMELL of burning tires and Sunoco 260?
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Re: NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Postby DINO » Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:59 am

Video Bob has been in the attic working on some "smell-o-vision" projects....Tom ? 2:25 am ...what 'a we got a Night shift?
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Re: NEW YORK NATIONAL SPEEDWAY

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