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Photo ID # a09.29.04_074_TRE_LAN_0068_1
Car #: #74
Driver (s) : Roger Treichler
Location: Lancaster
Date: 1968s
Photographer: Gordon Reinig
Photo provided by: John Bisci
Comments: I don't know too much about what Roger did on a weekly basis (I was busy watching the dust fly at Flemington), but I do know that when it came to Langhorne people noticed!  Thanks to John Bisci who provided this great photo on Roger in the #74 Coach.  If you're interested in more NY asphalt modified photo's check out John's site at www.turn5photo.com and let him know how you found him!  Thanks John.
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09/06/04 Mike Monnat Roger Treichler was one of the best drivers in New York state on the asphalt back in the sixties, seventies and even into the eighties and he did it with all his own equipment.  Unfortunately a lot of what he did seemed to be overshadowed by a lot of his competitors (Hoag, Troyer, Evans, etc.).  Like you said the only time you noticed him was at the big shows.  He was a consistent winner at any track he raced at including Lancaster, Spencer, Cayuga, Fulton and Shangri-La.  Great racer and a great man.      Mike Monnat - Gater Racing News
11/25/04 Mark Pardue Roger "The Flyin' Florist" Treichler, is a 5-time track champion at Lancaster ('68, '69, '77, '81, '82), he is also a 3-time track champion at Spencer ('68, '69, '73). He thrilled the fans for over 100 feature wins combined at Lancaster and Spencer.
11/26/06 Fred Dimock I could not agree more with Mike and Mark. I used to attend races with Bill
Pardue, Roger's brother in law, and he always took the time to talk with me.

Roger was a great driver and innovator. I remember that he was always interested in talking about things that would make the car faster.  He won track championships at two tracks, in two consecutive years (68 and 69) when the elite of NY modified racing were active. A phenomenal feat in itself, but he also backed it up with repeat championships over the next 14
years. Moreover, he did this while running his florist business that kept him very busy on the weekends and with limited funds.

I believe his prettiest car was the white Vega with full fenders. Later he got some financial help from Keyser Cadillac where the Vega lost its front fenders. Then he got Genesee sponsorship and it turned metallic green.

He once borrowed a car for the Spring Sizzler at Stafford. (I think it was in the mid to late 70's.) The throttle hung as he entered turn two and he hurt his back when he hit the wall. I believe this contributed to his problems when he later fell off a ladder while working at home.

Whenever I see a modified, I think of Roger, warmheartedly remember his
smiles, and realize that I was blessed to know one of the truly great modified drivers from the best era of NY modified racing.