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#151 Ernie De Ladd
deladd

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07/27/2012 3:06 PM

does any one Remember the great Ernie De ladd back in the 60 S..?he drove the #6 car for shamrock dairy and Ernies chevron ....i would like to hear some stories and memorabillia of the old days of racing ...welscar ...sea tac....monroe.....yakima .....Spanaway ...bremerton...Evergreen...Spokane ...Longview ...etc...he was my dad and he died when i was 6..in a steel mill accident ....my name is Tim De Ladd ......i sure would love to chat with anyone who remembered him ....you can call me at ...253-293-9018...or email me at vader458@aol.com.......i"m 54 now and i"m i"m on a search of the old days of racing back in the 60"s ....does anyone remember Margaret Anne (aka Annie Deladd)she was my mother ...God bless both of them....anyway...any help would be appreciated ...thank you
 
#152 Re:Sea-Tac Speedway
deladd

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07/27/2012 3:59 PM

Quote posted by clemshortz:Just in case nobody knows...Jack Jeffreys and Ken Longley were neighbors in the early 60's. Both ran at Sea-Tac. Jack had the trademark orange #88, a 1949 mercury and Ken had a 52 ford, his trademark #92. Ken says you were handed a car # by the order you joined the association. Jack moved up to a 55 chev the year they became eligible. Ken was the only guy in the history of the speedway that actually drove a station wagon at one time, a 1953 Ford.
 
#153 Welscar racing
deladd

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07/27/2012 4:08 PM

hello clemshortz : my name is Tim De ladd ...my father was Ernie De ladd he raced the # 6 car back in the 60"s do you remember him?...sea tac .....shamrock dairy ,,and Ernies Chevron ...Yakima ..etc.... i"d like to talk to anyone who remembers the old welscar racing back in the 60 "s ......please contact me at 253-293-9018.....or email me at vader458@aol.com.....thank you
 
#154 sea tac raceway.....1960 to 1964
deladd

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08/09/2012 2:49 PM

hello does anyone have any history of the old welscar racing days back in the 60's ?.....sea tac ..monroe..yakima ..spanaway....portland ..Bremerton...etc........my name is Tim De ladd....my dad was Ernie De ladd...he drove the #6 car Shamrock dairy and he owned Ernies Chevron in South Park Wa.....my mom"s name is Margaret Anne De Ladd....(aka...Annie ).i am trying to get any old footage or pics or stories of the old Welscar racing days ..any help would be very appreciated ...you can email me @ ....vader458@aol.com...or call me @..253-293-9018......thank you
 
#155 Re:THE PAST
pappyw

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08/09/2012 8:44 PM

i raced at seatac in 1952,i got 2nd place in the b-main my first time
i ever raced.i was 20 years old then.the fella that won the a-main was
jess lorensen,we had the only 1934 ford coupes there that day.he came
over and started telling me how to make my car faster,and didnt know
one half of the things he was talking about.he seemed like a real neat
guy.i ran out of money,and engines after 3 races,and quit racing until
the early 1960s.i wonder if jess is still alive?would be nice to say hi.
i am 80 years old now,and just got back into racing again at so.sound
a few weeks ago.it still is fun.pappy welch.
 
#156 Re:Welscar racing
pappyw

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08/09/2012 9:21 PM

hi tim,
when i went back to seatac in the early 60s i raced against your dad,ernie deladd.he was a great guy.i remember hearing about him dying in that
accident at the steel mill,what a shame.he was a good racer.we raced
against bob rollins,don walker,the logger,ken longley,arlyn wolanski,
jack jefferies,the aurorra towing cars,and many more.my partner was bob
armstrong.we ran a 51 mercury 4 door,and then a 1955 ford 272 cu.inch.
whe we split up,i went to monroe for the opening of the track,with welscar.
ran there until i could not aford it anymore.havehad a ton of fun racing.
hope you hear from a lot of people,pappy welch.
 
#157 Re:The Past
Golden44

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05/30/2013 2:35 PM

It was Dan obrist that had the heart attack and he is doing fine last I heard
 
#158 Re:Welscar racing
clemshortz

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06/15/2013 6:00 PM

Is Pappy Welch Paul Welch? I would love to talk to you.
 
#159 Re:Welscar racing
pappyw

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06/16/2013 1:03 AM

HI,CLEM.
YES,PAUL,PAPPY WELCH WAS THE NAME I USED IN
80,S AND 90S,AND 2000,S.253 686 7568,GIVE ME A CALL
 
#160 Re:The past
timbo784

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02/23/2014 3:15 PM

A very good list of names I was there in 75 & 76, but you left out one name my dad Al Lytle Wink He also broke the track record in 76 IDC at Spanaway! The red 06 Nova. Bob Bryson was.also there both were from Hoquiam and Aberdeen.
 
#161 I was there..............
Noisydaddy

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02/27/2014 1:39 PM

I grew up at Portland Speedway and spent many a weekend watching the "Fast Friday" events, the Sunday afternoon races, 4th of July Spectacular, jalopies, destruction derbys, ect' I was there for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race
and the only World of Outlaws Dirt Track race before the track closed down. I remember all the big name drivers and even was babysat by Debbie McGriff, Hershel McGriffs' daughter, who eventually married driver Chuck Bown. I was there when Hershel McGriff Sr. came out of retirement to race at 68 years old in a tribute race to his career. I was also at Portland Speedway in June of 1994 to see the "Coca Cola Open Wheel Spectacular" in which Rebel Jackson Sr.
was killed coming out of turn 4, happened right in front of me. His car got a little loose coming out of turn four, then it twitched a little sideways and suddenly started to flip toward the passenger side and went top first into the outside retaining wall and catch fence. It rode along the top of the wall for a second or two then landed right-side-up, spun a couple of times and ended up facing the infield of the track. I was seated about 1/2 way up the grandstands about 1/2 way between the exit of turn four and the start/finish line, and his car slid to a stop directly in front of me. I remember watching a crew member run across the track, look down into Rebels car and put his hands on his head and turn and run away, dropping to his knees in the infield and crying. I will never, ever forget that day as long as I live. I'm now 52 years old and love the sport and will be in Vegas next weekend for the NASCAR races.
 
New #162 Re:THE PAST
hooters500

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12/12/2014 6:16 PM

my dad was racing here in the late 60s
 
New #163 Re:THE PAST
hooters500

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12/12/2014 6:19 PM

jantzen beach speedway
 
New #164  
purestock58

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12/17/2014 2:18 PM

I am not as old as some of you guy's sharing your stories my dad talks about Dowty,and Jefferson

but for me some of the best time's at a race track was when TCR and Yakima started up their series between them the feud between Brandon Riehl and Jason Jefferson was awesome time's at the track.
 
New #165  
bearbutt

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12/17/2014 9:59 PM

Quote posted by belldog:Walt Ayling.
Myron and Jerry Entzel.
Black racer from Spokane drove a front wheel drive super stock (olds tornado maybe).
Dick Barton.
Nichols from Wenatchee drove a charger but only after the sun went down due to religious reasons.


er Dick Barton was not a black racer he drove a 1964 chevelle in 1971 & won the superstock championship at the Spokane fairgrounds that year. After that he drove a good looking 69 chevelle & moved up to the northwest nascar late model sportsman division & raced with McGriff,Dowdy,Jefferson,Eaton,& many of the other northwest greats long before anyone else from Spokane did.
 
New #166 Re:Longview
bearbutt

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12/17/2014 10:21 PM

Quote posted by delspokane:tgosch:

I saw my first race in Longview, in the late 60's I belive--I would have been 8 or 9. I remember Hershel McGriff for sure. I also remember the name Lee Thomas, although I don't remember his car. I seem to have a recollection that Lee ran the Shell service station in West Kelso--does that sound right?

My favorite driver, though, was either number 55 or 57 (hey, it's been 40 years!)--I think his first name was Bill, and it was a red car. Got any ideas on that?

And I have a recollection of at least one time seeing the flagman start the race by standing in between the lines of cars. Am I crazy?

Dave Luhn
Spokane, WA


Maybe Bill Payne ?
 
New #167 Re:
bearbutt

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12/17/2014 10:52 PM

Quote posted by DelRay:Myron Entzel did very well, for a country boy from Quincy, WA. 2 NWSSA Championships. Ran the outside most of the time, alot from the back of the pack.
Or was that a ( six pack).
 
New #168 Re:Longview
bearbutt

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12/17/2014 11:12 PM

Quote posted by delspokane:tgosch:

I saw my first race in Longview, in the late 60's I belive--I would have been 8 or 9. I remember Hershel McGriff for sure. I also remember the name Lee Thomas, although I don't remember his car. I seem to have a recollection that Lee ran the Shell service station in West Kelso--does that sound right?

My favorite driver, though, was either number 55 or 57 (hey, it's been 40 years!)--I think his first name was Bill, and it was a red car. Got any ideas on that?

And I have a recollection of at least one time seeing the flagman start the race by standing in between the lines of cars. Am I crazy?

Dave Luhn
Spokane, WA


BILL PAYNE ?
 
New #169 Re:
bearbutt

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12/17/2014 11:37 PM

Quote posted by wj98802:It was 1969
Tough track, was fun racing superstock with Walt & Bob.
 
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