Jerry Cook

Utica-Rome. Although Jerry Cook was actually a car-builder and -owner before he was old enough to drive, this was one of the first Sportsman class cars he raced. The starter is former driver Cliff Kotary, who won the NYS Fairgrounds Championship race 6 times.

79

Ed’s Mills and Welch #79 is just behind Jerry Cook’s #38. This photo was taken at Malta, where Ed often drove the #79 in 1969, but only rarely in 1970, when he usually drove the Evans #61 at Malta.