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Greatlakes Dragway

Postby Leiniesman1 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:28 am

I've seen a video on Greatlakes and in this video the track was called Van's Greatlakes, who was Van?
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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby draglist » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:48 pm

Don't know, but I just drove past it! Hope someone can answer this. bp
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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby Leiniesman1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:14 am

The video I saw was from 1972 if that helps.
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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby stimpy » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:50 pm

always been BoB Metzlers aslong as I remember ..
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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby Solid Rock » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:20 pm

Bob sold the track once in the early 70's but wound up getting it back. I only remember this cause the first few times i went there to run my car in 1975 they kept saying that Broadway was back running things. I have no idea who he sold the track to.

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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby thunderlungs » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:36 pm

Sometimes ya just need a little reminder .....

Coulda been Joe VanDalwyk who built and ran both a drag strip and oval track at Kawkawna, WI, north of Green Bay. Runs in my mind he took a shot at G/L wanting to expand operations.
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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby Leiniesman1 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:03 am

Thanks.....
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Re: Greatlakes Dragway

Postby NitroHelper » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:42 pm

Joe suffered a heart attack during his ownership ,and then decided to cut back on his work load. His son Roger still operates Kaukauna..
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