Curt Hansen of Dike followed up his victory Friday night at Columbus Junction with the feature victory here in the wreck-marred windup.
Only 10 of the 19 cars that started the feature were still around at the end. Steve Keppler spun out in the fourth turn of the third lap and several cars smacked into him.
Going out of the race were Mel Morris, Duane Steffe, Jim Strube and Ron Weedon - all among the top drivers during the earlier racing. Keppeler remained in the race and wound up second to Hansen.
Strube, a newcomer to the circuit from
, set a track record in his first time
out in time trials. He recorded a 24.39 second clocking to break the old mark
of 24.40 by Darrell Dake. Peoria, Ill.
Despite a brief shower the track was in good shape, as eight drivers bettered 25 seconds in time trials.
Heat winners on the first night were Morris, John Moss and Steffe and Keppler won the semi-main.
Feature Results –
1. Curt Hansen, Dike
2. Steve Keppler,
3. Fred Horn,
4. Darrell Dake,
5. Ken Walton,
6. Ron Prymek,
7. Sam Reakes,
8. Duane Steffe,
9. Dave Birkhofer,
10. Gail Brenner,
11. John Moss,
12. Ron Hemsted, Lone Tree