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Johnny Coy Sr.

29 October 2006 - 04:50 PM

John Barbaro, known to generations of Eastern open wheel fans as Johnny Coy, passed away yesterday on his native Long Island. Details were not immediately released by the family although it was known that he had been in ill health for some time. It is believed that Johnny Coy was 80 years old. In his career Coy raced everything from stock cars and TQ's to midgets, sprints, and champ cars. He passed his rookie test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway yet never qualified for the race. Coy won hundreds of features in his career that stretched from the late 1940's until the late 1970's. He is best known for his success in midgets. Coy was the 1958 NASCAR midget champion as well as a four time ARDC champion winning that title in 1968-69, and 1971-72. Two of his sons made a mark in racing also. Joey Coy was the 1989, 1991, and 1993 NEMA champion and the 1992 ARDC titlest. Johnny Coy Jr. drove midgets for several years winning many races but is best known as a former Winston Cup crew chief for James Hylton. Johnny Coy is survived by his wife Erlinda, children Brenda, John Jr., Joseph, James, Deborah, Theresa, William, and Darlene as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. On a personal note Johnny Coy was my first racing hero as a boy. May Johnny Coy RIP.

Kokomo - 7/6

08 July 2006 - 06:48 AM

I can't believe that no one posted anything about the midget race at Kokomo Thursday night. It was the first race for the D.O. International Speedcar series. Bryan Clauson won the 25 lap feature followed by Jerry Coons Jr., Jon Stanbraugh, Brent Beauchamp, and Cole Whitt. Twenty-one cars on hand. The qualifying was done Chili Bowl style with each car running two heats and passing points were awarded. The 600's were also on the program. Great night of racing!

X2ra @ Anderson

10 June 2006 - 08:10 PM

Persistent rains forced cancellation of the X2RA midget event at the Anderson Speedway tonight. No rain date has been set. Watch both the X2RA and Anderson websites for info. The next X2RA event is scheduled for Friday, June 23rd at Lakeville, Ohio. The next night, June 24th, X2RA will return to the Montpelier Speedway.


07 May 2006 - 08:51 AM

Shane Cottle wheeled the Kevin Gross midget to a pair of 20 lap feature wins Saturday at the XPlex Montpelier Speedway. Starting up front in the first twenty and last in the second Cottle was not to be denied and scored the emotional and popular wins. Shane Hollingsworth piloting the Don Moore car was equally impressive and rim rode to second place finishes in both features. Next Saturday May 13th the X2RA returns to Montpelier for another night of great midget racing.