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Sunday, November 1, 2009

1967 - Droste tops in points for Greater Iowa Racing

Lu Vern "Red" Droste of Waterloo, Iowa was the top point getter in 1967 for the three-track Greater Iowa Racing Association. The three tracks consisted of Independence (Iowa) Motor Speedway, Tunis Speedway in Waterloo, Iowa and Air-View Speedway in Monticello, Iowa.

The overall top-1o were

Red Droste...9727
Chub Liebe...5657
Bob Hilmer...4670
Cal Swanson...4117
Tom Hughes...3484
Bill Zwanziger...3423
Dick Nesteby...3197
Ed Sanger...3045
Glen Martin...2295
Rich Krafka...2175

A total of 104 drivers drove on the circuit during the '67 season with only 14 not placing in the money one time. At the individual tracks, 14 had perfect attendance at Monticello. 19 at Independence and 18 at Waterloo.

The top 10 at Air-View were:

Red Droste...2755
Tom Hughes...1780
Dick Nesteby...1430
Bob Hilmer...1150
Cal Swanson...1055
Ed Sanger....905
Bill Zanziger...740
Roger Dolan...735
Curt Hanson...525
Stan Stover....400

Dick Nesteby was the season champion at Monticello and Red Droste was mid-season champ. Droste also won the championship race at the Jones County Fair.
The top-10 at Independence:

Chub Liebe...3685
Red Droste...3040
Bill Zwanziger...1291
Bob Hilmer...1252
Dick Nesteby...1197
Ed Sanger...1131
Paul Fitzpatrick...1055
Rich Krafka...1020
John Webb...981
Ty Burger...780

Chub Liebe was both mid-season and season champ at Independence. Droste also won the Monza Spectacular race at Independence with Darrell Dake of Cedar Rapids second.

The top-10 at Waterloo:

Red Droste...3932
Cal Swanson...2637
Bob Hilmer...2267
Chub Liebe...1972
Bill Zwanziger...1392
Mert Williams...1385
Glen Martin...1165
Dave Jensen....1040
Rich Krafka...1020
Ed Sanger...1009

The season champion at Waterloo was Droste with Cal Swanson of Reinbeck the mid-season champion.

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