Edward E. West began racing in 1961, and
competed at tracks up and down the East coast, from New Brunswick,
Canada to West Palm Beach, Florida. He competed regularly at Hudson,
Oswego, Dover, Lee and Epping. He also ran at Thompson, Seekonk,
Stafford, and Westboro. Eddie is well known behind the wheel of his
own #61 jr. supermodified. Vic Miller’s #11, Frank Barthell’s #55,
and Buster Taylor’s #91 are only three of the cars that West drove
during his career.
Eddie won the final supermodified
races run at both Westboro and Vero Beach, Florida. He took down the
Can-Am Classic at Lee in 1966, then at Star three times in 1966,
1973 and 1975.
West won the track championship at
Pines Speedway in Groveland, Mass. in 1963, then repeated in ’64. He
also took down the Hudson championship the same year. Eddie is a six
time track champion at the Star Speedway, winning titles in 1969,
70, 73, 74, 75, and 80.
“Westie” became a charter member
of the New England Super Modified Racing Assoc. in 1965. He ranks
second in all time NESMRA feature wins with 106.