Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Payne to be Honored

Joe Payne Sr will be the guest of honor of the Vintage Club at the Oswego Classic weekend on Saturday, September 1st, 2012.

Joe's career in racing spans more than five decades as a winning car owner and builder in both the TQs and the Midgets, with drivers such as Joe Kidd, Johnny Coy Sr and Jr, Joey Coy, Kim Cesare, Dolf Battle and his sons Joey and Johnny Payne. The great Johnny Coy Sr won the final race of his career running the Payne family #67 at Wall Stadium.

"I've been surrounded by many special people through the years," stated Joe "TQ racing has
always been in my heart."

At Oswego the Vintage Club will be running a 15-lap slow-speed exhibition during intermission. Pit gates open at 11:00 AM, stands at 2:00 PM.

In the photo above, Joe Payne Sr is at the right with driver Joe Kidd in the car, circa 1971.