His racing and life with photos and printed material
By Tom Avenengo
Due to the size of this article, I’ve had to break it down into five parts.
Now, some of the Offenhauser powered midgets he drove:
Another car he had success in was the Jerry Willetts # 31 “Sugar Blues” Offy. I once read that the first time Johnny drove the “Sugar Blues” # 31 of Jerry Willetts, he won the feature. I’d venture to say that the photo, below, is from the Illustrated Speedway News.
Johnny and Al Keller – Willetts Offies
Johnny in the Sugar Blues Offy.
Johnny Drove the Cheesman # 8
Offy, below, in the 100 mile midget race on the triangular shaped one mile dirt
Eventually, Johnny would end up
with a new Offy midget, in late 1947.
Johnny in his # 3 Offy, below, at
Not sure why, but this photo, below, looks to be elongated, doesn’t it? His cars, the Outboards # 3 & 163, and this Offy, were basically Canary Yellow, in color.
This photo, below,
was taken at
Another photo, below, of him in his Offy, taken at
Another of him in his Offy.