Hamilton 77

Discuss old school racing
User avatar
MKG1188
Junior Crew Member
Junior Crew Member
Posts: 319
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 11:37 am

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by MKG1188 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:08 pm

Todd ran the 77 the year after he announced his retirement. He started in the 5W and T.J. Stutts was in the 88. After Todd split with the 5W he sat idle for a few weeks until Hodnett was injured. I believe Todd's first night in the 77 was during speedweek (maybe Selinsgrove). Todd drove for Al until late August (including Knoxville). At that point he went back to the Beam 88 who had split with T.J. around the time Todd started filling in for Hodnett.

bdhwg69
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 25
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:35 pm

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by bdhwg69 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:09 pm

Thanks guys

JLK Kansas
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 181
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:47 am
Location: Junction City, Kansas

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by JLK Kansas » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:17 pm

This is better than "Who's on First" :thinking:
Living the High Life from Kansas, One Beer at a time.

User avatar
Brent Leach
Legend
Legend
Posts: 9244
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:59 am

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by Brent Leach » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:42 am

SLINKMASTERC wrote:
VA Mudslinger wrote:The picture from 7/28/06 is after the night that is in question. The night in question Sammy Swindell was supposed to run the car, but for some reason decided not to run the rest of the night, and Lance Dewease ran the car that night. Then Todd Shaffer became the driver after that night. Dewease qualified the 25 car that night, but had problems with it, and jumped in the 77 car after Swindell was out of it.

:oops: :booboo: I went back to an old issue of AARN and read were it says Lance filled in. :cheers2:
I knew you were on the wrong track from the beginning. :poking:
Tilton Hilton
2 Speedway Drive
Mechanicsburg , PA 17055

2015 races : 37

Port Royal 12
Williams Grove 14
Lincoln. 5
Path Valley 2
Hagerstown 1
Selinsgrove 2.
Susquehanna 1

User avatar
SLINKMASTERC
Racer
Racer
Posts: 3511
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:57 pm

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by SLINKMASTERC » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:21 am

Brent Leach wrote:
SLINKMASTERC wrote:
VA Mudslinger wrote:The picture from 7/28/06 is after the night that is in question. The night in question Sammy Swindell was supposed to run the car, but for some reason decided not to run the rest of the night, and Lance Dewease ran the car that night. Then Todd Shaffer became the driver after that night. Dewease qualified the 25 car that night, but had problems with it, and jumped in the 77 car after Swindell was out of it.

:oops: :booboo: I went back to an old issue of AARN and read were it says Lance filled in. :cheers2:
I knew you were on the wrong track from the beginning. :poking:

What threw me off is I knew Shaffer was in the car in around that time frame. I was close the rest is right. So I didn't totally bomb. :thumbleft:
Racecar spelled backwards spells Racecar

User avatar
SuperN8
Pit Member
Pit Member
Posts: 536
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:18 pm

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by SuperN8 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:50 pm

It was Lance. During the rain delay Al called down and said "give Sammy a thousand dollars and take his seat out of the car. Put Lance in it". I remember that conversation vividly...

User avatar
GOSHOW
Legend
Legend
Posts: 6374
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:04 am
Location: DOVER

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by GOSHOW » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:54 am

SuperN8 wrote:It was Lance. During the rain delay Al called down and said "give Sammy a thousand dollars and take his seat out of the car. Put Lance in it". I remember that conversation vividly...
:yessss:

BigRightRear
Head Wrench
Head Wrench
Posts: 1869
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:53 am
Location: Posse Soil

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by BigRightRear » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:42 am

SuperN8 wrote:It was Lance. During the rain delay Al called down and said "give Sammy a thousand dollars and take his seat out of the car. Put Lance in it". I remember that conversation vividly...

and I recall a moment of unmatch irony as Lance took to the track with Sammy's decal removed and the "LD" from a modified Weld decal in its place...clearly visible from the top rows of the VIP section!

as a recovering sammy fan...I laugh to this day of that moment...knowing SuperN8 was thinking on his feet and being creating with what he had on hand.
Home of the OUTLAW A$$WHIPPERS
Lincoln = 1845 ft. = .35 mile T3=124 MPH
Eldora = 2287 ft. = .43 mile T3=135 MPH
Port = 2716 ft. = .51 mile T3=TBD
Grove = 2792 ft. = .53 mile T3=135 MPH
Selinsgrove = 2847 ft. = .54 mile T1=136 MPH

2015: 43 Races
Grove: 17 / Lincoln: 13 / Port: 4 / Susky: 5 / Path Valley: 2 / Trailway: 1 /. ISMA @ Waterford New London: 1

Vigilante 19
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 23
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:51 pm
Location: Posse Country!!
Contact:

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by Vigilante 19 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:30 am

How about the 1 time ride deal Al gave to Bill Pauch Sr (that same year?)..I forget if it was Grandview or Diamond...I know I was there!..Cool deal

User avatar
SuperN8
Pit Member
Pit Member
Posts: 536
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:18 pm

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by SuperN8 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:42 am

Vigilante 19 wrote:How about the 1 time ride deal Al gave to Bill Pauch Sr (that same year?)..I forget if it was Grandview or Diamond...I know I was there!..Cool deal
It was Grandview. Billy was still running ninth well after the halfway point but picked off a car (or two) a lap and passed Alan Cole (Sorokach 35) on the white flag lap only to have the cauting come out. Pauch drove by him again on the green, white, checker restart and pulled away. He looked pretty uncomfortable in the car early in the race but didn't want any changes under the red, just a cigarette!

User avatar
SuperN8
Pit Member
Pit Member
Posts: 536
Joined: Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:18 pm

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by SuperN8 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:48 am

Oh, and Al gave him 100% of the winnings that night too... I remember counting out and handing him 35 (or was it 53?) bills...
http://gspvideo.com/2011/08/flashback-g ... t-22-2006/

Dirt_T
Pit Member
Pit Member
Posts: 799
Joined: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:49 am

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by Dirt_T » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:30 pm

From the night in question:

Image

Image

Image

User avatar
supertc88
Legend
Legend
Posts: 14713
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:14 pm
Location: PA POSSE Country

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by supertc88 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:06 pm

NICE pictures! :thumbright:
Central PA - Home of the PA POSSE and the Best Dirt Track Racin' in America!

SAVE Our Farmland, Forrests and Dirt Tracks!

Freedom Is NOT Free!

RIP Billy Kimmel - Gone but not forgotten!

User avatar
racindad88
Crew Member
Crew Member
Posts: 1029
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:26 am
Location: Hanover, PA

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by racindad88 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:09 pm

how are they so clean!!!??
Shark Attack 1s Fan First
But Fan of all things Dirt

User avatar
c4
Legend
Legend
Posts: 5591
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:08 pm
Location: Hooterville NJ

Re: Hamilton 77

Post by c4 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:20 pm

SuperN8 wrote:
Vigilante 19 wrote:How about the 1 time ride deal Al gave to Bill Pauch Sr (that same year?)..I forget if it was Grandview or Diamond...I know I was there!..Cool deal
It was Grandview. Billy was still running ninth well after the halfway point but picked off a car (or two) a lap and passed Alan Cole (Sorokach 35) on the white flag lap only to have the cauting come out. Pauch drove by him again on the green, white, checker restart and pulled away. He looked pretty uncomfortable in the car early in the race but didn't want any changes under the red, just a cigarette!
there is one thing people have said about pauch over the years....once he settles down and thinks he can win, he always finds a way. i have seen him pull off some pretty amazing stuff when he looked like he didnt have a chance in the world.....that night at grandview was one of them. once he got going, he drove around some of the top names like they were nothing.....just adjusted himself to what the car was giving him.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest