Friday, August 25, 2017

1973 - Harrison gets sweet revenge at Sedalia

Sedalia, Mo. (August 25, 1973) – Gerry Harrison of Topeka, Kan., got sweet revenge and $350 for his win Saturday night in the IMCA new model stock car race at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
The new models moved from the mile to the half-mile for the evening program, running three 10-lap heats and the 25-lap feature.
Harrison brought his 1972 Chevrolet home a half-lap ahead of Mike Derr of Keokuk, Iowa, the winner of the 101-mile Missouri International in the afternoon.
Harrison led all the way for the win, a repeat of his 1972 finish in the same race. He and Derr, along with IMCA point leader Gordy Blankenship of Keokuk, Iowa, qualified for the 25-lapper through the 10-lap consolation. Derr won that event with Harrison second and Blankenship third.
Heat winners were Ray Blohm of Arlington, Tex., Shorty Acker of Windsor, Mo., and Mike Wallis of Gardner, Kan.

Results –

1.    Gerry Harrison, Topeka, Kan.
2.    Mike Derr, Keokuk, Iowa
3.    A.C Saint, Tulsa, Okla.
4.    Fred Horn, Marion, Iowa
5.    Steve Lutkie, Wichita, Kan.
6.    Gordy Blankenship, Keokuk, Iowa
7.    Larry Lynch, Dallas, Tex.
8.    Jim Hagar, Liberty, Mo.
9.    Gary Brooks, Grand Prairie, Tex.
10.  Mike Wallis, Gardner, Kan.

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