Kearny Bowl Hardtops

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JRW

Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby JRW » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:28 pm

I distinctly remember a beautiful red car running at Kearny Bowl sponsored by Coca Cola. It had Coca Cola all over it. I am thinking this was Everett Edlund. Anyone know for sure? Anyone got a pic? (That is about my only memory of the track. It closed the year after I attended my first and only race there.)

Kearny Bowl Super Modified YouTube below:


sjvalleydave
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Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby sjvalleydave » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:46 pm

Could have been Clyde Prickett, of the Prickett family who is the Coca Cola dist here in the valley. Never remember Everett with a Coke sponsered car...

JRW

Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby JRW » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:06 pm

Here is a photoshopped pic of Pickett's car. There was one more car I remember. I remember nothing about it other than the wing topside had a picture of a giant frowning orange. Maybe this is it?
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Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby sjvalleydave » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:10 pm

That was Clyde's car..Back then Everett was running a white 17..

EILANDGIRL12

Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby EILANDGIRL12 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:41 pm

KEARNEY BOWL AND CLOVIS SPEEDWAY

I happened to stumble across this website when I sat down with my first cup of coffee this morning. And although it made me realize that I am indeed getting "older" (as I was able to place myself at many of these places) it brought back many wonderful and warm memories; and with them a smile. I wondered how many others have memories of the legendary vintage racing and the rival between the Master Al Pombo and Marshall Sargent. There never has been or ever will be racing like back in that era... Crowds of 10-12000 people would gather to see which would take the checkered first. The thrill was like no other. I remembered driving home (Fresno)with my mom and dad down the road lined with the majestic palm trees that looked so gynormous to me then. I no longer call Fresno home but have resided in Kerman the last 9 yrs...

Ironically, the road that I used to take with my mom and dad to Kearney Bowl all those yrs ago...it now takes me home. Its hard to describe the feeling that comes when I drive down Kearney Blvd and those same majestic Palm trees still line the road. The same ones that did all those yrs ago. It made me wonder how many others have memories of the historic racing era and if they would be willing to share their stories. I did not write the poem titled THE MEN OF THE SUPER MODIFIEDS but thought who ever did had an incredible way of describing these legendary men.
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Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby EILANDGIRL12 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:45 pm

A Tribute to: THE MEN OF THE SUPER MODIFIEDS

On Saturday nights you’ll see a duel
Not with guns or swords but with men and fuel
The danger and expense they cannot justify
For these are the men of the Super Modifieds

It could be 6 laps, 8 laps, 12 or 20
If I were a driver one would be plenty
But all of the guys they take it in stride
For these are the men of the Super Modifieds

With the slow in the front and the fast in the back
You can see those tires burn down the track
When they hit the turns in a four wheel slide
These are the men of the Super Modifieds

There are a whole lot of “Hot-Dogs” with a whole lot of ponies
They’re all Real Men, there ain’t no phonies
Their craving for thrills cannot be satisfied
For these are the men of the Super Modifieds

The cars don’t look like things of the past
They’re built to go and go very fast
Five feet high are 4 tires layed on their sides
These are the cars known as; the Super Modifieds

These men have a hunger that consistently yearns
To take the lead coming out of the turns
When they get injured they never cry
For these are the men of the Super Modifieds

They go through the straights at a hundred plus
Anyone can see they have the guts
To keep their foot on the gas to stay side by side
Yes, these are the men of the Super Modifieds

They don’t freeze when they hear of Tolan and Keys
There ain’t nothing that would bring them to their knees
They know that death rides close by their side
For these are the men of the Super Modifieds

** I DID NOT WRITE THIS TRIBUTE BUT THOUGHT WHO EVER DID HAD A REMARKABLE WAY OF DESCRIBING THESE LEGENDARY MEN...THANK YOU

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Re: Kearny Bowl Hardtops

Postby MikeS1957 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:03 pm

My family Dr. Wittie was the track Dr there for several years. I went with him and family several times and many more with my Dad. Always had a great time, Al Pombo was my favorite driver I always rooted for him. Went to the Clovis races as well, in the Rodeo grounds. Grandma lived just the other side of Clovis Ave from there and always complained about the noise. I loved it.


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