Lake Hill Speedway track champions

To put all the Lake Hill Champions in one message thread..........

Previously posted

Earl Valdejo, #14 1949
Walt Treppler, #23 1951 1952

Here's what I found.............

1967 - CARA sanction
Late Models - Butch Cooley

Late Models - Johnny Prior

Late Models - Fred Tiede (holds the Late Model track record)

Late Models - Fred Tiede

Late Models - Dean Roper
Sportsmen - Ken Schrader

Late Models - Russ Wallace
Sportsmen - Roger Stogsdill


1974 - GARA sanction
Late Models - Russ Wallace
Hobby Stock - Pat Walsh

Late Models - Jerry Sifford
Sportsmen - Paul Gebhart

Late Models - Bill Myers

1977 - AARA sanction for 1 year

Unlimited Late Models - Len Gittemeier
Street Stock - Rick Harding
Limited Late Models - Fred Stotler (who won two features against the Unlimited Late Models)

Late Model - Ed Dixon
Hobby Stock - Ron Hassler
Limited Late Model - Pat Walsh

Late Model - Gary Potter
Street Stock - Rich Warren
i just got off of the phone with don klein and he could not remember the years because he is getting old but he won every year he raced there exept for 1963
Ref 1968 Track Champion #25 John Prior

Johnny Prior Is A Hero Of Mine An A Friend An Is Still Racing In The Ump Late Model Class After All These Years.john Is One Of Only A Few Still Racing From Can Watch John Tomorrow Nite At Jefferson County Speedway In Mt Vernon Il In His Number 25 Ump Late Model


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fairly sure Dwight Barbeau won a championship way back when...corse I am old and cant remember what I did this morning
I remember going to that track back i the mid 70's. Jerry Sifford was the bad a$$ during that period. I remember that. A red Sieveking sponsored camaro or something like that.


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In reference to the 1973 champ. My father Ken told me that wib won it but they awarded the trophy to someone else because he ran there year after year. Don't know if this is true or not. Can anyone verify or is it good old racing soap opera!!!


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can any one name (as far as I know) the only racer still at it that ran on dirt there---he was the last car to take the checkered flag on the last day it ran--the rusty Wallace tribute race----
I think Don Klein was 64 threw 66 and 2 years on the black top one with the coupe and one with the Capri
Allied ran there in 1976 and 2/3 of the 1977 season, I got pictures of Don in the Capri at Lake Hill in 77. Allied also ran Pevely in 77 with a lot of guys running dirt Fri. & Sat. and switching cars over for the asphalt on Sundays. 78-80 was Belleville and St. Charles only for Allied before adding Pevely again n 81.
Considering parts back them came from Junk Yards and had to be modified can you imagine how many hours they put in every week.


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do not have a picture on the dirt but have several from the black top---the 63 chevy was in the early 70s the 57 was mid to late 70s---ALLIED ran the joint in the 60s---I belive they paved it in 66---if I can figure out how to make the pictures smaller I will post them

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I know it was cheaper back then,but things change and you move on can't live ithe past it was great times and not so bad times now and of course it was alot safer back then lmfao
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I remember going to that track back i the mid 70's. Jerry Sifford was the bad a$$ during that period. I remember that. A red Sieveking sponsored camaro or something like that.
Jerry ran Fords (anything with Sieveking sponsorship was Ford) I remember a yellow mustang. Larry Phillips was hard to beat at the Hill.