"ARDC Midget at Grand View Speedway 1959" . Client . William Compton, Jr . Acrylic on Canvas . 30" x 48"
... Kurtis Kraft midget race car with a 110 cubic inch, fuel injected Offenhauser engine.
This is short track, dirt racing before the advent of wings, full roll cages, full face helmets, fuel cells and a host of safey related specifications and regulations. I helped a friend build and race a midget with the ARDC in the early to mid Seventies. We had cages but no wings. Experiencing the sound and fury of these little machines going as fast as they can, around a steep, dirt bowl in places like Wall Stadum in New Jersey... or semi-flat tracks like Grandview Speedway & Hatfied in Pennsylvania... Stunning.