Buster Venard

Buster signing autographs as the Wagsdash 2001 Grand Marshal

Buster at home in Nevada

Buster on the phone


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 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