Marcus Dairy reunions spur defunct Dover memories, nostalgia race
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#1 Sep 13, 2009
Raced at dover from 61-63.My first car was a 59 chev impala 348 with a factory 4 speed a rare vehicle evevn at that time ,ran 14.9 with Atlas Bucrons. My secound car was a 55 chev. in C gas,my secound car was a double A dragster
call dark eyes and was Ron Abbott a car called Hellzapoppin only competition most of the time.Was never really any competition ,Ron had a car that would run in the low 8's and also won the winternationals I believe in 1962. The last car I help prepare was a 63 chev. wagon in I stock auto.
owned by Conrad Iwaneki. We ran every I believe 26 in total and was never beaten.
#2 Sep 13, 2009
Raced at Dover from 61-63 .Had a A A dragster
called dark eyes that try to race Ron Abbott in Hellzapoppin with out much luck. I live in Bradenton fl . for the past 40 years. After 46 years of not racing decided to build a 73 camaro
with a 30 year old 355 out of one of Roy Hallquist stock cars .He has been a friend for over 60 years . WE run the car in sportsman class at Bradenton,Lakeland,St. Pete have run in the high 10's and am having a blast .
#3 Sep 14, 2009
Reunion Coverage -photos NOW available at www.doverdragstrip.com Also New Dover Guys have come on Forum ,to now total 550 ! Store has new items including 3000 shot Historical Photo Disc.
#4 Sep 15, 2009
Ron Abbott's "Hellz-A-Poppin" Dragmaster/Chevy went to the final round at the NHRA Nationals at Indy in '62 against Don Garlits driving for Cassidy & Winward in a Dodge Wedge powered gas AA/D. It was a very close race and Ron lost it by inches. I have it on a video casette and Dino has it too because I loaned it to him.
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