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 Post subject: Last Heavy ?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:17 am 
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After reviewing Bushwacker's wonderful clippings , and they were really wonderful, a big THANK YOU for posting them. It got my buddy and me to thinking. Who was the last "Heavy" to win a feature? We did some digging , and we think it was Bobby Ballentine in the #8 at Susky on 8-28-66. If anyone has someone else, please let us know. THANKS!!


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I thinking it was Toby Tobias in the blue #54 at port in the late 60 s. I was there but dont remember the exact year.


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I thinking it was Toby Tobias in the blue #54 at port in the late 60 s. I was there but dont remember the exact year.

OK, the last wins by Toby at the Port was on 9-3- 66 and 9-10 - 66. I believe he was driving the Regester Chevy still, though I'm not sure. Anybody able to confirm this?


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I thinking it was Toby Tobias in the blue #54 at port in the late 60 s. I was there but dont remember the exact year.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Heavy ?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:25 am 
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Toby's wins at Port Royal, in the blue 54, were in 1965. His wins in '66 were in the Regester bug.


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Thanks Al, I was there, stood on the infield backstretch that night but couldnt remember the year.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Heavy ?
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I am looking back through my records and old racing papers. I appears that the Ballentine win is the last one for a heavy. Mert Stine built a heavy midway through 1966 and I was checking to see if maybe he won one at Hagerstown at a later date. I can find nothing of the sort. The Ballentine win was probably the last one for the heavies. Steve Bubb

Toby's wins in 1966 were with the Regester bug. That car had that big 427 under the hood. They had problems getting a grip with that big engine. They then tried a 327.


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Well thank you Al, if anybody should know when Toby won with the #54 ATCO car it certainly would be you. :yessss:


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Double D Fan wrote:
Well thank you Al, if anybody should know when Toby won with the #54 ATCO car it certainly would be you. :yessss:


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Did Toby win a race in 65 at at port with the heavy? Didn't think so will have to check the stars and cars book.


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 Post subject: Re: Last Heavy ?
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Toby ran the #54 only a couple times that year at Port.


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Stars and cars does show a win for Toby at Port in 65, quite a feat if he was driving the blue 54 heavy.


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grocery1 wrote:
Stars and cars does show a win for Toby at Port in 65, quite a feat if he was driving the blue 54 heavy.

Yes it was quite a feat, but Ballantine won twice in 66, and Vic Lewis won once in his #116 at Susky.


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