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2005 Hall of Fame Inductee
Buddy Cochran

Buddy Cochran Photo
Buddy Cochran

Bud's very first stock car victory was in 1956, at the Akron Rubber Bowl. Bud raced two divisions, super modifieds and coupes, from 1962 to 1964. He started racing two divisions again, modifieds and sprints, from 1978 to 1986 and again in 1990.

Bud broke Mercer Raceway's track record on two consecutive weeks. On that same night, Bud did a sweep of all Sprint events, Helmet Dash, Heat, Australian Pursuit, and the Feature. At Jennerstown Speedway, he beat Jan Opperman and won over 50 features in a season.

In 1972, Bud's most memorable moment was at Knoxville, Iowa.  He set fast time over a field of 109 of the country's fastest sprint cars and was on the pole for the race, finishing in 6th position.

Bud has won everything from helmet dashes to 100 lap invitationals because he loved to race.

Buddy Cochran Photo
Buddy Cochran, Don Dale and Ed Lynch, Sr.


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