Friday, August 24, 2018

1975 – Dolan Wins State Fair Matinee


Des Moines, Iowa (August 24, 1975) – Roger Dolan, hounded steadily by Ed Sanger, won the International Motor Contest Association sanctioned late model stock car feature on Sunday afternoon. Dolan’s victory netted him $800.
Dolan, of Lisbon, Iowa, took the lead on lap 9 of the 60-lap main event and drove a strategic race in holding off Sanger, of Waterloo, Iowa, before an estimated crowd of 5,500.
Sanger put his 1974 Camaro into second place on lap 17 and passed Dolan’s Chevelle on lap 37, only to have the position change negated by a caution flag.
Sanger made one other attempt on the final lap, but failed and settled for runner-up honors.
Sanger was the fastest around the half-mile dirt oval during time trials with a 26.61 second clocking and collected $650 for his second-place finish. Ferris Collier of Lampe, Mo., was third and took home $475.
Joe Wallace of Peyton, Colo., guided his 1969 Camaro to an easy victory in the 15-lap consolation. Wallace started on the fourth row but zipped past Dave Chase of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on lap 7 and pulled away to the win.
Sanger, Jim Hager of Liberty, Mo., Chase, Dolan, George Barton of Ankeny and Bill Martin battled in the 6-lap match race, pitting the six fastest qualifiers with Martin taking the checkers.
Martin and Lee Pinckney of Des Moines would grab heat wins.

Results –

1.    Roger Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa
2.    Ed Sanger, Waterloo, Iowa
3.    Ferris Collier, Lampe, Mo.
4.    Dan Dickey, Packwood, Iowa
5.    Jim Hager, Liberty, Mo.
6.    Dave Chase, Council Bluffs, Iowa
7.    Stan Stover, Reinbeck, Iowa
8.    Wayne Kluber, Alexandria, Minn.
9.    Bill Rice, Des Moines
10.  Bill Schwader, Pleasant Valley, Iowa
11.  Cal Swanson, Reinbeck, Iowa
12.  Chuck Bosselman, Grand Island, Neb.
13.  Lee Pinckney, Des Moines
14.  Don Hoffman, Des Moines
15.  Shorty Acker, Windsor, Mo.

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