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.
2/15/09
'Benny Benito' AKA Maurice Mariotti
This is listed as Bud Hinman, I beleive Bill Schultz also drove the #18 - later to become Bud's cut down #5.
No doubt on this one - Bill Schulltz.
Ted Gano.
Johnny Oblinski before he found the scorers stand..
Fred Zachow has found the creek off of turn two.. that's one way to cool a flathead!
More to come..
2/22/09
Ray Musson.
Bill Walters in the 96, Donnie Newell in the 100.
Jerry Christian.
Larry Nye.
Jimmy Mott.
Lydle Smith.
3/8/09
Nick Moffrey.
Marty Ackley.
Russ Evans.
Stitch Mariano.
Bob Wing.
3/15/09
Rudy Schlaefpher...before..
Rudy.
And after his wreck at Fonda.
Pretty much destroyed the 158 but the bracing held well enough for Rudy to survive.
Deland George.
Bum Finn.
3/22/09
Bill Laraby with the same car in '62.
Here in 1961 at the track.
Maynard Smith with Larry Preba's #1.
Same car later after Bruce Hungeford bought it, and installed Rudy Schlaefpher as driver.
Jerry Wisnoski's 'Grey Ghost'
Danny Smallin's 777 Jr. awaits spring..
Bob Barney's 777.
3/29/09
Don Wayman.
Chuck Akulis.
Stan Lupka.
Gordy Smith.
Pete Cordes.
Jim Mott.