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Ralph CastorRalph Castor

Rider Number: 57
Hometown: Brea, California - USA
Place of Birth: Artesia, California - USA
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Occupation: Configuration Management Supervisor
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Date Started Speedway: 1970 - 1975
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Photos by: Dennis Greene


Tracks Ridden:
USA: Costa Mesa - Irwindale - Bakersfield - Ventura - Indian Dunes - San Bernardino - Trojan Speedway - San Gabriel Raceway - Orange County International Raceway

Ralph rode both first and second division during this time, and won the second division track championship at Costa Mesa in 1974.

Ralph Castor at Indian Dunes
Ralph Castor at Indian Dunes
Ralph Castor Ralph Castor
Ralph Castor Trophy girl is unknown, but Ralph Castor edged out Bruce Penhall to win the Handicap Main at Costa Mesa and won the Tustin Honda trophy
Ralph Castor and Phil Moon Ralph Castor
Ralph Castor and Phil Moon at Costa Mesa. Ralph Castor on the outside at Indian Dunes
Ralph Castor inside of Mark Cherry Scott Sivadge (L) and Ralph Castor
Ralph Castor inside of Mark Cherry at Costa Mesa. Irwindale - Scott Sivadge (L) and Ralph Castor.
Ralph Castor Ralph Castor

This photo was taken at Costa Mesa in 1971 in Ralph's second season of racing. Riding on the home built bike that his Dad and Ralph built with the AJS engine. Later they put the J.A.P. engine in this frame, and Ralph started winning races.

In this picture, Ralph's Dad can be seen standing behind the crash wall  to the right of Ralph, with the black windbreaker and the white “T” shirt showing thru. They lost him seven years ago to cancer, and Ralph really misses him.

This picture was taken in 1972 at Costa Mesa on the home built bike with the J.A.P. engine installed. Again Ralph's Dad is leaning on the crash wall to the right of my head, and the guy in white to the left behind the crash wall, is Jerry Fairchild.
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