Lealand "Tempe Tornado" McSpadden

Lealand in the car


Lealand concentrating

Lealand with his JW Hunt hat

Lealand visiting with the Wags at the Chili Bowl

Lealand visiting with The Wags in 1991

Lealand giving Wags what for

Lealand with Kim Lafond

Lealand receiving a most fast times award at the CRA banquet

Lealand with Ellen Ellis and Mike English

Lealand with Wags, The Barber and Matt Pecharich

Lealand autographing Ellen's sign with Joe

Lealand talking with my son Kevin Wagner, Richard Griffin and the Bakersfield promotor

Lealand with his daughter and Keith Hall

Lealand, Janet, Michelle and Gene Tussing tailgating at Susquehanna in PA

Lealand with Sylvia Watkins at Susquehanna tailgate

Lealand and Janet with The Wags

Janet and Mrs Wags at Manzy

Lealand with Wags

Lealand and Wags

Lealand and Janet with Mrs Wags plus Stephan and Judy Pettigrew

Lealand at the Ellis Hacienda with an Aussie

Lealand about to go racing ..... on a barstool

Lealand leading as his competitor looks in trouble

Lealand with son Jeff and daughter Michelle

Lealand introduced

Janet with Ed Rausch

Lealand with The Wags and Joe Ellis


Lealand with Ellen

Lealand at Susquehanna feed

Lealand and family at Susquehanna in 1992

Lealand and Verne Sweeney

Lealand in the # 50 car

Lealand and Wags

Lealand with Cory and Carrie Kruseman

Family Portrait


Lealand bid on this side piece with the JW Hunt strawberry held by Marilyn Thomas in the Wags auction and Jim Naylor has a question


Lealand with a friend of Darleen Dils

Lealand signing Tory's t-shirt with Mrs Wags and her son Chris looking on

Lealand with Bubby

Lealand and Ellen


Lealand and Mrs Wags

Lealand autographing at the Wagsdash. He was the 1999 Grand Marshal

Lealand with Wags, Jay Agajanian and Jimmy Oskie

Lealand with Jay Agajanian and Jimmy Oskie

Lealand in the Ford Pinto

Lealand getting settled

Lealand with his Pinto ride

Lealand and Janet with The Wags and Joe Ellis and Norm Bogan

Lealand and Wags

Lealand with Tony Simon and Cory Kruseman

Lealand getting a Wagtimes award from Wags with jay Agajanian

Lealand getting the framed Wagsdash Lealand poster from Steve Lafond

Lealand and Wags passing autographed pictures to each other

Lealand at the Ellis Hacienda

Lealnd with George Rimmer, an Ausie in town and more

Lealand and Janet at the Ellis Hacienda

Lealand and Janet at dinner with Wags and more

Lealand doing autographs at the Manzy Hall of Fame race

Lealand autographing

Lealand still signing

Lealand talking

Lealand signing for Ellen

Lealand signing still

Lealand getting honored at the Legends of Ascot

Lealand and their big family at Manzy

Lealand autographing

Lealand with Keith Brian and Wags

Lealand and Janet with The Wags and Joy Paulson at Calistoga

Lealand Interviewed by Jay Agajanian

Lealand interviewed by Chris Holt

Lealand and Wags

Lealand and Janet at the river

Lealand with Tony Simon and Dean Thompson

Lealand and another trophy

Lealand visiting

Lealand and Janet with Bubby

Lealand in the DSD # 91

Lealand and Wags

Lealand helping Bondio at the Chili Bowl

Lealand working

Lealand and Janet with the Wags

Lealand and Janet and Jeff

Lealand with The Gasman, Ron Chaffin, The Demon and Mike Spencer

Lealand with Shane Carson

Lealand with Lee Vodden, Don Read, Cory Kruseman and Wags

Lealand and Janet with Wags

Lealand and The Wags

Lealand and Wags

Lealand with the Hanford trophy girl Evelyn Pratt


Lealand and family coming to Canyon

Lealand getting an award from Keith Hall

Lealand and Janet with Mickey Meyer

Lealand with Mickey Meyer and Billy Shuman

Lealand and Janet with Jimmy Oskie at the AZ hall of Fame

Janet wandering the Hall of Fame

Lealand Legacy

Lealand and Wags

Lealand's thanks for the memories cake

Lealand at the Chili Bowl in the grandstands

Tempe Tornado

Lealand with Ralph Tracy and the #00 car


Lealand in 98 car

Lealand and trophy girl

Lealand and a trophy girl

Lealand with trophy girl

Lealand and the Gasman

Lealand with the Ford powered sprinter

Lealand with two cuties

Lealand with Chuck Gurney and Sammy Swindell

Lealand in the Bailey Brothers car

Lealand in the Bailey Brothers


Lealand with another trophy girl

Lealand in his car

Lealand ready to go

Lealand in Goodyear wear

Lealand and Janet at Joe's 80th party

Lealand with Wags at Joe's party

Maintenance on the # 91 car on CRA tour 1993

The 92 race at Eldora killed the # 91 car when Lealand and Jack Hewitt got together. The next day at the Greenville Inn, Jack came over to help build a new car for that night

Lealand and Alex Morales working



and rebuild

Lealand with Jimmy Oskie, Shane Carson and Jimmy Sills

Lealand interviewed by Chris Holt

Lealand 1990

Lealand with Ron $human at Arizona Hall of Fame

Lealand with Kim Lafond

Lealand walking the track with Woo boss Ted Johnson

Lealand with Gary DeWitt and a go cart?

Lealand with Billy Chester

Lealand with the Plaque! Note JW Hunt at right

Lealnd in the winners circle

Lealand with Jerry McLung

Lealand checking a tire at the 1978 Western World where he won


Lealand in the pits with a Rico shirt on


lealand after another win

Lealand has a big trophy here with Janet

Lealand passer of the wheel

Janet in a cheer group?


Lealand and a Ford sprinter at Knoxville

Lealand by his ride


The Tempe Tornado

Janet Checkered

lealand's trophy room at his old house back in the day

Lealand's 1992 CRA Championshiop trophy

More neat trophys

Another nice one

A TV trophy case

More trophies


Lealand and his special chair

More good stuff



More plaques

Janet with Kenny Schrader model

Lealand visiting with Wags

Lealand and Wags

More trophies

Lealand messing with the headless dummy

Lealand and the Ellis duo

Wags checking out the dummy

Lealand and his chair

Lealand with Wags

More trophies

Janet with Joe and Ellen

Lealand's Wagtimes favorite driver 1993 award

A wall of awards

Big trophies

Janet McSpadden with Larry Ward a newspaper guy


Lealand fete


Photos of Lealand and Janet


Lealand's rides

# 00

# 01 in the 80's

# 01

# 01

# 01

# 01

# 11x

# 50

# 50 push by Workin Woody 75

# 61 dirt champ car

# 75 at East Bay 1978

# 75 the Stanton house car

# 75

# 75

# 75

# 75 Stanton car at Terre Haute

# 75

# 91

# 91

# 91 with Scotty Burns at Eldora

Lealand and Deano

# 91

# 91

# 91 and # 47

# 91

# 91

# 91

# 91 at CRA Eldora 1991

# 91 1n 1991

# 91

# 91

Lealand at El Cento

# 79

# 97 The Red Crush Special

# 98

# 99

Lealand in Stanton's car background against Jac Haudenschild

# 1 at Ascot 1988

Lealand in Gibson's coil car at Manzy

The AZ Hall of Fame two seater that Lealand gave rides in. Man I missed it!

Lealand at Chula Vista in the 80's

Lealand in Wayne weiller's midget at Manzy

Lealand with Gary Stanton far right

lealand in Billy Shuman's car

Lealand on CRA tour

Same pit

Lealand, left, against JJ Yeley

Lealand and Deano

Lealand and Buddy Taylor

Lealand and Danny Smith

Lealand and Mike English

Lealand leading the Ripper. Later they would both drive under the DSD banner

Lealand and maybe Ripper here?

Lealand and Darren Eash

Lealand and verne Sweeney at Santa Maria

Lealand, right and Bobby Marshall

# 19

Kurtis Chevy II on the inside of Lealnd

Lealand #01 and Gary Paterson # 21

Lealand in # 98 and Billy Shuman

Lealand followed by Don Hawley and Don Hamilton


Lealand and Jack Hewitt


Lealand is a two time CRA Champion. He won 92 CRA Main events. Up thru 1992 he had 54 fast times, 44 trophy dash wins and 69 Main event wins. I don't have the totals for his last 3 years of racing, but he was pretty good. One of the most charismatic drivers who was the example of how to interact with everyone, fans and racers alike, as his legendary career unfolded. He was the best with fans, staying until the lines to visit with him were empty and he could load up and go home. He often manhandled his cars as he won without brakes, missing shocks and flat tires, never giving up. He won with junkboxes and evil handling cars. He once told me, he never raced his competitors, but raced against himself, trying to go faster and faster. That bit him a few times, especially one particular Western World in a black car, but he competed to the Nth degree, always on the gas hard. He is in the Knoxville and Arizona Hall of fame's. The man is just plain the greatest! He won a lot of big races including the Western World and the Chili Bowl. He was the Wagtimes favorite Driver in 1993 and the Wagsdash Grand Marshal in 1999.

Updated 9/26/17