WATERLOO SPEEDWAY
WATERLOO, NY
1964 Program, Reakes, Nye, Beardslee, Allen, Cain, McArdell..
The W.S.C.R.A. (Waterloo Stock Car Racing
Association) governed the Seneca County Fairgrounds
track in Waterloo as well as the NY State Fair races in
Syracuse during the 1960's and as such was the
measuring stick which other tracks were compared
during the flathead era. The track boasted such
competitors as 'Screamin' Sammy Reakes, 'Wee Willie'
Allen, 'The Copper City Cowboy' Cliff Kotary, Larry Nye,
Johnny McArdell and a host of others which made the
competition some of the toughest in the state. Kotary
once related that he went there because the
competition was so stiff which he enjoyed. Flyweight
cars often of less than 2000 lbs. powered by high
revving 280 cubic inch flatheads were the norm on the
clay half miler that was described as 'tacky enough to
suck your loafers off' after the feature.  The
Association stuck with the flatheads through the
1966 season and the competitors that raced at the
track were more often than not, ahead of the curve
when it came to the racing flathead. Here are some of
the cars that made history at the track.
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