"In 1958, Jimmy Mairs was injured during a modified at Virginia's Fredericksburg Speedway in a wreck with Al Grinnan. Mairs was subbing for another longtime Ratus Walters driver, Elmo Langley, who was a no show that night. The racing action at…"
"Jimmy Mairs, from Wheaton, Maryland, is credited with making one Grand National start for the Cafe Burgundy family and Ratus Walters - at Nashville in 1959 - however, his other four GN starts have an "undocumented" owner who could have…"
"Did you notice the sponsor on the Jimmy Mairs 30 car above?
That's the same Cafe Burgundy sponsorship carried on the Grand National cars owned by Ratus Walters, including 1962 Southern 500 winner, Larry Franks:
"Great post, Dave. Lots of awesome photos there.
As a side note - That photo of Carl Burris is a rare view of the old Danville Fairgrounds Speedway. There are only about 3 other photos of Danville here on RR, and those are the only ones…"
"Both Southside and South Boston were running both divisions together. It took me a while to realize there were two separate classes in the same race. I thought a modified-sportsman was a type of car, before I realized there was both a modified and a…"
"You realize, of course, the Atlanta race is on TV now. Ha!
Not sure about other tracks, but Southside put the Sportsman and Modified cars all in the same feature, I guess to fill out the field. There really wasn't a great deal of difference in…"
"Richard, I see where Winnie Talbot finished 5th in Sportsman points at Beltsville, MD in 1965. That was the first year Beltsville ran (it was called Baltimore-Washington Speedway that year) and they raced on Wednesday nights.
From Maryland Stock Car…"
"Denny and Ted Hairfield at Ted's shop just a few years back. It is online for all to see, but Zimmerman had quite the career driving bullrings, on to Indy cars, and as a commercial airline pilot. Denny's 4X Sportsman car that he brought…"