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Sunday, December 11, 2011

1986 - Guss Sr. feted as ISA champion

Farmer City, Ill. (December 11, 1986) – Ray Guss Sr., a veteran of 23 years in racing, emerged as the point champion for the Illinois Stockcar Association for 1986. Guss totaled 2,044 points to take the title.

Guss and 49 other drivers were awarded trophies, certificates and prize money at the awards banquet held at the Epcot Center in Farmer City. A total of 157 drivers registered with ISA for the ’86 season.

Not only did he walk away with the lion’s share of the point fund ($3,000), Guss Sr. also received a new chassis from Full Tilt Race Cars. Second place went to Gary Webb, third to Bob Pierce, fourth was Herschel Roberts and Bob Helm finished fifth. The ISA Rookie of the Year was Jim Rarick, who finished 12th in points.

Tracks competing in the Illinois Stockcar Association for 1986 were Peoria Speedway, Farmer City Raceway, East Moline Speedway, Charleston Speedway and Vermillion County Speedway in Danville.

Final Point Standings
1. Ray Guss – 2,044
2. Gary Webb – 1,635
3. Bob Pierce – 1,602
4. Herschel Roberts – 1,402
5. Bob Helm – 1,400
6. Don Bohlander – 1,300
7. Tom Miller – 1,287
8. Roger Long – 1,264
9. Ron Weedon – 1,205
10. Marvin Burton – 1,161
11. Roger Cary – 1,115
12. Jim Rarick – 1,049
13. Rick Cox – 1,014
14. Ray Guss Jr. – 1,07
15. Tom Rients – 980
16. Eldon Wright – 950
17. Jake Willert – 869
18. Ron Gustaf – 844
19. Jerry Conners – 806
20. Jack Dowers – 793
21. Roger Sanders – 690
22. Ed Bauman – 674
23. Kevin Weaver – 635
24. Rick Standridge – 622
25. Dick Taylor - 581

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