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Most Exciting Race?


Most Exciting Race?  

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Author: TheKidGriff   Date: 5/12/2018 7:51:56 AM   

In a previous thread I posted that my two favorite races were a URC race at Grandview, late 80's, Fitz and Kelly dicing thru the field, green to checker.  No yellow flags.  Relentless racing, swapping leads.  Fitz won.  The other was actually four races - four 20 lap races at Flemington in August 1987.  Paul Kuhl offered a $10,000 bonus to anyone who could sweep.  Pauch won the first three races, but all were close with Ploski right behind him.  In the 4th race there was a yellow flag around lap 16, Pauch was leading.  Ploski running 2nd.  

There are a lot of great announcers in auto racing and Bill Singer was one of the best.  The cars were rumbling around the track and Singer said, "It is Billy the Kid Pauch leading and Stan the Man Ploski in second."  He paused, and then simply said, "The Kid and The Man."  Wow!  Pauch led up until the last lap, 4th corner.  Ploski passed him on the outside and nipped him for the win.  Kuhl ripped the bonus check up in victory lane.  He should have split it, it was a show like no other.

One time I asked Allan Brown (National Speedway Directory) what his favorite race was.  He said a WOO race in Wisconsin, I think he said Kinser first with Swindell on his back bumper.  But Swindell finish 4th because there were two other drivers flanking Kinser!!  Brown said you could throw a blanket over all four as they crossed the line.  

How about your "most exciting race"?  




 
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Most Exciting Race? TheKidGriff 5/12/2018 7:51:56 AM