The Start of the Snowmobile Years
In 1967-68 Everet
was racing a Ski-Doo around
the state. Dick
was driving the sled and they were having a great season together.
Dick had been a super modified driver at the Oswego Race Track
. He had almost burned alive in a crash years before at Oswego.
His father was once Oswego track champion.
"We had a megaphone sticking out the side of the cowl. Loud, but seemed
to be effective on that Rotax single, at that time." says Regal.
Pictured to the right, is a year end shot of their sled and some of the trophies
they had collected throughout that year. The sled was kept on display at Ralph
business, where this picture was taken.
To the left is a shot following one good day at the track after jumping two
classes in all events.
to Everet, "Somewhere in the state, during the summer months, I ran
into Fay Parmley
at a mud drag. He asked me if I would build him
an engine for the following year for the New York State Championship
. At the time he was racing Ski-Doo's
. I agreed and looked forward to working with Fay again. I stroked
a 240cc single engine Rotax for him. He ran it in the 300cc class and won
the New York State Championship