Grand forks speed dating

There have been some men that failed once and never came back.There have been some men who have failed it once, come back and passed it. Quote and Photo from #999 - There seemed to be a strange foreboding at the Brickyard early in the day of the 1941 500.The event, down two cars, started an hour late, and Mauri Rose eventually won the show.

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The track had gone to open competition in its top division, and the field was mixed.

In the famous Snap 6, an Edmunds sprint car, was Jim Martel, a highly regarded veteran from Massachusetts, who continued on to a stellar career.

But there never has been anyone who has failed twice. Maybe it was due to the cold drizzle that had met incoming fans the night before or maybe it was the national worry about Hitlers action in Europe.

In any case, just as lines formed at the ticket booths, a huge fire swept through the garages.

Apparently fumes from fuel in George Barringers car were ignited by a torch being used in the next stall.

Fire trucks were unable to access the inferno quickly because of the huge crowds, and half of one of the two garage structures was completely destroyed.From #991 - Geoff Bodine ran a Pinto-bodied modified in 1981.But he decided to go in a different direction in time for the Thompson 300 in early September, and put a Cavalier body on his #99 White Tornado. The new body-style stuck, and by 1983 Cavaliers were everywhere. For many years, modifieds had been built from junkyard parts and ingenuity, but almost overnight they turned into store-bought race cars.Billy Foster and mechanic John Feuz, shown here with a pretty, amply carbureted roadster, made it right to the Brickyard, but the effort was short-lived.Foster died in an accident in practice prior to the 1967 NASCAR race at Riverside International Raceway.What a winter, he said, and suddenly its almost over.

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