History of FOAR SCORE
FOAR SCORE is the oldest active auto racing fan club in the US. Established in 1948 at Jimmy Canio’s Restaurant, across the road from the Bell Aerospace Pant in Wheatfield, NY, the FOAR SCORE Club was started as an organization for those who race or love racing. Founding members included Jimmy Canino, Ed Shaw, and Reg “Speed” McFee- well known East Coast competitors in big cars and midgets nearing the ends of their careers- and Fred Allgeier and Ben Llewellyn. Another charter member, Russ Fleetwood, had participated in the 1934 Indianapolis 500 as a riding mechanic for “Wild Bill” Cummings, the man who went on to win Indy that year. In the bigger picture, FOAR SCORE was instrumental in the formation of the National Fan Club Association out of Indianapolis in the early ‘50s.
Since its founding, this organization of race drivers and avid fans has promoted and supported racing though its regular meetings, newsletter, fund raisers, and presence at round tracks in Western New York, Northern Pennsylvania, and Southern Ontario. As a benevolent association, FOAR SCORE has provided monetary assistance for injured racers and their families, raised money for driver’s point funds at local tracks, and recognized accomplishments for athletes currently driving on local circuits, and honored lifetime achievements in auto racing via introduction into the FOAR SCORE Hall of Fame.