Subject Topic: NASCAR Winston West in Canada Post Reply
Message posted by Web Master on 27 August 2007 at 12:35pm - IP Logged
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Discuss the various Winston West events that ran in Canada.

Message posted by Langley Speedway Historical Society on 30 August 2007 at 10:00am - IP Logged
Quote Langley Speedway Historical Society
Reportedly, the crowd in attendance for the 1978 race at Langley Speedway was 11,000, not counting children, who were admitted free of charge.

Message posted by Gary24fan on 01 September 2007 at 5:50pm - IP Logged
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I wonder if anyone has detailed finishing results of these races?  I've been building season-by-season competitor lists as a sort of hobby for years now, and the early Winston West races are hard to get information on.  Thanks.

Message posted by l on 03 September 2007 at 1:46pm - IP Logged
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A fellow by the name of Larry Draper has lent us his collection of programs, magazines and newspaper articles. There are a few of these that contain information about these races. We will try to get the information into one resource and post it here.

For instance;

As reported in "Racing Wheels" magazine, July 11th, 1973, by Larry Harron,

Hemrich Superb in NASCAR Win

Langley Speedway - July 1st

28 cars qualified under the NASCAR late model sportsman category

20 lap B-main, 75 lap A-main

First 8 cars inverted in the A-main, finishing order, as reported in the article;

1. Gordie Hemrich

2. Gordie Stewart

3. John Rothwell

8. Frank Fletcher

9. Mac Morrison

B-main won by Chuck Geska

A-dash won by Gordie Hemrich

B-dash won by Tom Berrows

Heats won by John Rothwell and Chuck Geska

Message posted by Langley Speedway Historical Society on 03 September 2007 at 1:50pm - IP Logged
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One other heat that day was won byGordy Stewart

Message posted by bp on 07 September 2007 at 7:13pm - IP Logged
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Jack McCoy put out a book, Racing's Real McCoy a few years back and included many Winston West results. Here's Langley from July 13, 1971:

150 laps

1st, 04, Hershel McGriff, Beryl Jackson/70 Plymouth
2nd, 96, Ray Elder, Fred Elder/70 Dodge
3rd, 7, Jack McCoy, Ernie Conn/71 Dodge
4th, 38, Jimmy Insolo, Marvin Rowley/69 Chevrolet
5th, 08, Johnny Soares, Jr., 71 Dodge
6th, 00, Frank James, Jim Calder/69 Chevrolet
7th, 0, Chuck Bown, 70 Plymouth
8th, 28, Ron Cooper, 69 Ford
9th, 55, Jerry Barnett, 71 Chevrolet
10th, 95, Bob Kauf, Paul Stockwell/70 Chevrolet
11th, 88, Don Noel, Noel-Lewin/70 Ford
12th, 8, Bob England, 70 Chevrolet
13th, 4, Dick Kranzler, 71 Chevrolet
14th, 09, Sam Rose, 69 Mercury

fast qualifier: Elder -- 16.03
purse: $5325
winners share: $955
time of race: 44 minutes, 55 seconds
lap leaders: Elder 1-58, McGriff 59-150

Message posted by Jack McCoy on 23 April 2008 at 6:14pm - IP Logged
Quote Jack McCoy
The best source of Winston West race results through 1974 is the book "Racings Real McCoy" Sharing the road with the pioneers of the wild west. It has over 900 photos, 550 pages and is hardbound. $40. US plus shipping. Write Jack at; or call at (209) 521-9640.

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