Year:  1990
Driver:   Dave Olds Sr.
Photo Contributed by:   Olds Family Photo Photo Credits:   Track Photo
The Back Story: 

Dave Olds posing and piloting the Mike Radwich owned #37 during the 1990 season. Dave is also the father of Dan and Doug Olds of the Olds Brothers Racing team from Hinsdale Massachusetts and the head wrench of the operation. Dave is also a key member of the Hinsdale Fire Department being a main force in the repair, maintenance and fabrication of the equipment used by the Department. Dave is also working on the 1929 Buffalo fire engine currently being restored for the Hinsdale muster team.

Mike Radwich was a racer in the early 90's that won the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission award after being hurt while saving the life of a co-worker at the gravel processing plant where they worked. While repairing an 80 foot tall grinder, Scott Pierce got his shirt wrapped around a shaft that started pulling Scott into the grinder. The emergency shutoff was at ground level and Mike grabbed Scott and worked feverishly to keep him from losing his arm or worse. A third man on the ground heard them yelling "turn it off" and did. Scott's arm was injured and Mike's thumb was nearly severed, but after surgery and extended therapy, both regained the use of their associated parts.

Mike passed away a number of years later and is remembered fondly by many. Especially by his good friends, the Olds Family.


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