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 Post subject: Car numbers
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Does anyone know why Bob Weikert used the number 46 on the USAC cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:43 pm 
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USAC Probably assigned Weikert the number. Back then when we had a champ car USAC told us what number we were,we did not tell them.

Remember Bogar when they went USAC. #99? No, USAC assigned them #90.

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:53 am 
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Back in the day USAC gave you the number in how you finished in points the year before.. AJ and Mario seamed to have ther share of number ones..But I think when Mitch Smith ran USAC at the Grove his number stayed as 5?

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:51 am 
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For the top guys. I`m not sure how far back they went but usually the champ and maybe top ten went by points the season before. After that a lot of times they assigned numbers in the order that the entries came in. One year we got number 102 we weren`t 102nd in points the year before we just sent the entry stuff in really late. The year before that we were # 52 and the year before that #68. Kept the lettering guys busy,anyway...


Some years AJ was #14-he sure wasn`t ever 14th in points... :thumbright:


Mitch was on a Temp Permit when he Whipped USAC 3 times in 1971 :bdf: I`d have to look at the photos they might have made him tape an X on behind his number if there was a USAC #5 car at those races.

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:41 am 
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I'm pretty sure Mitch was number 11.

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:28 pm 
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I have a pic I took of the all-white Wasson sprinter with a No. 11 on.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:47 pm 
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I found a pic of him with #5 at one of the three 71 USAC races,maybe Selinsgrove. The car had the stripes on the nose and tail and a plain white hood.

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:50 pm 
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Anyway,the thing is,Weikert was not going to get #29 as Boston Louie Seymour had that number locked up.Probably someone already had #92,also.

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
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The first nite Mitch ran the car it was not painted they just put it together on Wed.
USAC told them they needed a number so D. Hench put two strips of black elec. tape
on the tail thus no. 11, if you remember when they first started it, the motor sounded
like a machine gun til D**k Hench worked his Magic and the rest is History !!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Great shot of Pitzer.


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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
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ezstreet wrote:
Great shot of Pitzer.


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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:44 am 
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SK-11 wrote:
The first nite Mitch ran the car it was not painted they just put it together on Wed.
USAC told them they needed a number so D. Hench put two strips of black elec. tape
on the tail thus no. 11, if you remember when they first started it, the motor sounded
like a machine gun til D**k Hench worked his Magic and the rest is History !!!!!
:cheers2: :jiggy:

Yup. :thumbleft:

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 Post subject: Re: Car numbers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Didnt Mitch destroy the other car which prompted Wasson to get on the horn with Floyd Trevis and get him to build another one in time for USAC?

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