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Old 01-06-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Some pics from back in the day at Cornhusker Raceway Park in Omaha Nebraska. Many big names raced at this short lived track. Anybody have any more pics or stories?




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Old 01-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Do you have any shots of a white 63 Plymouth aluminum car that had light blue stripes. It was Weldon and Steve Christian’s car, sponsored by Cox Motor Company.

I think it won a divisional race in Omaha about 1966 or 67.

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Old 01-07-2012, 03:35 PM   #3
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Do you know if this was a local fellow or not...this was the ex-John Hagen car...does anyone know where this car is today!




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Old 01-08-2012, 07:47 PM   #4
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No pictures of the 1963 Plymouth. Cornhusker opened in fall 1969. Some Cornhusker Drag Record Holders. Still trying to figure out the green Cuda.









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Old 01-08-2012, 10:59 PM   #5
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Few more pics





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Old 01-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #6
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Do you have any shots of a white 63 Plymouth aluminum car that had light blue stripes. It was Weldon and Steve Christian’s car, sponsored by Cox Motor Company. I think it won a divisional race in Omaha about 1966 or 67.
Thanks, Bill
This car sounds familiar, let me do some digging...I'm not sure which track this is though.


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Old 01-27-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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A few more old pics from Cornhusker drag ways...track only lasted 4 or 5 years.







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Old 01-27-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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Where was the track located? I went to school in Omaha in the 80s but didn't realize there was ever a track there.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:00 AM   #9
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Where was the track located? I went to school in Omaha in the 80s but didn't realize there was ever a track there.
It was along Hwy.50, just North of Sapp Bros. truck stop about a half mile at Giles Rd. By the 80s it had been replaced by Watkins concrete block plant. I'm still a little bitter that I was born too late to enjoy this place!
Looking through those records, I see some familiar names...Bichlmeier, Wayne Lewis, Eddie Rezac, Vern Moats, etc.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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Some more pics courtesy of Kim Schlegelmilch. Kim's Dad raced a 57 chevy at Cornhusker.











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