Saturday, June 9, 2012
This Week in Racing History
1979 – Rainouts at some tracks on Friday, June 8, added some new late models to the regulars at Fairmont (Minn.) Speedway, but the results were the same – Denny Hovinga and Bob Shryock in a bumper-to-bumper duel. Hovinga, Shryock and visitor Ed Sanger ran nose to tail for all 25 laps of the feature with Shryock using every bit of the track to get around Hovinga, but it was to no avail as Hovinga scored his third straight feature victory. Shryock, Sanger, Bob Weber and Em Fretheim rounded out the top five. Right after the evening’s program, the promoter announced a $100 bounty for anyone who could beat Hovinga in next week’s race.