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Drag-racing icons will be honored at EMMR on April 1


Two icons of the drag-racing world will be honored on Saturday, April 1, at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing.

The dedication of new display space at the EMMR will be held for Charlie Seabrook and “Pee Wee” Wallace.

Former Yorker Patti Young will be honored during a drag-racing program at the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing on Saturday, April 1.

Also on that date, a free collector car fraud seminar will be conducted by attorney Bruce Shaw at 10 a. m. The dedication will follow that talk.

The Seabrook family from New Jersey has donated Charlie Seabrook’s “Jersey Jimmy” roadster to EMMR. Seabrook was a pioneer in the sport of drag racing and set many records with his unique Aston Martin-powered street roadster.

Wallace was an outstanding driver in the National Hot Rod Association Funny Car class, with his entries throughout the years named the “Virginian,” the “Alabamian” and the “Black Stang.”

In addition, Patti Young, formerly of York and now living in Lebanon, will receive an award for her contributions to drag racing while a regular competitor at York US30 Dragway, fielding cars for Shaull Oldsmobile and Beasley Ford in York.

The open house will debut the new display of drag-racing vehicles for 2017, which will include the nationally renowned Willy's gas coupes of “Big John” Mazmanian and Joe Pirrone Jr.; the Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins Monza Pro Stock; the Richard Crites altered coupe; the Dave Strickler A/FX Dodge; the English Brothers C/A Ghia; the Lowell Lister sidewinder dragster; and the Jerry Baltes Top Fuel dragster.

Activities start at 10 a.m. with a full slate of events, a break for lunch, followed by a memorabilia auction and a round-table discussion on York US30 Heritage Days.