Dang it! My memory has failed me. I need to make a correction. Raymond Beadle piloted Blue Maxx, not "Smokey the Bear". Both of which, however, I remember watching race at the Valley often.
By the Frank's daughter's name was Rhonda. Not Renee. Rusty, Frank's son did do time for armed robbery but was released. They both were friends of mine. As well as Frank. Rusty and Rhonda both died of a drug overdose some years back.