Photo ID # K11.30.14_003_HOR_SYR_0070WELD_1
Car #: #3
Driver (s) : Jimmy Horton or Richie Evans?
Location: Syracuse NY
Date: 1970's
Photographer: Paul Irving
Photo provided by: Paul Irving
Comments: Comment:  Statewide #3 at Syracuse
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11.30.14 Lester Potts

This is Richie Evans driving in this picture.


Anthony Ferraiuolo IV

Thinking this is one of my heroís, Richie Evens. I know he drove a Statewide car one year at the mile.

11.30.14 3Wide If that's the case, and if this is the newer of the 2 red Statewide #3's, that means that Jimmy was in the older red #3 Statewide #3, and Kenny Brightbill was in the white #19 Statewide machine.  (I wasn't there, so I'll leave it up to you guys to figure out....)
11.30.14 Mark Braun

If the that is Richie Evans driving the car pictured here, then he drove the newer car.

The car in this picture is the newer of the two Statewide red #3 cars (the 2nd red #3, not the original #3 that was actually the Weikert #29 -chassis #1.)

There are two things that are most easily distinguishable between the original chassis and the chassisí built afterwards. The older (original) Weld chassis was the only chassis built that had staggered length radius rods in the front. The upper radius rods were longer than the lower rods and the front of the nerf bar mounted even with the end of the upper radius rod.  All of the production cars built afterwards had even length radius rods and the front of the nerf bar mounted behind the radius rods.

Also, the front cantilever arm on the original car was designed to be adjusted exactly the same way as the rear. If you look closely at the original chassis youíll see that outside the arm there is a wishbone shaped adjuster with a bolt that protrudes both up and down. Fine adjustments could be made by backing of and tightening each bolt. All of the production cars were built without those adjusters on the front end. Instead, adjustments were to be made with the coilover collars instead.

Not sure how long the original chassis had the wishbone adjusters on the front end, so the best way to tell the original chassis from all the others is by looking at the radius rods if visible. Of course this only applicable until 1984-85 when Jeff Heotzler reworked the front endÖ


Anthony Ferraiuolo IV

Mark that is great info. As much as Iíve studied the cars I never picked up that the newer cars didnít have the weight jacker. I think Weld broke that jacker on the RR (or the tab for it on the arm) making his pit stop at Syracuse in 74. He went back to those same jackers in 1980 for the 112 but that car was 4 bar.