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Colorado Racing Veteran Bob Land Retires

Bobby Land, a long time racer in Colorado, ran his last race at Big Country Speedway, Cheyenne, Wyoming last September. He and the venerable "Miss Vicky", Made many trips around the local Colorado bull rings over the past 5 decades, with a majority of the laps turned at the old, Lakeside Speedway in Denver. He also ran at Englewood Speedway, Englewood, Co., Second Creek Race way , Commerce City, CO., I~25 Speedway, Pueblo, Co. and made other appearances at other tracks through out the state.


This post was submitted by: Nostalgic Mike

Mike B

Looks like my previous comment got chopped a bit.. Yes, Bob knew Both Don and Fritz Wilson well. He mentioned their name quite often and his stories were great stuff! I was very happy to get to know Bob much better after I joined the club with my eldest son Scott who raced the 88 Mod Coupe the past 3 seasons. As I stated above the last race was a good one and Bob finished strong, but it was tough watching him pull off the track, knowing it was the last time. Thanks for the comment

October 27, 2009, 10:11 pm

Mike B

and was one of the top shoes in the western region. Bob talked about the Wilsons and the Carelli`s a lot and to listen to his story recall was always a treat!!.. The picture posted is of Bob sitting in Miss Vicky in the staging area at Big Country Spdwy prior to the Main Event.It was a bitter sweet nite

October 27, 2009, 10:06 pm

Tim Wilson

I wonder if Bob knew my uncles, Don and Fritz Wilson? I moved away from the colorado area long before I had the chance to really see them race. I'm sure Bob will be missed my many people. It's good to see the old guys still out there doing their thing. I enjoyed your posting, Mike.. thanks!

October 22, 2008, 6:10 pm



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