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July 15, 1966 - Soap Box Derby brings big name

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 09:17 PM EDT
Making history on this day in 1966, the Fonda Speedway, where the grand national championship of late-model stock car racing was preparing for a run.

Thousands of spectators came out, for what was considered the top sporting event ever to come to the area back then!

One racing's future biggest names was there...  Richard Petty. July 15, 1966 - Soap Box Derby brings big name


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