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Monday, August 17, 2015

1958 – Grim Wins Two Races at Sedalia


Bobby Grim with Hector Honore
 
 
 
Sedalia, Mo. (August 17, 1958) – Bobby Grim of Indianapolis roared to a pair of feature victories in a doubleheader big car racing program over the Missouri State Fairgrounds half-mile oval here today.

In Sunday morning show, originally slated for Saturday afternoon, Grim road high in the turns to outclass the Offenhauser-studded field and repeated the same tactic during the afternoons 25-lap highlight to shatter his old track record set two years ago.

Almost stealing the scene from Grim in both programs, however, was Harold Leep of Wichita, Kansas. Leep undoubtedly was instrumental in pressing the three-time IMCA national big car champion to the new mark of 11 minutes and 38 seconds. Some 16,000 fans viewed the afternoon performance.

Trailing Grim and Leep in the first 20-lap feature were Herschel Wagner of Hickman Mills, Missouri; Bob Cleburg of Tucson, Arizona; Jack Rounds of Huntington Park, Calif.; and Don Carr of St. Petersburg, Fla.

Third through sixth spots in the 25-lapper went to Arnie Knepper of Belleville, Ill.; Wagner, Cleburg and Carr. Eddie Loetscher of St. Louis was seventh.

 

Afternoon Results –

First Heat: Bobby Grim
Second Heat: Eddie Loetscher
Third Heat: Fritz Tegtmeier, Elgin, Ill.
Consolation: Ken Rubright, Lyndon, Ill.
Feature:

  1. Bobby Grim
  2. Harold Leep
  3. Herschel Wagner
  4. Bob Cleburg
  5. Jack Rounds
  6. Don Carr
Evening Results –

First Heat: Bobby Grim
Second Heat: Ken Gottschalk, St. Louis, Mo.
Third Heat:  R.B. Hensley, Richmond, Ky.
Match Race: Harold Leep
Consolation: Harold Leep
Feature:

  1. Bobby Grim
  2. Harold Leep
  3. Arnie Knepper
  4. Herschel Wagner
  5. Bob Cleburg
  6. Don Carr

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