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Bill Vukovich

Posted in Indianapolis 500, Pictures, Historical, Speedway Daily with tags , on June 11, 2009 by davethekingwilson

http://www.vukovichaccident.com/

exitturn2on pace lap
The field leaves turn 2 on the pace lap of the 1955 500.

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Happy Birthday Don Branson-1920-Nov 12, 1966

Posted in Pictures, Historical, Speedway Daily with tags on June 2, 2009 by davethekingwilson

Photo by Walter Zoomie
http://picasaweb.google.com/WalterZoomie

don branson

Indy 500 results
Had 2 front row starts-1961 and 1963
Best finish was 4th 1960
3 top 10’s in 8 starts
1959 and 1965 USAC Sprint Car National Champion
Inducted into The Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1994

Look back at Milwaukee, look ahead to Texas-Past

Posted in ICS Events, Pics taken by me, Pictures, Historical with tags , , , , , on May 31, 2009 by davethekingwilson

Look Back at Previous races at Milwaukee and Texas
Milwaukee-08 Favoriye-Rahals
One of my favorite photos that I’ve ever taken. Before quals in 2008. Graham gets ready while his Dad watches. The kid started 2nd, wonder what Bobby thought of that?:)
tx-05 track
When the race is over at Texas, they open the gate and let the fans come down on the track and into the pits a garage area. Neat deal 2005
Tx-05
These Condo’s overlook the second turn at Texas Motor Speedway. Mark Jaynes is on the roof of this building when he calls the race. Taken from the IMS Radio Network Booth-2006
miller field-6
Taken from the Radio network booth in 2006. Even with my cheap camera, the Brewers Miller Field stands out.
IMS Radio trauck-Milwaukee-06
Victory Lane-Milwuakee 2006, taken from the radio network booth

This Day in Speedway History-May 27

Posted in Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pictures, Historical, Speedway Daily, This Day in Speedway History with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2009 by davethekingwilson

1910-Tom Kincaid wins the Prestolite Trophy Race. 1912 500 winner Joe Dawson finished 4th and 1911 Indy winner Ray Harroun was 5th in a 6 car field.

Donohue Destiny Auto Racing
1972-Mark Donohue wins the 56th Indianapolis 500
mears 84 winner
1984-Rick Mears wins the 68th Indianapolis 500
luyendyk
1990-Arie Luyendyk wins the 74th Indianapolis 500
helio
2001-Helio Castroneves wins the 85th Indianapolis 500
dario
2007-Dario Franchitti wins the 91st Indianapolis 500

AJ Watson’s Birthday Party

Posted in Indianapolis 500, Pictures, Historical, Video with tags on May 9, 2009 by davethekingwilson

1955 winner

1955 winner


AJ Watson’s first Indy winner

Happy 85th Birthday AJ Watson!!! TONIGHT FROM 6;30 TO 10PM THE WATSON GIRLS ARE GIVING A LITTLE SURPRISE TO THEIR DAD. IT IS A SURPRISE. THEY WANT ANYONE THAT ENJOY THE ROADSTER AND LOVE THEIR DAD TO STOP AND HAVE A BEER AND HOT DOG. HOPE TO SEE YOU IN THE BASEMENT OF THE SPEEDWAY MOTEL (BRICKYARD CROSS) HE WILL BE 85 YEARS OLD TODAY

Posted in Indianapolis 500, Pictures, Historical with tags on May 8, 2009 by davethekingwilson
Builder of the Watson Roadster

Builder of the Watson Roadster

Rodger Ward Jr. (sorry it’s so shakey)

Posted in Indianapolis 500, Pictures, Historical, Video with tags on May 7, 2009 by davethekingwilson

rodger ward jr and his dads rings
Rodger Ward Jr. shows us his Fathers 2 Indy 500 winners rings
tn_rodger ward 1955

When I was a kid, growing up in Eagledale, Rodger Ward was my favorite driver. I was really sad when he missed the race in 1965, thrilled when he made it in 1966 then shocked when he retired at the Victory Banquet following that effort. Sorry the picture is so bad, tried out John Andretti’s new HD hand held video cam and with a great picture comes  the need for a tri-pod.