CLIFF KOTARY #90
#90, 1963 State Fair Winner
1933 FORD 5-WINDOW COUPE POWERED BY A FLATHEAD MERCURY ENGINE.
THIS CAR WON THE 1963 NYS FAIR RACE & LATER WAS INVOLVED IN THE
V-FLIP INCIDENT AT FULTON IN 1966.
Bill Dudley, Waterloo, 1963. J&H Photo
Gater Racing Photo News, Bob Hunter Photo
DRIVERS OF THIS CAR WERE BILL DUDLEY, CLIFF KOTARY, GORDY
WOOD & JEFF ACKERMAN.
V-Flip Fulton, NY 1966, J&H Photo
Cliff Kotary, Syracuse 1963
THE MECHANICS AND PIT CREW WERE BILL DUDLEY, CARL RICE &
LEON CHESBRO, G.WOOD, RICKY HOWARD, RICHARD, THOMAS &
JEFF ACKERMAN.
Restored, 1988 with Ricky Howard
As bought 1985
I FIRST GOT INTERESTED IN RACING WHEN MY FATHER TOOK ME UP TO
WILLIE WUSTS GARAGE IN THE MID-60'S TO WORK ON THE #88 DRIVEN
MY MOOSE CARY AT MIDSTATE SPEEDWAY.  I WAS ONLY 4 YRS. OLD AND
I'VE BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE.
Jeff Ackerman & Cliff Kotary
Wust's Garage, Edmeston, NY 1967. Coupes
& Coaches Website.
MY FAVORITE MEMORY IS WINNING AT THE NYS FAIR ON LABOR DAY IN
1995 IN THIS CAR WITH CLIFF KOTARY IN ATTENDANCE.  I ALSO WON IN
2000 IN THE B29 AND WAS ABLE TO PRESENT BOB HAYSLETT, MY
FRIEND AND FLATHEAD GURU, WITH THE TROPHY.
Midstate Logo Shot, Brewerton, 1988
#4 Lazzaro Replica at Dundee
Don Edds Photo
WHEN THE CLUB STARTED IN LATE 1983 I WAS AT THE 2ND MEETING &
STARTED RACING WITH MIDSTATE IN '85.  MY 1ST CAR WAS A #4 LAZARRO
REPLICA, BEST FINISH 3RD AT PENN CAN SPEEDWAY IN 1986.  IN '87 I GOT
THE #96 GOING AND WON MY 1ST FEATURE EVENT AT BROOKFIELD.
AFTER A BAD WRECK AT CAN-AM SPEEDWAY IN 1990, WE RESTORED THE
CAR TO ITS ORIGINAL COLORS AS THE #90.  I HAVE WON AT SYRACUSE
TWICE WITH THIS CAR, ONCE ON LABOR DAY AND ONCE ON THE 4TH OF
JULY.  DEBUTED THE #B29 IN 1997 & WON AT SYRACUSE TWICE WITH
THAT CAR AS WELL.  I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO WIN SEVERAL
FEATURES WITH THIS CAR AT VARIOUS TRACKS. I ALSO DROVE A
MODIFIED AT TIOGA MOTOR SPORTS PARK, ALSO KNOWN AS SHANGRI-LA
IN 2003.

                                                                                
JEFF ACKERMAN
11/22/2012 - Leroy Kotary wrote this specification sheet on the #90
from the 1963 season and gave it tom eat Utica Rome this year. Some
day I'd like to build that engine..... Thanks Roy.