Fred DeSarro started racing stock cars at the age of 16 at the New London/Waterford Speedbowl, before moving to the Norwood Arena.

In 1970, Fred captured the NASCAR National Modified Championship driving the Kozella “Woodchopper” #15. Fred finished in the Top 10 in the National Championship 5 Years in a row between 1968 and 1972 finishing 2nd in the points race in 1968 and 1971.

In 1971 he started his long association with Lenny Boehler and the "Ole Blue" #3, while his good friend Bugsy Stevens took over driving the Kozella "Woodchopper" #15.

 In 1972, DeSarro won the inaugural Spring Sizzler and went on to win the Stafford Motor Speedway Championship, and again won the Stafford Motor Speedway Championship in 1976.

DeSarro won four consecutive Thompson Speedway Championships between 1974 and 1978 while winning14 features in the 1974 season.

On October 8, 1978, DeSarro was tragically killed during practice at the Thompson Speedway. 

 


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