Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Roger Clark

Roger Clark, Rock Island, Ill., receives the checkers for his win in the super modified trophy dash at 34 Raceways Park in Burlington, Iowa, on June 24, 1972. – Roger Meier Photo

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  1. This car was owned and operated by Art Betts of Keokuk, Iowa. This picture continues to hang in Art's office. Art reports the following about the car: 327 fuel injected; it originally ran with IMCA and USAC; spring front with rear parallel torsion bar set up. The car was purchased around 1965. It was cage less car with a later bolt on cage added. Larry Barber (Galesburg, IL) and Roger Clark(Moline, IL) drove the car for Art. Art sold the car after the 1972 season and moved to Phoenix, AZ. Art does not recall who bought this car, but driver Steve Hayline may have piloted the car. It is rumored the car was destroyed beyond repair in a crash shortly after it was sold. Long live #61.