Modified star Frank Cozze tries his hand with a 410 sprint for the 2011 season, seen here at Grandview Speedway’s Thunder on the Hill show. enjoy!
Brian Leppo in action at Grandview Speedway May 25th 2011. Brian also got the feature win that night too. enjoy!
Enjoy some images from the speedway! Enjoy the race!
One of the greatest moments in all of Indianapolis Motor Speedway history occurred in 1977, when A. J. Foyt became the first person to win the Indianapolis 500 for a fourth time. enjoy!
Greg in action at Grandview Speedway 2011! enjoy!
Hot off the press’s action from last nights ( 5-25-11 ) Thunder on the Hill show from Grandview Speedway.! enjoy!
John Zink cars win the 1955 Indy “500″ with Bob Sweikert behind the wheel of the #6 and in 1956 Pat Flaherty wins the “500″ at the wheel of the white #8. enjoy!
One year after A.J. Foyt became the last person to enter Victory Lane driving a front-engined car, in 1965 Scotsman Jim Clark was the first to triumph with the engine mounted behind the driver. enjoy!
In a race which saw the unusually small number of only six changes of lead, it was Helio Castroneves who triumphed, thus becoming just the ninth driver to win for a third time. enjoy!
Already a four-time winner of the “500″ as a driver, A.J. Foyt claimed a fifth victory in 1999 as entrant of the winning car driven by Swedish driver Kenny Brack. enjoy!
The much-storied “Curly” Wetteroth-built Noc-Out Hose Clamp Special was already in its third race when Floyd Davis and Mauri Rose co-drove it in victory in 1941. enjoy!
The second running of the “500″ in 1912 was won by a stripped-down version of a National passenger car, prepared and entered by the Indianapolis-base National Motor Vehicle Company. enjoy!
This is an outstanding example of the artistic workmanship created within the shops of legendary car biulder Harry Miller. Louis Meyer, destined to become the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, was a virtually unknown 23-year-old when he captured the 1928 race with this classic rear-drive 91-cubic-inch Miller. enjoy!
Although Dan Gurney’s prolific car-building business, All-American Racers, turned out three winners ( 1968, 1973, and 1975 ), the only time the popular retired driver fielded his own winning Eagle chassis came when Bobby Unser scored his second of three wins in the rain-shorteded race of 1975. enjoy!
Nineteen fifty-two marked the last year in which a dirt track-type championship car would win the “500,” the Eddie Kuzma-built, Offenhauser-powered machine being driven by Troy Ruttman, who, having just turned 22, remains the youngest driver ever to win at Indianapolis.
Although nicknamed “The Pink Zink,” the correct name for the color of the 1955 Indianapolis 500-winning Kurtis-Kraft 500D was, according to car owner John S. Zink Jr., “tropical rose.” Starting back in 14th, Bob Sweikert charged to the lead by lap 58 and led a total of 86 laps, including the last 41 in succession. enjoy!
Al Unser the second driver to win the “500″ for a fourth time, captured his first in 1970, driving this turbocharged V8 Ford-powered, Lola-based P.J. Colt for the partnership of sportsman Vel Miletich and retired “500″ winner Parnelli Jones. enjoy!
During the winter of 1946-47, craftman Emil Diedt constructed a pair of front-drive cars for former driver-turned-owner Lou Moore, underwritten by the Blue Crown Spark Plug Company. enjoy!
Johnnie Parsons had a most enviable record with the Ed Walsh-owned, Offenhauser-powered Kurtis Kraft. Taking over the car ( then painter red ) during the 1948 season, Parsons won the final AAA Championship race of the year at DuQuoin, Ill.
A classic example of an Offenhauser-powered Watson “roadster” at its peak, this 1962 model was built by A.J. Watson for the Leader Card Racing Team, for which he was also chief mechanic. Driver Ridger Ward started second and led all but nine of the last 75 laps to repeat his “500″ victory of 1959 with the same team and chief mechanic. enjoy!
One of the most popular “500″ wins ever came in 1957 when 42-year-old Sam Hanks won with an experimental car entered by George Salih, a plant foreman for Meyer & Drake Engineering manufacturers of the Offenhauser. Salih who had never intended to be a car owner, sought to take the “roadster” concept a step further by laying the typically “upright” Offy virtually over on its side for an even lower center of gravity. enjoy!
Perhaps the most successful race car in the history of the Indianapolis 500, this Mike Boyle-entered straight-eight, dual-supercharged maserati carried Wilbur Shaw to his second and third victories in 1939 and 1940, the first occasion on which either a driver or a car had won in consecutive years. enjoy!
Rick Mears was only in his second “500″ when he won his first of a record-tying four Indianapolis wins in 1979, driving the Gould Charge, a V8 Cosworth-powered penske PC-7 for Roger Penske. enjoy!
The A.J. Watson-built, J. C. Agajanian-owned, Offenhauser-powered “roadster” nicknamed “Calhoun” was the first car to officially record laps in excess of 150 mph ( 1962 ), and after breaking those records in winning the pole for the second consecutive year in 1963, Jones went on to win the race. enjoy!
It’s the merry month of May and you know what that means? Indianapolis “500″ time! To mark this great time of year and also to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this great race, I’m going to share with you some pictures I took on my visit to the Hall of Fame Museum at the speedway. They have a great display going on at this time called “THE ULTIMATE INDIANAPOLIS 500 WINNING COLLECTION". There are 67 Indy cars on display which represent 71 Indianapolis 500 victories. I have picked out some of my favorites to post over the next couple of weeks leading up to the race. enjoy!
1960 WINNER JIM RATHMANN’S WATSON / OFFY
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I'm a second generation photographer, my father, Dick Greenawalt was the official photographer for URC.I started shooting at age 9 ( 1975 ) at Convention Hall in Atlantic City NJ, then at Reading for USAC races. At one time I was the youngest photographer in the east, after meeting Cris Economaki at Atlantic City I began to shoot for National Speed Sport News. I have traveled all over PA, NY, NJ, following sprint cars. I have been one of the track photographers for Williams Grove Speedway in the 1980's, and at that time I also worked for Gater News as there representative at Williams Grove and other tracks : Ascot Speedway-CA, Knoxville-Knoxville Nationals, Oswego Speedway-Classic and regular shows, Dover Downs-Nascar, Syracuse-Usac an Dirt Week, just to name a few. After a 17 year absence due my full time job I am happy to be back on the race trail again! I'm back at Williams Grove, Oswego, Lincoln and many other tracks that I've visited in the past.