Thursday, January 5, 2017

"Fast Eddie" Spencer Born In Nanticoke, Pennsylvania - January 5, 1929

January 5, 1929 - April 3, 2014 
Edgar "Fast Eddie" Spencer
Born in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania, USA.
Father of Jimmy Spencer and grandfather of Ed Spencer III. Known as "Fast Eddie", he made his career racing on local tracks in Pennsylvania, winning track championships at Bone Stadium, Selinsgrove, Port Royal and Rummages Drive-In Speedway. He is reported to have won over 500 races in various local racing classes.

Spencer made a single start in the NASCAR Grand National Division in 1953 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, finishing 20th. He received an offer to compete in the Indianapolis 500 in the early 1960s, but declined due to family responsibilities.

In 2011 Spencer was inducted into Port Royal Speedway's Hall of Fame. He died on April 3, 2014, in Drums, Pennsylvania.

2 comments:

  1. Ed Spencer was also a track champion at Evergreen Speedway (St. Johns, PA) when I was a kid in the Fifties. He was the driver the fans loved to hate.

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  2. Worked for him at the junkyard years ago.Most dysfunctional family I have ever seen!

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