Salem, Ind. (July 2, 1974) – Bobby Allison’s
racing, luck continues
- all bad. Indiana
“I pulled another
,” said a disheartened Allison
after lasting only two laps in Sunday’s 50-mile stock car race at Salem Speedway.
driver referred to his 1973 Ala.
500 effort which also lasted two laps. Allison, a million dollar winner on the
Southern NASCAR circuit, had been the pre-race favorite for the United States
Auto Club event, but it was gritty USAC regular Ramo Stott who took the
checkered flag. Indianapolis
, drove his Keokuk,
Iowa into the lead in the 68th lap of the
100-lap feature when Larry Moore, who had led in his Chevelle until the 11th circuit, dropped out of the race. Plymouth
Stott averaged better than 79 miles an hour, finishing 13 seconds ahead of newcomer Bob Schippers, of
who was in his first race on high-banked tracks like Kalamazoo, Mich. ’s half-mile paved oval. Salem
Allison retired with handling problems, but he at least lasted one lap more than fellow NASCAR driver Charlie Glotzbach, a Hoosier who holds some of
speed records. Salem
USAC stock car point leader Butch Hartman, who qualified his Dodge on the pole with a new track record of 91.13 miles per hour, stayed in front of the 20-car field through the first 10 laps. Norm Nelson edged out a fading Hartman for third place. Mickey Flora led Don White to the finish for fifth. All were one lap behind Schippers and the leader.
There were only two yellow lights, one for a crash involving semi winner Ken Rowley and the other for George Coonrod’s spin.
Stott, who also won the trophy dash, was expected to receive more than $3,000 for the victory out of an estimated $10,000 purse. A huge crowd, estimated at 8,000, packed the tiny speedway and was treated to a sun-drenched afternoon of racing.
- Ramo Stott
- Bob Schippers
- Norm Nelson
- Butch Hartman
- Mickey Flora
- Don White
- Irv Janey
- Larry Cope
- Paul Feldner
- Harold Fair
- Ken Rowley
- Steve Drake
- Larry Moore
- George Coonrod
- Joe Booher
- Bobby Watson
- Jim Marshall
- Cleve Smith
- Bobby Allison
- Charlie Glotzbach