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1965 Langhorne 100

Post by old racer » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:51 pm

Here's one for you guys. Who won the qualifying races, who won the 100.
Steve-are all these tracks dirt? How many tracks are still around?
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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by Brent Leach » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:27 am

Winner - Bill Slater
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2015 races : 37

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

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by LarryJ » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:48 am

The Oilzum company would have ads in the racing papers leading up to the race. Here are the qualifiers I found:
Freeport Stadium - Bruno Brackey
Williams Grove - Ray Tilley
Spencer Speedway - Dutch Hoag
Catamount Speedway - Gaston Desmeris
Islip Speedway - Fred Harbach
Heidelberg Speedway - Bob Wearing
Reading Fairgrounds - Freddy Adam
Fonda Speedway - Ken Shoemaker
Victoria Speedway - Pete Corey (Shoemaker won race)
East Windsor - Herbie Tillman
Hatfield Speedway - Stan Ploski
Lincoln Speedway - Bobby Myers
Shangri La Speedway - Lee Osborne
Silver Spring Speedway - Gary Wolford
Victory Speedway - Rags Carter
Greater Latrobe Speedway - Jake Campbell
Harmony Raceway - Frankie Schneider
Dorsey Speedway - Bobby Abel
Jennerstown Speedway - Jimmy Burns
Norwood Arena - Hop Harrington
Riverhead Speedway - Jim Malone
South Penn Speedway - Gerald Chamberlain
Nazareth Raceway - Bob Malzahn
Hagerstown Raceway - Elmer Ruby (Abel won race)
Onteora Speedway - Pete Keator
Winchester Speedway - Ray Doval
Selinsgrove Speedway - Johnny Crawford
Lebanon Valley - Ed Demolino
Flemington - ? I did not find that one

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by LarryJ » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:57 am

Flemington Speedway was Al Tasnady
The track made that race a double qualifier with a big S-M race at Charlotte.

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by old racer » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:58 pm

Thanks Larry

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by RT88 » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:14 pm

No some of the tracks were asphalt. Norwood, Shangri-La, Riverhead, Old Bridge, Islip, Spencer, Freeport, Vineland, and Catamount were asphalt. Steve

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by 1080 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:37 pm

No Lincoln...Port Royal....Susquehanna..????? Fairly certain I recall seeing pictures of "qualifier bowls" being given out at these tracks during some years...

What was the deal to determine which track had a race?
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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by crzee_27 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:14 am

I was at EMMR for a get togrther Saturday and brought this post up in converstion with Lynn Paxton. I thought it was sad that out of all the tracks on the list, only 7 still remain.
Lynn said he won a Langhorn race at Bedford, got the cup, but, not a starting spot. That could explain why some tracks are not on the list.
Paxton went on to tell me he took a semi-late to race against the mods one year at the 'Horne. He missed the feild bt one spot in T.T. and started on pole for a qualifiyer. he had the last qualifing spot till last lap, turn 2, when the driver ha had been battling all race long gave him a wheel and dropped Lynn from qualifing.

Look again at the list 1080, Bob Myers :yessss: won at Lincoln!
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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by LarryJ » Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:17 am

In the early years of the Langhorne Race of Champions, the race was NASCAR sanctioned. They established a series of qualifying races at their sanctioned tracks. The winners of championship elimination races at the tracks were eligible for the first 25 starting positions. This was a big advantage considering the large field of cars.
When the NASCAR sanction was dropped, the qualifying races continued with sponsors like OILZUM.
I knew a driver from Baltimore, Lou Bee who won the 1957 qualifier at Westport Stadium. I can still see that big silver bowl sitting in his dining room. Sure would like to find one of those.

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by 1080 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:35 am

I see Hilly's Flathead Palace now..... :doh:

We know Mackison was the first "Modified" to average 100 MPH during TT's in 1962 on the dirt.....but wasn't it a requirement after it was paved that you had to average 100 MPH to make the race? Seems to me Wolford or Weirman only got 99 and couldn't race in 1965(?)...

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Re: 1965 Langhorne 100

Post by LarryJ » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:40 pm

1080, you are correct. Each year there was some minimum speed that had to be met. I believe this would even eliminate Langhorne qualifier winners from making the race.

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