Although these photos are not Modifieds, these cars and drivers were a big part of North East Racing History. Many drivers who started in the Open Wheelers were also Modified Stars, such as Dave Humphreys the 1st Waterford Speedbowl Modified Champion and Ted Tappet the 1st Riverside Park Speedway Modified Champion.  Some Modified Drivers would drive both when the opportunity arose, such as Gene Bergin. Some of the early Modified Drivers ended up leaving a big mark on in the open wheelers such as Joe Csiki and Denny Zimmerman, an Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.

I'm sure most will remember some of these names when they made the yearly visits to you local track in the 50's and 60's.



Jerry Russo


Walter Gale


Wayne Doersler


Jiggs Peters


Bob Harkey


Tony Bonadies


Dutch Schaefer


Al Pillion


Bob Disbrow


Hank Rogers


Gene Bergin


Bill Stofer


Gene Monsen


Dick Brown


Bob Hart


Bert Brooks


Chet Conklin


Don Gillette


King Carpenter


Dave Humphreys


Don Morris


Bryant Ingalls


Ray Brown


Leo Nanigan


Bob Wrobel


Art Cross


Bill Randall


Bill Schindler


Bobby Courtright


Charles Ethier


Joe Csiki


Earl Halaquest


Eddie Gallione


Hank Williams


Gene Bergin


Jim Maguire


Joe Sostilio


Johnnie Tolan


Johnny Thompson


Len Duncan


Lou Johnson


Eddie Flemke


Gene Bergin


Nick Fonoro, Sr.


Shorty Templeman



Ted Horn



Tommy Hinnershitz



Tony Romit

#55 Bill Eldridge

#5 Dick Brown



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