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Event Details Barbara Fritchie Classic
Date: 7/4/2017
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Frederick Fairgrounds (View Map)

Description: Like any bona fide classic, the Fritchie has stood the test of time. This years Fritchie at The Great Frederick Fairgrounds will be the 96th running of the event. It’s a Fourth of July tradition in Frederick. But when it started, the race wasn’t even held on the Fourth. The Fritchie ran Memorial Day. And back then, it was called the Delphey Brothers Classic, promoted by J. Paul and Chester Delphey.Of course, for fans, the names that mattered most belonged to the racers. My favorite, considering how hot it usually is during this event, belongs to 1971 winner Royal Sherbert. Other names, while not as catchy, loomed large in racing. Legends like William Minnick. The Wilmington, Del. native burst onto the Fritchie scene by winning the 1923 race, but his biggest moment came four years later.On Memorial Day 1927, Minnick set the world record for a 21 cubic inch motor on a half-mile dirt track. He zoomed his Harley around the oval twice in one minute and three seconds.

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Richard Riley

Event Posted by: Craig

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