Friday, December 18, 2009


Wheelbarrow Racers , Bart Markel and George Roeder 94, go at it.

Flat Tracking has lots of incredible history, made up of colorful characters, intriguing politics and arch rivalries. One of the most colorful in my book was George Roeder. A quiet guy who raced hard for twenty five years and came so very close to winning the #1 plate twice. After retiring, he came back and was a fixture on the circuit as he supported his two sons and their careers in the GNC. He's gone but I will not forget the hunched over, hobbling around, beaming faced, George Roeder.