When area auto racing fans think of standouts the name of Dick Barton will have to be near the top of any list. In a career that spanned 42 years, he has set standards that may never be equaled.
Barton recorded 228 feature wins at 13 different tracks over 30 years of Super Late Model competition.
Barton won 80 feature races at Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York, 42 at Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, 36 at Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, 24 at McKean County Raceway in Smethport, Pennsylvania, and 13 at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Other wins earned were 11 at Little Valley Speedway (NY), 7 at Sharon Speedway (OH), and 5 at Tri-City Speedway (PA). The final 10 wins were 3 each at Hagerstown Speedway (MD) and Challenger Raceway (PA), two at Freedom Raceway (NY) and one each at Mercer Raceway (PA) and Woodhull Raceway (NY).