Well, too many races back then. I raced from mid 70's - early 80's down at
little Del Ave
And a few others
I first ran my 69 Chevelle, Mid blue with a flake design on the sail panels, sbc, 4 spd, 3:55 gears. Ran only up here, Meadows area
next i ran my 65 Chevy II, Army drab green, sbc, 4 speed, 4:88 rear, Ran this one all over.
next my 67 GTO, White, 400, 400 trans, 3:90 gears. Ran this alot down Front st area
I had many more, but these 3 ran the most back then.
I do remeber some races here are a few.
GTO> I was running against a Burgany vette on 11th st, we got about top end, i was well ahead and saw a cop come around the corner. i got out of it and the vette got back on it, just intime to t-bone a kid in a Duster that decided to make a U turn in front of us. The vette hood went about 25 feet in the air and pieces of fg went all over the place,.
GTO>, Andother night on Front st, I was winning all night and I got put up against a 70 Chevelle, When it pulled up next to me the friggin ground shook. It had a BBC with a tunnelram. the car had a Motion stripe down the side. We took off and i had him by a fender, only because his car wouldn't hook and i was off. We hit 3/4 the way down front
and he was gone. But he didn't past me, I slowed and looked back and it was wrapped around the light pole on it's side, I ran back and then the crowd gathered and we helped to get everyone out and then i was told to get out of there before the cop showed. He hit anitfrez left behind by the 68 dart i ran the run before, I heard this later that night.
A better run was in the Chevy II against a 68 Gold Camaro. I was running this car with a set of old snow tires because nothing else would hook with the 88's. These guys in a Camaro towed this car in right from the track, we ran and i got them, then they wanted to re-run back around the junkyards the next week, i showed and so did they, we lined up and the cops came around the corner, so we were both off and gone and never saw that car again.
There was always tons of people and cars back then, shit, we even ran the cops once and a while. But we had to let them win,, lol
I have more but i'll wait to see what other stories pop up.