Lloyd Moore was the third auto racer inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. Born on January 6, 1912 in Frewsburg he lived nearly all his life in Chautauqua County.
Moore was a major factor in the start of auto racing in this area. After tearing up several grass fields around Frewsburg, Moore decided to approach Findley Lake car owner Julian Buesink about becoming a driver and that was the start of his stock car driving career
Moore first started racing jalopies and in the late 1940s at the Penny Royal Track in Leon he established a track record with a 27.1 for the five-eighths mile overall with a water injection vehicle.
The head of the third turn at the Penny Royal was interesting because in it stood a large maple tree. If a driver wasn't leading the race, he would watch for the top of the tree to loom up above the cloud of dust and then start his left turn.
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