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Photo ID # 04.11.03__1X_MEN_FLM_0080_1
Car #: #1X
Driver (s) : Don Menzel
Location: Flemington, NJ
Date: 1980's
Photographer: Dave Pratt   www.dspphotos.com
Photo provided by: Dave Pratt
Comments: Don Menzel was a good steady runner at Flemington first in Sportsman and then as a modified runner for a while.
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05/23/03 Kevin B. That's true , and Don had even a nicer modified. I can still hear that famous ( Bitner) Big Block sound,remember those other great sounding engines the likes of the Deblasio # 5, Trenton Mack # 74, also listen to Mark Bitners car on the end of the back stretch at New Egypt.
05/06/03 Mike Rogie Wow, what ever happened to Don Menzel? He came out of nowhere in the sportsman division as an 18yr old high school senior and won 3 sportsman races in one year (I think). I remember his first sportsman win, he held off the strong running Daryl Carman #2J for the last 6 or 7 laps and nobody knew who he was. Mike Rogie Cookstown NJ
07/08/08 Johnny Snyder Wow, I couldn't believe when I was looking through these old pictures and the 1X of Don Menzel and George Stires popped up! Don was a great driver in his day. It's a real shame he gave it up! He actually had talent. I actually grew up 2 houses from Don back when we were kids back in the 70"s and 80's. I really miss those days at Flemington. Just for clarification the 1x in the photo was Don's first year in Modified and it was a small block bitner that year; no big deal. Later they did get an awesome Bitner big block. To my knowledge Don still lives in Hopewell Twp. NJ.

Don if you ever read this I hope your doing good! Your friend,

Johnny Snyder