Friday, August 26, 2016

Jimmy Walker best stock car driver ever at Redwood Acres? How about Fergie?

I was having breakfast the other day with a couple of local stock car aficionados. The discussion came up about the best drivers all time that races at Redwood Acres. It is a slam dunk that Jimmy Walker was the best and most popular. Other names thrown out there were Don Hood and Hershel McGriff form out of town.

My personal favorite was Fergie Ferguson as he lived down the Marsh road in Myrtletown and his stepson Rick was my best friend growing up. We would spend lots of time watching Ferg work on his #21 car. He used to pull his 283 Chevy motor out of his work truck on weekends to put into his 57 Chevy to race on Saturdays. Were talking about late 60's and early 70's. Those were the days........

2 comments:

Michelle Grissom said...

In the the 70's there were a group of us neighborhood friends that would beg our parents to take us to the stock car races. Jimmy Walker was our favorite. I was in n the 7th grade at the time. We would write him 'fan letters' & one time he had his wife deliver trophies to us in Eureka. We were in heaven. He is still a legend in our book. I wonder sometimes if he would remember that time.

Anonymous said...

"sock" car?