Jack Prince overseeing construction. Greg loved a good laugh and could find something good out of a pile of junk. Also an earlier year in the checked flannel shirt second from the left with the radio on his belt. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Augustana of Apple Valley Healthcare Center or donor's choice. Membership Application. Paul was a '51 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Minne-apolis.
Another time they ran four laps forward and one lap in reverse. Local racing heroes like Bob Hilmer, Merlin Benning and Bill Zwanziger are profiled and several fire suits, helmets and a Christmas tree — the stack of drag strip lights used to start a race — are on display. Jim was a graduate of the Bloomington High School. Joe was always there to lend a hand or a part to any racer that needed it. But today, due to safety concerns and insurance regulations, only a handful that remain. William got rich and built a trolley line around the track and a hotel and opera house.
Origins of the Marion County Fairgrounds | Knoxville Raceway
Bartel operated the track until when Bob Gipson of Bettendorf bought it. A group of guys convinced him to build a track. Greg was an avid race car driver. After the third lap it was a piece of cake and there was a quart of milk after the fourth. I got Kenny to work several Oldtimers meets at Arlington in 90's for us. Like this: Like Loading
He was predeceased by his parents and previous wives, Betty and Laura. Florida Ocala De Leon Springs. Akk these drivers raced in Des Moines and central Iowa. Any additional information anyone has of this track and its history would be greatly appreciated. It was a mile affair with a field limited to 12 cars. Mahoney would often dress as a cowboy, complete with gallon hat and boots.