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Danbury Fair & Racearena

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  • 20080901
     Announcement:


    Rules: Be nice and no stoopid nicknames.
    No Censoring/Editing unless it's something REALLY stoopid.
    Speak of anything about the Danbury Fair or Racearena here.

    There really seems to be a shortage of Fair pix on the net so if you have them, PLEASE post them, or links to them here.




    The pictures can EASILY be hosted/posted by clicking the Image-Floppy...

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  • 20170319
    Driver Photo Galleries, Info & Merchandise Links below!

    Welcome to the Danbury Fair / Racearena Facebook Group. This is an open group for those who wish to reminisce about old times at the Danbury Fair and the Danbury Fair Speedway's Racearena. Please feel free to post stories and photos, and discuss things of interest to Racearena or Fair fans. And, don't forget to check out the photo galleries or "albums." of all your favorite drivers! You can use the following link or just navigate downward and there is a menu with links to your favorite drivers already in alphabetical...

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  • 20160822
    Driver Photo Galleries, Info & Merchandise Links below!


    Welcome to the Danbury Fair / Racearena Facebook Group. † †This is an open group for those who wish to reminisce about old times at the Danbury Fair and the Danbury Fair Speedway's Racearena. †Please feel free to post stories and photos, and discuss things of interest to Racearena or Fair fans. †And, don't forget to check out the photo galleries or "albums." †of all your favorite drivers! †You can use...

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  • 20160822
    Driver Photo Galleries, Info & Merchandise Links below!
    Welcome to the Danbury Fair / Racearena Facebook Group. This is an open group for those who wish to reminisce about old times at the Danbury Fair and the Danbury Fair Speedway's Racearena. Please feel free to post stories and photos, and discuss things of interest to Racearena or Fair fans. And, don't forget to check out the photo galleries or "albums." of all your favorite drivers! You can use the following link or just navigate downward and there is a menu with links to your favorite drivers already in alphabetical order,...

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  • 20120304






    Webbie wrecked here in one of his own creations...










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  • 20120519
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  • 20120519
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    Source/Racing Through Time

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  • 20120304



    The Entrance To The Big Top.


    Danbury's Own P.T. Barnum



    The Goat House
    <br>

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  • 20120304
    Gino's 5-window now...


    Then...




    Gino flew in this car and scared the hell out of a lot of drivers!
    I think this was the old Geoff Bodine ride.<br><br>


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  • 20120304

    Nothing too unusual at Danbury...

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  • 20120304
    Chick Takes #50 at the Racearena!


    Chick in the Pinto.



    Chick, upside down on the frontstretch...

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  • 20120225




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  • 20120223
    And wasn't ole Wild Bill LUCKY to get his sole victory at the Racearena, giving him one victory in EVERY active (at the time) CT racetrack!

    Wild Bill never ran that good at Danbury, but anybody could win there given the right circumstances, usually a pole start and a ton of mayhem in their wake!

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  • 20120225
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    It is June 1976. I am seven years old. And I fell in love.

    The kind of love you remember from that first cute girl in Kindergarten. Or a favorite Saturday morning cartoon. Or a song from Momís car radio while still strapped to a booster seat.

    My heartfelt feelings were directed towards northeast asphalt modifieds. The first racecar I ever saw. The only racecar I ever knew at the time.

    Like most people involved in racing, be it the casual fan up to the professional...

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  • 20120223
    I hope he's fine and I hope somebody reports back here soon.

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  • 20080901


    Lots of candidates toss around in my mind about the most memorable night at the Racearena.
    The most obvious choice is the night Ted Abbott died. Not a very happy moment and one we'd like to
    forget, but it was something we won't forget. BTW, I'll say it even though nobody does, LeBlanc caused that one.

    Another was the night Danny Gallulu wrecked all the top runners, one at a time and very meticulously
    during the feature. Remember the atmosphere later that night!? Bob Reilly in Jake...

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  • 20080901
    All the regulars know that to make a pass on the one-third mile flat oval it wasn't gonna be easy.
    It took guts or skill, sometime both, but always one or the other.
    Sure, the inside was pretty easy, but making a successful pass on the outside to skill and ballz.
    Some might take a shortcut.
    A good knock in the ass end of the guy in front might get you a sneak through the inside.
    But only the best could make that scary pass on the outside, running near the 10X10 timbered wall
    all the while risking getting walked out to the fence or sent over the wall.

    With...

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  • 20080903


    CONNECTICUT

    Bradford Park – New Haven – 1/2 mile dirt oval (7/25/1899 – c.7/25/1900)

    Bridgeport Speedway – Bridgeport / (aka: Candlelite Stadium)
    1/5 mile paved oval (6/30/1947 - 1954) / possibly ran in 1955
    1/10 mile dirt oval (06/03/1951) < TQ midgets
    located on Eagle St. (SR 1-A) near River Street
    sold in February, 1955 for a Drive-In Theatre

    Bristol Fairgrounds – Bristol – 1/2 mile dirt oval (1933 – 10/21/1934)

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  • 20080829


    'Chick' loses everything in fire

    News-Times Staff
    Article Last Updated: 06/19/2008 05:47:38 PM EDT

    It feels like it was yesterday that I was at the Danbury Fair Racearena cheering on my favorite driver.

    The one driver who always got the most cheers has recently experienced a great loss.
    Charles "Chick" Stockwell, 80, who was voted most popular driver six
    times, 1976 to 1981, lost almost everything when lightning...

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  • 20091205
    Auto Racing Clips from The GREAT Danbury Fair Racearena.



    Video clips spanning all decades from dirt to asphalt and from flatheads to overhead valve v-8's.

    Dvd has nice animated menu and Paul Baker welcomes you!

    There has never been racing as exciting and intense as the old Danbury Fair Racearena in Danbury, CT. It closed in 1981, but it's legend lives on. No other track ever compared to the GREAT Danbury Fair Racearena.

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  • 20090723




    DANBURY -- Behind a table in the back of the O'Neill Center, former racecar driver Evie Pierce sat in a wheelchair, his wife Margie always close by his side. Gradually, everyone in the arena -- there for the Southern New York Racing Association's eighth-annual reunion -- came over to shake his hand.

    They knew Pierce (he turns 81...

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  • 20090419
    My father started take us to the races, begrudgedly, in the early 70's and hated every second of the noise, smoke, beer and crazy people that later we would come to love. There was no place like it on earth, and never will be, times and Danbury have changed, and not for the better. Moved away from Danbury, the condiminium capital of the world years ago and have lost all interest in racing. Tried to hang on with Nascar Cup racing, but it got too corporate and cookie cutter and borrrrring. I bought a house within 20 minutes of...

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  • 20080901


    How many racing deaths were there at the Racearena?

    I always believed that there were only 2, one being Ted Abbott, and the other Joe Campanella, who died years later more than likely the indirect result of his crashing on the backstretch when he hit a big Oak tree in the Dutch Village.

    Any corrections to this are more than welcome.

    According to http://www.motorsportmemorial.org the track related fatalities...

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  • 20080901




    'Checking out Danbury'
    by Dean Nardi from the June/July 1978 edition of 'Racing Times'

    'Somewhere
    under the rainbow lies the proverbial pot of gold for racers. The
    location is no secret - it's in Danbury. But cutting yourself in on the
    action may be difficult.

    Let's face facts! The Southern New
    York Racing Association (hereafter referred to as SNYRA) is the biggest

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  • 20080829


    Rules: Be nice and no stoopid nicknames.
    No Censoring/Editing unless it's something REALLY stoopid.
    Speak of anything about the Danbury Fair or Racearena here.

    There really seems to be a shortage of Fair pix on the net so if you have them, PLEASE post them, or links to them here.†




    The pictures can EASILY be hosted/posted by clicking the Image-Floppy icon on top of the editing box when
    you post a message or use Imageshack at...

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