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NorthEast Funny Car Legend passes

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  1. 1oz

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    North East Funny Car owner and driver PEE WEE Wallace passed 1/29/2011 approx. 10:10 last night . He placed 1st in division 1 in F/C class 74 , 75 and 76. Pee Wee was a trapshooter .
     
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    The Virginian Cuda was one of my favorites- Dan
     
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    Drag racing has lost a lot of legends in recent years. Willys gasser drivers from the sixties Doug Cook (Stone Woods & Cook), K.S. Pittman, Big John Mazmanian, Pork Zartman (Filthy Forty), Pro Stocker Dick Landy and a host of others. Gone but not forgotten, at least until my generation lies down for the long dirt nap.
     
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    Before I got into sprint cars and dirt track racing, I was a huge straight-line fan and competed every week at the York U.S. 30 Dragway, which was only 19 miles from my home. I ran my street muscle cars, not top fuel stuff, but I rubbed elbows with quite a few of those same names.

    Around here, Bruce Larson (who was a technician at nearby Sutliff Chevrolet in Harrisburg), whomever it was who drove the Ammon R. Smith Chevrolet super stock car (his name's on the tip of my tongue but I can't say it) and Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins were the local heros.

    Ed
     
  5. DTrykow

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    Ed: Was Bill Jenkin's originally from CT? Jenkins lived on my street and was into racing. Dave T.
     
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    Ed

    Dave Strickler and THE OLD RELIABLE!
     
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    One of my favorite racers passed 25+ years ago. I was a big Lee Sheppard fan and it was a sad day when I learned of his passing.

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    Dave, I'm not sure. For as long as I knew him, I believe his shop was in Bristol, Pennsylvania - just north of Phildelphia and across the river from New Jersey.

    Thanks for the name, Nomo!

    Ed
     
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    blast from the past,,, grew up at the track,,Dad was a driver and wrench , many pic;s with my instamatic,,, have one of virginain at NY National Speedway summer nats in the 60'i
     
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    That was neat way back in early sixties. Dave Strickler owned and drove the original "Old Reliables" and Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins wrenched them. Grumpy's Toys came later. Grumpy, from Malvern, PA, was way ahead of his time. Long live stick shift!

    Jon Reitz
     
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