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    Aviation, Short Track Racing, and my 2 Grandkid$.

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  1. Austin Street Races

    Yes, Lots of Late Models that you saw at the short tracks. Funny story from back then-- on a practice day, "Moose" Bowen and Luke Griffin are standing watching an open practice. Some guy in a sports car (SCCA style racer) come pulling back into the pits, gets out of his car fairly near where Moose and Luke are standing. Remember both were pretty large size men. The guy gets out all shaken and mad and when his crew asked him what was wrong, he went into a tirade about the true late model guys; how fast they were going, how close they were racing each other and others, and how loose the cars were. He went on to say they were dangerous and should not be out there. Luke and Moose started laughing, and when the sporty guy asked why they were laughing, Griffin said, "Hey, they are out there just having fun, wait until tomorrow when they get serious". Would have loved to see the guys face when Luke said that. I have no idea if anyone out there has any results from those Aquafest races; also do not know who promoted them.
  2. Some pics I received of Auggie "Hands" Hartkopf. No discussion of Central Texas drag racing goes very far without his name coming up.
  3. Longhorn is now a field. It was plowed up last fall. Here is a pic taken from turn three back towards turn 1.
  4. Back abound Christmas/New years, I went by there and ran into a guy that stated he was the new owner. We talked for several minutes and the basic story then was it was going to be torn down. That man I talked to is the owner of a prominent CC Wrecker business; That would validate the thought that it will be a wrecker yard.
  5. Bubba Storbeck

    Just found out that Bubba Storbeck passed a couple days ago. 1976 Track Champion at Pan American.
  6. Carol Horelka

    Please Keep Paul Horelka and his family in your thoughts and prayers. His wife Carol passed away yesterday.
  7. So, I’m in Corpus today and went by the track earlier. Ran into a guy that is either the new owner or is involved. Most of you Corpus guys will know who it is. Had a very candid and cordial conversation with him; very nice man, and it appears from what he said that we have probably seen our last race
  8. Five Flags

    Luza finished 17th on the lead lap.
  9. RIP

    The world has lost two of the greatest men I know this week. Lucian Wallace last Sunday, and Bill White today. Keep their loved ones in your thoughts and prayers,
  10. NASCAR race at Cota

    Tentative date is May 23rd.
  11. Greg Davidson

    Keep Greg Davidson in your thoughts and prayers. He had to undergo amputation of his other leg yesterday. Will be in the hospital and rehab for awhile.
  12. We only have one asphalt track; it is in Houston. Has Mike stated where he is actually located or where he is racing?
  13. Bruce’s list has not. I have a 20 year old draft copy, but there has been additions made. I have the locations of about thirty of them, based on historical mapping and some word of mouth. Keep in mind back then there were tracks that only lasted a short while, as little as a few weeks. But they ranged in length from tight quarters to 2 miles. It also includes Motorcycle tracks, dragstrips, the odd road course.
  14. Was going to be a 1.5 mile paved oval. Early 70’s time frame. They got the dirt work and one tunnel done before the guy holding the money ran off. It was never finished. Was used for dove hunting for years. San Antonio and Bexar County has been home to over 40 racetracks over the years. There have also been other startups like this one that never got finished.
  15. Texas World Speedway

    Forgot to put that this is the 1979 Texas 400. D. Waltrip won it.
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