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Gardners


Jeff on a four wheeler


Jeff hangin


Chet


Jeff in the mule


Chet at work


Chet on a run


Jack Sr relaxing


Jack sitting with that look on his face


Jimmy with Chet


Jack Sr and Chet


Mallory in the pits


Ronnie, Mallory and Chet at the head of the food line


Jeff


Chet, Blake, Ronnie, Jimmy and Jeff


Chet in the mule


Chet and Ronnie


Jeff with Wags


Jimmie Jr with Wags


Jeff with Wags and some Wagsbucks


Jeff with Bruce Bromme Jr


Jeff and Jimmy


Jack Sr with Alan Balalrd


Jeff giving Blake a ride


Jack Jr with Chet coming around the trailer


Chet with Austin Williams


Jeff and Wags


Jack Sr with Brad, and their cigars


Jimmy and a motor in the Gardner shop


Jimmy and the motor again


Jeff and son Ronnie


Jack Sr with Ellen Ellis


Brothers Jeff and Jimmy in the pits


Jim and Maryanne gardner


Jimmy Jr and his dad


Jack Sr and Gary W Howard


Jimmy and Blake Miller on a cruise


Jeff anad Blake Miller guzzling water


Jimmy and crewmember with a big trophy


Jimmy and Chet


Gavin and a crewmwmber


Chet giving a ride around the pits


Jack Sr with Nadine while Chet and Jack Jr were in the trailer


Chet and Ronnie in the tire changing contest at the Wagsdash


Chet and Gavin working away


Gavin hanging while Wags sneaks around behind him


Jack Sr with Dave Keller


Jeff giving Blake a ride


Jack Sr with Tony "The Cowboy" Jones


Chet visiting


Jeff and Chet at Manzy


Ronnie, Chet and Jimmy


Chet with Jimmy and Charlie Zabinski


Jack Sr, Jimmy and Gavin


The Gardners on the roll


Jimmy Sr, Jimmy Jr and Gavin


Jack and Mary Anne with Don Kazarian. I think the were the Grand Marshal of the Ovals


Jeff and Jack Sr with Ripper


Jeff with Ronnie and Blake Miller


Jack Sr with Chet and Brad Noffsinger


Jack and Nadine with Wags in the MUle


Jack Sr, Blake Miller, Jimmy and Chet


Brad Noffsinger, Chet, Ronnie and Blake Miller


Jimmy, Ronnie, Jack Sr and Chet


Jimmy in the Santa Maria pit line


Jack jr, Dave Keller and Jimmy


Blake, Jimmy, Chet and Jeff


Chet, Ronnie, Jack Sr, Gavin and Blake


Jack Jr with Wagtimers Willie, Fran, Sonia and Krista


Jack Sr on right of a team photo from ???


Brad with Jack Sr and the boys


Jimmy with Chet, Ronnie and Paul Dean


Jack Sr, Jimmy with Gavin and Ripper at Santa Maria


Ronnie and chet wotking on Try Rutherford's ride


Jeff with Ronnie and Blake Miller with Evelyn Pratt


Jack Sr hetting a ride in Frank Sheltran's wierd buggy


Jack Jr with Rickie Gaunt, Jeff and a trailer full of Gardners


Ronnie, Brad Noffsinger. Chet and Blake miller getting agrivated by Chris Ho\lt


Jack Sr, Chet and Brad Noffsinger getting more from Chris Holt


The Gardners getting a trophy


Chet hangs as the crew is relaxing


The Gardners hanging out before the racing starts


Jimmy, Ronnie and Chet with Paul Dean at the PAS


Chet working on a Gaunt midget


Jack Sr


Nadine


Chet watching team work


Chet


Chet


Jimmy and Chet


Chet and Ronnie


Jimmy


Chet in my mule


# 93


Chet under the trailer cover


Chet on the jack


Chet on Tyler Brown's ride


Chet and Jimmy working hard


Chet following the car


Chet and Ronnie working


Chet with a lady


Chet working on a wheel


Gardner pit


Blake Miller


Blake Miller


Blake Miller


# 96 driven by Buster Venard with Charlie Zabinski, Jack Sr and Jack Jr


Jack Jr in a car


Jack with Nadine in push off area


Gavin with Nadine's ride


Jimmy pondering


Jack Sr, jack Jr and Jimmy with car ready to go back out


Ronnie and Chet working over Rutherford's car


# 93 getting a push


# 93


# 94


# 5


# 5 with Jack Sr


# 96


# 16


# 93


# 93


# 93


# 93 with Rickie Gaunt


# 96


# 93


# 16 didn't fit in the hauler


# 96


# 96 with Jack Sr


# 93 with jack Sr


# 96


The pits at santa Maria


Another view


# 96 at Ventura


# 16


# 5o


# 16


# 5 with Chet and Ronnie


# 5 with Chet


# 94 with Chet


# 94 with Chet and Gavin


# 16


# 16


# 96 with Jimmy


# 96 with Chet


# 16 with Gavin


# 93 with Nadine


# 93


# 16 with Chet


# 5


# 98

More cars

THE CARS


The cars


The cars


# 9


# 93


# 93


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Small Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Gardner row


Two # 5's


Blake Miller


Blake Miller


# 5


# 16


# 39 Ronnie


# 93


# 94


# 93


Jack Sr poster


Good art work

And the many Gardner cars


# 10


# 16


# 16 Nadine


# 16 Nadin


# 83


# 93


# 93


# 93


# 93


# 93


# 94


# 94


# 94


# 96


# 96


# 1 Brad Noffsinger leading Jerry Meyer


Howard Gardner inside Rosie Roussel


Howard Gardner with Nick Valenta


Jack Sr


Jack Sr

The Gardners are legends in the sprint car world. They had from 1 to 5 cars on the track from week to week for years until the family business went south. After Brad Noffsinger retired and moved on and Jack Sr stepped back where Jack Jr became the leader of the pack, the family moved back East for a few years before returning and doing well with Blake Miller and many others. The last of the mohicans, Ronnie, came along at just the time there was no family business to support his racing, but he has carved out something for himself with his midget championships and has been getting rides in a 410 sprint car regularly in 2017. There are so many stories behind the Gardner name, I only wish I knew them so I could relate, but they were a badass family who took on the world and often won!

Updated 6/4/18

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