Induction Year: 1995
Category: Auto Racing
“Charging Charlie” – Born and raised in Riverhead where his parents had a potato farm. Won championships at all four Suffolk County race tracks: Islip, Riverhead, Freeport and Westhampton.
He had over 200 wins, most of them on Long Island. He was killed in a racing accident in 1987 at the age of 44, at the Miller 500 race in Martinsville where he had set a new track record two years earlier in the same race.
Islip Speedway champion in 1972, 1978 and 1980. Riverhead Speedway champion 1965, 1967, 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978. Freeport Speedway champion in 1974 and 1976.