2011 Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point….part 2

Friday (5/13/11) was a full day of racing and photography. It felt good to be at the track, seeing and hearing the cars roar by. A good friend of mine is known to say at times like this, “It’s all good!”…and it was.

The afternoon endro races were extremely competitive…and for a portion of the Brian Redman Enduro I could swear I was taken back to 1969 and the good old days of the International Championship for Makes Series. For approximately 40 minutes I watched two 1969 Chevron B16’s battle each other lap after lap. It was intense to say the least. In the end, the combination of wet grass and the desire not to be over-taken took the yellow # 23 out of contention. Fortunately, driver Ralph Manaker, of Middleburg, VA escaped injury though he was dazed from the impact.

Here are a few pictures of the event. Enjoy.

1969 Chevron B16, #23 (Ralph Manaker, Middleburg, VA)

1969 Chevron B16, #123 (Bob Kullas, Avon, CT)

Lap after lap, two classic cars doing battle.

Getting wide in Turn 4 (The Chute), catching the wet grass.

Along for the ride....

The end of a classic battle.

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3 Responses to 2011 Jefferson 500 @ Summit Point….part 2

  1. The Gman says:

    Nice Teegh! The top two are brilliant. The wipe out shots are also cool. In that one pic it looks like the red car is going to hit the yellow. Keep up the good work.

    ~ G

  2. chris oldham says:

    Hi Terry! Nice pics! I repaired a yellow Chevron just like the one in your pics. One of my favorite vintage race cars. See you at Mid-Ohio next month! Chris Oldham.

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