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Dwight Clock
03-12-2007, 12:26 PM
Name the driver that won a 1965 Islip modified feature in a Fred Harbach X89 backup car and then went on to a stellar career at the top level of American open wheel racing, Indy racing.

03-12-2007, 12:43 PM
My Guess would be Mario Andretti. I honestly do not remember him in modifieds but I know he did some racing on Long Island in a TQ, so I guess it is possible he ran a Modified.

Dwight Clock
03-12-2007, 08:22 PM
Not Mario. Andretti raced at the Island Gardens in the TQ's around 1962-63 but I don't think he ever raced a modified on the Island.

03-12-2007, 08:44 PM
How about AJ Foyt?

Dwight Clock
03-12-2007, 08:49 PM
Not A.J. either. This guy started out as a drag racer, then raced modifieds, and went to ARDC before embarking on his Indy career.

03-12-2007, 08:51 PM
Dennis Zimmerman.

Dwight Clock
03-14-2007, 11:11 AM
Wally Dallenbach won a 1965 Islip modified feature driving a backup X89 for Fred Harbach. The ARDC midgets were in town and Dallenbach came with them.