Monday, August 3, 2015

Today in Racing History

August 3, 1972
Verlin Eaker, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, won the rich ($2,100) Iowa Challenge Cup at Hawkeye Downs Speedway in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on August 3, 1972. Joining Eakers in victory lane is, left to right: NASCAR star Buddy Baker (serving as grand marshal), Terry Hoover, flagman Engel DeKoch, Jeanie Kula, Eakers, Elaine Marquadt, Charlane Price and NASCAR driver Pete Hamilton. — Morris "Beetle" Bailey Photo

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