|"This was a great track in Oklahoma City that ran for about three years in the mid 70s. It was a great place to hook up with speedway buddies from all over the country. The promoter was great. he always paid good tow money and put us up in a nice hotel and provided lots of entertainment while we were in town." Rod Cowell|
|Note: The year of 1976 is an estimate, could be off a year or two...|
|I want to thank Rod for this program!|
"The photos below are from a Speedway on Ice race that my Dad (Jim Stewart) sponsored. He owned a local Speed Shop selling automotive related items. Basically, he is a racing enthusiast that enjoys racing of all sorts. His name is Jim Stewart and the business he owned was the Corvette Center, later becoming Auto Sports Center. He would donate to the prize money and the points fund at the end of the year. He helped out Mike "Hollywood" Hughes.
The races were held at the Myriad in Oklahoma City back in the late 70's/early 80's. They ran this event for 2 or 3 years and it drew big crowds. The ice racing was held the same years they raced at Limestone Run in Oklahoma City. Speedway Racing was popular here for a few years and then it just went away.
Myself, I raced Motocross and eventually moved into the Sprint Cars. Speedway Racers have always impressed me. I think a Speedway Racer could get into a World of Outlaw Sprint Car and be an instant success." John Stewart.
I want to thank John for this information and the photos below!
|Howard Koster||Hollywood Hughes and Kelly Gilbert|
|Leon Hughes||Mike Hughes|
|Compliments of Rod Cowell|
|Left - "These were taken at Oklahoma Ice. I was in front Rick Workman in back."
Right - "I am waving to crowd during introductions. Tony Westbrook is behind me, and Jon Ingram was my Crew Chief." Rod Cowell
|"Cool! These photos are from the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City. I recognized the guy in the second picture with the yellow helmet. His name is Trey Jorski. He was a big-time MX'er and converted over to the Speedway bikes with much success, locally." John Stewart|