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“The wins and the championships all say ‘Dick Barton’ next to them, but I was very lucky to be part of a great racing team.”
These words from Dick Barton, the ultra-late winning model driver of all time at Stateline Speedway in Busti, illustrate the appreciation humble Barton felt for the dedicated men and women who served as car owners. and crew at the pit during its illustrious stock car race. career.
Every time Barton and his team climbed into the pits of a dirt track oval towing one of their famous No.14B or 28B cars, they were considered favorites for another trip to the victory lane. .
“TEAM: The Dick Barton Story”, a documentary film chronicling Dick Barton’s legendary racing career, will premiere on two outdoor screens at the National Comedy Center, 203 W. Second St. in Jamestown on Sunday, May 23 at 6 p.m.
Participants should bring lawn chairs and dress appropriately for outdoor viewing. In inclement weather, guests can park their vehicle in cinema style to watch the film.
The film, written and produced by Randy Anderson, Greg Peterson and Randy Sweeney, highlights the prolific stock car racing accomplishments of one of the tri-state region’s most accomplished race car drivers.
Using video interviews with Barton, his former pit crew, car owners, officials and competitors, as well as collections of racing photos and videos, the filmmakers brought the years to the screen. fantastic racing from the man known the world over for his talent behind. the wheel of a racing car beating the dirt.
Over a career that spanned more than four decades, Barton racked up 267 feature film wins plus 49 track and series points championships.
Although he has competed on dozens of racing tracks across the eastern United States, Barton’s main focus was on Stateline Speedway where he racked up 80 race wins and 10 track championships, and is the leader of career in both categories at the age of 65. racetrack.
Barton was honored for his racing career by being inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame (2003), the Friends of Auto Racing Hall of Fame (2015) and the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame (2020), the first state of New York. so honored pilot.
The Shawbucks Restaurant, owned by Kurt and Tammy Johnson, longtime sponsors of Dick Barton, will be open before and after the movie for food and drink. Shawbucks is located on the corner of Second and Lafayette streets, directly across from the screens of the National Comedy Center.
“TEAM: The Dick Barton Story” is Anderson, Peterson and Sweeney’s sixth auto racing film. Their previous documentaries were “Stateline Speedway – The First Ten Years, 1956-1964” released in 2010, “Jet” (2013), “Busti Bobby” (2015), “Sammy” (2016), and “Jim Scott” (2019).
The film “TEAM: The Dick Barton Story” is a production of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame and the Stateline Legacy Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. No entry will be charged. DVD copies of the film will be available for purchase. DVDs can also be purchased at the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame or ordered from www.statelinelegacy.org.