Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Saugus Speedway Scrapbook.
Later Years: 1979-1995.


Only $30 (List price $39.95)

The Saugus Speedway Scrapbook (Later Years) is 288 pages of photos and information, laid out in scrapbook format. All Main Event winners from all divisions are inlcuded along with the top-ten in season points.

Though closed to racing in an abrupt turn of events in mid-season, 1995, Saugus Speedway nonetheless produced thrills, chills, and a few heroes during its 50+ years of operation. Every year from early April through November, Saugus hosted race events for a variety of divisions ranging from pure stocks to super modifieds.

Fans came in week after week, often sitting in the same location each time. They cheered for the good guys and jeered at the appropriate times. They got to know one another, looked after one another, and watch each others kids grow up.

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Presented by permission of Harold Osmer Publishing

About the Authors.

Harold Osmer is an award-winning author of three books devoted to Southern California auto racing history. His classic "Where They Raced" is a prime reference in the historical significance of this sport.

The Saugus Speedway Archive literally fell into Harold's truck one night as one man's wife decided that another man should handle the treasure. Combined with various other private collections, the Archive has grown to over 10,000 photos, hundreds of programs, and dozens of Saugus Speedway racing artifacts.

Harold is a recognized authority on Southern California auto racing history and readily shares his knowledge through public appearances, presentations, and as a guest on regional radio talk shows. Harold's research and writings are widely quoted.

Along with being a self-published author, Harold Osmer is a stay-at-home father of two, karate instructor, and feature columnist. He and his trademark '51 Chevy pickup are regulars at local automotive events. Harold and Diane Osmer currently reside in Los Angeles.


Leonard "Lyn" Pherigo came to Saugus Speedway in 1973. After serving five years as assistant announcer to Joe Vollkommer, Lyn became the track Publicity & Program Director. He assumed the track's concession duties a year later.

His favorite task — and most visible — was that of driving the Saugus Speedway pace car at every event. Lyn's many speedway accomplishments include publishing a weekly program for the fans, coordinating the 1982 Salute to Champions Night, and arranging Gabby Garrison's 70th birthday party.

Lyn Pherigo created his 400th Saugus Speedway program in 1990 and resigned from his speedway duties at the end of that season. Lyn and Anne Pherigo currently reside in Whitehall, PA.

Lyn Pherigo died February 2, 2017, at his home in Oceanside, California.

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• Bonelli Stadium
• Saugus Speedway Drivers
• Fireball 500


Saugus Speedway Scrapbook 1979/1995



Kurtis Midget 1950, Art 2006




Ron Hornaday Sr.


Trophy Girl Amedee Chabot, Miss USA 1962


Aerial View 1971


Video: Rolling Man (ABC 1972)


Photo Album


Charlie's Angels 1976


Aerials 1979


Jason Priestly, Charlie Sheen, Charity Benefit 1991


Assessor's Map 2008

• Old Barn Burns


Video: Driver Reunion 8-21-2017


Legacy: Sad Sam Stanley

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