Year:  1977, 1976, Early 70's,19??, 1970 and 71, 1972, 1976
Driver:   Denny Young
Photo Contributed by:  

Top Photo: Denny Young

Second Photo: Denny

Third and Fourth: Denny

Fifth: Hotrod

Sixth: Denny

Seventh: Denny

Eighth: Bobby Ely

Photo Credits:  Most are Unknown

Except we know the Second and Eighth Photos are Chuck Ely Photos

The Back Story: 

Top Photo: Nice action shot of Denny Young aboard the Steele 31y, Donnie Ackner and an unlettered Haywire Harry Hughes in his familiar #121.

Second Photo: Mystery Driver #41 Denny collects his first victory ever aboard the John Steele owned #31.  As Denny explained, the night was far from over at this point.  Finishing second that evening was a young Mark Fluery aboard the tweety bird special #52, who was also looking for his first career victory.  Mark couldn’t catch the high flying Young, and figured the team had to be cheating, so off to the clubhouse they went after Fluery protested the #31.  After removing the heads and puffing the motor, the cubic inch mark was determined to be 302.  Back then the cubic inch limit was 320.  Mark then figured the car had to be underweight, so off to the scales they went (Everyone must remember the old grain scale off turn 3) and the car came up slightly less than a tank, thus preserving the win for Young.

Don’t feel to bad for that Fluery kid, as he went on to score many victories and an LV modified championship.

Third and Fourth Photo: Many LVC visitors will be familiar with the #45’s driven by Denny Young and owned by Al Avery.  Quite the front bumper constructed on the 2nd 45.

Fifth Photo: Mystery Driver #14 is none other than Vermont's finest, Denny Young.

Truly a fan favorite at Lebanon Valley when he was on the track. A respected driver that would help out his most competitive rivals. Another competitive team having a sponsorship with Northeastern Racing Supply.

Sixth and Seventh Photo: The top photo shows how Denny Young got his start in back 1970, co-owning a car with fellow Vermont native Ed “Peanut” Pierce.  The following year Denny was the sole owner of this beautiful #271, while Peanut carried on with Claude Hoard and then later with Hector Stratton in the 273.

Seventh Photo: Denny took a crack at the modified division back in 1972 aboard the familiar #123 owned by Dan Hoffman.

Eighth Photo: Denny and the 31y crew celebrate his first win.


Additional Comments:  

Those who sent in correct answers for Mystery #14
Chrissy Fifield, with no help from Dad this time.
Arnie Ainsworth
Dana Knox
Mike Visconti
Jon Moore
Mark Couser
Ed Forfa
Bertrand Poland


Mystery Driver #41 was answered by Greg Rucinski


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