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R. I. P.

 

Greg Comstock

1947 - May 21, 2015

The first time that Eddie Kelley (75) rode a speedway bike was under Greg's guidance. Greg later became a regular at the former Indianapolis International Speedway on the west side of Indianapolis, and tutored other riders, including B.J. Fesselmeyer, Chris Hathaway, Dan Weicht and Jim Terchila all the while winning main events at the age of 60, often defeating riders half his age.

In addition to Speedway, Comstock was highly accomplished in many forms of racing, including Formula Open Wheel car racing, road racing, flat track, and drag racing. He won many national and international titles throughout a career that spanned more than four decades throughout America and Europe.

One of Comstock's greatest accomplishments was winning the Crystal Helmet in Zarnovica, Slovakia, in 2003. He later commented that the Crystal Helmet was literally the heaviest trophy that he had ever received. It was also the only time that it was won by an American in the more than 50-year history of the event.

Greg passed away on May 21, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Cindy; his daughter Lori and son-in-law Brad; his grandson Aldon; and a legion of fans.

Mid America Speedway

Eddie Kelley (75), wearing the Comstock Memorial Vest, duels with Jim Terchila and Redmond Bohannon in turn one at Mid America Speedway August 26, 2017. This event was a testament to the influence that Greg Comstock had on the speedway community in Indianapolis. Had the founders of Mid-America Speedway never met Greg, this event would never have happened. Thanks for the memories, Greg. (Kurt Bauer Photo)

Rider Number: 75
Nickname:Greg Comstock
Hometown: Manitowoc, WI
Place of Birth: USA
Date of Birth: 1947
Occupation: Roller skating rink owner.
Wife: Cindy
Children:Daughter Lori
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E-mail:speedway75@yahoo.com
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Photo by: Willy

Bikes: Two Jawa Laydowns and one Jawa two-valve

Tracks Ridden:
USA: Indianapolis
Canada: Paris Speedway
UK:Coventry, Sheffield, Exeter, Lydd, Somerset, Oxford, Sittingborne
Europe: Zarnovica, Slovakia

Achievements:
2005 - Indianapolis Event 06/25/05
2003 - Winner - Crystal Helmet Veterans Race, Zarnovica, Slovakia
2002 - Placed 5th at Crystal Helmet Veterans Race, Zarnovica, Slovakia
2001 - Winner - Veterans Challenge, Oxford, U.K., June 22, 2001
2001 - Winner - British Over-40 Championship, Lydd, U.K., June 17, 2001
2001 - Winner - Indianapolis International Speedway Inaugural Event, September 29, 2001
2000 - Placed 5th at Canadian National Championships

Speedway History: Started in California in 1972 and rode two seasons with the SRA. Raced with Bruce Penhall, Bobby Schwartz and Scott Autry. Started again in 1995 on a two-valve in the Midwest at Bear Creek, Ohio; Lawrenceburg, Indiana and in Canada at Paris, Ontario and Welland, Ontario.

Other Racing:
Road Racing - U.S. National Champion 125 GP: 1987
Drag racing - AHRA World Record Holder (...on a Bultaco Metralla!)
Flat Track
Formula Ford: SCCA (Sports Car Club of America)

1997

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