|Year: Top: 1959 Fifth: is July of 1964 Sixth: 1957 and the others are Unknown|
Driver: George Gowie
Top: Dan Gowie
Second: Dan Gowie
Third: Dan Gowie
Fourth: Dan Gowie
Fifth: Dan Gowie
Sixth: Dan Gowie
Sixth: George Gowie
The Back Story:
Top and second: After seeing his Dad’s “Lazy 1” on Teddy Ryan’s page, Dan took the time to scan down a few pictures in various stages of his Dad’s career. Here’s a picture that shows just why antacid was invented, as this crash, and after effects are pictured here from July 1959.
Third Photo: Kiddie rides were always a huge hit at Lebanon valley, and George decided to do his part and pick up a few munchkin’ hitchhikers, munchkin’s who are probably either retired now, or very close to it.
George loses the handle in his #127, as Dan points
out that it looks like Len Noreens #262 squeaking
by on the inside .
George flashes around the speedway in this Joe
Norton owned 9-x out of
Sixth Photo: This is something my father had shared with me when I was younger. At one time My Father and a few others had arranged to buy the Burden Lake Speedway from the guy who owned the property. They had even given deposits on the land in April of 1957, and were in the middle of drawing up the paperwork. That's when as I recall my father saying the gentleman died and the family wouldn't continue the sale. I wonder if any of the other people involved have ever been on this site.
Would've been nice to have another track possibly still running around here if this deal had gone through.
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