Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Chuck Basney celebrates his victory of the Pacific Coast Half-Mile Championship at Tulare, California.
1952 Gardena Speedway, one of So Cal's finest half-mile dirt track riders, Chuck battles the Ajay Grand Pile.
Four years later at Gardena, on the final night of a thirty week race program, Chuck Basney was fatally injured in an expert heat. He was to be awarded the High Point Trophy for the season.
The Grand Pile has been a racing fixture around the Southland for many decades.