Lou Blaney

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Lou Blaney (January 4, 1940 - January 25, 2009) was an American racecar driver who raced modifieds and sprint cars.[1] He was also the operator and part-owner of Sharon Speedway.[2]

Early life[edit]

Blaney was born in Hartford, Ohio, where his dad worked at a sawmill

Racing career[edit]

He won 600 races in 47 years of racing, and is a member of the DIRT Motorsports and Pittsburgh Circle Track Club Halls of Fame.[3]

Personal[edit]

He had 2 sons, both of whom race. Dave Blaney is a World of Outlaws champion and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver, while Dale Blaney is a sprint car driver. Dale Also was a college basketball player and was drafted by the Lakers so he could focus on racing

Legacy[edit]

Lou Blaney Memorial Race runs at Sharon Speedway every year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lou Blaney bio". Empaonline.org. 2009-01-25. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Sprint Car star Lou Blaney dies". Autoweek. 2009-01-27. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  3. ^ Nelson, Diana (2009-02-01). "Obituary: Lou Blaney / Sprint and modified race car hall of famer - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Post-gazette.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Lou Blaney Memorial Tuesday; Blaney Brothers look to fend off invaders with Sprints; BRP Mod Tour also featured « Sharon Speedway". Sharonspeedway.com. Retrieved 2013-12-15.