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HERSH CRASH

Post by maddog » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:32 am

Hersh crash in the 46Image

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Post by Mr. Port » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:03 am

Was that the crash at the bridge? The car was sitting with its front end up on the inside bridge support.

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Post by RT88 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:17 am

This is from the Hersh - Roger Sowers crash at the bridge. Amazing part is Hersh went to the pits, climbed in the Trone No. 39 and won the feature. He came back for the second feature and won that in the Trone car. Hersh questioned Sowers capabilities that night if you get my drift. Steve Bubb

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Post by Mr. Port » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:20 am

Thanks Steve, I was there. Wasnt very old but I do remember it.

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Post by RT88 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:33 am

They said Hersh carried a grudge against Sowers basically to his grave.

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Post by 1080 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:20 am

Both cars got tore up......Bobby did have some questions in his mind after the crash. I believe Roger was on the outside and drove down across the track on Hersh. Bobby told me back in the late 80's that he had talked to Roger in the mid 80's when he saw him at Susky. I believe Roger has lived in California since he left Pa. in the mid 60's. This crash was in 1963.

Bobby did give me the full rendition of his crash when he was injured that same year and the one where he flipped at Susky during the first race in 1963...He was a talker!!!!!

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Post by 1080 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:36 pm

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I believe the car landed on its side.....
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Post by 1080 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:48 pm

After repairs.........

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Re: HERSH CRASH

Post by Double D Fan » Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:55 am

In all the years that I knew Bobby, I never heard him say a bad word against another driver, even Roger. But he sure did like to tell the story about that night. How thw #39 lost oil pressure right before the feature and he hopped in Pee Wee's car and wrecked it. While in the infield 1st aid room, his crewmen stuck his head in the door and said the #39 was ready. Bobby said that made him feel a whole lot better, and he went out and won both features. I sure miss the "old Dutchman".

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Post by maddog » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:58 am

1080 do you have any pictures of the 46 before the crash?

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Post by 1080 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:46 am

Many!......I'll get some on tonight!
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Re: HERSH CRASH

Post by Scott Harro » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:40 pm

The Victory Lane pic of Sowers appears to be at Selinsgrove based on the scalloped trim on the announce tower. If that's the case it was from August 10, 1963 when Roger got his only win at Selinsgrove.
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Re: HERSH CRASH

Post by 1080 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:52 pm

Yes on Selinsgrove...Hersh won at the Grove on August 2nd...so August 2nd may be the crash date?

50 year ceremony at the Bridge this year??? :cheers2: August 2nd is on a Friday this year. A mention of it prior to the feature or a spot in the program??? Fat Chance....

Kudos to the other tracks for passing history along from time to time....
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Re: HERSH CRASH

Post by maddog » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:05 am

pee wees car before the hersh crash-Image

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Re: HERSH CRASH

Post by supertc88 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:39 am

NICE picture! :thumbright:
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