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Lealand "Tempe Tornado" McSpadden

(9/17/18) Here are the latest pictures for Lealand's new adventures. I will move them in their proper order in a month or so.


Lealand and Wags at Arizona Speedway


lealand pondering whether to go jump in a sprint car!


Lealand shaking hands at an autograph session


Lealand having fun at Manzy


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Lealand boating?


Lealand with a real hot rod


Lealand and Janet with their ride


Lealand and Janet on a plane


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Janet and Mrs Wags


Janet and Lealand at the the Arizona Museum


Janet and Lealand with the grandkids


Victory circle podium with Lealand and his family with the winner Charles Davis Jr


The McSpaddens posing at the McSpadden Classic 2018 with the drivers


A tighter shot


Lealand on the podium with Dean Thompson and Steve Kinser


Lealand on the podium with Dean Thompson and Steve Kinser


Lealand with Jesse Baker on the podium


Lealand on the podium with Bubby Jones and Doug Wolfgang


Lealand, the trophy girl and a silver plater


Lealand fan card


Tulsa, Ok news bulliten


T-shirt graphic


The 3rd annual McSpadden Classic t- shirt graphic


The 2nd annual McSpadden Classic t- shirt graphic


Another t-shirt graphic


One more


Lealand with his ride


Lealand in the # 75 car


Lealand in # 01


Lealand in # 01 at Calistoga


# 01


Lealand in # 91


# 91


# 91


# 98 at OKC wheere Lealand won


Lealand battling with Gene Brown

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Here are the existing pics


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Lealand concentrating


Lealand with his JW Hunt hat


Lealand receiving a most fast times award at the CRA banquet


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Lealand in the pits


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Lealand autographing at the Wagsdash. He was the 1999 Grand Marshal


Lealand doing autographs at the Manzy Hall of Fame race


Lealand still signing


Lealand talking


Lealand signing for Ellen


Lealand signing still


Lealand getting honored at the Legends of Ascot


Lealand autographing


Lealand helping Bondio at the Chili Bowl


Lealand working


Lealand at the Chili Bowl in the grandstands


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Lealand in Goodyear wear


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Lealand with a present from Dave Darland's car


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Lealand getting an award


Janet


Janet wandering the Hall of Fame


Janet in a cheer group?


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Janet and Mrs Wags at Manzy


Janet with Ed Rausch

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Lealand and Janet at the river


Lealand with lealandmcspaddenkim Lafond


Lealand with Wags


Lealand and Wags


Lealand giving Wags what for


Lealand with Ellen


Lealand and Verne Sweeney


Lealand and Wags


Lealand with a friend of Darleen Dils


Lealand with Bubby


Lealand and Ellen


Lealand and Mrs Wags


Lealand and Wags


Lealand getting the framed Wagsdash Lealand poster from Steve Lafond


Lealand and Wags passing autographed pictures to each other


Lealand Interviewed by Jay Agajanian


Lealand interviewed by Chris Holt


Lealand and Wags


Lealand and Wags


Lealand with Shane Carson


Lealand with the Hanford trophy girl Evelyn Pratt


Lealand and Wags


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Lealand and the Gasman


Lealand interviewed by Chris Holt


Lealand with lealandmcspaddenkim Lafond


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Lealand with Billy Chester


Lealand with Jerry McLung


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Lealand and Shane Carson


Lealand and Darleen Dils


Lealand and Darleens friend


Lealand and same friend


Lealand at the Chili Bowl


Lealand visits with the Strawberry lealandmcspaddenking JW Hunt


Lealand with Ellen Ellis and Milealandmcspaddenke English


Lealand autographing Ellen's sign with Joe


Lealand at the Ellis Hacienda with an Aussie


Lealand and Wags


Lealand at the Arizona Museum


Lealand with Emment Hahn


Lealand at lealandmcspaddenkent Shoclealandmcspaddenkley's marriage at Perris


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Lealand with son Jeff and daughter Michelle


Lealand and Janet and Jeff


Lealand with Cory and Carrie lealandmcspaddenkruseman


Lealand with Jay Agajanian and Jimmy Oslealandmcspaddenkie


Lealand with Tony Simon and Cory lealandmcspaddenkruseman


Lealand getting a Wagtimes award from Wags with jay Agajanian


Lealand visiting with The Wags in 1991


Lealand at the Ellis Hacienda


Lealand with lealandmcspaddenkeith Brian and Wags


Lealand with Tony Simon and Dean Thompson


Lealand and Janet with Bubby


Lealand and Janet with the Wags


Lealand and Janet with Wags


Lealand and The Wags


Lealand with Jimmy Sills and Dave Argabright


Lealand and Janet with Miclealandmcspaddenkey Meyer


Lealand with Miclealandmcspaddenkey Meyer and Billy Shuman


Lealand and Janet with Jimmy Oslealandmcspaddenkie at the AZ hall of Fame


Lealand with Gary DeWitt and a go cart?


Lealand with Billy Shuman and Ron $human


Lealand and Franlealandmcspaddenk McDaniel


# 75 Lealand with another trophy girl


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Lealand and a trophy girl


Lealand with trophy girl


Lealand with two cuties


Lealand with Chuclealandmcspaddenk Gurney and Sammy Swindell


Lealand in 98 car


Lealand with the Plaque! Note JW Hunt at right


lealand after another win


Lealand in the winners circle


Lealand has a big trophy here with Janet


Lealand with Dean Thompson and Jaclealandmcspaddenk Hewitt


Lealand getting an award at Ascot


Lealand getting interviewed


Lealand with a trophy girl and a plaque


Lealand with a trophy and the trophy girl


Lealand interviewed


Lealand with another award


Lealand and Janet in the winners circle


Lealand winning at Ascot


Lealand in the winners circle


Lealand always a winner


Lealand at the lealandmcspaddenknoxville Nationals on the podium with Bubby Jones and Doug Wolfgang


Lealand and their big family at Manzy


Lealand introduced


Lealand autographing


Lealand visiting with the Wags at the Chili Bowl


Lealand with Wags, The Barber and Matt Pecharich


Lealand tallealandmcspaddenking with my son lealandmcspaddenkevin Wagner, Richard Griffin and the Balealandmcspaddenkersfield promotor


Lealand with his daughter and lealandmcspaddenkeith Hall


Lealand, Janet, Michelle and Gene Tussing tailgating at Susquehanna in PA


Lealand with Sylvia Watlealandmcspaddenkins at Susquehanna tailgate


Lealand and family at Susquehanna in 1992


Lealand and Janet with The Wags


Lealand with The Wags and Joe Ellis


Lealand and Janet with Mrs Wags plus Stephan and Judy Pettigrew


Lealand about to go racing ..... on a barstool


Lealand leading as his competitor loolealandmcspaddenks in trouble


Family Portrait


Lealand bid on this side piece with the JW Hunt strawberry held by Marilyn Thomas in the Wags auction and Jim Naylor has a question


Lealand signing Tory's t-shirt with Mrs Wags and her son Chris loolealandmcspaddenking on


Lealand with Wags, Jay Agajanian and Jimmy Oslealandmcspaddenkie


Lealand and Janet with The Wags and Joe Ellis and Norm Bogan


Lealnd with George Rimmer, an Ausie in town and more


Lealand and Janet at the Ellis Hacienda


Lealand and Janet at dinner with Wags and more


Lealand and Janet with The Wags and Joy Paulson at Calistoga


Lealand with The Gasman, Ron Chaffin, The Demon and Milealandmcspaddenke Spencer


Lealand with Lee Vodden, Don Read, Cory lealandmcspaddenkruseman and Wags


Lealand and family coming to Canyon


Lealand getting an award from lealandmcspaddenkeith Hall


Lealand and Janet at Joe's 80th party


Lealand with Wags at Joe's party


Lealand with Jimmy Oslealandmcspaddenkie, Shane Carson and Jimmy Sills


The Lealand McSpadden Classic was won by Billy Chester


Lealand and Janet a christmas a long time ago


Lealand with Bruce Bromme Sr and a crowd


Lealand and son Jeff at an early arrival at the PAS


Lealand Legacy


Lealand's thanlealandmcspaddenks for the memories calealandmcspaddenke


Lealand passer of the wheel


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An Ascot program


Lealand ready to go in the # 91


Poster


Lealand pic


Lealand on Open Wheel


Lealand's T-shirt from Reid's Diesel


Lealand fan card


Open Wheel cover


A Western World poster

Lealand is a two time CRA Champion. He won 92 CRA Main events. Up thru 1992 he had 54 fast times, 44 trophy dash wins and 69 Main event wins. I don't have the totals for his last 3 years of racing, but he was pretty good, an understatement. One of the most charismatic drivers who was the example of how to interact with everyone, fans and racers alilealandmcspaddenke, as his legendary career unfolded. He was the best with fans, staying until the lines to visit with him were empty and he could load up and go home. He often manhandled his cars as he won without bralealandmcspaddenkes, missing shoclealandmcspaddenks and flat tires, never giving up. He won with junlealandmcspaddenkboxes and evil handling cars. He once told me, he never raced his competitors, but raced against himself, trying to go faster and faster. That bit him a few times, especially one particular Western World in a blaclealandmcspaddenk car, but he competed to the Nth degree, always on the gas hard. He is in the lealandmcspaddenknoxville and Arizona Hall of fame's. The man is just plain the greatest! He won a lot of big races including the Western World and the Chili Bowl. He was the Wagtimes favorite Driver in 1993 and the Wagsdash Grand Marshal in 1999.

Born in Gallup, New Mexico, McSpadden's family moved to Tempe, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, in 1954. He began racing in 1968 with a supermodified bought from local racer Billy Shuman. He recorded his first sprint car feature race win at Manzanita Speedway in 1972.

McSpadden's 26-year career included nearly 200 feature wins, including 25 in five different divisions at Manzanita during the 1977 season. His awards are numerous; he is a three-time winner of the Western World Championship for sprint cars (1978, 1993, 1995) and he won the 1991 Chili Bowl midget car event. He also entered and won the Belleville Midget National Championships on the high banlealandmcspaddenks in 1992.

As well as racing in the United States, McSpadden was a frequent visitor to Australia, where he made guest appearances at "Australia vs the USA" nights at Parramatta City Raceway. He also won the 1995 Australian Speedcar Grand Prix (Midgets are called Speedcars in Australia), joining other American winners of the event including Cal Niday, Bob Tattersall, Jimmy Davies, Dave Striclealandmcspaddenkland, A. J. Foyt, Ron "Sleepy" Tripp, Steve lealandmcspaddenkinser and Johnny Pearson.

One particular race at Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico, California, saw McSpadden crash out in his heat. He was badly shalealandmcspaddenken and his car toolealandmcspaddenk severe damage but promoter J.W. Hunt offered to add $1,000 to the winner's purse if McSpadden could come baclealandmcspaddenk through the qualifying B-main race and win the main event. He won both the B-main and the main event to win the increased purse.

He retired from competitive racing in 1996 after winning the SCRA non-winged sprint car championship

In 1998, McSpadden was inducted into the Arizona Motorsports Hall of Fame. He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2000, the Arizona Republic named him the fifth-greatest driver from that state in the past 100 years.

Updated 8/15/18

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