Mississippi Racing History Photos

Dirt Car from 1948 through 1969

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(Unknown #) - Gene Newsom - Super Mod - JSA - 1965

No Number - Joe Fascio - New Orleans LA - Modified - Brookhaven Speedway - 1950

00 - Gerald Brewer - Vicksburg MS - builder - Lawrence "Roundman" Chanbliss - Sportsman - Jackson Sports Arena - 1964

04 - JD Parker - Lizana, MS - Mr. Braggs owner - Sprint Car - Twin Oakes Speedway - 1973

Blackhawk no1 - Unkown Driver - Owner - TG "Blackie" Blackwell - Modified - 1949

1 "The Hornet" - Curley Walters - owner Doc Bass - 1951

1 - Curley Walters - Crash - owner Bass - 1951

1 - Jackie Crane - Owner "Pappy" Crane - Gulfport MS - Modified - Pass Road Speedway - 1955

1 - Horace "Pappy" Crane - Gulf Port MS - Modified - Pass Road Speedway - 1955

1 - "Sneaky" Purcell - Modified - Pass Road Speedway - 1955

1 - Jack Mace - Doc Bass Owner - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1959

1A "Ghost" - Ival Cooper - Laurel - 1952

1-A - Tommy Noblin - Forest MS - Late Model - Whynot - Mid 1960's

1jr - James "Big Bore" Ball - owner Doc Bass - Sportsman - Jackson Speedway - 1959

2 - Unknown Driver - Wayne Thomas Owner - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

2 - Unknown Driver - Wayne Thomas Owner - Modified - Crash at Laurel Fairground - 1955

2- Unknown Driver - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

2 - Joe Holley - -- Modified - Laurel - 1960's

2 Short - John Erickson - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

Red Bug 2 - Bob Herring - Hattiesburg MS - Stock - Laurel Fairgroungs - 1954

2by4 - JD Parker - Lizana, MS - Sportsman - Gulfport, MS - 1965

M2 - Unknown Driver - Jackson Sports Arena - 1961

Me2 - Huey Helbert - New Orleans, La - Jackson Sports Arena - 1961

2J's - Jack Mace - Jackson, MS - Modified - SBP - 1957

2T's - Powell Taylor and Bobby Tompkins owners - Utica, MS - Modified - SBP - 1958

2 Sharp - Floyd Kyzer - Ted Sharpe and Pat Patrick owner - Modified - JSA - 1952

2 Sharp - Curley Walters - Ted Sharp and Pat Patrick owners - Modified - 1953

3 - Billy Bayles - Modified - JSA - 1965

3B - Curley Walters - Modified - SBP - 1955

3G -Shane Griffin - Modified - SBP - 1958

WEE 3 - Ben Jack Hilton - Richton MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1954

"4 The 5th" - Floyd Kyser - owner Pat Patrick - Jackson, MS - Modified - SBP - 1954

4 - - (Crash) - Stock - SBP - 1957

4S - Charles Steadman - Morton, MS - Super Mod - SBP - 1962

4by4 - JD Parker - Lizana, MS - Modified - McNeil Speedway - 1960

Mark 4 - Top Rodgers - Herman Quattlebaum-Owner - Stock - SBP - 1958

5 - Curley Walters - owner George Martz - Jackson - Modified - Brookhaven Raceway - 1950

5 - ???? - Lynn Hupperich owner - Jackson, MS - 1951

5 "OK Special" - Floyd Kyser - Brookhaven crash - early 1950's

5 - Clint McHugh - Gulfport, MS - Stock - Laurel - 1955

5 - Curley Walters - Jackson, MS - Modified - JSA - 1961

5 Point - Gerald Bynum - Stock - Laurel - 1957

6 Pac - David Moore - owner Ronald Dearman - Sportsman - JSA - 1964

6 Pac - Ray Cato - Sportsman - JSA - 1965

6 Pac - Billy Wayne Rester - Varnado La - Modified - Foxworth Speedway - 1968

7 - John McCann - Jackson MS - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

7 - John McCann - Jackson MS - Sportsman - Jackson Speedway - 1959

7 - Ken Clifton - Little Rock, AR - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1959

7 - H.L.Hale - Farmerville, La - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1960

7 - Wayne Light - Picayune Ms - Modified - McNeil Speedway - 1966

7-11 - Jim Cooper - Jackson MS - Modified - SBP - 1957

7-11 - Buddy Seals and Ford Allen - Owner - Leo and Leroy Asher - Waveland Ms - Modified - McNeil Speedway - 1966

8 - Ival Cooper - Jackson - Speedbowl Park - 1955

8 - Billy Bales - Monroe LA - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

"8 Ball" - Jack Hubbard - Tupelo, MS - Birmingham Fairgrounds - 1954

"8 Ball" - Unknown Driver from Bogalusa La - Modified - McNeil Speedway - 1966

8c - Toby McCord - Jackson MS - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

8V - Ellis Palasini - "Ellis' other car" - Modified - Laurel - 196?

B-9 - Sonny Hoover - Modified - Riverside Speedway - 196?

9 - Frank Mathews - Modified - Laurel - 1955

9 - Unknown Driver - owner AP Hill & RP Redd - Speedbowl Park - 1957

9 - Top Rogers - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1958

9 - Top Rogers - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1958

9 - Joe Mallard - Monroe LA - Modified - JSA - 1959

9 1/2 - Joe Caspolick - Gulfport, Ms - Earnest Erkhart owner - 1955

10 - Walt Johnson - Modified - Laurel - 1957

10 - HL Hales - Farmerville LA - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

11 - Unknown Driver - Brookhaven Race Track - 1949

11 - Shane Griffin - Jackson, MS - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1958

11 - JD Parker - Lizana, MS - Late Model - Lamey Speedway - 1969

12 Gauge - Noel Wynne - Jackson, MS - Stock - 1953

12 Gauge (New) - Noel Wynne - Jackson, MS - Stock - 1954

13 - Unknown driver - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

13 - Jake Howard - Modified - Brookhaven - 1950

Black Cat 13 - Clint McHugh - Biloxi, MS - Owner - Jake Howard - New Orleans, LA - Modified - Pass Road Speedway - 1954

Black Cat 13 - Joe Fascio "The Fling Italian" - New Orleans, LA - Modified - Laurel - 1955

13 - Gene Pleasant -Jackson, MS - Stock SBP - 1956

13 - Royce Whitlock - Monroe, La - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1960

13 - Royce Whitlock - Monroe, La - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1961

13 - Royce Whitlock -Monroe, LA - Sprint - JSA - 1965

14 - John Erickson - Mendenhall, Ms - Modified - Laurel - 1955

14 - Royce Whitlock - Monroe LA - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1959

14 - Royce Whitlock - Monroe, La - Modified - JSA - 1962

14 - Red Futch - Modified - SBP - 1966

14 - Fred Watson - 6Cyl Pacer Class - Laurel - 1963

14 - Lamar Griffin - Modified - JSA - 1965

Sweet 16 - Gene Allan - Long Beach, MS - Sheffield Clark owner - Modified - SBP - 1956

17 - Pappy Crane - Long Beach, MS - Modified - Laurel - 1955

18 - Curtis Estes - Rolling Fork, Ms - 1967

20 - H.S. Courtney - Georgetown, MS - 1955

20 - H.C. Courtney - LD Phillips Owner - Modified - SBP - 1958

20 - Bob Frenshouer - LouisVille MS - Tom Fant owner - Jalopy - JSA - 1965

20 - Bobby Harrell - Modified - JSA - 1965

21 - Buddy Rea - Modified - Roberson Race Track - 1966

22 - Joe Booker - Laurel Fairground - 1954

22 - Hoy D Speights - Sportsman - JSA - 1965

24 - (Unknown) - Jalopy - JSA - 1965

25 - V.O.Williams - Jackson MS - Jackson Sports Arena - 1958

28 - Ed Sanford - Jackson, MS - Stock - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1951

28 - "Gypsy" Bill Evans - New Orleans, LA - Stock - SBP - 1954

28 - Bill Evans - New Orleanes, LA - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

30 - Joe Fascio - New Orleans - Modified - Pass Road Speedway - 1954

31 - Bill Steadman - Morton MS - Owner Larry "Killer" Keeton - Sportsman - Jackson Sports Arena - 1965

32 - Charles Steadman - Morton MS - Owner HT Comfort - Morton MS - Sportsman - Jackson Sports Arena - 1965

32 - Bobby Foster - 6Cyl Pacer Class - Laurel - 1963

33 - Unknown Driver - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

Big 34 - Ben Jack Hilton - Richton, MS - Owner - JW Cooper & Liston Malone - Richton, MS - Modified - Laurel Fairground - 1956

34 Miss Chicken - Bill Steadman - Buddy Taylor Owner- Morton, MS - JSA - 1962

34 - Pat Robertson - Texarkana, Tx - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1960

Little 34 - Ben Jack Hilton - Richton, MS - Stock - Laurel - 1955

36 - Joe Fascio - New Orleans LA - Modified - Sportsman Pearl Speedway LA - 1952

36 - Joe Fascio - New Orleans LA - NASCAR Modified - Daytona Beach Road Course - 1955

42 - Joe Booker - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1954

44 - Billy Joe Smith - Odessa TX - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1961

45 - Joe Caspolick - Bay St. Louis, MS - Owner - Bill Gazaway - Atlanta Ga - NASCAR Rebel 300 - Darlington - May 14, 1960

46 - Raymond Godman - Memphis, TN - Stock - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

46 - Floyd Kyser - Jackson, MS - Modified - SBP - 1955

46 - Floyd Kyser - Jackson, MS - Modified - SBP - 1956

46 - Ted Young - Greenville Ms - Modified - 1967

49 - Lamar Griffing - Jackson, MS - Pat Miles & Cash Hutchinson Owners - Modified - 1955

49 - Jack Mace - Jackson, MS - Johnny Baker Owner - Stock - SBP - 1955

49 - Johnny Baker - Jackson, MS - modified - Jackson Speedway - 1959

49 - JD Parker - Lizana, MS - Hoyt Spikes owner - Sportsman - 1966

49 - (Unknown) - Johnny Baker owner - Jalopy - SBP - 196?

49 - (Unknown Driver) - Johnny Baker owner - Modified - Jackson, MS - JSA - 1962

49 - Jim Philamalee - Greenville MS - owner Shorty Covert - Sportsman - Benton Speedbowl - 1964

50 - Lucky Mays - Gulfport, MS - owners Burl Mathis, Harold Roberts, Travis Leggett, Pug McRaney - Modified - Laurel Fairground - 1952

50 - Tommy Noblin - Forest MS - Hobby Class - Early 1960's

50 - Tommy Noblin - Forest MS - Owner - Jack & Lynda Irby - 1965

50-50 - Johnie Ray Dyess - Bassfield, MS - Hobby - Carson Speedway - 1966

P-51 - ???? - Picture taken in Meridian, MS - 1952

52 - James Ester - Louisville, MS - Jackson Motor Speedway - 1950

52 - Curley Walters - Jackson MS - James Estes owner - Louisville MS - Speedbowl Park - 1953

54 - Charlie Merrill - Biloxi, MS - Modified - Pass Road - 1954

Car 54 - Ray Cato - Vicksburg, MS - Sportsman - 196?

55 - Fred Raulins - WL Bonner owner - Modified - SBP - 1952

55 - P.A. Luper - Taylorsville, MS - W.L. Bonner Owner - 1954

55 - PA Luper - Taylorsville, MS - WL Bonner Owner - Modified - JSA -1960

55 - Shane Griffin - Jackson, MS - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1955

55 - Bob Herrin - Jackson, MS - 1960

57 - Bob Herrin - Cooney Burt owner - Modified - Pass Road - 1955

57 - James Townsend - Longbeach Ms - Modified - Pass Road - 1955

59 1/2 - James Townsend - Longbeach Ms - Stock - Pass Road - 1955

60 - Andy Mooney - Jackson, MS - Laurel - 1955

60 - James Ball - Jackson, MS - Modified - SBP - 1955

60 - Curtis Newson - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

60 - Armond Holley - Owner - Keith Peoples & Connie Goldman - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1962

61 - Lamar Griffin - Jackson, MS - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

64 - Ralph McMurray - Gulfport, MS - Modified - Laurel Fairground - 1955

69 - James Ball - Jackson, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1955

71 - Charles Ervin - Sandy Hook, MS - Hobby - Carson Speedway - 1968

72 - Rodney McKenzie - Ulious Mckenzie owner - Columbia, Ms - Hobby - Foxworth Speedway - 1969

76 - Unkown Driver - Owner - TG "Blackie" Blackwell - Magee, MS - Modified - 1951

76 - Charlie Merrill - Owner - TG "Blackie" Blackwell - Magee, MS - Modified - 1952

76 - Clint McHugh - Owner - TG "Blackie" Blackwell - Magee, MS - Modified - 1954

76 - Joe Caspolich - Gulfport, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1955

76 - Joe Booker - Mendenhall, MS - TG Blackwell owner - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds- 1955

76 - Clint McHugh - Biloxi, MS - T.G Blackie Blackwell Owner - 1955

76 - Bob Herrin - Hattiesburg MS - Owner TG Blackwell - Mendenhall MS - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1956

77 - Herman Wise - Toccoa, GA - Super Mod - Oswego Speedway New York - 1965

77 - J.W. Cooper - Richton, MS - Stock - Speedbowl Park 1955

F-80 - Hoyt Alexander - Modified - Riverside Speedway - 196?

81 - Lynn Tubbs - Biloxi Speedway - 1967

82 - Little Joe Holley - Memphis, TN - 1962

85 - James Smith - Nashville, TN - 1955

85 - Grady Wright - Texarkanna TX - Modified - Jackson Speedway - 1959

85 - Grady Wright - Texarkanna TX - Modified - JSA - 1966

86 - Unknown Driver - Sportsman - Jackson Speedway - 1959

88 - Curley Walters - Brookhaven Raceway - 1950

88 - Billy Bates - Monroe, La - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

88 - Gene Newsom - Modified - JSA - 1965

88 - Ronald Ellsworth - Modified - JSA - 1966

91 - Top Rodgers - Flora, MS - owner Harvey Simms - 195?

91 - Lucky Mays - Gulfport, MS - Modified - Pass Road -1955

92 - Larmar Griffin - Sidney Wallace owner - Morton MS - Modified - JSA - 1960

92 - Barnet Jones - Morton, MS - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1961

92 - Nolan Bennett -Morton, MS - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1963

93 - David Bradley - 6Cyl Pacer Class - Laurel - 1963

97 - Clint McHugh - Bolixi, MS - owner Cooney Bert - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1956

99 - - Ben Adams Owner- 1960

99 -Curley Walters - Ben Adams owner - Modified - JSA - 1965

99 - The Legendary Sprint Car Hall of Famer - Hooker Hood - Memphis, TN - 1963

99 - Bill Corley - Laurel, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1955

99 Jr - Ikey Jerome - Brookhaven MS - Stock Jackson Sports Arena - 1963

105 - Willis "Slick" Grant - Modified - JSA - 1966

111 - Robert Earl McCaughn - Morton MS - Owner Buddy Taylor - Jalopy Class - JSA - 1960

188 - The Legendary Sprint Car Hall of Famer - Hooker Hood - Memphis, TN- 1956

200 - Bugs Johansen - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1955

210 - Tom Alexander - Lafayette, La -Modofied - SBP - 1955

215 - (Unknown Driver)- Biloxi, MS - Modified - Pass Road - 1954

215 - Wife of PA Luper - Powder Puff Winner - PRS - 1956

248 - Gene Allen - Pass Road Speedway 1955

248 - Ival Cooper "The Little Man with the Heavy Foot" - Jackson, MS - 1955

248 - Clint McHugh & Ival Cooper - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1956

248 - Ival Cooper "The Little Man with the Heavy Foot"- Track Champion - 1960

248 - Jack Mace - Super Mod - JSA - 1965

252 - Walter Johnson - Laurel, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1955

262 - Ralph McKlemurry - Gulfport, MS - 1955

262 - Clint McHugh - Bolixi MS - Modified - Pass Road - 1955

272 - Tommy Milstead - Carriere Ms - Modified - Lameys Speedway - 1966

276 - Ray Myers - Baton Rouge La - Sportsman - JSA - 1965

301 - Jay Gonzales - Baton Rouge - Modified - JSA -1967

311 - Bill Corley - Jackson, MS - Luke Andries Owner - 195?

312 - P.A. Luper - Taylorsville, MS - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

317 - "Curley" Walters - Jackson, MS - 1954

327 - Tommy Noblin - Owner Joe Hall - Jackson, MS - Sportsman - 1964

327jr - Joe Hall - Jackson, MS - Sportsman Class - JSA - 1965

336 - Joe Fascio "The Flying Italian" - New Orleans, La - 1957

348 - Clint McHugh - Pass Road - 1954

392 - Bill Corley - Jackson, MS - Modified - SBP - 1955

392 - Bill Corley - Jackson Speedway - 1958

392 - Tommy Noblin - Forest, MS - Modified - JSA - 1962

392 - Tommy Noblin - Forest MS - Owner - Rubin Finch - Forest MS - Late Mode - Mid 1960's

392 - Bill Steadman - Owner R.B. Finch - Modified - JSA - 1965

406 - Freddy Cook - Monroe, LA - Modified - JSA - 1965

419 - - - 1955

444 - Bob Herrin - owner Mac Morris - Modified - SBP- 1954

555KKK - Billy Ray Peters - Jalopy - JSA - 1965

609 - Ival Cooper - "The Little Man with the Heavy Foot" - 1958

631 - Ival Cooper - Jackson, MS - Owner - Floyd McElveen - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1954

631 - Ival Cooper "The Little Man with the Heavy Foot" - Jackson, MS - 1956

666 - Joe Caspolich - Bay St Louis - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1954

666 - Joe Caspolich - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1955

6666 - Joe Caspolich - Modified -1955

709 - David Moore - Owner Mac Scarbrough - Jackson Sports Arena - 1964

714 - Hooker Hood - Memphis,TN - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1955

715 - Jim Furrow - Baton Rouge, La - Modified - Laurel fairgrounds - 1955

827 - Joe Caspolich -Biloxi, MS - 1957

943 - Lamar Griffin - Jackson, MS - owner James Marcell Harris - SBP - 1955

948 - John Erickson - Jackson, MS - Speedbowl Park - 1957

948 - John Erickson - Jackson, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1957

999 - Noel Wynne - Jackson, MS - Stock - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1955

4444 - Ival Cooper "The Little Man with the Heavy Foot" - Jackson, MS - 195?

4444 - Bob Herrin - Hattiesburg, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1956

Tripple X "White Lightning" - Red Cardwell - 0wner Bobby Walters - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1957

U2 - Gene Pleasant - 1954

V8 Chev -Ellis Palasini "The Man in Black" - LeLand, MS - 1954

V8 Red - P.A. Luper - Taylorsville, MS - Modified - Laurel Fairgrounds - 1955

V8 Red - Bob Herrin - Hattiesburg, MS - Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1960

V8 White - P.A. Luper - Taylorsville, MS - Modified - Speedbowl Park - 1958

"Little Widow" - Ellis Palasini - Owner Thomas Patterson - Canton, MS - "B" Class Modifired - Laruel Fairgrounds - 1959

V-8 "Black Widow" - Ellis Palasini "The man in Black"- Leland, MS - Modified - JSA -1959

V8 - D. Landers - Modified - McNeil Speedway - 1966

V8 - Ray Cato - Vicksburg, MS - Sportsman - 1968

X - Gene Tapia - Mobil AL - Modified - PRS - 1955