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capitalcity300
04-19-2008, 04:25 AM
Got any information on the Islip Speedway flagmen ??? :cheers: :wave:

Got any names and racing dates of Islip Speedway flagmen??? :cool:

Got any photos of the Islip Speedway flagmen with their checkered flags??? :help:

I loved photos of the Islip Speedway checkered flags and their racing history!!! :applause: :lol: :D

Know of any Islip Speedway 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:

Dwight Clock
04-19-2008, 08:12 AM
Johnny Rocco flagged from the late 50's until the mid 60's. Dutch Miller took over until his horrible accident around 1980 or so. Ray Mortuano then became the starter until Islip closed in 1985.

RickFigure8
04-19-2008, 11:39 AM
Dwight didn't Carl Miller, Dutch's son, do some filling in or assistant starter work after his father? I may be way off on this but for some reason Carl as a starter too comes to me.

Dwight Clock
04-19-2008, 01:42 PM
Dwight didn't Carl Miller, Dutch's son, do some filling in or assistant starter work after his father? I may be way off on this but for some reason Carl as a starter too comes to me.You might be right although I don't remember that. I remember Carl started racing in the Street Stock division at Islip in '79 or '80. #99.

W. J.
04-19-2008, 09:24 PM
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RickFigure8
04-20-2008, 01:44 PM
Yeah I wasn't sure. Something just sticks in my mind about Carl. He started in the street stock a couple years after I started racing. I used to have a couple rolls of photos of Carls last modified as it was being built but they disappeared years ago. I have some photos coming of it at Pocono.

debster
04-20-2008, 09:17 PM
Yes Carl was an assistant starter with his father for a little while when he was young.

debster
04-20-2008, 09:21 PM
Starters at Islip

RickFigure8
04-20-2008, 10:43 PM
Jack Ficcara, Ralph (Ralph's Racing Products), George Wagner, and Dutch

RickFigure8
04-20-2008, 10:46 PM
Thank you Debster, I'm not going crazy just yet.

capitalcity300
04-21-2008, 04:06 AM
Starters at Islip
Thanks for the photos. :cheers:
Please ID (give names) of the people in the race photo (below). :help:
Date (year) of race photo (below). :help:

Wannaberacer
04-21-2008, 07:07 PM
someone mentioned "dutch millers horrible accident" what happened?

debster
04-21-2008, 08:22 PM
someone mentioned "dutch millers horrible accident" what happened?

He was burned in his car. He thew a cigarette out the window and it landed in the back seat and a fire started I believe it happen on a parkway so by the time he stopped the car was in flames and some passer by got him out. He lived for a few weeks but sadly he passed away.

TMAC
07-15-2008, 01:36 PM
Would anyone have info[stat's, pictures] on a friend of mine[see above].He raced at the polo grounds,freeport and islip[late 40's -60's]raced in sportsman class
Thanks for your help,i am trying to get him out for legends day at riverhead