Michael Ferner wrote: ↑
1 month ago
That looks like a highway wreck. No competition number, no sponsors and no racing or marshalling gear on any one of the persons standing around. How many Bob Smiths lived in Hillsboro in 1949?
You do have a really good point, but I ran with it for three reasons...
1) It was a photo they threw up during the Lost Speedways episode of Occoneechee Speedway when they started talking about the accidents that happened at the track.
2) There is a very faint #2, or a two-digit number that started with a 2, on the door. The only #2 or #2X Oldsmobile 88s known to have wrecked at Occoneechee were Red Byron (#22) and Bob Smith (#25) both in 1949. Byron's crash was separate from Bob's and involved two other cars.
3) Bob Smith's name has popped up on the other flip lists.
The picture might not be of Bob Smith's flip, but there must be a fraction of truth out there that he turned it over.