The Memories Will Live On!
The memories of Silver
Spring Speedway and Fredericksburg Speedway should never be
Now they will be remembered in a new book.
The Age of
This is a book of over 130 pages covering the history
of Silver Spring
and Fredericksburg Speedways from 1965 through
Over 100 photographs provide a vivid reminder of what many
call the “good old days” of racing.
The book covers the great Sportsman
racing at both tracks. From the star drivers like Gary Wolford,
Russ Smith, Fred Putney, Fred Locke, Skip Emlet, Gary Wolford, Ken
Bricker, Kramer Williamson
and Dick Snare, the Sportsman drivers
provided so much entertainment.
Not forgotten are those
great Hobby stock races at both tracks. From the Oldsmobiles,
Hudsons, Mercurys, Chrylsers, Chevys and Fords, the
finest cars to ever come out of Detroit
rubbed fenders on the two
The history of that era
is covered in great detail. From the historic nine-race win streak
at Silver Spring
by Russ Smith, to a rookie named Bobby Weaver
winning at Fredericksburg in only his fourth attempt.
It is also
Ken Neiswender’s domination over the Hobby cars at Fredericksburg
while Bob Wilbur
wins 21 of 23 qualifying events one year at Silver
The book is now on
sale. The price is $25, which covers all shipping charges.