Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

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Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

Post by old racer » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:10 pm

Kennys first race was at the Grove. They made him take the alum. piece off the cage. He put it back on for Susky-this was the Taylor Weld car(his dad). I shot this at Susky
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Re: Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

Post by Wax » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:22 pm

old racer,you sure have some neat stuff,thanks.

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Post by old racer » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:28 pm

Wax wrote:old racer,you sure have some neat stuff,thanks.
Thanks. I have totes of old pics & negs. My wife is helping me with getting this stuff posted, I'm not very good at it yet :ahhh:

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Post by supertc88 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:13 pm

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Re: Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

Post by LarryJ » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:43 am

Kenny may have run at the Grove first, but he also started racing some in Hilly Rife's 3 track series of Dorsey Speedway (Friday), Lincoln & Susky.
He won the first time out at Dorsey on July 29, 1966 over Bobby Abel and Bobby Tester. In 1967 he won 6 features at Dorsey and had 5 second place finishes.

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Re: Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

Post by Double D Fan » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:15 am

:bdf: Great photo of a very fine racecar and driver! :yessss: I don't remember Kenny at the Grove much, but like Larry says, he sure had a liking to Dorsey and Lincoln. :clap: Thanks old racer for sharing these great photos with us all! :cheers2:

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Post by GOSHOW » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:55 am

Thank your wife for me this is great stuff..I remember looking Kenny's car over the first night he towed into Lincoln and I thought what weird front tires it looked like he had a set of radials on when everyone was running ribs, but then wasn't he always a few years ahead. Hope you don't mind if I swipe some of these for my Facebook page.

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Re: Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

Post by old racer » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:06 pm

GOSHOW wrote:Thank your wife for me this is great stuff..I remember looking Kenny's car over the first night he towed into Lincoln and I thought what weird front tires it looked like he had a set of radials on when everyone was running ribs, but then wasn't he always a few years ahead. Hope you don't mind if I swipe some of these for my Facebook page.
Thanks, GOSHOW pm sent.

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Re: Kenny Welds 1st weekend in pa

Post by 1080 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:44 pm

The first night Weld was at the Grove in this car....I am quite sure he finished second to Tilley (1966). Tilley passed him going under the bridge on the last lap. I remember Bud Grim saying that Welds car was 400 pounds lighter than the 88....
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