Thursday, April 16, 2009

Midwest Racing Archives (This week in history)

1997 - Billy Moyer earned $15,000 for his dominating performance in the Hav-A-Tampa-sanctioned Arkansas 100 at Batesville Speedway on Sunday afternoon, April 13. Moyer, who started fourth, moved around Wendell Wallace on lap 25 and was never threatened on his way to the checkers. Dale McDowell, Ray Cook, Marshall Green and Johnny Virden rounded out the top-five finishers.

1990 - C.J Rayburn of Whiteland, Ind., grabbed the lead from Paul Shafer on lap 27 and led the rest of the way in the $3,000 to win UMP-sanctioned Druthers Spring Classic at Brownstown Speedway on April 14. Shafer would settle for second while Frank Cedar, Kevin Claycomb and Kevin Weaver rounded out the top five.

1988 - A great field of cars and a equally good crowd turned out for the 1st Annual Frostbuster at Marshalltown Speedway on April 15. Winners that evening included Jeff Aikey (IMCA late models), Dave Farren (IMCA modifieds) and Terry Angle (IMCA stock cars).

1982 - In a rare appearance behind the wheel of a midget, Doug Wolfgang of Sioux Falls, S.D., won the 40-lap USAC-sanctioned event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, on a chilly Saturday afternoon, April 17. Wolfgang crossed the finish line with nearly a lap lead over Kevin Olson of Rockford, Ill. and Dick Gojmerick of Belleville, Ill., to collect te $1,000 prize.

1973 - Harold Leep of Wichita won his heat, trophy dash and 20 lap feature as he swept the super modified program at the 1/2-mile Fairgrounds Speedway in Oklahoma City on April 13th. Tulsan Emmett Hahn finished second snapping a nine-race winning streak dating back to the previous season.

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