sprint
Checkered


Buster Venard


Buster signing autographs as the Wagsdash 2001 Grand Marshal


Buster at home in Nevada


Buster on the phone


Buster


Buster and wife Linda


Linda and Wags


Linda and Grandma Rosie at Pomona I think


Buster and Wags


Grandma Rosie and Linda


Buster and Brian


Buster and Rick Goudy


Buster with his son Steve


Buster with Steve and Brian


Linda and Grandma Rosie with Brians wife Nicol


Buster and his boys


Buster and his boys racing


Buster with Linda and Grandma Rosie


Buster with Marty and Brian


Buster with Linda and Grandma Rosie


Buster with Gary G Howard and Rick Goudy


Buster with Steve and Ed Justice from the Justice museum


Buster and Linda with Steve


Buster and Linda with Steve


Buster with Brian in the pits


Buster with his sons and Mrs Wags at Perrris


Grandma Rosie and Linda in the grandstands


Buster and his boys


The Venard pit at Manzy


The Venards in the grandstands


The Venards with the Dils and the Wags


The Venards cheering section in the grandstands


Darleen and Buster


Buster at a Wagsland party


Looks like Buster with Oskie's crew


Buster with Bruce Flanders and a hot blond


Buster with Ted Auto and another blond


Buster with the trophy girl


Buster with the trophy, a bit of bubbly and the girl


Buster with the bubbly in action


Buster with another winner


Buster and another platter


Buster with the Gardner gang


Buster wth the trophy girl


Buster in the car


Buster in the legends bomber race


Buster in his racing garage with the Mopar motor car


Buster still in garage


Buster with the Ellis car


Buster drove this Shoemaker ov# 4erhead cam ford antique special


Buzz's car and crew


Under the EZ UP


Buster with his car


Buster


Buster


Buster


Buster


Buster


Buster with # 4


Buster with Steve


Buster and Steve


Buster by his ride


The Venard house


Another shot


Wall of pics


Busters trophies


Buster Collage

The cars Buster drove


# 1


# 2


# 2


# 3 1/4 midget in 1957 at San Fernando


# 4


# 4


# 4


# 4


# 4 Gaschem car


# 7


# 10


# 20


# 20


# 27


# 29


# 47


# 47


# 47


# 47


# 71 Larry Howards midget


# 96 Shrike


# 96


Buster in flight


# 7 uh ohh.....


Buster and The Tooth Doc


Buster with Jeff Wahl and The Tooth doc


# 1 Buster chasing Jeff Wahl


# 29


# 47


# 96


# 2 and # 7 Buster and Goudy


# 29


# 4


# 47


# 2 chasing Billy Allen # 31


Buster outside Bubby Jones at Ascot 1980


Buster with Stan Fox in 1981


# 1 Buster in Big Jim Sulivan's car


Buster inside Wayne Bennett


# 2 Buster in the El Toro Garage at Ascot 1980


# 4 Buster in the Tamale Wagon


Buster chasing Lee James


# 47 Bister leading Ron $human


# 4 Buster leading Jimmy Oskie at Ascot 1979

Buster didn't really run that long with CRA, but in his 3 best years, he won 13 CRA races including one Pacific Coast Nationals and a Peabody Classic. He was really tough and very inventive as he came up with little improvements that increased his performances. When he retired, he supported his sons racing until he moved up to Gardnerville, NV and remodeled that home where he still is today. I try to visit when I'm in the area and he's still fun to be with.

Venard was an accomplished sprint car racer in the late 1970s and early 1980s, winning a number of Southern California races including the Don Peabody Classic at the Ascot Park speedway.

Venard was the 1976 California Racing Association co-rookie of the year and received the association’s most improved Driver Award in 1978.

Updated 10/3/17

Checkered