Monday the high was about 30 degrees and misting rain, therefore we were declared the winner of the Southwestern Championship with Eugene Hair running second and Moss running third. The Jack Walker cars caught our eye so we contacted him about building us a car, and he agreed to do so. The quality of our engine suffered that year. The Speed Bowl discontinued running sprinters, so the competition got somewhat better. I know Ron and Casey, but haven’t met you.

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They list many championship wins in their resume and although not as young as they used to be they are not through yet. We won the mid-season championship at Amarillo. Buddy Taylor raced full time at Manzanita and other tracks in the state and is the only non Arizona resident in the Hall.

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He blew up from over-revving. About mid-season our future turned brighter as we talked a fine gentleman into becoming our sponsor, this man was Jack B. Late inbought rcaecar supermodified.

First Previous 1 Next Last. It was a glorious time on the fair circuit, and he loved it. But I knew right then it was time for a change.


Al Kitts prepared cars that carried many big name drivers to feature wins.

We had a couple of second places in the big races, and won a few features at Amarillo and Lawton. They had quite the battle for the first 35 rounds of the lapper.

Posted 20 September – Since the super that I had been driving had been destroyed the previous Labor Day, I teamed up with Jerry Wise who had a bunch of parts, but not much knowledge about building an open-wheeled car. The Jack Walker cars caught our eye so we contacted him about building us a car, and he agreed to do so. In the back of my mind, I think that move helped Dale mcclkng started, because by jerru few years later there were eight jery nine Parson cars at Amarillo.

Kitts also tutored many others who used his teaching to have success in their time in motorsports.

I know Ron and Casey, but haven’t met you. We had been the first Amarillo car to crack the top ten, plus I had been the first Amarillo driver to win the Southwestern Championship. They are preparing a car to run on the Bonneville raeccar flats. I’ve forgotten my password Forum Password.

I was banged up, concussion and all that. Sixth in points again. Right into jetry fence, and over and over I went. Send a private message to rapid Today Buzz Rose lives in Glendale, AZ, writing and publishing some of the finest books in motorsports today.


Jerry Wise and I had a partnership from that turned into a life-long friendship. Find More Posts by Quick Time.

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Great to have you on board Shu. I’ll never forget watching you totally dominate a midget main event at the old “7 Flags Speedway”, in Albuquerque NM, I think it was you were in Passarelli’s midget. And Dad got a kick out of when Jerry would get ribbed about the time his rig was, supposedly, parked in a ‘Holiday Inn’ where he stayed one night, and his midget carried a ‘Ramada Inn’ sponsorship and the trailer carried a ‘Follow me to the Ramada Inn’ sticker. I started helping him, or more truth than not, he allowed me to hang around facecar garage and around the car at the race track.

My son Kyle and I found the original 6 Parson built frame sitting in a used car lot here in Amarillo in December of Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.