New England Motor Sports Museum


1979 Lee Allard Modified Driven by Geoff Bodine Arrives
1979 Lee Allard Modified Driven by Geoff Bodine Arrives

We would like to thank Gregg Massini of Sheffield, Massachusetts for loaning us the Lee Allard 99NH modified. A special thanks also goes out to museum supporter David Moulthrop for helping organize this display and providing information for the story.

The 1979 relationship between Lee Allard and Geoff Bodine lasted less than a full season but produced impressive results. The partnership was started when Geoff converted the Allard 99NH and 66NH Troyer modifieds to three link rear suspensions. Both cars featured Pinto bodies.

The duo produced 15 wins in less than three months. Bodine was then abruptly released of his driving duties after blowing a motor in late August at Stafford Speedway before the seasonís biggest race the Thompson 300.

Over half the victories came at New England tracks. Checkered flags were claimed at Stafford, Seekonk, Thompson and Westboro Speedway. Other notable wins included triumphs at the famed Trenton Speedway and Oswego Speedway.