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…And pushing the field is last week’s winner,
driving the orange and black number 511 Dodge,
from faraway Brockway, Squirt Johns!
Those words by Lloyd Williams, track announcer at Stateline
Speedway in Busti, NY, were music to the ears of
race fans at that border oval from 1957-1970.
Williams’ words were always greeted with a
thunderous ovation as, arguably, the most
popular driver in the history of Stateline,
assumed his position at the rear of the starting
grid. They knew they were in store for another
patented charge to the checkers by the talented
Brockway throttle stomper.
The Mengle Memorial Library, 324 Main Street, Brockway,
Pennsylvania, will premiere “SQUIRT”, a
documentary film chronicling the racing career
of Stanley L. “Squirt” Johns, on Thursday,
October 24, 2013, at 7 p.m.
The movie, written and produced by Randy Anderson, Greg Peterson
and Randy Sweeney, all of Lakewood, NY,
highlights the prolific stock car racing
accomplishments of the former owner of The Johns
Garage in Brockway.
Using video-taped interviews with Johns and dozens of other
racers, the priceless collection of the late
racing photographer Gordon Mahan, and vintage
home movies, the film makers have brought to the
screen the fantastic racing years of the big man
known far and wide by just one name - Squirt.
From his very first race in 1950 at Clarion Park, to his final
effort at Clearfield in 1974, Squirt was honored
and respected for his mechanical genius and
driving ability. Racing at multiple tracks
throughout Pennsylvania and New York, he racked
up countless race victories and track
championships. Always approachable and friendly,
he was a fan-favorite, especially to children.
Following the viewing of the 50-minute movie, Squirt and the
producers will engage in a question and answer
session with the audience.
“SQUIRT” is the third auto
racing film from Anderson, Peterson and Sweeney.
Their previous documentaries were “Stateline
Speedway - The First Ten Years, 1956-1964”
by the Mengle Memorial Library in
cooperation with the Stateline Legacy Fund of
Jamestown, NY. There will be no admission
Mengle Memorial Library is a participating site for the Statewide Access card.
The Mengle Memorial Library serves as the headquarters for the Jefferson County Library System.