LAMBERTVILLE, N.J. — Legendary modified racer Frankie Schneider died on Nov. 11. He was 92 years old.
Schneider began his racing career at New Jersey’s Flemington Speedway in 1947 and is believed to have won more than 750 races during a 30-year racing career.
Schneider, known by man as “The Old Master,” earned his lone NASCAR Grand National victory at Old Dominion Speedway in 1958. He’s believed to have won 100 races in 1958 alone.
In 1952, Schneider won 62 races in 105 starts on a variety of East Coast dirt and asphalt short tracks to claim NASCAR’s National Modified Championship in John Bohlander’s No. 88 1937 Ford coupe.
Schneider won the Langhorne National Open, the country’s most noted event for sportsman and modified racers in 1954 and again in 1962. He scored his last feature win in 1977 at Pennsylvania’s Nazareth Speedway.
Schneider won four track championships in 1963 and has been inducted into the Eastern Motorsports Press Ass’n Hall of Fame.
Schneider also raced sprint cars, midgets, championship cars and sports cars.