1970 Sprint Car (Big Block Chassis)

The #880 Sprint Car, at the hands of Larry "Smokey" Snellbaker, was extremely successful in the tough Pennsylvania circuit during the early to mid 1970s

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Vehicle Type Sprint Car (Big Block Chassis)
Year Built 1970
Built By Bobby Allen aka "Scruffy"
Suspension 4 Bar Cross Torsion
Engine Small Block Chevy V-8, Fuel Injected, Alcohol Fuel
Owner Adail Gayhart


There were no engine restrictions in those days, so car owner, Roy Morral, turned to future Hall of Fame sprint car racer, Bobby Allen, to build this light weight race car designed to accept Big Block engines which could be built to over 500 cubic inches. This is one of only two such chassis designed and built by Bobby Allen.

This team did not venture fare from their Pennsylvania home but were immediately successful on the local circuit. they won 3 successive track titles at Port Royal Speedway, 1971-1973, while at the same time winning 2 successive titles at Hagerstown, Maryland, 1971-1972. During this same period, Smokey won over 50 main events with this car which included one year in which he won every race he finished at Sellinsgrove Speedway in Pennsylvania.

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