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"My Uncle gets inducted into auto racing "New England Hall of Fame"

My Uncle Sparky Belmont - who passed away after winning a 100 lap race - July 1968 - died of a heart attack in the pits after the award was handed to him and his pit crew. I have to say - auto racing has been in our family for years and years - I still love the racing scene - I go to Loudon NH as often as I can and during the warm weather I hit the local tracks here in CT - Stafford Springs and Waterford Speedbowl....

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My Uncle "Sparky Belmont" was inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame - he died in July 1968 after winning the main 100 lap race. He had a heart attack after recieving the trophy and the ambulance had already left the track. He passed before he could get to t
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This was such a special day for the Belmonte family - My Uncle Sparky Belmont (Michael Belmonte) was inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame. His racing was known throughout the entire New England area - he was a great, clean driver. Always admired by the oth
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My Uncle Sparky's trophys and photos on display at the luncheon honoring the new inductees into the NERA Hall of Fame.
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My Uncle Sparky's trophys and photos…
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Models built to reference some of the award winning cars driven by the drivers who were honored.
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Models built to reference some of th…
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My brother Richy built the top three on the right - #54 - #43 - #2X
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My brother Richy built the top three…
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My Uncle Sparky's jacket - on display at the NERA gathering.
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My Uncle Sparky's jacket - on displa…
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One of the advertisements for a racing event - my Uncle is one of the two drivers.
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One of the advertisements for a raci…
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A good looking guy if I do say so myself....Uncle Sparky....
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A good looking guy if I do say so my…
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Here's when he (Uncle Sparky) raced in the Midget series....
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Here's when he (Uncle Sparky) raced …
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Uncle Sparky at one of his wins....
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Uncle Sparky at one of his wins....
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Mr brother Richy is on the left - then Billy Greco is second on right. I'm not sure of the other two guys but they are important to this gathering. Sorry !!!
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Mr brother Richy is on the left - th…
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Richy Belmont (brother) and Billy Greco....woohoo....they did good for the induction ceremonies....
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Richy Belmont (brother) and Billy Gr…
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Richy, his girl Claire and Billy Greco...she's a fantastic cook.....
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Richy, his girl Claire and Billy Gre…
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This person on the left is a track photographer throughout the years for all the races...
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This person on the left is a track p…
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Lisa and her dad - her grandfather's last name was Tibbert - he was inducted in the Hall of Fame also.
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Lisa and her dad - her grandfather's…
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This is Claire and JoeJoe - he used to be on the pit crew for my Uncle
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This is Claire and JoeJoe - he used …
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Ronnie and his wife Denise - and my Aunt Fannie - my dad's twin sister...she's 87 now...
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Ronnie and his wife Denise - and my …
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The Mordino family
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The Mordino family
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Billy Greco with Dotty Mordino - her late husband was also inducted.
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Uncle Sparky's plaque
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Uncle Sparky's plaque
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I think 14 or 16 men were inducted on this day - NEAR - New England Auto Racers
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My brother Richy - Billy Greco - Karen (Sparky's daughter) and JoeJoe
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Dawn - Karen - Barbara - Marina and ? - sorry I don't know his name. Karen & Barbara are my first cousins, Dawn is Karen's daughter and Marina is Dawn's daughter.
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Aunt Rosemary holds the plaque given for Uncle Sparky
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Karen is Sparky's daughter - the younger of the two - Barbara didn't want her picture done
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Marina holds the plaque for her great-grandfather Sparky Belmont
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Marina holds the plaque for her grea…
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family members take group shot of their inducted family member inducted into the NEAR Hall of Fame
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Tracy Strickland and her son Collin with the placque of her father who was also inducted.
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