Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame member Class of 2005, Harold ‘Pappy’ Wilcox has passed away.
Harold began racing at Belfast Raceway in 1950 before calling Unity his “home track” the following year. Pappy also raced at Bass Park, Exeter Speedway and Brewer Speedway. In addition to racing cars, Pappy was a stunt driver – jumping ramps, going through the “wall of fire” and driving into a 5-ton block of ice. He was the first driver from Maine to race the NASCAR Grand National circuit, now Sprint Cup Series. In 1961, Harold drove the circuit from Norwood (Massachusetts) Arena to Ashville (North Carolina) Speedway. Pappy returned to Maine the following year. He retired as a driver in 1972, after twenty-two years of thrilling race fans, to support his son’s racing career as a car builder and advisor.
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