Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1983 - Eddy Wins Winchester 400

Mike Eddy waves to the crowd after winning his second Winchester 400. 

Winchester, Ind. (October 2, 1983) - Mike Eddy of Midland, Mich., won the Winchester 400 late model stock car classic for the second time Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway.

The four-time American Speed Association driving champion, easily the fastest man on the track, took the checkered from flagman Johnny Potts with a 3.8-second edge over Butch Miller of Lawton, Mich., before the largest crowd in the 14-year history of the event.

In a race slowed by 12 caution flags, for a total of 85 laps run under yellow, Eddy, who previously won this classic in 1981, was clocked in two hours, 39 minutes, 30.14 second for his victory ride. Eddy and Miller were the only cars in the same lap at the finish as Jim Sauter of Necedah, Wis., who took third, was two laps off the pace.

Fourth, seven laps behind the two frontrunners, was 1980 race winner Terry Senneker of Wayland, Mich. fifth, 16 laps back at the end, was Tom Jones of Northbrook, Ill.

Rounding out the top 10 were Bob Strait of Flossmoor, Ill., sixth; Tim Fontana of Valley View, Ohio, seventh; Kent Stauffer of Elyria, Ohio, eighth; Bob Sensiba of Middleville, Mich., with relief help from Mark Martin, ninth, and defending champion Rusty Wallace of Valley Park, Mo., tenth.

Results –

1. Mike Eddy
2. Butch Miller
3. Jim Sauter
4. Terry Senneker
5. Tom Jones
6. Bob Strait
7. Tim Fontana
8. Kent Stauffer
9. Bob Sensiba
10. Rusty Wallace
11. Don Collins
12. Terry Cater
13. Dave Jensen
14. Dennis Lampman
15. Bobby Dotter
16. Alan Kulwicki
17. Ken Harrison
18. Dick Trickle
19. Don Moon
20. Muttly Kurkowski
21. Bob Senneker
22. Harold Fair
23. Jack Moore
24. John Wilson
25. Scott Stovall
26. Buddy Schrock
27. Dennis Vogel
28. Mark Martin
29. Larry Cope
30. Mickey Flora

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