MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES
SHOW CAR CLASS
#29 JOHN MASON, GILBERTSVILLE, NY
The 'Dachshund'.
Mike Newell with the bug.
John Mason with the bug.
The #29 Bantam coupe 'bug' of Don Beagell was a fixture at 5 Mile
Point and well known at Midstate Speedway as well. With it's long
nose and short body, it was commonly known as the 'Dachshund'
and with Beagell at the wheel, won many a race. The car was a bit
controversial as well as at the end of the STSCC run at Five Mile, it
came under scrutiny of the rules - as the attached article by Pat
Buck suggests. This car was reproduced by Mike Newell and John
Mason as a tribute to Don and his success.
Don Beagell won plenty of checkered flags at 5 Mile Point and Midstate with this car.
At the Heath Memorial in 2008.