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Published on Feb 26, 2012
Stewart Air Force in Newburgh N.Y. (Montgomery Co. Airport) hosted NASCAR events in the late 1950's and 60's
EMPIRE STATES 200..... at Mongomery Co. Airport (Stewart Air Force Base) July 17, 1960 1.9 concrete tri oval made up of runways
Here are some movie footage of that race. I cant figure out the layout of the track where on the property the race was held. Looking at a 1975 satelite image on http://www.historicaerials.com/ Make sure you are looking to the airport to the right. Thre are 2 airports close in that area.
Veiwing this movie footage, there are hills and mountians in the back round and at the end of the clip a farm can be seen in the backround.
Can anyone in this area give me an idea where the track was by matching up backrounds or doing some research?
Jim Reed raced in this event and I was told that he is the current maintenence man at Orange Co. Fairgrounds Speedway.
1 Rex White 4 2 Richard Petty 43 3 Lee Petty 42 4 Ned Jarrett 11 5 Buck Baker 87 6 Lennie Page 8 7 John Rostek 1 8 Bob Duell 95 9 Herman Beam 19 10 L.D. Austin 74 11 Jimmy Pardue 54 12 Buddy Baker 20 13 Jim Reed 7 14 Crawfish Crider 83 15 Neil Castles 80 16 Ken Johnson 56 17 Eddie Riker 0 18 Bunkie Blackburn 64 19 Jim Whitman 60