Apparently fumes from fuel in George Barringers car were ignited by a torch being used in the next stall.Fire trucks were unable to access the inferno quickly because of the huge crowds, and half of one of the two garage structures was completely destroyed.
It all came to an end, however, time-trialing at Flemington, NJ, on September 3, 1938.
What a winter, he said, and suddenly its almost over.
Were leaving for the GATORNATIONALS in Gainesville in just a couple of days.
In 2010 he had a horrendous crash, literally launching him down the mountain. Though Cummins had to fight mightily to overcome depression and to heal his thoroughly broken body, there was little question for anyone that he would be back. From #993 - Around the turn into the 1960s, a buoyant early supermodified wave flowed over the Northwest at facilities such as Portland (Oregon) Speedway.
Quite a few competitors used the division as a stepping stone to national competition, Len Sutton, Art Pollard, Bob Gregg, and Les Anderson among them.