The 51st International 500 mile sweepstakes was held at the Indianapois Motor speedway in Speedway, IN. over two days, Tuesday May 30 and Wednesday May 31st, 1967. I was fifteen years old. The race was dominated by Parnelli Jones in the radically new four wheel drive STP-Paxton Turbocar gas turbine entered by prolific car owner Andy Granatelli. With three laps to go, however Jones coasted to a stop when a $6 transmission bearing failed. A. J. Foyt assumed the lead, and weaved his way through a pileup on the final lap, to win his third Indy 500 victory. Ever since that day I have been fascinated with racing. As I grew older my attention went into motocross. I worked at many motorcycle shops and landed at a Suzuki shop on Keystone Ave. called Cycle City. Bill Dake was the owner and a mentor to me. I have so many great memories of working at this shop as assistant manger. In the year 1974 I retained the number 2 position in two different state races that year. In 1975 I started my own motorcycle accessory shop called World Class Products. It was a dream come true selling motorcycle accessories to my friends and being a part of the grass roots of motocross in Indiana. My claim to fame was designing and manufacturing a motorcycle hand guard which are called “Mud Muckers”. I also was the first announcer at a local motocross track called Knobby Hills. Also I am very proud about having a BMX team which competed at the Jag World Championship in Indianapolis, After three years in business with the accessory shop I had to close. It was a very important chapter in my life and one that I will always look back with fond memories. In May 23 2018 I secured the domain indyracingportal.com. I wanted a site that would be a news source for all types of racing. The goal is to have an events calendar that will show the different dates for racing enthusiast’s to access. I love the internet and have many different sites. It is a daunting task but one I enjoy. Please visit larryhughey.com to see some of my different adventures in music and racing.