Flemington Speedway Historical Society Inc.

PO Box 1003

Flemington, NJ 08822

info@flemingtonspeedwayhistoricalsociety.com

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Flemington Speedway Historical Society Inc.

PO Box 1003

Flemington, NJ 08822

info@flemingtonspeedwayhistoricalsociety.com

This is YOUR Car Show!

Thank you for and congratulations on making it

Hunterdon County’s biggest and best!

FSHS Car Show Vendors & Exhibitors may register online now. Quick and easy, it saves time and money.

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Inc. (FSHS) is a public charity recognized by the IRS code as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) status.

The mission of FSHS is to preserve, protect, and document the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway.

Your contributions are appreciated and tax deductible. 

Flemington Speedway Historical Society Inc. (FSHS) is a public charity recognized by the IRS code as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) status.

The mission of FSHS is to preserve, protect, and document the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway.

Your contributions are appreciated and tax deductible. 

Countdown to the 2016 FSHS Car Show.

Don’t procrastinate.

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You’re Invited to FSHS’s Race Day at the Fair!

FSHS’s Race Day at the Fair, the annual Flemington Speedway reunion, begins at noon, Sunday, August 28th. The Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, located at 1207 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ (the site of the old Ringoes drive-in). This year’s Race Day at the Fair program will pay tribute to the late champion Modified car owner, constructor, and innovator Paul Deasey Sr. 

Drivers, crew, owners, officials, fans, and friends of Flemington Fair Speedway - please join us!

Today through Sunday, August 28, Flemington Speedway Historical Society (FSHS) is presenting an overflowing tent of vintage race cars at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. FSHS is a public charity 501(c)(3) whose mission is to preserve, protect, and document the history of the Flemington Fairgrounds and Speedway. 

Among many highlights of FSHS’s 2016 Fair display, the restored 1976 Flemington Sportsman Championship Stock Car of Billy Pauch stands out. With this car in 1976 Mr. Pauch, who was recently inducted into the Northeast Dirt Modified Hall of Fame, won 10 Flemington Speedway Sportsman features. 

A Modified Stock Car, recently-restored by Dave Lounsbury, is one of several originally built by the late racing legend Paul Deasey Sr., numbered “707” and christened “The Big Donkey.” This car was driven to five Modified feature wins in the 1971 season by Stan Ploski Jr. Mr. Ploski is another racing legend, who has himself committed to being in attendance for Sunday, August 28 and FSHS’s Race Day at the Fair

Paul Deasey teamed with the late Al Tasnady to dominate Flemington’s Modified division in 1963 and 1964, winning 22 features there together. Sammy Beavers and Will Cagle also drove Paul Deasey Sr. machines to Flemington victory. Sunday afternoon, Mr. Deasey’s family, colleagues, and former drivers will be on hand to share their recollections of one of Flemington Speedway’s and Modified Stock Car racing’s most influential competitors. Paul Deasey Jr. is working to bring the cammer to the event. 

Delaware Township’s The Great Crate Race is displaying gravity-powered “Crates.” Sergeantsville, NJ hosts this Hunterdon County tradition each July 4th. One of the few remaining organized public race meets in Hunterdon County, the community event is approaching its 30th anniversary. Two of the Crates, driven by twins Travis and Jeffrey Trautman, are artfully modeled after former Flemington Speedway race cars: Frankie Schneider’s #2, and Billy Pauch’s #15. 

Clinton’s Red Mill Museum Village, another non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has contributed to the FSHS display by presenting ephemeral artifacts from the historical Flemington Fair. 

Auto Racing Research Associates (ARRA), is displaying some of their statistical research on the FSHS tables. 

Tri-State Vintage Stock Car Memorabilia’s display occupies their segregated portion of the tent.  

The Skip Serridge and J.R. Booth number 5A Midget race car is a popular part of the FSHS exhibit, as fairgoers may climb into its cockpit for photos. The white, black, and yellow car is a feature winner at the former Flemington Fair Speedway. 

The Hayes-Liss #1 Sprint Car is another vehicle available for such photo ops. 

The family of the late Chuck “Bunny” Schneider came to the fair and donated Mr. Schneider’s last #2JR race car to FSHS. The red and white Mini Stock competed at Flemington in the 1990s, while it’s driver, Bunny Schneider, competed there for decades in many divisions, including the Modifieds, like his older brother Frankie. 

Online registrations continue to trickle in for the Saturday, October 15, 2016 FSHS Car Show, presented by Lentini Auto Salvage. Thanks to all who have made pre-registration a record to this point. Why wait? Register now!

You’re Invited to FSHS’s Race Day at the Fair!