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Racing From The Past
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October 15, 2011 at 09:59:08 PM
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I was reading some old threads on the Hamb and ran across this one. Did this super ever show up It has to be the 501 I would think.

"I also know the whereabouts of a super that Mario Fuentes raced in the Kansas/ Oklahoma super wars in he late 70's. That car was built by Ken McDaniel. He won the Western World Championship with that car in '78 on the 1/4 mile track at
Manzy."


Warren Vincent
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Alan Keith
October 15, 2011 at 10:07:45 PM
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The time I remember Mario in Tulsa it was the 501 car.



jdsprint71
October 18, 2011 at 08:45:14 AM
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Ken McDaniel Race Cars turned into what is called Avenger Chassis today out of El Paso, not sure if they are still in business??.



Rusty 6
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October 20, 2011 at 03:58:25 PM
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Mario Fuentes at Lawton in the 501



vintageracer56
February 08, 2012 at 03:11:54 AM
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Posted By: Racing From The Past on October 15 2011 at 09:59:08 PM

I was reading some old threads on the Hamb and ran across this one. Did this super ever show up It has to be the 501 I would think.

"I also know the whereabouts of a super that Mario Fuentes raced in the Kansas/ Oklahoma super wars in he late 70's. That car was built by Ken McDaniel. He won the Western World Championship with that car in '78 on the 1/4 mile track at
Manzy."



My name is Wayne Johnson. I currently own (what was told to me to be) the "501" car.

I bought it from a gentleman from Ohio name Duke ??????. He was a well-known sprint

car driver in that area. He said that he got it from a college professor from somewhere in

Texas or New Mexico. What I have is a roller. It has a fairly tall cage and appears to be

straight and I can find no areas where it appears to have spliced or repaired. I have a copy

of a picture that I got from the "bar" under the grandstand @ the 81 Speedway in Wichita

that shows the only markings being the #501 vertically on the cockpit and train tracks and

a locomotive on the hood. The hood and a number of parts on the car are Nance items.

I can be contacted @ drjncj@netins.net



bushwacker
February 08, 2012 at 07:21:49 AM
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Posted By: vintageracer56 on February 08 2012 at 03:11:54 AM

My name is Wayne Johnson. I currently own (what was told to me to be) the "501" car.

I bought it from a gentleman from Ohio name Duke ??????. He was a well-known sprint

car driver in that area. He said that he got it from a college professor from somewhere in

Texas or New Mexico. What I have is a roller. It has a fairly tall cage and appears to be

straight and I can find no areas where it appears to have spliced or repaired. I have a copy

of a picture that I got from the "bar" under the grandstand @ the 81 Speedway in Wichita

that shows the only markings being the #501 vertically on the cockpit and train tracks and

a locomotive on the hood. The hood and a number of parts on the car are Nance items.

I can be contacted @ drjncj@netins.net



the duke you mentioned , could be duke cook.. he was a racer from the ohio area. he bought a nance kit back in the early 80's.....



Racing From The Past
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February 08, 2012 at 12:51:58 PM
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Posted By: vintageracer56 on February 08 2012 at 03:11:54 AM

My name is Wayne Johnson. I currently own (what was told to me to be) the "501" car.

I bought it from a gentleman from Ohio name Duke ??????. He was a well-known sprint

car driver in that area. He said that he got it from a college professor from somewhere in

Texas or New Mexico. What I have is a roller. It has a fairly tall cage and appears to be

straight and I can find no areas where it appears to have spliced or repaired. I have a copy

of a picture that I got from the "bar" under the grandstand @ the 81 Speedway in Wichita

that shows the only markings being the #501 vertically on the cockpit and train tracks and

a locomotive on the hood. The hood and a number of parts on the car are Nance items.

I can be contacted @ drjncj@netins.net



 


Warren Vincent
Cans 4 Kansas Honor Flights

vintageracer56
February 09, 2012 at 03:52:00 AM
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Posted By: Racing From The Past on February 08 2012 at 12:51:58 PM

 



Thanks for showing the picture. This is a different one than I have. I was mistaken on who I bought the

car from. I bought it from Jimmy Blanton in Phoenix - he had bought it from Duke Cook. I has the

front one (1) foot broken off of the nose of the hood and it has a sprint tail on it now and none of the

"cab" sheet metal on it. I need a hood to replace the one on it and a "super style" fuel tank. I do have

quite a few parts for sprint cars for sale. I have a NOS Nance nose that is uncut, numerous in/out

boxes, front and rear hubs and spindles, and a few wide steel wheels.

Wayne K. Johnson 319-721-8457



Drive em
September 22, 2013 at 11:09:23 PM
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Posted By: vintageracer56 on February 09 2012 at 03:52:00 AM

Thanks for showing the picture. This is a different one than I have. I was mistaken on who I bought the

car from. I bought it from Jimmy Blanton in Phoenix - he had bought it from Duke Cook. I has the

front one (1) foot broken off of the nose of the hood and it has a sprint tail on it now and none of the

"cab" sheet metal on it. I need a hood to replace the one on it and a "super style" fuel tank. I do have

quite a few parts for sprint cars for sale. I have a NOS Nance nose that is uncut, numerous in/out

boxes, front and rear hubs and spindles, and a few wide steel wheels.

Wayne K. Johnson 319-721-8457



Hello, I just registered a while ago after finding the post about Mario's old car. I do in fact know exactly where the old "Maquina 501" or "Engine 501" in translated terms is. I would love to buy the car, but the owner is not ready to sell yet. I am restoring another old sprint car / super that my uncle Willie Nunez raced in all over the southwest I'm the mid 70's which is what led me to the Fuentes car.





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