New York National Speedway opened on March 20, 1966 and established itself as the premier track in the northeast.
(top to bottom, left to right) 1. Casey Powell at the helm of the "New Yorker" Mustang F/C at the 1971 UHRA Nationals at NYNS. 2. Local L.I. racer Jim Maybeck was a mainstay at NYNS seen here in 1968 with the "Patriot" Chevelle F/C (ex- Bruce Larson). 3. New Rochelle's Bobby Lagana's "American Challenge" Challenger F/C in 1971. 4. Oceanside's famed Pacers AA/FD smoking the tires in 1966. 5. NYNS raced cars 4 wide way before anyone else. 6. Dick Landy in his A/FX Dodge Dart blasting off the line at the 1966 Super Stock Nationals. 7. Shot of the New York National Speedway Tower. 8. T-shirt from 1974 National Challenge at NNYS. 9. Typical dragster action shows Jim Nicholl's "Der Wienerschnitzel" AA/FD at the Bakersfield Smokers Meet in 1969. 10. Program souvenir from the UHRA Nationals at NNYS. 11. Old advertisement with contact details for the track. 12. National Speedway Patch. 13. New York National Speedway Ticket Stub. 14. Coney Island Ralph landolfi pilots the Buick Dealers Association "Ingenue" Buick F/C in 1968 AHRA Nationals. 15. National Speedway hosted the Super Stock (magazine) Nationals in July of that year. 16. Early 70s photo showing the pits at NY National. Always packed on any given Sunday. 17. A photo of the S/S Ram Smoke at the line during the 1966 Super Stock Nationals. 18. A NNYS Track sign. 19. S&K Speed AMX S/S at NYN in 1969. Owned by Charlotte and Leon Sporn (Westbury Rambler) and driven by Fred Dellis. 20. A "Smokers" T-shirt from NNYS.
A very special thanks for the photos and above information to Ted Pappacena. His vast work is cataloged and prints are available at www.dragracingimagery.com.