For 2013 Hall of Fame inductee Freddy Fryar, seeing his big brother Harold elected to the Hall is right up there with his own induction. Harold Fryar was one the South’s top dirt track drivers from the time he first took the wheel in 1948 until he was killed in a racing crash at Gadsden, Ala., in 1971.
“He was my hero, my mentor and my protector,” Freddy Fryar said. “He looked out for me when I was growing up. He was as good a driver as there was on dirt, and if his car was anywhere close to being set up right, he didn’t get beat very much.
“I remember well the battles he had with Tootle Estes. They were big friends and went head to head a lot of times on the track.”