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Where Are They Now?

by Allan Mason.

Red Farmer

His first race was at Opa-locka Speedway near Miami, Florida in a 1934 Ford in 1948. He became famous as a member of the Alabama Gang and he considered his hometown to be Hueytown, Alabama. He was named NASCAR's most popular driver four times. Farmer raced in the white and gold number 97 car. In the mid-60's, however, Farmer raced a white, gold, and red Ford Fairlane, number F-97.Red Farmer
BORN: Charles Farmer
October 15, 1932 (age 90)
RESIDES: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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FEB 5 2023
Busch Light Clash at The ColiseumLos Angeles, California150 laps / 37.5 miles
THURSDAY
FEB 16 2023
Bluegreen Vacations Duel 1 at DAYTONADAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Daytona Beach, Florida
60 laps / 150 miles
THURSDAY
FEB 16 2023
Bluegreen Vacations Duel 2 at DAYTONADAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY Daytona Beach, Florida60 laps / 150 miles
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FEB 19 2023
DAYTONA 500DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY Daytona Beach, Florida

200 laps / 500 miles
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FEB 26 2023
NASCAR Cup Series Race at Auto ClubAUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
Fontana, California
200 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
MAR 5 2023
Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY Las Vegas, Nevada - 267 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
MAR 12 2023
Ruoff Mortgage 500PHOENIX RACEWAY
Avondale, Arizona
312 laps / 312 miles
SUNDAY
MAR 19 2023
Ambetter Health 400ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY Hampton, Georgia260 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
MAR 26 2023
EchoPark Automotive Grand PrixCIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS
Austin, Texas
68 laps / 231.88 miles
SUNDAY
APR 2 2023
Toyota Owners 400RICHMOND RACEWAY Richmond, Virginia 400 laps / 300 miles
SUNDAY
APR 9 2023
Food City Dirt RaceBRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY DIRT
Bristol, Tennessee
250 laps / 125.5 miles
SUNDAY
APR 16 2023
NASCAR Cup Series Race at MartinsvilleMARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY Martinsville, Virginia400 laps / 210 miles
SUNDAY
APR 23 2023
GEICO 500TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
Talladega, Alabama
188 laps / 500 miles
SUNDAY
APR 30 2023
NASCAR Cup Series Race at DoverDOVER MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Dover, Delaware
400 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
MAY 7 2023
AdventHealth 400KANSAS SPEEDWAY
Kansas City, Kansas
267 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
MAY 14 2023
NASCAR Cup Series Race at DarlingtonDARLINGTON RACEWAY Darlington, South Carolina293 laps / 400.2 miles
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MAY 21 2023
NASCAR All-Star OpenNORTH WILKESBORO SPEEDWAY
North Wilkesboro, NC
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MAY 21 2023
NASCAR All-Star RaceNORTH WILKESBORO SPEEDWAY
North Wilkesboro, NC
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SUNDAY
MAY 28 2023
Coca-Cola 600CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Concord, North Carolina
400 laps / 600 miles
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JUNE 4 2023
Ally 400NASHVILLE SUPERSPEEDWAY
Nashville, Tennessee
300 laps / 399 miles
SUNDAY
JULY 2 2023
NASCAR Cup Series Race at ChicagoCHICAGO STREET COURSE Chicago, Illinois TBA laps / TBA miles
SUNDAY
JULY 9 2023
Quaker State 400 Presented by WalmartATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Hampton, Georgia
260 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
JULY 16 2023
Crayon 301NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Loudon, New Hampshire
301 laps / 318.46 miles
SUNDAY
JULY 23 2023
M&M's Fan Appreciation 400POCONO RACEWAY
Long Pond, Pennsylvania
160 laps / 400 miles
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JULY 30 2023
NASCAR Cup Series Race at RichmondRICHMOND RACEWAY
Richmond, Virginia
400 laps / 300 miles
SUNDAY
AUG 6 2023
FireKeepers Casino 400MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY Brooklyn, Michigan 200 laps / 400 miles
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AUG 13 2023
Verizon 200 at the BrickyardINDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE
Indianapolis, Indiana
82 laps / 200 miles
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AUG 20 2023
Go Bowling at The GlenWATKINS GLEN INTERNATIONAL
Watkins Glen, New York
90 laps / 220.5 miles
SATURDAY
AUG 26 2023
Coke Zero Sugar 400DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Daytona Beach, Florida
160 laps / 400 miles
SUNDAY
SEPT 3 2023
Cook Out Southern 500DARLINGTON RACEWAY Darlington, South Carolina 367 laps / 501.3 miles
SUNDAY
SEPT 10 2023
Hollywood Casino 400 Presented by Barstool SportsbookKANSAS SPEEDWAY
Kansas City, Kansas
267 laps / 400 miles
SATURDAY
SEPT 16 2023
Bass Pro Shops Night RaceBRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY Bristol, Tennessee 500 laps / 266.5 miles
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SEPT 24 2023
AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Fort Worth, Texas
334 laps / 500 miles
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OCT 1 2023
YellaWood 500TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY
Talladega, Alabama
188 laps / 500.08 miles
SUNDAY
OCT 8 2023
Bank of America ROVAL 400CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY ROAD COURSE
Concord, North Carolina
109 laps / 252.88 mile
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OCT 15 2023
South Point 400LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Las Vegas, Nevada
267 laps / 400.5 miles
SUNDAY
OCT 22 2023
Dixie Vodka 400HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY
Homestead, Florida
267 laps / 400.5 miles
SUNDAY
OCT 29 2023
Xfinity 500MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY Martinsville, Virginia 500 laps / 263 miles
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NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPHOENIX RACEWAY
Avondale, Arizona
312 laps / 312 miles

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TOP FUEL | Dragsters

Drag racing was born in the dry lake beds in the California deserts. In the 1930s as engines got better and drivers got braver, speeds began topping 100mph. But it wasn’t until after World War II that a bunch of kids with cars, hanging out with nowhere in particular to go, turned into something more serious.

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From the 1970s onwards drag racing began to take its modern shape. This was the era of sponsorship with big companies throwing their support behind teams. Volunteer crew members were suddenly given wages, trailers were turned into mobile workshops, and even the NHRA found a sponsor allowing it to offer bigger prize money.

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As the decade turned drag racing began to get organized. The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) was founded in 1951 by Wally Parks, and within the decade two classes of competition had developed ‘Unmodified Stock’ and ‘Top Eliminator’.

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However, it wasn’t until one of the most serious accidents in early drag racing history in the 1970s that the fundamentals of car design changed. When Don Garlit’s front-motored dragster suffered a transmission explosion which split his car in half and cut off his right foot, he vowed to invent a car with the engine in the back capable of being a winner. He succeeded and within two years all car engines sat behind the drivers.

 

Vintage Racing | Nostalgia

Some say the first auto race occurred directly after the second car rolled off the assembly line. Other than nostalgic blathering, here’s a few photos from day’s past, dare I say decades. It’s great to see the reason for more safety devices, and the need for speed.

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WELCOME TO SVRA. As one of the oldest organizations in vintage racing, and the only one with a national presence, SVRA is committed to presenting the best possible experience for our competitors and fans. From 200 MPH Indy and Formula 1 cars to classic Jaguars and Porsches, our events provide a rolling history of motorsport where the cars are the stars at legendary tracks across the country such as Watkins Glen, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, The Circuit of the Americas, and Portland International Raceway.

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