The picture of the spinning 1 is probably Ray Tilley. Roger drove the 1 the opening night at the Grove in 1963 after Johnny retired the week or so before. Unless this is that week, I suspect it to be Tilley. Back in those days , the races started at 8 or 830, so it would have been dark for the whole show in April. I know the 1 car had a white sheet metal roof at the end of 1963 and had that light blue roof early. CVRA told the 1 and 39 cars to get some sheet metal on them to look like "modifieds"...The Hersh 39 had a body slapped on it also to comply. If you look at the 1 and 39 from late 1962 and very early 1963, they had little sheet metal and no "bodies".
Frankie Thompson drove the 83 the night Roger was in the 1 car. Fuzzy memory, but I think Roger finished maybe 4th and Thompson was close behind. I recall Frankie said the 83 was heavy and they proceeded to chop some sheet metal off of it soon after while remaining within the "rules". The 83 was a sharp car with the chopped body....and one ugly looking thing when the modified it.
Here is the last 1 car in 1964....Rosel Dolin..
A sharp number 83....1962-early 1963
This is actually the same 83 in 1964....now U2...Lee ?????
Also...the Baby Bonny picture above was actually driven by Bobby Brymesser at the Natty Open....
Port - 15.1 seconds = 179.8' per second = 122.6 MPH
Eldora - 12.7 seconds = 180' per second = 122.7 MPH
Selinsgrove - 15.8 seconds = 176.9' per second = 120.6 MPH
Williams Grove - 16.1 seconds = 173' per second = 117 MPH
Lincoln - 12.7 seconds = 145.2' per second = 99 MPH2015 Attendance
Speed Palace - 15
Grove (Won a free pass...so at least 1) - 1
Hilly's (Maybe) -