MIDSTATE SPEEDWAY
MORRIS, NY
MEL OGDEN PHOTOS
These photo's have been generously loaned by Mel Ogden who's
collection of the era goes beyond words. A big thanks to Mel for
sharing them with us all.
These photos were contributed to Mel by longtime Midstate fan
Wayne Barten of Utica, NY, thanks to both.
1/4/09
Bob Barney in 1960.
Earl Dillon.
Ed Sutton.
Glen Knapp.
Jerry Shultz.
More to come..
1/11/09
Del Decker.
Stitch Mariano.
Willie Wightman.
Joe Donahue.
Gene Cole drove this for Willy Wust, my grandfather Roger Hall painted this car.
1/18/09
The next rendition of the 43 after the '35 coupe was destroyed at Lebanon Valley. Gene Cole initially drove this car, giving way to Moose Cary later this season, the fellow on the left changing the tire is my father Richard.
Bob Zimmerman.
Chuck Baird in the #65, drove this prior to Jimmy Mott.
Don Pierce is getting his racing sneakers on..
Moose CAry drove this sedan breifly for Laverne Angel, Dad recalls going to Waterloo one night and seeing it get cut in half..shortly afterward Moose was in the Monster.
1/25/09
Johnny Allen.
Ralph Moon.
Lee Chase.
Ray Bunzey.
Pete Cordes.
2/1/09
John Barkley - check out the kill flags..
Bill schultz.
Jerry Schultz.
Larry 'Knuck' Nye.
'Smokey' Joe Norton.
Lydle Smith's Hudson.
2/8/09
Gil Schultz.
CarlWagner.
Bum Finn. I once bought a camshaft from Bob Hayslett, an Isky 404, and it had one lobe wore off completely - 'got that one from Bum Finn' he related..
Bob Wisnoski.
Bill Schultz.
Leo Laboabard.