Last week it was Lem Blankenship. This week brother Gordon decided to give
a try and he
took home the first place money. So now it has been Knoxville winning two weeks in a row. Plymouth
The stock cars looked like they were hooked together going around the track in a bumper to bumper line when trouble struck on the fifth lap.
The result was a massive pileup on the backstretch, knocking out the first and second place cars; Bill McDonough and Carl Vander Wal. Rich Montgomery rolled a few times and was out as were the cars of Ron Perdock and Larry Housby. Nearly every car in the 14-car field received some kind of damage or new dents. All were uninjured in the mishap.
Bob Bonzer of Liscomb started the cool evening off hot by setting fast time of the night with a 24.24 second lap around the tacky one-half mile oval.
Dick Oldham of
jumped into the lead from his front row starting position to lead all the way
to win the five-lap trophy dash. Bob Bonzer edged out Phil Reese of Des Moines to place
second. Des Moines
Taking the checkers for the second eight lap heat was Mike Brooks of Hartford. It was nip and tuck race for first spot between Brooks and Bob Bonzer until Bonzer’s engine let go on the fifth lap and he was forced to the pit. Mike then won by a wide margin over Carl Vander Wal of
Phil Reese of
won the third heat event. It looked like Oskaloosa’s Rich M Des Moines had the race
in the bag. He led for the first six laps only to slip a bit in the fourth turn
on the white flag lap. Rich lost two spots when Reese and second place finisher
Bill McDonough of ontgomery
took advantage and plunged ahead. Cedar Rapids
Don Hoffman took the lead from the start and was never headed, to win the seven lap consolation. George Barton of
was second. Ankeny