If you ever raced a mid-atlantic region WERA race there is a very good chance Al Wilcox Was the race starter.
I am figure that very few racers from this part of the country knew or ever ment Al. He was a man who lived for motorcycle racing. He raced at Daytona when the track was still part of the beach.
If you knew or knew of Al Wilcox I have some sad news.
Al Wilcox, Rest In Peace. January 4,1919 - February 3, 2011Legendary Motorcycle Race Starter and former Harley-Davidson factory racer from 1948-1951, AMA National #49, AL Wilcox, 92, "The Trenton Flash" from New Jersey passed away February 3, 2011 at 8:30 am at Capital Health Center.
From the Washington Post - Number 49 Al Wilco, 91, never tires of life on the racetrackhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 05063.html
This is a man that I will never forget. At the end of each race when you crossed the start finish line - be it first or last he waved that checkered flag for you in such a way that you felt as if you had just won the world championship..
Rest in peace Al Wilcox