View Full Version : Starter at rhd

04-16-2008, 09:49 AM
How many were there since they open who are they :wave:

04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
harry rambo and oscar lorenz i think

04-17-2008, 10:55 AM
Eddie Herold

W. J.
04-17-2008, 11:50 AM

Dwight Clock
04-17-2008, 05:16 PM
Bob Lee in the mid 70's.

04-17-2008, 05:31 PM
Steve TOOKER! :applause:

04-19-2008, 01:51 AM
How many were there since they open who are they :wave:
Riverheads are you talking about the Riverhead race track flagman or flagmen??? :cheers: :wave:

Some race tracks have (2) flagmen (an official flagman and an official flagman assistant) in the starter's stand. :cool:

Got any photos of these Riverhead flagmen with their checkered flags??? :help:

I loved photos of the race track's checkered flags and their racing history!!! :applause: :lol: :D

Know of any Riverhead flagmen knock out of the starter's stand by an race car during an race??? :confused: :rolleyes: :help:

Hurt or Killed??? :confused: :rolleyes: :help:

Thanks for any photos or information. :applause: :cheers:

Captain History
04-19-2008, 09:21 AM
The only person that I know of who died at Riverhead while in actual competition was John Watts in a 1970 Modified event. It appears that he had a heart attack after he had been a leader in that feature.

Dwight Clock
04-19-2008, 02:42 PM
There was an assistant flagman who worked the pit gate between turns 3 & 4. He was an older gentleman. In 1972 during a hot lap session Leo Ceckowski slid up and hit this poor guy who went airborne, rolling along the catch fence and landing in the pits. He lived but, as I recall, he broke both legs and was laid up for a very long time. Leo was devastated about it. For the life of me I can't remember the flagmans name.

04-20-2008, 09:00 AM
i also believe that there was also an incident where an enduro driver had a heart attack while racing.i was in the infield and he came out of 2 and slumped and crashed into several cars before getting wedged between cars in the infield.track crew was great in getting car shut down and if my memory serves me it was chris youngs wife who actually took the lead to save his life.i think i remember the name but dont want to post in case im wrong.he was from lindenhurst.that was some day.i also have pics buried of the helicopter landing in the pit area for lucky the photog who was enduro racing and got flipped over.

04-20-2008, 09:05 AM
larsen jr, frank bonsingore, mike r

04-20-2008, 12:38 PM
I think he's just looking for starters who were injured or killed.

04-20-2008, 12:42 PM
sorry got off topic.but when i read about the guy dying in 70 it brought back memories!