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      01-11-2019, 04:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by racerbruce View Post
I presume your dad raced at Ascot Park in Gardena, CA....massively fast 1/2 mile dirt track in SoCal. I used to drive up from San Diego for the Turkey Night Grand Prix....it was USAC Midgets and the driver lineup was simply incredible....Foyt, Andretti, Unser, etc....this race was held every Thanksgiving night for years. I took my wife to Ascot to see speedway bikes....on our honeymoon.
Yessir!

On a side note, he got into USAC on accident. He was originally racing Triumph motorcycles on the dirt oval and broke his arm in a wreck. He was there hanging out with some buddies one night at a regional midget race and ended up subbing for a driver that had an issue and wasn't able to race. I believe he either won or placed in that first race ever and the rest was history. Worked his way up to USAC and raced for many years.
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