Dick Midgley



Dick Midgley has primarily served as a mechanic, car builder and car owner during his motorsport career. In 1958, he co-owned a car with his older brother in the Jalopy class at Western Speedway, where they won the track title in their first season. Dick continued to field cars in local divisions into the 1970s, when he expanded his efforts south of the border.

More than 70 drivers competed for Midgley in the NASCAR West Series from 1972 to 2014, including 2002 CMHF inductee Roy Smith. Between 1974 and 1992, Midgley fielded cars in 26 NASCAR Cup Series races, where he made two Daytona 500 starts, with Smith as the driver, in 1976 and 1977.

Midgley has also run cars in international events, including a third-place finish with Dave Marcis in a NASCAR exhibition race at Australia’s Calder Park Thunderdome in 1988 and winning the NASCAR-affiliated Australian championship with Jim Richards in 1996.