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    All Time Racearena Champions, Wins & Records;

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    All Time Racearena Champions, Wins & Records;

    Post by Admin on Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:57 pm

    Danbury Fair Speedways Racearena All Time Records;


    All Time Records;


    • Championships – Chick Stockwell – 9   (1954, ’55, ’60, ’61, ’62, ’63, ’68, ’70, ’71)
    • Consecutive Championships – Chick Stockwell – 4   (1960, ’61, ’62, ’63)
    • Championships in Multiple Decades – Chick Stockwell – 3   (1950’s, 60’s, 70’s)
    • Career Total Wins – Chick Stockwell – 208   (52 Features, 51 Semis, 77 Heats, 26 Consolations, 2 B’s)









    • Total Wins in a Season (Modifieds) – Don LaJoie – 23   (9 Features, 12 Heats, 2 Consolations)   (1975)
    • Total Wins in a Season (Sportsman) – Randy LaJoie – 28   (13 Features, 14 Heats, 1 Consolation)   (1981)
    • Career Feature Wins – Don LaJoie – 58
    • Feature Wins in a Season (Modifieds) – Don LaJoie – 9   (1975)
    • Feature Wins in a Season (Sportsman) – Randy LaJoie – 13   (1981)
    • Consecutive Feature Wins – Chick Stockwell – 7   (5/21/1960 – 7/23/1960)
    • Most Seasons with a Feature Win – Chick Stockwell – 19
    • Consecutive Decades with a Feature Win – Chick Stockwell – 4   (1950’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s)
    • Career Semi Wins – Chick Stockwell – 51
    • Career Heat Wins – Don LaJoie – 97
    • Heat Wins in a Season (Modifieds) – Don LaJoie – 14   (1978)
    • Heat Wins in a Season (Sportsman) – Randy LaJoie – 14   (1981)
    • Career Consolation Wins – Fred Foshay – 30
    • Consolation Wins in a Season – Fred Foshay – 8   (1976)
    • Career B Wins – Willie Beardsley & Bob Cura – 5
    • Highest Point Total in a Season (Modifieds) – Art Davis – 1,408   (1980)
    • Highest Point Total in a Season (Sportsman) – Randy LaJoie – 1,808   (1981)








    Modified Feature Winners

    Driver                                                 Wins
    Don LaJoie                                           58
    Chick Stockwell                                   52
    Kenny Webb                                        32
    Joe Campanella                                   22
    Ev Pierce                                              20
    Jimmy Smith                                       20
    Rit Patchen                                         16
    Bob Riley Jr.                                       15
    Paul Pettit                                           13
    Lou Funk Jr.                                        12
    Fred Foshay                                        11
    Dick Barlow                                        10
    Nick Giardina                                      10
    Billy Boo                                                9
    Billy Layda                                            8
    George Rzeszutek                                7
    Art Davis                                               7
    Andy Montanari                                    6
    Lou Funk Sr.                                         5
    Billy Sunderland                                   5
    Don Popowski                                      5
    Bones Stevens                                     5
    Gino Spada                                          5
    Morrie Waters                                      5
    Cal Wheaton                                        5
    Bill Crew                                              4
    Billy Bottge                                          4
    Mike Ducanic                                       4
    Willie Beardsley                                  4
    George Bouley                                    4
    Bill McCarthy                                       3
    Al O’Dell                                               3
    Bob Riley Sr.                                        3
    Ernie Marshall                                     3
    Bill Darragh                                         3
    Denis Pierce                                        3
    Herb Love                                           2
    Fred Otto                                            2
    Jack Ault                                             2
    Lou Pane                                             2
    Harry Moore                                        2
    Bud Nichols                                        2
    Jack Nalley                                         2
    Don Moon                                           2
    Bob Janesky                                       2
    Carmine Benincaso                            2
    John Jenkins                                      2
    Frank Lukos                                       2
    Dutch Hyatt                                       2
    Tiny Weyer                                         2
    Ted Donahue                                      1
    Jum Hendrix                                       1
    Ralph Gudim                                       1
    Dan Bruey                                           1
    Joe Staiger                                          1
    Ray Mills                                              1
    Paul Elsenboss                                    1
    Dutch Jordan                                       1
    Doug Benjamin                                    1
    Dee Dee Harris                                    1
    Charlie Hyatt                                        1
    Jim Mortimer                                        1
    Lou Badaracco                                      1
    Ed Barker                                              1
    Dick Stebbins                                        1
    Danny Gaudiosi                                     1
    Bob Cercena                                          1
    Joe Higgins                                            1
    Harry Brazee                                         1
    Bob Cura                                                1
    Art Walden                                            1
    Lou Judson                                            1
    Lou Preston                                           1
    Jack Geary                                             1
    Joe Chowansky                                     1
    Dave Smeriglio                                     1
    George LeBlanc                                    1
    Gerry Dinnen                                         1
    Bill Greco                                               1






    SNYRA/Racearena Champions

    Year             Champion

    1950              Bill Carradi
    1951              Joe Campanella
    1952              Bill Crew
    1953              Morrie Waters
    1954              Chick Stockwell  (Circuit Champion)
    1954              Ev Pierce  (Danbury Champion)
    1955              Chick Stockwell
    1956              No Racing
    1957              No Racing
    1958              Kenny Webb
    1959              Paul Pettit
    1960              Chick Stockwell
    1961              Chick Stockwell
    1962              Chick Stockwell
    1963              Chick Stockwell
    1964              Dick Barlow
    1965              Jimmy Smith
    1966              Jimmy Smith
    1967              Jimmy Smith
    1968              Chick Stockwell
    1969              Jimmy Smith
    1970              Chick Stockwell
    1971              Chick Stockwell
    1972              Kenny Webb
    1973              Jimmy Smith
    1974              Don LaJoie
    1975              Don LaJoie
    1976              Don LaJoie
    1977              Kenny Webb
    1978              Don LaJoie
    1979              Don LaJoie  (Modified)
    1979              John Hoffman  (Sportsman)
    1980              Art Davis  (Modified)
    1980              John Pasquence  (Sportsman)
    1981              Rit Patchen  (Modified)
    1981              Randy LaJoie  (Sportsman)

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    Danbury Fair Racearena Facts;

    Located at the Danbury Fairgrounds

    1/2 mile dirt oval (October 6, 1908 - October 7, 1939)

    The grandstands were destroyed by fire on October 8, 1922

    1/5 mile paved oval (June 1, 1940 - May 10, 1942) (September, 1945 - 1947)

    1/4 mile paved oval (May 31, 1947 - September 30, 1951)

    1/3 mile dirt oval (October 5, 1951 - October 8, 1955) (June 7, 1958)

    1/3 mile paved oval (June 14, 1958 - October 12, 1981)

    Held boat racing in a moat outside of track in August of 1958

    Home track of Southern NY Racing Association (1952-1955) (1958-1981)

    AKA: Danbury Fair Race Track, Danbury Speedway, Danbury Fair Speedways

    Dirt era Danbury

    Located in Southwestern Danbury, the Racearena featured several different track configurations during its existence. From its formative years as a horse track to its familiar 1/3 mile paved layout, the track hosted a variety of divisions.

    Midgets and Modified Stock Cars were often main divisions at the track.

    John Leahy owned the fair from the 1940s until his death in 1975

    Statistics
    Champions
    Year Modified ## Sportsman ##
    1959 Paul Pettit #
    1960 Chick Stockwell #
    1961 Chick Stockwell #
    1962 Chick Stockwell #
    1963 Chick Stockwell #
    1964 Dick Barlow #
    1965 Jimmy Smith #
    1966 Jimmy Smith #
    1967 Jimmy Smith #
    1968 Chick Stockwell #
    1969 Jimmy Smith #
    1970 Chick Stockwell #
    1971 Chick Stockwell #
    1972 Kenny Webb #
    1973 Jimmy Smith #
    1974 Don LaJoie #
    1975 Don LaJoie #
    1976 Don LaJoie #
    1977 Kenny Webb #
    1978 Don LaJoie #
    1979 Don LaJoie # John Hoffman #
    1980 Art Davis # John Pasquence#
    1981 Rit Patchen # Randy LaJoie #

    References

    http://www.goldenagetruckmuseum.com/Danbury%20Racearena_by_Kevin_Brown.shtml http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,950575-3,00.html http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082031/trivia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Source_needed#Unsourced_material http://www.danbury.org/MusicCtr/NewsTimesArticles.htm
    http://yankeeracer.com/wiki/index.php?title=Danbury_Fair_Racearena#_note-0

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