Older Raceway Park Late Model Photos

50's, 60's & 70's Late Model Photos

  • Wayne Kullman (Private)
    25 days ago
    Burt Weitemeyer
    The camaro nose panel was metal not fiberglass...it was 2 piece..thoight I was gonna be rich  but then Howe came out with the plastic nose...  Oh well
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    3 months ago
    Bud Koehler & Ray Young
    you forgot Hal ruyle
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 months ago
    Speedy Gonzalez
    It is always more fun when the slow guys started up front  There was always that chance of winning a feature and the fast guys had to work for it.  Putting the fast guys in the front ruins the race in my opinion.  That is when it becomes boring. 
  • Vince Curley (Private)
    8 years 1 month ago
    Speedy Gonzalez
    Speedy Gonzalez......Speedy would usually be lined in the front rows of the feature races with the slower qualifieing drivers back in the glory days in the 1970's. It was quite a thrill to watch the "top guns" have to make their way through the pack and catch the "hungry for a feature win" slower drivers up front. It was one hell of a show most nights!!

    I've got a few checkered flag shots of Speedy in my old scrapbook.

    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      4 months ago
      I was at the track when Speedy won the late model feature race. I never saw or heard of him winning another.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 months ago
    Ray Freeman
    My father worked with Ray at the Ford Stamping plant in Chicago Heights back in the 60's & 70's.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 months ago
    Bob Pronger
    I was a teenager in early '55 and I went with a few older hot rod buddies to Canfield, Ohio dirt track. I saw the name "Bob Pronger' on the program and told all my buddies that Pronger would probably win the race. They had never heard of Pronger since none of them read all the car mags like I did, so they laughed at the thought of a Cadillac winning on that dirt track. My dad at that time owned a 55 Chev V8 so naturally I had become a Chevy man. There were a few 55 Chevs there and I don't remember what else running, but Pronger was running a 54 blue Cadillac two door hardtop. He had a great set of pipes on it and every time he backed off, it sounded beautiful, better than everything else on the course. He won, of course.
  • Ed (Private)
    11 months ago
    IMG 0086
    That's my uncle John Koehne. He bought that car from Wayne Para.  Oh what great memories of going to Raceway Park every weekend
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    11 months ago
    Harry Simonsen
    I AM LINDA SDIMONSEN AND WAS MARRIED TO HARRY SIMSONSEN, SR.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year ago
    George Hill
    R.I.P. George.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 1 month ago
    Bob Pronger
    Someone seen him being pushed in a wheelchair by 1stturngang the other night at the Hawks game.They sat in Row 3.
    • 5PacerX (Private)
      1 year 1 month ago
      And by the way, ifyou look real close, that's Richie Rogers standing to the left of Bob. No lie. Check it out!
      • (Anonymously) (Private)
        1 year 1 month ago
        Can't be Richie,he's not that tall.
    • member 1st turn (Private)
      1 year 1 month ago
      YOu people are crazy. It was Row 2.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    1 year 1 month ago
    n1145440953 30087094 6449
    WHO WAS DRIVING STASH OR LEGS WHITCOMB?
  • 1st Turn Gang (Private)
    5 years ago
    Ray Freeman
    There are films from 1971 hanging around with the ME2. Ask Steve.
    • 1 year 1 month ago
      I would love to see those films of Ray. My dad Vernon Stocking would take us to the races all the time.Ray was one of my dad's friends. It was so exciting to watch. 
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    4 years 3 months ago
    Bob Pronger
    You peope have no idea of what you speak- Bobbys body was identified- in person by 2 people- My wifes father was one of these and directly related to him. offically declared dead or not --he is --and no he was not pig feed, he is not in Mexico, he and Hitler are not in Argentina together --he was found in the DesPlains river--and yes Johnny got a knock on the door after he was told never to return to IL. but did not heed te warning--All these BS theories need to stop. The truth is known by the family and I hate to say it but they are the only ones who matter--I remain anonymous to protect the ones who know the truth, and to hell with everyone else
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      4 years 3 months ago
      And I thought I seen him in Wisconsin Dells as a tour guide.............
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    6 years 4 months ago
    Tony Izzo
    10-4 anbody seen mike corbit?
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 2 months ago
      Mike Corbit passed away a while ago
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    7 years 4 months ago
    John Hall
    We all bought our suits from Jon's brother Robert Hall.
    • (Anonymously) (Private)
      1 year 4 months ago
      His other brother was a goalie with Black Hawks in the 60's. Glen Hall.
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