Finishing in the runner-up position was Dave Sorg of
whom Higgins passed on the 262nd lap after he had led since early in
the race. A moment of history thus was recalled, the two of them having teamed
up in 1972 to win the Redbud 300 as Higgins, the starting driver, gave in to
the heat. Fort Wayne, Ind.
Higgins started in the seventh position, while Sorg began in 10th. Both were driving 1974 Camaros.
Finishing third was Dennis Miles of
, with Robin Schildknecht of
Ind. , Louisville , taking fourth and
Gene Prosser of New Castle, Ind., in fifth. Ky.
Bobby Allison of
, forsaking the NASCAR circuit for the
evening, set a Redbud 300 record on a qualifying lap of 13.26 seconds. Hueytown, Ala.
Starting from the pole, Allison shot into the lead and led the first 50 laps before mechanical problems slowed him down and forced numerous pit slops.
Randy Sweet took over the lead and the
, driver was in front until
he mashed a fender on the 77th lap and Sorg moved ahead. Portage,
- Dave Higgins
- Dave Sorg
- Dennis Miles
- Robin Schildknecht
- Gen Prosser
- John Sommerville
- Jim Blount
- Moose Myers
- L.J. Lines
- Joe Wallace
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