The good Lord took my uncle donny today. A race car legend. Hell of a uncle and driver. We will miss you uncle Donald Sink. Love ya. He loved racing here.
My sister Gayla. Trophy girl
Hi! About 8 years ago I posted a link here to my dad's Manzanita photos from the 1950s. I have replaced all the photos there with larger versions, and added about a dozen more items! Please enjoy!!
may seem like a dumb question but does anyone still have any manzanita speedway shirts i can purchase? never really got the chance to buy one even tho my dad raced there in the 70’s and 80’s into the early 90’s.
Ok ya'll... gotta ask after Brad Doty's response to a SprintCarNews tweet... where the heck was the "junkyard" in relation to the track that cars could end up there after a crash? 😳
Hi, I work for the Evel Knievel Museum, Evel jumped at Manzanita Speedway March 20, 1970, if anyone has newspaper articles, photo or any memorabilia please contact me, Louis Re,
Hi, I work for the Evel Knievel Museum, Evel jumped at the Manzanita Speedway March 20 1970 on the American Eagle motorcycle. Please if anyone has newspaper articles, photos or any memorabilia for this event please contact me, thank you, Louis Re,
Ted drove in front of a capacity house of nearly 4,000 fans alongside Gene Gunn, Avery Doyle, Sonny Sanders, Duke Billie, Leon Taylor, Don Davis, Len Pritchard, Glenn Booth, Roe Mounts, Hap Lunsford, and other drivers in the main events on Saturday, August 25, 1951 when “Manzanita Park” staged its first jalopy race. Although Roe Mounts won the feature race and Avery Doyle won the trophy dashes, Ted was among those that won the heat events. He went on to race midgets and stock cars throughout his years, and it pains us share that he’s ran his final lap.
A memorial to celebrate Ted’s life will be held at 11:00am on October 7, 2019 at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary, 200 West Beardsley Rd, Phoenix, AZ.
Our family is deeply saddened to inform the Manzanita Community of the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Ted Bloomquist. We are relieved that his passing on Monday, September 30, 2019 was peaceful and painless. He enjoyed watching NASCAR up to the day before his passing, and we will continue to be lovingly reminded of him while watching the races for years to come.
I'm sorry to have to make this announcement. We have lost a great one. My dad, Ray Reynolds has lost his battle this morning. He was a big part of stock car racing in the valley from the 70s into the 2000s. He was the man behind my racing career in both circle track and figure 8 racing. He was dad to not just myself and my siblings. He was dad to several racing families. I owe him so much for some of the best years of my life. Hug the ones you love. They may not be here tomorrow. RIP Ray Reynolds. I love you.
Service for Dennis Spidell (aka Spider) will be June 3, 2018 from 10 am to 2:30 pm at Grand Missouri Mobile Home Park (in the Clubhouse) 4400 W Missouri Avenue Glendale, AZ 85301
my father tommy bartlett built several cars early 70s he raced supermodifides it was orange and white #2 and white and orange #1 then he let billy van meter run cars for him cause he was working laying carpet and tile i loved races and miss the track last time i was there i loved it then it closed when the wind was right you chould smell dog food factory or alfalfa farm lol