1ST HARMONY SPEEDWA HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS TOP WARREN COUNTY FARMERS FAIR SUN. JULY 29

Date: 7/15/2012 2:32:51 AM

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JULY 15, 2012

CONTACT: ARCHIE MYERS 908-723-4458

                      mufflermanam@msn.com

 

 

1ST  HARMONY SPEEDWAY HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS TOP WARREN COUNTY FARMERS FAIR SUN. JULY 29

                                                           By Ken Kuhlman

 

 

                              HARMONY, NJ – The always much anticpated yearly Warren County, New Jersey Farmers Fair will once again be hosting the well received Harmony Speedway Race Car Show on Sunday, July 29th from 12 pm until 6 pm.

                               Highlighting the 2012 show, which is once again organized by long time racer and Harmony Speedway historian Archie Myers, will be the first time inductions for the newly formed Harmony Speedway Hall of Fame. These ceremonies are slated to get underway at 2 pm.

                                Harmony Speedway was a dirt five-eighth mile race track that hosted its first race back in 1963 that was won by Sammy Beavers wheeling a Modified stock car owned by Tom Grbac. It would hold its last ever event exactly ten years later, a race that was won by Jay Beers.

                                  The Harmony Speedway was originally built by Dick Crouse and Carl Van Horn. Van Horn also went on to established a just due reputation as one of the greatest of all-time when it came to driving a Modified stock car.

                                   Over that ten year period of existence the track also hosted drag races, sports cars, motorcycle races among others. Women raced powder puff events also proved popular with such stand out talents such as Anna Marie Pauch, Winnie Strickler and Mary McGuire participating in them.

                                   In the Modified action there, some of the best in the business could be found displaying there wares.. The living legend out of Sergeantsville, NJ, Frankie Schneider came away as the all-time Harmony Speedway feature race winner in the Modifieds. He was followed closely by such  greats such as Will Cagle with 22 firsts, Al Tasnady 14, Dick “Toby” Tobias 10 and nearby Flemington based favorite Bob Pickell scoring 8 victories..

                                    Over in the companion Sportsman Division Russ Stecker, Peppy Fernandez Stan Ploski, Barry Dolan and Jay Beers were among the best in those ranks. The same could have been saidd for Loren Holland, Sr., Clarence Hill and Fats Cummings went it came to the Late Model ranks.

                                      On Sunday, July 29th at the Warren County Farmer’s Fair the stock cars and the men that drove them during the glory days of the Harmony Speedway will be in the spotlight. It will certainly be a time to say hello to many of the outsanding race drivers from the past and present day in these parts, along with viewing numerous nostalgic displays of the memorable era of stock car racing that once existed at the Harmony Speedway. More details on this show can be obtained by contacting Archie Myers at (908) 723-4458 or by e-mail at mufflermanam@msn.com.

 
 


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