Saturday, October 18, 2014

1964 - Hutcherson wins late model feature at Downs’

Cedar Rapids, Iowa (October 18, 1964) - Dick Hutcherson, current IMCA late model stock car champion, drove his 1964 “fastback” factory Ford to victory in the 35-lap late model feature Sunday afternoon at Hawkeye Downs.
He turned in the fastest time trial (25.69) and started on the pole position. On the first lap, Jerry Reinhart, East Moline, crashed through the fence on the backstretch, but was not injured.
On the restart, Mert Williams, Rochester, Minn., jumped off to an early lead, and by the third lap, was a half-lap in front of Hutcherson. But luck was not with the Rochester driver, as he left the track with a flat rear tire going into the fourth lap.
Hutcherson then took the lead, but Darrell Dake, Cedar Rapids, handicapped by a badly sprained right hand, moved alongside and the two drove side-by-side in a dead heat for 10 laps.
Results –
  1. Dick Hutcherson, Keokuk, Iowa
  2. Darrell Dake, Cedar Rapids
  3. Jim Gerber, Long Grove
  4. Red Droste, Waterloo
  5. Bill Zwanziger, Waterloo
  6. Del Williams, East Moline, Ill.
  7. Stan Stover, Reinbeck
  8. Jerry Draper, Rock Island, Ill.
  9. Ron Prymek, Iowa City
  10. Al Iben, Monticello

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