The below midget racing car profile is part of an online registry of Edmunds midget racing cars. Please click on the above link to be taken to the complete registry.


Year built 1977
Edmunds Serial # (dash tag) LBM-296
Dash Tag (click to enlarge)
Year restored to, (if restored), or current status 1977 / 1978
Years the car ran 1977 - 78 by Danny Frye driven by Ken Schrader and then Arnie Knepper. Richard Mueller 1979 - 1984. Wayne Branson 1985-1986 driven by Doug, Roger & Don Branson
Original engine in car, type, size, etc VW, (size unknown)
Current engine in car, type, size, etc VW type 4 /Porsche 914 - as arrived from Bransons
Type of suspension, bar, coil, etc 4 bar, front mounted low in chassis
Miscellaneous mechanical information Hilbourne Injection / Halibrand rear end
Former drivers Ken Schrader, Arnie Knepper, Doug, Roger & Don Branson
Notable finishes, championships Unsure. Still researching. unsure. Arnie Knepper was St Louis champion in 1978, possibly driving this car?
Car # 's the car ran as Original number was 1.
Tracks the car ran at, (please list track names and location)

Ascot Park / Springfield / Ft Wayne Indiana / Angel park Wisconsin

Former sanctioning bodies the car ran with SLARA
Current vintage groups the car runs with Historic Speedway Association of Australia, (http://www.historicspeedway.com), Vintage Speedcar Association (Qld) Inc., (http://vsaq.net)
Former car owners Danny Frye, Richard Meuller, Wayne Branson, Dan Connyer
Year the car was restored 2010
Person / shop that did the restoration Phillip Crompton - Datafin Pty Ltd Race Team Workshop
Certifications / awards post restoration Certified by VSAQ.
Web site .
General Description Very good condition, ready to run.
Current owner / location / contact information Phillip Crompton, Brisbane Australia, sportssedan21@bigpond.com
Any additional information you want to provide about the car / owner / drivers Car is run regularly at club track days and driven with spirit by owner.

These are thumbnail images of each photo. Please click on each to enlarge.

As received new in 1977.

Arnie Knepper sitting on the wheel, 1978

Displayed at tri city, 2009