Thank you Mike. I think the first time I went to OCIR was late 1968, after I got out of the Air Force. OCIR was so different compared to Lions & San Fernando. Wow... that first time I went was for a Top Gas Dragster race and they interviewed the drivers on the starting line. Had never seen that before. I think OCIR was the first "super track". The year OCIR closed, I was already living in Arizona. Went to OCIR for the last Div 7 race they had. Wanted time to wander around the track. Mark Niver won T/AD at that race. He was a Phoenix racer and I thought it was cool he won, since I was now an Arizonian.
Larry, thanks for your reply. I kinda followed your career as a starter from Lions, to Irwindale to OCIR. Also remember seeing you at (then) Firebird in Phoenix. I have been going to Firebird, now Wild Horse, since it opened. Now I will go to the last race next year. Sigh Have seen that enough over the years.