Carol Halbedl taking a victory lap
first job was a steeplejack. He and his four sons have built
a large number of pure stocks, amateur stocks, four cylinders, and
e-mods for over thirty years. His daughter Ruth is Mrs. Red Miley.
The Halbedl family’s roots in racing run deep. Carol has worked
at the track with a tow truck, parts service, and tires for over thirty
years. Carol Halbedl was a driver, car owner, builder, and mechanic
his racing career in a modified coupe at Green Valley Speedway. He
raced in the Pittsburgh Racing Association, at North Hills, Greater
Pittsburgh Speedway, and several Outlaw tracks in the area. Halbedl
had many feature wins in the figure 8 division. He worked on Nick
Garin’s cars and built Johnny Johnson’s first racecar.
He competed on dirt and asphalt.
Carol was the
owner or crew member for several cars driven by son Kurt. Kurt has
over 100 feature wins, championships: 1981 street stock, Motordrome,
Cavalcade. 1987, 1989 4-cylinder champion at Jennerstown. 1993 UMP
Champion and 1994 E-Mod Champion at PPMS. He has competed on dirt
and asphalt in seven different racing divisions; street stocks, four
cylinders, e-mods, limited lates, late models, and pure stocks. Tracks
include North Hills, Lernerville, Motordrome, Jennerstown, Sharon,
and Pittsburgh and New Smyrna Speedway.
Carol Halbedl with Imperial Heights Garage Van
Carol Halbedl in #50