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Greetings history fans, here's a few tidbits from the month of March in F.E.A.R'S past!


Following president Larry Goe's call to order, Ben Estes was appointed tech committee chairman, replacing Wayne Crum. Crum had resigned to take the job as track manager for A&P sports. Motions were made to accept last years point schedule, and to require late qualifiers to start at the back of the pack, both passing. John Beeson motioned to draw straws for trophy dashes, which passed unanimously. The track's proposed schedule was announced, with Sunday April 9th the opener, and Saturday nights thereafter. Joe Dunn motioned to run Sundays through the 23rd, which was approved by the membership.


The meeting was called to order by V.P. Vern Dietz, after which commenced a lengthy discussion on two possible race dates at Stateline Idaho. June and September were finally agreed upon, with a decent purse and tow money. A rep from Big-O tires was on hand to explain the tire program for the stock division cars. It was announced that the season opener would be April 4th, with practice dates being March 20th&21st, and the 27th&28th.The kick off dance was scheduled for the 27th at 6:30 p.m., admission $4.00 per person. It was voted to keep pit passes at $3.00. Lee Daily made a presentation on the years tech committee, he and Vern Dietz would handle the stock division, with Terry Guisinger and Wayne Crum inspecting the supers. There was a discussion on running the oval, tabled to a later date.


The March meeting was scheduled for the 20th, at the Seattle Jr. Hockey club in Mountlake Terrace. Rookies were urged to attend the orientation to follow, chaired by Butch Furrow. Special thanks was given to Gene Brookover &Kathy Gravitt on their efforts for the recent coliseum car show. The 1985 kick off dance was slated for March 30th,8p.m. ,at the Sno-King ice arena in Lynwood, just $5.00 per couple. 20th anniversary patches were now available, and could be purchased at the meeting. Opening day for 1985 would be April 6th, with practices set for the week ends of March 23rd& 30th. Committee chairman were introduced, Leon Frazier for driving, and Vern Dietz for car appearance. In the classifieds, Ralph Lewis was selling his '84 Firebird superstock for $4500, less engine & trans. Rich Groshong offered guaranteed appliance work(I believe he still does!), and how about these deals on parts cars-a '64 Chevelle for $600, and a '70 Challenger for $300!