44 - Billy Joe Smith - Odessa Tx

Modified - Jackson Sports Arena - 1961

Donated by Joel Whittington

Per Jack Brown : The driver of the #44 is Billy Joe Smith. Notice those headers. That thing had a wild sound and was so light he spun it out 4 times trying to time trial that afternoon. He came to the Sports Arena twice, at the invitation of Chicken McComb. Even stayed at Chicken's home while he was here. They advertised him for several weeks prior to him coming and we were all expecting a really BAD car. The first time he came he was driving a # 39. Call it bad luck but his rear wheel fell off and he didn't finish the feature race. Then he came back with this red 44. It was so light that it couln't get any traction.