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tailtank
February 28, 2013 at 08:46:26 PM
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Mr. Elmer was the father of Terry Gray & Amy Swindell. He was a local racer who was one of the best of his day. May he rest in peace with his lovely wife Mrs. Shirley.

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Part time racefan, part time race photographer.


butchknouse14
May 18, 2017 at 10:23:16 PM
Joined: 04/26/2016
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I see an Elmer Gray has 4 Sprint/Super Modified feature wins at Port Royal in PA. Is it Memphis Elmer, or somebody else?



Dryslick Willie
May 19, 2017 at 04:42:38 AM
Joined: 12/17/2009
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Posted By: butchknouse14 on May 18 2017 at 10:23:16 PM

I see an Elmer Gray has 4 Sprint/Super Modified feature wins at Port Royal in PA. Is it Memphis Elmer, or somebody else?



I don't know for sure, but I'd guess it was Memphis Elmer.   Not saying there couldn't have been two Elmer Grays, but the Memphis one was very good and the guys from Memphis did travel to other areas and race back in that day.    



Eagle Pit Shack Guy
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May 19, 2017 at 09:48:42 AM
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Thoughts and prayers to the family. R.I.P. Mr. Gray.


I am lucky enough to work at one of the best tracks 
anywhere.

checkered48
May 19, 2017 at 10:06:36 AM
Joined: 02/24/2008
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So sorry to hear this! I was raised at Riverside Speedway back in the early 70's and always enjoyed watching Mr. Gray in a "B" car. It was a heck of a class to watch with many family ties in it. The Swindells, Grays, Hoyt Alexander and his son Eddy, Hooker Hood, just to name a few. So many great drivers came from there back in the day. Bobby Davis Jr., Lee Brewer Jr., Ricky Hood, Ronnie Daniels, Hoyt Hodnett and son Gregg, just to add to the list. I would love to see them bring back the 410 sprints and see if it could produce that caliber of drivers again! RIP Mr. Gray and thanks for the memories!



jah42
May 19, 2017 at 10:20:42 AM
Joined: 11/26/2004
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He passed 4 years ago. Nice some remember.



Redman
May 19, 2017 at 10:26:09 AM
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There was two Elmer Gray's    Port Royal late model driver, Tim Gray's father was Elmer...   This is the Elmer that has the feature wins at Port Royal. He was a member of the Penn Central Racing Ass..  The group that brought auto racint to the Port back in the 50's 


"You will never know it was your "Day" until it's over"

Dryslick Willie
May 19, 2017 at 03:52:02 PM
Joined: 12/17/2009
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Posted By: Redman on May 19 2017 at 10:26:09 AM

There was two Elmer Gray's    Port Royal late model driver, Tim Gray's father was Elmer...   This is the Elmer that has the feature wins at Port Royal. He was a member of the Penn Central Racing Ass..  The group that brought auto racint to the Port back in the 50's 



Ah hah!   Great information, thanks for enlightening us.    





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