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In later years, he was one-half of a family team that also included his son, aptly-nicknamed “Musketball.” Though his career was reasonably-brief by conventional standards, this guy had a huge-impact on the early history of the Speedbowl.
Twice a Modified titlist (1952 & 62), Dick Beauregard’s flamboyant driving-style won-over a legion of fans, along with a few detractors.
A true “stand-on-the-gas” competitor, his retirement in 1962 after only a decade yielded 62 victories in both Modified & Non Ford competition.
This shot captures him shortly before he hung-up his helmet, quite-fittingly retiring as a champion.
We open this week’s column with an action-shot from the former Cherry Park Speedway located in Avon, Connecticut.
A truly-picturesque facility (complete with an old-time covered grandstand), Cherry Park opened in 1882 as a horse track and in 1933 began presenting auto racing on the original half-mile dirt circuit.
It lay dormant from 1954 to 1959 when it was razed for development.
Historically-astute readers will recognize the name of the car’s owner; it was none-other than one “Moneybags” Moe Gherzi, a star-performer in the early days of our sport, and also the long-time Race Director at Plainville Stadium.He was equally successful on both dirt and asphalt.He won a record 21 features on the old dirt at Stafford Speedway in the late 50’s and early 60’s.The date is April 10, 1966, and the location is the late Riverside Park fifth-miler in Agawam, Massachusetts.Seen in this paddock-area shot are three of most famous names in New England Modified racing history.