Harvey started racing at West Haven
Speedway in the early 50's and competed at the Tuesday Night Riverside Park
Speedway Limited Modifieds or Sportsman Division in the 60's and the Eastern
States Exposition Fairgrounds. After the West Haven Speedway closed Harvey
pretty much made the Plainville Stadium his Home winning several Features over
the Years. Harvey's racing career ended after receiving a serious head
injury in what appeared to be minor accident at Plainville Stadium in the late
70's. Harvey was hospitalized for over 10 years as a result of the
accident, before his death in the 80's.
Although the record shows only one death occurred at Plainville Stadium in 1952, in reality Harvey's death was from a Racing Accident.
Also interesting is the #38 Coach which has the right front frame bent up. Harvey was never very successful with the race car until he hit the wall, bending the frame up. The car was raced that way from there after. The car was bent the right way, after that the car won several features and was always near the front. This was a car that wouldn't handle at all before the accident.
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