Ralph Book 2020 YSHOF Inductee



Ralph Book back in his early racing career with his Studebaker. Courtesy of Steve Book.

Ralph Book with his 1956 Studebaker.

Ralph Book with his familiar yellow and black #47. Courtesy of Steve Book.

Ralph Book with his familiar yellow and black #47.

Ralph Book takes the Checkers at Flamboro Speedway. Courtesy of Steve Book.

Ralph Book takes the Checkers at Flamboro Speedway.



Ralph Book:

Born September 22nd 1942

Four Children

Six Grand Children

 

Major Racing Accomplishments;

1963

  • High Points Champion at Speedway Park
  • High Points Champion at Merritteville Speedway
  • Combined two track Champion\

1966

  • Best Car & Crew at Cayuga Speedway

1968

  • Feature Winner at Humberstone Speedway
  • 2nd in Points at Humberstone Speedway

1969

  • Four Score Fan Club Award
  • Feature Winner at Cayuga Speedway
  • Track Champion at Cayuga Speedway

1970

  • Track Champion at Cayuga Speedway
  • Feature Winner at Cayuga Speedway
  • Mid Season Championship Winner
  • Fall Championship Winner

1971

  • Cayuga Speedway Points Championship
  • 5th in points at Flamboro Speedway
  • Flamboro Speedway Sportsman of the year award

1972

  • Feature Winner at Cayuga Speedway
  • 7th in points – Pepsi Cola Points Standings
  • 2nd in Points – Export “A” Series
  • Appreciation Award at Cayuga Speedway

1975

  • Feature Winner at Flamboro Speedway
  • Record Feature Wins (10) at Flamboro Speedway
  • End of season Championship Winner at Flamboro Speedway
  • Highest money earned at Flamboro Speedway
  • Track Champion at Flamboro Speedway

2013

  • Inducted into the Flamboro Speedway Hall of Fame

 

Ralph’s career began in 1962 racing at dirt tracks (Merritteville, Speedway Park & Humberstone Speedway) driving a 1956 Studebaker built by his brother George and himself.

Continuing on dirt tracks, Ralph started racing Dodges and Plymouth’s. Ralph switched to asphalt racing and eventually teamed up with Kenny Silk and his 1973 Camaro.

The team did very well at Flamboro, Pinecrest, Cayuga and Delaware. Ralph being a mechanic by trade kept his cars in winning condition throughoiut all of his racing years and is continuing to do so for his son Steve’s racing program.

Ralph is one of the hardest working men alive with a true passion for racing. This passion keeps him running around at tracks as Crew Chief for Steve and helping anyone he can for decades.

 

Courtesy of Steve Book