Dale Earnhardt Jr. commissions his crew to New England, the hub of super-modified racing, to explore an abandoned speedway known for producing the most famous short-track racer of all time.
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Emerging from the supermodified ranks of New England, Bentley Warren had one of the longest and most successful careers in pavement open wheel racing. Warren would win his way into the supermodified ranks early in his career, and open a path to Championship Car racing, where he logged 14 top-10 finishes in 37 attempts, with a career best finish of 4th at the Milwaukee Mile in 1970. While crashes and misfortune would keep Warren from a long career in open wheel racing’s top division, he made himself a household name on the short tracks. At Oswego Speedway, the home of supermodified racing, Warren would win seven track championships and the crown jewel event, the Oswego Classic, six times. He would also go on to win 41 races with the International Supermodified Association and four season crowns. Warren would open a successful trucking company and world renown bar, Bentley’s Saloon in Arundel, Maine, less than a mile away from the humble Arundel Speedway where Warren found early triumphs in 1964. Warren joined Lost Speedways at the track to discuss his early days in racing there, as well as the role the track played in the formation of the New England Super Modified Racing Association, which was the first organization for the division.