...David Grainger of
Meridian, Idaho writes in to let us know that he misses the sprint car action
at Calistoga Speedway. "I have spent a
few Summer eves at the Calistoga Track. 32 years in Santa Rosa". He
further notes that Stan Vermeil is still building motors in Santa
Rosa, while Dick is coaching in the NFL. The late, Louis Vermeil
is regeraded in Northern California as the 'Father of sprint car racing'.
Speedway Images Old
Date of above photo is unknown. #15 is
Jack Flaherty, #10 Don Rossi, #12 Chic Lastiri?, #7 Pacheteau?, #55 ??.
The car on the left in the pits is Steve Lathleens car, the driver was Jim
Bloberger. (Photo from the collection of Dolan Lannan)
Steve Kent won the 2001 Calistoga Speedway
Scarborough Trophy, named after the late, Jim Scarborough who was killed
in a crash at the track. The trophy was awarded to Kent in May 2002.
Danny Lasoski won the Harvest Classic
in 2000 for Dennis and Theresa Roth (M&M Photos)
Thanks to Al Weiss, ...info on racing
at Calistoga Speedway in the early 1970's.
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