Ron Narducci
Class of 2000

During his racing career, Ron competed at an estimated 60 race tracks, starting in New York state while he served in the Air Force. While stationed in New York, he took down 17 feature wins and won 2 track championships, both at Waterloo, NY.

In 1957, Ron returned to Connecticut, and, along with his father, bought a 1937 Ford Flathead Coupe. Ron won the Sportsman Championship at Waterford Speedbowl in 1958. The same year, he ran a few races at the Stafford Speedway.

From 1959 to ’66, Narducci competed at NASCAR tracks, winning 2 Modified Championships and 2 Stafford Sportsman Championships. 1960 saw him finish 2nd in sportsman points at Norwood, and he finished 3rd in Modified points at Menands, NY. During this time, he won many features, including 6 in 1963 with Sharkey Gaudiosi’s #44.

With the paving of Stafford in 1967, Ron started running the NY State circuit. He won 5 features at Fonda, his home track, that year, including a 100 lap Championship race.

1967 also saw Narducci join the All-Star League, where he was a 6 time winner on the Winning Track Team, representing Fonda, Albany-Saratoga, and Catamount Stadium.

The waning years of his career were spent in the Fingerlakes of NY, where he finished 4th in Modified points at the Weedsport in 1975. From that point until his retirement in 1982, Ron ran on the DIRT circuit. Although he hung up his helmet in 1982, Ron served as a Pit Steward for DIRT for another 4 years, before stepping back to enjoy his retirement in 1986.