Year:  1976, 1980, 1974, 1972 or 73, Mid 70's, 1979, 1980
Driver:   Jeff Fluery 1956 - 2009
Photo Contributed by:  

Top: Hotrod

Second: LVC Fan

Third: Aintgotime4this

Fourth: Bobby Ely

Fifth: John Gallant Jr.

Sixth Photo: John Gallant

Seventh Photo: Bobby Ely

Photo Credits:  

Top: LV Concessions

Second: Libby Photo's

Third: Hertica Photo

Fourth: Ely Photos

Fifth: Unknown (it looks like an Ely photo)

Sixth Photo: John Gallant

Seventh Photo: Unknown

The Back Story: 

Top: Jeff Fluery made his mark at LV, that boy bagged 4 LV wins in a 1 year span, incredible numbers by today’s standards.  The Fluery’s really made an impression at LV, starting with Old Man Arnold, and the two boys, Jeff and Mark recording a serious amount of victories between the two of them in the then Sportsman and Modified divisions.

Jeff did all his winning between June of ’75 and July of ’76, so my Guess is this picture is from July 1976, a true golden era of the competitors at LV.

Second: Fantastic shot of some close racing between Jeff Fleury, T.C. and Russ Blake through turns 1 & 2.

Third: Former Jackie Wilson-Joey Lawrence #16 Modified. This car dominated the Lebanon Valley Opens in 1972 as well as picking up an early season win at Nazareth Pa., with a fuel-injected Big-Block Chevy and Jackie behind the wheel.  

Fourth: Really nice picture of the J&F mustang fastback of Jeff Fluery.  Along side Jeff’s car is the other Arnold Fluery mount, the big ass coach of Bobby Leach.

Fifth: Another great shot of the former Jackie Wilson #16 as mentioned above.

Sixth: Looks like Jeff is parked on the outside of the backstretch either done for the day, or possibly awaiting D.I.R.T inspection, which was always an event in itself.

Seventh: A+, just a fantastic photo of Jeff Fluery aboard what may have been the only Burnett Chassis at LV on a regular basis, on the high side of Chuck Ely.


Additional Comments:  

Jeffrey Lee Fluery, 53, of Waynesville, NC, and formerly of Stafford Springs, passed away on Wednesday (July 1, 2009). He was born in Hartford, son of Patricia (Deering) Fluery and the late Arnold E. Fluery. Jeff is survived by his beloved wife, Ginger Fluery of Waynesville, NC; his mother, Patricia Fluery of Stafford Springs; sister, Kim Fluery of Stafford Springs; brother, Mark Fluery and his wife Vicky of New York; two nephews, Victor Villarrel and Woody Pitkat; two nieces, Marteen Bochicchio and Patricia Girard; and several great nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 6, from 10:30 a.m.-12 Noon with a funeral service to be held at 12 Noon at Introvigne Funeral Home, Inc., 51 East Main St., Stafford Springs, CT. Burial will follow in Stafford Springs Cemetery, Stafford Springs, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. For online condolences or directions, please visit:

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