|Photo ID #||11.19.03_HAG_GAR_EAS_2003_1|
|Driver (s) :||Tom Hager|
|Photo provided by:||Roy Schreffler|
|Comments:||Tom Hager has
been going fast for as long as I can remember. He was the dominent Sportsman driver
for a while when I first started going to Flemington back in the early 70's, with a home
made looking, hand written #43, light blue Falcon with a heart on the decklid I think.
Tom made the successful transition to Modifieds during the mid 70's and has driven
for a number of owners including the Barry Schenk owned "A" car, Council Harrell
#35, and others. But Tom was always shrewed enough to keep a fast running #43
Tom, as shown here working in his little garage along the river in Easton, PA, is from the time when you did it all yourself. He is such a dedicated racer that he got married on the homestretch of Flemington back in the 70's or early 80's. Not flashy - Just the Real Deal. Tom is and always will be one of the favorites of the diehards not for his rough and tough appearance, but for his ability on the speedway in what has turned out to be a career that has featured main event wins in at least 3 decades, and possibly 4! How many other drivers of today can claim that?
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|11/23/03||KEVIN BUDDEN...||AWESOME PHOTO , THE ONLY THING MISSING IS A # 43 FALCON BEHIND TOM!!|
|11/23/03||Dom||TOM HAGER DROVE THE BARRY SCHENCK AND DOM RAGNO A MODIFED TO AN OPENING DAY VICTORY IN 1981. HE LAPPED EVERYONE BUT GLENN FITZCHARLES IN THE SESLEY 16. TOM WAS SO FAR AHEAD OF GLENN THAT GLENN THOUGHT HE HAD WON THE RACE WHEN IT WAS OVER. TOM ONLY DROVE THE CAR THAT ONE TIME SPONSOR COMMITMENTS FORCED HIM TO DRIVE HIS OWN CAR.|
|03/11/07||John Mathieu||I was there the night Tom Hager notched a victory in the A car. It was blue and almost looked like a sprint car with a roof on it. The car was awesome but never seemed to be in victory lane after Tom's win.|
|10/25/10||CHIP||I was looking threw some ole Hard Clay Magz from 76' and Tom was in his Blue #43 Falcon working one of the turns at Middletown and I notice his left elbow was outside the car. It was like he was just cruising around..|