not forgotten . . .

Ronnie Wallace


Fulton, NY
25.Dec.1937 - 15.Jan.2005

Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame member, Ron Wallace – One of a handful of drivers to experience racing competition in both the “A” and “B” divisions of the fifties and the supermodified cars of the sixties and beyond, Ronnie’s career is one of the longest on record, spanning nearly thirty years. One of the more distinguished of Oswego “lunch-pail drivers” Ronnie found rides wherever he could. Some led him to top place finishes, others led him nowhere. Wallace raced for twenty years until he finally found feature victory lane in 1975, aboard the Dick Rayner / Roscoe Towne No. 76 and parlayed that win to garner the ’75 Oswego Track Championship. Ronnie’s lengthy career places him among the top 25 in the All-Time Supermodified Point Standings.

  source. . . The Oswego Speedway Hall of Fame

Class B car
Class B cars had to run flathead or six cylinder motors
contributed by Joe Oleyourryk

Class A (overhead motor) car which Ronnie drove for Marty Crucitti
contributed by Joe Oleyourryk

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1964

1964

1973, I think, at the Thompson (CT) Speedway. Ron Wallace and Nolan Swift looking at the ex-10 pins car. Classic shot of Nolan in his cowboy hat!
From the archives of Tom Robichaud.

1973, I think, at the Thompson (CT) Speedway. This is indeed Ronnie Wallace, who Swift picked to drive when he retired for the first time (or was it the second?)...Big Don McLaren drove the previous edition of the 10 pins, but as far as I know only when it was numbered Flyin' 5 after Ed Bowley bought it. The driver standing in the background, almost center, is Warren Coniam.
From the archives of Tom Robichaud.

1975 championship season at Oswego

1975 Winged Fulton victory

1972

May 29 1976 Spring 75 lapper

Back to his modified roots in 1976

1978

11th on the '78 Classic grid.

1981

Ronnie would would get a solid 14th place finish in the 1981 Classic at the wheel of Herm Graf's #15 (the #76 car is pictured here). It would be the final Classic for both men.

Ron and crew were honored at the 2004 Classic, shown here with his 1975 championship ride, the "Spirit of 76".

a special match race for former drivers (1987)

  Ronnie Wallace links
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  stats
  • 1975 Oswego Speedway Track Champion
  • ranks 16th with 64 all time Oswego super top 5's (3 wins)
  • 11th, all time Oswego supermodified points
  • 22nd, all time budweiser international classic points
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