Updated: October 22, pm. When you talk about the old days of stock car racing at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, there were a lot of local heroes who dominated the sports pages of the Tulsa World in the s — Al Lemmons, Ray Crawford, Angelo Howerton, Chick Gicaletto and current Chili Bowl promoter Emmett Hahn, just to name a few. Cagle is retired, but there still is one more chapter to write on his illustrious career. He wrenched at Indianapolis, and he won races everywhere he went in everything he drove. The committee liked what they saw.
USAC MIDGETS KICK OFF PA MIDGET WEEK AT GRANDVIEW JULY 30 - USAC Racing
This was the late 30's and midget racing was at it's peak. Tracks were featuring midgets from coast to coast and the Mid-west was the hot bed of the sport. I started where most people started in those days, stooging for an established driver. Hanging out and doing whatever needed to be done to get the car on the track.
Midget cars , also speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the s and are raced on most continents. There is a worldwide tour and national midget tours in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Sonny Coleman, 86, is a ringleader in keeping the group going. He does not consider it amazing that enough interest could be sustained to meet once a week. He has been a regular for at least 20 years. Coleman has some clout with the group. Everyone knows he was the driving champion of the midget auto racing season at Lakeside Speedway.