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DRAG RACERS HONORED AT THE MUSEUM
09/30/2018
DRAG RACERS HONORED AT THE MUSEUM

On Saturday, September 29, three of drag racingís most iconic participants were honored at the North East Motor Sports Museumís annual ďLegends DayĒ event.

            Banners featuring Al Segrini, Jack Doyle and Jimmy King were unveiled at the event.  King, who was unable to attend, was well represented by his son Greg who unveiled his fatherís banner and Don Roberts, a former teammate, who told Jimmy King stories.

            The event was emceed by long time drag racing announcer Mark Erickson.

            Each of the honorees had long and distinguished careers. Doyle, who built his first race car in 1953, continues to support New England Dragway and its events. Segrini regaled the audience with his story of going to New York when he didnít even have a race car or a ride and left with a huge sponsorship from Fabrigeís Brut brand. Roberts drove dozens of different race cars and achieved enormous success before losing a leg in a roll-over race car crash.

            All of the honorees and Roberts have done drag racing proud.

            The day included a huge pot-luck lunch of hot and cold food donated by volunteers. The event was run by the museumís volunteers and was followed by the Annual Board Meeting which drew the largest crowd to ever attend that gathering.

 



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