Racing with the Past



This painting brings back so many memories for people who shared the experience of the state fair races year after year with friends and family. This was one of the last races at the fairgrounds track which hosted auto racing since the early 1900’s. Some of the great names ran on this oval, including Unser, Andretti and Earnhardt.

I included the ghostly image of a 1900’s era car in this piece as a tribute to the history and longevity of this track. It was only about a year later that I learned that many fairgrounds employees routinely sight ghostly beings in and around the grandstand. Apparently the souls of some unfortunate drivers still haunt the area.

Paper print


Additional Info

Print Editions
– Paper print       9″x32″
– Canvas Giclée  17″x 60″ $1195  (call 952-443-0028 to order the canvas)

Original oil on canvas-2002- 18″x 64″ / Available, contact studio for more info.