Nascar Modified Circuit
Nascar Tech Inspector 1982-1989
Yerrington, Driver, Promoter, and Gentleman. Ed is one of the
true pioneers of the sport and much of the progress modifieds have made
over the years is due to many of the rules and procedures Ed instituted
as Promoter of the Stafford Motor Speedway and Waterford Speedbowl in
the late 70's and 80's.
Ed Started his racing career in 1952 at the Royale Speedway in Virginia
while in the US Navy at Norfolk. About 1960 Ed got the bug and drove a
claimer car, then a non Ford at Waterford, from then on Ed knew racing
was in his blood.
About 1964 Ed moved up to the modified class at the bowl and had much
success winning many features and developing the reputation of a fierce
Ed decided to run the highly competitive NASCAR
modified circuit and in 1970 won the Stafford Motor Speedway
Modified Championship against all the best drivers in the history of the
sport such as Ed Flemke, Bugs Stevens, Gene
Bergin, Fred DeSarro, Leo Cleary, and more. All legends in
Modified Racing. Ed compiled 2 wins and finishing in the top 5 in 23 of
During the next 4 years Ed
competed on almost every track from Maine to Virginia with stops at such
notable venues as Trenton, Langhorne, Pocono and Martinsville. During
this time Ed owned and maintained many of the cars he drove but also
drove for many other car owners.
Ed retired from competition in 1974 but continued as chief steward at
Stafford until 1976. At that time he assumed the duties as Promoter,
President and General Manager. Under Ed's Guidance Stafford assumed its
position as the premiere short track in the country. From 1985 to 1989
Ed also assumed the duties as the Waterford Speedbowl's Promoter and
general manager. Ed always kept busy and served as a
NASCAR Tech Inspector every February at
Daytona International Speedway from 1982-1989.
Ed retired in 1990 and he and his wife Shirley moved to Florida. In
1994 he was approached to promote the Charlotte County Speedway in Punta
Gorda, Florida which had suffered with management problems and needed an
experienced hand to guide it back to success. Ed excepted the
challenge and in 1994 and 1995 guided the track back to good health and
once again he retired.
Ed with brother Lou
Jim France (NASCAR), Mike
Joy (Broadcaster) Ed Yerrington
Ed Yerrington, Tom ?,
Jack Arute, Sr.