Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Richie Evans hall of fame documentary

While most racing fans from the Rome-area are familiar with the driver Richie Evans' career and the circumstances of his death, there are some casual fans and youth who may need a refresher before the "Rapid Roman" is inducted to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday.
 Here is an excellent documentary originally aired on the Speed channel with video footage and interviews of the late modified champ.

Evans won four titles at Utica-Rome Speedway in his orange No. 61 then went on to win nine NASCAR Modified championships — including eight in a row from 1978-85. His final title was awarded posthumously after a fatal crash during a practice session for the final event of the 1985 season at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. He was 44 years old.


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