I was in the division that was military orientated. My boss wore a lot of gold braid.
When he returned from overseas, some 18 + months later because the Officer in Charge in Guam canceled my coming to Guam, he was stationed at NAS Lemoore, in Lemoore, CA.
Wow, that was just down the valley from where we started at NAS MOFFIT FIELD, Sunnyvale, CA.
While he was gone, I moved back home to parents to help them and learned our first child was on the way. Valley Ford, CA.
So the run way at NAS Lemoore was built three times do to cracks and damage from heat then from a major earthquake. He is a Plank Member of NAS Lemoore. I think we were number 38 to move aboard.
Some of our major likes we shared was Car Racing, We went to many events in the Bay Area when dating. His car came off the track from racing. So we were excited to learn that Hanford, about 25 miles from Lemoore NAS had a race track.
We loved the Crazy 8 competitions and even better was when NASCAR would show up and we could see some of the current drivers at that time. We also got to see and meet some of the Open Wheel drivers that came there. A highlighted event was called the California 200 and that day was hot and warm and yes we took Edward with us.
Some of the racers were A J Foyt, Parnelli Jones, Johnny Rutherford, Mario Andretti, the Unser Brothers, and our number one love Fireball Roberts. We got to meet many of these men back then.
Lee Petty, was there. I have to find our old program if it didn't go in the lost container in 1967. I thought the Allison boys were there and several others that have moved over to the other side now.
We developed a deep respect for the family of Lee Petty.
Map of Marchbanks road course, circa 1960 - Marchbanks Speedway/Hanford Motor Speedway - LoganMolen.com
1967 George Snider feature story - Marchbanks Speedway/Hanford Motor Speedway - LoganMolen.com